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Wallpaper Details: Sunrise In Areeiro

High-resolution desktop wallpaper Sunrise in Areeiro by MasterChief
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Sunrise in Areeiro

September 28th, 2009

This one is an HDR from 3 exposures. Areeiro is the second highest mountain on Madeira island. Elevation 1818 meters.

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areeiro » clouds » high dynamic range » landscape » madeira island » mountains » nature » photography » portugal » sky » sunrise »

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: SinaiB
about 14 years, 6 months ago
Wow, wow... I immediately made my desktop background. Thanks.
Posted By: Chris_baker2007
about 14 years, 6 months ago
This is an absolutely amazing shot. When I saw this in The Loupe I had to vote for it. This will accompany my Windows 7 desktop perfectly, thanks!
Posted By: rcheng99
about 14 years, 6 months ago
Holy sh!t, this one is sick! Magnificent view. Well done.
Posted By: 2TakeBetterPics
about 14 years, 6 months ago
Magnificent...truly...thank you.
Posted By: B. Aguiar
about 14 years, 6 months ago
Beautiful, HDR done right.
Posted By:       
about 14 years, 6 months ago
My goodness, this picture was very good. The colors are beautiful. Thank you very much.
Posted By: ESY
about 14 years, 6 months ago
the clouds look astonishing !
Posted By: mtn55
about 14 years, 6 months ago
this is truly stunning. epic.
Posted By: OhlinO
about 14 years, 6 months ago
The picture is amazing. I found this place on the map, so far out in the middle of no where I love it. You are very luck to have visited there. Do you have family there or just a vacation? I also made this my background first thing. VERY WELL DONE
about 14 years, 6 months ago
this is indeed a beautiful scene, I would love to walk this area, BUT, there are artefacts in the clouds, with the majority being on the left hand side of the image.
Posted By: NateFox
about 14 years, 6 months ago
the moment i saw the preview image i was like holy *$#(*$@@#(*^(#!@(*@&#$. absolutely stunning. fabulous work.

Is it just me, or have we had unusually amazing submissions over the last week?
Posted By: Beginning
about 14 years, 6 months ago
Very nice... You da' man!!
Posted By: MasterChief
about 14 years, 6 months ago
OhlinO, actually i live in madeira island, so its easy to get to that mountain. Next Monday i will do a hike between Areeiro and Ruivo (highest mountains in the island).

Posted By: T
about 14 years, 6 months ago
Very nice - straight into the wallpaper folder.

If I have a slight criticism it that the saturation of the grass in the foreground is slightly (only slightly!) over saturated, but that's certainly not enough to stop me loving the picture.

9 stars out of 10 :)
Posted By: K
about 14 years, 6 months ago
Am I the only one begging to differ? While it is indeed a very good picture, it does not stun me as other recently added do.

Many have argued that HDR is not particularly fit to landscapes, I think this opinion has merit, as HDR brings odd unnatural feelings in a nature setting. Not impossible, but trickier than a urban landscape for example.
Posted By: WhiteDog
about 14 years, 6 months ago
I agree. For once we have an example of HDR where the image manipulation isn't obvious and the results aren't artificial. Rare indeed. Keep up the good work.
Posted By: MrFishK
about 14 years, 6 months ago
I love it. Thanks for sharing. Right to the desktop!
Posted By: merlin
about 14 years, 6 months ago
Awesome shot. Definitely one for my desktop wallpaper. Thanks!
Posted By: Jeffrey Picard
about 14 years, 6 months ago
I've got to admit that my initial reaction was: "Oh great, another sunset." Then I downloaded and it and did a complete 180. This is beautiful. It's earned a place in my wallpaper turnstile.
Posted By: sypherin
about 14 years, 6 months ago
jaw-dropping beauty, like something out of a fantasy novel.
Posted By: Clyde
about 14 years, 6 months ago
I'm not so keen. The setting is magnificent but the HDR, again, takes away from the naturalness of the picture.
I guess I'm in a minority about the attraction of HDR. :(
Can we see a non-HDR version anywhere ?
Posted By: fishniw
about 14 years, 6 months ago
one of the best pics i've seen here in the last year
Posted By: stubulman
about 14 years, 6 months ago

I found the grass in the foreground lacked something. I isolated it and monkeyed around with the shadow/highlight control in PS3 and gave the midtone contrast a little boost. I found it balanced the image a little better.

Great shot @MasterChief!
Posted By: Xinthose
about 14 years, 6 months ago
Posted By: Quatrix
about 14 years, 6 months ago
The obvious gradient in the sky is distracting.
Posted By: Frankthetank
about 14 years, 6 months ago
I love this shot!

If I had one criticism it would be that the black point needs to be shifted as the HDR effect has cut the contrast. I adjusted the curves in PS, now it may be a while before I change wallpapers!
Posted By: Canada
about 14 years, 6 months ago
Wow. Are you kidding ? This is one of the best images on this web site.
Posted By: Super Mario
about 14 years, 6 months ago
Great composition, but it could be slightly more contrasty. Also, there is a bit of distracting posterization in the sky (esp. upper right corner).
Posted By: gersson
about 14 years, 6 months ago
This is great.
I disagree with those who say there is posterization:
Using a 2490wuxi calibrated with i1D2 it is perfect.
You may want to take a look @ your monitor first :)
Posted By: slashbomb123
about 14 years, 6 months ago
i like how the sunset blends with the clouds, the pic tells u to continue to find out whats out there
Posted By: iPwnUn00bs
about 14 years, 4 months ago
this is my fav on the whole site!
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about 13 years, 11 months ago
WOW it is so powerfull
great picture

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