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What does This mean?

What does This mean?
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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: 2007-12-18
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, 55-200 1:4.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-18 5:28
Viewed: 5634
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Okay , so the Red sky in the morning sailors take warning, Red sky at night Sailors delight, what does the 1/2 Red sun in the morning mean? ***smile***

Its amazing the different mood you can get looking through the lens of your camera isn't it? I mean when I saw this while sitting at my kitchen table, I could of course see a wide view of this big lake in front of my house ( 57 miles wide, 247 Miles long) along my road here are cottages and homes , but looking through the lens , alls I see is the start of the lake freezing, a few geese out there and this big sun rising over the cold water. It really gave me a feeling of how very small I am and alone. Not too many people out on the Lake during the winter, most of the homes and cottages are only for summer people, I'm lucky to live here 24/7 and get to see this beauty all year round.
Although I sure am excited about moving back to Vermont! So yes, I am alone for the first time this time of year but have alot of things to look forward to !! wheee!!!

Heaven, eqshannon, medio, clyman80, Juyona, izler, Silvio2006, marhowie, japiey, Argus, undoredo, lise, pierrefonds, Alex99 has marked this note useful
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Hi Donna!

I'm (almost) sure what it means: happiness. Your notes tend to corroborate what I believe.

At least, even if I should be wrong, it's a happy picture to me. The whole atmosphere, although quite cold, is peaceful and quiet.

I love it...

Kind regards


Back in the 50's and 60's my dad and I would drive out onto the lake in very late winter...there were others out there as well in defined areas of ice fishing. Somewhere near Sandusky as I remember but it has been way too long. I think folks are not allowed any longer...but some go on foot yet...scary thought...

Thanks for the reminders once more and Vermont is not a bad place. My first girlfriend, at age 6, lives there somewhere...a beautiful state full of diversity. Your images from here or there will all suffice.

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  • medio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 2 N: 35] (181)
  • [2007-12-18 6:46]

Hi Donna,

Composition takes precious and precious, the frame and the approach you have done is very good, a very pretty picture.
Greetings Jose

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-12-18 9:18]

Hola amiga,
esplÚndido momento, detalles y tonos hermosos, bello pov,
saludos Donna

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-12-18 9:37]

merhaba Donna
good capturing of sunrise that was giving peaceful sense
i like composition, point of view, lighting, colours, contrast and sharpness
thanks for sharing

Hello Donna,
very well captured of the morning sun in red!
It's give so much peace and harmony feeling and atmosphere!
a good composition that shares
thank you

Hi Donna, ahi ahi you loss half sun... superb sunshine with wonderful colors and fascinating light, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Donna,
It is a strange atmospheric effect, and not often seen..Let's see, half sun in the morning means the sailor can sleep in? ;}
Very nice post & Merry Christmas!

Hello Donna,

Fantastic image, and good concept !!

Happy days:)

jean paul

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-12-18 23:06]

Hi Donna,
Just marking this wonderful post for the moment, lest I miss it, and will come back with a proper critique later.

Hello Donna,
Strange effect from the heavy clouds hanging low over the water!
A rare moment is well captured, good December colours palette...
Are there birds down there? How nice!
Pablo -

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-12-19 2:15]

Hello Donna,
Fine view of an early winter sunrise over the lake. Interesting to see the edge of the newly formed ice and the small flock of wildfowl in this nice composition. One wonders why the sun looks like a large red boat: perhaps its the cloud covering the top half.
Thanks for sharing this one and have a good Christmas,

Hello Donna,
What an amazing and strange scenery you present here!
You've captured very nice moment of the scene, with excellent details and POV.
It looks like red bomb for me. :-)
Nice post with your note.
TFS and regards,

Hi Donna ,
very nice seascape with lovely light.
great composition.


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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2007-12-19 16:55]

hi Donna,
This is a rare capture! I've never seen anything like it, it's beautiful. Thanks for sharing this interesting sun.
Very well done.

Hi Donna,

A fantastic shot of the sunrise covered halfway by the clouds over lake Erie, a well framed photo giving out god results. thanks for sharing.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-23 11:04]

Hello Donna

A wonderful catch of this red sun in the morning.I was taught red sky in the morning meant sailors warning,so half a red sun in the morning means half the day will have bad weather,followed by partial clouds and periods of sun in the afternoon with a 10 percent POP.But if over 50% of the local cows are lying down the POP could be higher.LOL
What a magnificent grab.That patch of orange red is like a laser beam focal point.
The colours are sombre and the atmosphere created is excellent.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-25 8:42]

Hi Donna.
Nice observation and cute registration. I also like your interesting note too. Pleasant modest colour palette and excellent DOF/details create a nice impression. TFS and best regards. And Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for you and your family.

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