Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Little Time Changes Everything - SkyWatch Friday

On Sunday morning I went to Lake Monroe to shoot the sunrise. Monroe is the largest lake in Indiana and was completely frozen on this morning. A sunrise similar to this had occured during the week but unfortunately I had classes that I had to attend which of course ruined the morning. Luckily this sunrise occured on a weekend and I was able to get out and see it.


Over Ice
This shot was taken about 15 minutes before the sun came up over the horizon. The sky had lots of purple and red tones and reflected well off of the ice.

This one was taken about 10 minutes after the last one. The sky changed colors very quickly from the reds and purples to this orange/golden glow. Unfortunately a low layer of clouds moved under the clouds in the previous image.


29 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm sooo glad you got up early enough to catch this!

rhoen said...

this is so great, rob! awesome shot! happy skywatch!

Tranquility said...

The sun reflecting of the water adn ice is beautiful!

Elaine Dale said...

Isn't it amazing how much ice can look like sand!?

Photo Cache said...

This is why the early birder catches the magnificent sunrise saying is so true.

Great shots.

Reader Wil said...

Heavenly skies! Glorious sunrise!
Well captured!

Susan said...

Wow, what a landscape! Well worth such an early start, absolutely stunning. (You're almost convincing me to buy an alarm clock LOL)

Happy Skywatching!

Rune said...

Dramatic and very beautiful!! Happy weekend and SkyWatch from Norway :o)

vincibene said...

WOW! Like in a SF-movie. Gorgeous!

Steffi said...

Great pictures for a SWF!Really beautiful!Have a nice weekend!

Ida said...

WOW!
These are wonderful views.
Beautiful colors and structures. :)

dAwN said...

Awesome shots! Loved the paint like quality.

Babooshka said...

Sensational colours

Robert V. Sobczak said...

You have to be highly motivated to catch a frozen lake at sunrise. We have sunsets over the gulf here in Naples Florida, but the weather is always mild, and never requires too much commitment or planning.

Naturegirl said...

Stunning images!What a glorious morning you captured!

Tink *~*~* said...

The ice turns some wonderfully delicate shades of sunrise. I live in Florida, so I have to do reflection shots off liquid water, but even when I lived in NY it never occurred to me to take pics of the sunrise bouncing off a frozen lake. Well done!

My Mobile Adventures *~*~* presents - Doo, doo, doo, lookin’ out my back door at the SKY!

Tink *~*~*

Steve Buser said...

Just one word: Amazing. GReat. Artful.

earthtoholly said...

Beautiful color and reflection...very nice! :o)

Tammie Lee said...

You have captured a beautiful sunrise!

esnorway said...

Good pics and color. have nice SWF weekend

Kerri said...

These are Superb! I've never seen a sunrise over ice like that before!! This is my favorite time of the morning.
Wonderful captures!!

gwendolen said...

Excellent photography. Beautiful colours!

chanpheng said...

Lovely pictures. The reflections off the ice in the first people are very special.

Lorri/Jew Wishes said...

What beautiful photos...so filled with wonderful illuminations.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

your shots are beautiful and well worth the time and probably freezing weather you braved to capture them.

thanks for sharing.

erin

Tarolino said...

That is what I call morning glory! Fabulous shots. I just love these two images and the cloloration in both.

"Ice Pony Girl" said...

worth getting up early.

Linda said...

Absolutely stunning!! :o)

Torsdag said...

Stunning sunrise for SWF.