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author Anonymous
title First Light On A Winter Day
date5/17/2005 10:42:20 AM
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1 Geralyns Creations (just plain ole me! )   (5/17/2005 10:48:02 AM)
Beautiful tones and colors
2 Sergei Samus (Serega to friends)     (5/17/2005 10:52:19 AM)
this is an absolutely fantastic photo. Perfect harmony of all objects, great stone structure on the foreground adds a good color contrast to the violet and golden prevaling colors. I also like the inclusion of this thingy .
This photo reminds me of Darwin's works, although I'd expect a vertical format for this sort of scenery from him.
3 Kid Panama   (5/17/2005 11:30:57 AM)
Excellent in all respects.
4 Arno Hollander (Sniper 1)   (5/17/2005 11:48:37 AM)
a cracker image anon! congrats!
5 Marc Adamus   (5/17/2005 11:53:46 AM)
Much photographed, but this is among the very best I've ever seen from Mono. Absolutely outstanding image!!! 9.8
6 Jouko   (5/17/2005 11:58:42 AM)
7 Brites dos Santos (Artur JBS)   (5/17/2005 12:08:30 PM)
Spectacular view. Good light and reflections.
8 MarioP   (5/17/2005 12:14:43 PM)
magnificent tones: warm and cold...
9 Marc Guyt   (5/17/2005 12:19:18 PM)
beautiful colours and scenery you captured here. Well done.

Looks like it could use a bit more USM, I miss some details in the rock (or reload a less compressed picture if you have room for more kb's)
10 Michelle88   (5/17/2005 12:47:21 PM)
Fantastic .. great color
11 Hans Van Rafelghem   (5/17/2005 12:48:50 PM)
Beautiful image!
12 Kazimierz Morski   (5/17/2005 12:49:20 PM)
!!! :)K.M.
13 Rudi Van Gestel   (5/17/2005 12:49:46 PM)
Another nice crop, probably Sergei 's choice!
The stone formation into the water looks slightly too bright to me!
Nice image, but it looks quite unnatural to me! Colours seem a bit oversaturated imho!
Nevertheless: eye-catching for shure!
suggested crop >>
14 Ehdae   (5/17/2005 1:12:52 PM)
excellent photograph
15 Fred Vnoucek   (5/17/2005 1:15:02 PM)
yeah it is nice work!
16 Kris Bass (peter pan is so real ))   (5/17/2005 1:15:18 PM)
Shazam this is very sweet. The lighting and reflective glow on the water is top notch. Nice contrast.
17 Joel P Black   (5/17/2005 1:22:34 PM)
Very beautiful image. I not sure that I can decern the PS portion to this but I am aware that something has been applied. Darkroom is a darkroom after all. Well done.
18 CherylB (I only lie when I do not like your pic)   (5/17/2005 1:36:57 PM)
I like the very same thingy Serega likes. I am so glad you left it. I think what I like best is the way the water looks metallic. I am not fond of Rudi's crop.
19 joe bellantoni   (5/17/2005 1:41:11 PM)
Anon: this is a fantastic display of color and light...I don't understand (unless compression) why it no longer looks like a photo? Please don't get me wrong I like the image just wondering why the fg rocks are so pixelated. Is it a combination of more than one image and when it comes down in size it is getting this look? I will reserve my vote till I hear if you don't mind?
20 Igor L. (Igor Laptev)   (5/17/2005 1:41:23 PM)
21 Fernando Dias   (5/17/2005 2:07:04 PM)
Wonderful image!
22 Baku (Marcin Nawrocki)   (5/17/2005 2:18:43 PM)
23 Gianluca Posella   (5/17/2005 2:39:14 PM)
24 Arthur Ankh   (5/17/2005 2:45:13 PM)
Fantastic image!
25 Zenonas   (5/17/2005 3:10:12 PM)
Amazing view!
26 Biaku (Karol Kubiak)   (5/17/2005 3:57:02 PM)
Beautiful view!
27 Bill Houghton   (5/17/2005 4:14:32 PM)
Beautiful scene. Fantastic work.
28 keith taylor   (5/17/2005 4:15:54 PM)
29 wasyl   (5/17/2005 5:13:26 PM)
Excelent job, amazing place captured in the right moment, great light. Congratulations:)
30 Hazel   (5/17/2005 5:44:55 PM)
Lovely scene - wonderful light!
31 hasan akcin   (5/17/2005 6:10:13 PM)
Beautiful scene. Fantastic work. thanks
32 MJFerron   (5/17/2005 6:10:24 PM)
Wow. A beauty. Author what were the techs on this? Film? Filters used? Thanks, Mike
33 Craig Doogan   (5/17/2005 6:32:53 PM)
Superb, well done.
34 Debi Joranco-Arellano   (5/17/2005 9:54:18 PM)
Wonderful shot of Mono lake!! It is such a unique place, I loved visiting there.
35 ckldybr (A perfect photo is just a click away)   (5/17/2005 11:10:02 PM)
I like how the rocks in the lake seem to stand out from the background. They compliment the scene, but are almost like a seperate entity. This is awesome. Bet it's a fabulous print. Take care. Barb.
36 Yuri Bonder   (5/18/2005 1:16:24 AM)
Beautiful 9.5
37 docmm   (5/18/2005 1:18:31 AM)
Well composed, in very special light. The reflections and colours are stunning.
38 Sergei Samus (Serega to friends)     (5/18/2005 6:15:42 AM)
quite an achievement to get both the top 1 and the potd jackpot for an anonymous photo :o). This is yet another proof of a true quality and artistic value of this photo.
39 Lorraine54 (Don't worry be Happy and comment more)   (5/18/2005 6:16:42 AM)
A real stunner...congrats on a well deserved POTD.
40 Alex Uch˘a   (5/18/2005 8:16:11 AM)
41 gdanger (George Dangerfield)   (5/18/2005 9:13:37 AM)
A spectacular nature scene John, a real wall hanger!
42 Awais   (5/18/2005 9:14:15 AM)
Excellent work. Is this computer generated imaginatio,. 9
43 Modest Blinker 1 (5/18/2005 9:24:54 AM)
#42 gdanger(George Dangerfield): John?
44 Author (5/18/2005 10:53:50 AM)
First, I would like to thank you all for your generous comments and votes. I came across a detail message on this site saying 'vote for the photo, not the photographer' so I thought I would post one anonymous photo to avoid any bias from both directions. And if this is a suprise to you, accept my apology.

