02.24.2019 The dawn of a new yesterday

Saturday was probably my only day shooting this weekend.  Today will be a mix of rain and freezing rain and tomorrow windy with gusts potentially as high as 65 mph.  So it was yesterday or bust which is just what seemed to be the case.  Leaving the house, I noticed some nice wispy clouds lighting up.  By the time I got to Mount Pollux the color had faded but experience has shown that one should stay the course because you never know.  As you can see, the color returned just before the sun broke the horizon.

It is indeed rainy although a gentle rain.  Bentley wore his coat for his early morning trip outside and is now comfortably ensconced back under the bed covers for a few hours.  Then the poor little guy will leave there for another few hours sacked out on the sofa with his dog blankets atop the cushions until lunchtime. His is definitely a “dog’s life”.  🙂

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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13 Responses to 02.24.2019 The dawn of a new yesterday

  1. Did you move around to place the brightest area in the sky behind different parts of the tree?

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    • Other angles brought in distractions or crossed branches with branches and twigs on this one. I didn’t really want the brightest part directly behind the tree as the contrasty shadows were creating halos with the bright background around the twigs. As well, I wanted to place the interesting clouds where they were most visible.

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  2. bluebrightly says:

    I love your description of Bentley;s difficult life. 🙂 And what intense color in that sunrise – after being up and out that early, you too deserve the sofa, a blanket, and lunch.

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    • All our beagles have been good sleepers, but he is the laziest of them all. I really think he is awake no more than a couple of hours a day. That will increase once the days get longer and warmer. Then he’ll get three a days but in the winter just one if we can get him to leave the garage. He’ll stick his nose out the garage door and if it is a cold wind, rain or sleet or snow he won’t budge.
      He pretty much commands the sofa, but that’s okay. I’ve got my recliner and eventually he grabs his security blanket and camps out on my lap. 🙂

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  3. shoreacres says:

    I made a long drive to visit a friend this past weekend, just to get out of the rain and fog. Now, I have to head home, and the forecast is for thunderstorms,severe thunderstorms, and hail. I’m ready to take Bentley’s approach to life when I get home — I woke early and can’t sleep. I need a transporter — but at least I’ll be on the road to see the sunrise, if there aren’t clouds. I’d love to see one as lovely as this.

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    • I hope that you made it home safely, Linda. Driving in that weather is a challenge both for your own control but even more for that of other drivers. Did you get to see a sunrise?

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      • shoreacres says:

        I’m safely home, and watching the lightning from the thunderstorms I beat. No sunrise for me today — there was thick, thick fog for the first three hours. But, I came back roads instead of the freeways, so traffic was light and it wasn’t particularly stressful.

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      • I never would have made it home…at least not quickly. It has been a long time since we have had a thick fog and I would have loved to be capturing some of that mood. Glad you are indoors and able to enjoy the lightning in the distance rather than worrying about it knocking a tree limb into your path. We had very strong winds here yesterday and today. Our side street looked like a forest floor with all the wind blown debris from our white pines. No large branches came down, thankfully.

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