MORNING HAS BROKEN
The title for this photograph is borrowed from a song made famous by Cat Stevens. According to Cath Featherstone (feather), the lyrics come from a hymn by Eleanor Farjeon (1881 - 1965) and are found in the Anglican Hymnal. I personally prefer viewing the scene with an accompaniment of the the slow movement of one of Beethovens immortal symphonies (the Sixth).
The scene is a sunrise over the Civil War Battlefield in Fredericksburg, Virginia, close to the site from where I had produced another image Light Through the Trees, this past September. A few weeks ago, an exceptionally talented photographer and TE-loyalist, Hakan Delic, visited me. It was a rather bleak day, but we did manage to get off a few shots together at the battlefield. You can see Hakan plying his craft, by clicking on the ws.
The State of Virginia saw the first English settlers in America in mid-May 1607, and during the past year it celebrated its 400th Anniversary. It is the oldest of the 50 states comprising the United States, but it is a child compared to most European nations, and an infant compared with the Middle Eastern nations.
One hundred and sixty km (100 miles) north of Jamestown, where the British first landed, is the historic city of Fredericksburg, which assumed historical prominence in two different epochs. It was the childhood home of George Washington, the first President of the United States and hosted many of the other Forefathers of the Nation, including Jefferson, Madison, Monroe and John Paul Jones. Four score and seven years, later, historical prominence revisited the area. Located at the border of the Northern (Union States) and Southern (Confederate) States, it changed hands a total of seven times during battles of the Civil War (1861-65). On a bone-chilling week in December 1862, the Battle of Fredericksburg was fought, pitting over 85,000 Union and Confederate against each other.
My daily drive to work to teach my classes takes me through a 7-km stretch of the Fredericksburg Battlefield, with the trenches used by the Confederate troops running alongside the narrow meandering roadway. In the early morning it is the rising sun that strikes the trenches at a grazing angle that makes deep trenches of them, and in the late afternoons it is the setting sun in the west that recreates the effect. The hauntingly beautiful battlefield presents a poignant vision of an area where thousands of young soldiers died. The Confederate States were fighting to break off, to secede, from the Union, and the Union Troops were fighting to stop their secession. Most people who think about the event now laymen and scholars alike regard it as a national tragedy in which families were divided, brothers fighting against brothers. Abraham Lincoln, who hailed from the midwestern State of Illinois, was the President of the United States during those war years, and is now recognized as one of the greatest of all Presidents precisely because the North prevailed in the war, and the union was preserved.
The view in the photograph is a sunrise, with sunlight creating a glow in the horizon. Just a little later it will light up the trenches. The time for this photo was 7:50 am and I was rushing to make an 8:00 am class.
I shot the image with a Nikon D-70, 18-70-mm lens, uv-filter, tripod. A small bit of post-processing specifically in warming the high tones, according to the model provided by Didi Massoud (Didi) in a ws. Finally, in response to Jean Yves (pixelterror), I just posted "a killer" to ws.
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gelor (3229) 2007-12-17 9:19
Fantastique lumière ! De plus peu d'ombres sont bouchées. Bien fait.
Valerka (8171) 2007-12-17 9:54
It's a delight to the eyes to behold a shot performed by you.
Flawlessly presented colours of the morning break.It's going to be a new day filled with daily joys, so far from the turmoiled times of the Civil War.
erel (11888) 2007-12-17 10:31
Tek kelimeyle harika ışık, huzmeler ,kadraj mükemmel görsel zevk yaşattığın için gönülden tebrikler. EREL
chpp (4281) 2007-12-17 10:43
very nice image, I like the light through the trees and the perspective.
you've chosen a nice POV
hergi (5481) 2007-12-17 11:08
Tek kelimeyle harika çok kelimeyle muhteşem olmuş :)
Ellerinize sağlık ışığınn hüzmelerini çok beğendim..
delic (6735) 2007-12-17 11:22
I like this even better than the earlier 9-12 photo which had more intense beams. The lower view and more balanced composition makes it stand out. Nice suprise in the WS. The evening did not present much in the way of photography but the company was exceptional. I will send you some photos soon. Best wishes,
hyasar (7751) 2007-12-17 11:42
Merhaba Bülent Abi,
Işığın süzülüp inişi, oluşturduğu gölgelerle dansı enfes olmuş. insana baktıkça keyif, huzur veren harika bir fotoğraf olmuş.
