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A Night Owl Among Early Birds

As a self-proclaimed night owl, I always say no amount of money will get me up in an hour that starts with "O" - as in 0-six hundred!  Years ago, when someone would give the time in military time, my friends and I would shout "what's the 'O' stand for?" and the response was always "Oh my gosh, it's early!"  So, let's just say I got up at 6:00 a.m. on a Saturday for the fame, okay, Tami?

But, hey, sunrise was going to be at 7:10 a.m. and I had found the perfect spot to take my light and shadows inspiration at dawn.  Okay, so the first problem was getting up and getting going.  But, I did it!  Then, I drove about 30 miles away to this cemetery in Cincinnati where I wanted to take my pictures.  The problem was, I arrived at 7 and the cemetery didn't open until 8!!!  Ugh!!!

I drove to a park and took a few shots that will lend themselves well to a panoramic-style mosaic some day.  I got myself a jumbo coffee.  Then, at 8, I returned to the Spring Grove Cemetery and secured some AMAZING shots.  I had so many random shots that I had a hard time deciding just how to organize my thoughts.  Then, I found a theme common among many of my shots.  BIRDS!!!  Lots of birds -- robins, geese, ducks and a very flirty swan.  There was even a very elusive cardinal who flitted just out of range every time I got my lens focused!!  Maybe he's a night owl, too?

Shared by Deborah White on April 12, 2012 | Memory Date: April 7, 2012
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Your photos are just gorgeous, and I love the way you displayed them--not much to clutter the pages and distract from the beauty of the morning.
Posted By: Linda Holmes  |  April 24, 2012 at 6:34 am   
I'm a night owl, too, but when I do get up at one of those "Oh my gosh, it's early!" times, I am always amazed at how beautiful the world is! Loved the layout!
Posted By: Amy Jo Maruschak  |  April 20, 2012 at 6:43 pm   
Another funny story leading to a great layout with beautiful pictures!
Posted By: Julie Oconnor  |  April 18, 2012 at 12:22 am   
What a great idea to use the birds as your theme!
Posted By: Nancy Sanders  |  April 15, 2012 at 4:40 pm   
Wonderful shots Deborah - it looks like you had a perfect morning to work with. The pages turned out beautifully. :)
Posted By: Tami Potter  |  April 14, 2012 at 8:53 pm   
From one night owl to another....great job! I like how you tied it all in together with the bird theme. I also love the reflection you see in the water in the photos.
Posted By: Beth Glass  |  April 13, 2012 at 4:02 pm   
Wow, real sun showed up at your "sunrise", what a difference it makes! Liked the accent on the swan in a 2x2 square and reflection in a 1x2 on page one. The reflections in the water are so lovely, and the title is so appropriate as it represents both the challenge and the birds in the scenes. What a nice way to start your day.
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  April 12, 2012 at 4:13 pm   
How ironic that your destination was not open early for you! Great job on the assignment.
Posted By: Sarah Lewis  |  April 12, 2012 at 3:07 pm   
These shots are "amazing", Debbi.
Posted By: Basketballguy  |  April 12, 2012 at 1:24 pm   

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