early morning light

Dawn Begins Anew

Dawn Begins Anew

Dawn begins anew in this blue hour image created along the shores of Town Creek, just off of the Corrotoman River in Millenbeck, Virginia. Several days of rain had preceded my arrival and there was plenty of standing water along the shoulders of the roadways but as nature always does, she delivered a beautiful morning after the storms cleared the coastline.

Architectural Styles

Architectural Styles

Architectural styles have evolved throughout history, from the Neolithic and Sumerian styles of some 8000 years ago to the high-tech Late Modernism creations of today. All along, becoming more functional and creative. Makes one wonder what creative styles will be seen in the next millennia.

A Barn at Dawn

Followers of this blog will know that I am often out during the early morning hours chasing a sunrise or that magical light that is short-lived. It is those times of sunrise or sunset that transform what appear to be ordinary scenes into interesting images. The image below shows a weathered barn that I have driven past many times and one that I envisioned as a nice scene if framed and extracted from it's cluttered surroundings. I think many photographers often see things that they just know they will someday create an image from, when the timing is right.

A Barn at Dawn
A Barn at Dawn

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As I sat up for this shot a small fox crossed the frame before I was ready. It sure would have been nice to have included the reddish brown creature. Having missed that opportunity I was happy to capture the morning light as originally planned. :-)

Processing 

The image was completely processed within Lightroom 4 by simply adjusting the sliders in the develop module's "Basic" panel. I wanted to capture that daybreak moment so some areas of the image are intentionally left darker that others.

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Daybreak

A quick post and run today. After a stormy night with lights flickering on several occasions, I find this image to be quite fitting. This image was captured in 2011 after a night of storms while spending a weekend on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Heading out to the Chesapeake Bay from the Slaughter Creek Marina this scene of a clearing sky drew my attention.

Daybreak
Daybreak

A black and white conversion, which strikes a different mood in my view, is below.

Daybreak - B&W
Daybreak - B&W

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