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As the first rays of morning light caught the mountains I thought I would use this sagebrush as a strong foreground to lead the eye to the ruined hut.

Camera:Nikon D2X Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 12-24 DX Check out Nikon Nation!
Title:Dawn on the Sierra Nevada
Username:bravo charlie bravo charlie
Uploaded:14 Nov 2006 - 10:10 AM
Tags:California, Dawn, Landscape / travel, Sierra nevada, Snow, Usa, Winter
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shane
shane  9 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2006 - 10:11 AM

This is just amazing, I love it

the colours and composition are so good, if this dont get an EC I shall eat my computer

click
shane

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deegee
deegee  9181 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Nov 2006 - 10:12 AM

Beautiful image.

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culturedcanvas
14 Nov 2006 - 10:13 AM

The composition is excellent, the lighting is fabulous too ... however the shot looks a little soft. This may be from the downsize tho.

Dan

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A_Harrison
14 Nov 2006 - 10:15 AM

Are you kidding me this is freaking fantastic

I hope it gets an EC or HC

Allan

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Chriscj
Chriscj  896 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2006 - 10:16 AM

Excellent composition and light, I bet you walked all over that snow once you'd bagged this shot. lol

Chris

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ian.daisley
14 Nov 2006 - 10:22 AM

I think this is exceptional. Very good compositon and clarity.

Cheers, Ian.

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pennyspike
pennyspike  112068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2006 - 10:24 AM

Great, this deserves to be seen, it's stunning.
The large view looks pretty sharp to me, perhaps Dan's eyes are a bit younger than mine.
Penny

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NorthernEdge
14 Nov 2006 - 10:26 AM

cracking snow shot. great comp and feel to this Wink

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keithh
keithh  1022720 forum posts Wallis and Futuna29 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2006 - 10:40 AM

Class...pure and simple.

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MikeBonsall
14 Nov 2006 - 10:43 AM

Breath-taking!

Just love the colour and texture of the snow.

Mike

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JohnHawthorne
14 Nov 2006 - 11:10 AM

Great detail, very strong composition and lovely light all make this a great image!

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wamp
wamp  8276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2006 - 11:13 AM

Beautiful image. I love the light on the mountains as it really contrasts with the darker foregound nicely

Cheers Sean

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christopha77
14 Nov 2006 - 11:27 AM

one of those pictures that make you want to go and find this place as it looks so good

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
14 Nov 2006 - 11:41 AM

Superb..

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt e2 Member 9739 forum postsIanFlindt vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2006 - 11:46 AM

Simply exquisite.

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itsasetamendi
14 Nov 2006 - 12:01 PM

Just great.
Gareth

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MarkT
MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2006 - 1:09 PM

Bloody brilliant.

Mark.

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Gecko
Gecko  825 forum posts Australia
14 Nov 2006 - 3:08 PM

Wow, this is an absolute doozie!! Stunning, brilliant...... Pam

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glenalva
glenalva  8324 forum posts Scotland
14 Nov 2006 - 3:14 PM

Beautifully composed and taken, wonderful work!!

Ali

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NevP
NevP  8853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2006 - 3:36 PM

Gorgeous shot, would print well for the wall.

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Parsec1
Parsec1  7
14 Nov 2006 - 5:36 PM

Very cool stuff.

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ChristineL
14 Nov 2006 - 5:48 PM

This is beautiful, I love the lead in with the sagebrush and the golden light on the mountains,
Chris.

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Kris_Dutson
14 Nov 2006 - 7:32 PM

Superb light and comp and the exposure is absolutely spot on. Top drawer photograph.

Kris.

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paulstefan
14 Nov 2006 - 8:05 PM

Welcome 'back', Brian.
Gorgeous this
Cheers, Paul

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
14 Nov 2006 - 8:14 PM

the best snow shot I´ve seen for ages!

I love it...

Jouko

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2006 - 9:40 PM

Fantastic photograph.A superb composition.
Tom.

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keithh
keithh  1022720 forum posts Wallis and Futuna29 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2006 - 9:43 PM

The fact that there are landscape imgages with more votes than this on EPZ today speaks volumes. You sir, have been robbed.

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sheilac
sheilac  10162 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Nov 2006 - 9:47 PM

I love these shots with the contrast between the cold blue shadow and the bright golden light.

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gwyn h
gwyn h  10432 forum posts
14 Nov 2006 - 9:53 PM

Stunning image, deserves far, far more attention.

Gwyn

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bravo charlie
bravo charlie e2 Member 9bravo charlie vcard United Kingdom
14 Nov 2006 - 10:42 PM

Thanks for some really interesting comments. Much appreciated.
Regards,
Brian

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tenerifejohn
14 Nov 2006 - 10:46 PM

Cracking image - no stunning

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2006 - 10:50 PM

Lovely lead-in, cool to warm. Well done.

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Nic_WA
Nic_WA  9179 forum posts Australia2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2006 - 10:55 PM

First class capture.

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SueTurner
SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2006 - 10:38 PM

what an amazing shot, Sue

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DiegoDesigns
4 Jan 2007 - 5:52 PM

A truly remarkable capture Brian, absolutely first-class.

Dave

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jimthistle73
10 Feb 2007 - 12:49 AM

This is what it's all about, no ifs, no buts.

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conrad
conrad  910873 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2007 - 4:36 PM

What a wonderful, brilliant shot. A simple composition but with wonderful light and subtle tones. Classy, even enchanting image, that's how beautiful it is. Thanks for sharing this!

Conrad

P.S. Did Shane ever get around to eating his pc? Wink

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