When I go out to photograph, I normally have some type of plan. I have a location picked out, and the type of images (in my head) that I think I'm going to try and capture. This influences the decision of what type of equipment I'm going to bring.
I planned to visit a small wetland area close to where I live. The images I wanted to capture were at sunrise with maybe some Sandhill Cranes. I didn't want any closeup shots, just sunrise landscapes with vibrant colors.
I arrived early, over an hour before sunrise. It was chilly, but I dressed warm and had a big mug of coffee. As I walked up to the wetland, but I could hear some bird activity in the water.
The sun started to rise and hues in the sky changed. You just never know what type of colors you'll see. The cranes started to become active and I was able to get a few good shots.
After about an hour of shooting and watching the cranes leave the wetland for the day, I just happen to turnaround and the sky was totally different.
I was amazed at the purple hues in the sky. I walked across the street to the edge of another field. Some of the cranes were flying over the field which was just a bonus.
I stayed until the sun finally came fully over the horizon and the sky turned solid blue.
I hope you enjoyed the blog post and pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them.