33 Beautiful Examples of Sunrise Photography

By / Jun 11, 2010 / Inspiration

Sadly, the most beautiful part of the day occurs before many people wake up, but thank goodness there are those early rising photographers. They’re willing to set the alarm clock a bit early in order to capture the beauty of a sunrise so others can see. In this post, we’ve rounded up 33 beautiful examples of sunrise photography. The lighting produced by a sunrise can be quite magical. Hopefully, these photographs will help inspire you.

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b.neeleman

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Gary McParland

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Michal Malinowski

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Barbara Read

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Mary Kay

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Doug Roane

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Doug Roane

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ahhoi

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Christolakis

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Gary McParland

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Christolakis

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Miriam Amo

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b.neeleman

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Duncan Kerridge

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Will Stoddard

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Marek Chalupnik

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Ryan Tabata

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Julia Shepeleva

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Edy Santosa

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Edy Santosa

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b.neeleman

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Morning idyll

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Morning idyll

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Wim Schuurmans

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Janusz Wanczyk

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keller

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Hans van Wijck

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Dedey Sugiarto

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Tom Ole Sundberg

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Brian MacGillivray

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Bobaloo

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Franz Schumacher

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

  • http://blog.lalev.com Lucho Lalev

    WoW! Beautiful! More than inspirational!
    Are those actually HDR photos?

  • http://www.faydalihayat.com/ faydalihayat

    i like the barbara read picture the sun looking very good

  • http://www.focussion.com Michael (Focussion.com)

    These are very beautiful examples of sunrise photos! Maybe it’s time to set my alarmclock a few hours earlier to see this kind of landscapes myself! Thanks for the post!

  • http://www.ate5.com Jordan Walker

    Yes, wake up and smell the roses.

  • http://www.cabinfeververmont.com/ Jen at Cabin Fever

    Very beautiful. Most of these photos are HDR photographs. Did you notice that?

    Cabin Fever in Vermont

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  • Niubi

    Excellent photographs! You could easily sell these on DubLi if you wanted!

  • http://wodelvtu.com 轻风

    Great feeling

  • http://www.focussion.com/ Aljan

    Wow, amazing! I should get up early more often. I also love the last photo, these photos would look great on Focussion.com :-) Thanks for the post!

  • http://www.levinson-axelrod.com/ Axelrod

    Impressive photos. These sunset shots hold a lot of energy and character. Thanks for the nice round up.

  • http://www.literaryspring.com Rebecca

    Those are absolutely incredible. I clicked on a few links to see their other work.

  • http://www.revestido.com.ar Leandro

    looking to this I translate myself from my office to an enchanted land

    tahnks a lot

    lean

  • http://k-win.fr kevin

    Have to say am not a fan of photo showcases but this one’s pretty amazing!

  • http://laira.pathseek.info/ Laira

    Those are outstanding . i like it very much also Thanks for the nice posting…

  • http://www.web-lovers.de Rolf

    Awsome Pictures, i love the one from “Jes Eriksen”

  • http://www.attitudedesign.co.uk Attitude Design | Graphic Design Portfolio

    Some really beautiful pictures…

  • Cbourgeois

    Amazing collection. You really can’t beat natural light photos like these.

  • http://www.guzhishui.cn Edward

    nice!

  • Ahemd

    Breathtaking 😮

  • http://www.exalism.com Angel

    Really nice photos and nice places too :)

  • http://www.asianbrain.com izoel

    Hi Everyone, since I like the editing of images, so I liked the photo above, thanks for sharing photos by bisnis internet

  • http://web.me.com/haroldgreen40 Harold Green Sr.

    Stunning!!!!!!! I have re-set my alarm for tomorrow morning. Thank you!

  • Kat

    Gives me such wander-lust.

  • Wossen

    WOW!!! What can I say? …. Stunning!! absolutely stunning!!!

  • http://www.fototaker.net fototaker

    though ALL of the images displayed were terrific, i thought quite a few were actually sunsets and at other times of the day rather just sunRISE. still very inspirational and hopefully will get people out to see and capture some of their own.

  • http://portfolio.agharass.com agharass

    Nice Work :)

  • Rajesh kanna

    Excellent photographs!

    • rajesh

      Wow, amazing!photography.
      gary mcparland nice work.

  • http://www.websitetemplates.bz Arthur Does Designs

    The last one by Franz Schumacher is great.
    Also loved the sunrise pictures taken on the sea or ocean shore.

  • http://photographyartblog.blogspot.com/ jack

    Very beautiful photos. Hope to see more amazing photos like the photos from this post.

  • brijesh

    nice photos

  • Sujith Vasudev

    Wow this is gorgeous by all means…. what a pictures they had taken…

  • http://ipemanasanglobal.blogspot.com/ Alvie

    Wow! all of those pics are so beautiful :)

  • http://WDL Sandy Tucker

    I think a man’s pictures says alot about what kind of man you are, you must have a beautiful spirit your pictures speak of all things beauitful. thanks for sharing.