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ST. IGNATIUS AT TWILIGHT
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ST. IGNATIUS AT TWILIGHT
ST. IGNATIUS AT TWILIGHT

I found this spot on last Christmas Eve by accident. I came back here to capture sunset this time, but I realized that the church building would be just a silhouette since the sun sets behind it. I had to wait until the building was lit. But at least I could get some pink hue in the lower sky. Photographed at St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco.

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Jeff W. Robinson
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    Wonderful pov, lighting and clarity!! Great job Alex!

12/26/2011 3:00:22 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Wonderful! I love this, Alex!!

12/26/2011 3:19:58 AM

 
Louisa Hancock
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Love the timing of this image Alex it has made for great light, with a subtle sunset and great reflection.

12/26/2011 6:30:03 PM

 
Michael G. Marshall
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Wonderful image, Alex! Beautifully composed with terrific light and color! Michael

12/26/2011 6:37:34 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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It is a gorgeous capture, Alex; I'm sure we'll see this again! I wish I'd gone up to this church on my recent stay, too!

1/13/2012 5:16:50 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Stunning photography, Alex. Huge congratulations on today's POTD! Onward!

1/15/2012 3:22:34 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Marvelous reflection/evening capture, Alex ~
Congratulations on your well earned POTD!

1/15/2012 3:33:41 AM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Jeff, Carolyn, Louisa, Michael, Chris, Michelle and Mary, thank you all for your kind words!!

I don't even know this was POTD. There is no POTD medal on this. I'm a little puzzled. Hmm--

1/15/2012 3:42:10 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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Gorgeous POTD congrats!!!

1/15/2012 3:43:33 AM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Ha! Now I see it! Still I don't know how you guys saw it before I knew it. LOL.

1/15/2012 3:44:37 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Sometimes the medals don't show up at first, I think, but it's definitely the POTD today, Alex, and a fine one at that. The colors, lighting and clarity are stunning. What a very beautiful church. Congratulations.

1/15/2012 3:45:21 AM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Thank you Stef and Nikki for your congratulations and kind words!!

Nikki, you're right. The medal didn't show up for a while. It was a surprise.

1/15/2012 3:56:24 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Alex, beautiful detail and colors. Nice job. Congratulations. Bill

1/15/2012 4:00:51 AM

 
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Congratulations for POTD

1/15/2012 4:14:16 AM

 
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wow, what a fantastics capture, Congrats on your POTD

1/15/2012 4:27:00 AM

 
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So beautiful with the lines, light and the curves and shapes of the church reflected perfectly. Congratulations on POTD!

1/15/2012 4:28:12 AM

 
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Awesome capture, Alex. Congratulations on your POTD.

1/15/2012 4:30:37 AM

 
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What a stunning beauty Alex, terrific image...well worth your efforts!

Congratulations on this POTD and hope we see it again with a Gold recognition!

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1/15/2012 4:39:35 AM

 
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Beautiful image..... Congrats on a well deserved POTD!!

1/15/2012 5:06:16 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Asolutely gorgeous, Alex. Huge congrats on this wonderful POTD.

1/15/2012 5:08:34 AM

 
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Beautiful!!! Such crystal clear reflections! In fact the star is brighter in the mirrored image than in the sky :0) Great capture of light! Congratulations Alex on your POTD!!

1/15/2012 6:06:43 AM

 
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congrats on the POTD

1/15/2012 6:21:33 AM

 
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Gorgeous image Alex.

1/15/2012 6:35:03 AM

 
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Congrats Alex on this Outstanding POTD!!

1/15/2012 6:42:33 AM

 
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Congratulations Alex on your Splendid POTD.

1/15/2012 6:49:39 AM

 
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Congratulations on POTD Alex....ditto all of the above....Cheers=^..^=

1/15/2012 6:55:12 AM

 
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Beautiful lighting and detail. Great capture and a super POTD.

