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The main reason why I photograph with a Leica camera:

“I want simplification, not amplification or complication…I just want light controls … because photography is about light.” – Thorsten Overgaard

“A camera that gives me the joy of ownership and the joy of shooting is much more important than one with the highest number of megapixels or highest ISO performance.” – Yukio Uchida

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Early Morning Light


After spending over 14 hours trying to get to Denver, Colorado yesterday, and with this weekend one of my company’s busiest of the year, I wasn’t surprised I would have an early start. Like I said, yesterday’s adventure through the airports was not the best. I woke before my alarm New Year’s day morning. I had to leave the house around 0545 to ensure I got to the airport in time to check in and make my departure time of 0720. Well as you can imagine by me mentioning any of this that original departure time did not happen. The DELAY.

The abbreviated story on yesterday is the commercial operator actually flew the plane empty to another airport and back to get the maintenance service they needed to complete our trip. We finally departed Asheville yesterday around 2:45PM. So by the time we finally got going my company had to make some changes on their end for me too. I originally thought I was going to Brunswick, Georgia but then it was Aspen. Well by the time the day finished I’m in Denver.

After a 30 minute Uber ride this morning I arrived to the Centennial Airport in Colorado. As I was preflighting the aircraft the sun was just beginning to shed its light. Looking west towards the Rocky Mountains the sky began to light and that’s when you can get these wonderful colors. So at around 0645 this is the view I had.

2 comments on “Early Morning Light

  1. Hanni says:

    Even though your day sounds rather stressful, I’m glad you had that beautiful morning light. Looks absolutely amazing! Happy Sunday!


    1. Thank you Hanni. I hope you had a great holiday and I look forward to reading your blog posts this coming year.

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