This a shot of sunrise over Interstate 5 in the heart of California’s agricultural belt. I managed to take this photo before a semi-tractor trailer zoomed by. The momentary absence of trucks and the new sunlight give a pastoral sense to the surroundings. In reality, there is the never ending tension of growing crops and getting them to market.
In my opinion t’s time for a sunrise shot…one full of hope and the promise of a good day. Here’s my favorite taken in the heart of California’s Central Valley. And it was a good day.
I rarely witness sunrises but I got one this week at 70 mph—my speed, not the sun’s. I was driving I-5 South near the Newman exit at dawn. Ok, Newman is in the heart of California’s agricultural zone and that means hazy sunrises. This one had promise, but I didn’t have time to stop, so I clicked this photo with the window down.
I’ve passed up dozens of landscape wonders this year while driving. Most scenes were rolling hills with fog and sun. Not stopping is sometimes a safety decision—no place to turn off. Or, I’m running late. Or, and this is the major reason, I simply have a hard time slowing down for a photo-op. Yesterday was a compromise.