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Prairie sunrise silhouettes

Prairie sunrise silhouettes- © Christopher Martin-7733

Sunday’s sunrise shone through a narrow break on the horizon.  A storm coming out of the mountains darkened most of the sky but with the light rode in from the east and painted the leading edges of the clouds.  I was east of Bragg Creek along Highway 8 as the colour started to build so I pulled in behind a stand of trees that have great lines.

Prairie sunrise silhouettes- © Christopher Martin-7688

The branches silhouetted against the dawn gave me a lot to work with and here are three takes over a fifteen minute window before the colour drained out and the clouds stretched fully across the sky.

Prairie sunrise silhouettes- © Christopher Martin-7701

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19 responses

  1. mzso

    These are excellent photos. But they’re sadly ruined by horrible jpg compression artifacts and downscaling

    April 9, 2017 at 5:56 am

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  3. Hues and colours are mystical…….

    April 21, 2016 at 7:19 pm

  4. the young soul

    Beautiful😍

    April 6, 2016 at 10:04 pm

  5. Looks Good

    April 6, 2016 at 12:33 am

  6. like magic, beautiful color

    April 5, 2016 at 10:50 pm

  7. really beautiful

    April 5, 2016 at 8:13 am

  8. Gorgeous Christopher.

    April 4, 2016 at 7:38 pm

  9. janvdijk9464

    Reblogged this on janencarinvandijk and commented:
    echt mooi lijt wel op de peelbrand gloed

    April 4, 2016 at 8:41 am

  10. La revue de Claire

    So beautiful

    April 4, 2016 at 6:53 am

  11. Ah, the golden pallet of mother nature. Truly superb Christopher.

    April 4, 2016 at 4:29 am

  12. Hello, good photography,
    best wishes,
    Anthony

    April 4, 2016 at 4:02 am

  13. Beautiful colours nature at its best marvellous shots ☺

    April 4, 2016 at 1:44 am

  14. Lou

    Wow! Fantastic colours!

    April 4, 2016 at 12:44 am

  15. P. Grover

    These photos strongly resemble the paintings of the Arctic that Ted Harrison (hope I’ve got name right) used to do, that I loved so much…but truthfully til now, I just thought that he had a joyous and childlike wonder in his observances….I’m dumbstruck that these colour intensities can and do actually exist is Nature’s skies….what a gift you’ve given me….what a wonderful talent you have….I wish you continued success in your work! Thank-you.

    April 4, 2016 at 12:36 am

  16. These are really superb!

    April 4, 2016 at 12:19 am

  17. lovely!

    April 4, 2016 at 12:15 am

  18. Stunning, Amazing Photos

    April 3, 2016 at 11:56 pm

  19. Oh the spectrum of hues and colours are so amazing! I could only wish I had a chance to witness that!

    April 3, 2016 at 11:56 pm

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