July 8, 2012

223: Blue sunrise

Filed under: Photo of the day, Photography — Tags: , , — paul davis @ 1:13 pm

A nice round sunrise this morning. Of course I was out looking for chicory blue to backlight with that round ball. Thought about driving out to the field full of it I saw on my ride yesterday, but found a patch right around the corner from our house. It’s everywhere right now.

Looks like evening coming on, but it’s just an accident of the exposure, shooting right into the sun.

Nice gradient into indigo.

Speaking of photo commentary, my friend Bruce texted me a blurry photo of a granite wall or dirt–can’t tell which–yesterday after his hike in Bridal Trails state park with his wife, Janet: “I took this picture with light reflecting off a fern frond held on a boom by Janet. I used a 17 fstop with a 16 furlong sideways depth of field. It was early dawn, but I used only moonlight. It was postprocessed with Microsoft Word 2010 professional, with extra blur on the horseshit to give purple highlights.”



  1. Gorgeous.. that top one is particularly stunning

    Comment by Helen Cherry — July 8, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

  2. WOW!!! Beautiful. Can anyone borrow the sun? Or just you? Maybe you could put in a nice word about me, Amy Saab

    Comment by 2me4art — July 8, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

    • Next time we talk, I’ll see what I can do.

      Strange that it didn’t flare, isn’t it?

      Comment by paul davis — July 9, 2012 @ 6:24 am

      • why would the sun not keep his word?

        Comment by 2me4art — July 9, 2012 @ 6:37 am

        • Did he promise you something?

          Comment by paul davis — July 9, 2012 @ 6:42 am

          • No, he hits our skin with a unforgiving heat, he makes me watch what destroction he can do to my blossoms & veggies & grapes (birds ate them) strawberries ( bird, mice, moles, rabbits etc) Hopefully he will promise no sun cancer. He & I are not on speaking terms. I think I cursed him too many times to count!

            Comment by 2me4art — July 9, 2012 @ 6:55 am

          • Ah, I see. He gives and he takes away.

            Comment by paul davis — July 9, 2012 @ 7:04 am

          • He takes away my grandmother, Michal, @ the age of 55 with Malignant Melanoma. My husband & son are dark. The girls & I are ghosts!

            Comment by 2me4art — July 9, 2012 @ 7:17 am

          • I’m sorry. That’s awful.

            Comment by paul davis — July 9, 2012 @ 7:50 am

          • I didn’t know her, but that is why my daughter’s & I stay out of the sun, we’ve decided our new fashion white with a hint of blue. 🙂

            Comment by 2me4art — July 9, 2012 @ 8:13 am

  3. Lovely. My favourite colour. And I also love your friend’s sense of humour 😉

    Comment by Rachael — August 6, 2012 @ 3:34 am

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