E.J.Wilkins

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Sunrise

Coming home from the 'school run' the other morning I saw something we haven't seen here for absolutely ages ... a sunrise. I was about  - here -

I don't know if it was unusual atmospheric conditions or not, but the way the sun's rays made separate coloured arcs in the sky was fascinating, so I stopped and took a picture. Only time for one, because the effect vanished almost as quickly as it had appeared. I thought I would share it with you.

All I've done is crop a little, to put the sun in the middle, nothing else.

The water in the foreground is waterlogged heathland.


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Sunrise

Coming home from the 'school run' the other morning I saw something we haven't seen here for absolutely ages ... a sunrise. I was about  - here -

I don't know if it was unusual atmospheric conditions or not, but the way the sun's rays made separate coloured arcs in the sky was fascinating, so I stopped and took a picture. Only time for one, because the effect vanished almost as quickly as it had appeared. I thought I would share it with you.

All I've done is crop a little, to put the sun in the middle, nothing else.

The water in the foreground is waterlogged heathland.


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comments (17)

That is amazing. Good job you had your camera to hand. School run ?
EJWilkins: smile I was lucky Johnny, I'd taken my camera with me because it wasn't raining.
School run? Not something I need do very often thank goodness. Sometimes roadworks delay the buses, we go a slightly different route by car. smile
What I can say Ellie to you? That it is a precious taking and the very intense colors. Very a well captured sunrise. Certain it is that the dawns and the dusks are difficult to catch well, because the movement of the sun is very fast.
P.D.: Very interesting the Link of FlashEarth. It did not know it.
EJWilkins: Gracias Jose. El sol se levantó muy rápidamente. Era afortunado poder parar y tomar el cuadro.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 15 Jan 2007, 04:08
we haven't seen many sunrise shots this year. i will have to wait to use my calibrated monitor to see if i can see the boggy marsh a bit better. nice.
EJWilkins: Oooh, have you got a new monitor too? smile Sadly you won't see any details in that boggy area, not unless you really mess with the contrast. No sunrise pictures, it might be because it's done nothing but rain!
Pretty colors, Ellie. It suggests the fresh morning to me of a day of autumn in which the sun begins to heat a thick air on the land.
EJWilkins: Yes, the colours do seem more suited to autumn than January. I think the air is thick with moisture. smile
nice timing with the sun just above the trees
EJWilkins: I was very lucky Chantal, there are not many places along that road where you can stop a car. I kept hoping the colours would not disappear before I could take the picture. smile
  • Louis
  • 15 Jan 2007, 09:27
Great pic, one gets so tired of sunsets, it refreshing to se a sunrise grin Nice to hear that you do the school run.

The colour means that there are particles in the air - since the sun is just raising its head, it must mean that rays are bouncing of the earth in a very different angle than when the sun is up high. That must be the arcs (different distances). But i am just guessing.

Great pic
EJWilkins: Hmm, school run! Don't do it often, there are buses, but there were also roadworks and panics because of exams. So, I don't often get to see the sunrise either smile
I think you're right about the particles, probably moisture in this case.
  • Frank
  • 15 Jan 2007, 09:38
Nice picture Ellie.
EJWilkins: Thanks Frank smile
Beautiful sunrise Ellie. Can't stop looking at the sky. I believe this pic wud have looked better with a border, i mean most pics do look better with a border - and u have the option of setting the border in your preferences page smile
EJWilkins: Yes, you're right. It didn't look as good with the broad border, but I could have put a narrow frame of my own. Must think about doing that sometimes. smile
Nicely done, Ellie. So much for being a 'new' photographer!

You have a good eye and there's not much wrong with your execution either.
EJWilkins: Well I think I'm 'new'.
Got my camera at the end of April 2006, had an ordinary film camera before then but rarely used it except for family things, days out and so on.
I have never, ever taken a picture 'because I can' before, and am thoroughly enjoying my new hobby. I point and click, the camera's innards do the rest. I expect things will fall apart when I manage to drag himself into a camera shop to upgrade wink I might have to seriously ask you for help then.

Thank you Colin, I value your opinion, not just because you've said something nice but because I admire your work. I really do appreciate you taking the time to drop into my blog.
  • Dotun
  • 15 Jan 2007, 17:17
simply beautiful shot
EJWilkins: Thank you Dotun smile
  • paul
  • 15 Jan 2007, 22:30
lovely shot Ellie! Some compensation for your extended school run duty smile
EJWilkins: Thanks Paul, yes, it was compensation of sorts. Something I'd never seen and wouldn't have if I hadn't had to take them into school. Strange twist of fate, wasn't it? smile
very nice Ellie !! I really like the light on this picture
EJWilkins: I still can't believe I managed to take this picture, it shows the sun exactly as it was. The colours were fantastic. Thanks Dafredo smile
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 16 Jan 2007, 05:00
I can never seem to get up in time to see a sunrise smile Thanks for sharing a beautiful one with us for consumption at night!
EJWilkins: I rarely see a sunrise either, not from our house. This was taken at 08:27 GMT. I was on my way home again, having left home in darkness over an hour earlier. As Paul (Tadpole) mentioned .. having to do the school run that day had its compensation. smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 16 Jan 2007, 10:42
Bravo for you AND the sun, Ellie! It's really something to write home about, isn't it! smile
EJWilkins: Absolutely right Ginnie, but instead of 'writing home' (because I was already at home), I shared it. smile
We're back to normal dreer grey skies again, and more rain, but this picture reminds me of what's hiding.
Hello Ellie... Well composed and really peacefull.
EJWilkins: Thank you very much Roland. smile
very nice, well done.
EJWilkins: Thanks Atunbi smile
Like this.
Nice you caught it when you did!
EJWilkins: I was lucky Deji, thank you smile

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