Yesterday I had posted a sun set photo to bid farewell to 2013. Today I share a sunrise photo to welcome 2014. Though the sun is not visible its rays promise its imminent rise and thus providing the Earth with much needed light and warmth.
I took this shot on one March morning in the Himachal village of Kalpa. The clock showed 5.15 a.m and it was freezing cold outside. I found the sunrise to be so beautiful that I did not want to take my eyes off the spectacle. Setting the camera and taking photos was seeming like a distraction. But soon my photo enthusiast's urge overcame my nature lovers' urge and I managed to click a few shots :-) Here the sun is rising behind Mount Kinnaur Kailash which according to Hindu mythology is the winter abode of Lord Shiva.
May the sun keep shining on all my TE friends through out the New Year.
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holmertz (43605) 2014-01-01 2:32
This is a fin photo to start the new year. The light streaming up from behind the dark mountains could really make us believe they are sent from a God hiding somewhere. The effect is magnificent and you managed this difficult exposure very well.
Kind regards and a happy 2014.
CLODO (31606) 2014-01-01 2:48
An enchanting view with the shadow of the mountain on the clouds, and a hope message for 2014.
All the best for you
marabu61 (9189) 2014-01-01 3:44
A very apt motif to celebrate the coming of the new year indeed. Like the rays of the rising sun we welcome the new year that lies like a blank canvas in front of us.
I wish you a very happy new year
Silvio1953 (128185) 2014-01-01 3:55
Ciao Subho, fascinating mountain landscape, wonderful warm colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year, ciao Silvio
jhm (142762) 2014-01-01 5:02
These sunrise is very extraordinarily through the steam of the morning fog.
Perspective and depth are perfect.
Also these picture here is a very lovely picture.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice first day of 2014,
Noel_Byrne (26525) 2014-01-01 5:23
What a display, and what a perfect shot to share on this first day of 2014. Amazing how the light rays have detailed the outline of the mountain like this, its a stunning show, and I can see what you mean about using the camera being a distraction. However, I am glad you did click, as this is a fine scene to enjoy on January 1st. THe sense of cold in the blue light comes across so perfectly.
Thanks as always, and the best of everything to you and yours in the year ahead.
subhendu_bagchi (25973) 2014-01-01 6:20
dear Subho, simple composition, but it has a charm surely. Love the sun-rays, love the silhouetted peaks, like those interesting shadowed portion. A nice composition indeed. Thanks.
New year wish to you and your family.
dkmurphys (51326) 2014-01-01 6:28
Superb moment in this capture. I love what the rays have done there. I wish you a great new year!
Cricri (110209) 2014-01-01 7:36
Une lumière divine derrière les montagnes, un moment bien capturer, qui commence l'année en beauté, merci, meilleurs vœux pour 2014
marina7 (8055) 2014-01-01 8:15
magical moment indeed! I've learned to love sunrises too lately:) My congartulations on your excellent shot as a great welcome to the new year!
Best wishes to you and your family!
Fis2 (88713) 2014-01-01 8:34
Photo has climate.
I like POV and colors.
rychem (26690) 2014-01-01 8:35
What a fantastic light phnomenon! Excllent photo with great light management
All the best for the New Year 2014
ourania (35009) 2014-01-01 10:10
I like the mystery and intensity of the lighting effect you captured here. The light seems to be bursting from behind the mountain in a spectacular way and the viewer is captivated, anticipating the impact of the light spreading over this awesome place. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a wonderful year!
pajaran (54102) 2014-01-01 12:05
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Lep pogled ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazan trenutak.
Lepa priroda i trenutak.
Sve najbolje u novoj godini koja je pocela.
An interesting article on the place and moment ...
Nice view ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated moment.
Beautiful nature and timing.
All the best for the new year that began.
Waylim (25368) 2014-01-01 13:45
An excellent and symbolic image to welcome the New Year, a new day, new beginning. Love the rays of light and effect that you have created. Not an easy shot but you did well with balance composition of heaven and earth.
mcmtanyel (15529) 2014-01-01 13:48
...and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.
Your photo shows the separation of light and darkness very well, great idea!
Happy 2014 to you, too!
danos (89577) 2014-01-02 1:08
nice the view as the presentation of the first light of the New Year over the mountain range.The light is captured superb with the colour management to be excellent.
Happy and Prosperous New Year,Danos
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-02 3:00
Great shot to start the New Year's journey Subho, Congrats.
Compact framing. Wonderful execution to catch the halo effect with perfect light management. Details in the silhouetted area is also clearly visible... excellent.
With a belief that you will keep us hot throughout the year,
Nicou (127654) 2014-01-02 8:16
quel rayonnement et lever du soleil derrière ces belle montagnes avec la neige quel effet et iamge splendide compo.
bravo et belle soirée
ChrisJ (102685) 2014-01-02 9:12
I like the semicircular band of sunrays emanating from behind the snowcapped peaks. Good shadow detail and the zoom lens has given the image a flattened perspective effect. Strong light contrasts which enhance the graphic element. A fitting start to the New Year. Have a safe and happy weekend!
jcpix (13726) 2014-01-04 19:23
Ahaha, funny how the natural photographic urges will take over the mind and body sometimes, yeah? :) I'm glad you decided to give in and take the shot for the rest of us to enjoy this moment in time. What a spectacular display of nature, nothing short of beautiful and intriguing. I think the simpleness of the scene speaks loudly to the capture, an amazing display of light and form. Good for you to resist any temptation to try and make this anything more than what it is, or needed to be...fantastic! All the best in 2014.
jemaflor (88043) 2014-01-10 8:14
Great effect wel captured with these mountains silhouettes and these rays of light, tfs.
sevy (15367) 2014-01-13 4:10
A striking effect. Nice you were there to enjoy such thing and to bring back this view to us.
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-01-15 1:44
Great capture of this light scene of the sun rising over the mountain. Well managed.
Didi (58370) 2014-01-16 3:41
Wonderful picture with these divine lights
Very nice composition
COSTANTINO (58651) 2014-01-23 7:50
spectacular view I could say
it looks like a scenery from the space
I liked the lights on the top of the
mountains like an explosion
the effect is magnificent
like the rays of the rising sun
have a nice evening
keshavn (19) 2014-02-09 3:55
Yes and the light was divine, good photo