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A brand new day!

A brand new day!
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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
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 18-50 3.5-5.6 DC, Hitachi4GBMicrodrive, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: New Zealand experience 2008/2009
Date Submitted: 2009-02-23 7:57
Viewed: 2178
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Points: 52
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A brand new day!

One more impression of the first day in 2009 at Waihi beach. The sun already above the horizon. It's golden glow shined on the clouds and reflects on the wet sand. The horizon is still covered in haze of the early morning.

Took this shot on 6:19 lokal time on january 1st 2009.

PP work, small adjustment of contrast and saturation. Minor crop resized and add frame.

shelbeesmom, bupga, szekelykristof, Beger, azaf1, mvdisco, moli, Dot, chrisJ has marked this note useful
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  • tafal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 78] (1052)
  • [2009-02-23 8:16]

Hi Hans.
The colors of sunrise are amazing.
excellent foto, the atmosfere has a nice mood.
good shot.


wat een mooie foto!
de kleuren zijn geweldig en de foto heeft een heel mooi contrast

I'm an early riser, so a big fan of sunrises ... and this looks like such a perfect place to watch the sunrise. Beautiful colors in the sky, reflected onto the wet sand. The waves rolling in and the birds are a bonus. Great shot Hans.

Hi Hans

Great colours in this sunrise.
Love the light reflecting in the wet sand.

Regards Derek

Hoi Hansie! Beautiful day eh? Nice work, there is alot of noise in the sky. I was wondering what your ISO was. I'm surprised you used F11. I probably would have used F7.1, to raise the shutter speed higher, to freeze the clouds and birds more, but also to let in more light. The sky has a lot of purple in it. Oh well that is my critique for the Big Green, don't hate me!

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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2009-02-23 9:22]

Hallo Hans,
Dit is een schitterende weergave van het (bijna) altijd mooie ochtendlicht.
De gouden gloed in de lucht en in de weerspiegeling is prachtig.
Opvallend mooie wolken"straten", die van linksboven naar rechts onder lopen.
Héél bijzondere plaat.


Hello mon ami
un peintre n'aurait pas fait un PP si beau et une vue plus merveilleuse de cette plage que ta photographie de la N-Z. J'aime tout simplement ce que tu fais.
Bravo pour les silhouettes des mouettes du soleil doré, les arbres qui se devinent sur la plage en sombre, les nuages.

Hi Hans,

Mooie plaat, man...

Anna = es

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-02-23 10:12]

Hi Hans
What can I say that hadn't been said...?
... well I will say that photo is simply FANTASTIC.
Best regards, mb

  • Great 
  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2009-02-23 10:15]

Such a nice place for a good landscaper Hans. Perpect captured of the morning lights. Well seen, great shot!



wonderful time of day captured, great colors,details and composition,

witaj Hans;
for me it looks like painting;
the sky has warm tones, fantastic refelctions on surfice, view is amazing
well presented
regards Karolina

Hi Hans,
What a nice morning shot on New Year's Day! The soft tones in the distance are fantastic, I rally like the exposition of the clouds. Calm and peaceful composition, relaxing to watch. TFS.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-02-23 13:37]

Hi Hans,
This is a magnificent view on this new day!
I adore these colors, so unusual in my country for a sunrise!
My compliments! Annie

Hi Hans. Na dat ik de opname bij ruud had gezien is deze net zo indruk wekkend als die van ruud. prachtige kleuren en sterke compositie. Je hoort het ruizen van de zee.
Erg mooi
Gr Frans

Hi Hans,

Gorgeous sunrise.The colors really give it a nice, warm feel. I like that there are a few gulls enjoying breakfast. Did you feed them to get them in the photo? :) The clouds are interesting the way they are angled. Beautiful sunrise you have captured.


FABULOUS!! I just love the reflecting sun on the clouds and sand !!Well Done Val

  • Great 
  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2009-02-23 14:43]

Hi Hans

Ibcredible colors and scenery. The birds are a real beauty and the allocation of so much space for the sky and the clouds is an asset.


Hi Hans Bonjour,
Beautiful sunrise and great colors ,
Excellent POV./DOF. and light,
Very well taken and done.

  • Great 
  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-02-23 22:11]

Beautiful shot presented here. Soft lights make it!
Date is very impressive ...
Best Regards.
Janek Kloss

Hello Hans! Wonderful take. Nice light and bright, very interesting colours. Original POV and composition. Good luck!

Hallo Hans.
Absolutely a fantastic picture with al that warm morning colours in it.
You should have opened the year with this Beauty.!
ps. pitty of the noise in it, but the ws from linda makes no sence at all
Groeten, Jan

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-02-24 8:05]

HI Hans
What a way to start the day going to the beach, while I had to look at the result of yesterday's blizzard.White nothing but white.
You are a lucky man to be able to travel the way you do and always coming back with fantastic sceneries, and this one is spectacular.

Hi Hans,
Great shot, great composition....
depth and clarity are perfect.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Hi Hans

Nice reflections in the wet sand, with good repetition & silhouettes of the gulls. I may try a ws. Very good sharpness & composition. Tfs!

Excellent Landscape,
I like this very much !
To enhance the colors I did a workshop

Hope you like it

  • Great 
  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-02-25 11:34]

Waarlijk een prachtige schilderij hans de vage contouren van het verste heuveltje ziet er geweldig uit Hans.


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