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Sunrise on Peralta Trail

Sunrise on Peralta Trail

I arrived at my parents home yesterday afternoon about 12:15. I have had some wonderful weather for this trip. But, let me tell you the heat difference driving into Phoenix was a major shift for my body. It was a 100 degrees when I arrived.

I awoke early and could see lightening north of the Superstition Mountains so I jumped in the car and drove out to Peralta Trail. I had to spend extra time on this image due to dust spots on the sensor. Frustrating.

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Tulips Greeting the Morning Sun

Morning Tulips

Morning Tulips

At the corner of Laurel and Howes St. is a median strip with multi colored tulips. I knelt down low so I could just catch the sunrise in the background. Spring is beautiful!

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Bright Morning Sunrise

Bright Morning Sunshine

Bright Morning Sunshine

I would not want to be driving into this sun.

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Sunrise on the Yellowstone River

Yellowstone River Sunrise

Yellowstone River Sunrise

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A Feeling of Spring

Sunrise at the Oval

Sunrise at the Oval

A few patches of snow remain on any shaded area where the sun cannot reach. Students are walking on campus and riding the bus with t-shirts and shorts. The blue sky seems bluer.  There is only a small patch of ice remaining on the pond.  The days are getting longer. This warmer weather this past week is causing a bit of excitement within me. There is a feeling of Spring.

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.” ― Ernest Hemingway

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Windy Morning

Windy Morning Sunrise

Windy Morning sunrise with Venus in the upper right corner

I have several images of this farm at sunrise. It is a place I enjoy going to and is not that far from home. Here is a link to one of my favorite images of it.

I decided last night to drive out there in the morning and prepared everything before going to bed. I woke before the alarm to the sound of blowing wind. Discovered later those winds were gusting up to 30 mph. I made a mocha latte, put it in my mug and headed out.

Needless to say, way too many images were not usable as it was difficult to keep the camera and tripod steady. For the image of fence below I parked the car on the west side of me as a wind block and then placed my tripod low to the ground to reduce as much shake as possible. I’m down low in the snow, in a bar ditch where most landscape photographers hang out.

Drifting Snow and Fence

Drifting Snow and Fence

Even with nylon wind pants, the wind found ways to penetrate and, as usual, it did not take long for my hands to get cold. I shot everything prior to sunrise and then headed home to warm up, shower and download images. These are the two images I think best represented the morning.

I also seem to have a rather large dust spot on my Fujifilm 18-55mm lens. It’s not a drastic spot and is almost impossible to see it. Only noticeable on light open skies and when you look for it. It has shown up that last few times I’ve used it and gone through the process of cleaning it. This morning I spent more time trying to make sure I have it cleaned. If not I may have to take it in. Stay warm and hang on to your hat.

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T’is a Cold Morning

Sunrise at 3 degrees along Spring Creek Trail

Sunrise at 3 degrees along Spring Creek Trail

… here in Colorado. They are forecasting temperatures not to rise above 32 degrees F until Saturday. Night time temperatures down around zero. I saw this scene as I headed for the coffee shop. It does not totally depict just how cold it felt. However, Colorado winters have a plus side in that the sun will melt the snow and ice even when we are below freezing temperatures. Stay warm!

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