Morning sunrise at a campground.

Dawn’s Early Light

Light streaming through pine trees at dawn

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Here’s another one from our camping trip this past weekend. As I stumbled out of our camper Saturday morning the smell of breakfast was in the air.  Let me just stop right here and say that breakfast being cooked in the mountains smells and tastes about 1000 times better than any place else.  If you have ever camped, you know what I’m talking about.

As I looked around I spotted the guilty party across the ways from our site.  They had built a huge campfire and had the skillet going full bore.  I can still smell the bacon.  Mmm, bacon.

Of course I had to break away as there were pictures to be taken that morning.  As I made my way to my truck, I noticed the smoke from the campfire was making its way through the woods.  The sun was just coming through the trees at the right time.  With camera in hand I started firing away.

The thing I like best about this simple photo is it takes me back to that brisk morning of fresh air, pine trees, and a beautiful sunrise.  Oh and lets not forget the bacon.

I cherish these family camping trips that allows us to get away from the rat race and just slow down.  Our lives are filled with work, traffic, commitments, and schedules and not enough of simply enjoying what Mother Nature has to offer.

Until next time…

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  1. Amen on just getting away from it all sometimes Chris. I’ve never been camping, but one day I will make it out into the wilderness! This is one of my favorites of yours, I love the light, such a stunning scene. Awesome work man.

  2. Breathe in and say “Aaaagh”! There is something almost indescribable about early mornings out in nature… and then add the smell of bacon curling along the gentle breeze mmm! Love this shot!

  3. Excellent image Chris – the light breaking through the smoke is just awesome! I don’t get to go camping as much as I would like but I love waking up to the mountain air in the mornings; looking forward to a few trips this summer though.

  4. Thanks for sharing your beautiful morning through these images, Chris. The god-beams are spectacular; we can feel the cold and yes, we can smell the bacon!

  5. What a beautiful place to wake up to. Reminds me of being in this house in North Carolina, looking out into the golf course and some woods on a foggy morning. Best part of that business trip!

  6. WOW, what an AWESOME shot! You know what?… I can smell the bacon from here too!! We’ll be right there. I can’t get over how incredible that light is streaming through the trees there, Chris. Top drawer, my friend!

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