A New Dawn Fades

Seattle has a lot of grey winter days, but when dawn first breaks over the mountains, the sun is low enough in the sky to shine below the cloud layer for a few, brief moments.
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When it does a red-orange glow forms on the north wall of my bedroom. It gradually gets brighter before fading away as the sun lifts above the clouds and the day turns grey.

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The iPhone camera is a great tool for capturing these dim images. It boosts the amount of color and light above what is perceived by the eye.

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Instead of a dull glow, the wall seems on fire. Until it fades.