A Pair of Beautiful Mornings

As promised, same time, same place… Except does the ‘same time’ argument count if it’s a few weeks later?

First, an overcast morning. I was a bit disappointed because the previous morning had been clear skies and lovely dawn colours, but as it happens, I didn’t have a camera on me – I’ve been using the work camera since the dog out country chewed up my handy little soapbox, and my phone camera has given up ages ago (the selfie camera leaves much to be desired). So I borrowed the work camera, but this particular morning insisted on a blanket of clouds. Oh well, says I.

Lovely snow everywhere. Though a bit thin.
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Then I left the work camera at work, of course, and the following morning arrived – clear skies, and those lovely dawn colours through the darkness. Screw it, I thought to myself – this needs a photo. And did my best with the selfie camera on my phone. Just pretend it’s an impressionist painting, and I think you can get past the blurriness and enjoy the atmosphere.

Bit of a different angle because the photo I took from the platform was terrible. See the drama!
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It was still November when I took these photos, and the picture shows, I believe, electric train cables.


  1. says

    I hate the little face-scouring ice crystals that slam all over you when the train goes by and doesn’t stop. Because, you know, slowing down approaching stations is pretty inefficient and unsafe.

    That’s a beautiful shot.

    Interesting how music sets the tone for a scene. If you played George Winston’s winter holiday music it might be meditative and soothing. Nah, never mind. Just cold.

    Hot cider with a shot of cinammon jack daniels and a clove, please.

  2. says

    I actually like the blurriness of the second one. Makes the colours stand out.
    Now, I’ve long known that birds know exactly whether you have a camera on you and if yes at what length you’re shooting, but I didn’t know sunrises behaved like that as well…

  3. voyager says

    I like both photos, but the first is my favourite. I love the tinge of purple in the sky and the slightly pink tint to the snow to the right of the tracks.

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