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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)
juliex

Tags: Sunset Africa Tree Silhouette Namibia Landscape and travel

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Comments


glazzaro 11 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!!!

Greg

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ovi 12 11 1 Romania
6 Oct 2005 11:33AM
Very good exposure and composition.Nice presentation.
ovi(click).
jules41 12 197 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
juliex
ColouredImages 12 47 35 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 11:38AM
What a beautiful sunrise topped off with this wonderful silhouetted tree. Top marks

mike
starliz 12 1.6k 3 England
6 Oct 2005 11:38AM
nice impact really like the composition,well taken.
Dave_G 11 41 1
6 Oct 2005 11:38AM
Very special
Lou41 11 139 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 11:42AM
Excellent shot! love the colour and the frame, LOU
gwyn h 12 432
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 Julie....you hadn't gone to bed yet!

Gwyn
jules41 12 197 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 11:47AM
Thanks Mike,Dave,Elizabeth and Lou for all your lovely comments:o)
Gwyn...the truth is now out...lol,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 away..lol.
nice to have you back:o)
juliex
brian13 13 218
6 Oct 2005 11:51AM
Fancy you noticing a tree Julie.
Glad you did though, this is great.
Brian
PS: Bet Gwyn will get up early tomorrow now he has seen this.
VNelson 11 3 United States
6 Oct 2005 11:52AM
Beautiful silhouette.
KathyR 12 Canada
6 Oct 2005 11:53AM
Gorgeous silhouette shot.
Kathy
jules41 12 197 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 home..lol.
juliex
AlanL 11 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.

Alan
jules41 12 197 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 11:55AM
Thanks Verne and Kathy really appreciate your comments
juliex
tull 13 181 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.

Mark.
jules41 12 197 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)
juliex
jules41 12 197 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 11:58AM
Thanks Mark,shows how long i've been away,i ca'nt keep up anymore with comments..lol.
still i've got a few days to chill out ...sort of:oD..and try and catch up:o)
juliex
plugin 12 1 Canada
6 Oct 2005 11:58AM
Beautiful shot! The colours and the presentation is outstanding.
Jim
LourensdB 12 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.
Lourens
jeanie Plus
12 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 12:00PM
I love this. Would hang it on my wall for sure.

Jeanie
gwyn h 12 432
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 12 197 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)

juliex
jules41 12 197 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 11 495 4 England
6 Oct 2005 12:13PM
cracker
keith
petra 11 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 12:14PM
Great shape of the tree and lovely colours and tones.
gwyn h 12 432
6 Oct 2005 12:15PM
Misty Dawn? Now I think I'd quite like to meet her, sounds v interesting ;o)
gary900r 12 474 England
6 Oct 2005 12:19PM
Excellent composition.

Gary
jules41 12 197 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 12:27PM
Thanks Keith,appreciate your lovely comments
Thanks Petra,much appreciated
Thanks Gary
juliex
kit-monster Plus
13 3.7k 2 Singapore
6 Oct 2005 12:27PM
Great to see a splash of colour in your portfolio. Good strong image.

Edward
jules41 12 197 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 ...you'll go back for more and more.
I'm sure you'll be arranging a date soon then? :oD
jules41 12 197 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 12:37PM
Thanks Edward,i have eventually found that colour switch..lol,good to see you back.
juliex
GillyB Plus
11 317 8 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 12:49PM
Stunning image, lovely silhouette against an amazing sky!
gill
old timer 12 55 1 Scotland
6 Oct 2005 12:53PM
I love the symmetrical silhouettes of this, Julie, all set against that wonderful colour.
Jim
jules41 12 197 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 12:54PM
Thanks Gill and Jim appreciate the lovely comments and the RC,thanks folks.
juliex
Pete_g 11 327 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 1:12PM
Hi Julie, great use of border and stunning image
albi 12 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

Tony
vfr400 15 886
6 Oct 2005 1:23PM
Lovely Jules, stunning sunrise.

chris
Mari 13 1.8k United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 1:25PM
Fantastic shot Julie, the frame really suits it

Mari Smile
BarbaraB 11 53 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 1:29PM
Stunning silhouette.
jules41 12 197 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
juliex
flakeyflower 11 17 Scotland
6 Oct 2005 1:32PM
Love it :o)

Flakey
phil_1975 12 165 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.

