Wednesday, September 28, 2005

misty morning



Summer is officially over and mornings are marked by blankets of crystal clear dew covering the landscape. Sunrise produces the clear and intense light of fall and mists rise from low lying areas.

Soon the dew will transform itself to crystalline frost. There are scenes of incredible beauty all around us. Unfortunately for me, alot of these scene lie in areas inaccessible for methodical photography - - no shoulders on the road to pull off and compose a shot. I am left with what I'll call "stop sign photography", out the side or front window of a car. "Stop sign photography" is somewhat of a misnomer, because many times I'm not stopped. It's a special form of photography involving framing the shot blindly and using a special skill that involves pushing a button with the right hand and driving with the left. Don't try this at home, and as always, do as I say not as I do.

6 comments:

deb said...

I know exactly what you mean! It's the same for me. I have the most gorgeous drive to and from work. Sometimes I stick the camera out the driver's side window and click without looking - in hopes that I'll get something good. This morning was no different. The sky was so beautiful but there was nowhere to pull over. I'll get to see this evening if any of the shots will be worth sharing :)

Lovely photo as usual!

Floridacracker said...

Summers over?? Did someone tell the sun?
Pretty nice shot for driving with one hand and shooting with the other.

becca said...

for some reason ... unmistakenly America ...

pilgrim said...

Beautiful backlight. I love the rainbow colors in the mist.

pablo said...

Wish I were there.

André said...

Amazing! Where did you sit? In the passenger seat or do you have an extra long right arm?
Your pictures are always exceptional