Thursday, October 20, 2011

Guest photographer

As some of you may already know, I'm not a (voluntary) morning person. I think that my better work is done once the day is well under way. My wife awakened me a few days ago with a bad news/good news story. The bad news was that I had missed a most glorious sunrise (which I do, of course, on most occasions). I mentioned to her that if it was glorious enough to wake me up early, then I could certainly make the supreme sacrifice and get some shots. That's where the good news came in - she had obviously heard me mention 'ABC' in the past - and she had grabbed my camera and captured the sunrise.

It was just left to me to put a collage together. So, from today's guest photographer, I present a glorious sunrise.

Internet update: first I'd like to again thank everyone for their visits and comments - you daily sustain me with them, and I read your comments with much pleasure ! As our intermittently fair/extremely poor internet connection permits, I've been making some visits to see your work. When it's very poor (e.g. tonight), it's almost impossible to load blogs, and to post on my own. The expectation is that our current connection will be replaced in 5-6 months (oh that I may be granted patience !). The good news is that we'll be down south next week where we have an excellent connection and I'll be able to resume visits.



petrolin50 said...

Excellent photos. I like the theme of sunrise and sunsets. They have most colors in the sky. There's something mystical. / Peter

Lisa RedWillow said...

Beautiful. Just Beautiful.
I know what its like to have a poor signal and that really takes it for me.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Holy fiery sunset, Batman! Tell the missus thank you for shooting in your absence & I thank you for your patience in posting them...

ps i'm sooo not a morning person, either... LoL!

you don't have to 'return the visit' now... I completely understand a poor internet connection!!! =0

happy week

Carolyn Ford said...

wOw...too bad you missed this one, Rick!

Cloudia said...

great shots, Mrs. Rick!!!!

Hope you get connected - I too savor the comments I get and yours are missed!

Aloha from Waikiki;

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Marty said...

"l'avenir appartient à ceux qui se lèvent tôt" is said in France !
permets-moi de te dire que your wife
fait de très belles photos ! ce sunrise est extraordinaire ! les couleurs amazing ! et ton collage est super aussi ! if I want to see a sunrise, I have to wake up soon and after take my car pour sortir de la ville !!! and this is zu viel für mich ! but I will do it one day !!yes
je te souhaite un happy weekend et t'envoie many red bisous from sunrise to sunset !!!

imac said...

Its a good job your DW is on the ball Rick,lol.

Fantastic shots - great art work to(not forgetting you Rick,lol.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

I love it! Your wife did a great job with the photos and the collage is perfect. :) What a great team.

Hilda R.B said...


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wow,this is spectacular.,too bad you missed seeing it in person.:)

Fábio Martins said...

Woow Rick, you're great!
Amazing colors

Lúcia said...

Amazing shots, if I had a sunrise like this where I live, I'd be glad to wake up very early!
I think you could invite her to post her photos on a weekly basis.
Have a good weekend! ;-)

Rick said...

Thank you very much, Peter. I agree - sunsets are my favourite because I'm up then ;-) and they tend to last a little longer, but both are beautiful times of day. Have a wonderful weekend - I will be over for a visit early next week.

Hi Lisa - thank you. I empathize with you re: slow internet; very frustrating, and a price we pay to live in a rural area.

Ha ha - thanks, Tricia (I passed your comment on to my wife - she smiled ;-) By next Mon/Tues I should be down south and have fast(er) internet - I'll be over then.

LOL Carolyn - I'm just glad my wife had the presence of mind ! ;-)

Mrs Rick says Mahalo ! I'll be over early next week to see your wonderful shots and commentary Cloudia. Till then - aloha !

Rick said...

If that's what they say in France then I'm condemned to live in the past Marty ! I've passed on your compliments to my wife - and she says merci. I hope you do take your voiture out of la ville one of these jours - I'd love to see one of your sunrises ! I will come over to 'see' you early next week when I can see your wonderful blog in one soir ! Till then - many warm bisous for a wonderful weekend !

It sure is, Stewart ! ;-) And thanks for the honourable mention !

Thank you, Elizabeth ! I think I'll let her do that more often ;-)

Thanks, Hilda !

Thank you, Ruth and I thank my wife that I didn't miss it entirely !

I have to give my wife all the credit, Fábio; thank you.

Thank you so much, Lúcia ! I'll let my wife know you said that ;-) I may need to try getting up earlier too - looks like there are real photo ops ! Have a wonderful weekend too.

darlin said...

Rick don't you need a new camera? You can get a new one and give your wife this one, she takes amazing photos! But shhhh, don't tell her I gave you that idea! lol

That's awesome you're off to Florida again, land of working internet and warm weather...I'm almost jealous! And finally they're giving you a date when your net is supposed to be up and running, it's about time I'd say. This has been going back and forth for how long now? I sure hope they haven't been charging you for a service you're not receiving.

Well enough from me for one night, I'm trying to play catch up, it's been another stressed week and another one is coming up. Deadlines, midterms, and just and way to much work!

Please tell your wife that her photos are extremely pleasing to look at, she captured the sunrise magnificently!

Take care and wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Ron aka TheOldGeezer said...

Fantastic Photos! Sadly, they remind me of some of the wild fires I've lived through here in Southern California.

Have a Wonderful Week :-)

*The Old Geezer Blog

Su said...

Dear friend...

what a beautiful photos!!! Your wife is great, she took some amazing pictures... I love sunrise and sunset, they are special moments during the day...

Have a nice weekend!!!

Hugs from here!!!


difusosreflexos said...

Glorious sunrise!!!
I'm glad your wife is an early morning "bird" ^_~
I'm more like you, although I've seen already a few sunrises myself.

Don't worry about keeping your friends far from your lovely comments, we'll wait... what else can we do???

Huge Hug.

Ana Sofia

Saz said...

Wow!! Rick, your wife should go into photography! She's got a real knack for it. (: These are lovely shots!

No worries about the few visits, it's not your fault anyway. (:

Have a great rest of your weekend.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

You've obviously taught her not to miss a perfect opportunity. Lovely.

magda said...

Rick, good evening
Congratulations to your wife for the great pictures!!
Do not worry about the internet.
I understand. Will be corrected.
Many greetings and a hug

Soraia Brito said...

Amazing photos! :D

teca said...

It was very worthwhile your supreme sacrifice, because the photos are spectacular! Beautiful! Wonderful! Magnificent! Marvelous!!! Outstanding! Ufffff... what else? :))
You're special, honey!
Please to visit you today!!!
Wish you a great week with joy, peace and love.
Many, many, many beijos with colors and flowers.

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Those are great photos! Rick, you better watch out; she may take your camera and run!

Elin said...

Lovely story:) I sure recognize that feeling. I always miss the sunrise, but never the sun going down... So thank you fore morning people who shares these moments with the rest of us. I have a dream of taking some early morning fog shots here in Norway soon. It is so beautiful now when the cold is setting in. So we`ll see:)

lisa said...

Your guest photographer is a very talented one!!
These are beautiful Rick.
Kudos to the Mrs.!!!

CarreraCaballo said...

My good news are: This is a glorious collage my friend ;-)



Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

wow! those are simply gorgeous!!

love the effect of the golden light in them!
i really enjoyed your post!

have a great day!

Leslie said...

radiant sunrise photos - i especially love the one in the center, with that tracery of bare black branches against the bold colors of the sky. i think your wife needs to start her own photography blog!

becky said...

Kudos to your wife for being the early bird! Lovely shots. Doesn't it make you want to get up early to see these beautiful sunrises?!