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The Gulf Between Us
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
The Gulf Between Us
The Gulf Between Us
ISO 100, SS 1/5 sec, F/20, 17mm with a Canon 30D and 17-40mm grad grey filter (Lee)and 3000 midges
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Colleen Braun
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    this is lovely...

10/4/2007 3:45:52 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding lighting, comp and capture Nick! Jeff

10/4/2007 3:59:33 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Such a beautiful sunrise, love the deep oranges and your comp and title are tops!

10/4/2007 4:21:50 AM

 
Michael J. Kirkland

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Outstanding color and great comp. This is a beautiful shot Nick. Mike

10/4/2007 7:40:51 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Spectacular Nick!!!! I love this!!!! The lead-in, framing, light, tones and beautiful sunrise all come together to make this one outstanding image Nick The artistic reflection back to the viewer is simply amazing with the two trees and strong roots facing outward toward a new day.

It was worth being in those swampy Mangroves and those 3000 little midges biting at you:) A beautiful moment you've captured and one many of will never see except through your eyes.

Incredible photography here matey!!!

10/4/2007 8:31:21 AM

 
Sandra M. High
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OUTSTANDING!!!!!! Wonderful image!!

10/4/2007 10:24:21 AM

 
Carl Fisher
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Exquisite. I'm sure we'll see this one again around the 25th of next month!

10/4/2007 5:08:46 PM

 
Chuck Bruton
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Really good sunset capture

10/4/2007 7:26:39 PM

 
Elizabeth J. Bernier
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This is just a remarkable image!!!!Gorgeous with that sun rising between the two dead mangrove trees it has perfect balance...the topper for me is the tidal pool between the two trees reflecting all that beauty of rich color,and leading the eyes out to the rest of the magnificent sky!!!! Your wonderful title does justice to this moody beautiful capture too!!!

10/5/2007 4:31:14 AM

 
Toni Riggs
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Beautiful image!

10/5/2007 9:52:38 PM

 
"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar
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EXCELLENT!! everything's perfect, nick..by the way, what's the effects/use of this grad grey filter (Lee)and 3000 midges?

10/9/2007 8:39:51 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Amazing image, Nick!
Is this done in HDR?
--Lisa

10/11/2007 6:42:31 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Nick, great colors, clarity, composition and lighting.

10/13/2007 9:52:35 PM

 
Ruth Robbins
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Wow. This is stunning. I love the color and the crooked trees framing the sunset. Also the offset position of the sun.

10/19/2007 9:10:42 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Beautiful...love the lighting!

11/4/2007 10:17:49 AM

 
Firas A. Abussaud
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Beautiful image!

i can it as two great pictures. one on the right andone on the lift and they are combined to make a great picture :)

12/8/2007 3:49:56 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations on this well deserved Finalist Nick. This just has so much going for it from intense mood, to incredible photography in very difficult circumstances and from a place that few photographers will ever go unless. I'm wishing you the best of luck on this one!!!

1/25/2008 10:42:41 AM

 
Bob D. Hall
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Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Nick!

1/25/2008 12:13:35 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Fantastic image, Nick! Congratulations on your awesome finalist!

1/25/2008 12:19:58 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congrats on your finalist matey!!

1/25/2008 7:19:01 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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WOW! A real beauty, Nick...Congratulations on this wonderful finalist!!

1/26/2008 4:34:31 AM

 
Elizabeth J. Bernier
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Excellent!!!!So happy to see this make finalist for you matey!!!!A top quality beauty....congrats to you!!!!

1/26/2008 4:52:59 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Nick on your Outstanding Finalist! Jeff

1/26/2008 6:58:23 AM

 
Michael G. Marshall
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Bravo Nick! Congratulations on this wonderful presentation of your work!

1/26/2008 2:38:56 PM

 
Sue Kane
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Congrats on your finalist buddy...awesome work!!!!

2/3/2008 8:37:13 PM

 
Andre Goldstein
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Awesome image Nick! You have an amazing gallery of images.

