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Sunrise Splendor

Sunrise Splendor
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Copyright: Emma Taylor (Aramok) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-05
Categories: Trees, Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 III USM, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Tree, My Sunsets and Sunrises [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-20 8:04
Viewed: 4227
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Some mornings you get really amazing sunrises and this was one that surprised me. It was very cloudy and hazy and I really had not expected anything to happen, so had to find my camera and the tripod and get everything set up before I could capture it (we were having new windows, so everythign was away and hidden out of sight). Luckily the sun took a long time over rising, so I was able to capture it in 0's and 1's! (digital film.)

Anyhow - these are really colours, totally unedited with the camera white balance set to daylight, cloudy just pulled the colours out too much making it too red and overpowering. Converted from RAW and resized. I have cropped it slightly to reduce the sky and pull the tree closer to the thirds, but hopefully you will all like it.

I'm also hoping to be able to participate on TN much more in the next 2 weeks as well. It's half-term next week so less pressure at work and then I have a week's leave and maybe by then they will be nearer to replacing my work collegue who has left me on my tod (by myself)...

So hopefully this is a I'm back picture all going well and people wanting me back and hopefully you will all like it...

SunToucher, ramthakur, horia, mogens-j, thistle, jmp, fartash, RAP, pablominto, dew77 has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To ramthakur: awayAramok 1 10-21 07:15
To mamcg: did you see it as wellAramok 1 10-20 09:10
To SunToucher: plans - staying at homeAramok 3 10-20 09:09
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Hi Emma,
Saw the tree and know it was you. Great to see your fav tree back on TN. I love the contrast between the sharp black FG and tree against the hazy looking BG and sky. I can even see the different layers of hills in the BG. As always, that tree is a stunning one. Love the warm colors of the rising sun and the effect the clouds has on the light of the sun.

Good to hear that work is going to be less stressfull in the next week. Any plans for your week off?


Hi Emma,
Great capture, my experience is that on cloudy day you usally record a wonderful dramatic events during sunset.
Excellent composition and colors

Have a great week end
Goutham R

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-20 8:45]

Hi Emma,

Great sunrise,well captured with beatifull colored haze,well done and TFS


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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2006-10-20 8:46]
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Some mornings you get really amazing sunrises and this was one that surprised me too..

Lovely photo. Really great yet simple composition and I like the colours and blurred background. Sharpness all the way through probably would have spoiled it. Looks like it could be in the middle of Africa.
Well done.

Hi Emma!
I like your "Come back" picture. You have been away for quite some time, I believe.
A very beautiful sunrise picture, indeed. The sky is fantastic and you have placed the tree at just the most suitable point in the composition.
Thanks for sharing this lovely view.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-20 10:14]

Hello Emma and welcome back!
It's very nice to see you here and posting again :)
Lovely sunrize indeed!
The composition is excellent, the positioning of the tree is great, the colors are very beautiful and the exposure is impecable.
Splendid work!

Bravo and TFS

Excellent sunrise picture Emma. Lovely warm colours, perfect composition and great work with the light and dof. All over a very pleasant picture to look at.

Have a nice weekend

Hello Emma,
Colours really are amazing and make the picture quite spectacular. I'm glad you've managed to get the camera ready in time.
Lovely work!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-10-20 14:10]

Hi Emma,
Lovely sunrise that announces the rest week that comes! Beautiful colors, composition and landscape.
Best regards, José M.

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-10-20 14:40]

...red sky at morning, sailor´s warning.*g*
what a beautiful sunrise, emma! :-)
perfect composition with the great dark silhouetted tree in
front of the "burning" background.
terrific job & have a great weekend, thorsten.

Hello Emma
What a great landscape,
Beautiful colors,Excellent


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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-20 15:33]

Perfecto título para describir una escena maravillosa Emma.
Me encantan los colores logrados dentro de una composición impecable, por el POV y encuadre elegidos, generando una atmósfera muy especial, sobre el árbol, sobre las nubes y el horizonte.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo

Perfect title to describe a wonderful scene Emma.
I love colors achieved inside an impeccable composition, for POV and chosen framing, generating a very special atmosphere on the tree, on the clouds and the horizon.
Thank you and greetings... Ricardo

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-20 23:12]

Hello Emma

Looks like something from the serengeti.Beautiful colours ,I love the silhouette of the tree.Very lovely image.Well done.TFS


Hello Emma,
A beautiful creation with this fine tree!
The sunrise sky makes an excellent backdrop, the haze hovering over the landscape adds to the atmosphere...
Pablo -

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-10-21 4:00]

Hello Emma,
Wonderful landscape.Well seen and composed.I liked warm colors of sky,tree silhouette,framing and composition a lot.

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