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Rosy Sunrise by Thomas Schoeller
Thursday, 5th January 2017

Rosy Sunrise

by Thomas Schoeller

I scouted locations to compose from the rim of the canyon during the flat mid-day light. The foreground elements and angles are limitless. This was my favourite angle, although I quickly composed scenes from other angles while shooting. I returned here before civil dawn and impatiently awaited for the spectacular rosy light that the American southwest seems to own the trademark for. When twilight revealed the clouds overhead, I became ecstatic. The most important images I wanted to capture was when the subtle alpenglow first illuminated the rim of the canyon overlooking the Colorado river.
Equipment: Nikon D810 Nikon 24-70mm F/2.8 Manfrotto carbon fiber tripod-Manfrotto ballhead Nikon remote shutter release cable
Thomas Schoeller
Tom is a Connecticut-based photographer. He's best known for his original style of "Intimate Landscape photography", Americana and rural New England landscapes and his wilderness/nature scenics from the North American west. His goal is to create fine art photographs. Tom licenses his work frequently for (editorial) magazine/calendar publications and commercial use. He is also amongst the top selling artist with White Mountain Puzzles, Inc. known as the worlds best quality jiggsaw puzzle manufacturer.

Rosy Sunrise by Thomas Schoeller was photo of the day on Thursday, 5th January 2017. You can leave a comment below.



9th January 2017 at 7:29 pm

Perfect angle and light. One of the best of the canyon that I have seen.

Anne Egli

15th January 2017 at 8:18 pm

You are so right about the Southwest and the way the sunrise lights up the rocks is awesome. Enlarged it really highlights the vastness of the scene and one of the things that draws us there. Thanks for sharing and just sorry this appeared while EarthShots isn’t getting out to everyone (I’m going back through them so I don’t miss ones like this!)

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