When the sun is just between the horizon and thick clouds, in a thin band of clear sky, it's a great situation to witness surreal sceneries.
This year, the autumn weather is particulary capricious, not like the previous years when it felt much more easier to catch some good scenes. Yesterday's morning we finally succeeded to see a good sunrise after several tries in vain recently. It was particulary short but intense, from this spot there was just the right space of clear sky to hold the sun entirely. Thirty minutes after this, the sky was already totally grey, as in the previous days. It felt like this sunrise could not have happened, it's the first time I see a scene so "precisely defined" in time. Hence the "phase" feeling.