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Sunrise Sublime 7352_13 2nd Edition



Country is more than a place, more than a lifestyle. It can be difficult to describe to those who haven't experienced its splendor. This particular sunrise set ...
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Country is more than a place, more than a lifestyle. It can be difficult to describe to those who haven't experienced its splendor. This particular sunrise set against these iconic structures of the farmlands gave me pause as a photographer, even after capturing hundreds of sunrises. The waking illumination of the land is never the same, never any less breathtaking. This is the second edition of this photograph with deeper tones. www.facebook.com-IanMcGregorPhotography
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18 Comments | Report
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots December 11, 2013
Awesome capture!
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IanDMcGregor December 11, 2013
Thanks very much for the support!
NikonBrand
 
NikonBrand December 11, 2013
Love your picture , I feel exactly the same way about the sunrise. unfortunately it's to cold , I can't wait until spring so that I may experience it's wonder on a daily basis again. Great Capture!!
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IanDMcGregor December 11, 2013
Thanks very much!
rose7
 
rose7 December 11, 2013
Very dramatic and colourful :)
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IanDMcGregor December 11, 2013
Thanks very much!
LLOYDWRIGHT
 
LLOYDWRIGHT December 11, 2013
superb exposure together with a great composition
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IanDMcGregor December 11, 2013
Thanks very much!
LeeBennett PRO+
 
LeeBennett December 13, 2013
Way to good!
whitedeer PRO+
 
whitedeer December 13, 2013
very beautiful :)
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 December 15, 2013
Stunning capture! Beautiful color and well composed!
Lorenzo
 
Lorenzo December 17, 2013
On fire...... and so beautiful. Great capture Ian!
leighjg
 
leighjg December 22, 2013
fantastic
darrentan
 
darrentan January 02, 2014
very stunning shot
SteveFlint
 
SteveFlint January 03, 2014
another great shot. love the colors
judub661
 
judub661 February 04, 2014
I could look at this photo all day.......love it!.. Fantastic capture......
Helene
 
Helene February 23, 2014
Stunning!!!!
khamid25
 
khamid25 March 02, 2014
Loving the colors!
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dareco May 12, 2015
LOVE this!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots April 02, 2016
Congrats!
Twinswithcfmom
 
Twinswithcfmom April 02, 2016
Rice manufacture?
john_arsenault
 
john_arsenault July 15, 2016
the fact that you captured the subtle detail of the silos while recording the beautiful skyline as well says a lot about your technical skill as a photographer.

Behind The Lens

Location
I captured this photo at a favorite wintertime location just North East of Yorkton, Saskatchewan. I figured an early drive in the summer months could yield something surprising, and I wasn't disappointed.
Time
I was up especially early to get this shot. At my latitude the sun crests before 5am in the summer. This was shot at 4:50am in June.
Lighting
The layer of cloud provided an overhead blanket to spread out the orange light of the cresting sun. This light show lasted only for a few minutes before it faded through the layer of cloud again. Talk about needing to be at the right place at the right time!
Equipment
Nikon D800 with a 28-300mm lens. No tripod, just my knees in the wet grass and a decent shutter speed (1/200sec).
Inspiration
There is something symbolic about these grain bins and the prairies. I could not think of a better way to show them off than under the glorious rising sun. I figured I could get a nice burst of rays wrapping around one corner if I positioned myself at just the right point-of-view.
Editing
For this image I have used some HDR toning techniques and color adjustments. I wanted to bring some detail back into the shaded side of the silos as well as the grass.
In my camera bag
For an early morning shot like this I am normally carrying wide angle lenses. I usually keep a zoom in case I spot wildlife, and for some reason I had the zoom on for this shot, although this was captured at only 58mm. I also carry a variety of filters, cleaning equipment and batteries. There is usually a tripod with me, but I tend to put it away as soon as there is enough light to give me the freedom to move around and search for the best frame. I like to get low to the ground for these types of shots as it seems to give more grandeur to the main subject - in this case the silos.
Feedback
Get up early and go to a spot you have been to before, especially if you have an idea of what the weather and light are going to be like in advance. This will give you the greatest chance to be in the right place at the right time for something special.

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