My 2nd Anniversary - Skukuza Sunrise
- fartash (5161)
- [2008-01-23 1:20]
Congratulation on 2nd anniversary here in TN ;O)
Wish you the best, Wise choice of photo.
Member Since: 2006-01-23
Happy 2nd Anniversary.
GREAT picture, my favorite.
- pvs (14464)
- [2008-01-23 1:29]
Congratulations with your 2nd TN anniversary,this is a nice capture with nice satured colors,I wouldnt mind to see more of these kind of sunrises,thanks for uploading this picture and I hope to see many more with your always exceptional notes,thanks
Hi Mr. Loot,
MY CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 2ND ANNIVERSARY. What a capture to celebrate. I felt very sorry after knowing that you had a heart attack. Hope everything is going well with you now. Please do take your regular medication sincerely. I pray before God to keep you well. Once again an outstanding capture. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- inked (771)
- [2008-01-23 1:41]
congrats on the milestone.. really nice image to commemorate the occasion. interesting results from the process you described. really nice colors and composition that i love about it. well done. thanks for sharing
- vral (1049)
- [2008-01-23 1:49]
Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary in TN.
Wishing you many more moments to share and cherish.
My prayers are with you for your better health.
Very nice shot.
Well a massive congratulations to you Loot!
I will soon be "celebrating" my 1st year on TN yet you have just completed your 2nd! Well done for that :)
I'm sorry to hear to had a heart attack and I hope you're alright now!
Your notes are superb!
A magnificent image as well.
You have done incredibly well to expose the deer perfectly while exposing the glorious sky perfectly as well!
Amazing colours and lighting.
Very, very well done my friend!
- Scott (1752)
- [2008-01-23 3:19]
Dit is Lekker. I had a break from Photograpy and TN, but feel very well to be back in a community of like minded people ...
Keep clicking the shutter.
Congratulations with your 2nd TN anniversary, it has been
a great time for us here on tn since become a member.
Your your beautiful pictures, very good and decent comments written with good portion of humour are valued by all and I'm also proud to call you friend.
About the picture, it's beautiful, well composed with lovely colours.
Beautiful work, my friend.
Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary on Trek Nature. You are really going from strength to strength and your portfolio fills up with stunning photos like this Skukuza sunrise. I would like to use this opportunity to thank you for all your input in this wonderful site. I am sure many members will agree with me on this. As our friend Aaltjie many times made mention of that you will always give your best and you do not mind to share your knowledge and advice. I agree 100% with him.
This photo is pretty near perfect. A magnificent portrayal of the ambience and the tranquility of the morning, it gives me the feeling of awakening. A very peaceful and relaxing scene to look at, the striking soft colours beautifully captured. The three impala ewes add a special touch to this wonderful photo and rounds of this special moment. It looks like a piece of artwork. Yes indeed a masterpiece of artwork, by the master of Creations.
Thanks for sharing. It was lovely to think back and remember our holiday, as well as this specific day in the Kruger Park.
Lots of love
"Oh, the beauty of a sunrise
What a feast for human eyes!
As the new day's just beginning,
Lift your head up to the skies
There, a portion of God's heaven
Shines for all mankind to see
Glory to God in the highest,
Through time and eternity"
Hi Loot, has it been two years already?!
I like what you've done skewing the color with the AL function of PS. It's created a "surreal" effect that's creative and grabs the viewers interest.
Life will have its ups & downs..
Let's "shoot" (PTP) for more of the "ups" this year, what do you say? :)
- kjpweb (4788)
- [2008-01-23 5:17]
Congratulations to your anniversary! And you celebrate it with a bang. Apt pp - very effective - even if it might represent the actual colors - it's probably more impressive with what the Autolevel function did. A great moment captured!
We too celebrate not only your second anniversary, but your recovery as well. With your amazing photography and equally amazing gift of writing you have enriched this wonderful site. May you continue to do so for many years to come and now that you have gotten Anna involved, we have twice as much to look forward to, thank you and god bless.
- ralfsworld (6560)
- [2008-01-23 6:24]
Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary. I wish you all best and many more years here on TN. Really cool and colorful shot.
Well done and TFS
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-01-23 7:34]
Congratulations on your second anniversary on TN. Wonderful post to celebrate the occasion. Amazing colors and a beautiful scene as the deer march down the road. Be good - take care of yourself.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-01-23 8:52]
Amazing colours and composition - I like the diagonals - plus amazing colours. the whole set off by the antelope. Congratulations on your second anniversary.
- anilnediyara (780)
- [2008-01-23 8:58]
Congratulation on your 2nd anniversary. It was pleasure and a privilege to have your company here on TN and hope to have many more yeas of that.
