Monday, February 15, 2010


The other day, well, probably about a week ago now (how time flies!), I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time to grab a few shots of the sun coming up. It was exceptionally cold, and I --as usual-- had no coat, hat or gloves on.
None the less, the contrast in color between the burning rising sun and the frigid landscape kept me enthralled and I was able to get quite a few variations of the above photo.
Sunrise shots fascinate me due to the miniscule amount of time it takes for everything in the sky and landscape to change....there is no must be quick on your feet, agile with the camera and shoot as the amazing color opportunities present themselves.
I lucked out this day. I felt my old self, completely back to normal, scuttling about trying different shots through the screen of shrubs and trees in the yard and on the porch. Using branches to crop the pictures, allowing the soft focus to bring to viewer directly into the moment. It was wonderful and beautiful.
I do have an option on both cameras for multiple shots, which I have never used.
I am determined to do it myself.
Mother Nature and I......having a small morning greeting and then running our seperate ways.
Someday I might drag myself into this new century of technology, but for the moment, I like taking the longer road, the slower path, the steps that let me linger those few seconds more.
To see every amazing color even for that millisecond whether or not I capture it.
Perhaps those are the images meant to remain fleeting; that we as artists are to keep in our memory until they emerge within our media of choice.
Just a thought.......



di from di-did-it said...

Wow, catch the awe of the sunrise you did! I too am mesmerized by dawn & dusk and find myself drawn into these powerful moments. They cleanse & renew the spirit. Thank you for caputuring this beauty & sharing it with us. Have a wonderful week!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Di---I love trying to get those moments--that *feel*. Anyone who shoots pics knows exactly what I mean.
It's so breathtaking; takes one out of themselves and into the larger world about!


marianne said...

lovely anne! thanks for sharing! as one who has frozen her fanny off (well, not enough of it, but you know!) for those sunrise shots, i know just waht you mean. it's a wonderful trnasformation to watch and, if lucky, to capture.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I hear you marianne!!! Why do you think I run out without a coat??? LOL!! (it's all STILL THERE....)
But it is amazing to watch that change in color that does not seem real.....usually just seen on a movie screen and you know it's been enhanced!


Marilyn said...

Sometimes I see these sunrises or sunsets & I wish I could capture the colors on canvas but....
This photo is lovely!!
Hope you have a great day....Snow definitely for us tonight. Some say 4"to 6" others say 8" to 10". We will see.....
Hope you feel better soon!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi MArilyn,

I wish I could get the colors on the canvas too---when I put down what I know I have seen it looks garish......
It is a fine line to reproduce it.
Thus, I love my camera! (wink!)


audrey said...

Anne, WHAT A BEAUTY!!! Yes, you did capture a stunning moment in time. The camera is an amazing piece of equipment that allows us to do just that ~ capture moments we wish to look upon longer than real life would permit.
This photo is gorgeous!!!
Happy Monday, Anne.
♥ audrey

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Audrey,

I often wish I knew ore technically about shooting, and I do have a MANUEL, but that would require reading.....LOL!!!
I think I like the chance of the chase---the luck of the draw when I click the shutter! ;)


Deborah said...

Another absolutely magical shot, Anne. I am really enjoying your multi-talented Blonde One. **kisskiss** Deb

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh Poetic Blonde-One...

I wish I could walk better to get more of it done! LOL!!! :D
I'll just have to be patient.


*Ulrike* said...

Beautiful photo! You do have to click quickly as each shot can be different, but that is the beauty in it!

Tangible Threads said...

"I like taking the longer road, the slower path, the steps that let me linger those few seconds more."

Such a place of contented peace you were in here. She has been throwing us some beautiful mornings, I'll give you that but, I wish she would take her snow elsewhere. My aching bones want no more of it.

I hope your days is filled with joy ms anne!! Hugs. T

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

sometime I want to run through a whole sunrise---put the auto-shoot on and see what I end up with. The moments that I miss from moving or focusing....just let it rip and see what color comes through!


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey T,
Yes, my bones are saying that it's time for some warmer weather. How much Tylenon can you take before you start looking like a capsule??? ;)
I do enjoy those extra seconds, though I spend the rest of the day playing catch-up....or pretending to!


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Beautiful photo!

We are so lucky to have the ocean here, where sunrises are spectacular.

Alas, we can't see it from our house, so I have to get up, get dressed, and drive the five minutes to get there - so I don't see it more than 1 or 2 times a year. LOL

I am soooooo ready for the end of winter. And it's only February! Were winters this long forty years ago?

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

NO!!!! No they were not! LOL!!
They showd up in Movember and politely left by February, at least the bad stuff. An occasional snow on the daffodils.
Hey Tristan, if I had to go anywhere to take sunrise pics, where I had to DRESS other than PJs, there would never be a one on here.
Never ever! ;)


gypsylulu said...

Ahhhh, this is so lovely, Anne...
You sure captured it well.....I rarely see a sunrise as my apt is facing West...I have taken many nice sunsets tho..from my big window!
Thanks for sharing this moment with us!
Stay warm tho!.... xoxo, gypsy

Rondell said...

Red skies in the morning, sailor be taking some warning. That's what my Uncle Fronz taught me as a child. Course he also love him some drunky juice, so I didn't take much mind to it.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Gypsy,

I think next time I'm going to have warmer clothes on....that might have been why I felt like I had a cold for, oh, a week??? LOL!!! :D
I have no sense....


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Rondell,

Drunky juice or not.....he was right! It cut loose with a good storm that day!


The Garden Bell said...

What an inspiration to get up and out early in the morning. That's it, I'm going to try soon.

Commenting on my laptop, sorry so short today. Practicing up.

Kate - The Garden Bell - xxoxoxox

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Trust me Kate---it's worth it!
Just don't go out in slippers and PJs in the snow...ahem... <:)


Magpie's Mumblings said...

Lovely photo! I'm so glad you post these because our house faces north and we are surrounded on all sides by other houses (and awful-looking hydro & telephone lines) and we don't get to see the beauty of the sunrises & sunsets. I'm altogether too lazy to get in the car and go to where I might be able to get a picture (especially so when I can see such beautiful ones on your blog!).

Leslie said...

Great photo, but next time, A COAT!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Dear Anne...I am often captured by my early riser neighbor Larry out on my front porch attempting to capture the often overlooked miracle in a sunrise....Larry calls me looney Lou! I know we are all a photon of light in the Universe so we do what we have to do! Stay safe and warm! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

to see every amazing color for a millesecond...I believe when we see it the image will impress on our hearts

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks MA!

Sometimes I have wondered if maybe I have done them too much, but each is so different, especially where the sun rises at different times of year....I always hope they have some enticement! :)


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh Leslie....

(large overblown dramatic sigh!)

You just want to take all the FUN out of it, don't you??? LOL!!!


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Mary Helen,

I am sure that anyone around here (though few people) who see me are sure I'm just NUTS, but that does not deter me one iota! I was shooting alongside the road one day, camera to eye, and some man stopped and asked if I was okay. I must have looked at him like he had lobsters coming out his ears as I said *yes*. I resisted saying, "What do you think I have in my hands, and oh by the way, you're blocking my late afternoon light...."
We do provide entertainment for the unimaginative, don't we???


Silke said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous!! I love sunrises for that same reason. The most amazing sunrises I've ever seen were in the Grand Canyon simply because the colors in the canyon change so dramatically as the sun rises or sets. Truly breathtaking! I am glad you got this photo, even though you were not dressed for the occasion... love, Silke

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Silke,

I would love to see the colors of the Grand Canyon; the photos I've seen are so beautiful they don't seem real!!! :)


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