The faint light of dawn was on the horizon. I was ready to go on this chilly new day. Everything around me was asleep waiting to emerge from Morpheus’s arms with the first rays of the rising sun.
The first rays
A horse was watching me. He came to greet me and slowly made his way to the meadow.
The first rays of the sun, the mist rising from the river, the flowering meadow, the colours of the sunrise, the companionship of the horse… It was a peaceful morning.
It was the first time I would get up so early in the middle of the night, 3 am, to get ready to photograph the sunrise. It was an unforgettable and wonderful morning and I plan to return soon to another place I would love to photograph in the early hours.
I hope you are all having a wonderful and peaceful Summer. And to those in the southern hemisphere a wonderful and peaceful Winter.
I don’t know how the weather is in your part of the world but here it was awful these past few weeks. Gloomy days with grey flat skies, high winds, rain, snow, and always with this humidity that chills you to the bone. I needed new photos. I miss it when I don’t have any new photos to edit. So I went in the fields near the river and in the meadows where the sheep and horses were peacefully grazing. There wasn’t much light and it was poor quality light. I knew the photos wouldn’t be at their best and I was a little disappointed when I saw them. The light was so flat, not a bit of sun rays to illuminate the scenery and make the colours come to life. But later, while viewing my photos, I felt joy in my heart by remembering those afternoons spent in the fields. It was peaceful, flocks of geese were flying low over my head, their honks vanishing in the distance… The silence, the solitude in the meadows with the sheep in a bucolic landscape… The friendly horses drawing near to greet me… Yes, the light was awful and the photos are not exactly how I wanted them to look like, but I had a wonderful time in these fields and that is part of photography too. Photography is all about technical jargon, compositions and rule of thirds, light and exposures, equipment and skills. But there’s more to it. There are all those wonderful memories we are left with from our adventures and that is a big part of photography, and it is as important as the most beautiful photos we can create. Photography is a long journey, a journey of discoveries and amazement, just like life…
Are you in the mood for Christmas ? All my decorations are out and I want to try to make bokeh Christmas images, maybe one involving my little Winny 🙂 I would like to wish a happy Thanksgiving to all my friends from the United States and a beautiful week to all of you !