“The sun can warm the coldest dawn”
Up with the larks ? Well not actually, but the thought was there as I stumbled out of bed,some 20 minutes before sunrise. Recently, while driving to work, I’ve seen some wonderful sunrises and misty mornings,so today on my day off, I challenged myself to go out and record some of them.
It was a chilly start to the morning (it was only 3º Celsius) even so it wasn’t as cold and frosty as I’d hoped for.The main thing being of course, it was wonderfully bright and gloriously sunny,perfect weather conditions for photography. It is still wonderfully sunny now as I write some 25 minutes after midday,but the shadows are beginning to creep across the back garden, as the sun heads slowly down once again.
I didn’t head far away, just a little way across the countryside to a spot near Rivenhall,managing to capture the wonderful St Mary’s and All Saints church from a distance.I have to say that my photography skills can still be described as being in the amateur category, but I can say even so,I do have my moments of success.
Mostly I enjoy greatly, capturing the moment.Whether it be in the morning,evening,summer or winter, in varying weather conditions in the countryside or even in the city. For me I’m only here once so why not live this moment and why not capture it in a photograph,a video,a post or whatever medium you choose.
I realised during early spring visits to the club in 2015, that the sun can light up the sky and landscape in a wonderful way and also its never quite the same, as you go through the year,month by month. Climate plays a part too whether it’s being naked, during the warmer spring and summer months to being fully clothed, with three or more layers,thermal underwear,two pairs of socks,woolly hat and gloves (finger-less of course) in the cold winter months.
In terms of photography,I love the challenge of seeing what else or where else I can shoot and also experiencing the feeling of doing something I’ve not done before. Today I parked just down the road from the church and walked into Rivenhall Thicks,the only real wooded area visible from the road. The view across the fields to the church was excellent and with the sun in the background it gave me a great start to the day.
Then afterwards it was straight back home, into the warmth of the living room,numerous cups of coffee and a mince pie or two.To my delight as I sat at the computer, the wildlife (above) seemed to just appear at the window and afforded me another chance to shoot.Even though they’re taken through glass they came out rather well.
“Lost on a wave and then after
Dream on on to the heart of the sunrise”