Picture of the Day - October 18, 2009
Sunrise on the Pirin Mountains
|Photo courtesy of Ivan Hristov.
(Click on the photo for a larger view)
As the earth spins on its axis, the first dim rays of the rising sun
slowly creep along the planet's surface, continually bringing light
to areas that had previously been covered by the darkness of night.
As dawn breaks, the highest parts of the landscape see the sun's
rays first. If there are mountains in the region, the eastern face
of their peaks will light up, and as the sun rises higher in the sky
the light will descend towards the valley floors as if a dark
blanket is being peeled away from the mountainside.
Sunrise is widely considered to be the most magical time of any day,
and in today's picture photographer Ivan Hristov has captured the
beauty of the Pirin Mountains of Bulgaria basking in the
first rays of the rising sun.
Here are the camera and settings used to capture this image:
Camera: Nikon D60
Focal length: 35mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 second
Name: Jamey Gorman
Town: Augusta, ME
I have never seen a photo quite like this one before. In a word,
Name: Ed Morrison
Town: Dunwoody, GA
Amazing perspective, exposure, focus...this image is virtually
perfect in every way. Outstanding job Mr. Hristov.
Name: Phyllis Helton
Town: Bristol, VA
Name: Kathy Beach
Town: Maryville, TN
Thank you, Mr. Hristov for sharing this awesome view with us. Those
are some majestic peaks you captured there and your timing and depth
of field are excellent. You have a wonderful perspective, a steady
hand and quite good balance. Judging from where you were standing
when you shot this picture you have excellent balance and nerves of
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