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Friday, February 19, 2010


Aah, a new day, full of promises
and here are the first rays of sun...

Almost every Wednesday morning I accompany hubby around 6:35 am to go to a business meeting. Now it's getting light earlier, I like to take some sky and road shots in-between cars zooming by on the freeways! Glad I don't have to drive!

Hold on, we're almost there!
Could not choose which one of the two last ones I like most. 
I love the rounding of that hill.

Which one do you like most?


rainfield61 said...

Please allow me to choose both.

midwesttomidlands said...

Of the last two, I like them both, but the first picture in the post is stunning. I rarely get up early enough to see a sunrise, but always enjoy it when I do.

DawnTreader said...

The second photo is my favourite on this post. Lovely silhouette! Between the last two similar photos I'd choose the last one. Or, if I was to use the other one, I think I'd crop off a bit at the bottom to get more focus on the sky.

Stephanie V said...

There's something satisfying about a rounded hill.
I like the first one for the mystery in the shadows. And I'm glad that you took the other so that I can see what's really there. As always, I'm ambivalent.

Protege said...

Palm trees. They feel like a mirage to me. When I look out of my window, I see snow. Tons of snow.
I love the first picture.
Of the two last ones my favorite is the top one.
Have a great weekend,

Clytie said...

I like them ALL! I am, however, very jealous. Since I am always the driver, I don't get the chance to snap those wonderful through-the-window shots. Can't do that and hang onto the steering wheel very well. Makes people nervous when I start driving off the road. Sigh.

Rudee said...

I think I like the first picture better with the prominence of the tree in the middle and the darkness of the clouds above. The first photo though? Beautiful.

jeannette stgermain said...

Okay okay, but only this time, friend! (you know I'm just joking)

Thanks Midwest! Chuckle, I'm the same as you if it wasn't for this meeting -it's very important to me:)

Whitemist said...

The first photo I would paint, the second I would live in!

jeannette stgermain said...

Good idea, Monika. I think I know why I didn't crop off the first of the two...because it's the hill that I would paint! Hills and mountains are a favorite subject to me, since Holland is such a flat land:)

Ambivalent, so am I! Some painters would say, paint both of the views:) One of these days you might see (at least one of these) posted as a painting:)

With tons of snow, it must look like another world! You know what is really weird? When you see a palm tree AND snow in the same pic!
You have a good weekend too!

So sorry! I make some of my best pics in the car (and not driving). Although, hubby tells me I'm dangerous when I open and hang out of the window to take that "must have" shot LOL.

Hmm, you give a powerful reason! It often remains a toss up till I start painting. Yeah, the first photo is so symbolic...

I can tell you are solution oriented! It would be a dream to live there (very expensive area in the city with a view like that)!

Angie Muresan said...

I love that second photo, Jeannette. Wishing you a lovely weekend.

Rosie said...

I like all your photos but of the last two I'm leaning towards the second because I like the 'lumps and bumps' in the earth in the foreground and the shape of the hill. To answer your question about my photos on the forest post - I'm not sure about the purplish tinge - the colours that day in the cold forest were very unusual - I only download my photos into Picasa where I can crop, straighten and etc but I hadn't changed any colour tones on those photos - perhaps it is the camera? I'll have to take note on other photos:)

jeannette stgermain said...

Thank you! You have a good weekend too! Hope you don;t have to get up too early like I do on Wed.:)

Lumps and bumps are a good reason:) I don't know enough about photography to know why that purple tinge was there, sorry! Hope you have a relaxing weekend!

Gaston Studio said...

I have to go with the very first one; those clouds are amazing!

crochet lady said...

I like the pics with the palm trees the best, simply because I don't ever seen palm trees where I live. We have plenty of rolling hills though that I enjoy. There is something a bit mysterious about a hill - the wonder of what is just over the top.

jeannette stgermain said...

Good choice, Jane! There is an advantage of getting up early (sometimes:) )

Yes, palm trees galore over here (and many kinds). May be that's why I like hills and mountains, there is always a "beyond!"

Kat said...

I have to go with the first one. The other two are beautiful as well but there is just something about the first picture which draws me.

jeannette stgermain said...

It may be the explosion of light coming from behind the clouds that's drawing you in...

matthew houskeeper said...

Top photo.
The lone palm and the fractured light is very appealing to me.

jeannette stgermain said...

You must see many sun rises, or?

matthew houskeeper said...

Yeah I am up pretty early. Even when I am not on the boat.