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Natural Bridge Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
Natural Bridge
Natural Bridge
f25,30 sec exposure @ Springbrook Park. Picture taken at dusk of the Natural Bridge. I love Springbrook NP!!
© Scott D. Winkelman Jr
Nikon D70 Digital ...
robert burks
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    ...great blue tones against the black Scott...nice composition too...beautiful image..well done!

4/19/2005 3:03:48 AM

Carol McCants
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WOW.....great photo!

4/19/2005 5:20:13 AM

Michael S. McCook
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Very Nice Scot!

4/19/2005 7:42:59 AM

Casey A. Hanson
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Beautiful! :0)

4/19/2005 8:33:19 AM

Chuck Inglefield
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WOW!!! Great composition and exposure. This one is a winner in every way in my book. Fantastic work!

4/19/2005 9:35:45 AM

Cathy Stancil
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Absolutly beautiful Scott ! Perfect exposure, composition and beautiful colors !!

4/19/2005 9:46:16 AM

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4/19/2005 2:42:58 PM

Carol Brill
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This is lovely with the light, veiling, and delicate contrast you captured here, Scott!

4/19/2005 5:44:51 PM

Scott D. Winkelman Jr
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Thanks everyone for your comments! I'm learning from many great photographers here at Betterphoto and I hope to keep learning and sharpening my skills! HA, I managed to get a bit wet while taking this photo and was hoping to god none of those eels in the water were hungry!! Alls well!!

4/19/2005 6:41:36 PM

Evy Johansen
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WOW.... Very beautiful, Scott! Congratulations on your well deserved POTD!

5/14/2005 12:11:46 AM

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one of the best photos i've ever seen, spectacular ;)

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5/14/2005 12:17:32 AM

Susie Peek-Swint
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Beautiful image Scott ~ love the title! congrats on potd!

5/14/2005 12:32:59 AM

Muneer T. Al-Awami
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Beautiful image

5/14/2005 1:11:04 AM

Carol Brill
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Splendid capture of the light on and veiling in the water, Scott, and terrific job on your exposure and composition as well! Congrats on your POTD!

5/14/2005 1:14:34 AM

Siete Meeter
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5/14/2005 1:19:12 AM


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Absolutely beautiful Scott!
Congrats on your POTD!

5/14/2005 1:41:17 AM

Kate Jackson
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So so beautiful Scott! Congratulations

5/14/2005 2:46:52 AM

Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations on you POTD, Scott, for this magnificent image!

5/14/2005 3:37:51 AM

Michael S. McCook
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Congrats on your POTD, Scott!!! I knew I'd see this one again!

5/14/2005 3:56:08 AM

Donna W. Neal
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WOW Scott...I missed this when you posted it. Outstanding!!!!
Congratulations on POTD

5/14/2005 4:07:26 AM

claire kipnis
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Scott,where is springbrook park? great photo claire

5/14/2005 4:17:22 AM

Mark R. Alonso

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Wonderful composition Scott!

5/14/2005 4:32:21 AM

Wendy Stevenson
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Beautiful shot Scott! The composition and exposure are right on!!! Congrats on your POTD!!!

5/14/2005 4:50:42 AM

Ed Heaton
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Great job Scott,
Congrats on thsi fine POTD!

5/14/2005 5:10:25 AM

Margo Bathrick
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Great Shot!I love the color! Good job!
Congrats on your POTD!!

5/14/2005 5:54:39 AM

Patti  Jo DiPenti
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Love this picture. Makes me wish I was there. Love the tone.

5/14/2005 5:55:42 AM

Debra Booth
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Beautiful, Scott! Congrats on POTD!

5/14/2005 5:58:47 AM

Dena  Lynn Scribner

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This is absolutely beautiful Scott. You deserve the POTD!!! The colors are awesome. Keep bring the great photos.


5/14/2005 6:09:29 AM

Jennie A. Dillman
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5/14/2005 6:11:31 AM

Laura Clay-Ballard
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Incredibly gorgeous. Love the stillness about it all. Congrats on potd and well deserved.

5/14/2005 6:15:50 AM

Patty Razonable

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Congratulations on an awesome image for POTD!!

5/14/2005 6:16:26 AM

Els De Winter
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I love this photo! And very much like your gallery. Well done!

5/14/2005 6:25:46 AM

Jeff Lovinger
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Great Scott!!!!
Congratulations on your fantastic POTD.

5/14/2005 6:45:10 AM

Carla Metzler
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Congratulations on your outstanding POTD, Scott! Gorgeous!!

5/14/2005 7:06:47 AM

Jenna Richards

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Very beautiful image. I love the colors. Congrats.

5/14/2005 7:29:14 AM

George Collazo

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Beautiful colors, I love the overall composition. However, I see some dust spots from the sensor on the photo. Nothing that the healing or cloning tool cant't fix in 60 seconds. Since I live close to a national rain forest in Puerto Rico, I frequent there for long exposures like this. Spots on my D100s sensor at F/22 are as common as the greenery. Keep up the GREAT Work Robert!!! Blessings from Puerto Rico!

5/14/2005 7:35:50 AM

Jacqueline C. Harmon
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beautiful! just beautiful!

5/14/2005 8:22:17 AM

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5/14/2005 8:23:30 AM

Warren W. Higgons

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Could not take my eyes off it. Many thanks for the settings info.

5/14/2005 8:57:14 AM

Sandy Driscoll
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Exquisite! The colors on all your photos are stunning, and this is no exception. Perfect POTD.....Congrats!

5/14/2005 8:59:51 AM

Michelle R. Kovach
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Very cool Scott! Congrats on POTD!

