Lake Island Sunrise

On a recent fishing trip to Augusta, GA, my son and I arrived at the lake before daylight.  When the sun came up this was what greeted us.  God, I love getting up early.


29 thoughts on “Lake Island Sunrise

  1. What a wonderful capture! I love the diagonal line the trees make that cuts through the photo. God was sure busy with His paintbrush that morning!

  2. I am sooooo not a morning person so I have to rely on those who are to see sunrises like this. 🙂

    Curious…the colors of the image are VERY vibrant (clouds are shades of brilliant apricots, pinks and reds) when viewed in my e-mail notification (and how I suspect the image should appear) HOWEVER when viewed on your blog, the colors are MUCH more muted and not as impressive. Any idea why that would be?

    • I really don’t know. I always work with raw so the colors were bumped up a little, but I don’t have a tendency to go overboard adjusting colors on sunrises or sunsets it makes them look “over done” to me. The only guess I can put out there involves the color profile. I always save jpeg’s in Prophoto RGB, maybe the email client converted it to sRGB, and saturated the colors even more. Anyway, that’s all I can think of. If you have any thoughts on it please feel free to email me. Thanks for the comment, and have a great one.

      • Could very well be. I didn’t find the colors in the email image to be overly saturated – just stunning-looking, actually.

        I used to work in RAW and found that color translation from what I saw to what the camera captured to not remain accurate. I also used to work in Adobe RGB and found the same thing to be true. I now shoot in sRGB and in both Raw and Jpeg and find 99% of the time, I use the Jpeg image. I also shoot in VIVID color mostly EXCEPT when shooting vibrant reds and oranges as they can get over-saturated.

      • I agree, I have trouble matching the color I actually see on most of my shots. I shoot in raw because my Pentax camera seems to blow out the highlights if I shoot jpeg’s, I need the extra head room to recover high contrast shots. After I process the image in Photoshop I save it as a jpeg and a tiff. I have found, after much hair pulling, and cursing, when I print the image if I use the tiff file the colors are spot on with my calibrated monitor. It’s a little more trouble finding a local photo shop that will work with tiffs, but well worth the effort. As for the camera settings I shoot in cloudy 90 percent of the time. I like the warm colors it creates on the image. Thanks for your input, I look forward to exchanging ideas and techniques again.

  3. See, it’s scenes like this that motivate me to get up when I get up. What a beautiful sunrise you caught! I can’t even imagine what it must’ve been like in person.

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