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A frosty new year

By garymcparland    
I havent posted in a little while so heres my first for 2009.
Dont know how but i managed to drag myself out of bed to shoot the first sunrise of 2009. Wasnt the best sunrise ever but a nice frost and a calm lake. At around half ten there were about a hundred mad people swimming in the lake for charity. rather them than me as it was still about -3.

Thanks for looking and a happy new year Smile


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Tags: Frost General Water Sunrise Reflections Lake Ireland Northern ireland Landscape and travel

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ketch 10 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
3 Jan 2009 12:06PM
Thought there was something missing - stunning shot as usual

Best wishes for the NY


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dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2009 12:06PM
great llow lighting capture
3 Jan 2009 12:08PM
Gary, well worth the early morning call, this is an excellent capture. IMHO this ticks all the right boxes and delivers a first class image.Great work-regards David
pj12 10 Bulgaria
3 Jan 2009 12:09PM
Good work, very nice shot!
3 Jan 2009 12:11PM
Very nicely done ...large is def worth a look .
steve_eb Plus
9 354 8 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2009 12:16PM
Glad you dragged yourself out of bed, great shot, lovely feel to the shot...Steve
silburkp 13 3 England
3 Jan 2009 12:20PM
Great composition. Fabulous light & colour.
zed 13 551 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2009 12:25PM
Fabulous, wouldn't like to get in it though, bbbrrrr.
REKLAW 13 3 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2009 12:29PM
great use of the foreground reeds, nice one
cliff449 9 8 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2009 12:31PM
Great composition and colours, very nice shot

First light is always worth getting up for

3 Jan 2009 12:34PM
Absolutely stunning, Gary. Kudos for getting up early and braving the cold. Happy New Year.
garymcparland 11 341 3 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2009 12:36PM
Thanks everyone Smile

Rick_Huggins 11 143 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2009 12:37PM
Simply stunning, well done
JouŠo 14 56 Finland
3 Jan 2009 12:41PM
good to have you back, Gary!

Gorgeous shot to start a new year!

All the best for this year.....

3 Jan 2009 12:49PM
Awesome detail
jdenman 10 18 5 Spain
3 Jan 2009 1:00PM
Great image to start 2009 with, really is a cracker.
Lovely depth and composition, and beautiful colour.

TyChee 13 275 1 United States
3 Jan 2009 1:16PM
Beautiful shot.
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
3 Jan 2009 1:53PM
HNY Gary, not even tempted a wee big to go for the plunge???? Wink

F x
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
3 Jan 2009 1:55PM
May not've been the best sunrise, but you've maximised what was available Gary, cracking shot. Happy New Year to you too mate.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
3 Jan 2009 2:16PM
Very beautiful. Just love that light on the foreground reeds.
Mewinty 10
3 Jan 2009 2:17PM
Stunning shot. Beautiful. Melissa
User_Removed 11 485 13 England
3 Jan 2009 2:23PM
quality Gary

LeighRebecca 10 267 10 England
3 Jan 2009 2:26PM
Wow, the colours are fabulous, and it has a great feel to it.

Briwooly 12 452 5 England
3 Jan 2009 2:49PM
Has to be the Best frost shot I've seen this Year Wink Smile Fantastic

alansdottir 9 60 7 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2009 3:04PM
If we have time? For this, nothing less than all over the wall is good enough - though it works so well even in thumbnail! It has to be the best frost/sunrise shot so far this year - this winter, even - straight in my favourites. How do you catch subtleties of light like that? Stunning, truly... Smile
GrahamNobles 10 9 4 England
3 Jan 2009 3:31PM
Fantastic light, makes the foreground detail glow, and makes it of equal importance the shot as the dawn lit backdrop.
bayliner185 11 16 1 Northern Ireland
3 Jan 2009 4:30PM
Starting 09 with the same high standard you achieved in 08, nice shot Gary.

