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Picture of the day - December 12, 2008

"Colorful Sunrise"

Photo of a very colorful sunrise over Washington State.
Photo courtesy of Ron E. Trees.

Sunrises and sunsets are among God's most precious gifts, and I never grow weary of looking at them and sharing them on the pages of Like us humans, although they do share a number of common traits, no two are exactly alike. The beautiful sunrise featured in today's picture was captured by frequent contributor Ron Trees, and the following is his story behind the image:
    "I guess that I am kind of a sucker for sunrises and sunsets. Not
    sure why except that is when I think that our Heavenly Father does
    some of His best work! What a way to start and end a day. I just
    took a few minutes and took a few pictures this morning on my way
    to work. We are supposed to have rain and snow (ick) the next few
    days as well as very cold temps, so maybe this is a good way to
    enter into that. I hope you enjoy the colors and beauty as much as
    I did.

    I used my Sony A700 and Sony 18-250 lens to take the picture,
    then developed it in Adobe Lightroom 2.0."
       --Ron Trees
You'll find many more of Ron's outstanding images in his Smugmug gallery.
Visitor Comments...
    Name: Rick Rouse
    Town: Abingdon, VA

    This is an amazing image Ron, one that looks a bit like a masterful painting. Our Creator sure knows how to fill a canvas, and as usual you did an exceptional job in capturing its beauty.
    Name: Maria Duarte
    Town: Las Cruces, New Mexico

    Gorgeous and awe-inspiring! I'm just getting started in photography, and it's photos like this that make me want to learn as much as I can as fast as I can. Someday I hope to have my walls filled with pictures as wonderful as this one. Thank you so much Mr. Trees for sharing your fine work with us "newbies".
    Name: Phyllis Helton
    Town: Bristol, VA

    Another lovely page from God's coloring book.
    Name: Spring Whitley
    Town: Spokane Valley, WA

    Ron, I want to tell you how beautiful this picture is.. Off and on for the last couple weeks, I've been noticing the sunsets around our Spokane and every time I see one, of course, I don't have my camera. Thank you so much for capturing what I have been attempting, but keep missing...This is truly remarkable, exactly what was in the sky! Thank you! Spring
    Name: Tim Briggs
    Town: Santa Clarita, CA

    What a magnificent capture! The vivid colors really bring this image to life. Well done, Ron!

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