Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Dawn in the Rain

This weekend I was going to meet up with a friend to go shooting. We had planned to get together early but by Saturday evening we were wimping out a bit so we settled on 7:30. Like clockwork though, my son came bounding into bed at 5:30 on Sunday morning so I decided to get up and head out. It was foggy, raining, dark and not very inspiring. But I thought I would go drive around and see what might be discovered in the rain. In the end, it turned out to be a nice morning. Got some images, spent time hanging out with Pam talking shop and had a nice breakfast.

While out and about I happened upon this view near one of my favorite photo spots. The rain was coming down just a bit and there was finally a touch of color in the sky (this lasted only about 2 minutes and was gone for the day). This is the reason I shoot for HDR most of the time. I love being able to pick up the soft colors in the fog and in the stream and yet also get the boldness of the wet green grass and yellow flowers. This is very close to what I saw.

Thanks for stopping by.


Light and Voices said...

I think you should frame this image. Simply divine image!

Beau A.C. Harbin said...

Thanks very much Joyce. I plan on it. My wife said the same thing and the pity is that I don't have much of my artwork up in our house. Gotta get this one done. Best wishes!

Anonymous said...

Is this near Kenney Gulf Road?

Beau A.C. Harbin said...

Yep this the stream in the valley between Lake Como Rd and Kenney Gulf Rd on Rt 90.

Anonymous said...

Isn't that an amazing place to shoot? I see it every morning and kick myself for not having my camera.

Beau A.C. Harbin said...

So the lesson is get that camera in your car with you. :-)

I try to always have it with me so I can stop. You just never know.

DDayLanding said...

Lovely colours. Great pic!