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Your best sunrise experience

Some say sunrises are overrated and only sunsets count. We beg to differ. Have you seen some incredible sunrise? Wanna share?
7 years ago, April 29th 2013 No: 1 Msg: #169889  

7 years ago, April 29th 2013 No: 2 Msg: #169893  
We have to say we haven't seen many sunrises due to the fact I (Donna) am really not a morning person. We did manage two in close proximity in Indonesia!

The first picture was taken at Borobudur

The rest were taken at Mount Bromo

[Edited: 2013 Apr 29 11:49 - Donna and Neil:22231 ]
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7 years ago, April 29th 2013 No: 3 Msg: #169894  
ah yes, Bromo!!! what a view that was

also forgot about Angkor Wat, mandatory sunrise experience right?

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7 years ago, April 29th 2013 No: 4 Msg: #169907  
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I suspect most people empasize sunsets over sunrises due to the need to get up early (or stay up very late) for a sunrise, while a sunset usually happens while people are naturally awake. Both have equal beauty potential.

The best sunrise I ever saw happened during the Burning Man festival a few years ago, watching the sun illuminate Black Rock City. I saw it for the same reason nearly every other Burning Man participant sees it, having been up all night experincing the festival. It was beautiful. I don't have a picture, but do have a blog: The Rites of Passage Reply to this

7 years ago, May 1st 2013 No: 5 Msg: #170009  
We've had some memorable sunrises. A few of them were before we began to blog. Hopefully, some day we will do a few past blogs and you will get to see the photos.

When we were in Maui a few years back we went to Haleakala for sunrise. Up at 3am to take the bus to the top of the volcano. (it was very cold) We rode bikes down the mountain. Watching the sunrise over the volcano was mysterious and eerie.

When I worked (MJ) in Antarctica we never really had a true sunset but the light would dim. The sunrises or increased brightness was amazing.

Sunrise requires more of an effort but is always worth it.

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7 years ago, May 1st 2013 No: 6 Msg: #170024  
The top two for me in recent years was one a Borobudur where the sun rose directly over the cloud issuing from the Mt Merapi Volcano in 2012. I personally think nothing quite compares to an African sunrise, and I reckon this one from 2010 was the best I saw on the continent.

Finally, the best sunrise ever for me was one that I don't have on digital (and thus cannot show it here, but do on slides) and that was at Uluru in Australia in 1989. The sun had to fight its way through the clouds low on the horizon, and I was with three Americans waiting for the sun to hit the rock to begin its famous colour change. Well, by the time the sun illuminated Uluru it was so strong that the rock instantly changed from dark gray to an iridescent red in the space of a few seconds, and it even caused a halo to surround the rock. All four of us gasped in amazement. I doubt I'll ever see a better one than that.

[Edited: 2013 May 01 16:18 - The Travel Camel:11053 ]
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7 years ago, May 13th 2013 No: 7 Msg: #170572  
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Loved this blog:-) I almost felt I was actually there!

also loved the very optimistic:

...the mismatch means people should just find other goals to pursue; ones suited to current reality

.... instead of complaining about their life and actually do something - my kind of thinking!!! Reply to this

7 years ago, May 14th 2013 No: 8 Msg: #170616  
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Thanks! Burning Man encourages people to experience their life in new ways, part of why I wanted to be there on that particular date. Reply to this

7 years ago, May 20th 2013 No: 9 Msg: #170888  
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I love sunrises, and we are spoilt for gorgeous sunrises in Tasmania, especially in autumn.

Here's our underwhelming non-sunrise at Angkor Wat (we still loved it very much though)...

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