Capturing moods of nature is a challenge. Many such pictures arise unexpectedly, like awakening one morning, drawing the curtains and discovering a wonderful dawn sky. Such images are popular subjects for greetings cards and calendars because they touch human emotions.

The first pictures in this portfolio comprise a selection of my dawn images taken during recent years, all from my bedroom window. It is impossible to pre-plan such photography and no two skies are identical. Clouds and colours combine in the most magical ways. Sometimes aircraft contrails form part of the canvas. Then, all too quickly, the phenomenon disappears. Fortunately the spectacle may be revisited through this portfolio.

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