Every morning, I wake up first. Only McDuff and I are up. When I’m finished reading news and email, I just sit and gaze out. We have a wide view of the neighbourhood … many windows. There are mostly old buildings, but in the midst of it all, there’s a tall, newer building. I don’t know what it’s built of, but when the first rays of sun hit it, it almost looks like metal! In a split second, everything turns pink … it’s as if the whole atmosphere, itself, is pink! That particular light is incredible and makes me thankful to be awake and watch another sunrise.
Photographers often talk about the special light, a few minutes after sunset and before sunrise. I’m in full agreement there … it is special, but I tend to think that sun-rise is the most awesome of the two.
Speaking of photography; many a time I’ve wished for a small P&S camera to carry in my handbag, or pocket, even … times when I don’t want to carry the big camera. Well, that’s all over with now. Yesterday I took some photos in the park, with the iPhone, and I can honestly say that it [the phone] has replaced any P&S I have ever wished for. When I got back and brought up the photos to full size … I was pleased. Just had to remind myself, all the time I examined them, that after all, they weren’t shot with a DSLR.
A few examples here. We still have a lot of colourful leaves left, and not all trees have turned yet, so there’s more to come. A Canada Geese-couple was still hanging around in the duck pond, most of their friends and relatives have left already.