"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Awaiting Dawn

“..they that watch for the morning..”

Sunrise at Kopua Monastery.


Picture taken from the steps of Southern Star Abbey, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.

6 responses

  1. And they surely won’t be disappointed … what a striking combination this is.

    March 18, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    • A very dramatic dawn – one that had me rushing to fetch my camera before the colours faded!

      March 18, 2012 at 11:16 pm

  2. Toffeeapple

    Such a beautiful sunrise.

    March 18, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    • The skies in New Zealand seem so vast and full of colour..

      March 18, 2012 at 11:17 pm

      • Toffeeapple

        I wasn’t expecting it to be even as colourful as India.

        March 19, 2012 at 12:00 am

        • This is my first visit to New Zealand so I’m not sure how typical my experience has been.

          The weather has varied from grey, cloudy and really pretty cold days – quite similar to England – to violet blue skies, intense light and amazing clarity of colour, which I normally associate with altitude.

          March 19, 2012 at 12:08 am

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