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Sharps Island Lighthouse
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Sharps Island Lighthouse
Sharps Island Lighthouse
The Sharps Island Lighthouse, located on the Eastern shores of Maryland in the Chesapeake Bay, has a very distinct look. Not only is the 37-foot tower a cast iron caisson, it lists -- tipped over about 15 degrees when large ice flows pushed up against the tower during a harsh winter in 1976-1977. This tower, the third light at the site, was built in 1881. It's always been one of my favorite lighthouses; I treated this photo, which is a couple of years old, to give it an HDR look, but the skies were pretty dramatic to begin with. Happy Hump Day, everyone!
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Tammy M. Anderson
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    WOW!!!! Monnie I love this. Perfect treatment to this unusal lighthouse. Great textures, colors and capture.

2/17/2010 7:04:49 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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What a terrific capture, Monnie! Fabulous detail and treatment!

2/17/2010 7:10:23 AM

 
Kim Dietrich Elam
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very cool lighthouse and image, Monnie!

2/17/2010 7:14:26 AM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Beautiful capture and treatment of this lighthouse, Monnie!

2/17/2010 7:16:47 AM

 
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Wonderful find, capture and effects, Monnie! Nice color and textures.

2/17/2010 7:22:29 AM

 
David Phalen
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Excellent capture of a very cool lighthouse!! Love the colors, texture and details!!

2/17/2010 7:27:40 AM

 
Hal Bambrick
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Excellent Work Monnie!!!!!!.

2/17/2010 7:50:48 AM

 
Julie Burnett
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The lighting is fantastic on this, Monnie!! I love how the bay blends into the sky, and the textures and colors of the lighthouse "pop" out at the viewer. Excellent job!!

2/17/2010 8:20:28 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Gorgeous capture, Monnie. Love the colors and textures, and the sky is amazing.

2/17/2010 8:21:28 AM

 
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Excellent capture, treatment and info! Jeff

2/17/2010 9:00:10 AM

 
Doug Pignet
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Beautiful capture of this rustic looking lighthouse, looks like it needs some TLC.

2/17/2010 9:00:15 AM

 
J Vissak
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Cool find! Well done. Great composition and tones.

2/17/2010 9:06:50 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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What a find Monnie, this is FANTASTIC!!! <><

2/17/2010 9:28:29 AM

 
Ron McEwan
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Dramatic image Monnie amazing shot all around, well done.

2/17/2010 9:47:29 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Outstanding capture of this most distinctive lighthouse taken with sharp detail, dramatic sky and vibrant colors, Monnie!!!

2/17/2010 10:06:12 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Monnie, your editing really enhances the color and the presence of your capture.

2/17/2010 10:13:46 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Nice capture, excellent details and textures! Didn't know we had anything that leaned like this.

2/17/2010 11:17:36 AM

 
John Connolly
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A remarkable light house to say the least Monnie, thanks for sharing!

2/17/2010 11:30:43 AM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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Oh My
WoooooooooHooooooooooo!!
This is Awesome Monnie
What a Find
Your Treatment Equals That Fantastic Sky!!

2/17/2010 11:50:19 AM

 
Tess L. Yee
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Having grown up on the Chesapeake, let me just say that this image is fabulous! Love the perspective and presentation.

2/17/2010 12:10:18 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Awesome work, Monnie. Just beautiful.

And, to boot, if Gallileo could resurrect himself, he could come here and rediscover GRAVITY!

2/17/2010 2:12:39 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Gorgeous capture- the colors are fantastic. I didn't know there was a leaning tower of Piza lighthouse!

2/17/2010 4:17:36 PM

 
Gord MacEachern
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What a beauty Monnie, love it!!!

2/17/2010 5:10:19 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Terrific lighthouse image, great color & treatment, Monnie.

2/17/2010 6:49:36 PM

 
Dick  W. Wyatt
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I love this one Monnie.
Great job.

I lean like that some days when my back is out !!

2/18/2010 1:03:27 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Very dramatic capture and wonderful treatment, Monnie!

2/18/2010 5:23:13 AM

 
Ann H. Belus
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Awesome capture of color and texture, Monnie!

