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Daybreak on Mt. Magazine

Posted by
Jason Politte (Conway, AR, United States) on 21 November 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

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This small cedar tree clings to life from an overlook atop Akansas' Mt. Magazine as the sun sheds warm light upon the autumn colors below.

Tomorrow, we'll have a closer look at this particular tree.

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Lena from San Francisco, United States

Stunning scenery, nice light capture, so beautiful !

21 Nov 2013 6:16am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Uniquely beautiful shot, Jason. Quite other-worldly with the starburst of light and the mystery of the landscape below.

21 Nov 2013 6:20am

claudie from le havre, France

Splendide jason !!!!!!!!!!

21 Nov 2013 7:18am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

You've captured this beautifully, great work Jason

21 Nov 2013 7:54am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

All I can say is WOW !
Have a beautiful day.

21 Nov 2013 8:02am

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

5* amazing shot Jason ... a contender for a spotlight I feel. WOW

21 Nov 2013 8:32am

@Kate: Thank you very much, Kate.

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

The technique allowing to give this aspect to the sun rays is perfect, and the light a wonder, with this feeling of caressed town...***** without any kind of possible doubt.

21 Nov 2013 8:58am

@Basile Pesso: Thank you very much, Basile.

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Superb image. It's amazing that a magnificent view spreads out beneath our eyes. The warm light enhances the beauty of autumn colors. Excellent POV and beautiuful colors. Have a nice day. :)

21 Nov 2013 9:29am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Grandiose vue ce soleil qui filtre l'arbre c'est merveilleux et quelle vue.

21 Nov 2013 9:36am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
so so beautiful composition, colors & lights!
A M A Z I N G !!!!!

21 Nov 2013 10:27am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Génial! un superbe cadrage et une lumière magique!!!

21 Nov 2013 10:51am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful composition !

21 Nov 2013 11:39am

Christine from Le Gosier, Guadeloupe, France

Superbe composition !

21 Nov 2013 12:35pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Féérique!!! *****

21 Nov 2013 1:58pm

@Tede: Merci beaucoup, Tede.

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

Rayonnant et féerique...
Excellent. 5*****)

21 Nov 2013 2:04pm

@tataray: Merci beaucoup, Raymonde.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Your talent really shines in this one Jason, a belter!

21 Nov 2013 2:52pm

@Curly: Thanks Curly!

Denise from granby, québec, Canada


21 Nov 2013 3:31pm

Frances Gaffey from Massachusetts, United States

This has to be a Spotlight Jason. They don't come much better than this. 5*

21 Nov 2013 4:15pm

@Frances Gaffey: Thank you very much, Frances.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous sunrise with all those warm colors.

21 Nov 2013 5:17pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Oh wow!! What a beautiful sunburst!! And your PoV is perfect here as the view captures all of those glorious colors of the landscape below!! 5*****

21 Nov 2013 6:21pm

@Steven: Thank you very much, Steven.

Jeremy from Ridgedale, United States

Gorgeous scene and wonderful exposure, Jason!

21 Nov 2013 6:23pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Very sweet shot !! The spill of sunlight across this beautiful landscape, all capped off with a delectable burst.

21 Nov 2013 6:51pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful! The colors are amazing! A gorgeous image Jason! I love the light. What a view!

21 Nov 2013 7:01pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Superb scenery ! Like the star effect on the sun.

21 Nov 2013 7:07pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The light is spectacular!

21 Nov 2013 7:27pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

An amazing view of the light and autumn colored landscape! Beautiful photo!

21 Nov 2013 8:44pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wonderful composition, superb exposure and balance between the light and shaded areas! excellent placement of the star burst!

21 Nov 2013 11:23pm

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Very beautiful.

22 Nov 2013 12:25am

Footloose Ferret from Central Florida, United States

Breathtaking view bathed in warm light. The lens flare adds a level of intensity to the image.

22 Nov 2013 3:30am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Wow! Excellent composition and spectacular positioning and "beaming" of the sun, yet you maintain fine detail on the cliff along the lower left. This might be a perfect use of "rule of thirds," but it might also be interesting to try a squarer crop that eliminates some of the empty space along the right.

22 Nov 2013 4:22am

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

The light, details and composition are so beautiful and this right part so important, I don't see why it should be taken off :-)

22 Nov 2013 11:36am

L'angevine from Angers, France

magnifique cette lumière

22 Nov 2013 3:23pm

~~~Ann~~~ from Nelson, New Zealand

Wonderful lightwork, Jason

22 Nov 2013 5:41pm

Demo from Villeneuve d'ascq, France

Fantastic capture!!!!
Love this light

23 Nov 2013 6:56am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

That sunstar added to the amazing scene makes this a super image. I guess you're not using Canon lenses, they don't make great sunstars like that.

23 Nov 2013 7:52am

@Stu: Thanks Stu - actually I do use Canon lenses. This was shot with the EF-s 15-85, and it does create a great starburst effect.

Abena from Illinois, United States

That tree is interesting and the color intensity here is great!! I guess mornings really are brilliant !

24 Nov 2013 3:53am

Bruno from France

Amazing shot Jason ! Wow !
Fantastic viewpoint !
Happy new year !

4 Jan 2014 10:53am

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Wow! Now there's a stunner. Great shot!

22 Jan 2014 4:30am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

WOW.. stunning. The feeling of being on top of the world is amazing

21 Mar 2014 9:26am