Portland Sunrise 2.0
I decided to head on up to Pittock Mansion to capture the sunrise again. The weather forecasts have been pretty favorable for a pretty good sunrise. It had rained the whole day (and week/month) before, it was going to be a sunny day with some early morning clouds, chance of fog, and potentially good visibility. Sunrise for this day was at 7:16am, but Dawn started around 6:30 or so. I arrived around 5:15 to get acclimated to my surroundings and work through some camera settings. It was very chilly; the temperature was around 35 degrees F. I was alone for about an hour before a couple other photographers arrived around 6:15. And then within another 15 minutes, the viewpoint was pretty crowded.
Overall, I would call this sunrise outing a success and a failure. It was a success because I was able to create the time lapse rather well. It was a success because I got to see the clouds start to break and Mt. Hood made its grand appearance. It was a success because I was able to see the fog roll in and around the city. It was a success because I got to capture some of the colors of twilight. It was a success because I think I did better this time than I did the last time I went over a year ago. However, it was a failure because too much fog rolled in at the wrong time and completely blocked the sunrise view at around 7:10--5 minutes before the glorious sunrise. It was still a great experience and I can't wait to get out there and do it again and improve upon my skills as a photographer. I hope you enjoy the video and photos.