I was out scouting for an opportunity to complete an assignment for the Fred Miranda weekly photo contest, which was “Sunrise” that week. The clouds were not cooperating with me on this particular day (neither were the Katy Police who questioned me regarding my suspicious – read “terroristic” – photography activity) and I didn’t actually see the sun coming up.
The sun broke through the clouds a few minutes after sunrise and I noticed how the soft light was illuminating the derelict rice silos along US 90 in Katy. I was able to pull over and get close enough to them before the quality of the light faded. The silos are one of the more interesting features of Katy and I’ve photographed them before (see my Katy set for additional examples). It never fails to amaze me how their color and texture pick up on different qualities of light.
I did eventually get a sunrise shot for the assignment, BTW, but, photographically speaking, I find this image to be far more satisfying.