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Breaking the Night
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Breaking the Night
Breaking the Night
June Finalist (Catch All); POTD July 26, 2008
© Ulysses A. Villamin
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M.Christine Duncan
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    A wonderful composition, and color! A solitary silhouette, great contrast, nicely framed... well done! Hope you are entering some of these into the free contest...?!

5/21/2008 7:25:23 AM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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Wow! Do you really think I should enter the photo contest with this? I did submit my orchid today in the free contest because of you :) Thanks so much... Its always great to hear positive review from people in your caliber. THANKS!

5/21/2008 8:06:20 AM

 
Kimi A. Phillips
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Beautiful! ENTER IT!!!!!:)

5/21/2008 11:16:59 AM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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What category do you think this photo fits?

5/21/2008 3:07:59 PM

 
Kimi A. Phillips
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I would probably put it in Catch All.

5/23/2008 9:28:02 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hey, now..this is cool. It's very unusual and the judges look for originality. At first I thought TREE, then I thought...no, PLANT...NO TREE...So is it a PLANT?

Whatever it is, it's different and pretty and well done. The ORANGE is GREAT and the moon is the cherry on the top. Very unique Ulysses. -Laura Swan

5/23/2008 10:21:48 PM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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Actually, I really don't know if this is a tree or a plant. I just took one shot of it out of the blue after almost two hours of shooting in the beach before we went home. Luckily, I made it to something like this. One of my better photos thus far, I guess. Thanks for the wonderful complimets, guys!

5/24/2008 8:33:24 PM

 
Eni Tutulaku

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Beautiful colors and composition...you did a great job...

5/27/2008 1:13:27 PM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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Thanks, Eni!

5/27/2008 3:05:37 PM

 
Darren J. Brand
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Stunning Shot Ulysses! Great color!

5/27/2008 9:28:01 PM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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Thanks, Darren! A lot of people likes this particular shot, and it became one of my favorite, too. A real simple but strong composition. I appreciate the compliments and hope you come back again to visit my gallery... By the way, you have a lot of wonderful pix yourself. Keep it up! God bless.

5/27/2008 9:51:04 PM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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What did I tell ya??? EP all the way guy!!!! Whoo hoo! Doin' backflips cause this was the first time I saw your work... and voila! Beautiful job UV ;-)

6/9/2008 5:46:27 PM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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You read it right, folks! Christine was the very first one to comment on any of my photos and suggested that I enter some of them into the contest. Thanks, for the encouragement, CD and to my DRU family as well. Love you, guys!

6/9/2008 7:49:20 PM

 
Kimi A. Phillips
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TOLD YOU!!!!!!!:) BIG CONGRATS!!!!

6/19/2008 9:14:37 AM

 
Eni Tutulaku

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congratulation on your finalist...

6/19/2008 9:44:09 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Good for you, Ulysses ! This is awesome. Congratulations on the finalist.

6/19/2008 9:45:29 AM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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Yay!!! I can't believe this!!! Am I dreaming or what? Somebody please wake me up... or no :)

What can I say? This is my very first finalist photo... yahoooooo!!!

Thanks to the judges...
Thanks to my DRU family and all those who appreciated this image: Christine, Laura, Candice, Sherrybear, Kimi, Eni, Debbie, Darren!!! Thanks, guys, for the support and inspiration.

Thanks so much to Brother Eli who has supported me with this endeavor; and to Brother Daniel who taught me the basics of photography.

God bless ya'll!!!

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

6/19/2008 10:31:58 AM

 
Destiny D. Seelatsee
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gorgeous!

6/19/2008 10:50:20 AM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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Thanks, Destiny!

6/19/2008 10:55:05 AM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Heh, heh, heh... what am I supposed to say except ahem.. "GRATZ!!!" Keep it up guy, your photos are wonderful and I was so beside myself when I saw your finalist tag pop up! Be smothered in His blessings my friend...

6/19/2008 11:36:34 AM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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Oh, CD, I am so thrilled for you to see this, buddy:) You are the very first to ever comment on this image and encouraged me to enter it to the contest. I am so blessed to have met you, guys along with all my club families. Thank you so much. May you continue to help all the aspiring photographers that will be coming your way :)

God bless you and your family!!!

