Tinted Window Sunrise

There was a beautiful sunrise this morning in Dayton, Ohio. Unfortunately, the best vantage point I could find, the top of the parking garage seen in the photograph below, is off limits to photographers. I’m not sure what lawsuit caused this rule to be put in place, but the rule is enforced with speed.

Sunrise through tinted window

I had barely reached a spot near the edge and was about to snap a pre-dawn photo when a very polite young man in security uniform yelled from across the top floor, “Sir, you are not allowed to take photographs here.” I was polite in asking why and he had no idea, stating only, “we have been given specific instructions to not allow any photos to be taken from the parking garage.”

I walked around for a bit, hoping to find another spot and there was no vantage point that worked. I even went back and asked him to make an exception and he could not. So… I was left to shoot the sunrise through a tinted window from the 11th floor of the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Sorry, Dayton, this was the best I could do.


If there are multiple photos in this post, EXIF data is for the featured photo only:

  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Taken: 19 October, 2016
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s

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