Skyline Drive … Shenandoah National Park
The Disney Concert Hall in LA (Designed by architect Frank Gehry) is one magnificent building and at dawn it’s an incredible experience. Marcia and I drove into town early Sunday morning, found it with no problems, and were able to park right along the street beside the building. Dark when we arrived, the skies were clear and the morning glow soon began. Except for a city bus every 5 minutes (and later a few other photographers), the place was deserted. A photographer can’t ask for more than this! To my LA photog friend Bettina … sorry we couldn’t connect. Next time for sure.
They would be the Sunrise Gods.
Received a call from a new client on Wednesday who needed an image that would illustrate ‘A new sunrise on the horizon’. And she needed it by Tuesday. We scouted the site Thursday, chose an angle that would work the sunrise, and planned to shoot it the following morning. I knew it would be clear, so we were good there. But, the shot also needed two other critical elements. First, some clouds … not too many, but enough to add that etherial quality that the client wanted. Second, it had to be calm so I could do my flash-painting. In the end, the SRG’s shown down upon us offering beautiful skies, calm conditions, and a real sun that showed up at just the right place. A special thanks to Beth, at Masterpiece Marketing, who didn’t mind getting up way before dawn to make things happen … and was a complete pleasure to work with. And to Marcia … always there, willing to do what’s necessary to oil the machine. We’re expecting around 6 inches of snow, so I’m glad this one is on my hard drive.