Wednesday, November 9, 2011

finding the romance


Dawn is my favourite time to take pictures. I seem to switch on in that morning light, my whole body tingling with excitement as I head out early after a bowl of warm porridge, knowing that my family is all wrapped up warmly inside, still sleeping. But oh it is so lovely to be out there where things are quiet, waking up slowly, watching the sun suffuse nature with warmth, enjoying that light as it changes from silver to gold. That last scene from Pride and Prejudice is one of my favourites, watching the couple glow in the light after their walk across the misty gold fields.

As I snapped away in the dawn a few weeks ago, I didn't feel my toes getting cold until they were numb but I knew that when I went home my Mr Darcy would be there with a warm cup of coffee for me. I wonder if *reina* found her Mr Darcy as she looked across this field. It looks like the perfect light to me, just right for finding the romance.

I love watching day break. What's your favourite time to capture romantic light, to share some of the romance? Try setting your alarm early one morning and head out to explore that dawn light. You might even find your Mr Darcy...

kirstin of fleeting moments

golden fence

golden fence by *reina*

8 comments:

mosey (kim) said...

The grass, the flare.... sigh. Lovely cool contrast to reina's warm tones...

Gilly said...

So that's how you manage to produce so many pictures with such wonderful light! I'll need to try getting up earlier, but I do love my sleep. Beautiful light in both these shots.

urban muser said...

both of these photos do have a jane austen kind of feeling. lovely post kirstin!

Anna said...

Good morning Kirstin,
You certainly have found the romance of light in both these captures, yours and Renia's! Love the contrast in color ways, also! The light of late afternoon-early evening bewitches me, body and soul. It's low, so warm, and shows off the form of objects to great advantage.
Funny thing, I just finished re-reading Pride and Prejudice :)
Happy day to you!

Lucy Loomis said...

you must know how much i love both these grassy field shots ... i've been shooting mine at dusk but i must start getting up earlier to get that special morning light and a kiss from mr. darcy. mmmm....

gina said...

These are both such romantic shots! You have inspired me.....I will try to get myself to leave the warm comfort of home to explore the world at dawn.

esra said...

great post... You have definitely inspired me to go out at dawn. and both images are just so beautiful; i love both the cool and warm tones...

damiec / debbie said...

I don't get out at dawn often, so the magic hour is usually my time for golden light. On the rare occasion I've risen early enough for dawn, though, I've been handsomely rewarded.

the warmth against the cool of your photo is something special!

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