6/19/2008 11:48:40 AM

 
Lowen Photography
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Great photo Ulysses! Congratulations on your finalist!!

6/19/2008 11:48:46 AM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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Thanks, Lowen! Hope you visit again :)

6/19/2008 11:51:32 AM

 
Joan E. Hoffman
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This is stunning UV!! Don't know how I missed it .... and hugh Congratz to you on the finalist !!!!!!

6/19/2008 12:30:36 PM

 
Dawn M. Schneider
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Congrats on the finalist on this fantastic image!!!!!!

6/19/2008 12:32:11 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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A big congratulations Ulysses, this is a beautiful finalist!

6/19/2008 1:35:33 PM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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Big thanks, Joan, Dawn, and Amy!!!

6/19/2008 5:59:44 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Ulysses. I feel faint. Bring the smelling salts. I am just taken back by this wonderful event. You kept it humble and just kept at it. It paid off dear new friend. I am so happy for you! It's a beautiful shot and they knew it,too! HOW WONDERFUL. I feel like a MOM and her son is graduating. xo

6/19/2008 10:34:49 PM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Congratulations Ulysses.

6/20/2008 3:33:04 AM

 
Sherry McClead
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Wow this is such a wonderful shot Ulysses... I am just so happy for you! Keep up the great work... your still smiling aren't ya... I can almost see it! Well you have every right to...

Sherrybear :} DRU~

6/20/2008 6:10:34 AM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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Oh, Laura, I have been waiting for you to see this :) I just can't believe it. Thanks for all the support and appreciation. Its just so nice to have someone like you around. What a blessing you have been along with all those who have pushed and inspired me to get better on this.

God bless you, my friend!!!

6/20/2008 6:22:45 AM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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Thanks, Patricia!!! Hope to see you visit again :)

6/20/2008 6:24:47 AM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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Sherrybear, thanks for believing!!! I really still feel that I am not worthy of being a favorite photographer; but many thanks to the appreciation and encouragement.

God bless you :)

6/20/2008 6:26:40 AM

 
Candice  L. Carter
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CONGRATS!

6/20/2008 9:48:31 AM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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Thanks, CC!

6/20/2008 9:58:34 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations!!

6/21/2008 5:23:43 AM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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Thanks, Colette!

6/21/2008 7:06:50 AM

 
David Pratt
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Well done Ulysses!

6/23/2008 12:20:59 PM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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Thanks, David!

6/23/2008 2:24:11 PM

 
Arman E. Barbuco
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Congratulations on this photo. Great shot and I love the thought of the moon being there...

6/29/2008 6:25:07 PM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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Thanks for visiting, Arman!!!

6/29/2008 10:38:03 PM

 
Destiny D. Seelatsee
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whoot whoot on photo of the day!

7/26/2008 12:33:05 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Ulysses on your POTD Win!!!

Mabuhay!!!


Dominick

7/26/2008 12:34:35 AM

 
Becky J. Parkinson
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Georgeous, Ulysses, and congratulations on the POTD!

7/26/2008 12:48:56 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Lovely comp and warm colours Ulysses ~ many congrats on your finalist and POTD!

7/26/2008 12:50:08 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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OH MY GOSH! THE SHOT THAT JUST "KEEPS ON GIVING!" Congratulations on the PHOTO OF THE DAY Ulysses! You will be so thrilled when you see this has happened! Some of us already have! COOL! So proud of your work and of you. -Laura

7/26/2008 1:20:54 AM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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Oh, my!!! What a surprise!!! I never thought this could happen :) I am totally speechless!!! I don't know what to say....lol!!! Perhaps, thanks to everyone is a good start :)

You're right, Laura, my friend, I am so thrilled about this. Oh, my!!! I can't believe this :) How could this happen? How do they choose the POTD?

Oh, my!!! Geez... Is this for real?

(pinches my skin)

Oh, my, its real!!!

THANKS to everyone!!! THANKS to the judges!!!


THANKS!!!

