John Rivera level-classic 6/3/2010 8:45:39 AM

Beautiful composition and lighting Mitch! #1274936

Jeff Robinson level-classic 6/3/2010 8:47:57 AM

Great lighting for this Excellent still life image Mitch! Terrific info too! Jeff #8662535

Rony Sagy 6/3/2010 9:47:37 AM

Wonderful image, Mitch. Love the light, detail and period mood it provides. Would love to visit the San Diego Maritime Museum. #8662708

Monnie Ryan 6/3/2010 10:12:15 AM

Beautiful tones and composition here, Mitch! #8662733

Stefania Barbier level-classic 6/3/2010 10:38:57 AM

love the tones... beautiful capture! #8662800

David Phalen level-classic 6/3/2010 11:08:18 AM

Terrific light, tones and details!! Well done Mitch!! #8662907

Daniella Puente 6/3/2010 3:02:44 PM

Wonderful photo Mitch :) #8663348

Linda Blair 6/3/2010 3:32:53 PM

Beautiful capture Mitch...great tones and a wonderful story!!!!! #8663395

Leslie McLain level-classic 6/3/2010 5:43:27 PM

Stunning capture, colors, and light, Mitch. #8663705

William C. Raco level-classic 6/3/2010 6:07:15 PM

Very nice collection, light, color and details
Excellent, Mitch #8663747

Tammy Espino level-classic 6/3/2010 6:17:36 PM

Wonderful capture of history! :) #8663779

Joanna Madloch 6/4/2010 4:30:16 AM

Beautiful picture, Mitch, and a great story. #8664592

JO ANN CLEVELAND 6/4/2010 7:51:00 AM

Awesome Mitch, love the set up and the history!

jo ann c. #8665154

Melissa Olsen level-classic 6/4/2010 9:29:28 AM

Wonderful composition Mitch!
You have posted so many fabulous pictures while I have been on vacation. #8665364

Mitch Spence level-classic 6/4/2010 11:31:58 AM

Thank you, everyone, so much for your comments. #8665510

Liz blahh level-classic 6/4/2010 12:17:03 PM

Great find & capture, love the lighting! #8665592

Debra R. Harder 6/5/2010 7:22:02 AM

This is beautifully composed, Mitch! The lighting creates a wonderful mood and richness to the image. Gorgeous! Deb #8667021

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic 6/5/2010 6:09:37 PM

You struck the right notes on this one, Mitch. (sorry! couldn't resist.) In truth, it's a beautiful image. Thanks for including the story. #8668008

Mitch Spence level-classic 6/6/2010 7:51:52 AM

Thank you, Liz, Deb, and Kathy. :) #8668956

Marty Straub 6/11/2010 10:41:06 AM

Excellent comp and lighting, Mitch. #8688773

Mitch Spence level-classic 6/12/2010 8:10:18 AM

Thanks once again, Marty! #8690679

Dr Silly level-classic 7/3/2010 10:22:50 AM

Wonderful capture. :O) #8732073

Mitch Spence level-classic 7/5/2010 9:05:58 AM

Doc, thank you very much. I appreciate it! #8735798

Brad Harding 7/12/2010 1:35:37 PM

Congrats on the finalist Mitch. I love the tones in this picture. #8751252

Bojan Bencic level-classic 7/12/2010 2:28:03 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Mitch. #8751750

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 7/12/2010 2:33:16 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8751802

Leslie McLain level-classic 7/12/2010 2:44:33 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Mitch. #8751954

Nikki McDonald level-classic 7/12/2010 2:44:45 PM

Great light and tones and a very interesting set up (even if you did find it :) ), Mitch. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round #8751956

Tammy Espino level-classic 7/12/2010 3:03:10 PM

Congrats on your awesome finalist :) #8752192

Tamara K. Walker level-classic 7/12/2010 3:26:14 PM


Cassie L. Woodlee level-classic 7/12/2010 5:20:28 PM

Congratulations!!! #8753666

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic 7/12/2010 5:48:47 PM

Good Luck in the next Round - this is a special image, Mitch. #8753939

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 7/12/2010 6:00:30 PM


Carol Teal level-classic 7/12/2010 6:46:44 PM

Great lighting and a wonderful image! Congrats on your finalist! #8754502

Irene Colling level-classic 7/12/2010 6:58:35 PM

Fascinating compilation of memorabilia Mitch.
Outstanding capture and presentation.
Congratulations on the finalist. #8754575

Sherran Andersen level-classic 7/12/2010 9:30:43 PM

Congrats. #8755467

Patti Coblentz level-classic 7/13/2010 2:09:54 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Mitch! #8755982

