Fire on the water
Why do some sunrises and sunsets seem so surreal with breathtaking colors while others are just another sunrise or sunset? Red sky at morning, sailors take warning…red sky at night, sailors delight. This time-tested rule of thumb has been the basis of many a forecast. Red light has a longer wavelength than the blue colors and travels faster through water laden mosit air. Thus, the red light arrives first in the mornings when going through moist air. I love to capture these moments but oftentimes if you see the red light, by the time you get your gear ready and set up it is gone and fading to orange.. Such was the case on Wednesday morning this week. The photo still was good enough to be featured on the local evening newscast though. I captioned the photo as “Fire on the water”. And true to the forecast rule, the next day was a rainy one.
While giving thanks for the amazing sight, a Hooded Merganser duck landed not far from my sunrise Doohickey set up. The “hoodies” have arrived in the area so I took a drive over to my “Secret Hoodie Hangout” to see if I could get some better photos. Several mating pairs were swimming around the far end of the hangout. A Great Blue Heron was also basking in the clear afternoon sunshine. Although the hoodies warily steered clear of me whenever I tried to get close, I managed a few keepers. Hope you enjoy them.
The Editor and I just celebrated our 40th anniversary this week, guess she plans to keep me. Blessings to all and have a very Merry Christmas from Reflections on Broward.