You have created a surrealistic photo with auto levels on a well composed frame. I would love to see a different version of this beauty too.
loot your a very good artist with the camera.
fantastic backlight shot, marvelous colours and those deers are a extra for the good photojob here, marvelous shot, prettige avond
- K9madtex (1022)
- [2008-01-23 9:29]
Congratulations on your anniversary. I haven't quite made a year on TN yet and have already learned a lot from everyone here. Love this early morning shot with all it's color. Keep on keeping on.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-01-23 9:59]
Unbelievable scene Simply amazing subject and colour tones. All is wonderful Impressive path, attractive animals, terrific sun and clouds, mysterious trees and bushes. Bravo, dear friend. Amazing rare picture.
My heart congratulations on second year here, with us, your friends. I want to wish your strong health and good spirits.
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2008-01-23 12:03]
So good to be here and be able to share this moment with your second anniversary picture.
The scene is pretty amazing, the 3 deers on that curved path, the tree's silhouettes against that stunning sky.
The PP work here produced a very particular resultm kind of an expressionist one.
My compliments for the picture and for this couple of year among us.
Hope you take care yourself and bring to this site more of your unique work.
- wahclella (1117)
- [2008-01-23 18:34]
The colors are magnificent here at sunrise! The silhouettes of the Impala are a perfect fit with the strong morning colors. Excellent capture, and congrat's on the 2nd...
- fiftysomething (657)
- [2008-01-24 0:05]
What a great photo of my favourite place on this earth.Congratulations and best wishes for a healthy life from here on.
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-01-24 2:05]
Congratulations on your second anniversary on TN and I hope you'll now stay fit and well and be more active again this year.
Magnificent view you've captured here from an excellent POV. The colours are absolutely stunning!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
Baie geluk met jou 2de verjaarsdag!! Baie dankie vir die ure se vermaak wat ek uit jou fotos kon geniet. Dit is nogal 'n groot opoffering van tyd om dit te doen, so baie dankie. Hierdie moet letterlik URE van jou kosbare vrye tyd neem! Mooi foto
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2008-01-24 4:13]
Surreal...yes I'd be very happy with this result too.
Sorry hear of your attacking heart early last year, I know how you feel; as we get older bits and pieces don't quite work like they used to at 20. Oh well, at least (as you say) we can still hold a camera and go click. Life is short, enjoy every momment as if its your last my friend.
Let me say Loot, that I really enjoy your Afican shots (and now I have to look at Anna's too). It's somewhere I'd like to go one day (so many palces...). But for now, I eagerly await your next image. Time doesn't allow me to comment on every one, but believe me I look at them all and drool. Sometimes I laugh (to myself), how bizarre to go to a wildlife reserve and not be allowed out of your vehicle else you'll be eaten!!! Here in Oz, you can go just about anywhere and the worst you'll see is a snake slithering away hoping you didn't see it. Well perhaps I wouldn't swim in a crocodile infested lagoon in the north of the country, but you get the idea.
Anyway, I hope your "downs" are few this year and you populate TN with many stunning images of a truely exotic landscape.
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-01-24 9:48]
Hello Loot . Congratulation on two years on TN.
and a very colourful picture for the day. well done and keep the coming.
- Silke (5458)
- [2008-01-24 15:18]
What a moment!
Superb colours and the stillness simply radiates!
Happy anniversary dear friend
- Dyker (170)
- [2008-01-24 16:56]
Surrealistic, artful, and very creative. All in all a surprisingly beautiful result you obtained from the particular processing approach. You had a quick eye and mind to pull off the road to achieve this specific alignment and get this cracker of a photo. The twist in colour turned this probably "normal" sunrise into quite an eye catching, graphic, and spectacularly colourful illustration. The intense yellow fireball that peeps out below that vivid blue cloud bank and hanging at a slightly off centre position in the vibrant pink sky is in stark contrast to the strip of dark vegetation lining the side of the road. As you have taught me through many of the critiques you have done, you practiced what you preached, by dividing the photo into 3 equal zones and then you also used the road to split the dark bottom part into triangles which increased the attraction of the image. A very neat package indeed and a pleasure to have seen.
PS. Not as an after thought, but with sincere intent I wish you a happy anniversary and may we still have the pleasure of many eventful photographic years that you will share with us.
- Aaltjie (0)
- [2008-01-25 0:24]
Time really flies. 2 Years for you on Trek Nature and what an awesome time it has been for me. I can only imagine how you must feel. What a lovely way to celebrate your anniversary with this spectacular photo. The view really touches my heart and I got quite emotional, looking at this entire magnificence. You have surely outdone yourself with this photograph. You have managed to capture a very special moment, being at the right place on the right time. A delectable picture, with bright pinkish-purple colours on the horizon. I am sure this sky came from another globe! Really fantastic! Is looking at nature not wonderful and a new experience everytime?
