A disembodied voice called me out of a deep sleep on the morning of the solstice 10 days ago - there was a nice sunrise to see. I think I was a little groggy, but it turned out to be the most unique set of sunrise photos I've ever taken. You can actually see the sun!
The sky was almost all blue; only a tiny corner had some clouds that the sun was coming up behind. Usually the spectacular sunrise occurs before the sun actually rises as its light from below the horizon shows on the clouds. Once it rises, it is so bright that it blows out the picture. It glowed brightly in my first picture, and I figured sunrise would be over quickly.
But the clouds kept blowing quickly past, out of the north, shading the sun just enough that you could see the actual orb of the sun itself, not just it's bright light on the clouds.
It kept rising quickly, and on a sharp angle, as it does at this latitude, but the clouds moved fast too, continuing to shade the sun enough that the circle of the sun showed up repeatedly. Check out the sequence below.
Never before have I photographed a sunrise like this! A great start to summer!
Then finally the sun did burst through, and the interesting part of the sunrise was over. Sorry about all the wires, but can't do anything about them.