I recently celebrated my birthday. It amazes me that yet another year has just rushed past me. It has been an interesting year- I have not managed to do everything on my wishlist but I still managed to live through some unlooked for yet fascinating experiences.
I’d like to call the year that went by the year of Sunrises- not metaphorically- well maybe that too a bit- the year was full of new starts. But I did live through a few wonderful sunrises for real.
I almost missed a beautiful sunrise at Angkor Wat. You may have already read the story here.
A beautiful late (by my standards anything past 7am is late) sunrise at Langkawi.
The last most spectacular sunrise I experienced this year was at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It involved an early 5am start from our room- my sister and I trudged to the bus stop nearby to catch the shuttle bus to one of the view points on the rim. The thing about canyon sunrises and sunsets is that there are a vast number of points along the entire rim where you can live through the experience. However, this also means that there is a lot more confusion about where to go- especially when you are confronted with limited time. So it was quite helpful that the driver of our shuttle bus recommended Powell point to us.
Over the next one hour I captured a series of photographs of the canyon from Powell point. These photographs hopefully give you an idea of how as the sun rises, the canyon morphs from a dark form into a land of light and shadows. Truly the canyon at its most spectacular self early in the morning and late in the evening when the shadows are longest.