Weekly Photo Challenge; Renewal

I very rarely am up early enough to see the dawn, let alone photograph it.  A few years ago we decided to take our boat from Windsor to Rochester in the Medway at the mouth of the Thames.

The river Thames is tidal until Teddington, and at low tide there is sometimes not enough water to navigate some of the stretches between Teddington and Putney.  We needed to be at Teddington in time for the first lock in order to make it to the deeper parts of the river  before low tide, so I was up at an unfamiliar time, floating along a very tranquil Thames as the dawn was breaking, and managed to capture this lovely photograph.

Dawn on the River Thames

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

About Barbara

Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
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40 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge; Renewal

  1. wanderingimages says:

    Nice write-up and photo. I always love a story behind the photo.


    • Barbara says:

      Thank you. I can only think of two or three photos of mine of the sunrise, and they all have a story behind them, otherwise I would have been sound asleep in my beloved bed :). I used to come home at dawn sometimes, I remember how noisy the birds are at that time of day, but I don’t have the stamina to stay up that late any more!!


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  4. Jo Bryant says:

    Oh so it seems we have a party girl on our hands…hehehe
    I love the colour – so unusual and fragile


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  7. Grannymar says:

    My sky faces sunset and I am seldom out and about these days to see the sun rise. With the darker mornings now, I must make the effort…. but like you, I find the bed to be way to comfortable to move.


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  10. mjspringett says:

    Sunrise is its own reward, did i just coin a new phrase?, thanks MJ


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  12. Veronica Roth says:

    That’s a lovely shot. My Thames is in Oxfordshire and only five fields away from the cottage so an easy walk. For sure, when I’m in England, that’s the place I go to for renewal of spirit. Nicely done.


    • Barbara says:

      We live in Weybridge very near the Thames, it is so lovely. Every time we walk there we see something new. I have always lived near the Thames in London, Earls Court, Wimbledon, Molesey and now Weybridge… I expect I will retire in Lechlade if I keep moving towards the source!!


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  14. mdmusingsie says:

    Like you, and despite my name (Dawn), I’m not a morning person, so I can relate. I recently caught an awesome sunrise over Dublin. http://mdmusingsie.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/amamzing-sunrise/


  15. Al says:

    Nice shot. I have one very similar that I took on the Seine a few years ago.


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