7/30/2008 7:41:42 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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WTG...Congratulations!
Okay I have to ask what does 3000 midges mean?

8/21/2008 5:26:22 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Dark, mysterious and beautiful! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist!

8/21/2008 5:40:15 PM

 
A P
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Just gorgeous WTG Nick and Congratulations!!

8/21/2008 5:54:06 PM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Your work is always so beautiful.. Congratulations Nick!!

8/21/2008 6:50:10 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Getting an image like this was worth fighting of those midges Nick!!!! Congratulations on this stunning finalist!

8/22/2008 1:11:45 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Excellent! congratulations :)

8/22/2008 8:27:48 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Congratulations on your Finalist.

8/22/2008 9:36:53 AM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Totally Gorgeous Nick!!! Congrats!

8/23/2008 4:59:47 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Nick on this Outstanding Finalist!! Jeff

8/24/2008 5:26:55 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Ohh..I'm so happy to see this make Finalist again and I really hope to see it get a win. It is one of my very favorite images and it really says so much Nick. Congratualtions and best of luck.

8/24/2008 2:59:41 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Nick on your Win.


Dominick

8/25/2008 10:42:02 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Gorgeous winner, so well composed, congrats to you!

8/25/2008 1:27:08 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

 "The Fairy Trophy"

A Special Trophy for

"July Winners"

8/25/2008 1:33:51 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations Nick on this well deserved winner!!

8/25/2008 1:47:50 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Really gorgeous Nick! Congrats on your win!

8/25/2008 3:00:39 PM

 
Sue Kane
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Love this one....Congrats on your winner Buddy...truly deserved!!!!!!

8/25/2008 3:44:34 PM

 
KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S.
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NICK....MY CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN.

KARU.

8/25/2008 5:01:01 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations!!!!

8/25/2008 6:54:30 PM

 
Eugenio Diaz

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Big congratulations on this outstandng winner!

8/25/2008 9:24:18 PM

 
Nemil B. Chabebe
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Congratulations!

8/26/2008 1:14:37 AM

 
Laurie Daily
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Congratulations, Nick, on your great first place winner...not too surprising to see it here!!!

8/26/2008 3:33:01 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Huge congratulations on this stunning win, Nick!!

8/26/2008 5:23:19 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations on your great winner, Nick!

8/26/2008 6:43:40 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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BIg congrats Nick..beautiful winner!!

8/26/2008 8:12:43 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Stunning Nick! Congratulations on your win!!!

8/26/2008 11:06:03 AM

 
Mick Burkey
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Congrats on the win, Nick! Lovely colors and comp.

8/26/2008 12:15:21 PM

 
Nick Lagos
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Thank you everyone very much for your particularly kind comments ...they are much appreciated....and thanks to the judges for choosing this image.... for those who've asked...midges or sandflies are insects which inhabit estuaries and have a habit of swarming and biting...similar to mosquitos...in this instance they were so bad that I had to brush them away from in front of the lens

8/26/2008 4:16:50 PM

 
Michael G. Marshall
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Congratulations Nick on this wonderful winning image! Michael

8/26/2008 5:53:10 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Well I'm thrilled to see this one make it into the winners circle Nick. It has been one of my long time favorites...and ohhhI was reminded of those midges...*LOL*...you recovered and we all the pleasure of viewing this amazing image. Congratulations matey!!!!!

8/27/2008 8:20:02 PM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Another beauty.. Big congratulations, Nick!!

9/11/2008 9:43:56 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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WOW!! Well deserved WIN!! Congratulations, Nick!!!

9/12/2008 6:19:05 PM

 
paola A. Jofre
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first of all CONGRATULATIONS Nick!!! So very well deserved !! :) your gallery is amazing..this image is incredible...the lighting...the subjects..Awesome...truly Awesome...it looks so surreal...stunning !!! :)

9/17/2008 3:36:19 PM

 
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