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31 December 2019

We were up in time to catch the last sunrise of the year. But we were looking west rather than east. To the future, in a manner of speaking.

Last Sunrise. Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm kit lens at 35mm and f7.1, 1/100 second and ISO 200. Processed in Adobe Camera Raw.

Over the calm Pacific, the clouds drifted in pastels for a few more moments before dressing for the day. We had dashed down to the bunker to get the first camera we saw and bounded back up the "magic stairs" (as our three-year-old visitor anointed them at Christmas) to catch the show.

As you get older and older, stairs seem to lose their magic, turning into a threat much like a cliff crumbling above the beach. People put in stair lifts to negotiate them safely and avoid becoming trapped in their own homes.

Windows, on the other hand, never lose their magic.

Having lived in a lower flat with very little light for 28 years, we know how lucky we are to have this window looking out at the Pacific. And we are happy to share with you, now and then, what we see.

Today it's the last sunrise of the year. Looking west, to the future.

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