A Bright New Day

A Bright New Day

Today I am daydreaming of being on a lake in the summertime, watching the sun come up in the land of no pollution, less people and endless mosquitoes. It’s Friday, and as we welcome another winter weekend, I know we could all use a good daydream of warmer days.

This is a shot of the sunrise over Kenogamisis Lake, just outside of Geraldton, Ontario, up in the great white north. This was taken on my drive home from there, when a group of us went up in the summer of 2013 for Nakina’s anniversary celebration. Those who know the area would know the drive well. And since it is a long one, decades of my dad waking me up at 5am, would have me out of bed before the break of dawn, into the car and on the road before most people are even in a light slumber.

I remember this well – driving over the bridge, looking across the lake and seeing the beautiful sunrise. I had to turn the car around, park and get out to watch it fully come up and grab some shots. Truckers driving by and locals hoping for an early morning catch on the lake probably thought I was a little strange, but it was a great sight and the brisk morning air helped to open my eyes a little wider and prepare me for the rest of the journey ahead. In reality, this lake is only 50 minutes away from Nakina, and come this stage I still had 13 hours to go, but during this drive home I managed to stop 5 times to snap away photos – many of which will make an appearance here. The drive home really had some photogenic moments.

This photo was taken on my Canon 7D Mark 1 with a EFS 17-85mm F4.6-5 lens at 33mm, F4.5 shooting at 1/200 of a second with an ISO setting of 100. It would go on to be a beautiful day with only one patch of rain.

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