Second, the exif: Canon 1Ds, 50mm f/1.4, .4s @f/22, exposure mode AV @ -2/3. I don't recall of using any filter, but I might be wrong.

#20: Joe, this is just one photo. All I did was applying level, saturation, dodge tool on the tufa, some touch up here and there because of the sensor dusts, and crop the top off. I have always had problems, like you mentioned, on tufa and on tree trunks especially I had only 120k available and the compression was at 60%. I will be more than happy to take advice from your expertise on how to solve this problem.

#39: Sergei, a special thank to you for twice, giving me extra nice comments.

#42: George, thanks but please share with me your secret on how to find out it's me.
45 joe bellantoni   (5/18/2005 11:36:06 AM)
#45 Author: Thank you for the info I understand now...the tufa has that look anyhow.I have found that if you have a very large file I bring the file size down just 100 pixels at a time and then save for web and sometimes I save for web again and the jpg compression sometimes helps this out...not all the time but sometimes on the 2nd save for web. Great shot...once again!
46 Safety*Bob   (5/18/2005 5:02:17 PM)
47 Koduck   (5/18/2005 7:35:56 PM)
Great subject matter taken for granted, the tones just jump right off of my lcd!!! Excellent.
48 Mathew Eis   (5/18/2005 7:40:13 PM)
#45 It is possible to find out who an Anonymous author is, by subscribing to the comments, and then looking at the "To:" field on the e-mail message when new comments are made.

This is something I have been meaning to let Seregi know about for a while.

Not sure is this is how George found out or not.
49 Author (5/18/2005 11:59:14 PM)
#49 Thanks, Mathew. It is brilliant to find out this way.
50 David   (5/19/2005 2:07:31 AM)
#45 Author: "George, thanks but please share with me your secret on how to find out "it's me."" You said it.
51 cARTerART (Claire Carter)   (5/19/2005 11:58:38 AM)
Beautiful light, great shot
52 Dan Cardiff   (5/22/2005 12:44:51 PM)
Excellent job!
53 Steve Terry   (5/26/2005 6:48:11 PM)
A wonderful location, captured at the perfect time of day. Superb!
54 FrankT ( pot'hbe'chug yay qa)   (6/1/2005 2:15:34 AM)
Great photo mister? anonymous, perfect composition. Just tell us where this was taken.
55 Bart Aldrich   (6/3/2005 11:59:47 AM)
Who among us wouldn't love to claim this as our own?
Superb work.
I bet I should know who did this too.
Also great to see fine landscape work out-dueling the 'critter' shots. I gave up here a couple of years back because nothing but cutsie animals and insect shots were domintaing the site.
56 aloisio   (6/15/2005 2:47:17 PM)
exquisite shot. x cellent.
57 Akhtar   (6/22/2005 9:35:32 AM)
Wonderful, lucious image. It has the Darwin written all over it. Pure magic
58 TERESA L. ANDERSON   (7/15/2005 3:36:29 AM)
Absolutely Beautiful
59 Witold P   (7/29/2005 5:12:16 AM)
Pretty pretty landscape, beautiful colors and great composition
60 Derek Fogg   (10/7/2005 11:22:06 AM)
Absolutely incredible shot- the lighting is brilliant
61 David Rex   (11/14/2005 6:46:51 PM)
I just joined and cant vote yet, but if I could I would give this a 10 . One of the best I've seen.
62 Uma Sethuraman (M A H E S H)   (12/28/2005 10:48:07 PM)
Wonderful picture.
63 Baku (Marcin Nawrocki)   (1/3/2006 8:16:23 AM)
superb shot!!!
64 Champ   (3/16/2006 5:19:42 PM)
Love it!
65 aphoto4you (bianca thomas)   (4/15/2006 12:38:54 AM) much said about it....but THIS CAPTURE IS OUTSTANDING.hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm i just cant get enough...WOW....
66 Kafrifelle (Yves P.)   (4/26/2006 4:55:23 PM)
IMO, this is DW's work.

Stunning shot anyways.
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