A River Runs Through It
Gun-Galuut Nature Preserve, Tov Province, Mongolia

I’ve only ever watched one sunrise, and I was so busy photographing it, I almost missed the bittersweet ascent. Perhaps after the 10th shot, when I lowered the camera away from my face, I realized that by observing the sunrise through one eye via the viewfinder I not only missed the essence of the entire event I was almost oblivious to the subtle shifts in color of the landscape around me. All I thought about was white balance, AF/MF, and shutter speed. So, I put the camera down and just watched as light painted the land.

I hope you enjoy my take on today’s theme for Photography 101: Moment – that irreproducible blink in time we, in hindsight, wished we savored.

#photo101, day 13


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