Days of Earth and Sky … River Story 2

George Harrison was right …. “Sunrise doesn’t last all morning”. There is a defining moment, where the sun illuminates clouds with red and pink. That moment lasts a few minutes at most. Afterwards – at dawn, the sky turns orange and “normality” returns.

This image was captured a few days ago on the Macquarie River at Dunkeld on the western edge of Bathurst,NSW. Waiting on a shoal in the river in the pre-dawn 5am darkness there is time to hear the river as it comes alive … carp leaping for insects, geese and ducks flying overhead and the chorus of frogs.

A soft mist drifts across the pale landscape as the first test shots are fired … and then it is here. A moment to adjust the camera to the fast changing light from the water reflections to the rippled pink sky above – then it is gone.

Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge – Early Bird

Whether I retire to bed early or late, I rise with the sun.” Thomas Jefferson

Canon 7D, Canon 24-105L @ 24mm, ISO 100, f/11. 2 frame vertical panorama stitched in Microsoft ICE.

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