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    November 4, 2015
    F8 and be there! It pays to be ready. Most importantly though, you have to be there! You need to make the effort. I left Winnipeg with my friend Dave Benson on a wet and soggy early morning around 4:30 AM and arrived in Kenora just before sunrise. It rained for most of the two-hour drive. It looked as if the sky would clear just in time for sunrise at Middle Lake and, in fact it did, but it only lasted a few minutes, just enough to create a few images. Had I listened only to the current weather forecast or not made the trip out to Kenora, the top image would have remained unexposed. The sky remained fairly cloudy for the rest of the day but I did return later at sunset to capture the bottom image. I used neutral graduated filters to better balance the extreme contrast of light. F8 and be there!
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    October 26, 2014
    We arrived at Raven Lake just in time to make a few images of a fiery sky reflecting in the calm waters. It proved to be one of the few sunrises / sunsets of the entire two week trip. Weather is often an issue for outdoor photography. Being there and being ready however can increase your odds of capturing some nice imagery, even if the light only lasts a few minutes! Thanks to Brad Smith for making this happen.
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    November 26, 2012
    It seems that I am often chasing the sun. I expected a clear sky this morning according to the forecast but, as is often the case, it was mostly cloudy. However, I noticed a sliver of clear sky in the east just above horizon. I suspected that there might be an opportunity for a few minutes of intense light. I hopped in the van and drove about 15 minutes in an easterly direction before the sun lit up the clouds. It only lasted for a few minutes but it was all worth it.
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    November 26, 2012
    The clouds lit up brightly for a few minutes this morning...
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    November 20, 2012
    There wasn't much fog east of Winnipeg this morning but there was plenty of color in the prairie sky!
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