192 Causeway over the Indian River
We had just spent the last two days at Disney. It was Wednesday morning and I was planning on taking the kids up to Kennedy Space Center. I had time, they were not getting up any time soon. I had just downed the cup of coffee my mother-in-law had made so the caffeine was going to kick in at any time. When I looked out the window I could see the sunrise was going to be beautiful.
The day we arrived in Florida I had taken the kids over to Melbourne Beach. My Leave Your Cares Behind post was from that little excursion. It wasn’t a great day then but I didn’t care. I was in Florida and on a beach. On our way over to the beach I had spotted a little park right on the edge of the Indian River where the 192 Causeway crosses over. I had a good feeling the view of the sunrise would be best from that vantage point.
When going out for sunrise pictures it is always best to arrive early. You want to be there at least thirty minutes if not an hour before the sun is suppose to break the horizon. The reason for the extra time is two-fold. One, you want to be able to search out a good location (if you haven’t done so already). The second is the light before the sun rises is actually the best. The time just before sunrise and/or just after sunset is known as the blue hour.
During this blue hour the sky takes on an extra deep shade of blue, fading as the sun nears the horizon. If you are lucky enough to have a few clouds in the sky, the sun will color those shades of red and orange as it rises. This is what I was hoping to capture this morning. I got lucky…