Monday, 11 June 2012

Dawnwatch 22/01/2012 Bipartisan Dawn

Dawn from an East-Facing Balcony in Sydney
This is the last dawn I shall post for January 2012.  Another surprise in that I had enough suitable photographs to cobble together for a video.

Bipartisan Dawn:  Sunday, 22 January 2012
This dawn begins with a wondrous scene of the quarter moon in the sky and the golden light of dawn rising from below.  I always find these occurrences where the moon, the dark night, and dawn’s early light are all present in the sky together fascinating.  However, it’s the clouds that make this dawn interesting.

Although there’s plenty of cloud activity low near the horizon, high altitude cloud is sadly lacking.  You can see from a wisp of high cloud coloured pink that there will be no colourful pre-dawn pinks display today.  What might have been is but a dream.

The reality is a fat cloud moving across low on the horizon just as the sky turns gold with the oncoming sun - and promptly splits in half.  The cloud, that is.  Actually, it looks like a map picture of Papua New Guinea, but that was a bit of a mouthful to name this dawn.  In any event, it’s that divided cloud, with the sun’s bright rays seeming to slice it like a knife, that gives this dawn its name, Bipartisan Dawn.

The cloud breaks up, and another fat cloud rolls along to block the dawn sun.  I pack up my camera and return indoors; the bright light of the sun has hurt my eyes.  That’s enough dawn photography for one day.  Unfortunately, not a particularly memorable or great dawn - unless you’re interested in PNG.

Catch the video on YouTube here.

Souvenir posters and mugs of this dawn are available from the Gagothicfunk store at as displayed below:

Don’t forget your humble photographer also writes fantasy adventure fiction under the name of S E Champenby.  Paperbacks and epubs available from at S E Champenby’s store.