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I know that a number of us live with insomnia so this post is dedicated to them. Ronnie, Nathan, and others, you know who you are. I refuse to say that I suffer from insomnia, it is just a fact of life and in my case I use the time gained to be creative, be it going out to take photographs, editing images, doing art work, writing poetry or a number of other creative tasks.

This morning's post consists of shots I have taken when up at the crack of dawn or earlier. Early rising neighbours here in Shipley, in the Spanish house and in Calais have had to endure the sight of me in my PJ's wielding the camera rather uncertainly to get these shots. Poor them!

It never ceases to amaze me just how quickly the sky changes at this time of the day and I have tried to capture this. Anyway, thank you for looking and I hope that you enjoy at least some of these crack of dawn shots.

N.B. As a proud, founder member of the Wire We Here partnership, I have left all the wires in.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 May 2014 - 6:25 AM
Focal Length:75mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/22.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Creative Insomnia
Username:LynneJoyce LynneJoyce
Uploaded:14 Aug 2014 - 8:35 AM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel
Votes:54
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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2014 - 8:41 AM

Very fine examples of excellent low light photography.

Albert

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2014 - 8:43 AM

too many people worry when they cant sleep....
and worrying only makes it worse
you have done the best thing.. get out and do something
I remember going for a walk and finding a hedgehog with a yoghurt pot stuck on its snout
My sleepless night saved his life.
These skies really are spectacular

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sawsengee
sawsengee  84 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2014 - 9:14 AM

you have been busy......lovely series of diminishing light photography. V1 is excellent in lighting, colours & visual presentation Smile

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2014 - 9:23 AM

An excellent set of images 'with a purpose'! Great colours, content and presentation!!

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2014 - 10:39 AM

This is Photography. My theme was "24 Hrs in Photography, Day & Night"while applying for LRPS from RPS, during 1982.

Your set to day is awesome esp V 9 alone stands as winner. Although pairing 1 & 5,3 & 11,4 & 6 shows how patiently you observed the light.

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prabhusinha
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14 Aug 2014 - 10:49 AM

In Bengali literature there is a text by a famous author " Andharer Roop" means "The beauty in sublime Darkness". To days set supports so much.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2014 - 11:12 AM

Never a wasted moment Lynne - all beautifully captured and presented.
Joan

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2014 - 11:51 AM

A great set of varied and colourful sunsets.

Best Matt

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2014 - 12:30 PM

After spending 40 years of my life working nightshift Lynne,
my body still operates in ''nightshift'' mode.
I am usually not tired until about 2 o'clock in the morning.
Hence the reason for my many late nights on this site.
A set of images here that have kept me awake.
Now had they been uploads of sheep,
I reckon I would have fell asleep by V5 !!
Mick.

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capto
capto e2 Member 21228 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2014 - 1:19 PM

A visual feast, v1 a good choice of lead.Smile

ivor

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mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2014 - 1:36 PM

24 years of working nights, they all look normal to me.
Great idea Lynne, lovely set.

Dave

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2014 - 2:08 PM

Lovely skies with the rays glancing throughSmile

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2014 - 2:19 PM

Hmmm, out and about in PJ's huh, guess they must be smart one's for you LynneSmile
as always up to a high standard, and again as always your presentation
of the frames sets them off to perfection

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2014 - 4:17 PM

I'm trying to imagine you wandering around Shipley in the very early hours in your pyjamas and with your camera!! Grin I often have disrupted sleep - I can nod off easily enough, but wake up after a couple of hours and have trouble getting to sleep again Sad Don't think wandering around Wakey in the early hours with camera in hand would be a good idea, especially as I don't wear pyjamas! Blush
A great and colourful set, Lynne, and nicely presented in your frames too Smile
Trev Smile

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2014 - 4:44 PM

People of Wakefield, keep an eye out for Trev wandering round in the early hours wearing his nightie!

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2197 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2014 - 5:30 PM

The best thing you could have done Lynne,
and the best time of the day when no one else is about.
All these are brilliant and with a gorgeous sky.
They are all top of the class imagesSmile
NettaSmile

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2014 - 5:33 PM

Presentation can be everything Lynne, and it certainly has worked on this wonderful piece of work. Excellent colour co ordination in this creative set.

JohnSmile

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RysiekJan
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14 Aug 2014 - 6:09 PM

Wonderful set of images, time well used.


