Daybreak Over Arquata Scrivia, Italy

October 05, 2016

Sunrise (2)

Photographer: Daniele Cipollina
Summary Authors: Daniele Cipollina; Jim Foster

Early morning sunshine seeps through gaps in cumulus clouds to help create this memorable sunup as observed from Arquata Scrivia, Italy, on September 9, 2016. The conspicuous darkened lanes result when clouds block sunlight. One ingredient for a beautiful sunrise or sunset is clouds positioned at different heights, allowing for multiple shadowing and reflections. The apricot colors shown here are due to the increased path length of sunlight when the Sun is near the horizon. Violet, blue and green colors (shorter wavelengths) are scattered from our view leaving only the reds, oranges and yellows (longer wavelengths).

Photo Details: Camera Model: Canon EOS 450D; Lens: EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6; Focal Length: 27mm; Aperture: ƒ/5.6; Exposure Time: 0.017 s (1/60); ISO equiv: 200; Taken at 6:45. Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows).