The soft slanting light of the early morning sun lends a special ambience to the garden.
Posted by Carol
Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience Click here for more images on this theme.
Sharing insights and celebrating the creatures and plants that inhabit and enrich suburban spaces, with images from my own garden in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands in South Africa.
Ambience, Early morning light, First light, Nature, Nature photography, Suburban garden, Weekly photo challenge, Wildlife garden
January 20, 2017 at 10:06 am
looks lovely with soft light! 🙂
January 20, 2017 at 11:38 am
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January 20, 2017 at 12:46 pm
January 17, 2017 at 4:57 am
January 18, 2017 at 6:07 am
Worth getting up for! Thanks Jon.
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January 16, 2017 at 4:07 pm
Oops! Typo alert!
Wonderful l;ight, promising a bright fresh day ahead.
January 17, 2017 at 5:27 am
Thanks Margaret. That is a good thought – the light heralding a brand new day.
January 15, 2017 at 9:57 pm
Lighting, both nature’s and artificial, seem to be to key to ambience – this morning shot was pure ambience!
January 16, 2017 at 6:05 am
Thanks for your comment, and I agree that the light is key.
January 15, 2017 at 9:06 pm
It does indeed, and you have captured it perfectly!
January 16, 2017 at 5:53 am
Thanks so much Tina.
January 15, 2017 at 8:50 pm
You make me miss my African garden. This is such a beautiful shot.
January 16, 2017 at 5:51 am
Thank you. Your African garden continues to grow in your heart. But I guess that might mean there are times you miss it more.
January 16, 2017 at 10:33 am
That’s a nice way to put it, Carol.
January 15, 2017 at 8:32 pm
A magical way to start the day!
January 16, 2017 at 5:47 am
Even for me, not a naturally inclined morning person, I have to agree ☺
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