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Bandon Sunrise by GroovyGeek Bandon Sunrise by GroovyGeek
Was planning on going to Glacier NP over the holiday, but half the park is still under snow. Changed plans and spent the long weekend around Bandon, OR, with mostly unremarkable sunrises and sunsets. Either not a cloud in the sky or no sun to be seen anywhere. This is one of the better images from the weekend. Yes, I know it has been shot a million times before, but what are you going to do when you are there - not shoot it? :) To make the situation even more challenging, the tide at sunrise was very low and the water around most of the rocks had drained completely.
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coulombic Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011   Photographer
I was in a pretty similar situation recently. Not even a hint of cloud-coverage. I think you got there just a bit earlier than I did, however, as you have nice purple/pink tones, while mine's more blue/golden. I actually think this looks better without water rushing all around, strangely -- the scattered reflections in the foreground are pretty interesting to me. Every time I've been to Bandon, the tide's been substantially higher than this. . . so much so, I can't get anywhere near Wizard Rock.
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
I try to be on location an hour before sunrise. On this particular day I started shooting from the opposite direction as the glow above the town started, then moved in a circle as the pink hues moved west. Once the sun rose above the Eastern horizon I packed it in and went back to sleep. I was camping at Cape Blanco, so it is nearly 40 min drive and a sunrise at 5:45am, coupled with a sunset around 9:45pm which makes for very little sleep during the summer.
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Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Great!
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ShadowAngel3 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh, pretty colors! Love the rocks in the background, too. :)
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! You've been featured here: [link]
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011   Photographer
Love the pastel hues, very appealing!
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NWunseen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Photographer
such a gorgeous scene! is crazy the snow levels that are still accumulated up on the mountains still. really like this at low water..gives nice character to the foreground and like how it splits up the reflections. must say my favorite part is the massive rock in the background..love the atmosphere surrounding it.
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Yes it is crazy. I am thinking of pulling in my trip to Rainier to catch the flowers but am now wondering weather I should wait till early August. I think that the rock you are referring to is called Cathedral Rock.
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NWunseen Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
definitely a hard decision. is still a ton of snow up there..but its really melting fast. have seen tens of feet diminishing within just a month or so. will be chancing it myself and heading up for a couple days during the labor day week.
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Iaculi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
A lovely shot, but I believe that your horizon may be tilted slightly to the right. C:
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
This is an optical illusion created by the rock on the left. The horizon, as defined by the surface of the ocean, is horizontal :)
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Iaculi Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
I always do embarrass myself when commenting on things-- my brother pointed that rock out to me just a few seconds after I clicked the "send" button. xD
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FullMetalMono Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely pastel colours. :) I actually really love this scene in that it's NOT full of water - I think the low tide makes for an interesting set of reflections and directions for my eyes to follow. Regardless of how often scenes like this are shot, I think you've done a fabulous job of it. ;)
This is also to let you know this is featured in a small APN journal feature here: [link]
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Thank you and congrats on passing your exams
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FullMetalMono Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) You're welcome.

And thank you! :D
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stonehagdesign Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Beautiful colours, I love how it glows!
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PRibeiro Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i love it
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MarietteBerndsen Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Magical and mystical, love it
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BradLeeDaleNorth Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Photographer
Beautiful tones!
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laJulie Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
very beautiful shot and awesome colors! :meow:
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Annabelle-Chabert Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011   Photographer
Incredible place :wow: and well captured with great pastel colors :clap:
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Vaticinium Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
er....*the*-rather *derp face*..
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GroovyGeek Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Thank you for the comment. DA obviously needs an edit feature for those like you and me with less than perfect typing :)
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Vaticinium Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
spellcheck ftw ! lol you're welcome indeed :)
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Vaticinium Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Teh reflective properties, the colors-obviously tons of textures-depth-open space, distinguishing sections, indeed quite an appealing scene, thank you for sharing it :)
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dchaitu Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot!
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nuge113 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW great shot :wow:
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Toxikomani Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
beautiful
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