Photographer's Note

The sunrise forward: The east (sunrise) is wonderfull, with red reflections in the sky and sea. The captain stopped the boat (kaiki) and waited for the comletion of the sunrise, in order to begin fishing. Enjoy the photography and the moment!
Although the Sun appears to "rise" from the horizon, it is actually the Earth's motion that causes the Sun to appear. The illusion of a moving Sun results from Earth observers being in a rotating reference frame; this apparent motion is so convincing that most cultures had mythologies and religions built around the geocentric model, which prevailed until astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus first formulated the heliocentric model in the 16th century.

Beginning and end

Astronomically, sunrise occurs for only an instant: the moment at which the upper limb of the Sun appears tangent to the horizon. However, the term sunrise commonly refers to periods of time both before and after this point:

Twilight, the period during which the sky is light but the Sun is not yet visible. The beginning of twilight is called dawn.
The period after the Sun rises during which striking colors and atmospheric effects are still seen
*see my WS of another shot, the sunrise with photoshop.
**see, between ctitiques I distinguish friend TE 'batalay'.. "This is an exquisite image of a sunrise with an unusual lighting effect. I like the gold-lining in the center cloud, and the brilliant glow on the water. The warm colors in the sky, and those reflectted in the water are nothing short of magnificent. The composition itself is excellent, with the sleepy fishing boat perfectly placed in the frame"

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