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The Edge of Sunrise

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 11 August 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Don Smith's book "On the Edge" has been so helpful to me and as I looked at this particular stage in the Saturday morning sunrise, I thought about some of the "learning points" in his book which are supported by totally relevant photographic illustrations, making the entire learning process so much easier for me.

Here, we have what I like to call "The Edge of Sunrise" where night meets day, first light touches ground and water and, as a result, begins an ever-changing and unique process of events never again to be seen.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/25 second F/22.0 ISO 400 31 mm

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
; Earth Wind and Fire

Chris Anderson from New york, United States

Nice sun setting photo, Love the silhouettes in the front, adds another dimension.

11 Aug 2010 5:30am

@Chris Anderson: Hi Chris Thanks very much for your comment. Atually (and unfortunately, yawn) this was a sunrise rather than a suunset but it was indeed beautiful - thank you for finding my blog :-)

Cruz from exurbia, United States

The colors -- the sun rays -- everything is just perfect!

11 Aug 2010 5:59am

@Cruz: Thanks very much Cruz! I appreciate that.

Dimitrios, think positive. from ATHENS, Greece


11 Aug 2010 6:10am

@Dimitrios, think positive.: Thank you Dimitrios!!

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

simply wonderful!

11 Aug 2010 7:37am

@Olivier: Thank you Olivier - I like your posting for today :-0

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

These peaceful colors are just stunning... 5***** Denny, you did great work here ! Have a nice day :)

11 Aug 2010 10:15am

@Tamara: Hi Tamara and thank you very much :-)

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

stunning - I give it 5 stars as well!

11 Aug 2010 11:16am

@Scene by Sharon Photography: Thanks Sharon! You all are too kind :-)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully framed and composed Denny! Definitely 5-stars!!! Bravo! ;-)

11 Aug 2010 11:32am

@Eric Cousineau: Hi Eric- Thanks very much sir!

Robbie from Houston, United States

What a awesome shot! Well done.

11 Aug 2010 12:41pm

@Robbie: Hi Robbie - I appreciate your comment - thank you.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wow, even better than yesterday. You nailed it.

11 Aug 2010 1:27pm

@B. Thomas: Heavens! Thank you Barbara! I appreciate it.

Sunder from Chennai, India

Stunning shot...Love the sunrise, sunrays, lighting, reflections.....
Well - to cut a long story short....I like pretty much everything in this shot...
Splendid work - Denny

11 Aug 2010 2:10pm

@Sunder: Thank you Sunder - thanks alot!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


11 Aug 2010 2:26pm

@john4jack: Hi Jack - Thank you very much for that!

Andrea from Regina, Canada

I like the edge approach, with one side of the picture already golden and the other side just waiting for the touch of light. Great photo.

11 Aug 2010 3:32pm

@Andrea: Hi Andrea - Thanks very much - Yes that's how the clouds were behaving at that timne - made it interesting for sure.

Marie LC from France

5*, splendid !

11 Aug 2010 4:44pm

@Marie LC: Hi Marie - Thank you so much - I like your stairway photo.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Lovely composition, sunrise is often a wonderful moment and you've captured this one perfectly.

11 Aug 2010 5:04pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Hi Evelyne - Thank you - I also like your photo today !

Surubhi from Delhi, India


11 Aug 2010 5:05pm

@Surubhi: Hi and thank you very much for visiting my blog !

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Nothing could be more lovely than a sunset like this :) Beautiful !

11 Aug 2010 6:04pm

@MARIANA: Hi Mariana - Thank You very much!

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A breathtaking scene, with the sun perfectly placed.

11 Aug 2010 6:28pm

@Curly: Thank you Curly! All the Best!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A stunning capture, Denny! The colors and reflections are beautiful. It's amazing how much the color changes as the sun rises. And the colors do so much for the mood. Your "Dawn's Mirror" had much more blues and pinks. A nice shimmering gold on the water here.

11 Aug 2010 8:29pm

@Steven: Thank you Steve - it was amazing watching that transpire and the water certainly does add another dimension Thanks Again!

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Love the golden reflection on the lake! Stunning shot! Would love to be there right now!

12 Aug 2010 1:27am

@Wild Mustang Photography: i Pan - it was really cool let me tell you - light and reflections changing by the minute. Thanks very much!

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Check out that sunstar! The reflection is gorgeous. Very nice work, Denny!

12 Aug 2010 2:06am

@Julie Brown: Hi Julie - Sorry i imssed this! Thank you so very much!

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Beautiful sunrise image with those wonderful reflections and the excellent silhouettes of the posts in the foreground giving a nice interest and balance to the sun, almost like witnesses. The sun and its rays are just gorgeous.

12 Aug 2010 3:12am

@Bettina: Hi Bettina - thankyouvery very much - you are so kind!

Becky from los angeles, United States

another beauty! The rays and reflection are amazing! stunning.

12 Aug 2010 3:25am

@Becky: Hi Becky -sorry, i did not see all of these - Thank you dear. Friday is supposed to be the day! I'll keep you posted.

Bill Brown from California, United States

An absolutely gorgeous sunrise capture with a wonderful starburst!

12 Aug 2010 4:44am

@Bill Brown: Bill I am so sorry - i did not see this - thank you so much for the really nice comment here -I really appreciate it sir!

Don Smith from California, United States

First off - a beautiful image. Secondly, thanks for the plug for my book. I hope it is helping you find interesting images. They are everywhere in nature once we know when/where to look. Hope you are having a fantastic day Denny!

12 Aug 2010 2:00pm

@Don Smith: I am here slaving away at work but you have made my day - Thank you so much Don and you are MOST welcome. I won't go on - I know you are getting ready for Big Sur - all my best to you and Gary for a great workshop!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Stunning! This is so beautiful. Bravo!

12 Aug 2010 4:51pm

@Steve Rice: Muchas Gracias Senor! I do appreciate it - all I really need ed to do was click the shutter on that little Olympus E-510 - God, er, Ansel, er, God did the rest

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

no matter how many sunrises/sunsets one sees, the beauty of them is always fresh. Beautiful and thank you

13 Aug 2010 2:31am

@Skyriani: Hi Skyriana - I completely agree - I love sunsets and sunrises. Thank you so very much for checking it out!

Mike from California, United States

Nice colors, reflection and a sunstar...Great shot !

14 Aug 2010 5:56am

@Mike: Hi Mike - gee I didn't realize I have still some comments on this one. Don, Gary and Scott have all been so very nice to me I just can't believe it. Now you and Steve Loos have joined in - I am really touched and I really appreciate it. Problem is I AM really just a rookie so who knows: one day may be gravy and the next might be that hockey puck going through the glass. But I certainly thank you very much and i LOVE - and I still can't get over - that awesome shot you did last night of the meteors, stars, headlights, highway, and everything else but the kitchen sink and ALL sharp as a tack. Good Grief.. Ok I am out - Thanks again Mike. All the best - Denny Jump

Julie from Easton, United States

Now you see why I loveeeeeee that place! Greatly captured my friend, so tranquil!

16 Aug 2010 4:28am

JD from Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

love the effect you got goin on with the sun here, kinda reminds me of the art deco sun rays, beautiful shot!!!

22 Aug 2010 7:58pm

@JD: Hi JD - Thank you very much!

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

indeed, a place to sit, reflect, and be quiet. wow.

25 Aug 2010 1:56am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

This is beautiful

3 Feb 2011 12:21pm

1/25 second
ISO 400
31 mm