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Blue Gold Morning
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Blue Gold Morning
Blue Gold Morning
Miscellaneous adjustments to the original (reduced noise, slight cloning, etc.).
© Joseph M. Muench
Nikon D300 Digital...
 
 
 
Keith L. Clayton
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    Really cool shot!!

9/27/2011 4:26:50 AM

 
Joseph M. Muench
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Thank you, Keith!
-Joe

10/1/2011 9:20:43 AM

 
Wm Nosal
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WOW! Beautiful Shot, Joseph!
I'll Get My Pole and Tackle Box
Right Behind You

10/14/2011 5:17:42 PM

 
Wm Nosal
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Congratulations, Joseph!

10/18/2011 5:14:37 PM

 
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Love the mist and wide view

10/18/2011 5:18:10 PM

 
Cheryl Winn

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Beautiful, Joseph! Congratulations!

10/18/2011 5:29:16 PM

 
Veronica Beaudry
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Wonderful. Congrats on finalist.

10/18/2011 7:11:22 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congrats on this awesome finalist!

10/18/2011 8:06:14 PM

 
Paul Judy
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Excellent image! Congratulations on the finalist!

10/18/2011 9:22:21 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous finalist, congratulations!!!

10/18/2011 10:56:08 PM

 
Susan D. Royce
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Wow! Love the color, the mist, the POV. Congratulations on a beautiful finalist.

10/19/2011 5:31:01 AM

 
John Rivera
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Congratulations Joseph on your beautiful finalist!

10/19/2011 6:21:35 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Joeph!

Love it...

jo ann c.

10/19/2011 8:18:59 AM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Fantastic capture and mood, Joseph! Big congratulations.

10/19/2011 10:27:16 AM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Joe, did you take this image with a fish eye lens? I love how the sides bend to the pier! Congrats on your stunning finalist!

10/19/2011 11:19:31 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Great fish eye images. I am not always fond of them but this is terrific. Congratulations Joseph!

10/19/2011 1:26:13 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Stunning, just stunning, Joe! The mood you have captured here is fabulous! CONGRATULATIONS on a superb FINALIST and Good luck in the next round!

10/19/2011 9:17:39 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Beautiful wide angle shot, congratulations!

10/20/2011 4:49:44 AM

 
Joseph M. Muench
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Thank you, everyone, for the awesome comments! They are very much appreciated!

Joannie, yes, this image was accomplished with a fisheye lens (10.5mm Nikkor) and HDR (Photomatix 4), both of which can easily be overdone! The fisheye provided the virtual shore-to-shore (180 degree) coverage that I wanted with controlled distortion (i.e. not egregious) which I like to employ as a deliberate pictorial element in some of my images.

Thanks again, all!

-Joe

10/21/2011 5:46:49 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Hi Joseph: May your heart catch the joy of the moment and soar!
I am so happy for you!
CONGRATULATIONS, Merna

10/21/2011 3:56:09 PM

 
Dave Montero
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Congratulations on your finalist selection Joseph!!!

10/23/2011 10:35:46 AM

 
Joseph M. Muench
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Thank you, Merna and Dave for your nice comments!
-Joe

10/24/2011 12:35:31 PM

 
Amanda J. Tanner
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Congratulations Joseph! Beautiful work and a wonderful finalist!

10/26/2011 4:00:01 PM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Beautiful, Joseph! Congratulations!

7/7/2012 7:29:20 PM

 
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