The early morning freezing fog slowly begins to lift above the morning sunrise as it adds a warm orange glow over Mill Hill in West Sussex, England. The silhouetted trees are sugar coated white following the severe night frost.
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LOOOK13 (19046) 2012-02-07 2:32
Very nice composition.Spectacular winter shot.
yquem46 (38750) 2012-02-07 2:39
A very delicate and subtle one
beautifully simple or/and simply beautiful
have a nice day
warm (!) regards
BennyV (16387) 2012-02-07 2:41
Atmospheric and cold, and very beautiful.
I love the shape of the sun, rising, yet half gone already. Other strong features are the tree silhouette against the orange and that strong white in the bottom right.
SteveH (6269) 2012-02-07 3:13
Hi Brian, a very different image from you and very effective conveying a strong sense of cold. Interesting light on the trees toward the bottom of the image. Cheers, Steve
jemaflor (95343) 2012-02-07 3:57
So lovely shot with this interesting contrast betwween warm lifgt and the cold and icy fg, perfectly captured, tfs.
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-02-07 4:26
Hello Brian - This is magnificent. There is a truly magical feel to the shot. The light on the trees has an otherworldly quality and the sun is just managing to cast a warm winter light. Your recent landscape postings just get better and better. I love it! Warm regards Rosemary
luckybamboo (410) 2012-02-07 4:50
the atmosphere here is amazing! A great feeling of extreme cold, fantastic colors... great job!
tyro (24030) 2012-02-07 5:26
This picture is quite a departure for you and quite different to your usual postings. But, nonetheless, it's a smasher! And you've obviously been sitting on it for more than three years!
A picture in two halves, really: the lovely frosted branches in the foreground with lovely light upon them; and the gorgeous sky with streaks of yellow, orange and red against a dark background. All beautifully composed and perfectly exposed with your usual stunning clarity and detail.
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-02-07 5:53
Excellent atmospheric capture..great colors & sharpness..the branches of the tree give a good depth..well seen!
Royaldevon (37565) 2012-02-07 6:18
I did not immediately recognise this as yours but it is no less attractive because of that.
You have a fine composition of different colour tones and different textures. The sliver of warm light sets the division and the contrast between the two areas.
We had a real snowstorm on Saturday evening and night but Sunday found the area covered in a cold, thick mist, for most of the day. It was poor for photography.
Although still cold, most of the snow has now gone.
My warm regards,
patdeph (35748) 2012-02-07 11:46
what a beautiful sunrise,where I love the colors of the sky and the small part of the Moon,and the superb clarity of the foreground.Wonderful!
Budapestman (82620) 2012-02-07 12:03
a romantic atmosphere with picturesque composition and lights, great shot, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
vasilpro (41271) 2012-02-07 14:11
Superb light management, wonderful composition with a lovely color tones and atmosphere, very good clarity, sharpness and contrast, excellent POV, very nice framework, TfS!
emka (94398) 2012-02-07 14:32
original surise view. I like these sugar coated tree tops very much. fantastic colours. great shot.
prasun984 (5590) 2012-02-07 21:46
Very nice winter composition and presentation with nice frame work, perfect perspective to get strong sense of depth,succesful light management to get sharpness and clarity...nice orange tone in the sky...
very nice shot...
Robert1969 (7160) 2012-02-07 21:59
The picture (even the colors)is cold and warm
together at the same time and that creates
this (with the little Moon)beautiful atmosphere.
The composition and light management are also great.
RhodieIke (11744) 2012-02-07 23:36
Hi Brian, Super capture of this early morning scene, love the Fg, frosty bushes and fantastic streak of light,Tfs, Cheers Iain.
CLODO (33838) 2012-02-08 0:26
Superb soft contrast of colors, with the small sun trying to go through the big clouds.
faletiz (10377) 2012-02-08 7:06
great winter scene with a superb light management. Amazing colors!
Have a nice day
Nard (6972) 2012-02-08 8:11
What a stunning picture, I really like it. Colors and light are incredible both on the sky and on the grass in the foreground. That creates a very strange mood, like unreal. Great shot. I wonder if this is part of the moon we can see in the middle.
dkmurphys (57033) 2012-02-08 9:24
Lovely moment in the freezing time. A picturesque scene, well captured.
Enjoy a fine evening.
avene (12675) 2012-02-08 11:38
love the spooky mood, I find it fits the concept of "winter is always coming", as they say in the "Game of Thrones". the level of detail on the foreground branches is simply astonishing, they look delicate as lace. excellent work, my compliments.
adores (44843) 2012-02-09 15:19
A really nice winter sunrise! We can feel the cold here! I like the frost covering the trees in foreground and then the orange tonalities of the sunrise in the horizon, with the sun slowly showing. Well done!
npecanhuk (74454) 2012-02-09 16:26
I had already commented on it... it's just disappeared as it did your last picture... what's going on?!?!?
Anyway... this one is wonderful! A very beautiful and attractive painting-like photograph!
Special regards to the chosen pov, composition, exposure and colors!
TFS - congrats,
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2012-02-09 19:42
Brian, the palette of colors present are ehtereal. The mood, ambiance and the feel is really relaxing, the whole image is really pleasing and attractive. Love those glowing trees on the FG. Really nice! Superb capture!
danyy (0) 2012-02-10 3:40
moment exceptionnel, la capture au meilleur instant de la journée sans doute, donnant un mariage entre les teintes chaudes et froides, toutes aussi fortes, parfait.
J'aime beaucoup cette photo qui mérite son succčs.
sevy (58) 2012-02-10 4:18
I like a lot this one. A strong mood, a color contrast through blue and orange tones, the sun filtered by the clouds. A great winter landscape.
JFS (32459) 2012-02-10 4:52
Here iˇm again after some days off and I find this wonderful shot. What a moment! the light is fascinating and the colors too. Great shot my friend!
have a good day!
mkamionka (35568) 2012-02-10 9:21
I am speechless here.
Spectacular work of art.
I like very much the light and soft colors. You have captured an interesting contrast between cold and sharp bottom part and warm and smooth.
The shape of the sun is the icing on the cake.
Incredible quality especially for such challenging conditions.
By the way: thank you for your comment yesterday. I did manage to notice it before the TE failure :)
siudzi (34141) 2012-02-12 1:56
Beautiful winter place presented in such a lovely color combination. Like the warm tones of light and frozen vegetation cropped in the fg. The result is outstanding. Thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-01-10
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Sony Alpha 200 DSLR, Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-07 2:15