2/18/2010 12:26:24 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Fantastic shot and awesome effects on this beautiful image, Monnie!!! :-) k

2/18/2010 4:47:32 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Outstanding capture of this beautiful and unique lighthouse Monnie!! I really like your processing here. Excellent work!

2/19/2010 12:15:12 AM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Wow!Awesome find and incredible image with amazing details and lighting,Monnie!

2/19/2010 9:34:02 AM

 
Marty Straub
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What a great shot, Monnie. Great work bringing out all of the details and color. Fine detail and contrast, and, yes, what a wonderfully dramatic sky.

2/22/2010 7:45:10 AM

 
Diane L. Thomas
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Outstanding shot. I keep leaning to make it stand streight. lol Just beautifully done.

2/22/2010 3:28:06 PM

 
Patricia A. Stalter
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Wonderful is what you've done here!!!
Treatment is really special.

2/23/2010 8:10:57 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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It's the "Leaning Tower Of Lighthouse"! (HA!)

I can see why this is a favorite of yours, Monnie! It's actually quite amazing to see a lighthouse that could dub for a giant buoy!

You did a great job here!!!

-Laura

2/24/2010 4:22:13 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on an awesome finalist :)

3/26/2010 1:31:43 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Congratulations, Monnie! A terrific and well-deserved Finalist! All the best in the upcoming rounds!

3/26/2010 3:18:25 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Monnie, and best wishes in the next round!

3/26/2010 4:40:48 PM

 
Ron McEwan
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This great Monnie, congratulations on your finalist.

3/26/2010 5:24:54 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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You did great on our very own Leaning Tower, Monnie. Congratulations!

3/26/2010 5:47:32 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist.

3/26/2010 6:22:28 PM

 
Doug Pignet
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Congrats on your finalist, well done

3/27/2010 4:12:46 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Awesome Finalist, Monnie! Congratulations!

3/27/2010 5:36:44 AM

 
Diane L. Thomas
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Congrats on your finalist, well deserved and a beautiful capture.

3/27/2010 5:46:35 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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Way to go...proud of you!!!

3/27/2010 6:56:24 AM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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CONGRATULATIONS!

3/27/2010 8:06:32 AM

 
Mark Dodge
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Super excellent capture, Monnie. Love the lighting, details, and composition. Congratulations on a well deserved Finalist. Best of luck in the next round!

3/27/2010 10:50:27 AM

 
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really cool lighthouse- just wish the horizon was straight an the lighthouse wasn't cut off at the bottom- but very cool shot

3/27/2010 11:15:21 AM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Monnie!

3/27/2010 1:38:04 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Huge congratulations on your very beautiful finalist Monnie!!

3/27/2010 5:56:25 PM

 
Susan Weisensel
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Whoooo Hoooo Monnie, WTG on your finalist. Good luck to you.

3/27/2010 6:38:06 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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WTG! So dramatic and bold! Congratulations!

3/27/2010 8:34:10 PM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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Sensational Monnie!!

Congratulations!!
This should be Back!!

3/28/2010 2:55:49 AM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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WoW! Terrific capture of this lighthouse, Monnie! Love the details, colors and textures. Thanks for the history lesson, too! Congratulations on this superb Finalist and good luck in the next round!

3/28/2010 11:05:10 AM

 
Ann H. Belus
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Congratulations,Monnie!!!

3/28/2010 11:45:16 AM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Congratulations on this great finalist. Great shot and PP work.

3/28/2010 3:09:24 PM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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Way to go, Lighthouse-Lady! This is wonderful.

3/28/2010 9:20:40 PM

 
Mark Dodge
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Totally Awesome Monnie! A huge congratulations! Well done!

3/28/2010 9:44:44 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Excellent Monnie! Congratulations on your win!

3/29/2010 1:04:43 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Monnie...Congratulations on your big and deserving winner!

3/29/2010 3:19:59 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on your terrific winner, Monnie.

3/29/2010 4:14:20 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats on your beautiful winner, Monnie.

3/29/2010 4:53:33 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Big congratulations on your stunning winner, Monnie!!

Patti

3/29/2010 5:21:20 AM

 
Julie Burnett
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HUGE congratulations Monnie!! I somehow missed this as a finalist, but thrilled for you that it went gold!! So deserving!!

