“Morning Burn off”
By John A. Morrow
Date of issue- April 28, 2013
Number in edition- 500 / 50 AP
Frame size- 11×14, 16×20
Paper- Epson Matt
Printed by HMS Fine Art
Giclee print with pigmented inks
Barney Pond lies just inside the Adirondack Park on the western boundary, in the township of South Colton. The 35 acre water is formed by a series of beaver dams that have been there as long as anyone I know can remember. We tried stocking the pond with trout but they just disappeared, maybe it wasn’t deep enough. But large mouth bass have taken to it like, well, like fish to water.
Being on the pond before sunrise is a dramatic event. The sky lightens and colors melt from cool hues into warm pastels that appear to be air brushed. As the temperature rises the most night air is lifted in into a cool mist that rises up to greet the day. The tree tops explode with light as they absorb the first rays of the rising sun.
Reproduced from an oil painting by giclee printing.