Awakening in the Fields

Here comes the Sun

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the very hopeful theme of Awakening, which is a great way to think about sunrise!

Sunrise and sunset are probably most photographers’ favorite times of day for the beautiful light that they produce.  Or course, sunset is a bit easier on most, as it doesn’t require getting up early in the morning, but for my money, there’s nothing like sunrise, particularly in Winter, as it’s crisp and refreshing!

Here’s one of those mornings…

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Sunrise Streaks

As the Sun comes up, the Yoga Tree stretches her limbs toward the sky in anticipation of a day filled with energy and recharging.

Have a wonderful day!

Leafy Halo

Looking up is worth it!

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Glow.  Definitely a natural fit for quite a bit of my photography, as I enjoy backlit images…

There are a number of images that came to mind for this challenge, of which one stood out, as it also connected with one of my posts from a week ago.  During the same outing that I got some amazing beach scenery to photograph, I also decided to look up and noticed how the sun was creating a bit of a halo effect in the clouds.

So I put this effect to use in capturing this…

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Leafy Halo

Silhouetting the leaves and branches tells a story of a cold day, filled with beauty!

Have a wonderful day!

With Rain comes Sunshine!

Reflections on eclipse day…

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the wonderful theme of ooh, Shiny!; after a first foray into this theme with a moment from Chiusdino in Tuscany, I thought there might be another one in the catalog…

Sometimes, as we walk along the sidewalk, a shiny bit catches our eye; after a rain shower, there might be plenty of opportunity, particularly, if the Sun has come out from behind the clouds to announce its presence…

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Shine on the Street

Another simple iPhone image to catch the radiance brought by the Sun!

Hope you enjoy!

Summer Solstice

Sun salutations abound!

Yes, folks in the Northern Hemisphere!  It is the longest amount of daylight for us today, as we’re graced with the Sun’s presence longer than any other day this year.  The good news for readers in the Southern Hemisphere is that you’ll get more daylight tomorrow and each day after for the next six months.

On this day last year, I was in Iceland enjoying the days around the longest day without any night to speak of; at that time of the year, the Sun doesn’t go far enough below the horizon to let the night darken.  It was a magical time!

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Sunny Day!

This shot is from up in the hills in Northern Iceland, where I wanted to capture the houses in the valley against the cloud cover below the mountain top level.  The Sun rounded out the tableau rather nicely!

Technical Details

This image was captured with a Canon EOS 5D Mk III and an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens.  Exposure settings were at 1/1000 second at f/14 and 200 ISO.

Also in response to the Daily Prompt – Summer.