3 Jan 2009 4:48PM
Stunning shot.
Gep 9 37 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2009 5:09PM
Awesome shot.
Sheff 10 England
3 Jan 2009 7:12PM
Wow! Good Post processing. Perfect colour and contrast. Not a bad shot too Smile
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
3 Jan 2009 7:29PM
Happy New Year Gary,lovely image to start with.
garymcparland 11 341 3 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2009 7:30PM
Thanks a lot everyone Smile

Cheers for the award Jeanie, much appreciated Smile
and the HC, not sure whos picking them but thanks very much.

Excellent as usual Gary, beautiful image, the lake and mountains look great shrouded in frost and mist.

d3looo 9 16 1 Slovakia
3 Jan 2009 8:50PM
WOW!!! Amazing shoot. Fantastic colours and light so I believe that it was well worth to woke up early in the morning Smile Fantastic job.

Sezz 13 617 15 England
3 Jan 2009 8:50PM
Superb work Gary, like those frosted grasses in the fg, the sky and it's reflection - congrat's for your awards, well deserved!

Sarah *
jken 11 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2009 9:45PM
Nice one Gary, at least you had some light, it's been so overcast here for about a week now.

AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
3 Jan 2009 10:04PM
Cracking first image for 2009 Gary.
Well worth the early start.....

Happy New Year and all the best to you and yours in 2009

Congrats on your HC Smile

Fisher2 10 1 Ireland
3 Jan 2009 10:31PM
Glad to see you were out that morning , we must have been the only sober paddys in the country ??
chris-p Plus
12 67 England
3 Jan 2009 10:56PM
Congrats on your HC Gary...
ascott 12 1 Scotland
4 Jan 2009 1:24AM
Wonderful shot.

LesF 11 182 9
4 Jan 2009 6:57AM
A wonderful start to 2009, well worth the early start. Congrats on the HC

Landlord 11 25 1 Scotland
4 Jan 2009 11:17AM
wow nearly missed of your best Gary, Congrats on the HC.
Absolutely superb
garymcparland 11 341 3 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2009 11:26PM
Thanks everyone. And thanks very much Guillaume, Joe & Phil for your awards. means a lot Smile

StevenPrice 13 30 2 England
4 Jan 2009 11:45PM
a stunning image love the colours.

tripodted 12 32 1 Northern Ireland
5 Jan 2009 3:49PM
Stunning! Congratulations on the HC.
6 Jan 2009 8:25PM
super shot
garymcparland 11 341 3 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2009 10:30PM
Thanks guys, and thanks for your award Paul, appreciate it Smile

MrGilder 9 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2009 12:28PM
Fantastic shot, love the colours in this.
pmorgan 11 217 13 England
7 Jan 2009 4:16PM
P E R F E C T !!!!!!!!!

User_Removed 11 485 13 England
7 Jan 2009 8:35PM
congrats on the HC AND all the user awards Gary Wink well done mate

IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2009 11:18PM
Crikey, it took a lifetime and wrist strain to scroll down here. This is a cracking image and deserving of all its awards and more.
User_Removed 16 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2009 4:13PM
This has all the elements that go to make a beautiful photograph.
Regardless of any technical concerns, this is the sort of image I would be proud to have on my wall and that makes it a winner in my book Smile
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
9 Jan 2009 5:04PM
Upgraded now I see ... and so it should be!!! Good luck for POTW now too Wink
garymcparland 11 341 3 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2009 6:19PM
Wow didnt think that could happen, what a great surprise. thanks for the upgrade Smile

Thanks for all the comments Smile

ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2009 7:37PM
Superb shot, fantastic light on the frosty grass. Just brilliant.
Congrats on the awards.

kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2009 8:06PM
s'all been said already...
Platchet 11 5 8 Wales
10 Jan 2009 12:52AM
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2009 9:16AM
How on earth did I miss this one, it is the perfect shot we all strive to get, well done and congratulations
Linda Smile
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
11 Jan 2009 9:31AM
Congrats on your PA award Gary Smile

Morgs 9 20 62 Wales
11 Jan 2009 9:59PM
Fabulous composition and a really interesting foreground. The exposure is spot on throughout.


sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
12 Jan 2009 8:48AM
POTW now too ... well deserved it is 'n all Smile
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
12 Jan 2009 8:51AM
richardwheel 12 217 2 England
12 Jan 2009 9:04AM
well done Smile
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
12 Jan 2009 9:08AM
Congrats on POTW Gary Smile

garymcparland 11 341 3 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 9:40AM
wow POTW, thanks very much Smile Smile really brightened up a gloomy Monday morning. very happy
C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
12 Jan 2009 9:51AM
Superb !
AnnS 11 3 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 10:14AM
Congratulations on POTW
HUMIE 11 2 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 10:24AM
WOW wonder it got POTW !

Superb !

Slaterm 11 496 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 10:24AM
all been said - love the low viewpoint. Well dseerved POTW

That is wonderful... one day I'll take photos as good as that!

Pricey Plus
12 169 2 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 10:46AM
Truely stunning,well captured.
Worthy winner of POTW.
skydivemike 13 47 Northern Ireland
12 Jan 2009 11:20AM
Hi Gary,

Congrats on a very worth POTW mate.

12 Jan 2009 12:25PM
Congrats on the potw, well deserved
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
12 Jan 2009 12:46PM
How on earth did I miss this? Just beautiful Gary.
Milvus 11 168 2 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 12:52PM
This is very good - love the colours and tones.
JouŠo 14 56 Finland
12 Jan 2009 3:16PM
Hi Gary! My warmest congratulations on the WELL DESERVED POTW!!
I´m really happy for you Smile

This sure looks good on canvas!

Best regards

12 Jan 2009 4:17PM
wow, very very goood shot...
garymcparland 11 341 3 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 4:19PM
Thanks everyone for the kind comments and clicks and for your Awards jenny & Michael, really appreciate it Smile

User_Removed 11 485 13 England
12 Jan 2009 5:21PM
many congrats on this shot as POTW Gary

cuffit Plus
11 321 5 England
12 Jan 2009 6:03PM
What a fantastic photo - as sharp as the temperature it portray's. Although I wade through quite a few pages, missed this but saw it on the Ephotozine Member's photo on the site home page. Great shot. Chris
12 Jan 2009 7:05PM
It's just amazing...
phototwink 12 18 3 Scotland
12 Jan 2009 7:09PM
Beautiful shot!
sitan1 Plus
9 1.2k United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 9:04PM
A Superb image, congratulations.
SnappyPete 10 8 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 10:10PM
Worthy of your award. Excellent
MarkT 13 119 2 England
12 Jan 2009 10:59PM
Well done Gary Smile

tripodted 12 32 1 Northern Ireland
13 Jan 2009 5:54AM
Congratulations on POW!
May not have been the best sunrise but it is certainly a craking picture.. I would be so pleased with this shot if it were mine.. Love the colours..
Well Done
EllieEdge 10 15 42 Norway
13 Jan 2009 2:23PM
A picture to be proud of.
- Ellie
14 Jan 2009 12:12AM
Well done, a beautiful shot.
Ganto 11 769 2 Ireland
14 Jan 2009 10:41AM
Great work in difficult conditions Gary.
And what lake would that be youngfellah?

14 Jan 2009 12:10PM
Love It. I can almost feel being where.
GrahamNobles 10 9 4 England
14 Jan 2009 2:39PM
Well done on PotW!
georg Plus
13 4 South Africa
14 Jan 2009 5:56PM
A stunning piece of work. What a start for the new year. Congratulations.
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2009 8:44PM
Many congratulations, Gary - this is going to look mind-blowing when printed large!
14 Jan 2009 10:18PM
garymcparland 11 341 3 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2009 11:35PM
Thanks everyone Smile and thanks very much for your award John, much appreciated.

