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Rays of Hope
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
 
Rays of Hope
Rays of Hope
"S.S. Dicky", carrying 11 crew and 40 tonnes of sand, was forced onto the beach during heavy seas in 1893...no lives were lost
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Liz Bullock
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    Composition, tones, lighting, shadowing, image, absolute perfection and beauty!

11/15/2009 5:25:46 PM

 
Michael G. Marshall
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Wonderful image, Nick! Michael

11/15/2009 5:41:57 PM

 
Michael R. McKenney
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Now for me, this is a photo! Spectacular color, and such ingenious use of shadows and light. The exposure is perfect and the composition is flawless. A sad and poignant story is told, but somehow you pull off the theme of hope in an almost majestic way. Great shot, now one of my favorites. Thanks for posting this!

11/15/2009 5:45:51 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Awesome image, Nick! the shadows play suck a big part in setting the tone of
"Rays of Hope."

11/15/2009 7:09:46 PM

 
Susana Heide
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REMARKABLE beyond words....!!!! A winner Nick! :o)

11/15/2009 7:31:34 PM

 
Dave Montero
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This is a terrific shot Nick. Well done!

11/20/2009 3:42:53 PM

 
Debra P. Chenault
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I absolutely love this shot! This is fantastic. Great lighting, love the shadows. I'd love to be sitting there watching that sunset!

11/20/2009 9:02:50 PM

 
Rolando Rosito
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Outstanding image Nick! Wonderful!

11/21/2009 4:51:56 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Captivating-Breathtaking-Spell Binding are the words that came to my mind on seeing this masterpiece. Instant favorite, Nick!

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11/24/2009 2:19:09 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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INSPIRING!!! A Winning capture of Hope Nick

12/3/2009 9:24:52 AM

 
Baqer Mohd  Jawad
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Stunning .. and wonderful capture !

I like it so much . All the best Nick.

Regards ,,, BMJ

12/4/2009 10:10:01 PM

 
Liz Bullock
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Congratulations on your stunning finalist!

12/15/2009 2:18:55 PM

 
Gerri R. Jones
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You know I just love this image Nick! Beautiful storytelling scene with exceptional drama and lighting! Congratulations on this well deserved finalist and best of luck!

12/15/2009 4:09:29 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats on this amazing capture!

12/15/2009 4:30:07 PM

 
Rolando Rosito
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Congratulations Nick!!

12/15/2009 5:14:54 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Nick - Congratulations on your finalist! That is a fantastic image! Wonderful light and shadows! - Mike

12/15/2009 6:32:18 PM

 
Sandra J. Anderson

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Congratulations on a beautiful finalist Nick.

12/15/2009 6:41:39 PM

 
Anne McKinnell
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Beautiful lighting, colours and use of shadows Nick! Congrats on your finalist.

12/15/2009 9:32:08 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Not surprised, Nick. CONGRATZ and expect to see this one again, big time!

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12/15/2009 10:08:20 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your stunning finalist Nick. Love the tones and light. Hope to see this with the gold badge.

12/16/2009 8:03:30 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is truly amazing, Nick...and it should be the Grand Prize winner in my opinion. Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!! Deb

12/17/2009 9:18:10 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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The shadows, lighting and colors make this such an amazing image Nick. A Grand Prize in my book too. Congratulations and best of luck matey!

12/17/2009 9:24:09 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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A beautiful capture Nick! Congratulations on your finalist!

12/17/2009 3:15:29 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Awesome!! Congratulations Nick on this wonderful winner!!! Happy christmas to you and yours - greetings from Hong Kong btw :-)

12/17/2009 8:01:02 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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And a winner it is!!! So glad to see this get 1rst Place Nick. It's such a gorgeous scene. Congratulations matey on a job well done!

12/17/2009 8:07:56 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Nick on your stunning First Place Win!

12/17/2009 8:14:37 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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I guess I was right about 'big time'. CONGRATULATIONS on your First Place Gold!!

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12/17/2009 9:27:36 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Huge congratulations on this awesome winner,Nick!!!:-)

12/18/2009 12:46:29 AM

 
Henk Boneschans
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Awesome capture Nick - congratulations! Henk

12/18/2009 1:13:28 AM

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

Dominick

12/18/2009 2:11:46 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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CONGRATULATIONS Pictures, Images and Photos

12/18/2009 3:15:36 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Woo Hoo, congrats on your gorgeous win Nick!

