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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