Before the sun rises...

"The Edge of Gravity" from the Angels in Architecture mural series by William Cochran, 1991.  I cloned out the peeling paint because this mural is too beautiful to be seen in disrepair.  "Sunrise creeps to the Edge of Gravity", Rebecca LaChance, 2014, Frederick, MD  

"The Edge of Gravity" from the Angels in Architecture mural series by William Cochran, 1991.  I cloned out the peeling paint because this mural is too beautiful to be seen in disrepair.  "Sunrise creeps to the Edge of Gravity", Rebecca LaChance, 2014, Frederick, MD

 

Welcome to the wonderland I am privileged to experience in the quiet, wee hours. I am continually humbled to see the world "before the sun rises".

It's a holiday weekend (and The Hubster's birthday) so things are a bit laid back.  As a veteran of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, I would be most appreciative if you took a short moment to remember the "why" behind this three-day weekend.

Sit back, sip your coffee, nosh a croissant and enjoy the world of twilight. 

 

"Fog over Mt. Saint Mary's" (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2015, Emmitsburg, MD

"Fog over Mt. Saint Mary's" (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2015, Emmitsburg, MD

What is life without joyful experimentation?  A series of Lensbaby 56 Velvet experiments.  I love this look!

What is life without joyful experimentation?  A series of Lensbaby 56 Velvet experiments.  I love this look!

"Lauds" (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2015, Emmitsburg, MD.  I was visually enthralled by the play of light and color on the veranda and the twilight fog surrounding the seminary.

"Lauds" (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2015, Emmitsburg, MD.  I was visually enthralled by the play of light and color on the veranda and the twilight fog surrounding the seminary.

"To know ahead of time what you're looking for means you're then only photographing your own preconceptions, which is very limiting and often false."  - Dorothea Lange
"Wired In" (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2015, Thurmont, MD.  An example of why it is important to turn around to see what is behind you.  I was photographing the ruins of the Old Catoctin Iron Furnace which forged pig iron and cannonballs during the Revolutionary War.  I turned around to find this tiny and historic church steeple enmeshed in tree limbs and telephone wires.    

"Wired In" (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2015, Thurmont, MD.  An example of why it is important to turn around to see what is behind you.  I was photographing the ruins of the Old Catoctin Iron Furnace which forged pig iron and cannonballs during the Revolutionary War.  I turned around to find this tiny and historic church steeple enmeshed in tree limbs and telephone wires.

 

 

"Sunrise over the horse farm" (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2015, Thurmont, MD.  I was driving around the back roads during a "photoshoot Sunday".  Just as I crested a large hill, the sun started to rise up from the horizon.  I hopped out for some quick clicks. The horses were nonplussed by my presence.  

"Sunrise over the horse farm" (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2015, Thurmont, MD.  I was driving around the back roads during a "photoshoot Sunday".  Just as I crested a large hill, the sun started to rise up from the horizon.  I hopped out for some quick clicks. The horses were nonplussed by my presence.

 

"Bomberger Pond", (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2015, Rocky Ridge, MD.  My friends allowed me to trek their property at an unearthly hour of the morning.  I could hear their dogs barking.  Sorry, folks!  Hope you were able go back to sleep.

"Bomberger Pond", (c) Rebecca LaChance, 2015, Rocky Ridge, MD.  My friends allowed me to trek their property at an unearthly hour of the morning.  I could hear their dogs barking.  Sorry, folks!  Hope you were able go back to sleep.

I hope you enjoyed this visual tour of my "wonderland".  No rabbit holes required!

Coming Soon

Curious as to what is in my "insomniac's twilight photography toolbox?"  Coming soon - " 5 Tools You Need for Comfort and Safety during the wee hours".  It is a guide developed especially for photographers just starting night or twilight photography.

 

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With gratitude,

Rebecca