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December Sunrise

December Sunrise
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Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3879 W: 192 N: 3835] (14563)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-15
Categories: Sky
Camera: Nikon D50, HOYA 52 mm PL-CIR
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): The Ones You Like Most! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-15 2:58
Viewed: 5990
Favorites: 2 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Something fresh, as this is sunrise this morning!

This was captured at 9:22 AM… As you understand the December days are short in my Northern location!

Temperature was -5.6C and we have 12 cm of snow since a couple of weeks ago…

No particular PP work except resize and a tiny crop in the bottom, but EV was –1.0.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-12-15 3:20]

Hi Pablo,
what a beautiful sky!
I love how all the different colours show through the mass of branches and twigs.
Great composition.
Sharp with excellent clarity.
Well done,

hello pablo,
this is a beautiful sunrise and the sunrays have created lovely colour tones and painted the sky, the tree branches looks lovely, well composed shot,
tfs & regards

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  • oki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 10 N: 114] (587)
  • [2007-12-15 3:37]

Hi Pablo,
I do share the comments of my friens below!
Well done - it doesn't seems to be that cold - huahhhh...

Hi Pablo,

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


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-15 5:16]

Hola Pablo,
precioso trabajo,
bella panorámica y siluetas...
los colores son estupendos, -5.6 :( Brrrr...


Great shot,
I like the silouette,
The beautiful reds really give the image depth,
Nicely done,


Hello Pablo,
What a beautiful scenery you've captured!!
Very lovely and colourful colouration here, with excellent tree's silhouette.
This is an another beautiful landscape shot from you.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful photo.
Best regards,

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  • medio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 2 N: 35] (181)
  • [2007-12-15 7:46]

Hi Paul!!
Excellent image wonderful, the colors are very nice super great photo!! Congratulations on that vision fotografíca so good that you have.
Greetings Jose

Hi Pablo,

This is so funny to see that sunrise is that late in your country. I would be all mixed up if I visit your country someday :) This is a beautiful landscape with great colors and exposure. Those trees’s silhouettes are so nice! Well seen and well done! Thanks,

Hello Pablo! Sunrise? Not sunset? Wonderful colors. Beautiful shadow. Very good composition. Original picture, very original. Good luck!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-12-15 9:58]

Hi Pablo,
You have capture the cold temperatures here! Really wonderful light and colours. I like them very much!
TFS, José M.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-12-15 10:06]

Wow this is a dramatic and colourful sunriae Pablo. What a great moment to catch, I like the trees in silouette against the sky. Magnificent vivid colours and al clear and sharp. Great composition.

Hello Pablo,
what a cold morning at -5.6c and the sunrise at 09.22am!
but the red sky looks so beautiful indeed against the dried trees!
good sharpness with details in the shot
well done and TFS
my best regards to you and keep warm!

I can always tell the difference between sunrise and sunset and it appears as you do as well..a fine image Pablo...you are a long timer now!

Hello Pablo,
Nice photo with nice colors. TFS.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays Pablo,
Well done!

Hello Pablo, what a splendid colorfull sunrise, I liker very much the wonderfull colors, very nice composition with splendid silhouette
a great cheer for your beautifull post

bonsoir PABLO
encore une superbe photo, ce ciel de deux couleurs est génial, a travers ces bois sans feuillages, parfaite présentation, bon pov, merci a toi, bon dimanche

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-15 15:34]

Hello Pablo,
Dawns early light is my favorite and you have captured it superbly here Pablo. The composition with the leafless trees is splendid, Thanks for sharing this beauty.

Hi Pablo,
Well I see we were both up looking at the sunrise this morning! I do believe you saw yours before mine though! But that pink sky came with it! So very pretty with the cotton candy sky with the dark silhoettes of the big trees. TFS

Hi Pablo,
Nice silhouettes and beautiful sunrise sky, nice point of view and details , lovely composition and colors very well done.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-15 21:26]

Hi Pablo.
I often noticed, that your landscapes and landscapes of our places are often identical. This one is not exception. But your reproduction of the lovely for me scenes are the best. Nice framing and superb colour reproduction. I also like excellent sharp darken trees and ground line. My best wishes and YFS.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-12-15 22:30]

Hi Pablo

Beautiful sky and colours. The pattern of the bare trees against the sky is lovely. Stark, but beautiful.


Hi Pablo. Another change of seasons. I like the colours and the clouds in this composition. Tracery of the leaf-less trees is very effective. TFS. Murray.

Very nice and simple sunrise Pablo! I like it very much. Doesn't try to make any special effect but show as it was, and it was beautiful already. TFS

Best regards,

Hi Pablo, fascinating sunset with lovely silhouettes and splendid colors, very well done, have a great week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-12-16 4:34]

Hello Pablo
What a beautiful scene and marvellous shot!! A lovely and amazing sky with those wonderful colors. I love the contrast with the dark bare trees in front.
Magnificent job, dear friend!

this is more like it..
good and promising day ahead even though the old saying about red sky in the morning..etc
you cant do this with filters and pola's..not denigrating but nature is more life like than our pp
21st soon old chap and you can welcome the sun again..
used to stand at my kitchen door and watch each night the sunset and how it crept along the back of the yard fence top each evening as the solstice passed..with gladness...hate the darkness and wet

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2007-12-16 12:03]

Hi Pablo!

"Chinese Thatre" or how shadows play in front of a colored sky, another possible title for that lovely and special piece of art. I like the atmosphere and the textures very much, the colors of the sky are just marvellous.