- Janice (18832)
- [2008-01-25 13:11]
WOW!! Those colours!! And those tame impalas you positioned in just the 'right' place - well done Loot!!
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2008-01-25 15:49]
I was reading your interesting notes this morning and I am in many ways agree with your opinion and firm believe on how this site should be treated. It is rather abusing if this is treated as photo dumping as there are many other sites where one can do that. I am new here and I already can tell about the characters of the members here.
I was reading the notes here with interest and anticipation. I like the anecdote style writing that you have attached to this picture. Very well written and I am happy that you have coped the attack very well and I'm wishing you your second annivessary here in Trek Nature.
And the picture:
Rather saturated and the colors are amazingly rather unreal. I'm saying this in a positive manner because that can happen during sunrise and sunset which will never happen in the same manner twice.
The diagonal road take care of the perspective and the inclusion of the foliage on the left is useful. The crossing is very timely captured and the bush with the back light creates a wonderful looking horizon against that stunning sky.
I'm glad you did find your way to my dragonfly and the workshop offered is very well appreciated.
- Rehanna (18)
- [2008-01-25 19:50]
Wat 'n puik sonsopkoms. Alhowel ek sien jy sê dat die kleure tot 'n mate die resultaat van die prosesseering was bly dit nog steeds asemrowend mooi. Ek geniet die rooibokkies in die pad en die effek wat die verdwynende son agter die wolke gemaak het. Baie, baie mooi. Daar is sekerlik min dinge wat kan kers vashou by 'n goeie Bosveld sonsopkoms of sonsondergang. Geluk ook met die 2 jaar mylpaal. Mag daar nog vele wees en ek hoop jy het daardie hart van jou in die toom geruk. Sterkte vir die toekoms.
- pankajbajpai (16627)
- [2008-01-27 6:01]
I have missed this shot but i am glad the finally i got to see this lovely capture,
please accept my congratulations on celebrating two years of your membership at Treknature and i must say that you are one of the loved and respected member her, looking forward to another two years with you here,
This is a fine shot for the ocassion, the colour ones is excellent, fine pov and pleasing composition,
tfs & regards
- wuta (2142)
- [2008-01-27 10:23]
Hello Loot , wooow what a colours ,very beautifull , great shot ,and congratulations with your 2nd anniversary ,and youre beautiful pictures this years .Greetings Teunie .and thanks for your comments .
- ramthakur (56141)
- [2008-01-28 21:40]
Moments such as these are god-sent and your were at the right place and at the right moment to capture that moment, Loot.
This picture is the artistry of the Creator and you were the worthy emissary on behalf of us humans to record this heavenly phenomenon for posterity.
The colour arrangement in this image is just out of this world.
And thanks to the "Auto Adjustment" button on CS2, we have perhaps the best edited picture in front of us to enjoy and admire.
Having said that, let me remind you that I am only three days your junior on TN and hence accord courtesy and respect due to a senior by expressing my sincere thanks for showing this materpiece of a picture which befits the momentous occasion of your second anniversary on TN.
Wishing you good health and cheer,
You were given a gift on the day you shot this image Loot...I'll bet you were emotional when you witnessed tis event in time...and so happy you could catch a glimpse to save for the future..Congratulations...
- PaulH (13882)
- [2008-01-29 9:02]
Firstly, thanks you for your kind words on my last posting. I think your landscape here is anything but boring or flat - in fact i find it quite amazing!
The colours here are sublime, and completely unique to this kind of environemnet i would imagine. Almost ethereal...
As for the composition, it seems pretty much perfect. The road is very well placed to add depth, horizon is where it should be (according to the rule of thirds anyway!) and you even have those three fantastic sillouettes...this shot is dripping with Africa!!
Very well done, i would love to see more landscapes from you...oh, and happy 2nd Anniversary on TN, i had mine last week too...time flies when you're having fun eh?
Happy anniversary on TN my friend... And I should say that you bring so much humanity to this site, so much friendship, so much participation that I really wish you (and us ;-) ) many many years here!!! :-)
This picture is awesome with magnificient colors! One day, I promise to visit Kruger Park which seems so wonderful!!!
Thanks to you one more time, my friend!!!
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2008-01-30 10:03]
My Dear Loot,
Congratulations with you 2nd anniversary. lets hope we both may grow very old on this wonderful site. I do hope they will all be filled with many ups and no downs.
I like the powerful colors of the sunset and the three silhouttes of the animals. I am not that sure about the PP work, since it did create a slight artificial look. But, I do understand the reason and for that appreciate the result.
- jeanpaul (14962)
- [2008-01-31 6:26]
Félicitation pour ton 2iême anniversaire sur le site et je t'en souhaite plusieurs autres et c'est un plaisir de te lire.
