Sunrise on a New Year

© Michael S. Lazarus

Sunrise on a New Year

Uploaded: February 15, 2008


f/8.0, 1/250, 18-55mm@18, MIami, DSC_2470.JPG, 7:14AM, ISO200

I took this image from the balcony of my best friend's condo in North Miami, FL which overlooks the intercoastal waterway. After having a wonderful dinner prepared by his artist girlfriend and watching a movie "The World's Fastest Indian" staring Anthony Hopkins (which was GREAT), I crashed on his couch looking forward to the motorcycle ride we had planned for the morning. I was awakened by Bud my friend's cat who wanted to be fed AT 5:00 A.M.!!!!!! (so really he deserves the credit for this opportunity). Factoring in the futility of his quieting down if I continued to ignore him and maybe catching a nice sunrise, I got up. The new year's eve fireworks which were the reason I brought the camera in the first place were duds and the shots I got were worse, so redemption laid in wait as the morning was unusually foggy and cool. I cropped and adjusted the image with Apple's iPhoto. Enjoy!

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40


Dudy Irmanto Chandra Wirawan February 15, 2008

Very beautiful view!
:) #855294

Kathy L. Clark February 15, 2008

What beautiful color Michael. The vertical comp is really nice on this. #5498459

Joan Powell February 15, 2008

Breath taking , I wish I could wake up to such a beautiful sky every morning . But alas in Pittsburgh we don't have too many sunny days , so I'll just have to enjoy your capture ! #5499986

Michael S. Lazarus February 16, 2008

Thank you very much for your wonderful comment Dudy. #5501457

Michael S. Lazarus February 16, 2008

Kathy, thanks for the nod on the orientation I chose. I also have one in the landscape mode in my gallery taken at dawn. I thought this scene would show better in the portrait orientation as the sun is a focal point that I could apply the rule of thirds too. I also wanted to capture the blue sky with it's higher altitude wispy clouds. #5501460

Michael S. Lazarus February 16, 2008

Joan, I really appreciate your letting me know in such a personal way that this image could bring you such enjoyment. That's the ultimate reward for our endeavor here. #5501469

Gail R. Schuett February 16, 2008

WOW...beautiful.You were blessed by Bud to get this shot!!Great.Gail #5502247

Patrick Rouzes February 16, 2008

A nod to Bud!!! Captivating in every way here, Michael!!! Exceptional capture!!! #5503110

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic February 16, 2008

Fantastic capture, Michael. Beautiful colors. #5503429

Fu Yung . February 17, 2008

it's a great moment in the sky .... like the tones in the sky ... great capture #5505416

Jean-Pierre Ducondi February 17, 2008

Those colors are just amazing Michael. Like Fu Yung says, a great moment in the sky. Great job.
JP #5507147

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic February 19, 2008

Hi Michael.
Another fantastic photo,you really capture a fantastic sunrise,love your photos and keep shutting you have a grate eye for beautifull pictures.
Good luck and thank for chering with us your nice work.
Ysa #5515728

Susan Weisensel February 19, 2008

Well cats are good for something, This is so stunning. What a beauty first thing in the morning. #5518368

Jayme S. Hall February 21, 2008

Michael- Sunsets & sunrises are so... hard to capture. I only have a few that where I actually captured their beauty. You have done a nice job here. I wish it was in a landscape orientation because I want to see more of the illuminated cloud in the upper right. It just looks so beautiful & inviting! You image leaves me asking for more! #5525467

Arman E. Barbuco February 26, 2008

I always in love with sunrise and sunset. Nice capture. I love to see more beauty like this. #5559142

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