Oh, that golden light!

Sometimes it’s worth setting the alarm for 4.30 in the morning

In order to capture the magical, golden sunburst

Of sunrise over the Manhattan skyline.

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Mac 2

(Photos taken in Hoboken Park, New Jersey, last week.

This week, it’s back to snow in Sweden.)

For more magical photos, please visit: Skywatch.

78 responses

  1. That dog looks like an angel. That light is amazing!

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    April 28, 2016 at 15:31

  2. The sky in the morning at Manhattan is delightful. Sweden isn’t that bad, ha ha ha.

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    April 28, 2016 at 15:40

  3. It is magical my friend.

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    April 28, 2016 at 15:57

  4. What a beautiful light. Such amazing photos. They were definitely worth the early morning hour.

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    April 28, 2016 at 16:04

  5. thanks for getting up early

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    April 28, 2016 at 16:12

  6. adorable, happy pup. 🙂

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    April 28, 2016 at 16:35

  7. Wow! In awe. Thanks for getting up early and for sharing this completely-different-from-the-usual view from the Big City!

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    April 28, 2016 at 16:41

  8. Hello, Definitely a good reason for being up early. Gorgeous captures of the golden light. I like the sweet dog too. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

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    April 28, 2016 at 16:51

  9. OMGoodness! We never seem to get golden light like that here in the Midwest. Or I’m never up early enough to see it–LOL! 🙂

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    April 28, 2016 at 17:08

  10. I get up every morning at 5:30 for a workout… everytime I wish I’d brought my camera to take pictures of the beautiful sunrise… there’s something about the sweet innocent fresh mornings in spring… love your pictures! sorry about the snow,!

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    April 28, 2016 at 17:44

  11. Beautiful! You don’t catch me waking up that early for workout or sunrise. I am a night person but on those rare occasions when I do wake up early to see the sunrise I’m in awe of it.

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    April 28, 2016 at 17:50

  12. rmacwheeler

    That skyline IS golden. Kudos

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    April 28, 2016 at 18:02

  13. Lovely shot I love sunshine.

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    April 28, 2016 at 18:40

  14. Spectacular sunlight and silhouettes of Manhattan skyline! The little dog also seem to enjoy the morning delight

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    April 28, 2016 at 19:14

  15. That first shot is a knockout! Wonderful.

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    April 28, 2016 at 19:43

  16. That golden light in the early hours of the morning is magical. Love the pup! Outstanding photos Ladyfi.

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    April 28, 2016 at 20:47

  17. So gorgeous! That’s very near where our son used to live when he first went to the US. Sweet golden doggie. 🙂

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    April 28, 2016 at 20:54

  18. Golden light – you have the best of both worlds before you travel back to Sweden. Maybe the snow has melted since you returned home.

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    April 28, 2016 at 21:57

  19. Wonderful shot as you take your magical touch with light to a new continent. It looks like the dog was heading to you!

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    April 28, 2016 at 22:20

    • He was. His name is Mac and he belongs to the friends I was staying with in Bayonne.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      April 29, 2016 at 05:31

  20. Magical is the right word! What a delight…

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    April 29, 2016 at 00:06

  21. Love that little terrier!!! Sparkling in the light ☀️

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    April 29, 2016 at 00:18

  22. Awesome lighting. Love the scenes.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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    April 29, 2016 at 01:26

  23. Ron

    Glorious, and I mean GLORIOUS shots of the Manhattan skyline, Fiona. WOW…the golden light you captured is magnificent!

    And it’s funny how you mentioned getting up at 4:30 AM in order to capture the early morning golden light, because one day this week I did the same thing. I literally woke up at 4:30 and could not go back to sleep. And instead of just lying there in bed, I got up, made some coffee, and then looked out my apartment windows on the 21st floor and watched the sun rise over the city. And that is so not usual for me because I am so not a morning person.

    Have a great weekend, my friend!

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    April 29, 2016 at 02:04

  24. FABULOUS Light!

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    April 29, 2016 at 02:14

  25. What a gift of light! I see you made a doggy friend there, too.

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    April 29, 2016 at 02:19

  26. Al

    Lovely! Now you’ve motivated me for when I’m out there in a couple of weeks.

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    April 29, 2016 at 02:21

  27. Absolutely magical. I can never decide if I like morning light or evening light better. As you say, sometimes its worth setting the alarm to get out early and revel in the golden glory of the dawn.

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    April 29, 2016 at 02:29

  28. Beautiful light and a very cute dog! Sounds like you get to experience two springs this year!

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    April 29, 2016 at 03:12

  29. Glorious captures!!

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    April 29, 2016 at 03:38

  30. Golden moments…

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    April 29, 2016 at 04:47

  31. Captured at the right moment

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    April 29, 2016 at 06:03

  32. Jim

    Great shot.
    Sydney – City and Suburbs

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    April 29, 2016 at 07:20

  33. Absolutely worth it for images like this Fiona.. meanwhile at this time of year it’s still pitch black at 4.30am.. I miss the light already 🙂

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    April 29, 2016 at 07:55

  34. Gorgeous pictures !

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    April 29, 2016 at 08:20

  35. Early bird catches the golden glow:)

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    April 29, 2016 at 08:40

  36. Awesome clicks.
    Greetings

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    April 29, 2016 at 08:42

  37. buongiorno cara, è bellissima la frase che hai scelto come introduzione al tuo blog… proprio vero, noi siamo costruiti della materia dei sogni, come diceva Shakespeare! e le tue immagini sono la realtà del sogno

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    April 29, 2016 at 09:08

  38. Great photos.
    What a beautiful light.
    They were getting up early worth it.

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    April 29, 2016 at 09:30

  39. Beautiful light!

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    April 29, 2016 at 09:36

  40. Lasse

    Oooh I love your images, especially the first 🙂

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    April 29, 2016 at 10:27

  41. oh wow!!!!! that first shot is surreal. truly magical. but 4:30 is so early. i know because i’m usually up by 5:30.

