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The Dawn of Paradise by kkart The Dawn of Paradise by kkart
The Dawn of Paradise

Shot yesterday morning at Lake Estes in Estes Park, Colorado....this was just quite a scene to behold! Sure, I froze my hands off (steel tripods aren't know to conduct heat real well lol ) and had to keep running back to the car to thaw out my fingers. But what a time! It has been awhile since I have done any real long exposure work, and I have been meaning to get back at it...on this I used an ND4 and my CPL, taken on my Minolta 18-70 DT lens. The light and color was changing ever so fast, it seemed like every passing second it was different...and this was the first shot out of about 75 I took, later the sky would turn totally orange along with the water,....those are yet to come. It was sheer serenity I tell ya!

Let me know what ya think! Print to come!
---John

I can't answer all comments, but I try my best! I appreciate all the fav's and feedback a LOT, thank you everyone very much!
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foriger Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
wow
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Vaestryn Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
The shape of that mountain making the reflections that much more dramatic...I doubt you could have picked a better place to take a shot. Well done
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LDFranklin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010   Photographer
Your work is featured at [link]
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Kaeldra-1 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
you have an incredible talent for color :wow: This is beautiful
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kkart Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
:D I try my best! That is quite a compliment, thank you!
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Kaeldra-1 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
:thumbsup:
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Zennyx Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   General Artist
I have featured your beautiful work here.

I hope you like the article <3
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Soleyes Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009   Interface Designer
This wonderful work has been featured in my journal. [link] :)
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Tepara Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Because your art rules, and I am one of your watches, this has been featured in MY JOURNAL. :heart:
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Tech-Attack Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Featured here! Hope u enjoy.
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macrodger Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I think i prefer this version better because of the lighting. Sunsets are simply so common.. Love the blue purples in the photo
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ENAM Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009   Digital Artist
I like this photo :aww:.. colours were amazingly compounded !!

:heart:
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kkart Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
:D Ya it was quite a scene to take in
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ENAM Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009   Digital Artist
:lol:
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ElenionTolto Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
wonderful shot, i love the how the reflection in the water blends into itself
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loopylass14uk Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
Wow! :wow: That water looks amazing! It almost looks as if it's made from silk - very beautiful.
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TJPHOTOGRAPHY Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009   Photographer
Featured [link] :)
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tomasNY Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional
Unbelievable view...!!!
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
:) Thank you! I am lucky to be able to see such things
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tomasNY Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Professional
Oh yes you are...!!!
Nothing even close to that down here....!!!
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Imthenats Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yup, beautiful color. :)
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kkart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional Photographer
:)
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enigmatichus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
Your work has been featured here: [link] ! =)
Hope you enjoy this...
Luca
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whenSmyledoesnttalk Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008   Photographer
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kkart Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Professional Photographer
:) Thank you!
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Jenni77 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it :D
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kkart Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional Photographer
:hug:
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ebokat Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
this is wonderful.:heart:
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kkart Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional Photographer
:D ya think?
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ebokat Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
:hug:
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ds28 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
wow beautiful capture
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likeROCKSTAR Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
beautiful.
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kkart Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Professional Photographer
:highfive: Thank you!
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:icontrinsky:
trinsky Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
really, really peaceful place! Looks percect for kayaking at early morning!
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Ryser915 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
This picture has been featured in my landscapes/waterscapes news article - [link]
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snikkio Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
I love how smooth it all looks.
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Slinky-2012 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Truley gorgeous shot!
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Sandy515 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
very beautiful!
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eelrem Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
This looks like a nice place to swim.
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kkart Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Photographer
ya but cold as hell lol
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eelrem Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
That might be a problem for me. I like the warm waters. My fins hurt when they get cold.
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Ratafluke Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
I just love the colors... pure bliss :love:
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torchdesigns Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
Is that the hotel where they filmed "The Shining" In the background. I went there with my now husband and his sisters a couple of winters ago. It is a beautiful lake, with a beautiful view. :-) Great shot. I can only guess as to how cold you felt.
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strangelight Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
Again, really nice. Getting up early and getting incredibly cold paid off, I think. (Incidentally, I find that getting hold of a bit of foam pipe insulation - the kind that forms a 'sleeve' around a pipe - and wrapping it around the legs of the tripod makes them somewhat less troublesome to hold on to...)

Comparing this to the similar shot, I think I prefer this framing arrangement. The symmetry of the image is emphasised, and I prefer it without the slightly distracting and dark foreground that's in the other image. But I do slightly prefer the sky colour in the portrait shot. Still, you can't have it all, eh? :P
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kkart Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
Ya that is a helluva idea with the tripod legs, thanks! I will have to try that! heh I wish we could have it all!
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strangelight Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
So do I!

Good luck with the tripod tip.
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CharmedPearl Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
how incredibly beautiful!! :+favlove:
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kkart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Professional Photographer
:D thanks!
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CharmedPearl Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
you're welcome!
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mzkate Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
ive featured this i hope its ok with you [link] :heart:
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Oct 27, 2008, 6:09:10 AM
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