Sunrise At It's Best
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|What causes the sunrise and sunset to have so many colors?|
When the sun is directly overhead, the sunlight has to only pass through a few miles worth of thick atmosphere. But when the sun is close to the horizon (at sunrise or sunset) the light goes a much longer distance through the atmosphere. This causes attenuation of the shorter wavelengths (blue - this is why the sky is blue at other times of the day) leaving only the longer wavelengths like orange and red to reach us. Having clouds in the sky and a variety of other atmospheric effects also contributes to the play of colors
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A stunning shot, Pam, with a very interesting note.
The colours are saturated very well and the composition is lovely!
- [2010-09-08 0:03]
Fantastic shot of this lovely seascape!
Colors and light are great!
- [2010-09-08 0:35]
A photo for a poster. Very beautiful colours and an excellent composition with a few interesting elements just on the right place. Marvelous seascape.
A beautiful seascape captured during sunrise. Lovely colors. Very well composed. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- [2010-09-10 18:54]
Beautiful, absoluetly love it :)
- [2010-09-17 3:05]
you know a lot about photography, Pam. What can I say that you may not know already? Just this: the picture is perfect in all categories. The viewer is under a spell. And she/he doesen't for a second feel to be cheated by things overdone. How this picture will look like on your big screen, I can only guess. My compliment, Pam!
Best regards from Switzerland