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Sunrise Clouds

Sunrise Clouds
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Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3879 W: 192 N: 3835] (14563)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-05
Categories: Sky
Camera: Nikon D50, HOYA 52 mm PL-CIR
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-15 2:36
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The month of August comes with darker nights in my location, including more colourful sunrises and sunsets…

This is an image taken before sunrise the other day, showing the sun giving golden linings to some fluffy summer clouds and indicating another hot day to come!

The image is underexposed a couple of steps to achieve a more dramatic effect...

jmp, scottevers7, marhowie, Robespierre, cecilia, valy67, SkyF, Evelynn, Silke, arnabchat, nainnain, limier, oscarromulus, izler, gracious, touristdidi, pierrefonds has marked this note useful
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there is some lovely light in this picture Pablo. The trees frame it well.

In the south of england it is now getting dark at 8:30pm! 2 weeks ago in the north of scotland I was still out hiking til 10:30pm without needing a torch...


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-08-15 3:39]

Hi Pablo

You really have fantastic shies in Norway!!! WOW!
Splendid shot with this almost epic end of a day. The light makes those clouds look on fire :) Great POV, perfect exposure and magnificent composition.

Bravo and TFS

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-08-15 3:59]

Hi Pablo,

This is really a very nice picture. The light is very beautiful and has indeed a golden touch. The clouds look fairytalish. I also like the very dark foreground a lot as the line is so curvy. Well done & TFS!


Hi Pablo,
Nice morning with clouds. For us here a hot and sunny day normally start with clear sky. Very well done to show this dramatic sunrise. TFS.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-08-15 4:25]

Hi Pablo,
Really you have got the desired dramatic effect with the low light and golden clouds. Your comment is applicable to my location too. For example: "Agosto, frío en rostro" (August, cold in face).
This is an emotional shot, that tells about new weather station and its evocations.
Best regads,
José M.

Hi pablo,
Superb shot.Wonderful sky and Trees silhouettes..
Very well composed.



it's a fine one Pablo,
very nice sky shot, the shot is well taken and the qyality is very good, well framed too, well done.
gr. jaap

Hello Pablo, excllent colors, Bg, POV DOf perfect details very crisp, Iv been loking for the perfect sky to photograph. Since have not been lucky. But you on the other hand have take the perfect sky, Great Job, TFAS Kyle

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-08-15 7:27]

Hi Pablo,

Great sky and you captured it well. The colour blue and the white of the clouds are wonderful. My compliments and TFS.



Hi Pablo,
Indeed a very dramatic sky shot. The sunlight coming up lights the underside of the clouds nicely. A beautiful gradient of blue sky across the scene. Excellent!

Hi Pablo,
Nice shot with interesting clouds & light..I went out late yesterday and shot sunset sky myself, hoping for some color...Strange coincidence but the shots I took look very similar to yours..Just clouds with the right light can be very pleasing as well :)
Well done & TFS!

Very nice sunrise. The clouds seem to glow in your pictures. Good Work

Hi Pablo,
I love this sunny clouds, you realy can see the rising sun above them. I like it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Pablo,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure.
Well composed and well framed.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

Hi Pablo,
Great exposure. It gave the photo great contrast between the black tree line and the sky. The reflection of the sun on the clouds is wonderful I like the different shapes of clouds, you can see that they are on different air layers.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-08-15 13:49]

Amazing sky I love the light when it is like this

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-15 14:55]

Hi Pablo
Wowww Great cloud shot. I like the gold colour of the clouds. Good composition with tree silhouettes.
Well done my friend


Hi Pablo,
I think you have shot a fantastic phenomenon which often occurs in your country. I like the very exiting skies in Norway, which are frequently the case.
The almost golden coloured clouds are nicely contrasting against the dark blue sky.
Good work.
Regards, Ruud

Lovely image, well done on the composition and colours.
Well presented.

Wow Pablo this is awesome ! A wonderful morning light and wonderful colors on the clouds.i also like the composition of this picture and the POV, it's nice to have a dark line at the bottom of the photo. Very well done, once again !

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-08-16 3:32]

Hi Pablo,
great sky, good captureda moment. Nice light and pattern of clouds. I like it.
Rgs, Aleksander

hello Pablo,
You have achieved a dramatic effect, no doubt. Beautiful sunset postal, have nice clouds patterns and light. I love this short nice moments, better if they're captured.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-08-16 12:09]

hi pablo
superb sky photo. there are excellent shapes and distrubiton of clouds in sky, light and silhouettes trees in your composition. POV, colours, sharpness and details are great.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-08-16 13:19]

Hello Pablo,
this is such an beautiful sky, looks like the sun transfomed the clouds into gold flakes. Great details and the colors are wonderful. Very nice composition.

I like this a lot, Pablo. There is a lot of drama in this simple composition. The light is super reflecting off of those little clouds. I also like the silhouetted foreground. I'm not sure that the wide white frame adds anything or showcases your image to best advantage.


Evelynn : )

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2006-08-17 2:02]

Hi Pablo!
I've dreamed of seeing the "white nights" of the North. You've fulfilled my wishes. This remarcable half past two in the morning capture gives me an adea about the fenomenon. Of, course, I'd prefer it in late june or early july, but this is compensated by the wonderful gilded clouds sky that promisses a whole (very long! according to the sotherner's understanding) day of good weather.


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-08-18 3:23]

Waow! Your exposure technique has dramatic results here. The colours are astounding. YFS Silke

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-08-23 2:40]

Hello Pablo,
Sorry no time,critique later..:)

this is an absolute dream take, fantastic cloud textures, great light and colors. wow!

Bonjour Pablo
Très joli ce paysage avec ce beau levé de soleil, les détails et les contrastes sont réussis , les couleurs sont très belles dans ce beau ciel avec ces nuages teintés de jaune.
Bravo et merci JP

très stupéfiante photo, très jolie et très nettes

Beautiful clouds Pablo, great colors, well done!!!

Hi Pablo
In your intro you write that you are an amature photographer but with shots like this one I'm an amature photographer.
Happy to see theme and shots that I like so much.
TFS, see you

Hi Pablo,

This is really a very nice picture. The light is very beautiful.


When the clouds break up like this, it is a SURE sign of a warm or hot day. If it gets too hot the clouds dissipate.
This happens,usually, in the early Spring; a sign of its advent.
This my friend is a GREAT, GREAT capture.
People look at them, never registering this BEAUTY.
Thank you for doing so.
Friendly greetings,

Hello Pablo,
My favorite type of sky captured!!
perfect composition with sharpness, awesome colour and pov
thanks for sharing

I lovwe beautiful skies, I love fresh air, waking up excited to see the sunrise.....

Hi Pablo,

it's great the way light hits these clouds, I like morning light but i rarely catch it as I love to sleep :)



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  • juanjo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 167 W: 8 N: 27] (1142)
  • [2007-09-30 10:35]

hello Pablo

great sky with golden clouds, the light is superbe.

your compo with the silhouttes and the sky is perfect



Hi Pablo,

A good POV of the clouds at sunrise, the photo has a good composition and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


Hi Pablo,
Great colour effect in the clouds. Very good picture.
Thanks for sharing.
- Nirmal

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-07-02 19:09]

Hi Pablo,
Outstanding shot of this early morning sky with those wooly clouds and magnificent sunlight effects. Lovely colours and the ambience seems so magical. The silhouetted trees gives a fine touch. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

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