Two weeks and 1 day ago, 2 things happened:
- I woke up before dawn to go meet Deb and Scott at Taughannock Park, and on the way there – as I drove by Cass Park – Cayuga Lake was a gorgeous purple color; and
- When I got home, I saw that the 2 week theme for the EOS Projects group on Flickr was “purple.”
So! It seemed that all I would need to do to get a lovely shot of a serenely purple lake for the project group would be to wake up early and drive down to Cass Park before sunrise!
Not so easy.
3 different days during the following week, I got up around 5:15 – 5:30 and dutifully drove down to the park (about a 15 minute drive.) I staked out the ideal spot and waited for the beautiful sight that sunrise would bring. And for 3 different days, I got a lot of nothing. Phooey.
The entries for “purple” were due yesterday. I used one of my light tent flower shots, plus a close-up of a wildflower that I took using flash, and a white-background wildflower shot taken out in the field.
While I was outside during the week, I found a spot at the back of Stewart Park (on the way to Cass Park, about a 10 minute drive) that looked like it would be good for early morning shoots. So when the dog and cat woke me up at 6 this morning, I decided to pop down there to see what I could see.
And I saw my pre-sunrise purple lake.