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

Yoga Tree Morning

Morning sky and strength

As I was perusing part of my tree photography collection, I came across this image from last year January.

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Strength against the Sky

The morning sky was being lit beautifully by the early sunlight, which provided a rather nice juxtaposition to the stark, strong silhouette cast by the Yoga Tree.

Moments, such as the one captured here, enable us to go back time and again to contemplate the complexity of the universe and the inherent beauty that surrounds us.

Hope you enjoy this quiet moment on a serene Sunday.

Technical Details

Captured with an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app and minor adjustments in Instagram.

7-Day Nature Photo Challenge – pt 7

The sun arrives…

I was nominated by a fellow blogger, Stella of  Giggles & Tales, for a 7-Day Nature Photo Challenge.  Stella’s blog is always full of interesting posts, which are a blend of poetry, photography and perspectives on the world around her.  Go check her blog out!!

On this final day, I am closing the series with my beloved Yoga Tree

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Morning Clouds

Taken on a late December morning in 2014, I wanted to capture the high speed clouds crossing the sky and allow the Sun to come out of hiding from behind the lovely tree.

I hope the Lady of the Fields inspires your day as well!

Technical Details

This image was captured with my iPhone 5S using the standard camera app and a little bit of additional saturation through Instagram.

The Rules

Post a #naturephoto every day and nominate another blogger for this challenge.

Nomination

The challenge of nominating a fellow blogger…  Elusive Trope‘s Doug Branson runs a blog that, in his words, has the “intention with this blog is to not only maybe provide something to ponder and just maybe facilitate a better understanding or or perception about themselves”.  Go check out this extremely creative blog and enjoy yourselves!  If he accepts this challenge, I look forward to the results!

7 Day Nature Challenge – pt 6

Morning’s fire

I was nominated by a fellow blogger, Stella of  Giggles & Tales, for a 7-Day Nature Photo Challenge.  Stella’s blog is always full of interesting posts, which are a blend of poetry, photography and perspectives on the world around her.  Go check her blog out!!

Today, a little something to show the awesome drama that is nature…

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Morning’s Fire

This Winter morning scene was well worth the stop on my daily commute in early 2014.  I had seen the way the cloud formations were coming together and when I noticed that the sun was just coming up, I knew that I had to capture this little bit of morning drama before it disappeared.

I love to hear your thoughts about this snapshot.

Technical Details

This image was captured with my iPhone 5S using the standard camera app and a little bit of additional saturation through Instagram.

The Rules

Post a #naturephoto every day and nominate another blogger for this challenge.

Nomination

The challenge of nominating a fellow blogger…  Alanemartinez’s Blog‘s Alan runs a wonderful blog with many interesting images that he captures with great regularity.  Go check out this talented, creative blog!  If he accepts this challenge, I look forward to the results!

A Yoga Tree Moment

Every sunrise is a story

As I feel that there can never be too much Yoga Tree coverage, I want to share this moment with you:

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Morning greets the lady

There’s always a story.
It’s all stories, really.
The sun coming up every day is a story.
Everything’s got a story in it.
Change the story, change the world.

– Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

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The Lady of the Fields gazes across the remainder of the corn crop, as the Sun rises up to greet her.  In this moment from 2014, balance exist between earth, sky and tree, as the universe connects all.  Her story is unfolding that day and beyond.

 

Three Line Tales – Week 3

Haiku of change

three line tales micro fiction and micro poetry writing challenge
photo by Sonya – full res version on Unsplash

Sunrise and sunset
Changing the world around us.
Transmogrifying?

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Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

The TLT rules are simple:

  • Take a look at the photo prompt and write three lines to go with it.
  • Your lines can be poetry, micro-fiction, micro non-fiction or just a really long caption – everything goes as long as it’s three lines long.
  • A link back to this post would be nice (it’ll make me feel obliged to swing by yours to read your three lines, and some of your readers might want to join in, too – the more, the merrier, right?).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales – it’ll make it easier for others to find it in the Reader.
  • Read other participants’ lines.

Please check Sonya’s post Three Line Tales – Week Three for detailed instructions.

Yoga Tree in Autumn

She’s wearing a coat of many colors…

I may just have to do a series of posts of the Yoga Tree in her various seasonal outfits; I’ll have to think how I want to organize it, but for now…here’s a little taste!

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Yoga Tree in Autumn

As you can tell from this image, she’s progressing in dropping her leaves, which have beautiful shades of color at this time of year.  It’s almost, as if she is stretching out of a slumber that was induced by the blanket of leaves that she carried during the Spring and Summer months.

Looking forward to hearing what you think of this image!

Shot of the Week – vol. 1

A weekly feature that highlights a photo taken during the past week.

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Yoga Tree Admires Winter’s Sunrise

The first ‘Shot of the Week‘ features a subject that is no stranger to followers, as I photograph the Yoga Tree quite often.

During my daily commute this Friday morning, I noticed that the sky had an interesting cloud cover, which might produce a good backdrop for the Yoga Tree, so I went for a little detour.  When I got there, the sky did definitely not disappoint, as the sunlight’s reflection off the underside of some of the clouds provided beautiful structure.

A quick look at the tableau helped me make up my mind on composition and relative positioning of the key elements in this image.  My decision was to play a little bit loose with the rule of thirds, so that the rising sun would end up more as a pleasant surprise rather than a key element. The Yoga Tree will always be a main subject in this image, but with the amount of light in the upper left quadrant, I knew that the eye would go there and cause tension, if allowed to compete with the rising sun.

When examining the radiance of the sunrise, I did realize that it could have been the main subject, all by itself.  However, my love of trees would never allow me to ignore the Yoga Tree; also, I didn’t have a lens with me to frame the right shot of the sunrise, which helps with decision making!

All in all, I am pleased with capturing this moment during the past week, and I am curious to hear your thoughts about this image, as well as what images you may have captured.

P.S. this is the first post in a series that I plan to feature on Sundays this year.  I love to get your feedback on it, as it progresses during the year.

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