Red Leaf Sunrise

© Randy D. Dinkins

Red Leaf Sunrise

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe 9/30/2012 6:25:12 PM

Image above is a cropped version from included photo. Thought it left a little more to the imagination. Comments welcome. #1489381

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 9/30/2012 6:33:02 PM

Both are just beautiful, Randy. Love the colors, comp. and light. I like more of the sky showing in the second one. #10348132

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe 10/1/2012 3:41:26 AM

Thanks Tammy - after uploading and having a chance to see side-by-side, I think I agree with you. It was a beautiful Harvest moon morning to be out. -Randy #10348494

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 10/1/2012 4:11:45 AM

Beautifully composed and captured!! #10348554

Dominick M. Dimacale level-deluxe 10/1/2012 4:14:48 AM

This is a beauty, Randy!

Dominick #10348560

Monnie Ryan level-deluxe 10/1/2012 6:01:08 AM

Gorgeous scene, Randy (both of them)!! #10348696

Dayna Cain level-deluxe 10/2/2012 11:51:37 AM

Both are beautiful but my preference is the one with more sky. It's STUNNING! #10351066

Daniel Ruf 10/8/2012 6:04:13 PM

Beautiful work, Randy. You just keep making things happen. #10361206

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 10/10/2012 5:46:02 AM

While I like both images, I agreee with Tammy and do like the one with more sky. Either way, they're wonderful OM! When I first saw the thumb, I thought that patch of red was an OM hunkered down. LOL. #10363322

Becky J. Parkinson level-deluxe 10/28/2012 9:10:22 PM

Both images are fantastic! Congratulations on a well-deserved finalist, Randy!

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 10/28/2012 10:50:58 PM

Beautiful!! Congratulations Randy! #10388981

Nadia Paul level-deluxe 10/28/2012 11:49:20 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist Randy! #10389075

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe 10/29/2012 2:44:32 AM

Thanks everyone. Honored. I also like them both, but did follow up on the suggestions above and submitted the second as well, however I think they straddle Sept/Oct. #10389363

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 10/29/2012 3:47:28 AM

Congrats on the Finalist Randy!! #10389455

Danny B. Head level-deluxe 10/29/2012 4:56:36 AM

Great choice by the judges! Congrats! #10389670

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 10/29/2012 5:02:40 AM

Huge congrats and very best luck, Randy!! #10389688

Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 10/29/2012 6:25:00 AM

So beautiful, congrats! #10389966

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 10/29/2012 6:48:04 AM

Congratulations on this awesome finalist

jo ann c. #10390068

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe 10/29/2012 8:28:47 AM

Congratulations on the Finalist...all the very best in the next round Randy! #10390442

Nancy L. Green level-deluxe 10/29/2012 8:48:30 AM

This is SO GORGEOUS Randy, CONGRATULATIONS my friend!! <>< #10390568

Mary Beth Aiello level-deluxe 10/29/2012 10:53:39 AM

Gorgeous, Randy. Huge congrats on this beautiful finalist. #10391168

Carol L. Fowler 10/29/2012 11:35:15 AM

Congrats on this wonderful Finalist #10391432

Eivor Kuchta 10/29/2012 12:53:50 PM

Beautiful light and colors, Randy! I like them both. In the one with less sky, I pay more attention to the fog, which creates a nice mood in the image. Congratulations on your finalist, and good luck in the next round! #10391801

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 10/29/2012 1:01:43 PM

Love both images, Randy! Congrats on your beautiful and unique finalist!

Debby #10391835

Merna L. Nobile 10/29/2012 1:10:04 PM

Receiving an award from Better Photo is just like unwrapping a gift, the thrill is always the same! It is also exciting to be able to send my personal congratulations to each and every one of you and I look forward to seeing the gold though out the galleries. Merna #10391872

Carla Capra level-deluxe 10/29/2012 3:29:51 PM

Randy, this is just beautiful. A wonderful reflection, lovely colors, and that misty b/g. Congratulations. #10392513

Lydia Williams level-deluxe 10/29/2012 4:19:27 PM

Congratulations, Randy on this beautiful image! #10392664

The Judges at level-deluxe 10/29/2012 4:22:20 PM

Beautiful! #10392676

Shelly A. Van Camp level-deluxe 10/29/2012 5:30:24 PM

Pretty, Congrats! #10393046

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 10/29/2012 6:41:24 PM

Hi Randy,Big congratulations on this beautiful finalist my friend!!! #10393285

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 10/29/2012 7:01:28 PM

Another beauty and fantastic finalist OM! Congrats! #10393334

Robert K. Bemus level-deluxe 10/29/2012 10:15:54 PM

Stunning...congratulations and all the best in round next!! #10393665

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 10/29/2012 10:35:14 PM

INCREDIBLE, Randy! CONGRATS & good luck!

frank w. degenhardt level-deluxe 10/30/2012 3:20:00 AM

Love the dreamy look. Congratulations on the Finalist my friend. #10393916

frank w. degenhardt level-deluxe 10/30/2012 3:20:18 AM

Love the dreamy look. Congratulations on the Finalist my friend. #10393917

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 10/30/2012 8:05:20 AM

What a beauty....Congratulations on your finalist! #10394346

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe 10/30/2012 8:16:48 AM

Awesome finalist, Randy! Good luck in the next round! #10394364

Nadia Paul level-deluxe 11/29/2012 8:52:57 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Randy! #10439189

