The last sunrise of 2014!

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Good morning everyone!

I spent an hour this morning shooting the last sunrise of 2014.    I picked a spot in Pitt Meadows, a city near Maple Ridge (about 1 hour east of Vancouver) and waited for the sun to come out.  It was a glorious sunrise but very, very cold!  All images were shot with the Fuji X-T1 and the 10-24 or the 55-200 zoom lenses.

As the sun rose out from behind the mountains the sky turned a beautiful blue colour, and starting illuminating the frost on the ground:

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I love using foreground elements for contrast when shooting directly into the sun as it rises:

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As the sun rose higher it diffused behind some light clouds.  Shooting directly into it created a hazy effect:

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Vancouver is a world class urban city, but it also has amazing rural country very close.   It is truly a beautiful place to live.

As the sun got even higher the quality of the light decreased, so I switched to shooting detail shots.  I love that you can still see the light reflecting off of the frost in this picture:

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Finally, as I drove away, the morning of New Year’s Eve 2014 looked like this:

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It has been an amazing year for me and I am very much looking forward to 2015.  I wish you and your family all the best for the New Year!

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