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Copyright: Allan Barredo (allanbarredo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 550 W: 68 N: 640] (6390)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04
Categories: Nature, Mood
Camera: Olympus C-4040Z
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-30 21:51
Viewed: 2008
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sunrise, Lake Caliraya, Laguna, PH

God's gift to start off the day, something to renew our strengths and give us vigor to face the challenges of the day ahead. This is my comfort zone.

I've taken countless shots of sunrises and sunsets. I thought I've seen them all, but nature has a way of surprising us. I just have to take another one...

Thanks for dropping by!


The leaves... I know Im going to receive flak for them. Believe me, they are a small trade off for this POV. I don't want to clone them out as it will diminish the "realness" of the scene in front of me.

Sometimes the perfect way to show a beautiful scene is to include the imperfections in them...


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Incredible colors! Sunrises are like fingerprints in their homogeny.

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  • Noslo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 70 N: 117] (920)
  • [2007-05-30 21:58]
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Beautiful light Allan! Great shot. I would have found a way to not include the branches of that tree, but it is still a beautiful shot.


absolutely stunning shot. Great contrast from the rich colours on the left to the darker tones on the right.
The leaves are a distraction though. But I understand that sometimes, no matter how far you try and move, you cant quite get the perfect POV when large bodies of water are in the way.

Hi Allan!

Lupet ng kulay nito bro! galing din ng reflections. Mas maganda siguro ito kapag may interesting object sa foreground. TFS


Hi Allan
This is a fantastic shot. Such rich colours.
Well Done

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  • kojak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 161 W: 0 N: 72] (666)
  • [2007-05-31 1:13]
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Wonderful scenery! Great colours, I like your pov;)
geert ;)

An absolutely amazing sky! Fantastic colours. Perfect exposure.
The leaves in top left do add some balance to the dark area in bottom right. I think it works well.

Beautiful, vibrant colors. Well composed with amazing, dramatic details in the sky.


Beautiful picture. Yes, I fully agree with you, nature shows plenty varieties of their existance. You captured one of those very well. I like the reflection of colorful light and formation of clouds.
Great shot Allan.


I like the leaves Allan! Let em' eat cake! Superb shot, wonderful colors! Excellent sharpness! You did just fine!
I'll be back.........

Hi Allan,
Pagkatahum bro. amazing sky, stunning colors and awesome reflections. the leaves are fine with me.

Hi Allan,
This is overwhelming...absolutely amazing. Wonderful penetrating colors, reflections...pefect sharpness...incredible!!

Whoah! Tahum!

As always, a beautiful sunset photo from the master.

Migs, pwede ka na exhibit sa Marbel pagpuli mo. kun maka timing ko, pwede ka sinabad, kahit salim-pusa lang? :D


  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2007-06-04 1:00]
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What a view to start the day - wonderful creation painted by God! Look at those colours - amazing glow. TFS

Maman.... je serais Dieu je serais fier d'avoir fait ša.

hello Allan

magnificient picture with lovely colours+
shapes of clouds have an important visual impact, as weel as their reflections on the water



Hi Allan

Beautiful, it captures fantastic and perfect, so much in the colors, silhouettes and in his good taste. Shot excellent!
Congratulations for the composition and visual!


Hi Allan,

I agree with what you said in the note... you see one sunrise and you think, "wow! never again will I see something like this," and thena few months down the road your hit with a new beauty. I always see these great sunsets going down through my window... but lately I don't bother photographing them because of all the cranes obscuring my view... so much development is happening here to prepare for the 2010 winter olympics. Sigh, very annoying.

But your image! I don't think the leaves are in the way, in fact they hardly cuaght my attention, the colours are to beautiful and they keep your attention 100% Such a nice scene, great lighting and in all... I see now flaws, even the one you mentioned. :)


A superb palette of colours Allan,all for free!
I would have loved to be there to experience this sunset for real.
Your notes are so true; and I agree with your sentiments about beauty and imperfections.
Great DoF,tfs, regards Jean.

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