Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Autumn in the air

Even though it has only been a couple of weeks since I’ve done some outdoor photography, I was taken by surprise last weekend during my trip to northern Wisconsin at just how quickly the seasons are changing. The quality of the sunlight at the beginning and end of the day is much warmer now, mostly due to the distance it has to travel through the atmosphere as the sun progressively gets lower in the sky as the days shorten.

This photograph of a stand of beach grass at dawn is a good example of the ruddy light cast by the morning sun these days. Autumn always mellows me out. Don’t know if it’s because of the shortening days signaling the end of summer, the thought of the oncoming winter, or because my birthday falls near the autumn equinox. Maybe it’s a combination of all three.

Dune and beach grass at dawn, Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2005, James Jordan. Posted by Picasa


Jem said...

Beautiful shot :)

Andy said...

Excellent lighting. Nice catch with the overcast sky.