elinize emeğinize sağlık, ışığınız hiç tükenmesin.
simdiden bayraminizi kutlar sevdiklerinizle daha nice mutluluklar yasamanizi temenni ederim.
xavshot (69835) 2007-12-17 12:04
très belle ambiance dans cette photo. J'aime beaucoup la lumière et les nuances de dégradés amenées par ces rayons. Joli travail.
jonathan_hart (21274) 2007-12-17 12:27
a sister of one of your featured photos
the light is so well captured, nice colours, perfect moment and fine setting :) great contrasts
Emile (20350) 2007-12-17 12:49
I don't think that having an extra hour to get to your class you would get a better shot than this one, this is a superb photo and you were very lucky to find a place like this in a specific time of the morning. The sunrays coming through the trees in a misty morning is magnificent. Very well captured from a good POV. Great colors and long shadows. Well done.
sanita (81) 2007-12-17 12:54
Hallo my friend
I went into your site to see all the pictures that I did not see while sick, and as always become conscious of how wonderful it is to feel alive and having people around you that care. Every picture of you and all my other TE friends that I looked at this evening bestow a different feeling of life and living. Is a camera not the most fantastic piece of equipment? I would like to say something about every picture; instead, I will use this time to invite you for a visit with my family and me whenever you are in South Africa. In Peace www.servas.org
Cormac (26545) 2007-12-17 15:23
I like these kinds of shots, where you can see light rays as the sun comes through the trees. It makes this seem almost unreal and definitely beautiful. When I realize that this is a famous battlefield from the Civil War it makes the photo even more enchanting. Well done!
tober (8797) 2007-12-17 16:43
Saygıdeğer hocam, ağaçların arasından olağanüstü şekilde çimenlere yansıyan ışık hüzmesi hoş bir göz ziyafeti sunuyor. Sabahın ilk ışıklarıyla birlikte ortaya çıkan toprak kokusunu ta buradan algılayabiliyorum adeta.
JorgeCK (2620) 2007-12-17 18:49
Love this shot. The sun rays through the trees and the composition are beautiful.
Congratulations and thank you for sharing.
I looked at your portfolio and all your pictures are beautiful.
bostankorkulugu (41732) 2007-12-17 20:41
nefis bir gündoğumu fotoğrafı, ışık hüzmeleri gerçeküstü bir hava katmış... ya da masalsı daha doğru belki... elinize sağlık sayın profesör...
gracious (20025) 2007-12-17 21:14
Excellent composition of the morning sunrise!
great captured of the morning light that penetrate through the trees!
good pov with total sharpness, vivid colour and details
Runs (1072) 2007-12-17 21:56
What a wonderful light ! The exposition was not easy but you did a right choice. I like this POV and the foggy effects. A very nice picture, well done !
sothy81 (9542) 2007-12-17 23:16
This is such a beauty. The light is perfect here. This is a great composition with the ray as the most important element. well done. Sothy
ChrisJ (93428) 2007-12-18 0:57
The thumbnail doesn't do this justice, as the gorgeous diagonal sunbeams, are not really evident, until you open it. Well done!
ALIRIZA (16419) 2007-12-18 1:15
Merhaba Bülent Abi,
Harika bir ışık, ışık hüzmeleri ve enfes bir manzara. Tablo gibi ellerinize sağlık...
Selam ve saygılarımla...
jhm (131812) 2007-12-18 2:13
Hello friend Bulent,
You know that I very like it of this images with the sun rays through the trees.
This gives always a feeling with the splendid nature, absolutely very nice light and soft colours, very well done.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice day,
jrj (34841) 2007-12-18 2:30
A fine morning study Bulent where you had the morning mist catched well by the low sun. Simple photo yet attractive by the effect of the light. Well seen this work along the road..
mineelci (1535) 2007-12-18 2:36
ne kadar güzel bir ışık. ne kadar hoş bir yol.ne kadar dinlendirici bir araba sürüşü vermiştir kimbilir, bu yola klasik müzik yakışır:)
MBA konusu askıda bekliyor.
feather (51128) 2007-12-18 2:56
I remember very well your first post from here and I think you have done even better this time. The sunbeams through the trees are definitely the icing on the cake. I also like the way the low-lying sun is highlighting parts of the scene. Beautiful!
