04 Jan2011

A New Dawn…

by Marketman

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This spectacular view of the Cebu harbor taken at about 5 am, December 16, 2010 from a room at the latest starred hotel in Cebu, The Radisson Blu.

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Here, another view of the harbor, from several kilometers inland, from the Marco Polo Hotel.

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The third view is of sunrise as viewed from a coastal road in Southern Cebu.

I love the dawn, twilight and sunrises. Probably more than sunsets. I wonder if that has something to do with my being a morning person. The optimistic side of me likes to think of the dawn as a new beginning. A clean slate. A chance to do something right. Think of a new year as 365 dawns packed into one. :)

 

COMMENTS:

  1. deirdregurl says:

    wow, great shots! i completely agree. we do have that in common—optimism. good morning, MM!

    Jan 4, 2011 | 6:13 am

     
  2. DJ says:

    good morning Mr. MM!
    i miss my dad (he resides in france right now), he’s a morning person like you. i remember he used to wake us up — his three children — and let us feel the morning coldness in the province while he sets bonfire from his collected dried leaves.
    i still have fond childhood memories of early mornings … good day, sunshine!

    Jan 4, 2011 | 6:31 am

     
  3. Carol says:

    Thanks, a lot, MM. These shots are really good, and tugged at my heart. I also love mornings, too, with their fresh clean smell, always bringing a sense of hope for better things to come filled with God’s blessings. Indeed, one only has to look at each sunrise and be reminded of God’s never ending promise of love and blessings. Happy new Year, MM and to your family, and may you continue to be a blessing to others as what you have continously done over the years. Many thanks for all the cheers you have brought to us your readers.

    Jan 4, 2011 | 8:43 am

     
  4. jojo ojeda says:

    MM, what kind of music you listened with ?

    Jan 4, 2011 | 8:57 am

     
  5. Libay says:

    Great shots there MM. Unlike you, I love sunsets more than sunrise. I think it has to do of being more of a reflective person. Sunset makes me think back of the things I have done and the lives I have positively touched for the day.

    Jan 4, 2011 | 9:12 am

     
  6. Ley says:

    I love sunsets because I am an evening person. More often than not, I am still sleepy at sunrise:)

    Jan 4, 2011 | 9:48 am

     
  7. Marketman says:

    Libay and Ley, I know what you mean, I think sunsets are cool too. :) jojo, music to listen to in the early morning? None. I like the silence and calm of the early morning. :)

    Jan 4, 2011 | 9:48 am

     
  8. Bijin says:

    Even though I’m an evening person I’ve loved the few sunrises that I have seen more than the many sunsets. It felt like everything was fresh, pure and quietly lovely.

    Jan 4, 2011 | 10:28 am

     
  9. Angel says:

    I love both sunrise and sunset, seeing a good one during an out of town trip makes my heart cry out with joy. It makes you relax, slow down and ponder on things that matters most. You see I always felt privileged to see one, especially if you live in a busy and polluted city (where most of the simple yet beautiful things are taken for granted) Have a nice day MM =)

    Jan 4, 2011 | 10:49 am

     
  10. joyce says:

    i like sunrises better as well because the surroundings seem much more peaceful as opposed to sunsets and of course who doesn’t like a clean slate? hehe. the second shot is really pretty.

    Jan 4, 2011 | 11:24 am

     
  11. tna says:

    I get up at 4:30 am on week days just to savor the cool, crisp (though lately, extremely windy) morning air and take advantage of the quiet calm before the start of the hurly burly craziness of the day.

    Jan 4, 2011 | 2:16 pm

     
  12. atbnorge says:

    Everytime I see such sights, I always remember these lines from William Wordsworth’s Composed Upon Westminster Bridge:

    “Earth hath not anything to show more fair:
    Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
    A sight so touching in its majesty…”

    Jan 4, 2011 | 3:45 pm

     
  13. eden claire says:

    MM, sunsets are for the romantics, both the hopeless and the hopefuls :)

    Jan 4, 2011 | 4:14 pm

     
  14. marilen says:

    I love the beautiful streaks of color of the new dawn. God’s re-creation of a new day!!

    Jan 4, 2011 | 8:59 pm

     
  15. MrsKookie says:

    I love this. Im a “sunset” girl but these photos make me look at sunrises in a different light. Thanks!

    Jan 4, 2011 | 10:07 pm

     
  16. LT says:

    Happy New Year, MM and Family. Those are great shots you have there. I miss Cebu’s sun, sea, sands and seafood!

    Jan 4, 2011 | 11:34 pm

     
  17. marvin says:

    Hi. What camera and lens are you using?

    Jan 5, 2011 | 6:55 am

     
  18. kyang2x says:

    I love sunrises more than sunsets. It makes me feel the beauty and power of God. The serene silence that envelopes the air is priceless.

    Jan 5, 2011 | 9:20 am

     
  19. chinachix says:

    beautiful! i felt a strong sense of anticipation just by looking at the first photo. Did you use special lenses or just a really good DSLR camera?

    Jan 5, 2011 | 10:06 am

     
  20. Marketman says:

    chinachix and marvin, I use a G10 point and shoot camera, same as the past 2 years of photos. I can barely even use the camera on manual settings… hahaha. I think I deserve an SLR personally, but an SLR doesn’t deserve me. :)

    Jan 5, 2011 | 11:14 am

     
  21. Gej says:

    Breathtaking pictures!

    Try running to greet the sunrise, or bid the sun good-bye at sunset. Peace.

    Jan 5, 2011 | 1:11 pm

     
  22. Betchay says:

    Yeah, I read that the best times to take a landscape picture is at dawn and dusk!—–you get dramatic lightings at this time

    Jan 6, 2011 | 8:35 pm

     
  23. enna says:

    we were still in cebu when you took these photos. we also have a nice view from our house
    in tayud. we see the airport and bridges. for us, nga taga ramos mora jud mi’g tua na sa bukid pagbalhin namo sa tayud. Our silingan here sleeps early the only sound you hear at 9pm ang mga timos and other insects. Not so much cars kay bati man ug dalan so early in the morning manok ray imong madungog. I can say na we get fresh air and breathtaking view just can’t believe we’re still in the island of Cebu.

    Jan 11, 2011 | 3:01 am

     
 

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