Daybreak

Patrick Rouzes Student 10/31/2010 6:24:21 PM

Spectacular tones, lighting, colors, reflections, clarity, perspective, mood & beauty captured here! WInner in my books & hope to see this again, Mike! #1322877

Mike Umbreit 11/1/2010 6:31:10 PM

Patrick - Thanks so much!! - Mike #9009311

Nikki McDonald 11/14/2010 7:52:53 PM

Not an easy pick even though you had few entries in October, Mike -- they are all just lovely. Finally, though, this is my favorite. Love the clarity, light, colors and beautifully balanced composition. Good luck. #9034257

Tiia Vissak 11/15/2010 1:03:31 PM

Congratulations! #9035875

john forrant 11/15/2010 1:27:26 PM

OMG! This is an awesome shot. Congrats #9036101

Merna L. Nobile 11/15/2010 1:33:41 PM

I would personally like to congratulate you on your winning photograph for October, 2010 and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Merna Nobile #9036169

Nancyj Hovey 11/15/2010 1:43:20 PM

on your finalist! 8o) #9036280

Bojan Bencic 11/15/2010 1:44:39 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Mike. #9036297

Cyndy Doty 11/15/2010 1:55:32 PM

Congratulations on your lovely finalist! #9036446

Patrick Rouzes 11/15/2010 2:25:40 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Mike! WTG! #9036801

Randy D. Dinkins 11/15/2010 2:47:42 PM

Beautiful shot. Love the colors; big congrats! #9037015

Robin L. Bailey 11/15/2010 3:17:29 PM

Stunning image! A huge Congratulations on this beautiful winner~ #9037292

Becky J. Parkinson 11/15/2010 3:47:29 PM

A real beauty, Mike!!! Congratulations!!! #9037627

John Rivera 11/15/2010 3:50:11 PM

Congrats Mike!!!! #9037661

Nikki McDonald 11/15/2010 4:25:22 PM

Gorgeous light, color and comp, Mike. Congratulations on the finalist and best of luck in the next round. #9038072

Lindley Johnson 11/15/2010 4:46:15 PM

Stunning image, Mike! Congratulations on your finalist. #9038259

Debra R. Harder 11/15/2010 6:28:26 PM

The lighting and reflections are amazing, Mike!! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL finalist! Deb #9039070

Sherran Andersen 11/15/2010 7:48:53 PM

Congrats Mike. #9039577

Mike Umbreit 11/15/2010 7:56:07 PM

Thanks so much! I have not had a chance to look over the finalists but I wish to congratulate everyone that received one. :-) Mike #9039630

Irene Colling 11/16/2010 4:50:12 AM

Exceptional photography Mike, congratulations. #9040735

JO ANN CLEVELAND 11/16/2010 11:28:31 AM

Congratulations on this great finalist Mike!

jo ann c. #9042109

Daniella Puente 11/16/2010 4:28:24 PM

Wonderful photo Mike, congrats! #9043086

Mike Umbreit 11/16/2010 7:12:29 PM

Irene/Jo Ann/Daniella - Thanks to each of you!! - Mike #9043506

Katherine Kuhn 11/16/2010 8:38:00 PM

Congrats on this gorgeous fall reflection! #9043672

Jeff W. Robinson 11/17/2010 4:28:32 AM

Congrats Mike on this Fantastic Finalist!! Jeff #9044330

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 11/17/2010 8:45:36 AM

Congratulations Mike, this is GORGEOUS! #9045102

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 11/17/2010 9:21:37 AM

Splendid!! Congrats Mike!! #9045174

Stefania Barbier 11/17/2010 10:59:08 AM

huge congrats on your gorgeous winner! #9045354

Tiia Vissak 11/17/2010 11:02:44 AM

Congratulations! #9045370

Judy V. Kennamer 11/17/2010 11:13:09 AM

Congrats on your beautiful winner Mike!!! #9045419

Jillian Danielson 11/17/2010 11:20:01 AM

Congrats on your winner!!!! Its beautiful! #9045450

Monnie Ryan 11/17/2010 11:23:00 AM

Gorgeous, Mike -- congratulations on a well-deserved win! #9045469

Jennifer L. Alder 11/17/2010 11:47:13 AM

Yay! Big congrats, Mike, on your 1st place win :) #9045548

Patrick Rouzes 11/17/2010 11:51:06 AM

Heyyyyyyy, Mike, CONGRATULATIONS on your Gold Medal WINNER! WTG! #9045563

Renee Doyle 11/17/2010 12:25:44 PM

Congratulations Mike on this gorgeous first place winner!! #9045696

Bojan Bencic 11/17/2010 12:50:15 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic winner, Mike. #9045803

Dr Silly 11/17/2010 1:13:48 PM

Beautiful 1st Place Gold, congrats Mike. :O) #9045923

Jeana Clark 11/17/2010 1:16:10 PM


Awesome First Place Winner Mike!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

