CMMC: Letter D at Beginning or End of Word

This week, Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge showcases photos that start or end with the letter D, and I could think of no better example than dawn. (Yes, I know–I am pretty clever!) Here are some of my favorite sunrise photos showcasing how peaceful it is at dawn; the first one was taken at the top of Diamond Head Crater in Oahu. It is on my home page usually, but I took the liberty of lightening it up a bit to see more details. Since it’s Hawaii, I did not have to edit the colors.

The next photo is of a sunrise in a completely different state, although just as peaceful at dawn.

Dawn breaks behind Superstition Mountain in Arizona; captured with 50mm DSLR lens.

I always enjoy a good sunset, too. Dusk is a very peaceful time of day.

Dusk at Seal Beach, California.

A little further south from Seal Beach, I always find the most peaceful sunsets. I usually don’t have to edit their colors–they never fail to amaze me.

Dusk at San Clemente’s North Beach, California.

And, in the middle of the day, I find the most tranquil places to hike. The Redwood forests are among my favorite places to hike in California. I wrote about them in detail in an old post. I’ve taken the liberty of editing one of the redwood tree photos further for this post (now that I’ve learned more about editing!); its stature and shape is truly astonishing.

Redwood trees at Portola Redwoods State Park; captured with 50mm DSLR lens.

Published by Dawn Palmer

I am an avid nature and ecology lover and enjoy sharing my photography in my blog writings. I will often be out early in the morning or late in the evening with my camera, trying to capture the peacefulness and beauty around me.

18 thoughts on “CMMC: Letter D at Beginning or End of Word

  1. There are Superstition Mountains in the Imperial County, Ca. Folks from Arizona call them “the hills” because the highest peak is only 141 feet, compared to the 6,000 foot peaks in the Superstition mountains east of Phoenix.

    “The hills” — managed by the Bureau of Land Management — are a popular destination for off-roaders and campers, especially snowbirds who come for the winter to watch the Blue Angels practice over the adjacent military reservation.

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      1. San Francisco is a great place to watch the Blue Angels — anywhere over water like the Chicago Air and Water Show, or Pensacola.

        Except that spectators don’t get to see all the pre-flight demonstration at a land base.

        The Blue Angels train, in El Centro, from January through early March, before kicking off the show season at the Navy base.

        Locals, called “Hay Balers”, sit on stacks of hay bales at the end of the runway to watch the twice-a-day practices. I’d send you a video link. but this comment board doesn’t allow links.

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      2. That is really interesting about the hay balers. My husband was stationed at Nellis, where we could see the Thunderbirds do their pre-flight routines, etc. I know, not same as Blue Angels, but it’s definitely more than just watching the flight part.
        I’ll have to check on my settings for the comment board. Thanks for letting me know.


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