Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Before Sunrise (Old Chromes #4)

Gulf Shores, Alabama, 1983.

My Mother In Law loved the beach. LOVED it.

After the trip I took with them in 1982, I was pretty much hooked on it myself.

When they wanted to make a quick trip to the beach one weekend in June 1983, I was again asked if I wanted to tag along.

They needed to ask? I'm there, Dude.

They rented two hotel rooms across from the beach and future Father In Law and I slept in one room and all the women-folk slept in the adjacent room.

The next morning Lovely Fiance and I got up before dawn and headed to the beach to watch the sunrise and for me to take photos.

Here's rare proof that I have occasionally been able to roll out of bed before sunrise. On days other than Christmas, that is.


imac said...

What a fantastic shot John.There's loads of feeling in there, sky,sea,clouds ect. Love it.

Oh The swans wont fall-Gravity.lol.

Parade and lights post started today.

Moi said...

:) love those dramatic skies....if this will not inspire me to roll out of bed before sunrise , nothing ever will!!!!1

photowannabe said...

That certainly was worth rolling out early. Nice color and compostion.

John Roberts said...

"Old chromes" kinda sounds like "old 45's", doesn't it?

This is a beautiful sky you've captured here. I used to love the beach when I was in my teens and twenties (probably was a hormonal thing), but I guess I outgrew it. I think it was too many bad experiences with sunburn. LOL!

Kerri said...

Beautiful shot John!
I love the beach too, but don't get there as often as I would like.

Gudl said...

"dramatic" comes to mind when looking at the photo!

Daniel J Santos said...

fantastic image.