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The Sky is on Fire

The Sky is on Fire
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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: 2007-02-25
Categories: Seascape, Ocean, Sky
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, 18-55mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Sunsets and Sunrises, 50-59 points Chapter 7, Donnas 50 points or more photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-09 19:14
Viewed: 4310
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Living on Lake Erie I get to see some amazing sunrises in the winter and sunsets in the summer. This particular morning I couldn't get my coat and boots on fast enough to run outside and get some shots of this red sky. Everything was this red color!
I did nothing to the photo other than add a small border and resize it. Photo is excatly how I saw the sky which was amazing.

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Hi Donna,
Umbelievable landscape!
It's amazing the red color of the sky.
Did you adjust the saturation? It's really impressive this were just the way it looked like.
I like so much the wide composition made.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,

Great work, Donna. Similar to one of mine that you kindly commented on. Thanks for that. You must agree, we sure do see some wonderful sunsets around the Great Lakes region.

Thanks for posting.


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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2007-03-09 21:00]

Hola Donna:
Este amanecer capturado en el lago Erie es increìble! Me gusta el colorido y el punto de vista, con el arbol sobre la izquierda de la compo. ¡Bravo!
Felicitacioes y gracias por compartir.
Un cordial saludo desde Argentina.

An amazing colour palette Donna
This fiery sky makes the winter easier to take...some days.
Just beautiful.

Hi Donna
I haven't been able to visit TN for quite some time. I miss it and all of you very much. This picture is amazing. Thanks for letting us know that it is all natural!!! That makes it even more special. How cold was it the morning of this picture?

Take Care

hi donna,
nice shot, the colour tones of the sky are lovely, the reflection on water adds to the looks,
tfs & regards

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-09 22:01]

Hi Donna,
Superb capture Donna, you have shown us this amazingly colored sunrise with your talent for great landscapes. Thanks for your work, Donna.

Wow that is some sunrise you captured here Donna.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-10 9:26]

Hello Donna,
Amazing sunrise capture.Warm colors of sky and reflections on water are unbelievable.I liked POV,framing,contrast and visual effect also a lot.Excellent work!

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2007-03-10 11:41]


Great sunrise (?) (either that or your camera time is wrong). I love the colours, sometimes winter gives some stunning surprises for those who can be bothered to get up early enough and this is one of them.


Bonjour Donna
C'est une superbe de prise de vue que ce levéde soleil. On jurerait que le ciel est embrasé.Très belle composition et le dégradé de couleurs de haut en bas est parfait.
Merci et au revoir....JP
Les sourires demain

Hello Donna
Excellent landscape as usual,
Great composition and lighting,
Welldone friend.

Good Luck

Hi Donna,

You have captured the light very well that morning. It was worth the effort to get up, go outside and take this one. Nice colors and POV.

PC :)

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-03-11 2:53]

Hi Donna.
This is amazing red morning.The sky really looks as when is burning.Anything like that am yet haven't seen.I like composition and colors too.
TFS and best greetings Milos.

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2007-03-11 16:04]

a wishful shot..wish i had taken it.
nature exceeds our attempts to enhance it
beautiful and awesome!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-11 16:28]

Hi Donna

This is a splendid and very moody shot!
I really love the atmosphere here!
The colors and tones in the sky are simply fantastic, but i also like to see them, equaly vivid, in the reflection from the water. Lovely work!
The composition is also very beautiful and the presentation nice.

Bravo and TFS

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-03-13 12:12]

hi donna
i agree with you about photos title. composition, point of view, lighting-silhouettes, colours and framing are great
thanks for sharing

Hi friend a great perspective ....the colours are great ....... a perfect moment....
the light is good! Take care Ana:)

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-03-26 9:14]

Hi Donna,
this is a stunning sunset, not only for the colors but also for the texture and cloud formation. Very good POV to not only get a view of the sky, but also of the superp reflection in the water. Very nice composition with wonderful contrasts.

Hello Donna,
A well composed image with good lines!
Amazing colours, and here too the sunrise are much better than sunset during winter time...
Lovely patterns in the thin veil of clouds, and the silhouetted naked branch is a good element in the composition!
Pablo -

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-27 20:40]

Hello Donna

This is a striking photo of a glorious sunset.The sky does look on fire.The reflections on the snow and ice look amazing.The contrast between light and dark is well done.Very nice balance and composition.The clouds are super.This is one to be very proud of.TFS


My Goodness Donna, if that is how you saw this is truly awe inspiring. I would love to capture a sky like that while on a photo shoot. Very well done.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-04-11 19:37]

Bella captura Donna con colores casi irreales que generan un gran efecto visual y apropiado encuadre para componer una excelente presentación.
Mis mejores saludos... Ricardo

Nice capture Donna with almost unreal colors that generate a great visual effect and appropriate framing to compose an excellent presentation.
My best greetings... Ricardo

hi donna!
excellent sky and reflection in the water, i like it!

hola Donna,
Un impactante cielo con unas nubes hermosísimas, me encanta como se ve el colorido y las formas que tiene la formación nubosa, y tambien el reflejo bello que produce en el agua. Muy bien captado!

Hi Donna,

A beautiful image of the sunrise over lake Erie, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


nice shot, the colour tones of the sky are lovely, the reflection on water adds to the looks,

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