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Dawn in the desert

Dawn in the desert
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Copyright: Mark Galea (magal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-14
Categories: Desert
Exposure: f/6.3, 3 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-21 5:47
Viewed: 6077
Points: 4
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Hi Friends,
This is my first posting of a shot taken at my work location in Libya. My daily routine starts at half past six in the morning, at which time I am confronted with limpid dawn colours as I leave my cabin to head to the workshop.
When I managed to 'borrow' the safety officer's Fuji I woke up earlier than usual and prowled around the yard to find a good POV. This is the best I could find.
Usually, the sky is always cloudless at this time of the day but here I was lucky, with some cloud strata adding mood to the scene.
Terribly cold at this time of the day [things we do for a hobby] as I fumbled in the dark with an unfamiliar piece of equipment and ran off a few blind shots at various shutter speeds and a constant aperture setting [because I could not find the way to adjust the f number]. In lieu of a tripod I used a wooden box and released the shutter using the timer.
Personally I was surprised with the results [considering the difficulties] and posted one of the shots immediately I got home for my field break.
Thanks for watching and warm greetings for the festive season and a happy new year to everyone.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-12-21 14:33]

Hello Mark,
Beautiful surise capture.I liked POV,warm colors,framing and composition are excellent.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hello Mark,
A new day is always beautiful. There are things that we can look forward to. Sound like you have a lot of fun taking this picture. This is also the reason that we are here at TN.
Wish you a Prosperous New Year.

Hmmm, a mosque in the desert? In any case , nice colours for a colourful sunrise! Hope
to see more Fuji shots! Tfs, Jay

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