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    Colours of the Morning

    I took these two shots a couple of days ago, having noticed about half an hour before sunrise that the sky might be going to do something. I didn't have time to travel far but went to a nearby hill overlooking the city. The first shot was taken about five minutes before sunrise and the second about five minutes after sunrise. I used a 3 stop reverse GND for both shots. The first was a wide shot to capture the sky and the second much narrower to home in on the city skyline with the sun just rising over the horizon. I wouldn't normally attempt a shot like the second but there was in this case enough haze over the horizon to filter the direct sun thus preventing exposure difficulties (not to mention sensor damage !). A good rule of thumb is if you can look directly at the sun without discomfort then it's OK to shoot it.

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    Colours of the Morning

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    Re: Colours of the Morning

    These are nice captures. I like the second one better.


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    Dave,

    Both great captures beautifully exposed and having viewed them full size I wonder if there would be merit in cropping some of the upper sky area in both. I do not generally comment on cropping but moving them around with the Lytebox suggested the potential as it seemed to give them even more impact.

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    Re: Colours of the Morning

    Both beautiful, wish I had a hill in Florida to capture sunrises like that. Good work Dave.

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    Two lovely well made shots Dave. I like these just as they are - well saturated and composed.

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    Re: Colours of the Morning

    Beautiful shots, Dave. I think I like the second one better because of its composition. Wonderful, saturated color in both. Good job.

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    Re: Colours of the Morning

    Many thanks for your comments Bruce, Grahame, Joe, John and Paul. These images have been cropped but I could consider taking a bit more off the top, particularly for the second. Interesting to see that some of you prefer the second shot. I can see why, despite the first having the more spectacular sky.

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    Re: Colours of the Morning

    very nice work here. The first is very dramatic, but I think I would rather hang the second one up if I had a large wall for it.

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    Re: Colours of the Morning

    Thanks James.

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    Re: Colours of the Morning

    Quote Originally Posted by Stagecoach View Post
    Dave,

    Both great captures beautifully exposed and having viewed them full size I wonder if there would be merit in cropping some of the upper sky area in both. I do not generally comment on cropping but moving them around with the Lytebox suggested the potential as it seemed to give them even more impact.

    Grahame
    I agree on both counts. Lovely images and cropping might be in order...

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    Re: Colours of the Morning

    Thanks Richard

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    Re: Colours of the Morning

    Dave, those are nice pictures. I must have slept in that morning. The second one must have been taken from the top of Mt Coot-tha. I know the view well but have never seen it in that light.

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    Re: Colours of the Morning

    Quote Originally Posted by TonyW View Post
    Dave, those are nice pictures. I must have slept in that morning. The second one must have been taken from the top of Mt Coot-tha. I know the view well but have never seen it in that light.
    Thanks Tony. It was Sat I think, both taken from the Green Hill Reservoir
    which has a similar view to Mt Coot-tha.

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