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Portland Headlight at sunrise
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest GRAND PRIZE Winner
 
Portland Headlight at sunrise
Portland Headlight at sunrise
15 second exposure taken at sunrise.
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Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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    This is truly outstanding Chris!!!!!!!! A big congratulations, I hope you win!!!

12/29/2006 3:45:12 PM

 
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Makes me want to be there.

12/29/2006 9:48:19 PM

 
Paul  G  Slate
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Congratulations on your Finalist! what a wonderful photo!

12/30/2006 4:55:46 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round.

12/30/2006 6:14:41 AM

 
Jen M
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Congratulations on this well deserved win!!

12/30/2006 3:30:56 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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I spent eight days in Maine and it rained every day! I so wanted to see a morning like this. I'm so happy you got to do it! It is a masterpiece!
Congratulations!

12/30/2006 3:33:33 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner!

12/30/2006 3:38:10 PM

 
Jayne Martin

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Congratulations on your win!!

12/30/2006 3:43:30 PM

 
Janet McNeil
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Congratulations, Chris! A beautiful capture of Portland Headlight!

12/30/2006 3:45:49 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Big Congratulations on this fantastic Winner, Chris! :)

12/30/2006 3:58:36 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats on this amazing Grand Prize win Chris :O)

12/30/2006 3:59:25 PM

 
Paul  G  Slate
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Congratulations on the grand prize winner!!!!! nice job Chris!

12/30/2006 4:37:04 PM

 
Megan p
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A Stunning image Chris!!! Many Congrats to you!!!

12/30/2006 4:55:47 PM

 
Kimberlee Oberski

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Beautiful capture. Congrats on winning Grand Prize!

12/30/2006 5:04:18 PM

 
Denise M. Snyder
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Congratulations! This is truly gorgeous!!!

12/30/2006 5:06:17 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful grand prize winner.

12/30/2006 5:07:32 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Big congratulations on your beautiful and most deserving Grand Prize Win, Chris!!

12/30/2006 6:02:43 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner! This is gorgeous, Chris!

12/30/2006 6:30:48 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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What a breathtaking image Chris. Congratulations to you on this huge win!

12/30/2006 6:33:51 PM

 
Cora Miller
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What an awesome morning and you captured it perfectly. Congratulations on your win.

12/30/2006 6:54:35 PM

 
Stacy L. Robertson
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Congrats on this gorgeous image!

12/30/2006 7:00:08 PM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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A stunning image!!! Congratulations, Chris!
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12/30/2006 7:09:46 PM

 
Alan L. Borror
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Big confgratulations on a home run, Chris! Truly awesome!

12/30/2006 7:30:32 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Chris, she is my all time favorite lighthouse and your presentation of her is almost beyond belief!
Congratulations on the Grand Prize, she is a winner!

12/30/2006 7:45:50 PM

 
Les Rhoades
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Congratulations, Chris!

12/30/2006 10:42:33 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Magnificent! Congratulations on your AWESOME Grand Prize Winner, Chris!!

12/31/2006 12:42:22 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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Congratulations Chris on your Grand Prize Winner, this is an awesome image.

12/31/2006 1:58:32 AM

 
Laurie Daily
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A magnificent winner! Congrats to you Chris!

12/31/2006 4:08:59 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Chris on this beautiful Grand Prize Winner!

12/31/2006 4:37:14 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Gorgeous Grand Prize Winner Chirs
Congratulations!!!

12/31/2006 6:03:47 AM

 
Arlene Krassner
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This is lovely Chris. Congratulations to the big winner!

12/31/2006 6:03:49 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations to you on your Grand Prize winner, Chris!!

12/31/2006 6:50:18 AM

 
Lavone Vannoy
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WINNER WINNER WINNER!!!!

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your GRAND PRIZE WIN!!! Such a gorgeous and stunning image...and a WELL deserved WIN!!! :)

Happy New Year! :)

12/31/2006 7:12:31 AM

 
Amalia Elena Veralli
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BEAUTIFUL IMAGE. CONGRATS!

12/31/2006 7:23:41 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Outstanding Chris!!! I'm so happy for you!! A beautiful GRAND prize win!!! Congratulations!!!

12/31/2006 9:24:43 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Big congratulations Chris..fantastic image! Well deserved win!

12/31/2006 9:26:48 AM

 
Penny l. Haviland
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Congratulations Chris! Beautiful image!