Morning has Broken is also a hymn in the Anglican hymnbook. Words are by Eleanor Farjeon (1881 - 1965). It is often sung in schools in the UK.
danos (80945) 2007-12-18 3:56
a gorgeous dream-like scene of the morning with the sunbeams,the shadows and the almost-silhouetted trees to be captured perfect.. The atmosphere you have captured is wonderful, with the road to penetrate almost all the scenery and to create a splendid depth of field.Very informative your note too.
carper (96) 2007-12-18 3:59
it's a nice one Bulent,
when i saw the shot without seeing the title in the tumbnail I thought, morning has broken and ineed that was the title of this very nice photo of yours, the pov is good ant the atmosphere is great, I think personal that a carper format wil made the schot better, but thats personal, very good photojob and ofcoarse a good note, congratiolation.
Bluejeans (64247) 2007-12-18 7:49
Olá Bulent ,
Que belissima foto , a luz solar a passar pelas arvores criou um belo efeito de sombras no chao , gostei muito das cores , bom enquadramento da foto , parabens!!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Cricri (96959) 2007-12-18 9:59
Une belle ambiance matinale, joli les rayon de lumiére et le jeu ombre des arbres, belle présentation
Good evening for you
dokadak (11518) 2007-12-18 11:31
Merhaba Bulent Bey,
Gorsel solene donusen isik huzmelerini cok iyi yakalamissiniz hocam... ellerinize emeginize saglik
TopGeo (38128) 2007-12-18 12:09
Hi Bulent, the bad recollections of wars should make more thinking the persons. Beautiful sides luminous effects the sun through the trees, as thoughts from the past stress your reception from a historical part.
stego (22556) 2007-12-18 12:27
It's not the first time I envy you for enjoying such a scenic way to work. It beautiful!
It's funny that I was never a great fan of Cat Stevens (not that I dislike him, well at contrary, I simply never paid attention to his work), but the fact is that some of his songs keep 'hanging on my head', sometimes for years. It is happening to me since I saw this post yesterday and it happens since 13 years sometimes when I saw photos of Kathmandu, just because I heard it once or twice when I were there.
I can't remember the 6th of Beethoven... I'll try to remember hearing it at home. :-)
Warm regards, José.
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2007-12-18 13:14
Hello, Bulent -
This is a moving image, not so much for what it is as for what it shows - the battle of Fredricksburg. And the sun streamers and the light on the trees are beautifully captured.
However, if you go around hacking the feet off photographers (frozen or not), there won't be many left!
Dpbours (222) 2007-12-18 15:46
Ohw, such a nice reflections of light. Wonderful. And what a note it is. Interesting point on hte conflict versus the president. Happens more often I'd say, though not with the presidency :-).
gunbud (34066) 2007-12-18 18:56
Beautiful gentle morning landscape with beautiful yellow sunbeams penetrating the thick forrest to lay a gentle glow to the empty roadway. Wonderful clear colors and fine details and sharpness to this lovely landscape.
Benedict (7072) 2007-12-18 21:35
to wake up to a morning this beautiful, sure i won't complain, trust me!!!
Angshu (53980) 2007-12-19 1:30
Hello Professor "A"
A nice picture of the sunlight filtering through the trees, about to reach the road, where you've presented us with a couple of excellent photographs. Like the streaks of sunbeams here. I understand from your note that you were in a real hurry, otherwise, a passing person or bicycle etc. would have created more impact IMHO. A beautiful shot nonetheless.
With Warmest Regards
belido (19934) 2007-12-19 2:29
It's a shame we cannot listen to music while we see these images. Some days ago I was thinking that perhaps a soundtrack chose by the owner of the image would be a great addition. I know this sounds weird...well, let's talk about your composition which brings a great atmosphere with those greens and specially the light rays. It's indeed a lot pleasant image and it makes me relax a bit in this rainy wednesday. Love it!
PS: I'm in the 3rd chapter of your book...not thinking about jumping any chapter at all. I'm really enjoying the mix of history, arts and math on the words :)))
meltemi (0) 2007-12-19 2:49
what a beautiful scene. The sun light is magically brought into the dense trees. The color of the trees changes with the amount of the sunlight brought in. A beautiful picture with great details and good sharpness. The contrast between the highlight and the shadows is really beautiful. The impression of depth is strong thanks to the perfect perspective.
isabela_sor (47469) 2007-12-19 5:57
I want a similar image in my gallery :)
Until I will get the right one,I have your wonderful image ..in heart and on my monitor too!divine light and atmosphere
Bayraminiz kotlu olsun!
