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Mad River Slough Sunrise I

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 7 October 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

First of a Three Part Series

Two days of hard rain had fallen here and when I stepped out of my motel and into the predawn morning - Jupiter was shinning to the west and I sensed this day could start with a dramatic sunrise. Experience told me just were to go.

Remember my 2009 Fine Art Nude posting of a lovely model - Tru Talise, gazing up at a yellow arrow road sign, standing along a narrow road that ran by a channel of water? I took that image from a bridge and knew that was where I would await this dawn.

Here is that earlier nude image:

(always worth a second viewing - one of my favorites)

Today's photograph as well as the next two were taken on Wednesday from a bridge over Mad River Slough in Humboldt County. The same spot where I shot that nude image. This current series were taken facing east - rather than south in the earlier effort.

I mention all of this to say that the sign that Tru was looking up at is gone. Judging from the tire tracks upon the rain soaked levee - this happened recently. There were more tracks in the mud just beyond. I suspect that they are from the tow truck that extricated the unfortunate motorist's vehicle.

And so it goes...

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Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Really beautiful! *****

7 Oct 2011 5:51am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Lovely blue tones and landscape

7 Oct 2011 7:46am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

It's a beautiful calm scene Mr. P, I like the cool blue hues.

7 Oct 2011 7:55am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Very beautiful landscape ! I like the blue tones.

7 Oct 2011 8:35am

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Beautiful catch ! Great ! So beautiful ! well done !

7 Oct 2011 10:03am

Yonatan from New York, United States

Nice cool tones. I'm looking forward to seeing things warm up as the morning progresses.

7 Oct 2011 10:50am

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Nice shot!

7 Oct 2011 11:40am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Glorious image !

7 Oct 2011 11:46am

yz from Budapest, Hungary


7 Oct 2011 3:14pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Fantastic vibrant colors.

7 Oct 2011 8:21pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb composition and great light - the blue tone sets a fantastic calm mood here! well done! i am looking forward to the following parts of this series...

8 Oct 2011 12:35am

San G. from Encino, California, United States

Absolutely breathtaking! Blue on blue ... almost surreal.

8 Oct 2011 1:17am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Mind if I have a coffee with this? best…jf

8 Oct 2011 1:22am

@ordinaryimages: The only thing more perfect than your request, Jerry - is that I might join you. Let's make that happen some one of these days...S.

Becky from los angeles, United States

love this.

12 Jul 2012 4:44pm