The Better Option

Yesterday morning,  I was awake before the sunrise. I actually prefer waking up that early.

1 sunrise 4-22-2014 6-15-13 AM

That time of day, there are several workboats out in the river, the men working the crab pots.

work boat 4-22-2014 6-15-20 AM

When the morning is as beautiful as yesterday, I envy those fishermen in a way: experiencing the smooth water, the quiet of the dawn, the amazing colors in the sky.

workboats 4-22-2014 6-15-51 AM

And I think I might like to be out there on one of those boats. Oh, not to do any of that manual labor, of course. My title would strictly be: “Boat Photographer”.

workboats close 4-22-2014 6-17-32 AM

But, then, I recall seeing those same men in those boats out working on mornings when the weather is cold, rainy, windy, the water is rough, and gray is the only color in the sky.

And I decide that it’s much better to be standing on our deck, taking pictures of those boats. And the sunrise.

sunrise last 4-22-2014 6-26-40 AM

~These Days Of Mine~

25 responses to “The Better Option

  1. What a beautiful way to document their life-you’d be a great ‘boat photographer’. Look how smooth the river is – like a mirror reflecting everything. You definitely have the best time to be up and the best view as a reason to be an early riser.

  2. When it comes to crab pot gathering, I’d rather WATCH it than DO it any old day…….although eating the results is also quite nice! Great photos.


  3. Olde Towne Photos

    It WAS a beautiful sunrise, but we never got the “sailor-take-warning” rain. No complaints here. Lovely capture of the breaking day.

  4. Just loved waking up to these beautiful images.

  5. Your photos are always so beautiful and calming. Thank you for sharing!

  6. My first thought was: oh I would like to be on one of those boats… but you’re right, than I had to bear the bad weather too :o) have a great wednesday!

  7. I think you’re already the boat photographer, unofficially, of course. And definitely the official sunrise photographer! Beautiful sunrise.

  8. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful view and a story about the fishermen tending their crab pots early, early in the morning.

  9. Wonderful pictures! You are right though 🙂

  10. You tied your photos so nicely into your thoughts. Yes, I’m with you, better to stand on the shore and photograph the beautiful surroundings and you did so magnificently!

  11. Beautiful pictures!

  12. I agree! But not with getting up that early!

  13. Beautiful seascapes. I just posted some myself on my blog. Love the intense colors.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  14. I’d have to agree:
    Better to be on your deck with camera in hand …
    Things could get bad on the other deck out there in the water 😉

  15. Dawn is also my favorite time of day!! What beautiful photographs!!

  16. couldn’t be BETTER!

  17. I’m not sure it gets a whole lot prettier than that! Gorgeous pink sun trying to rise!!!

  18. What peace at that time of the morning you must feel and then the sight of your lovely view.

  19. You did have a lovely sunrise. Glad you didn’t miss any of it!

  20. Breathtaking photos. You are a wonderful photographer.
    I’m in total agreement with you about the best place to be, especially on a cold and wintery morn.

  21. Love you pix! Looks like we live in the same sort of areas!

  22. What beautiful photos Dianna! You are an expert “Deck Photographer.” 🙂

  23. Wow that is some sun rise, so glorious. Oh being a (boat photographer) might be fun.

  24. I love watching the sky change early in the morning and you have a spectacular vantage point!

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