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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, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): ~~ Sunsets & Sunrises part I ~~, Sunrises [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-27 0:39
Viewed: 7721
Points: 48
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What a Wonderful World

Sunrise from Murrays Bay, 7 March 2005 @ 07.10am.

Going through my files I came across some of the sunrise shots I took a few days after I bought my new Canon last year.

This is 3 minutes before sunrise at Murrays Bay last March 7 2005. I noticed that as the sun was getting ready to rise, the sky seemed to get darker, then lighter, and then at sunrise itself it was dark again. I like the colours in the sky and their reflections on the water. And this golden colours was so different from the former photos I have posted, all taken on the same day.

This is where I live at Murrays Bay Beach, situated on the North Shore of Auckland. The water is the Hauraki Gulf, and the sun is rising from behind Motutapu Island. In Maori, Hauraki means "wind from the north", which is our warm wind; and Motutapu means “sacred”.

I think it was well worth it getting up early that day.

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

tinman, PDP, dew77, thistle, marhowie, scottevers7, livios, Dave, Luc, hummingbird24, Athila, Norok, oscarromulus has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To winterpalace: First light in NZJanice 4 11-23 12:30
To oscarromulus: I agree, thanks...Janice 1 04-17 04:02
To scottevers7: Scene every dayJanice 1 12-28 13:17
To Avare: Thank youJanice 1 12-27 23:55
To PDP: Hot and sunnyJanice 2 12-27 12:55
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The clouds and sun colours'game is fantastic. Getting up early in the morning allways pays off.

Regards, Petru

Brilliant capture - superb colours and the framing is just right. TFS

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-27 3:13]

Hello Janice!
Wonderful sunrise capture.Warm colors,POV,lighting,details,large DOF,framing,lovely border and composition are perfect.

Great shot Janice!
I like the vertical framimg a lot, the iluminated clouds looks great too.
It has superb colours and mood, pity that it's a bit noisy though.
I like the picture very much.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-12-27 3:44]
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Hi Janice, this is a very nice sunrise. I like the colours and the turbulence in the clouds. Good composition too. Very well done.

I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-12-27 3:45]

Awesome colours,nice composition.

Wonderfull sunrise with great colours on formation on the clouds, the reflecting colours on the water are a very nice addition to the overall image. TFS

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  • Avare Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 4 N: 75] (514)
  • [2005-12-27 6:13]
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Very nice capture, good colours. TFS

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-12-27 17:41]

Une belle lumière, les couleurs sont surprenante et le reflet dans l'eau parfait.

Merci et Bonne année Janice!


Beautiful sunrise and well done in the vertical Janice. This composition shows off all the layers of lightplay very well IMO. Very well done! Thank You.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-12-27 18:03]

Hi Janice,
Very beautiful view with excellent composition,
prefect exposure and very nice colours.
Thank you and have a happy new year!

Hi Janice,
The portrait framing looks great for this composition. The multiple layers of clouds look great. Beautiful colors in that sky.
I would love to wake up to that scene every day.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-12-28 7:02]

Janice, a great photo deserves a great title.

I like colors and mood a lot.

A simple and beautiful image.

Lovely composition with the sky "filling" a great part of the photo.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-28 12:36]

Janice this is beautiful!
I love the high cirrus catching the sun.
Top to bottom, this is a beautiful sky!
I agree with you, quite the wonderful Painter that treats our eyes to such amazing and beautiful stuff!
Thanks for sharing,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2005-12-29 12:16]

Indeed the world is beautiful, nature can give incredible shows. Very well seen and photographed. TFS


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  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 80 N: 75] (2247)
  • [2006-01-08 18:29]

And beautiful sunset! It catch my eyes. I like to capture sunsets a lot too, and your one is amazing.

Simply breathtaking Janice!

Beautiful layers of color and texture, I'll just bet the air was perfect as well.

Thank you for this wonderful inspiration!

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-01-16 21:59]

Hello Janice!

You captured a beautiful light here. Horizon is on fire, blue clouds look greats with warm colors at the top.
Good work and TFS.

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  • Norok Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 2 N: 7] (191)
  • [2006-02-04 5:32]

merci pour ta critique
tes photos sont superbes

beautiful Janice.....u are fortunate where u live...always wanted to settele in NZ....lived in australia in the outback 17 years....but NZ is my favorite.......this sunset brings so much memories....AWSOME SHOT.....great DOF

Hello Janice,
This one showed up in the middle of the random trio on your profile. It immediately appealed to me. It is like an impressionist painting! Amazing what light we can see just before sunrise eh! Great moodiness in this shot, blown in by Hauraki? I like the sky better than the water. Tfs. Jay

HE is "the" GREATEST painter; and, will remain so till the end that has no end.
No further comment needed.
Friendly greetings from Canada from Mario.

Una belleza y una verdadera sinfonía de colores.
Cracias y saludos.

Hi Janice

Glorious first light in New Zealand. Is the sun always that late in March in the southern hemisphere?



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