12/18/2009 3:48:26 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Super job, Nick. Congrats to you...love your colors in this!

12/18/2009 4:01:47 AM

 
Nick Lagos
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Thanks everyone for stopping by and for your encouragement and support....and thanks to Betterphoto for choosing this image

12/18/2009 4:06:19 AM

 
Giancarlo Bisone
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Hi Nick: Congratulations for a very well deserved 1st place. This is a fantastic shot! Great job.

12/18/2009 4:42:01 AM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Congrats on your beautiful winner Nick!!! Wonderful shot!!!

12/18/2009 5:42:57 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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Congrats on your beautiful winner!

12/18/2009 6:49:05 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations, Nick. Great photo.

12/18/2009 6:59:47 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS

On your wonderful win

12/18/2009 7:20:32 AM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Congratulations on your wonderful Win, Nick!!!

12/18/2009 7:33:57 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Well...I knew this would be right at the top!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS, Nick, on your BEAUTIFUL FIRST PLACE WINNER!! Deb

12/18/2009 8:55:41 AM

 
Clyde P. Smith
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Congratulations on your First Place Win Nick!

12/18/2009 9:04:06 AM

 
Wanda Judd
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Nike, congratulations...both the photo and title are simply perfect....a true inspiration...

12/18/2009 9:18:45 AM

 
Anne McKinnell
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Congratulations on your fabulous first prize win Nick!

12/18/2009 9:54:21 AM

 
Mick Burkey
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Wonderful image, as always, Nick. Big congrats on your 1st Place win! Well-deserved.

12/18/2009 11:27:01 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Congratulations on your stunning First Place Winner, Nick! It's an outstanding capture.

12/18/2009 11:53:04 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on this awesome win!!!!

12/18/2009 1:28:42 PM

 

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Congratulations on your 1st Place Gold Award Nick. A very well deserving Photo. Im so very happy for you. Great job.

Merry Christmas to You
Brian

12/18/2009 4:09:08 PM

 
Paula Hildy
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Congratulations! Absolutely beautiful..

12/18/2009 4:24:42 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your 1st Place WINNER! 8o)

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12/18/2009 4:56:34 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Beautiful light and tones. Congratulations!!

12/18/2009 5:45:37 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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So gorgeous Nick! Congratulations on your marvelous image and much deserving winner!

12/18/2009 7:23:00 PM

 
Paula Showen
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This is a truly breath-taking image. I love it! Congratulations!

12/18/2009 8:22:31 PM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Congratulations on your win Nick. Gorgeous.
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12/19/2009 6:17:10 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Just gorgeous, Nick. Huge congrats on this beautiful GOLD.

12/19/2009 7:18:54 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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Congratulations on your WIN Nick!! Stunning image. I love the shadows across the water.

12/19/2009 8:41:23 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your BIG win Amanda! Gorgeous work Nick!

12/19/2009 8:52:34 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I meant to say congratulations Nick! Sorry! But I love your image!!

Have a great Christmas!!

Donna

12/19/2009 8:58:33 PM

 
Sharon 
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Nick, HUGE congratulations on your well deserved First Place Win!!!

12/19/2009 9:07:45 PM

 
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Congratulations on the 1st place win, Nick ....a very haunting capture....wonderful! Cheers....

12/20/2009 2:03:22 PM

 
Summer A. Kozisek
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Phenomenal image and lighting Nick, congratulations on your well deserved win!

12/23/2009 11:13:28 PM

 
Ken R. Frischkorn
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Beautiful photo, and lighting, Congratulations on your win.

12/24/2009 2:20:39 PM

 
Gail P. Sullivan
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A stunning image, Nick...belated congrats!

1/15/2010 11:24:45 AM

 
Glenn E. Traver
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Great Depth here Nick, its a standout photo with the great shadows that really pull this composition together, Congratulation ~ GT

1/18/2010 2:22:09 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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This is what it's all about!! Gorgeous!

3/15/2010 8:45:03 AM

 
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Awesome capture...very well deserved win...Congratulations Nick!

jo ann c.

6/17/2010 8:23:25 AM

 
Rod Partington
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Incredible!

8/19/2010 5:04:33 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Another congratulations, Nick, on both of your featured images in Snapshot! Keep those special honors going!!

8/24/2010 12:12:24 PM

 
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