Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sunrise

The sun rises over Livorno
6:51:46 AM
The sun rises over Livorno
6:52:11 AM
The sun rises over Livorno
6:52:39 AM

Last Tuesday I was up slightly earlier than the usual. Sleepwalking toward the fridge, I saw the light: there were sparse clouds, but not enough to hide the sun completely. The camera was on the table, ready as always, so I zoomed in and began shooting.

See also: Sunset

27 comments:

Jacob said...

Magnificent! Isn't it amazing how fast the sun rises once it gets above the horizon. Gotta have that camera ready!

Farmchick said...

Nice!!!

Birdman said...

Looks like a warm one. Temps?

Hilda said...

Fantastic and fiery!

I've never seen the sun look this big yet. I find it awesome.

Luis Gomez said...

Love it!

ρομπερτ said...

Shrinking life to its real, its important size. Please have a good Thursday.

daily athens

Tash said...

You do splendid for one who does not care much for sunsets. Oops, sorry, it's sunrise!!! :)
What a glorious scene and marvelous capture, only minutes but the impression is so long lasting.

J Bar said...

Awesome.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

tapirgal said...

This is just beautiful. I'll bet you're proud it's not a sunset :D

Kate said...

A terrific trio of photos that is both subtle and beautiful.

Randy said...

I can't do it I just can't get up that early. So happy someone did. Beautiful shots.

Paula said...

A spectacular sunset, you caught the moment perfectly. Lovely!

Per Stromsjo said...

I'm with Randy. Too early.

Hydrogen, helium and a touch of art. Well composed with the houses in the foreground as well. This is a difficult shot. Any filters?

Rob and Mandy said...

Welcome to the early risers club! You can see some amazing things early, and you captured them!

cieldequimper said...

I CANNOT belieeeeeve it! You weren't sleepwalking though. Just magnificent.
You requested something in April, it's up on VDP.

joo said...

Wow wow wow, I'm speachless!

Kaori said...

Spectacular! These photos are amazing! It seems like the whole sky is on fire. Wow. I'm glad you had the camera handy! Hope you're having a lovely week :D

Dina said...

So very beautiful.
And the time stamps here make us realize how quickly our time is passing.
Early morning is such a magic time. Getting up earlier than usual always seems like I'm getting an extra bonus.

Halcyon said...

What an amazing sky! I'm glad you were able to manage the photos in sleepwalking mode. :)

Small City Scenes said...

Wowee! Wowee! Wowee!
Need I say more??

Red sky in the morning
Sailors take warning.

MB

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear friends,
thanks so much for this lovely post, it's amazing!
LOVE this idea! :)
Happy weekend,
Léia

Francisca said...

Questa è bella bella bella!

Gunn said...

Great shots,colors and atmosphere. BRAVO!!:)

LindyLouMac said...

What a magnificent sunrise.

JM said...

WOW! Gorgeous, VP!
This is what I miss everyday for not getting out of bed early...

amatamari© said...

Ah magnificent!!!

Babzy said...

i found sunrises more magical than sunset , great shooting !