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October 4, 2010

Morning Light – Picture Fall, day 4

Filed under: Photo assignments — Karma @ 9:29 pm
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I was wondering how this photography class might work out for me on days when I was quite busy.  I didn’t get to read email today until lunch time, but ended up finding it quite serendipitous that today’s photo prompt was Morning Light.  This past Saturday morning, I got up to let the dogs out and make my coffee.  Upon opening the door for Daphne and Teddy, I was taken by the gorgeous morning light.  Coffee forgotten, I ran for my camera.  The leaves that I was having trouble photographing for day one of picture fall were suddenly sparkling and beautiful.  My new mums were glorious with the previous day’s rain drops and golden sunshine.  And rising from my sodden, wooden, backyard fence, billows of evaporating steam lit up by the sun.  Our instructor said to find something that whispers the reassurance needed to ease into the day ahead.  I was ready for a wonderful day when I started it off photographing the beauty that nature had to offer me Saturday morning.  And on a day that hasn’t been quite so long and draining, (I will spare you the tedious details) I will share with you some of the other photos I took that morning that made me so happy.

I’ve got another song to go with my post today.  I promise it isn’t annoying like the one I shared in the “Jelly” post.  It is a song from my childhood which popped into my head while I was writing this post.  Music from my childhood and teenage years plays prominently in my thoughts on a fairly regular basis, so I thought I’d share some with you from time to time, when it seems to fit, as I’ve done in a few other posts.


  1. That’s a great picture, Karen, especially how you caught the “billows of evaporating steam lit up by the sun.” I like how you described it. Cat Stevens was a favorite troubadour of mine back in the 1970s. Ah, the memories! It all connects, your words, your picture and the music…

    Comment by Barbara — October 5, 2010 @ 8:35 am | Reply

    • Thank you, Barbara! I’m glad you liked the connections too.

      Comment by Karma — October 5, 2010 @ 12:21 pm | Reply

  2. WOW! I would have ran for my camera, too, if I saw something like this!
    Love the song, too.

    Comment by thedailyclick — October 5, 2010 @ 8:38 am | Reply

    • It was pretty darn cool to see, that is for sure. Flickr was acting up last night and I was getting tired, so I hope to share more from that beautiful morning.

      Comment by Karma — October 5, 2010 @ 12:22 pm | Reply

  3. That’s really beautiful! Great song to go with it, too. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — October 5, 2010 @ 8:50 am | Reply

  4. Very pretty. I think I saw the same fog/steam on the lake in Cooperstown that morning!

    Comment by JenniferA — October 5, 2010 @ 10:07 am | Reply

  5. I was wondering exactly what to call that fog/steam stuff. I suppose it can’t really be steam, since it wasn’t 212 degrees, but it sure moved like steam. Low-lying cloud puffing up from the wet fence?

    Comment by Karma — October 5, 2010 @ 12:25 pm | Reply

  6. Love the mood that evaporating moisture has given this shot… Makes getting up in the morning worthwhile I’d guess… I have to guess as I don’t normally wake up until 10am (even though I leave for work at 7am)… lol… So you’ve started a photography class eh… How cool.. Can’t wait to see how that progresses for you… 🙂

    Comment by FS Photography — October 5, 2010 @ 4:51 pm | Reply

    • I agree, Brian, that despite being “up” in the morning, I’m not necessarily awake! Luckily I was jolted into camera action before this scene disappeared.

      Comment by Karma — October 6, 2010 @ 10:22 pm | Reply

  7. Impressive photo – very like a painting in feeling.

    Comment by Val Erde — October 6, 2010 @ 7:18 pm | Reply

    • Hi Val!
      Thank you! Glad you stopped by!

      Comment by Karma — October 6, 2010 @ 10:23 pm | Reply

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