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+ 21st Night +
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+ 15th Night +

15 nights the Pasha Bulker had been stuck firmly to the sandy bottom of Nobbys Beach, Newcastle, NSW when I grabbed this capture. The big salvage operation went ahead readying for the opportunity presented by the next big tide. Many of the onlookers tended to be somewhat sceptical!! However, on the 2nd July at around 10:00 pm the large bulk carrier was released from its sandy prison and towed out to deep water. For three weeks it had been captive on this sandy beach and reef.

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Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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    Spectacular lighting and perspective. Great colors!

6/23/2007 7:46:58 AM

 
David Phalen
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Love the light, color and clarity!

6/23/2007 8:36:54 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Great pano composition and mood Phillip! I love the lighting, colors and the action of the waves!! The title that popped into my head was "What Ever Floats Your Boat" :0)

6/23/2007 8:37:33 AM

 
Susan Weisensel
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Phillip, What an amazing capture, the light and detali in the waves is wonderful.

6/23/2007 8:39:23 AM

 
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Great image and details here Phillip...Dominick

6/23/2007 8:52:35 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WOW Phillip! This is absolutely AMAZING! Beautiful work!

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6/23/2007 9:35:37 AM

 
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A beautiful Pano, Phillip! Great composition and colors!

6/23/2007 9:38:29 AM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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A W E S O M E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS!!!!!!! <><

6/23/2007 9:57:59 AM

 
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Fantastic!!!!! Awesome lighting and colors, Phillip!!!!!! WOW!!!!! :3

6/23/2007 12:09:30 PM

 
John Connolly
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Great shot Phil! I don't think they will have any problems re-floating the Pasha, as long as the weather is reasonably calm on the 30th of this month!

6/23/2007 1:50:53 PM

 
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Thank you Donna, David, Murry, Susan, Dominick, Debra, Mike, Nadine, Kitty and John for taking the time to comment on my Image. John, the big problem with situations like this one is that the relatively flat hull of 225 metres length and 32.2 metres beam ship will be sucked into the sand. They will first have to get water moving under the hull before it will go anywhere. What methods they plan to use for this part of the operation will be interesting. I have seen a salvage report from the 22 June indicating that the operation may come to more than the $41M replacement cost which them would make it more viable to dismantle the ship in place. I hope the next big tide works for the operation!

6/23/2007 3:23:07 PM

 
Alexis Yobbagy
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Fabulous shot Phillip!!! This is a fascinating turn of events with this vessel and you've really captured the wonder of it!!!

6/23/2007 5:07:40 PM

 
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Thank you Alexis...it's not often we get a situation like this one so close to home, so it is all very fascinating to us locals. Unfortunately you can't even go for a walk on the beach now as the whole area is closed off and patrolled by security guards 24hrs. We can only satisfy ourselves with watching the proceedings from behind the fencing.

Phil

6/23/2007 6:18:39 PM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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FANTASTIC Phillip!!!!

6/25/2007 5:53:57 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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FANTASTIC Philip!!! An awesome composition with spectacular colors and details!

6/25/2007 7:04:02 PM

 
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Cassie and Allen, thank you both for your kind comments. It is certainly a very rare sight to witness firsthand.

Phil

6/30/2007 2:11:54 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Phillip!

7/24/2007 9:08:40 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Powerful finalist, Phil! Big Congrats!

7/25/2007 1:30:06 AM

 
Joe Terni
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Congratulations Phil,Its a real wonderful pic.I just wish I had a bit more time these days to check all these out when they are entered.

7/25/2007 4:47:50 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Phil! :)

7/25/2007 6:55:10 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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A Very Big Congratulations on your award, Phillip!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn.

7/25/2007 7:49:01 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Congratulations Philip!

7/25/2007 8:16:20 AM

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

7/25/2007 9:11:05 AM

 
eileen bedford
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Congratulations on this beautiful capture, good luck on next round...

7/25/2007 9:12:41 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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Congratulations Phil! Great shot!

7/25/2007 9:21:29 AM

 
Alexis Yobbagy
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Yippee, congrats Phillip!!!!! Good on ya'!!!!!

7/25/2007 9:44:17 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big congrats Phillip for your outstanding finalist. Looks a winner to me.

