This is the sun rising on Christmas morning 2009 not far from where I live. Bitterly cold out there!
Canon 5D mkII 24-70 f2.8L. 3 stop ND grad.


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Just a hobby photographer who likes early morning light (and autumn leaves)

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  • cdudak
    cdudakover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture…..Kay

  • Thanks for the fav Kay – appreciated :o)

    – James Coard

  • peterellison
    peterellisonover 4 years ago

    Excellent image and would be difficult to process correctly.
    Well captured!

  • Thanks Peter – these misty shots are a real pain to process as it is so easy to introduce banding or posterization with the slightest change in levels etc. The compressed image on RB’s pages can make it even worse!

    – James Coard

  • sunnyt
    sunnytover 4 years ago

    Another beautiful shot… may I say I wish I was there to see it in person? Maybe someday…. sigh.

  • Thanks again Sandy – it is so changeable here though. Tonight it’s raining :o(

    – James Coard

  • Rosej
    Rosejover 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture – what a wonderful view for Christmas morning. Hope the rest of the day was as good…

  • Hi Rose, thanks again. Yes I had a great day :o)

    – James Coard

  • Erhan OZBIYIK
    Erhan OZBIYIKover 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot James!! :)
    Congratulations :)

  • Wow – can’t believe I got another feature! Thanks again Erhan :o)

    – James Coard

  • Evita
    Evitaover 4 years ago

    ♥ So beautiful !!!
    Congrats on you feature !! :D ♥

  • Thank you Evita for the fav too! Appreciated :o)

    – James Coard

  • bevanimage
    bevanimageover 4 years ago

    Bitterly cold, but what a sunrise! This is so serenely beautiful, and good on you for being out there to capture it.

  • Hi Bev, thanks for the fav too. I wonder how different the view of Christmas Day was around the world?

    – James Coard

    JUSTARTover 4 years ago


  • Thanks Justart :o)

    – James Coard

  • simoneb
    simonebover 4 years ago

    Lovely image James, love the warmish tones, but you can still feel the cold through it :)) Great work!

  • Hi Simone – thank you. The weather is changing now and it’s not so pretty any more. At least the roads are less treacherous!

    – James Coard

  • Max Buchheit
    Max Buchheitover 4 years ago

    Well done, James! Very beautiful!
    Hope you have Merry Christmas and a great New Year,

  • Hi Max, thanks for stopping by. How is winter with you?
    All the best for 2010 :o)

    – James Coard

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