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The prelude.

The prelude.
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Copyright: Mark Galea (magal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-08
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-06 12:13
Viewed: 4112
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Friends,
In my last posting, I indicated that I now have the means to upload shots from my work location in Libya. This sparked quite a series of excited comments regarding the possibility of my photographing wildlife here [in Libya]. I really would like to fulfill such expectations but my work does not leave much time or scope to afford to one's past-times. Moreover, the place where I'm stationed is really very barren and does not support a lot of wildlife.
The shot I posted is one I took last summer. That day dawned uncharacteristically cloudy for July and in fact we had a brief but quite violent thunder storm in the early morning.
I set the camera on a tripod with a CP filter up front and used the remote shutter release. WB was set on cloudy and the camera's colour correction setting was put on 'warm'. This setting has the same effect of putting on a red filter. I used the narrowest aperture setting and underexposed by one stop.
Thanks for watching

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2006-12-06 13:13]

you got some nice dawn lines on the rising sun going into the well lit canopy..the redness seems to suggest a sunset..infra red at night ..ultra violet in the morning..
its a good descending shot because of that

Hi Mark,

Lovely shot - very impressive sky and sunrays - nice balanced composition too.

Your use of tripod and narrow aperture suggest the shot should be pin sharp - perhaps the image lost a little sharpness in the post-processing, seems just a little soft to me.

But I love the colours you have achieved, really nice work.


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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-06 18:38]

Very nice landscape Mark with wonderful warm colors and excellent light effect.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, colors, DOF, focus, sharpness, lighting, reflex, framing.

I like it: notes.

I don't like it: nothing to grumble.

Another success for your portfolio.
Regards... Ricardo

beautiful peaceful photo, lovely colors...TFS

Hi Mark,
Beautiful sunrise and sunrays. Nice composition, exposure, and sharpness. I like the atmosphere shows in this picture. Very well done and TFS.

Hi Mark,
Amazingly beautiful sunrise sky [First I thought this was sunset]. Colors, sunrays, reflection, and cloud formation are all great. Nicely composed picture and well framed.
Superb shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-12-07 8:17]

Hi Mark.
Beautiful composition.Nobly clouds and amazing warm colours.Great moment.
Perfect capture sunrise.Well done.
Regards Milos

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-10 10:19]

que buenos colores y genial pov. y compo... saludos Mark PT.

The caption "Prelude" may aptly describe the indications of an impending storm, but the picture also comes out strongly as the serene end to a day in July, Mark. The effects you have achieved in this sunset picture through your camera settings are truly marvellous. I love the dispersal of sunrays across the semi-cloudy sky in the manner I used to paint the picture of sun in my childhood days :-)!
You know what? I have stowed away my camera here in Saudi Arabia; there is practically nothing to shoot by way of wild life. I understand your situation in Libya.

hi mark,
lovely shot,
well composed,
colours are lovely,
effect of sunlight is beautiful,
tfs & regards

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-12-12 6:48]

Hello Mark,
This is a great shot. I love the composition, atmosphere and the beautiful sunbeams breaking through the clouds. Great POV and excellent scenery.

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