Sunrise, Bellaria, Rimini, Italy (I)

SEPTEMBER 2022 – A tourist photographs the sunrise in Bellaria, Rimini, Italy with a smartphone. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

There’s something special about sunrises. Almost everyone loves them, and people capture them with their cameras and smartphones whenever they experience one.

But why?

I think it’s because it’s a sign of hope. The sun will wipe away the dark and cold night and give way to a bright and warm day. The new day also means a fresh beginning, a start with an empty page as noone knows what’s going to happen. After all, this day could turn around your life entirely.

What amazes me is the speed of a sunrise. While it seems to take ages for the sky behind the horizon to develop a glowing red – once the thin line of the sun appears, it just takes just a few minutes for the sun to show up completely (depending on your location.) Then the magic is still there, but as soon as it gets brighter, and the sky will lose its orange and red glow.

However, while the glow may be gone you can still look for other nice opportunities. Especially at the sea you may be able to capture the reflection of the rising sun in the calm water. Or you can look for nearby boats that have been moored in the sea or pulled onto the beach.

The challenge remains to find scenes that add some context, for example, by showing people or the surroundings of the location.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time06-SEP-2022, 06:53
LocationBellaria Igea Marina, Rimini, Italy
CameraCanon EOS M6 Mark II
LensCanon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Exposure1/800 sec at f/8
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR3)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6728 x 4567 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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