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    April 29, 2016 at 12:30

  42. LOVE!

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    April 29, 2016 at 12:51

  43. daryledelstein

    beautifully captured

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    April 29, 2016 at 16:27

  44. Stunning 1st pic. Its worth getting up early to capture this magical moment.

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    April 29, 2016 at 17:03

  45. bjorgnin

    Heisann… what a golden moment… have a nice weekend ;:OD)

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    April 29, 2016 at 17:48

  46. unusual images of “the big city”. I´m glad you got up and documented it 🙂

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    April 29, 2016 at 18:07

  47. Beautiful captures.

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    April 29, 2016 at 18:33

  48. Talk about ‘golden light’!! Kudos for the shots AND for getting up so early… The ferry from Hoboken to Manhattan is a great ride; hope you got a chance to take it.

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    April 29, 2016 at 20:18

  49. ma-gi-cal! agree – those photos make it worth getting up so early. so worth!

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    April 29, 2016 at 20:28

  50. magical

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    April 30, 2016 at 04:50

  51. i enjoy your pics from new york so much !!! happy weekend 🙂

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    April 30, 2016 at 07:33

  52. Pat

    Manhattan looks especially beautiful on a lovely dawn morning–all the sunlight reflects from the many windows like diamonds!

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    April 30, 2016 at 09:20

  53. Amazing golden lighting! Yes, definitely worth getting up so early to capture these!

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    April 30, 2016 at 11:03

  54. Gorgeous light! Love the dog!

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    April 30, 2016 at 13:37

  55. Gorgeous light! Love the dog K

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    April 30, 2016 at 13:38

  56. magnifique cette lumière

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    April 30, 2016 at 13:38

  57. Definitely worth setting the alarm that early! 🙂

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    April 30, 2016 at 18:51

  58. beautiful photos with golden light !
    I love it.

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    April 30, 2016 at 19:51

  59. Yes, that first photo is just amazing! 🙂

    Greetings from London.

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    April 30, 2016 at 21:08

  60. Fantastic images, and such beautiful light!

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    April 30, 2016 at 22:08

  61. Beautiful. Thank you.

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    May 1, 2016 at 02:04

  62. What a wonderful morning light!

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    May 1, 2016 at 06:43

  63. Beautiful light and colors, very nice mood and photos

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    May 1, 2016 at 08:01

  64. It’s 4:30 or bust for yellow. Four am for blue, and 4:15 for purplish blush. And for those who need their beauty sleep, your stuck with the light of day, the magic has already passed you by. Thank you for going the z’s as always you are the Mistress of Light.

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    May 1, 2016 at 18:01

  65. Nice diffused light at night

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    May 1, 2016 at 21:33

  66. Oh lovely! I think it’s five years since I was last up for a dawn shoot. I need to do it again!

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    May 1, 2016 at 22:11

  67. Hi! Very beautiful. It looks very cold. Thanks for sharing.

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    May 2, 2016 at 03:26

  68. I have seen many amazing sunrises and sunsets on your blog…but this sunrise may be my favorite 🙂

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    May 2, 2016 at 11:13

  69. If the truth be told, its almost always worth setting the alarm for early in the morning – its just that I cant bring myself to do it!

    Nice shots.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    May 2, 2016 at 13:02

  70. I’d heard there was snow across the pond! I’m happy with rain today.

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    May 2, 2016 at 15:15

  71. The only way I’m very willing to get up at 5:30 for *anything*—even something so magically gorgeous—is if I know I can soon go back to bed and recover! Far better to leave it in your oh-so-skillful hands to share the dawn with us all and wake up late to enjoy it. 😉 Thanks!! xo

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    May 2, 2016 at 18:31

  72. 🙂 A smaller size dog in your life. LOL
    What a cutie!
    And amazing photos as always!!
    Carla

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    May 2, 2016 at 23:11

  73. Stunning photos well captured! Great control of your camera.

    Alexander
    Alex’s World! – http://alex.kakinan.com

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    May 3, 2016 at 08:03

  74. Cristina

    Stunning pictures!

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    May 3, 2016 at 20:53

  75. Gorgeous!

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    May 9, 2016 at 16:15

  76. Well worth the early start

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    May 13, 2016 at 14:03

  77. oracleofeerwah

    Golden light; I tried to capture it this morning… but its like trying to grasp the wind. You can sort of get it, but nothing like it really is.
    Springtime in Queensland is out of this world. I see things you cannot

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    September 28, 2016 at 07:39

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