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African Dawn

By jules41
Another shot taken whilst on my Travels in Namibia this year.
This was taken from the Balcony at the Lodge where we were staying,at 5.30am, and i tried using the trees as a sort of frame for the beautiful sunrise.
The whole place just seemed to be filled with the sound of the Birds Dawn Chorus.
A wonderful place.

Many thanks for all your comments and views,apologies for the long silences,but i have a few days to get back online now after a long busy few weeks.
so i'll get back to you all a.s.a.p :o)

Tags: Sunset Africa Tree Silhouette Namibia Landscape and travel

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glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
6 Oct 2005 11:32AM
Beautiful work as always, I am trying to sell one house and buy another, I have a feeling that shortly I will be absent for awhile! Wink Spot on! Click!!!


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ovi 14 11 1 Romania
6 Oct 2005 11:33AM
Very good exposure and composition.Nice presentation.
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 11:34AM
Thanks Rob,Martin,Greg...hope all goes smoothly for you,and Ovi,for your lovely views and comments
ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 11:38AM
What a beautiful sunrise topped off with this wonderful silhouetted tree. Top marks

starliz 13 1.6k 3 England
6 Oct 2005 11:38AM
nice impact really like the composition,well taken.
Dave_G 12 41 1
6 Oct 2005 11:38AM
Very special
Lou41 12 139 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 11:42AM
Excellent shot! love the colour and the frame, LOU
gwyn h 14 432
6 Oct 2005 11:43AM
Hi kid, how's you??

A beautiful African sunrise combined with that silhouette, I'm envious! Suppose you are trying to make us believe you had got up early especially to get this one....but we know the truth hadn't gone to bed yet!

jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 11:47AM
Thanks Mike,Dave,Elizabeth and Lou for all your lovely comments:o)
Gwyn...the truth is now,i actually got to bed at about 1am and got back up at 5am,we stayed up with the Chef and the Game Warden drinking the old whisky.Well...i had to try it you know and i had to try and flush all that adrenaline
nice to have you back:o)
brian13 14 218
6 Oct 2005 11:51AM
Fancy you noticing a tree Julie.
Glad you did though, this is great.
PS: Bet Gwyn will get up early tomorrow now he has seen this.
VNelson 13 3 United States
6 Oct 2005 11:52AM
Beautiful silhouette.
KathyR 13 Canada
6 Oct 2005 11:53AM
Gorgeous silhouette shot.
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 11:54AM
LOL,thanks Brian,i eyed that tree up all week..:oD,it just was'nt a very good looking one tho really so i thought it'd look better in silhouette.
Yes Gwyn'll be trampling the Beacons i'm sure,lucky so and so,i just ca'nt seem to get up this early now i'm
AlanL 13 1
6 Oct 2005 11:54AM
Fabulous colours.Rising sun nicely positioned. Not everyone can make the most of the wonderful photographic opportunities Namibia provides, as you demonstrate so well.

jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 11:55AM
Thanks Verne and Kathy really appreciate your comments
tull 14 181 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 11:56AM
Really awesome Julie but then again your work always is. Amazing rich colours and wonderful silhouttes.

Take care.

jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 11:57AM
Thanks Alan,i found that you had to live on your wits to get photos such as the one you've captured.It happens and it's gone in a second.It surely is the most beautiful place in the World for me:o)
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 11:58AM
Thanks Mark,shows how long i've been away,i ca'nt keep up anymore with
still i've got a few days to chill out ...sort of:oD..and try and catch up:o)
plugin 13 1 Canada
6 Oct 2005 11:58AM
Beautiful shot! The colours and the presentation is outstanding.
LourensdB 13 2 South Africa
6 Oct 2005 12:00PM
Hi Jules Honestly, I like your work lovely portfolio. A mysterious darkness, or lets call it enigma in your images. Photo-art! Well done youre an inspiration.
jeanie Plus
14 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 12:00PM
I love this. Would hang it on my wall for sure.

gwyn h 14 432
6 Oct 2005 12:10PM
Done all the "getting up before dawn" bit for this year thank you very much LOL, getting cold that time of a morning these days! And don't encourage Brian either Julie, he don't need encouraging ;o)
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 12:11PM
Thanks Jim for your lovely comment
Thanks Lourens,thats lovely of you to say and i thank you so much:o)

Thanks Jeanie,i'm in the process of having this framed,for myself and to sell to some African outlets i have, as i loved the colours myself,unusual for me eh:o)

jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 12:13PM
Hey just think of all those misty Dawns Gwyn.......get a good pair of winter warmers for the Bod. :oD
KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 12:13PM
petra 13 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 12:14PM
Great shape of the tree and lovely colours and tones.
gwyn h 14 432
6 Oct 2005 12:15PM
Misty Dawn? Now I think I'd quite like to meet her, sounds v interesting ;o)
gary900r 14 474 England
6 Oct 2005 12:19PM
Excellent composition.

jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 12:27PM
Thanks Keith,appreciate your lovely comments
Thanks Petra,much appreciated
Thanks Gary
kit-monster 14 3.7k 2 Singapore
6 Oct 2005 12:27PM
Great to see a splash of colour in your portfolio. Good strong image.

jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 12:35PM
Gwyn,,,you'll have to tread very carefully with this one mind...those stunning looks will grab your attention for sure...but then you'll have a date,...usually in remote places with plenty of others sobbing over their missed chance(you wo'nt be the only one you know),...then for some unknown reason,she wo'nt turn up,leaving you so cold with frustration,you'll have tears streaming down your face.But then like many others'll go back for more and more.
I'm sure you'll be arranging a date soon then? :oD
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 12:37PM
Thanks Edward,i have eventually found that colour,good to see you back.
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 12:49PM
Stunning image, lovely silhouette against an amazing sky!
old timer 14 55 1 Scotland
6 Oct 2005 12:53PM
I love the symmetrical silhouettes of this, Julie, all set against that wonderful colour.
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 12:54PM
Thanks Gill and Jim appreciate the lovely comments and the RC,thanks folks.
Pete_g 13 327 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 1:12PM
Hi Julie, great use of border and stunning image
albi 13 68 1 England
6 Oct 2005 1:16PM
WOW, i've been blown away by your portfolio
i could spend hours looking at it,if this is not your profession it should be.

Looks like you have another great picture with this one aswell

vfr400 16 886
6 Oct 2005 1:23PM
Lovely Jules, stunning sunrise.

Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 1:25PM
Fantastic shot Julie, the frame really suits it

Mari Smile
BarbaraB 12 53 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 1:29PM
Stunning silhouette.
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 1:29PM
Thanks Pete,appreciate your lovely comments
Thanks Tony,it's lovely of you to say and i thank you for your comment.
Thanks Chris,great to have your valued comment.
Thanks Mari..i've been framing alot of work up recently and some have asked for certain shots to be in black mount and frame,it surprised me how much it seemed to make some photos stand out more,so i opted it for this one due to the colours.
Thanks Barbara,appreciate your comment
thanks everyone
flakeyflower 12 17 Scotland
6 Oct 2005 1:32PM
Love it :o)

phil_1975 14 165 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 1:42PM
What a fabulous shot. The timing of capturing the rising sun between the silhouetted trees is spot on. Could see this hanging on a wall.

jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 1:47PM
Thanks Flakey:o)
Thanks Phil,had to get into position for this one after looking at it for a few days to see the best composition.i'm pleased you like it.

Maddie 13 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 1:50PM
lovely julie, well done
Consulo 13 840 10 Scotland
6 Oct 2005 2:00PM
Like the sun peeping through the trees.
AngelaR 13 155 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 2:18PM
Glorious - super presentation.
martin.w 16 520 22 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 2:22PM
A lovely sunrise, beautifully framed by the tree.
denian 14
6 Oct 2005 2:22PM
where have you been hiding this gem Julie?
like how you've used the trees to capture the sunrise, its created a nice sharp silhouette of the trees and also given you that nice warm orange glow. As you know sunsets are one of my favourite subjects so I particularly like this Sunrise shot of yours.
Spot on, well seen and captured.

6 Oct 2005 2:59PM
beatiful, along with many many others in your pf.
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3881 Canada
6 Oct 2005 3:32PM

AngieLatham 13 790 2 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 3:45PM
Simply gorgeous Smile
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
6 Oct 2005 6:22PM
Beautiful and powerful silhouette and colour captured here in a magical symmetry

tepot 13 4.4k United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 6:47PM
love the silouette, gorgeous colours too.
tepot 13 4.4k United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 6:48PM
sorry, double post.
alben 16 142 England
6 Oct 2005 9:20PM
Excellent as always.

chrisfroud 13 521
6 Oct 2005 11:32PM
Great silhoutte and I love the way you've placed the rising sun between the two trunks.
User_Removed 13 132
7 Oct 2005 12:00AM
lovely silhouette. like the colour & the comp
eos3 14 41 Wales
7 Oct 2005 12:03AM
Beautiful image Julie. Love the warm colours.

