1001 Sunrises

© Doug Benner

1001 Sunrises

Kathleen Clemons 4/28/2004 4:10:19 AM

Wowza, Doug- I love this! :) #122255

Kelly Abernathy 4/28/2004 4:12:38 AM

I agree - stunning - I love it! -K #506714

Colleen Braun 4/28/2004 4:18:56 AM

looks like it has been dipped in liquid gold... #506732

Joy Brown 4/28/2004 4:24:45 AM

Fantastic! A definite winner, Doug!!! #506748

Debra Booth 4/28/2004 4:26:50 AM

Wonderful shot, Doug!! #506759

Cynthia M. Wiles 4/28/2004 4:38:23 AM

Very cool shot...Great detail! Love it! #506798

Dorothy Neumann 4/28/2004 4:42:04 AM

Astonishing...as is your total gallery. I'm in awe.

Dorothy Neumann 4/28/2004 4:42:28 AM

Astonishing...as is your total gallery. I'm in awe.

Allan L. Whitehead 4/28/2004 4:53:14 AM

MAGNIFICENT, Doug (as always). What a terrific capture and presentation. I for one will be absolutely devastated if this isn't one of this April's "Winners"

Exquisitively done, my dear friend - Allan #506886

Colette M. Metcalf 4/28/2004 4:59:24 AM

Wonderful!!! #506926

Michael Brown 4/28/2004 6:04:22 AM

Without a doubt, ............. purely one of the best that I have ever seen!!!

Mike #507088

Paula Lechten 4/28/2004 6:07:22 AM

Ditto Doug, you have outdone yourself. #507099

Rob Friedman 4/28/2004 6:11:57 AM

Excellent Doug! Absolutely beautiful shot. #507109

Lori Ditlefsen 4/28/2004 6:56:39 AM

Fantastic Doug! I see a finalist coming! #507215

Doug Benner 4/28/2004 9:57:58 AM

A heartfelt thanks to everyone for your kind and gracious comments. This is really a great community we have here and your encouragement means a lot to me. Doug #507502

Doug Benner 4/28/2004 9:58:06 AM

A heartfelt thanks to everyone for your kind and gracious comments. This is really a great community we have here and your encouragement means a lot to me. Doug #507504

Nancy Grace Chen 4/28/2004 10:12:56 AM

Great tones and focus. Really creative way of using the star filter, too. Wonderful work!

nacespace.com/photos #507536

Doug Benner 4/28/2004 10:22:15 AM

Thank you, Nancy. I appreciate your comments very much. I actually did not use a star filter here. Doug #507556

Alisha May Furbish 4/28/2004 11:04:56 AM

Terrific!!! #507589

Kristen McKain 4/28/2004 12:39:00 PM

GORGEOUS! #507721

Murry Grigsby 4/28/2004 1:02:05 PM

Outstanding image Doug! Super design, light and textures!! #507772

Robin L. Wehrman 4/28/2004 1:53:44 PM

Excellent image, great design, well done Doug!!!!!!!! #507895

Beverley Lu Steeves 4/28/2004 3:29:15 PM

This is wonderful, Doug!!! Love it! #508048

Elisabeth A. Gay 4/28/2004 4:51:13 PM

Awesome!! If I were the judge, you won!! #508160

Roger D. Meador 5/7/2004 4:35:20 PM

Doug, this is one of the best photographs I've ever seen in my life and I've been around for a while. #525274

Claudia Kuhn 5/13/2004 4:03:48 PM

Another wonderful macro by Doug. Congratulations!! #534450

Murry Grigsby 5/13/2004 4:44:22 PM

Congrats and good luck Doug! #534636

Kathleen Clemons 5/13/2004 4:47:19 PM

I love this one, Doug. Congratulations to you! #534655

Kristen McKain 5/13/2004 5:53:43 PM

congrats! #535069

Lori Ditlefsen 5/13/2004 6:36:26 PM

Congrats Doug! #535392

Kenneth M. Kijewski 5/13/2004 6:38:16 PM

Congrats on this excellent image! Well done! #535406

Marie Fields 5/13/2004 8:50:31 PM

Congratulations, Doug!!! #536238

Colette M. Metcalf 5/13/2004 8:54:04 PM

Congrats!!!! #536257

Mary K. Robison 5/14/2004 1:17:16 AM

Brilliant in every way ~ Congratulations, and good luck next level! #536769

Debra Booth 5/14/2004 4:31:56 AM

Congratulations, Doug! #537353

Allan L. Whitehead 5/14/2004 4:40:47 AM

Doug, congratulations on all your work and this finalist as well. This is richly deserved, my very, very dear friend - Allan

ps: I told you this would be a winner (I sent a broccoili-gram to the judges and made them an offer they just couldn't refuse, eh…) he, he, he… #537402

Kasia Elser 5/14/2004 5:13:19 AM

Great shot! Congrats! #537573

James R. Jackson 5/14/2004 6:50:30 AM

Doug, absolutely incredible! The metallic look of the photo is amazing, too! Congratulations! Jay

Kelly Abernathy 5/14/2004 9:55:17 AM

Congratulations! -K #539005

Robin L. Wehrman 5/14/2004 12:02:32 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Doug!! #539440

