Wednesday, April 8, 2009

SkyWatch ~ 29 Whyalla Sunrise

Dawn in Whyalla on Spencer Gulf South Australia



We got into Whyalla, a major port for the steel works,
well after dark. It felt like a town deserted, there were
hardly any street lights and not a soul in sight.
After a search and destroy mission we finally located
the Motel on the waterfront we had stayed at before.
The price had naturally doubled since last time, but
the nice young man adjusted it since no one else
could be expected at that hour.
Too late for dinner...luckily I'm a good quatermaster
general and we dropped gratefully into the perfect
Q'sized bed. While the exhausted Prof. slept, I snuck
out next morning pre dawn..."those that go down to the
sea..." can enjoy a dawn creeping up over the water...
see above...all can be enlarged.



Some wading friends kept me company as I took my
morning constitutional



meanwhile, the sky draped itselt with these
wonderful clouds, no trumpets, no massed choirs of
angels as the sun rose, just this vast expanse of clouds



resolving themselves into a gentle light of dawning
day. Nothing spectacular, but satisfying none the less.

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wander the world at will.

79 comments:

  1. Wow, what a wonderful reward for waking up early! Beautiful shots!!

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  2. When i go to Maine to the Atlantic coast on vacation I do the same thing and get up early to meet the dawn on the shore. Love your shots!

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  3. Beautiful skies - great capture of the moment.

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  4. Well, it looks pretty spectacular to me, Arija!

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  5. A great tale, and absolutely magical photos!

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  6. Awesome pics! The clouds are amazing!

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  7. Every picture is so beautiful, and yet so different. What an amazing morning excursion!! I wonder if sunrises will outnumber the sunsets in this edition of skywatch...? ;-)

    Sunrise greetings from Africa!

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  8. The colours of the skies are so soft and lovely! Thanks for sharing! Thanks for your visit to Lillehammer. Yes the 7 layers of turf on the Norwegian roofs are very good insulation material and cheap. These roofs were already used in 600 BC and still are. Next time I am going to tell more about this in my post about Maihaugen.

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  9. Arija,
    thank you for these beautiful images of dawn by the sea!
    Did you find a spot to have breakfast after your evening's fast and the early morning's walk?

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  10. What a lovely early morning post and such beautiful subtle photos. I love the rewards of rising early.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Smiles

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  11. Those two seagulls look like they're gossiping. I wonder what about;)

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  12. That is a most unusual sky Arija - I have never seen one like it before.

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  13. Just beautiful, what calm and glory.
    To get up early and watch the sunrise is just the reward of the day!

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  14. So wonderful photos, Arija!
    Sometimes we paint Easter eggs ourselves, but not every year. Have a nice Easter time!

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  15. Beautiful! I agree it's seeing the world and never leaving your home.

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  16. What a fabulous SkyWatch! and your photos are breathtaking! That is the reward of waking early, isn't it?

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  17. Wonderful happening and words.

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  18. Certainly worth getting up early for. In third pic, I love the cloud blanket with a hole that drapped overhead.

    It is spectacular, a one time experience.

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  19. Beautiful scenes,well worth getting out early.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  20. What a wonderful setting to experience as dawn broke. And such spectacular photographs of your quiet moment with nature.

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  21. Beautiful sunrise clouds and colors - thanks for posting them.

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  22. I am always amazed by your skies. What a great place to walk!

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  23. Your sky watch photos are just spectacular!

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  24. Very beautiful, Arija! Are you sure you couldn't her angels?

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  25. beautiful photos, the first one is definately my favourite.

    Have a great weekend
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  26. Simply beautiful views, the light and colours are spectacular. Thanks for sharing with Sky Watch Friday.

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  27. Thank you for sharing your wonderful pictures and reflections. They are lovely.

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  28. Fabulous series, Arija!
    Very well captured.

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  29. gorgeous...this is amazing, wonderful picture for a wonderful friday... thanks for sharing..

    Check out mine here:
    Happy Friday!
    HISTORY of SUPERNOVA and SWEETPAIN
    ANGELS IN MY LIFE

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  30. What great sea and sky views. There's nothing like dawn at the seashore.

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  31. Very beautiful photos, beautiful colors

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  32. That beautiful parade of white powder puffs soaring across the sky is quite awesome! And love the beautiful light playing round your water shots!

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  33. gorgeous shots...each and every one...glad you ventured out while the others were in slumberland.

