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The Skies are Clear Underneathe
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The Skies are Clear Underneathe
The Skies are Clear Underneathe
The Currituck Beach Lighthouse in Corolla, NC, part of the North Carolina Outer Banks. From http://www.currituckbeachlight.com/--On December 1, 1875 the beacon of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse filled the remaining "dark spot" on the North Carolina coast between the Cape Henry light to the north and Bodie Island to the south. To distinguish the Currituck Beach Lighthouse from other regional lighthouses, its exterior was left unpainted and gives today's visitor a sense of the multitude of bricks used to form the structure.
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    LOVE this creation, Susan! Extremely well done!

7/26/2009 10:42:06 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Great work Susan!

7/26/2009 11:51:05 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Great image Susan ~ very creative work!

7/27/2009 12:07:22 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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A fascinating creation, susan.

7/27/2009 2:39:06 AM

 
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Cool creation. :O)

7/27/2009 3:16:00 AM

 
Joy Rector
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I LOVE it!

7/27/2009 4:02:26 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Love the tones and effects here, Sue.

7/27/2009 4:38:52 AM

 
Les Rhoades
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simply impressed...really!

7/27/2009 6:22:38 AM

 
Christine Pentecost
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I love this! What a creative image. I liked reading the history of the lighthouse as well.

7/27/2009 6:41:15 AM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Oh, wow! I wasn't expecting this kind of response. Thanks, everyone, for your encouragement!

7/27/2009 9:39:45 AM

 
Amy Jackson
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Cool image, Susan! Great job! :)

7/27/2009 9:45:19 AM

 
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Love what you've done here. Awesome work, Susan

7/27/2009 5:08:46 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Thanks Amy and Ann!

7/27/2009 5:40:39 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Love it Susan! ... and it seems that we have the exactly same idea about the texture :) I love how it works in your composition and idea, wonderful...

7/27/2009 9:16:56 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Good to see the EP on this cool image, Sue.

7/29/2009 7:43:08 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Amazing digital darkroom work, very cool image.

7/31/2009 5:37:44 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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You got MANY great ones from July.. I LOVE this!!

7/31/2009 8:42:55 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Unique, creative and very beautiful! Great idea Susan!

8/3/2009 3:43:35 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Susan - This is such a cool creation!! - Mike

8/4/2009 6:49:15 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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This is my favorite of your July entries, Sue -- thought it was so cool I went out and got a suitable texture and did one myself :) I love the way the tear gives the viewer the sense of discovery. Beautiful scene you used it on, too. I also like your Atlanta aquarium shots, Dragonfly on a Lotus (my runner-up), and Shared Circuit and Lonely -- love the design elements in this kind of shot. Very John C and that's a compliment. Good luck with your July entries.

8/13/2009 8:07:18 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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This is VERY cool, Susan! Love it! Great DD work!

8/17/2009 7:41:49 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Woohoo! Congrats, Susan!

8/17/2009 4:02:21 PM

 
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Congratulations!!!

8/17/2009 5:13:30 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your finalist! This is so creative and beautiful Susan!

8/17/2009 6:08:21 PM

 
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You had a great month, Susan! Congrats to you!!

8/17/2009 7:23:17 PM

 
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Congratulations on this very creative finalist composition Susan. Kudos!

8/17/2009 8:59:32 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Huge congratulations on this very well-deserved Finalist, Susan!!!
Cesar

8/17/2009 10:46:35 PM

 
Lana Arcemont
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Congratulations!
A Great Creation!

8/18/2009 6:48:27 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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BIG congrats Sue, great to see this again!!! (mine didn´t work) I like so much this photo...good luck next :))))

8/18/2009 6:48:52 AM

 
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Fantastic work, Susan! Congratulations on your finalist!

8/18/2009 7:09:24 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Wow, Susan, amazing DD work! Fantastic concept and execution--big congrats on your very well-deserved finalist!

8/18/2009 8:12:59 AM

 
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Superb work, Susan. Huge congrats on this wonderful finalist.

8/18/2009 8:23:41 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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This puts a HUGE smile on my face Sue...:) One word...


congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos

8/18/2009 4:20:28 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Fabulous Susan!! I love this!

8/18/2009 4:36:55 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Susan!!!

8/18/2009 5:46:44 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Congrats Sue! Wonderfully creative!

8/18/2009 6:12:08 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome FINALIST!!!

UB.

8/18/2009 11:05:08 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS Susan, I wish you the best of luck!!!

8/19/2009 10:23:20 AM

 
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Incredible work Susan!!! Congratulations on this excellent first place winner!

8/19/2009 3:42:07 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN!!! WTG Susan!!!

