Palm Sunrise

Stephanie Adams 11/15/2002 8:44:56 PM

Oooooh, very nice and interesting! I like it :O) #13180

Janelle Barry

You're back!! Was it wonderful? This image is really great; I can't wait to see the rest of your images! #23839

Patricia Marroquin

Thank you Stephanie and Janelle. Yes, just got back at 4 this morning after a red-eye flight. We loved the wraparound balcony we had. We could see the ocean from one side and the mountains from the other. It was a whirlwind trip, though. Didn't get to do everything or photograph everything I wanted to. But I'll take 5 days in Hawaii any time. :-) #23846

Cathy M. Gromball

I love this shot Patricia! It's absolutely gorgeous!

Cathy :) #23872

Patricia Marroquin

Thanks so much Cathy. Our first morning there, it was such a pleasant surprise to walk out onto the balcony and have this view. However, I had to shoot through some wrought iron bars, and I was nervous getting close to the edge to get the shots! :-) #23879

Claudia Fernandes

Beautiful shot! You have a wonderful gallery #24563

Patricia Marroquin

Thank you very much for viewing my gallery, Claudia. #24631

Carol Engstrom

Great shot Patricia! #25615

Patricia Marroquin

Thanks Carol. I appreciate it. #25695

Carol Engstrom

Congratulations Patricia!! #32000

Mark Oxley

Congrats Patricia. Recognition for a wonderful photo, you fully deserve your first place!! #32014

Kathleen Clemons

Congrats, Patricia! #32023

Carolyn M. Fletcher

Congrats!!! #32038

Jimmy Wen

most beautiful water edge shot i'v seen! Congratulation Patricia! #32104

Piper Lehman

Patricia, your day has come. I knew I'd see your name in the winners circle sooner or later. Congrats! This is an awesome shot. #32115

Carol Sherman

Big Congratulations to you!!!! #32123

Dolores Neilson

Oh Patricia!! This is sooo deserving of winning 1st place out of 3500 images this month!! Many congratulations!! #32170

Stephanie Adams

I knew this was a winner :O) Congrats! #32190

Shelley Sanders

Congrats Patricia! #32203

Damian P. Gadal

Great shot, congrats! #32205

Patricia Marroquin

Thank you all. You don't know how much your support and encouragement mean to me. Sorry for the belated thank yous, but I was up very late last night doing Christmas cards, and probably was one of the first to see the November results. (I was stunned, to say the least.) So I just now woke up to these kind comments. #32241

Cathy M. Gromball

Congratulations on your first place win Patricia! I had a feeling about this one!

Cathy :) #32274

Janelle Barry

A double winner!! First you get to go to Maui, and then you win first place on this unique and beautiful image from your trip. Congratulations, Patricia - this is sooo well deserved!! #32323

Robert Pranagal

Congratulations on 1st place winner, Patricia!

Cathy Martin

Great shot....congrats
ps. next time you take a shot at this location...can I go with you...just to observe your techniques of
Cathy #32447

Patricia Marroquin

Thank you Cathy G., Cathy M., Robert and Janelle. I'm just glad I didn't try this shot after having a couple of Mai Tais. This balcony was extremely narrow and the height made me nervous. Thank goodness the photo came out straight. Oh, and my husband wants partial credit for this win. He was the one who woke me up the first morning and told me to grab my cameras and get out onto the balcony ASAP. Thanks, George. :-) #32454

Monika Sapek

Beautifully done, Patricia! Excellent idea and colors. Many congratulations!

June Marie Sobrito

Congratulations on this beautiful shot! #32532

Patricia Marroquin

Thank you so much, Monika and June Marie. #32550

Heather K. McFarland

Congratulations on your first place win Patricia! Great perspective and use of shadows! #32555

bob garas

way to go. great shot #32647

Lorraine T. Lynch

Beautiful indeed and well deserved. Congratulations Patricia! #32666

Wolfgang Dolak

Congratulations from Asutria, Patricia! Great shot, well-deserved win!
birdie #32680

Patricia Marroquin

Thank you Heather, Bob, Lorraine and Birdie. This has been an incredible early Christmas present for me. #32723

Robert Jensen

Congratulations on this very lovely image. The color of the sand and water, mixed with the palm shadows makes this a real winner.

Bob J. #34343

Patricia Marroquin

Thank you very much, Bob, and happy holidays to you. #34401

Thomas McConville

outstanding patricia. the composition and the way those palm shadows are framed is just great...i love the small waves lapping on the shore as well. beautiful clors. you have a great eye for imaging. a well deseved first place. congratulations. #119671

Patricia Marroquin

Thank you, Thomas. I do have to credit my husband for spotting this scene first -- while I slept. LOL! But I was the one who ran out onto a very narrow balcony and stuck my lens through the railing bars in awkward and scary positions to snap a lot of shots here. Ha! #119713

RC Fritz 9/25/2006 5:37:44 PM

Wonderful image. Congratulations! #3360419

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Huge palm trees cast their shadows upon Kaanapali Beach, Maui. Taken from a 10th-floor hotel balcony in early morning in November 2002. Canon PowerShot G3.

Uploaded on 11/15/2002 8:20:41 PM All Time Best Photo Contest Staff Favorite Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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