I'm writing this from the comfort of my motorhome, after taking advantage of a beautiful sunrise at Morro Bay. We had quite a show this morning, and even with the sun rising in the east, there was a beautiful golden light that turned to soft pastel pinks in the clouds over the Pacific Ocean.
After taking care of my dog walking chore, I still had time to grab a camera and walk across the street to the sand dunes and the beach near the Rock, at Morro Bay. The camera wasn't really important so I decided to use my favorite light weight grab-n-go, the Sony NEX3. This little guy has the same sensor as my physically larger Canon DSLR's, but is much smaller in size, perfect for on-the-go photo ops. When I say the camera really isn't important, I mean that its just a tool. If I didn't have anything with me except my point and shoot, I still would have gone out. Photography as an art is really more about the photographers vision than the tool he/she chooses to use. After all, did Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel or did the brush?
So, here are the images from this morning to prove my point. The first is at prime time, when the color was at its peak. The second is just a few minutes after. While the second shot isn't bad, its a little dull in my opinion. What do you think?