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Submitted on
July 23, 2009
Image Size
5.6 MB


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Camera Data

Canon EOS 20D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Focal Length
17 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Nov 22, 2006, 5:13:34 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh
Sensor Size
Greet the Morning by phatpuppy Greet the Morning by phatpuppy
If you have found this art anywhere that you think it could be stolen - please let me know at my art account here:

*Updating due to the fact that this has been stolen over a 100 times -- yesterday finally got a well known music group to credit me and use the right picture -- they had re-edited my version and was using it in connection with their music. Fortunately, it had a happy ending - we made friends and they are allowed to continue to use this as long as my link and watermark are there.
If anyone sees this image being used in the way I edited it, please let me know.... (i.e., if they re-manipped it, etc... or using without a link or copyright).
The theft on this piece has gotten so bad that people have taken to painting it and then selling it gift shops.
Latest one seen in Melbourne, Australia.
so frustrating

I'd like to start my day like this... :)

all stock purchased - some of the clouds are my own pics taken here in San Clemente. ;-)

hair painted and brushes used: :iconlpdragonfly:

The link to original photo is here:…

I tried to take an already great photo and add dramatic contrast. I wish I had taken the photo.

Let me give you some background on this piece

Now let me start by saying this - I did this piece when I found out my grandmother was going into the hospital - my husband gone out of state on a job that took him three weeks out of the month - with me home with the four kids.
I loved the image and thought a lot more contrast and color could be added.
I wanted to make it really more dramatic.
So I had taken a bunch of my own clouds photos (i'm a cloud nut) and added a bunch of overlays - some texture too.
Added birds (which everyone criticized at first because they were a bit transparent - oh well.. Then painted some hair - and then final colors and tones.
I did it more for me...a personal piece. When I uploaded it - it went berzerko and I didn't know why - I still don't. But people like the changes I made. I'm sorry if I didn't build it all piece by piece - if you go thru my gallery, you'll see many more pieces that I did do a LOT too -
Sometimes only a few things are needed to make one picture completely change in feeling. I hope I achieved that with this piece. With art, it can be a subtle change that gives an entire new meaning and feeling - evoking a whole new set of emotions.

I honestly didn't think it would gain the popularity it did. But I think a lot of people wish they could wake up feeling like this - I know I do.
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IMPERIVMSS Feb 4, 2014  New member
I dont want to steal it so please give me permission to use it on a video. ok
sorry - but it is being used already by an author.... thank you though for asking.
biosferaeterna Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WooW exellent !!!! i love this pic ! <3
printsILike Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning :love:
NoOrdinaryGirl1234 Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply Beautiful!
theheek Nov 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
i wish i could every morning
hey i was wondering if i could use this picture for my playlist on 8tracks?
mercysoul Oct 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I love it .. so free
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