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A peaceful 2009 !

A peaceful 2009 !
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-01
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 18-50 3.5-5.6 DC, Hitachi4GBMicrodrive, Hama 58mm circular polarizer
Exposure: f/11, 1/750 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: New Zealand experience 2008/2009
Theme(s): TEXAS EXCELLENCE AWARD I, MyFavoriteSubject~Light [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-31 19:21
Viewed: 2181
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A peaceful 2009 !

Happy New Year everybody!

The first sunrays in 2009 captured on 06:23 at Waihi Beach in the Coromandel in New Zealand.

Went early out of bed (after a very short sleep :-) and went together with Peter (eosnut) and his wife Marilyn to the beach of Waihi to see the first sunrise in the new year 2009. Wish all the Trekkies a fine and overall peaceful new year.

PP work: Slight crop, adjustment of contrast and brightness. Changed colour blances slightly. Resized and add frame.

chrisJ, mvdisco, szatanowska, azaf1, milas, Tomek, Urfaust, boomcat, Mitra, lilimih33 has marked this note useful
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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-12-31 19:54]

Hi Hans

A Happy New Year & 2009 to you & your family! A superb sunrise, with wonderful warm colors, good reflections & splendid sharpness. Tfs!

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  • papon Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 35 W: 48 N: 76] (590)
  • [2008-12-31 19:56]

Hi Hans!!

Wonderful shot...good light and color..
May we live in a world at peace and with the awareness of God's love in every sun rays, every flower's unfolding petals, every baby's smile, every lover's kiss, and every wonderful, astonishing, miraculous beat of our heart.
Wishing you a very happy and prosperous New Year,


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-12-31 20:17]

Happy New Year to you Hansie

And you got up early to get the FIRST SUNRISE of 2009. I'm so pleased you changed your time on the camera too.

Fancy that - a Dutchman taking the first sunrise on TL for 2009

Super colourful hot, and the bird was an added bonus.

Well done

Hi Hans,
*Happy New Year 09*
WoW! great Sunrise well presented and composed with great colors and reflection. Amazing light and details..
all my wishes..

Happy New Year Hans! Pleased to see you up bright and early to capture the first sunrise of 2009! I remember doing the same for the year 2000 and that time has flown-by. Scarey!!
Beautiful golden colours and excellent silhouette of bird and early surfer.

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2008-12-31 20:54]

Hi Hans, This is like a fine chardonay in colour! Good to have the seagull as well as the solo surfer. Glorious image. TFS. Murray.

Happy New Year everybody!

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2008-12-31 22:16]

Hi Hans,
A beautiful sunrise for the new year. A very happy 2009 to you.

Nice job Hans! Is that a surfer going out to see already?

Lovely golden light and warm colours, good clear tones.


hi Hans!!!

very peaceful, and beautiful beach!
i wish u these golden rays to stay with u for the whole year..

Hi Hans,

very peaceful indeed,great shot, i love the warm colors.

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2009-01-01 0:32]

Hi Hans

Just stunning!
Best Wishes to you, too

Lovely golden tones, nice level horizon and the silhouette of the bird is the icing on the cake. Well worth the early start and lack of sleep :-)

Ooohhhh, I would like to be there right now - it's wonderful. Hi Hans - you are beginning the New Year at a fantastic place - and if you will celebrate New Year 2010 at home or in America it would be the longest year you ever had ;-) All the best for you my friend, greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2009-01-01 2:45]

Happy new year for you too Hans. You are lucky to have a good day in new year. here its raining :D

Gelukkig Nieuw Jaar, hans.
Jaja. Zulke mooie zonsopgangen zie je in Holland niet.
Ook al omdat onze zee naar het westen kijkt.
Zo te zien heb je de allereerste upload op Tl in 2009.
OOK een complement waard, toch ?
De surfer komt er een beetje bekaaid (donker) af.
Imo, better to cropp the left part, 5 cm.
Enjoy your holiday at Dawn Under.
Cheers from Jan

:-) what a glorious way to start a new year Hans... with a glorious sunrise!!!
A wonderful shot with amazing colors.

Thank you!!!
And may 2009 bring you whatever you want most!!! ;-)


Truly beautiful and AMAZING Hansie! You get an award for this! One of your best! The golden light is amazing and the bird is an added bonus! I hope you are having a great time there and come back to us soon!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2009-01-01 8:01]

Die mooie horizontale lijnen..
Die prachtige kleur..

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-01-01 9:43]

Merhaba my friend dear Hans...
What a beautiful shot....
Lovely compo and great colors.
Well done.

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2009-01-01 11:08]

Did you get to clean your sensor meanwhile, Hans? I read nothing about cloning out DB, that is ;o)
All the best for this coming year.

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2009-01-01 11:51]

Beautiful shot Hans,
perfect timing with the sun behind the clouds and the seagull flying past - lovely golden tones
All the best for 2009

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  • b021 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 48] (1184)
  • [2009-01-01 14:01]

Hi Hans
Exellent ! Congratulations !
regards and Happy New Year !

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2009-01-01 15:39]

Hi Hans:)
Lovely gold tones - it look very lovely and peaceful as you mentioned... New 2009.... what will bring us? who knows!
Anyway I wish you my friend that this year will be excellent for you - Happy 2009 Hans - bring us nice pictures:):):)
Be careful about sharks and crocks there!!!

ciao Hans
happy new year to you and to people you care! ;))
not an ordinary picture.. there is a light superb.. and a sense of freedom so great!
excellent timing and composition! thanks
ciao Marco

hello Hans,

it's sure look peaceful.. a beautiful morning captured of this place at the early hour.. what to start the day with the light promising a lovely day.. well composed with fine detail and sharpness.. good one..

A very happy New Year to you too.. may 2009 bring prosperous and health to you.. take care too..

regards, terry

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2009-01-02 0:00]

...Best wishes to you ;)))
Wonderful atmosphere ;)))
J ;)

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2009-01-02 8:39]

Great Sunrise shot,well presented and composed with great colors and reflection. Amazing light and details. Well done.

Lovely warm colours and a great silhouette detail of the seagull - simple but beautiful picture.
Thanks for sharing

Hello Hans!
Yes, what a peaceful composition!!!
Beautiful gold light and colours and lovely mood!
Great catch!
Best regards!

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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2009-01-07 2:43]
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Je maakt wel prachtige foto's daar, joh! Genieten hier dus voor ons!

Een prachtig warme foto met een heerlijk warme nieuwjaars wens, wat wil je nog meer??

Ik wens jou ook een liefdevol 2009 toe. Ik hoop dat je veel liefde mag ontvangen dit jaar op allerlei verschillende fronten!


Splendid view!
Great colours, that sunset, so stunning.
Makes me dream for some summer instead of those snowy days.

Wonderful yellow sky and colours in this sunrise
Hope a good 2009 to all.
Good to start a new year
beautiful composition and reflection in the beach

prachtige schitterende foto.. ik ben weg van de kleuren en die meeuw maakt hem helemaal af

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