Friday, January 2, 2009

One More Sunrise

The most mystical sunrise I have ever experienced was at Yangshuo, China. The day before we traveled down the Li River, and checked in at a 3 star hotel overlooking the river for two nights. The first night, I woke just before sunrise and as soon as I saw the sun come over the horizon, I ran for my camera.

I took several pictures trying to frame the sun and the karst hills to get a good composition as I leaned out the window. Too bad I could not capture the quietness or smell of the dampness that accompanied the event. I like the one below the best.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Sun Rises For The Start of 2009

If you stay at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Waikiki Beach, you can walk down to the beach before the beach chairs are occupied, sit and watch surfers carry their boards up the beach as the sun rises just to the right of Diamond Head.Kuta Beach in Kuta Bali
In Ubud, Bali at the Kupu Kupu Resort. The fog is raising from the valley below.
From our balcony of the Marriott Resort Hotel in Bangkok viewing the Chao Phraya River
Watching the fog burn off as we cruise down the Three Gorges Yangtze River.

Standing on the grounds of the Dreprung Monastery overlooking Lhasa, Tibet below.
In St. Petersburg, Russia looking at the statue of Peter the Great, the Bronze Horseman, as the snow sweeper trucks clear the overnight snowfall.
At the Uno Lodge near San Rafael Mexico.

We rose early in the morning on our final day at Kruger National Park, South Africa and found two lions along the road. The sun shines off the male's mane.