Dawn of a New Year

I hope everyone had an enjoyable New Year’s celebration!  With 2 little ones at home (one that still wakes up every 2-3 hours at night), we barely made it to the East Coast New Year!

I had every intention of capturing a the first sunrise of 2012, but alas, the fog was out this morning and it wasn’t mean’t to be…  I had been sitting on this image for a month or so and when I was going through my catalog to do my end of 2011 post, I thought it would be a good fit for today.

In the Central Valley of CA, we aren’t blessed with much cloud cover through most of the year…  We had a couple days in a row of nice cover and on this particular day I decided to shoot before work.  Unfortuantely, I was running a few minutes late and the sun was just starting to peek above the horizon…  I rushed over to downtown Lemoore to the trusty train tracks and was lucky enough to have a rail car parked and waiting for me.  The first shot I framed was straight down the main rail, but my lens didn’t go wide enough to capture the sun, so I re-framed the shot between the tracks, which also allowed for more of the car to show!  I really didn’t get to enjoy the sunrise after taking this and was only 10 minutess late for my first patient…  Now you know why you always have to wait at the doctors office :D

Happy 2012!

(Click to view larger in the light box!)

Canon XSi, Tamron 17-50 2.8VC, 19mm, f/22, ISO 100, 9 exposures

California, Canon XSi, HDR, Landscape, Lemoore, RurEx, Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 VC, Permalink

4 Responses to Dawn of a New Year

  1. Nice sunburst on the right, love the comp here…train tracks are a love for me :)

    Happy New Year dude!
    Mike Olbinski recently posted..Merry Christmas!

  2. Jim Denham says:

    I’m sure the patient understood….right? I like this shot and the setting. Nice work bud!
    Jim Denham recently posted..Winter Red II

  3. Dave DiCello says:

    Love the lighting here man, this is just beautiful!
    Dave DiCello recently posted..Clearing up

  4. A.Barlow says:

    Nice lines and vanishing point.

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