Gel 9 2 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2009 1:12AM
This is an absolutely stunning shot Gary
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2009 10:14AM
Sensational image.
John_Duckett 13 386 2 Norfolk Island
15 Jan 2009 1:10PM
One of the best images on the site... Congratulations

15 Jan 2009 1:54PM
I would be so happy if this image was on my wall. While I donot know much about the ins and outs of photography I do know what moves and inspires me and this does that and more. Beautiful work well done!
clarkycat 14 89
15 Jan 2009 10:02PM
Totally amazing.
VIKI 11 18 1 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2009 10:20AM
Incredible image. Well done!
xco 9 24 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2009 12:07AM
Hi Codiac
I'm new member on here and hope to be able to take shots like that myself one day soon .A really fantastic shot,very impressive ,well worth getting up for .
tepot 13 4.4k United Kingdom
17 Jan 2009 4:30AM
gorgeous, great foreground.
Your amazing!!! Very beautiful shot!
Wander 9 1 Scotland
17 Jan 2009 5:51PM
Hi Gary
what a great shot, frosty days are amazing.
your print looks like a painting.
17 Jan 2009 5:51PM
Absolutely stunning.
SugarDJ 9 1 England
18 Jan 2009 11:36AM
This is a beauty, very well done!

mhaseman 11 608 1
18 Jan 2009 5:58PM
Fabulous capture Gary. Well done and well worth the praise.
Cheers, Martin
garymcparland 11 341 3 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2009 6:21PM
Thanks very much everyone, bowled over by the response to this shot Smile

Thanks to Andrew for your award too Smile

mattw 14 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2009 5:28PM
This really is superb Gary. Nice crisp foreground, while the recession through the mist has rendered the background pleasingly soft. And then there is that reflection!
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
23 Jan 2009 12:07AM

{goes off to sulk}


Something like this is what we are all striving for, well done!

Cheers, Goggz
Sloman 9
26 Jan 2009 7:01PM
Dotrob 12 Wales
6 Feb 2009 2:39PM
jdjdjd 9 1 Ireland
10 Feb 2009 10:55PM
love the fore ground detail ,and the light is great
15 Feb 2009 1:14PM
martin.w 16 520 22 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2009 10:56AM
Came to this from the description of a varient. Somehow I'm one of the few to have missed this, so putting that right now, It's all been said, so well done for all the awards Smile
6 Mar 2009 6:09PM
Fantastic image, just think if you had stopped in bed! what a miss. lol
congratulations and very well deserved......Bev
carl3825 9 3 Switzerland
9 Mar 2009 2:48PM
Excellent shot and a great light and colour tones I love the light frost.
HowardA 11 231
15 Mar 2009 3:14PM
So much colour and detail. Beautiful light - congrats on the well-deserved awards.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
27 Mar 2009 11:09AM
Completely missed this one Gary on holiday at the time. Just stunning.
Regards Richard.
27 Mar 2009 11:31AM
You really need the points on this Gary, well done with the awards too.

garymcparland 11 341 3 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2009 12:11PM

Quote:You really need the points on this Gary

Lol @ Dougie, cheers guys
23 Apr 2009 12:35PM
Beautiful, love the foreground!
15 May 2009 5:33PM
Great image with Excellent colours and detail.
You can see that a lot off time and effort has been put into this capture. Fantastic capture
Well done
AndrewR 11 1 3 Wales
6 Jun 2009 8:07PM
Fantastic Image, lovely landscape and capture of colours.

Beckyphotos 10 24 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2009 2:03PM
Absolutely love this image! My favourite image on here so far...10 out of 10, and well done for getting up so early on new years day an inspiration to us all!

Did you do much post processing?


12 Jul 2009 11:38PM
Stunning shot, everything is in focus,you have to be very pleased with the shot ,the location,and the outcome.12 out of 10,outstanding
grezmel 8 15 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2009 1:42PM
Stunning, pleased I viewed this.

Ive just purchased a 5D Mkii and the same lens that you have used(will hopefully be here tomorrow)....... After viewing this I really cant wait.
14 Sep 2009 8:32AM
Wonderful image Gary.
25 Oct 2009 4:57AM
What a wonderfull shot
morning at its best well done
bazhutton 11 25 England
6 Nov 2009 10:47AM
And well done for making it to the Editor's Choice Shortlist in the DCM competition.

snowjunkie 8 22 3 Scotland