Rise early

What a title coming from someone who is a certified late riser and sunset shooter. I probably have only a couple of dozen sunrise shots from my vast collection of outdoor images. But whether sunrise or sunset, these are the magic hours sought by photographers. And the rare times I get to personally greet the dawn, it is always worth the while (and the effort of getting up from bed). Lots of photographic moments happen during early morning, and these include the mood of the surroundings, the stillness of things, the almost monotone color, elemental shadows and forms, and the slight tinge of light in the horizon preparing for day to break out. The unholy early hours always beckon. It is such an enigmatic power that pulls you at the core, touching your consciousness, pricking your heart, hugging your persona. Such is the feeling maybe because all your senses take it in – cool breeze caress your skin, the scent of salty sea overpower your nostrils, the shrill cries of birds passing overhead echo in your ears, and the soft watercolored views delight the eyes. You get your camera and snap on, hoping to capture what you feel, hoping to freeze the sensual bliss. A picture may not only speak a thousand words, it also convey emotions accumulated during the moment. Rise early. I’ll include that in my resolutions this coming New Year. (Photo location: Cancabato Bay, Tacloban City) 

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4 responses

  1. I love the early sunrises ! when I get up for school I have to walk up this hill for the bus but there’s this gorgeous layer of fog over the forest behind my neighborhood and then you see the twinkle of city lights in the center. Within minutes the lighting goes from eerie to this brilliant golden pink. Always makes me marvel at nature.

    November 24, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    • Junsjazz

      Good for you to get such great early morning scenes, the time of which I’m probably still at dreamland 🙂

      November 25, 2012 at 2:02 am

  2. Lovely image and composition! 🙂

    November 27, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    • Junsjazz

      Much thanks!!!

      November 28, 2012 at 1:34 am

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