8/19/2009 3:44:16 PM

 
Dr Silly
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Susan, congratulations on your 1st place win. :O)

8/19/2009 3:47:16 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Susan on your amazing First Place Win!

8/19/2009 3:47:46 PM

 
Shawn Jennings
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WTG Susan!!!! Congratulations on your win!!!!

8/19/2009 4:45:50 PM

 
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Way to go, Susan!!!

8/19/2009 5:35:28 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Way to go is RIGHT!! Congrats, Susan!!

8/19/2009 6:49:46 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Woohoo! Congratulations on your great win, Susan!

8/19/2009 7:30:24 PM

 
Gerri R. Jones
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Beautiful and dramatic creation Susan, congratulations on your win!

8/19/2009 7:31:04 PM

 
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Excellent!! Congratulations, Susan on your well deserved First Place Win!! Beautiful image and work!!

8/19/2009 8:25:04 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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WooooooooooHoooooooooo!!!
CONGRATULATIONS Sue!!
Excellent First Place Win ;)

8/19/2009 9:10:36 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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WOW!!! I am so happy to see that First Place Gold Medal on this photograph, Sue!!! A real Work Of Art!!!
Congratulations on this very well-deserved WINNER!!!
Cesar

8/19/2009 9:52:30 PM

 
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Such a great work of art Susan! Very impressive! Congratulations on your First Place!!!

8/19/2009 11:07:37 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations on your creative 1st Place Susan!!!

8/20/2009 12:10:42 AM

 
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What a well deserved First Place Win!
CONGRATULATIONS to you, Susan!

8/20/2009 12:15:52 AM

 
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Big congratulations Susan...beautiful!!!

8/20/2009 6:24:49 AM

 
Amy Jackson
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Congratulations on your 1st place win, Susan!!!!!! :)

8/20/2009 6:42:45 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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MANY MANY BIG HUGS for this wonderful 1st place Sue!!!!! I'm so happy for you to see this one here...enjoy it :)))))))))))

8/20/2009 6:57:09 AM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Congratulations on this gorgeous First Place Winner, Susan!

8/20/2009 7:03:40 AM

 
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Congrats on your amazing winner.

8/20/2009 7:43:08 AM

 
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Congratulations on your First Place Winner, Susan!
Monika

8/20/2009 9:33:13 AM

 
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Well, you already know I'm a big fan of this one, Sue, so I'll just tell you I think a large part of the genius here comes in having the vision (or courage) to place the texture as you did. Had you placed it so that the lighthouse was clearly revealed, you would have had an excellent but perhaps predictable result. Placed as you have so that only clear sky is revealed and coupled with the title, this is masterful. Congratulations on your first First Place Winner!

8/20/2009 4:39:17 PM

 
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Thanks too all you for your kind words! I'm just thrilled and honored by the win, but also and mostly all the support behind this. It certainly means a lot to me!

8/20/2009 6:54:47 PM

 
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HUGE Congratulations!!!!

8/20/2009 8:41:29 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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WTG Susan. CONGRATULATIONS on striking first Place GOLD!

UB.

8/20/2009 11:56:22 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Congrats on your WIN!

8/21/2009 1:26:11 PM

 
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Congratulations on this First Place win, Susan!

8/21/2009 7:52:42 PM

 
Claudine Grove
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Congrats on the win!!

8/21/2009 8:44:31 PM

 
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Susan, Congratulations...what an amazing job you did here...your have such a clever minds eye and the talent to carry it though...

8/22/2009 7:37:52 AM

 
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Susan, you know I couldn't be more happy for you, even if it was MY image... This was without a doubt one of the most superior DD images I have seen in a long time... Your choice of effect was brilliant here... I am thrilled that the judges thought the same!!

Congrats on this 1st Place!!!

8/24/2009 4:11:43 AM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Thanks Ujjwal, Usman, Susan, Claudine, Wanda and Kara for all your kind words!

8/24/2009 7:43:22 AM

 
Christine Pentecost
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I knew this photo would be a winner. Congrats!

8/24/2009 3:04:37 PM

 
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8/26/2009 2:40:05 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Extraordinary digital work, Susan!!! WOW!! Congrats on your 1st place WIN!!!

9/8/2009 6:44:06 PM

 
Kelvin E. Hargrove
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So well deserved. Congrats!!

9/14/2009 3:27:21 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Sorry I missed this beautiful win!!! You go girl!

9/21/2009 11:26:06 AM

 
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Congratulations Susan on your Win!!!


Dominick

11/15/2009 7:13:48 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Such fabulous art, Susan. I love the torn sky and fab textures.

12/20/2010 12:34:08 PM

 
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Congratulations on this fabulous first place winner, Susan.

1/27/2011 3:51:44 AM

 
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