Not all sunrises are created even. Before I began doing photography, I didn’t pay all that much attention to weather patterns and cloud conditions. Slightly into my photographic venture, I assumed that no clouds = bright light = sharp shots = best shooting conditions. Nowadays, I look forward to storm clouds and uncommon atmospheric conditions as I’ve begun to understand that compelling landscape photographs usually require dramatic light.
The above photo was taken 10/29/2014 at 7:04 AM looking eastward from the beach at Ocean City, New Jersey. Exposure settings: 30s F/7.1 ISO 200