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Ultimately, photography is about light! It was only 6:00 in the morning, an ungodly time in my worldview, but I happened to be up working. Fortunately, I had chosen the Palm Court of the elegant cruise ship the Crystal Symphony to sequester myself when I witnessed this heavenly sunrise. (This lounge on the top deck of ship features a wrap-around windshield and offers a panoramic view.) This is the sort of sky that the 18th Century French painters Francois Boucher and Jean-Honoré Fragonard and the Italian painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo used to imagine. As the ship sailed into the bay at Mykonos, the sky lit up in a symphony of colors. Later it would become overcast... and then rain most of the morning. But how lucky was I that I had my iPhone 6 Plus with me to record that fleeting scene! Maybe Boucher, Fragonard, and Tiepolo did see sunrises and sunsets like this after all!

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