The Rocks

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic 7/5/2012 2:01:17 PM

Beautiful lighting and colors John!,
Amalia #1473194

Tiia Vissak 7/5/2012 2:04:09 PM

wonderful tones, light & framing! #10215636

Lynn M. Whitt 7/5/2012 2:17:55 PM

Beautiful colors, light, and composition. #10215654

Robert R. Goodman level-classic 7/5/2012 2:24:08 PM

Hi John,Beautiful D-Lighting and wonderful color my friend.WINNER!!! #10215661

Stan Kwasniowski level-classic 7/5/2012 2:46:10 PM

John, gorgeous #10215686

Carol L. Fowler 7/5/2012 3:36:09 PM

Beautiful and dramatic sky- wonderful capture #10215760

Debbie Bray 7/5/2012 3:53:44 PM

What a beautiful capture, John!! The sky is marvellous, and I adore those rocks! Beautiful scene!! #10215797

Joannie Bertucci level-classic 7/5/2012 3:58:31 PM

Outstanding composition, tones, contrasts, lighting and colors! I bet we see this one again! :-) #10215800

Jack Gaskin 7/5/2012 4:24:06 PM


This fits my KICK BACK & RELAX OUTLOOK ...

Jack #10215845

Louisa Hancock 7/5/2012 4:51:07 PM

you have outdone yourself with this one John it is just glorious, what a way to enjoy the morning #10215877

Ritajane Smith level-classic 7/5/2012 4:53:50 PM

Oh John, 100 plus temps here in Arkansas!! Would love to sit on that beach!!! Great Capture, Awesome colors!!! #10215882

Wm Nosal 7/5/2012 5:27:06 PM

Awesome Shot, John! #10215922

Barbara Waldoch 7/5/2012 5:29:04 PM

Fantastic capture, John! #10215930

Thomas E. Hinds 7/5/2012 6:03:19 PM

I love the sky and light in this and the composition is great, John! Beautiful image! #10215980

Lorna Shutter 7/5/2012 6:15:57 PM

Photobucket Wow!!! What a magnificent image, John! The colour of the sky is gorgeous! ... as is the lighting! You're really producing some great work lately! Another FAVE for me! ... I'm sure we'll see this one again! (If not, I'm buying the judges some glasses!) :) #10215997

Monnie Ryan 7/5/2012 7:17:09 PM

Fabulous, John! #10216067

Terry Cervi level-classic 7/5/2012 7:22:06 PM

This is just stunning, John!! #10216080

Stefania Barbier level-classic 7/5/2012 7:24:43 PM

a true beauty! #10216090

Carol Quina level-classic 7/5/2012 7:39:22 PM

So Beautiful! #10216121

Ellen Hodges level-classic 7/5/2012 7:51:53 PM

Wildly beautiful capture, John!!! #10216144

Ann Coates level-classic 7/6/2012 12:10:43 AM

That's a pretty cool rock. Set beautifully against the sunrise. Excellent capture John. #10216353

Avril Young level-classic 7/6/2012 12:49:05 AM

Stunning, love the sky, just glows..excellent lighting....Beautiful John! #10216376

Stephen Zacker 7/6/2012 3:24:39 AM

Stunning. Like the colors in the sky #10216461

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 7/6/2012 4:15:22 AM

MAGNIFICENT perfection, John. Big WOW! A sure winner.
P.S. The Kangaroos I captured didn't just run about in a free range enclosure. They were free to be anywhere in the park of 70 acres. And what a joy it was for everyone. #10216511

Joy Rector 7/6/2012 4:29:52 AM

beautiful shot #10216535

Martha R. Mazon level-classic 7/6/2012 7:28:26 AM

Wonderful light, texture and mystery in this striking morning image, John! Very unusual and beautiful. #10216743

David Phalen level-classic 7/6/2012 7:30:51 AM

Stunning...Amazing...Beautiful!! #10216747

Katherine Kuhn level-classic 7/6/2012 8:42:24 AM

Beautiful colors & light! And white sand! #10216848

Nancy L. Green level-classic 7/6/2012 12:39:13 PM

SO GORGEOUS John, VERY well done with superb comp, colors and lighting, WTG!! <>< #10217044

John Connolly level-classic 7/6/2012 1:23:40 PM

Many thanks for all your wonderful comments, they are appreciated! #10217094

Chris Schlosser 7/6/2012 4:20:23 PM

Beautiful beach capture, John! Great lighting and color. #10217320

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 7/6/2012 8:02:51 PM

Beautiful colors, tones, lighting, perspective, clarity & mood, John! WTG!

Mike R. Howe level-classic 7/6/2012 8:39:12 PM

Beautiful light Great capture,John!!! #10217673

Mariann Kovats level-classic 7/6/2012 10:17:16 PM

Beautiful colors and comp! I love the sky, John! #10217769

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 7/7/2012 7:12:16 AM

Great shot and what a beautiful spot for an early morning stroll. #10218173

Douglas Perry level-classic 7/7/2012 8:07:30 AM

Very, very nice. Congrats on your EP #10218242

John Connolly level-classic 7/7/2012 2:58:13 PM

Thank you so much Chris, Patrick, Mike, Mariann, Randy and Douglas for your kind remarks! #10218647

Ken Smith level-classic 7/7/2012 4:27:38 PM

My kinda coastal scenery. Beautiful, John! #10218768

Lyn Darlington level-classic 7/7/2012 11:32:32 PM

Great composition! Love the rock in the foreground and that amazing sky behind! #10219110

Laura E. Swan level-classic 7/8/2012 1:06:19 AM

OM GOSH! This is fan-TASTIC, Brother John!!! It almost looks 3D!

