Early in the morning, the sun came up and the sky was very blue. I awoke before sunrise, though i was unsure why. I decided to make the most of this unique opportunity and impulsively grabbed my camera. The morning light is really quite different from any other light of the day.
The sun was just beginning to peek over the high-rise flats in the distance and i knew a celebration of light was about to begin. If you think about it, a sunrise possesses an ironic duality. Visually, a sunrise is a celebration of light but it can occur in a perfect inaudible vacuum — in perfect stillness. This morning was one such morning.
The fiery sunrise haloed some strangely-shaped clouds in an electric orange light, giving them an otherworldly quality. And then, just as quickly as it began, the magic hour of sunrise was complete.
I learned to never underestimate the raw power of color. Color is visual energy capable of arousing intense emotion and what color you choose to portray has an effect on what emotion is aroused. Instead of relating the exact true color of this sunrise, I decided to express the feeling of this sunrise instead.
For this photo shoot, I shifted the colors on many of the photos toward a magenta hue and some were ever-so-slightly shifted toward an orange hue. The magenta lends the photos a calmer yet slightly mysterious feeling. By harnessing the power of color, these photos are much more visually compelling than their originals and I hope you enjoy them.
Each of these photos captures just a tiny fraction of a moment in time, but a moment is all the time you need to capture the essence of a feeling !! :-)