January 20th 2021, Wednesday.
Taken with iPhone 11
I almost didn't go this morning but being inauguration day and all, I decided I'd brave the cold. This morning was apparently the coldest day since Christmas. When I checked my trusty Weather Channel App it said 15 feels like 8. Danyel does not love the cold. It obviously wan't as mind-blowingly beautiful as yesterday but it was still mighty mesmerizing I chose again to leave the tripod behind but did not regret it today. The lake mountains were high which often means a less drastic and slower transition between dark and light. Not great for time-lapse or my sensitive digits. The winds were blowing just right so I worked on splashes until my fingers got too cold. Ran into my sunrise buddy Vern. I almost didn't recognize him because he had on his really cold coat. We chatted a bit until my toes started screaming at me. Many people must have felt the extra push through the cold to see the crisp because there was a lot more people out enjoying than usual.
Canon 7D stills when I first arrived to the lake. Around 7:06am.
Heres a short video clip from my iPhone 11 when I first arrived.
I shot splashes until I couldn't feel my fingers any longer. Most of the splashes shot with Canon 7D, Canon 70-200 2.8 II, 1/400, F4.5, ISO125, 75mm.
It's always hard to leave the lakefront at sunrise. I never want to turn my back and walk the other. Its funny to watch people leave sunrise. Some do the continual stop and turn, some people walk backward but everyone looks back. After giving up on splashes because numb fingers this is what I looked back to. I need electric socks and gloves...lol.
My final look back as I thank the sun, the sky, the water, for a picturesque start to such a Historic day. Thank you Wednesday. I love you all. What you Focus on Expands.