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First dawn of 2009

First dawn of 2009
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Copyright: Peter Parata (eosnut) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-01
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday theme 2009/01/30 Dawn to Dusk [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-29 0:46
Viewed: 1934
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is the scene that greeted Hans, Marilyn and I on Waihi beach New Years Day.
I have posted an image similar to the right half of this.
At first this didn't appeal to me, but on revisiting, I feel it represents the moment quite well.

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Hi Peter
Interesting and creative work
Dark and full of feelings
Impressive moment captured
Well done..TFS

Nice shot Dad, worthy of a calendar print

hello Peter
how are you doing?
wonderful suset dear
good tones
the sky is at its best
fine perspective
good pov
fine depth
impressive capture

Manuj Mehta

Hi Peter
This is lovely! So Glad you posted this, looking down the beach like this works really well :)

Thanks for joining the theme
regards Tracey

Hi Pete

Stunning colours and reflection. Awesome place at an awesome moment. Well captured.


hi peter
impressive sunset colours & great reflections!!!
i dont like the big letters on the frame but it's ok because the landscape is marvellous!!!
have a nice day & tfs

Hi Peter!

Beautiful capture! Very good framed!
My best regards,


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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2009-01-29 1:26]

excellent photography
good colors
well done

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-01-29 1:26]

Superb atmosphere !


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-01-29 1:26]

Hi Peter...
Beautiful sunset...
Nice colors and reflection...

Hi Peter,
the light here is simply gorgeous. Your exposure for it was spot on.

Best regards, Daniel

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  • asks5 (254)
  • [2009-01-29 2:22]


sorry hi Peter......
wonderful .... pic and great beach good capture and lovely frame.

very nice picture
really like the POV the colors are perfect

Thanks for sharing


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2009-01-29 2:29]

You were so lucky with your early morning shots that day. The sky looks so awesome and the colours and patterns seemed to change in all your photos.
Beautifully captured Pete - it's lovely

Hi Peter
good shot of a wonderful sunrise on a special date. good timing. perfect contribution to Friday's theme.
beautiful tones and nice reflections.

hi peter

nice shot with beautiful scenery
i like the drama of the sky clear and sharp..

well done


Hi Peter,
Wonderful colors, reflections and POV!
Very good sharpness in this beautiful view.

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2009-01-29 11:33]

Hi Pete,
what a start to the new year, for me this is the best of the shots posted from your early morning trip with Hans, the reflection on the wet sand is great

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2009-01-29 11:50]

What a beautiful Dawn... :-)))

Impressive photo Peter. I do like your POV and those clouds are lovely... well done..what a way to start 2009.

Best wishes

Hi peter

Exceptional landscape
great exposure, lovely use of lighting here,
nice mood capured, really peaceful.


hello Pete,

beautiful work again.. beautiful first dawn of 2009.. simply breathaking.. tfs

regards, terry

Hello Peter,

I know the feeling. Sometimes you take a shot and it is only on reflection, or maybe in a different mood, that you realise how much you like it!

The early rise (I find that very difficult), was worth the effort. The sun is painting a new, tranquil day. You have composed the shot very well.
I can't help feeling that the clouds were putting on a special celebratory show for you early risers!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Pete,
For unknown reasons I missed this posting :-) It was a great event for me to watch te first sunrise on earth in 2009. You captured it very well.
Wonderful presentation in the black frame.
Good memories my friend.

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  • Margy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 103 W: 6 N: 221] (2520)
  • [2009-01-30 2:40]

Hi Peter,

Woow! Beautiful sunset.
great athmospherephoto.
You framed it very wll too!

Best Regards, Marga

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-01-30 6:57]

Hi Peter...

Amazing sundown shot , excellent POV and colors,
the lights is perfect too..!
Well Done
Rgd. George

  • CMJC Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 193 N: 124] (1191)
  • [2009-01-31 1:57]

un cadrage superbe pour un type de sujet dont on ne se lasse pas biensūr surtout quand il est dans un environnement grandiose ...


Superb photo with stunning clouds. My compliments !

regards, willemien

Hi Peter,

Nice shot for the theme. Dynamic compostion, good use of wide angle and POV, perfect exposure and sharpness. Good work and TFS.


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-01-31 15:21]

Hi Peter,
Great contribution for this Friday's theme!
I am amazed by the clarity of these colors!
Gorgeous early light's nuances.
This is really impressive! Very good presentation, too!
Congratulations! Annie

Hi Peter...beautiful shot...sharp, great light, well composed...nice work.


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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2009-02-02 12:45]

Hi Peter, A beautiful beach scene with fine reflections off the wet black sand. The colours in the sky and your good cropping make this an excellent image. As kids we used to slide along this wet sand on round wooden skid boards, so you have brought back some wonderful childhood memories and i thank you for that. Murray.

You can almost feel the warmth in the air as you look at this picture, just beautiful!!! Regards Val

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