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February 9, 2009

Three Sunrises

Filed under: Photo's,Sand, Sea & Sky,Winter by Bill @ 6:41 am

Here’s three quick shots of Long Island’s beautiful sunrises taken last Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. (I missed Saturday because I was sick.)

On Thursday I was lucky enough to catch a sun dog. That’s the bright little rainbow to the left of the sun near the seagull. Sun dogs are caused by ice crystals in the clouds reflecting the sun’s light and are fairly common during the winter.


Friday’s sunrise was brilliant red with a beautiful reflection of the sun over the frozen Great South Bay. The reflection shows where the bay is frozen and where it’s not, and I thought that was pretty cool.


This last picture, taken on Sunday morning, reminds me of something you might see in the arctic. There was ice everywhere and hardly any sun. In spite of what you might feel by looking at this picture, it was a relatively warm 40+ degrees F and I was quite comfortable without my gloves and hat.


So that’s three pictures of Long Island sunrises all taken in the same place, at the same time, within a few days of each other. It’s amazing how quickly the sky and the bay change isn’t it?

Edit: 02-11-2009

In reviewing the pictures I took on Sunday morning I found this one, taken with my back toward the sun. This is what the sun was looking at as it was rising.



  1. Happy Birthday Bill! These photos are gorgeous!I wish I could find postcards like these to send to my friends and family when I’m vacationing out in Montauk.
    : )

    Comment by Lily — February 9, 2009 @ 9:04 am

  2. Thanks for the birthday wish and the compliments about my pictures, Lily. As far as postcards go, I’m working on something that will enable people to buy pictures from my site at reasonably low cost.

    Comment by Bill — February 10, 2009 @ 6:19 am

  3. The pictures taken were all fabulous. I missed long island already. it is where i grew up and now it has been 2 years since my last visit. I hope to be back in long island…

    Comment by long island girl — February 21, 2009 @ 12:23 am

  4. Those are some absolutely amazing photos. I especially liked the of the sunrise hitting the ice on the Great South Bay. Great eye and very professional shots. Keep em coming!

    Comment by Bellport Village — March 5, 2009 @ 12:17 pm

  5. Thank you! I do try…

    Comment by Bill — March 6, 2009 @ 6:51 am

  6. Happy belated birthday, Bill! I found your site from Soundbounder. These are amazing photos! you have many great photos and stories. Thank you!

    Comment by christina — May 25, 2009 @ 12:26 am

  7. Thank you for the birthday wish and the kind words about my site, Christina. I discovered your site on Soundbounder too and became an instant fan.

    Comment by Bill — May 25, 2009 @ 7:26 am

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