Susie Peek-Swint 5/14/2004 1:15:17 PM

Cool image Doug~ many congrats!! #539795

Pu Chen 5/14/2004 2:34:40 PM

Just wonderful, Doug! Congratulations and hope to see this again soon! #539981

Nancy Grace Chen 5/14/2004 6:34:20 PM

Oh, I just read your reply to my message... well, I love the pointed lights anyhow! They really add a lot... a spectacular image-- I hope it goes far! Congrats!!

nacespace.com/photos #540416

Donna W. Neal 5/19/2004 1:03:57 PM

Congratulations on your WIN Doug!! #549677

Cathy Barrows 5/19/2004 1:11:40 PM

Congrats on your win...awesome web #549689

Claudia Kuhn 5/19/2004 1:42:31 PM

Doug - Big congrats on your first place win!! #549793

Marie Fields 5/19/2004 2:07:52 PM

Congratulations, Doug!!! #549869

Mette Vendelboe Allison 5/19/2004 2:12:03 PM

Wonderful photo, especially a great title, Doug! Big congrats! #549890

clifton Mair 5/19/2004 2:13:28 PM

Wow that's stunning!! Big congrats! #549899

Kathleen Clemons 5/19/2004 2:20:03 PM

Congratulations, Doug! #549934

Paul C. Gazzanigo 5/19/2004 2:22:34 PM

Congratulations, Doug!

Well deserved win! #549942

Murry Grigsby 5/19/2004 2:29:04 PM

Congratulations on your 1st place win Doug! Your closeup work including this beauty is SUPER!! #549963

Karen Engelbreth 5/19/2004 2:47:24 PM

Congratulations, Doug!


Kelly Abernathy 5/19/2004 3:09:12 PM

This was one of my favorites Doug! Congrats on a well-deserved win! -K

Diane Dupuis 5/19/2004 3:14:56 PM

What an amazing shot!! Well deserved! #550067

Nancy Grace Chen 5/19/2004 3:16:58 PM

Just beautiful-- the fine detail is impressive!! It looks almost like jewelry... congratulations!!

nacespace.com/photos #550077

Joy Brown 5/19/2004 3:36:19 PM

Congratulations Doug on this awesome winner!!! #550123

Colette M. Metcalf 5/19/2004 5:21:13 PM

Congratulations!!! #550292

bob cornelison 5/19/2004 5:57:56 PM

Looks like mercury...very metalic! Congratulations! ~:0) #550364

Debra Booth 5/19/2004 6:15:59 PM

Congratulations, Doug! #550389

Paul Michko 5/19/2004 8:08:52 PM

Congratulations, Doug. A simply amazing image. #550523

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 5/19/2004 10:18:18 PM

I don't know exactly how you captured this image but it is indeed a job well done. It is truly spectacular. Congratulations!!! #550664

Isabel L 5/19/2004 10:52:28 PM

Congrats Doug! amazing image!! :) #550709

Evy Johansen 5/19/2004 11:33:23 PM

Many congratulations on your 1st place win, Doug! Well deserved!! #550757

Doug Benner 5/20/2004 4:11:14 AM

I would like to thank everyone for your very gracious and kind comments. This really means a lot to me. Thanks again. Doug #551118

Colleen Braun 5/20/2004 4:17:08 AM

congratulations Doug... #551126

Wally Orlowsky 5/20/2004 5:48:10 AM

Congratulations, Doug! #551347

Allan L. Whitehead 5/20/2004 5:55:22 AM

Doug, I don't want to say 'I told you so' but 'I told you so'. Congratulations, my very dear friend. Extremely well done - Allan #551382

Lori Ditlefsen 5/20/2004 6:41:47 AM

Never any doubt in my mind that this is a winner! Way to go Doug! #551550

Michael Brown 5/20/2004 7:38:09 AM

Congrats Doug!

Mike #551721

Robin L. Wehrman 5/20/2004 12:24:02 PM

Congratulations Doug, on your 1st place win, Outstanding image and well deserved!! #552150

Judy Rae 5/20/2004 1:09:22 PM

Congrats Doug an a truly amazing photo! #552230

Alisha May Furbish 5/20/2004 2:21:11 PM

Congratulations!!!!!!! #552338

Susan T. Evans 5/20/2004 2:34:03 PM

Congrats Doug on a well deserved win!!! #552362

Mary K. Robison 5/20/2004 2:46:18 PM

This had "WINNER" written all over it, so the judges just followed through on the inevitable ... Congratulations, Doug! #552383

Cindy Cone 5/20/2004 5:35:31 PM

Congratulations on a well-deserved win! #552592

Rick Riddle 5/21/2004 4:28:55 PM

Excellent Doug. #554299

Pu Chen 5/21/2004 5:20:34 PM

Congratulations! #554362

Susana Matos 5/22/2004 9:51:32 AM

Excellent, amazing!! Congratulations!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #555032

David L. Stevens 5/23/2004 4:34:50 PM

Fabulous shot Doug-congrats on your win. #556744

bob garas 5/25/2004 1:32:10 AM

congradulations. wonderful shot #558779

Adam T. Cowart 5/26/2004 5:01:05 PM

This is awesome and deserving of first place. Congrats!!!!! #561394

Amanda Price 8/1/2005 7:36:50 PM

Doug, you have the most incredible collection of waterdrop macros I've ever seen! I have been inspired tonight! This is my favourite. They look like hot air balloons. #1664931

Shelly A. Van Camp 1/6/2006 7:27:30 AM

Beautiful..looks like Gold..love this. I love to do waterdrops as well. #2258527

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1/250 sec; f22; ISO 100; Sigma 105mm macro lens

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