This morning I was walking through the family room and couldn’t help notice the pink glow beaming through the transom window over the front door. I quickly grabbed the camera to get a shot of this beautiful sunrise. I took the first photo at 7:15 this morning from the front porch of our house. The second photo was taken four hours later at 11:15 this morning from the same spot. What a difference a few hours can make!




  1. January 25, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Beautiful pictures, David! And true, time can change everything!

    • January 27, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      Thanks Nandini, it was snowing really heavily for about 4 hours!

  2. tedgriffith
    January 25, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Wow, what a difference! Both are beautiful, David.

    • January 27, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      Heck of a contrast for sure! Thanks Ted!

  3. January 25, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Gorgeous sunrise and fascinating “time warp.” Love the way you took both photos from the same spot! We are being buried by snow here too. It didn’t start snowing here until 4:30 a.m., and by 9:30 we had 6 inches! Stay WARM!

    • January 27, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      It sure was pretty…and we’ve been having a lot of colorful sunrises lately. this one was amazing! It snowed here for about 4 hours and it accumulated to about 3-5 inches. Keeping warm and toasty!

  4. January 25, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Wow, what stunning colours, and the second pic is beautiful in a different way. I remember in our winter of 2009/10 we had similar sunsets for what seemed like months, before the icy weather finally lost its grip. We’ve barely had a flake of snow so far this winter! (Famous last words!)

    • January 27, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      It sure was beautiful (no color manipulation here). Both sunrises and sunsets have been glorious this year. Maybe it’s our turn for winter weather this year. I just hope it’s not really hot this summer.

  5. January 25, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    It’s just a step to the left……. 🙂 And as much as I am sick of this snow I really like that second shot!

    • January 27, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      Funny…it was snowing like crazy (sideways) for a good part of the day. Now it’s super windy with drifting snow. I like the different moods from both photos.

  6. January 25, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Beautiful photo David! We had the same beautiful sunrise this morning too, I couldn’t pass up posting it to my blog also. I watched it from beginning to end, it was amazing. You couldn’t help but be in a happy mood as it dissipated! 🙂

    • January 27, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      Thanks Donna, it sure was a beauty! They have been really long lasting this year!

  7. EvaUhu
    January 26, 2014 at 11:58 am

    each beautiful in its own way 🙂

    • January 27, 2014 at 3:08 pm

      Thanks Eva, I’m really liking the different photos from the same position. Gonna have to do that more often!

  8. January 26, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    What an amazing contrast! Both shots are beautiful, each in its own way. And what a lovely view you have!

    • January 27, 2014 at 3:14 pm

      Thank you Lee, it was quite a morning. The view is nice for now…until a new home is built across the way. Hopefully no one will purchase the lot because of all the trees.

  9. January 26, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Beautiful images David! Its true a few hours can make a world of difference :-).

    • January 27, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      Thanks MD, you are right…it sure can make a difference. I’ll have to look for more opportunities for shots like this I.E. stormy weather, fall colors etc.

  10. January 26, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Beautiful shots

    • January 27, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      Thanks Mary, I still can’t believe the colors of the sunrise that morning!

  11. January 27, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Wonderful contrast! Love the pastel colours and feel of the second image. We haven’t had any snow in southern England yet 😉

    • January 27, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      Thanks Meander, it was pretty darn chilly in all those pastel colors…if I remember correctly it was 9 degrees that morning. No snow yet? Guess it’s our turn this year!

  12. LB
    January 27, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    I swear I was out photographing that same sunrise here in Virginia! In my blog post I noted that I was not sure when I had seen such amazing color.
    That snow shot is so nice, too!

    • January 29, 2014 at 8:30 am

      Great minds think alike!!! It sure was amazing and I’m glad so many of us were able to see it!

  13. January 28, 2014 at 3:41 am

    What a vivid sunrise! I love how you became aware of it because of the pink glow inside your house. I love it when that happens. Pleasing contrast of the same scene four hours later. 🙂

    • January 29, 2014 at 8:32 am

      It sure was vivid! Our home is positioned perfectly for sunrises and sunsets. It’s been a real treat to see the wonders of nature since moving from the woods. The only time we could see the sky was to walk out on the back deck and look straight up! It was pretty there but we mised seeing the sky.

  14. January 29, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    i like both shots although undeniably the first shot is stunning.. Amazing what role light plays in composing a photo.

    • January 29, 2014 at 3:25 pm

      Yes the two photos certainly show different moods. The whole inside of our home was lit up with the color of the sunrise. I was tempted to interrupt my wife’s morning shower, but I figured it might be best just to show her the photo. She hadn’t had her tea yet LOL.

      • January 29, 2014 at 3:29 pm

        yes, safer…:)

  15. January 29, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Great photos…you captured how quickly the weather can change from a beautiful sunrise to a snowstorm. When you can see the snow so clearly, you know it is going to pile up quickly.

    • January 29, 2014 at 3:27 pm

      Thanks Karen,the weather seems to change rapidly living here on the crest of the rolling hills. We also seem to get more than the lower valleys. That’s fine with me…more photo ops!

      • January 29, 2014 at 3:31 pm

        Our home is on a very high hill as well. I can always see the storms coming when they are out of the north.

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