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before sunrise

before sunrise
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Copyright: Jack McGrane (jackal) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-03-29
Categories: Daily Life, Nocturnal, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Pentax K3, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
Exposure: f/22, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-03-29 0:33
Viewed: 1472
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
If I had to select a favourite subject it would be long exposure seascapes taken before sunrise.

I only take these shots at certain times of the year when I am driving to work and see a possible nice sunrise about to happen - which means I am late for work but as my boss is in Brisbane I have a 2hr window before he gets to work.

The island in the distance is a volcano called Rangitoto which erupted 600 yrs ago and the rocks in the FG are volcanic from an eruption from Lake Pupuke which is about 1km behind where this was taken from

ISO 100
1 sec at F22
1 RAW image with two exposures one for sky and one for sea blended together - it was too dark for me to fit a Grad ND filter

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To mesquens1: sunrisejackal 1 03-29 21:53
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Bom dia Jack,
For me this is one of your best pictures.
A short distance achieved between sea and sky and the abyssal depth are your major assets.
To keep.

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  • jods Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 101] (578)
  • [2016-03-29 10:30]

Bonjour Jack,
Tout simplement sublime, quelle maitrise! félicitations,

Hi Jack

You have a beautiful drive to work. I'm surprised your not late every day. I have to agree with Raimundo, this is one of your best shots. What's not to like? Great dynamic sky with marvelous colours, beautiful crashing waves and nice lighting on the rocks. The blending of sky to sea is seamless. Great shot.

Hello Jack,
Beautiful! Excellent! Like the way you have give much space in foreground. Nice technique.
Thanks for showing your work with us

Hi Jack, as the sun starts coming up later we can start thinking about sunrises again...Not easy to drag the boys out in summer when it comes up at 4.20AM... You're boss would be a meany for making you miss this on the way in. Fiona

Hi Jack,
A fantastic result with such depth and clarity. The waters movement as opposed to the stationary rocks has created a fine effect. Great camera work. Hope the boss is not on TL.

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 121 W: 44 N: 32] (2229)
  • [2016-03-31 12:58]

Hi Jack
The wide angle is great, as well as the silk effect on the water and the impressive sky.

That is beautiful. I love the colors and the motion of the water

"The Sun is God"

A superb seascape Jack. I think you could not have caught the moment better. At 1 second shutter, the enhanced turbulence effect created in the waves is very exiting; "Turneresque"! The cold morning light provides perfect illumination.

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