Summer Sunrise on The American River
There is something magical to be able to connect with nature, especially with my camera. Feel rejuvenated and excited with life:)
Have seen some amazing views the last 12 days–not able to capture via D300s, because it was through my rear view mirror or car windshield. Stunning sunrise the other morning in my mirror and the golden full moon in front…stuck in traffic the other evening and a Red Tailed Hawk, sitting on a post watching the newly plowed field, hunting or resting, but majestic! These moments are caught in my memory and reminded me the importance of appreciating what is around me at the time and to slow down.
The sunrise is much better in Fair Oaks, on a bridge overlooking The American River. We hit 108 degrees on Wednesday and today we are due for the upper 70s. It was a delightful morning to be out before dawn. Am fortunate that I can pull out of my driveway and be set up on the bridge with tripod in 15 minutes.
What was so impressive this morning was the range of colors in this spectacular summer sunrise…
The reality of this location is that I am limited in which lens will fit between the bars. Although, this morning I was seriously contemplating the concept of bringing a ladder, so I could shoot over the top! Tempting, but for now–will use smaller lenses that fit:)
Have a fabulous weekend!
spectacular colors! some look like there is fire. have a wonderful weekend, too!
August 28, 2010 at 5:53 pm
Wow! Gorgeous series of photographs! A few of the images look like the fabulous sky is ablaze. Amazing reflection in the river. What a beautiful sight to see! Thanks for sharing your lovely work.
August 29, 2010 at 12:42 am
Laura, these are fantastic! I’m glad you decided to shoot through the bars because the effect is terrific – it looks like three perfect side-by-side shots and creates wonderful visual interest. I love these! Great work and a wonderful series with spectacular photos.
August 29, 2010 at 2:30 pm