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Palm Sunrise
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
 
Palm Sunrise
Palm Sunrise
Huge palm trees cast their shadows upon Kaanapali Beach, Maui. Taken from a 10th-floor hotel balcony in early morning in November 2002. Canon PowerShot G3.
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Canon PowerShot G3...
 
 
 
Stephanie Adams
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    Oooooh, very nice and interesting! I like it :O)

11/15/2002 8:44:56 PM

 
Janelle Barry
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You're back!! Was it wonderful? This image is really great; I can't wait to see the rest of your images!

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Thank you Stephanie and Janelle. Yes, just got back at 4 this morning after a red-eye flight. We loved the wraparound balcony we had. We could see the ocean from one side and the mountains from the other. It was a whirlwind trip, though. Didn't get to do everything or photograph everything I wanted to. But I'll take 5 days in Hawaii any time. :-)

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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I love this shot Patricia! It's absolutely gorgeous!

Cathy :)

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Thanks so much Cathy. Our first morning there, it was such a pleasant surprise to walk out onto the balcony and have this view. However, I had to shoot through some wrought iron bars, and I was nervous getting close to the edge to get the shots! :-)

 
Claudia Fernandes

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Beautiful shot! You have a wonderful gallery

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Thank you very much for viewing my gallery, Claudia.

 
Carol Engstrom
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Great shot Patricia!

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Thanks Carol. I appreciate it.

 
Carol Engstrom
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Congratulations Patricia!!

 
Mark Oxley
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Congrats Patricia. Recognition for a wonderful photo, you fully deserve your first place!!

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congrats, Patricia!

 
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Congrats!!!

 
Jimmy Wen

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most beautiful water edge shot i'v seen! Congratulation Patricia!

 
Piper Lehman
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Patricia, your day has come. I knew I'd see your name in the winners circle sooner or later. Congrats! This is an awesome shot.

 
Carol  Sherman

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Big Congratulations to you!!!!

 
Dolores Neilson
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Oh Patricia!! This is sooo deserving of winning 1st place out of 3500 images this month!! Many congratulations!!

 
Stephanie Adams
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I knew this was a winner :O) Congrats!

 
Shelley Sanders

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Congrats Patricia!

 
Damian P. Gadal
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Great shot, congrats!

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Thank you all. You don't know how much your support and encouragement mean to me. Sorry for the belated thank yous, but I was up very late last night doing Christmas cards, and probably was one of the first to see the November results. (I was stunned, to say the least.) So I just now woke up to these kind comments.

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your first place win Patricia! I had a feeling about this one!

Cathy :)

 
Janelle Barry
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A double winner!! First you get to go to Maui, and then you win first place on this unique and beautiful image from your trip. Congratulations, Patricia - this is sooo well deserved!!

 
Robert Pranagal
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Congratulations on 1st place winner, Patricia!

 
Cathy J. Martin
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Great shot....congrats
ps. next time you take a shot at this location...can I go with you...just to observe your techniques of course...lol
Cathy

 
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Thank you Cathy G., Cathy M., Robert and Janelle. I'm just glad I didn't try this shot after having a couple of Mai Tais. This balcony was extremely narrow and the height made me nervous. Thank goodness the photo came out straight. Oh, and my husband wants partial credit for this win. He was the one who woke me up the first morning and told me to grab my cameras and get out onto the balcony ASAP. Thanks, George. :-)

 
Monika Sapek
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Beautifully done, Patricia! Excellent idea and colors. Many congratulations!
Monika

 
June Marie Sobrito
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Congratulations on this beautiful shot!

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Thank you so much, Monika and June Marie.

 
Heather K. McFarland
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Congratulations on your first place win Patricia! Great perspective and use of shadows!

 
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way to go. great shot

 
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Beautiful indeed and well deserved. Congratulations Patricia!

 
Wolfgang Dolak

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Congratulations from Asutria, Patricia! Great shot, well-deserved win!
birdie

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Thank you Heather, Bob, Lorraine and Birdie. This has been an incredible early Christmas present for me.

 
Robert Jensen
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Congratulations on this very lovely image. The color of the sand and water, mixed with the palm shadows makes this a real winner.

Bob J.

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Thank you very much, Bob, and happy holidays to you.

 
Thomas McConville

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outstanding patricia. the composition and the way those palm shadows are framed is just great...i love the small waves lapping on the shore as well. beautiful clors. you have a great eye for imaging. a well deseved first place. congratulations.

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Thank you, Thomas. I do have to credit my husband for spotting this scene first -- while I slept. LOL! But I was the one who ran out onto a very narrow balcony and stuck my lens through the railing bars in awkward and scary positions to snap a lot of shots here. Ha!

 
RC  Fritz
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Wonderful image. Congratulations!

9/25/2006 5:37:44 PM

 
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