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An unforgettable sunrise in the Algarve

Sunsets are beautiful but sunrises are special as only a few ever see them to photograph

Nancy of Nancy Merrill Photography is right most of us tend to photograph sunsets rather than sunrises. I guess it isn’t surprisingly since sunsets we can stumble across whereas a sunrise is for most of us a special effort.

I am an early riser so it is not too much of an effort for me. When we are in Olhão I simply take a peep outside as I make my morning cuppa, and if it looks good off I trundle with my camera. Which probably explains why this is my third post on them! If you have missed the other two you can find them here and here.

This sunrise was a mid winter one. What fascinated me was how quickly the colours were changing; only 7 minutes lapsed between the first and the last photograph. And I have presented the photographs in the order I took them! The only variation as I snapped was that I occasionally used the flash.

In England it is said ‘Red sky in the morning, shepherds warning’, apparently taken from the Gospel of St Matthew. There are variations around the world, with the most common change being sailor for shepherd. It is a weather saying that can be true, IF, you live somewhere where the weather predominantly arrives from the west. So generally works in the UK but possibly not in the Algarve.

Unfortunately I never got to see the end as we had to rush off to the airport that morning, and so I also have no idea how the day turned out. It certainly began beautifully though. For more stunning sunrises why not visit Nancy.dscn3238

34 comments on “An unforgettable sunrise in the Algarve

  1. Great captures! 🙂 It can be most rewarding getting up early. 🙂
    Best regards,
    Dina

    There’s never one sunrise the same or one sunset the same.
    Carlos Santana

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  2. Beautiful colors, Becky! In sailor’s jargon, they say “Red skies at night, sailors’ delight. Red skies in the morning, sailors take warning!” 🙂 I don’t see sunrises frequently anymore, since we have been off our sailboat, for the reason you mention: it takes so much effort! That being said, I saw an amazing one yesterday morning, but I didn’t have my camera with me to prove it…

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    • Thank you so much Liesbet . . . .and yes it is much much easier when you are on a sailboat to see them 🙂
      I have so many in my memory but not on a camera!

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  3. Wonderful photos. I’m an early riser too.

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  4. These are some good captures. They look like paintings.

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  5. I admire your ability to capture the beauty of sunrise. Some stunning photos. We’re enjoying a few days in Cabanas before getting back to ‘work’. Are you in the Algarve in October?

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    • Thank you so much 🙂
      Must still be really warm . . . wonderful. Very envious as it will be November before we are back, but then once we are it is for quite a while 🙂

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  6. Simply stunning! Thanks for joining the challenge!

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  7. The colours are really luscious, Becky, and don’t you just have the perfect doorstep for stepping out of to capture this lovely sight. Truly stunning. 🙂

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  8. nigelspeaight1yahoocouk

    So beautiful 😊

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  9. Oh, my these are beauties Becky. That last one makes me think I SHOULD make the effort!

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    • Oh i know- I love that one. Problem is you don’t know until you wake up whether it is going to be a good one or not but it is worth the risk I think! 😉

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  10. Laurel Seibel

    Absolutely stunning ! Thank you for sharing Becky .

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  11. Umas fotos maravilhas, Becky, parabéns!

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