JCG (35129) 2007-12-19 11:04
First of all thank you Bülent for this interesting historical background. As for the photograph which joined your preceding image, I find it very beautiful and I like much the management of this diffuse light. A beautiful glance, cheer.
With all my friendships and I wish you thus that with all your family a very Merry Christmas,
jean11-3 (2799) 2007-12-19 11:15
Hello Bulent,the leaves have changed colour in the short time between your two shots of the sunrise.I like this one;I like the composition.The sun's rays are beautiful, and I like the stripes of shadow and sunlight on the grass.
Tfs, regards Jean.
mesutilgim (76734) 2007-12-19 11:48
Selam sevgili Bülent,
Bu sahnenin sol üst köşesinden her an Harry Potter figürlerinden biri çıkabilir !
Harika bir görüntü. Işık huzmeleri muhteşem. Sadece resmin kendisi ve kadrajı değil, hikayesi de en az bir o kadar güzel.
Gözüne gönlüne sağlık ve bugünden iyi bayramlar.
Selam ve sevgilerle
papagolf21 (81646) 2007-12-20 1:21
Bonjour, mon bon ami Bulent,
Alors là je dis bravo ! un moment délicieux très difficile à réaliser (savoir maîtriser les hautes et basses lumières).
Vous avez donné à cette composition toute la beauté qu'elle mérite.
Joyeuses fêtes de Noël.
PixelTerror (0) 2007-12-20 1:23
nice capture of the moment, the oblique sunrays you have caught here make its appeal, I know I'm demanding but a deer crossing the road just where the sunrays are hitting it would turn this nice photo into an absolute killer...
Have a nice day,
evanrizo (456) 2007-12-20 1:32
Hi Bulent, if I see morning to break like this I can think that the life is wonderful
A very nice result.
Have a nice time.
Didi (53297) 2007-12-20 3:07
This time no need for a WS :)
Very great composition.
I appreciate very well theese divine lights.
Well done for the exposure management.
Greetings from Orleans.
hdl (6995) 2007-12-20 4:45
Hi Bulent. Looks like you and John had the same idea here... Great shot; I simply love those pics with falling sunrays. One day, I hope to be able to do this too. In the meantime, congrats for this very attractive post.
Graal (94156) 2007-12-20 10:40
pleasant view, fine captured scene with the sunrays. Peaceful atmosphere. Beautiful nature. I like it.
jemaflor (77476) 2007-12-20 11:15
Well captured this light, good composition also, good idea and beautiful result.
Cretense (68681) 2007-12-20 11:32
What can i say about this fabulous photo? what a light and what a light managment! Great place, great composition! Congratulations!
Matthew-Watt (6041) 2007-12-20 14:28
Another fine addition to your impressive gallery! This one is much like 'light through the trees' but I seem to like this one even more. The workshop link is an excellent example of to power of Photoshop and a talented artist! I have always thought of Virginia as being a more forested and leafy US state, this sort of shot confirms my ideas. The subtle shafts of light filtering into the roadside glen are very soothing to witness. The dappled light in the FG is a beautiful inclusion also. An impressive scene!
Take care, Greetings fro Queensland.
siolaw (37644) 2007-12-20 14:37
You caught great, palpable light rays through the branches! Fine overall exposure with both shadows and highlights having retained good details.
Pascale (10456) 2007-12-21 4:12
Magnifique photo.!Une grande maitrise de la lumière et ces rayons donne de très belles nuances d ans les couleurs
Une photo de toutee beauté
Bonne fêtes de fin d'année
lilimih33 (9912) 2007-12-21 4:16
What a great light in your composition!
Nice colours and beautiful perspective!
Best regards and Happy Christmas!
Floydian (30970) 2007-12-21 5:03
A nice scene with high potential with striking light through the trees. I personal like a more deeper setting which suits the photo better in a certain and deeper mood.
That i made in a ws...hope you can live with that.
nirvana73 (0) 2007-12-21 5:30
çok güzel bir an
ağaçların arasından süzülen ışık muhteşem görünüyor
renkler ve sunum harika
paylaşım için teşekkürler
nivaldo (15415) 2007-12-21 5:31
What for a magnificent scenery!
Fredericksburg! You live in a nice spot of Virginia State!
