This particular shot is the result of a puppy waking me up about 5 a.m. during our usually Thanksgiving stay in Glover. Normally, I’d roll over and go back to sleep, like any right-minded human, but for some reason, I got up. I assume this is the reason. Standing in the 8-degree morning air—in my flannel pajamas, which provided only minimal protection, I might add—freezing up nicely, I tripod-mounted the camera to avoid my shivering shakes and tried to capture the amazing pre-sunrise horizon line in this panoramic. The sunrise itself wasn’t quite so spectacular, but this was well worth the cold wake-up call.
This is a 2:1 ratio panorama, available on my Smugmug account in various sizes.
View it larger, then buy it: Photo of the Day 11/28/10 - Eyes on the Blue Horizon
Here in the States, we're celebrating Independence Day, July 4th. Mostly these days it's an excuse to blow things up, sit around, eat, drink and generally do nothing.
However, it would be better that we at least take a few moments to remember and thank those responsible for maintaining and defending that freedom, the brave men and women of our armed forces.
Larger version here: Shot in the Dark
Two Suns in the Sunset (Roger Waters)
Downtown Newport, Vermont, on a summer evening.