Wednesday, January 03, 2007

WEDNESDAYS ARE FOR COLOR -- A Little Dawning Light


Blogger micki said...

Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Fuji Superia ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/180
Aperture Setting - f-5.6 Program Mode
Lens - Sigma 70-300mm zoom lens @ 300mm
Polarizing Filter
Scanning Method - Epson Perfection 4990 Photo scanner

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This big guy was out enjoying the chilly sunrise one morning back in early November. Can you believe this was shot just moments before last week’s Wednesday shot? Really the sunrise wasn’t that great, I just got lucky in seeing this heron stop for a moment to take a rest right in front of the rising sun. These guys are hanging out on the beaches of Gloucester Point and Yorktown this winter. They weren’t there last year; maybe it’s the weather that is drawing them here. They definitely aren’t hanging around during tourist season. I did see my favorite elusive heron at the public landing in town on Sunday morning; but I had a wide angle on the camera and wasn’t in the mood to go chasing him around. He caught one glimpse of me and flew off anyway. I’ll be back, though. He’s one of my unfinished projects.

I shot by the light of the full moon yesterday morning and again last night. It was brilliant out, and I discovered the prettiest public landing on the whole peninsula while out. I can’t wait to go see it during sunrise. :o) I really hope my shots came out well. I underexposed last month, so this month I bracketed up like crazy.

9:49 AM  
Anonymous shiv said...

lovely shot....!
nice warm tones,cool composition too,you got at just the right moment...

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

This is beautiful. I like the orientation you chose. It seems somewhat unexpected in portrait as opposed to landscape.

10:15 AM  
Anonymous anagnorisis said...

Gorgeous warm tones and silhoutte. ;)

10:19 AM  
Blogger Don said...

This is a beautiful shot and nicely composed with the heron placed dramatically in the sunlight. Fine one, Micki.

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...


10:30 AM  
Anonymous darr said...

This is where I want to be! Great photo Micki!

10:45 AM  
Blogger WJWilson said...

Perfect timing for this shot.

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Solaria said...

Sometimes, you just have to be in the right place at the right time. This is a beautiful example of that.

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Taswir said...

Beautiful pic, great work

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

This is beautiful, Micki. Great capture.

12:04 PM  
Anonymous P.J. said...

That's one beautiful shot. The bird seems to be taking it in as well!

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Doug said...

This is a fabulous shot. The colors of the sunrise are so rich and warm and the silouette of the heron is wonderful.

1:08 PM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

Great capture and the sunrise is beautiful. Nice composition.

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting composition.
Anxious to see the moon lit shots.

2:20 PM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

another awesomely awesome shot/...8.25/10

2:25 PM  
Anonymous paul said...

Micki! You're killing me! This is great. I'll have to disagree with you, though! No luck involved here! It's call persistence and preparation of which you have a lot of both!

4:01 PM  
Anonymous angie said...

pretty perched upon, what appears to be, a cross. lovely, micki :o)

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Gary said...

glad you could catch him they're such skittish creatures

5:03 PM  
Anonymous MikesRightBrain said...

A beautiful shot, Micki. So noiseless and rich in color. I agree with paul... this was not luck. Nice work.

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Christian said...

Great shot Micki. You got your heron with a big succes.
I would like to take such a shot.
I'm jealous Micki LoL

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Chris Vallancourt said...

The light can change so quickly at sunrise. This is a lovely shot.

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Jeff Ambrose said...

Nicely composed with the bird almost floating on the sun.

8:27 PM  
Anonymous Nick said...

Nice colors. Love the way the bird seems to be sitting on the sun.

9:18 PM  
Anonymous emré said...

Happy New Year Micki!
Love this one, it's as if it's just sitting on the setting sun, and waiting for it to set, restless.

9:37 PM  
Anonymous mooch said...

I really like the tones to this and the shape of the stork (?). I think the sun was caught just right. Really focusses the eye on the sun setting. Happy New Year!

3:43 AM  
Blogger manju said...

Superb ! Lovely composition, stunning colors, nice silhoutte of the bird, and breathtaking sunset. One of the best photos !

5:29 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Fantastic work of art! You are really starting the new year off very well.

5:41 AM  
Anonymous John said...

Very nice. Great feel to this

6:28 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

Perfect positioning of everything within 94 million miles : can’t ask for more than that without being geedy.

8:18 PM  
Blogger bkphotography said...

Hm, must be lonely on that pole...

I'm surprised you say it was luck. That's hard to believe because it seems so... perfect.

5:31 PM  
Blogger Cool Daddio said...

I think there is some mythology where the golden egg of the sun is laid each day. Beautiful.

3:00 PM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Gee, talk about decisive moments :-)

11:34 AM  
Anonymous derlitograph said...

All the time I didn't realize that you do not post process your pictures. Wow. This one is great many other pictures on your site.

2:40 AM  

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