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Sunrise at Home

Sunrise at Home
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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: 2008-10-04
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-18 0:59
Viewed: 3684
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my Beach

Location Name Murrays Bay, North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand

Region Pacific Islands

Latitude 36.734º S

Longitude 174.750º E

This was just after sunrise and I wasn't sure if I'd caught the bird in the image when I took it - but I did - sorry it is so close to being cropped off. . .

It is a safe swimming beach for the family, and there is also a boat club for junior sailors in the Bay as well. Murrays Bay Sailing Club is a very well known club with good results in yachting competitions, both in New Zealand and overseas.

This wharf / jetty at Murrays Bay is used for recreational fishing mainly. Come summer, this is a very popular place for the children and many spend all afternoon jumping off the wharf – when the tide is in. Much to the dismay of the fishermen – no fish are around then!

There is an adjacent grass reserve and playground area as well. There are walkways leading along the cliff tops with spectacular views of the coastline.

We have lived here for 20 years now. First we lived in an old beach cottage, but 13 years ago my husband demolished the cottage and built our home there. We thoroughly enjoy living here in the East Coast Bays.

Miss_Piggy, fiyo, jconceicao, matatur, eqshannon, marhowie, bobcat08, loot has marked this note useful
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Hello Janice
Your place seems like a dream place to be. Reading your note about how safe it is, and looking at the serenity of your image it can only be bliss to stay so close to such beauty. The various layers of gold captured of this sunrise are just delightful, and really beautiful. It makes me home-sick and I am home. It must be wonderful to wake up to such a glorious sight and I envy you experiencing such magnificence for 20 years. Thanks for sharing your home and your haven with us. I repeat: "It is surely a dream place to be."
Kind regards

Hi Janice,
Excellent capture of this amazing, beautiful landscape; great composition, lighting and colours.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-11-18 3:21]

Hello Janice,
The composition of this photo is outstanding. The light is excellent and the colors are beautiful.TFS

Hello Janice,

Fantasti photo of the sunset.
Beautiful colours with excellent definition.
Lighting and sharpness are superb.
Good notes.

Couldn't see any beach here Janice, but this is a fine dawn scene with characteristic warm colours, that lone bird adding a certain amount of dynamism to an otherwise static seascape. TFS indeed!

Ha!:-) Sunrise at hoome OR "Exit stage right"..or left if in the audeince....what a beautiful saturation of wonderful colours..I am happy for you and your newly recovered late spring...give joy! and you show it in your images as well.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-18 9:28]

Hello Janice,
What a beautiful sunrise. Excellent clarity, sharpness and colors. Just beautiful.
Regards Siggi

Hi Janice,
a wonderful moment and the single bird brings live into this shot, I like it very much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Splendid shot well composed with beautiful lights, colours and POV.
Best wishes,

Nice work Janice, I like the golden tones throughout.
The vertical comp works well for this.
And that gull bottom left adds something..
Can't quite put my finger on it though..One of those "intangibles" ;-}

Hello Janice

Amazing colour! This looks like an enchanting place.Presently it is cold and frozen here,this really looks inviting.
The shot has a poster like quality.


Hello Janice,

A beautiful sunrise. you can split your photo in tree different parts. The lower and higher part, and as BG the darker part (hils and so on) Beautiful. When your eyes from below through the center to let go, go top of light to dark and back, very special. I suppose a very unique photo. My first impression was Oh, oh to much noise in the middle section, but thats no way my friend.

Have a nice weekend and TFS BOB

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-11-24 22:49]

Belle et chaude ambiance.
Bonne journée.

Hi janice,
Wow! I can almost feel the warmth emminate from the golden glow of this image. The colors are amazing in this wonderful vertical capture of New Zealand. TFS
Paul :)

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-12-23 18:28]

Hi Janice

While it is true that God the Creator gave us many lovely things to behold, to cherish and to enjoy on this beautiful planet of ours, but there probably are few things as wonderful as the rich, warm and spectacular colours of a magnificent sunset, especially over the ocean. Now add a little gull in flight to this scenario and you have an image to treat the visual senses. What a study in orange and black? I just love it.

Well done MF and TFS.
Kia Ora

PS. Pardon me for my short comment as I am rather pushed for time this year. It is more important that I want to thank you for the wonderful friendship you extended to me (and Anna) this past 2008. Also, I want to wish you and your loved ones (Dave and the boys) a joyous Christmas and a wonderful New Year. May this Christ-fest and the imminent 2009 bring you everything that is beautiful and admirable, provide all your needs with blissful abundance, present you with that which is edifying and inspiring, grant you blessed peace and harmony, and bestow upon you a myriad of worthwhile pleasures and breathtaking moments with close friends and dear family.

hi janice!
wow im envious, if this is what i see from my house everyday i'd probably never leave it and just be a full time bum ;-)

happy new year!


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