I'll have to jump on the band wagon here and say WINNER! :)

(Now that this is settled!!)

-Sis :D #10219173

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 7/8/2012 2:23:37 PM

Magic scene, John! Love it! #10220030

John Connolly level-classic 7/8/2012 3:21:35 PM

Thanks a lot Ken, Lyn, Laura and Marijana for your kind comments, they are appreciated! #10220103

Paul E. Earl 7/8/2012 4:05:50 PM

Very beautiful. Must get down to the coast again. #10220151

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/9/2012 10:51:55 AM

Wowza! Outstanding John!

jo ann c. #10221552

John Connolly level-classic 7/9/2012 3:26:48 PM

Thanks heaps Paul and Jo Ann! #10221898

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 7/16/2012 9:05:54 PM

Beautiful light, color and detail. Wonderful perspective. Hope to see this again. #10232688

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 7/16/2012 9:06:25 PM

Beautiful light, color and detail. Wonderful perspective. Hope to see this again. #10232689

Emile Abbott level-classic 7/17/2012 2:19:06 PM

OMG John this is an amazing composition and capture. I am sure we will see this again. Finally put another rodeo to bed and trying to slowly catch up. Off to Canada on Monday. #10233786

John Connolly level-classic 7/17/2012 3:47:34 PM

Thanks Marilyn and Emile!
I hope you enjoy your trip to Canada Emile, say G'day to Stan for me if you see him! #10233894

Lyn Darlington level-classic 8/28/2012 10:54:02 PM

Congrats John on a fantastic finalist! #10294593

Graham Robards level-classic 8/29/2012 2:53:35 AM

This image has the WOW Factor John, congratulations on your Finalist and B.O.Luck for the next round!

Thankyou and Marg and Thelma for a lovely day today!



Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 8/29/2012 3:08:40 AM

Great job, John - Big congrats! #10294975

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 8/29/2012 3:42:34 AM

Great to see this one again, John! Big congratulations! #10295068

Stefania Barbier level-classic 8/29/2012 5:41:09 AM

fabulous finalist... huge congrats!!! #10295471

Susan Williams level-classic 8/29/2012 5:50:32 AM

Congratulations, John. Beautiful capture and presentation. #10295515

Mariann Kovats level-classic 8/29/2012 6:42:13 AM

Huge congrats on your awesome finalist, John! #10295635

Emile Abbott level-classic 8/29/2012 6:55:08 AM

HUGE TEXAS CONGRATS JOHN, I knew we would see this one again. #10295660

Chris Schlosser 8/29/2012 7:31:45 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful FINALIST, John! #10295812

Martha R. Mazon level-classic 8/29/2012 7:39:00 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, John! Good luck in the next round! #10295860

Wm Nosal 8/29/2012 7:55:05 AM

Congratulations John! #10295922

Robert R. Goodman level-classic 8/29/2012 8:07:44 AM

Hi John,Big Congratulations on this beautiful finalist my friend!!! #10295982

Bill Houghton 8/29/2012 8:47:55 AM

John, this is such a beautiful shot of this place. Great detail color and sharpness. Bill #10296220

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 8/29/2012 9:11:57 AM

Congrats JOhn. Beautiful finalist. #10296323

Nancy L. Green level-classic 8/29/2012 11:19:53 AM

CONGRATULATIONS John on this wonderful finalist, WTG!!! <>< #10296713

Ann Coates level-classic 8/29/2012 11:33:28 AM

Congratulations John on your beautiful finalist. #10296766

Gord MacEachern level-classic 8/29/2012 12:53:26 PM

Big congrats on this well deserved finalist John, good luck next round!! #10297042

Lorna Shutter level-classic 8/29/2012 1:17:33 PM

Phew!!! ... I don't have to buy the judges glasses! Told you we'd see this one again! CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved Finalist Award, John!!!!! WTG!!! Hope to see this one more time! :)
Photobucket #10297130

Ellen Hodges level-classic 8/29/2012 1:35:56 PM

Huge congrats and very best luck with this gorgeous finalist, John!! #10297200

Katherine Kuhn level-classic 8/29/2012 1:54:01 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, John! Great composition & light! #10297259

Douglas Perry 8/29/2012 2:08:52 PM

Congrats John! #10297291

Agnes Fegan level-classic 8/29/2012 2:44:39 PM

It pays to get up early! So beautiful...congratulations!!! #10297355

Tammy Espino level-classic 8/29/2012 2:58:00 PM

Congrats on your awesome finalist,John! #10297419

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-classic 8/29/2012 3:05:20 PM


Congratulations on your tremendous finalist Johnny!!

