Sunrise at Oceanside Beach, Australia. - The photo above showing a splendid summer sunrise was captured at Oceanside Beach, Bellarine Peninsula, in Victoria, Australia. On occasion everything comes together to make a memorable sunrise or sunset... The fiery colors of the sky are attributed to the increased path length of sunlight when the Sun is near the horizon, in the presence of mid- &/or high-altitude clouds. - January 1, 2012 (HNY, eh?!?), photo taken by Phil Thomson.