A veiled sunrise along Nukoli’i

A veiled sunrise - © Christopher Martin-4035

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The first sunrise of this visit to Kaua’i was spectacular.  I watched the clouds retreat towards the horizon under the moonlight before dawn and when the day started to come, they were a heavy veil stretching up from the ocean.  A few minutes after sunrise, the sun shone red through a thin spot in the clouds.  For the next twenty minutes the sun broke free here and there while the waves kept crashing in and the sky steadily brightened.  Nukoli’i Beach is a long stretch of sand along Kaua’i’s eastern shore.  At this time of the year, the sun rises directly off the beach.  When the clouds cooperate, the mornings can be exceedingly beautiful.  This morning was exactly that.

11 responses

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  3. Thank you for giving me a new beautiful desktop background to enjoy every day.

    December 3, 2012 at 6:59 am

  4. each time your photos are really great, i do love them keep up the good work 😀

    December 2, 2012 at 11:19 am

  5. kalicet

    This is a lovely sunrise – well captured 🙂

    December 2, 2012 at 10:48 am

  6. Reblogged this on bearspawprint.

    December 1, 2012 at 7:59 pm

  7. Wow, that’s amazing!

    December 1, 2012 at 2:36 pm

  8. It is so nice when all the elements come together in a photo like this.

    December 1, 2012 at 9:44 am

  9. This is fantastic! It’s almost surreal. No disrespect intended but it has the fine quality of a painting done by a good landscape artist. I like the fact that everything isn’t 100% crisp and clear.

    December 1, 2012 at 8:51 am

    • No offense taken – I hold artists who paint in the very highest regard. Thank you for the compliment.

      December 1, 2012 at 9:12 am

  10. Oh, it’s so beautiful… Something between a painting and a photo – wonderful!

    December 1, 2012 at 8:50 am

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