Sunday, March 14, 2010

SundayStills - sunrise/sunset

A few months ago, I decided I was tired of working all night and having so much of my daytime hours disrupted. So, I quit one of my paper routes. It didn't take long before I discovered the flaw in that plan. I would now miss all those glorious sunrises! And I chose the warmest, driest, winter in decades to decrease my workload, but that is okay. The sunrises though, I really missed.

I do have hundreds of great sky shots in my files, but this week's challenge of sunrise/sunset specifically said "no archives".

So, I stayed up every morning to capture a sunrise.
This sunrise was the only that tried really hard to add some colour, but even it faded almost immediately from the exertion.

Then I tried for a sunset, hoping this overcast sky would add some drama.

Sadly, the sun was actually setting farther off to the right and the cloud cover evened itself out and blanked out the last bit of sun. Still, it is a pretty dusk scene so I am including it.

One night I managed to catch a quick glimpse behind the highrise buildings.

And then it started raining on Friday... and has not let up.
So check out the other SundayStills contributors and see what magnificent skies were happening in their corner of the world this week.

33 comments:

  1. love your takes on these - particularly the bridge.

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  2. Thank you Char. I love that shot - and I stood out there, getting cold, waiting for about 1/2 an hour to see the sunset... all for naught.

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  3. I agree the bridge shot is exquisite..:-)

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  4. Mother nature may not have cooperated, but lovely shots nonetheless. The first one looks so peaceful.

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  5. Oh wow ... they're all wonderful but the drama of the bridge shot is something special indeed!
    Hugs and blessings,
    Sacred Ruminations

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  6. Well, you certainly tried hard enough and I think you did a good job.

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  7. Bridge shot is my favorite as well. :)

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  8. The bridge is really cool and I like the night lights too!

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  9. oooh, "exquisite", thanks, Ed!

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  10. She was very quiet with that sunrise, wasn't she, Shirley?

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  11. The overcast sky does add lots of drama. That photo is wonderfully composed.

    You tried to get photos and that counts for a lot. I didn't leave myself enough opportunities to grab photos this week. I am so bad at making myself get up any earlier than necessary. ;)

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  12. It was a dramatic monochrome moment, HEG.

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  13. I did, Nora. And you know how I love to take sunrises, I was most disappointed.

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  14. That is the most picturesque bridge around here, dibear.

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  15. I don't get great sunsets from my livingroom window at this time of year, crazysheeplady, as the buildings are in the way. In summer, the sun sets much farther northwest. But, this way, the city lights can be included.

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  16. AmyR I understand completely. And you don't want to be wasting those precious moments of sleep for a drab, not-photo-worthy sunrise, do you?!

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  17. Love your shots!! I think they are beautiful!!
    HUgs
    SueAnn

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  18. That bridge photo is really lovely, I got my 12 year old daughter out of bed early one morning during the holidays as she had asked me to take her to photograph a sunrise. She got some amazing shots, and it was well worth it to see the look of wonder and excitement on her face as she saw her first sunrise!

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  19. Thanks, Sag. I always get excited when I see a sunrise, but it would be great to see someone really experiencing it for the first time! You two can go out on photo hunts together!

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  20. Each shot is beautiful in it's own way. I'm really quite pleased that there were no archives this week, because I think we have all discovered one very important thing. We don't need a blazing red sunrise/set to give us a beautiful photo. I must commend you on your perseverance, I know I would not have stayed up ever morning, I like my bed too well.

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  21. Your photos are lovely. Having a photographer daughter, who did not inherit her talent from me, is making me much more appreciative of photography. I am going to MAKE her give me some lessons in exchange for all the child-minding am about to do for her.

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  22. Thanks, Elizabeth. It could have been so easy to cheat. and it was good to see what everyone came up with during the dull, rainy week that most of us had!

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  23. Thanks, persiflage. You will see the world in a whole new light! Once I got right into it, I had to start a new blog just for my pictures.

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  24. Oh, I love that bridge shot...I think it's one of your best photos! Would look fabulous blown up in large format to frame! I really like that hint of red above the city lights in the last one, too. Great job, Sanna!

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  25. Thanks,Susan. Did you click on the photo? It gets quite embiggened when you do!

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  26. Beautiful sky images! Love them!!

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  27. The ducks are awake, it must be sunrise. Where do the ducks sleep?

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  28. Thanks, Sandy. That was actually a sunset with the ducks, Ann. And I've often wondered if they sleep out on the water. I may wander down there before sunrise one morning to see.

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  29. I used to work the 7-3 shift and I also miss the sunrises I would see each morning...I never left early enough to take any pictures of them but always told myself I would stop at the same pond view every day to take a pic...good intentions did not get the pictures taken:)...Love these shots...especially the bridge...

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  30. Really beautiful, especially the stark bridge photo.

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  31. And soon enough, the sun will rise early enough, Oliag, that I will get to see it!

    Thanks< SAW. I think I should take that bridge in a hundred different moods.

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