Sunday, August 07, 2005

Up early


Sunrise is a wonderful time of day. It's just too bad it happens so early. We spent the weekend in Door county, Wisconsin, and on a whim, my wife said she wanted to start our first day of the trip by seeing the sunrise over Lake Michigan.

I was game. Only problem is we're about an hour and a half from the lake. So, it's in the car about 4:00 a.m. to catch the 5:45 show in Evanston, Illinois, near the Grosse Point Lighthouse. I set up my tripod and camera near a lifeguard tower and waited for the star to arrive.

Nobody around except for us seagulls.

The Bible mentions morning or dawn about 250 times. A quick check of the references shows that God does some of His best work in the early part of the day. Makes sense that morning is the best time to arrange a meeting with the God of the universe.

In the morning , O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:3

Click on photos to enlarge. © 2005 James Jordan Posted by Picasa

5 comments:

Ash Sere said...

Absolutely stunning pictures. I love sunrise and sunset over water... They're both well framed too.

John said...

Nice shots!!! I would say the drive was well worth it.

James said...

Thank you both. It was indeed worth the effort of getting out of bed early.

Monika said...

it looks like the sky is on fire. amazing! thanks for sharing

glorybeam said...

Wow! Gorgeous Sunrise scenes. I like sunrise and sunset pictures. I shot a few good sunsets in Hawaii. I hardly ever see the sunrise, though, because I'm not a morning person. ;-)