Sunrise over the field, Mulliken

Sunrise over the field, Mulliken

On This Date: Photo taken 1/20/2012.

I captured this sunrise five years ago today, and posted a version of it four years ago as a “366 Snaps Outtake.”

My note with the other version calls it “a decent black & white sunrise.” It’s decent in color, too.


I crop most photographs during processing. I understand the impulse of many photographers to use every available pixel in their images, but my head doesn’t work that way.

Anyway, four years later I see this image with a different crop than I used in 2013. I’m not sure how much that reflects a change in my taste, how much is a reaction to the colors, how much is whatever. But this version shows less of the field, and less of the sky. Effectively I’ve made it look wider.

I’m sure I’ll return to this subject, probably several times, over the course of the year.

(I also made less effort to bring out the details, which is some other day’s discussion.)

Number of pix taken on various January 20ths: 191
Year of oldest photo: 2006

How I Rated the Date’s Photographs:

  • 1 Star: 10
  • 2 Stars: 99 [87 show pieces of electronic gear]
  • 3 Stars: 61
  • 4 Stars: 17
  • 5 Stars: 4