There is something about a sunrise. Everyone has a sunset picture but how many sunrises have you captured? A sunrise takes effort; many times having to rise at an ungodly hour or just take time out from your inveterate morning ritual.
Let me take a step back for a moment. This past summer I knew I needed a change with my art website. I had things I needed to add, some things I just didn’t want to do anymore. I needed a big change or to just plain start over. So I started over, and with that rebuilding process comes a new outlook, a new breath, a new beginning. And now that the site has taken the shape I envisioned, I decided to pay homage to that renewal and do a photo essay capturing the beginning of days from all over the world. And when you see these photographs, I think you will agree, it is truly a beautiful world.
This photo essay is a compilation of photographs from other bloggers as they have captured their sunrises, their beginnings. Below each photograph will find a photo description and the information about the photographer.
“I captured this sunrise at the overlook at Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe. I arrived in plenty of time to go from an atmosphere of trickling water to hearing the birds chirp in anticipation of a new day. This was my first attempt ( and certainly not last) at photographing a sunrise.”
“This was taken an early morning after spending the night under the clear sky by the Pulpit Rock in Norway. I felt happiness watching the sun rise over the mountains by the Lysefjord, and the rays of the sun warmed both the morning dew and the early birds.”
Linn from www.travellinn.net Her blog is about exploring the many different aspects of travel; experiencing different cultures and people, tasting the local food, and witness the diverse beauty along the way.
“I rolled out of bed and snapped this sunrise photo at a small park in Sanibel, Florida. I particularly like the bird soaring over the luminous reflection on the water, and how expansive the sky looks against the small buildings in the background.”
Alison blogs at Up&AtEm Travel, it is an award-winning blog that covers three continents and topics from culture to food and wellness, yet focuses on London and expat life.
“I took this picture on a balcony at sunset on an annual family trip to Myrtle Beach. I love how quiet the beach is in the morning and how peaceful it makes me feel.”
Aryn from www.arynpayne.com/blog. My blog covers lifestyle topics, focusing on fashion, food and my favorite things!
“You’re not just looking at a sunrise over a one-of-a-kind temple; you’re looking at the sun come up behind a nearly 900-year-old city.”
Becky from Trekking with Becky. It is full tips, tidbits, and treasures about travel and living in Japan and Russia. I have no choice but to work, so I do the next best thing – I live abroad and travel as much as possible.
Ashlyn from From Heart and Seoul. She is a twenty-something exploring Korea, Asia + beyond.
“We woke up early to seize every moment of our last 24 hours in Belize. It wasn’t long before we saw a moment worth capturing – this sunrise over the second longest Barrier Reef in the world.”
Coleen from www.coursecoder.com She enjoys empowering other entrepreneurs to live with freedom and fulfillment by teaching what they know online.
“I was on my way to Seoul from Inhceon when I saw the most beautiful sunrise ever. I felt like I was in a dream- everything was touched with this hazy, beautiful pink, and it made the world feel calm and at peace.”
Angelica from Good Trip Bad Memory. My blog is my travel, food, and adventure diary so that I can remember and share some of the cool experiences I’ve had around the world.
“I was living abroad on a ship called semester at sea so it was literally taken in the middle of the Mediterranean.”
Danielle from The Witty Wife. It is a lifestyle and travel blog that shares travel tips and simple life hacks to its readers. Its purpose is to inspire people to travel, embrace life, and to try new things.
“The photo was taken in my first week since the big move. I emigrated with my husband from Jersey (British Isles) to the Caribbean. The mornings here are at their coolest and quietest and so we wake early to absorb it all. It’s at this time that we feel we can breathe it all in and savor how lucky we are to have the opportunity to move to such a beautiful part of the world. Makes us feel grateful for the life we have.”
Emma from The Blonde Tonic. I live in Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands. I write a travel and lifestyle blog with sparkling infusions of Disney, with photos, oh so many photos.
“This photo was taken a few months before the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which hit Kaikoura last November. On this trip I saw several beautiful sites including the seal colony which have since been destroyed by mother nature. This photo is a reminder to enjoy each day as it comes as you don’t know what’s around the corner.”
My blog Sarah Sees The World is about balancing international travels with full-time employment to get the best of both worlds and I hope to inspire others in the same position to make the most of their limited travel time and budget.
Emerging soft-colored sunrise captured as we were on a boat, leaving Bani Island, Samar, in the Philippines.
Tara Lets Anywhere is a travel blog by Katherine and Hali.
“This photo was taken on my last morning in Nicaragua on Little Corn Island. One of the most gorgeous sunrises I’ve ever seen!”
Lara’s blog is Find Your World Girl , and is about everyday women wanting to shake up their lives with adventure travel, all written with a sense of self-deprecating humor!
“This sunrise is from the deck of a 1970’s Taiwanese boat located in Key West. We found the anchored boat through AirBnB and thought it would be a unique experience. I would compare the experience to camping–but in the middle of a harbor.”
Kayla is a travel nurse exploring our beautiful world with her husband, Hubby Hobo, and preschooler, G. Baby. Her blog can be found at VagabondRN.
“I think this pic is too good to keep to myself. This is from the island of Dhigurah, in the Maldives, of the sunrise of 1 April 2017. I love how the sunrise was half dark and half light.”
Teja on the Horizon is a travel blog that introduces travel destinations through reflective and whimsical stories to invite slower, mindful travel – and give a glimpse of how it is that travel does that thing that travellers talk about: bring growth and wisdom.
“The best sunrise we’ve ever seen was in Bagan, Myanmar watching the hot air balloons soar through the sky as the sun was rising over the temples.”
Hannah and Adam from Getting Stamped. It is a blog about couple travel from around the world! They’ve been traveling nonstop since 2013 and have no plans on stopping.
Last, but certainly not least is a contribution from my husband. He wanted to add in his beautiful sunrise from his favorite spot. He doesn’t blog, but he helps me remember all the details about our travels.
I hoped you enjoyed these sunrises as much as I did. Like to pin, try this one.