Thursday, 12 February 2009

Sky Watch Friday, Sunrise in Queensland, Australia





 
 
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Out of the dark we came
out of the sea,
For the long wave broke on the shore.

As the day broke and the night rolled back,
There we stood on the land we would call home.

Out of the dark became
out of the night,
The first of many mornings in this new place.

When the sun rolled back the mist,
We rose like a strong wave on the land.

( Author unknown )
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My daughter sent these photos to me.She was camping on the beach near Cooktown and saw this beautiful sunrise.



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62 comments:

antigoni said...

Awesome photos and beautiful words.
Your daughter took the gene from you about excellent photography.

The Weaver of Grass said...

That is the most beautiful poem reader wil - I am assuming it is written from the point of view of a new settler in a new land. Lovey sunrise too.

Paz said...

Wonderful sky shots and wonderful words to go with them. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Paz

Arija said...

Glorious tropical sunrise to wake up to.
Thank you for your kind concern Wil. I'm not out of the woods yet.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Beautiful, indeed, Wil! What a lovely place.

bobbie said...

These photos are so lovely! The sky at sunrise and the reflections in the water. And, yes, I did enjoy the poem as well.

Carver said...

Those are fantastic shots of the beautiful sunrise.

Guy D said...

Both are stunning shots, I love em.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Arkansas Patti said...

Lovely pictures and enjoyed the poem. Who is the author?
Hope you are safe from the dreadful fires.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Beautiful and relaxing. I like the reflection and the great poem. Have a nice weekend :-)

Ana said...

So beutiful- photos and post!

Ana said...

So beutiful- photos and post!

Louise said...

What an incredible sky! The clouds and colors are fantastic, and I love the little glimpses of reflection.

Patty said...

2 very lovely photos of a sunrise. So glad the fires in Australia seem to be quieting down. That was horrible and all the lives that were lost.

RuneE said...

A nice idea to show the same subject in both landscape and portrait formats. Personally I vote for the landscape one due to the horizontal lines in the composition, the puddles in the front and what I felt was too much emptiness on top of the one in portrait format.

I also felt that it was more complete and fitted the words better.

PS Thank you for the comment - it is going better now.

naturglede said...

Lovely photoes from you again. Have a nice weekend:)

Kallen305 said...

Gorgeous sunrise photos and lovely poem.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It truly is beautiful, Wil. I love how she also captured the reflections in the water.

Sylvia K said...

Really gorgeous shots and words! Thanks to you and your daughter!

Photo Cache said...

lovely photos.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Hi R Wil ,
Very GREATY sunrise of Queensland I wanna goi There!!!!
BTW:
I see you had also this SPAM mail for that person "Kostas"I deleted my intire post post for that reason, why are people doing that?

Happy weekend wishes , :)
JoAnn'Holland

imac said...

Fantastic shots and beautiful words

Merisi said...

These are incredibly beautiful images!

Is this a poem you have written?
I love it! It reminds me of an Italian poem I once read, about the Phoenician. Unfortunately I lost it, I shall keep yours, if you allow me.

Pacey said...

They are magnificent shots Wil, and tell your daughter thanks for sharing this to us. Hope all is well with her in Australia. Happy Skywatching.

Babooshka said...

Incredible as only nature can be. I'm glad that these are images your daughter has and not the terrible ones we have been seeing.

Rune said...

This photos is really super, and beautiful words.

Brenda said...

Very pretty pictures! I agree with what Weaver of Grass said about the poem.

TheWritersPorch said...

Wil.....so gorgeous !The poem is just delightful!
Hugs, Carol

VALKYRIEN said...

Your daughter is a good fotographer! Beautiful reflections and colours!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

these shots are beautiful...simply beautiful...thanks for sharing them with us.
have a lovely weekend.
erin

Gill - That British Woman said...

what super photos.....

Gill in Canada

Janie said...

That is a gorgeous sunrise over the ocean.
I hope your daughter's area has not been affected by the fire.

fishing guy said...

