The morning has long been a favorite time of day for photographers. The hour that leads up to sunrise is often referred to as one of the golden hours(the other being the hour leading up to dusk), due to the golden glow of the light when the sun is just breaking over the horizon. That the lighting is beautiful in the early hours of the day goes without saying, but what separates dusk from dawn is not so much the lighting but the feeling. 

There is stillness in the morning. The day has not yet gathered its momentum. The streets are only seeing their first drivers, and the quiet of the night still lingers, not yet broken by the clamor of a new day. Throughout the tensions and complexities of our lives, we long for this stillness, and the morning grants it to us, a small piece before things need to start moving again. 

This gallery focuses on the morning, its golden light and its gentle stillness. To share your own photos of the morning tag them with #morning.

morning pictures

morning pictures

morning pictures

morning pictures

morning pictures

morning pictures

morning pictures