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Anatomy of a Sunrise

Almost always the best nature and landscape photographs are captured in what I like to call “the margins of the day,” that being dawn and dusk. Even an hour before sunrise and an hour after sunset, when most photographers aren’t up or have packed away their gear for the day, the beauty of gradual light enhances the natural subject.

The following Pictures You Can Hear video and images were captured on the morning of October 20, 2009 at The Inn at Cedar Falls, in Hocking Hills, Ohio.

The sacredness of the light. To crunch about in the woods. To take in sunrise on the hilltop and then marvel at the sight of the Milky Way after nightfall. These are the visual gifts that feed the spirit and move the soul.

When all else in the “outside world” is ripping at the seams and falling in tatters, it is comforting to know that all is well, and right, in nature and at The Inn at Cedar Falls.

Fall Sunrise at The Inn at Cedar Falls by Jim Crotty

Fall Sunrise at The Inn at Cedar Falls by Jim Crotty

Fall Sunrise at The Inn at Cedar Falls by Jim Crotty

Fall Sunrise at The Inn at Cedar Falls by Jim Crotty

Fall Sunrise at The Inn at Cedar Falls by Jim Crotty

Fall Sunrise at The Inn at Cedar Falls by Jim Crotty

Fall Sunrise at The Inn at Cedar Falls by Jim Crotty

October Comes Quietly

Not only knowing, but “being in” the subject can often be the difference between an ordinary image and a extraordinary photograph. I immerse myself in October in Ohio. Not just the usual colorful, landscape photographs of seasonal color but the often overlooked details that speak of the haunting light of the season. Another summer departed. A winter about to begin. For a brief time the calming light of fall resides over subject and artist in pleasing though melancholy tones before retreating into even deeper shadows that are yet to come.

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October Around the House by Jim Crotty 5

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Jim Crotty Photographs of Vicksburg

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