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January 1, 2010

new year's dawn at powell butte - 2010

by sven at 9:42 am

time-lapse film of first 2010 sunrise
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Happy 2010!

Gretchin first introduced me to the tradition of watching dawn rise on new year's day. This year she went on her first dawn bike ride. A little miracle: it stopped raining just 15 minutes before she left!

I had the last-second inspiration to do a time-lapse film of the sunrise. I took one photo per minute from 6:50 - 7:50am… By hand.

What you don't see: A little cloud puff zooming across the sky in the wind, low to the ground… Dawn's first colors reflected in the rain puddles… A lone moth racing home just as the sky begins to light.

And most miraculous of all… A new year's rainbow!

[Notes to myself: Time-lapse was shot at 5", f2.8. Next time shoot darker to get the clouds. Shoot automated, and from behind glass for rain protection. Maybe bedroom window? Note that from our vantage, sunrise is south of the butte. Best colors at 8:00.]

posted by sven | January 1, 2010 9:42 AM | categories: miscellany