~J~ #9045929

Mary Beth Aiello 11/17/2010 1:49:33 PM

Spectacular, Mike. Huge congrats on this awesome First Place. #9046011

Sam Britt 11/17/2010 2:31:20 PM

Congratulations on this First Place win, Mike! #9046168

Rona L. Schwarz 11/17/2010 2:39:15 PM

Absolutely stunning, Mike! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding First Place Gold winner! #9046200

Nancyj Hovey 11/17/2010 2:58:00 PM

Congratulations on your WINNER! 8o) #9046265

Lindley Johnson 11/17/2010 3:03:30 PM

Huge congratulations on your gorgeous First Place Winner, Mike! #9046296

Mike Umbreit 11/17/2010 3:13:26 PM

Thanks so much to everybody for all of the support I have received over the past three years here at BP!! I know I would not be receiving this honor without the help of so many talented people!! This is the first time that I have managed to snag a first place win so it is extra special to me!! Thanks!!! :-) #9046341

Randy D. Dinkins 11/17/2010 4:09:49 PM

Well deserved, big congrats on your 1st place gold! #9046601

Patricia A. Coblentz 11/17/2010 4:45:34 PM

So very beautiful, Mike...big cngratulations on your very deserved 1st place win!! #9046714

Claudia Kuhn 11/17/2010 4:56:59 PM

Beautiful Mike, congratulations on your first place winner! #9046766

JO ANN CLEVELAND 11/17/2010 5:30:06 PM

I KNEW this should be a Gold Winner!!

Congratulations on this beautiful 1st Place Win Mike!

jo ann c.

#9046872

Christopher J. Budny 11/17/2010 6:20:03 PM

I missed this while skimming Finalists this week; so I will simply congratulate you on the win! #9047004

Elida Gutierrez 11/17/2010 6:20:11 PM

Congrats Mike, Amazing work!!! #9047005

Glenn E. Traver 11/17/2010 8:23:01 PM

Congraulations on this Beautiful 1st place Winner Mike ~ GT #9047284

Kathy L. Clark 11/17/2010 8:27:37 PM

Way to go Mike. Congrat to you an this awesome winner. #9047303

Ellen Hodges 11/18/2010 4:18:47 AM

Congrats on a super gorgeous win, Mike!! #9047784

frank w. degenhardt 11/18/2010 4:47:44 AM

What a gorgeous picture and it deserves this First Place Win. Congratulations Mike. WTG! #9047885

Sabrina Ryan 11/18/2010 5:59:52 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your First place winning image, Mike! #9048047

Katherine Kuhn 11/18/2010 8:59:44 AM

Congratulations on your 1st place -- well deserved! #9048598

Barbara Mason 11/18/2010 6:37:29 PM

A well deserved 1st place Mike, Congratulations !!!! #9049627

Daniella Puente 11/18/2010 6:44:10 PM

Congratulations! #9049644

Tarun Bose 11/18/2010 7:35:23 PM

Congrats Mike for your winner. #9049815

Evy Johansen 11/18/2010 8:02:38 PM

Beautiful image! Congratulations on your Win! #9049915

Leslie McLain 11/19/2010 5:31:58 AM

Congrats on your stunning winner, Mike. #9050835

Phyllis Burchett 11/19/2010 7:48:57 PM

Congrats on your 1st place win, lovely capture! #9052322

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 11/19/2010 8:12:59 PM

How exciting Mike! A big congratulations on your first place win. WTG! #9052357

Cindy Bendush 11/19/2010 10:44:47 PM

Gorgeous FPW - congratulations Mike! #9052539

Mike Umbreit 11/20/2010 10:54:05 AM

Thanks to everybody for all of the very kind comments!! I still smile every time I see that badge next to my image. :-) #9053401

Usman M. Bajwa 11/21/2010 2:37:42 AM

WTG Mike. Huge CONGRATZ on snagging the First Place GOLD!! And keep smiling!

UB. #9054527

Mike Umbreit 11/27/2010 5:55:35 AM

UB - Thanks!! - Mike #9065801

Anne McKinnell 12/7/2010 2:50:17 PM

A very peaceful shot. Congratulations on your winner! #9085974

Mike Umbreit 12/13/2010 6:08:44 PM

Anne - Thank You!! - Mike #9099069

Christine R. Lobsinger 2/7/2011 5:32:45 AM

Simply Stunning!!!!
Congratulations to you on such a fabulous WINNER! The complete image says OMG to me and such has the WOW FACTOR!!!
SMILING CHRISTINE #9218227

Mike Umbreit 2/9/2011 4:46:14 PM

Christine - Thanks so much!! - Mike #9223540

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Taken at the Morton Arboretum.
Lisle - IL - USA

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Exif: F Number: 16, ExposureTime: 100/1600 seconds, ISO: 100, FocalLength: 28.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 10/31/2010 5:59:39 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner


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