Collectif Creativity: 9Mar2022

by Milo Smith

We recently had a Sunset Creativity Challenge.  So how about a Sunrise Creativity?  The trouble with sunrise images is one has to get up very early, drive in the dark to get the shot. 

Member Wendy Beswick suggested we shoot sunrise at Long Sault Parkway.  So off we went. In the dark.  We got there early and in looking for a good place to set up I made this image, in the style of a blue hour shot, of a dam on the U.S. side.  I made it by adjusting the colour temperature as it was much too late for blue hour.

Long Sault Parkway Sunrise Trip. Blue dam.

We found our spot, set up and waited.  Not a lot of cloud so nothing really spectacular would occur.  But still some nice oranges and pinks in the clouds at hand.

Long Sault Parkway Sunrise Trip. Pre-sunrise 1

We waited some more and the sky seemed to get darker before the sun broke out.

Long Sault Parkway Sunrise Trip. Pre-sunrise 2

Finally, the sun peeked out. This was shot at a wider angle.

Long Sault Parkway Sunrise Trip. First peek.

Finally, the sun is up.  Shot with a telephoto.

Long Sault Parkway Sunrise Trip. Finally!

Thank you, Wendy, for the suggestion.

Creativity has many forms. Collectif members, share yours! Send JPG images of your creative mind at work to with up to 100 words per image describing what you did, materials used, inspiration, etc. Maybe share how/if creativity helps. Please include size (height by width), title & media for all images. 

Writers – we really want to hear from you! Send us poetry, lyrics, an excerpt. Try to include an illustration of some sort. 

Give us informative, inspiring show & tell. Thank you!


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