Another Holbox sunrise

I’ve returned to editing photos taken in Holbox, Mexico back in January, and I’m amazed by how good so many of the sunrise photos turned out. It pays off to get up early. This photo, like the previous sunrise photo from Holbox I posted, was taken from Punta Cocos, a beautiful beach which looks across a shallow lagoon. I don’t know if we just got lucky while we were there or if the sunrises are always amazing in Holbox, but they were among the best sunrises I have ever seen.

Sunrise in Holbox, Mexico

Lonely boat in Puerto Morelos

This photo was taken while walking along the beach in Puerto Morelos, Mexcio. There really isn’t anything that remarkable about the photo. The boat isn’t all that interesting, the sky isn’t very interesting, but the color of the water is nice but nothing special for the Caribbean, and the beach itself is pretty but other than having quite a bit of seaweed, there is not anything that exciting about it. It would be better if there was a little separation between the top of the boat and the horizon. But for some reason I really like this photo. Maybe it is just that it captures the moment of being there really well and brings me back to that day walking along the beach. Whatever the reason, in spite of being a rather unremarkable photo, I really like it.

Boat in the water along the beach in Puerto Morelos, Mexico.

Sunset #3

Everyone loves a good sunset photo, so why not go for 3 sunsets in a row. This photo was taken on the island of Holbox, located in Mexico, a couple hour drive and ferry ride from Cancun. The small island has dirt roads, most people get around by golf cart, bike, or by walking, and the island has no shortage of beautiful beaches. This photo was taken on our walk back from attempting to walk to Punta Mosquito, which we realized was not going to happen when we reached a river we would have to swim across to continue, a river in which crocodiles swim, so you can understand why we turned back. Fortunately, this meant that we were walking along a beautiful stretch of secluded beach as the clouds in the sky lit up as sunset approached.

Sunset on a beach in Holbox, Mexico.

Egret at sunrise

This photo was taken during a recent vacation on the island of Holbox, Mexico, which is a couple hour drive and a ferry ride from Cancun. It is a beautiful, relatively undeveloped island with nice beaches, lots of birds, and great sunrises/sunsets. This photo was taken at sunrise from Punta Cocos. Most of my favorite sunrise photos are taken before the sun actually comes up, but as you can see, this photo was taken shortly after the sun appeared. The way that the sun bathed the clouds and water in golden light made for a very warm friendly scene, and this egret was nice enough to land in front of me just in time to get in the photo.

Warm sunrise on the island of Holbox, Mexico with an egret in the water