This morning the light was incredible. It was so soft, it was almost muted. Once again, we had a narrow layer of mist just holding to the earth close to the mountains.
I converted the above image to a painting to capture the detailed beauty of the sky - the texture of the clouds, the sunrise color below them, and the lovely blue sky above the clouds.
As I began to turn away from the actual sun, the colors softened quite a bit. I'm not certain what made the colors so muted, but I truly enjoyed the transition from brighter to soft.
And, here's the best muted sunrise one could hope for. It seems odd to speak about a sunrise as muted, but here you have it! I also really like that the band of mist shows up in this image. I never get tired of this.