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Colour Before Daylight

Posted by
Lee (Fort Frances Ontario, Canada) on 18 February 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The saying goes something like....Red sky in morning-Sailors take warning. This shot was taken approx 1/2 hr before the sun broke the horizon.

Thank you for visiting my site. I consider myself to be lucky living where I do. Everyday I wake up to a wealth of interesting visual scenarios. Most of my pictures are Wildlife and Nature taken from around the area. The area specifically being Fort Frances Ontario on beautiful Rainy Lake. Feel free to comment on what you see. I look forward to hearing from you. If you like what you see, please rate it. Better yet, bookmark the site and drop back often. I will be posting daily.
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Double KK Photography from West Richland, United States

beautiful photo

18 Feb 2009 5:05am

@Double KK Photography: Thank you, visit again

The Big Guy from Regina, Canada

Now there is some beautiful red sunrise!! Nice shot Lee...

18 Feb 2009 5:39am

@The Big Guy: Thank you

Rakesh Vanamali from Ooty, India

All the wonderful more reason that one should be an early morning person ;) Brilliant shot!

18 Feb 2009 7:11am

@Rakesh Vanamali: Thank you, you are so right, colour like this does not always happen. Drop by again.

Marie LC from Voiron, France

beautiful purple sunset

18 Feb 2009 7:55am

@Marie LC: Thank you

bm from Budapest, Hungary

amazing, amazing colors...wicked shot.

18 Feb 2009 9:38am

@bm: Thank you, please drop by again.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Very beautiful colors!

18 Feb 2009 11:00am

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank you. Please visit again.

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

This is an absolute Jewel of a shot, Lee. Stunning on all levels. First class work

18 Feb 2009 12:48pm

@EYES WIDE SHUT: Thank you.

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Stunning! I love the richness of the colors!

18 Feb 2009 2:08pm

@Sandrine: Thank you

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

A really exquisite sunrise, beautiful colors and a great way to start the day! I can't manage to get up in time and travel to the other side of the island to capture the sunrise :(

18 Feb 2009 2:31pm

@Monique: Thank you.

Tony Duque from Raleigh, United States

That's an absolutely wonderful shot, Lee!. I call such a sunrise a bona fide flamer, and (by my experience, anyway) they're pretty rare. Your timing was perfect... I'd say you caught that show at its peak of color. Excellent composition and balance. Thanks for sharing your good fortune and skill!!

18 Feb 2009 6:03pm

@Tony Duque: Thank you for the compliment. You are right, these colours are not very common.

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


18 Feb 2009 6:37pm

@Eleftheria: Thanks for dropping by.

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

From experience I can say the sailor's saying is right. You caught this one just at it's best!
My house faces east, so I get quite a few of them, like this one...

18 Feb 2009 9:30pm

@vu@granby - Wolfgang: Sunrises are beautiful. Thank you for sharing. And, thank you for commenting.

Vinman from Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Fantastic Lee, well done.

18 Feb 2009 10:06pm

@Vinman: Thank you

Marion from Liberty Township, United States

this is a fantastic capture! the colors are amazing! WOW!!! :)

19 Feb 2009 12:38am

@Marion: Thank you. Please visit again.

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

sensational colours! they radiate such fire and strength! nice framing as well - the reflection is well proprtioned to the sky and completes this amazing scene very nicely!

19 Feb 2009 3:36am

@DarkElf: Thank you. Please visit again.

ts from Tokyo, Japan it!

19 Feb 2009 4:13am

@ts: Thank you. Drop by again.

nordicheart from Osnabrück, Germany

gorgeous view!!!

19 Feb 2009 8:24am

@nordicheart: Thank you, visit again

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

This just plain took my breath away...Outstanding!

19 Feb 2009 11:48am

@Lorraine: Thank you for the bookmark and comments.

Vikiki from hyvinkää, Finland

Amazing colors

19 Feb 2009 6:46pm

@Vikiki: Thank you for dropping by, please visit again.

Didier from somewhere, France

What a beautiful sky

19 Feb 2009 10:11pm

@Didier: It was marvelous being there. Thank you.

Judy from Brooksville-Florida,, United States

I've looked at the photos in your portfolio and they are ALL terrific; your wildlife/animal shots are superb, as is this glorious sunset. My general comment on all of them is that the amnous3 across the top is a distraction, where your signature on each one is not. I hope you don't mind my saying so.

PS: If you're concerned about people printing off your work, note that AM3 compresses photos to 800 pixels in width; that's the largest I post. Height can be anything a vertical shot requires.

20 Feb 2009 12:31pm

@Judy: Thank you for the wonderful word of encouragement. I agree that the watermark is a distraction. I will take it into consideration. Thank you and please visit and comment often.

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Lee, this is just beautiful color at dawn - great shot - your photographs are beautiful!

22 Feb 2009 8:44pm

@Scott Schilling: You're to kind. Thank you