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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 Plus
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 Plus
10 44 3 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2009 12:06PM
great llow lighting capture
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
3 Jan 2009 12:09PM
Good work, very nice shot!
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
3 Jan 2009 12:20PM
Great composition. Fabulous light & colour.
zed Plus
13 551 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2009 12:25PM
Fabulous, wouldn't like to get in it though, bbbrrrr.
3 Jan 2009 12:29PM
great use of the foreground reeds, nice one
3 Jan 2009 12:31PM
Great composition and colours, very nice shot

First light is always worth getting up for

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

3 Jan 2009 12:37PM
Simply stunning, well done
JouŠo Plus
13 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.....

Awesome detail
jdenman Plus
9 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 Plus
13 275 1 United States
3 Jan 2009 1:16PM
Beautiful shot.
MrsS Plus
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 Plus
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 7.2k 30 England
3 Jan 2009 2:16PM
Very beautiful. Just love that light on the foreground reeds.
Stunning shot. Beautiful. Melissa
User_Removed 10 485 13 England
3 Jan 2009 2:23PM
quality Gary

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

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

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
Fantastic light, makes the foreground detail glow, and makes it of equal importance the shot as the dawn lit backdrop.
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 Plus
9 37 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2009 5:09PM
Awesome shot.
3 Jan 2009 7:12PM
Wow! Good Post processing. Perfect colour and contrast. Not a bad shot too Smile
Buffalo_Tom Plus
11 2.3k 9 Wales
3 Jan 2009 7:29PM
Happy New Year Gary,lovely image to start with.
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 Plus
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 Plus
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 Plus
11 274 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

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 66 England
3 Jan 2009 10:56PM
Congrats on your HC Gary...
4 Jan 2009 1:24AM
Wonderful shot.

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

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

4 Jan 2009 11:45PM
a stunning image love the colours.

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

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

User_Removed 10 485 13 England
7 Jan 2009 8:35PM
congrats on the HC AND all the user awards Gary Wink well done mate

IanFlindt Plus
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 15 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 Plus
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
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 Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2009 8:06PM
s'all been said already...
Platchet Plus
11 5 8 Wales
10 Jan 2009 12:52AM
Mynett Plus
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 Plus
11 274 6 England
11 Jan 2009 9:31AM
Congrats on your PA award Gary Smile

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


sut68 Plus
14 2.0k 76 England
12 Jan 2009 8:48AM
POTW now too ... well deserved it is 'n all Smile
Coleslaw Plus
12 13.4k 28 Wales
12 Jan 2009 8:51AM
12 Jan 2009 9:04AM
well done Smile
AlleyCatz Plus
11 274 6 England
12 Jan 2009 9:08AM
Congrats on POTW Gary Smile

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

Superb !

Slaterm Plus
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
12 161 2 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 10:46AM
Truely stunning,well captured.
Worthy winner of POTW.
12 Jan 2009 11:20AM
Hi Gary,

Congrats on a very worth POTW mate.

Congrats on the potw, well deserved
DaveU Plus
11 1.4k 125 England
12 Jan 2009 12:46PM
How on earth did I miss this? Just beautiful Gary.
Milvus Plus
10 168 2 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 12:52PM
This is very good - love the colours and tones.
JouŠo Plus
13 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

wow, very very goood shot...
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 10 485 13 England
12 Jan 2009 5:21PM
many congrats on this shot as POTW Gary

cuffit Plus
11 310 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
It's just amazing...
phototwink Plus
11 18 3 Scotland
12 Jan 2009 7:09PM
Beautiful shot!
sitan1 Plus
9 1.1k United Kingdom
12 Jan 2009 9:04PM
A Superb image, congratulations.
12 Jan 2009 10:10PM
Worthy of your award. Excellent
MarkT Plus
13 119 2 England
12 Jan 2009 10:59PM
Well done Gary Smile

tripodted Plus
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 Plus
10 15 42 Norway
13 Jan 2009 2:23PM
A picture to be proud of.
- Ellie
Well done, a beautiful shot.
Ganto Plus
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.
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 Plus
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
14 Jan 2009 11:35PM
Thanks everyone Smile and thanks very much for your award John, much appreciated.

Gel Plus
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.
15 Jan 2009 1:10PM
One of the best images on the site... Congratulations

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!
15 Jan 2009 10:02PM
Totally amazing.
11 18 1 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2009 10:20AM
Incredible image. Well done!
xco Plus
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!
17 Jan 2009 5:51PM
Hi Gary
what a great shot, frosty days are amazing.
your print looks like a painting.
Absolutely stunning.
18 Jan 2009 11:36AM
This is a beauty, very well done!

mhaseman 10 608 1
18 Jan 2009 5:58PM
Fabulous capture Gary. Well done and well worth the praise.
Cheers, Martin
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 Plus
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 Plus
10 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
26 Jan 2009 7:01PM
6 Feb 2009 2:39PM
10 Feb 2009 10:55PM
love the fore ground detail ,and the light is great
martin.w Plus
15 503 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
9 Mar 2009 2:48PM
Excellent shot and a great light and colour tones I love the light frost.
HowardA Plus
10 231
15 Mar 2009 3:14PM
So much colour and detail. Beautiful light - congrats on the well-deserved awards.

Richsr Plus
10 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.

27 Mar 2009 12:11PM

Quote:You really need the points on this Gary

Lol @ Dougie, cheers guys