Saturday, October 31, 2009

Assateague Island :: Sunrise

One of the things I had promised myself that I would do while at Assateague was to get up early enough to watch the sunrise over the marsh. The first three mornings had already gone by and I hadn't gotten up in time but when Friday morning (October 23rd) rolled around, I awoke before the sun was over the horizon. The clouds in the sky were bathed in streaks of orange and pink. It turned out to be a spectacular sunrise. One of the best. Ever. Mother Nature outdid herself that morning.

7:00 a. m. Walking over to the marsh boardwalk.
It was cold. And Dark.
But I just knew it would be worth the effort.
That was an understatement.

7:07 a. m. From the middle of the boardwalk.

7:13 a. m. From the far side of the boardwalk.
Looking just a little to the south of the sun.
The sky and marsh were completely bathed in wonderful light.

7:18 a. m. From a distance, using the telephoto feature.
Looking directly into the rising sun. Magnificent.

7:22 a. m. From the same spot as the previous photo.
Longer telephoto setting.
The sun rising over the horizon.

7:24 a. m. The morning has risen.
Breathtakingly beautiful. Quiet. Tranquil.
All mine, and mine alone. Until now, when I share it with you.

7:32 a. m. My only companions were the birds.
A small flock of Snowy Egrets.

7 comments:

  1. Wow! Spectacular! It was worthwhile getting up early. Thanks for sharing so that we could also enjoy Mother Nature's handiwork.

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  2. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. I'm enjoying each of your articles. Nature, History and Genealogy, what can be better?

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  3. Well worth rising early. The pictures are beautiful!

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  4. Thank you, Becky, for sharing that beautiful morning with us. Regards, Brett

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  5. Wow! Amazing photos. You really captured the beauty of the area. Thank you so much for sharing these pictures.

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  6. Gorgeous pics Becky! Thanks for sharing your lovely morning with us.:-)

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