I stumbled out of bed at 6.30 am and took a few shots of my street when my early rising wife told me what was going on. I also took my camera in the car on the drive to work but due to some early appointments I didn't have the time to find any striking vantage points. One of the most interesting phenomenon was the way headlights, street lights and traffic lights changed hue due to the effect of a large orange filter.
I am also a bit pissed off because dust got into my darkroom and I will have to spend a few hours cleaning it out. I tell myself it was probably due anyway!
Well I missed the red sky as I was slow to get out of bed, by the time I got up the sky was yellow, and as I had the day off I went back to bed and slept untill the dust had mostly cleared
Have a bit of clean up in front of me, bloody red dust everywhere
You slept "until the dust mostly cleared"!?
That's about 6 hours. Get up and photograph, you'll miss something for sure.
“The photographer must determine how he wants the finished print to look before he exposes the negative.
Before releasing the shutter, he must seek 'the flame of recognition,' a sense that the picture would reveal
the greater mystery of things...more clearly than the eyes see." ~Edward Weston, 1922.
I too, like Ross (hi), thought twice about taking the gear out into the atmospherics. Also, by the time I got up and ready for work, the best of it was over. The early sunrise, when it was blood red at about 5:30 was the primo time.