11-05-13 The Golden Hour

The “golden hour” is generally defined as the hour of sunlight just before sunset. It is particularly conducive to natural light portraiture, though other things, including landscapes and cityscapes, look better in this light, too. I also think that there is a golden hour in the morning. But to catch it on a summer morning…

09-21-13 Here Comes the Sun

I have come to realize that the most interesting thing about a sunrise isn’t the sun. Instead, what makes some sunrises special is what the low, angular light is doing to the landscape everywhere except where the sun in visible. This scene is one of several that I captured along Highway 14 in western South…

09-19-13 Cloudscape

This photo is only a few minutes old and I am publishing this sitting by the side of the road just outside of Philip, SD. This morning’s full moon and glorious sunrise have given me several photo opportunities as I’ve driven east along highway 14 towards Pierre, SD. And I couldn’t resist sharing this particular…

08-22-13 The Darkest Hour?

The saying is that “the darkest hour is just before dawn” and I was aware of that when I went quickly to my camera bag so I could get the moment pictured in this post. I’m not sure how one defines “dawn” but I concluded that the saying was a bit inaccurate even if it…

08-18-13 Morning Glory

The title of this post may suggest that it is another flower photo. But, instead, it is another sunrise photo. This photo is the result of serendipity, I suppose, in that I just happened to be in the right place at the right moment. But serendipity doesn’t suggest that it was an accident. When I…