My friends can’t believe I took that picture. No one believes I stepped out early morning with my camera. I’m quite infamous for my late nights. My perfect day starts around noon and this is officially my first early morning outdoor picture and later I remembered a distant friend once asked me and I told him, I take pictures and he smirked “No way, photographers wake up in the wee hours and head places…”
Ignorant fool, I thought of him then and believe me, he is an idiot. He made a mean remark, I’m sure you’ll agree. 23 days gone since I walked on the beach, that quaint, peerless morning….let me say, true friends look beyond what time you wake up.
74 thoughts on “Postcard to Friends”
oh! this fabulous…the colors, awesome.
Awesome. So glad to hear from you. Thank you very much!!
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oh, this is beautiful, the colors awesome!
Beautiful morning light
exhaling the secrets of the night…
Beautiful capture, Arjun !
and it’s distinct, everyday
here and where you are
a magic show, unmatched
thank you very much J.H !!
So worth the early morning adventure, Arjun, such a photo adds so much, to anyones day.
To see the sun
to catch the glow
a yellow dawn
the eyes behold
the mind excites
so worth missing
those late delights..
23 days gone since I took that picture, perhaps I was waiting for your intervention?!
Incredibly touching, beautifully written poem..I’m so elated. On second thoughts, darn…you’ve left me with no excuse no more…
Thank you very much Pen. I’ll cherish it for a long long time!!
Your photo says more than my effort… you captured the beauty, I tried hard to describe it…but fell short.. I’m chasing my muse around, but it’s faster than me…damn it!!
That’s not true…your muse is in you, with you…Your poem overwhelmed me and I’ll go out again, early morning, to find a picture for your poem which if you accept, I want you to put the duo on your blog.
Now that’s a great idea, ‘cos I’m answering comments here and feeling drained. Fill me with inspiration please… I will do my best to match your photo and post it together.. a duet to morning glory. … xxx
Ha! Our lives may be different but highs and lows and patterns are bang on…feeling drained here myself….I’m going to find your picture soon…meantime if you ever need a picture click on the link below. You don’t have to like the page to access…just look up when free.
Not all have been published on WP if you particularly want a fresh one.
I’ve saved the link to bookmarks (after clicking to make sure I could access) Wow!! I shall delve to my hearts content. 🙂 xx
I’m flattered! 🙂
Thank you Diana!
Thank you very much!
Well I hope that this officially-first-early-morning-pic won’t ever be alone… 🙂 Beautiful shot!
I’m living the dream of a ridiculous man, here to celebrate the eternal transition of light during an eclipse…Thank you so much! 🙂
That is a cracker of a shot…. But sunsets are just as good, and far more gentile for the night owl 🙂
Ha ha…I’ll find my share of images anyway and John, thank you so much for appreciating this one and every picture that I ever took, put it here..merely wondering if I could change my perception, lifestyle…just like that…we become stiff, doesn’t matter if our beliefs formed over years and past experiences are right or it’s time to move on….
Perfect morning + perfect photo = perfect day or perfect day – perfect morning = perfect photo…
And I love your photos. Thank you so much for your kind appreciation. Love your comment! 🙂
The light is awesome! Happy you got to see and immortalize this ambient morning 😉
and happy to share it with friends and you…so glad to see you!!
Remarkable shot! Tell your friend to go back to bed.
You got my back and that has been the driving force last three month.
What a tremendous compliment, Thank You.
and i picked the first letter ‘g’ and nicknamed you general.
LOL, I am far from being that good, but I love how the compliments keep getting better!
fabulous capture! personally i consider 9:30 to be the crack of earliest dawn. i take photos. i never get up early unless forced too for some terrible reason. tell your frenemy for me….laughing~
Yes. I remember reading about your routine in one of your posts and you’ll be glad to know I’m waking up before 10 anyhow last few days. Point that I’ve understood is that I want to make the best of my day, every moment of it even if that means gazing the sky…
Thank you very much!
It feels so peaceful. What a magnificent shot
I look forward to your encouraging comments every time and you never let me down. Thank you very much Yisraela.
What goes around Arjun comes around. You are always so open and honest with me. I appreciate it.
Marvelous indeed! 🙂 I’m an early riser and do agree with your friend. Some great sky shots await us early in the morning.
Absolutely stunning! I love the palette. It’s just a beautiful shot!
I’ve been reading about impressionism lately, quite evident in your pictures, reminds of the opening scene in Coppola’s “The Conversation”, I’m inspired. Thank you Richard!
Magnificent color Arjun-wonderful work! I am like you-I am not known for being an early riser-but on occasion, I greet the light and am given in return a wonderful present just as you have-
Bang on…I totally believe I’ll get what’s mine! Thank you Meg. Just the words I needed to hear!
Great capture…and most of my friends are idiots, that is why they tolerate me 😉
Jagged Man, Can I borrow your words? I’m so itching to say them to my friends, in fact I’ve rehearsed before the mirror too! 😉
I would be honored if you did.
Ohhhh the light is perfect!
The morning sun is intrusive, shocking and brilliant– you captured it all. The setting sun, perhaps more melancholy but more forgiving. The colors are like a painting.
Brilliant thought, thank you Ellen for your perspective…Hmm, got me thinking!!
Ah, the orange! Not to mention the composition and everything else-gorgeous.
Ah…Thank you very much Elena! 🙂
I didn’t even know there was an hour rule to photography! I’m sure it’s created by people who just don’t have the skills and eye to make good photos.
Your world is very colorful.
Exactly. There ain’t no hour rule if you know what you’re looking for. Looking forward to spring colors in your part of the world. Thank you very much Julita.
You’ll have to wait a while longer…as we all are waiting…!
Have a lovely day, Arjun!:)
This is truly gorgeous. What is that flag on the boat? It looks a bit like the Chad flag.
Your comment got me thinking and I ended up reading a good deal about flag protocol for fisherman though it didn’t help me ascertain why that flag in my picture..Lol
Thank you David!
A stunning photograph, the colour is exquisite. I get a strong feeling of peace and tranquility when I look at this.
Quite true and I’m happy to experience/share when mostly I find in my country is unsettling, this brings me solace. Thank you Mark. Hope you’re doing good.
Thank you so much Arjun 🙂 Have a nice evening
It’s fantastic! I believe it having seen your body of work!
Really?! Aw..Thank you so much Kathryn.
You are very welcome!
I just say, follow your own thing and time wont exist, very beautiful picture 🙂 !
You’re absolutely right…nothing should deter me and if I am ever in doubt, your smiling face and sweet comments always lifts up my spirit! 🙂 )
Aah thank you, that so sweet 🙂 🙂 🙂 !
Beautiful picture… and beauty is always around us.. .it’s all in your perspective. 🙂
Love your point of view. Bang on. Quite glad you like the picture 🙂
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You grabbed me at “true friends look beyond what time you wake up.” 😀 Great shot! I have a stray dawn shots as well, and my friends are equally stumped!