3/29/2010 5:25:44 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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WTG, Monnie! Big Congratulations!

3/29/2010 5:50:36 AM

 
Boyd L. Alexander
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A big Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist Monnie!! This really blew me away!

3/29/2010 5:55:13 AM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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Congratulations Monnie!!! Wonderful winner!

3/29/2010 6:22:14 AM

 
Val Feldman
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WTG, Monnie! Congratulations on your gold win!!

3/29/2010 6:31:25 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Thanks SO much for all the wonderful comments -- I'm absolutely thrilled! And thanks to the judge(s), too -- the decisions had to be difficult with so many terrific entries!

3/29/2010 6:50:29 AM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on your spectacular winner, Monnie!

3/29/2010 7:27:13 AM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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This had Winner written all over it!!
Congratulations Monnie!!

3/29/2010 7:29:21 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Monnie on your fabulous win!

3/29/2010 7:53:11 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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BIG CONGRATS Monnie!!!

3/29/2010 8:26:20 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS on your excellent Winning image, Monnie!

3/29/2010 8:35:40 AM

 
Carol Eade
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Warm congratulations on your terrific winner, Monnie!

3/29/2010 8:52:38 AM

 
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Congratulations on this awesome, well deserved Gold Monnie!

jo ann c.

3/29/2010 9:35:52 AM

 
David Phalen
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WTG Monnie!! BIG Congrats on a fabulous Winner!!

3/29/2010 11:19:07 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Just an outstanding capture, Monnie. Huge congrats on this beautiful Gold.

3/29/2010 11:33:52 AM

 
Freddy Bland
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Congratulations on your outstanding winning image, Monnie!!!

3/29/2010 11:44:27 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Congratulations on this great winner!

3/29/2010 11:56:05 AM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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WTG Monnie! Superb Winner!

3/29/2010 1:26:15 PM

 
Gina Cormier
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WOW MONNIE!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS ON THIS FABULOUS WINNER!!!!!!!!

3/29/2010 1:50:23 PM

 
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WTG on this wonderful win, Monnie!!! :-) k

3/29/2010 2:14:30 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your win :)

3/29/2010 2:22:43 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big Congrats on this 2nd place win, Monnie!

3/29/2010 5:25:43 PM

 
Gord MacEachern
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A great big congatulations on the GOLD Monnie!!!!!

3/29/2010 6:02:53 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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So glad to see this a GOLD WINNER, Monnie!! It's one of my favorites! CONGRATULATIONS!

3/29/2010 8:41:40 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Huge congratulations on your beautiful winner Monnie!!!

3/29/2010 9:25:23 PM

 
Susan Weisensel
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WAY TO GO MONNIE, HUGE CONGRATS TO YOU GIRL.

3/29/2010 10:18:31 PM

 
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OUTSTANDING in every respect, Monnie. CONGRATZ on your GOLD Win!!

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3/30/2010 12:12:01 AM

 
Jack Gaskin
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WTG How in the world did I miss this the first time around??? Just checked the post date I was at SEA cause I certainly would have noticed this shot.

WELL DESERVED

Jack

3/30/2010 6:50:00 AM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Wow. Monnie CONGRATULATIONS on your win. I dont know how I missed this one either! WTG.

3/30/2010 6:54:37 AM

 
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Congratulations on your wonderful win Monnie.

3/30/2010 8:39:58 AM

 
Patricia A. Stalter
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Well! Look here! I missed it too. Big Congrats, well deserved. You go girl!

4/6/2010 8:48:12 AM

 
Gary Enloe
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Outstanding capture Monnie. Great POV, Detail & Color. Congrats on being a WINNER

Gary

5/5/2010 2:14:23 PM

 
Wanda B. Anderson
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WOW!!! What a old treasure you captured here! Wonderful!

5/14/2010 12:50:55 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Terrific shot Monnie ~ great old lighthouse .. belated congrats on your winner!

6/21/2010 1:46:22 AM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Beautiful image Monnie. Belated congrats on your win.

11/13/2010 8:44:38 AM

 
Gary Enloe
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This is outstanding Monnie. Very nice detail, color

1/28/2012 7:18:28 AM

 
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