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Sunlight

Simple Sunset
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Stormy Sunrise

Sun was rising behind my left shoulder while this lightning show was performing over the Gulf of Mexico.
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Mirrored Color

Smooth Wisconsin lake, total silence and a colorful dawn.
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Pretty Morning

Wisconsin Sunrise
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Fireball Rising

Almost impossible to photograph the sun without clouds. Even with their help I have to lower the amount of light coming into the camera. This reduces the light everywhere except the the sun, and its reflection. The fisherman floated by at just the right moment to make for a much more interesting photo.
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Heading out

Hopeful fisherman into the morning light
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Key West Sunset

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It’s real

I am fortunate to be able to get so many beautiful sunrise photos. And if the water is smooth......ah....reflection bonus.
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Simple Sunset

Key West sunsets are wonderful and even the simple ones are nice if you throw in a couple palm trees.
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Glad I was home

And I did not do any color enhancment.
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Golden Dawn

Good Morning Key West
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Mirror

Based on the light sometimes I have to leave the shutter open to capture more light. This one took 6 seconds which had the added benefit of smoothing out the already flat lake.
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Sunrise in Wisconsin

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Maraschino

Pewaukee Lake WI
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Copper Colored Sunrise

Pewaukee Lake WI which is about 50 miles West of Milwaukee and 50 miles East of Madison.
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Quiet Color

It requires clouds for a memorable sunrise or sunset but some sunrises need very little to emphasize the changing color bands as it makes its way closer to the horizon.
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One Season Ends

Boating season ends but the light show continues.
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Soft Sunrise

The light and reflection were very unusual.
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Reservoir Sunset

Gunlock Utah
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Key West Sunset

Hard not to post these beautiful scenes.
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Silent Color

Sunrise over my favorite Lake in Pewaukee Wisconsin
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Dazzling Sunrise

Wisconsin Best
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Another Day

Another beautiful sunset sail in Key West FL
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Fog Frame

This sunrise is nicely framed with fog.
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Outstanding sunrise

What a beautiful beginning
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US 1 at sunset

Bridge connecting two Florida keys.
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Blue Morning

Little contrast but superb reflection
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Melting Sun

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Sunrise Surprise

Sitting on the dock focusing, one eye closed, on the sunrise and distant clouds, this rower appears in my viewfinder. He was so silent I never heard him coming.
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Gunlock Reservoir

Gunlock Reservoir is located in the scenic red rock country of southwestern Utah. It is a pretty little reservoir popular for boating and other water sports. It offers good fishing at times, particularly for largemouth bass and channel catfish.
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Doubler

Water drops on the lens glass but a very pretty sight.
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Green Flash

You may have heard of the green flash in Key West. Per Wikipedia: When the conditions are right, a distinct green spot is briefly visible above the upper rim of the Sun's disk; the green appearance usually lasts for no more than two seconds. One evening I took a fast series of photos when it actually appeared (pure luck). Anyway, here's the authentic, elusive green flask.
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Sunset Drama

Just before the sun set this huge hole opened up and seemed to breathe fire.
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Sunrise Palms

A few strands of christmas lights, palms against a nice sunrise made for a pretty sight.
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A Sunset from Sunset Key

Sunset Key is a 10 minute ferry ride from the Key West mainland.
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Solar Thermal

This is the Ivanpah Solar Energy Facility in the Mojave desert in southern California, one of the world’s largest solar thermal energy plants. The facility uses more than 170,000 devices called heliostats, each consisting of two mirrors that direct solar energy onto boilers found on the three centralised solar power towers rising 458 feet. The boilers then use the sun’s heat to produce steam that drives turbines to generate electricity.
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New Day Comes

Back on Pewaukee Lake
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Key West Sunset

These usually happen when I don't have a camera.
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Sunset sailing in Key West

Every evening the waters around Key West FL are full of boats watching the sun set. It's truly one of those spots where it's hard to take a bad photo.
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Harbor Shower

Small shower moving over the Key West harbor.
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Up-close sunset

