Saturday, April 21, 2018

Sunrise in Puerto Lopez, Ecuador #AtoZChallenge



My favorite place to watch the Puerto Lopez sunrise is the south end of the bay. For an overhead shot of this area, click Boats in Puerto Lopez. As the sun rises over the eastern hills, I love the reflections in the bay.



If you read my post, Rainbows and the rainy season in Puerto Lopez, Ecuador, you know overnight cloud cover is common this time of year. I took the first three photos on the same day as the clouds shifted while the sun rose. They managed to hide the sun itself the entire time.




We do sometimes have clearer skies during sunrise. I personally prefer the sunrises with more clouds and more colors.




When you go, watch the tides


The area I take photos has tidal pools at low tide, when the surrounding rocks are also exposed. You can walk on them to frame your photo as you wish.

The rocks at low tide. They are the ocean floor during high tide

I was on the rocks while taking the first three photos in this post. The sunrise with shifting clouds and changing colors mesmerized me. I was oblivious to the rising tide until it was surrounding my rock.



I made it back to the beach with only wet feet. Remember to watch the tides.






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A look back


Last year, I wrote Sunsets near the equator.
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24 comments:

  1. You are so lucky to bask in the morning sun rays!! It is a bliss that very few are fortunate to enjoy.

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    1. You are right, Kalai, and I am appreciative every day! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

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  2. Gorgeous photos. I've never lived anywhere where I had to pay attention to the tides, but when visiting places some of my very favorite things to do is walk among the tide pools. Plenty of magic there.

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    1. Yes, lots of magic in tide pools. They change from day to day and moment to moment. Thank you, Deborah!

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  3. Hi Emily - loved seeing the rocky shoreline ... that makes a great shoreline I think. Fun to just be and watch the tide roll in ... or here as you take your sunrise photos - gorgeous colours .... cheers Hilary

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    1. I love roaming around the rocky shore. So many crabs and other critters hiding in the crevices. Thank you for your support, Hilary!

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  4. Just gorgeous, what a view to look at everyday!
    https://iainkellywriting.com/2018/04/21/s-is-for-siauliai-lithuania/

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    1. I am so fortunate to live here, Iain! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

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  5. Once upon a time, a young man asked me, "Do you like sunrises?"
    "I'm sure I would if I were awake at that ungodly hour..."
    Kinda more of a sunset gal...
    But it looks lovely! :-)

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    1. LOL! That is hilarious, Jz! Sunsets are amazing, too. Enjoy sunrise photos, then sunsets live. :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  6. Beautiful photos. Such a gentle way to head into the day. You are fortunate to experience it.

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    1. "...a gentle way..."

      Love how you said that, Ally! It relaxes me and brings the day in gently. I am super fortunate. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  7. So many different moods with just one event, Sun rise. Amazing is the artist, mother nature! Lovely capture Emily.

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    1. Absolutely amazing artist, mother nature! I love watching her. Thanks for your kind words, Anagha!

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  8. What beautiful pictures! It's amazing how quickly the tide can come in. Have a great day off, tomorrow! Facing Cancer with Grace

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    1. The tide does sneak up on us if we are not paying attention. Thank you for your kind words, Heather, and you have a great day off, too!

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  9. Lovely colours, wonderful reflections. I overlook the sea shore and there is something very special about the ever changing view from my window.

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    1. I remember you saying last year how your sunset lasts a long time when I mentioned how short ours is. The colors have to be marvelous as they shift and morph. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Keith!

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  10. Such beautiful photos Emily. So glad you're sharing more pics--I'm kinda greedy when it comes to staring at sunrises and sunsets:)
    S is for Street Art

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    1. Thank you, Arti! I agree, one photo was just not enough.

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  11. Beautiful photos, Emily! I love sunrise/set photos - special magic about those moments.

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    1. Thank you, Nila! Every sunrise and sunset is so unique, with magic all it's own.

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  12. Such a serene post

    Sorry, i have been unwell last week and could not comment on your posts.

    Tongue Twister's

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    1. Sorry you have not been well, DeeDee. I hope you are feeling better. Thank you for your kind comment!

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