Sunrise and sunset in Canada

I spent Sunday and Monday in Kamloops, BC. It’s a beautiful area that largely sits in a valley surrounded by mountains. I went to a scenic lookout to capture the sunrise before¬†went to work with the fire department. One of my goals was to capture both sunrise and west in Canada … though the sunset might have been in the US.

sunrise in Kamloops BC
This image was created from a single exposure. Larry Shapiro photo

It’s a shame the motels are in the foreground and detract from the beauty of the sun’s glow and the mountains.

sunrise in Kamloops BC
This HDR image is comprised of a 5-stop range of images. Larry Shapiro photo

When the sun was finally setting, I was at 35,000 feet heading to Chicago from¬†Vancouver …

sunset from 35,000 feet
The setting sun reflecting on the clouds before it slipped beneath them. Larry Shapiro photo

I asked the flight attendant to ask the pilot to make a slight turn to the right to give me a better view of the sunset … but as you can see, it didn’t happen

sunset from 35,000 feet
A cell phone shot from the exit row while craning my neck behind the plane as best I could. Larry Shapiro photo