Sunrise on Brighton Beach

I took these photos a while ago. I was making use of my insomnia. At 4 am one morning I walked down to the beach and took these sunrise photos. The colours have not been altered. I may have experimented a little with the aperture and shutter-speed, but as the sun rose above the colours and then was hidden again from view, the colours changed. A man stood on the beach singing worship songs and welcomed the new day. Joggers worshiped their own bodies as they ran past, oblivious to the beauty that was emerging beyond. A plane takes off, with the start of the new day, new adventures await those on board the plane. The rowing crew pauses for a breather and watch as God paints the sky. I included a few photos from the other side of the bay, which I took at Sunset a few nights later. I have presented these photos as a slideshow. Enjoy and feel free to share it.


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One response to “Sunrise on Brighton Beach

  1. That is so beautiful! It reminds me very much of a time 20 years ago when I was struggling with insomnia to (due to depression at the time). I was teaching years 4 and 5 in a small Catholic Primary school and was their pianist for assembly too. I’d got up around 4am and gone for a walk and watched the sun rise over the town. It was like the world was briefly touched with gold. Then I went home and went off to work. Later that day I played the song for assembly, a song called “I Watch the Sunrise” Here’s a link to a version of that song on YouTube.
    Thanks for a lovely memory from a beautiful photograph!
    With love and blessings, Jo

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