06.23.2014 Tully Lake Sunrise

About two weeks ago I was driving by this spot with a friend when I noticed the sun’s location and thought it would be good for sunrise someday soon.  I woke early this morning, couldn’t get back to sleep and thought “What the heck, it’s 3:30, I might as well do the 1 hour drive up to Tully Lake for 5:00 sunup”.  There were a few clouds in the north as I set out which looked like they would drift right into the position I wanted.  By the time I got there they had not moved and did get colorful but to the north and behind the trees.  That’s nature for ya’.  You take what you are given and I did make this image with the drifting fog catching a little color over the lake.Tully-Lake-Sunrise-062314-800WebI think the rocks have some long exposure possibilities.

A short while later the sun broke the horizon.Tully-Lake-Sunrise-2-062314-800Web

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About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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22 Responses to 06.23.2014 Tully Lake Sunrise

  1. Very nice. Love the subtle colors and the wisp of a cloud in the background.The rocks help make the photo complete. Awakening at 3:30am is the pits but that is what happens to me sometimes. At least you are able to get up and be productive. I work crossword puzzles until I get sleepy again.

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  2. It is difficult to make sunrise (and sunsets) looks different, but you succeeded. I like this very much, nice composition, colours, and some surprise.

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  3. Lyle Krahn says:

    The colours and composition are wonderful. But it must have been a lot of work to move those rocks in a line:)

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    • Thanks, Lyle. You could be more correct than you may have thought. I was standing on the edge of the boat launch so it is entirely possible that they were placed in a line as a guide.OTOH, that is asking for a boat to crush itself on the way in. I’ve never been there until today so I don’t know.

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  4. Just Rod says:

    I really like the colours and reflections in the first image. The solid quality if the ticks sets off the fragility and wispiness of the dog/cloud.

    The second image gives a sense of cool morning sir and a fresh breeze coming with the sun. Let’s get the canoe out and go paddling.

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    • Just Rod says:

      Sir should be air. Proof read before pushing send Rod!

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    • I do that all too often as well, Rod. Sometimes they get by me after a proof read. I now read twice and even then on occasion….

      Funny you should mention a canoe. As I mentioned above, I was at a boat launch and there was a pickup truck and boat carrier next to where I parked. I was sure a canoe, kayak or boat would float into the scene but luck was with me and they stayed hidden somewhere. Thanks.

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  5. Beautiful work Steve !!

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  6. Sunbursts are so pretty. This one is excellent as the sun barely peaks over the line of trees with the fine mist/fog rising from the water.

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  7. Neato-o keen-o, especially for the first one. The early bird catches the worm of sunrise.

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  8. quabbinite says:

    Boy did you get there on the right day! I love a good sunrise steam.

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    • Thanks, q. I had considered a long exposure shot, but didn’t as when I have done that before the steam turns into a solid mass of fog with no character. So the texture of the water remains but it is a little interesting too, I think.

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  9. Sandra says:

    The sunstar is great, thumbs up for the second pic!
    I’m very fond of long exposures because they calm down the atmosphere of a photo and I think the photos would benefit from it – especially with the stones in the foreground. The choppy water takes the silence a bit away from the morning mood.

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    • Thanks, Sandra.
      A while back I posted this shot https://sggphoto.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/04-20-2014-owens-pond-redux/. In a conversation we had on FB I showed you another that was not a long exposure and the difference was the low wispy fog.. You can see in the link what happens to the wisps in a long exposure. I made the choice that I wanted the wisps and could live with the water’s texture. But I do agree that the rocks could work well in a long exposure. As I mentioned above…another day……one that doesn’t require leaving the house at 3:330 am. 🙂

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      • Sandra says:

        I know… the one from the link is one of your best! I hope you have chosen it for your exhibition, too 🙂
        I reckon that choppy water in landscapes is the same for me as foam in waterfalls for you =D

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      • It takes all types. I get complaints about silky waterfalls from folks who think there should be more water detail. 🙂 It’s interesting you say that about the link. In our FB chat you liked the one with more wispy fog detail better. 🙂 I did not include that in the exhibit.

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