I’ve never been an early riser. In fact my philosophy is if the early bird catches the worm, then the worm should have stayed in bed a wee bit longer. Unfortunately the pursuit of landscape photography generally means getting up before dawn, finding a nice subject in the dim pre-dawn hours and waiting patiently for the sun to create its magic. Making exposure after exposure, changing a little here and a little there, shooting horizontal and vertical and constantly adjusting to the light’s ever changing patterns in hope of catching that one magic moment when everything looks just right. More often than not, that perfect moment never comes and we must be content with catching only a glimpse of what we felt and saw in that early morning light.
Very, very nice, Jeff! I would think it well worth rising early!
When I saw this photo, I knew I’d seen this place before!
I was there about 2 or 3 years ago, just after it had rained, so the water was rushing around and muddy-brown, unlike the calm day you encountered here.
Forgive me if I’ve forgotten but do you live in Texas or were you just visiting?
I know this early morning stillness. I am usually up early. This image, for all its brightness captures the feeling of early morning. We are rewarded for your efforts!
Not bad for a late worm, after all.
Nice colors, the light is still not too hard.