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Friday, 6 March 2009

Skywatch Friday - Dawn in Wellington

This is a rare image on this site. Why? Because dawn is not a time I am generally up. The world is divided into owls and larks. A lark I am not.
This magical moment is from the hills in Wellington NZ. I am departing now for another part of the world on route back to London.
My concession to travelling light this trip was to only take one lens with me. Hmm, bad move. I have been travelling with the lens I dropped a few weeks ago and had repaired. Well guess what- it fell apart where the repair is. Scream. Scream. Shopping is on my agenda at the next destination.
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37 comments:

Angie said...

Fab shot, you do get around! (Glad you liked my shoes)

PJ said...

I also am not a lark so I very much appreciate the effort, which is extraordinary. So sorry to hear about the lens crisis, that had to be a real bummer. Happy SWF!

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Laura ~Peach~ said...

what a post card perfect shot! Dawn is a wonderful time to be up... not that i have been lately LOL
Happy SWF!

cara said...

Getting up early is a drag but to wake up to this? I'd be setting my alarm every morning!

Louise said...

I think this would make it worth it to get up early once in a while. It is absolutely breathtaking.

Sharon said...

Beautiful photo of the dawn's early light. Good luck with the lens shopping.

Thanks for the tip on the lone beader. That person has quite a talent.

The Lone Beader said...

This is a beautiful photo! I love the colour of the sun!

kanmuri said...

Beautiful. Reminds me of Cradle Mountain in Tasmania.

Babzy said...

perfect sunrise !

Candie Bracci said...

wow!!That picture is amazing really,makes you think that we really missing things sometimes,yeah like you I'm not a dawn person too.

mitt vattenhål said...

Sunrise is great all over the world!

Wish I could send you one of mine bit cannot find a way to enclose photos :-(

Have a nice weekend

/christina

Laura said...

I like this pic very much.
Good color, splendid scene. Wonderful!

Belinda said...

I will be in Wellington in about 9 days.

I'll try and make it out of bed in time for the sunrise ;)

lunarossa said...

So beautiful! So sorry about the lens. Hope you can get a new one soon. Have a nice weekend. Ciao. Antonella

Hilda said...

Uh-oh. Sorry to hear about the lens. Glad you caught this before it happened though — it's wonderful! I'm not a lark either and have yet to be able to take a sunrise photo.

Have a safe trip home!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Wonderful shot. Sorry about the lens.

Babooshka said...

That is truly incredible. I am palpitaing reading about your lens. It's horrible when that happens.

JM said...

Glad you were up, it's a gorgeous shot! Love it!

Anonymous said...

I think I'll get up earlier!
But being a bit of a wine lover - a Wine Noter, in fact, too many late nights makes it tough!

marley said...

I'm an owl too. But we are the best!

Love this gorgeous sunrise. Stunning!

Hope you are having a great trip :)

soulbrush said...

oh your london snapshots are devine.had a look through them, wonderful images. my 'tuesday world' posts are all of london too.thanks for your visit.

soulbrush said...

oh your london snapshots are devine.had a look through them, wonderful images. my 'tuesday world' posts are all of london too.thanks for your visit.

Wren said...

As another owl, I appreciate the challenges of dawn photography. You've acquitted yourself well, and give even the larks something to aspire to.

George Townboy said...

Amazing shot! Maybe you'll reconsider being an owl and become a dove!

To answer your question, we do have balloons just about every day because this is such a huge tourist area. And most of the tourists are British.

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Stunning, Mo. Worth the early morning? I'm with you...I don't usually see such sites...because I prefer my pillow at that hour :)

BrainWave said...

i am inspired by your lovely site and have started one @ singaporeday.blogspot.com for people interested to see my country from my point of view :) thanks for sharing and keep posting :)

tashik said...

unbelievable colors

Science Bear said...

Such a great photo; I long to travel but am regrettably stuck in a lab in the US.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

gorgeous photo of the sun silhouetting the mountains and water. I enjoy following your website. Happy Photo Blogging!

The Book Gobbler said...

Gorgeous shot, Mo. Wellington at sunrise (heck - New Zealand in general) is so well worth temporary larkdom...

Safe travels!
tgb

Light and Voices said...

I am not a lark either. I prefer to be a night owl. Sorry to hear that you dropped your lens. Wonderful shot!
Joyce

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susieofarabia said...

A stunning shot!

Vinita said...

Good pic. At least now I get to see the sun rise.

coffee said...

love the landscape pics; makes me want to travel more

José said...

Hi,

You know, although our economy is far from good, I feel lucky to live in a country like Portugal, more precisely in Lisbon.~
However, if I would chose to emigrate, I can tell you that New Zeland would be one of my top choices, namely for its wonderful landscapes.
Your photo is really interesting, especially because of the "little" houses down there.

Take care,

José

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