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 11/30/2012 1:24:19 AM

It's a beauty… Congratulations! #10439823

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 11/30/2012 6:07:53 AM

Huge congrats on these super awesome finalists, Randy!! #10440690

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe 11/30/2012 6:11:28 AM

Bravo on your Second Finalist...wonderful editing work them both...the second sure does have impact! All the best in the next round..... #10440700

The Judges at level-deluxe 11/30/2012 8:11:57 AM

Beautiful #10441144

ALLEN O. HOWARD 11/30/2012 8:57:57 AM

Awesome!!! Congratulations! #10441441

Debra R. Harder 11/30/2012 10:09:29 AM

Absolutely amazing, Randy! Love everything about it. Huge congratulations on another BEAUTIFUL finalist! #10441723

Danny B. Head level-deluxe 11/30/2012 12:00:40 PM

Congrats on a two time finalist! #10442182

Nancy L. Green level-deluxe 11/30/2012 1:49:08 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Randy on this wonderful finalist, WTG!!! <>< #10442506

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 11/30/2012 3:42:11 PM

Huge congrats on a fabulous winner, Randy!! #10442909

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 11/30/2012 3:42:23 PM

Huge congrats on a fabulous winner, Randy!! #10442910

Danny B. Head level-deluxe 11/30/2012 3:51:01 PM

Nice! Good to see it win! Congrats! #10442941

Linda A. Braddock level-deluxe 11/30/2012 3:54:18 PM

Congratulations Randy! Beautiful. #10442954

Katherine Kuhn level-deluxe 11/30/2012 4:20:29 PM

Both images are gorgeous, Randy! Congratulations on both your finalist & your win! #10443070

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 11/30/2012 4:39:41 PM

We called this right for you. LOL. Beautiful winner. Congrats! #10443180

Mary Beth Aiello level-deluxe 11/30/2012 5:00:38 PM

Simply beautiful, Randy. Huge congrats on your GOLD. #10443328

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 11/30/2012 5:03:31 PM

Gorgeous scene Randy, congratulations on your winner! #10443344

Colette M. Metcalf 11/30/2012 5:35:45 PM

Just gorgeous!! Congrats on your win!!! #10443478

Carol L. Fowler 11/30/2012 6:09:20 PM

WTG Randy!! Congrats! #10443553

David Phalen level-deluxe 11/30/2012 6:33:31 PM

BIG Congrats on a beautiful Winner!! #10443605

Monnie Ryan 11/30/2012 6:41:16 PM

Congratulations on your win, Randy! WTG! #10443628

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 11/30/2012 6:50:33 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful capture and deserved winner Randy!! #10443672

Rona L. Schwarz 11/30/2012 7:49:57 PM

WOW! Spectacular capture, Randy! How glorious it must have been to witness such a spectacle! Wonderful POV and brilliant execution. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this superb Gold Winner! #10443833

Glenn E. Traver level-deluxe 11/30/2012 7:54:08 PM

Beautiful Capture Randy, I was eyeing this photo just the other day, Congratulations on this wonderful WINNER ~ GT #10443844

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 11/30/2012 8:48:53 PM

Congratulations on your gorgeous winner! #10443911

frank w. degenhardt level-deluxe 11/30/2012 9:40:28 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Second Place Win my friend. #10443995

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 12/1/2012 6:45:47 AM

Congrats on your beautiful win, OM!! #10444492

Connie J. Bagot 12/1/2012 7:53:14 AM

Congratulations Randy---very beautiful image and well deserved win! #10444694

Debra R. Harder 12/1/2012 7:55:19 AM

No surprise here, Randy! I knew this beauty would win the GOLD! Huge congratulations! #10444704

JO ANN CLEVELAND 12/1/2012 12:03:09 PM

Congrats on this 2nd Place Gold winner, it is certainly well deserved Randy!

jo ann c. #10445213

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 12/1/2012 6:04:24 PM

Huge CONGRATZ on your beautiful WINNER!!!

UB. #10445706

Sabrina Ryan 12/5/2012 7:24:26 AM

CONGRATULTIONS on your Beautiful Winning image, Randy! #10452036

Merna L. Nobile 12/9/2012 11:22:46 AM

To my photo friend:
Look back with pride,
Look forward with excitement,
Enjoy the success of the day.

Kathryn Wesserling level-deluxe 12/27/2012 8:32:01 AM

Ditto on the "more sky" choice. It's a wonderful feature in SnapShot#609; your explanation helps my learning. #10480657

JO ANN CLEVELAND 12/27/2012 10:22:11 AM

Not surprised to see this recognized AGAIN Randy as special the SnapShot#609.. sooo well deserved too!

jo ann c.


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Actually, photo taken just before the sun the sun came up, on Auxier Ridge in the Red River Gorge.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/25 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 10.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS REBEL T3i

Uploaded on 9/30/2012 6:18:10 PM Photo Contest Finalist

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