Friday, August 07, 2009

Finally a Break: Skyline Sunrise


Finally with a break from work I traveled down Skyline Drive to Big Meadows this morning with Willard in search of Shenandoah National Park’s famous whitetail bucks.

Arriving at Big Meadows at dawn the first order of the day was to shoot the huge red summer sun rising over the horizon. Our search for the big bucks proved fruitless this morning with only does, fawns and small bucks appearing as the morning wore on.

After all of those long days at work I didn’t feel the least bit of disappointment. Although dog tired from work and lack of sleep; breathing the cool mountain air while soaking in the beauty of the meadow awash in wildflowers with the distant hazy blue mountains dappled by sunlight for a backdrop was worth the trip.

8 comments:

Kerri said...

This is beautiful Salty! So glad you were able to take a break from work. Sunrise is my favorite time of day.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is a beautiful sunrise.Spending time in the beauty of nature is almost as refreshing as sleep.
Blessings,Ruth

Elaine said...

What a lovely way to spend the day. Your sunrise photo is fantastic.

Montanagirl said...

The sunrise photo is just gorgeous! Love it. Salty, you do wonders with that camera.

Bradley Myers said...

Coy, I am glad you found the time to get away. Even without the big bucks I am always glad just to get away and see wildlife.

After trying over and over again, I am also going to get the chance to take some time for myself. I will be meeting your brother later this month in Elk County. I am looking forward to getting away and seeing some Elk.

Ken Conger Photography said...

Nice sunrise Coy. I'm waiting to see some more stuff especially of the potential bucks that may be in store for a fall shoot. Here in Denali the moose are already starting to loose some of their velvet. Blue skies.

imac said...

Beautiful shot Coy, enjoy the break from work.

Catherine said...

Breathtaking sky & capture Salty!
Cat