Normally I get a bit cranky when my kids wake us up too early in the morning.  The day I took this shot, however, I actually felt obligated to thank my youngest for coming in our room at 5:15 am.   I had not planned to get up early for sunrise more than once on our vacation, as the days were action packed and most nights found us out late with the kids either having a late supper, getting ice cream, or staying late at the beach (or all of the above).  As a result, we tried to sleep in each morning as best we could, knowing that we’d be at it again the next morning.  This was not the morning I had planned to be up at sunrise, but since my 5 year old had other plans, I rolled out of bed and headed across the street to the beach, and ended up catching a terrific sunrise.  Fortunately, my son had gone back to sleep while I was out, and I was able to go back to bed myself for a little while to get ready for another fun day at the beach.

As for the image itself, I had mostly used the rock outcroppings at the end of the beach as my foreground interest (as seen in yesterday’s post), but thought this lifeguard chair would make an interesting subject as well.


  1. Posted August 23, 2011 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    What a nice composition, Steven. Great shot. Hampton Recs & Parks may want this for their website or a poster in the chamber of commerce..
    Nice soft colors, looks inviting.

  2. Posted August 23, 2011 at 7:12 am | Permalink

    Excellent composition with great light and color Steven. The flare is a bonus.

  3. Posted August 23, 2011 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    Good choice for a foreground subject. It works well!! Where are you on vacation?? Looks splendid!!

    • Posted August 23, 2011 at 8:35 am | Permalink

      Thanks Adam. We were staying in Seabrook, NH. The beach is partly in Hampton which explains the sign on the chair.

  4. Posted August 23, 2011 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Nice comp and nice warm light.

  5. Posted August 23, 2011 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    Nicely done. The lifeguard’s chairis an interesting subject. Well composed.

  6. Posted August 23, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Great sunrise light you captured here.

  7. Posted August 23, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    I love the composition of this Steven and the sunrise is just spectacular!

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