sunrise service

October 20, 2014  •  2 Comments

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Saturday i was on my way to shoot balloons at The Rock Ranch, and en route, saw a magnificent vista to the right.  The dawn’s early light was greeting a low, but dense layer of fog over a clearing.  As my custom, i was running late, so alas...had no time to stop and snap.

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I made it to my beloved place of business in time to savor a sunrise, but by then, the mist was mostly a mere memory.  Alas (again).

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And then…the big, beautiful balloons began!  (Please pardon if this is politically incorrect, but they were full of hot air   : ) 

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As fun as a mass of hot gas can be, i also pondered the fine fog from the first of the day, and thought to my self, “Self, you ought to go back tomorrow morning and see what you can see.”

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Tomorrow arrived the very next day (predictably enough), and unpredictably, no morning mist as had so enamored me the previous dawn.  Alas (yet again).

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Instead, there was a monumental sky with a crescent moon, and clouds extending forever.  The 24-105mm was on the camera, and so i cranked it as wide as it would go, and that was of course not wide enough to take in the view.   [see image above]   Knowing i didn’t have time to fool with changing lenses, i changed to the 16-35mm in hopes i was wrong (which is usually a safe bet  : )   [see image below]

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Naturally, the 16mm was not wide enough to take in all the fun, so i took time to change to the 14mm in hopes the sky would continue to behave politely in providing pretty, pleasing pictures.   [see below]

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Not even the 14mm could grasp the entire scene.  So the only reasonable conclusion is this is a clear indication i need to find $3,000 to get my name in the pot for the 11-24mm lens Canon is rumored to be bringing out soon   : )

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While congratulating myself on having such impressive skill with reason and logic, i glanced in the opposite direction and sensed the direction to snap a few fotos in that direction.  (On rare occasion, i’ve been known to take direction  : )

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Those thing-a-ma-hickies along the glide path seem to make pretty good models: they work cheap, stay where they’re told and don’t complain when it’s cold.

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And so now for the epilogue…

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(You think i’d leave this episode hanging along a glide path with no mist?  : )

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The following morning, (monday staff meeting not-withstanding  : )   i returned to the scene to find my Weatherman playing ‘misty’ for me as He had two days prior.  My head was in the clouds!  (Or more truthfully, was maybe a foot or two above  ; )

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in joy,

king

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Comments

Susan Anderson(non-registered)
King, your photography is INCREDIBLE, and I love your descriptive and humorous commentary!! : )
Gayla Trice(non-registered)
I enjoy your beautiful photos
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