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Sunrise in the Woods

Sunrise in the Woods

There is no better time to be out with a camera in hand than the morning as the sun rises. I never get tired of watching this amazing and magical act of nature.

Duck Dynasty

Duck Dynasty

I have entitled today's photograph as "Duck Dynasty" since the ducks are ruling the waterway shown below.

Backyard Sunrise

As photographers we travel far and wide to create interesting images. Like many, I keep a listing of places to go and times to be there for optimal lighting conditions. But occasionally, we find something of interest in our own back yards. Having awakened early, pretty standard for me, I went outdoors and waited for the Sun to peek above the horizon. The sky was ablaze with orange and yellow colors which made for a classic morning.

Backyard Sunrise
Backyard Sunrise

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When you think about it, the most beautiful part of the day is missed by the majority of earth's inhabitants. While this start-of-the-day light show occurs, many are still sleeping. Perhaps that is one of the reasons mornings are so peaceful.  :-)

Single exposure image taken with a Nikon 70-300mm at 155mm, 1/500s, f5.6, ISO 200.

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Mid Winter Sunrise

Well friends, we've reached another Friday... woohoo! These weeks are just getting too darn busy, goes against my grain.  Anyhow...

On a cold mid Winter morning, the sun rises over a farm. The previous night a dusting of snow had fallen to remove the olive drab grounds and hillside. This is a place I've passed many times and although it's a nice spot for sunrises, in the Summer there is too much green. During the Winter months, well, it's not much to look at either. Not to sound like Goldilocks, but this time things seemed just right. :-)

Time was of the essence!

I pulled over, grabbed the camera and braced myself between my vehicle driver's door (makes a nice shooting base in a hurry). Rattling off  about 5 sets of brackets before the Sun cleared the ridge and blew out the entire scene, this was the best of the lot.

Enjoy!

Mid Winter Sunrise
Mid Winter Sunrise

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As always, I wish each of you a great weekend and thanks so much for your support. I really enjoy the community we've all built together, it's a lot of fun.

Until next time...

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