Congratulations to Bob Faucher for winning the Sunrise Assignment.
“This morning shoot was part of a multi-day Fall Color workshop with John Shaw, arranged by Mountain Light Gallery in Bishop, California, in September 2008. We left Bishop well before sunrise to be able to get to Mono Lake before any hint of morning light was visible. Trying to select a composition of an unfamiliar scene in the dark presents challenges. Fortunately I was focusing on this offshore formation. Its position, relative to the rising sun, provided for nice side lighting, which emphasized the rugged nature of the formation. The larger tower in the formation providentially caught the greatest light. The waterfowl were a surprise. I was unaware they were out there. This image was a single exposure and the only one I made of this formation at this wider perspective. The color of the light and the mood changed rapidly as the sun rose, compelling me to find other compositions,” says Faucher.
Equipment: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8L USM lens, Gitzo GT3541XLS tripod, Really Right Stuff BH55, B+W ND filter.