Since I was awake, Martha my loving wife sleepily suggested that I should go catch the sunrise. It should be noted that she went back to sleep herself.
What the heck, I was awake, so after a cup of coffee and gearing up, Scarlett and I were off to see the sunrise.
The skies were just beginning to lighten up as I parked Scarlett in the usual spot for such events, along Quincy Road where one can see the eastern horizon plainly.
As the sun neared the horizon, the colors of the sky lightened into a cool set of reds, yellows, blues and orange which challenged my ability to capture them.
Note to self. Don't mess with the ISO Auto setting, the camera knows best, really, in this situation. I should have broken out the tripod instead of boosting the ISO as a lot of shots came out too noisy.
The next shot was one of the ones that came out very noisy due to a high ISO setting of 1600. So instead, using online tools, I made into a water color "painting":
It was a pretty sunrise, and it was also quite balmy with temperatures in the high 40s, which forced me to remove an insulating layer halfway through the picture taking.
Later on in the morning ( I had hoped the bright sun I saw at dawn would be overhead, backlighting the leaves in the trees along 18th Avenue) under firmly overcast skies, I tried for shots of the Fall Foliage in a fancy neighborhood near the downtown area of Denver.
Note: Due to the overcast sky's lighting, there was some boosting of the colors and light via the usual online photo editing tools.
As I was exiting the neighborhood above, my eye caught a glimpse of what appeared to be a cow with wings...of course I had to turn around to get a better look!
Sorry, I've no idea what the story of this winged cow statue is....if you find out, please let me know. I tried some brief googling, but no luck.
Got home before Noon, wrote this post up.
Daylight savings time fooled me once again in the evening, as I had planned on catching the sunset as well. It was by the narrowest of margins that I managed to ride out of the house on Scarlett and catch the sunset colors!
Looking towards the NW
Scarlett looking West, for signs of snow