Mount Mansfield September Sunrise Six & Seven – Daybreak!

Hope everyone is having a good start to 2019! These are my 6th and 7th images from my Mount Mansfield September Sunrise photo shoot one morning, September, 2018 – the final two pics in the series! 🙂

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Visit my newest art & photography image Collection, Mount Mansfield, at – https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/felipeadan-lerma.html?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=831206 .

My Sunrise / Sunset image collection (currently over 200 photos and art) is at – https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/felipeadan-lerma.html?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=645599 .

I hope you’ve enjoyed or will browse my blog post links to see the full series of images and commentary. I do hope to do a full series gallery-view post of the seven images in the near future.

Thanks so much!

Adan

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* This sunrise photo shoot series covers seven images  *


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Mount Mansfield September Sunrise Five

Happy New Year Everyone! This is the 5th image in my Mount Mansfield September Sunrise photo shoot one morning, September, 2018.

Mount Mansfield September Sunrise Five, 5:50 am
© Felipe Adan Lerma; 5th of 7 in my Vermont sunrise photo shoot.
Mount Mansfield September Sunrise Five, 5:50 am
© Felipe Adan Lerma

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/mount-mansfield-september-sunrise-five-felipe-adan-lerma.html

It is the first of the series with the sun actually showing. The prior images were twilights, from astronomical twilight to nautical to civil, each a progressive category of light appearing with the sun actually below the horizon.

I thought it apropos for New Years to post the first of my photos from that morning with the sun breaking the horizon line 🙂

Below is an excerpt from my description for this shot on its product page on my Fine Art America site.

At this point, with the appearance of the sun itself, I remember distinctly experiencing a sense of inevitability. 

A sense of a sense of inevitability really. 

Though nothing is guaranteed in life (including death and taxes in certain ways of thinking) daybreak has long meant the time to do things only doable with light when day had begun (even if no longer strictly true) – hunts for food, battles between armies, feeding the children and elderly, going to work, going to school, having light to paint, seeing love returned from a loved one’s face… 

…and seeing another new day. 

Because, for as long as people have lived on Earth, when the sun rose, it was inevitable – there was no turning back the new day – 

A ball of fire and light rose in the sky – the air began finishing its changes from red to yellow, yellow to white, white to blue – light carved the wide mountain silhouette into hills and valleys then layers of distances – 

Flat fields of crops appeared and slanted up the foreground to the horizon line, flattening the mountains and trees against the sky. 

I had been in my photo shoot spot nearly an hour. I could go now, I had seen the sun rise. 

Or I could stay, finish seeing the new day arrive. 

I stayed. 

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/mount-mansfield-september-sunrise-five-felipe-adan-lerma.html

And I feel very much the same here tonight at home with my wife, I have seen the New Year arrive around the globe, yet here I stay, to see the New Year, our New Year, arrive here at home….

Happy New Year everyone! 🙂

Adan

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* Please note, full res images are available on my FAA site *
* This sunrise photo shoot series covers seven images  *

Mount Mansfield September Sunrise Four

This is the moment before the sun shows itself.

More light reflects orange on the fog.

Foreground fields appear.

Astronomical twilight is a recorded memory. Nautical twilight’s eyes are wide open. And Civil Twilight will soon evaporate into pure light.

By this time, with the light rising so quickly, my own sense of time has slowed to moments. But blink too slowly and I may miss the changes. Breathe too quickly and I might disrupt the beatings of my heart.

The sun is about to rise….

Adan

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* Please note, full res images are available on my FAA site *
* This sunrise photo shoot series covers seven images 😊 *


Mount Mansfield, My Favorite Sunrise Photo Shoot Series of 2018 – Image Three

Mount Mansfield September Sunrise  5:27am - ©Felipe Adan Lerma
Mount Mansfield September Sunrise, Three 5:27am
© Felipe Adan Lerma

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/mount-mansfield-september-sunrise-three-felipe-adan-lerma.html

Though only a few minutes have passed from my previous pic (Image Two, link at bottom of this post), already there’s small changes.

As I wrote in my image description on my image site at Fine Art America –

“only a few minutes more have passed, but already patches of fog in the valleys are reflecting sunlight – light reaching up from the curve of the earth, finding the heavy cloud bank above the gap where Mount Mansfield sleeps, and reflecting down upon the fog!”

