the things that photography will drive you to do. this morning, I got up at 5:00 a.m. to try and capture the lake at sunrise. well, first thing you need to know - exactly where is the lake? okay, so I found it. and it was beautiful really - the mist rising, the sky bushing in antipation of her beau and herons winging low, low, low over the water. as I parked, two guys came along to fish and we trudged down to the water together very quietly. I set up my tripod and they began to fish. the morning quiet was dotted with the plops of their casts and the occasionally bird calls. I was alone with my thoughts. and..I had none. It was a beautiful thing.
the water was adorned with water plants and as the sun slowly peeked over the horizon, diamonds grew in the water. finally....the sun hit the top of the trees - stunning. I haven't downloaded the shots yet...I'm enjoying just thinking about the beauty.
as I left, one of the fishermen came back up top to enjoy my view and a bicycler stopped by. we stood for a moment just looking and then parted.
I drove home by the way of the gardens.....now I need my coffee....a good day indeed.