7/25/2007 10:32:10 AM

 
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this is a Wow

7/25/2007 12:34:09 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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WOW is right!!!
Huge congrats on this outstanding capture of such an amazing event and for a fantastic finalist Phil!!!

7/25/2007 6:20:36 PM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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Congratulations!!! Phillip

7/26/2007 4:41:45 AM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congrats on a well deserved Win!

7/26/2007 8:14:38 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Big congratulations, Phil! :)

7/26/2007 8:32:26 AM

 
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Congratulations on this great winning shot Phil (a)

7/26/2007 11:48:54 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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My prediction was correct. Huge congrats Phillip, for your second place winner.

7/26/2007 1:43:18 PM

 
John Connolly
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Congratulations Phil, it looks like it was well worth being out on a cold winters evening to get a shot like this!

7/26/2007 2:31:58 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner.

7/26/2007 4:03:34 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Big congratulations on this wonderful 2nd place winner Phil!!!

7/26/2007 5:59:19 PM

 
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Congratulations on your WINNER!!

7/26/2007 6:08:07 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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CONGRATULATIONS on your WIN, Phil!!!

7/26/2007 8:20:55 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Big congratulations on your wonderful 2nd place win, Phillip!!

7/26/2007 9:22:57 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this wonderful winner, Phil!

7/26/2007 10:28:34 PM

 
Paul E. Earl
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I missed this one! A really fantastic capture and a big congratulations on the win!

7/27/2007 3:42:34 AM

 
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I too missed this shot. Congratulations on the 2nd Place win. WTG!!!

7/27/2007 7:17:36 AM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Outstanding presentation, Phillip! Congratulations on your win!!

7/27/2007 8:26:44 PM

 
Martin J. Preslar
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This is wonderful!!! (Though not wonderful pilotting! :) )

Congrats on the 2nd place win! :)

7/31/2007 8:31:27 AM

 
Patrick R. McMullen
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Great capture Phillip! Congratulations on it. A very unique opportunity for a photo!
Pat

8/2/2007 5:56:55 PM

 
Elaine A. Game
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What a wonderful dramatic photo fellow Australian.. I have watched the refloating of this on the news but no photographer captured such a great image.. well done.

8/3/2007 2:35:41 PM

 
eileen bedford
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Congratualtions on your winner Phillip, an awesome capture...

8/6/2007 8:33:49 AM

 
Elaine A. Game
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Come on Aussie , come on come on... congratulations friend on a wonderfully deserved placing. I loved this..Laney

8/6/2007 5:02:05 PM

 
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Phillip, big congratulations on your Second Place Winner!

8/7/2007 11:08:03 PM

 
Raymond Pauly
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Magnificent shot, Phillip! Congratulations on your win!

8/18/2007 5:47:55 PM

 
chris jones
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Fantastic image Phillip! congratulations on your win an awesome capture
Chris

8/24/2007 2:14:27 AM

 
Phillip R. Connolly
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I extend a very big thank you to all the BP members who have taken the time to comment on this Image. I really appreciate your many warm thoughts.

Phil

8/24/2007 3:37:09 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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WOW Phillip this is fantastic! Excellent job and Congratulation!

8/26/2007 10:15:24 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Just saw this on the front page Phil ~ fantastic shot and a well-deserved winner... many congrats!

8/31/2007 10:21:47 AM

 
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Thank you Bill and Susie for commenting on my photo. I really appreciate and value your input.

Phil

8/31/2007 4:43:58 PM

 
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ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL IMAGE, perfect in every way, well deserved winner!

9/13/2007 8:48:14 AM

 
Gerard McAteer
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Hi Phil excellent image! you have managed to capture the drama of the situation.... well done!

9/14/2007 1:36:21 AM

 
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Thank you Karolyn and Gerard for taking the time to comment on my Image. Your thoughts are very much appreciated.

Phil

9/14/2007 2:07:10 PM

 
chris jones
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Great Shot Phillip congratulations on 2nd Place win Well Done
Chris

9/24/2007 1:42:27 AM

 
Kevin M. Carnevale
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Phil, This is Awesome! I assume nothing spilled into the sea? Great Job!!!

KMC

1/14/2008 5:05:38 PM

 
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