Here Comes the Sun, Quito!

Here Comes the Sun, Quito!

One morning during our stay in Quito, our guide Andres came by our hotel to pick us up at the crack of dawn so that we could hit the road to Baños de Agua Santa (Baños for short), some three hours away.

As we made our way out of the city, Andres unexpectedly pulled over on the side of the highway so that we could climb the overpass stairs and watch the sunrise. The air was cold, the city was quiet, and the light was magical.

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Snow-capped Cotopaxi in the distance
Snow-capped Cotopaxi in the distance
Cotopaxi
Cotopaxi

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Andres made a few more stops along the way as we headed to the outskirts of Quito so that we could continue to enjoy the sunrise from different vantage points. I’ve always heard that sunrise is one of the best times for photos, so I was thrilled for the opportunity to snap away.

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Enamored with the light, I decided that whenever possible, I’d like to make a point of capturing images of the sunrise in other destinations.

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It’s a morning I won’t soon forget.

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What’s your favorite destination to photograph the sunrise?

  • These are so lovely! I love sunsets more, but l used to love the sunrise over the valley from my old house in the hills. On the way to the Taj Mahal, we saw the most beautiful sunrise. It took my breath away. It was that beautiful…

    • Wow…I can imagine that sunrise near the Taj Mahal would be breathtaking. I hope to make it there someday soon. I agree that I love sunsets more because they tend to be more dramatic. And I have to give L.A. credit for having some of the most stunning sunsets. But I love the light during sunrise too.

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