Jack Ryan level-classic 7/13/2010 6:51:30 AM

Congratulations, Mitch...a very deserving selection. #8757034

Stefania Barbier level-classic 7/13/2010 7:44:18 AM

wonderful finalist, congratulations! #8757337

Graham Robards level-classic 7/13/2010 10:45:18 AM

Excellent Mitch. Best of luck in the next round. ~Pat #8758141

Steve M. Harrington 7/13/2010 12:06:19 PM

Such rich tones! A most worthy finalist, Mitch. Congrats!
Steve #8758490

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 7/13/2010 2:58:36 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist Mitch! I love the tones and the antiquity behind the scene. #8759133

Kathy Salerni level-classic 7/13/2010 3:07:26 PM

Big congrats on your awesome finalist, Mitch! Beat of luck in the next round! #8759149

Sharon Sawyer level-classic 7/13/2010 3:36:32 PM

WOW!!! Excellent image, Mitch!!! HUGE congratulations on your outstanding finalist and all the best in the next round!!! #8759231

Monnie Ryan 7/13/2010 5:12:52 PM

Super work, Mitch -- congratulations on your Finalist! #8759702

Debra R. Harder 7/13/2010 8:19:39 PM

This is such a great image with such wonderful tones and placement, Mitch! Huge congratulations on your beautiful finalist! Deb #8760314

Cindy Bendush level-classic 7/13/2010 8:41:42 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist Mitch! #8760406

Bojan Bencic level-classic 7/14/2010 1:37:18 PM

Congratulations on your amazing win, Mitch. #8762444

Patti Coblentz level-classic 7/14/2010 1:46:22 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful win, Mitch!


David Phalen level-classic 7/14/2010 1:51:30 PM

BIG Congrats on a beautiful Winner!!

Happy Birthday!! #8762578

Tammy Espino 7/14/2010 1:56:13 PM

Huge Congrats on your win!! :)
Have a wonderful birthday ~ #8762620

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 7/14/2010 1:58:03 PM

on your very deserving SECOND PLACE WINNER!! #8762638

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 7/14/2010 2:10:35 PM

WTG on your win, Mitch! :-) k #8762726

Leslie McLain level-classic 7/14/2010 2:10:49 PM

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Mitch. #8762728

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 7/14/2010 2:27:42 PM

Wonderful winner Mitch, congrats! #8762804

Kathy Salerni level-classic 7/14/2010 2:30:10 PM

Big congrats on your winner, Mitch! #8762810

ALLEN O. HOWARD 7/14/2010 2:44:34 PM

WINNER! Congratulations Mitch! #8762863

Lorna Shutter 7/14/2010 2:51:25 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place Win for this absolutely beautiful image, Mitch!!!!! :) Photobucket #8762904

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic 7/14/2010 2:54:41 PM

Holy cow - guess the Win List is out already! This is wonderful, Mitch - Congratulations. #8762927

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 7/14/2010 2:56:07 PM

Congrats Mitch on this outstanding winner. #8762937

Monnie Ryan level-classic 7/14/2010 3:01:31 PM

Fantastic work on this one, Mitch -- no question that it should be a winner in my mind! CONGRATULATIONS!! #8762983

Linda D. Lester level-classic 7/14/2010 3:01:55 PM

WTG!!! Awesome shot..Congratulations! #8762986

Jessica Jenney level-classic 7/14/2010 3:34:56 PM

Congratulations, Mitch on your stunning win! Love it! #8763103

Irene Colling level-classic 7/14/2010 4:11:52 PM

Congratulations on your winning image Mitch. You deserved it with this well composed and artfully presented photo. #8763295

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 7/14/2010 4:27:33 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this phenomenal Winner, Mitch! WTG, my friend! #8763402

Wanda Judd level-classic 7/14/2010 4:29:00 PM

Congratulations...what a great day.... #8763412

Bonnie C. Lackey level-classic 7/14/2010 4:31:12 PM

Such a touching image - and so beautifully presented. It certainly deserves to be a winner! #8763424

Stefania Barbier level-classic 7/14/2010 4:40:24 PM

spectacular win, congratulations! #8763494

Michelle Alton level-classic 7/14/2010 4:47:38 PM

Somehow I missed this during the month, Mitch. But you hit it DEAD ON! Brilliant work. And it matches your badge! #8763527

Michelle Alton level-classic 7/14/2010 4:49:32 PM

Oh...and since my husband is a Welshman, I couldn't help noticing the ULTRA Welsh name of the composer...Thluwellan (phonetic) Owen!

They don't get much Welsher than that!

