ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Saturday, 25 May 2013

DAWN. (25/05/13)

It’s a beautiful day today. I was out at first light to take advantage of the peace and quiet before a thousand children woke up. I thought I was far enough from the beaten track here but unfortunately I misjudged the determination of the parents in seeking me out._V0G6580 copy After Dawn but before Sunrise.

_V0G6604 copy Sunburst.

_V0G6592 copy Looking West.

_V0G6616_7_8_tonemapped  And slack high water coincided with a flat calm. I’ve loads of perfect reflections from this morning.

That’s all for today. With a bit of luck the midges will be out later and eat some of the children.

26 comments:

  1. Thanks for giving your morning ... Watch the sun rise is a great pleasure.
    Have a great weekend.
    A hug.

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    1. Laura, I am usually about at dawn but here it is often cloudy.

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  2. What lovely photos, Adrian. Ya know, if kidlets keep seeking you out, you might want to try photographing them. They make great subjects..

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    1. Hilary, I find them frightening and noisy.

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  3. Looking west is a cracking shot Adrian.

    Can you send some midges down here? Lots of small people for them to gorge on.

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    1. Thanks Keith. The midges never materialised in great number. It got a bit windy for them.

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    1. thanks Nic is het geweldig als de zon schijnt

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  5. Great morning photos,well worth the early rise.........kids ,yes let the midges chew on them


    peter

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    1. Peter, I had the world to myself for a few hours. Then all hell broke loose.

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  6. it was worth while getting up early to get those great shots. Margaret

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    1. Margaret, I enjoyed the day. It's the last fine one for a while.

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  7. HI Adrian...Terrific morning reflecting shots!! I love that last one it is a stunner!!
    Hilary has a point, if you can't beat them join them!!
    Got to remember we was once those kids romping about, and the midges never ate us up!!
    Hope the little bugger sleep in tomorrow!!
    Grace

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    1. Grace, I keep as far away from children as I can. I live in hope that the midges will help but I suspect that even a midge would be wary of a child.

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  8. Now you know the midges will be out and the fish will be going crazy! Kids? You'll have to put up with them. Conditions were just right for reflections. I'm going to have to get up before sunrise sometime as it's the best part of the day.

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    1. Red, I'll have to go to a child free zone. It's as different again this morning a waste of time even thinking of going out.

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  9. I shouldn't be so amused by your child infestation, but I know which is the winning side and it will be the children every time. I agree with Hilary, why not embrace the enemy? Beautiful images!

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    1. Pauline, I suspect that both you and Hilary are trying to get me locked up....You want me to start embracing them and Hilary suggests shooting them. I'm in favour of the latter but am pretty sure both are frowned on in this country.

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  10. All great images with some great reflections Adrian. I like the sunburst one the most, because of the sun popping over the tops of the mountain, but also like what looks like mist forming in the very far left handside.

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    1. I like that but must admit I thought the mist had all gone. There wasn't much to start with.

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  11. Love the flower name "Thrift", pretty plant, too. Fine looking crab friend you found. It's a wonder you didn't take it home to scare little children with. Or am I being uncharitable now?

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    1. Pauline, I was only fifty yards from the van. I had half a dozen little helpers! The parents are dafter than the kids. I was showing them how to pick it up without getting nipped when a bloke grabbed a little boy saying don't get too close it might jump. It was only by the grace of god that the children did,t learn a new word.

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  12. Spectacular landscapes; that #2 came out real nice.

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  13. Maria, sometimes the internal reflection in a lens can be attractive.

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  14. Beautiful spot & reflection. Just wondering what your opinion was of your sunrise shot. I spend ages lining up the shot so that I can edit bits out later. Maybe after seeing this I should just accept it as it has a special feel about it.

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    1. Jay this was shot with a prime 50mm. Not a lens I use for this job very often as flare is a problem with it. I quite liked the effect on this occasion.

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