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Submitted on
January 3, 2013
Image Size
2.3 MB


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Camera Data

Canon EOS 600D
Shutter Speed
1/790 second
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Dec 14, 2012, 11:55:31 AM
EF50mm f/1.8 II
Sensor Size
Winter Sun by FreyaPhotos Winter Sun by FreyaPhotos
The sun rises on a cold day.

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Edit: Cropped differently
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The depth of field works really well for this image. I think the leaf in the foreground may be slightly out of focus - not 100% sure, though - but for the rest of the image the blur works perfectly. At first I thought the branches were moving, but then I noticed the shutter speed, which was very short at around 1/800th of a second. So the blur works just in such a way that it induces the feeling of movement in the observer. Some areas even look like they were painted in oil colors - splendid!

As a minor issue, I think the title - "Cold Sunrise" isn't that suited to the actual image. While it may reflect the time of day it was taken, it doesn't reflect the light and general feel of the picture as well I think. If anything, the dominant bluish grey sky and yellow lights in the background make me feel like I am looking at a picture that was taken in the late afternoon or early evening; like I said, this is just a very minor thing and doesn't affect the quality of the image itself.

One last thing is the aspect ratio you chose for this photo. I think the almost square ratio distracts from the more interesting parts of the image; a wider ratio may have been better while still showing enough of the sky in the background to capture and convey the atmosphere adequately.

As for the image composition: You went for a conservative approach - with the center of attention in the center of the image - which works very well for this kind of photo. Not much more to say really.

Overall this is a well-executed shot that is interesting and extremely enjoyable to look at. I'm looking forward to seeing similar works in the future! :)
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Slushy-Pye Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello, you've been featured. :) [link]
FreyaPhotos Jan 24, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you so much!
FreyaPhotos Jan 7, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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