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First Morning.

By Buffalo_Tom
My first posting from the hols in Venezuela,just returned and it was great.
This image taken on the first morning.Got up early to check the sunrise and was faced with this.Stunning is not the word.The colours were fantastic.
Hope you are all well and hope to catch up in the next week or so.

Special thanks to Phil Morgan who loaned me his small Tripod and without it half of my images would not have been possible.I owe you a few beers mate.

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Tags: General Carribean Landscape and travel Toms photo 602holidays Margarita island

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MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 1:53PM
Totally stunning, what an absolutely fabulous place.
cormy thought of you yesterday with his picture, thought you would miss it!!

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dwarf 8 52 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 1:54PM
lovely image dorothy
16 Jul 2008 1:56PM
wow, such a wonderful golden glow, what a perfect mood
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
16 Jul 2008 1:58PM
Stace Plus
8 2 2 England
16 Jul 2008 2:01PM
I realy like this, everthing looks spot on, super
16 Jul 2008 2:03PM
A fabulous well composed image and certainly worth hanging on a wall and being proud to show it.
Pearybhoy 9 47 Scotland
16 Jul 2008 2:08PM
excellent shot!!! :o)
piccy 10 8 Wales
16 Jul 2008 2:12PM
Wow, stunning shot - up early every morning then?
Paddy 14 254 8 England
16 Jul 2008 2:13PM
MMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmm can feel the warmth so beautiful, you have capture a delightful image, sad it goes so quick ..SmileP
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
16 Jul 2008 2:13PM
Fabulous shot Tom, like the silhouette of the tree and you've placed it perfectly!

Sarah *
proz 12 205 United States
16 Jul 2008 2:18PM
gorgeous Tom, talk about capturing a mod. wow beautiful.
newy17 10 273 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 2:18PM
This is Beautiful Tom welcome back hope you had a great time,,Smile
alyismad 10 9 Wales
16 Jul 2008 2:18PM
Great shot Tom. Did you have a good holiday ?

buxton 8 England
16 Jul 2008 2:23PM
Beautiful shot, excellent colours.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 2:25PM
Welcome back to our truly British summer, Tom.
You could hardly miss with this one. I'm extremely jealous!
mattw 12 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 2:30PM
Good Sunrise shot. The silhouetted tree works very well as a subject.

My only suggestion would be to use the vignette control in Photoshop (if you have it!) to lighten the corners. (The Vignette control is in the 'Lens correction' filter)
ketch 9 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
16 Jul 2008 2:33PM
Almost worth coming back for - super shot - colours are majestic (realy rich tones and half tones) and a perfect composition - great stuff

SRSmith 9 1 United States
16 Jul 2008 2:35PM
Love the tones and silhouette, Tom. Just sensational!
16 Jul 2008 2:39PM
magnigicent shot!!
bombebit 8 22 Denmark
16 Jul 2008 2:42PM
stunning shot...
Moj_o 8 10 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 3:06PM
Beautiful shot! Smile

16 Jul 2008 3:08PM
Love every magnificent detail, Tom. Fantastic!
16 Jul 2008 3:16PM
Stunning image, fantastic colour and light. Looking forward to seeing the rest.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
16 Jul 2008 3:23PM
Welcome back, this is super gorgeous!
pmorgan 10 217 13 England
16 Jul 2008 3:26PM
Awesome this one Tom!

User_Removed 9 485 13 England
16 Jul 2008 3:32PM
cracking Tom, excellent shot

Richsr 9 91 223 England
16 Jul 2008 3:45PM
Like the tones in this Tom - well captured.
Regards Richard.
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 3:50PM
beautifully taken shot
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
16 Jul 2008 3:52PM
What a gorgeous shot, such wonderful color and tones.
sunshot 11 24 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 4:07PM
i'm glad to hear that you had a great time on holiday Tom, this is well worth getting out of bed for, excellent shot mate

robway 11 318 Wales
16 Jul 2008 4:09PM
Superb sky and the tree makes and amazing silhouette.
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1517 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 4:10PM
Recognisably yours but equally recognisable as not being Wales. Super tones, light and composition, and I have to say that I like the vignetting, it adds atmosphere and mystery.
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
16 Jul 2008 4:19PM
lucky you, Tom!
...and here I am on holiday too, BUT I only took a day trip to Savonlinna Sad


LesF 10 182 9
16 Jul 2008 4:34PM
By this then Tom it was a excellent holiday and we can look forward to some further cracking shots.

