Thursday, January 23, 2014

Saturday Sunrise

Last Saturday, about 5:45 AM, 29 Palms, CA. My granddaughter gives us our "wake up" cry. By 6:15 she's had her bottle and happy. Nice desert sunrise outside our window, but I guess I'm spoiled (not to mention tired and cranky from lack of sleep!) because these skies are fairly common out here in the desert. My wife asks if I'm going to take pictures. I grunt "no" (I'm definitely not a morning person), but after she says "Bruce would!" (Bruce Chambers is a Orange County Register photographer who is our Facebook friend and who takes stunning sunrise photos), I changed my mind. What the heck... if Bruce would, I guess I should!




Sorry about the order... they are random. They are all pretty much straight out of the camera, with the exception of this last one. I added Friday night's moon to the Saturday AM sunrise shot just for fun.
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29 comments:

  1. May be common to you ~ they are awesome us in New England this time of year ~ Great sunrise shots ~ carol, xxx
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  2. What an awesome start for the day!! Any day!! Gorgeous clouds and colors! Thanks for sharing!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

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  3. Glad your granddaughter was there to wake you up! Would have been pity to miss these shots.

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  4. Goodness gracious, this would have been a shame to miss. These are brilliant!

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  5. I'm glad you changed your mind and got these pictures. It's a glorious sunrise and you've captured it beautifully.

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  6. Yes, these desert sunrises can be awesome, eh? Your shots certainly make it worthwhile getting out of bed. I like your wife's subtle challenge! Clever girl.

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  7. Wow! Fabulous shots especially the last one. It was worth it to get out of bed to capture these.

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  8. Marvellous captures! I'm not an early riser, but I could be for skies like this!

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  9. Those dawn shots are stunning! Now go take a nap... ;-)

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  10. What a great start to your day - these shots are beautiful :)

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  11. Some pretty good sunrise shots. I like them.

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  12. These are WOW shots! Gorgeous skies and photos! Have a happy weekend!

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  13. Wonderful shots with beautiful light!

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  14. Those desert sunrises are spectacular, your photos are fantastic. I am not a morning person either. I jokingly bought myself a bear mug with 'grumpy' written over his grumpy face. Fair warning to my dear other half when I am drinking from it ;)

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  15. LOVED these, thanks!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  16. I think I need to remember the "Bruce would" line when I'm trying to get up for dawn shots!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  17. great collection of photos for sky watch Friday fans, the colors are fabulous

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  18. Great shots, I am glad you were coerced into taking these pics. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  19. The last pictures particularly is very beautiful.

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  20. I love such beautiful skies, great shots!

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  21. taht is a very beautiful set of skies. :)

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  22. beautiful photos! and is that your trailer? it looks identical to one my uncle had when i was a kid!

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  23. Beautiful clicks !! that's the beauty of this place...heavenly skies

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  24. Awe inspiring skies -- thanks to you for sharing and your darling granddaughter for waking you up!

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  25. Wow,- what a beautiful sky! Fantastic clouds and colors!
    :)

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