22 May 2008

Sky watch Friday - Sunrise at Malealea


I love sunrises, but when in Lesotho, it was a big battle to decide on whether to get up or not and brave the cold...freezing mountain air. It was a toss up between staying in a warm bed and waiting for the sun to rise, or getting up and getting frost bite (well almost) and watching it rise. In this case the temptation to get up won, and here is the result. You can also see the moon at the top of the picture.

35 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

I am glad you gave in to temptation! This is incredible!

Rose said...

Well worth getting up for in my opinion!

Jenty said...

Oh wow, that's just beautiful!

Old Wom Tigley said...

I'm so glad you got up and took this Max.. :O)

Daniel J Santos said...

fantastic colors, amazing.

Tommy V said...

Love todays and yesterdays pictures

Voz do meu Coração said...

Beautiful photography, excellent. Congratulations

quinttarantino said...

Another perfect moment.

Angie said...

Thank goodness you did get up otherwise we wouldn't have seen this beautiful photo!

Ida said...

Wonderful colours! :)

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Amazingly beautiful! Thanks for getting out of bed!

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

beautiful color photo with fine

dot said...

Very beautiful! I'd say that sky was worth getting up for!

John said...

Amazing sunrise shot!

Snap Catch said...

cool catch for SWF! Hope to see you around in my corner too..

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The sky looks like it's on fire so I don't think you needed to worry about getting frostbite. LOL

Musings said...

This is too too wonderful. Thanks for mentioning the moon. It was fun to see it.

MamaFlo said...

I'd chase this sunrise to the ends of the earth - Gorgeous, no, there are no words!!

Momma said...

That is a breathtaking view. My goodness! I want to keep looking at it...Peace - D

babooshka said...

Just a wow shot.Stunning.

KarenHarveyCox said...

I am so glad that you got up so that you could share this magnificent sky. Absolutely gorgeous. Karen

chrome3d said...

I think your efforts were rewarded. Get up early more!

Suzi-k said...

He's exaggerating, trust me that bed in the tent wasn't all that warm! I tried to stay in bed a little longer till his enthusiastic ooohs and aaaahs forced me to get up. It was almost a relief to just face the cold instead of shivering on that blow up camp mattress pretending to be warm!

Max-e said...

I have to respond to you Suzi k :)
The temperature were something like the theory of relativity. It was relatively warm in bed, compared to being outside, which was like being in a freezer.

Gallicissa said...

Great shot! Lovely colours.

Anne-Berit said...

Wow,just like I like to see the sky,wonderful colours!

Daryl said...

WOW!

:-Daryl

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Wonderful photo, Max! I am without words... Just magic!

Petunia said...

Wonderful:)

Petunia's SWF

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Whoa, definitely worth getting up for! Superb!

becky voyles said...

This is breath-takingly beautiful! Such colors. Its on fire!

Andrea said...

Gorgeous. Love the colors.

Lin said...

thanks for sharing these, i've put a link on my blog for others to see these, also used your photo as a child, hope that's okay if not, let me know with a comment on my blog and i'll remove it.

Bob Johnson said...

Wow, beautiful image, Moon adds the icing to the cake

nikkipolani said...

Spectacular photo. I almost missed the moon while looking at this beautiful sunrise.