Got up very early Sunday morning, waiting for the sun to rise in the cold chilling winter air.
When you get up this early, you really hope that your photos turn out, otherwise its just you spending time in the cold for nothing :)
And i have to admit, that i'm very pleased with this photo shoot, it was very worth my while to be up and freezing my butt off :)
Here I am, in our famous Stanley Park. Its fun to be here so early in the morning as its so void of people - so different from the usual loads of people during the daytime.
The sun is rising, and i loved the smoke seen in the distance. I hope you like it.
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bema (26425) 2012-01-15 23:51
Good morning from also cold Germany..
i can admit it ´s mostly a pleasure to be early on the road or in the park and to have fun while doing a creative job and capture..
think it´s really worth to have been out there so early.. like a lot the view you show us here!
have a nice week, see you around, cheers Bernd
aloyho (6798) 2012-01-16 0:32
I was trying hard to look for something to write and finally it's your note that helped. I noticed there are three contrasting elements here. Firstly, you left your cozy warm bed for the freezing atmosphere ourside. Secondly, the texture of the trees and branches contrasted that of the sky and snow covered ground. Lastly, the warm glow from the morning sun bathe the cold blue foreground. All these contrast make this shot exciting and is definately a keeper. Great shot!!!
dkmurphys (58654) 2012-01-16 0:54
I can feel the cold of that scene. Lovely moment, well taken. Also I like the warm line of the sky.
Enjoy a fine week.
JFS (32459) 2012-01-16 2:33
Incredible sharpness and definition, I like your POV, so clever! Fantastic shot my friend!
sevy (58) 2012-01-16 2:48
Nice mood with the diffused light from the morning and the balance got for the colors between blue and yellow. I like the smokes in background and the composition avoiding the overlap between the main elements.
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-01-16 3:58
Beautiful image with very nice clarity..i
live very much the color contrast of the tree and the warm colors of the sunset..very well done
Gigidusud (21147) 2012-01-16 4:01
Beautiful picture,i like it!
snunney (98944) 2012-01-16 4:03
The early morning mood is quite palpable. The composition is excellent with the icy path drawing us into the scene toward the hut and thence onto the gently rising smoke plume. Lovely soft light and understated colours; excellent sharpness. Well worth getting up for.
cagla (4246) 2012-01-16 4:20
Hi Craig, I was also attracted by the distant smoke at the bg, I loved the composition and the calming effect of sunrise. Tfs. Regards.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-01-16 4:20
lovely image this! A perfect composition with such beautiful light and a real palpable atmosphere. Looks cold and I love the smokey clouds - so tantalising. Compelling!
Have a great week - Brian.
francio64 (39888) 2012-01-16 4:32
un genere di foto molto diverso da quello a cui siamo abituati a vedere nella tua photo gallery.
La composizione è comunque molto bella e gradisco molto l'effetto grafico ottenuto dagli alberi spogli e accentuato dalle varie sfumature di colore del cielo di sfondo.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-01-16 5:07
Ola Craig ,
Está linda esta tua foto o céu tem umas cores maravilhosas , gostei muito das silhuetas das árvores em primeiro plano , bons tons dourados , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Sergiom (79557) 2012-01-16 5:26
Le regard suit naturellement la rive dans l'image, ce qui lui donne de la profondeur, vers la fumée à l'arrière plan et le coucher de soleil.
InasiaJones (31566) 2012-01-16 7:07
Beautiful moment where the sky presents its best colours.
I like the idea of the trees in silhouette and your option to shoot towards the mountains, instead of aiming in direction of the cityscape. It's fresh and different.
prasun984 (5590) 2012-01-16 8:36
wonderful landscape shot you have captured from Stanley Park in early morning...
nice framing by the naked tree beside the lake in FG and the cloudy texture sky above the mountains range in BG...
good chosen POV with nice color tones & sharpness...very good light management also...
dta (77972) 2012-01-16 9:44
Hello Craig ,
What a splendid picture , despite of difficult light conditions ! The composition is excellent : the kiosque and the smoke are attractive elements . The orange part of the sky is another great feature of the shot , providing a good contrast to the grey tonalities .
COSTANTINO (65198) 2012-01-16 11:14
a wonderful composition that presents
a fantastic combination of colors,
sunset and snowy landscape
peaceful atmosphere with incredible
sharpness and definition
mauro61 (52855) 2012-01-16 11:16
un angolo di inquadratura bello e particolare con il molo, gli alberi e la splendida tonalità del cielo.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-01-16 11:21
a mysterious atmoshere with superb details and beautiful lights I like the composition and the perspective of the photo, splendid view, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
nikkitta (17066) 2012-01-16 13:28
The capture you obtained deserved from far getting up early in a Sunday and in Winter, must be freezing, but to avoid people is the only way..
