The birds are waking as the sun comes up from behind Mount Rainier to shine it’s light on Gig Harbor, Washington.

Nikon D-300, Nikkor 18 to 105 mm lens.

My photographs are not always technically correct, I tend to break the rules but I do that knowing what the rules are and having a reason to do so. My photographic images are what and how I see the world around me in my minds eye—they are who I am.

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  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyalmost 4 years ago

    Another beautiful image of a sunrise, Bryan.. It is always so nice to see these as I am never up early enough.. lol
    I don’t go to bed till 3 AM and get up around noon..Making use of my retirement.. The birds and looks like a light house just adds to the whole image.

  • Thanks Carol, I’ll leave the nighttime shots for you in that I am just the opposite, in bed around 9 and up by 5 am. I took a number of shots and this one with the bird seemed the best to me adding a little action to the image.

    – Bryan Peterson

  • Sandi Murdock
    Sandi Murdockalmost 4 years ago

    Wow, this is incredible. Beautiful work Bryan!

  • Thank you very much Sandi.

    – Bryan Peterson

  • Barb White
    Barb Whitealmost 4 years ago

    absolutely gorgeous, Bryan – congrats on such a fantastic image!

  • Thank you Barb.

    – Bryan Peterson

  • ducilla
    ducillaalmost 4 years ago
    Beautiful sunrise with so many wonderful components.. Fine viewing…Dennis
  • Thank you Dennis, although I was planning and hoping for an image like this I was very lucky to have Mother Nature cooperate by providing this wonderful sunrise.

    – Bryan Peterson

  • DJ LeMay
    DJ LeMayalmost 4 years ago

    What a gorgeous view to wake up to!

  • Thanks DJ…no complaints here!

    – Bryan Peterson

  • Linda Miller Gesualdo
    Linda Miller G...almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work :-)

  • Thank you Linda.

    – Bryan Peterson

  • Afini
    Afinialmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful Sunset, great capture love the colours and lighting, Simpy gergous wonderful work well done

  • The harder I work the luckier I get…thanks Afini

    – Bryan Peterson

  • lucin
    lucinalmost 4 years ago

    Oh, my. 3D! Wonderful.

  • Thank you 3 times Licin.

    – Bryan Peterson

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfalmost 4 years ago

    This is a stunning photo. You shooting skills combined with your editing skills will get this much attention.

  • Thanks Paul, I got lucky and didn’t have to do a lot of editing on this one, a little dodging and burning to reduce some of the lens flare and some shadow and highlight adjustments and that was about it. Thanks again for the stunning comment.

    – Bryan Peterson

  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 4 years ago

    Absolute beauty, Bryan…It must have been so lovely to see this up for real..fave

  • The advantages of being an early riser. It had been below freezing here for about a week which usually means stagnant air and nice evening and morning colors in the sky along with early morning steam coming off of the water. I was lucky and got all that I had hoped for on this morning. Not to mention sunrise wasn’t till 8 am so I got to sleep in!

    – Bryan Peterson

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