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Before Sunrise

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 22 May 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This was at the Tom McCall Nature Preserve before sunrise. If you view this photo later in the day, the top has been cropped.
Today I am in Portland attending a one day Lightroom 2 workshop taught by Scott Kelby.

"Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried!" Bill Brandt

NIKON D700 1/4 second F/7.1 ISO 200 70 mm (35mm equiv.)

zOOm from Paris, France

Lovely nature awaking. Stunning colors.

22 May 2009 5:42am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

amazing landscape!! such lovely color!! what a view!!! by the way we share a similar theme today!!! ;)

22 May 2009 6:02am

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

Well that is just incredible, the scene behind is like a painting, the scene reminds me of an old Hollywood musical set.

22 May 2009 6:05am

MMC Photos from THE COLONY, United States

I'm jealous, Scott Kelby! I really like the foreground, but the back is blown out.

22 May 2009 6:20am

@MMC Photos: It's actually not blown out. But I have cropped the top down to the river.

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Totally jealous of your LR workshop with Scott Kelby! Lucky man, you! Great shot here, Jack. The flowers are beautiful and worth the early morning wake up.

22 May 2009 7:03am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

vibrant colours in the flowers in foreground. dont really like the background, blue tone doesn't match with the foreground, in my opinion :).

22 May 2009 7:33am

@Sarito: I've gone back and cropped the top.

Yvonne S. from Tilburg, Netherlands

Incredible beautiful!

22 May 2009 7:37am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great composition and processing!

22 May 2009 8:38am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

A fine work with a surreal quality!

22 May 2009 8:59am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

J'aime ce premier plan très chaud en opposition à l'arrière plan aux tons froids

22 May 2009 9:17am

@Marie LC: FYI, I went back and cropped the top.

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Beautiful composition with colored flowers and landscape !

22 May 2009 9:41am

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Nice contrast of colours. But what happenned to the top edge of the maountains? Is it done on purpouse?

22 May 2009 10:02am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

le premier plan est sublime !

22 May 2009 1:11pm

@Jean-François: I went back and cropped the top.

BoB from Milano, Italy

the composition is simply perfect, great work

22 May 2009 1:38pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

The quality of the pre-sunrise light is wonderful! you have such a great saturation of the oranges! This is my favorite time of day; so full of promise! Love it!

22 May 2009 1:39pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States


22 May 2009 1:53pm

chrissy from uk, United Kingdom

Wow I love sunflowers, great shot

22 May 2009 2:34pm

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

What a dream !!!!!!!!!! Glorious !

22 May 2009 2:48pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

This is wonderful.....color and comp well done...Jealous that you will be with scott kelby, just when I am SOOOOO in need of his tutelage.....
will check back later to see the crop......

22 May 2009 3:00pm

@Susan: If you have seen the version where the top goes down to the river, it is the cropped version. If you see sky and a bluecast ridge on the other side of the river, it is the original.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

What a cool mass of colour.

22 May 2009 3:12pm

DON from spokane, United States

Impressive bed of blossoms. I like the contrast and vivid colors very much. Fine job of shooting.

22 May 2009 3:26pm

Sarah Schneider Photography from Lancaster, United States

Amazing colors =)

22 May 2009 3:28pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old Pembroke Dock boy,Wales), Germany

Ok,I´ve seen the original with the big blue background.Not sure if this is really my thing,it´s a bit to over saturated.The fore ground is very lush though !!

22 May 2009 3:58pm

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Anthony, it actually was not saturated; that was what the predawn light produced.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

it is a veritable bouquet of color!
it's superbe, jack!

22 May 2009 4:18pm

Eric Rousset from Grasse, France

Very nice floral FG, well satured ;-))

22 May 2009 4:20pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

A riot of colorful blooms .... gorgeous!

22 May 2009 4:49pm

oncho from granada, Spain

great composition,incredible colors...

22 May 2009 6:08pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The flowers look lie little suns. Quite beautiful.

22 May 2009 7:06pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

so beautiful pic, perfect!!

22 May 2009 7:48pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

jack ! amazing vivid colors !!!!

22 May 2009 7:51pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Vivid colour composition, Jack. It is so very well capture that i wonder how it would be to be amongst such flower and a view to the blue river.

22 May 2009 8:41pm

Michael from United States

very pretty!
well done!

22 May 2009 9:30pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Wonderful colorful scenery. Love it !!

22 May 2009 10:25pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Honestly don't know which one I saw earlier today...but I like this one, and that's all that counts!!!

23 May 2009 12:45am

willow from Chelsea, United States

Must admit I'm jealous that you're at a Scott Kelby wkshp. I'm also in awe of your ability to create images this beautiful!!!

23 May 2009 1:51am

@willow: Thanks, Willow. I definitely got my money's worth. The morning (Library and Develop modules) was terrific. Unfortunately the afternoon got bogged down. The Print module was short-changed. When Kelby gets tired, he gets silly (you can see some of this in his books). He is unbelievable in the way he answers questions during breaks and for an extended time after the seminar is over. I got a couple of questions that have been bugging me about LR answered.

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Beautiful colors and composition! I love the blue tones in the background.... Excellent Shot!

23 May 2009 1:54am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I did not see the version early today, but I do like this one.

23 May 2009 2:14am

Bill Jennings from (Bay Area Northern Calif), United States

It's a later view, and I like whatever you have as your last post : very tight, colorful, and amazingly sharp for what may have had limited light before sunrise. Well done Jack.

23 May 2009 5:35am

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Gorgeous the contrasts.

23 May 2009 5:43am

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Such a beautiful colorful photo! Everything looks great!

23 May 2009 7:29am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old Pembroke Dock boy,Wales), Germany

OK,I take that back then.Nature is amazing isn´t it.It can blow away even the best photo processing programme... Was it taken digitally or on film ??

23 May 2009 9:37am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Digital.

Cricket-Tammy from Alabama, United States

Just so perfect.

23 May 2009 6:05pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

This is just spectacular!!! My compliments, Jack!

24 May 2009 4:59am

@bluechameleon: Thanks, Sharon.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Oh I just love this! The blue and yellow are striking!!!

24 May 2009 7:20am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

spectacular love this 5 stars from me

24 May 2009 8:00am

lydia from Paris, France

Wow !! I missed this one too !! Wonderful ! A five stars one !!

24 May 2009 1:09pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Lovely composition, with beautiful colors and contrasts...

24 May 2009 6:44pm

Riccardo from - Giovinazzo -, Italy

Stunning colors Jack and perfect DOF! Thank you for your support on my blog! Your comments are very appreciated!

24 May 2009 9:12pm

JamesC from portland, United States

Magical moments, braving the cold.

25 May 2009 4:19am

@JamesC: You got that right.

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Ah, gorgeous field of flowers. Lucky you to be able to take that workshop!

27 May 2009 11:08pm

@Anita: Yep; I was indeed fortunate.