The winter landscape is beautiful but with ( in my opinion) adds interest is the smoke rising at the BG
TFS and greetings from Argentina (Summer)
brianmcc (6219) 2012-01-16 13:28
what a cracking composition. your viewpoint on the banks of the river is superb looking along the path towards the smoke of the factories. wonderful light and colours, especially in the sky due to the low sun. great detail and depth of field.
tyro (24766) 2012-01-16 15:32
Getting up early on a freezing Sunday morning has paid off handsomely here - and I do hope that your butt has re-attached itself!
The lighting here is lovely and I think there are two stars of the show here - the tall plume of smoke rising upwards into a still and windless sky, and the little shelter standing at the waterside and with lovely yellow light illuminating its panes.
Lovely soft colours, perfect exposure and, as usual, stunning detail and sharpness.
P.S. Am I right in thinking that this is not an HDR image? You see, the trouble with you is that normally I can spot an HDR picture a mile off, but you have this wonderful ability to do HDR manipulation so subtly that it isn't at all obvious - now that's a real skill!
jjcordier (79297) 2012-01-16 22:01
Superbe photo,très bien composée avec ces silhouettes d'arbres se détachant sur le ciel et avec une lumière et des tons d'image magnifiques.
CLODO (34174) 2012-01-17 0:34
You were rewarded to get this moody picture, with some plae orange hues in the sky over the grey tones. The perspective of the pier leads the eye on the smoke at the background, elevating vertical i-e there is no wind, thankfully for you!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-01-17 2:56
The colors of the photo suggests the cold. The composition is full of poetry. I love this tree, much branched. The diagonal composition is skilful. The quality is excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day.
Cricri (119427) 2012-01-17 9:59
Une récompense de ce levé tôt et de sortir par ce froid, qui semble bien installer, j'aime le cadrage avec les arbres et un espace sur la mer, la vue fantastique du ciel avec le levé du soleil, un joli moment bien capturer
Royaldevon (38776) 2012-01-18 1:55
Good Morning Craig,
Oh, it takes great determination to get up early on a cold winter's morning but your effort was worthwhile! There is enough colour in the sky to add strength to the focal point at th end of the leading path. And, as you note, the rising smoke is a real bonus adding interest and atmosphere.
My instict would have been to go for the depth but your inclusion of the tall tree and the portrait format has created a completely different, successful effect.
Have a good day,
josepmarin (58357) 2012-01-18 10:54
though with a little delay, I want to mention to your third anniversary on the site. Congratulations! You share with us your good photos, in a fantastic gallery.
This composition is really nice, the weak light before the sunrise and the soft tonalities they make us feel the cold of one winter morning in your city.
I like the structure of the framing, with the perspective of the way next to the water, the naked trees, and the smoke in background, with a slight touch of the golden light of the sunrise on the sky.
It's a very beautiful work, my friend.
npecanhuk (75422) 2012-01-18 17:16
No special subject here, but everything was put together in such a clever and pleasant way that the visual results are really beautiful and interesting!
The silhouettes of those trees almost in the center of this image, the smoke in the bg, the colors in the sky... so nice!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, black & white borders, contrasts, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
RhodieIke (11744) 2012-01-19 0:44
Love this Craig, Well worth freezing your butt off, your Pov is fantastic following the path and sea wall to the splendid small pump housing on the corner, then on too the Bg, scene of those gorgeous plumes of smoke, with splendid sky. Love it, Well done, Cheers Iain.
adores (45329) 2012-01-19 16:02
Getting up early on Sunday, and with that cold is really something:)! But you're right, you have got a good shot here. I like the composition a lot. Then, the sunlight in the horizon, the smoke in background and the snow covering the ground creates such a special winter atmosphere.Well done!
kennyblack (4207) 2012-01-21 8:21
Hello Craig, I really like this picture of a sunset disturbed by clouds that make the 'environment a little' obscure but you managed to get the most out to give us this beautiful picture. Very detailed in every detail.
A greeting and good wishes for the weekend ... Marino
skippy007 (12510) 2012-01-22 23:52
Hello Craig, Envy or pity? Getting out out of a warm bed to take photos of a lake and a distant smoke cloud.
Nice shot with some very good leading lines, well chosen POV. I like the contrasting colours of the warm early morning sunlight & the cold grey tones below it. Good detail & colour, I would never have guessed it was an HDR, would like to see a "normal version". I admire your enthusiasm & dedication, getting out of your warm bed on a cold early morning is no mean feat, didn't wet the bed by any chance? ;). Well done
Angshu (56758) 2012-01-23 4:53
What I find most attractive is the layer of the sky hugging the horizon & yes I loved the smoke. You've created the compostion well, the perspective well defined culminating at the glass house structure, with the big barren tree on the left pivoting the shot! Exposure could not have been easy to deal with, but you've mustered it well as the end result shows. Even if it meant freeing your butt off, you pulled off a fine picture here...something definitely to be proud of
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (67748)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-01-15
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 16-50mm f2.8
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/10 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2012-01-15 23:43
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