Friday, May 27, 2011

My Hawaiian research cruise: Sunrise vs. Sunset

Some people have strong opinions of whether they prefer sunsets or sunrises, but I've always liked both. Truth is, though, I see a lot more sunsets than sunrises; I'm not usually awake before the sun comes up. On the research cruise, however, my midnight to noon shift forced me to be awake--and usually out on deck--during the sunrise. Sunset was right after dinner, so I'd always catch it as well. And I always had my camera on hand.

In this post, my photos of sunrises and sunsets face off against each other. I had some photos in previous posts of Moloka'i at sunrise, the Big Island at sunset, etc., but the photos here must have the sky at sunrise or sunset as their primary subject and purpose.

Which one will win? Sunrise, or sunset?

Round 1:

Sunrise


Sunset


Round 2:

Sunrise


Sunset


Round 3:

Sunrise


Sunset


Round 4:

Sunrise


Sunset


Round 5:

Sunrise


Sunset


So who won (either round-by-round, or overall)? Tell me what you think in the comments!

4 comments:

Soph! said...

All of your pictures are beautiful, but I vote sunsets as my winner. I especially love the sunset in round 1. You're very talented!

Eleni said...

Thanks :) That's one vote for sunsets!

Kathy S said...

Beautiful. I say sunrises, because I love number 5 :)

Eleni said...

Hi Kathy! Thanks :) Yeah, that cloud was amazing. It was the same sunrise as the clouds in Round 3. Good morning for clouds.