Dawn Light in the Apple Tree ~

Apple Tree Bokeh

My favourite time to shoot is out in the golden morning light. It can be almost meditative; stepping out into the birdsong without a soul around, choosing the shot, waiting for the right light, setting up the camera and angle, holding my breath as I focus, and shooting until the image is just right.

You enter a state of intense focus and flow, time slips by barely noticed until the light has moved to a different angle. The kind of image I like to shoot means I’m generally surrounded by nature in a peaceful spot, and I come away from these sessions completely relaxed and happy, usually soaked in dew.

I’ve become utterly convinced that photography is good for the mind and soul (if not for the body too, with all that lifting, bending and stretching!), especially when you venture out into those quiet hours at the beginning of the day.

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2 Sweet Notes on Dawn Light in the Apple Tree ~

  1. Kerry says:

    It’s what I call the ‘slow photo’ movement. I always love that time and light as well. Waking up sleeping bees and listening to the dawn chorus is the best healing power around. Lovely shot.

  2. Jane says:

    It certainly sets you off on the right foot for the day doesn’t it Eadaoin. That is a beautiful photo. I loved the photo Catherine had on her Foxglove Lane blog of you a while ago with camera down in the dew!