These sunrise shots were taken on the same day, same beach just minutes apart. At first the sun just peered from behind the thick cloud cover and I didn't think I would be able to get a shot at all but I chanced it anyhow. I was pleasantly surprised to see Diamond Head in the distance.
In just a matter of minutes the entire coastline was lit up with the brilliance of the sun, giving the sky a rich apricot glow. I wish I could share the soothing sound of the surf with you, or the heady aroma of salt as the waves washed up over the crystal sand. I find it hard to hold on to stress when I'm at the beach in the morning, it always erases the chaos and offers a fresh beginning.
Thousands of miles away in the mountains I now call home I find solace by standing beneath the tall pines, closing my eyes and listening to the sound of the breeze as it blows through the majestic boughs, echoing the whisper of the distant seas. Ah, the best of both worlds.