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74 Comments | Report
iceman2
 
iceman2 February 03, 2013
Beautiful capture.Welcome to VB!
ValHallen
ValHallen February 03, 2013
Thank you!
michaelbarnardo
 
michaelbarnardo February 03, 2013
Nice
Wayne_Sr PRO+
 
Wayne_Sr February 03, 2013
Awesome capture!
KDTurner
 
KDTurner February 08, 2013
great photo, I like the color.
Jamie_Engel PRO+
 
Jamie_Engel February 08, 2013
wow, very nice
IsabellaD Premium
 
IsabellaD February 10, 2013
AWESOME!
miumixn
 
miumixn February 11, 2013
absolutely lovely........just lyk a fantasy world...great job!!
ArtQ
 
ArtQ March 01, 2013
great shot, voted!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter March 02, 2013
Beautiful work. Voted. - Jake
korinna PRO
 
korinna March 07, 2013
where was it taken?
Voted! :) If you like any of mine, pls vote for it:
http://www.viewbug.com/contests/trees-photo-contest-by-bayphoto/2375621
http://www.viewbug.com/contests/trees-photo-contest-by-bayphoto/2375620
lucyar01 PRO+
 
lucyar01 March 07, 2013
Peaceful! Voted.
salmasalmaa
 
salmasalmaa March 21, 2013
I love how the sun is shining through the tree. Great shot!
Angela_Lewry
 
Angela_Lewry March 22, 2013
Stunning photo :)
iceman2
 
iceman2 March 24, 2013
Congrats!
jadewhite
 
jadewhite March 25, 2013
beautiful
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions March 27, 2013
congrats
Etna PRO+
 
Etna March 31, 2013
Beautiful capture!
marcelfens
 
marcelfens April 09, 2013
Great one!
Jazzafer
 
Jazzafer May 14, 2013
Gorgeous!! Wonderful capture and edit
texaaronpueschel PRO
 
texaaronpueschel August 16, 2013
Wow! This one gets it. Voted.
vickikendrigan
 
vickikendrigan August 26, 2013
Stunning!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions November 02, 2013
congrats
ValHallen
ValHallen November 02, 2013
Um .. thanks! Er .. what for? :D
NikonBrand
 
NikonBrand January 23, 2014
Beautiful Capture
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan February 01, 2014
Very nice& pleasant good morning. Wonderful back lighting, shadow and clouds formation.......nice HDR edit.......great capture. Congrats on the feature.
prithvirajdutta
 
prithvirajdutta February 02, 2014
Woowwwww.. Truly Amazing...
HelenRea PRO+
 
HelenRea February 02, 2014
Great work...congrats! :)))
MattsHDR
 
MattsHDR February 02, 2014
great pic, love HDR...i took a very similar sunset in alabama. lol its on viewbug.
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta February 02, 2014
Lovely sunrise. Congratulations.
catini
 
catini February 02, 2014
Very nice, congrats on your feature!
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade February 02, 2014
congrats, fantastic, please check out my photos
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade February 02, 2014
congrats, fantastic, please check out my works
iceman2
 
iceman2 February 02, 2014
Congrats on your feature!
FrankSomma PRO+
 
FrankSomma February 02, 2014
Nice work ValHallen!
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK February 02, 2014
Great use of light and composition. Congratulations on your Feature!
jenniferleah
 
jenniferleah February 02, 2014
Beautiful!
vickyallum
 
vickyallum February 02, 2014
Wow ,What an amazing photo.
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY PRO+
 
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY February 02, 2014
congrats amazing shot
nitti
 
nitti February 02, 2014
A beauty....congrats
Bannekh
 
Bannekh February 02, 2014
Nice shot
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman February 02, 2014
Lovely light....
antodharsono
 
antodharsono February 02, 2014
this is awesome....!!!! love it very much......!!
debhall PRO+
 
debhall February 02, 2014
Wonderful capture! Awesome composition and light! Congrats of your feature.
markaament
 
markaament February 02, 2014
really beautiful photo, congrats on homepage!
dtrsommer
 
dtrsommer February 02, 2014
Simply beautiful, like a painting ! Congrats !
BowmanLifeStudios
 
BowmanLifeStudios February 02, 2014
Beautiful Edit, Love the colors and the sunburst!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 February 02, 2014
Gorgeous!
LauraEm
 
