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By Dawns Early Light by jonboy56 By Dawns Early Light by jonboy56
Getting a lift home from work this morning, the sky looked like it was on fire, "I wish I had my camera with me" I cursed!!

So when I got dropped off I ran in the house, grabbed my kit and drove back down the road a couple of miles from where we had come from, when I spotted this view . . . . . I stopped the car at the roadside and voila... my first dawn landscape picture was born.
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minifoot Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Did you use HDR technique..? If you did, it was very tastefully done, just the right amount. I love the composition and the colours make the image look almost like a painting.
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Erozja Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Hi! :wave:

Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal here: [link] :heart:

Greetings! :aww:
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jonboy56 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011   Photographer
Thank you so much, I'm honoured. :-)
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ColourfulWinter Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
So Beautiful !
i can see that Flames ! :)
i like this kind of landscape shots
i`m trying HDR technique to have alive colors
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jonboy56 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011   Photographer
Thank you, thats really kind of you to say.
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rensuchan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This shot is absolutely lovely. I don't favorite many landscape photos because I'm more interested in portraits but this one is a winner :)
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jonboy56 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011   Photographer
Well, thank you so much, I'm so glad I could make you see something special enough for you to favourite it. I'm really happy now :-)
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Swerve142 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
This shot is sweet. The colors in the sky with the clouds make this photo incredible :)
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jonboy56 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011   Photographer
Thank you so much :-)
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SF224 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
whoa...this looks like a painting...so cool...
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jonboy56 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011   Photographer
Thank You Angie :hug:
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Craig-Stannard Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
quality that john!!
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jonboy56 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011   Photographer
Cheers Craig :-)
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Craig-Stannard Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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EllieeVengeance Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student General Artist
thats amazing, looks like an old painting you'd see in those old books that go on about nature and stuff :D
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jonboy56 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011   Photographer
xx Thanks Ellie ;-)
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EllieeVengeance Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student General Artist
your welcome :)
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oxai Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful shot. Perfect use of HDR (unless my eyes deceive me...). The only criticism I can offer is to watch out for colour noise when you're doing HDR, and in this picture, again unless my eyes deceive me, there is a lot of colour noise. Specifically in the third bush from the right side; it looks red. That's where it's most prominent, but it takes away from the quality of the lower portion of the picture. But for your first landscape, this is amazing! :wow:
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jonboy56 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011   Photographer
Thanks for your feedback Ben, I appreciate the constructive critisism / advice you offer. You are right about the bush of course, and I will watch out for that next time. :-)
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lilsweetmandee Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Breathtaking!!!!!!!!!!!
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jonboy56 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011   Photographer
Thank you Mandee :hug:
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lilsweetmandee Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
always a pleasure my friend!!!
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DanielHeydecke Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
First dawn landscape, eh?

I don't buy it. This looks far too awesome for a first try. My first tries always look like crap.

Your, Sir, are one of a kind!
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jonboy56 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011   Photographer
Cheers my friend :manhug: you sussed me out :-) truth is Dan, I took another 15 shots at the same spot, so really this is probably my 8th try of 16, and the only one I liked.
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RayLeaf Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
It. Is. Awesome! :wow: Absolutely love the way the colours merge... and it's great that the sky hadn't changed [much] when you managed to drive back ... =)
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jonboy56 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011   Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav: Ray :-) It's only 2 - 3 minutes drive away from where I live, so I got there for around 6am!! :-)
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RayLeaf Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
That's cool!
You know John, I'm so gonna come and visit you [read: the view outside your home] one day ... =p Better prepare a room for me ... ;)
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jonboy56 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011   Photographer
No probs, I have a spare room :-)
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RayLeaf Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Yaaayyyyyy !!! :happybounce:
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jonboy56 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011   Photographer
at the end of my cul de sac (4 doors away) there is just open land as far as the eye can see. Its great for walks, when its not raining!! :-)
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Romylyn Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Gorgeous ... Pure beauty of nature ! This place must be wonderful .
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jonboy56 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011   Photographer
Thanks for the lovely comment. Indeed, I have past this spot many times over the last couple of years on my way home from nightshift, but today, with the sky the way it was, I decided to capture it on camera.

In the far away distance off to the left of the picture, there are Wind Turbines standing up on a hill, but would'nt you just know it, I forgot my zoom lens!!
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HeavenWolf108 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful shot.
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jonboy56 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011   Photographer
Thank you for the lovely comment, and thank you so much for the :+fav: :-)
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