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Dawn's Surprise
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Dawn's Surprise
Dawn's Surprise
Sunrise on Galveston Bay.
Kemah, Texas

~Nature & Landscapes~
© David Pearce
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Canon EOS 1Ds Mark...

 
 
 
Linda D. Lester
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    So happy to see this....used to have a house there and have wondered how things are going there now....just beautiful!

3/9/2010 3:39:39 PM

 
Liz Bullock
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Beautifully captured!

3/9/2010 3:46:21 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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What a stunning sunrise, David!

3/9/2010 3:50:31 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Amazing...

3/9/2010 4:58:46 PM

 
Dr Silly
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Beautiful. :O)

3/9/2010 5:59:11 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Great capture. Beautiful sunrise shot, composition and the remnants of the peer look to be crosses coming out of the water. Quite fitting.

3/9/2010 6:28:07 PM

 
Bill Treadway
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Very Nice

3/9/2010 6:59:28 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Ditto Linda's comment...I grew up in Houston and spent hours upon hours at this beach! (sand fleas!!)
This is a gorgeous image, David!!

Patti

3/9/2010 8:28:30 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Beautiful seascape shot and love the reflection of sunset colors on the water, David. Very nice indeed!

UB.

3/9/2010 10:34:41 PM

 
Summer A. Kozisek
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Beautiful sunrise image David, great comp and colors!!

3/10/2010 10:33:08 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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SPECTACULAR!
CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned POTD, David!

3/31/2010 1:43:19 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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This is truly RICH, David. Congratulations on this ever-so-apt selection for POTD!

3/31/2010 1:51:33 AM

 
Kerry Penn
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This is beautiful!

3/31/2010 3:06:27 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Good to see this again. CONGRATZ on the POTD Award!

UB.

3/31/2010 3:19:23 AM

 
Heather Thorsen
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Congratulations on your POTD David.
What a stunning and very apt image. The colours are so beautiful too.
regards
Heather

3/31/2010 3:28:16 AM

 
Lori Carlson
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Ohhhhh, how lovely, David! You've captured jaw-dropping beauty, beautifully!! WTG!! =) Big congrats on your day!!

3/31/2010 4:10:42 AM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD

3/31/2010 4:19:20 AM

 
Diane L. Thomas
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OMGosh this is awesome. What a beautiful shot. It is truly a jaw-dropping shot.

3/31/2010 4:36:44 AM

 
Byrle Gross

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Has a certain religious touch.

3/31/2010 4:39:08 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Crosses is what I thought of immediately too, David. Colors and light are beautiful. Congratulations on the POTD

3/31/2010 4:51:37 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Absolutely gorgeous lighting, colors and composition David....I too thought of crosses....

Congrats on POTD

jo ann c.

3/31/2010 4:57:11 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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What a beauty!!! Congratulations!!!

3/31/2010 5:09:09 AM

 
Liz Mackney
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Spectacular! A very well-deserved POTD. Congrats!

3/31/2010 5:42:55 AM

 
Howie M. Shultz

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this is beautiful..just curious...did you use HDR to capture it?

3/31/2010 5:55:58 AM

 
Robyn A. Terrell
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Congratulations on your stunning finalist!

3/31/2010 5:57:18 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on this gorgeous POTD, David! Funny, just last night I was trying to remember who it was that had posted a beautiful image of Galveston...and voila...here you are!!

Patti

3/31/2010 5:57:22 AM

 
Margaret vB Smith
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What a beautiful image! It's perfect for Easter week. The "crosses" caught my eye. I didn't even realize what it actually was at first. Great composition and beautiful sunrise!

3/31/2010 6:25:05 AM

 
Richard M. Waas
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Fabulous POTD David.... Great leading lines and a beautiful sky, Congrats!!

3/31/2010 6:37:06 AM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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Congratulations David on a well deserved POTD.

3/31/2010 6:50:40 AM

 
Christine Pentecost
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This is just gorgeous! Congrats on your POTD!

3/31/2010 7:20:54 AM

 
Denise Denomy
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Beautiful capture, David! CONGRATULATIONS on the EP & POTD! :0)

3/31/2010 7:45:29 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WOW, David! This is an incredible image. Huge congratulations on your beautiful POTD!!! Deb

3/31/2010 7:56:22 AM

 
Karen E. Baumann
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This is beautiful So glad to see it this week! Love the colors and the subject matter!

3/31/2010 8:15:09 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Stellar work. Stunning image. This is the kind of POTD I like to see... beautiful, inspiring, pro quality work!

3/31/2010 8:31:29 AM

 
Elsa H. Gary
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ditto the comments of others who saw crosses coming out of the water. Perfect for Easter week and gorgeous.
Congrats on your POTD david!

3/31/2010 9:13:58 AM

 
Toni Riggs
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Amazing photo, congrats!

3/31/2010 10:01:25 AM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Outstanding tones and composition, David. A richly deserved POTD.
Steve

3/31/2010 10:31:49 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Magical lighting, colors and reflections David. Congrats!

