Rising Sun

“Rising Sun”, Hohneck, Alsace, 2010.

We were in summer, very close to the summer’s solstice, meaning the Sun was going to wake up  early in the morning, and so I. This day was a bit special, because we planned, with some others photographers, to meet in the mountains to both photograph landscape and animals (there is a lot of chamois here), but as I’m not really equipped for animal-photography, I stuck with landscape.

Climbing the mountain in the dark not as difficult as one would think: once the eyes are adapted to darkness the top of the Vosges are quite illuminated (except in the middle of a night without Moon).

When the sun raised, it painted orange the clouds and  the sky, giving some impressionist-like painting. Shortly after sun rising though a thick fog lifted, putting an end to the session.

Rising Sun II shows my fellow photographers’ shadows cast on the sunrise.


Available as a print here!


Tools and exifs:

  • Canon EOS 450D + Canon 18-55 IS
  • 24mm
  • 1/400 s.
  • f/8
  • ISO 400

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