My attempt to document 40 sunrises in Eastern Cincinnati. Spring 2011.

Sunrise 64: Ault Park (Deep Blue and a Spring Chill)

Deep Rich Blue and Orange Sunrise over the Little Miami River Valley from Ault Park

The most notable thing about this morning wasn’t the clear blue sky or the rich orange sunrise. It was, in fact, the temperature. After the blazing hot start to this week with temperatures reaching up to 100 degrees with thick humidity, this morning was was almost chilly. There was very little cloud cover this morning even though the humidity was apparently around 70%. The temperature was about 65 degrees and for a few minutes I wondered if I really should have grabbed a long sleeve t-shirt or if I was just being a baby. It felt like a sunrise from late April! Today’s high is only around 83 which means tonight’s group ride with Element Cycles (first time in several weeks!) should be awesome.

I switched it back up and spent my first morning this week in Ault Park. Monday and Tuesday were in Alms Park with some brief stints through East End and yesterday was entirely Lunken Airfield. With the fog being pushed out of the valley, it was nice to get a sunrise through the clear air at the basin of the valley. Just to keep it diverse, I’ll have to come up with another location for tomorrow’s sunrise. Perhaps the prairie of Armleder Park?

Dawn is coming later each morning. This morning’s sunrise wasn’t until 6:23am! I kind of like the earlier sunrises. These late sunrises are making me feel like summer is already heading out the door!

I am, however, still setting my alarm for 5:50am. It took me a long time to get to this point, I find that I’m enjoying the early wakeups.

Look at those rich colors.

I realized I hadn’t taken a western view of Lunken Airfield for quite some time. There were small patches of fog nestled in the corners but otherwise the valley was clear of haze.

Armleder Park is looking healthy as ever. A plane takes off from Lunken, banking sharply.

Overlook shot with the valley illuminated by the morning sun.

Last shot of the sunrise with a nice little lens flair.

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  1. Pingback: Sunrise 66: Ault Park (Beechmont Dragway?) « Ault Park Sunrise

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