November's Dawn

Uploaded: November 17, 2008 03:22:59


A quick stop at StarbucksĀ® for a Grande, Extra Hot, Caramel Macchiato and I was off with camera in hand to enjoy a great start to the day! It was quite cold yesterday morning in the Dallas area and that provided for a beautiful early morning sky. And with this terrific fence line I could not help but think of Bill Raco... I have to tip my hat to Bill for inspiring many of us over the years with some amazing images that include a fence!

Canon 70-200L IS at 73mm. Early Morning, ISO 400, 1/4th @ f8.0

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/40 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, FocalLength: 73.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 30D


Vladan D. Djordjevic November 17, 2008

A wonderful image with terrific color, tones, silhouettes, composition and feel, Jeff! #1036695

Lynn M. Whitt November 17, 2008

Beautiful image Jeff... #6764951

Carol Sawyer November 17, 2008

Gorgeous capture and colors, Jeff!! #6764954

MELODIE C. ROBERTS November 17, 2008

Good Morning Jeff!
Sounds Like you had a Wonderful Day!
Starting with Your Morning Jolt and This Unbelievable Sky
Fantastic Color and Silhouettes
I think I will Enjoy MY Coffee Here! #6764955

Bill Wyatt November 17, 2008

Gorgeous bands of light and colors! I love the way the fence draws my eye to the horizon and the silhouettes of the tree it is amazing a true work of art! #6764960

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe November 17, 2008

Beautiful image, Jeff. Lovely colors and comp. #6764967

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe November 17, 2008

Jeff - besides a great visual photographic talent, you also have a writing talent. Wonderful text/story. Thanks so much. #6764980

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe November 17, 2008

A very nice Raco, Jeff! Good job! Love it! #6765003

Ken Smith level-classic November 17, 2008

Excellent work, and a great tribute to Bill! #6765042

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe November 17, 2008

Beautiful sunrise colors, delicious flavored coffee, and a fenceline...what more could you ask! #6765079

Margaret R. Barry level-classic November 17, 2008

Fantastic capture, Jeff. Beautiful composition, tones and silhouette! #6765085

Janet McNeil level-classic November 17, 2008

Fantastic capture with beautiful light and silhouette! Nice tribute to Bill too!! #6765103

Claudia Kuhn level-classic November 17, 2008

So beautiful Jeff, lovely early light, great fenceline... I, too, always think of Bill when taking any kind of fence image. #6765125

Douglas Pignet November 17, 2008

Very nice sunrise here Jeff. Great colors,Doug #6765141

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe November 17, 2008

Wonderful colors and comp, and fence, Jeff. Makes a very beautiful image!! #6765167

Rhonda Burger November 17, 2008

Just beautiful Jeff. Definitly looks cold...LOL, but inspiring. Rhonda #6765190

Gail Vitikacs level-classic November 17, 2008

Jeff...I knew you always had your camera ready...and it surely paid off on this wonderful capture! Hope you have a wonderful week! #6765195

Mary L. Graham November 17, 2008

Gorgeous Sunrise Jeff!! Great comp! =) #6765205

Alan L. Borror November 17, 2008

Awesome image, Jeff! Great color and composition! Bill will be pleased, I am sure. #6765208

Tiia Vissak November 17, 2008

very beautiful! #6765234

Wally Orlowsky November 17, 2008

Marvelous color and comp, Jeff! #6765244

Ronald Balthazor level-addict November 17, 2008

Stunning image, Jeff. Well done. #6765359

Mary Timman November 17, 2008

Well hello Mr. Raco II! This is gorgeous and the fence makes it more stunning. I think he has inspired a lot of us with those gorgeous fences. #6765509

Ray Clarke November 17, 2008

Great image to start the day Jeff.!!!(R) #6765518

Amy JACKSON level-classic November 17, 2008

Beautiful image, Jeff!!!! Wonderful shot! I need to go get a cup of coffee now! :) #6765526

Sam Britt November 17, 2008

Beautiful silhouettes & color, Jeff. #6765589

David Phalen November 17, 2008

Fabulous!! The light, comp and details are just awesome!!

A terrific tribute to Bill Raco!! #6765748

Tammy Espino November 17, 2008

Gorgeous sky and lines in this beautiful capture~ You didn't buy me a Venti Ice peppermint mocha ,no whip to start my day, sheesh! :) #6765825

Eugenio Diaz November 17, 2008

awesome image...great color and lovely composition...well done. #6765982

Melissa G. Meiselman November 17, 2008

Very impressive scene with that beautiful silhouette against the colorful sky, Jeff!! #6766113

Mike Clime November 17, 2008

Beautiful capture and excellent composition, Jeff! #6766218

Shannon D. Miller November 17, 2008

WOW!!! What a BEAUTIFUL capture Jeff! The colors and shilhouettes are STUNNING! A GORGEOUS capture we will see again! Shannon~ #6766574

