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The Start of a New Day



Photographing a sunrise can enhance mindfulness by encouraging you to be present in the moment, observe details, and appreciate the beauty of nature. It prompts a focus on the changing light, colors, and textures, fostering a sense of calm and connection to the surroundings.


I woke up yesterday morning and saw stars in the sky. When I went to bed the night before, we had snow falling and it was still very cloudy. I knew by the clearing skies that I might have an opportunity to capture something beautiful on this morning so I started preparing. I got my camera set to the optimal settings, charged my batteries, and located my warm clothing.


This time of year can be very dark for long periods of time in Alaska.


But I've always been a believer in "out of darkness becomes light" which to me often conveys the idea that even in difficult or challenging situations, there is potential for positive change or enlightenment. It's a metaphorical expression highlighting resilience and growth.


I didn't expect this morning to be beautiful as it was the night before and I wanted to take advantage of the possible upcoming opportunity to shoot the beautiful scenery around me.


Capturing an unexpected sunrise adds an element of surprise, amplifying mindfulness. The spontaneity encourages you to be fully present, heightening awareness of the unexpected beauty and creating a unique moment to appreciate and savor.


I now can savor this morning forever.



@toddgravenphotography


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Guest
Jan 09
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Incredible testimony

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Cindy Smith
Cindy Smith
Jan 08
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Beautiful shot and beautifully said. We always have to be ready to walk through that open door. It does take both preparedness and flexibility.

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Dre Erwin
Dre Erwin
Jan 08
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Absolutely, capturing a sunrise offers more than just a stunning visual. It's about seizing those unexpected moments that elevate our mindfulness and connection to nature. Todd's preparation and dedication to capturing that serene moment are a testament to finding beauty amidst unexpected changes. Welcome aboard, Todd! We're thrilled to have your insightful contributions to PhotoVibe's community.

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