Wakey wakey…

One sign of a devoted hobbyist or professional photographer is that they will do just about whatever it takes to get “THE” shot.  That may involve inclement weather, waiting out something or someone, getting grubby, taking many many shots, going back multiple times to a site, getting up very early, or staying up very late.  In the case of this shot it took me three days of trying before I got this and others on that day.  We stayed at a hotel on the southernmost end of Key West,  where if positioned just so on the beach or pier you would be privy to sunrises and sunsets depending on if your faced left or right – sweet, huh?

So I got out the phone app (there’s an app for everything don’t you know) to find out the times for sun up and sun down and got myself up every morning before sunrise to jockey for a position.  The first few days were too cloudy for the sunrise but made for some great golden hour photos of other things.  But on the third day I got up and out and along with a bunch of other devoted souls was gifted with the wonderful scene of the sun coming up over the edge of the earth, errrr, I mean over the edge of the Atlantic ocean.

I was very thankful to have another day of life blessed with such a beautiful beginning.

F4.0 – 1/250 – ISO100 – 35mm – Canon 5D


(P.S. I would like to ask all of you for a little bit of help.  DH and I have a bit of a bet going on which involves me reaching a certain round number of followers before the end of 2013.  Right now I am just 5 away from that goal.  If (when) I make the number I win a prize.  We haven’t agreed on the prize yet – LOL – but I will get something very nice I am sure.  So please, if you are following – thank you so much – but if you aren’t could you please or could you pass this along to someone who might follow? Again, I thank you all and having fun is part of what life is about.)

About imagesbytdashfield

Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography. www.imagesbytdashfield.com
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10 Responses to Wakey wakey…

  1. Brett says:

    Very nice! Like the birds flying by. Calm waters too that morning.

  2. bulldog says:

    Lovely photo… how many followers are you looking for? Try adding your blog to FB and then friending us there… that is one of the best ways of getting followers… specially those that are not WP bloggers…

  3. dhphotosite says:

    It’s a beauty!!! It pays to get up …yawn…before the sun comes up!

  4. Ingrid says:

    I’d like to know what the prize is…..hope you make your goal 🙂

  5. ChgoJohn says:

    Great shot! Good luck with the contest, Teri.

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