Monday, December 09, 2013

Thematic Photographic 272 - Dawn and dusk

One on final
New York, NY
November 2013
New York's JFK airport is a fascinating place to wander around before the rest of the world is awake. It may seem like you could roll a bowling ball down the average concourse and not hit anybody, but if you look closely enough you'll notice isolated beehives of activity that betray the 24/7/365 nature of this remarkable place.

I captured this one as I walked out to my plane. I'm guessing it's a bit of a no-no to drop your backpack on the tarmac, pull your camera out and start shooting. I'm also guessing the security folks wouldn't have been too pleased if they had been around at all that morning. As it was, no one said anything as I racked off a couple of quick pictures before packing up again and trotting to the plane.

Maybe I should break the rules more often, as I kinda like this one.

Your turn: Thematic's theme this week is dawn and dusk, and I've chosen it because it's around these two times of day that we often bring home our best pictures. Why? Well, the low-angled, delightfully-colored light from the sun probably has something to do with it. Perhaps fatigue does, as well. But there's no mistaking a golden hour shot, and no forgetting the moment, either. I'll dispense with the instructions, as I'm sure you know how it all works (head here in case you don't.) I'm really looking forward to seeing what you can come up with this week.

13 comments:

fredamans said...

That is so beautiful. Love the silhouettes of the planes. Terrific photo!

http://fredamans.blogspot.ca/2013/12/dawn-and-dusk.html

Kalei's Best Friend said...

A favorite time of day...
http://afreshstartwithkalei.blogspot.com/2013/12/tp-272-dawn-dusk.html

photodoug said...

Carmi, when the muse strikes rules might need to be broken. Pulled over on a country road to capture this sky at dusk.

Karen S. said...

What a magical capture, pure beauty. Often times our dawn and dusk are quiet, without color bursts, as they fade in and out, from light to dark, and simply that!
Here's mine

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2013/12/thematic-photographic-272.html

Aunt Snow said...

I take so many dusk and dawn photos, because it's just so beautiful! Here's my take:

http://doves2day.blogspot.com

Aunt Snow said...

I love the tail fins of the planes, there against the sky.

Michèle Dextras said...

This theme is very special for me this week.

Dawn and Dusk

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Here are my dawn pics.

(Plus birds, of course.)
~

Bob Scotney said...

With a blog header photo like yours you could almost have just referred us to that - even if it was cheating a bit.
Here's mine http://bit.ly/1cop8Ua

Max Sartin said...

Great theme, one of my favorite times to take pictures. Mine are here

Gilly said...

Finally found a decent sunrise for dawn - otherwise its rather dull here! http://gillymaccsphotos.blogspot.com

Karen S. said...

I have to post a tiny bit of sweet, and yummy color! Here

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2013/12/thematic-photographic-sweet.html

Alexia said...

I hope I'm not too late for this theme... maybe now school's over for the year I'll be able to take more photos!

Here's last night's sunset.