Merry Christmas for you and for your whole family. Happy Hollidays!
SAÚDE e PAZ ! FELIZ NATAL !
Um abraço, Nivaldo
claudeD (28848) 2007-12-21 9:07
everything has been said about this excellent picture which I like very much.An image with much atmosphere.The light is amazing ...
With regards from Luxembourg and merry Xmas
Docarmo (9639) 2007-12-21 10:50
Sunlight here is stunning!
You've captured it very well. Beautiful composition!
Somehow mystic... Congratulations!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
ysabaner (1069) 2007-12-21 11:36
Bülent Bey merhaba,
Güneş ışıklarının, ağaçların arasında süzülmesini harika yakalamışsınız, renkler, ışık, mazara hepsi mükemmel, tebrikler.
vincz (19099) 2007-12-21 12:01
Very beautiful one with the rays of light coming form the trees. very poetic, very evocative. Such a great start for a day!
Signal-Womb (13048) 2007-12-21 15:42
Very nice scene you captured here Bulent, love the play of light through the trees. Well done.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2007-12-21 22:31
This is what I like best. Although I haven`t seen the Sun since a long time, I can see it on the images at least :). Beautiful composition with these sunrays. Lovely light and colours.
Have a nice winter.
keribar (43841) 2007-12-21 22:35
And Happy Holidays - IYI BAYRAMLAR.
I amazed to see how many details you are providing for us when you send pictures. You don't send one every day like most of TE members when you take your time for a good homework. Once more you have found a delightful light which the photographers are fond of, and a small portion of the road is suggesting to go where the light is.
Your story is almost like a short story.
dareco (17134) 2007-12-22 0:28
A very beautiful image with the sunlight shining threw the trees. OH! How I miss summer :( Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and all the best in 2008. TFS
sayeed_rahman (5987) 2007-12-22 6:00
Well you actually took time out to superimpose the deer,i was actually wondering if you were serious reading a few comments....that's so thougtful and creative. The deer is a 'real killer' ;)?
The sunburst provide the strong diagonals that make the composition so strong which otherwise could have looked flat.
The leaves on tree in the FG could have been sharper..seems to have a lack of definition..just a thought..but light condition change so subtlely..guess its diff to manage..have seen a similar shot..yours is an eyecatcher nevertheless..
Overall i liked it Professor.
Seasons Greeting..have a great WE
UnTrained (0) 2007-12-22 6:01
what a place for this light and a good POV also. I like the mood inside and the workshop version has also a lot of pleasure. Very nice results, both.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
sacavem (18608) 2007-12-22 8:10
I like a lot the effect of the fog...a great atmosphere..
Regards,Merry Christmas !
lestans (16912) 2007-12-22 10:39
what a fantastic light! It is what I dream when I have a good sleep, it is a photo painted by light.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2007-12-22 11:38
Bulent good evening,
You propose a beautiful image to us. I like this framing where the shades and the light play. I like also the way of the light materialized by the fog. The colors are natural, it is a pleasant atmosphere. Excellent realization.
I wish you to pass from happy end of year with people of goodwill. Good Evening.
vinicio (23415) 2007-12-22 13:10
Simple image but full of wonderful atmosphere, light and colors are great for this impecable image, compliments Bulent, well done.
kensimage (8561) 2007-12-22 19:03
Yes, Cat Stevens used to write some nice songs before he became a hardened radical. But I think you're right, a little Beethoven, or Vivaldi Four Seasons, would be the music for this scene. (Maybe for the Pastorale it should be spring, though, and there should be an approaching storm.) This has a great late-summer feel, with the leaves just starting to dry out and fall, but with the sun still warm and pleasant. Happy Holidays, Bulent!
MLINES (12516) 2007-12-22 21:25
Hi Bulent. Your wings are still unfolding!.
An ideal perspective looking along this tree-lined road, with superb light sliding in from the upper left. Good work. Murray.
pablominto (53744) 2007-12-23 4:05
A lovely mood has been captured!
The play of light is wonderful, giving life to the landscape...
A well balanced composition with this fine feeling of depth!
Seasonal greetings from Norway,
bulent78 (2317) 2007-12-23 4:55
Herkes herşey söylemiş.Bize söz kalmamış.TEBRİKLER.....
ArtLook (2348) 2007-12-23 16:30
I am sorry I have not time to read your note. I like this picture, very nice light thoriuthg the trres, soft colors and good composition. Well don, Bravo!
