Portland Headlight at sunrise

© Chris Drew

Portland Headlight at sunrise

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 12/29/2006 3:45:12 PM

This is truly outstanding Chris!!!!!!!! A big congratulations, I hope you win!!! #579336

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 12/29/2006 9:48:19 PM

Makes me want to be there. #3757437

Paul G Slate 12/30/2006 4:55:46 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist! what a wonderful photo! #3758439

Kay E. Mahoney level-deluxe 12/30/2006 6:14:41 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3758859

Jenny D 12/30/2006 3:30:56 PM

Congratulations on this well deserved win!! #3761101

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 12/30/2006 3:33:33 PM

I spent eight days in Maine and it rained every day! I so wanted to see a morning like this. I'm so happy you got to do it! It is a masterpiece!
Congratulations! #3761115

RC Fritz level-deluxe 12/30/2006 3:38:10 PM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner! #3761130

Jayne Martin level-deluxe 12/30/2006 3:43:30 PM

Congratulations on your win!! #3761157

Janet McNeil level-deluxe 12/30/2006 3:45:49 PM

Congratulations, Chris! A beautiful capture of Portland Headlight! #3761166

Jenny Bosmans level-deluxe 12/30/2006 3:58:36 PM

Big Congratulations on this fantastic Winner, Chris! :) #3761233

Sylvia Rossler 12/30/2006 3:59:25 PM

Big congrats on this amazing Grand Prize win Chris :O) #3761239

Paul G Slate 12/30/2006 4:37:04 PM

Congratulations on the grand prize winner!!!!! nice job Chris! #3761382

Megan p 12/30/2006 4:55:47 PM

A Stunning image Chris!!! Many Congrats to you!!! #3761448

Kimberlee Oberski 12/30/2006 5:04:18 PM

Beautiful capture. Congrats on winning Grand Prize! #3761470

Denise M. Snyder 12/30/2006 5:06:17 PM

Congratulations! This is truly gorgeous!!! #3761477

Kay E. Mahoney level-deluxe 12/30/2006 5:07:32 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful grand prize winner. #3761485

Evy Johansen level-deluxe 12/30/2006 6:02:43 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful and most deserving Grand Prize Win, Chris!! #3761824

Carla Metzler 12/30/2006 6:30:48 PM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner! This is gorgeous, Chris! #3761891

Cheryl E. Molennor 12/30/2006 6:33:51 PM

What a breathtaking image Chris. Congratulations to you on this huge win! #3761896

Cora Miller level-deluxe 12/30/2006 6:54:35 PM

What an awesome morning and you captured it perfectly. Congratulations on your win. #3761956

Stacy L. Robertson level-deluxe 12/30/2006 7:00:08 PM

Congrats on this gorgeous image! #3761982

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe 12/30/2006 7:09:46 PM

A stunning image!!! Congratulations, Chris!
kk #3762023

Alan L. Borror 12/30/2006 7:30:32 PM

Big confgratulations on a home run, Chris! Truly awesome! #3762082

Joannie Bertucci level-deluxe 12/30/2006 7:45:50 PM

Chris, she is my all time favorite lighthouse and your presentation of her is almost beyond belief!
Congratulations on the Grand Prize, she is a winner! #3762120

Les Rhoades level-deluxe 12/30/2006 10:42:33 PM

Congratulations, Chris! #3762375

Nadya Johnson 12/31/2006 12:42:22 AM

Magnificent! Congratulations on your AWESOME Grand Prize Winner, Chris!! #3762516

Lynne Morris 12/31/2006 1:58:32 AM

Congratulations Chris on your Grand Prize Winner, this is an awesome image. #3762568

Laurie Daily level-deluxe 12/31/2006 4:08:59 AM

A magnificent winner! Congrats to you Chris! #3762677

Jessica Jenney level-deluxe 12/31/2006 4:37:14 AM

Congratulations, Chris on this beautiful Grand Prize Winner! #3762719

Donna W. Neal level-deluxe 12/31/2006 6:03:47 AM

Gorgeous Grand Prize Winner Chirs
Congratulations!!! #3762942

Arlene Krassner level-deluxe 12/31/2006 6:03:49 AM

This is lovely Chris. Congratulations to the big winner! #3762943

Colette M. Metcalf level-deluxe 12/31/2006 6:50:18 AM

Congratulations to you on your Grand Prize winner, Chris!! #3763032

Lavone Vannoy level-deluxe 12/31/2006 7:12:31 AM


HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your GRAND PRIZE WIN!!! Such a gorgeous and stunning image...and a WELL deserved WIN!!! :)

Happy New Year! :) #3763097

AMALIA Veralli 12/31/2006 7:23:41 AM


Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 12/31/2006 9:24:43 AM

Outstanding Chris!!! I'm so happy for you!! A beautiful GRAND prize win!!! Congratulations!!! #3763321

