Taken at dawn about 30 minutes just before sunrise. No filters. Metered on Auto. Reposted photo saved at better resolution and Sharpen Filter used. Also following comments from TE members NeatImage was also used to reduce noise.
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sengir (4956) 2004-11-18 13:27
very good decision to repost it. Now it looks truly impressive. With NeatImage be careful, esp. when there's a lot of small details on the picture - because it's easy to end up with noise-free but also details-free picture
saintclaude (1398) 2004-11-18 13:31
Presque trop beau pour être vrai! Très beau travail! Encore, svp...
Hughes (84) 2004-11-18 13:36
Very impressive and atmospheric image Colin. I love the blue tinge to the photo and the layered effect and the low cloud/mist.
tucancr (24) 2004-11-18 13:40
This is a beautiful landscape. The blues are very impressive. Good capture.
HOBO (5276) 2004-11-18 14:57
Rhapsody in Blue :-) Perfect Colin - fine masterpiece!
PLB (233) 2004-11-18 15:01
I really like the blue tones in this landscape. I think that you have waited unitl the right moment to capture this image. Nice to know that no filters were used.
Cool-ice (5289) 2004-11-18 15:23
These colors and this atmosphere are absolutely magic.
Just great, Colin !
ChristianS (2997) 2004-11-18 15:52
Wow, fantastic photo! The blue tones are stunning and the mist gives a sense of mystic, primeval atmosphere. I like how the palm trees are emerging through the mist. Well captured Colin!
Oldtree (2457) 2004-11-18 16:26
Looks like you had good advice and implemented it very well Colin. It is indeed a very beautiful with a fantastic atmoshpere. The contrast of this glowing fog against the dark rocks is just excellent. I like it very much.
kivar (136) 2004-11-18 17:07
wow, that is a great picture! the composition and the exposure are good. the fog and the light are awesome!
sayzey (2358) 2004-11-18 17:19
This photo is very atmospheric, looks like something out of a horror film or something!
efimoore (2126) 2004-11-18 18:36
The blue tones create a special atmosphere. This version is much more impressive then the original you posted. The lines of trees and mountains create nice composition.
eleparc (24063) 2004-11-18 19:33
excellent shot and it is very graphic! i love the different levels of light and tones;;-) this shot is exceptional!
andreineamtu (466) 2004-11-18 23:45
beautiful. never thought it could be so blue the sunrise.. love the fog, and the tree's sylhouettes. good composition and framing.
JesusV (924) 2004-11-19 3:58
Amazing landscape. I love the ethereal and dreamy feeling and the early dawn colors. I also think that the smoothing effect of the noise reduction is also a plus on this shot. Jesus
PixelTerror (0) 2004-11-19 5:04
Hi Colin a superb photo, in addition to the stunning blue color tones, the combination of the mist with the palm trees and mountains creates a splendid mysterious atmosphere.
dkeus31 (27735) 2004-11-19 6:24
Nice blue colors and different lawers separate by the mist.
jbweasle (9373) 2004-11-19 12:41
Colin, so smooth, so beautiful and so much better now you have posted this as a larger size than your first version.
jboj (251) 2004-11-19 16:16
now that's what i call an impressive photo, well done! :)
PLD_images (7149) 2004-11-20 7:49
Wow what a fantastic photo. The light is just perfect here. Great colors and the mist creates a very good feel to the photo. Great work.
emreozkurt (344) 2004-11-25 18:10
hello Colin, this is a blue masterpiece. The fact that you didn't use a filter make this photo even more special. You got very well rewardet for waking up so early:)
alimo3 (6854) 2004-11-25 18:13
wow , very inpressive and magic picture.
beautiful blue tones.
Thanks for sharing.
dsolarov (422) 2004-11-28 10:44
danbachmann (1746) 2004-12-01 13:11
Amazing hues here. The sense of scale here is great
RGatward (20060) 2004-12-16 3:56
Just looking back at your other Cuba shots, this looks magical. Pinar is one of those places I wish I'd got to, but didn't have time, looks like it matches up to reports.
singuanti (15250) 2005-01-14 19:42
wow, can it get any better than that? those blues are surreal. looks like you did a good job of getting rid of noise, because i don't see any. wonderful shot.
KevRyan (22952) 2005-01-14 21:45
This joins my ranks of favourites Colin - the 's' shape in the foreground makes that additional difference for me that elevates this picture into something extra special -fantastic!
Steft (5975) 2005-01-16 5:54
Very nice picture, it's just fantastic! I like the deep blue colours and all the lays in the landscape. Good contrasts, but it's a shame that there is some noice in the picture, especially on the tops of mountains. Nevertheless: fantastic picture!
ngythanh (8578) 2005-01-21 7:33
Thank you for sharing this photographic painting of a wonderful scene!
