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Pacific Sunset #1
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Pacific Sunset  #2
Pacific Sunset #2
Finalist
This is just one of many sunset photos I took on a beach north of Morro Bay, CA, one evening in July. Moved the sandpiper out from the shadow/reflection of the rock and applied a buZZ filter.
Category: Nature and Landscape

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David Phalen
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    Beautiful work Nikki! Excellent color and dd work.

7/31/2007 5:24:03 PM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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Hey Nik!!!
Really Beautiful and Tranquil...

PS I have Bopped over to your site several times today...You are making me nervous ;0)

7/31/2007 5:57:10 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Sorry--not too long to wait now. Good thing you have a low favorite number :)

7/31/2007 6:16:30 PM

 
Lynn Haack
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Nikki...this is just so beautiful. Peace and tranquility come to mind when I look at this image. Excellent! Lynn

7/31/2007 6:17:33 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Marvelous work on this gorgeous image, Nikki!!!!! Wonderful colors and composition!!!!! k

7/31/2007 6:50:08 PM

 
Debbie M. Fleri
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WoW...This is beautiful...: )

I love the golden tones...: ) and the sandpiper adds life to it...: )

Great work...: )

7/31/2007 7:15:00 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Nice work on this, NIkki. And agree the bird looks better positioned. Perhaps we can share tips at the Omaha BP shoot! :-)

7/31/2007 7:15:18 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Wonderful sunset colors, great choppy waters and terrific silhouette of the bird, Nikki!!

7/31/2007 7:20:45 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Wow!! This is beautiful!

7/31/2007 7:23:22 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Great mood in this picture, Nikki!!

7/31/2007 9:49:00 PM

 
Jayne Martin

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This is just beautiful, Nikki!! Love the mood and lighting!

7/31/2007 11:35:24 PM

 
Ron Roberts
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WOW BEATIFUL SHOT GREAT WORK YES I WANT TO HANG OUT WITH YOU AT THE OMAHA SHOOT I LOVE THE WAY YOUR EYES WORK...RON...

8/1/2007 4:50:02 AM

 
Marta J. Baldwin
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Absolutely gorgeous Nikki! I love the soft tones and pleasing composition. Great work on this!

8/1/2007 5:56:29 AM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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Now that I am armed with this information.......
If it is good, I would like to change my number to one million
If it Bad...The number is one..........

8/1/2007 5:15:16 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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It's neither good nor bad--and three stands.

8/1/2007 5:34:45 PM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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It HAS to be one or the other.....
Unless it is Chalk...Because That is neither..IT is just Chalk...

8/1/2007 5:49:23 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Woo hoo! Congrats Nikki!!!!! Wonderful sunset!

8/27/2007 12:11:29 PM

 
Jayne Martin

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YAY!! I'm the first to congratulate you!! TWO finalists!!! Great work -- I'm so happy for you!! Good luck in the next round, Nikki!!!!!

8/27/2007 12:12:26 PM

 
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Congratulations on your beautiful sunset Finalist, Nikki!

8/27/2007 12:50:25 PM

 
Marta J. Baldwin
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A big congrats on this beautiful finalist Nikki!!!

8/27/2007 1:00:21 PM

 
Ron Roberts
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CONGRATS NIKKI WELL DESERVED GOOD LUCK NEXT ROUND...RON...

8/27/2007 1:20:02 PM

 
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WTG Nikki, congrats on your finalist. :O)

8/27/2007 1:46:38 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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Beautiful Image Nicki,, BIG CONGRAT'S!

8/27/2007 2:12:09 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Thanks so much everyone--not even home yet and just checked in to see if results were out yet. What a thrill it was to see those medals in my gallery :)--my first two!! Congratulations to everyone else who had images that were recognized and if you didn't have one this time well, just keep the faith. Shoot for yourself and it will happen.

8/27/2007 2:31:14 PM

 
Dolly L. Davis
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Congrats on making finalist, Nikki!

