Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Caught in the morning sun

"There is no hope for a civilization which starts each day to the sound of an alarm clock." (Author Unknown)

You might have guessed that I'm not a morning person. It's not that I don't like mornings - I do, very much - since I'm still up early most mornings and then go to bed. And this week I've even been getting up early to do some photo shoots. So this morning I found myself driving through the countryside looking sideways more than straight ahead. And since I had my camera with me anyway I could just stop in the middle of the road and capture a scene that I wouldn't normally be up to see.

Even though I have some (relatively) early morning work this week, I still subscribe to the wisdom in the quote above - my wife (definitely the early bird) wakes me up !

(10-22mm  f11.0  1/100 sec  ISO200)

click on photo to enlarge


Lisa RedWillow said...

Beautiful sun coming thought the trees. Love the long shadows also.. Very Nice.
Im up early and try to get somethings done.
Things change in the Summer for me alot.
Hope all is well.

becky said...

Firstly, great photo Rick! I love the shadows that early morning & late afternoon make. Secondly, I hate the alarm clock... particularly on workdays. Don't mind it as much when I have to get up early to do something fun. Looks like you're starting another 365?

Scott said...

Too bad you have to get up so early to get morning shots. That's why I seldom get them. I like this one though. Almost makes it worth getting up before the crack of noon.

darlin said...

Rick, the song "You've got to kiss an angel good morning" just popped into my head, I hope that you kiss your angel good morning when she wakes you. :-)

I love the photo, fantastic shot of the sun peering through the trees.

I hope you're having a blast with the photo shoot and that it's all coming together nicely for you, without a doubt in my mind you're doing some fantastic work!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Ha now your singing with nature....looovve the new header and name.
And say thanks to your wonderful wife because of waking you otherwise you wouldn't have seen this wonderful spot on mother earth.
Happy friendly day my friend.

Gabriela Pana said...

very nice...

Photog Ave said...

Awesome stuff!!
Of course, I am biased to snow shots ; )

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

A picture like this is worth getting up for. I like the new name,and am looking forward to seeing plenty more beautiful images.By the way,no I am not Oma,her grandparents on the other side go by that name

Dawn said... most favorite time of day.
I'm glad you stopped to capture this morning moment!

marty said...

First, bravo pour ta nouvelle bannière qui est
très très belle ! la neige, l'eau et les reflets
c'est magnifique !
et second ! tu as bien fait de te lever tôt, car
ce soleil qui se lève derrière les arbres en
faisant des ombres longues longues j'adore !!!
bisous Rick

Cicero Sings said...

Lovely morning shot.

Myself, I don't get up unless it is light out ... so my get up time, now that I'm retired, follows the seasons.

imac said...

Love it.
Also that header man, lol wink wink.

S. Etole said...

It was worth the early rising! And your new banner is awesome.

Lisa RedWillow said...

I like your new name.
Thanks for stopping Rick.
Stay warm

The Whimsical Gardener said...

The idea of morning is nice the night before, I just can't seem to get excited about it when it arrives! You seem to be getting the hang of that lens...your shots are very nice. Also, love the new name!

Rick said...

Thank you Lisa. I'm usually more productive later in the day, but I understand on the farm ...

Thanks Becky - I agree with you on alarm clocks - sometimes a necessary evil ! No - not another 'formal' 365 but I hope to post every day.

Ha ha Scott - I like your thinking - 'the crack of noon' ! I had to get up for my assignments this week - catching a shot like this is also a rare event for me, but I should try it more often.

Rick said...

Thank you Darlene ! (nope - don't kiss the angel that early - morning breath, you know ;-) Photo shoots are going well - hopefully the client will be happy too when I'd done

Hi Dag - slaapkop ? Ik ben meestal nog wakker als jij al weer je bed uit kruipt ;-) Zo lang als ik nog maar 6 uur slapen kan, gaat alles goed. Thanks for your kind words, and 'k zal mijn vrouw ook bedanken. Fijne vrijdag. Groetjes

Thank you for visiting Gabriela, and your kind comment.

Rick said...

Thanks Avery ! (I can overlook the bias ;-)

Thank you Ruth - don't think I'll ever run out of opportunities in the great creation !

My favourite time too - if I HAVE to be up ;-) Thanks Dawn.

Rick said...

Merci beaucoup Marty ! I was a few days overdue for a change - thought about it for a while first. Despite la neige, some warm bisous for you !

Thank you Cicero - I like your idea of wake up time ;-)

Ha ha - thank you Stewart !! ;-)

Rick said...

Thank you very much Susan !

Lisa - thank you, and it was my pleasure !

Thanks Cat - I'm trying to give it lots of practice - and it's really coming in handy for my assignments this week ! I agree with you re: morning - I think it's entirely overrated ! (although there are awesome shots to be had ;-)

Soraia said...

You take beautiful photos! :D

Rick said...

Thank you very much Soraia !