“Early Morning Sunrise on Otter Cliff” Acadia National Park, Maine
Acadia National Park … where do you start? Everywhere I turned was a photo opportunity. I was overwhelmed and had difficulty sorting out where I should focus. On this morning, I stumbled down to rocks overlooking the coast line with my tripod and camera. It was very dark and I had to use my tripod legs to feel my way to stepping places that were solid. Once I got to a spot, I did not want to move. Luckily, I had a 180 degree view from east to west. My initial focus was to the east waiting for the sun to rise over the horizon. At first it was not too exciting since there were no clouds on the horizon. I glanced over my shoulder to the west and saw the sun starting to light the distant Otter Cliffs. I quickly turned around and created this image. I used a blue and gold polarizer to help bring out the oranges in the sky and rocks as well as the deep blue in the water. It was a glorious morning!
I have finally been able to get my website up and going again with all the malware removed. It has been quite an effort but it all seems to be working well again. So here is my first post of the New Year/ New Decade.
We rose early on the first of January to watch the sun come up. We were blessed with a beautiful bright sunrise filtered by the fog in the valley below our house. The sun was a bright spot on the horizon. Its rays gradually spread out through the foggy sky above and gently over the our yard below. It was a wonderful way to wake up, enjoy a nice cup of coffee, and discuss the potential of the year and decade ahead of us.
Here comes the sun Lighting the world around us, Harbinger of the bright decade ahead.
Frequently I look out my window and see this American Kestral perched on a pear tree watching over the pasture below. This seems to be one of its favorite spots. This morning, I waited for the sun to rise a little and shine through the morning fog to silhouette the Kestral. It was a beautiful way to start the morning.
Happy Belated New Year. I thought I had posted this entry, but I did not hit the publish button. Oh well!
I wish you all a Happy New Year full of new adventures, experiences, and opportunities!
This image recorded on a beautiful winter day overlooking Kalaupapa provides me the hope of a bright new future for the former leper colony on Molokai. Soon the old colony will be turned into a National Park. The park will focus on telling a history of the colony’s rather dark past. It should provide an insight for future generations to better care for our fellow mankind.
Looking out my window before the sun came up on the Winter Solstice, I saw some bilious clouds forming. I knew a fantastic sunrise was on the way. I grabbed my camera and just waited. I was rewarded with this beautiful view from my patio. What a beautiful gift and wonderful way to start a new day!
This image is from one of the many scenes I look at from home every morning. Each morning portrays a different perspective of what the coming day may be. It is a great way to contemplate what new adventures the day will bring. I love the morning!
Wow! I looked out the window this morning and saw fire in the sky. It was ablaze! I love getting up and watching the first light coming over the horizon. There is always something new and different. Nature is amazing. What a wonderful way to start the day!
I love the morning! Each new day brings a new look at the world. It may be dark and intriguing. It may be a little dull, but still full of potential of what may come. Or it may be bright and colorful, like today! But, no matter what it first looks like, it brings new thoughts, feelings, and opportunities.
This morning, I was writing at my desk. I looked up and saw a little color enter the sky. I put down my pen and quickly picked up my camera and walked out barefooted onto the patio. I opened my shutter and let the light flow in. It only lasted a minute or so. If I would have waited to finish the sentence I was writing, I would have missed the opportunity.
Life and photography are similar in many ways. Never pass up a chance to create a beautiful image. Never pass up an opportunity to live life to its fullest.
I had been sitting watching the pastels in the sky as the sun was rising over the hills between Selah and Yakima. The sun rays struck the eastern face of Yakima Ridge. The color and brightness glowed over the shadowed hill side. A few moments later it was gone. Time to get my first cup of coffee.
I love the early morning. I am usually up an hour or two before sunrise at this time of year. I anxiously await for what each new morning will bring. Today, my gift was this beautiful pastel painting over the “Gap”. Looking ninety degrees to the east, the sky was on fire. It was quite a contrast with the soft pastel color looking south over the Gap.
Since moving back to Selah almost 2 years ago, I have photographed this view hundreds of time. Each new sunrise or sunset presents a new gift. It is a wonderful way to start the day.