Hello everyone; huge apologies for not posting on a regular basis of late, its been a difficult few weeks! Many, many thanks for all of the messages of concern and well wishes, they have been a great boost to me. Luckilly the spammers - hi guys - have been kept under control by Defensio; are there really some out there who want to buy Viagra and have not yet seen Paris Hilton and Pamela Anderson in action I wonder?

Anyway, Awakening is another of my collection of sunrise images over the Bowcombe valley at Carisbrooke on the Isle of Wight. No crop here, the RAW file has just been converted to a TIFF, a small adjustment to levels/highlights and shadows, then an inverted grey layer added, plus edge sharpening and reduced to a JPEG...that's about it! Take care everyone and thanks again. Chris

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  • Wow, beautiful colours in the sky. Great!
    Frank @ 2008-08-27 13:26:27
  • That's a very nice abstract! Although the colours are very saturated, they're not clipping or looking unnatural. That denotes good image control :) Well done
    Marco Tajé @ 2008-08-27 15:28:40
  • Really nice Chris. I was wondering if everything was ok. Good to see you again. Hope you're doing well. Thanks for stopping by today.

    Tom Sheehan @ 2008-08-27 16:49:50
  • Great Picture Chris! Nice to have you back!
    Frida @ 2008-08-27 17:50:39
  • Wow, that what I would call RED! Nice, fiery abstract pattern in the sky. Beautiful.

    Hope things get smoother for you soon!
    Thomas @ 2008-08-27 21:11:29
  • What a beauty!! Amazing light and colors !
    Framed and Shot @ 2008-08-28 01:37:59
  • Well Chris, first of all, I'M VERY HAPPY to see you back... hope evrything is ok with you and... second I'm terribly jealous of this wonderful, gorgeous, extraordinary picture you've posted today !
    Florence @ 2008-08-28 17:21:20
  • Hi Chris, this shot is epic, the heavens are burning.
    Mike @ 2008-08-28 21:34:02
  • What a terrific sky! Stunning
    Luis Rodrigues @ 2008-08-28 22:03:56
  • Burning sky ! Perfect shot
    cako @ 2008-08-31 01:26:46
  • Welcome back Chris! Glad to see you again! What a nice shot! Excellent colors and processing! Great !
    Alejandra @ 2008-08-31 10:57:27
  • A hellish sky. Fantastic.
    Tulna @ 2008-08-31 21:56:08
  • Beautiful burning sky!
    m a r t a @ 2008-09-07 11:20:14