Breaking Waves at Sunrise on New Years Day

  • Breaking waves captured with the backlight of sunrise on New Years Day at Devereux Beach in Marblehead

Each year on New Years Day, I wake before dawn without an alarm clock and head out to capture the first sunrise of the year. I had missed out on a great sunrise the day before (the last one of 2018) and hoped for a repeat performance. With temperatures in the upper 40’s, I figured no matter what the morning brought, it would be nice to be out shooting for the first time since the Christmas moon.

I drove down Atlantic Avenue and decided to stop at Devereux Beach. The tide was high (and rising) and I had figured out that the sun would rise close to Tinkers from this location. I had shot a great sunrise a few years prior from this spot and hoped for something new this year.

As the sun began to rise, I despaired a bit at the cloud cover – too much for the clear outline of the sun to show; not enough to reflect the light of sunrise. However, the ocean was active and, with the strong wind, I spotted some spray coming off the breaking waves.  As the sun rose a bit higher, I decided to use it as a backlight to add a golden glow to the sea spray coming off those breaking waves.

The small patch of wet sand reflecting the warm glow of the sun was icing for this favorite image from the first sunrise of 2019.

By |2019-01-01T19:43:17+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Sunrise|Tags: , , , , |29 Comments

29 Comments

  1. Mary Hulbert Redding January 2, 2019 at 6:44 am - Reply

    Wonderful…

  2. Holly Davis McDonell January 2, 2019 at 6:49 am - Reply

    The light in this photo is just amazing! Thank you!!

  3. Martha Williams Coles January 2, 2019 at 6:58 am - Reply

    Love my beautiful town! And you express it perfectly!

  4. Jim Gerling January 2, 2019 at 7:36 am - Reply

    Beautiful first Sunrise of 2019. Great shot Mike!

  5. Jennifer Reil Appleby January 2, 2019 at 7:36 am - Reply

    What a beautiful thing to start the morning?

  6. Diana Loera January 2, 2019 at 8:02 am - Reply

    When I saw this pic, i could smell the ocean. I miss MA – always love seeing your pics

  7. Donna Agnew January 2, 2019 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Perfect timing???????

  8. Doreen Dodge Blake January 2, 2019 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Stunning

  9. Priscilla Kuffel January 2, 2019 at 9:41 am - Reply

    I LOVE this!As usual you manage to capture the unusual! Such a perfect timing on this photo.The lighted patch of sand not only is icing, it is what makes the picture from pretty to spectacular!

  10. Joanne Spence January 2, 2019 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Perfection!

  11. Molly Heintz Williams January 2, 2019 at 10:03 am - Reply

    So beautiful

  12. Beverly Park January 2, 2019 at 10:10 am - Reply

    Just Beautiful!

  13. Gini Lemm Luther January 2, 2019 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Happy New Year to you and thank you again for all the wonderful photos of good ole MH for those of us who no longer live there but remember our time fondly 🙂

  14. Dorothy Reinhardt January 2, 2019 at 10:53 am - Reply

    Good job! I’m so happy to hang your 2019 calendar in my kitchen.

  15. Megan McCrory January 2, 2019 at 11:20 am - Reply

    Beautiful! Happy 2019 to you.

  16. Sandra Burke January 2, 2019 at 11:33 am - Reply

    beautiful!

  17. Dale Wright McMahan January 2, 2019 at 11:52 am - Reply

    Gorgeous!

  18. Stephen Juliano January 2, 2019 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Excellent work and great explanation. Happy New Year.

  19. Marjorie Kalm Manley January 2, 2019 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    Beautiful

  20. Mamatha Medarametla January 2, 2019 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    Beautiful start for 2019!

  21. Lisa W. Parker January 2, 2019 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    Great start to the new year Eyal!

  22. Patricia Ragusa Mastrorio January 2, 2019 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    Really Beautiful!

  23. Gail Joppich January 2, 2019 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    Amazing sunsets

  24. Peggy Dening January 3, 2019 at 3:24 am - Reply

    Breathtaking ?

  25. Diane DeBettencourt Vigneron January 3, 2019 at 9:39 am - Reply

    Gorgeous!!! ?

  26. Judy Anderson January 3, 2019 at 10:29 am - Reply

    Different and delightful! Thanks for your diligence!

  27. Beverly Pottern Shapiro January 3, 2019 at 11:56 am - Reply

    sun reflection on the sand, BONUS!

  28. Pam Poirier January 4, 2019 at 8:37 am - Reply

    How wonderful!
    Thank you..

  29. Rosemarie Holbrook January 4, 2019 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Beautiful thank you ??

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