Monday, September 23, 2013

First Day of Fall Sunrise

Ah yes, the Fall Season, with its cooler temperatures, promise of snow and the turning of the leaves coloring; is my second favorite riding season.

I woke before dawn on Sunday, my internal clock probably sensing the oncoming season change, and I rode out of my still sleeping neighborhood to find a spot to pose Valencia, my 2011 URAL Patrol Sidecar Rig, by the light of a gorgeous dawn's incipient sunrise.

Timing dictated the nearest location, in this case, the parking lot of the Home Depot in the Southlands Shopping Mall.

 Fall Season's First Dawn

Cropped version of above scene

Lovely colors, don't you think?  I am hoping it presages a very good Fall riding season for all of us.

13 comments:

SonjaM said...

Simply brilliant. Thanks for getting up that early.

Charlie6 said...

Thanks Sonja

Richard M said...

What's in the background? My imagination says Mars colony.

Beautiful colors!

Charlie6 said...

RichardM, yep, the colors were definitely beautiful that morning. As to the tall tower structure, its the marque of the movie theater in the mall, as viewed from the side. Nothing as cool as a Mars Colony....

Canajun said...

At that time of day I wouldn't be able to find my keys, let alone a camera. So thanks for taking the picture from all of us late risers.

Charlie6 said...

Canajun, didn't want to reveal this detail but when one's bladder calls, one must heed it.

bob skoot said...

Dom:

Your photos have a tropical feel to them. You just need palm trees

so glad that the Home Depot washroom was open and you managed to hold back until you got there

bob
Riding the Wet Coast

Charlie6 said...

Rest assured Bobskoot, there was no need for the Home Depot's bathroom. No palm trees here, too much humidity needed and I can do without that....

Trobairitz said...

Never has there been a more perfect sunrise/parking lot picture. Very nice.

Lucky said...

Just gorgeous photos!!

Charlie6 said...

Thanks Lucky....

Charlie6 said...

Trobairitz, well thank you but I wouldn't say "never"....now set your alarm clock and lets see an Oregonian sunrise. :)

Richard M said...

I'll wait a few months then sleep in and take a nice sunrise photo before lunch...