5am, the alarm clock goes off. It’s Sunday. The temptation to roll over and stay in my warm comfy bed is high. Very high. But today, I want to treat myself… with a sunrise. I get out of bed, boil the kettle for a takeaway tea and within 15 minutes, I’m out the door with my trusty Canon in hand…
I get out of bed, boil the kettle for a takeaway tea and within 15 minutes, I’m out the door with my trusty Canon in hand.
Arrived at North Narrabeen beach, the sky is just starting to show a bit of light. The air is crisp and I am not envying the early swimmers making their way to the rock pool.
A few moments later, another photographer arrives. We observe and wait patiently for the sky to turn its magic on. But it seems the conditions are not ideal – the clouds are low and thick, blocking some of the sun’s warm colours from coming through.
After 30 minutes of ok photography, the other guy leaves. “Don’t go,” I tell myself. I get a sense sun rays will pierce through these clouds and reveal something special. I wait… I wait… Et voila!
Good things come to those who wait. I often find that to be true in various aspects of life. Persistence pays off… and so does getting up at 5am!
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