Mount Mansfield, My Favorite Sunrise Photo Shoot Series of 2018 – Image Two

Mount Mansfield September Sunrise #Two ©Felipe Adan Lerma
Mount Mansfield September Sunrise, Two 5:22 am
©Felipe Adan Lerma

Dec 27, 2018

Second in my early September Mount Mansfield sunrise images from the same morning and location, I can clearly see the changes beginning to occur! Though the upper sky is slightly darker and the land below still remains in darkness, the light between those two layers is brighter.

This, I began to learn just last year, is the magic of twilight!

And, amazingly to me, there’s apparently THREE different levels of twilight!

This is why in my early days of trying to catch first light and relying on sunrise time I kept missing the “look” I was literally looking for, lol!

Wikipedia has a relatively short and clearly laid out article detailing each level of twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), where the sun is as it approaches the horizon, and the how the quality of light differs in each stage. I highly recommend it! ( )

Chart of the three twilight categories before sunrise, image via Wikipedia.

Next post and image in this series I’ll speak a little to the profile of Mount Mansfield – the sleeping head stretching across the ridge line (smiles).

I do sometimes make paintings of my photos. Below is the cache of work my wife Sheila and and I took to Art Hop 2018 in Burlington Vermont this year. This was my second year to participate, the first time being in 2011 when we lived in Sheila’s home state so I could have a taste of life in Vermont (I loved it!).

Art Hop in Burlington is a diverse venue of art, music, fashion, and locations doable at a very reasonable price point!

If you should want info on also exhibiting Art Hop in Vermont, please email Sarah Drexler, the Associate Director at for info 🙂

General Art Hop and other arts info is available at .

Self Portrait 15 - Sheila Helping Deliver My Images To Art Hop 2018 ©Felipe Adan Lerma
Self Portrait 15 – Sheila Helping Deliver My Images To Art Hop 2018
©Felipe Adan Lerma

Other Options & Ideas
My Amazon affiliate marketing highlights for this post and the other five in this Mt Mansfield Sunrise Series is the camera I bought this spring from Amazon before our trip to Vermont, the Canon Powershot G9 X Mark II Compact Digital Camera .

Featuring a one inch sensor, and the option of going fully automatic or manually to the degree I need for my photography, I like both its size and feel. Plus it has a neat retro look that reminds me of the old film cameras “way” back, lol! 😊

I also like the macro setting and ability to shoot deep night pictures.

With a decent size memory card I keep my camera set to capturing images at its largest file size, about 20 MB.

But check out my other images in the Mt Mansfield Sunrise Series and see the shifts of light through the three twilights to daybreak!

And if you’d like more ideas, browse my Amazon search for Photography Compact Cameras at . Thanks so much!


Thank you so much for coming by! 🙂


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