Sunday, December 22, 2013

Solstice Sunrise 2013

We chose to go to Karnak Temple for the winter solstice sunrise today rather than yesterday, and we are very glad we waited. Yesterday there were 1,500 people. Today there were perhaps 15! And the sunrise was surely equally spectacular.

The perfect akhet (hieroglyph meaning "horizon") and a bird I only discovered when I was reviewing my shots!

A shot I would normally have trashed, but it has a certain je ne sais quoi...


  1. On behalf of Sonja Bedford, who doesn't seem to be able to comment:
    Dear Marie,
    These photos are beautiful. I wish I could leave a comment on your blog. Merry Christmas!

  2. On behalf of Jane Thomson:
    Hi Marie,

    I'm sitting in my living room with all the windows showing winter black skies, and with my boy cat trying to catch a skitteriing paper clip on the table.
    I'm too stupid to figure out how to make the comment function on your bog work, so I'll write you privately to say how spectacular those photos sunrise, glorious or not here yet at 6 am!
    Happy Holidays,


  3. nicked the one with the bird for my facebook pic. Super shot. hope you dont mind

    1. No problem! Can I know who you are so I can check it out?


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