Alien Sunrise

© Bill Wyatt

Alien Sunrise

Uploaded: February 27, 2008


I had to re-submit this, I worked so hard on it not too.
Fractalius filter, Nik ColorEfex 3.0 Complete, many hand brushed layers for light and color, I did not like the lake after the effects so I used the flood filter,
then a layer mask and brushed the sun and reflection back in. Hmm I probably left out a lot of steps but you get the idea I hope.

Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: -1.00, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 28.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 30D


Cynthia L. Deters February 27, 2008

Bill, this is an amazing photo! I love the effects, colors and overall picture! Great work! #864868

Colette M. Metcalf February 27, 2008

Excellent job!! This is GORGEOUS, Bill!!! #5564237

Jennifer L. Alder February 27, 2008

Really an amazing image, Bill--- with outstanding effect- light and color! WOW! AND good luck this time :) #5564275

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna February 27, 2008

I HAD to re-submit this because it is totally out of this world awesome, Bill!!!!! Radiantly MAGNIFICENT!!!!!!!!!! ♫ k #5564276

Tamara K. Walker level-classic February 27, 2008

FABULOUS! #5564583

Rosemary Buffoni February 27, 2008

Wow and double WOW....this is incredible! Your hard work sure paid off.
Ro #5564587

Dawn M. Schneider February 27, 2008

this is a great image no matter what you did to it!!! I love the color and the light!!! #5564650

Dawn M. Schneider February 27, 2008

this is a great image no matter what you did to it!!! I love the color and the light!!! #5564652

Barbara Waldoch level-classic February 27, 2008

It's a beauty, Bill! #5564761

Corinne M. Thompson February 27, 2008

This is a magnificent piece of work! #5564791

Margaret R. Barry February 28, 2008

Fantastic, Bill. Amazing comp., colors and effects! #5564880

Brett Dolsen February 28, 2008

Awesome rework Bill!!
Brett #5565082

Paul E. Earl February 28, 2008

I loved it the first time. Deserves to be recognised. #5565416

Carol Sawyer February 28, 2008

Gorgeous image colors, and effects, Bill!! #5565691

Kristy A. Keene February 28, 2008

Stunning! #5565768

Jim Huffield February 28, 2008

MAGNIFICENT!!!!! #5565934

Ray Clarke February 28, 2008

Wonderful image Bill, love the colours and effects!!!(R) #5566047

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 28, 2008

You have done a Great job with this Bill!! Jeff #5566189

Su Sana E. P level-classic February 28, 2008

Bill, this is the first image that got me started with Fract filter. I love this and hope that we'll see it again. #5566235

Danielle Fuller February 28, 2008

Great job Bill!!!!! I loved it the first time I saw it! Great layer and filter work! #5566529

Nadine A. Lewis February 28, 2008

BEAUTIFUL Bill! GREAT color and PS work! Well worth a resubmit! <>< #5566982

Carla Metzler February 28, 2008

Great job, Bill! #5567351

Deon February 28, 2008

This is so cool Bill, great job #5567962

Stephen Zacker February 28, 2008

Unique and cool sunrise #5567993

Beverly A. Wright February 28, 2008

Breathtaking!! This one goes into my
favorites!! Your extensive work paid
off here Bill! Wonderful effects and
a great capture of this, the most
beautiful sunset I have ever seen!!!!! #5568335

Melissa G. Meiselman February 28, 2008

Bill, this is absolutely stunning and certainly worth another look!! #5568364

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic February 28, 2008

Amazing what this filter can do on an already dramatic shot! #5568628

Barbara E. Sturgis February 28, 2008

Just beautiful!!!!!Bill. #5568755

Emile Abbott level-deluxe February 28, 2008

Have not used this filter. Nice effects Bill. #5568813

David Phalen February 28, 2008

Stunning work Bill!! I say WINNER!!! #5569529

Claudia Kuhn level-classic February 28, 2008

So wonderful Bill!!! Love it! #5569581

Stan Kwasniowski February 28, 2008

Bill, awesome #5570134

Lisa R. Buffington level-deluxe February 29, 2008

Wow! Awesome! Stunning! I could go on. Beautiful image and the effects are out of this world. Great job! #5572462

Elida Gutierrez February 29, 2008

How can forget this one, it was the one that guide me to you gallery and in consecuence adding you as my favorite photographer.
Love it the fisrt time I saw it and my comment still the same

Patrick Rouzes February 29, 2008

WOWWWWWWWWWW,Bill, absolutely phenomenal in every way !!! Exceptional job on this, my friend!!! #5573800

Roxanne M. Bubar February 29, 2008

Stunning #5574751

Sandra R. Alvey February 29, 2008

A beautiful resubmit Bill! I really love this image! #5575296

Susie Peek-Swint March 02, 2008

I love this image Bill ~ great use of frac filter and ps work! #5583167

James E. Coleman level-classic April 02, 2008

Well the band is playing so you better get shooting I guess.
Hey this is way cool! Very neat effects and I would say quite worth all the efforts!