7/26/2008 1:31:17 AM

 
Christina N. Seuser
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huge congrats on pod!!!

7/26/2008 1:35:45 AM

 
Yves Rubin
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Beautiful and so elegant! Big congratulations!

7/26/2008 3:18:30 AM

 
David Pratt
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Way to go Ulysses! Congrats on this fine POTD!

7/26/2008 3:59:01 AM

 
Samantha L. Dean
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Congrats Ulysses on the finalist and the POTD!!! How excited you must be!! Beautiful, deserving image!! Well done!!

7/26/2008 4:13:05 AM

 
Donna K. Kilcher
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congrats on POTD and finalist

great image

7/26/2008 4:25:35 AM

 
Joan E. Hoffman
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WTG UV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow. Huge Congratualations on both the finalist (which I somehow missed) AND the POTD.

7/26/2008 5:31:11 AM

 
Sharon 

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Congrats!

7/26/2008 6:32:09 AM

 
Denise Denomy
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BEAUTIFUL CAPTURE, Ulysses!
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FINALIST & POTD!!! :0)

7/26/2008 7:36:47 AM

 
Dianna Hauf
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I am in awe....this is stunning Ulysses! A huge congrats on this as a finalist (although I think it should have been a winner as well) AND an even HUGER congrats for the POTD!!!! This is truly a stunner! LOVE the colors and the silhouetting!

7/26/2008 7:36:59 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Beautiful image,Ulysses. Congrats! :0)

7/26/2008 7:38:39 AM

 
Susana Heide
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Simple yet striking elements Ulysses! The moon in the frame is beautiful! Many CONGRATS on both, your finalist and your POTD recognitions!!

7/26/2008 7:52:04 AM

 
Bob Sticco
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Congratulations, Ulysses!!!! Awesome photo, and well deserved accolades.......:) You had to see that one coming!!!!

7/26/2008 8:30:04 AM

 
Dawn M. Schneider
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Look what a little faith in yourself can do!!! Congrats on the POTD now have this kind of faith in the rest of your photos Ulysses!!!!! GREAT JOB not only for the the judges liking this, but for all your supporters here at BP!!!!!!

7/26/2008 9:34:32 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Simply beautiful, a double congratulations Ulysses!!

7/26/2008 9:36:01 AM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Good on you, Ulysses! :)
Steve

7/26/2008 9:42:51 AM

 
Dennis Walton
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Great composition!

7/26/2008 10:25:15 AM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD

7/26/2008 12:50:04 PM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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POTD!!!!! YES GUY.... you rock :-) This will always be my very favorite... GRATZ ULYSSES!!!

7/26/2008 8:03:47 PM

 
Djoanne Kramer
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Congrats on the POTD. Well deserved!

7/26/2008 8:08:16 PM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Congrats on your beautiful POTD!!

7/26/2008 10:06:35 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Wow, Ulysses!
First a Finalist. Now a POTD!!!
Big, BIG CONGRATULATIONS!!!
~Lisa

7/26/2008 10:29:58 PM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Another round of congratulations well deserved Ulyses for POTD!

7/27/2008 4:39:50 AM

 
Marisol Pastor
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Big congrats on your POTD. A truly stunning image!

7/27/2008 9:28:14 AM

 
Conrad L. Conero
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Guess you don't need me to tell you this is a great photo, Ulysses. :)

7/27/2008 11:18:50 AM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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Beautiful image and well deserving the POTD, Ulysses!!

7/27/2008 2:57:00 PM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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A million thanks to everyone!!!

7/27/2008 9:10:06 PM

 
Mick Burkey
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Really quite beautiful, Ulysses, and very worthy of the awards. Congratulations on a wonderful image!

7/28/2008 2:00:20 PM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Congratulations Ulysses. Well deserved!

8/20/2008 3:39:36 PM

 
Tatiana Simao
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Congratulaaaaations Ulysses...!!!!!
I'm happy for you..!!!

9/19/2008 2:56:01 AM

 
Max Aureli
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Ulysses... I am getting tired now!!! Congratulations!!!! :-)))

10/23/2008 8:07:22 AM

 
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