Dawn comes slowly to the deep blue waters of the Pacific. Canon EOS 7D EF-S 10-22mm at 22mm f/7.1 1/160 ISO 200
Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.
I woke up early to a beautiful misty, golden dawn and I immediately started taking pictures of the very striking sunrise. It was beautiful but I soon turned the other direction and I was struck by the combination of deep but muted colours in the west. The sunrise was all garish gold and sparkly but in many ways the image I got when I turned in the other direction was just as strong. I under exposed a little to add depth and saturation to the colour and I got a beautiful deep dark blue in the foreground. Finding ways to pull your eye into the image is not all about using lines, sometimes colour transition can also have a powerful effect. The passage from almost black in the foreground to the yellow light on the shore to the light purples of mountains in the background pulls the eye forward into the image and gives the image more dynamic strength.