Decatur Dawn

Dawn usually finds me curled up on the couch with my first cup of coffee.  I like to get up early but rarely step outside until after the sun is up so it took me a few days to find a picture to meet A Word in Your Ear’s latest challenge – Dawn.  New Year’s Day is different though and while most of my family is sound asleep I get up as early as I can and take a walk to begin the new year with a fresh start.  This picture was from my January 1st, 2010 walk during a wind storm on Decatur Island.  The clouds were dark and heavy when I began but as the wind blew an opening for the sun I shielded my camera from the salt spray and quickly snapped this photo.

If you would like to see more images of Dawn around the world please visit A Word in Your Ear and the Word A Week Challenge – Dawn.

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38 thoughts on “Dawn

  1. I love your idea of getting up early on New Year’s Day to welcome in the new day. I’ve never thought to do that. It’s always about staying up until midnight the night before. Next year, I may have to go to bed earlier and greet the dawn instead. Thanks for the idea!

    Lovely image!


      1. That’s what I thought. My parents have a cabin on Saturna Island — one of the gulf islands just south of the San Juans.. from the peak of the island we can see the San Juans all clustered together. Beautiful! We’ll have to head there for a visit.


      2. You will love it and feel right at home at the same time. 🙂 I want to plan a trip to the Gulf Islands too. My parents have taken their boat through them and had a great time.


  2. Great capture! Maybe you can reduce the noise a little for when you look at the picture in full resolution 🙂


      1. I’d give it a try in Adobe Lighroom or with Neat Image’s Noise Reduction filter for Photoshop 🙂


      2. You are welcome to play around with it if you want to. 🙂 I don’t have Lightroom or Photoshop right now but they are on my “to purchase” list so it might take me a little while to try on my own. I am just starting to learn and am open to all feedback.


      3. I’d be happy to give it a try, why not 🙂 I’ll send you the basics of what I did as well.


  3. One of my brothers and I took a walk on a South Carolina beach just after dawn this morning, and although I didn’t snap any pictures as beautiful as this one, I did manage to capture some early morning images.


    1. Thank you for your nice comments! My camera is a very basic Canon Power Shot SX 210 IS point and shoot but I hope to get a nicer one soon and I’m always happy to meet a fellow Pacific Northwester 🙂


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