Very early morning start to capture the beauty of sunrise.

It was 5am the birds were awake and singing their joy at the start of a new day. The lorikeets with their  chatter almost drowned out by the kookaburra family’s infectious and unmistakable, manic laughter, the raucous crows and sweet warble of the magpies all herald a new day is dawning as the grey light filtered through the blinds.

Looking out at the pink light spreading from the horizon we jumped on our bikes to race down to the beach to catch the sunrise over the ocean. It was pure magic.

I would like to share with you our early morning, 2 hour, photo shoot at Burleigh Beach. I took 243 photos. Jack took 295 photos….

It took quite a while deciding what to put in this post. I hope you enjoy your early morning stroll with us…

5-30am and here comes the sun

5-30am and here comes the sun

Such lovely soft morning colours

Such lovely soft morning colours

Capturing the moment. So pleased I got up early (Photo by Jack)

Capturing the moment. So pleased I got up early (Photo by Jack)

Wow...

Wow…

Fishing, notice how many rods he has...

Fishing, notice how many rods he has…

Capturing it on his Iphone

Capturing it on his IPhone

Another stop for a chat. This husky had pale blue eyes. (Photo by Jack)

Another stop for a chat. This husky had pale blue eyes. (Photo by Jack)

Tractor grooming the beach

Tractor grooming the beach

Freshly groomed and clean beach ready for the tourists

Freshly groomed and clean beach ready for the tourists

3 fit surfers

3 fit surfers

Had to stop and chat and tell them they will be in my blog...(Photo by Jack)

Had to stop and chat and tell them they will be in my blog…(Photo by Jack)

Surf life saving lookout, notice the beach erosion from recent storms

Surf life saving lookout, notice the beach erosion from recent storms

Miami headland and surfers sky-line

Miami headland and surfers sky-line

Seagulls in the sun

Seagulls in the sun

Seagull taking off

Seagull taking off

Fishing boat headin home

Fishing boat heading home

Pandanus

Pandanus

Taking the dog for a walk

Taking the dog for a walk

Surfers Paradise sky line

Surfers Paradise sky line from North Burleigh Headland.

Breaking waves and spray

Breaking waves and spray

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21 thoughts on “Very early morning start to capture the beauty of sunrise.

  1. Eleenie

    Wonderful photos!

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  2. It’s so unthinkable for U.S. coastal byways to look so utterly wild yet have a skyline so close. Magical!

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  3. Pure magic.
    Loved every photo and savoured what it must have been like. I live inland and miss the sea a lot.

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  4. Beautiful – we get sunsets over the ocean here in the west but no the light of a sunrise.

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  5. The sunrise ones were my favourite

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  6. Aaahhhhhmazing!

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  7. Sandra

    Well worth getting up early for…..the light is so soft. The beach looks beautiful, lovelyfine golden sand, it’s dark and gritty here.

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  8. These are gorgeous!!!

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  9. Wow, what wonderful images! I loved the one of you talking to the three fit surfers! the dramatic light and shadows paint a lovely picture. The image of the seagull is amazing! it seems to have its foot caught in the shadow!

    Thanks for the lovely sunrise stroll. it’s always worth getting up and out early in the morning!
    z

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  10. Pauline, these are absolutely fantastic!! Oh, how I wish I could be there! Very cool the three surfer dudes made it into your blog. Beautiful skies, amazing water, sand, birds … such a nice walk with you! (What was Jack wearing? ;-))

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