A Quiet Morning

November 17, 2013

Main Street on an early, foggy, morning.

Copyright 2013 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

The anticipation of some early morning photography had a greater effect than was desired as I came to consciousness much sooner than was scheduled. However, I awoke to a damp, foggy morn and headed out, stopping first on Main Street.  There is an ethereal effect created by the combination of darkness, fog, and electric lights that can only be felt at such times.  This is one of the crossroads around which the town was built and later in the day it becomes very busy as folks are out and about, but none of that was evident at this early hour.

Panera Bread early on a foggy morning.

Copyright 2013 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

John Sexton referred to these conditions as “quiet light”.  The human-generated light is certainly harsh, however, the softness of the fog evens that out a bit.

Bachelor Boarding House foundation at Oregon Ridge.

Copyright 2013 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

From there I headed down into the valley to photograph Oregon Ridge-a favourite place for a variety of types of photography.  Here, there were no electric lights and so the quiet of this particular morning was as close as the fog and just as soothing.  Nor were there any people and in the stillness I could hear the water dripping from the trees and feel the coolness of the moisture seep ever so slightly through my shoes.

Abandoned saw horse.

Copyright 2013 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

This is the kind of morning that is a true gift and there for the enjoyment-all it takes is to get out of bed.

Take good care.

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