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Petroshark at Dawn

Petroshark at Dawn
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: 2007-01-04
Categories: Seascape, Ocean, Sky
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !Waxing & Waning [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-10 22:21
Viewed: 4757
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yes, definitely a sunrise. I chose to present a 50-50
sky-sea scene. The sky was amazing, the reflections and colours ran right to my feet. Hope you enjoy too.

This scene is overlooking the NE cove of Sambro Harbour. Looking East of course. The island that is shown is called Big Island, which is a bit of a misnomer. But to be sure we also have The Little Islands. The "horizon" will not be flat here because we are dealing with a curved shoreline,
which bends around Big Island...

Photo scaled < 30% > aand cropped < off 54 pixels on width to fit TN.

PS The "True North Blue" is for Rick!

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To s_a_s_h_a: Thanx Alex!Shoot_Score 2 01-15 03:56
To jeanpaul: Merci JPShoot_Score 1 01-12 18:07
To jojo: Merci!Shoot_Score 1 01-12 08:14
To trinko: Thanx Tom!Shoot_Score 1 01-11 20:11
To Adanac: Red Sky?Shoot_Score 1 01-11 20:10
To Reza_AS: geert?Shoot_Score 1 01-11 20:03
To anniejo: HEY!!!!!!!!!!!Shoot_Score 1 01-11 19:59
To clnaef: Merci ClaudeShoot_Score 1 01-11 19:55
To Alex99: Nature deserves the credit!Shoot_Score 1 01-11 19:48
To horia: "jay's classic's"Shoot_Score 1 01-11 19:44
To loot: Location location, location...Shoot_Score 1 01-11 18:52
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nice compostion, i like the detail in the front. good colors

Joli paysage ensorceleur.
Bonne journée.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-11 4:27]
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Hi Jay

Another one from "jay's classic's" ;)
Indeed this is a splendid place and it's woth capturing at every magical moment...just like this wonderful sunrise.
Te reflections on the sky are quite amazing, like you said, and the small waves from the FG disperse the light reflected by the water very nicly here, too.
I also like the overall composition, the good choise for the exposure and the colros...of course :)
Great work!

Bravo and TFS

very nice pic...

Hi Jay,
Red sky in morning sailors take warning. Another start to the day shot with great composition, and colors. The small wave breaking at you feet is nice. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-11 14:24]
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Hi Jay.
You have selected shooting moment very well. We can see rich colour range from daily to nightly colours. Captured scene is very nice as well as the sun raises reflections in the water. Beautiful and pleasant work. My compliments and TFS.

I can almost FEEL the LIGHT on this photo!!
The warmth and the brilliance, that makes this piece come alive!!
Another of MY personal favorites, I think.
I like the dark shape of the rocks in the FG;
they surely add a nice dimension to the total
Beautifully and skillfully done, Jay

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-01-11 16:16]
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Hi Jay

Thanks for this fantastic sunrise. It is definitively one of those photos which prove that rules are not always correct and there is room for creativity.

The 50-50 composition worked wonderful since there is amazing clouds that filled the complete sky area in the top ½ and the bottom ½ were filled with the lovely reflections on the water surface plus the bit of action from the splashing water on the rocks. Thus, there were no empty spaces that could bore the eye which sometimes even happens when the 1/3 rule was slavishly followed. The colours were well captured and reproduced, the details are nice and sharp all the way to infinity, and the exposure was perfectly managed.

Great work and TFS.

PS. Forgive my ignorance, but does the reference to Petroshark suggest the location or does it have anything to do with the 2 triangular rocks?

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  • jojo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 8] (176)
  • [2007-01-12 7:31]
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Splendide image aux belles couleurs
belle netteté


Allo Jay

Les couleurs sont complètement hallucinantes ainsi que la claireté et les détails. Fantastique, quel endroit pour les couchers de soleil! Merci de ce beau moment!
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • kojak Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 19] (163)
  • [2007-01-12 18:45]

Wow, indeed Jay, they look a bit alike. ;)
Your sunset is beautiful: nice composition, excellent colours and just ther right contrast. i can really feel the atmosphere, and that's the whole point, right?
Thanks for your comment on my picture, I'm gratefull!

Hi Jasha,
Another one from your nice sunsets/sunrises.
Ccomposition and colors are excellent.

Good work

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