This morning was another one of those extremely beautiful sunrises. The snow had fallen overnight and clung to the trees and again takes the breath away. We often see beautiful sunrise-sunsets here in the Valley so I am re-sharing one of our favorites and has become a favorite print for many of our friends.
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The amazing and beautiful sunrise of winter coupled with snow and special lens makes one want the cold winter to linger. It’s enough to make one wax poetic!
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HOW clear, how keen, how marvellously bright
The effluence from yon distant mountain’s head,
Which, strewn with snow smooth as the sky can shed,
Shines like another sun–on mortal sight
Uprisen, as if to check approaching Night,
And all her twinkling stars. Who now would tread,
If so he might, yon mountain’s glittering head–
Terrestrial, but a surface, by the flight
Of sad mortality’s earth-sullying wing,
Unswept, unstained? Nor shall the aerial Powers
Dissolve that beauty, destined to endure,
White, radiant, spotless, exquisitely pure,
Through all vicissitudes, till genial Spring
Has filled the laughing vales with welcome flowers.
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Notes: I shot this from the Promise Gardens at sunrise. This makes three early morning fantastic colored skies. Processing: HDR, DRI, PS-CS6, Topaz DeNoise, Color Efex-Pro