Sunday, September 09, 2007

Not a Morning Person

Last weekend, I took a page out of Salty's book and went on a morning walk. And voila! A beautiful dewy daisy crossed my path. Morning was working its magic, but mostly on the grass. This was the only dew-encrusted posey I found.

I'm not normally a morning person, but I certainly don't regret dragging myself out of bed early on this particular day. This walk was a reminder that breaking routine has its benefits, in photography and in other aspects of life.

15 comments:

Mrs. Salty said...

This is an excellent capture of dew on a daisy! The dew has a look of a bubbled effect.
I am reminded of the song;
“I’ll give you a daisy, a day Dear”.

Chad Oneil said...

True statements at the end there, Amy.

I'm with you, I'm not a morning person either. I'd rather stay up really late then sleep in ;)

Will we all need to get up early for our visit in October?

What song is my Mom talking about? ;)

ASH said...

I'm not sure, Chad, she'll have to sing it for us :)

Do you have a particular location in mind for the October shoot?

Jules said...

Hi Amy - so nice of you to visit me in PNG so I am returning your visit.

You certaily live in a stunning place - your photos are magical!!!

So interested in the earthquake site too - we get about 200 earthquakes a day (too small to feel) that the volcano sets off.
We get regualar ones around 5 to 6 and then we sometimes get big ones - a few years ago we had an 8.1.

Ch√Ęteau-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Amazing picture...I have never seen so much dew on a daisy...good capture.

Faye Pekas said...

Oh wow this is great. The dew really added texture to daisy.

I'm with you.. I'm not a morning person. I hate alarm clocks with a passion.

Shionge said...

This is a beautiful shot :D Yep, always expect the unexpected ya!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Dew is wonderful. So is a morning rain followed by steams of sunlight.

Nice post. Interesting read. Your profile.

Salty said...

You & Chad are in the wrong gen. to get the song :)

Good shot! Nice to see you finally got up early!

Moi said...

I';m not an early riser either but every time I have left bed early, I have discovered something beautiful....this was such a lovely find...:)

Sand said...

I think you should start getting up early if it keeps leading to that!

Dad said...

I don't know when I started getting up early, but I found that morning is the best time of day for nature photography. There is that special time just before and shortly after sunrise that wildlife is most visible. The light is superb on a good morning and I always tried to be out there witnessing the dawning when I had a day off to photograph. Now that I am retired I miss very few but the weather has been so dismal lately that I have been a little lax lately.

joy said...

Wow, that's a beautiful photo! There are things that are best photographed in the morning, and others at dusk. The flower seemed happy that you took its photo. :)

joy
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lv2scpbk said...

Love the dew on the flower. It makes it look so much nicer. I love taking photos right after a rain too, because the greens are much greener and everything doesn't look droopy.

Mike said...

Beautiful Ash. Worth the morning walk.