Friday, April 21, 2006

Sunrise Transformation

I love sunrises. The first photo is the original picture that I took with the Canon Powershot A80 on Landscape mode. I framed the view using the flip out LCD screen. The second photo is transformation of the first made by adjusting the RGB levels. But it grabbed me both for its colors and the effect on my imagination. It is almost like what might be an extraterrestrial eye watching us.


14 comments:

sage said...

the picture has an "atomic" feel to it... it's powerful

Tim Rice said...

Hi, sage. I love your perspective.

Cergie said...

What a surprise ! I took a sunrise this morning. The setting sun will be here earlier than in America, but it is always the same sun.
Only one earth, one sun, one moon.

Camila Bernardes said...

These pictures are wonderful, congratulations! You got a really nice time when you took them.

Crystal said...

Wow, it's amazing what adjusting the settings on a camera can do for your pictures! The sunrise is lovely.

Tim Rice said...

Hi, cergie. What a coincidence! But sunrises are almost always beautiful.

Thanks aluadacbs. And, yes, I do have a good time taking these pictures and working with them.

Thanks, crystal. One can do a lot with camera settings. But for the second picture, much of it was done post camera.

Using up the words.... said...

Hey Tim,

Very cool pics... would have to agree with Sage, the second one does have that whole super powerful feel to it. I always run a soundtrack through my mind when I'm watching the sunrise and set. :)

CJ

Ginnie said...

Very well done, Tim. I love both perspectives and get a kick outta how we can manipulate photos to make them OUR art. Very creative.

andrea said...

Oh wow, talk about eye candy! These are fantastic shots. Beautiful.
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christina said...

Oh yes, there's so much energy and movement coming out of the second photo. Great work!

madretz said...

Awesome transformation on the edited sunrise, it's very ethereal.

Tim Rice said...

Hi, using up the words. Thanks for sharing our the second picture affects you. I always find it fascinating to hear how pictures impact people.

Thanks, ginnie. I love manipulating photos from time to time just to see what can be done with them.

Hi, andrea. I'm glad you find these pictures to be pleasing to the eye.

Thanks, christina. It seems to be a common sentiment that the second photo possesses significant energy.

Thanks, madretz. It certain does possess a quality that sets it apart from common reality.

Tropical Screamer said...

What gorgeous photos Tim.

I've missed seeing all your photographs this past week or so. I'm off to catch up.

Aloha,
Darilyn

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, tropical screamer. Hoped you had a good time at the shore after finishing your quilt work. I missed you here. :)