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Sunrise from the Beach

Sunrise from the Beach
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Copyright: Donna Rasmussen (captainsgirl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 491 W: 6 N: 997] (4088)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-22
Categories: Savannah, Ocean, Sky
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, 18-55mm
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Sunsets and Sunrises [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-22 9:39
Viewed: 3128
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Good Morning, Well its the ORANGE sky in the morning today, not sure what it means but for sure it brought with it a beautiful day. But Bob, tomorrow we are going to have rain and I do see the barometer has dropped. So maybe the Red Sky morning thing does work. I'm going to have to do some checking on this!
I used a flash here as an experiment and I'm not sure...what do you think?

Hope your all having / or had a wonderful day!

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Hello Donna,
Good low pov with great sense of depth on this beautiful sunrise from the beach!
good use of flash to brings out the fg interest to match the colour of awesome sky!
very well done and well composed
greeting to you

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-22 10:22]

Hello Donna

Super colours with excellent hues of red and orange.This sunrise is amazing.Your POV is very good,and the view is awesome.TFS


Hi Donna,
Beautiful sunrise with awesome colors! Good use of the flash to bring out foreground as design element. The foreground adds depth & sense of distance to the POV. TFS!

Hi Donna, superb sunrise with wonderful colors, splendid composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

Wow! Now that is very orange..and what a good time for an unique picture. The use of the fill flash really helped you out. I always forget that. Of course I am usually not up at that time...Very nice...

Hi Donna,

I think that the use of the flash has given this a very interesting feel. It's quite easy to look at sunsets and sunrises in the abstract; almost as paintings. Your's brings us detail of where you were sitting when you took the picture and this seems to give the picture an air of reality. It draws me into the picture somehow. Great experiment.

Kind regards,


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-22 15:49]
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Well done Donna on that sunrise ! The flash does give the image more depth but I'm still not sure :-) Maybe a tripod with a longer exposure would have give you something different. I really like the mood in this picture. Thanks !


Hello Donna
What a great scene yuo captured here,
Perfect composition,exposure and use of flash,
Superb shot,Welldone.


Hi Donna,

A good POV of the sunrise on the beach, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. thanks for sharing.


Hi Donna,
another perfect one from you.

Hello Donna,
We had some weird sky lately too and I did make some images this morning, maybe I post later...
But not quite like yours!
Personally I think the flash was a good idea, to bring some foreground into the composition...
Pablo -

Salut Donna,très joli point de vue,les couleur du ciel sont magnifiques,bien joué

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-10-24 18:33]

Hi Donna,
I like this mysterious picture. Colours are really beautiful. First moments of another beautiful autumn day! Your flash makes discovering the tree on the left... very well done!


Bonjour Donna, les couleurs sont étonnates et du plus bel effet,
bravo pour cette belle composition,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-10-25 12:04]

Hi Donna

Amazing colour and I love the moody atmosphere of the shot. Excellent POV with some nice textures in the FG



Hi Donna.
Splendid shot!
Wonderful visual, perfect nuance.
Serene image, worthy of postcard!
Thanks for sharing!
Best regards,
José Roberto

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2007-10-27 11:44]

Hi Donna,

I don't think flash works on these kinds of shots, well not for me personally. The flash only lights a few feet and leaves the photo with an odd feeling of cool light in the foreground and the warm light in the background. I think a better option would be to get the camera mounted on a tripod (as EOSF1 suggested) and either use a graduated ND filter to even out the dark foreground and light background or take two exposures one metered for the FG and one for that gorgeous coloured sky and combine them in photo editing software.

Worth experimenting though!

Hello Donna,
I like this scenery and composition a lot. I do feel the use of flash a bit but I am not the best person to give you some advices about it as I'm just beginning to use it. I would have been curious to see the same picture with a longer exposure and no flash. This is anyway a very nice picture with impressive colors. Thanks,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-03 8:03]

Hi Donna.
Thank you for visiting and pleasant words. This picture is charming at highest range. True refined art work. Terrific scene and skill of its reproduction. It is clear the red tones of the sunrise are wonderful. But I am impressed with the reflection of the dark FG. It is amazing too. Great weak light and hardly noticeable details. Composition, POV and framing are blameless. My compliments and best wishes.

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