Feature Photo: Sunrise on Sumner

Feature Photo: Sunrise on Sumner

About 15 minutes drive from Cathedral Square takes you to an awesome part of Christchurch; Sumner. Sumner has its own unique culture and it is a very laid back suburb, popular with surfers.

Early one morning, I got up before sunrise, filled a mug full of coffee and headed down to the beach to wait for the sun to come up. Many people mistake this image for a sunset but it’s actually the sun coming up from the East coast of NZ. I sat here on a New Year’s morning a few years ago to be one of the first to see the new year’s sun.

Sunrise on Sumner Beach, Christchurch

Sunrise on Sumner Beach, Christchurch

It’s quite humbling to think that the next “thing” out that way and to the south is Antarctica.

  • ghphoto

    Props on a sunrise photo. All you see are sunset, good for you for getting up early!

    Check it out. I’m posting a new blog on the hour, every hour, for a year at http://24blogsaday.wordpress.com
    also check out my photoblog http://ghphoto.wordpress.com

  • Mark Lincoln

    Thank you, kindly! And yeah I’ll be sure to check out your blogs. A photo on the hour every hour sounds pretty intense! I’ll post something in Twitter (www.twitter.com/marklincoln) about it too once I’ve had a look. Just about to lose power because the meter guy has just turned up to temporarily shut me down, but I’ll be back soon!

  • Beautiful photograph and super witty blog! My new favourite blog to read with my afternoon cuppa!

  • Mark Lincoln

    Haha cheers Milla. You’ve inspired me to grab a coffee and have a look through your own blog now!

    Link to Milla’s blog here: http://desorientee.blogspot.com/

  • Wonderful photo!

    Ie’s there any otherplace to take beautiful sunrise except New Brighton.

    I have over photo album at my blog as the above website(In Chinee), welcome to visit and give me a comment.