Jim #5733248

Kathleen Rinker April 02, 2008

Very beautiful image Bill, great work!! #5735431

Dianna Murphy April 02, 2008

Gorgeous color and comp and then there's that filter. Perfect. #5736238

Sharon King April 04, 2008

Love the effects Bill, this is a great image! #5743197

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton April 13, 2008

Very cool! Great image!! #5783092

Theresa M. VanderStaay April 15, 2008

Bill, this is just beautiful!!...All the work you've done on this has paid off...Amazing color and comp...The details are awesome...I hope this is hanging on the wall somewhere...What a beautiful sunrise...Excellent job!...Tessa #5791175

Jennifer A. Lambert May 02, 2008

Absolutely Gorgeous !!!!!!!! Well worth the work Bill !! I am adding this to my FAVORITE photo's !!!
Blessings, Jenny N Bama #5874441

Tammy Espino October 22, 2008

Congrats on your finalist!! #6639609

Stephanie Laird level-classic October 22, 2008

This is one of my favorites!

I always thought this is an amazing image! #6639671

Robert R. Goodman October 22, 2008

A big congratulations,Bill.WTG my friend! #6640523

Nadya Johnson October 22, 2008

COOL!!! So glad to this in the finals, Bill! A huge congrats and best of luck in the second round!! #6641179

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe October 22, 2008

Huge congratulations Bill on this stunning finalist!! I loved it before, and I still do!! Best of luck in the next round!! #6641733

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 22, 2008


A P October 22, 2008

Well it paid off didn't it Bill WONDERFULLY DONE and congrats. Best of luck in the next round. #6642011

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic October 23, 2008

A winner all the way, Bill. Congratulations on this awesome finalist. #6642243

Avril Young October 23, 2008 well deserved...simply stunning..good luck! #6643776

Melissa G. Meiselman October 23, 2008

Congratulations Bill on this stunning finalist!! #6644955

Margaret R. Barry October 23, 2008

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Bill! #6645082

Elida Gutierrez October 23, 2008

I'm glad you give it a another chance.
Congratulations on your FINALIST!!! #6645117

Daniella Puente October 23, 2008

Big congrats on this wonderful finalist!!! #6646805

Manuel Barrera October 23, 2008

atta way to go, Bill #6647392

Dianna Murphy October 23, 2008

Yeah Bill.... CONGRATULATIONS !!! #6648218

Sam Britt October 23, 2008

I'm glad you resubmitted this...Congratulations, Bill! #6648822

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic October 23, 2008

Very impressive, congratulations on this wonderful finalist Bill! #6649086

Carla Metzler October 24, 2008

Congratulations, Bill! #6651181

Joan Powell October 24, 2008

congrats on this beauty ! #6654692

Tamara K. Walker level-classic October 24, 2008

Congratulations! #6655582

Linda Blair October 25, 2008

Congratulations!!!!!! #6658097

ALLEN O. HOWARD October 25, 2008

A Big Texas congratulations, Bill! I hope things get better, Allen #6660123

Colleen Farrell October 27, 2008

Belated congratulations on an awesome finalist! #6667950

Michelle Alton November 12, 2008

Bill...this is a wonderful photograph..and congratulations on the Digital Darkroom feature. !!! #6743758

Deb Koskovich November 12, 2008

woo hoo!!! Major congrats on your Digital Darkroom feature, Bill!! #6744529

Anita Bower November 12, 2008

wow! #6744566

Yves Rubin November 12, 2008

This is really extraordinary Bill! You have managed to make an overused subject a masterpiece of your vision. It really works, and leaves a lasting impression on the viewer. Big congrats on your win! #6745160

Penny Haviland November 12, 2008

This is amazing Bill! Wow!!! #6745543

Lorri Shane November 12, 2008

I love this! Alot of work but definitely worth the effort! #6746319

Corinne M. Thompson November 12, 2008

Belated Congrats on your Finalist and congrats on the feature in DD! #6746783

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