Changing colour at twilight - Be Patient!

After writing up my Creativity Challenge #1 post a few days ago, I processed a few more photos shot from exactly the same position in less than an hour, highlighting the amazing changes in colour that occur during dawn (and dusk).

Too often I race around looking for a range of different locations and compositions, particularly when the light is good and the colour hits. These shots demonstrate that at twilight, when the light changes so quickly, it's worth staying where you are and shooting over a period of time.

 5:26 am (37 minutes before sunrise) ISO 100, 43mm, 25 seconds @ f/8, no filters

5:26 am (37 minutes before sunrise)
ISO 100, 43mm, 25 seconds @ f/8, no filters

 5:55 am (8 minutes before sunrise) ISO 100, 24mm, 8 seconds at f/22, circular polariser + 3-stop ND + 4-stop graduated ND filters

5:55 am (8 minutes before sunrise)
ISO 100, 24mm, 8 seconds at f/22, circular polariser + 3-stop ND + 4-stop graduated ND filters

 6:18 am (15 minutes after sunrise) with sunlight filtered through light cloud ISO 100, 70mm, 8 seconds @ f/22, circular polariser + 3-stop ND + 4-stop graduated ND filters

6:18 am (15 minutes after sunrise) with sunlight filtered through light cloud
ISO 100, 70mm, 8 seconds @ f/22, circular polariser + 3-stop ND + 4-stop graduated ND filters