I love the light first thing in the morning and wherever I am in the world I always get up early on one day so I can capture the moment either on film or in my sketchbook. Whether it be a sunrise over a beautiful natural wonder or people getting ready for the day in a busy city, there is undoubtedly something magical about early morning light.
I actually couldn’t decide which picture to use for this week’s photo challenge, so I have put together a few from around the world – from Tanzania, Sweden, the USA, India, Syria and Java.
Getting ready for the day, polishing up the Chelsea Hotel sign in New York.
Sunrise over Mount Bromo in East Java.
Shafts of early morning sunlight streaming through bullet holes in the corrugated-iron roof of Souq al-Hamidiyya in Damascus, Syria.
The Ngorogoro Crater Lake at dawn, Tanzania.
Shopkeeper reading in the doorway in the early morning light in Banaras (Varanasi), India.
Sunrise over Lake Victoria near Mwanza, Tanzania.
Winter sunrise along Åkers Canal in Åkersberga, Sweden.
“The sun just touched the morning;
The morning, happy thing,
Supposed that he had come to dwell,
And life would be all spring.” Emily Dickinson