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Early Bird catches Sea Smoke

Early Bird catches Sea Smoke
Photo Information
Copyright: Jay Meeuwig (Shoot_Score) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 302 N: 670] (2376)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-13
Categories: Seascape, Sky
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !Waxing & Waning, Sunrise & Sunsets [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-15 3:42
Viewed: 4745
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For a change of pace:

About half an hour before sunrise we start to see daybreak... This shot - taken before the sun was up - is over the the salt water of the Atlantic Ocean. Along the far shoreline there is evidence of sea smoke.

Out of some hundred shots I found very few that has a lonely bird in 'em. This is one of the early ones.

Another one with the complete Big Island is at:

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Hello Jay,
This is a very evocative scene of the sunrise.
I like the mist, the color harmony, and the composition.
The light you catched here is really special
Best regards,

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2006-12-15 7:13]
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Nice shot
Lovely atmosphere :o)
TFS Libor

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  • Uhu (64)
  • [2006-12-16 5:19]
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Nice dusk landscape, I like it very much. I do looks like landscapes near my city.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-16 14:28]
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Hi Jay

What a stunnig post! This is indeed very beautiful!
The exposure here is spot-on and due to that all the colors and tones are charming and very well saturated.
Also, the misty atmosphere enhances the beautiful composition, the POV is excellent and the perspective lovely.
Very nicely done!

Bravo and TFS

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-19 17:47]
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Hola Jay, magnífica vista y maravillosos tonos, gran captura y excelente pov... maravillosas siluetas, saludos Victor

Hi Jay

Lovely light and a stunning composition. Nicely done



A lovely scene. Good silhouettes in the foreground and I really like the way the cloud lines in the sky seem to radiate from a single point. Beautiful tones in the reflection as well.

Nice shot of the mist rising from the water!!
Even nicer of the capturing of the luscious
colors of the sunrise. You seem to have a
knack for rising early enough to photo
these sunrise/sunset shots!!

Nicely done!!
Hope you keep up the challenge
of arising in time to catch more of these!!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-10 11:42]
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Hi Jay.
Very expressive picture of so beautiful landscape. The POV, DOF and moment for shooting are selected perfectly. Colour palette of the shot is simply wonderful as well as the curves of the seashore. I also like the cropping and presentation of the picture. Great artistic work. My best regards and TFS.

Hi my dear friend Jay ,
excellent composition with lovely colours.
great sharpness and light.
i like it so much.
thanks for sharing

Hello Jay,
Well this is a beautiful Sunrise, I like the dark diagonal shore, great colors in the water and sky...love it. TFS

Thanks for your comments on my photo " The Thawing of Lake Erie (18) " :o)

A very nice warm effect to this photo. I like the sky and it's warm reflected colours in the calm waters.

Cherrs :)

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