Well seen, well done!

Kind regards


So pretty. I love walking in the forest. I lived in LA 1/2 my life. I lived in a rustic area, Sylmar, (then, is not rustic now), and went camping all over the USA for vacations to be with nature. I love the smells of woods!

Hi Pablo,
this is a photo with much merit and I rather like it.The colours are out standing and the silhouette of the trees add character to this composition, a straight forward image that is an enjoyable view and thank you for sharing it.Nice thing about taking sunrise photoes this time of year is you don't have to be up before six to get the shots! Bob

Amazing Colors....

And trees in front makes it look all the more beautiful!!!!


What a sky! Fabulous colors! Wonderful silhouette of branches creating a intricate amazing design.

Hi Pablo,
Wonderful what more can one say just wonderful :)

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-16 21:48]

Hi Pablo,
Outstanding shot with such awesome colours in the sky in the BG and fantastic silhouetted trees in the FG. Great effect and perspective presented which looks so pleasant to the eyes. Excellent POV to portray this charming scenery and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-12-17 1:36]

Hi Pablo,
i love this kind of shot, and this is no exception! the wonderful colours of the sky make the perfect backdrop for these naked trees. Excellent framing and great expsoure has given you excellent saturation of colour.
This is a true winter scene that is only possible from your part of the world - you have done it great justice. And i thought it was cold here!
well done,

Hi Pablo, this is a great mix of blues and reds in this sky. THe trees provide a great textural silhouette up front, and so lucky for you that you can see this at 9:22. You can get a couple of extra hours sleep and still get great shots.

Thanks, John

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-12-17 5:50]

Hello Pablo,
Now that the snow has arrived, I bet you'll post lovely wintry landscapes from now on! Here it's just grey!!
This is a lovely sky with "red sky in the morning - shepherds' warning" so I expect a snowstorm followed! Excellent capture through the bare trees and the colours are beautiful.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hi Pablo,
A pretty impressive image!
The amazing sky looks terrific in this composition.
I like very much the way you composed the picture with the trunks at the front.
My compliments and thanks for share it.
Best regards,

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-12-17 10:41]

merhaba my friend
wonderful sunrise photo and sky looks like burning
composition, point of view, lighting, silhouettes, colours, contrast and sharpness are great
thanks for sharing

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-12-17 11:08]

Hello Pablo,

In winter we get very regular these lovely view to the sky, but than have to the photographer just there are present, for taking this lovely image.
Very nice contrast with the branches and the red colours to the sky.
Very well done.

Best regards,

Hello Pablo,

What a amazing sky. The contrast between the sky and on the FG the trees is splendid. When I see the sky it's must be a Higpressure weathercondition. Under these circumstances you get the most beautiful blue skys. And on the end of the day a amazing sunset or sunrise
Have a nice evening. Regards and TFS BOB

Hi Pablo,
An interesting sunrise capture. So beautiful colors and an excellent composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-18 4:35]

Hello Pablo,
Sunrises on TN are like butterflies: they are usually colourful and attract a lot of attention! But it takes something more to make good use of that splash of colour and this is what you have done with a screen of silhoutted deciduous trees in a fine composition on this flow of blues and reds in the sky.
Well done and thanks,
Best wishes, Ivan

It’s a nice shot and you took it well. I like its composition. Also, the light is fine.
Best wishes,

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2007-12-18 9:36]

Hi Pablo,
very nice palette of colours. Good shot and composition. I like it a lot.
Gr., Aleksander

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-19 5:28]

Hello Pablo, well done my friend, in capturing those lovely colors. Thanks.


He estado unos días "perdido" y al regresar al TN me encuentro con esta preciosidad de paisaje...con unos colores muy bien saturados y con estas siluetas de los árboles que resultan espectrales dando más intensidad a la imagen.
Buen trabajo Pablo.
Un cordial saludo y mis mejores deseos para tí y los tuyos, JL.

Hi Pablo,

Stunning shot. Great red sky in combination with having the trees completely black works out well. Think the EV of -1 worked out well.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-12-24 11:00]

Hi Pablo

The sky colour is stunning. Nice to have the tree silhouettes in front. I hope you have a lovely Christmas



Helo Pablo !
Wonderful picture, with exquisite warm colors ! I also like the shape of the naked tree against this fiery sky, it is so simple but so very beautiful ! Composition is perfect too.
I hope you had a nice Christmas and I wih you all the best for 2008.

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2007-12-30 3:07]

Hi Pablo,
Beautiful colors!
Very good composition!
Good contrast between the red sky and the black trees!

Bonjour Pablo,
C'est bien vu et surtout bien restitué avec cet important rideau d'arbres en silhouette qui remplit l'image sans l'alourdir et qui est très bien mis en valeur par la lumière et les couleurs de l'arrière plan.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Pablo,

just four letters for this magnific photo: WHOA!

Cheers, my friend,


Beautiful shot. Nice colours. In total the effect is magical.

  • Metin Silver Star Critiquer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 16] (176)
  • [2008-08-16 2:20]

hi Sir Pablo..you are rally a good naturalist

Hola Pablo,
Hoy he tenido un poco de tiempo y le eché un vistazo a tu galería, es un placer visitarla por los magníficos lugares que has retratado con tanta belleza y elegancia. Gracias por compartirla, saludos
José Ramón

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  • Suzy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 16] (101)
  • [2009-03-06 20:51]

wonderful formation of clouds in colors adding an amazing contrast and a lovely silhouette... good sharpness with fine details...

tfs Pablo

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