Thursday, September 22, 2011

sunrise

Who doesn't love a good sunrise? When we were at the beach last week I made a point of getting up early one morning to catch the glorious sun rising up at the start of the new day. I talk about doing this all the time but then when the alarm goes off, well...you know...it doesn't happen.  But this time it did. I even got Hub and Willow to join me. The sky took on these beautiful reddish orange tones. It was such a beautiful sight!



It was totally worth the loss of sleep--there were lots of clouds to reflect the light which made for some interesting photos, even in black and white.



And the fabulous Hub complied when I asked him to do a jump silhouette for me. 
We got this on the first try!

jump for a new day!

The theme at 52 Photos Project this week is "red"--I am calling these "reddish" and hope it's not cheating too much :)

52 Photos Project

29 comments:

missing moments said...

I have to chuckle cause I do the same thing ... want to get that sunrise, set the alarm ... and then change my mind. Ugh! Been trying to get hubby, who's always up at the hour, to do the clicks. He so far is not cooperating. His trick to get me out of bed!
Great shots and love the silhoutte!

Joan said...

Love it! I know, the bed just feels so good. LOL
And yes, this was worth it! Gorgeous.

esra said...

Oh.. So very worth it. These are fabulous. Colors, clouds,beach... All beautiful.

Christian said...

Wow, what beautiful shots. I would have never thought of making a sunset black and white, but it's amazing! I'm sure you are so happy you forced yourself out of bed! Love the jumping silhouette, so cute!

Dorian Susan said...

Fantastic. It was totally worth it to get up early. It does provide also, the perfect excuse of a nap.
I love the jump silhouette-wonder if Willow would have helped too.

M said...

These photographs are beautiful!
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Jacey said...

Gorgeous shots. And the jump silhouette is awesome!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

These are amazing shots, Christy. So glad you decided to get up early! :)

Cathy H. said...

Your sunrise shots are breathtaking!! Such a glorious red you've captured!! I don't think I've ever seen a sunrise in B/W it's amazing!!

foxysue said...

All that energy first thing in the morning for the joyous sunrise!

Fantastic!

Leanne said...

It's sometimes hard to get out of bed at sunrise, but definitely worth it every now & then. Beautiful photos.

Suki said...

Oh wow, this looks so awesome. I wanna go there too.

this is Belgium said...

I do not think it is cheating .. especially since you added -ish
the sea and the sunrise/sundown are dear friends of me also
hence I love these pics

Talibah said...

Fabulous work and I love the one with your husband jumping!! One great thing about the east coast is that the sunrise is over the ocean here on the west coast we have some great sunsets but it is more difficult to find a cool place to watch a sunrise.

RainCityGirl said...

Awesome!.. Really, I think that is all there is to say about it. What a perfect morning. And... Hubs must have been on the Cheer Squad in his college days - check out that air!

Kerstin said...

Gorgeous shots! I would have gotten up early for these, too! Great jump by your hubby :)

gina said...

Oh, wonderful set of sunrise photos.
I love your husband's silhouette against the sky!

Little Miss Joey said...

Beautiful photographs! I think it is red-ish, you'll be fine :)

mommamaynard said...

These are amazing. What a stunning sky. Great job.

brandy-son Zen master flash said...

Breathtaking!

Bella said...

Seriously... dreamy!!

SpilledInkGuy said...

How did I manage to miss this post(yikes)?!
What a sky! Spectacular!

Anika said...

Beautiful...does look worth an early wake-up. Red was the ACoLab theme...must be something in the air ;)
Beautiful shots Christy!

Oliag said...

Everytime I see a beautiful sunrise photo like this I think I should get up earlier:)

Sylvia @ From The Heart said...

Totally amazing sunrise. The hub's photo is so fun!

Cheryl said...

I've never seen the sun rise over an ocean, only the sun setting. There are similarities. The b/w one is majestic. Sometimes I wish I still had a film camera.

Marisa said...

wow, this is amazing!!!

Anna said...

Wow, these are beyond stunning! I think that early rising is not the greatest treat, but it certainly proved worth it for you :)

Juana said...

WOOOOh! It sure paid off to wake up early. THEY ARE AWESOME. I would be jumping in the air if I got shots like these. CONGRATULATIONS- they are something else!!