Sometimes it’s better to just get up…

and go capture a moment.

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul-and sings the tunes without the words-and never stops at all.

Emily Dickinson

After a somewhat sleepless night following some disturbing news I decided to give up on the idea of sleep and go lose myself in some early morning photography. There are several apps available now from which you can track sunrise, sunsets, moonrise, moonsets and all manner of night sky events. From apps like Photographers Ephemeris you can pull up locations that you’ve logged and see exactly when and where these events are going to occur so that you can be in the right place for shots that you’d like to take. Slipping my iPad into my gear bag I set out for one of my favorite spots; the site of ruins from an old sawmill on the shores of a mountain lake.

It was peaceful and quite chilly but being well dressed for the weather and armed with handwarmers to thaw chilly fingers, I explored my area and tried out several compositions before settling on this one. When it is still dark out, a quick way to do that is to bump up your ISO really high and take a quick shot to see how you like it.

I love that early morning light before the sun rise but shot all the way through, finally capturing the sun as it rose directly behind one of the pillars. Even when I’m not taking pictures, I’m thinking about taking pictures and keeping track of points of interest for future shoots.

I enjoyed my first morning of Daylight Savings time, how was yours?

 

 

5 thoughts on “Sometimes it’s better to just get up…”

  1. Nice work, glad that the photography helped to cheer you up. I love the various ephemeris sites – I like to use them to determine which dates the sun will rise/set is a certain spot – like directly down a downtown street.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. You have taken a very cool, beautiful picture. What a brave soul to be up so early and by yourself. I’m looking forward to seeing where this new information, you have learned and are learning, will take you.

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