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What a Wonderful World

What a Wonderful World
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-07
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF-S 18-55
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): ~~ Sunsets & Sunrises part I ~~, Skies, Sunrises, 100 points or more (Chapter 2), !Waxing & Waning, Sunrise & Sunsets [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-30 3:37
Viewed: 12149
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 100
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pre-Sunrise from Murrays Bay, 7 March 2005 @ 07.07

My new camera was only 4 days old when I rose early (yes, early!) to go and try and catch the sunrise. I took many photos and when I looked at them later, I found many had 2 sunspots in the picture, so I forgot about them. But sorting through them today, I found a couple that I’m actually quite pleased with.

The sun hadn’t risen when this shot was taken, and I was thrilled with the colours in the sky and the reflections of the sky on the water and wet sand. The blue colour behind the clouds was a bonus for me too.

The beach is Murrays Bay, our local beach, situated on the North Shore of Auckland. Thewater is the Hauraki Gulf, and the sun is rising from behind Motutapu Island, meaning Sacred Island in Maori. That is Rangitoto Island , the cone-shaped island on the right. It is Auckland's youngest volcano of 600-700 years, now extinct, we hope.

So I hope you like this colourful scene, hand painted especially for me that day. What a wonderful Creation…

red45, dew77, AndyB, TAZ, marhowie, wideload, Paulosousa, thistle, PDP, Callie, Alan_Kolnik, bullybeef53, greghume, scottevers7, Luc, Comandante, ddg, mrower, gerhardt, JeanMichel, liquidsunshine, Signal-Womb, slrnovice2, nospills, Tommysugar, Shoot_Score has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To nospills: Thank youJanice 1 11-17 22:32
To schapman: ThanksJanice 1 08-20 23:37
To CTP: Thanks CTJanice 1 06-07 03:26
To mrower: Hi MichelleJanice 1 06-01 01:56
To Luc: Thankyou LucJanice 2 05-31 10:46
To mjdundee: ThanksJanice 1 05-31 07:10
To Callie: Thanks CallieJanice 1 05-30 22:55
To Nico: Sun ThemeJanice 1 05-30 06:08
To red45: Welcome home Sailor!!!Janice 3 05-30 05:55
To LCannon: Have a good holidayJanice 1 05-30 05:44
To red45: Sunset!!!Janice 1 05-30 03:47
To red45: Welcome back Sailor!!!Janice 1 05-30 03:46
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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-05-30 3:40]
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Ok, Janice, I was going to post sunset from our boat race but I've changed my mind. Your is much better. Lovely golden tones and excellent composition!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-30 3:41]

Hello Janice!
Wonderful sunrise janice.It's a scane from paradise.Colors,DOF,lighting,details,framing and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-05-30 3:46]

Hello Janice,
What a beautiful sunrise you captured!
Excellent composition and superb cloud forms with great colours.
Well worth getting up early for!
Very well done.

Lovely bronze tones to this sunrise Janice. Considering your location, you must see some real beauties. It is a wonderful sight to see the sun come up. Very good POV. Lots of good things in the shot. Nice work. Thanks

Now thats the way to start a day...

Oh my what a powerful, stunning shot! Your new camera does VERY well, the clouds are all so sharp and clear, the sky seems to be on fire. I love the clouds streaking across the horizon! Thanks for sharing such a stunning view! I'm off to Mexico with Julie for 10 days, I hope to capture some nice photos, but I doubt any sunrise I see will equal this!

VEry good exposure , no burnoutes and the wide lens creates a great impression of the fired up skies topping the waters...

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-05-30 5:54]
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Chocolate box stuff! This is really nice, I like (other than I normally would as it is man made) the pier, it adds value. I will post one as well tomorrow and we can compare our outdoor worlds. Maybe we can start a sunset / sunrise theme?

Well done Janice! A dramatic sunset done very well..I like the pier left and distant mountain right that accent and add interest..Very nice!!

Hi Janice, what a wonderful start to the day, you have captured it well, fine tones and a lovely setting.

Superbe paysage, de très belles couleurs.
Felicitations !

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-05-30 8:08]

Hi Janice!
Yes, here world is wonderful. Great picture. Here all is ok. I like it.
Well done.

A beautiful view, Jancie.
Excelent shot and well done on the composition.


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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-05-30 10:45]

Cze¶æ. bardz ³adny pejza¿yk.
Fantastyczny zachód s³oñca, ¶wietne kolory.

Superb shot Janice!
Absolutely beautiful colours, great reflection in the water and wet sand, superb light and really special mood.
I like it very much.
Well done!

Run late upgrade tomorrow. It's good to be back!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-05-30 13:45]

Gorgeous sunset Janice. I love the colours and I really like the way the eye is led in by the clouds in parallel with the jetty. Lovey shot, well done.

