Another Morning Sunrise

Lake Sunrise - Jay&Jacy Photography ©2012 All Rights Reserved

Happy Autumn that is here! For the love of early Autumn that we have waited for…sharing a favorite post.

A few more images from the beautiful early morning sunrise “Secret Lake” before we begin the fall foliage, winter and snow images.  The Eastern skies have been incredible this year and as the temperatures drop they become even more intense, bold and colorful.

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Note: Bracketed  HDR and DRI images are in the collage.

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The Return to Secret Lake

The incredible sunsets of the Secret Lake have bidden us to return each season to photograph its beauty. Our last visit we were met with ice, snow and the bliss of winter. This returns breaks again in the sunsets that adorn this place. From every vantage place around the lake there is scenic beauty to behold and so we are reminded of the “Eye of the Beholder

Return to Secret Lake

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“No golden sand of fabl’d river,

No jewel glittering for ever,
No wine-born vision’s melting quiver,

In vivid glory can compare
 With that which we ourselves prepare
To throw round that we fancy fair.

Never such beauty glittered yet,
In golden beams of suns that set
On cupola and minaret.

Never such beauty met men’s eyes
In silver light of moons that rise
O’er lonely lakes ’neath tropic skies.”
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_James Michael – “The Eye of the Beholder’

Snow at Secret Lake

It has been a long winter at Secret Lake and we wait for the spring blooms to appear. Early morning mist at blue hour makes an ethereal lake scene that must be captured of the last snow of the season. This image called for a “soft” HDR-DRI blend so not to lose the serenity of the view. The overlay of canvas make it a candidate for our “Art on Canvas” Winter Series.

Snow at Secret Lake