The Sun Also Rises

I don’t have words adequate to this moment. Moments like this have stumped me before, made me mute. This time I will stumble through my thoughts, post my images, and hope something of what I’m feeling shines through.

It’s not just the fascination with how the light and color change moment to moment as the sun rises. It’s how the mass of humanity, among them the wealthiest and most powerful of the world, arrayed along the Upper East Side of New York City, are just a thin sliver along the horizon. They are made insignificant by the sky in its dance with the rising sun. This event which happens every day; it is a fundamental fact of our existence.

Its mystery abides.

It still strikes awe in my heart. 

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  1. beautiful sequence!

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  2. A truly magnificent mystery beautifully captured. How small we are …

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  3. so beautiful and great moments of a day… Thank you dear Nadia, have a nice day, Love, nia

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  4. Amazing perspective, Nadia. I am just now reminded of a line from the movie Joe Versus the Volcano. The scene has the character Patricia and Joe talking together. In the scene Patricia speaks the following: “My father says that almost the whole world is asleep. Everybody you know. Everybody you see. Everybody you talk to. He says that only a few people are awake and they live in a state of constant total amazement.” YES! 🙂

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    • I give thanks for each moment when I am truly awake, Greg. Thanks for this quote.
      And funny, I had thought of posting one more photo of what the view looked like after the sun was fully risen–the sky completely blank as though nothing had just transpired. For anyone waking up too late, they would never have know what a light show they had missed.


  5. What magnificence! Beautifully captured.


  6. Wow, stunning! So beautifull, what an amazing world we live in and what an amazing technique we have to capture it and what an amazing artist you are for showing it to us.


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