Little Mazarn River at Sunrise

Sun Rays over the Little Mazarn

This may be my last shots from my beloved Nikon D90.  I bought a D600 which I had for about a week before I… gulp… dropped it.  I had never dropped a camera before in my life, but as soon as I had my new baby I dropped it and broke some parts.  It should be back tomorrow from its 6 week stay at Nikon as they repaired it.  

I decided to try and capture some fall colors along the Little Mazarn River at sunrise.  It was a challenge simply because it was about 35 degrees when I took these shots.  My fingers don’t work so well in the cold!  At first, the scenery was less than impressive; but as soon as the sun began to break through, some magical light appeared.  The warm sun rays caught the thin fog on the surface of the water making for some interesting subjects.

The very first spot on the river that caught sunlight was this spot of fog and rock (below).  The water almost looked like it was on fire!  I quickly grabbed my 70-200mm lens to grab this shot.

Fire on the Water

The photo at the top was actually taken shortly after this one  The sun rays pierced through as you can see toward the top of the photo, illuminating the fall colors in the trees.

Below is my final shot.  I felt this one had the best overall composition, color, and lighting.  It was well worth enduring the cold weather!

Autumn Morning on the Little Mazarn


5 responses

  1. Charliie Knott

    Todd. These are great and quite unusual, and I like your discritption.

    November 8, 2012 at 8:31 am

  2. Todd – this is perhaps the most beautiful photo essay I have ever seen. Personally, it rivals Pulitzer Prize winners and I have had time to spend in front of them. I am not a pro of any kingd that has any kind of critique to offer. I just know that they move me very strongly in a very glorius manner that wants to recognize our Creators work with praise because of your artistry.

    November 8, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    • Wow, thanks for the kind words and encouragement! The Lord does all the amazing work… my attempt is to simply capture and share what He has done. What a beautiful world God has made for us to explore and enjoy! And imagine that the next world will be that much better!

      November 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm

  3. Sheri

    Beautiful light and colors Todd. The fog and sunburst filter? make the photos really special. Amazing capture!

    November 8, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    • Fog and sunburst filter? Nope. Actually, I haven’t heard of such a thing. Thanks for the kind words!

      November 8, 2012 at 8:04 pm

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