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1/15/2012 6:55:25 AM

 
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Gorgeous, congrats on your POTD Alex!

1/15/2012 6:58:13 AM

 
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Beautiful and well worth your wait, Alex. CONGRATZ on the POTD!

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1/15/2012 7:03:55 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

1/15/2012 7:38:02 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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Gorgeous clear capture of this beautiful place...

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

1/15/2012 7:45:23 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Alex! Very happy to see this make POTD!

1/15/2012 7:51:16 AM

 
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Absolutely stunning, Alex...congratulations on your POTD!

1/15/2012 8:01:29 AM

 
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Congratulations Alex on your POTD Win!


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1/15/2012 8:27:14 AM

 
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The wait paid off and you still got pink in the sky. Gorgeous! Congratulations.

1/15/2012 8:28:07 AM

 
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This is a beautiful POTD and I just love the lighting - both in the sky and from the church.

1/15/2012 9:09:39 AM

 
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Wow what amazing colours and lighting. Congrats on POTD!

1/15/2012 10:10:34 AM

 
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VERY NICE! Congrats on the POTD!

1/15/2012 11:12:03 AM

 
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The colours, lighting, clarity, reflections... the list goes on, are perfect. Congratulations on your POTD. Your wait paid off big time=^..^=

1/15/2012 11:49:22 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Alex on your gorgeous POTD!

1/15/2012 11:51:02 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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This is SPECTACULAR Alex, CONGRATULATIONS on a wonderful POTD!!!!

1/15/2012 12:56:52 PM

 
Roger S. Moore
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This image is beautiful. Congrats on your POTD!

1/15/2012 1:13:46 PM

 
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Congratualtions on your POTD, Alex, for this stunning image!

1/15/2012 1:34:06 PM

 
Anne McKinnell
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Outstanding shot, love those twilight colours. Congratulations on your wonderful POTD!

1/15/2012 2:41:22 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats, Alex on this awesome potd :)

1/15/2012 3:06:34 PM

 
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Your dedication to correctly making this awesome creation has truly paid off. Not only did you capture exquisite lighting and twilight colors mirrored in the reflection, but everything is absolutely perfect --composure, sharpness and clarity. The tonality and lighting of both the church and the twilight is magnificent. Congratulations on your well deserved POTD, Alex!!! Hope to see this again in the winner's circle.

1/15/2012 3:14:38 PM

 
Stanley C. Sims

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Wonderful photo Alex. Congratulations.

1/15/2012 6:34:52 PM

 
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Beautiful capture, Alex! Congratulations on your POTD!!

1/15/2012 7:37:12 PM

 
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Thank you so much my BP friends for your warm support and kind words!! Your comments made my day :)

1/15/2012 8:07:15 PM

 
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It's a winner shot... Huge congrats for POTD, Alex!!!!

1/15/2012 10:04:46 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Thank you so much for your encouraging comment Mukesh!!

1/15/2012 10:10:35 PM

 
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Huge congrats on a fabulous POTD, Alex!!

1/16/2012 3:59:11 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Thank you so much Ellen!!

1/16/2012 4:04:41 PM

 
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Fabulous image, Alex!

1/16/2012 5:12:13 PM

 
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Thank you very much Sabrina!!

1/16/2012 5:36:41 PM

 
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Gorgeous capture Alex! Huge congratulations on your exceptional POTD!

1/16/2012 9:43:57 PM

 
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ALEX
Way to go! Your really on a roll this month. A well deserved award! Congratulations and may GOD BLESS!

1/17/2012 2:46:33 PM

 
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Gorgeous twilight capture, Alex! The color, light, and reflection are absolutely stunning. Congratulations on your wonderful POTD.

1/18/2012 3:22:46 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Cindy, Kathy and Lindley, thank you all for your kind words!!

1/18/2012 11:29:24 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your awesome finalist, Alex!! :)Best of luck next round my friend!!!