And you have to almost spit to pronounce the double Ls. #8763531

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 7/14/2010 4:56:05 PM

Congratulations on your win!!! Outstanding image Mitch! #8763555

Debra R. Harder 7/14/2010 5:46:04 PM

I knew it!! WTG, Mitch! Huge congratulations on your BRILLIANT GOLD WINNER! Deb #8763721

Ken Smith level-classic 7/14/2010 5:50:19 PM

Love the lighting, Mitch. Congrats on your GOLD!! #8763750

Ruth Grimm 7/14/2010 6:43:06 PM

Congratulations, Mitch! What a nice b-day gift, eh?! This is a fabulous find and beautifully captured! #8763882

Christopher Budny level-classic 7/14/2010 6:48:17 PM

Such a great, nostalgic feel! Congratulations! #8763903

Nikki McDonald level-classic 7/14/2010 6:48:35 PM

I am so very pleased, Mitch. Happy Birthday! and congratulations on the win. #8763906

Julianne Bradford level-classic 7/14/2010 6:55:21 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner Mitch. Your birthday? What a nice Golden touch to celebrate:-) #8763926

Terry Cervi level-classic 7/14/2010 7:05:14 PM

Congrats Mitch! It's gorgeous! And Happy Birthday! #8763959

Sam Britt 7/14/2010 7:34:23 PM

Congrats on this second place win, Mitch! #8764057

Sam Britt 7/14/2010 7:35:19 PM

...and Happy Birthday to you! #8764061

Merna L. Nobile 7/14/2010 9:45:05 PM

BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations on your Award for June, 2010. Merna #8764344

Katarina Mansson 7/15/2010 2:21:39 AM

Congratulations to your winner Mitch! #8764574

Jeff Robinson level-classic 7/15/2010 4:40:46 AM

Congrats Mitch on your 2nd Place Win!! Jeff #8764902

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 7/15/2010 4:58:11 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Mitch on your well deserved Gold win!!! Amanda #8764971

Anita Hogue 7/15/2010 5:14:48 AM

Congratulations on a wonderful winner! #8765007

Christine Czernin level-classic 7/15/2010 6:22:10 AM

Congratulation on this truly beautiful gold win.
A story telling picture, Mitch. #8765171

Steve M. Harrington 7/15/2010 9:50:34 AM

A most worthy winner! I am truly pleased for you, Mitch! :)
Steve #8765583

Mike Clime 7/15/2010 11:40:58 AM

Congratulations on your winner! #8765776

Phyllis H. Burchett 7/15/2010 6:07:36 PM

Fantastic! Congrats on your win! #8766498

Linda Blair 7/16/2010 5:39:56 AM

Magnificent win Mitch....congratulations!!!! #8767403

Murry Grigsby 7/17/2010 8:53:41 AM

Terrific image and win Mitch! I love the warm light and your comp!! #8769582

Mitch Spence level-classic 7/17/2010 9:38:12 AM

My sincere thanks to everyone for all the congrats and good wishes. #8769643

Sharon Sawyer level-classic 7/17/2010 6:16:25 PM

Mitch, HUGE congrats on your win!!! #8770359

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 7/18/2010 7:19:47 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner Mitch! #8772420

Mitch Spence level-classic 7/20/2010 1:09:26 PM

Thank you very much, Sharon and Judy. #8775950

Cindy Bendush level-classic 7/20/2010 9:08:22 PM

Congratulations on your fabulous winner Mitch! WTG! :-) #8776921

Mitch Spence level-classic 7/21/2010 10:49:48 AM

Thank you, Cindy! #8778296

Renee Doyle level-classic 8/3/2010 1:37:03 AM

Belated but Big congrats on this wonderful winner Mitch!! #8802804

Mitch Spence level-classic 8/13/2010 10:31:35 AM

Renee, thank you very much. #8825110

Patricia A. Stalter level-classic 8/16/2010 11:02:39 AM

Well, my bad! I fiddled around and didn't see that you got this win!
So... congratulations! #8839445

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic 8/16/2010 9:49:49 PM

Well done, Mitch! #8841894

Mitch Spence level-classic 8/22/2010 9:07:38 AM

Thank you, Pat and Kathy. #8854636

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 9/13/2010 3:51:52 AM

Congratulations Mitch on your Win!!!

Dominick #8897283

Mitch Spence level-classic 9/14/2010 10:07:30 AM

Thank you, Dominick. :) #8900156

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This was shot in the hold of the ship "Star of India," a restored windjammer, refurbished in 1963 and still fully seaworthy, displayed now at the Maritime Museum at the San Diego harbor. The ship was built in 1863 and was then named the "Euterpe" for the muse of music.


Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/25 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 40.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

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