Voici une merveilleuse prise de vue très imprésionnante de ce beau levé de soleil, les couleurs vives sont parfaites .
félictations et merci de partager...Amitié JP
- Maite (5199)
- [2008-01-31 13:39]
CONGRATULATIONS!! It's really a luck for us to have you and your marvellous pictures here in TN.
This is another fantastic shot, this time rather "psychedelic" with those beautiful colors.
Many happy returns of the day!
My best wishes
- jcoowanitwong (13752)
- [2008-02-02 2:38]
Congratulations to your 2nd anniversary. This picture is like painting from a master. Everything in the picture is in perfect position. The colors just fantastic. You recorded the moment well.
- blakitan (5517)
- [2008-02-02 14:37]
Congratulation for your 2nd Anniversary at TN.
I always amaze with your photos and thanks a bunch for your willingness to share your knowledge ...............
This one is also a great shot of yours .....
- arfer (0)
- [2008-02-02 20:24]
Congratulations on two years here on TN.
This is an artistic presentation.The colours are amazing.
The composition is wonderful.The silhouettes against that sky is fantastic.
I appreciate your postings,and how much effort you put into this site.I also commend you for the way you inject your perspective,humour and personal experience into each of your postings.
You are both a mentor and educator,and done in such a friendly manner.
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2008-02-04 9:34]
Congratulations on the 2nd anniversary with hopes of great many more to come. I sincerely hope that you are ok and wish the best for your health. The sunset is beautiful, I love that purple and pink two toned sky along with the silhouetts are very pleasing to the eye. Well done Dude from Africa. :)
- peter_stoeckl (11504)
- [2008-02-16 8:25]
spectacular moment, preserved in a cheerful way, letting "Auto Levels" do its job with a smile.
Loot, my congratulations to your 2nd anniversary. Sorry for joining in that late, have been so painfully busy over the last weeks, even months, and quite a bit worried about my continued working situation under a university management that does not allow its hard working teachers any sufficient kind of assistance for all the increasing amount of red-tape stuff getting done. Enough on that.
Loot - two years on TN, giving us so many wonderful pictures and stories, giving us wonderful moments of sharing excitement, and smiling together. Thank you, my dear friend.
All my best wishes to you!
- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2008-02-20 14:53]
Very nice capture if not a little over saturated. The composition is excellent and the pass of the dear a real bonus. always good to see the face of the sun in such shots. Regards Steve.
- smitha (4409)
- [2008-02-25 3:10]
Congratulations on your Second Anniversary in TN!(I know i am a bit late with my wishes, but better late than never,isn't it?). In these two years you have delighted us all with pictures, each of them very beautiful and unique. I have always enjoyed your pictures. And you know there is one more thing i like about your posts. It's the notes. They are all very informative and very amusing to read.Like this post. It's a beautiful picture with very vibrant colours. And you have captured the moment perfectly wth the colours, rising sun, and the impala ewes crossing the long road.I enjoyed reading your personal experience and also the tribute to TN. Thanks a lot Loot for your wonderful picture and may God bless you with many more years in TN.
- vmukherjee (1472)
- [2008-03-20 21:28]
Extraordinarily beautiful shot! The colours look magical. It is true that 'auto levels' did the colours,.. but it could not have done it if the actual colours were far away from what is seen. The silhouette of the deer, the violet road, all look magical. Thanks for sharing.
- valy67 (9219)
- [2008-04-27 3:00]
Hello Loot !
I love the mood and the atmosphere of this picture, it's wonderful. The colors on the sky are quite amazing too, and I love how the silhouette of the trees stand out against the sky, and I love how the three little deers on the road. Composition and POV are perfect too. Very well done !
- JoshLewis (909)
- [2008-05-01 17:52]
Wow! You captured this one very very well! Perhaps one of your best and my favorite of yours that I have seen so far. Everything about this photo is awesome and two big thumbs up! Well composed! Thanks for sharing this fabulous moment in Nature! Cheers Josh Lewis.
- sranjan (5784)
- [2008-05-16 4:58]
I can just say it's great, great & great landscape clicked by you. TFS.
- parthasarathi (1314)
- [2009-05-19 10:11]
Happy 2nd Anniversary.GREAT shot.
- oscarromulus (42)
- [2009-10-11 14:33]
This one is indeed one of the BEST images on TN.
The notes too are OUTSTANDING!!!
Mario from COLD COLD Canada wishing you a great holiday.
- winterpalace (0)
- [2010-11-23 4:14]
A beautiful contribution to TrekNature as well as to my new theme ''First Light..''
- omid266 (322)
- [2015-06-04 19:57]
So dramatic scene and area,