The sunrise of March 10 was simply spectacular! God must have known it was my Mom’s birthday. Right as it was getting light that morning, I saw these stratocumulus clouds spreading out evenly across the sky and I knew it was going to be a pretty sunrise. So, with tripod and camera in hand, I slipped out on the roof in my slippers and coat to wait for the perfect morning to unfold before me, half expecting to see the shapely clouds spell out the words “Happy Birthday” in big puffy letters across the sky!
In all seriousness though, I enjoy keeping an eye on the sky in the mornings. After a while, you can start to tell whether or not it’ll be worth lugging the camera and tripod outside to the best vantage point (hence climbing out on the roof). And as long as you have a nice view toward the east, you really don’t have to travel anywhere spectacular. For the observant person, spectacular shots are actually more likely to be taken close to home because he’s already there when the spectacular occurs.