Morning Light

I’m back home from my trip, but most definitely still on East Coast time.

Rising early makes me happy though, so while making coffee this morning I decided to do something a bit different.

I poured my coffee into a travel mug, grabbed my camera, and headed out for an early morning stroll around my neighbourhood.

Despite being an early riser, I don’t know early morning light as well as I do other types of light and how they relate to my camera.  So todays stroll felt like an invitation to get to know it better.

It was blissfully quiet in usually oh so happening neighbourhood.  Most of the day there are people strolling around, folks hanging out on their front porches, working in their gardens, bikes happily speeding by, people walking dogs and just generally neighbourhood goodness happening.  I adore that about this area but I also really love this quiet glimpse of it.

So I’m daring myself to keep this going for a bit.  A low pressure stroll, just taking in the light and the world around me.  While usually morning is my prime work time,  I definitely have a tendancy to spend the first half hour surfing the net, reading trashy celebrity gossip blogs (not so fond of that habit, but i confess it is true), so I’d love to make better use of that slowly waking up time…at least while the light is so beautiful and summer still feels very much present.

Do you know morning light well?  Perhaps you’re out there walking your dog in it each day or are fast asleep until the sun is much farther up in the sky?

So, here are some glimpses of this mornings stroll:
my hipster coffee mugsunshiney morningmorning walk around my neighbourhood

  • Alexis YaelAugust 14, 2012 - 11:10 am

    I’m a night owl, so I’m usually asleep while the glorious morning light is happening. To my sorrow, because that dawn light is amazing. But sleep is more important to me. I used to be able to stay up for the dawn (that’s the best) but I can’t do that anymore, either. So, I take my dawn shots sporadically now, and usually have to nap after!ReplyCancel

  • gotham girlAugust 14, 2012 - 11:17 am

    I luv luv luv morning light! AND evening light too! I want them both, ha! But I agree, there’s more stillness in the morning…as if the world is still sleeping…love that.ReplyCancel

  • Lelainia LloydAugust 14, 2012 - 11:20 am

    I’m a morning person too. Sleeping in is 6 am. Usually I am up no later than 5 or 5:30 am. I get more done before most people have brekki. Good to know I’m not the only one. I like watching the sun come up over MT. Baker.ReplyCancel

  • GenniferAugust 14, 2012 - 12:06 pm

    I drink my coffee out of a mason jar, too! But not until about 9 or 9:30 usually. Definitely not an early morning person.ReplyCancel

  • PaulaAugust 15, 2012 - 4:10 am

    These photos are fantastic displays of morning light. I can almost feel the air around you:)ReplyCancel

  • L.McG.-E.August 15, 2012 - 9:00 am

    Such lovely glimpses of light and of your morning.ReplyCancel