With BEST Regards,
Corry (4106) 2007-12-24 5:39
Très belle prise de vue. J'aime beaucoup le jeu des ombres et des rayons de soleil.
setenay (7656) 2007-12-24 14:23
Merhaba Bülent Bey,
İnanılmaz güzel ışık huzmesinin süslediği,son derece romantik, nefis bir tablo bu.İçinde, dantel şemsiyeli şapkalı,uzun elbiseli lady leri taşıyan 1700 lerdeki atlı arabalardan biri köşeden çıkıverecek gibi geldi.Elinize gözünüze sağlık.Tebrikler,selamlar
lisadang (504) 2007-12-24 15:29
Beautiful lighting at the morning, Merry Chrismas to you.
kdialyna (3148) 2007-12-24 23:58
The God Helios offers his gold rays to the people and you offers splendid photos to us.
Your photo, dear Bullent, is a hymn to him.
I wish with all my heart to you and to all your family, Merry Christmas and a happy new year, full of health and smiles.
Silvio1953 (111038) 2007-12-25 1:30
Hi Bulent, splendid light in your fascinating composition, very well done, BRAVO! ciao Silvio
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
salvator (19102) 2007-12-25 12:23
Hello Bulent Bey,
Just wonderful. The capture, the colors, the balnce and use of the light is absolutely superb.
Best personal regards. Salvator.
jmcl (14535) 2007-12-25 12:38
One of my mother's favorite songs .. beautiful image .. I love the rays of light. I love the tone of the trees .. the evocative empty road ... for some reason for me autumn goes with guitar .. Fernando Sor .. hmm
paololg (31448) 2007-12-25 15:37
magic shot, with the light of the morning that shines through from the trees. Good POV, but above all excellent the management of the light. Really a beautiful job. Compliments.
azaf1 (15929) 2007-12-26 4:02
Bulent good morning
Indeed an excellent capture that needs no comments but only compliments.
My best wishes to you and your family for the Holly Days and that the new year will be equally productive
P.S. Thank you for your visit and most kind remarks
asajernigan (19669) 2007-12-26 10:29
Great nature shot with outstanding lighting! You managed to capture the moment beautifully here with the early morning mist and the suns rays streaking through the tress. I also like the WS with the deer in this scene.
crckt (7218) 2007-12-26 11:48
This is such a soothing picture. The warm light is so pleasing, I have learned a lot from your notes and your pictures. Thank you.
Tezic (17865) 2007-12-26 13:27
harika ışık ve kadraj... zaten her şey yazılmış bana gelene kadar:) çok beğendim... nefis bir fotoğraf olmuş... tebrikler...
CatherineD (4864) 2007-12-26 13:38
This is a perfect beauty, with an amazing managment of light. There is a contrast between the geometry of the shadows and the sweetness of brown leaves. Well, well done.
I wish you and your family a happy New Year,
AROBN54 (11471) 2007-12-27 19:34
Warm greetings, dear Bulent!
what a wondrously beautiful shot! There is nothing like morning light and you have captured it brilliantly! I love those long shadows and the beams of light shining through the trees. A lovely and poignant shot. Many thanks and wishes for the best year ever!! Fond regards,
robertosalguero (196) 2007-12-27 23:27
The light in the image is magical. The sunlight filtering through the branches create this spiritual and inspirational mood. Excellent compo with very good details and colours. The solitude of the place give us a sense of peace. Beautiful work. I wish you the best in the New Year and lots of joy :-)
alvaraalto (5473) 2007-12-28 12:49
The beautiful dark green colours remind me to the paintings of Jacob van Ruisdael. Of course the asphalt road is an ugly anachronism so I did remove it in the workshop. I thought a horse more appropriate then a pair of deer, so I hope you dont mind I swapped them.
Although you didnt mention van Ruisdael I have to complement you with your excellent info with this lovely picture.
gokanlam (6605) 2007-12-29 15:32
Isik suzmeleri sanki bir masalin baslangici gibi.. Gizemli ve cok dogal,
sayan (2617) 2007-12-31 6:07
hello Prof Atalay,
Capturing the new hopes for the New Year!!
wonderful work. The light management is awesome. Those brilliant sun beams are looking great. WONDERFUL framing.
