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Morning Glow Of Lake Estes by kkart Morning Glow Of Lake Estes by kkart
Just before dawn is a time when the world seems so calm, at ease with everything. A time when the light slowly starts to push the night back, and a time when the only thing you hear is silence. Everything for a photographer at that moment comes to realization, why you wake up at the ungodly hour of 3am, why you shoot, why you love what you do, and why you choose to do it when the rest of the world is asleep. It isn't just about photographing the scene, but the whole experience and taking it all in and with you, too. It is why we choose to shoot the things which we do.

Such was the scene on this morning along the shores of Lake Estes in Estes Park, Colorado. Not a soul sound, just the world asleep in it's slumber and the stillness of the water. Welcome to my little slice of heaven.

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Sylanze Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
may i know how much exposure did you use in this pic? :)
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:iconmeema:
Meema Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool. Well done. :)
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deathdog394 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
i love that place, do you live near there? id love to come back next summer when i get my camera, maybe you could show me the ropes?
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bad95killer Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
you have such a taste in color...its very smooth,.
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cheekymonkeyali Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
I totally went fishing there once :)
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QAuZ Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
This has been featured here >>> [link]
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bergamont27 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
love
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Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Such a lovely colourful and hazy reflection in the water!
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Illuzie Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Beautiful view:heart:

Featured here: [link]
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JonGoldie Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Great image, I often call this the 'God hour', the hour before the sun comes up, when I have some of my best conversations with 'God' Lol :D
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Krooze2010 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
u always choose the right time along with the right place :D...i love ur work :)
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ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
absolutely true - and gorgeous photo! :)
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LoveDoesNotDie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
featured :) [link]
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:iconmeplost:
meplost Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
So smooth and serene. :love:
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Burning-Liquid Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011   Photographer
beautiful light, gr8 capture man:)
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rici66 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It may be interesting :D
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Beautiful colors! :heart:
I love the dark rolling landscape and the colors.
Great work!
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful......reflection.
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GradyArt Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This one definitely goes to my "Prints I Will Buy When I Have The Money" list.
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Sparia Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student General Artist
So peaceful and..just pure silence of dawn...
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Nature-as-is Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow the light is fabulous!! Wonderful wonderful work :D
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EBENEWOOD Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011   General Artist
What a beautiful and calm colors poetry.....:sun::cuddle:
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BubbleCloud Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't take my eyes of it.. :omg:
So simple but so .... oh, i cn't find a word..!
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great pic :)
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Ansicht Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Why I forget how to breath?
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:iconmeema:
Meema Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent shot.
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zootnik Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Wonderful
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Nelinc83 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Wonderfully done. Simply amazing.
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HUNTER116 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
I really envy you, I do. The stuff you've seen. The places you've been. The experiences you have under your belt.
Everything. It's amazing.
I hope that one day, I will be able to witness scenes with even half the beauty that you've seen.
Go to places even half as amazing as the places you have been in.
And experience life, nature, and this earth even half as much as you have.
Yet, not the same scenes, the same places, or the same experiences, I want ones that I can call my own. :)
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AdARDurden Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
an amazing moment in time captured !!! thanks for sharing !! :)
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Blindsight67 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
So very soothing to the soul.
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Den12 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Wonderful Photo. Kind of understand the waking up really early thing I used to go fishing a lot. The scenery was always amazing. :)
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pirateladyinmaine Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
oh la la.How fantastic is this shot?!~
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snak Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
W O N D E R F U L !
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Student Photographer
i'm in total agreement w/ everything you said!!..it is something that has to be experienced, to be understood:)

wonderful image!
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Oranjiculareyes Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Is this Colorado? I just love your techniques and thoughts about photography...that it is not just a story, but also emotionally related! So amazing!! :)
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gingersfunkyphotos Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011   Photographer
Oh, how beautiful and calming. Love it!
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inObrAS Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Wonderful shot! :clap:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very beautiful shot John!
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ArwenArts Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Beautiful scenery! :clap:
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photoflake Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
i like the colors and the calmness of this picture.
very well done!
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SNoWxWoLF33 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
beautiful
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kkart Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
hey thanks
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SNoWxWoLF33 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
no prob
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barnburner1946 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Absolutely wonderful shot... Everytime I go to RMNP, I stop at the top of the hill right before Estes Park, and soak in the beauty of Lake Estes and the Estes Park valley... It never fails to blow me away.
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kkart Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
:) I hear ya, I really need to move back up there
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barnburner1946 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
It is truly magnificent country... I'm old enough now that I don't think I'd want the winters, with those horrible winds, but it would be a great place to live in the other seasons....
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kkart Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
that's why ya move to Denver, it stays warm here pretty much.
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edelweiss26 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Wow! Great photograph! Full of feeling...
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
well thank you!
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