Daybreak over the lake

Dawn over Jack the Horse Lake_StaatsLast week I shared a sunset photo from our northern vacation.  As beautiful as the sunsets were, I was equally amazed at the sunrises.  We were staying on Jack the Horse Lake – a quiet lake with only a few cabins and houses and only one resort.  The stillness of the morning, while the sun was yet to rise, was wonderful.  The air was calm and the lake’s surface was like a sheet of glass.  Off in the distance I could hear an owl making its presence known, and eventually the loons would add to the chorus.  Slowly the sky would turn from black to a deep rose color, then to a pale pink and eventually to a brightness of yellow as the sun cleared the horizon and the distant shore, all the while reflected in the mirror-like lake surface.  It was a wondrous and delightful way to greet the day.

5 thoughts on “Daybreak over the lake

  1. Rex Hamann August 24, 2014 / 8:11 pm

    Something very special. Thank you for sharing this inspiring piece of art with us. Makes me breathe deeply and wish I was taking a dive off that pier right now! 😉

    • lindastaatsphoto August 25, 2014 / 8:03 am

      With the heat and humidity we had yesterday, diving off that pier would have been delightful! The power of a photograph is wonderful; I can view this image and I am immediately transported back to that still and beautiful morning. Glad you enjoyed it, Rex – thanks!

  2. Rex Hamann August 25, 2014 / 9:38 am

    Have been checking out the Jack the Horse Lake, it looks ideal for what we are interested in! So your photo may turn out to be a very good tip!

  3. Dave Shores August 26, 2014 / 11:31 am

    Fantastic photo. The all-pervasive orange color seems to be found almost exclusively at sunrise, rarely at sunset. (I read a scientific explanation based on the difference in composition (especially water content) of the atmosphere at sunrise vs. sunset.) Very nice.

    • lindastaatsphoto August 27, 2014 / 6:01 pm

      Thanks for your comment Dave. You are so very right about the orange color being found at sunrise and rarely at sunset, but I never knew the reason behind it. Thanks for enlightening me.

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