Happy Photo Friday! How has your week been? Exciting? I hope it’s only been filled with good things for you. It’s been busy here, but we are warm and dry as Hurricane Hermine decided to make its way to Florida. To thank Mother Ocean for her courtesy, I thought I’d share some photos of the sunrise on Lanikai beach – and as a reminder to the waters to bypass this little spot of heaven as my Hawaiian Princess friend is worried about the storms brewing in the Pacific.
For some reason this summer I was all about the sunrises. I routinely made the decision to roll out of the bed between 4:30 and 5:00 to drag my exhausted self out to take way too many pictures. With the beginning of the school year, I’m not getting up quite earlier enough to allow myself the opportunity to photograph the sunrise, but I am watching it. In addition to photography, one of my passions is writing. Each morning, I get up early enough to enjoy a cup of coffee on the front porch while I write my morning pages. I get the opportunity to watch the sun begin to peek through the trees and come up over the houses. Given the chaos of my work right now, that 30-45 minutes each morning is critical to my well-being.
I find that shooting the sunrise is an act of patience, so perhaps that means that getting out and photographing it might be just the thing for me right now. With sunrises, you are just waiting for the magic to begin. I’m not the most patient person in the world, which means that I hit the shutter much more often than I should. It’s almost as if I think that by clicking away, I can make the sun rise faster.
Fortunately, all that time waiting gives me the opportunity to really look around – towards the sunrise, behind where the sun might be coming up, in front of and behind me. While the sunrise itself was spectacular each morning that I was out, I almost love those softer colors happening off to the side.
While I loved the vibrant, intense colors of the early sunrise, I also love it when the sun is actually just over the horizon, starting to diffuse a little and just generally brightening up the world.
I guess maybe that means that I should at least on the weekends be getting out and taking some sunrise photos. This weekend will be as good of a time as any to give it another go. Here in the US we are celebrating Labor Day, which means that it’s a three day weekend. I’ll be spending part of it with my mother-in-law while the boys are off at football, and then we will be celebrating the unofficial end to summer…even though here on the Gulf Coast it will be hotter than Hades until at least the end of October.
Are you doing anything exciting this weekend? Let me know in the comments!
Photo Friday Link-Up
Welcome to another edition of the Photo Friday link-up! I’m so excited that you’re here and I can’t wait to see what you are sharing with us!
Last week our most viewed link came to us from Jeanna at The Ched Curtain who was playing around with a new lens, of which I am super jealous. I love the lens I bought just before we went on vacation, but I’m lusting after another already 🙂
Our final link came from Pret-a-Vivre who shared images from Bukchon Hancock Village in Seoul. If you missed those links added after yours, drop back by and check out what you missed!
Let’s get to sharing!