There wasn’t much fall colour in the area until this week. I was concerned that we would have a repeat of last year. Last year, the fall colours came in late and were short-lived. Most of the trees turned at roughly the same time, leaves turned brown the trees were bare within two weeks. I had hoped to take my camera out to Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve for an early morning long exposure shot across the lake. It was not to be. I overslept.
From my kitchen window, I could see a purple sky developing over the hills. Lake Carnegie immediately came to mind.
I was not disappointed but I did not dress warmly enough. It was cold. I took bracketed shots of each scene. These are HDR images created in Photomatix Pro. The colours are a bit intense but Bhavna liked the result so I am happy.
I’m neither a morning person nor a true night owl, although there is something about the quiet of the morning before everything is stirring, that is very attractive to me; it allows for that meditative time, when all that surrounds us can be breathed in.
Frank, I am definitely a morning person. My energy levels are the highest at dawn and the lowest at sunset. If I could organize my day around my schedule, I would accomplish everything important to my day before noon at (starting at 7 AM) and prepare to shut down mentally by 3 PM. But I do enjoy the moments of solitude on the weekends when I can focus on my photography and some of the personal tech projects I am working on.
I have been this way for as long as I can remember. I am
Yesterday after lunch, I found myself standing in the parking lot soaking in the sunshine, while staring at the water feature, and listening to the birds call to each other from the trees. It was a moment of zen and at that moment I regretted that I could not have more time to enjoy it.