Moment of Hope #14—Sunrise

We are living in some scary times right now. I am old and have lived through others but this one is somehow different and maybe more frightening. So until it is over each day I plan to post an image that provides calmness and a moment of zen. We all need a lot of moments like these right now.

Every day you can find a moment of hope. Right before the sun rises all the birds begin to sing. I think they are welcoming the day and their own renewa. Need some hope, get up early and watch the sun rise, listen to the birds and breathe.

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End of Summer Sunrise

A Moment of Hope #3

We are living in some scary times right now. I am old and have lived through others but this one is somehow different and maybe more frightening. So until it is over each day I plan to post an image that provides calmness and a moment of zen. We all need a lot of moments like these right now.

Your staying at home right? You have two miraculous moments to witness that you might miss each day when you are working. Sunrise and sunset, get out and watch the world rotate while you have the time. This one was captured in Atlantic City years ago.

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Morning Flight

Always Sunny at the Westin Lagunamar

The Lagunamar is a wonderful condo resort we visit periodically. It has a lovely beach although it is still west of the reef so snorkeling is not an option. It is conveniently located with walking distance of a super market and many good restaurants.

Whats make it extra special though is the service. people know you by name and they are all friendly and respectful. On cloudy days they make sure you see the sunshine at the beach.

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Always Sunny at the Lagunamar

Caribbean Sunrise

The Sun rises over the Caribbean sea in Quintana Roo. This is the scene we would see each morning from our balcony if we rose early enough that is. In January the sunrise was around 6 A.M. which explains why I have so many more sunset pictures rather than sunrise pictures.

It is a shame because the color is so different in the morning than the evening.

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Caribbean Sunrise

Morning Run

When I travel it is easy to take sunset pictures. I am out and about, alert, in the zone and ready for the light show. However, it has always been difficult for me to take sunrise pictures. I could blame it on my age but that would not be true. To take a sunrise picture you have to get up and to your location before the sun rises.

I love to walk (I use to run) in the morning after I have had my morning coffee. The morning is one of my favorite times of day. But then there is this guy. What time did he get up and start running? Who are the people that can do this? Are they human? It was dark when I got to the beach and I saw him run down the beach. This was taken about a half hour later as he ran back up the beach. He must be and A type!

Photographed at sunrise on a beach near Cancún.

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Running at Dawn

Running at Dawn

Cancún Sunrise

Another one from the unused image vault. I did put a full size image of this on my commercial site for sale but never shared it with my blog audience. In my opinion this was the precise moment of sunrise. When shooting a sunrise or sunset I always shoot a series so I get the perfect moment. Easy to do with free pixels rather than expensive film. This was taken last December on a beach near Cancún Mexico.

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Cancún Sunrise

Cancún Sunrise

Greeting the Rising Sun

As a photographer I have risen frequently to greet the morning sun. I am always struck by the birds. If you are going to take a sunrise picture you want to be on the scene before the sun rises. If you are real early in the eerie light you can hear the birds waking up but can’t see them. Then you will begin to see them perched and stretching their necks,fluttering their wings and then as the sun begins to peek out flight.

Taken in Mexico off a beach near Cancún.

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Greeting the Sun

Greeting the Sun