Sunrise on Cayuga Lake

© Molly E. Baldwin

Sunrise on Cayuga Lake

Uploaded: November 25, 2007


This is altered a bit in photoshop, and is one of my first attempts at the program. This shot will actually be a Christmas present for my Grandma and Grandpa that live right here on the lake. I got it printed in 8x10 and framed. I'm very happy with the way it looks in that format!

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: +0, Exposure Time: 10/5000, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 64, Focal Length: 54mm, Camera Model: C765UZ


November 25, 2007

Very, very nice! #795007

Denise Denomy November 26, 2007

Beautiful capture, Molly! Love the color and comp. #5124901

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe November 26, 2007

Wonderful image Molly. #5131393

Molly E. Baldwin November 27, 2007

Thank you all! Like I said it's my first try at photoshop and I'm still getting used to it. #5134809

December 06, 2007

This is a stunning image, Molly.
For a first try you have done marvelously!
I too am a beginner in both photography and photoshop. It is such a powerful software that I wonder if I shall ever learn it well. But the fun is in the experimenting and learning -- one baby step at a time for me. You have a "good eye" for seeing what is beautiful to see. Keep up the good work, Molly. #5175319

Molly E. Baldwin December 06, 2007

Thank you Rebecca! You are very encouraging! #5175556

Elizabeth Johnston December 08, 2007

This is a great shot! Have you been entering your work into the contests? If you haven't, you should. #5183257

Molly E. Baldwin December 08, 2007

Thanks Elizabeth! Yes, I have been entering in contests. I'm not sure if I ever entered this one, though. #5183644

Robert A. Farmer December 11, 2007


I was going back through your gallery today. I especially like this one. That you chose to capture it in a portrait mode instead of a landscape mode made all the difference.

Glad to see that you upgraded to a premium gallery. Keep up the good work!

Rob #5196950

Molly E. Baldwin December 11, 2007

Thanks again Robert! Yes, I am partial to the portrait mode in most cases. If I had taken this in lanscape, I would've gotten alot of other unecessary elements that probably would've taken away from the main subject of the photo. #5197026

Kathleen R. Struckle December 15, 2007

Beautiful capture Molly!! #5210689

Molly E. Baldwin December 15, 2007

Thanks again Kathleen! #5211561

Jim Britt December 18, 2007

Molly, you have a great eye and lots of talent for being so young. Please take that in the best way possible :). I think you have a great gallery. This shot is excellent. #5224304

Molly E. Baldwin December 18, 2007

Thank you so much Jim! #5224336

Silvio Grech December 19, 2007

Nice capture here indeed, Molly!! #5227580

Molly E. Baldwin December 19, 2007

Thanks so much Silvio! #5227728

Donna La Mattino Pagakis December 19, 2007

This is one of my favorites in your gallery, great colors and comp!! #5227749

Molly E. Baldwin December 19, 2007

Thank you! It's one of my favorites as well! #5228038

Hayden Cannon level-classic January 25, 2008

Great capture Molly very nice colors, lighting and details very nice photo! #5392083

Kathy L. Clark January 25, 2008

Very beautiful sunset and silhouette Molly. Very unique. #5397193

Molly E. Baldwin January 26, 2008

Thanks so much Hayden and Kathy! #5401042

Ermanno Radice February 04, 2008

Wonderful capture, beautiful composition and colors, great image, Molly!! #5441859

Molly E. Baldwin February 04, 2008

Thanks again Ermanno! #5443189

Nancy (Peaches) Harker February 04, 2008

Fantastic capture Molly, awsome colors and great pov!!!
Beautiful!!! #5444871

Mary K. Robison February 05, 2008

I'll bet your grandparents put this up in a place of honor on the wall at Christmas, Molly. It's another beautifully composed shot, with the silhouetted bird out on the "ledge" especially interesting.
The colors are lovely ~ if you haven't already learned, the saturation filter/effect in Photoshop (and other editing programs) can quickly become a girl's best friend for making images POP!
Continued success to you in your learning process! #5446878

Molly E. Baldwin February 05, 2008

Thank you Nancy! And yes, Mary, they liked it alot. I'm not sure where they put it, though, because I haven't seen them since Christmas. I did actually use the sponge tool and the burn tool in photoshop to darken and saturate the colors. I just got a tutorial dvd, so Im hoping to get into that soon and learn alot more. Thanks so much for the comment! #5448035

Robert Baer February 11, 2008

what a beautiful image. You definitely have the eye for this. Keep up the wonderful work and you wil go far. #5478001

Molly E. Baldwin February 12, 2008

Thank you so much Justin! #5486576

February 18, 2008

Another awesome shot Molly. Photoshop is very interesting to use, but it can be tricky. #5513139

Molly E. Baldwin February 18, 2008

Oh yes it certainly is tricky! lol. I do have a tutorial now, so that is helping me out quite a bit. I just need to devote a little more time to actually sitting down and watching it. Thanks so much for your kind words, Brian! #5513558

Songbird Cline level-classic March 08, 2008

very nice.. love the gulls.. #5612977

Molly E. Baldwin March 08, 2008

Thanks again Songbird! #5613286

May K. Vokaty April 04, 2008

This is gorgeous, Molly! #5742595

Molly E. Baldwin April 04, 2008

Thank you May! #5743376

Aimee C. Eisaman April 04, 2008

Congrats on your EP Molly! I have never seen a sun captured so beautifully! Well done! I also like to think they were making that one bird walk the plank! I have a qorky sense of humor! LOL! #5745622

Molly E. Baldwin April 05, 2008

Haha! I never thought of it that way before. :) Thanks for the comment Aimee! #5749242

Randy L. Quast April 06, 2008

Very good job Molly and congrats on the Editers Choice you sure can see how they picked this one. #5753136

JO ANN CLEVELAND April 06, 2008

Wow! What a beauty Molly! I am sure your grandma was most pleased, beautifully done!

jo ann c. #5753409

Dawn M. Schneider April 07, 2008

congrats on the ep!! this is very nice, I love the colors #5757859

Molly E. Baldwin April 07, 2008

Thanks so much Randy, Jo Ann, and Dawn! #5758729

Candice L. Carter April 17, 2008

Stunning eye Molly! Brillant! #5800811

Molly E. Baldwin April 22, 2008

Thanks so much Candice! #5823373

Robert Baer May 08, 2008

this is just beautiful! #5899841

Molly E. Baldwin May 08, 2008

Thank you Justin! #5900090

Dave Ombrello May 08, 2008

Wonderful sunset Molly, Great composition using the silhouette of the birds. #5901552

Molly E. Baldwin May 09, 2008

Thank you Dave! #5903786

Vincent J. DeSanto December 02, 2008

Molly, I really like this shot and I love the composition and the color is great. very well done Molly. #6842075

Molly E. Baldwin December 03, 2008

Thank you Vincent! #6843731

Patricia Seidler December 03, 2008

Beautiful photo Molly. Love the way the birds are silhouetted. It will be a great gift to your grandparents. They will treausre it! #6845183

Molly E. Baldwin December 04, 2008

Yes, Patricia, it's hanging in their living room right now :) Thanks so much for your comment! #6849694

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