Last week we started our drive to Bruce National Park at 2:30am. Although we have been there numerous times, we wanted to ensure ourselves of where the light would be in the morning for our workshop (plug: We have two spaces available for Monday July 9).
Of course we knew that we would not make it for sunrise - that would have required us to leave an hour earlier - we were hoping for a lucky shot somewhere along the way. We got it, barely: as we approached Wiarton the sky took on magnificent shades of red and orange. We knew there was a marina in the area drove to it. No time for pondering or any other thoughtful process. Just get the camera out, set the ISO, fstop, focus and shoot (and pray the focus was good enough, shutter speed was high enough for a decently sharp exposure). Thirty seconds later, the light was gone...the clouds covered the sun..and that was that.
Camera: D800E; lens: Nikkor 24 PCE; ISO 400; Hand held 1/30s @ f5.6. Yes, it's too low, especially on D800 but it worked out good enough for a 19" print :)