Spellbound By Sunrise

This photo was taken at 7:07 am on Monday Oct 15, 2012.

The location was at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue NW and 14th Street NW in Washington DC.
The "Take It!" came as I was crossing the street and happened to look toward the Capitol and saw it framed with such vivid color, like I had never seen before. "The Wake Up Call" of last year I think pales by comparison. I took about 7 shots of this wonder as I watched it change in front of my eyes. Yes, I was quite overwhelmed by this spectacular display of nature.
The After Take: The showing of this photo while in my camera via the review screen brought universal enthusiastic response. The comments varied, with one telling me I should enlarge the shot and sell it. I responded by telling him along with everyone else, that my catching this photo was a gift and I felt very fortunate to be able to share this gift with him. 
As I think one can see the featured shot has one horizontal cloud that has its own personality and stands out from the other layers of clouds and their color highlights. This special effect did not last for more than 45 seconds. Again, how lucky I was to be able to catch it.
Here is hoping you are witness to a stunning sunrise whereever you may be. It does not need the Capitol building to take your breath away.

Thanks for joining us for the current photo presentation. You are cordially invited to return Tuesday, November 20th for a new picture that we hope you will enjoy.
Wishing you a great day,




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Comments: 6
  • #1

    Teri (Monday, 19 November 2012 00:25)

    Wow, that is one of the most beautiful sunrises I have ever seen!

  • #2

    Sarah (Monday, 19 November 2012 00:26)

    You are very lucky to have stumbled onto something so perfect.

  • #3

    Gabe (Monday, 19 November 2012 00:27)

    That is too awesome!

  • #4

    Jeff (Monday, 19 November 2012 00:27)

    I agree, this one is leaps and bounds ahead of wake up call.

  • #5

    Jenna (Monday, 19 November 2012 00:28)

    Did you stop and just watch in awe for awhile?

  • #6

    whutzzat (Tuesday, 20 November 2012 18:08)

    Hi Jenna, Yes I did stand there looking at the spectacle in awe. It only lasted for about 6 minutes, but with the photo, I will remember it for a long time.

    I am so glad that everyone seemed to like the photos as much as I did. Believe me, it was a thrill to watch.