Hi Janice
Good for ya - hope you enjoy the baby a lot, and this is one very nice picture of the little island down under, even if certain rugby players could not make it! I'm glad to say, I was hunting dragonflies when they played.
This is a very nice picture,love it, and TFS

I came to the conclusion years ago that the sunrises and sunsets in NZ are specially spectacular, probably due to the very southerly latitiude and the very clear skies. This picture confirms it. Makes me homesick for the amazing red skies one sees, Rangitoto, and also for the pale pink sunsets in Auckland! I need to come on back down for a while!

It pays to get up early sometimes . And you captured this breathtaking view perfectly . Well done , jim

Hi Janice. What a magnificent painted sunset. Thanks for sharing.

I always like the bird,insect,animal, and plant photos that are posted on this site. But, I really love beautiful landscape shots. This is a superb shot. The compostion and framing are perfect. A beautiful and colorful sky. Postcard perfect, frame it!!!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-05-30 22:05]
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I like sunrises. Yours is very good, Janice.
Such magnificent colors. I wish I was there @ 7.03, 9 March for my birthday ;-)
Thank you very much for sharing.

Beautiful sunrise, Janice.
Very well composed, great colours and very good POV.
Great work.

Wow,what a great shot Janice!
Warm colors,framing and composition are excellent.Very well done!Thanks for sharing.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-05-31 3:34]

Hello Janice, fabuleux sunrise avec des couleurs écaltantes et une belle composition,TFS Didier.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-31 3:57]

Un beau ciel dans cette composition photographique agréable à voir. Très jolies couleurs et bon point de vue.
Wonderful colored sky & water in a well done shot !

Hello Janice,

very nice colours and reflections. The frame you have choosen gives this dramatic atmosphere a noble appearance.
A great shot for a full load of home memories.

Thanks for sharing.


Great shot Janice. The colours are just wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing this one. It would make great wallpaper for your computer.

This rocks! The pier forms a nice leading line and the it anchors a fantastic "deep" impression. The skies are beautifull.

This is both a wish I was there and wish it was mine shot. :)

One of your best Janice. It's a pleasure to look at, frame it and hang it up.

Hello Janice,
This is a beautiful composition, with a strong feeling of immensity. I like all these colored lines in the sky and the jetty leading the eye to the horizon.
Every single detail, sky or earth, is well in the frame, with contrasting colors and light. Congratulations Janice.

Perfect Janice,
absolutely perfect. I love the colours.
Thanks for posting

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  • DLM Silver Star Critiquer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 2] (124)
  • [2005-06-04 7:10]

Hi Janice,Amazing photo ,wonderful colours copper tones against the blue sky .
Well done.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-06-04 20:42]

What a wonderfull landscape, very nice colours & details, very well composed Janice :-)


Wonderful sunrise Janice, this is my favorite of the three. The sky looks absolutely amazing and the colours are so strong. Scenes like this are well worth the early rise and I just can't seem to do it. Very good work.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-06-06 23:46]
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Hi Janice,
This is an awesome sunset photo.The Color tones looks amazing.Nice Frame.TFS

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  • edji Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 83 W: 8 N: 22] (426)
  • [2005-06-14 9:20]

What can I say... Wonderful!

Wow! I'm speechless. Such a wonderful view with all those spectacular variations in the sky. You have a great camera.

Hi Janice,
Wow, but this is a real beauty and I also enjoyed reading your note.

P.S. this one goes straight to my favourites.


Hi Janice, I do indeed like this scene and boy is it colourful! Beautiful colours, as you say, almost like a painting. The light, colours and movement of the water are fantastic and I like the contrast with the black of the backlit pier, tree and hills in the distance. It manages to be both dramatic and peaceful all at once. Wonderful shot :)

Good shot, great details, nice reflection

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-10-07 13:26]

Beautiful picture Janice!
Nothing wrong to say. It demonstrate that great pictures belong to peoples who wake up early. Shame I'm a morning sleeper, but the older I get, the earlier I wake up. I should be ok in my 80s to take pictures like yours ;o)

Very nice shot!
The ambiance is great and the colors are just perfect.
Nice compositions, details and POV.

Nice work Janice... I'm from Murrays Bay and walk on the beach and the walkways every morning with my lady and my pooch. You capture the place really well. Thanks

Really incredible colours! The sunset are always particular!
Congratulation Tom

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2005-12-13 0:23]

Wow! Another great picture! Wonderful colours and very nice POV. Tfs!

I really love this! Such a beautiful country! I must learn from you and get up early as I must miss so many of the best shots while I am snug under my duvet!

Nice shot! Beautiful landscape, the bright colours are fantastic, great photo, excellent work!
and many thanks for sharing!
I like so much!
The composition gear up for a very fine result.
this one is the best for me

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-03-16 6:53]

Bonjour Janice!

Superbe couché de soleil,la lumière est éclatante et les couleurs sont merveilleuses. Félicitations pour cette grande composition très agréable à regarder. Vous mériter grandement les 100 points attribué.



Hello Janice!

Great shot, which I added to my Themes.

As you know I just set this up with your help!
Thanx again!

So long, J.

PS My greenie made this a "centurion shot" ;)

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