Summer is over for now and the cold winds are starting to picking up again which made me reflect on warmer days.
Getting up early in the morning is quite a hard task for most of us people and I’m no exception. Unless it’s one of those windless mornings in summer. The best contrast to windy and cold autumn days are probably those warm, calm summer mornings. But somehow, summer and autumn have something in common. The silence.
I’m defiantly not talking about hurricane like windy autumn days, more like about foggy or moody days. The only sound you can hear is probably your feet strolling through the leaves on the ground or (if you are lucky enough) a running deer couple of hundred meters away. Nature seems to be asleep at that point. Just like in the morning of some summer days.
The best argument for early worms is, that there’s nobody around in the morning. You’re totally focusing on yourself with no external influence. And surprisingly that might be true. Probably one of the reasons, why the Dalai Lama gets up at 3 am. I mean, doesn't it look like something spiritual out there?
I guess every photographer would be excited to take some photos at that time of the day, the rising sun is giving us those hard shadows, in combination with zero wind you nearly have no reflection of the water surface at all. Another unique situation you can only see in the morning.
Everybody has his own morning thoughts and feelings. The silence and loneliness let you focus on yourself and the upcoming day ahead. The sheer feeling of you being one of the few persons witnessing the sunrise is somehow mysterious but also rewarding, you won’t regret it. Give it a try ;)