Cloud formations as cold front approaches, Fancourt, George, South Africa

Canon EOS  5DsR with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM lens 

 ISO 200. 4 sec. at f/8. Exposure set manually.  

In the autumn and winter, we generally have beautiful sunrises, particularly when there is a northerly “berg wind”. This condition normally precedes a cold weather system that moves easterly along the southern coast. Just before sunrise, the cloud formations and colours are usually spectacular. This morning, it was particularly so. With the Covid-19 lockdown, the composition options are very limited. This image was taken from my front balcony.

It was about 45 minutes before sunrise – hence still quite dark. The image required a longer exposure because of the low light and did not want to use a high ISO because of noise. However, it does seem that longer exposures in low light situations gives more saturation of colours.