Oh no… I’m not done with Robin yet.
When I first announced the sunrise challenge her comment was…
“OMIGOSH! Of all the possible challenges, you picked this one? This challenge, for me. is far less photographic than it is biological.
YAAAAAWN!!! My pooor bioclock…”
But rebeKah explained it to her…
“Therefore the word “challenge”, Robin. LOL You gotta get your shut-eye before 12a.m. I’m off to see The Solar Impulse at the airport. Does that count since it is sun related and it is before it next rises again?”
Hey wait a minute! Where did we find all of these Crazy Women?
So Robin, some of the “crazies” have been kind enough to forego a few hours of sleep just so that you may see exactly what a sunrise looks like and Crazy Woman Lorraine is about to show you a “Solar” Sunrise! This is her story, and we know she always has a story to tell!
“I started out on this assignment under self induced pressure. I am one to take several tries at my assignments trying to get the best shot I can. This time I knew I had only one shot at it due to schedules, etc, so I needed to make sure I had things planned out really well. I studied up on sunrises the night before. I planned on using manual settings and adjusted my camera accordingly. I chose a location that I thought would be good. Its off of Hwy 66 near the lake where “My Railroad Bridge” is, which is my year long challenge. My husband had taken a sunrise there before at the first part of the year and I liked the view.
I hurried out to the location to get set up before the sun came up over the horizon. I was pushing it time wise. I arrived and set up my tripod only to discover that I had a lot of brush and vegetation that had grown up around the area that previously had made a good sunrise shot. So off the crazy woman goes literally running with the tripod to try to find some higher land to get a better view. On higher land I could see the sun coming and was disappointed that it was going to rise over the power lines! Geez….of all places! I was hoping for it to come up over the lake more! In the end, the power lines didn’t hurt the shot like I thought they would.
I was afraid that I might have not gotten anything decent but was pleasantly surprised at some of the good shots I ended up getting!”