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Sunset Surfing
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Sunset Surfing
Sunset Surfing

Okaloosa Island, FL..my new favorite place to be!
10/31 - CA

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Gena L. Talbot
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    Love this capture Vicki!!! Wonderful tones, clarity and beautiful colors! Such a great image :)

10/31/2008 11:10:45 AM

 
Joy Rector
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gorgeous, great job

10/31/2008 11:39:42 AM

 
Les Rhoades
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You're riding high on the wave with this one! Good job!

10/31/2008 12:31:14 PM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
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Thank you Gena & Joy!
Les, thanks so much for your input on this. Between you and Nikki, I do believe it's gonna be good to me!

10/31/2008 12:38:54 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Stunning sunset Vicki, amazing colors and light. Just beautiful!

10/31/2008 1:02:57 PM

 
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Love the color tones, silhouette, light and composition!

10/31/2008 1:10:50 PM

 
Kerry Hill
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Beautiful colour tones and silhouettes in this lovely capture, Vicki!

10/31/2008 1:18:47 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Beautiful sunset and silhouettes - with both human and design elements incorporated.

10/31/2008 1:27:03 PM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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I eat my heart out every time I see silhouettes such as these! Awesome :)

10/31/2008 2:17:38 PM

 
Mary E. Lake
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Love this Vicki, the tones, the surfer, the pier, WONDERFUL!! :)

10/31/2008 2:30:13 PM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
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Thanks a bunch Donna, Katarina, Kerry, Debbie, UV & Mary! It was such a bonus to have had the surfers out there that night. I do believe I have found the place where I want to spend the rest of my life!

10/31/2008 3:20:55 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Vicki this is one of your best! I fully expect this one to make finalist!!!

A wonderful image :-)

10/31/2008 5:06:10 PM

 
Lonnie M. Scott
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Real nice Vicki...I like what you did with the water....interesting touch!!

10/31/2008 7:03:56 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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A beautiful sunset with just the right sihouettes! Great job capturing the tranquil moment Vicki! I bet it was wonderful to experience!

10/31/2008 8:50:22 PM

 
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Susan: WOW, thanks SO MUCH for your encouragement! I'm gonna hold you to that! LOL
Lonnie: Thanks, however, I really didn't do anything to the water..this is pretty much as shot but with a tad bit of sharpening I only bumped up the saturation a little bit on the sky.
Aimee: Thanks for the visit and kind words. It still takes my breath away just to see the photos I took (which were not as many as I usually do since I couldn't keep my eyes off of the enfolding scenes) It was truly one of the top 10 most beautiful things I have seen.

11/1/2008 5:54:16 AM

 
Karen Kessler
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BEAUTIFUL, Vicki! Glad you got to go take some pix there! Love the colors & silhouette!

11/1/2008 6:14:48 AM

 
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Thanks, Karen! Sherrybear truly got the POTD's while I was there but I wasn't looking to get award winners; just photographic memories. I'm already talking to hubby about packing up and moving to "MY" Gulf! LOL

11/1/2008 6:21:40 AM

 
Jodi M. Walsh
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a beautiful seaside sunset! love the warmth and the clarity of it, vicki.

11/1/2008 6:59:44 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Excellent Vicki. The colors are outstanding and the image is not only awe inspiring but technically well done as well. You should be proud of this wonderful shot.

11/1/2008 8:42:31 AM

 
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Thanks so much Jodi & Dale. I really appreciate the kind words.

11/1/2008 11:58:16 AM

 
Irene Colling
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Beautiful place for a beautiful photo Vicki.
I'm warmed by that golden glow on this 27 morning.

11/2/2008 11:50:50 AM

 
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Thanks, Irene! Glad this could warm you up a bit. It was pretty doggone chilly when I finally made it home and that made me sad. Today is a lovely, WARM fall day here, but I know it's just the quiet before the storm.

11/2/2008 12:57:54 PM

 
Sherry McClead
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Ok... first off... I don't think I got even a EP on my shots... and I thought you hated the way your hair acted in the hummidity... but hey... you can come visit "MY" Gulf anytime you want... still haven't heard how the fish dinner was?

Sherrybear :}

11/2/2008 3:38:06 PM

 
Sherry McClead
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Oh and by the way... do you know what they call guys that go surfing past sunset?


DINNER!!

Sherrybear :}

11/2/2008 3:39:36 PM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
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Let's see, Sherry...guess I'll have to deal with BIG hair, or I'll just cut it short! LOL Does that mean you aren't willing to share YOUR Gulf with me on a long term basis???

Just made the fish for dinner (not surfers...hehe) tonight..it was the first time we were all together...OMG, it was amazing!

11/2/2008 5:54:21 PM

 
Joan E. Hoffman
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Beautiful golden moment Vickie! Love the Gulf also...! Understand the hair thing LOL!

11/3/2008 3:17:18 AM

 
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Thanks for the kudos AND the sympathy, Joan...hehe
Hubby and I have a deal that he won't shave his mustache if I keep my hair long. I'm thinking ponytails will be my preferred choice of hair styles WHEN we finally move down there. Where are you from?

11/3/2008 5:22:12 AM

 
Sherry McClead
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There is more than enough Gulf for the two of us... you know Laura talks about moving to south central FL one day too... wonder if FL could survive all three of us???

Sherrybear :}

11/3/2008 6:56:42 AM

 
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LOL! The state will never be the same again!