LauraEm February 02, 2014
Was this taken in the San Francisco Bay Area? From the east bay? It looks so familiar to me. :) So beautiful!
DeonHamilton
DeonHamilton March 09, 2014
i bet this is highfield garden reserve in Algies bay Auckland New Zealand
LauraEm
 
LauraEm February 02, 2014
Oh wait. No, this would have to be Sunset there. :)
LeoCombs
 
LeoCombs February 02, 2014
Beautiful shot!
lito
 
lito February 02, 2014
Incredible!
mariannaloots
 
mariannaloots February 03, 2014
Beautiful shot!
Ravishing
 
Ravishing February 03, 2014
Amazing...everything!
leon25
 
leon25 February 04, 2014
i love this photo awesome shot
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 February 06, 2014
Gorgeous capture! I want to be there! Congrats!
kwok-yingjim
 
kwok-yingjim February 11, 2014
Beautiful capture
reneefrentino
 
reneefrentino March 05, 2014
Beautiful...
DeonHamilton
 
DeonHamilton March 09, 2014
Dam nice spot and photo, looks like Highfield garden reserve???
Bronco
 
Bronco April 24, 2014
Amazing HDR...compliment!
Ladybroken73
 
Ladybroken73 October 10, 2014
gorgeous
FIRESCORPION3
 
FIRESCORPION3 February 02, 2015
Absolutely loving this photo.
DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold February 18, 2015
Fantastic!
Betty_A
 
Betty_A March 01, 2015
Beautiful shot with the sunlight and shadows.
DLewis72
 
DLewis72 April 02, 2015
awesome !!!
Cacciacarro
 
Cacciacarro July 10, 2015
This has such a look of peace...beautiful shot!
DeonHamilton
 
DeonHamilton October 07, 2015
dam i was like is this my photo lol i have one thats just about the same lol where in warkworth are you ?
nandicmb
 
nandicmb October 11, 2015
Congratulations on ALL your Awards!!!
tllom
 
tllom October 11, 2015
Brilliant!
tonyballas
 
tonyballas July 07, 2016
Really like it! Doesn't seem very grainy for ISO 1000? Really a nice scene, composition, and capture. Causes nice feelings of warmth and fresh air.
ValHallen
ValHallen July 07, 2016
Cheers!
mattarcher_7110
 
mattarcher_7110 September 04, 2016
Great shot
ValHallen
ValHallen September 09, 2016
Cheers!
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset September 10, 2016
Magnificent! Congrats!
mauriziodinassau
 
mauriziodinassau September 17, 2016
Love!
llowzz PRO+
 
llowzz September 28, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
terrystormon
 
terrystormon February 23, 2018
Stunning shot
nihed15
 
nihed15 Feb 08
wow so beautifull, where is it ?
ValHallen
ValHallen Feb 08
A little town about 90km North of Auckland, NZ

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Behind The Lens

Location
It was taken at the top of what's locally known as "Donkey Hill" in Snells beach, north of Auckland, New Zealand
Time
Oh so very early in the morning
Lighting
The early morning light, especially in New Zealand, is like liquid gold, slowly pouring into the land. Just beautiful.
Equipment
This was one of the first shots I took on my Canon 60d, I think I had owned the camera for about a week at this point, it's taken on a tripod with the 18-55mm Kit lens of all things.
Inspiration
The view. I got there just as the sun was rising, and RAN from the car, attaching the camera to the tripod as I went.
Editing
Well yes, it's one of my first HDR shots, as such it's 4 exposures. Just as a matter of interest, this shot won me a camera from Canon, which I thought the HDR might have screwed up, but it didn't.
In my camera bag
Lenses :) 14mm, 35mm, 85mm Manual Glass (Samyang and old Canon FD). 18-55mm Kit lens, cloths and lens pen for cleaning, wired release and that's about it ... occasionally some ND filters. Chocolate bar and bottle of water :)
Feedback
Open your eyes! Seriously, I think that we become accustomed to our surroundings far too easily, and it's so easy to dismiss where we are as "boring" or "just this place". Remember that locations are not the same minute to minute and the world is in constant change in terms of lighting and details. Go somewhere new, move around a lot, take thousands of shots on your quest for the best one.

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