I choose to end this month with a set of shots from the beginning of the day at various times over the winter. From now until into the fall, the sun rises too early for me to meet it.
I took this in pre-dawn light in mid-January. Dundonald Park was quiet that time of day.
Here we had the same locale several mornings later.
On the last day of January this was the morning view looking southeast as I walked.
This dawn day was in mid-February, also in Dundonald Park.
This was in mid-March.
And these two were some days later.
I finish with these views from late March. The Rideau Canal, still largely frozen, is seen to the south from the Mackenzie King Bridge.
Crossing to the north side of the bridge finds familiar landmarks- the National Arts Centre, Parliament Hill, the government Conference Centre, and the Chateau Laurier- just starting to be lit up.
In my experience, I've found dawning photos to the daunting and enjoy them more than sunsets. And that's OK except for one thing - I really don't like to get up early in the morning. Unless it's for something important, you know, like golf.. My favorite shot here is the last one.ReplyDelete
Beautiful and picturesque William. I'll bet your looking forward to Summer.ReplyDelete
Lovely photos. I especially love the last shot.ReplyDelete
The first light... what is that ?ReplyDelete
The last shot is my preferred, William !
Your pre-dawn pictures are beautiful!ReplyDelete
The sunrise is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Uma bela sequência de fotografias.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
...I hope that it was the start of a great day!ReplyDelete
I love how the majesty of the bare trees is highlighted in these photos.ReplyDelete
@Lowell: now it's way too early getting up!ReplyDelete
@Joe: lots of things coming up here over the summer to photograph.
@Mildred: so did I.
@Karl: I photograph vastly more sunsets than I do sunrises!
@Nancy: thank you!
@Marianne: it is.
@Tom: depends on the day.
@Marie: yes, these trees will just start to be budding around now, but they're still largely bare. It'll take a few weeks for the leaves to assert themselves.
You have seen and photographed several nice 'blue hours' around sunrise.ReplyDelete
I really like the progressive shots you've been showing in your recent posts.ReplyDelete
way cool. the sun glistening through ... awesome shots. ( ;ReplyDelete
Beautiful images William, the predawn light is magic!ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos. It looks so tranquil. Love gentle lights on the snow!ReplyDelete
Your most beautiful shots ever, in my opinion, William! Dreamy! I really see the beauty of the area.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous captures of the morning light!ReplyDelete
Happy Week to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Wonderful photos.I find early morning light to be so much more special.ReplyDelete
The cool night gives way to the sunlight like a wave.
Your soft colored black and white photos are outstanding plus
The last photo is fabulous.
Lovely photos, I especially like the last one, such beautiful light.ReplyDelete
Yes, the last one with the golden sun light on that building!ReplyDelete
@Red: I like that seasonal change for posts.
@Grace: it is indeed.
@Tamago: tranquil works!
@Cloudia: so do I.
@Carol: thank you.
@Parsnip: I seem to get more sunsets in than I'll ever get sunrises.
@Bill: I got there just in time.
@Aritha: it was quite a morning.
Early in the day is so fresh...but mighty cold, too. I love that last shot. Perfect light.ReplyDelete
That last pic is a real winner, William!ReplyDelete
I love this post ... celebrating the dawn and shows how each day brings new and different ways of looking at life! Which is never boring if you let your eyes take it all in! Thanks for sharing. And from now until into Fall you can collect evening/sundown shots . (I like mornings, but love this time of year for the long evenings ... and every year I find it a little bit harder to get going early in the morning.)ReplyDelete
This time of day is so lovely and you captured it perfectly. Could be Leningrad, St. Petersburg (or whatever the call it now)....ReplyDelete
Interesting. It does tell me why I prefer the desert sunrises.ReplyDelete
All the photos are fantastic. The last one is fabulous.ReplyDelete
Today I thought I would like to go down to Humber Bay to photograph the sunrise again... but, as you said, it is too early nowadays! 6:20 tomorrow. I would have to get up at 5:30 at least to be there by 6.... too early!
I do like the moodiness of these photos.ReplyDelete
Morning light is indeed so lovely.ReplyDelete
Nice time of day!ReplyDelete
Just a simply beautiful set of photographs.ReplyDelete
The light in them is just great, and quite special somehow..
All the best Jan
There's a photo contest I heard about. I'll send you the info. $10,000 prize.ReplyDelete
@Kay: cold is good.
@RedPat: thank you!
@Sallie: I doubt I'll see much in the way of dawn shots before fall now.
@Janis: we're colder than St. Petersburg!
@Maywyn: thank you.
@Catarina: and every day now the sun gets up earlier.
@Michelle: so do I.
@Jeanie: I agree.
@Jan: thank you.