* Sunrise Glory *

© Carolyn J. Connolly

* Sunrise Glory *

Uploaded: August 06, 2004 11:24:52


A glorious Aussie summer sunrise in January last year! Not far from our place, looking across Lake Macquarie from Arcadia Vale to Wangi Wangi... Some adjustments made using PS7 - Curves, Brightness & Contrast, & Hue, Saturation & Lightness... Taken 1/320 sec @ f5.6, ISO 64, & 38mm digital focal length...


Marcie A. Fowler August 06, 2004

Absolutely beautiful. The colors are very striking and the sailboat just add so much to this image. Excellent job!! #155451

Alisha May Furbish August 06, 2004

INCREDIBLE- above and beyond the typical sunset shot- a definite winner in my book! #691604

Rob Friedman August 06, 2004

Wow--top notch! The play of the sun and the clouds is awesome! #691621

Deborah Sandidge August 06, 2004

Beautiful sunrise, Carolyn, very colorful -- I love the clouds and their reflections! #691631

Adilson F. Ferreira level-classic August 06, 2004

Wonderful sunrise, great colors and contrast! #691684

Larry Lawhead level-deluxe August 06, 2004

WOW!! This is great, Carolyn!!!



Rosanne Paris August 06, 2004


The picture is gorgeous and the colors striking in this sunrise. Not a bad way to start the day !

Rosanne #691779

Colette M. Metcalf August 06, 2004

Beautiful, Carolyn!! #691796

Noel Baebler August 06, 2004

Way gorgeous! #691821

Stacey A. Bates August 06, 2004

WOW, Beautiful!!!! #691846

Susie Peek-Swint August 06, 2004

So beautiful Carolyn ~ the clouds are fantastic.. hope the judges take note of this one! #691914

Doug Wean August 06, 2004

Beautiful Image,the clouds add a special light... #692046

Darren K. Fisher August 06, 2004

WOW what a beautiful image. The colors along with your composition is just outstanding. #692286

Jim Kinnunen level-classic August 06, 2004

Great image! #692349

Lisa Clark August 06, 2004

Magnificent Image!! The lighting, colors, and composition are amazing. #692500

Kathleen Clemons August 07, 2004

Indeed, glorious, Carolyn! #692638

Carolyn J. Connolly August 08, 2004

Thank you, thank you, thank you...to each and every one of you who was kind enough to take the time to look at my 'Sunrise Glory', and then make comment on it!! Thanks to Marcie, Alisha, Rob, Deborah, Adilson, Larry, Rosanne, Colette, Noel, Stacey, Susie, Doug, Darren, Jim, Lisa and Kathleen!! I really appreciate all your observations and encouragement - I was just blown away by the beauty of the sunrise that morning!! Thanks again all... #694063

Bonnie C. Lackey level-classic August 08, 2004

Stunning image, Carolyn - you captured all that morning glory beautifully... #694291

Karen R. Rubeiz August 11, 2004

Wow, incredible! I am really big on clouds and these are fantastic! #700935

Carolyn J. Connolly August 12, 2004

Very many thanks for looking Bonnie and Karen, and for taking the time to comment!

Yes, it certainly was a glorious morning for sunrise shots that morning, Bonnie!

"I am really big on clouds" too, Karen, so this was a real treat! Thanks once again to both of you... #704289

Leesa White September 13, 2004

Beautiful Carolyn! Congrats! #776619

Kelly Abernathy level-classic September 14, 2004

Congratulations Carolyn! -K #777538

Karen R. Rubeiz September 14, 2004

Congratulations Carolyn! #777783

Carolyn J. Connolly September 14, 2004

Thanks very much for the congrat's Leesa, K and Karen! :~) #781305

Evy Johansen level-classic September 15, 2004

Wo well deserved! Many congratulations, Carolyn! #781596

Wong Chek Poh September 15, 2004

Stunning sunrise. Fully deserved winner. Wong. #782208

Deborah Sandidge September 15, 2004

Beautiful!! Big congrats to you, Carolyn! #782425

Kathleen Clemons September 15, 2004

A wonderful capture, Carolyn. Congratulations! #783254

John Connolly September 15, 2004

Congratulations Carolyn. Well done! #783600

Carolyn J. Connolly September 15, 2004

I really appreciate the congrat's Evy, Wong, Deborah, Kathleen and John! This Second Place win was quite unexpected, and is a great honour... I'm very happy that so many fellow BP contestants find this image pleasing - and that the judges also thought it had merit! As I've said before, it really was a spectacular sunrise that morning, and although cameras 'do their best' to capture the scene and mood, there is nothing quite like being there when it happens, is there?! Thanks once again for all your kind comments...and many congratulations to all the other winners and finalists! Carolyn :~) #784145

Nancy Grace Chen September 15, 2004

What unique and amazing clouds and colors! I haven't seen a pic quite like it. Congratulations on a well-deserved win.

