Sunrise Gives a Special Swath of Light

Maker's notes: 

When the sunrise rose over the bluff, it cast this beautiful "swath of light" that created a magical light in the trees in its path. Canon 7D, f/22, 1/3 sec, ISO 200, -0.3 step, 67mm - using Aperture Priority.

Maker: Sonja Haske
Class: 
B
Place: 
Hon. Mention
Points: 
33pts
Scores - Interest: 
4
4
5
Scores - Technique: 
3
3
3
Scores - Composition: 
3
4
4
Judges' comments: 
Fantastic color; really bright areas could be toned down; not quite sharp