Usually the Auckland CBD looking over from Devonport is mostly photographed in dusk conditions. Here is a version of it from dawn
where the sky city is drenched in the morning sun.
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phwall (6785) 2009-06-19 19:06
Ha, I was on the verge of posting a similar shot of the Sydney skyline, guess it'll have to wait for a while. That dawn light looks glorious. Superb light on the clouds as well.
avene (12675) 2009-06-19 19:35
gorgeous light, looks like liquid gold pouring over the city, I like a lot the combination of such light with pink and gray clouds, feels fresh and sort of expensive :) crisp and clear shot, great work.
jjcordier (79297) 2009-06-19 22:29
Sublime lumière qui donne une photo aux couleurs incroyables. Belle image!
zanzi (13690) 2009-06-19 23:29
This is really an awesome light that you captured here.
The contrast is beautiful between the dark sea and clouds and the bright buildings.
PS - the full size version must really be great...
delpeoples (58278) 2009-06-19 23:32
HI Jim, you get brownie points just for getting up this early! But on top of that the hues and depth are extremely impressive. I would have found it difficult managing the shade in the FG with the extreme light in the BG, yet you do it effotlessly. And it's all STRAIGHT too! Jealous. Beautiful sky BTW. TFS and have a great weekend, Lisa.
eversmile (11636) 2009-06-20 1:02
The timing is perfect, with the city enlightened, and the sea still in the shadow. The strong contrast is singular and attractive, the skyscrapers dazzle so intensively!. I also like how your composition divides the picture in three parts, very well balanced. And the two little boats are scattered at the right place and direct our look to the shore. Bravo!
aadilj (18102) 2009-06-20 3:31
Hi Jim, this is crisp, clear and so well composed. I love the way you have balanced this scene. Lovely impact and superb colours
thor68 (5586) 2009-06-20 7:58
goooooood mooooorning auckland! :-) get up and enjoy your city painted in wonderful colors. excellent view
of the great city, love the warm morning-sun-tones and the nice mix of modern high buildings. the boat in the
foreground are a great addition and the distribution of water, city and sky is perfectly divided into 1/3s.
well done & best wishes, thor.
Tobias__Ortmann (2638) 2009-06-20 10:18
wow I really like this shot great lights and very good exposure
I like the unsharp boats at the front a lot
dkeus31 (27735) 2009-06-20 10:58
good light here on the skyline getting famous these days, it give maybe a too strong reddish taste to them, would prefer some contrasting colors maybe, but difficult to have
Kielia (24077) 2009-06-24 11:30
first of all I like the title, no other words could describe the mood of this brilliant image. Fantastic contrasts and an incredibly beautiful light. This is a masterpiece, congratulation!
foozi (7101) 2009-06-24 22:54
really a nice piece of capture here. The olours are lovely especially the blue sea . The cityscape is indeed excellent with glow.
Beautiful combination of interests- the building and lighting.
macondo (19564) 2009-06-25 13:45
Good to see you back on TE!
This view has been photographed a lot, but not with the same startling result, no doubt benefiting from the morning light on the city towers. Your panoramic crop is most appropriate, and the sharpness is just right for the size of the image. The foreground boats add interest without distracting. I like the sky's being lighter than the sea, and the colour of those morning clouds. Nicely done.
pablominto (53746) 2009-06-30 22:32
A lovely warm colour palette, in an interesting layered composition!
Clean and well balanced, the format is pleasant to look at...
Sharp fine details in the modern architecture!
Angshu (56758) 2009-07-02 0:30
The hue created by the early morning light on the CBD buildings is gorgeous. There was obviously use of a slow shutter speed as evidenced in the moving boat in the FG. Almost 3 layers here, all contribute to the beauty! Wonderful!!
PixelTerror (0) 2009-07-06 3:27
It seems to be just the right second, as the skyline glows in the light and the foreground water is still in the shade, image delivers a very fresh and dynamic impression
Have a nice day JY
Kiwimatze (170) 2009-08-22 2:53
Hey Jim, what a great photo of this fantastic city!!!!The view is superb, and the colours well done!Good job!Cheers, Matthias
adasindia (633) 2009-12-11 3:59
All your photographs are extra ordinary. It's a joy to watch your photos. Beautiful golden light, sharp buildings, Off- focus foreground boats. Everything is brilliant.
Thank you for sharing the picture.
npecanhuk (75502) 2010-05-03 18:40
Very attractive skyline!
Wonderful lights and colors!
Perfect horizontal & rectangular format!
Good level of sharpness!
TFS - congratulations!
Matthew-Watt (5934) 2010-06-17 21:59
This photo really shows the best side of Auckland. The city has certainly grown into a metropolis of regional signifficance, very much the larges city in the south Pacific island region. The skytower is well placed off centre as to give the image natural balance. I've always liked visiting Auckland, it seems to be a very livable and social place.
- Copyright: Jim Kil (jimkil) (1706)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-06-20
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D80
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Skylines [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-06-19 18:30
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