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"Beautiful Morning in Arkansas"

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Copyright: Linda Unger (shelbeesmom) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4128 W: 1096 N: 12722] (58278)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-26
Categories: Experimental, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon 24-105 mm F4 L IS USM, Hoya PL-CIR 77mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-02-25 10:24
Viewed: 1537
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
HDR Process! Original posted in WS!
Every time I go to Arkansas I try and get up early to catch the sunrise, before anyone is out. As much as I would love to sleep, and as late as I am up the night before, it is ALWAYS worth it!

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  • mugush Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 50 N: 175] (1790)
  • [2011-02-25 10:47]

Yeah you are right it is worth getting up early for the wonderful picture like this one.. you have done your job mate.. thanks for sharing



Hello Linda,

great capture of the sunrise's reflection in the pond. Lovely composition with the canoes and gazebo on the right. I like the warm colours and the cooler atmosphere with the early morning mist.

- Jan

Hi Linda,

an image of true peace with an absolutely wonderful light.A light that is reflected, creating an excellent chromatic effect, on the placid waters of the lake.Great the composition, with the artificial elements at the margin leaving room to the splendor of the dawn.



Hallo Linda
A imagine beautiful and interesting! I like very much details, but particularly in your chosen POV. Congratulations for wonderful image .. and look forward to these
Only well

Gorgeous! Love the subtle light and beautiful colors. Sharp details, nicely composed. Great!

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  • Hudda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 17 N: 59] (296)
  • [2011-02-25 14:51]

bravo very fresh and delicate shot
i like the tones

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  • tcr Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 10 N: 59] (708)
  • [2011-02-25 15:27]

Fine light management on this image.
Pretty colour and nicely composed picture.
Well done.

  • loribird Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 920 W: 109 N: 1182] (5561)
  • [2011-02-25 20:16]

Oh Linda, this is fantastic. Looks like a beautiful painting. Magnificent lighting color and composition. Just love it. TFS and have a great weekend, Lori

Hi Linda, This one was well worth it. It is great to see you even managed to capture the mist over the water. Fiona

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  • Mitch Gold Star Critiquer [C: 240 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2011-02-26 4:42]

Worth the early rise, Linda.

Sunrise reflected from the lake certainly has me in awe.
The tiny splashes of reds from the life rings on their posts are great, as are the two sitting in the gazebo.

The subtle colours of the tree lined lake offset with the stronger more vibrant blues of the upturned canoes, again a nice touch.
For me, the finishing touch to the shot is the gentle layer of mist just rising from the edge of the lake in the distance.

Beautiful shot,


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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2011-02-26 5:30]

Hi Linda,

As the saying goes, "The early birds catches the worm." What a peaceful, beautiful shot. Don't know what kind of processing you did, but this turned out well. Of course it wouldn't have turned out as well without your excellent compositional skills. Thanks for showing use how well you do with Corel PaintShop, I just purchased it and really like its capabilities so far.

Have a nice weekend!


Bom dia Linda
You have find a light to show your talent. Very beautiful. The light is tender and strong at the same time.
Um abrašo

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2011-02-26 14:58]
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Hi Linda,any chance of seeing the original? I just admire your PP work here,what a terrific mood you have composed,love it.

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-02-26 17:42]

A beautiful image with outstanding composition! Love your HDR work - it still looks very natural but with very fine clarity.

I know given a choice I like to get up at the crack of noon! So, I have seen many more sunsets than sunrises.

Nicely Done


Hi Linda
It's such a beautiful morning as you said. I like the mood and composition.

Hi Linda...this is beautiful...great amber tones and details. Excellent work.


  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2011-02-28 3:38]

Love this !!!
Superb light and tones.

thanks a lot,

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  • HienVy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 369 W: 18 N: 697] (4273)
  • [2011-02-28 12:49]

I agreed with you on the title of this photo, Linda.
The reflection of the sunrise is excellent.
The light is great as well as the color.
Have a nice week

Hello Linda,

Wow, what a beautiful sunrise. You've created a peaceful and a bit mistycal atmosphere in this compo; love the soft/warm colours and reflections. The lightmanagement is great.
Beautiful to see in the depth some fogginess over the water.

Excelent compo, regards,

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