We went up north to the The Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex. I had read that if you are in the right place at the break of dawn hundreds of Bald Eagles fly from their night roosting site to their hunting grounds. We got up well before dawn and headed out in search of eagles.
Well, we did see eagles. A dozen or so flying high above in the early light. No good photo op of eagles here.
We did get good views of the moon, just past full, setting in the west behind some rosy clouds.
Looking east, we captured the sun as it rose. As a bonus, I finally achieved the star burst effect I've been trying for. The trick? Wide angle (15mm) and small aperture (f22).
To the south Mt. Shasta with its cap of lenticular cloud caught the rosy glow of first light.
Not the pictures I was looking for but well worth the early wake-up.
I did get a closer look at some eagles but that is a story for another post.
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