Sunrise in the City : Take Tuesday Photography Series

The “Take Tuesday Photography Series” theme for this week was : Sunrise. I am glad that the organizer, Shakti (link removed because she no longer blogs), gave us the list of prompts well in advance because I was able to take these shots on the only sunrise I have seen in quite some time. I’m a night owl versus a morning person!

So, knowing that I would ‘need’ some pictures of a sunrise, I took these when I was out last month for the all-night art show called Nuit Blanche. But truthfully, photography-series or not, I would have taken these shots anyway because the colour of the sky at the moment of sun-up was the most dramatic shade of blue, and the clouds that morning caused a marbled effect that was spectacular.

Because you can’t actually see the horizon while in the city, there is no big ball of glowing light, gradually showing itself. Rather, you get a gradual lightening of the sky from the east. This deep royal blue effect lasted no more than 15 minutes, giving way to a grey misty light, such as that seen in this final shot I got of the art-show, at 7am, as the whole thing was wrapping up.

Revisiting my photographs from the whole Nuit Blanche 2012 experience really made me appreciate it all over again. Not only did I see interesting works of art that night, but the event allowed me the ability to walk around downtown in the middle of the night, and while I am never afraid in my city, I would not take the risk of ever being out on the streets alone, on just any night.

Thank you for visiting. Wishing you a good Tuesday.