Though it rained again last night, I woke this morning to a fairly sunny day. Not exactly a dry day, but sunny nonetheless. As the girls were all still at their Girl Scout event, I took advantage of the weather to head out for a dawn stroll around the park.
I had a number of image ideas in mind, first amongst them one very similar to this, the shot of the day.
I also came away with a number of other images that I liked, some planned and some objects of opportunity. I considered holding them back and posting one a day this week, giving myself a week off. That seemed a bit like cheating though, and I hate to break my so far perfect record of one freshly shot image per day. So to remove the temptation, here are my other favorite images from the day’s shooting.
First, my runner up for image of the day, a picket line manned by rowboats.
Next, the wife’s choice for image of the day.
Next up is an image that I made to qualify for today’s The Daily Assignment, which is “Make a photograph that features vertical lines today.”
Finally, the first image I made today. Technically this isn’t a part of the Park Walk, as I shot it in my own driveway. When I mentioned that it wasn’t a dry day, I wasn’t kidding. The grass was wet from a combination of the rain and dew, and the rising sun was hitting it at just the right angle. I took a break from packing the truck for the trip and made this image.
To be honest I was pretty darn happy with it. It not only catches the sun glint on the rain drop, plus the view of the surrounding grass in the raindrop, but if you look closely you can even see a reflection of me and my camera inside the tiny drop. I considered calling the whole Park trip off, heading back to bed and just using this image. I’m glad I didn’t, but don’t think the extra sleep didn’t sound pretty tempting first thing in the morning!