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The 136
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
The 136
The 136

A complete redo of an old favorite.

Taking a break from the eagle shots. Yes, I have more.

Comments welcome and appreciated!

© Mike Umbreit
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Ron McEwan
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    A grand image Mike with drama, well composed,

2/6/2009 3:14:56 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Ron - Thanks! You were quick with that comment! :-) Mike

2/6/2009 3:19:28 PM

 
Jennifer A. Meighan
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The treatment works well here...

2/6/2009 3:34:47 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Awesome image, Mike! Love the HDR effect! Love the colour, clarity and detail! Wonderful comp and perspective! Outstanding work as usual! Loved your eagle shots, by the way! :)

2/6/2009 4:58:48 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Wonderful effects, Mike -- I'm going to copy :) Love the bold colors and crisp details in this shot.

2/6/2009 5:47:27 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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I love this image. So Chicago.

2/6/2009 7:51:15 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Jennifer/Lorna/Nikki/Leslie - Thanks! Yes, this is definitely Chicago! - Mike

2/6/2009 7:53:21 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Cool! Love the lines, color tones and details. HDR?

2/6/2009 11:27:31 PM

 
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Katarina - Thanks! This image has had many things done to it. It started as a single RAW image so I used Photomatix to create a pseudo-HDR image. From there I went to work with Topaz adjust and a few other filters to get the look I wanted. Hope that helps! - Mike

2/7/2009 6:48:05 AM

 
John Benway
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Beautiful shot Mike, everything about it.
John

2/7/2009 6:49:46 AM

 
Mike Umbreit
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John - Thanks! - Mike

2/7/2009 6:52:13 AM

 
Deb Koskovich
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I remember this one...loved it then and still do!

2/7/2009 8:11:12 AM

 
Kathleen M. Rinker
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I also remember this one, love this version too, great work Mike!!

2/7/2009 4:03:51 PM

 
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Deb and Kathy - Thanks for remembering and loving! :-) Mike

2/8/2009 10:00:09 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Very nice composition Mike. Like the way the Tozaz filter can create so many variations within an image. This is very well done.

3/9/2009 7:44:57 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Dale - Thanks! Yes, Topaz is definitely one of my favorite filters. - Mike

3/10/2009 7:07:50 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on your wonderful finalist--one of my favorites.

3/25/2009 10:23:07 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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amazing beauty... congratulations for your finalist!

3/25/2009 10:59:20 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

3/25/2009 12:11:16 PM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Outstanding, Mike. Huge congrats on this beautiful finalist.

3/25/2009 1:16:44 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Mike!

3/25/2009 1:55:49 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Hurray! Congratulations on this amazing Finalist, Mike! Good luck in the next round!!!!! Photobucket

3/25/2009 3:12:17 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations Mike!

3/25/2009 4:50:49 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WOW, Mike! This is EXCELLENT! Wonderful details, lighting, colors and comp. Congratulations on another SUPERB finalist! Deb

3/25/2009 6:57:36 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Love this Mike!! Congratulations again!!

3/25/2009 7:08:16 PM

 
Susana Heide
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I love your effects here!!! Congrats on another finalist, Mike!!

3/25/2009 11:00:02 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Thanks so much! I have not had a chance to look over the finalists...I hope to soon! - Mike

3/26/2009 5:08:46 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Love to see this here Mike. Congratulations on your finalist!

3/26/2009 6:30:50 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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Yahoooo Mike!!!!!!!
Outstaning Finalist!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

~J~

3/26/2009 10:39:10 AM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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Congratulations on your finalist, Mike!

3/26/2009 12:26:09 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Big congratulations on your superb winner!

3/26/2009 5:02:32 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations on your win :-)

3/26/2009 5:27:00 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful winner Mike, congrats!

3/26/2009 6:00:10 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on your terrific winner.

3/26/2009 6:02:48 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Thanks so much! I guess it really does pay to go back and redo some of the old favorites! :) Mike

3/26/2009 8:07:29 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Superb winner,Mike!

3/26/2009 8:57:38 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Big congratulations, Mike!!!
Patti

3/26/2009 9:05:52 PM

 
Anne M. Young
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Fantastic Congratulations!

3/26/2009 9:38:28 PM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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A huge Win for you my friend. Congratulations. Its always good to do different things even though we have our favorite subjects.

3/26/2009 10:04:40 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations, Mike!

3/26/2009 11:57:03 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations on your superb winner!!!

3/27/2009 12:28:29 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

3/27/2009 2:26:45 AM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Congrats on your Fabulous Win, Mike!!!!! Photobucket

3/27/2009 5:03:51 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Superb, Mike! Congratulations on your wonderful winner!

3/27/2009 5:27:14 AM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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Congratulations on your winner, Mike!

3/27/2009 7:34:59 AM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congrats on a spectacular Winner!!

3/27/2009 7:51:13 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this awesome gold winner Mike!

jo ann c.

3/27/2009 9:28:22 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Sorry I missed this earlier, Mike! What a great re-do! A great big congrat's to you!!!

3/27/2009 9:33:55 AM

 
Rhonda Burger
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!
Rhonda

3/27/2009 11:17:47 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Congratulations on this great winner!

3/27/2009 11:44:41 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Way to go, Mike. Congratulations.

3/27/2009 11:46:02 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Just beautiful, Mike. Huge congratulations on this outstanding winner.

3/27/2009 1:33:09 PM

 
Glenn E. Traver
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Congratulations Mike , Beautiful winner ~ GT

3/27/2009 3:30:57 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Thanks so much for your support!!! - Mike

3/27/2009 8:19:06 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Wonderful win Mike!

3/28/2009 2:08:34 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Gail - Thank You! - Mike

3/28/2009 5:13:01 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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WTG Mike!!! Big congratulations to you!

3/28/2009 5:24:06 PM

 
Anna Diederich
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Congratulations, Mike!

3/29/2009 2:29:06 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your win Mike, great image!

3/30/2009 11:48:00 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Happy to see this with a yellow badge. Congratulations Mike!

3/31/2009 4:03:07 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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CONGRATULATIONS Mike!! Awesome!!!! :0)

3/31/2009 8:04:29 AM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Thanks for all of the kind comments!! - Mike

3/31/2009 8:30:49 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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CONGRATS. on getting Golden

Usman.

3/31/2009 11:28:54 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

"Cup Full of Daisies"


A Special Trophy for

"February Winners"

4/1/2009 2:22:05 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Mike on your Win!!!

Dominick

4/2/2009 1:23:28 AM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Usman/Elida/Dominick - Thanks to each of you!! - Mike

4/2/2009 6:47:20 PM

 
Susan J. Allen
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Beautiful work, Mike!

4/4/2009 11:24:51 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Susan - Thanks! - Mike

4/11/2009 5:39:27 AM

 
Cyndy Doty
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Mike - what a wonderful capture and rendering! Congratulations on your win!

6/20/2009 5:07:49 AM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Cyndy - Thanks! - Mike

6/25/2009 8:12:56 PM

 
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