My First Digital Sunrise
It was the year 2006 when I received my first digital camera; a Canon 350D. As mentioned before I used the 350D to photograph a lot of things.
After I received it I couldn’t wait to go out and use it and capture images that I could immediately see. Magic!
One of the first things I captured was a sunrise, a magickal moment!
I woke up early the Saturday morning…or I never went to sleep the Friday night, and went searching for a nice place where I could capture the sunrise.
Driving slowly through the dark streets in my neighborhood I found a spot next to the road. Parked my car…and waited.
The magickal moment happened, the sun showed his face on the horizon, sneaking quietly behind some trees in the distance. I pressed the shutter release, countless times. I didn’t really understand the manual settings of the digital camera yet, how could I, it was just recently that I figured out the most important things on my film camera, I still didn’t quite understand the concept…and I struggled to pronounce ‘Aperture‘ (still do).
I took a lot of photographs that morning and it wasn’t until recently, revisiting my old photographs, that I settled on my two favourites of that day and deleted the rest.
These days I still enjoy and appreciate a beautiful sunrise and sunset, although I don’t get the opportunity to photograph many, still, my favourite time of day is when the sun is closest to the horizon.