Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

First Light - Eagle Falls

Posted by
Scott F. Schilling (San Martin, United States) on 3 June 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The rising sun provides the opportunity for a sunburst and the morning's first light touches Eagle Falls overlooking Emerald Bay Lake Tahoe.

NIKON D3 1/4 second F/22.0 17 mm

Maria Draper from California, United States

Wos...
Such a refreshing scene......
Ah...
I love it...
Colors so sweet and soft, and ....pleasing to the eyes...
Light is so gentle...
I think everything about this shot it's perfect...
I mean....Everything!....Probably THE best shot I've seen so far of this location...and in my humble opinion, the light is what makes this shot THE BEST, in my opinion...
Sincere congratulations on such capture...

3 Jun 2011 5:19am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A magic landscape. A perfect place and a perfect shot.

3 Jun 2011 5:29am

Maria Draper from California, United States

I can't get my eyes out of it...
Magical!

3 Jun 2011 5:41am

Hoshisato from Ealing, United Kingdom

Beautiful colours, perfect scene and composition, almost like a painting; this is what colour photography is about!

3 Jun 2011 5:50am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

This is realy worth a hike Scott!!! Fantastic view and capture!

3 Jun 2011 6:33am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

... like a painting from a land far far away ... perhaps fairyland ;-)
absolutely captivating soft tones and colors! perfect! 5*****

3 Jun 2011 7:28am

guillaume from Paris, France

Magic !!! *****

3 Jun 2011 9:10am

Iknow from Chengdu, China

WOOOOOW!!Terrific job,so powerful and a breathtaken capture,amazing nature!

3 Jun 2011 10:05am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Wonderful shot. Superb composition. Excellent.

3 Jun 2011 10:44am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This softer light and slightly cooler colours makes the scene far more engaging than your last picture of it Scott.
The thought of cooler air comes across better as does the movement of the water. The magical part comes with the touches of soft golden light and colour.

3 Jun 2011 12:06pm

James Guillory Photography from Garner, United States

This would make and awesome canvas print or even metallic print. Beautiful image....

3 Jun 2011 12:23pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

It is like peeking in on a fairy tale world Scott! Absolutely 5-stars!!! Bravo! ;-)

3 Jun 2011 12:46pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Fantastic light and beautifully rendered! This is what HDR should be!

3 Jun 2011 1:07pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Magical landscape, Scott. The sunburst is well placed here! A very painterly image that also appears very natural in this soft early light.

3 Jun 2011 1:28pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is just stunning! I agree with Stephen, just magical! I can imagine standing right there....

3 Jun 2011 2:20pm

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

fantastic ! 5*

3 Jun 2011 4:21pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Woooow, a masterpiece, fantastic work Scott!

3 Jun 2011 5:39pm

Dolors from Girona, Spain

beautiful light

3 Jun 2011 6:10pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely gorgeous!

3 Jun 2011 6:16pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

My first glimpse at the thumbnail brought Thomas Kincaid's paintings to mind ... the light, the sunburst, snow, flowing water ... everything about this is BEAUTIFUL.
I'd give you fifty stars if I could, Scott!

3 Jun 2011 7:50pm

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Super shot

3 Jun 2011 10:07pm

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

I liked the earlier shot as well both are equally beautiful in my thinking

3 Jun 2011 10:09pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is just about the most beautiful image ever, Scott.! Just astounding. ..like Maria says, everything about it is magnificent. and I can't take my eyes off of it ether...The glow from the water and the falls and the reflections off the trees....the sun the sky...everything is a fairytale dream! Awesome!

3 Jun 2011 11:32pm

José Carlos Caria from Lisbon, Portugal

Amazing composition and process. Congrats.

4 Jun 2011 12:01am

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

well processed! Lovely photo.

4 Jun 2011 2:39am

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Exquisite light! Be still my heart!

4 Jun 2011 4:10am

Mike from California, United States

Ah...Here it is...Great capture...The stillness of the start of the day, fast flowing water, dramatic skies and of course a great sunstar !

4 Jun 2011 6:04am

Kathryn from Warburton, Australia

OMG! this is so so beautiful!!!! i love it!!

4 Jun 2011 8:13am

Don Smith from California, United States

Perfect in every way! Has this made Spotlight yet?

4 Jun 2011 12:37pm

Steve from Camdenton, United States

I have returned to this photo now, several times, to study the light and dof. The shot is very well done. The exif data continues to teach a wealth of information. Thanks for sharing.

5 Jun 2011 6:02am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

sensational! brilliant composition and control of light and a stunning golden glow!

5 Jun 2011 3:57pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

S T U N N I N G !

14 Jun 2011 4:40pm

Mindi from Winfield, United States

This has got to be the most beautiful photo that I have ever seen!! Thank you for sharing natures beauty!

2 Jul 2011 1:47am

David from place to place, United States

I would agree with Mindi. This is spellbinding. Thanks for this window of true beauty. And keep 'em comin'!

31 Oct 2013 8:57pm