I was ready to discard this image, but friends at coffee thought it had merit not as a sunrise shot, but as an abstraction of sorts (a surreal version of the sunrise.)
So I reluctantly decided to post it and see what you friends thought about it.
You did well posting it. The light effects are superb. I really like the atmosphere!
2 Jul 2010 7:38am
Good morning Don,
It is a fantastic, somewhat abstract-looking sunrise. I think you photographed from the inside behind the window pane. The refraction of sunlight is excellent for expression. I like it very much. For that I give you 5 stars ***** This morning the sun appears and it is consistently the last few days, more than warm. There are 35 degrees Celsius +. On weekends it could be according to weather forecasts, even hotter. We try to enjoy. Thanks for your mail, I answer soon on the weekend. We wish you a beautiful sunny day and all the best. Thanks for the good wishes yesterday and 10 stars. We are very happy about it. Take care, my friend. Dear greetings Christel and Detlev
2 Jul 2010 7:40am
I can see what you mean. I am in two minds myself. On one hand it has the basis of a nice image with lovely lighting and perspective. On the other hand the lighting on the left spoils it. I have to say worth posting with your disclaimer because it will be interesting to see how/what people comment.
2 Jul 2010 8:03am
I love all the light here. Thanks for showing it.
2 Jul 2010 9:41am
I think it's a stunner Don. The blast of light from the sun, the rising mist, the diffused background colour and the hard contrast of the silhouette with those strange shrubs. Love it.
2 Jul 2010 9:53am
this is way cool!
2 Jul 2010 9:58am
a large photograph with beautiful reflection, good contrast, splendid, well with you.
2 Jul 2010 10:00am
Un effet extra ... Superbe jeu de lumière en reflets !..
2 Jul 2010 10:15am
Don, sometimes it the imperfections which generate interest and I believe that's the case here. Those slightly diagonal lines are an interesting result, I wouldn't have expected a lens flare sure as that. It's always somewhat a gamble shooting into the sun. Have a good weekend.
2 Jul 2010 11:33am
Gorgeous play of light and rays of light !
2 Jul 2010 12:41pm
Great effect from the light. Very cool image.
2 Jul 2010 1:38pm
Interesting diagonal streaks.
2 Jul 2010 2:52pm
I am glad they talked you into keeping it it does have a cool abstract and surreal feel to it
2 Jul 2010 3:02pm
Un univers merveilleux, presque un rêve...
2 Jul 2010 3:28pm
This is absolutely not a throw-away. It's a terrific shot, some excellent light work and compositional features that lend a feel of the surreal to the scene. Glad your friends prevailed.
2 Jul 2010 3:31pm
It does have a very fresh view on a sunrise. My theory is - keep everything.
2 Jul 2010 3:36pm
A stunner Don, have a nice weekend.
2 Jul 2010 3:58pm
A brilliant shot showing just how intense and powerful the sun can be... saved from the bin..!
2 Jul 2010 5:30pm
Smart friends! It's great. I love the dreamy reflection effect that the sun has made. Excellent.
2 Jul 2010 6:11pm
glad you haven't deleted it, it's a cool abstract
i never delete images on the spot because sometimes they look different at home on the computer monitor
2 Jul 2010 6:32pm
The steam rising makes this seem like a white hot sun. The streaks on the glass add to the surreal quality. A nice abstract, Don.
2 Jul 2010 6:41pm
it's a fantastic lightly shot & i like it .
2 Jul 2010 7:47pm
Oh, my, this is just incredible, Don. So many rays.
2 Jul 2010 10:55pm
Heyyy,nice spikes :)
2 Jul 2010 11:06pm
2 Jul 2010 11:23pm
i'm intrigued by the diagonal lines cutting through this scene you captured.. i'm guessing shot from the windshield, right? :)
2 Jul 2010 11:24pm
It's beautiful! I like that you posted it. The abstraction in the cross lines is interesting. I want the lines to continue a bit farther into the right side, or perhaps to crop the image into a vertical shot including more of the lines. I also believe in keeping and trying everything. The shot beyond the abstraction was very worthy of posting, abstraction or not. The light and mist over the water are so tremendous. :)
3 Jul 2010 12:17am
Nice shot, I like the sharp silhouettes and the reflections.
3 Jul 2010 2:39am
I really like the light here.
3 Jul 2010 2:57am
Well, I love sunflare and try to get it. This is some flare! I like it.
3 Jul 2010 4:14am
This is stunning! Perfect in every way! 10**********!
3 Jul 2010 4:40am
4 Jul 2010 5:16pm
To be honest, it makes me feel like I am there...makes me want to go outside and see the real thing. I would have been like you and not thought it worth posting but for me seeing it the first time it really seems more alive.
6 Jul 2010 2:09am
I like this, the mist over the water is great
6 Jul 2010 8:09am
I like the doubled sun with the shapes deformed by the lens blades. The mist is nice and the diagonal streaks are intriguing.
6 Jul 2010 5:05pm
I like this shot too! Very different and creative composition for you Don....your friends were right! ;)
9 Jul 2010 10:35pm
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