Last week I was sitting in front of the computer editing some work at about 5 a.m. while at the same time taking glances out the window toward East Lake watching the "glimmer". I've learned that I try to second guess Mother Nature I will usually be left flat footed with only a memory. Knowing this I decided to head down to the dock with camera and tripod to see what might happen and to enjoy the light show, should there be one.
As I sat on the bench watching the occassional gull fly by, swinging at a mosquito or two and watching the waters surface begin to glow, I couldn't help but be extremely grateful that photography has brought these moments into my life. I'm lucky in that waking up at extremely early hours is a norm for me and is a leftover link to farming that I haven't been able to change. But would I want to miss this moment, or any of the moments, whether by a lazy stream, a winter's dawn or standing in a field, that has a defining moment such as the blog image.
Four minutes was the time given until the color drained away leaving not a trace of the color that was once enveloping me and the scene. It's not long, but it was enough. Enough to fill a few frames with "dripping" color and enough to fill a body with the wonder of nature's gifts that will keep on giving. This sunrise, as many others, will be a page that is bookmarked so I can return to it whenever necessary, or at least until the next solar splash.
Thanks for joining me and I hope you have a great summer weekend.
Sic “Em Bears. Go Baylor!
For more views of my work visit;
A Piece Of Work, Spirit Lake, Iowa http://www.apieceofworkinc.com/
Arts On Grand, Spencer, Iowa http://www.artsongrand.org/
Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota www.lanesboroarts.org
Side Street Gallery, Arnolds Park, Iowa www.okobojiimages.com