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    Sunrise - Christmas Eve

    A couple of shots from the yesterday's sunrise. I think it was the first day this winter when the day length increased (in the northern hemisphere).

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    The colors are great in both, slightly warmer in #1. The crop of #2 is great in #1 I would take a little more off the top from the bottom of the big cloud up. I find it a little distracting.

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    Re: Sunrise - Christmas Eve

    Both are great shots Dave, but I like the second one best. I would try eliminating about half the sky above the top of the tree and see if you like it any better.

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    Re: Sunrise - Christmas Eve

    Thanks for the comments and suggestions Rob and Frank.

    I have not taken sunrises for a while and had forgotten how quickly the colours change. Although these were taken from slightly different positions and angles - number 1 from much closer to water level - they were taken within one minute of each other.

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    Re: Sunrise - Christmas Eve

    Dave - Just home after a couple of days away and am catching up.

    On the first one - one thought to ponder. If you keep the bottom and sides of the frame and crop it to make a square image, do you think you've got an even more impressive image?

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    Re: Sunrise - Christmas Eve

    Personally, i like the first one best (because of the wildlife). The lake is a good foreground, the sunset makes for a beautiful background, and the flying geese are a very good subject. You did a great job of waiting for all the geese to get above the treeline as well. Perhaps a touch less sky . A very nice image, i like it alot.

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    Re: Sunrise - Christmas Eve

    Thanks Donald and Steve.

    Donald, I think your and Rob's suggestions are similar. Attached are this crop on the first one and Frank's suggestion for the second one. I like them both but am not completely sure. I tend to go for the big skies but can see that it can lead to the eye wandering.

    Steve, I'd like to think I waited until the right moment to get the birds, but it was pure luck. They are cormorants (though it is not obvious from the photo) that spend a lot of time, especially in the winter, on this lake and had roosted for the night on a nearby pontoon. Either the dawn or more probably me put them to flight and it was very much right place, right time.

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    Ah yes, perfect.

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    Re: Sunrise - Christmas Eve

    Hi Dave. I think you got the best of the sky in both. Lovely.

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