Richard

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ade123
ade123 e2 Member 1166 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2014 - 7:31 PM

Absolutely stunning images Lynne Fantastic photography skills and simply the best presentation

Ade

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cabbie
cabbie e2 Member 7cabbie vcard United Kingdom
14 Aug 2014 - 7:43 PM

A fine set of images Lynne I presume they are a mixture of Yorkshire and Spain . Once again some excellent work

Bob

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2014 - 9:29 PM

...so you go all the way to Spain when you can get it all in Yorkshire!! GrinGrinGrin

Dave

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Fred263
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14 Aug 2014 - 9:30 PM

Great set of images.

Fred

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2014 - 9:53 PM

My insomnia is brought on by my dreaded dog, that I do love and hate both, that gets me up every morning at 4:00am and sometimes earlier. Then I'm up for good. These are all wonderful images Lynne.

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rayme330
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14 Aug 2014 - 10:29 PM

A wonderfully atmospheric collection, Lynne and so well presented.

Ray

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15 Aug 2014 - 5:00 AM

Lynne,superb capture of all variants with perfect contrast.

Vikram

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StrayCat
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15 Aug 2014 - 7:21 AM

Excellent colours, enjoyed viewing. In Alberta, Canada, all photos must contain at least a glimpse of barbed wire, by law.Wink

I stay up late, always have; I was an airline pilot for 40 years, and watched the sun rise all over the world thousands of times, and as you say, was amazed at how quickly everything changes, even faster when you're flying towards the sun at 600 mph.Grin I have never given up staying up late, even though I'm retired over 10 years, that's my quiet time, when I do my reading, and contemplating.Smile

Denny

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WesternRed
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15 Aug 2014 - 8:49 AM

Lovely evening captures with V1 V5 V14 excellent. Well done Lynne.
WesternRed.

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redefined
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15 Aug 2014 - 10:00 AM

Some lovely images there Lynne and I love the way you have presented them

steve

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gss
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15 Aug 2014 - 11:44 AM

Excellent morning set

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GarrathE
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15 Aug 2014 - 2:16 PM

v8 followed by v2 are my favourites.

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morpheus1955
15 Aug 2014 - 2:29 PM

Excellent series of images, very nicely captured and presented

Hugh

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2014 - 8:23 PM

Great series of early morning images SmileSmile

Ali

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cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 9885 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2014 - 9:17 PM

what a superb set Lynne, all so interesting and all presented well
Neil

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15 Aug 2014 - 10:55 PM

What a wonderful set. Cathy

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2014 - 9:26 AM

I too use the "wee sma hours" to organise and edit my photos, Lynne, on many a night.
I have come to accept that but the problem is that I can feel pretty rotten during the day after a few such consecutive nights.
And like yourself I can be seen out in the garden in PJs fairly frequently flashing away during the night, esp. of it has been raining and the flowers, etc. are water laden.
You are using your night time to such good effect, capturing these low light shots with wonderful colour as night gives way to day.
A fine set and I'd find it difficult to select a favourite.......there are just too many that could fill that description.
R.

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17 Aug 2014 - 2:14 AM

What a gret variety of shots regarding light and shadows.

Aidan.

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17 Aug 2014 - 10:38 AM

SPECTACULAR is the word...
Get a double WOW from me... Amazing photography...
IB

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xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2014 - 11:49 AM

A wonderful set, Lynne. The light is beautiful.. I can't get up that early...Grin... worth it though, you get what I can't get...I remembered I tried a sunset once, the sun disappeared in 2 seconds.. amazing!

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18 Aug 2014 - 12:42 PM

V9 also has lovely light and colour. Well done Lynne.
WesternRed.

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19 Aug 2014 - 9:16 AM

Another superb selection of low light shots Lynne, all very well captured and presented.

Roy

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20 Aug 2014 - 1:00 PM

This is something productive to do on those early mornings when sleep,will not endure. A great set of images, Lynne.


Peter

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29 Aug 2014 - 8:44 AM

Wow,what a series,lovely photography,each one a stunner.
Martyn.

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29 Aug 2014 - 10:05 AM

Welcome to the club, I know exactly what you mean. You used the insomnia well, a great series, some like nš2 stand out for for colurs but my favourite is nš8 because it has fab light, wires AND dust bins!!

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30 Aug 2014 - 3:04 PM

What a wonderful set of sunrises and day break scenes Lynne, good to see you using this time so profitably. The mind boggles at the thought of Trev wandering the streets in this nightie and Ronnie flashing at anything that is around in the wee small hours! He'd better be careful the local neighbourhood watch do not hear of his penchant for flashing as he may get a visit from the old bill early one morning and have some explaining to do!WinkGrin

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