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Fishing at dawn...

Fishing at dawn...
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Copyright: Dawn McKenzie Wykes (Dawn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-10
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 17-85 f/4-5.6 IS USM, Heliopan UV
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/2500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): New Zealand dawns (sunrises), PLAGES ET COTES DU MONDE [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-15 0:05
Viewed: 2360
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here we are at Bowentown Beach, Bay of Plenty, I woke real early, had my camera ready the night before, battery charged.. clothes ready to put on..crept out of the motorhome, left the boss sleeping! :-)

Off to the beach, one man sitting on the rocks, one man on the beach, both fishing, and me.... So here is the man on the beach... I chatted to him, and watched him catch a fish while I was there.. hope he got to catch more as the morning progressed.

Life is good at the beach....

Thanks for taking a look and Im always happy when you leave a critque or comment..even if its to tell me.. Oh not another sunrise! he he...

Warm wishes

Kilted-Arab, jaja1970, tfebbo, vsinopoulos, shelbeesmom, kokos101, milas, Dingo, ScottHale, JohnTulip, orbiter, cstathoulis, s_a_s_h_a, geterdone has marked this note useful
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To Dingo: Your eyesightDawn 6 03-16 05:51
To Janice: LOL..LOL..Dawn 1 03-16 04:49
To Hitbit: naughty boy..Dawn 3 03-15 15:33
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Love it Dawn the picture as well as the fishing. A pic with lots of quality Great sunset colors and sharpness. Well done.
Did he catch anything?

Grtz Pim

Sunrise..? Could be worse, could be a cat in it!

This is a lovely photo - the silhoutte of the man and his rod (oooer Mrs) stands out very nicely and there''s a lovely wee glint off the fishing line itself. I like the fact he is standing so close to the water, in the area where the tide has just rolled back. I think that is more appealling than if he had been in the water.

Maybe..just maybe..i'd have liked to have seen the man a smidge closer to the left edge, but that's probably only because i'm trying to add a "critical" element to more of my critiques!

Very nice image, Dawn - and very well captured with you shooting straight into the sun.

Hi Dawn,
Great silhouettes, contrasts and brilliant colors, very well done, thanks for sharing,

what an outstanding picture
very beautiful colours and the fisher gives it more depth
its really a good picture

Hi Dawn,

This is AWESOME!!!

You also catched a great Picture!

Fantastic Job, everything is Perfect in your shot.



Hi Dawn, you have a name that goes well with the image. I love the hues and textures, the tones and ambience that you hve captured so well and vividly here. You have a great pov and have caught the man well into the act of fishing.

beautiful capture. Lovely colors and tone.


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  • linz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 77 W: 29 N: 161] (1742)
  • [2007-03-15 5:32]

Hi Dawn
When you can shoot a sunrise as well as you do we can say nothing but bravo...

TFS Lindsay

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2007-03-15 6:41]

Hello my dear friend,

Nice shot... great captured, excellent colours, sharpness and of cos, a good catch!!!! What a big catch you have that morning, as people always say, early bird catch the worms.. hehehe, you catch a big one! Congratulation... so do we have it BBQ or just stir fry? :P lol

Cheers buddy

Hello DAwn!

A last critique before I go up to join my boss who is sleeping (^_^). It is 01:00 AM here (LOL !)

It is always good to wake up early . Photo hunts are very successful in early hours. Neat composition and fisherman well spotted . Bravo!

Rooooo ZZZZzzzzzzz (^_^)

Personnally , I avoid white borders with so warm colors ( I would rather opt for a black border and thin orange line and signature ). Again it is personnal taste. Just my thought

Hi Dawn,
A wonderful sunrise you've captured here. The addition of the fisherman adds an additional element of interest to the shot particularly given that he is silhouetted against the stunning bg. Wonderful photograph. Cheers, Todd

Hi Dawn,

Wow!! Superb shot! Very nice POV, great fisherman's silhouette and the golden hues of the sea and sky, terrific.

Very pretty shot Dawn.
Interesting motive. Great atmosphere. Harmony of atmosphere, colours, lightning. . Very well done. tfs. k rgds. Stev

Good for you getting up so early, or else you could have missed this beautiful scene. I like the diagonal composition and the way the fisher is silhouetted against the lovely colours of the sunrise.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-03-15 12:55]

merhaba Dawn;
Super bir kare ama ordan balık çıkacağını hiç sanmıyorum :) tebrikler selamlar

hi dawn!
beautiful dawn, great colors and silhouettes,excellent!

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2007-03-15 13:59]
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Just so I get it straight this time: a sunRISE, early in the morning ;o). Beautifully captured, of course. No remarks on the compo, other than that you might have cropped more from the bottom to move the horizon off-centre. Speaking of which, why didn't you level it Dawn, I wonder? You know I always see that ;o)).
Anyway, TFS.

merhaba dear dawn
beautiful gold colours.beautiful fisherman and silhouettes.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

The golden orb of the sun is well captured here. Many times it looks like a blurry mess in pictures but it's very good here. The detail of this semi-silhouette are well captured and the compostion is superb. I LOVE the moody feel of this shot. Nicely done...I'd be proud of it.
I never get tired of a great sunrise (or sunset) photo.
Well done,

Oh not another sunrise! he he...

But what a wonderful sky Dawn - awesome colours. And it's a well composed scene too.

Trust you to stop and talk to strange men on the beach!!


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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2007-03-16 5:11]

Hello Dawn.
Great composition. Looks fantastic and very effective. Nice colors.
Well done.
Best of Luck
Janek J-23

:) follows

Hi Dawn
This is extreme good picture, lovely compostion with perfect timing, i just love the colour and lights in this picture, purely magic.

well done


Wow DD
First of all I used to do that myself on the NortSea Coast .. best in winter .. a few good friends .. food and drink 'petro-max' lamps all night long! The Fish?
Cod up to 15 -20 pounds TFS

Hi Dawny,

Another beauty my Kiwi mate. Hey! I must get up early myself next week if it means I'll get some shots like yours here. I'm off to Cornwall for the next ten days so hopefully I'll have a few great shots to show you when I come back. However the UK weather forcast is for snow over the next few days :(

Great composition, lighting and detail here Dawn.

Well done


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  • Iwon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 0 N: 99] (8183)
  • [2007-03-17 8:53]

Wery beautiful colours and the light...

OH BOY!! Another sunrise! Outstanding composition Dawn! Nice deep colors! What a treat to spend a morning on the beach. I'm about 50 miles from the coast, so it is rare to be there early. This is very nice!

Dawn what can I say but WOW!!!

This is reall postcard quality work! The goldern colours, the fisherman all contribute to an amazing composition! I wish I could photograph like this too! (^_^)

Well done

Bonjour Dawn,
And excellent picture of the sunset at the beach,good composition with great colors and reflection on water and beautiful point of vue..Très jolie photo..

Hi Dawn,
It's a beautiful gold sunrise with lovely composition and amazing sky and sun reflection on the water.

Good work

Dawn, you do a mighty fine job with the sunsets. Hope we see more from you soon. This is very nice, super nice rich colors, lovely composition, great silhouette of the fisherman...the water has a really nice loook to it with a great reflection. Very good shooting Dawn!


Hello Dawn,
great compo for this beautiful sunset. The man is well positioned in the frame and colours and shades are beautiful. Great atmosphere!
Thanks for sharing


Beautiful sunset seane. Good tones here.

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