Best of luck in the next round!!

PS...Sorry I have been so absent but I have been WaY too bsy lately

I heard I have some mail from Australia waiting for me......I wonder Who it could be from? ;0)

Hope you are well My Friend! #10297443

Lynn M. Whitt level-classic 8/29/2012 4:01:50 PM

Congratulations on your great finalist. #10297557

Susan M. Smith level-classic 8/29/2012 5:49:27 PM

All of the elements are lovely and the color is just gorgeous. You've framed them all perfectly. Congrats on your Finalist! #10297923

Carol L. Fowler 8/29/2012 5:50:55 PM

Wonderful Finalist! Big Congrats!! #10297931

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic 8/29/2012 6:36:06 PM

Wonderful colors, detail and texture John. Congrats on your finalist award. #10298098

Thomas E. Hinds level-classic 8/29/2012 7:21:54 PM

Terrific work, John! Congratulations on this great Finalist! #10298246

Tamara K. Walker level-classic 8/29/2012 7:33:00 PM

Wow, I sure have been missing out! Magnificent scene, congratulations. Hey Mel is gold fish sitting really all that hard? #10298265

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 8/29/2012 8:46:51 PM

Beautiful light, colors and detail. Congratulations John on your well deserved finalist and good luck in the next round. #10298346

Ritajane Smith level-classic 8/29/2012 11:06:57 PM

Congratulations John!!!!!!!! #10298479

Stephen Zacker level-classic 8/30/2012 8:43:08 AM

Great scenic and colors. Congratulations #10299121

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 8/30/2012 10:42:25 AM

So love these kind of shots and congratulations on your amazing finalist, John! #10299397

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 8/30/2012 12:40:43 PM

hey, Hey, my friend CONGRATS & good luck on this incredible finalist! WTG!

Stan Kwasniowski level-classic 8/30/2012 1:11:06 PM

John, congratulations, just arrived at my daughters #10299762

Phillip R. Connolly level-classic 8/30/2012 1:34:40 PM

Congratulations, John on this silver award. A very worthy recipient. Well done!

Phil #10299827

John Connolly level-classic 8/30/2012 2:41:43 PM

Many thanks everyone for you kind wishes, they are appreciated! #10299897

Lydia Williams level-classic 8/30/2012 4:36:47 PM

John, this is absolutely beautiful...My chair will be worn out by the time I visit all these gorgeous beaches you have captured..Keep them coming...Congratulations on your finalist award! #10300089

Phyllis A. Houghton level-classic 8/30/2012 7:42:53 PM

WOW John, you have a beautiful finalist! Love the lighting, colors, detail and POV. It captured me! #10300578

Hendrik Storme level-classic 8/31/2012 12:57:29 AM

Fantastic finalist John!!! #10300852

Renee Doyle level-classic 8/31/2012 2:44:15 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist John!! #10300930

Carol Flisak level-classic 8/31/2012 6:51:03 AM

Terrific image, John... beautiful light, colors, composition and details! Huge congrats on your wonderful finalist! #10301322

Jorgen Jensen level-classic 8/31/2012 9:39:10 AM

Well deserved finalist John...Beautiful light and colors. I really hope it will be a winner. #10301500

John Connolly level-classic 8/31/2012 1:06:36 PM

Thanks a lot Lydia, Phyllis, Hendrik, Renee, Carol and Jorgen for your kind thought! #10301750

Kathy Salerni level-classic 8/31/2012 8:56:30 PM

I am sorry that I missed this beautiful Finalist, John! So well done! #10302626

Gina M. Savage level-classic 8/31/2012 9:48:51 PM

Simply breathtaking...HUGE CONGRATS! #10302723

John Connolly level-classic 9/1/2012 1:58:52 PM

Thanks Kathy and Gina! #10304087

Erika G. Gossett 9/2/2012 6:57:52 AM

Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist award, John! Love the beautiful sky...fantastic capture! #10305148

John Connolly level-classic 9/2/2012 1:21:57 PM

Thank you so much Erika! #10305591

Brett Dolsen 9/4/2012 1:43:58 AM

Beautifully composed and captured John!I know how difficult this site can be. #10307605

Karen Celella level-classic 9/4/2012 12:09:25 PM

Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist, John! #10308241

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 9/8/2012 12:26:32 PM

Wowza...what an awesome image John!

Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist!

jo ann c. #10314376

Nadia Paul level-classic 9/12/2012 8:51:15 PM

So very beautiful John - congrats on your finalist! #10320513

Daniel Ruf level-classic 9/14/2012 6:26:17 PM

Congrats on this finalist. #10323257

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 9/16/2012 3:39:32 AM

Truly amazing and beautiful image, John. Congratulations!! #10324769

Jack Ryan level-classic 9/18/2012 6:14:11 PM

Absolutely beautiful...belated congratulations. Very deserving!!! #10328446

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across the road from our resort at Port Macquarie!
This is another sunrise scene from one of our early morning walks.
Captured at 1/250th f11.0 and ISO-250, with an EV of - 0.3

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 10/2500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 250, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on 7/5/2012 1:41:41 PM

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