Standing on the beach last week photographing a Key West sunset the sky looked wild as the sun moved below the horizon. I had a strong lens on the camera so I just zoomed in close and this is what the camera saw.
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Rainbow Sunrise

Colorful and reflective sunrise over Pewaukee Lake WI. Most fit that description but they are all so different.
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Unusual One

This is an unusual sunrise and the reflection in the lake really enhances it.
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Light Painting

Pewaukee Lake WI
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Setting sun

Glad I had my camera for this one.
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Look Up

Standing at the bottom of a slot canyon in AZ about noon. The sun lights up the sandstone but blocks the bright sun making for interesting photos. ISO50 Leica 35mm f/16 8 seconds.
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Enterprise

One very cold morning we drove over the mountains you see in the distance. Here in Enterprise NV it's flat endless hay fields. This sunrise was beautiful, lighting up ground fog/haze and the vegetation picked up the sky color as it was frost white. My fingers froze working the camera quickly to capture this.
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Another Day

Sunset Sail in Key West
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Breezy Sunset

Key West FL
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Key West

Land of wonderful sunsets.
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Melting Sun

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Slot Canyon

In Page AZ there are some fine slot canyons on the reservations. Some have relatively easy access but some require negotiating ladders and steps. When the sun is high in the sky the Navajo sandstone lights up in different shades of red and golds. It's hard not to take a good photo in these canyons as long as you have a camera that allows lots of light to enter as it's rather dark at these depths.
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Key West Sunset

I use a strong telephoto lens it brings the sun closer making it appear large. This is only possible if there's adequate cloud/haze coverage combined with a dark filter on the lens otherwise the intensity of light overpowers the lens, camera and eye.
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Foggy Morning

Above the cloud bank over Lake Michigan and through the fog.
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Precision

The clouds split the sun into very precise bands of light. When the light is heavily filtered like this the sun itself is very easy to photograph as in this Wisconsin sunrise.
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Sky sun water Art

Every morning is so different. Because it's dark at that hour I will leave the shutter open for as long as a minute to let what little light there is, soak into the camera's sensor.
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Slot Canyon

Around Page AZ there are 6-10 slot canyons on tribal lands. Some are very deep so between 10am-2pm the sunlight shines down and if you can hold a camera steady the resulting photos are very pretty.
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Rich Color

WI Sunrise...color like this is extremely rae
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An interesting photo

This photo file is 87MB which means crystal clear resolution. When uploaded to this site you are looking at 106KB. Though not very sharp you can still make out those dark spots on the sun. The sun is so bright it overpowers a camera like our eyes if you try to look at it. In this rare case there was just enough cloud/haze that it could be easily photographed but not strong enough to hide those dark areas which are sunspots! Anyway, I think that's pretty amazing that we can see them in this photo.
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Foggy Sunrise

Used a long lens to pull the island closer in this very foggy, golden morning light in Wisconsin.
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Sky Fire

Slow fireworks it is....
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Good Morning

Cloud frame
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Sunrise Spectacular

Color Explosion at Dawn. When taking sunrise photos I leave my shutter open to capture the low light but when the tiniest amount of pure sun breaches I have to quickly change the camera settings or it will overpower the camera sensor.
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Dawns reflective color

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Just One More

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Sunset with interesting lighting

Key West Sunset
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Foggy Fishing

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Sunrise from the deck

While crossing Lake Michigan
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Sunset watching

As their ship heads out to sea
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Another fine beginning

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Sunset Sail

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Dramatic Dawn

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Dawn Fireworks

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Tropical Sunset

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Sunset Sail

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Sunrise Celebration

Nature paints and reflects a beautiful sunrise on a lake in Wisconsin.
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Sunset Sailing

The tower is a channel marker
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Crossing Lake Michigan at Sunrise

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Key West Sunset

Behind a channel marker.
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Sunrise

Wisconsin
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Goodnight

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Pewaukee Lake WI

Wisconsin Morn
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Hope

Sunrise Wisconsin
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Bahia Honda Sunset

Sunset behind Flagler railroad bridge -Bahia Honda State Park FL
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Sunrise Glow

Good Morning
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Odd Sunset

Spooky Sunset Key West
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