Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday shootout: Sunrise/sunset

On Waitangi Day, our National day in February, I spent the night before at the Orakei marae. I woke up early at Bastion point which juts out to the sea and saw this wonderful sun rise. Festival revellers had pitched their tents.







Sunset At Mt Albert Volcano.




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October 16 - Sunrise / Sunsets - By Sherri (http://sherripatterson.blogspot.com/)

This extinct volcano, Mt Albert in Auckland is very popular for sunrise services at Easter. I took this at Sunset in Spring. I haven't got up there to shoot a sunrise photo because I don't wake up early enough. The wind is very strong there and I don't go up the moutnain in the morning.

25 comments:

Jama said...

Simply awesome sky!

Jay said...

such a great photo.

IN LOVE¿ said...

Wow, I love the second photo most! and as I scroll down, it's like I was there watching the sun risen and disappeared.

Simply Heather said...

These are just beautiful...with the silhouette's and all :)

Reader Wil said...

This is a spectacular sunrise indeed! Thanks for the beautiful photos! Thanks for your visit and kind comment.

Barry said...

Yours is the first Friday Shootout blog I've visited this week. Some how, as I make the rounds, I think the word spectacular is going to get worn out.

But it is still fresh as the moment, so let me say those photos were spectacular, especially the last one.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Lovely glowing peach-coloured skies!

Mary said...

I really like the last one.

Carrie said...

I love the tree silhouettes against the colorful sky. Very pretty!

Sherri said...

Lovely shots.

kate said...

That last one was so pretty! I love the outline of the tree on top of such beautiful colors.

RAQUEL CRUSOÉ said...

Ann, really beautiful your blog. Congratulations !!!

Hugs,

Raquel

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Thanks for sharing. This is very eye opening.

May be the photographic society of Sibu should do an outing like this.

And it would be very very rewarding indeed.

I wake up early if I sleep early as my period of sleeping is now very shortened. Grandma would always say "Old already lah."

~JarieLyn~ said...

I love these. My favorites are the fourth and fifth photos. I like the people silhouettes in the background. Great job.

Pauline said...

Ann, I love that first one over the tents at Bastion Point. The world looks hushed, quiet and peaceful.

Jama said...

Ann, I'm on the 13th floor, the very top. I wish my block was higher than this. In later years, blocks were built as high as 25 storey and more!

Chef E said...

I agree with Barry...spectacular is the word of the week!

Denise said...

Beautiful!

XUE said...

The thought of waking up just to watch sunrises...makes me even more sleepy :) . Happy weekend Ann! And thank you for the nice words about my son.

Linda said...

You captured the sky so amazingly! The morning sunrise on your National Day looks like it was a very special memory. I love the sunset pictures on the mountain too. Thanks for sharing Ann. These pics are lovely.

Doreen said...

Hi Ann! great shots! my favs would be the second and fifth. also good for silhouettes. have a great week!!

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Jen said...

Ann, these are gorgeous! I loved each one!

GigiSxm said...

gorgeous sunsets, the last one is my favorite

J9 said...

Those a beautiful, and peaceful!