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Portknockie Dawn

Portknockie, Moray, Scotland.

A summer sunrise at Portknockie occurs before 5am. The colour lasted for just a few seconds and was gone as the rising sun was enveloped in cloud.

Pentax 67 II ,55-100mm zoom,Fujichrome Velvia
F22 at 1/2 sec, 0.6ND grad full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Jeff Real29-May-2011 23:14
Breathtaking! ~V~
Susan Rovira27-Nov-2010 03:58
scttland 24-Jul-2010 03:51
breathtaking! agan you leave me with out words
Ian Cameron26-Jul-2009 23:37
Hello Javier

For the record no HDR or blending of exposures this is pretty well exactly the same as the original transparency. It always is, because that is the way it pleases me to work, if I can't capture an image in one shot then (which is rare) then I don't bother at all. A two stop hard ND grad was used on the sky (not perfectly cos there is some indication of a grad line on the cliff top right side). There was no direct light at all, (shadowless) just the glow of ambient light from the sky directly above. Velvia handles these conditions quite beautifully.
Javier 26-Jul-2009 19:41
Hi, congratulations first of all, but did you use a HDR techinique or similar?. The grass is fully illuminated while sun is almost hidden behind the cloud. The special atmosphere is due to the different light that you find and we are unable to recreate. I would be happy if you could elaborate more on this. Thanx
John Czajkowski 18-Jul-2009 22:28
Stunning! I have a photo of a wave breaking over that rock during a storm in 2005!
Martin Wenzel18-Dec-2008 12:38
Outstanding image! V
Jongky Ku10-Sep-2008 23:20
Very very beautiful!
Giancarlo Guzzardi18-Jun-2008 10:10
great tones and colors with a film!
splendid perspective
Kiriakos Korakis21-Apr-2008 05:40
Simply Stunning !!! I love the sense of depth that
medium format creates ! Light and color are perfect !
! V !
Teresha 28-Mar-2008 18:07
Guy StV16-Mar-2008 14:35
Stunning picture. The colors are beautiful
elias sudding 25-Nov-2007 16:00
Happy memories elias sudding
Guest 15-Sep-2007 17:16
There is a God~ such design
Guest 26-Jul-2007 21:11
simply stunning. If I were a woman there would be a puddle under my chair.
Pierre 26-Jul-2007 20:29
simply stunning. If I were a woman there would be a puddle under my chair.
Squared C29-Apr-2007 04:35
Gorgeous! Wow! I really wish I had some idea of how you got such amazing clarity of color!
Margo 27-Feb-2007 13:32
calming and just peaceful
lenny lambert 20-Jan-2007 10:54
i lived and went to school in portknockie i often check out the website its good to see some of the old haunts the pictures are great i have no family left there now but i still visit the village
Guest 05-Jan-2007 16:54
Stunnin picture! v
Guest 30-Dec-2006 04:37
Great, v:-)
golfpic11-Oct-2006 15:06
A lovely image.
Jola Dziubinska11-Oct-2006 09:09
Trance.4WD 09-Oct-2006 08:49
Majestic dude!!

Any chance of this in 1280X1024 for my wall paper? :)
Guest 02-Oct-2006 18:11
Thank you for capturing such a beautiful place, it's truly magical! ~Linda
Robert Halley-Frame01-Oct-2006 10:48
Guest 27-Sep-2006 23:59
Very nice work!
Guest 27-Sep-2006 17:27
Incredible color.
Angus Pate 25-Sep-2006 15:01
I know that very rock.I climbed on it or its neighbour when I was a young pup.My grannie was housekeeper to the local doctor in Portknockie many moons ago & my dad rented a house in the village for a month for our summer holidays for many years.
Guest 24-Sep-2006 14:43
Very interesting colors
Guest 24-Sep-2006 12:05
Oh wow, those colours! Velvia really does work wonders in your hands. Beautifully composed, perfect exposure. Thank you for sharing your pictures with us.
Sharon Rogers16-Sep-2006 22:07
beautiful, I've never seen that colour sky
j>a>e>17 :):):)16-Sep-2006 00:30
Portknockie morning
Celtic treasures of nature
shores calling me home

"17" jubilation journeys await, John : )

magic does exist : )
Serdar Yildirim 15-Sep-2006 11:08
Camera is not important. Important is place..
Guest 13-Sep-2006 12:12
I can't believe this ... what a fantastic nature. Stunning work
Tom Heim07-Sep-2006 18:40
Elegant and stunning! Great photograph, Ian.
William Hartshorn05-Sep-2006 21:29
Surreal image !! ~V~
Michael Rickard03-Sep-2006 23:26
Perfect. Great colors, compostion.
nomada03-Sep-2006 15:49
Greg Humphreys23-Aug-2006 04:30
I really like this shot. Excellent work.
lgprice23-Aug-2006 01:54
Knox O23-Aug-2006 01:28
very beautiful work. v.
Guest 22-Aug-2006 23:49
I can smell the calmness of this place. The colors are great. The composition great too. Great work Ian.
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