Monday morning was clear and cold, a perfect day to capture a long exposure image of the brilliant orange sunrise rising to our east.
The image was captured with a thirty-second exposure (iso 100 @ f/10) using a 10 stop neutral density filter. The long exposure allowed me to capture all of the brilliant orange colors of the pre-dawn sky, a task that would have been near impossible just a few minutes later as the sunlight brightened the sky. In a few months, the normal summer haze so common to our area – and which gives our Great Smoky Mountains their name – will dull the morning sky, so these images are best taken in the winter months.
As always, you can click on the image above to view a large quality image.
So beautiful as always. I love all your pictures. You truly have an amazing eye. Thank you for sharing all your beautiful pictures with us.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful Maggie Valley with us, Kirk. What an absolutely “other-worldly” sunrise this is!