Several weeks out of the year I have the privilege of watching sunrise on my way to work. When I wake up in the morning and there are clouds in the sky with potential to illuminate I’ll sometimes leave a little bit early and try and watch sunrise along the way.
Having to cross the Richmond Bridge on my way to Berkeley I pulled over near the Marin Rod and Gun club where there is a scenic overlook of the Bridge and San Pablo Bay.
The clouds lit up with what I call pre-illumination which is where the clouds pick up a red hue, occurring several minutes before the sun is high enough to fully ignite the fiery sky.
Unfortunately, in order to avoid being late for work I had to leave before the real colors began. Driving the rest of the way to work I was fixated on the vibrant shades and had to remind myself to keep my eyes on the road.