Phil.
jules41 12 197 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.

juliex
Maddie Plus
11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 1:50PM
lovely julie, well done
Consulo 12 840 10 Scotland
6 Oct 2005 2:00PM
Like the sun peeping through the trees.
AngelaR 12 155 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 2:18PM
Glorious - super presentation.
martin.w 14 448 22 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 2:22PM
A lovely sunrise, beautifully framed by the tree.
denian 12
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.

Ian
6 Oct 2005 2:59PM
beatiful, along with many many others in your pf.
cheers
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3560 Canada
6 Oct 2005 3:32PM
Lovely.

W
AngieLatham 12 790 2 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 3:45PM
Simply gorgeous Smile
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
6 Oct 2005 6:22PM
Beautiful and powerful silhouette and colour captured here in a magical symmetry

Peter
tepot 12 4.4k United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 6:47PM
love the silouette, gorgeous colours too.
tepot 12 4.4k United Kingdom
6 Oct 2005 6:48PM
sorry, double post.
alben 15 142 England
6 Oct 2005 9:20PM
Excellent as always.

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

Phil
Nic_WA 12 179 2 Australia
7 Oct 2005 12:06AM
What a gorgeous scene to wake up to. A good strong silhouette.
Nic Smile
foxybrown 11 368
7 Oct 2005 2:19AM
stunning shot, i like the contrast between sky and silouhette of the trees
acbeat 11 14 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2005 2:26AM
great silhouette and sunset well framed .andy b
Yogendra 13 22 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2005 4:45AM
Beautiful shot, Superb.

Yogendra
jules41 12 197 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..
juliex
highlander 12 32 Scotland
7 Oct 2005 7:05AM
Beautiful gnarled silhouetted tree Julie complimented by the warm low sun tones. Good exposure.
Doug.
hayleyk 11 56 England
7 Oct 2005 7:32AM
a beautiful image,like everything about this
hayley
PatrickSmith 11 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!'
Patrick
ginz04 12 281 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.
Geoff.
7 Oct 2005 11:36AM
Beautiful!

Simon
PatrickSmith 11 1.2k 2 United States
7 Oct 2005 12:32PM
Oops, that would be 'Good story..'
Patrick
DP_Imagery Plus
12 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. Plus
13 374
7 Oct 2005 4:16PM
For one second I thought that might have been Trefil.
Grin
Lovely pic.
8 Oct 2005 3:09AM
Amazingly caught ..... beautiful! A cracker of a shot! Click*
Karen
dalischone 12 295 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.

Tracy
carriebugg 12 65 England
9 Oct 2005 1:08AM
Great silouette!
MikeA 12 1.3k England
9 Oct 2005 7:16AM
Beautiful image.

MikeA.
Portknockie 12 48 Scotland
9 Oct 2005 10:16AM
Love the comp and the timeing of the shot is fantastic...Beautiful..

DonSmile
jules41 12 197 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

juliex
10 Oct 2005 11:28PM
Lovely shot Julie.
Ricardo xxx
tripodted 11 31 1 Northern Ireland
11 Oct 2005 2:04PM
Cracker shot! Very well exposed and composed.
Ted
13 Oct 2005 1:06AM
Colour, comp, framing - all top notch, Julie.
Jules
GingerBadger 11 97 Wales
16 Oct 2005 5:00AM
Mmmmmm - superb Julie.

I love tree shots too :o)

.click.
jules41 12 197 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2005 8:23AM
Thanks Richardx,Ted,Jules and Cameron,appreciate your lovely comments
much appreciated
juliex
joko 12 1 Bulgaria
19 Oct 2005 2:00AM
Lovely shot!


Jivko
Morpyre Plus
12 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 11 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!
Patrick
PatrickSmith 11 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.
Patrick
jules41 12 197 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}

juliex
Falconer 11 16
20 Feb 2006 6:03AM
love the pattern of the branches and including the sun
liparig 12 233 United States
14 Mar 2006 12:48PM
simply stunning shot
joe
jules41 12 197 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2006 1:09PM
Thanks Guys,appreciate your comments
juliex
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
26 Jul 2006 9:21PM
Fantastic silhouette.The angle of shot is perfect.
Superb.
Tom.
jules41 12 197 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2006 2:15PM
Thanks Tom
juliex
thorn 12 124 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 11 15 1 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2006 7:21PM
Allow me to be no. 100. A super silhouette. Nick.
jules41 12 197 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2006 8:26PM
Thanks Anne and Nick :o)
juliex
AEasthope67 10 46 England
5 Feb 2008 5:29PM
Just a cracking shot throughout! Love it, Andy
Namibia hey... lucky you!!

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