Dalemead dawn

West of the hamlet, Desirée and I watched the sunrise over the frozen prairie.  Despite the slightly wicked cold, the beauty of the snowy fields, black tree silhouettes and the deep hues in the sky was overwhelming.  The lens was in my trunk so when I put it on, it frosted up.  That was partially by design and partially due to a lack of planning earlier in the morning.  I loved the haze around the frame that resulted and had a lot of fun shooting with that for a bit.

11 responses

  1. Ah, the prairie dawn! Exquisite, tantalizing and reliable. My happy place is sunrise on ice fog along the river in Battleford, Saskatchewan. Thanks for a gorgeous burst of prairie dawn. 🙂

    December 29, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    • I can visualize your scene vividly – thank you for sharing! Happy New Year!

      December 30, 2019 at 9:42 am

  2. Masterful use of lighting, vignetting and composition, drawing the eyes to the silhouette of that bare, lonely tree stubbornly holding out in the cold landscape..

    December 29, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    • Master Bill! Happy holidays my friend. Great to see a comment from you – a particularly kind one to boot – thank you, sir! Happy holidays to you and Crystal. The very warmest regards to you.

      December 30, 2019 at 9:41 am

  3. This is a stunning photo. I’m hoping those are railroad tracks cutting through the landscape; the glimmer suggests they might be. Whether they are or aren’t, as soon as I saw the photo I thought of another Canadian, whose song suits your photo perfectly.

    December 29, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    • Thank you so much! A great song to be sure – Gordon is an icon and the soul in that one is palpible. You are correct, the two leading lines are railroad tracks. Happy New Year!

      December 30, 2019 at 9:39 am

  4. Beautiful!!!!

    December 29, 2019 at 6:17 pm

  5. Gorgeous! Happy New Year!

    December 29, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    • Thank you Jane. Happy New Year to you as well. All the best in 2020!

      December 30, 2019 at 9:35 am

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