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Four O'Clocks at 5:30 am!

Posted by
Don Smith (California, United States) on 8 June 2008 in Landscape & Rural.

Colorado four o'clocks bloom in Sedona, Arizona at dawn. I came across this high-desert location about 10 minutes after the posted sunset time of 5:18 am. The sunrise light was just adding color to the clouds hanging over Castle Rock. A light rain had just stopped making for extremely clear air and allowing for the vibrant color. I used a low perspective and a Singh-Ray 5-stop soft edge split neutral density filter to hold back the light on the sky. A full moon (although small in scale) can be seen between the clouds in the upper left of the frame. To see more of my landscape images, electronically preview the first 15 pages of my book On the Edge, or learn more about my upcoming workshops, please visit my website at

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III 16/5 second F/16.0 ISO 100 19 mm

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