8/27/2007 2:46:08 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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I'm just delighted to see this finalist. Absolutely delighted. Congratulations to you, Nikki.

8/27/2007 2:54:03 PM

 
Lynn Haack
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Nikki...Congrats on your beautiful finalist! Lynn

8/27/2007 2:55:56 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Stunning, Nikki! Congratulations on your finalist!

8/27/2007 3:10:17 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations Nikki!

8/27/2007 3:22:20 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful...congrats Nikki...doesn't this make you think summer was not quite long enough?

8/27/2007 3:32:37 PM

 
David Pratt
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Congratulations Nikki! A great image.

8/27/2007 5:30:59 PM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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Congratulations Nikki!!!

8/27/2007 6:14:47 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Way to break thru, Nikki. Two! Outstanding!! Congratulations!

8/27/2007 7:12:20 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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NIKKI DARLIN'♥!!
WELL DONE!!! Congratulations hon on this FANTASTIC FINALIST!!!! I'M SO PROUD!!!

~Jeana~

8/27/2007 7:37:54 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Fabulous landscape, Nikki! I'm so impressed you were able to move the sandpiper--but aside from that, the colors and tones are so beautiful, the composition is perfect ... I also tried to comment on a recent landscape (also of Morro Bay) but BP froze up and I lost it. ANYWAY, congratulations on a fantastic finalist!! :D

8/27/2007 8:13:53 PM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Just beautiful! Congratulations Nikki.

8/27/2007 8:27:45 PM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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Nikki..Many of us Value and Respect your opinion...It is nice to see the Judges have finally Valued and Respected your Work....
Congratulations Nik...MeL

8/27/2007 8:51:06 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Nikki, I don't know how I missed this one! Great sunset colors and silhouette, perfect PS skills, and wonderful comp and scene! Congrats on your finalist!! I am so happy for you! You certainly deserve it! I read above you have two, so I am crossing my fingers it will be the one I hope it is! I am going to your gallery right now to check! :)

8/27/2007 8:54:34 PM

 
Amy Jackson
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Congratulations, Nikki!!!!

8/27/2007 9:24:51 PM

 
Sandra R. Alvey
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CONGRATS NIKKI!!! Awesome!! WOOT!!

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8/27/2007 9:34:40 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Congratulations on this FANTASTIC Finalist, Nikki!!! Beautiful photograph!!!
Cesar

8/27/2007 10:24:55 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Gorgeous finalist Nikki!!Congratulations!!!

8/27/2007 10:25:45 PM

 
Ross Throndson
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This is So BEAUTIFUL.....Congratulations, Nikki!!

8/28/2007 5:35:58 AM

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

8/28/2007 5:37:57 AM

 
Gary Lange
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Absolutely fantastic image, Nikki!! Good luck in the next round... An I hope you come down to San Diego some day, it's great shooting around here.

8/28/2007 8:53:14 AM

 
Autum Rhoades
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Yeah Nikki! Congratulations on a super shot!!!

8/28/2007 11:38:28 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Wonderful capture, Nikki; congratulations!

8/28/2007 11:54:51 AM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Congratulations on this very beautiful finalist!

8/28/2007 12:08:37 PM

 
Dianna Hauf
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I have to agree with Melodie 100%+!!!
I appreciate it everytime you come to my gallery and give me your honest opinion, Nikki and I too am thrilled the judges have honored you by choosing this beautiuful image as a finalist! BEST WISHES in the next round!!

8/28/2007 5:49:32 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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WoooHooo NIKKI!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS to you on your well deserved Finalists!!! WTG :0) Im jumping up and down for you!!!

8/28/2007 8:27:54 PM

 
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GORGEOUS!!! This makes me want to walk barefoot on that beautiful beach!!! Congrats Nickki!!

8/28/2007 8:43:03 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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I remember this one...it just makes me want to go there...now! Congratulations on yet another finalist Nikki!

8/29/2007 3:38:20 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS!

8/29/2007 9:08:20 AM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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totally awesome!!

8/1/2009 9:56:07 AM

 
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