On a morning instructional at the Wedge Pond in Kananaskis I was demonstrating the use of ND graduated filters to the proud new owner of a set. We arrived at the location early to give plenty of time to set up and explain the whole ranges of filters to the client. I knew we had at least an hour until sunrise but after talking through the set up and use of the filter system for a while, a bright red 'sunrise' began to illuminate the summit of Mt Kidd.
I was genuinely surprised by it and checked the time, we were 40 minutes away from sunrise at our location. What was happening was bounce light trapped in place by cloud was travelling across the prairies and hitting our location very early. Too good an opportunity to miss we made numerous images including this one, as the light hung in place.
Then, as the cloud dissipated toward the 'official' sunrise time so did our early sunrise. We waited for the official time as you would expect and made another series of nice images at that time. So all in all it was a great morning for both me and my client as we shared a very unusual double sunrise at the wedge pond in kananaskis.