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Norfolk Sunrise II

Norfolk Sunrise II
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Copyright: Andy Cole (flagman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 351 W: 44 N: 607] (2408)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-07
Categories: Ocean
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 17-40mm f/4 L USM, Cokin Gradual Grey G2 ND8 P121
Exposure: f/22, 1/8 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-12 6:32
Viewed: 4690
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is sunrise at Winterton on Sea, Norfolk, East coast of England.
It was taken approximately 30 mins after this one and as you can see, the colours are extremely different!

It was quite a windy morning and I was sitting in sand dunes, and I'm pretty sure it was this morning when I got loads of dust on my sensor! BAH!I probably removed close to 50 spots from some of my photos.

I hope you like it, but please give me an honest critique, and tell me why you like it or if not, what could be improved.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-12 6:48]
  • [2]

Hi Andy and welcome back (i hope)!
Nice to see you posting again!
This is a charming image! I really do have a lot of respect for all you guys who wake up se early and take thse lovely pictures of sunrises (eversince i gratuated, i've been sleeping late and having a hardtime waking up early :p).
The composition here is great! I really like the the good FG interest given by the grass, as well as it's positioning at he side of the frame.
The mood is excellent and in enhanced by the warm colros of the sun and surrounding clouds. Definately a warmer picture that the one you referred to in the note (but that doesn't make the other one less beautiful).
As you are a man who loves sugestions, hree is mine: i don't know if this is a crop or not, but you could try a nice panorama from this place, with some 2-3 pictures stitched together. This way the sand can also be a part of the composition (but just a bit) and the grass plaecment could be placed in a high number of places in the frame...i hope you understand what i'm having a hard time expressing :)

Anyway, top job!
Bravo and TFS

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-01-12 7:23]

Hi Andy,

absolutely beautiful colours, the diagonal of the cloud gives this shot a great sense of depth. The outline of the grass in the f/g adds some nice detail too.

Thanks for sharing,

spectacular colors, precious!

Hi Andy,
Very beautiful! Great job on the composition and framing of this sunrise/seascape. Stunning light and great cloud texture. For it being windy you still maintained sharp detail in the grasses in the foreground. It has that great sense of 3D depth that these types of shots need.
Very well done!

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-01-12 7:43]
  • [2] [+]

Hi Andy

Wow, this is a magnificent sunrise. It goes straight to my Fav's.

The composition speaks of planning and executing with the end result in mind. The grasses at the bottom right for perspective, the ocean on the 1/5 plane of the horizontal axis, the band of light across the frame on the 2/5 axis, the dark band of clouds on the 3/5 axis, and the diagonal clouds occupying the rest of the space. The reflections on the water surface is great, the colours throughout the photo is brilliant, the rays of the sun emerging through the clouds are super, and the dark sky acts as a wonderful backdrop to all this radiant light. The details are well captured unto infinity even though you had to cope with a strong wind and the exposure was perfectly balanced.

Great work and TFS.

Hi Andy :)
Great view, beautiful colors and light, excellent composition, well done!

Hi Andy,
Excellent composition. The diagonal clouds really help to draw my eyes toward the sun. The grass in the FG are well positioned. Perfect exposure and nice warm colors.

Yes, this is very different from the earlier view. Great warm light both in the sky and reflecting beautifully on the water. I love the glow in the sky. The foreground grasses really grounds the image and the viewer. I really like them silhouetted there on the right. It sure looks good to me technically.

Evelynn : )

hi andy,
lovely shotm
nice colours,
well composed,
nice pov,
tfs & regards

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-01-13 1:36]

Hello Andy,
Very pleasant photo for this superb sunrise. Also smart your "AC" logo ;-)
The "+++" : beautiful scenery, sharpness, DOF, warm colors, exposure, diagonal clouds...
The "-" : nothing...
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2007-01-15 6:00]

Hi Andy,

We discussed this photo extensively through e-mail and I can now say -even though you were just very lucky at the moment;)- that the DOF is really excellent. Any aperture wider than f22 wouldn't have given you prefectly sharp grass at a focal length of 26mm. :) So, splendid DOF! I also like the colors and the composition a lot. This is a wonderful picture and I like it even better than the previous one. The grass really 'makes' this picture for me. It was so worthwile getting up that early during your holiday! Well done & TFS!


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