Why do I get up so early every day?
Well, the main reason is that Murphy expects his breakfast at 4, but I have always been an early riser since I had a paper route when I was young beyond memory. My waking is how Murph got trained to expect an early feed. Photographically, for me, the best light is when the air is still clean, the temperature is cool and there is no one else around…and if I am lucky the breeze is still at rest
This morning Civil Twilight was at 4:48 with Sunrise at 5:20 and the spot I had in mind is a 35 minute ride so out I went at 4:15. As there were no other crazies like me out there, I made good time and arrived at 4:47 just as a glow was beginning to build in the east. It was right behind Mount Monadnock…just as I planned it with the help of The Photographer’s Ephemeris.
After this I visited the Yellow Lady’s Slippers and a Pink Lady’s Slipper too. Tomorrow I have been graciously invited to visit a restored field of Wild Lupines. So far my week off is outstanding. 🙂