Wil: Those are beautiful captures of a realy neat sky that your daughter captured.

Naturegirl said...

Gorgeous images! Wonderful poetic prose.

Etje said...

Is je weer gelukt om prachtige foto's te posten op de SWF, vind ze meer dan de moeite waard hoor.

Groetjes

Barbara Martin said...

The photos convey beauty as do the words of the poem.

dina said...

The expansivness is awesome.
And the words! Author, author!

jeannette StG said...

The poem is very touching - and I love the design of the water in the front - have a happy Valentine's Day!

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Hi Reader Wil ,
Bedankt vopor je antwoord mbt (how delete..) Ik dacht toch echt dat "kostas"ee kwaadwillende spammer was omdat ik overal waar ik keek dezelfde (onpersoonlijke) comment zag, zonder dat hij/zij er iets bijgeschreven had....Ik vind het nog steeds raar overkomen, dat er verder niets bijstaat.... dan denk je toch uiteraard dat het spam is niet? Ik weet nu hoe ik ongewenste comemnts moet deleten, dus bedankt voor t advies.

Groeten van JoAnn/Holland

Jeanette said...

gday Wil Beautiful sunrise in Queensland.. and lovely verse to match...

Poutalicious said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Rob Inukshuk said...

A great post with wonderful pics from your daughter. Thanks for sharing.

Sara G said...

WOW, those are really awesome photo's. Thanks so much for sharing your daughters pics with us.

Carletta said...

Stunning photos with the perfect words to go with it!
I imagine this is how the world began.
Tell your daughter we appreciate her talent - awesome shots.

Tarolino said...

Lovely poem. I too beleive it must be from a new settler.
The photos are grand. Really excellent. The three little puddles in the front reflecting the sky make them just perfect and the clouds are impressive.

Liz Collet SmoothBreeze7 ArtPhoto said...

wonderful atmosphere
greetz, Liz

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Amazing low hanging cloud formation she captured, wonderful

Poutalicious said...

I came back today for a second look. Beautamous.

vincibene said...

Wonderful pictures!

Grammy said...

The photos and words are beautiful.
Have a great week,

Catherine said...

Hi Wil, saw your blog from Mysteries (Jeanette StGermain's blog) and thought to add you - I am married to a Dutchman from the other end of the Netherlands to you - Zeeland (Schouwen Duiveland). I haven't seen any other Dutch bloggers so time to start looking! Your blog looks lovely, wonderful photos and pets and babies! Please visit my blog and follow if you wish, I am fairly new to this blogging thing!
Tot ziens! Catherine.

Gramma Ann said...

Beautiful sky watch pictures.

kRiZ cPEc said...

Your daughter could be a top photographer! Cheers!

Cloudia said...

Wil: The WINNER photos of all time. You win big with these, friend! Aloha

Marja said...

Fantastic pictures The beautiful words go well with it Groetjes

Pam said...

Wow, what a fabulous sky! Your daughters photos are beautiful;)

Wren said...

Beautiful photos. I love the reflection of the light in the water.

Alan said...

Beautiful scene. Love the pools of water in the foreground and the layers of clouds. Very nice.

Judy said...

Love these photos, especially the three ponds. Just appeals to me!
And I like the lily in your header, where you can see the pollen grains!
Thanks for sharing!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Awesome pictures.

Ann said...

Your daughter is rewarded for waking up early to take these lovely photos.

i am encouraged to take more after my first batch at the beach. i must climb up a volcanic mountain and try my luck.

P-TER said...

Als ik het goed voor heb mag
het hier in het Nederlands.
Heb je blog eens doorbladerd
en er staan hier pareltjes op van foto's.
Ik zie ook dat je meedoet aan
Sky Watch Friday, deze foto's lijken
op mijn foto van vorige week.
Vanavond vanuit dezelfde plaats!
Blij je blog te leren kennen,
terug komen doe ik zeker.
Gr.
P-TER