Morning Peace

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Today’s post continues with our recent camping trip to Watson Lake just outside of Prescott Arizona.   This trip had been on the agenda for some time since last fall as I had stumbled upon some pictures on Flickr and was shocked that this was in our AZ backyard.

Saturday morning I made sure I was up before sunrise.   I wanted to be down at the lake well before the bright thing in the sky made its appearance.  After setting my camera up I had some time to sit in the early hours of dawn and just relax.  It was such a welcomed change to my everyday life which runs at light-speed.  I grabbed a seat on a rock and just stared out into the lake.  No real thoughts or concerns.   Just taking it in one breath at a time.   Serenity.  Clarity. A zen moment.  Pick a name, I was in it.

As Mr. Sun peaked above the horizon I got up and started grabbing brackets (ahh heaven).   Unfortunately there were no clouds that morning so I had to settle with what I was given.  No complaints.  Being in the outdoors with camera in hand is always a good time.

For the image above, I was finally able to try out my new 10 stop filter.  It was great having it due to the breeze blowing across the lake made for choppy water.  One lesson I learned very quickly is working with a 10 stop filter, you don’t get in hurry.  Take your time and be methodical.

Until next time…


Camera: Canon 5DM2 with a Tamron 17-35mm zoom

Processing: Lightroom 3, CS4, Phototools 2.6


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