🇺🇸 | we’re back after a long break and a new amazing road trip across 4 American states : California / Nevada / Arizona / Utah ! 🇺🇸 Check out our brand new article to learn more about our trip (link in bio)
Sometimes where there is beauty there may be hidden danger. First Touch of Day captures the beauty of first light rising over the mountains 'touching' the tip of a winter leaf. While vacationing in North Carolina I awoke early to capture a sunrise. Aware that not only was it cold but a bear had been spotted in the area last week. I prepped and went outside and down the street. Just 25 feet from the front door there was a wonderful open view of the mountains and I set up my tripod there. The morning was holy, moly cold in the low 30's with some wind chill. Taken at 7:54 a.m. just as the sun rose over the mountains. My hands were pretty cold after 20 minutes of trying to get a good shot where the wind did not blow the leaf blurry. All the while I was happily snapping pictures of the beautiful sunrise I heard the birds chirping and a few dogs barking down the hill. I had taken more than two dozen shots when I noticed the dogs had stopped barking and the birds were no longer singing. The hairs on the back of my head stood up. When an area goes quiet suddenly like that it means a predator is in the area. Danger senses were screaming. I just grabbed my camera with tripod attached and ran up the street and into the house. There were no windows facing that direction so I couldn't confirm if it was the bear roaming around in the area. Looking out other windows I did not spot anything but it took about five minutes for my danger senses ( hair on back of neck and heart beating fast in fear) to calm down. The morning was definitely beautiful but one should always be aware of their surroundings.