12.29.2019 Slowly the dawn came acreepin’

Yesterday morning was another of those when the sky seems unpromising of a colorful start to the day.  Just the barest of colorful hints to the east but the slight break at the horizon told me that I might regret not looking.  So off I went to the nearby field in Hadley with the nice layout of bare maples and a farm road leading off to the distant trees edging my neighborhood in Amherst.

Over the next ten minutes or so the sky opened a bit and more hints of color building at the bottoms of clouds began to show hope for a beautiful sunrise.

Although the color spread throughout the sky it pretty much peaked as you see it here.  But the illumination of the lower clouds made for a nice twilight and I was very happy to have been there for the moments it lasted.  As the sun neared the horizon an orange glow replaced the magenta hues then faded.



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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17 Responses to 12.29.2019 Slowly the dawn came acreepin’

  1. The French say “Tout vient à point à qui sait attendre,” “Everything works out for the person who knows how to wait.”

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  2. shoreacres says:

    With apologies to the Coasters:
    “Late at night while you’re sleepin’
    that old dawn will come a-creepin’ around…”

    I like the bend in the cloud in the upper right. All the others seem quite purposeful, making their way across the sky, but that one seems distracted by something on the ground. I wonder if clouds look at us the way we look at them?

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    • I’m sure the Coasters would appreciate your adaptation.

      I wasn’t quite sure what to make of that curled cloud. Seemed like something was happening up there. I think maybe it was shepherding all the smaller clouds across the sky.


  3. Nice Steve! Really like the clouds & sky!

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    A handsome reward for your efforts!

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  5. Patience pays plentifully. Meanwhile, on the West Coast, things seem to be playing out rather well. Stay tuned…

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  6. I think I have about given up on analyzing when the good sunrise/sunset will be. It only takes a second for something to happen. 😀

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