1/24/2012 2:44:41 PM

 
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Thank you very much Tammy! Congratulations on your Finalist too!!

1/24/2012 3:25:42 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Perhaps a trifecta for this gorgeous image... POTD, then Finalist, then gold win!! Congratulations again!

1/24/2012 3:29:00 PM

 
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Thank you very much Chris! Double gold medals are what my dreams are made of :)

1/24/2012 3:40:57 PM

 
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On This More Than Beautiful Finalist, Cous! Now We Wait For The Gold!

-Laura :D

1/24/2012 4:53:05 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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Congrats Alex!!!!!

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1/24/2012 5:04:09 PM

 
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BIG congrats on this EXCELLENT capture and finalist Alex!!! And many thanks for the card too :-)

1/24/2012 5:23:40 PM

 
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Congrats on this terrific finalist Alex!

1/24/2012 5:52:10 PM

 
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Terrific capture, Alex! Congratulations!

1/24/2012 6:21:13 PM

 
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Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Alex!

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1/24/2012 6:57:27 PM

 
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Alex, I haven't post a reply to you before (as far as I can remember, lol!) but I have seen and admired your work many times. You approach the scene like an artist, not a guy with gear, and it shows. Thjis is one more example of you gathering a rich pallette of gorgeous light. Well done.

1/24/2012 9:09:41 PM

 
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congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!!

1/25/2012 12:46:43 AM

 
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

1/25/2012 5:30:27 AM

 
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Congratulations on your finalist Alex!

1/25/2012 5:59:33 AM

 
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Incredible work Alex, double congrats!

1/25/2012 11:50:16 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congratulations on your win :)

1/25/2012 2:51:05 PM

 
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WTG Alex!! Big congratulations on this wonderful winner!

1/25/2012 2:58:40 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Alex on your fantastic winner!

1/25/2012 3:07:01 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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...I guess this means your dreams do come true, Alex---double gold! Congratulations my friend!

1/25/2012 3:37:18 PM

 
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Stunning work... huge congratulations on your awesome Gold winner, Alex!!

1/25/2012 4:27:10 PM

 
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Congratulations on your stunning Second Place Winner, Alex!

1/25/2012 4:40:09 PM

 
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Wonderful win, Alex, for a beautiful photo. Congratulations.

1/25/2012 9:12:45 PM

 
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Congratulations on your Winner!

1/25/2012 11:56:42 PM

 
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congratulations on your gorgeous win!!!

1/26/2012 12:29:48 AM

 
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Congratulations, Alex. Perfect timing for the lighting and colors!

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1/26/2012 3:10:55 AM

 
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HUGE CONGRATZ on getting the Double Gold, Alex !!!

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1/26/2012 3:21:12 AM

 
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Congratulations Alex!!

1/26/2012 5:16:56 AM

 
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Congratulations on your awesome win!

1/26/2012 9:01:35 AM

 
Michael G. Marshall
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Wonderful winning image, Alex! Congratulations!

1/26/2012 10:01:35 AM

 
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Exceptional Winner, Alex! CONGRATULATIONS!

1/26/2012 1:57:54 PM

 
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Congratulations on this outstanding 2nd Place Gold winner Alex!

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1/27/2012 7:28:19 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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This image SO MUCH deserved the GOLD! I'm so happy for you Alex!!! Way to go Cousin of mine!!! :)

Yippeeeeeeeee!!!!

-Laura

1/27/2012 8:40:39 AM

 
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Awesome talent. Awesome capture. Congratulations on your win Alex. I'm very happy for you.

2/2/2012 12:20:50 PM

 
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You can feel it in the air, the anticipation of waiting for the awards to arrive. The talent that is on display for all to see and share is amazing. Congratulations to all the January, 2012 winners. Merna

2/3/2012 11:15:30 AM

 
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Congratulations on a wonderful WIN :-)

2/7/2012 8:31:20 PM

 
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