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*** One Year ***

*** One Year ***
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Copyright: Dawn McKenzie Wykes (Dawn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-16
Categories: Daily Life, Nature
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): New Zealand dawns (sunrises) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-27 3:36
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One Year ago today I joined Treklens.

So what better photo to upload.. one of my sunrises from my home in Manly, Whangaparaoa, North Island, New Zealand.

I would just like to thank all those Treklens buddies for helping me over the year, and for teaching me, and advising me, and for all your critques, and comments and last but not least your friendships from around the world, love and peace to you all..I have improved, but have a long long way to go...from one who doesnt like reading the manuals, I just like grabbing the camera and shooting..

Hope you enjoy my photo choice for today.

Thank you

philip78ro, Refugee, pozaru, Janice, cstathoulis, Dingo, gtinatl, vsinopoulos, JohnTulip, pranab, chiquito, wck, harpya, perryhooter, orbiter has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Photograph2u: HelloDawn 1 04-09 15:05
To orbiter: HellloooooDawn 1 04-03 14:57
To pablominto: Thank uDawn 1 04-03 14:56
To Maria74: Thank youDawn 1 04-02 15:06
To wck: thank uDawn 1 04-01 00:12
To wallie: HelloDawn 1 03-29 15:28
To surfacing: HelloDawn 1 03-27 23:24
To Dingo: Thank uDawn 1 03-27 23:21
To gtinatl: HelloDawn 1 03-27 23:14
To Fons: HelloDawn 1 03-27 14:07
To philip78ro: HelloDawn 1 03-27 14:04
To Refugee: HelloDawn 1 03-27 14:03
To pozaru: HelloDawn 1 03-27 14:02
To sugah_bear69: HelloDawn 1 03-27 14:01
To Janice: Hello my friend..Dawn 1 03-27 13:58
To joergen115: HelloDawn 1 03-27 13:56
To suzley: HelloDawn 1 03-27 13:55
To cstathoulis: HelloDawn 1 03-27 13:47
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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2006-03-27 3:41]
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Felicitation !

Hi Dawn,
Happy new year on TL !
Excellent photo for this occasion.

Happy Anniversary Dawn my friend. Delicate yet strong colours, lovely whispy cloud formations and beautifully framed. TFS and hugssssss

Happy aniversary, Dawn !!!

tfs and have a wonderful week,

Stunning colors, contrasts and POV. Keep grabbing the camera and bringing us shots like this one, Happy Anniversary Dawn!
Hugzzz and TFS,

Congrats Dawn, one whole year... And it has been so good meeting you too.
Great shot, wonderful warm colours from such a wonderful Artist at work. Thank you, thank you...

Very nice picture! I like it, only one think I feel wrong are the big frame. Nice anyway!

Hi Dawn.

Stunned by the beauty.....stunned and speakless. Well done.


Hi Sunrise!

Congratulations! You managed to put up with me for one whole year! lol...
As for your photo... well, you're the master at work! This is really magazine quatilty!

Well done my Kiwi Sunrise :)

Hi Dawn,
my congrats for staying here for one year! Wishing you many next to come! :-) You have chosen very nice photofor this day. Very well composed, with beautiful colours on the sky - looks like cream in cream-pie :-) tfs


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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2006-03-27 16:22]
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Congratulations on your first BD, Dawn. A very beautiful sunset to commemorate this event, my Kiwi friend. Excellent colours and a terrific compo. I even like the frame you created - usually I find this kind of framing 'too much', but it does work here...
TL is a nice place for learning and improving. But, as you should know, reading the manual is very helpful too! I've read mine at least 5 times now ;o).
Kia ora from warmer, sunnier, but still rainy Belgium

Congratulations Dawn on a very nice achievement.


Today is a double celebration, the anniversay of your joining the TL community as well as for us meeting a lovely and talented person from the other side of the world. An appropriate shot to celebrate the occassion. Superb work as always.

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-03-28 7:47]

Hi Dawn,
Congratulation for that year pass on TL sharing us great photos. And you have chosen a great sunset photo for that celebration with superb colors and an excellent composition. The shape of the clouds are superb. Very well done.
Looking forward for the next years photos.
Kind regards.

So DD .. had to see whats on the menu today .. you did
well with this choice. So we did keep up with you
one year? Oh my.. ^__^ Thanks and bye

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  • pranab Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 0 N: 537] (3143)
  • [2006-03-28 16:23]

nice calm yet spiritually reflective shot. good color and composition.

Wow! A few weeks not much on TL and then watch such a beauty as this! Great job here, Dawn.When I'm somewhere in time in New Zealand, I will come to Manly and have a drink with you at your porch....watching such a beautiful sunrise. Great colours and pov and composition.

Best regards and hug,


Hi Dawn,

And what a shot to bring up your 365 (now 366) day...1 year anniversary. Very nice note too............"love and peace" back at ya ten fold.

From a TL friend up North

WoW, Dawn's dawn! ;)
Happy Anniversary!
You have learnt a lot during this one year! I just can't make any more correction on your photos! :)))
This is really beautiful!
I hope to see you around TL for a long long time!

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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2006-03-31 21:50]
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Wonderful Dawn! Celebrate a glorious year in TL is a most tresure in many reason. You have present a wonderful moment to share.... I'm glad to know you & tresure our friendship.

Love & Peace!

Congratulations on your first TL birthday, dear Dawn!
You couldn't have chosen a more beautiful photo for the occassion! look at those heavenly colours of the sky...man, I really am jelaous of you guys over there..this is something I can see once in a blue moon :(
lovely work, Dawn!

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2006-04-02 10:49]

Hello Dawn,

Anything how to present the best marvel
of the world in his first year of TL
Visual and big beautiful executions for
to be here and to share all his wisdom


Hello down there!

A timeless shot from your backyard to celebrate your first anniversary!! Well thought! Great mood and ambiance BTW.

I would glady trade your backyard with mine anytime .....

Keep shooting Dawn!
I am looking forward discovering your next works.....

Hi Dawn,

Brilliant presentaion and a beautiful shot here. Congratulations on your 1st anniversary, I hope there will be many more to follow. Keep up the great work!


A very pleasant image indeed!
I'm impressed by the definition here, and the details in the sky are simply awesome...
Great colours of course, the mood is incredible and the preesntation is worthy your 12 fruitful months in TL..!
Greetings from Norway,
Pablo -

Hi Dawn,
Awesome sunrise! I really like the portrait framing on this. Perfect exposure has rendered some beautiful colors. Great depth and clarity.

Hello Dawn, I must compliment you on this comemorative photo and my best wishes for this first year on TL :)

Superb sunset!
I love the tones: warm and cold. And such sharpness!

Beautiful clouds over the water and the sun setting!


Have a great day and many more photos :)


So beautiful. The colors are no doubt supurb. I enjoy the clarity and sharpness. The composition is impeccable. TFS.

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