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Shi Shi Beach Sunset Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
Shi Shi Beach Sunset
Shi Shi Beach Sunset
I am posting this more because of the story then the image. I travelled close to six miles through mud and sand to get here which is not far for NPN members but I had a total hip placement 10 months ago so for me this was pretty far. I have been trying to get here forever but this place is in clouds for most of the year so catching a sunset at a low tide happens rarely here. Anyways conditions were right and I made the 10 hour journey but when I got there I forgot my tent and sleeping bag which were in the bag with my food that I forgot as well. I was so excited to get here I forgot everything so I slept in the sand overnight with nothing and then it starts to pour rain around midnight and the rain did not let up. Anyways sometimes you have to slow down and I cant help go crazy when I am shooting somewhere and the conditons final work in your favor. I know again the image is dark but did not want to emphasize the mud but the glow in the water.

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Eric A. Betanoff

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And it is a fantastic picture, great colors and treatment. I can't see anything wrong with it.

8/2/2007 1:34:42 PM

Joshua T. Dyer

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Great picture and well worth the trip.

8/2/2007 2:10:12 PM

Derrald R. Farnsworth-Livingston
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It is easy for me to say that it was worth it for you, but I must add that you made the most of the location and the light. Well Done.

8/2/2007 4:32:09 PM

Roger Fry
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Stunning !


8/3/2007 12:37:20 AM

Roger Fry
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Stunning !


8/3/2007 12:37:21 AM

Alexis Yobbagy
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SIMPLY SUPERB!!! Good on your for your great trek and what an amazingly perfect reward for your effort!!! I LOVE THIS ONE!!!

8/3/2007 10:07:05 PM

Glenn E. Traver
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Beautiful, the fruits were ripe and you endured the stuggle, congrats on your stunning photo, well worth the hardship ~ GT

8/8/2007 6:48:41 PM

Dennis Walton
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Superb image. The depth of field, clarity and color are all spot on. Congrats!

8/14/2007 10:11:49 AM

Marta J. Baldwin
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It takes a photographer who's true of heart to do what you did to get this spectacular shot! The result is glorious to behold and I bet you'll never forget it. Great job Kevin!!!

8/19/2007 5:56:50 PM

Lorri Shank
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Congratulations, Kevin! A stunning image! I don't find it dark at all--just stunning! Your story is wonderful, too. The photography angels were taking care of you, huh?!
Glad you survived the ordeal and you were rewarded so wonderfully. Frame it. Lorri

9/24/2007 5:06:43 PM

Mary K. Robison
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You deserve any award you ever get for this, Kevin ~ and it IS for the photograph as much as for the amazing story behind it.
A huge CONGRATULATIONS to you for your Win!

9/24/2007 5:40:56 PM

Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful second place winner. Thanks for the story.

9/24/2007 7:22:03 PM

Michael L. Dawson
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Great image Kevin, Congrats!

9/24/2007 7:59:13 PM

Diana L. Ralph
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Congrats on this awesome win!

9/25/2007 9:34:29 PM

Vicki Zoller
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Great story....without it I might have only thought about this serene and amazing sunset but it adds a bit of drama and that is always a bonus!!! Thanks for sharing the story and the shot...both incredible and worthy of the win!!!

9/26/2007 7:36:01 AM

Bill Houghton
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Congratulations on this beautiful win Kevin. You deserve it. Bill

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9/28/2007 12:49:19 AM

Janine Russell
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Kevin, excellent tones clarity, lighting and DOF; big congratulations on your Second Place Win!

9/29/2007 12:45:51 PM


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Judging from your story, you are a true photographer! Most people would never understand that kind of sacrifice for a perfect shot! Congratulations!

10/2/2007 7:17:53 AM

Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your wonderful Second Place win, Kevin! Thank you for sharing your story - you are a true inspiration!

Cathy :)

10/7/2007 12:38:03 PM

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