As I promised you here another shot from my sunrise trip to the Southern Heath near Hilversum. Indeed was rewarded more than abundantly for my early rising that morning. The low night temperature, the stillness of the air and the clear sky had caused a good level of low morning morning mist in the open land of the heath (on next morning I was going to discover that it was even mistier in polderland – but please keep patient).
Ah, that morning sun! Filling your soul with its magnificent light! Ever so invigorating to experience it, but also so hard a challenge in June! After all the sun rises here at about 5.15 am at the moment (in autumn, winter, and spring the challenge is a lot easier!). But the reward: an empty heath! Just you and the sun! And the rabbits of course! Though most oft hem had sprinted to their covers! Lucky ones: they can enjoy all the sunrises! May we conclude: Be a rabbit! Rise early! After all did not my mother teach me already: “Early to be, early to rise, makes a man happy, wealthy and wise.“
Let me add. Not being a rabbit I am so grateful to you all! Without you I would never have discovered these sunrises and developped the new habit of sunrise-chasing, but would just be keeping my head on the pillow or piddling around the house. Whenever I tell some friend that there is nothing like a June sunrise at 5 am, they find me pretty crazy. What do they know? They do not have all my wonderful fans on deviantArt en Redbubble who make me go out so early and who enjoy my pictures afterwards. Well, if I succeed to get some good shots. So here is the challenge!
Near Hilversum, 12th June 2009, 5.36 am
Nikkon D80, Nikkor 18-200 at 130 mm
F 16, 1/80, ISO 100