Rantin' and Rovin'

Sunbursts

This morning I woke up at 5:30am.  It’s my day off.  I’ll admit I was more than a little miffed at the fact that I woke up so early on the first day in a month that I’ve been able to sleep in.  I mean, sure, it’s great that I’ve been getting enough sleep lately that I could get out of bed at 5:30, but that wasn’t really what I wanted to do on my day off.

So I found myself awake far too early and wondering if I should try to get back to sleep or if it was a lost cause.  You know the feeling.

I had decided on a more lazing around approach.  Sleeping wasn’t going to happen, but that didn’t mean I had to get out from under my covers any time soon.  But as I was laying there, I looked out the window.  The sun was just about to rise and the sky had turned a sort of pinkish orange.  I rolled over and saw the sun, orangey-red, shining through the leaves on the trees.

The my inner photographer pulled myself out of bed, walked us into the living room, grabbed my Nikon and walked over to our small balcony.  I slid the door open, hoping not to disturb the paper wasps that had built a nest there, and stepped outside.  After a few shots and some minor editing, I managed to capture this:

sunrise 6-22-2013

Now, I will be the first to admit that I don’t really like the over exposure on the sky, but I was looking right into the rising sun, so it happens.  But look at the cool sunburst effect I managed to get!  14 rays streaming out of that golden sun.  Now, if that isn’t worth waking up at 5:30 on your day off, I’m not sure what is.

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