Nancy #784218

Carolyn J. Connolly September 16, 2004

Very many thanks for the positive comments, Nancy! After looking through your gallery of great images, I feel fortunate to be complimented by someone of your photographic ability! Carolyn :~) #784255

Bryan H. Smith October 18, 2004

I love this. The colour and clarity are superb! #854423

Carolyn J. Connolly October 18, 2004

Thanks so much, Bryan - I rather like this image myself ;) !! It was a very special sunrise that morning...

I am just having a look at some of the shots in your gallery - wow...great images, Bryan! :) #854510

Karen R. Rubeiz October 19, 2004

Congratulations Carolyn!!! Well deserved. #856125

Carolyn J. Connolly October 22, 2004

Thanks SO much, Karen - I really appreciate your positive comments! Trust all is going well with you and yours(?)! :) #863928

Danilo Piccioni October 22, 2004

Carolyn, I really envy you to be able to freeze sunsets such as this one!
great job!

Danilo #863934

Carolyn J. Connolly October 26, 2004

Danilo, I really appreciate you taking the time to have a look at my gallery...and thanks for commenting on my 'Sunrise Glory' image! Don't worry - I also only wish I could "freeze" a sunrise like this each time I tried! I really love to take sunset images as well...and each sunrise or sunset is SO different, isn't it?! Thanks again so much... Carolyn :) #871665

Mal Mac Bride December 12, 2004

Great photo and one of the best I have seen , well deserved win but it should have been first place not second.
Mal #968498

Carolyn J. Connolly December 17, 2004

Thanks SO much for your wonderful, encouraging comments, Mal - I REALLY appreciate them!!! ;)

Carolyn :) #981271

Nemil B. Chabebe June 26, 2005

The composition and colors are great. I'm very happy I got to see this photo and your gallery, by the way it is great. Congratulations on wining. #1523078

Jill Odice level-classic September 29, 2005

Wow Carolyn! To see the whole photo is amazingly gorgeous! I love that name Wangi Wangi ! :-) #1899946

Carolyn J. Connolly October 12, 2005

Nemil and Jill - thank you for your very kind comments on this image!! I'm so glad you like it!! :o)

Nemil - sorry not to have acknowledged your comment sooner!! :o( Thanks for browsing my gallery, and, thanks too for the congrat's on my Second Place win with this shot!! :o)

Jill - I am very pleased with the way this image turned out, too!! :o) The name Wangi Wangi is an Australian Aboriginal placename, and is pronounced 'Wonjie Wonjie'!! Take a look at this webpage to find out a little more about Wangi Wangi, and the origins of it's name!! ;o)


Thanks again to both of you for your feedback - I really appreciate it!! :o) #1942943

September 08, 2007

Hi Carolyn, Just love this capture! Really enjoyed viewing your gallery, You certainly captured the Aussie look and feel to a Tee!! If you don't mind I will point people to your gallery when I get asked about life in Australia and what it is like as you have captured it! well done! #4762920

Nandu Menon May 14, 2008

Awesome capture ! Wish I could get a photo like this myself. #5921655

Deb Koskovich July 15, 2008

Big congrats on being featured in Snapshot, Carolyn!! #6181183

Tom Schmitt July 15, 2008

Congratulations on being featured in Snapshot--a great image to introduce the Australia gallery! #6181248

Stephanie Frey July 15, 2008

Gorgeous! Congrats on being featured in Snapshot, Carolyn!

Renee Doyle July 15, 2008

Big congrats to you Carolyn on this being featured in snapshot tonight!!!! WTG!!! #6181608

Susie Peek-Swint July 15, 2008

Your beautiful sunrise looks lovely in the Snapshot Carolyn ~ many congrats on being featured ~ and your win!! #6181745

Donna La Mattino Pagakis July 15, 2008

What a nice surprise to see this on the cover of the SnapShot newsletter Carolyn!!! Congratulations for the recognition and for your win too. This is so serene and beautiful!!

Take care!!

Donna #6182338

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic July 15, 2008

Spectacular vibrance, Carolyn!
Congratulations on being featured in Snapshot!
~Lisa #6182454

Evy Johansen level-classic July 15, 2008

Big congratulations on being featured in Snapshot, Carolyn!! #6184739

Corinne M. Thompson July 15, 2008

Congrats on the Snapshot feature and belated congrats on your win for this magnificenet image! #6184947

Sharon Sawyer July 15, 2008

Carolyn, congratulations on being featured in Snapshot. What a glorious capture of an amazing sunset !!!! #6184956

Nancy (Peaches) Harker July 20, 2008

AWSOME Carolyn, really beauiful!
Big congrats on the snapshot feature page!
OH and your second place win too!!! #6202357

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