Got up at 5:30 am this morning.
Apparently anything before that is stupid o’clock.
Mooched around for a while then left to take pics.
Dropped in to get a coffee on the way but the shops machine was broken.
Arrived at East Inlet about 5 minutes after I would have liked and there’s some other bugger already there with a tripod set up.
Hadn’t seen Phil for a while and now he beats me to the sunrise!! Apparently the days have got short enough to make sunrises a viable proposition again. LOL
Phil got his shots, and I got mine and we went our separate ways ….. and then I found out later that Murph was just around the corner a couple of km away catching the very same sunrise at the same time. LOL …. its the bloody Secret Service I tell ya!

East Inlet, Stanley, Tasmania

Nikon D90
Sigma 10-20mm lens

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  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

    It’s worth getting up at silly o’clock to get shots like this! Magnificent! Instant fave!

  • Thank you Trish, very much worth it indeed.

    – Garth Smith

  • Veikko  Suikkanen
    Veikko Suikkanenover 4 years ago

    Wow, fantastic shot Gart! Really magnificent light and colours!

  • Thank you Veikko

    – Garth Smith

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...over 4 years ago

    gorgeous composition Garth

  • Thank you Ryan

    – Garth Smith

  • Gavin J Hawley
    Gavin J Hawleyover 4 years ago

    Mate. This is a beauty.

  • Thank you Gavin, one for all those expats to remind them of “home.”

    – Garth Smith

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowover 4 years ago

    It was worth the early morning trip, I would say!!!! Wonderfully perfect!!!!
    aka Jazzy

  • Yes Jazzy, well worth it. Thank you.

    – Garth Smith

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 4 years ago

    Garth, you darling goof, this is nothing short of sublime … I don’t know what you’re kvetching about … it doesn’t … it DOES NOT … get any better than this!!!!!!!!! The coffee’s on at my house … come on over!!! Great, great, great image … and I sooo adore the title (not an early riser myself, lol, even if I do have my coffee!!!)

  • LOL, thank you very much Lois, if I am ever over your way I might just take you up on that coffee.

    – Garth Smith

  • Travis Easton
    Travis Eastonover 4 years ago

    Love those lines, superb work mate

  • Thank you very much Travis. Much appreciated.

    – Garth Smith

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinover 4 years ago

    Oh – an amazing shot!! WELL WELL worth getting up at 5:30 (summer here now and that means 5 AM sunrises for me and so up much, much earlier!!)
    Fabulous sky and brilliant lines!

  • Thank you Vikram, much appreciated, yes I know what you mean, deep into summer when the light starts at 4:30am gets a bit ridiculous LOL

    – Garth Smith

  • Elaine Short
    Elaine Shortover 4 years ago

    Absolutely fantastic capture Garth….well worth the early rise….

  • Thank you Elaine, it sure was.

    – Garth Smith

  • Robert Mullner
    Robert Mullnerover 4 years ago

    Crikey, fantastic shot Garth..that sky is awesome..

  • Thank you very much for the kind words Rob

    – Garth Smith

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