Friday, 30 May 2008

Winter Morning Sunrise - Sky Watch Friday

"Welcome to Winter!"
Sunrise on a cold, clear morning

Sky Watch Friday
winter morning sunrise - the cold, dark dawnWe're really into Winter here in Australia. The sun isn't rising now until about 6:20am, which means that I'll often get up when it's still dark. This is great for capturing sunrises, although it's not too conducive to getting out of bed!

Another benefit of capturing sunrises during Winter is that the atmosphere is usually very clear. Often when the sun comes up there will be no clouds or haze in the sky, just a clear, cold morning. Of course, this means that the sunrise will look very different, and it is sometimes harder to get a good sunrise without any clouds. I'm hoping to wake up early enough one of these days to get the sun rising over the valley - landscape shots tend to work best on clear mornings.

55 comments:

  1. The enlarged photo silhouetting the tree is fantastic.
    Beautiful photo and perfect exposure.
    Wonderful colors.
    I always enjoy your work.

    Summertime is coming on strong here in the states now.

    Our sky is heating up.
    Come visit,
    Troy and Martha

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  2. Amazing shot, David!
    Happy friday.

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  3. Your cold mornings sounds like our cold mornings. Here in Ohio where I live it is almost June and June should be the beginning of warm or even hot weather. But our mornings are almost frosty and the temperature hovers around 40 degrees F. This May has been the coldest ever. I attribute this and other global weather problems to the person in the Whine House, Bush.

    I love your photograph for what it is -- a beautiful sunset framed by the surrounding trees and landscape. Nice work.

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  4. What an incredible shot. It's as if there is a little fire burning off in the distance... really quite nice glow happening there.
    Beautiful photo.
    Rocky Mountain Retreat

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  5. Hello, David Webb from Australia.
    You have a spectacular picture here. This one is really great. Thank you for sharing it.

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  6. What a crystal-clear image! David, you do great work.

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  7. What a beautiful and peaceful shot. The colors are so pretty. Your photos are always great!

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  8. Hi quinttarantino,

    Thanks for dropping round. Hope you have a great SWF.

    Cheers,

    David

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  9. Hi texas travelers,

    Thank you for your comment. Nice to hear about the weather in the states too. Our Summer wasn't very hot, so I'm wondering what the Winter's going to be like.

    Have a nice Summer!

    Cheers,

    David

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  10. Hi john,

    Thanks for your visit. Happy Sky Watch Friday to you too. Hope you have a great weekend.

    Cheers,

    David

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  11. Wonderful shot! I would love to have a winter like that.
    But I love our snow in the winter too. Now we have summer, and it never get dark in the evening or the nigt here in the North of Norway:)

    Have a wonderful week:)

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  12. Hi abraham lincoln,

    That sounds like an interesting Summer so far. It always seems strange to me thinking of you having your seasons the other way around. I think of February as the hot time of year, and June/July as freezing. It's great to be able to use the internet to connect with others across the globe, who don't even have the same seasons!

    Thanks for visiting, have a great SWF.

    Cheers,

    David

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  13. Beautiful shot and colors.
    I know about this weather. Here, winter is also arriving.

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  14. Hi michele,

    You should have seen the sky last night - it really did look as if there was a fire somewhere. In this case though, it's just the fire of the sun. Have a great weekend!

    Cheers,

    David

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  15. Hi bobbie,

    Thanks for dropping by. Glad you liked the pictures. I'll try and drop by your site some time today. Hope you enjoyed your stay, have a nice day!

    Cheers,

    David

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  16. Hi sandycarlson,

    I was very happy with the sharpness produced by the atmosphere in this shot. It's amazing what a difference a clear day makes. Thanks for your comment, enjoy SWF.

    Cheers,

    David

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  17. Hi sherry,

    I'm glad you appreciate these photos so much. I really appreciate positive feedback like this, it helps me feel like this blog is worth something. :) I love sunrises, they are very peaceful and beautiful to sit and watch.

    Cheers,

    David

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  18. Hi pernille's ting og tang,

    I guess it's mutual - I'd love to see snow! :D

    Cheers,

    David

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  19. Hi luiz.ramosforest,

    Do you have snow in your winter? I look forward to seeing your photos as it moves into a new season. Thanks for your comment and visit, enjoy the weekend.

    Cheers,

    David

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  20. How can it be winter...there's no SNOW? LOL (I'm in Canada)

    Beautiful sky. Should I be wishing you lots of early morning clouds?

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  21. Vry beautiful SWF. Love the silhouette of the trees.

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  22. Isn't it interesting how the tone/intensity of the colors changes with the seasons? It looks cold in this shot.