3/31/2010 11:25:08 AM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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Wow what an eye popper......absolutely stunning POTD......Congrats big time.

3/31/2010 12:58:10 PM

 
Bunny Snow
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Beautiful capture, DOF, colors and tonality and composition. I expect this will go all the way to the top, as it's an absolutely beautiful POTD!

Congratulations, David.

3/31/2010 1:42:55 PM

 
Michael G. Marshall
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Outstanding image, David! Congratulations on your POTD! Michael

3/31/2010 7:16:40 PM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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Awesome image, David! Congratulations!

3/31/2010 7:34:34 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Superb image David. I think we will be seeing this again and AGAIN!

Wonderful work! Hug congrats on your big POTD Honor on BP.

-Laura Swan

4/1/2010 2:49:27 AM

 
Saji Antony
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wow, great shot there. congrats

4/1/2010 5:22:16 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your POTD! 8o)

4/1/2010 5:30:49 AM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Such a beautiful dawn shot! Congratulations on your POTD David!!!

4/1/2010 10:58:36 PM

 
Richard D. Love
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Congratulations, David. Truly a beautiful sunrise with wonderful comp, colors, and reflections. Well done.

Rick

4/2/2010 5:05:12 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Hope it gets golden this time around! Good luck!

UB.

4/18/2010 11:40:23 PM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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Congrats on your stunning image....good luck in the next round.

4/18/2010 11:57:43 PM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, David!

4/19/2010 6:28:06 AM

 
Tad Bowman
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Beautiful photograph Dave. Congratulations.

4/19/2010 8:22:09 AM

 
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Love the composition and reflection of sunet!

4/19/2010 10:46:49 AM

 
Summer A. Kozisek
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Congratulations on your finalist David!

4/20/2010 2:01:34 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Beautiful work!! Congratulations on this wonderful 1st place win David!!

4/20/2010 3:20:40 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Incredible light and scenery Dave! Congratulations!

4/20/2010 4:08:45 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Big congrats on this win. Well deserved, WTG!!!

4/20/2010 4:14:26 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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So happy to see this....beautiful!
congratulations!

4/20/2010 4:27:29 PM

 
BILLY R. PARKER
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CONGRADULATIONS DAVE !! WELL DESERVED !! BILLY

4/20/2010 4:49:10 PM

 
Michael G. Marshall
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Congratulations David on your well deserved Winner! Michael

4/20/2010 4:59:53 PM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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Congrats on a wonderful win :-)

4/20/2010 5:16:14 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)

4/20/2010 5:45:55 PM

 
Gerri R. Jones
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Congratulations Dave on your winner, a beautiful shot in every respect!

4/20/2010 5:57:24 PM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS, David!

4/20/2010 6:42:59 PM

 
Anne McKinnell
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Amazing sky! Congratulations on your first place winner David!

4/20/2010 7:36:05 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Huge CONGRATZ. on your First Place Gold, David!

UB.

4/20/2010 11:17:43 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Huge Congratulations on your outstanding first place winner David. The composition, light and colors are fantastic!

4/21/2010 4:00:01 AM

 
David Pearce
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Many thanks to all of you for the kind comments. This sunrise was indeed a blessing!

4/21/2010 5:01:22 AM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Congratulations on this beautiful win, David!

4/21/2010 5:29:54 AM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Huge congratulations on your First Place Winner,David!!!:-)

4/21/2010 6:32:55 AM

 
Christopher Sanan
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Congrats on your Photo!

4/21/2010 8:53:49 AM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Big congrats on your win.
JP

4/21/2010 10:10:03 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is truly STUNNING, David!! Congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL FIRST PLACE WINNER! Deb

4/21/2010 10:59:22 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on your 1st place win, David...very deserving...beautiful!!

Patti

4/21/2010 11:01:11 AM

 
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The colors in this stunning sunrise
is absolutely gorgeous David!!!
Beauiful light and comp!!!
Well done and Many Congratulations
on this well deserved 1st Place Winner!!

~J~

4/21/2010 1:06:54 PM

 
Dr Silly
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Congratulations Dave on both your POTD and your Gold. :O)

4/21/2010 1:23:33 PM

 
Dave Montero
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Jaw-dropping sunrise David. Great job! Congratulations on your first place winner!

4/21/2010 6:40:24 PM

 
Tad Bowman
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Congratulations Dave on a well deserved winner.

4/22/2010 1:59:54 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS !!!!

For your wonderful win!!!

4/23/2010 8:32:28 AM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Somehow I missed this earlier...HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on a fantastic POTD and first place winner, David! Awesome, spectacular sunrise capture!

4/23/2010 9:52:29 PM

 
Lisa R. Buffington
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Congrats!! Stunning sunrise. The colors are beautiful. I could wake up to this every morning and be a very happy person. Outstanding composition, clarity and dof. Excellent work.

5/4/2010 7:42:23 AM

 
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