It was a cloudless morning at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park. The Photographer’s Ephemeris had indicated there was a 75% chance this would be a spectacular sunrise morning in this area. They were wrong. I took the drive anyway.

The light was strange on this morning. I’m not sure how to explain it. I felt it while I was there, but it was obvious in the digital files. It seemed muted, lacking the intensity that creates the typical blues and yellows with high contrast  that I’m used to on the rocks.  Or maybe I was just off. Who knows. It was a Saturday, so I stayed a little while after the sunrise and the light seemed more “normal,” whatever that means. I’ll post some of those photos later.


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

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Taken: 11 March, 2017
  • Focal length: 62mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s

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