Monday, January 26, 2009

WARMING THE WINTER SKY...

Keeping true to my original idea of this blog, what brings me calm here in Wishnik Woods...I present yet another vivid sunrise painting the twilight sky. This was this past Sunday mornings' greeting to the world, every color of the rainbow except green. The last sunrise that I shared, I claimed it was the most colorful sunrise yet. I stand corrected! The sky was bursting in color here on the horizon, yet the rest of the skies were very deep muted blues. Darkness lingered for the most part outside as I made my journey to the back of our property which overlooks fields and yet more woods. In the still of the early morning, with a minimum of light to guide me through the woods, I set out with my camera and tripod. Not far behind, my husband hurried to catch up with me. Initially he thought that I was going to capture this sunrise from the pond up by our cabin. I was, until I got outside and the colors quickly deepened and spread further along the horizon. That's when I decided to take a walk through the woods. These images were zoomed in, that...along with the overall dark atmosphere explains the dark silhouettes of the trees. Believe it or not, I could see where I was going. I followed deer tracks along the path. If you click to enlarge this first photo, you can see the snow along the bottom, it was dark out!


My Nikon captures the rise and sets with absolute true color and clarity. I'm extremely happy with the results.
A couple of photos here I cropped for a slightly closer view.

This last one of the series, is the final shot I took as the sun began to show itself. I couldn't last any longer, as I was standing there in amazement, the pain in my toes reminded me that I was quickly freezing over! If I remember correctly, the air was 9 degrees. As I glanced back towards this sight on our way back to the cabin, the colors were quickly fading just as fast as they appeared. I had made it just in time...and I think even my husband was glad he was being the ever protective husband, he hadn't even finished his first cup of coffee!
I'd like to send out one big thank you to all who stopped by and sent birthday wishes to my mother in the last post. All the kind words made her day all the more special. She asked that I let you all know that she says...Hello! ...and a big thank you to all! She was surprised and told me she's not sure she deserved all the praise. Note to Mom...Yes, you do!
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23 comments:

Richard said...

More beautiful sunrise pictures. You are so lucky to capture them.

I still would like to use one from the last series.

Sunita said...

Kim, you're very lucky to see such beautiful sights every other day. These are easily poster quality I think.

spookydragonfly said...

Hi Richard...Thank you, One of these days I'm going to the very edge of our property. Between ours' and the farmers' property behind us there's a strip of land where I should get a clear view. I hope you got my e-mail address when I tried to contact you. Which one? For your new blog? Thanks for stopping by!

spookydragonfly said...

Sunita...So far this year, the sunrises have been unbelievably gorgeous. They sure don't compare to your captures over the water! My new camera and maybe even more importantly, using a tripod now, has resulted in much better photos. There isn't the graininess(don't think that's a word!)in these sunrise photos. No color issues either, what you see is what you get. Thanks for dropping by!

Richard said...

Hi Spooky...still didn't get an email. Yes I would like to use it in the new blog and add Psalm 118:24 to it.

Nutty Gnome said...

Aaah, you've done it again - such gorgeous photos, what wonderful colours - what a fantastic place to live.
Note to self - must get up earlier to see if we get anything half as good as these sunrises!

flydragon said...

GORGEOUS!!! I'm so jealous. Both the sunrise and sunsets at my house are blocked by other houses. Darn!!

spookydragonfly said...

Hi Richard....That would be perfect!

spookydragonfly said...

Hi Nutty Gnome...You had me laughing at your note to self! It will be worth it! Notice I said the colors warmed the sky? Not the air! Thanks for the visit!

spookydragonfly said...

Flydragon...Thank you, o.k...I see the sunrise and sunset without the houses, BUT you have two sisters and I don't have any! Are we even?
Thanks for the visit!

T and S said...

The colors so gorgeous, the sunrise so beautiful, the woods so mystic are some of the many things that make your Wishnik Woods a heaven on earth. Every time I come to your blog, I keep reminding myself that I should be looking for a place like yours (in India ofcourse) to settle down when I retire.

Anne said...

Your sunrise picture was beautiful. How sweet that your hubby was watching over you. ♥

JGH said...

Wow. I know I'm always going to see something pretty when I come here and today was no exception.

Shellmo said...

Spectacular - looks like a beautiful sky painting!

spookydragonfly said...

Hello Thomas...The times that my woods feel most "mystical" are during the twilight and moonlit nights. This is my dream come true building here, I'm sure you'll find your place in due time. Judging from your photos, you've got your heaven on earth already! Thanks for the visit!

spookydragonfly said...

Ann...I have to photograph them while I can now, with the leaves being off the trees. My husband is a good man, we were lucky to have found eachother. Thanks for stopping by!

spookydragonfly said...

JGH....Shellmo...The most intense coloring in this years' sunrises have really made me wonder why. I suppose I could google the exact reason...nah...I'll just enjoy! I thank you both for the nice comments!

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Yes, the sky was intense! Intensely beautiful! Your new camera is working well, I can see that:) The pinks and blues are soothing. I love the photo with the shafts of light flowing out of the sun.

spookydragonfly said...

Hi Jan...The shafts of sunlight which you describe...in person, it appeared surreal! The reddish light filtered through a group of pines way off in the distance and it had an amazing effect. It most certainly was a beautiful sunrise!

Maria said...

What a great photographic eye you have! I truly enjoyed this entry and the cropping of the sunsets really were ingenious. Happy Belated Bday to your mom..she is a beautiful woman...that is a nice photo. Bearing the cold weather was worth it ..don't you think? :) Maria

spookydragonfly said...

Hi Maria...Thanks for the wishes for my mother! Is bearing the cold worth it? There are several times that I do enjoy winter, although I am ready for spring! Early January I had a rough time with all the extreme up/down temps we were having. Now that the beautiful white snow is blanketing every limb, I'm happier.

garden girl said...

How lucky you are to live in such a beautiful place Kim! These sunrise shots are gorgeous.

spookydragonfly said...

Hello Linda...Thank you, I just can't get enough of them!