Broadway Sunrises

By Laurie

Normally we are not early risers, but I woke up at 4 AM yesterday and couldn’t get back to sleep. I got up about 5 AM and when I went outside to get the newspaper I saw sunrise colors, a crescent moon and the most brilliant morning star I can recall seeing – Venus in all it’s splendor. I went to get my camera and tripod but it took some time to get everything set up and I had to make most of the camera adjustments inside because it was still too dark to see. By this time it was brighter and Venus wasn’t as brilliant as when I first saw it. Venus is above and to the right of the moon at about 45°. This image is an HDR image made from three photos taken at different exposures and was taken from our front yard. (For an explanation of HDR, please see the Definitions page.)


I have included the featured image from the post Finally Back and another Broadway Sunrise photograph I took recently and will use this post for new local sunrise photographs in the future. These photos are in the gallery in the Additional Images section below.

Technical Information

Broadway Sunrise with Crescent Moon and Venus

  • Date: 7/18/2020
  • Time: 5:41 AM
  • Camera: Canon EOS 77D
  • Lens: Canon EF-S 17-55 mm f/2.8 IS USM
  • Settings:
    • Lens: 23 mm, f/5.6
    • ISO: 200
    • Shutter: 1/4 sec
  • Uncropped image is 6000 x 4000 px

Broadway Sunrise 1

  • Date: 2/8/2020
  • Time: 7:18 AM
  • Camera: iPhone 11
  • Cropped image is 2503 x 3337 px

Broadway Sunrise 2

  • Date: 11/21/2020
  • Time: 7:17 AM
  • Camera: iPhone 11
  • Uncropped image is 4032 x 3024 px

Additional Images

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