Wishing you a happy and prosperous new year.
jaywalker (16095) 2008-01-01 12:37
Hi Bulent, Happy new year to you, This is a beautifully composed photo, with wonderfully managed light &, the rays are just stunning, very well framed, although the song is a little dated, the picture is timeless, kind regards Wilson.
anducina (8407) 2008-01-02 4:48
Beautiful light-shadows play, magical atmosphere.
Have a great New Year !
berek (32312) 2008-01-03 10:53
Merhaba Bülent bey,
müthiş ışık ve bakış açısı. çok hoş bir doğa manzarası. elelrinize sağlık. selamlar.
emjleclercq (15780) 2008-01-03 14:27
I was first allured by the title, since I know the song, but I like the rays of sun filtering though the trees. Your note is interesting, since I know the Civil War means a lot for American people and, besides, it is probably one of the first modern wars. However, your battlefield looks like a pleasure garden compared to WWI sites in France, where the earth still looks mutilated after 90 years...
All the best,
jasmis (57694) 2008-01-06 3:09
What to say? Simply - wonderful scenery with light as a symbol of life.
Elric (560) 2008-01-06 16:55
Excellent photo. I specifically like the light entering the scene as well as the nice neutral frame. Good work.
alper_ayhan (581) 2008-01-07 10:36
Benden onceki yorumcular bana soyleyecek cok sey birakmamis :)
Tek kelimeyle harika bir foto!
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-01-09 2:04
Very well captured the light and nice colours. The moment was perfect and the POV excelent. Great contrasts
TFS and greetings
Standa (1877) 2008-01-09 14:47
first congratulation to this fantastic photo! The light is amazing, the same exposition and and....I would just repeat what the other wrote in their critiques.
And second: I wish to you happy New Year with the people you like.
Best regards from the Czech
fdo57 (127) 2008-01-13 5:37
I guess anything I can say about this picture has been said already. Still, I would like to say that the picture is really inspiring and so is the note. The glow of the early sun adds so much to the composition and the contrast is just perfect. Regards,
Buin (42232) 2008-01-14 7:52
I can't help, but this photo must bear another two points ;-) The other TE friends have said all, but I would like to add one woard: Great!
Greetings from at the time cold and grey Germany!
bruce_wayne (1507) 2008-01-15 4:58
very good shot! I like very mucht this light over trees...beautiful colors too, very well done!
maphoto (8082) 2008-01-19 18:54
Very beautiful morning light Bulent, peaceful place, we can certainly feel the mood in this well captured picture, well done !
TravelerNL (3011) 2008-01-20 4:17
This early morning photo breathes a serene quietness well and respectfully so matching the history written in this area.
The beams of light are well captured and add something extra to this beautiful photo with good colors and diagonal view.
marrty (235) 2008-01-20 11:37
Excellent photo, Bulent, The light is captured magnicently. Well done! Best, martijn
cfreire (11739) 2008-01-24 4:06
I think that I don't have anything else to increase to speak of the beauty of this picture, because a lot of people already said this, therefore I don't want to be repetitive regarding the capture. But I want to say that besides the wonderful point of view, I was impressed with the way that you caught these light rays that pass through the trees, so well, because in my point of view, it is this light that gives all the force and intensity the this picture. I already tried to catch this light, but up to now I didn't manage to do in a correct way. Maybe, I have not chosen the correct hour to do it. Well done. Best Regards, Consuelo
mrcrow (3993) 2008-01-25 1:22
brilliant shot..full of atmosphere and pleasant surprise..a welcome shot in this winter
i remember cat's song and the original..quite an apt title
ps..for these i usually gently clone out the roads and any man made paths..
lousat (68539) 2008-01-27 15:18
I like the foggy atmosphere,this pic is very very nice,thanks for share,Luciano
ahmetgedikli (25258) 2008-01-28 11:14
Hocam bu ne güzel atmosferdir böyle... Ağaçların arasından süzülen ışık hüzmeleri nefis bir görüntü oluşturmuş. WS'lerde de olabilecek diğer güzellikler mevcut. Elinize sağlık, saygılar.
parbo (11092) 2008-02-01 19:06
Merhaba Bulent Bey,
Excellently chosen POV is stunning in your photo while capturing splendid sun light beams. I like different tones of green under very difficult light conditions. Wonderful, congratulations.
codiac (1746) 2008-02-10 15:59
This is a beautiful shot Bulent, Wonderful light streaming through the trees and a very good note. Congrats & TFS
anesugur (18783) 2008-02-17 13:37
Tekrar merhaba hocam,
Bu güzel bir fotoğrafı yeni gördüm.
