magnificent morning

I really wish I had my camera with me to capture it while dropping off my daughter to school this morning, but maybe a thousand words (or less) will suffice. The morning had been overcast, but just as I was dropping off Mini Otaku, the cloud cover in the east broke and the sun beamed through. Given that sunrise was only a half hour ago, the light was essentially horizontal, meaning that the landscape was flooded with brilliant light. As a result, all the fall colors of the trees gleamed in their yellow and orange glory, with the contrast even more vivid because the backdrop to the west for the tableau was still dark grey cloud cover. To top it off, a rainbow flickered briefly, but strongly, into existence above the entire vista. It’s amazing how much dynamic range the real world has.