From the digital darkroom: Some advice from a pro on capturing a picture perfect sunrise
Here are some gorgeous examples of sunrise photos taken by staff photographers Jim Damaske and Skip O'Rourke.
And here is some advice for all of you shutterbugs out there who attempt to capture the beauty of a sunrise: "There's only a couple minutes right before the sun peaks over the horizon where the high clouds are at their must brilliant colors," said Times photographer Jim Damaske, "as the sun gets closer to rising at the horizon the highest clouds get washed out looking so then you have to tighten up your composition to eliminate them."
"I speak from experience, as the first morning I went out early, I watched the high clouds take on a gorgeous red glow while stuck at an eternally long stoplight. It was over when I got to the bay moments later." "The second morning (photo #7 in the above gallery) I went earlier."
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Times staff writer Tim Rozgonyi contributed to this report.