What should already be very apparent though is the form of Mount Mansfield’s silhouette against the sky – the face of a person lying prone on the earth! 🙂

My Google search ( https://www.google.com/search?q=face+of+mount+mansfield+described&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari ) found quite a few good articles. Many describe which summits describe which feature (nose, lips, etc) and which angles to view the whole profile (east & west).

Being only a (reluctantly) intermittent visitor to Vermont, I have to claim plausible confusion, as I’ve come to think the chin was the upper lip, and the Adam’s Apple is the bottom lip. Personally I think either view works, but I will definitely defer to those who’ve lived and named the peaks long before I ever knew about this grand mountain in my wife’s home state (smiles).

Below, from the opposite direction, on another day, for a sunset, is one of the many shots of Mount Mansfield I’ve posted to my site on Fine Art America, tagged into my Vermont Collection of photography and art.


Late Evening Sunset, Mount Mansfield © Felipe Adan Lerma
Late Evening Sunset, Mount Mansfield
© Felipe Adan Lerma

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/late-evening-sunset-felipe-adan-lerma.html

So what do you think? How do you see the mountain’s silhouette? Is it a face (which I see all the time now, lol!) or is it something else?

Thanks so much for stopping by. I do have four more Mount Mansfield sunrise images picked from that early September morning – I hope you’ll come back by and see how the morning developed, it awas a beauty! 🙂

Adan

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Mount Mansfield, My Favorite Sunrise Photo Shoot Series of 2018 – Image Two

Mount Mansfield September Sunrise #Two ©Felipe Adan Lerma
Mount Mansfield September Sunrise, Two 5:22 am
©Felipe Adan Lerma

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Second in my early September Mount Mansfield sunrise images from the same morning and location, I can clearly see the changes beginning to occur! Though the upper sky is slightly darker and the land below still remains in darkness, the light between those two layers is brighter.

This, I began to learn just last year, is the magic of twilight!

And, amazingly to me, there’s apparently THREE different levels of twilight!

This is why in my early days of trying to catch first light and relying on sunrise time I kept missing the “look” I was literally looking for, lol!

Wikipedia has a relatively short and clearly laid out article detailing each level of twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), where the sun is as it approaches the horizon, and the how the quality of light differs in each stage. I highly recommend it! ( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twilight )

Chart of the three twilight categories before sunrise, image via Wikipedia.

Next post and image in this series I’ll speak a little to the profile of Mount Mansfield – the sleeping head stretching across the ridge line (smiles).

I do sometimes make paintings of my photos. Below is the cache of work my wife Sheila and and I took to Art Hop 2018 in Burlington Vermont this year. This was my second year to participate, the first time being in 2011 when we lived in Sheila’s home state so I could have a taste of life in Vermont (I loved it!).

Art Hop in Burlington is a diverse venue of art, music, fashion, and locations doable at a very reasonable price point!

If you should want info on also exhibiting Art Hop in Vermont, please email Sarah Drexler, the Associate Director at Sarah@SEABA.com for info 🙂

General Art Hop and other arts info is available at www.seaba.com .

Self Portrait 15 - Sheila Helping Deliver My Images To Art Hop 2018 ©Felipe Adan Lerma
Self Portrait 15 – Sheila Helping Deliver My Images To Art Hop 2018
©Felipe Adan Lerma

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/self-portrait-15-sheila-helping-deliver-my-images-to-art-hop-2018-felipe-adan-lerma.html

Thank you so much for coming by! 🙂

Adan

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Mount Mansfield, My Favorite Sunrise Photo Shoot Series of 2018 – Image One

I’d been mulling which of a late September Mount Mansfield sunrise pics I captured to upload to my site on Fine Art America (FAA) and decided since I couldn’t decide (smiles) that I’d present a series from this incredible morning’s photo shoot. I was very lucky and very grateful to have made myself get up 4 am that morning (though I did make myself one quick cup of coffee, leaving the rest for my wife when she woke 🙂

At this point one item remains undecided: how many images I’ll present.

I do know my first (above) and my last choices, but am not sure how many there will be in between. One thing for sure, it’ll be what I can fit in from now til the last day of the year, lol!

If you like, leave a comment on what was your favorite photo shoot (or painting series) of 2018.

Below is my own favorite painting related image of the year (from my Self Portrait Collection on FAA) – with my youngest grandchild at a gallery showing of U.S. Veterans art work at Jerry’s Artarama here in Austin 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you’ll come by to see the other shots from that wonderful morning!

