Thanks to Amy for hosting the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #213 this week and this topic that probably appeals to anyone who loves photographing the sun whether it’s morning, noon, or late evening! (In fact, head to her site for a stunning photo of an Alaskan sunrise taken at 3:49 a.m.)
To love beauty is to see light.Victor Hugo
Because we’ve been visitors at Pawleys Island, South Carolina, for over four decades, you can probably guess that we have a photo or two of sunrises over the ocean and sunsets over the marsh. And we’ve posted them frequently enough that you may have tired of them.
But every time we visit, we make a point of getting up early, throwing on the basics, and grabbing a camera and iPhone to record ocean views and the reflections on the houses facing the light.
Best of all, my family has now discovered the beauty of these early-morning adventures, and we couldn’t be happier to see the next generations enjoying the sight of a just-emerging glorious sunrise.
This summer brought on an added bonus: tracks of a loggerhead turtle in search of an appropriate, safe place to lay her eggs. It evidently wasn’t where she dragged her tired body near the access at the South End, since we saw no evidence of her nest. But we’ll keep looking for more turtle tracks each time we visit this heavenly coast.
Recently, we saw sunrises on the other side of the world as we noted the arrival of a new day aboard Viking’s Kvasir (the Holland & Belgium trip). At first, the early morning sun barely peeped around clouds, sharing its warm colors along the horizon.
But minutes later, that same light tinged the clouds with pink, sharing the glow with businesses and workers one by one as the day began.
No matter where you see the morning sun, we feel that you have lived to see another of nature’s endearing morning shows. And each one is different.
In South Carolina or The Netherlands, greeting the sun makes us feel a part of God’s handiwork.
Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.William Arthur Ward
Travel in the light,
Rusha & Bert
For more entries in this Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, head to Amy’s blog, The World Is a Book, to see more beautiful, sunny images.