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Waiting on the sun
Lens: DA 12-24 Camera: K5 Photo Location: Puerto Morelos, Mexico 
Posted By: daacon, 03-13-2013, 05:35 AM

The sunrise was about 06:15 ish. While I did not make it out there every morning , I did manage to make it to the beach a half dozen times or so pre sunrise. The weather changed quickly - it could be completely overcast and then with the ocean breeze (some days it was a more of a whipping wind) the clouds would dissipate.

Here's one series from one of those more cloudy mornings ...

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Couple of views down the beach - pre raking so a bit of seaweed hanging around

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Our first peak at the sun
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Some nice rays
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And here violating the don't shoot into the sun rule
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03-13-2013, 05:54 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by First Poster Quote
Waiting on the sun
That first image looks midday, in summer in Scotland.

What on earth are you doing up so early, thought you were supposed to be on vacation, or is this just you coming in from the night before.
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Nice morning shots Dave.Sunrise here is now at 7:35 AM and I get up at 8AM.--charliezap
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Lovely series! Look how empty the beach is! No other photographers at your hotel? Thanks for sharing.... I think the clouds add drama to the sunrise.

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beautiful series Dave, when I get older I think I will get up early and see the early light again.
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Worth waking up to, for sure, Dave. Great series tells a cool story.

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Nice shots Daacon. I admire your discipline to get up so early while on holidays, not sure I could do the same. Liked your Mayan ruin shots too!
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Hi Dave,

Great shots!

Thanks for posting them here.

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Those sunsets are super! Subtler colors (if that's possible) than most, and I really like the way the reflection is shining on the water.
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They are all good shots, but I like the last one with the sun burst.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kerrowdown Quote
That first image looks midday, in summer in Scotland.
What on earth are you doing up so early, thought you were supposed to be on vacation, or is this just you coming in from the night before.
Thanks kerrowdown - ha well some days when you go hard you are in bed early others days you come home for breakfast

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Nice morning shots Dave.Sunrise here is now at 7:35 AM and I get up at 8AM.--charliezap
Thanks Charlie - you get the sunsets , a much more reasonable time to be up - however the sobriety may play a factor on motivation and SR

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Lovely series! Look how empty the beach is! No other photographers at your hotel? Thanks for sharing.... I think the clouds add drama to the sunrise.
Thanks Tess. Of the 5 or 6 mornings I did make it out there , I never did see another 'photographer' with a tripod / DSLR kit. Couple time people made it just before sunrise with their PS, ipads , phones , etc. One of the reasons we really like Puerto Morelos is , it is not the Tourist trap some other close communities are (ie: Cancun and Playa Del Carmen). it is for now a relatively unkown spot , but there are signs of huge construction near by so in 10 or 20 years may not be able to say that. Oh and the 'hotel' was actually a friends place - and yes it's great to have friends like that for sure.

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beautiful series Dave, when I get older I think I will get up early and see the early light again.
haha thanks Buddy - set up a time lapse I thought about doing that , then saw a squirrel or something .....

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Worth waking up to, for sure, Dave. Great series tells a cool story.
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Thanks Jer - the story was wtf was he doing up ?
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Nice shots Daacon. I admire your discipline to get up so early while on holidays, not sure I could do the same. Liked your Mayan ruin shots too!
Thanks fotogaffer - one of my self imposed task was to get a shot our hosts would like to put up on their wall - while none of these are candidates there were a few that will make it.

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Hi Dave,
Great shots!
Thanks for posting them here.
Thanks Diego - appreciate you stopping by to comment.

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Those sunsets are super! Subtler colors (if that's possible) than most, and I really like the way the reflection is shining on the water.
Thanks Jerry - slow shutter speeds are the key along with a CPL and of course tripod.

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They are all good shots, but I like the last one with the sun burst.
Thanks Trev that would also be my favorite of this set.
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