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Canon
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/12 second
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F/16.0
Focal Length
17 mm
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100
Date Taken
Nov 12, 2011, 6:36:56 AM
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EF17-40mm f/4L USM
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Digital Photo Professional
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Bastion by octane2 Bastion by octane2
Please click here to view the image on a black background -- you will see more shadow detail.

After only having slept 2 hours and driving 90 km to the coast, it seemed like sunrise was going to be an epic fail, as the entire eastern sky was covered with clouds. I saw the pre-dawn cirrus light up in crimson splendour, but, I was missing the main event.

Shortly after sunrise, the clouds gave way to a wonderful display of pristine first light.

Presented here, is a dynamic scene where waves reach for a rocky moss-covered shoreline while a halo adorns our precious star.

Please note that this image hasn't been touched up in Photoshop -- this is directly from Canon's Digital Photo Professional software. I don't have time at the moment (backlog of weddings!) to be processing images through completion. Having said that, in my biased opinion, this stands on its own without requiring further processing treatment. The three stop hard step filter saved my backside that morning. I love my filters.

The 5D Mark II is a landscape eating machine.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
1/13s f/16.0 at 17.0mm iso100
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This is a beautiful piece. It captures the serenity and special glow which comes in the early morning and the halo adds a special quality to the sky. There's a great balance of sky, sea and moss covered rocks and I like that you've captured the movement of the waves rather than the long exposure effect often seen with water.
I agree - it doesn't need retouching at all. Thanks for sharing it :)
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smallcraig1606 Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a superb image. The detail you've held in the moss on the rocks absolutely makes the image.
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ObsydianShepard Nov 24, 2011  Student Photographer
beautiful... the detials are so crisp and the lighting is stunning.

thats the 5D again, huh. what a beautiful shot.
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:icongreyfortofmars:
Beautiful photo! Needs no post editing
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KiR-0 Nov 24, 2011  Professional Filmographer
So beautiful :D !!!
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