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Early morning shoot.

Posted by
Maxine (Christchurch, New Zealand) on 28 January 2015 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Up onto the Port Hills, Canterbury, NZ. Didn't look like much so we moved further around the road then turned and came back to Gibralter Rock. The lights turned on and we were treated to a shaft of light coming over the brow of the hill behind us and it hit the tip of the hill and well out into the Canterbury Plains.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/45 second F/22.0 ISO 1250 24 mm

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A magic moment for sure here . . light thick enough to feel !

28 Jan 2015 6:26am

Chris Pereira from San Francisco, California, United States

beautiful, love the way you captured this

28 Jan 2015 6:39am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

ça vaut le coup de se lever tôt

28 Jan 2015 7:18am

Ludovic Roudet from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Superb dark light.

28 Jan 2015 7:19am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, colors, lighting & atmosphere!
lovely sunset!

28 Jan 2015 8:30am

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Wow What a magical view...

28 Jan 2015 8:53am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium


28 Jan 2015 8:56am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

oh yes ! it was necessary to stop and take a picture ! superb moment !

28 Jan 2015 8:57am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

What an amazingly beautiful scene and great thought in taking a step back to compose it this way, a stunning image

28 Jan 2015 9:46am

estel from bastia, France

Une lumière d'un autre monde, superbe!

28 Jan 2015 10:20am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

cool view

28 Jan 2015 12:22pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

I like the beautiful color gradation in the sky. Superb shot.

28 Jan 2015 2:10pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

I love the yellow glow in the distance.I can see why it´s called Gibralter rock.

28 Jan 2015 2:51pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Very beautiful, i like the tones on the sky and the fascinating light.

28 Jan 2015 6:18pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Aah a beautiful NZ morning. I love the hint of colour as the sun begins to rise.

28 Jan 2015 9:33pm

Pierre from Hamilton, New Zealand

One of those moments we all look for! Rich colour and the figure gives scale.

28 Jan 2015 10:02pm

elleestelle from Poitiers, France

A magic spot and a very nice shot. The color of the sky is amazing ...

28 Jan 2015 10:06pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous light!

28 Jan 2015 11:38pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

A beautiful scene with wonderful light and beautiful tones ...

29 Jan 2015 12:02am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Gorgeous morning capture with beautiful colors!! Amazing how much detail was captured under such subtle lighting conditions!

29 Jan 2015 12:52am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb atmosphere with darker tones and interesting landscape!

29 Jan 2015 2:02am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a super photo. Terrific composition and colour.

29 Jan 2015 2:53am

anjana from mumbai, India


29 Jan 2015 5:15am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

Trop bien ,excellent

29 Jan 2015 8:21am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Beautiful light effect!

29 Jan 2015 9:20am

ARIKA from KYOTO, Japan

A mountain is well captured in a nice light condition and composition!!

29 Jan 2015 9:58am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle douceur et vue cette pointe et la voiture et le personnage superbe.

30 Jan 2015 3:17am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous capture

31 Jan 2015 4:14am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Beautiful muted colors and composition. Well done.

23 Apr 2015 8:28pm

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
1/45 second
ISO 1250
24 mm