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Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise
Photo Information
Copyright: Jim White (jmirah) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-31
Categories: Sky
Camera: KODAK Z612, 35-420mm Schneider Kreuznach Variogon
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Skies, Storms or Stormy Skies, Nature, Clouds, Sunrises, Clouds & Storm Clouds, Amazing Natural [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-07 4:20
Viewed: 9375
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"You Should Have Been Here An Hour Ago!"

Thunderstorms moving offshore as the Sun rises over the Gulf of Mexico. I missed, by less than an hour, a most spectacular display of lightning that occurred as the storms crossed the Island. I sat on the Seawall watching the distant strikes on the horizon but was unable to capture anything. Sooooo, I sipped my coffee and watched the sunrise reminiscent of the old saying, "You should have been here yesterday!(an hour ago)". Oh well, another day perhaps.

Exposure Setting: Manual
f/stop: 7.1
Shutter Speed: 1/60
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 283mm[35mm]-equivilent
Auto Focus: Infinity/Center-Zone/Continuous
Compression: Standard
White Balance: Daylight
Color: Natural
Sharpness: Normal
Tripod: Yes
Flash: Off
Megapexels: 6.0
Dimensions: 800 x 595
File Size: 121 KB
Date: August 31, 2007

50% Neat Image noise reduction and resized for posting

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-09-07 4:23]

Wow! Great colours!
I love the glow that you have captured here: truly superb sunrise capture

Hi Jim
It is like from a dream. Fantastic moment, beautiful colors. Nothing more to say :-)
Beast wishes

Hi Jim,
Still a fabulous sky, Great colors and composition
very welle done

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-07 5:07]

Hi Jim,
an excellent shot.
Beautiful colours.
Very well taken.
Well done,

A beautiful sky - great colors and wonderful contrasts among the clouds. Good job.
I'm sipping my coffee and thinking I should have been up an hour ago. ha ha

Wonderful sky shot. I simply love theses and constantly watching my skies...Great colors and composition. Nice Jim.

Super sunrise! Vivid colors and complex cloud formations! Well done.


Hi Jim, splendid burning sky, very well done, ciao Silvio

hello jim
magnifique coucher de soleil avec de superbes couleurs et de beaux reliefs des nuages

Superbe ciel grandiose et impressionnant.

Hi Jim,
A beautiful capture of this early morning scenery. Nicely composed and excellent colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Sorry :D later.

Hi Jim,

A good POV of the sunrise, the phoot has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1785 W: 36 N: 5588] (18578)
  • [2007-09-09 1:03]

Hi Jim,
Fantastic sunrise shot with stunning colours in the sky. The calm waters and the distant ship gives a fine dimension and balance. Excellent POV to portray this gorgeous scene and very nicely composed. Kudos.

great shot jim!

fantastic moment!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-09-12 8:25]

Hi Jim,

I missed so many posts of yours while I was away but I had to choose this to comment on first. What a striking sunrise this is! The colors are amazing and the formations of the clouds are wonderful. Really marvelous. I'll be back for the rest of them.



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