Fiery Sunrise

Cathy M. Gromball 1/20/2003 9:41:22 AM

Aren't you glad you had to get up early? This is gorgeous, Patricia! Wonderful composition, lighting, colors and silhouettes!

Cathy :) #19611

Patricia Marroquin

Thank you so much, Cathy! Yes, I'd say that getting up that early was definitely worth it. :-) #44431

Damian P. Gadal

Very nice Patricia! I've started to find that sunrises are much more dramatic then sunsets and a nice way to start the day off... #44440

Patricia Marroquin

Thanks, Damian. Yes, I was amazed that sunrises could be this beautiful. When you don't go to bed until 2 or 3 a.m., you're seldom awake to see sunrises. LOL. By the way, the building that's silhouetted is an elementary school with a curved roofline. The school is behind our home. #44453

Joy Brown

What an awesome shot - love it, Patricia! #44454

Cathy M. Gromball

I thought that was a hill, Patricia! It's so perfect for the shot!

Cathy :) #44455

Sobia Chishti

Love the shot. When I first look at this image I just wanted to see a little bit more of that hill which proved to be the roof of building. Its beautiful anyway. #44479

Patricia Marroquin

Thank you so much Joy, Cathy and Sobia. My husband had asked me if I altered the color on this. I did not. It's all Mother Nature's beauty. :-)

It hadn't even occurred to me that the school's roof could be mistaken for a hill. Guess that's because I know there are no hills and mountains in the Dallas area. LOL. That's one thing I really miss about California -- mountains and hilly terrain, as well as the ocean.

Sobia, the reason I didn't include more of the building in the shot was because there were other distracting elements, likes poles and a trash dumpster, in that area.

Again, thank you all. :-) #44510

Murry Grigsby

WOW -- I hope you didn't burn the camera :0) Amazing color. #44516

Douglas Williams

Patricia, What a vivid sky! Very beautiful! #44563

Carol Engstrom

Wow, Patricia! That is an amazing shot! #44580

Patricia Marroquin

Thanks, Murry, Douglas and Carol. I've found that Texas has sunrises and sunsets that rival Hawaii's. There's just not an ocean as a backdrop. More like water towers and elementary schools instead. LOL. #44607

Patrick Campbell

Wow, that's color! We rarely get such a display here in Shasta County to complement the geography. #44851

Patricia Marroquin

Thanks, Patrick. I don't know what it is about North Texas that it gets such vivid sunrises and sunsets. #45215

Carolyn M. Fletcher

Sunrises and sunsets in the finals!! What's this world coming to?? #54495

Kathleen Clemons

Aren't you glad you got up early? Congrats to you!!!!! #54542

Murry Grigsby

Congrats, Patricia. #54565

Damian P. Gadal

Congrats Patricia! see what happens when you get up early.... #54590

Joy Brown

Big congrats, Patricia, on this awesome shot! Good luck in the finals. #54647

Cathy M. Gromball

Congratulations on finals, Patricia!

Cathy :) #54815

Carol Engstrom

Congratulations again, Patricia! #54911

Patricia Marroquin

Thank you all so very much. I laugh when I think that a school building helped make this sunrise shot.

Damian and Kathleen: It was worth getting up early. I've gotta do that more often. :-)

Thanks for the laugh, Carolyn. Or should I say "Ms. Sunset." #55124

Cees F. De With

Patricia, congrats on your nomination!
Well done!
Cees #55170

Mette Vendelboe Allison

Such a beautiful piece. I love the composition and of course the breathtaking sky. #55222

Carol Sherman

Congratulations Patricia, it's awesome! #55284

Patricia Marroquin

Thanks Cees, Mette and Carol. I appreciate you taking the time to sends your congrats. :-) #55431

Piper Lehman

Patricia, I remember this morning. I took some shots of it a little later - when it was more pink/blue, but they were pretty bland. I had a lovely utility pole and wire in my way, and I was pointing toward your house, of course! Great minds think alike, I guess. :) Very nice shot. #55914

Patricia Marroquin

Thanks, Piper. I guess I just assumed every morning here there is a sunrise like this, since I'm rarely ever up to see any. :-) #56145

Sobia Chishti

Best luck and congratulations!! #56161

Patricia Marroquin

Thank you, Sobia. :-) #56191

Conrad L. Conero

Have never gotten up early enough to see one of these myself, Pat, but enjoyed looking at yours. Was looking through an old issue of American Photo last night (3/4-95) and saw a familiar name on the editorial page. After checking here I saw it really was yours. Small world! Ever collect that Newton? :)
Conrad #80723

Patricia Marroquin

Hi Conrad. I apologize for the delay in responding to you. I no longer get e-mail notifications about comments on my photos. Jim Miotke is still trying to figure out what's wrong.

Anyway, thanks for the compliment on this photo. I've gotta tell you, though, that years ago someone told me that there was a Patricia Marroquin in the photography world who worked at American Photo. That Patricia Marroquin is not me!

My name isn't a common one, so it's surprising that there's another woman out there with my name who loves photography! :-)

Thanks again for your kind comment.

Cheers, the OTHER Patricia Marroquin ;-) #85367

Patricia Marroquin

Oh, I wanted to add one more thing, Conrad. If you ever see my name in reference to the San Jose Mercury News, the Los Angeles Times or The Dallas Morning News, then that would be me! LOL! #85368

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I'm generally only awake for sunsets, but had to get up early last Friday. Caught this gorgeous sunrise from my backyard. Canon PowerShot G3.

Uploaded on 1/20/2003 8:13:35 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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