All this vacation I had been hoping to get a picture of a rich red sunrise against a stunning blue tropical sky. But each morning cloud cover torpedoed those hopes. With today being our last day in Bermuda it was now or never when I set up my tripod on our veranda by flashlight, an hour before sunrise (who brings a tripod on a tropical vacation? - someone who really really loves photography). But when I woke up about a half hour later and peeked out behind the curtains I could see the cloud cover was going to kill this sunrise too when it rose in another 20 minutes or so.
Sitting down on one of our deck chairs after aiming my camera exactly where the sun came up yesterday, I took in the whole tranquil view. Being up so high on our ship from the water created an utter silence that was almost spiritual. Now all I could do was wait and hope this cloudy sunrise would turn out to be more photogenic than the other disappointing ones I recorded on this trip to this point. Man how that turned out to be the case. Mercy how that turned out to be the case.