the second of a series I took early morning 8th August 2009.

the rising sun on my back cast a beautiful glow on the island whilst the full moon was setting back towards the horizon.

sony a350 15 sec atf22, iso400 16mm – with polarizing filter.

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  • mydogmax
    mydogmaxalmost 5 years ago

    stunning dean

  • thanks Diane :o)

    – Dean Mullin

  • terugvanver
    terugvanveralmost 5 years ago

    wonderful light and colors

  • thank Henk – I’m trying to follow in yours and Ken’s esteemed footsteps


    – Dean Mullin

  • terugvanver
    terugvanveralmost 5 years ago

    I take that as a great compliment… thanks

  • Sure is Henk, I’d love to be able to capture and create the images you and Ken do…

    – Dean Mullin

  • Gabby87
    Gabby87almost 5 years ago

    This is so beautiful and nice work too!!!!
    And I love the color’s too!!!

  • thanks Gabby

    – Dean Mullin

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 5 years ago


  • thanks Lorilee

    – Dean Mullin

  • Margaret  Shark
    Margaret Sharkalmost 5 years ago

    How serene.Wonderful work, great composition. The reflection of the moon is outstanding.

  • thanks Margaret – it was a wonderful morning and I’m glad i was up for it!

    – Dean Mullin

  • micheleirene
    micheleirenealmost 5 years ago

    Hmmm….how did I miss this one?! Another absolutely stunning image Dean. The two make a wonderful pair. I can’t believe the gorgeous colours here! The warm glow of the rising sun and the beautiful light cast on the water by the moon….such a peaceful and calming image and I am sure it was wonderful to witness :) Really fantastic work yet again Dean. I really wish I could ‘see’ landscape images like you do but untill I get it myself I will just keep visiting your porfolio and stare at your awesome work ;)

  • awww shelly :o) I’m just trying to be as good as ken and henk – they’re the real deal. This is too noisy and blurry really, and wish it was a quality image… I’ll get there one day :o) – thanks for the fave shelly – that’ll get my work out there for all to see

    – Dean Mullin

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot Dean!! I really love the way the moon ‘sparkles’.
    Top shot!!

  • Bradley Shawn  Rabon
    Bradley Shawn ...almost 5 years ago

    These are absolutely stunning shots mate. The colours are absolutely wow and the whole composition is perfect. Simple and breath taking. The texture of the water is so silky smooth. WOW!

  • Katy Breen
    Katy Breenalmost 5 years ago


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