Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sunrise Rainbow - New Caledonia

I think Heavenly Father loves mornings!  I am not a morning person, but it seems that when I make the effort to be up early, I am often richly rewarded to see the beauty of this world revealed to me in lovely shades and colors of light as dawn signals another glorious day of possibilities.  Sometimes day breaks with cotton candy hues of pastel pinks and corals, and sometimes regal mauves and magentas.   Sometimes the sky is on fire reflecting a blaze of color  and sometimes it bathes the earth in a warm soft glow.  And once in a while, sunrise displays every color of the rainbow!


We are in New Caledonia this week.  I woke up this morning to the brilliant rainbow above.  I grabbed my camera, walked out on the balcony of our hotel room, and shot this scene.  As I was enjoying the view, the sun broke through, lighting up the water, and speck of land at the end of the rainbow.  I had my telephoto lens on, so I zoomed in as far as I could and this is the result:

  It's going to be a GREAT day!

6 comments:

darlin said...

WOW! I love these shots Karen, especially the second one... how can it not be a good day when it starts out this way? :-)

MTWaggin said...

WOWSA KAREN! That is just spectacular. I'm so jealous as our rainbows just don't "pop" like that!

Robin said...

Karen, I have to say it too! Wow! What wonderful shots!

connienaka said...

Oh my GOSH! How beautiful! looking through your pictures makes me really miss our Island home of Saipan....we love Japan but...sometimes...specially when I look through your photos. Saipan is very similar Samoa, Yap, Kosrae and the other islands in the area.

Scott said...

Man oh man. I don't remember the last time I saw a rainbow with that kind of detail. Amazing shots.

kwarkito said...

the colorblind's extasy !!!!!