Nic_WA 13 179 2 Australia
7 Oct 2005 12:06AM
What a gorgeous scene to wake up to. A good strong silhouette.
Nic Smile
foxybrown 13 368
7 Oct 2005 2:19AM
stunning shot, i like the contrast between sky and silouhette of the trees
acbeat 13 14 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2005 2:26AM
great silhouette and sunset well framed .andy b
7 Oct 2005 4:45AM
Beautiful shot, Superb.

jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2005 5:34AM
Thanks everyone for your lovely comments and views,not so much time on my hands as i thought today but will catch up with you all this evening..
highlander 14 32 Scotland
7 Oct 2005 7:05AM
Beautiful gnarled silhouetted tree Julie complimented by the warm low sun tones. Good exposure.
hayleyk 13 56 England
7 Oct 2005 7:32AM
a beautiful image,like everything about this
PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
7 Oct 2005 7:55AM
Aha! You've been holding out on us! Godo story and a warm and uplifting image. Good profile pic too by the way. A good shot of you 'in habitat!'
ginz04 14 281 20 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2005 9:16AM
beautiful julie as always
7 Oct 2005 10:17AM
I like this one very much Julie, the colour graduation is superb, you should sell lots of prints of this one, no problem, would look great as a poster or large print on a wall, and the sun peeping out between the 2 trees adds that touch of class.
Great work as always.
7 Oct 2005 11:36AM

PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
7 Oct 2005 12:32PM
Oops, that would be 'Good story..'
DP_Imagery 13 24 6 Wales
7 Oct 2005 1:37PM
urmmm - trying to find a superlative that hasn't yet been used . . . Ah! Got it! 'Brilliant'. Phew - I hate to be lost for words Wink Really like this. Bruce.
ken j. 14 374
7 Oct 2005 4:16PM
For one second I thought that might have been Trefil.
Lovely pic.
8 Oct 2005 3:09AM
Amazingly caught ..... beautiful! A cracker of a shot! Click*
dalischone 13 295 Scotland
8 Oct 2005 7:16AM
Gorgeous, love the organic shapes of the branches. You've timed it perfectly with the sunburst at the bottom. Beautiful.

carriebugg 13 65 England
9 Oct 2005 1:08AM
Great silouette!
MikeA 13 1.3k England
9 Oct 2005 7:16AM
Beautiful image.

Portknockie 13 48 Scotland
9 Oct 2005 10:16AM
Love the comp and the timeing of the shot is fantastic...Beautiful..

jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2005 1:55PM
Thanks everyone for your lovely comments...apologies for being soo behind...just been busier than i thought and no days off yet :o(
will catch up with you all as soon as tho

10 Oct 2005 11:28PM
Lovely shot Julie.
Ricardo xxx
tripodted 12 32 1 Northern Ireland
11 Oct 2005 2:04PM
Cracker shot! Very well exposed and composed.
13 Oct 2005 1:06AM
Colour, comp, framing - all top notch, Julie.
GingerBadger 13 97 Wales
16 Oct 2005 5:00AM
Mmmmmm - superb Julie.

I love tree shots too :o)

jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2005 8:23AM
Thanks Richardx,Ted,Jules and Cameron,appreciate your lovely comments
much appreciated
joko 14 1 Bulgaria
19 Oct 2005 2:00AM
Lovely shot!

Morpyre Plus
13 1.6k 8 Wales
22 Oct 2005 2:38PM
Wow! this is absolutely stunning - first of all i am going to award you the new MC award (morpyres choice) - it is like an EC but mine =)

i really must change my life so i can venture into the world and capture great images like this.

great composition - i really like the way the gradient of the sunrise sky colours work down the image to the beautifully framed sun.

just looking at this photo i can imagine how wonderful it was to actually be there

keep up the great work =)

peter "morpyre" turner
PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
28 Oct 2005 11:14AM
LOL - Hmm... my refesh button doesn't seem to be working. It keeps giving me the same photo for days on end!
PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
3 Nov 2005 6:16AM
Hmm... it still doesn't work. Darn computer. It looks like I'll have to get a new one because thsi one is not working! Anyway, I hope you're doing well.
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2005 2:51AM
Thanks Jivko:o)
Thanks Peter for your lovely comment,it really is a magical place:o)
Lol,thanks for dropping by Patrick,good job your computer is'nt on the blink eh,we'd never get to see those lovely shots of yours.
Got a few days grace to get online...and just too tired at times:o}

Falconer 13 16
20 Feb 2006 6:03AM
love the pattern of the branches and including the sun
liparig 13 233 United States
14 Mar 2006 12:48PM
simply stunning shot
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2006 1:09PM
Thanks Guys,appreciate your comments
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
26 Jul 2006 9:21PM
Fantastic silhouette.The angle of shot is perfect.
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2006 2:15PM
Thanks Tom
thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
20 Aug 2006 10:40AM
Stunningly worked,love the silhouette of the tree with the sunset showing through and the sun itself being seen betwixt the trunks of the trees as they intermingle.Magic!!!Take care.AnnSmile
VintageRed 12 15 1 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2006 7:21PM
Allow me to be no. 100. A super silhouette. Nick.
jules41 14 197 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2006 8:26PM
Thanks Anne and Nick :o)
AEasthope67 12 46 England
5 Feb 2008 5:29PM
Just a cracking shot throughout! Love it, Andy
Namibia hey... lucky you!!

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