Yesterday morning I was out on my bike and up the road well before the sunrise, so that I could get the pre-dawn colours. Despite the high temperatures the previous day, and forecast for this day, there was a coolness to the air. It was really pleasant to be out and standing quietly in such peaceful surroundings, not another soul about, just me and my dog. I took several shots of the sky colours prior to the sun’s arrival, experimenting with various camera settings. It’s all too easy to stick with the familiar, with what I know works, but that won’t increase my proficiency in the longer term.
Anyway, here’s one with the sun just peeking above the horizon.
A nice reward for the early start. Once the sun was up, the colours disappeared very quickly and the air began to warm once more, heralding a scorching Australian summer day. I turned from facing east, to the north, to begin my return home, when to the west, I noticed a single beam of light heading across the paddock straight to a gum tree.
It made me think of Stonehenge… I also realised that it’s not the obvious that we need to take notice of, but what is behind our backs that can be just as important. Illumination can come when we’re not expecting it at all.