An unforgettable sunrise in the Algarve

Nancy of Nancy Merrill Photography is right most of us tend to photograph sunsets rather than sunrises. I guess it isn’t surprisingly since sunsets we can stumble across whereas a sunrise is for most of us a special effort.

I am an early riser so it is not too much of an effort for me. When we are in Olhão I simply take a peep outside as I make my morning cuppa, and if it looks good off I trundle with my camera. Which probably explains why this is my third post on them! If you have missed the other two you can find them here and here.

This sunrise was a mid winter one. What fascinated me was how quickly the colours were changing; only 7 minutes lapsed between the first and the last photograph. And I have presented the photographs in the order I took them! The only variation as I snapped was that I occasionally used the flash.

In England it is said ‘Red sky in the morning, shepherds warning’, apparently taken from the Gospel of St Matthew. There are variations around the world, with the most common change being sailor for shepherd. It is a weather saying that can be true, IF, you live somewhere where the weather predominantly arrives from the west. So generally works in the UK but possibly not in the Algarve.

Unfortunately I never got to see the end as we had to rush off to the airport that morning, and so I also have no idea how the day turned out. It certainly began beautifully though. For more stunning sunrises why not visit Nancy.dscn3238

Author: BeckyB

It's a good life walking, cooking, photographing, volunteering, reading, blogging, and best of all spending time with family, friends & the cat!

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  1. I admire your ability to capture the beauty of sunrise. Some stunning photos. We’re enjoying a few days in Cabanas before getting back to ‘work’. Are you in the Algarve in October?

    1. Thank you so much 🙂
      Must still be really warm . . . wonderful. Very envious as it will be November before we are back, but then once we are it is for quite a while 🙂

  2. The colours are really luscious, Becky, and don’t you just have the perfect doorstep for stepping out of to capture this lovely sight. Truly stunning. 🙂

    1. Perfect word to describe them and yes it is a fabulous spot to watch the sunrises when they are extra special – can’t wait to return 😊

        1. I really don’t know at this stage. Christmas sort of hurtles at you and I’m due a visit to Nottingham to see Lisa when we get back. 🙂

      1. There were some lovely sunrises and on one morning some very light early morning rain brought out the aroma of the eucalyptus tree under our apartment. Divine. 😊

    1. Oh i know- I love that one. Problem is you don’t know until you wake up whether it is going to be a good one or not but it is worth the risk I think! 😉

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