Cold-hearted orb that rules the night
Removes the colours from our sight,
Red is grey and yellow white
But we decide which is right
And which is an illusion.
Pinprick holes in a colourless sky
Let insipid figures of light pass by.
The mighty light of ten thousand suns
Challenges infinity, and is soon gone.
Night-time: to some, a brief interlude,
To others the fear of solitude.
Brave Helios, wake up your steeds!
Bring the warmth the countryside needs
One of my favourite Moody Blues tracks, particularly for the spoken quote above (it comes about 4 minutes into the song… enjoy the intro first!).
I have to admit this is not a dawn shot, it was taken around 3pm in March, but the Infrared response to the strong, low sunlight, created some crisp reflections more reminiscent of a moonscape than a sunset.
Caldecotte Lake, Milton Keynes, UK
[Konica-Minolta 5D (720nm IR conversion); Sigma 10-20@20mm; f:7.1, 1/400sec, ISO-100; CS3 & LR3]