I was walking around the Newport News City Center lake at sunrise. Surprisingly, several photographers were out and about. One was doing a family shoot, a reunion, I think. Except that none of the family had shown up yet. I talked with him for a bit, he was concerned that by the time the family showed up, the sun would be full up and the morning light would be gone. He was right, when they showed up the sun was well over the buildings. The top shot is of a photographer doing what looks like a promo shoot for an exercise studio or a trainer or something. The photog and her assistant were doing the lighting and the shoot just as the sun was rising. I would bet her shots were pretty good. But…what do you think, should I have taken the shot??
The lower shot is looking into the rising sun as it comes out from behind the hotel. The water has the golden morning glow of looking east. There were many fountains in this “lake” these two just happen to properly align with the rising sun.