Ocean Sunrise

On our recent trip through Oregon, we had been following the coast the whole day and at the end of the day we reached Bandon.  I managed to get a room at little motel that was supposed to be close to the ocean.  When we arrived it pitch black and the outside of the building looked a bit scary but we took our chances and picked up our key, yes a real key to our room and were very pleasantly surprised to see the inside of our room had been recently remodeled, was very clean and comfy!

We still had a very long ways to go on our trip, so we awoke early and were about ready to leave when I peaked out our window…


We decided that we should stretch our legs and enjoy a quick, brisk walk before getting left.


And then the sun started to rise…


(The color in these have not been altered!)


Every minute that passed was more spectacular than the one before…




More and more intense…



Then these gulls decided to make an entrance…


Our quick walk ended up taking over an hour!


This was one the most memorable parts to our trip.

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20 comments on “Ocean Sunrise

  1. HansHB says:

    Lovely post, great photos and beautiful colours!
    Well done!

  2. Mick says:

    Magnificent sunrise and the birds on the beach are the perfect addition to the other colors.

  3. Boom & Gary says:

    Beautiful sequence!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  4. Karen says:

    Amazing ! Love your pictures and the way hou live.

  5. Eileen says:

    Gorgeous sky captures! The colors are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Gwen says:

    Beautiful photography.

  7. Wonderful post. The colors in that sunrise are just incredible! Great job and an awesome post!
    Happy WW and WBW from me at Expression Needed!

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  9. Wow! Those are beautiful. I can’t wait to visit the Northwest. Thank you for sharing your trip and the lovely landscapes.

  10. wallacejones says:

    It must have been exhilarating to experience that sunrise in person. Very dramatic photos! Nice work!

  11. veronica lee says:

    WOW!!!! Astounding!!! Awesome photograpy!

  12. Stewart M says:

    Great pictures. Sometimes a night it a hotel bed, followed by an early morning wake up is worth missing the comfort of home for!

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

    Stewart M – Melbourne

  13. Rebecca says:

    Magnificent shot you’ve got there! 🙂 really loved it! 🙂

    Happy Wordless Wednesday! My entry is here and here.

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    Have a great Wednesday.

  15. Dana says:

    What a gorgeous sky!

  16. Gorgeous pictures! They really tell a story.

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  18. bocafrau says:

    OMG. These are amazing. I love taking pics of sunsets as I’m not an early riser but one of these days I want to head down to the beach and capture a sunset!

  19. Neil says:

    Beautiful series.

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