Progression Of A Morning

Last weekend I met some friends before sunrise for a shoot at a nearby spot. We knew the moon would be setting just after sunrise and when we got there it was hiding behind the clouds. It was dark out and I liked the way the bright moon lit up the cedar silhouettes across the bog. And when the moon disappeared, the sun slowly bathed the area in morning light. The scene changed rapidly from one moment to the next. A pink stripe appeared to the west for a short time before the sun made its way over the tree tops to light up the scene and welcome a new day. An old shack warmed itself among the marsh grass and Pickerel Weed. Then, when the sun climbed higher we turned our attention to Pineland wildflower gifts. It really was a wonderful morning!

'Hiding Behind The Clouds'  © Denise Bush
‘Hiding Behind The Clouds’ © Denise Bush
'Goodbye Moon'  © Denise Bush
‘Goodbye Moon’ © Denise Bush
'A Stripe Of Pink'  © Denise Bush
‘A Stripe Of Pink’ © Denise Bush
'Sun Falling On Cedars'  © Denise Bush
‘Sun Falling On Cedars’ © Denise Bush
'Wading Cedars'  © Denise Bush
‘Wading Cedars’ © Denise Bush
'Swamp Shack'  © Denise Bush
‘Swamp Shack’ © Denise Bush
'Pickerel Weed'  © Denise Bush
‘Pickerel Weed’ © Denise Bush
'Orange Milkwort'  © Denise Bush
‘Orange Milkwort’ © Denise Bush

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My passion for photography has rewarded me with the opportunity to examine the world carefully. My approach is intuitive and I choose to impose no constraints – leaving myself open only to possibilities. As a professional designer I am drawn to images that offer a strong composition, pattern and rhythm. Creating images with a unique perspective while sometimes pushing the limits of traditional composition 'rules' excites me. Landscapes, nature subjects and things from the past are common themes in my work.

22 thoughts on “Progression Of A Morning”

    1. Thanks Deb! Still have to get to your zenfolio! So fun to be surprised by you and Dave! I had to process these before the ones from B. A.

  1. Denise, if you keep this up, you’re going to convince me that I have to get up early to shoot sunrises (I am NOT an early riser)…this is a wonderful series. I love the progression of the lighting through the day and the images, as always, are stunning.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Vicki! There is something magical about watching the sun come up — its a shame it happens so early! I think the more I do it the easier it gets.

  2. This is a beautiful sequence of images. I love how that drama of night becoming morning unfolds. Good Bye Moon and Wading Cedars shows how you find the rhythm in the random pile of dead trees that appear by the sides of bogs. Let me know the next you do something like this. I’d love to join you.

    1. Thanks for checking in Rich. By all means we should get together for a sunrise shoot. Let me know if you have a place in mind. This was on private property and someone else made the arrangements.

  3. A series of beautiful images. My favorites: Hiding Behind the Clouds, and Orange Milkwort. Great prose as well. “the sun slowly bathed the area in morning light”, evocative; “An old shack warmed itself among the marsh grass and Pickerel Weed.”, nice.

  4. Love the photo’s, great detail and muted colors. Brings me back to that morning. Nice job as always!

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