Most of the time you see a picture of a sunrise, the photographer is looking at the sun…
Always having to be different, the Frog presents an alternative way to capture a sunrise. Look the other way!
While on vacation in Hawaii (before you East Coast folks start, it’s closer to me than Boston is right now…) on the island of Kauai, I awoke to a very bright day (which is easy to do when you’ve traveled west).
I looked to the east, and the sun was hidden by a cloud layer. No shot there…
But, as I looked to the west, well, here’s what I saw:
The mountains were in shadow, the clouds were lit by the sun, there was a faint rainbow, and the moon was still out!
Being 2015 and all, I did what most anyone would do – I grabbed my phone to take a picture! I would have grabbed my camera, but the phone was closer and the rainbow was changing (for the worse) before my eyes as the sun rose behind me.
This image is straight from the camera’s raw file (Nokia Lumia Icon), and was cropped to a square image and converted to a jpg for posting and sharing.
I tried to play with it a bit in an editing program to bring out the rainbow, but as every action has a reaction, and the reactions were not favorable, I decided against that train of thought.
Thanks for looking!