Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Pre-Dawn Run in the Park


They are out running early in Elizabeth Park.


As early as 5 a.m.


Before the sun comes up.


How do I know?
Sometimes I don't sleep very well.

19 comments:

Lowell said...

Well, that's what real runners do - they get up early and run in the dark. When Lois trained for her marathons, she'd be out running by 3:30 or 4:00...she and a friend would run 20 plus miles on Sunday mornings...in south Florida that meant dripping trees and wet streets (from the humidity!)...

Nice shots and this is a beautiful park. What do you do, put up a tent there so when you can't sleep you can get up and take pics? :)

Andy said...

Looks like a great place to do a lot of things. That includes stealth photographing joggers. :)

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

The pre-dawn hour is magical (unless of course you couldn't sleep).

Luis Gomez said...

Jack, these shots are a delight. Beautiful!

EG CameraGirl said...

Smart place to be with your camera if you're already awake! Beautiful blossoms!

VP said...

Pre-dawn is nice in bed...

Sharon Anck said...

That really is a beautiful place to run but, I hope they stop and smell the roses some of the time.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Best time especially in summer.. not that I'd know about the running part of it Jack :) like you I'd be happier taking photos in that wonderful light.. why not sleeping?

Halcyon said...

I have not been sleeping well as of late either. But I don't get up to go to the park to see the runners or take part with them. ;-)
That early morning light is worth it though. Beautiful shots.

RedPat said...

I am not a morning person but do enjoy the light if I am forced to be up that early!

Kay said...

This is truly a beautiful park!

(Sometimes pre-dawn is the only time I sleep, so I have to wonder: if this is pre-dawn, how come there's enough light to take pictures??)

Randy said...

Great looking gardens.

William Kendall said...

Gorgeous gardens to be out in. It occurs to me that it's been a long, long time since I've seen a dawn.

Bob Crowe said...

Good timing. I used to do that stuff before I messed up my knee and herniated a lumbar disc - all well now but no more running.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I'm a little relieved to realize that you're not the one running before dawn. Now picture taking before dawn is an all together different thing.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

A safe and beautiful place to be for those who feel the need to run. Though as my father, who was a farmer, would have said "If they want exercise I could find them something more useful to do!"

Malyss said...

In France, we say : "Future belongs to the ones who Wake up early" . I agree with that , especially in summer . there's so much to do before the sun rises and becomes too hot .

Karl Demetz said...

I can smell the freshness.

CaT said...

im not a real runner by any means.... could NOT do that at 5 am. but wish i could....
today i was lucky with the train and all and was home about 6.30. was supposed to go running. crashed on the couch and have been there ever since. now i see these beautiful pics and feel even worse that i didnt go!!