11/3/2008 6:57:58 AM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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So awesome that you got an EP for this wonderful shot! Congrats! :~)

11/4/2008 6:13:43 AM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
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Thanks so much, Aimee! I've had a ton of positive feedback on this one! Here's hoping it goes farther!
:-)

11/4/2008 6:31:41 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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My october favourite of yours Vicki :o)

11/4/2008 1:20:29 PM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
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Thank you, Sylvia! Seems the majority of 101-ers share your feelings.

11/4/2008 1:33:00 PM

 
Dave Blewett
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love this!

11/5/2008 7:46:26 AM

 
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Thank you, Dave! It was truly a magical experience for me!

11/6/2008 5:20:23 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Beautiful color and comp. Great image.

11/7/2008 1:57:02 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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So beautiful, Vicki -- the color and clarity are wonderful and the silhouette is interesting. Good luck on your favorite.

11/17/2008 6:23:34 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Looks like fun. Beautifully captured!

11/20/2008 5:04:26 AM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
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Thank you Dianna, Nikki, and Lisa.
Looks like today could be THE day this month!
GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!

11/21/2008 7:39:49 AM

 
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It IS the day! Good luck on the next round... :-)

11/25/2008 6:49:05 PM

 
Sherry McClead
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Vicki!!! Look you have a badge... and you are not online... aahhhhh!

Sherrybear :}

11/25/2008 6:58:02 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist, Vicki.

11/25/2008 6:58:47 PM

 
Jodi M. Walsh
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congrats Vicki!!

11/25/2008 7:08:13 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Congratulations, Vicki, on this beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round.

11/25/2008 7:09:02 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Gorgeous!!! Congratulations Vicki!!! WTG :0)

11/25/2008 7:14:31 PM

 
Gena L. Talbot
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Congratulations Vicki...Love this image!!! :)Good luck in the next round!

11/25/2008 8:10:38 PM

 
Kristy A. Keene
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Congrats, Vicki!

11/25/2008 8:20:30 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your finalist Vicki!

11/25/2008 8:42:46 PM

 
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Who Hoo Vicki, way to go sister dear! ~Pat

11/25/2008 9:23:19 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Told you it would make finalist ;-) Now I want to see it win! Way to go Vicki, congrats on your super finalist!!!!

11/25/2008 9:38:26 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations Vicki!!! Good luck in the next round!

11/25/2008 9:56:45 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Very happy to see this Finalist, Congrats to you!

11/25/2008 10:17:33 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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WTG...Congrats. and good luck in the next round.

UB.

11/25/2008 10:56:45 PM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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Congratulations and GL!!!

11/26/2008 2:41:10 AM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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WOOHOO!!! Congrats Vicki!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11/26/2008 3:49:01 AM

 
Mary E. Lake
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Yippee Vicki, CONGRATULATIONS on your deserved finalist!! Way to go girl! :)

11/26/2008 4:26:49 AM

 
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Congratulations, Vicki on your beautiful finalist!

11/26/2008 5:12:38 AM

 
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Vicki - Congratulations!! And good luck in the next round!! - Mike

11/26/2008 5:42:36 AM

 
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Thank you EVERYONE! I was really hoping for this to happen, and yes, Susan, you did "tell me so"! Hope you're right again in the next round!

Congrats to all of you here who got finalists as well! You make the competition very challenging!

11/26/2008 6:09:06 AM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Congrats on your finalist Vicki....so happy for you! Glad a fantastic memory like this made it! :~)

11/26/2008 6:29:05 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Congratulations for your FINALIST!!!

11/26/2008 6:36:59 AM

 
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Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist

11/26/2008 6:40:23 AM

 
Irene Colling
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Woo Hooo, way to go Vicki.
Congratulations.

11/26/2008 7:21:14 AM

 
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Thanks ever so much Aimee, Elida, Eugenio & Irene!

11/26/2008 7:46:42 AM

 
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Congrats, Vicki, on your beautiful finalist.

11/26/2008 8:15:22 AM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Wow... congrats on this wonderful finalist Vicki :-) Warm color, amazing water detail and silhouettes ... bravo!

11/26/2008 9:00:58 AM

 
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Big congratulations, Vicki!
~Lisa

11/26/2008 9:01:36 AM

 
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Congratulations on your excellent finalist, Vicki! Well deserved!!....Denny

11/26/2008 10:04:23 AM

 
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Congratulations, Vicki!

11/26/2008 11:19:53 AM

 
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Congrats, Vicki!

11/26/2008 12:11:18 PM

 
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Thanks a million for all your well wishes Mary Beth, Christine, Lisa, Denny, Mitch & Gary. I may not be able to get the time to go through all of your finalists until Friday, but can't wait to see them!

11/26/2008 2:35:46 PM

 
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Congratulations, Vicki!

11/26/2008 2:42:01 PM

 
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Congratulations on your finalist Vicki, you know I love this. Best of luck in the next round!

11/26/2008 3:39:07 PM

 
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Vicki.

11/26/2008 11:52:47 PM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Vicki!

11/27/2008 4:35:51 AM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
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Thanks so much Anna, Donna, Christine & Stephanie!!

11/27/2008 5:02:15 AM

 
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Vicki, congratulations on your wonderful finalist. I think it has a good chance to go gold. :O)

11/27/2008 7:03:08 PM

 
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Thanks, Doc! the competition is REALLY tough in this category this month...I'll be happy with it just as it is, if necessary.
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

11/27/2008 7:07:58 PM

 
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Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Vicki! The warm tones are wonderful.

11/29/2008 11:16:10 AM

 
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Thanks a bunch, Lindley!!

11/29/2008 2:32:24 PM

 
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