“Wake! For the Sun, who scatter’d into flight
The Stars before him from the Field of Night,
Drives Night along with them from Heav’n,
and strikes
The Sultan’s Turret with a Shaft of Light” 
― Omar Khayyám, Persia – Ruba’iyat of Omar Khayyam

Cleveland Point, Qld., Australia – Sunrise. Photograph taken by author.

One of the most awesome spectacles of natural, visual art, is the changing form, pattern and colour of daybreak. A time lapse taken over the first hour of light produces many images but none exactly the same.

The colour of cloud depends on the colour of the light that illuminates it. At dawn (sunrise) and dusk (sunset) the colour of light can be yellow to deep red due to the scattering of the blue component of sunlight as the light travels a longer path through the atmosphere.For a more detailed explanation see

Photograph taken at Cleveland Point, Cleveland Qld. Australia by Author

Nearly everybody has the means to capture awesome sights with a mobile phone… use it!

Hint: I always have my conventional camera on automatic so that I can use it in a flash. Sometimes the most amazing images appear from nowhere and disappear just as quickly. Once you have secured your first couple of images, then you can muck around with your settings.

Jimmy Bee

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