Sun Over the Cottoneva

© Randall J. Scholten

Sun Over the Cottoneva

Michelle Alton level-classic 12/8/2011 4:04:25 PM

Shiver provoking, Randall. #1428740

Carol Flisak level-classic 1/24/2012 2:21:52 PM

This is beautiful, Randy! Congratulations on your finalist! #9939631

Phyllis A. Houghton level-classic 1/24/2012 4:59:43 PM

Congrats on you finalist. How cool that you caught the sun rays and shipwreck. #9941058

Cheryl Winn level-classic 1/24/2012 6:52:48 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Randall! #9942273

Renee Doyle level-classic 1/25/2012 2:57:44 PM

Beautiful work Randall!! Congratulations!! #9945837

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 1/25/2012 3:04:53 PM

Another beautiful sunset! Congratulations on your winning shot! #9945884

Carol Flisak level-classic 1/25/2012 6:51:04 PM

Huge congrats on your beautiful winner, Randy! #9946615

Phyllis A. Houghton level-classic 1/25/2012 8:36:29 PM

Congratulation on your wonderful gold win, Randy!!! #9946838

Michael G. Marshall level-classic 1/26/2012 10:00:43 AM

Wonderful winning image, Randall! Congratulations! #9948119

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 1/26/2012 1:54:53 PM

Congratulations on this incredible Winner, Randall! #9948553

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 1/27/2012 7:24:38 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding 2nd Place Gold winner Randall!

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Charles C. Berkeley level-classic 1/27/2012 5:35:37 PM

Congratulations on your winning photo! Charles #9951287

David M. Montero level-classic 2/2/2012 12:16:06 PM

Fantastic the way the light hits the remnants. Great capture. Congratulations on your win Randall!!! #9961274

Merna L. Nobile 2/12/2012 1:10:27 PM

You can feel it in the air, the anticipation of waiting for the awards to arrive. The talent that is on display for all to see and share is amazing. Congratulations to all the January, 2012 winners. Merna #9979257

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On February 10, 1937, the Cottoneva was blown ashore near Battle Rock by 75 MPH winds. Occasionally, the remnants of the 190 foot schooner are still exposed by winter storms, as was the case on this December day. And the rays of sunlight above and beyond the skeletal remains were captivating!

Quote of the Day: It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck. ~Charles Caleb Colton

Nikon D700, 20 mm f/2.8D Lens @ f/9, 1/320 second exposure. ISO 200 (12/29/2010, 4:50 PM. Port Orford, Oregon, USA)

Exif: F Number: 9, ExposureTime: 100/31999 seconds, ISO: 200, FocalLength: 20.00 mm, Model: NIKON D700

Uploaded on 12/7/2011 7:44:39 PM Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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