April 16, 2008


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photo by Donald Kinney

On Monday I got up at an un-godly hour and sped down to Land's End to catch the sunrise from a different angle, only to find a disappointing fog bank that would have blocked the view.   I thought I had just enough time to buzz over to Sausalito and see if conditions were any better there -- and they were...

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photo by Donald Kinney

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Stacey Olson said...

Donald, Stunning shot! I love it when those sleep deprived mornings pay off so well. That's what keeps dragging us out sleepy eyed.. Good job and thanks for the link :-) I am honored!!

AphotoAday said...

Thanks Evlahos and Stacey (& the others who will probably comment today)...

Yeah, I don't normally go in for such bright colors (I call them Jerry Garcia colors -- did you know he was an artist near the end of his life -- he painted in bold primary colors like these) but that's exactly what the scene looked like!   It reminds me of the bright colors in that old magazine -- Arizona Highways.

Beyond the colors, I discovered a VERY important and new tool in Photoshop CS3 which will henceforth allow me to correct for "barrel distortion" (the curvature of straight lines, such as the horizon in the second shot).   It's under Edit | Transform | Warp.   The image is divided up into nine blocks -- on the second photo I was able to drag down the corners of the right and left outside blocks, and thusly straighten out the "warped" horizon line.   I am so happy about that that I can hardly contain myself...

photowannabe said...

Well Don, you have outdone your self. This is truly breathtaking. It was worth every effort.
One of these days I will learn Photoshop and learn to play a bit more with my photos.

Marvin said...

Ya done Jerry Garcia proud, Donald. Were Garcia not dead, I'm sure he'd be grateful. Amazing colors!

(Thanks for the visit and comment. I've added this site to my blogroll.)

Bonnie Jean said...

Now that's what I call a sunrise! I especially love the bottom pic- the way it manages to catch the texture of the wispy clouds and the reflection in the water.

Anna said...

Wow! Those are just stunning! What amazing colours. It's almost enough to make me wish I were a morning person to see sunrises like that.

Nah. Who am I kidding. I'll just enjoy photos of mornings, instead. ;-)


ps: thanks for visiting my blog, and yes, I've been checking out your kitty's page regularly now, too. :-D

Tomate Farcie said...

Marvin, too funny! :)

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