Jessica Jenney November 17, 2008

Beautiful sunrise colors, silhouettes and composition, Jeff! #6766591

Marijana Fajgl level-classic November 17, 2008

What a fantastic start of the day, Jeff! Awesome capture! #6766598

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. November 17, 2008


KARU. #6766610

Marcel J. Fernandez November 17, 2008

A beautiful way to start the day. Splendid work Jeff! #6766811

Janet Daniel level-classic November 17, 2008

This is worth getting up early for, Jeff! Outstanding image!! #6766817

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna November 17, 2008

Gloriously gorgeous image, Jeff!!!!! ♫ k #6766885

Karen Bacon November 17, 2008

A wonderful early morning composition Jeff. I always think of Bill whenever I see a fence!!! #6766924

Larry L. Redmon level-deluxe November 17, 2008

Jeff, as usual, great job on this! #6766953

Michelle Alton November 17, 2008

I agree with you about Bill's inspiration. On the other hand, this is an absolutely stunningly composed and executed masterpiece, Jeff. The glow is breathtaking, and the placement of the foreground and background objects cannot be beat! Winner...if I were a judge! #6767005

Nancy (Peaches) Harker November 17, 2008

A FANTASTIC and BEAUTIFUL capture Jeff, love the color!!!

It was just snowing like crazy here a bit ago, stopped again, guess it can't make up it's mind if it is fall or winter lol! #6767014

Lynne Morris level-classic November 17, 2008

Wow Jeff, this is absolutely beautiful, great colours and comp. #6767109

Esra Belgin November 17, 2008

This is so beautiful, Jeff. Perfect shot! #6767198

Anita Hogue November 17, 2008

Oh, my, this is absolutely gorgeous, Jeff! Oh, I see where Lynne just said the same thing! Anyway this is a WOW!!! #6767249

Ken Jarvis November 17, 2008

Beautiful capture and great silhouette, Jeff! #6767348

Robyn A. Terrell November 17, 2008

Gorgeous sunrise with fantastic color and beautiful composition, Jeff. Sounds like you had a great day... #6767571

Deb Koskovich November 17, 2008

A day couldn't start any better than this! #6767574

Max Aureli November 17, 2008

Jeff, always you have beautiful words as your pictures. Come in my gallery and drop a note to a Rose.

Max #6768091

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe November 17, 2008

Serene and beautiful! #6768267

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar November 18, 2008

Really great photo, two thumbs up for this one, Jeff. I like the story behind this also. #6768373

Brett Dolsen November 18, 2008

Wonderfull silhouette and dawn capture Jeff!!Love how the fence resembles a bridge with this great POV!!Brett #6768388

Manuel Barrera November 18, 2008

Gorgeous sunrise, beautiful colors #6768447

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 18, 2008

Thanks Everyone Very Much! Jeff #6768741

Cassie L. Woodlee November 18, 2008

Really BEAUTIFUL Jeff!!!!!!! #6769578

John Connolly November 18, 2008

What a wonderful start to the day you have captured here Jeff! Your sky and fence silhouette are fantastic! #6770617

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic November 18, 2008

Wow, this is beautiful!!! I need to get up earlier in the morning!! Love that fence and colors!! #6770688

Avril Young November 18, 2008

Outstanding the different colours of the sky...fantastic sure will be a winner Jeff! #6771746

Wanda B. Anderson November 18, 2008

Wow, Jeff, this one really pops! Great lines, silhouettes, & composition! #6772035

Tommy E. Burgess November 18, 2008

Beautiful capture Jeff!! Wonderful tones, silhouettes and the composition looks terrific! #6772876

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 19, 2008

Thank You!! Jeff #6773419

Mitch Spence level-classic November 19, 2008

Oh, my. This is beautiful, Jeff. #6775301

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe November 19, 2008

Beautiful sunrise colors and composition, Jeff! #6776012

Amanda Cass November 20, 2008

beautiful! good spotting theres just something about fencelines :) #6778271

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 20, 2008

Thank You Mitch, Mike and Amanda! Jeff #6778306

Debra R. Harder November 20, 2008

GORGEOUS silhouettes, colors, lighting and details, Jeff! This is a real BEAUTY! Deb #6779622

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 20, 2008

Thank You Deb! Jeff #6781198

Terry L. Ellis level-classic November 20, 2008

Bill needs to get over and see this perfectly beautiful fence image, Jeff! #6782089

Max Aureli November 21, 2008

Fantastic sun dawn on this composition, Jeff!! Beautiful grad. orange sky and light with an excellent silhouette!! Beautiful, very well done!! #6783532

Kate Jackson level-classic November 21, 2008

Looks like you have learnt well from the Master Jeff! A great line and well worth getting up for! #6784172

Eivor Kuchta November 21, 2008

What a wonderful way to start the day, some coffee, and this excellent capture!! #6786232

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 22, 2008

Thank You!! Jeff #6787835

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic November 22, 2008

Beautiful composition and colors Jeff!,
Amalia #6791051

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 23, 2008

Thank You Amalia!! Jeff #6793990

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe November 23, 2008

A great reward for getting out of bed, Jeff -- lovely! #6794250

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic November 24, 2008


Very nice sunrice,lovely colors a perfect view for a great day.