SamGillespie 10 94 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 5:16PM
Absolutely fantastic. Composition is spot on.
Hanners Plus
10 875 10 Ireland
16 Jul 2008 5:22PM
bang on! Smile
Cabit 9 104 England
16 Jul 2008 5:31PM
Chant57 Plus
10 395 3 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 5:32PM
Welcome back Tom, and what an image with which to return. Cracking, excellent composition. Look forward to more cracking shots from your vacation.
Possum 10 148 England
16 Jul 2008 5:33PM
Great to have you back, Tom. If they're all as good as this one, can't wait to see the rest! Love the colours in the water at the waves' edges. Wonderful shot.
mrsvee 8 1 England
16 Jul 2008 5:36PM
Super image, lovely colours.
16 Jul 2008 5:40PM
this is simply beautiful...
edwood 8 3 Scotland
16 Jul 2008 5:40PM
fantastic shot
phil_j 10 134 4 England
16 Jul 2008 5:43PM
Back with a winner Tom, just superb.

fossilized 12 79 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 6:07PM
Lovely capture.
JoolsM 10 England
16 Jul 2008 6:13PM
Makes you feel all cosy inside - What a great capture of a warming image.

jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
16 Jul 2008 6:14PM
What a start of a holiday, super

User_Removed 9 172 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 6:23PM

glyndwr 9 66 9 Wales
16 Jul 2008 6:24PM
Good work Tom, good to see you back.

Eviscera 10 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 6:52PM
bring out the popcorn Tom ! can tell this is gonna be a great series.

perfect timing on that suns beach refection too

wamp 10 276 8 England
16 Jul 2008 7:10PM
Glad you had a great time Tom, the colours and layered effect from the incoming waves is very good

RubberBullets 15 1 6 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 7:13PM
An amazing shot, simply stunning.

Glad you seem to have had a great time, looking forward to seeing some more of the photos.

What a great first morning Tom, you must have been over the Moon my friend. Great colour and light plus this wonderful tree. Excitement in the Venezuelan morning light.

16 Jul 2008 7:33PM
Gorgeous light
JohnDyer 10 67 2 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 7:49PM
wow stunning

wyatturp 11 2 England
16 Jul 2008 8:12PM
Wow great light , welcome back

GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 8:22PM
Welcome back. A fantastic start... looking forward to more of these!
Marilyn x
Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
16 Jul 2008 9:12PM
Beautiful shot.
exposure Plus
12 3.9k England
16 Jul 2008 9:30PM
Beautiful light and tones Tom silohettes and composition.
Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
16 Jul 2008 10:03PM
Awesome work Tom just awesome

Mari 13 1.8k United Kingdom
16 Jul 2008 10:50PM
So beautiful, Tom - you must have been so pleased to find this tree and the colour is just magnificent

Phil_Morgan 10 182 1 Wales
17 Jul 2008 12:15AM
Superb mate, glad you had a good time. Not in work till Two tomorrow, give us a bell in the morning if you get a chance.

goso 10 2 1 Australia
17 Jul 2008 12:35AM
Beautiful Tom..........Bill
StevenPrice 12 30 2 England
17 Jul 2008 11:30AM
stunning work Tom
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2008 2:53PM
That is some sunset! Glorious colours and the tree really adds to the composition.
Dotrob 11 Wales
17 Jul 2008 3:36PM
Fabulous looking forward to more.
17 Jul 2008 7:43PM
wow simply fantastic.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
19 Jul 2008 12:34AM
A magical early morning scene Tom, you've captured the moment and mood perfectly
19 Jul 2008 12:57AM
Very nice Tom, never seen a tree on a beach like this b4, you sure you didn't plant it there Wink
Well done.
Neil_Higgins 10 35 3 England
21 Jul 2008 5:34PM
Beautiful scene, and perfect timing with the sun behind the tree, well done Tom.
23 Jul 2008 7:19AM
Outstanding photo.
Dotrob 11 Wales
29 Jul 2008 10:37PM
4 Aug 2008 8:31PM
Wow, Tom, this is terrific. Superbly composed, great morning shot.
Well deserved awards,
21 Nov 2008 6:18AM
Really nice, love the tones... gives you the "feel good" factor when gazing into the photo.

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