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Counting the Sunrises

Counting the Sunrises
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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: 2008-01-31
Categories: Trees, Ocean, Sky
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, 18-55mm
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Sunsets and Sunrises, My Star Photos, Ever Changing View on Lake Erie, gondox's favorites - sunsets [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-26 17:53
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Hi Friends,
I've been so busy this winter, had a great time having my husband home with me and we bought a house in Vermont, USA :o) We are still living here on Lake Erie until our house here sells though. So now every morning I take advantage of enjoying this view I'll be saying goodbye to someday soon. But I'm looking forward to giving you all a great tour of Vermont in the future! :o)
Its great to be back I look forward to catching up and seeing all the great shots for you all I missed!

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Hi Donna,
Very peaceful landscape shot. Nice depth of field and sharpness.

Hi Donna,
This is a very beautifuk and crisp sun set that u've captured. specially the silhouette of the tree and the rays falling below the sun. Great shot!!

I also saw the rest of your collection and find it really interesting.


Good......very good to see you back....ahhh...some touches of the good old days and such....Ya know,,,,,moving may be what ya want but if ya don't have to leave, Selkirk is not a bad stomping grounds...just the simple lapping of the water...and an occasional ice flow or some:-)

  • gracious Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1987 W: 0 N: 3151] (13068)
  • [2008-03-26 20:46]

Hello Donna,
Thank you for sharing this beautiful sunrise with a perfect pov!
very good colouration and lovely details in the shot
well done
wishing you the best of everything regarding the house!
best regards

be back soon

Hi Donna,
Good to see your landscape image after a considerably long time. My infrequent appearances on TN have deprived me of the pleasure of looking at all the wonderful pictures that keep on getting posted regularly.
This is a stunningly charming sunrise picture with lovely shades and tones.
The entire composition exudes a sense of peace and quiet.
TFS and regards,

Hi stranger. This is a beautiful sunset with sun rays and silhouetted trees. The light is really lovely.

Does moving mean your captain will no longer be "captaining" : )
I always sensed that you missed Vermont so I suspect this will be a happy move.

Evelynn : )

Hello Donna,
I suspect your place is like mine... sunrises are better than sunsets!
This is a beautiful winter scenery, nothing dramatic but full of attractive elements...
Inclusion of the group of trees adds a lot to a well balanced composition!
Pablo -

Hello Donna,

What a beautiful sunrise!
The trees are perfectly place to create f/g interest and behind them is a harmony of colour. It is calm, it is tranquil, it is magic!
You will have a little wrench leaving this!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Donna!

One can rarely have a chance like you to take their memories of a place when moving. You take them with your beauitiful shots.
This rise gets beautiful from the sun stuck through the clouds lighting the horizon in perfect geometry. The horizon that's not a bit rotated, but composition is very good in other aspects too. Wonderful sunrise, TFS!

Best regards,

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-03-27 5:31]

Hi Donna,
wow looks fabulous, you really caught those sun rays lighting up the lake.
Great POV, the scenery and colors are fabulous.

This one's awesome!I love this composition!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-03-27 9:12]

Hello Donna,
Very attractive winter sunrise in a beautiful composition with your two trees and Lake Erie. The partial screening of the sun by the clouds is great.
Good luck in the sale of your house and all the best with your move to Vermont.
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-27 9:46]

Hi Donna,
Welcome back. Beautiful sunrise and you have captured the tranquil ambience and the peaceful setting with all their glory. Lovely colours and details and the sillhouetted trees create a dramatic effect. I like the sunrays peeping out from the low clouds. Excellent POV to portray this charming scenery and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-27 11:12]

Hi Donna.
You were absent so long time. Fortunately you are here again and I can see your next nice landscape picture. Very poetic, refined work. I like pictured scene, its wonderful and delicate colour palette, fine cloudy morning sky and brilliant (as usual) framing and composition. Bravo and kind regards.

Hi Donna,

The sunrise is giving beautiful colors to the sky, to the lake and a set od shadows to other parts of the photo. The point of view is giving depth to the photo. A scenery giving a sensation of tranquillity. have a nice day.


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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2008-03-31 11:51]

Hi Donna,
this is an incredible place. sunsets there must be wonderful.
itīs a very nice shot, youīve captured very well all those colours and the quiet sensation.
Good POV and DOF, great focus and use of light. Very well presented also. Itīs a very nice composition.
Have a nice day - TFS

Hola Donna.
Una encantadora puesta de sol.
Bellos colores y apropiado encuadre.
Buen comentario amiga.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

Hi Donna

I have been catching up (just having returned after my op...) and was thinking I have not seen anything from you - but then I am not in landscapes mode because I still can't get out and about what with my health still playing up.

Love the sunset great silhouettes and stunning clouds and colours. Brought a smile to my face with this one.

Excellent capture and very nicely done


Hi Donna,

Beautifull day...
Fine tones and well captured.


Composition 5/5
POV 5/5
Impact 5/5
Depth of Field 5/5
Colours 4/5
Saturation 4/5
Light 5/5

Overall 4/5

Well done.

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