Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A day of light and birds on the wire

The start of the day appeared a little gloomy when we got up at 5.30am to get Fiona on her way to her 6am circuit training group.

©2013 Barry Smith - A hint of light in the valley
As she headed out the front door she pointed out to me that there was a glimmer of light in the east that might light up as I walked Treehaven Way. And what a light show I experienced as you can see from the photos below.

©2013 Barry Smith - A purple dawn
©2013 Barry Smith -  The light grows
©2013 Barry Smith - Cloud, machine and sunrise
©2013 Barry Smith - A blaze of sunrise
And I was taken with the power lines and the silhouettes of birds against the clouds of the morning sky.

©2013 Barry Smith -  Bird on the wire
©2013 Barry Smith -  Family meeting on the wire
©2013 Barry Smith -  A lone bird greets the sun
©2013 Barry Smith - Lone bird bathed in light
And just to round the day off we went to the beach to catch up with one of Hiro's students (Rina) whio is over here as part of a school exchange from Tatebayashi. And the day ended with the sunset over the beach.

©2013 Barry Smith - Kids frolic as sun rests
So you can see why I titled this post - light and birds ion the wire. All photos taken with the iPhone and none edited or altered.


  1. These skies are spectacular! Gorgeous photos. It's such a treat to see the breathtaking views from your lovely spot. Your artists eye is keen whether applied to metalwork or photos. But how do you consistently manage such great shots with your IPhone?! I seldom get mine to turn out well.

    1. Hi AA - thanks for comments - great subject matter helps. I don't know about iPhone - just seems to work for me - I have a iPhone 4. Go well. B

  2. stunning sunrise B! Beautiful images... K

  3. Yes, these pictures are beautiful, I love these beautiful silhouettes against that wonderful sky at dawn! Greetings!

    1. L - thanks - as you know from your own work the light makes a difference n we can just be lucky in the right moment and time. B

  4. Oh, glorious, Barry, what a beautiful collection of sunrise photo. And the sunset as well; you really made a day of it.

    1. Thanks C - hard to resist taking shots of such great vistas. Go well. B


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