Adan

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* Please note, full res images are available on my FAA site *

Fitness Reminder on Christmas Day For Every Day

My wife and I have followed Dr. Mirkin’s site for nutrition and fitness information for many years.

That he’s a senior, like us, is a big plus, though most of the information is valid for most adult ages. He just seems more cognizant of the challenges (and opportunities) afforded to us as we age (smiles).

In his most recent post, “NSAIDs Interfere with Exercise Training,” he actually provides not only information re the title topic, but also –

  • What to Do When You Have DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)
  • What Does Not Decrease DOMS
  • How to Prevent Injuries
  • Tips for Recovery from a Hard Workout

Two excerpts I found particularly important for me were:

  • Exercising at low intensity during recovery will cause your muscles to become more fibrous and resistant to injury when you stress them in your next intense bout of exercise.
  • When you are training properly, your muscles will feel sore every morning. If they don’t feel better after a 10-minute warmup, take the day off.

And there’s much more concise info!

What I also like is applying some of these concepts to my creative work, like sometimes being creative at less intensity after a big art project – it seems to keep my creative loop intact, yet lets me recover for my next burst of painting or writing!

I should also add I’ve read this short article three times and each time something new popped out I felt was important for me to remember 🙂

The images in this post are my own & not from the article, and may be found among my Sports & Leisure images collection at Fine Art America – https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/felipeadan-lerma.html?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=785672 .

Happy holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Years everyone!

Thanks so much for stopping by –

Adan

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* Please note, full res images are available on my FAA site *

New palette knife painting, Birds and Sailboat in Paradise, by Adan 😊

New palette knife painting, Bird and Sailboat in Paradise 😊

Water soluble oil, marble dust, water mixable oil medium, 12×16 inches on stretched canvas, palette knife rendition.

For creative impetus info for this image, full res samples, prints, and gifts (yoga mats etc), please visit my Fine Art America (FAA) link noted above/below or by clicking the image.

I may also upload both cropped panoramic and vertical versions of this same image before ending the year with a short series of uploads of my favorite photo-sunrise shoot of the year, a cold late September morning in Vermont before heading back to Texas (smiles).

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Adan

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* Please note, full res images are available on my FAA site *

Dateline Austin: Goodbye Fall, We Hardly Knew Ya, But It Was Still Nice :)

Autumn Austin Along Lady Bird Lake, Vertical version ©Felipe Adan Lerma

Autumn Austin Along Lady Bird Lake
Vertical Version
©Felipe Adan Lerm

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/autumn-austin-along-lady-bird-lake-vertical-felipe-adan-lerma.html

Fall colors, or just a plain old Autumn, never last long in Austin anyway, but the moments that appear are a welcome sight. Some are specially created spots right in downtown (see below) while others, like above, are remnants of preserved beauty from Austin’s origins.

There’s of course more, but it’s two weeks before the end of 2018 and I want to finish with a series of sunrise images from Vermont. I’ll be posting those to my Fine Art America page and do one or two posts here along the way 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Adan

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Butterflies, Children’s Books, Plus Our Youngest Daughter – Creativity is a Weave of Many Threads

SkyDancerBook, a children’s illustrated book about the Monarch butterfly migrations by Tania DeGregorio on Amazon.com

SkyDancer, Adventures of a Monarch Butterfly ©Tania DeGregorio
Pictured – Max DeGregorio, with a real butterfly, in Costa Rica 🙂

When a creative project is nurtured by one of one’s children, involves one of one’s grandchildren, and incorporates one or more of one’s own artistic endeavors of choice, in my case art and story, the intermingling of what to say with how to say it becomes as fluttery as the subject matter in our youngest girl’s first solo artistic project – butterflies.

Specifically, a baby butterfly who’s lost it’s mother and enters its first migration south on a quest to find her.

Plus, the solid quality book is pretty to look at and hold.

Yes, story and art (smiles).

On Amazon no less!
PRIME shipping available!

You can catch up with Tania’s newest book events and news on her website at –
https://www.skydancerbook.com 🙂

Plus read her customers’ reviews of her new book at –
https://www.amazon.com/Skydancer-Adventures-Butterfly-Tania-DeGregorio/dp/0692102124/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1543585071&sr=8-1&keywords=Skydancer+by+Tania#customerReviews 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Adan

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