Lake Siskiyou view of Mount Shasta at dawn.
This morning’s sunrise was excellent. It was not nearly as dramatic as Monday’s lemurian sunrise but it was still spectacular nonetheless. I was up early once again and was watching the clouds in the darkness. When it seemed like there was going to be some good clouds above the mountain. Moreover, the humidity felt low so the chance of some good color was high. I headed over to Lake Siskiyou and found the water quite still. It appeared all the pieces were in place for a fantastic sunrise. I hiked down to the lake, set up my camera, and enjoyed the stillness as the sun came up. It was gorgeous.
It was in my mind to capture progressive images of the sunrise in order to produce another animation. I wish I had taken a few more images as the color intensified but despite that, I think it turned out quite well. The encroaching color coming from the east (right side) all the way across the sky is easy to observe and made more dramatic by means of the reflection. I also liked the way the clouds and the ripples of the water are moving in the same direction, mirroring each other.
It may be this is one of the last sunrises to observe for a while. The forecast is filled with rain and snow. Whichever comes, we need it, so thank the Lord it is coming. Tomorrow should be nice though, so get out while you can!