“A New Day”
I have a bunch of sunrise photos from my recent trip to Mexico, but, for whatever reason, this one keeps catching my eye. It was a windy morning and I repeatedly wiped the salty spray off of my lens as I tinkered around with the exposure and composition of my shot. I find sunrises and sunsets great learning experiences in my on going photography training. They are beautiful subjects that, while sticking around for a while, are always changing, thus creating new pictures every few minutes. With this sunrise, I was at first frustrated at the lack of color in the sky. As far as sunrises go, this one wasn’t very dramatic: no bursts of pink or purple or orange. Just a little yellow glow in an otherwise bluish sky that slowly grew brighter. But there is something peaceful about its simplicity. The wavy ocean is contrasted by the smooth surface of a tide pool, framed by a lone palm tree, bent toward the wind. I am a night owl and I’m not normally up before the rest of the world. But, on those days when I do get up early, this image incapsulates the peaceful feeling of a new day.