Thursday, March 25, 2010

Skywatch Friday ~ Beauty Before Sunrise!

These were beautiful skies on March 15th and thankfully my husband woke me up from a dead sleep to capture them!  I hit the floor running, as I threw on my clothes, grabbed my camera and tripod, put on my socks and shoes, flew out the door, climbed down the hill and proceeded to set up my tripod on uneven terrain.  Whew....I was out of breath!  The only regret is that I don't think I was fully awake yet, so I forgot to change my aperture.  I changed everything else, but unfortunately it was on f/5.6, therefore the trees and branches in the foreground are not sharp. If I would have changed the aperture to somewhere between f/11 and f/22 like I normally do, everything in the picture would have been sharp and in focus.  Oh well.....lesson learned! Hopefully next time I will be fully awake and have my thinking cap on.  LOL
This was my first shot and as you can see....the horizon isn't quite level. My tripod wasn't cooperating with  me or the uneven ground!



The colors in the sky were simply gorgeous!






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22 comments:

  1. Wow! marvelous sunrise shots.

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  2. Great series, you were awake enough to grab your tripod. I wouldn't have been.

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous...no need to apologize or explain what you thought were imperfections in technique. These are such beautiful images I don't think it would have been possible to "get them wrong". blessings.

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  4. Hello Debra. All are magnificent!
    Such a wonderful feeling to wake up and watch the sunrise unfold.

    Happy weekend and spring.

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  5. Great colors & composition! (Don't ya hate it when the horizon spills!)

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  6. Your photos are absolutely beautiful and instantly reminded me of Group of Seven, Tom Thomson's(google him) work. Your photos are of the same calibre and I love your playlist!
    Smiles

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  7. These are gorgeous and soo unique! Love them, I would have had a hard time getting alert at that time of the morning and getting woke out of a dead sleep too! You have such a wonderful talent!

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  8. I love the streaks of color and the dark trees in the foreground. Wonderful photos.

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  9. What gorgeous colors! Glad you got out of bed for this. :)

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  10. Oh what great set of captures.

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  11. Beautiful pictures. Isn't it great to have a spouse that helps you enjoy what you love? Even to wake you up to enjoy something you might miss without them. there is a beautiful unwritten message behind this experience.

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  12. I think you did great, these are stunning and I would have leaped out of bed too.

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  13. that sunrise is ideal enough i wouldn't worry about the sharpness of the foreground! really nice shots, beautiful!

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  14. Those are absolutely gorgeous colors! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. First shots are outstanding! The colors..I have no words for them, they are too beautiful!

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  16. These are gorgeous! Great shots!

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  17. What a view! Definitely worth getting out of a warm comfy bed for!

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  18. Absolutely stunning silhouettes with great background colors!

    Pixellicious Photos

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