Ysa... #6798513

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 24, 2008

Thank You! Jeff #6799273

Corinne M. Thompson November 24, 2008

Superbly captured Jeff, love the colors! #6799988

Colleen Farrell November 24, 2008

Yes, I will never take a photo with a fence in it and *not* think of Bill! :) Fantastic scenic, Jeff--I love the curve of the fence top and how the fence leads to the tree, with that golden sunrise behind it. Now, I wonder ... if I had a Grande, Extra Hot, Caramel Macchiato, maybe I could get a shot like this? :D #6800220

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 25, 2008

Thank You Corinne and Colleen! You may want try that coffee Colleen - It sure helps to start the day off right:)! Jeff #6801116

Bill Knaps November 26, 2008

A beautiful capture Jeff. Bill #6813129

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 27, 2008

Thank You Bill! Jeff #6815042

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic November 28, 2008

Beautiful capture and dedication, Jeff!
~Lisa #6819731

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 28, 2008

Thank You Lisa! Jeff #6821814

Renee Doyle level-classic December 21, 2008

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Jeff!!!! #6921940

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict December 21, 2008

Stunning imahge, jeff, congratulations on your finalist!

Debby #6922008

Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay) December 21, 2008

Beautiful image.Congradulations. #6922564

Karen Engelbreth December 21, 2008

Congratulations!! #6922671

Stefania Barbier level-addict December 21, 2008

huge congrats on another beautiful finalist Jeff!!! #6922835

Graeme yew Chow December 21, 2008

Peaceful feeling,Huge congratulations Jeff. #6922943

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic December 22, 2008

Congratulations on this spectacular finalist.

UB. #6923619

Marijana Fajgl level-classic December 22, 2008

Big congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Jeff! #6923691

Douglas Pignet December 22, 2008

Another congrats Jeff,Doug #6923768

Janet McNeil level-classic December 22, 2008

Congratulations on this beauty!!! Good luck!! #6924139

Laurence Saliba level-classic December 22, 2008

Congrats again!!!! #6924471

Michelle Alton December 22, 2008

A brilliant finalist, Jeff. Congratulations! #6925022

Tammy Espino December 22, 2008

Congrats! #6925147

Janet Daniel level-classic December 22, 2008

Congrats on this well deserved finalist, Jeff! #6925369

Jim Baines December 22, 2008

A big ol' Texas-sized congratulations on your superb Finalists, Jeff! #6925387

Carla Metzler December 22, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist, Jeff! Beautiful! #6925422

Vladan D. Djordjevic December 22, 2008

Congratulations on your lovely finalist!


Mitch Spence level-classic December 22, 2008

My congratulations to you, Jeff! #6926357

Erin Appelbaum December 22, 2008

Congrats on this magnificent finalist Jeff. Peter #6926381

Robert R. Goodman level-addict December 22, 2008

A big congratulations,Jeff!!!! #6926408

Margaret R. Barry level-classic December 22, 2008

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Jeff! #6926843

Leland N. Saunders level-addict December 22, 2008

Beautiful photo, Jeff ... Congratulations ...

Lee #6926969

Debra R. Harder December 22, 2008

This is a real beauty, Jeff! Huge congratulations on another EXCELLENT finalist! Deb #6927347

Colleen Farrell December 22, 2008

Not surprised to see this one again! Big congratulations on a most well-deserved finalist, Jeff! #6927812

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe December 22, 2008

Big congratulations on your beautiful finalist!! Outstanding Jeff!! #6928435

Sylvia Rossler December 22, 2008

Big congrats on your wonderful finalist Jeff :O) #6928529

Karen E. Michaels level-deluxe December 22, 2008

Perfect balance Jeff, Congratulations!! #6928779

Patricia Ronan December 22, 2008

Congrats again Jeff, beautiful!!:) #6929558

Mike Clime December 22, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist! #6929756

Larry L. Redmon level-deluxe December 22, 2008

Congratulations, Jeff! #6930380

Gail Vitikacs level-classic December 22, 2008

Whoa....amazing...and beautiful! Congratulations! #6930840

Terry L. Ellis level-classic December 22, 2008

An awesome finalist, Jeff! Congratulations! #6931294

Stacy Lankford level-addict December 23, 2008

Beautiful image. #6934995

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe December 24, 2008

Thanks Everyone Very Much! Jeff #6937106

Tiia Vissak December 29, 2008

Congratulations! #6954693

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe December 30, 2008

Thanks Tiia! Jeff #6958204

Nick Lagos February 02, 2009

Lovely comp here Jeff....congrats #7116981

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 02, 2009

Thanks Nick! Jeff #7118960

Richard D. Love July 06, 2011

Beautiful sunrise, Jeff. You earned another visit to Starbucks!

Rick #9510879

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 06, 2011

Thank You Rick! Jeff #9511834

William C. Raco level-classic May 19, 2013

Beautiful photo, Jeff
The light, color and silhouettes are outstanding.
Congratulations, and thanks for the mention!


Jeff Robinson level-deluxe May 20, 2013

Thanks Bill - Glad that you liked it! Jeff #10700904

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