Dawn to Sunrise - 28 August 2018 (Original Video/Photos)

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etcmike
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Watching this spectacular sunrise was just a blessing. Even the birds were lining up in mass to see this sunrise. I do not recall seeing this many birds gather to watch a sunrise before.

The smoke in the upper atmosphere from the fires in the western United States is still adding color to sunrise in otherwise clear blue skies.

Photographs taken on 28 August 2018.

Sunrise Video

For this photo shoot I focused on the distant horizon then turned off the auto-focus and the image stabilization on my lens. I used a high f-stop to keep both the foreground and background in sharp focus.

The photographs in the video cover a 43 minute time-frame. The video starts 35 minutes before the official sunrise time.

Full Video

All the photographs taken have been compiled into a 16 minute 26 second video. The photographs have not been enhanced, you see what I observed.

Music: "1812 Overture" by Tchaikovsky. This music was chosen because the musical transitions seemed to match the tone of this sunrise and the number of photos.

Time Lapse Video

The following animated GIF is 200x the speed of the full video. This time lapse does not do this sunrise justice.

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Original Video

Sunrise Photographs in Sequence

Dawn: The period of the day when light begins to appear in the sky from the sun.
Sunrise: The time when you first see the sun in the morning.

To give you an idea of the when the photographs were taken I am adding a T-time. T-0 is sunrise, T-10 is 10 minutes before sunrise, and T+5 is 5 minutes after sunrise.

This is a representative sample of the photographs in the video. The photographs have not been enhanced, you are seeing what I observed on this morning.

Watch the utility pole and utility lines.

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/22; 5 sec.; ISO-100; 135mm; Time T-23

The first birds show up to watch the sunrise.

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/22; 1.3 sec.; ISO-100; 135mm; Time T-12

More birds are lining up to watch the sunrise

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/22; 0.8 sec.; ISO-100; 135mm; Time T-9

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/22; 0.6 sec.; ISO-100; 135mm; Time T-7

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/22; 1/2 sec.; ISO-100; 135mm; Time T-4

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/22; 1/2 sec.; ISO-100; 135mm; Time T-1

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/22; 1/3 sec.; ISO-100; 135mm; Time T-0

A lot of birds are perched to see this spectacular sunrise.

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/22; 1/4 sec.; ISO-100; 135mm; Time T+3

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/22; 1/4 sec.; ISO-100; 135mm; Time T+4

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/22; 1/4 sec.; ISO-100; 135mm; Time T+5

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/22; 1/4 sec.; ISO-100; 135mm; Time T+6

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/22; 1/6 sec.; ISO-100; 135mm; Time T+7

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Original Photo: Canon EOS 7D; f/22; 1/8 sec.; ISO-100; 135mm; Time T+8

Credits

When I think about how wonderful it is to capture these moments, I often realize how little I had to do with making these wonderful moments. For I am just the guy behind the camera.

Director and Producer
God Almighty

Musical Score
Music: "1812 Overture" by Tchaikovsky

Camera Operator
@etcmike
a.k.a. "Steem On" on YouTube

Equipment

ItemName
CameraCanon EOS 7D
LensCanon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom
FiltersTiffen UV Protection Filter, Tiffen Circular Polarizer Glass Filter
TripodManfrotto MT190XPRO3 3 Section Aluminum Tripod Legs with Q90 Column (Black)

Use of Photographs/Videos

I used the SteemIt icon in my photo credit to indicate these photographs were originally posted on SteemIt.
The photographs and videos in this post are free to be used by anyone as long as the photo credit is left on the photograph.

Photo/Video Editing

Video editing performed with Adobe Primiere Elements 2018. Affiliate link to Amazon.com provided for your convenience.

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