This week’s photo challenge is “early bird“, a shot that shows all the glory and reward for an early start to the day.
As soon as the challenge went up, my thoughts went straight to an image I had taken a long time ago, a result of an early start. The overnight forecast was for clear skies and conditions seemed perfect for a good sunrise. So I set my alarm early to get to a lake near the town of Macroom, County Cork.
Alas the frozen roads meant that I did not get to the lake in time for sunrise, so I stopped at a spot on the journey to capture the breaking of dawn. The colours were amazing and I felt truly rewarded.
Again I would note that this image has not been brightened or tweaked using photoshop or any other such software. Personally I love the purple cloud reflections in the water.
And here is the image from the spot I was trying to reach, the sun fully fledged by then.
So sorry for the repeat, but it fitted the theme perfectly.