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First Reflection... (22)
Shoot_Score Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 302 N: 670] (2376)
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Decades after school, I still remember the origin of "January" -- the two-faced mythical being
that looked back into last year and forward to the coming one.

This photo titled "First Reflection", which shows us the first rays at sunrise is dedicated to my mother-in-law. Her birthday was on the last day of the first month...

Jan 31st 2007 had a very cold start here. The temperature was -18C... and the ocean was "boiling" well before sunrise. I started my photoshoot in the pre-dawn, about half an hour before the actual sunrise. Other shots from this shoot may follow.

PS For Horia & Loot's benefit I want to mention that I didn't wear my balaclava < but should have , brrrrrr!!! >

Tech talk:
Photo as shot; scaled to 30% using max compression factor to fit 200Kb; cropped to fit 800 pixels.
No colour, contrast or other adjustments.
Compo: I chose to leave the sky/sea ratio as is, in keeping with the Janus theme. < an alternative will be in WS >

Enjoy!

Altered Image #1

Shoot_Score Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 302 N: 670] (2376)
For the 2/3rd crowd...
Edited by:Shoot_Score Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 302 N: 670] (2376)

Cropped the sky to do ye olde 1/3rde 2/3rde splitte...