Bu kadar çok kişinin puanlamış olmasıda fotoğrafın güzelliğini ispatlıyor.
Selam ve saygılar. Uğur
Alain-F (237) 2008-04-10 13:54
What a wonderful light ! and a excellent composition
rajiv_077 (1412) 2008-04-10 21:56
I really like this painting by your camera. this looks almost painting due to the soft color and lights. Title is really perfect for it. You capture a very good moment, Composition is good and lights and color is mind blowing, I love the sun's ray & lights. A very good picture which providing good feeling also.
lucasgalodoido (21047) 2008-04-11 10:30
beautiful view, I´d like of the sun lights between trees and all vegetation. Great work my friend.
Congratulations and Hug!
chrisnet (21088) 2008-04-25 13:00
I like much these wonderful rays of light, and your title is a very good choice, very well done!
amazon (12112) 2008-04-26 10:55
cenneti gorur gibiyim....
son derece masalsi...
thea0211 (1365) 2008-06-03 10:42
haven't spent much time on TE lately so i've somehow missed this one but this is a sight i'd love to see every morning - sun rays literally glowing - simply beautiful - very well captured image!
anokutan (15097) 2008-06-20 23:52
Merhabalar Bülent Bey,
Işığı,renkleri,doğal örtüsü ve müthiş hüzmeleriyle tablo gibi bir kare.Tebrikler ve selamlar.
Leconte (5795) 2009-12-19 12:56
they say "the best is the enemy of the worst", here is the exception that proves the rule, this shot is even more beautiful than the first, catching a fantastic morning light, a wonderful composition and great beauty, palette of beautiful colors, a calm and serene atmosphere where everyone can imagine to see his favorite animal romp or anything else, this one is my favorite of this wonderful theme,
jafadabret (56497) 2010-01-04 4:35
Il y a des jours pour des levers de soleil fabuleux. Ta photo a su capter cette atmosphère de lumière et de brume à l'instant où la lumière prend le dessus. Cela donne une très belle photo.
Mes meilleurs vux pour cette nouvelle année !
wojteczek (1148) 2010-03-09 13:19
Great shadow on this photo. Lovely atmosphere.
cmarino (2480) 2010-03-16 10:28
Wow.. amazing landscape. What a beautiful effect the sun rays add to the pic !
kristina (256) 2010-05-14 9:21
absolutely agreed about Beethoven:) touching and impressive:)
miss your pictures so much!
best regards, Bulent!
seve_1 (31) 2010-08-23 6:02
Excellent composition of the morning sunrise
great captured of the morning light that penetrate through the trees
great pov with total sharpness and great colours
Great work you are a master of photography
ruisc_pt (10255) 2010-10-24 8:51
Outstanding image for great thoughts and words.
TFS it Bulent.
Vinmimi (0) 2010-11-04 23:38
Very nice shot at the morning.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-03-31 16:08
Hello Professor Atalay,
The morning sun, and the sun ray, it looks like an oil painting. I can feel the fresh air, morning breeze, birds, and a fresh smell of the forest. The forest before your eye is breathing the air as you were. Were you alone? The forest is contemplating, as you were about something, perhaps about the days ahead? After so many people have already commented on your beautiful image. My comments may carry a very little meaning. But, I must say that your photos always teach me many aspect of life, through your eyes.
kennyblack (4207) 2011-11-30 8:14
Hi Batalay, Your picture are really fabulous with "special" lateral light and shadows. Full composition are perfect with perfect manage. Every details are sharp. Great work, thank you for the post.
Greetings, have a nice evening ... Marino
aliabazari (10518) 2011-12-31 13:35
Beautiful composition and colors best match.Merry Christmas
magui (519) 2012-02-08 16:08
Great colors and nice trees perspective!
dudipeter (279) 2012-11-12 11:06
Wspaniałe ujęcie, co za nastrój.
livermore (1629) 2012-11-22 13:12
Une photo simple mais tellement bien réussie.
Le jeu des lumières est magnifique.
- Copyright: Bulent Atalay (batalay) (34109)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-09-19
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D-70, 18-70mm DX Zoom Nikkor, 67mm UV haze
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Daily Drive to Work... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-12-17 9:09
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