Sunday, November 7, 2010

Daylight Savings

The Kid has managed to find a part time job and in these tough times, this is good. But the job requires that dad drop him off at 6-o'-freakin'-clock in the morning, on the weekend, which in November and subsequent months especially, is not so good.



What to do but brew up a batch of lemonade and take the opportunity to get some morning photography done. I've been wanting to do this for some time anyway. Saturday I tried the Quabbin...


Once you're up and out there, crisp air in the lungs, steaming cup of coffee in hand, camera on stand-by and glasses fogged up, you can begin to appreciate the nuances of a world slowly waking up.



I'm a big fan of the sunset, but they say as far as picture taking goes dawn light is just as good if not better than dusk light. More yellowy-pinky, less orangey-reddy.




Dawn generally just gets less camera play as it requires a suspension of instinct to wake up in the dark and cold. (my instinct, anyway.) But we pulled it off and Sunday I went for round two at my favorite of favorite places to loaf in the woods, Arcadia. This time much closer to the critical hour and much more hurried, thanks to Daylight Savings.


It was just about as cold as Saturday and even though it was cloudy both mornings and the sun took it's time both days, when it finally did break through...


...Blammo.


Everybody up. Fauna...




...and Flora, all surviving and struggling in the sudden lock-up of nature without warmth...




...and humans too, maybe struggling a bit less with the help of their crazy automations.


One thing I noticed photography-wise in these two mornings is that there seems to be a little less less time to get about and look for things to shoot as opposed to sunset. Once that sun is up it seems to go very quickly from that fresh yellowy glow to the standard harsh bright white of the day.


But maybe I'm just groggy.

5 comments:

Mary E.Carey said...

GREAT photos, especially the first one. And that's great the kid has got a job!

Theresa said...

These photos are incredible. The first in my opinion is award worthy! I love the cracked ice one and the fog over the bog as well. Amazing images!!!

Anonymous said...

Tony. You are almost good enough to give up your day job. Like Hollywood, all you need is that one big break! L.

Michaelann Bewsee said...

What can I say but lovely?

jpo said...

Wow, maybe your best post ever. Second shot is superb, lots of other great shots too. Thanks!