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First Light Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
First Light
First Light
Early morning August fog burns off a northern Minnesota lake.
Revised version: adjusted a few of the hot areas using control points in Silver Efex Pro

© Joseph M. Muench
Nikon D300 Digital...
Wm Nosal
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    WOW! COOL Image, Joseph!
Love The Fisheye POV and The Black & White

10/29/2010 2:54:12 PM

Stefania Barbier
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huge congrats on your gorgeous winner!

11/17/2010 11:05:57 AM

Lisa J. Boulden
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Fantastic, Joseph!
Congratz on your winner!

11/17/2010 1:35:20 PM

Maria Capilupi
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Congratulations on this awesome winner, Joseph!

11/17/2010 1:42:44 PM

Nancyj Hovey
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Congratulations on your WINNER! 8o)

11/17/2010 3:41:36 PM

Randy D. Dinkins
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Very cool, congratulations on this gold!

11/17/2010 4:32:01 PM

Merna L. Nobile
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I would personally like to congratulate you on your winning photograph for October, 2010 and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Merna Nobile

11/18/2010 8:55:45 PM

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Congratulations on your wonderful POTD! Great POV, composition, details and tones.

11/20/2010 3:42:18 AM

Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on your POTD, Joseph...fantastic POV!

11/20/2010 3:51:27 AM

Julie A. Halloran

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What a fabulous shot! Congratulations!!!

11/20/2010 5:03:43 AM

Nancyj Hovey
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on your POTD! 8o)

11/20/2010 5:05:28 AM

Nikki McDonald
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Wonderful capture -- love the pov, fisheye, star burst and use of the black and white that keeps this in rein. Congratulations on the 2nd place win and now on the POTD, Joseph.

11/20/2010 5:29:47 AM

Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD

11/20/2010 5:37:06 AM

Judy G. Larson
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Awesome image. Very intriguing and uniquely captured.

11/20/2010 5:38:45 AM

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Fannnn...tastic Joseph!

Honors very well deserved!

jo ann c.

11/20/2010 6:06:29 AM

Ruth Grimm
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Fantastic image,Joseph! Knew this boat was in MN when I saw the call tag. Do you mind sharing which lake? Not that I've prolly heard of it . . .there are soooooo many here in MN!!
Congratulations on your double honors!

11/20/2010 7:41:15 AM

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman
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Great perspective!

11/20/2010 8:27:10 AM

Laura E. Swan
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An alien has just landed. Gets out of the little saceship and THIS IS WHAT HE SEES! HA! LOVE IT! Kind of has that tWiLiGhT zOnE feel to it!

Terrific B&W Fish Eye, Joseph.



11/20/2010 9:43:54 AM

Cari L. Martin

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Wow!! Joseph...This photo may have just converted me into a fan of the fisheye! The POV is perfect! Amazing shot. So deserves POTD...congrats!

11/20/2010 10:00:47 AM

Rona L. Schwarz
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Wow, this is FABULOUS, Joseph! Great POV (love that fisheye) and wonderful B&W. Double congratulations on your gold Winner and now the POTD! Well-done!

11/20/2010 11:25:26 AM

Dianna Murphy
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Great image, congratulations!

11/20/2010 2:33:44 PM

Usman Bajwa
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Terrific capture, Joseph. CONGRATZ on both your Golden Badges!


11/21/2010 9:26:51 AM

Mary K. Robison
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Outstanding, dream-like image, Joseph ~
CONGRATULATIONS on both of your well-earned awards!

11/21/2010 3:21:46 PM

Katleen R. Struckle
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Awesome image. Congrats on your wins.

11/21/2010 6:00:25 PM

Richard D. Love
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Congratulations, Joseph. Excellent B&W with excellent tones and perspective. Well done.


11/23/2010 12:24:08 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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A big congratulations on your win and POTD Joseph. A very unique and cool wide angle image!

12/3/2010 1:45:08 PM

Wm Nosal
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Congratulations, Joseph!

4/13/2011 7:40:16 AM

Stephen Zacker
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Great perspective and tones. Has a nice mood to it. Congratulations

7/18/2011 8:58:30 AM

Joseph M. Muench
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Thanks, Stephen!

7/18/2011 9:10:38 AM

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