12/31/2006 10:10:06 AM

 
Theresa Marie Jones
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Bravo! You did it! Applause! Applause!
You did great! You must be sitting on top of the world! Makes me want to be there too. Congratulations Chris!

12/31/2006 10:58:44 AM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Congratulations, Chris. Magnificent image.

12/31/2006 12:19:19 PM

 
JOHN V. ROSCICH
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CONGRATULATIONS CHRIS
JOHN

12/31/2006 12:32:39 PM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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Congratulations on this awesome grand prize winner!

12/31/2006 3:18:15 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Chris, congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner.

12/31/2006 4:42:57 PM

 
Larry L. Redmon
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Extraordinary photo, Chris!

12/31/2006 4:46:28 PM

 
Milan Banik
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OUTSTANDING GRAND SHOT.MANY CONGRATULATIONS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.

12/31/2006 5:20:17 PM

 
randy dannheim
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Chris, what a beautiful image and what an honor to have been chosen the best of the best at Better Photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12/31/2006 6:59:23 PM

 
Chris Drew

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Thanks for all the congrats. I never thought I'd ever win Grand Prize. Right place at the right time with the right image I guess.

12/31/2006 9:08:56 PM

 
Michael L. Dawson
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Wonderful comp and exposure, Great image

1/1/2007 12:51:03 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Huge congratulations on this gorgeous Grand Prize Winner, Chris! It's outstanding!

1/1/2007 8:20:13 AM

 
Sherry Sturgis
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Outstanding!!! Congratulations on your grand prize win! Well deserved, Chris!!!! Happy New Year to You & Yours!

1/1/2007 12:21:05 PM

 
Inge Johnsson
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Fantastic photo of this often captured lighthouse! A real standout. Congrats!

1/1/2007 1:02:32 PM

 
Tom Leech

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Great shot. Wonderful light.

1/2/2007 5:42:20 AM

 
Cliff & Patti Smith
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WOW! Congratulations Chris, this photo is awesome!

1/3/2007 6:31:47 AM

 
Ross Throndson
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So BEAUTIFUL...Congratulations on your Grand Prize!!

1/3/2007 7:38:45 AM

 
Gary Lange
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A very true masterpiece, Chris. Congratulations to you! Happy New Year.

1/3/2007 2:26:32 PM

 
Katrin A. Koumpikova
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Awesome shot, I am speechless. Congratulations for the Prize!

1/4/2007 1:36:32 PM

 
Sherrye Nozaki
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Superb piece of fine art. Congratulations.

1/4/2007 4:48:58 PM

 
Stanley C. Sims

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I agree with Sherrye. This a avery beaytiful fine art photograph. Congratulations Chris, on a well deserved Grand Prize Winner.

1/5/2007 5:28:43 PM

 
Sherry S. Boles
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Outstanding, Chris! This is absolutely stunning!! Congratulations!!!

1/5/2007 10:06:22 PM

 
Sinziana I. Ene
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WOW! Congratulations Chris ! Fantastic photo!

1/6/2007 3:20:54 AM

 
Dennis Walton
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Great shot. The color saturation is beautiful. The long shutter speed worked wonders with the water.

1/10/2007 1:34:35 PM

 
Anna Diederich
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Congratulations on this beautiful shot!

1/13/2007 4:42:57 AM

 
John Sandstedt
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While I like this photo a lot, Thank Goodness for Photoshop!

Congrats on the photo and on the editing job.

1/16/2007 10:18:18 AM

 
Chris Drew

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Just for the record..

Taken with a 30D & sigma 18-50 2.8 @~f16

15 seconds exposing for the sky on the right.

camera raw - levels - dodged the water - resize for web - sharpen - save

1/19/2007 4:55:04 AM

 
Susan Reynolds
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With all the wonderful comments what more can I add?!?! Beautiful...Can't wait to take my first lighthouse photo!
Just Beautiful

2/9/2007 11:28:49 PM

 
Asami Tozuka

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Congratulations Chris!!
Your photo is very beautiful!

4/27/2008 9:57:50 PM

 
Jack Ryan
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Absolutely outstanding view of this beautiful lighthouse. A very impressive gallery from what I have seen so far and I plan to spend time going through more of your photos in the next couple days.

1/13/2009 4:08:52 PM

 
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