Shi Shi Beach Sunset

© Kevin N. McNeal

Shi Shi Beach Sunset

Eric A. Betanoff 8/2/2007 1:34:42 PM

Where is this?
And it is a fantastic picture, great colors and treatment. I can't see anything wrong with it. #704756

Joshua T. Dyer 8/2/2007 2:10:12 PM

Great picture and well worth the trip. #4592432

Derrald R. Farnsworth-Livingston 8/2/2007 4:32:09 PM

It is easy for me to say that it was worth it for you, but I must add that you made the most of the location and the light. Well Done. #4592871

Roger Fry 8/3/2007 12:37:20 AM

Stunning !

Roger #4594325

Roger Fry 8/3/2007 12:37:21 AM

Stunning !

Roger #4594326

Alexis Yobbagy 8/3/2007 10:07:05 PM

SIMPLY SUPERB!!! Good on your for your great trek and what an amazingly perfect reward for your effort!!! I LOVE THIS ONE!!! #4598761

Glenn E. Traver 8/8/2007 6:48:41 PM

Beautiful, the fruits were ripe and you endured the stuggle, congrats on your stunning photo, well worth the hardship ~ GT #4621174

Dennis Walton 8/14/2007 10:11:49 AM

Superb image. The depth of field, clarity and color are all spot on. Congrats! #4647009

Marta J. Baldwin 8/19/2007 5:56:50 PM

It takes a photographer who's true of heart to do what you did to get this spectacular shot! The result is glorious to behold and I bet you'll never forget it. Great job Kevin!!! #4670460

Lorri Shank 9/24/2007 5:06:43 PM

Congratulations, Kevin! A stunning image! I don't find it dark at all--just stunning! Your story is wonderful, too. The photography angels were taking care of you, huh?!
Glad you survived the ordeal and you were rewarded so wonderfully. Frame it. Lorri #4840078

Mary K. Robison 9/24/2007 5:40:56 PM

You deserve any award you ever get for this, Kevin ~ and it IS for the photograph as much as for the amazing story behind it.
A huge CONGRATULATIONS to you for your Win! #4840310

Kay E. Mahoney 9/24/2007 7:22:03 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful second place winner. Thanks for the story. #4840940

Michael L. Dawson 9/24/2007 7:59:13 PM

Great image Kevin, Congrats! #4841177

Diana L. Ralph 9/25/2007 9:34:29 PM

Congrats on this awesome win! #4846520

Vicki Zoller 9/26/2007 7:36:01 AM

Great story....without it I might have only thought about this serene and amazing sunset but it adds a bit of drama and that is always a bonus!!! Thanks for sharing the story and the shot...both incredible and worthy of the win!!!
Congrats!
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Bill Houghton 9/28/2007 12:49:19 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful win Kevin. You deserve it. Bill

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Bill Houghton Photography #4855866

Janine Russell 9/29/2007 12:45:51 PM

Kevin, excellent tones clarity, lighting and DOF; big congratulations on your Second Place Win! #4861633

Janine Russell 10/2/2007 7:17:53 AM

Judging from your story, you are a true photographer! Most people would never understand that kind of sacrifice for a perfect shot! Congratulations! #4873115

Cathy M. Gromball 10/7/2007 12:38:03 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful Second Place win, Kevin! Thank you for sharing your story - you are a true inspiration!

Cathy :) #4894101


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I am posting this more because of the story then the image. I travelled close to six miles through mud and sand to get here which is not far for NPN members but I had a total hip placement 10 months ago so for me this was pretty far. I have been trying to get here forever but this place is in clouds for most of the year so catching a sunset at a low tide happens rarely here. Anyways conditions were right and I made the 10 hour journey but when I got there I forgot my tent and sleeping bag which were in the bag with my food that I forgot as well. I was so excited to get here I forgot everything so I slept in the sand overnight with nothing and then it starts to pour rain around midnight and the rain did not let up. Anyways sometimes you have to slow down and I cant help go crazy when I am shooting somewhere and the conditons final work in your favor. I know again the image is dark but did not want to emphasize the mud but the glow in the water.

Canon 5D
17-40L f/22 2.5 Secs ISO 5

Uploaded on 8/2/2007 1:13:57 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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