People who are close to me, know that I love morning runs. There is something special and magical about them. Before the hustle and bustle of the day starts, you often get places to yourself. Morning light is also fantastic for photography.
The big freeze
Some mornings are better than others. I woke up at 5:45am to freezing temperatures outside. A peek outside the window revealed a perfectly clear sky with pockets of fog in the trees. Time to grab my headlamp, running shoes and head out for an adventure. Stepping outside felt great – there is something special about cold mornings and the subtle light from the snow added to the atmosphere. To my great delight, the air was full of ice crystals. I sometimes even had to turn the strength of my headlamp down because of the reflection from these hovering crystals. Pure magic. 🧞♂️
Shortly around 7am, the first light became visible. And that’s when I pulled out my iPhone 14 Pro. Readers of this blog know that I usually run with a GoPro, but it’s not really the tool to use in twilight. The iPhone performs much better. Plus when it’s that cold and slippery outside, I like to have the safety of a phone. Parts of the trail were treacherous, indeed.
RAW & Lightroom
The number of breathtaking scenes that presented themselves was unreal. Lot’s of stop & go and at some point in time I asked myself the critical question: When is enough enough? – Answer: Anything goes. At the end of the run I had to gladly admit that this literally ended up being an ‘OMG, I cannot believe it, holy smokes!‘ run. 🏃😍
This run rocked!
Without further ado, here are the photos from this morning. Most photos were shot in RAW and processed with Adobe Lightroom. There was actually little processing that needed to be done.