Saturday’s Sunrise

Colorful beauty

On this morning of absolutely gorgeous weather, I thought I’d share an image of a Yoga Tree sunrise from a couple of years ago.

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Color Abounds

Every morning is special, as the Earth rotates to show us the Sun once again; some mornings come together with a palette of colors that remind us to never underestimate the simple pleasure of each new day.

Let’s enjoy this day!

Technical Details

This image was captured with an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app and some minor adjustments in Instagram.

Inspired by Daily Prompt – Underestimate

Author: jansenphoto

A Fresh Perspective Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment. Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael. My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals. Universal Connections My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation. This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections. Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client. And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!

12 thoughts on “Saturday’s Sunrise”

  1. wow this is amazing, you know sonetimes I wish if I can spend a day of my life alone in such a place, how peaceful, calming it is. Thank you.

  2. God thank you, Frank! This is a beautiful photo, and gorgeous tree. The colors in this one are magnificent. It must be autumn? Anyway, thanks … and thanks for the reminder to enjoy the simple pleasures of each day (needed that).

    1. Thank you!! The Yoga Tree is very special to me, as I have well in excess of 1,000 photos of her. This one was in October of 2014.

      Glad to hear you like it.

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