Winter Sunrise

by Arnold Wolfgang

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Gallery: Single Photos

Tags: red blue dawn silhouette reflection tree winter sunrise seeking critique

Category: Landscape

Exif Information:
Model : NIKON D800
Date Time Original : 2012-12-20 13:13:15
Focal Length : 24/1
Exposure Time : 1/25
F Number : 2.8
Flash : 16
Metering Mode : 5
Focal Length In35mm Film : 24
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Copyright : Wolfgang Arnold
Software : Aperture 3.4.3

Published: Saturday 19th of January 2013 12:59:07 PM


Donna S

The movement on the water adds a bit of trembling in the reflection.  Lovely

Tony Hadley


Alf Bailey
Hi Wolfgang

A Tree amongst trees! You have certainly nailed this one! The composition is perfect, and the colours are just!  There isn't much I can add to the former well deserved accolades, but I really admire this image!


Sincere Compliments!





Wow! This is a real beauty Wolfgang! I don't think there's many of us that could resist stopping to photograph a scene like this one. By the look of things it was probably tough to find a spot along the heavily wooded shoreline to shoot from. I think you came up with an excellent composition given the amount of clutter you had from encroaching branches, and such. Brilliant work that's a pleasure to behold!

All the best,

Grigoriy A.

Outstanding colors, saturation. composition!

Angela McKay

Great Composition and mood.  It gives the eye a lot to look at.

William Browning

Wolfgang, just a great shot with wonderful composition and colours. Congrats on a superb shot, best wishes William

Stephen Penland

Some scenes are not to be resisted, and this is one such scene.  The composition is superb; I really like the branches that completely circle the frame, with a central tree and its reflection serving as the main subject here.  Great colors in the sky as well.  Wonderful aesthetics.

Bobby Ho

Excellent composition and fantastic colors.

Jörg Vetter

Perfect: 6 ... details, color, lines, reflection ... however its a true foto, thus we have to live with some details ... BR JV

Pnina Evental

I join all the others, it is  a beauty, the color palette is outstanding, as well as the light and details of the ground, and  replica in the water! Very well observed .

Richard John Edwards



This image is crisp and vivid it has great clarity. The colours are also great, as is the composition. I like how the skelital branches of the tree contrast toe hues of the sky. I would like to see the bottom cropp to remove the grass/branch in the bottom of the picture, doing this brings real focus to the thecentral tree, to me that is the focal point of the image that gives us a starting place to enjoy.


Great work.

Jeff Bryce

Nice composition and use of lines.  The orange and pink reflection should likely be a tad darker.  Too bad the branch at bottom center is out of focus.

Wolfgang Arnold
Stephen, Jeff, Marta, Alf, Grigoriy, Richard, Neil, William, Angela, Bobby, Pnina,

Big thanks for all your encouraging comments!

@Jeff: good suggestion on the reflections and agree that out-of-focus branch is a bit distracting. Besides combining three exposures via HDR Efex 2 I didn't apply any postprocessing - so there are some details to improve still.

@Richard: I didn't crop, because I wanted to have the line dividing reflection and real scene centered. Yet, it's an idea I'll consider when reworking.

@Neil: You are right, it was not easy to find a spot - yet, not because the shoreline on my end was so heavily wooded: There is a terrace of a nice cafe where I stood and exactly from where I took this photo was a rather bulky lamp-thing which caused me some trouble getting the symmetry right.

JeffS L

Striking color.  Bisecting the photo doesn't always work, but here it adds to the magic.

Marta Eva LLamera

Wonderful vision. Regards.

Trisha Jean-Angela

Beautiful scene with great color and light. I like how the bare branches appear as lace against the sky. Very well done! Thank you for sharing. :)

Wolfgang Arnold
Winter sunrise... ...ok, probably not a typical photo for me, nor one I had actively sought or planned for, but when came by this pond on an early December morning, I could not resist taking this chance.

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