Early Morning at Lake Marmo at the Morton Arboretum

A Club Photo Shoot - October 28, 2013

Most people mourn the shorten days of autumn. Nature photographers, on the other hand, celebrate the opportunity to photograph in the early morning light without getting up at an obnoxiously early hour. The best lighting conditions for photography are the first two hours after sunrise. Consider the following images:

sunrise The sun had yet to officially rise.
sunrise Small airplane at sunrise
sunrise Freeman Maple (a.k.a. Acer x freemanii)
sunrise Reflections
sunrise The early morning light gave the forest a magical look.