Ominous Morning

A dark sunrise just outside of Rockville, UT, near the gates to Zion. We awoke in the dark and set out to capture a sunrise. I had been eyeing the bluffs (or Mesas, as my Bea put it) on our way to Zion and wanted to catch these beautiful rock formations at sunrise. The morning was very cloudy and overcast, but there was just a lick of sunlight coming through to warm up the cool atmosphere. The light was soft, and the wind blew just hard enough to blur the marigold-colored flowers (weeds?) near the road. I've been trying to incorporate more foregrounds into my landscapes, and I love how the colors contrast. The morning sky soon became dull and overcast, I'm glad to have captured this light before it disappeared.