5/14/2005 9:20:32 AM

Cindy K. Bracken
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Absolutely beautiful! Congrats on your POTD!
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5/14/2005 9:43:35 AM

Shaji Theodore
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wonderful picture, good job.

5/14/2005 9:58:58 AM

Lori Carlson
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Scott, this is a vision. Just gorgeous. Congratulations on your POTD! :0)

5/14/2005 10:17:53 AM

Kathleen K. Parker
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Lovely. Really exquisite. Congrats on the POTD, too, Scott!

5/14/2005 10:56:50 AM

Souha Dooly
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Marvelous!!Love all about it!!

5/14/2005 12:17:44 PM

Larry Newman
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Simply amazing! The perfect coincidence of image opportunity and photographic skill. I'm impressed and extremely jealous. =)

5/14/2005 1:34:39 PM

claire kipnis
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why am I getting over 25 invites to this site?

5/14/2005 1:37:27 PM

Scott D. Winkelman Jr
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Thanks again for all the wonderfull comments. I shot this picture about a year ago but no where near the effect I got this time! Sometimes it takes that extra eye and creativity to capture your imaginations. It took some time sitting in the water and waiting for the right light to capture Natural Bridge but it paid off in the end! Thanks Again.............Scott

5/14/2005 1:40:11 PM

Wayne Nolting
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Outstanding!...need I says more?

5/14/2005 9:10:52 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Absolutely fantastic, so very well done, congrats!!

5/15/2005 1:08:00 PM

Donna Dunbar
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WOW , this is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! congrats on POTD this is well deserved.

5/15/2005 4:20:55 PM

Carolyn J. Connolly
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Exceptional image, Scott!!! Congratulations on this MOST deserved Photo Of The Day!!! :-)

5/15/2005 11:34:34 PM


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5/16/2005 9:46:58 AM

Scott Pedersen

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Nice, Ilike it

5/16/2005 10:50:33 AM


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wooow, nice shoot...great tone & perfect composition. Could you teach me ??? :)

5/16/2005 11:17:29 AM

Tina Davidson
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Now that's what photography is supposed to look like! I'm curious which blue filter you used? Also, where was this taken???

5/16/2005 11:38:45 AM

Michael L. Jackson

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You make me proud to be a D70 Owner! I could only hope to create such beauty. Great tonal range, awesome lines, increadible formal qualitities. Have you studied art? It would appear so. Thanks for sharing. You are not a photographer, you are an artist.

5/16/2005 12:02:54 PM

Sandy Driscoll
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Soooooo gorgeous and ethereal! Congratulations!

5/22/2005 11:14:43 AM

Katleen R. Struckle
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Stunning image!! Congrats on your win!

5/22/2005 4:53:38 PM

Carol Brill
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Congratulations on being selected as a finalist for this outstanding image, Scott, and best of luck to you!

5/23/2005 10:40:08 PM

Scott D. Winkelman Jr
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Thanks again for all the support! Much appriciated!!

5/24/2005 1:53:25 AM

Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Congrats - Simply stunning!

5/24/2005 5:48:41 PM

kerby lee pfrangle
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Scott congratulations on your second place win.

Wonderful job.


5/24/2005 6:06:49 PM

Marie Fields
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Congratulations on your terrific win, Scott!!!

5/24/2005 6:07:30 PM

Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your super win!...gorgeous

5/24/2005 6:08:37 PM

Francis Cailles
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superb composition, exposure and overall appeal. A unique perpective to a common subject...very, very well done!

5/24/2005 7:00:59 PM

Gustavo Márquez
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Amazing capture! Congratulations Scott!!!

5/24/2005 7:40:56 PM

Cathy Stancil
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Congratulations Scott !!

5/24/2005 10:39:43 PM

Kate Jackson
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Congratulations again Scott on this stunning win!!

5/25/2005 12:38:48 AM

Ed Heaton
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Excellent work Scott! Congrats on this winner :-)

5/25/2005 4:32:57 AM

Michael S. McCook
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Congratulations on this very well deserved win, Scot!!

5/25/2005 6:37:30 AM

Kevin Burns
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5/25/2005 7:08:36 AM

Sherri Conley
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This is simply awesome! Congrats!

5/25/2005 7:21:52 AM

Janet Williams
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Congratulations on your win. Incredible image - really beautiful.

5/25/2005 10:52:02 AM

E. C.

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Wow is all I can say...

5/27/2005 11:14:38 AM

Rhonda Smith
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Breathtaking.. Congrats on your win!

5/27/2005 6:22:29 PM

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Superb image!!!
Neat color scheme black and blue--
works very well. Great composition.
Yeah, I'de buy this photo.

5/29/2005 3:03:43 PM

Lani T. Broadbent
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I just saw this photo on the home page and had to comment. It took my breath away! I'm awestruck and it will take sometime to get this beautiful photo out of my mind. Awesome capture!

6/15/2005 2:06:02 PM

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4/8/2007 2:03:12 PM

Shelly A. Van Camp
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Stunning and very beautiful!

2/18/2009 8:09:32 PM

Bonnie Matthews

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Hi Scott!
May I have your permisson to obtain this image? It is just for personal use. I have a grand vision and am creating a "natural wonders" water cave feel in my litte bathroom. Your photo would be stunning and PERFECT printed on a custom shower curtain. The intimate, enclosed feeling of the photo is perfect for a "spa" bathroom. Yes, please?!

8/18/2010 9:34:15 AM

Bonnie Matthews

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Hi Scott,

It's me, the cave spa bathroom lady. I forgot to give you my contact:


8/18/2010 10:41:46 AM

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