My attempt to document 40 sunrises in Eastern Cincinnati. Spring 2011.

Sunrise 117: Ault Park (Featuring “guest” sunrises #1 from Cincinnati & South Carolina)

Sunrise 117 @ Ault Park

This morning I have a special edition post along with the normal Sunrise 117 pictures. Late yesterday afternoon I asked if anyone else wanted to take up the challenge to get a picture of the sunrise in their local region, wherever it may be. I received three sets of pictures from this morning’s sunrise with the promise of a couple more for tomorrow’s sunrise. Two of the sets are from the Cincinnati region and the other set comes all the way from Scott in Isle of Palm, South Carolina! Thanks Tara, Scott, & Amanda for contributing to today’s post 🙂

(update: I forgot to directly mention it but tomorrow morning I’m doing the same thing. If you’ve got the will to do so, take a picture of the sunrise and send it to me! I’ll post it here along with my normal update. aultparksunrise@gmail.com or post it to facebook, include any caption, location, or website you’d like me to include along with your picture/s. As long as I don’t get overwhelmed, which I don’t see happening, consider this a standing offer!)

The wife unit joined me this morning and took a couple pictures on her phone. The atmosphere was one of the clear sky variety, albeit with a bit of a twist. There was a low lying cloud bank that muted the colors slightly but did provide an excellent pre-sunrise show. Unfortunately we missed the pink and orange flares by about 3 minutes (and we were ten minutes early). It was probably the most social sunrise I’ve had so far, with two fellow sunrise observers and my wife along for the ride on her trusty 1983 Peugeot P18 Mixte. We were on a bit of a time schedule but if we would have stayed for another, say, 20 minutes I imagine that the sun would have poked out from behind the low lying cloud bank and lit up the sky in a bright yellow/orange palette.

Roughly 10 minutes before sunrise

Rays of light shine through, muted, behind the cloud bank

These vertical shots are actually getting harder because the sun has moved so far to the right. This time I had to zoom in to not include a branch of the oak trees that stand next to the overlook.

Guest Sunrise 1: Tara @ Voice of America MetroPark in Butler County

Tara sent these pictures in from Voice of America MetroPark, perhaps the highest point in Butler County and 25 miles north of Ault Park.

(This is actually a picture from yesterday! We didn’t get a sunrise in the cloudy overcast skies above Mt. Lookout, but Tara got lucky with a colorful display!)

“I really enjoyed watching the sun rise but peace was my ultimate reward this morning….

… To stop and look at the world and reflect on what’s important.”

Guest Sunrise 2: Scott @ Isle of Palm, South Carolina

Scott sent in some pictures from the clear sky sunrise above the sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Sunrise over there was around 6:44am, a full half hour earlier than us in Ohio!

Scott said this was his “bike” that he took to get to the beach! haha

Dawn on the beach in South Carolina

Looking North along the coast line

What’s a beach without freshly churned-up sea shells?

Just before sunrise @ Isle Of Palm, South Carolina

We can see the orange aura forming; it’ll be any second now.

First Light!

Looks like Scott got a nice low-humidity sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean (high humidity would make the sun purple and dim for the first few minutes of light). Thanks Scott!

Guest Sunrise 3: Amanda @ Ault Park, Cincinnati OH

Amanda joined me this morning on bike as we climbed up to the sunrise @ Heekin Overlook. Thanks!

Looks like I am caught red-handed in the act. Gloves, Hat, Sweatshirt, and Sweat Pants. Sneaky girl!

The sunrise behind the low-lying cloud bank over the Little Miami River Valley.

Amanda’s trusty steed. She is a 1983 Peugeot P18 Mixte. This shade of red was only made for one year. I’m always surprised at how well it shifts. Thanks Amanda!

Stay tune for, hopefully, a new set of sunrise pictures tomorrow morning. Apparently Friday is a good day for people to check out the Sunrise (although it probably has more to do with the fact that some people take Friday off)

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4 responses

  1. eremophila

    It’s a great idea, love seeing the sunrises from elsewhere! You’re doing your bit to bring peace and sharing to the planet. 🙂

    November 12, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    • Nothing like a little bit of Peace and Sharing. Quite fitting for a sunrise! Your pictures are gorgeous, thank you again for your sharing! I’ll have them up here shortly. I ran across a surprising piece of art in the park today so I’m preparing that as well. Quite surprising, indeed!

      Blaine

      November 12, 2011 at 5:30 pm

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