The temperature at my 6:45 wake-up read 5 degrees. With the slightly windy conditions the wind chill came to -10. What on earth was I thinking? And not only that I had convinced my pal, Adam Holston, to sally forth into the cold with me. Even bundled up with layers we both felt the cold seep in until we could no longer feel our fingers. This was really a one shot deal for me. I had already plotted the location of the rising sun and I simply needed to be in position a few minutes before the sun hit the horizon. It could not come quick enough though as my 30 minutes on the bridge scouting the shot turned me into an iceberg, even as the ballhead on my tripod locked up from the cold. As the light came I grabbed one shot for the shadow areas and several sun star shots and the event was over. And then we were quickly to the car and Mellow Moods for coffee.
TECHNICAL: Fuji GFX 50s and a Fujinon GF 32-64 f4 R WR at 34mm. Two images were shot to create the final rendering-one at f11 for 1/4 of a second and the other at f16 for 1/8 of a second, both at ISO 100. The two files were corrected in Lightroom and combined using Luminosity Masks in Photoshop CC