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  23. Hi your eg tour guide,

    Snow? I wish! :) I guess you could be wishing me early morning clouds - sometimes.

    Cheers,

    David

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  24. Hi rose,

    Thanks for your comment. Hope you have a great SWF!

    Cheers,

    David

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  25. Hi alicesg,

    Glad you liked this. I always find that silhouettes add an exceptional quality to a picture, and go really well with sunrises. Something has to be in the foreground, and if there's no clouds, it might as well be trees.:)

    Cheers,

    David

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  26. Hi byrningbunny,

    Yes, that is very interesting. I'm certainly glad you got the idea that this shot was cold from the picture! I couldn't explain why, but this shot looks cold to me too.

    Thanks for your comment, hope you have a great weekend.

    Cheers,

    David

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  27. That's a lovely, lovely photo. Although I try to be at least somewhat knowledgeable about other parts of the world, and I know your seasons are the reverse of ours, it's still hard for me to remember that it can be COLD in Australia when it's 90 degrees at my place on the same day!

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  28. Hi pat,

    Yes, it's hard for me too, especially when I think in Celsius and everyone else quotes temperatures in Fahrenheit! I guess that's one of the difficulties of this age - 100 years ago that problem wouldn't have existed!

    Cheers,

    David

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  29. Lovely scene and colours.

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  30. This is a great silhouette, what a beautiful photo.

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  31. Beautiful.


    Pop over to see my water features.

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  32. Beautiful photo,love the colours!

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  33. wonderful shapes and colors. great combination

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  34. We are waiting for the summer and you are waiting for the winter...You have christmas in the middle of the summer and we have the holiday in the wintermounth...It is a little bit funny to me that you have christmastrees and it is really hot outside.
    Your shot is great:)

    Petunia's SWF

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  35. It's still winter there? We're at the height of summer now in my country.

    I would love to stay in Australia one day- God willing.

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  36. Hi ida,

    Thanks for dropping round. Hope you have a great weekend.

    Cheers,

    David

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  37. Hi suzanne,

    Thanks for commenting. I'm glad you liked the silhouette feature of this pic. Maybe you'll be able to get one showing the season in your country.

    Cheers,

    David

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  38. Hi imac,

    I will check out your posts shortly. Have a nice SWF.

    Cheers,

    David

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  39. Hi anne-berit,

    Thanks for the comment. What sort of colours do you usually get for a sunrise in Norway at this time of year?

    Cheers,

    David

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  40. Hi evlahos,

    Thanks for your thoughts on this post. I appreciate the comments. Hope you enjoy the weekend, hope to see you round the ridges again soon!

    Cheers,

    David

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  41. Hi old wom tigley,

    Thanks for making the rounds again this week. The encouragement is great! Have a nice week. :)

    Cheers,

    David

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  42. Hi petunia,

    It is funny for me as well to get used to this idea of the different seasons. But I think it must have been even harder when the English first came to Australia - they kept to the old customs of fire at the hearth and roast dinner during the heat of Christmas!

    Cheers,

    David

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  43. Hi daniel j santos,

    Thanks for dropping by again. Hope you have a great weekend.

    Cheers,

    David

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  44. Hi zamejias,

    Yes, it is Winter here at present. The one problem I see is that we're going to have a hard time camping out at World Youth Day - temperatures average about 5 degrees c, which is cold for Australia!

    Cheers,

    David

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  45. What a very lovely sunset....winter or not!

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  46. Hi neva,

    Thanks for that jolt back to reality! :) I've been starting to forget that this is actually a sunrise, not just a symbol of Winter. Anyway, thanks for your comment and have a great week.

    Cheers,

    David

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  47. a great sunrise shot David.. the bare tree silhouette makes for a great focal point....
    hey, i hope you have a not-too-cold winter,
    but just in case... you better get prepared-- :)

    suns up
    it's rise and shine
    better get your winter gear--
    wooly socks, flannel shirt... AND-- those
    long-john
    underwear
    they'll make you sweat... such a bummer!
    and oh! that dry skin itch
    how you'll long for
    summer

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  48. really wonderful shot... looks nearly mythical. gorgeous colors, thanks for sharing.

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  49. Hi carol,

    Lovely poem there. I'll have to think of that the next time I see a sunrise. Thanks for your well-wishes, so far we haven't had a cold winter but there's still a long way to go.

    Cheers,

    David

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  50. Hi lingovise,

    Thanks for your feedback on this shot too. Sorry I took so long to reply! I've got a few more sunrises recently that I'll try and share soon.

    Cheers,

    David

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  51. Simply beautiful. I really enjoy reading your posts.

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