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Morning Glory

Posted in Uncategorized on August 13, 2013 by stevemccurry

How sweet the morning air is!
See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo.
How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the
presence of the great elemental forces of nature.
– Arthur Conan Doyle 

INDIA-10838 (2)
Agra, India

I’ll tell you how the sun rose,
A ribbon at a time.

The steeples swam in amethyst,
The news like squirrels ran.
 The hills untied their bonnets,
The bobolinks begun.
Then I said softly to myself,
That must have been the sun …
– Emily Dickinson

KASHMIR-10067 A flower vendor paddles through Dal Lake, Kashmir

PAKISTAN-10032Breakfast tea being passed between cars on the railway in Pakistan

We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness.

INDIA-10204Early morning at the Old Delhi Train Station, India 

There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free.
Don’t miss so many of them. 

–  Jo Walton

AFGHN-10182nsAfghan man makes his early morning rounds

AFGHN-12813nsBamiyan Province, Afghanistan

INDIA-10845Girl cooking morning meal, Uttarakhand, India

TANZANIA-10023Morning coffee in Tanzania

INDIA-10907, Varanasi, India, 2010Varanasi, India

KASHMIR-10100It’s early morning and the men know that it is vital to jostle for the
best spot from which to sell their wares on Dal Lake, Kashmir

BURMA-10147NFProcession of monks walk for their morning alms in Rangoon, Burma

Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. 
Everything is transfixed, only the light moves.
–  Leonora Carrington

ITALY-10468 Italy

Dawn – the marginal minute of the dark when the grove is still mute, save for one prophetic bird
who sings with a clear-voiced conviction that he at least knows the correct time of day,
the rest preserving silence as if equally convinced that he is mistaken.
– Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d’Urbervilles

_SM13504, Chiang-Mai, Thailand, 2011Groundskeepers in Chiang-Mai, Thailand

00672_15, Morocco, 03/1988, MOROCCO-10131Man peers into the early morning light in Morocco

YEMEN-10003Sanaa, Yemen

Dawn was breaking over the horizon, shell pink and faintly gold…
–  J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

BURMA-10213NFA cat basks in the warmth of the morning sun, Burma


INDIA-10908Jodhpur, India


Young girl in a windowsill, Latin America, 2004Honduras


Untold:  The Stories Behind the Photographs published by Phaidon Press, will be available in September, 2013
It will include many items of ephemera never seen or published.

Bio, Ephemera, Louva, Afghanistan, 07302013




Bio, Ephemera, Louva, Yemen, 07302013


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