Cyn Valentine level-deluxe 12/31/2006 9:26:48 AM

Big congratulations Chris..fantastic image! Well deserved win! #3763325

Penny l. Haviland 12/31/2006 10:10:06 AM

Congratulations Chris! Beautiful image! #3763398

Theresa Marie Jones level-deluxe 12/31/2006 10:58:44 AM

Bravo! You did it! Applause! Applause!
You did great! You must be sitting on top of the world! Makes me want to be there too. Congratulations Chris! #3763457

Ronald Balthazor level-deluxe 12/31/2006 12:19:19 PM

Congratulations, Chris. Magnificent image. #3763657

John V. Roscich level-deluxe 12/31/2006 12:32:39 PM

JOHN #3763709

Ronald F. Fischer level-deluxe 12/31/2006 3:18:15 PM

Congratulations on this awesome grand prize winner! #3764190

Janine Russell level-deluxe 12/31/2006 4:42:57 PM

Chris, congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner. #3764538

Larry L. Redmon level-deluxe 12/31/2006 4:46:28 PM

Extraordinary photo, Chris! #3764558

Milan Banik 12/31/2006 5:20:17 PM


randy dannheim 12/31/2006 6:59:23 PM

Chris, what a beautiful image and what an honor to have been chosen the best of the best at Better Photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #3764978

Chris Drew 12/31/2006 9:08:56 PM

Thanks for all the congrats. I never thought I'd ever win Grand Prize. Right place at the right time with the right image I guess. #3765247

Mike Dawson 1/1/2007 12:51:03 AM

Wonderful comp and exposure, Great image #3765632

Lindley Johnson level-deluxe 1/1/2007 8:20:13 AM

Huge congratulations on this gorgeous Grand Prize Winner, Chris! It's outstanding! #3766892

Sherry Sturgis 1/1/2007 12:21:05 PM

Outstanding!!! Congratulations on your grand prize win! Well deserved, Chris!!!! Happy New Year to You & Yours! #3767944

Inge Johnsson 1/1/2007 1:02:32 PM

Fantastic photo of this often captured lighthouse! A real standout. Congrats! #3768088

Tom Leech 1/2/2007 5:42:20 AM

Great shot. Wonderful light. #3770917

Cliff & Patti Smith 1/3/2007 6:31:47 AM

WOW! Congratulations Chris, this photo is awesome! #3775703

Ross Throndson 1/3/2007 7:38:45 AM

So BEAUTIFUL...Congratulations on your Grand Prize!! #3776025

Gary Lange 1/3/2007 2:26:32 PM

A very true masterpiece, Chris. Congratulations to you! Happy New Year. #3777303

Katrin A. Koumpikova 1/4/2007 1:36:32 PM

Awesome shot, I am speechless. Congratulations for the Prize! #3781137

Sherrye Nozaki 1/4/2007 4:48:58 PM

Superb piece of fine art. Congratulations. #3781746

Stanley C. Sims 1/5/2007 5:28:43 PM

I agree with Sherrye. This a avery beaytiful fine art photograph. Congratulations Chris, on a well deserved Grand Prize Winner. #3785871

Sherry S. Boles 1/5/2007 10:06:22 PM

Outstanding, Chris! This is absolutely stunning!! Congratulations!!! #3786517

Sinziana I. Ene 1/6/2007 3:20:54 AM

WOW! Congratulations Chris ! Fantastic photo! #3786995

Dennis Walton 1/10/2007 1:34:35 PM

Great shot. The color saturation is beautiful. The long shutter speed worked wonders with the water. #3804623

Anna Diederich 1/13/2007 4:42:57 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful shot! #3814368

John P. Sandstedt level-deluxe 1/16/2007 10:18:18 AM

While I like this photo a lot, Thank Goodness for Photoshop!

Congrats on the photo and on the editing job. #3826803

Chris Drew 1/19/2007 4:55:04 AM

Just for the record..

Taken with a 30D & sigma 18-50 2.8 @~f16

15 seconds exposing for the sky on the right.

camera raw - levels - dodged the water - resize for web - sharpen - save


Susan M. Reynolds level-deluxe 2/9/2007 11:28:49 PM

With all the wonderful comments what more can I add?!?! Beautiful...Can't wait to take my first lighthouse photo!
Just Beautiful #3931520

Asami Tozuka level-deluxe 4/27/2008 9:57:50 PM

Congratulations Chris!!
Your photo is very beautiful!


Jack Ryan level-deluxe 1/13/2009 4:08:52 PM

Absolutely outstanding view of this beautiful lighthouse. A very impressive gallery from what I have seen so far and I plan to spend time going through more of your photos in the next couple days. #7026081

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15 second exposure taken at sunrise.

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