01.17.2021 Surprisingly Satisfying Sunday Sunrise

Bentley got me up at 2 this morning.  He usually lets me sleep until at least 2:20.  🙂  When we went out the sky was fairly clear and I could see stars.  Let’s face it…when I get up that early of course I see stars.  Anyway, the sky looked promising and after I went back to bed and then had breakfast things had changed a bit. Clouds were moving in which was the forecast and there was just this little tiny gap at the horizon. But that can portend good things.  I drove by a few favorite locations and saw the slightest rosy glow on some of the upper clouds which then faded and I accepted that things weren’t going to happen.  But they did.  I was driving up Southeast Street resigned to run a few errands when the sky lit up and I quickly pulled over at this spot where I had made a few images in the past. I composed to get the reflection in the water and also eliminate a farmhouse to the left. Although the warmth was reflecting in the windows I didn’t want it to pull the viewers in that direction so framed without it.


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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27 Responses to 01.17.2021 Surprisingly Satisfying Sunday Sunrise

  1. A beautiful sunrise. I tried to say the title out loud.

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  2. Eliza Waters says:

    Wow, stunning shot, Steve. Moral of the story: stay alert and open and you might get lucky. 🙂

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  3. Very nice Steve! Great image!

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  4. Simply sublime shared skyline!

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  5. Looks like a very promising day, despite the unreasonably early start! Bentley must have had an inkling that a good sunrise was in the offing. It’s nice the way the eye is drawn into the sky and clouds by the slight curves of the hills.

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    • It actually was a good day. The errands went well, chores got done, and I enjoyed a football game (the American type) later on. I wish I could say Bentley was looking out for me but you can bet his belly had more to do with it. 🙂 Thanks, Sel!

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  6. The reflection in the water, which you mentioned, added a lot to the picture.

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  7. shoreacres says:

    Silhouetted trees always appeal; these had a particularly nice sunrise to set off their bare limbs. You’ve mentioned rain. Is the water an actual stream, or standing water? Whichever, the reflection’s a nice touch.

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    • Thanks, Linda! It is standing water. There is a river flowing nearby but this meadow collects water which then sits for a while.The circular shape is most likely the result of a mowing strategy with the mass in the middle the remnants of a sunflower patch.


  8. Beautiful!! Certainly worth postponing the errands for a bit longer – I’m glad you stopped.

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  9. Platypus Man says:

    Worth getting up early for a sunrise like that. Wow!

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  10. bluebrightly says:

    The farmhouse would have been a distraction – the puddles, the tree and the sky are beautiful enough!

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  11. Here’s another Bentley not that far from you:

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