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  34. Well worth getting up for. Too bad for Prof he missed it.

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  35. Stunning photos Arija. The one with the blanket of cloud is what we'd call a mackeral sky I think, as it seems to have fish scales.

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  36. Great photos - I especially liked the 3rd one. I spent a week in Whyalla a very long time ago but I never awoke early to see the sunrise!

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  37. Wow! The third shot is an absolute winner and yet the first one is awesome enough on its own.

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  38. Your Wayalla skies are just beautiful, Arija. I especially like the pink glow on the water. The "feathery" sky is mesmerizing. I also enjoyed you post about your name - I was wondering how it's pronounced.

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  39. Whoops! I think I spelled Whyalla wrong in my comment. Sorry!

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  40. The sky is amazing and the new digi cameras too! A very gentle and beautiful early morning, which for me is the best time in the day. Delightful SW.

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  41. Breathtaking view! Postcard for me please! :D

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  42. I could imagine peace from your photos and I wouldn't mind just watching the day pass by. Happy SWF!

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  43. Very peaceful. Those clouds are amazing!

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  44. an inspiring way to wake up early in the morning. to catch a stunning sunrise!

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  45. Whyalla is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Such lovely and breathtaking photos : )

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  46. Beautiful dawn shots! How wonderful to think about a beach, birds and a sunrise....ahhhhh.

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  47. You captured a glorious morning. All wonderful shots.

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  48. Wow, incredible! What a lovely time of the day, to see the dawn rise over such a beautiful scene. The clouds are fantastic, the ocean is like glass. I love the photo of the birds with the sun's reflection on the water. All your photos have a magical quality to them.

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  49. Definitely worth getting up early, great shots but especially ove the clouds shot!

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  50. Wow! These just got better and better as I scrolled down. Marvelous!

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  51. What a beautiful sunrise. With the splendor of the skies and seas, I would not hesitate to wake up and smell the fresh air. Pretty!

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  52. Very nice set of pics. My fav is the one with two birds. Love is in the air.. Happy SWF!

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  53. Beautiful images. Really like those spectacular clouds.

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  54. All such a wonderful series of photos! You have such an amazing area to live in, just beautiful!

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  55. Beautiful and really harmonic :)

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  56. what amazing shots, those clouds took my breath away!

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  57. Arija: What neat skies tou captured, I love the third cloud formation.

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  58. I like how you described what you saw as a vast expanse of clouds. And they sure did look wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful view.

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  59. Despite you already have 60 comments on this skywatch series, I want to mingle in the choire. I enjoyed your pictures very much - taste of heaven for me!
    And thank you for your nice comment on my blog! When I hear South Australia, I can't help thinking of the massive fires you had not long ago! Where you affected by it?
    However: I wish you a blessed Easter!!

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  60. A very special time of the day. I can understand your contentment. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  61. A fantastic series! I love the wide view and the colors of the first picture. And the light in the second, and and and........

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  62. Beautiful pictures and skies.

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  63. I really should train to wake up earlier... those are wonderful morning shots that you're sharing with us :)
    Happy Easter!

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  64. Great sky in #3, Arija. Well captured!
    tff

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  65. Beautiful shot !

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  66. What a fantastic set of pictures of Whyalla! The third one gives an out of this world feeling. Thanks for sharing.

    - celine
    http://indicainq8.wordpress.com

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  67. You have quite a huge following I say.

    Very nice entries.

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  68. Truly stunning, Arija. I can just feel the solitude as you walked that beach early by yourself, how wonderful that must have been! Thanks for sharing with us! :)

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  69. Arija, that first shot makes me want to run barefoot out to that sandbar and throw my arms to the sky and sing! I'd join that choir of angels,(Didn't you know that's what those clouds are?) then swim in that glassy sea! What a magical place to be!

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  70. Oh my!! Your shots are gorgeous. Really truly mesmerizing.

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  71. What a beautiful sunrise. I love getting up early and enjoying just such a thing. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  72. I can't choose which one is my favorite coz they are all great photos. Hhmmm...love them all. Thanks for the visit on my SWF post.

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  73. Very beautiful shots! My favourite is the 4th one!

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  74. Very stunning photos! Thank you for sharing.

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  75. Well, it certainly was worth getting up early for. Such great pictures. Really great to look at!

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  76. You captured some absolutely gorgeous skies on your early morning walk. I'm glad you got up early.

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