BAKO (1689) 2005-01-26 18:26
Wow what a fantastic shot,
paolino (1024) 2005-05-23 7:24
Perfect picture, incredible colors and light. well done Paolo
ayobami (1353) 2005-07-21 4:31
Another fantastic image! What wonderful blue tones you've captured, as well as the misty fog down around the trees. Perfect shapes of the tree silhouettes that compliment this image nicely. Beautiful!
tjanze (5674) 2005-07-21 9:04
Fantastic depth on photo.Blue colour with fog is great
Elric (560) 2005-07-26 18:51
A dream photo. Are you sure you had woken up or is this is one of your dream images?
klyee75 (778) 2005-08-15 1:16
Holy..this is unbelieveable....I'm speechless...absolutely gorgeous...I salute you.
gantzt (484) 2005-08-23 18:06
I loved your "Dawn at Vale of Vinales" photo. Wow, what atmosphere with capturing the fog like that and thinking of using the blue filter. It's great.
Valentia (1522) 2005-09-01 6:28
Fantastic! Beautiful composition and exposure.
Nature captured perfectly.
rajhema (1871) 2005-09-18 10:28
Its an art colin. I don't think it is captured. It is such a beautiful effect you presented here. Fantastic
gebala (0) 2005-10-15 15:33
hello, what a breat deep blue, it looks impressive. I admire your work, rgs
marietom (34607) 2005-10-20 12:07
absolument magnifique !
sebautourdumond (3108) 2005-10-21 11:55
Simply fantastic, I love it!!! On my favorite!!
kooki (556) 2005-11-12 5:59
Beautée magique d'un moment unique !!!!
gary91 (15348) 2005-11-12 6:03
Incredible picture. Really a beauty. This is the kind of image I am jalous of when I see it.
Buk (160) 2005-11-26 4:26
banyanman (7789) 2006-01-15 5:54
Wow, what an impressive photograph, Colin. I spotted this on your home page and am glad I saw it as I have added this to my favourites. The layers of vegetation, mist and mountains give this incredible depth, and it has a magical atmosphere about it. How did you get the blue tones - in your original note you said you didn't use a filter, but did you do some PP on it? It looks so unreal to be 'natural' ;) Cheers . . . David
cpolus (187) 2006-02-01 2:29
THe looks very moody, magical and calm. Superb daytime you've chosen here. Interesting scene. I especially like the fog being like a smooth cover for the earth.
larevedere (1259) 2006-03-25 12:24
WOW! That looks great!
jrleborgne (1554) 2006-03-25 12:41
Magnifique, tout simplement.
abulafia (4900) 2006-03-25 12:51
Great shot! i like the blue color, and the myst rising in the valley.
SampraS (619) 2006-04-06 6:20
quality is still not superb, but much better than it was last time !
RP was good decision
- which camera did you use?
samrat_roy1 (697) 2006-04-06 6:35
hats off to your effort. great picture. one of the most eye catching shot i have ever seen.
excellent work. thanks for sharing.
droonsta (423) 2006-04-06 6:54
WOW absolutely breathtaking.. excellent photo A+ dont know what else to say just stunning!
daccy (132) 2006-06-07 12:06
Very nice coulours and a nice serene atmosphere to the landscape.
Petty about the noise and the compression marks.
Focaccino (305) 2006-06-23 18:00
Thats a pretty smart photo, lovely blues!
arnoud1976 (1191) 2006-08-25 7:54
hello colin, magical image. full credits, only MINOR thring is the noise that is visible, but takes nothing away from the comp, light and atmosphere. tfs arnoud
Leia74 (843) 2006-09-21 10:00
Really beautiful photo, looks like it's coming out from a dream. I especially like the mist and the palm tree shadows.
Lucky you who could see this wonderful view...
Amphitrite (1716) 2007-02-15 1:37
Very impressive ;=)))
Nice tones of BLUE.
gpsony (448) 2007-02-15 1:55
Great to see the image was captured without filters. Lovely to see the way the palms emerge from the mist.
irisgwen (20) 2010-04-10 2:18
quel splendide monochrome
le brouillard donne étrangement du relief aux contours nets de la montagne!
Un travail très pictural et esthétique que cette image!
- Copyright: Colin Brenchley (colinbrenchley) (6431)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-09-00
- Camera: Minolta Dynax 7, Minolta 24-105mm D, Fuji Sensia 100
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
- Theme(s): miejsca, hooooooooo, Blue Hour, Cuba Miffy O places to go, mes favorites (1) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-11-18 13:21
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