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Hazy Sunrise

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Hazy Sunrise

Hazy Sunrise

Morning haze makes for some interesting sunrise images. Visibility is decreased and colors change. They can be difficult to correctly expose. But, don’t you love them? I could be wrong, but it seems my home state of Colorado does not have as many mornings of haze as I find here in Ohio. My curiosity drove me to google-it for an answer.

Haze is caused when sunlight encounters tiny pollution particles in the air. Some light is absorbed by particles while other light is scattered away before it reaches an observer. On days when there are more pollutants in that air, light is absorbed and scattered more. When this happens, visibility is reduced as well as the clarity and color of what we see. Some types of particles such as sulfates scatter more light, particularly during humid conditions. Haze is caused from a variety of natural sources such as wind-blown dust or soot from wild fires. Man-made sources include cars, electric utility plants, and factories.

Have a super day!


Written by Monte Stevens

July 26, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. Well, if there was ever a good spin to pollution, that is certainly! Lol, the picture is lovely and I am drawn myself to haze and fog in photo–I think, for sure, because of what it does to the light, much like a photographers softbox.


    July 26, 2009 at 6:32 am

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