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The Sun Always Rises Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
The Sun Always Rises
The Sun Always Rises
This is the SS Dicky Wreck shipwrecked in 1893 on the Sunshine Coast Queensland...aperture F/16, shutter 1/8th sec, lens Sigma 10-20mm, location Dicky Beach, time of day 6.02 am,
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Michelle Alton
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    This is absolutely stunningly beautiful. Great work with the Sigma...Light and shadow are spectacular too!

8/12/2008 2:54:26 AM

Rick Clark
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Wonderful sense of motion in the surf and great clouds, well done!

8/12/2008 2:55:03 AM

Chris Gin
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Stunning shot!! The sense of movement in the water is amazing, and the sky is awesome too.

8/12/2008 3:18:44 AM

Brenda Sides
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Beautiful, Nick!

8/12/2008 3:24:36 AM

Jeff W. Robinson
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Fantastic work Nick! Jeff

8/12/2008 3:39:57 AM

Michael G. Marshall
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Wow! Terrific capture Nick! Excellent light, colors, veiling of the water and the overall comp is beautiful! Bravo! Michael

8/12/2008 4:12:17 AM

Tarun Bose
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Outstanding capture with lovely colours and lighting. Great work Nick.

8/12/2008 4:33:05 AM

Shannon D. Miller
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STUNNING! What a GORGEOUS and BREATHTAKING capture Nick! I am with Michael your veiling of the water and overall comp is OUTSTANDING! Your colors and light are perfect! Shannon~

8/12/2008 5:13:16 AM

Shirley Sicurello
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Beautiful image - it has so much energy!

8/12/2008 5:16:31 AM

Nick Lagos
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Many thanks to all for your very generous and kind comments....they are very much appreciated...

8/12/2008 5:32:10 AM

Kate Baumgartner
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Outstanding. This is one of the best sunrises I have ever seen. What an amazing capture.

8/12/2008 6:34:52 AM

Melissa A. Olsen
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I am with Kate....outstanding!

8/12/2008 7:36:10 AM

Lynn M. Whitt
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Wonderful image!!!!

8/12/2008 9:46:58 AM

Mary Anne Frey
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Gorgeous shot Nick!!!!

8/12/2008 3:40:59 PM

paola A. Jofre
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Incredible shot!!! Excellent!! very impressive!!! :)

8/16/2008 11:53:32 AM

Kristi A. Howson
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Such an outstanding shot with very dynamic perspective that just pulls one into it's beauty. Awesome Nick!

8/21/2008 7:20:16 PM

Lisa Atkins
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This is absolutely beautiful!!! Love those dramatic clouds, and the long shadows on the beach!!

9/7/2008 8:52:12 AM

Connie J. Bagot
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So beautiful. Love the curved sweep of water and (especially!) the way the long shadows echo the sun's rays. Just amazing, Nick.

9/21/2008 7:11:09 AM

Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations Nick on this very beautiful and dynamic Finalist!!!

9/22/2008 10:23:05 AM

Elida Gutierrez
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Congratulations on your FINALIST!!!

9/22/2008 11:08:10 AM

Cyn D Valentine
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Congratulations Nick!!!

9/22/2008 11:09:12 AM

Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Congratulations on your terrific finalist! favorite.

9/22/2008 12:00:16 PM

Nadya Johnson
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Breath-taking, Nick! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist!

9/22/2008 3:15:28 PM

Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful sight, congrats and good luck!

9/22/2008 5:48:52 PM

Mike Umbreit
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Nick - Congratulations! - Mike

9/22/2008 6:43:37 PM

Larry L. Redmon
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Wow! It's extraordinary, Nick!

9/22/2008 7:13:32 PM

Jojie F. Alcantara
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Congratulations, fellow finalist! This is truly spectacular

9/22/2008 7:56:31 PM

Renee Doyle
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Big congrats on this wonderful finalist Nick!! Just gorgeous!! Maybe I'll have to head north - lol!!

9/22/2008 9:41:01 PM

Shawn Jennings
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Fantastic image, Nick! Congratulations on your finalist!

9/23/2008 7:24:49 AM

Corinne M. Thompson
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Magnificent capture, Congrats!

9/23/2008 11:10:21 AM

Summer A. Kozisek
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Fantastic image Nick, absolutely stunning! Congrats on your finalist!

9/23/2008 11:24:39 AM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I'm in AWE Nick, an inspirational seascape! Congratulations and best of luck in the next round!

9/23/2008 12:15:28 PM

Daniella Puente
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Excellent photo, congrats and good luck!

9/23/2008 2:55:34 PM

Judy V. Kennamer
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Totally PERFECT Nick! Congrats on this winner!!!

9/23/2008 3:30:19 PM

Amanda Cass
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WOW WEEE another beauty of yours! totally awesome congrats!

9/23/2008 4:19:05 PM

Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on your gorgeous WIN, Nick!

9/23/2008 4:27:02 PM

Renee Doyle
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Big congratulations on this excellent winner Nick!!!

9/23/2008 4:30:48 PM

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

9/23/2008 4:47:25 PM

Kaye Burazin
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So fluid, from the water to the sky. Beautiful. Congrats!

9/23/2008 4:49:22 PM

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Congratulations Nick on this fabulous winner! B-

9/23/2008 4:57:17 PM

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Congratulations on this outstanding and well deserved Gold Nick!

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9/23/2008 5:29:31 PM

Kristi A. Howson
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Big Congratulations to you Nick. So awesome to see this one make it to the winners circle matey!!!

9/23/2008 7:02:06 PM

Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations on your stunning winner, Nick!

9/24/2008 1:00:51 AM

Laurie Daily
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A big congratulations, Nick..what a beautiful winner!!! You sure do what you do with such perfection...WoW!

9/24/2008 4:02:18 AM

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9/24/2008 7:20:39 AM

Jennifer L. Alder
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Congrats, Nick, on this stellar winning image- wow! :)

9/24/2008 9:11:11 AM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations Nick!! WTG!

9/25/2008 5:26:37 PM

Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Nick on your Win.


9/27/2008 6:13:20 PM

Tamera Phillips
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A belated congrats on your Win! Great work.

9/28/2008 5:20:39 PM

Salwa  Afef
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Congratulations Nick ,beautiful work & creative comp :)
But I have one question : how could you control the shadow with movming waves ,i think they should not look straight ?? Salwa :)

10/13/2008 2:55:32 PM

Michael Lynch
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Awesome and well deserved WIN !!!

11/17/2008 6:40:18 AM

Bill Houghton
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Nick. this is just another one of your fabulous photos. You have a wonderful talent my friend. Have a great day. Bill

1/29/2009 2:06:18 AM

Elaine Eastman
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Wow, what an amazing photo and gallery! Such a joy to find!

2/13/2009 7:31:02 PM

Nancy Grace Chen
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Fantastic, Nick. The shadows make this more than your average awesome seascape shot-- it really puts it over the top. a very late congrats to you!

3/25/2009 2:34:43 PM

Rich Helmer
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Congrats, what a wonderful photo! It is awesome. Great color!

5/5/2009 12:28:51 AM

Laura L. Regnier
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Awesome shot Nick! I love the swirl of the water and that angry looking sky. Congratulations!!

5/5/2009 5:27:17 AM

Lisa J. Boulden
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Such an amazing winner!
Great light, color, and content!

5/1/2010 5:50:16 AM

Josie  Detmers
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Awesome, Nick!! Congrats on this winning photo!! Love the shadows!!

7/23/2012 4:56:46 PM

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