While the City Sleeps

© Les Rhoades

While the City Sleeps

Evy Johansen level-deluxe 8/20/2008 12:05:56 AM

Another stunning image, Les! Simply beautiful!! #982960

A P 8/20/2008 12:09:00 AM

I get up early. I've never had a view like this. WoW awesome Les. Incredible capture. #6335385

Tommy E. Burgess 8/20/2008 12:39:32 AM

Stunning capture with a wonderfully serene mood. Great capture Les! #6335484

Vladan D. Djordjevic 8/20/2008 12:47:30 AM

I really love this blue! Terrific image taken with fantastic colors, super composition and lighting and beautiful feel. #6335503

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. 8/20/2008 12:47:40 AM

LES... IT'S A GREAT PRESENTATION HERE.
KARU. #6335504

Lynne Morris level-deluxe 8/20/2008 12:48:48 AM

Absolutely stunning image Les. #6335509

Jean B. Hall level-deluxe 8/20/2008 12:52:25 AM

Gorgeous colors and composition. And the spire in the foreground makes it perfect! #6335516

Erika Haight 8/20/2008 1:24:53 AM

You know what they say ... "Early bird gets the Worm!" Fantastic Theme Day Entry Les!
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Paul Michko 8/20/2008 1:46:36 AM

This is so beautiful, Les. #6335615

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 8/20/2008 2:44:50 AM

What a beautiful capture, Les, and a perfect title match for your theme entry. I love the way the rising sun outlines the mountain tops as well as the expanse of lighter blue of the lake. Excellent low light night photo. Happy Theme Day. #6335748

Katarina Mansson level-deluxe 8/20/2008 2:51:27 AM

Absolutely stunning view with beautiful colors and light. Perfect for the theme as well! HTD! #6335765

Joy Rector level-deluxe 8/20/2008 3:00:59 AM

fantastic shot #6335807

Dominick M. Dimacale level-deluxe 8/20/2008 4:22:29 AM

Exquisite!!!


Dominick #6336042

Kara Hendricks level-deluxe 8/20/2008 4:47:54 AM

Well there you go again.. This is beautiful.. And it's a perfect title match..

HTD! #6336126

Vicki L. Filippin level-deluxe 8/20/2008 5:00:56 AM

Exceptional image and perfect theme entry. Les.
Well done!! #6336210

John Caruso level-deluxe 8/20/2008 5:04:03 AM

Gorgeous work, Les! You've handled it perfectly. #6336228

Kristy A. Keene level-deluxe 8/20/2008 5:38:15 AM

Stunning! HTD!!! #6336366

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-deluxe 8/20/2008 11:28:30 AM

Glorious colors and scene Les, a great image!! HTD! #6337803

Michelle L. Frick level-deluxe 8/20/2008 11:31:32 AM

Absolutely outstanding Les! HTD!! #6337821

Paul Goodman 8/20/2008 11:42:11 AM

Awesome capture, love the lighting and colors. #6337885

Susie Peek-Swint 8/20/2008 12:09:28 PM

Great early morning capture Les ~ HTD! #6337991

Arlene Krassner 8/20/2008 4:45:36 PM

Lovely. I love the sky. #6338939

David Phalen level-deluxe 8/20/2008 5:53:50 PM

Simply Beautiful!! HTG!! #6339162

Susan M. Hembree level-deluxe 8/20/2008 7:25:10 PM

Wonderful blue with that golden glow in the background! And the town in the foreground can be seen clearly, but still shows itself misted in twilight. Just a superb photo, Les! #6339501

Datha Y. Thompson 8/21/2008 6:04:40 AM

STUNNING!!!!! W O W :0) #6341430

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 8/21/2008 8:39:38 AM

The feeling here is one of a single moment of such quiet and peace, Les. The viewer wants to stand and just watch as the light changes and the sun comes up and people stir in the town. #6342067

Mike Umbreit level-deluxe 8/21/2008 2:25:34 PM

Les - Beautiful theme entry! Love those colors! - Mike #6343349

Corinne M. Thompson level-deluxe 8/22/2008 7:58:13 PM

Fsntastic theme entry Les! #6353806

Sharon 8/25/2008 6:46:40 AM

So beautiful! I would love to wake up to this every morning! Excellent work :) #6363857

Jillian Danielson 8/26/2008 9:07:13 AM

WOW!!! Gorgeous!!! #6370696

Daniella Puente level-deluxe 9/1/2008 11:57:39 AM

Enjoying a little your Aug entries and find this AMAZING capture Les, congrats! is a wonderful photo... #6396312

Kara Hendricks level-deluxe 9/14/2008 12:41:50 AM

Woohooo!! I get to be the 1st to congratulate you on your POTD!! Way to go Les!!!

And on a theme entry too!!! You know I am pleased!! Gorgeous!!! #6452045

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 9/14/2008 12:42:07 AM

Stunning capture!! Congratulations Les on this terrific POTD! #6452048

Mary K. Robison level-deluxe 9/14/2008 12:49:18 AM

Congratulations on this very beautiful POTD! #6452065

Sherry K. Adkins level-deluxe 9/14/2008 12:51:07 AM

Congrats on your POTD! #6452069

Pat Gamwell level-deluxe 9/14/2008 12:54:31 AM

Didn't doubt for a minute this one would be POTD....my favorite, along with "Solace"! Big congrats and welcome back! #6452075

Katarina Mansson level-deluxe 9/14/2008 1:59:15 AM

Congratulation on your POTD Les! #6452104

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 9/14/2008 2:38:10 AM

Congratulations on your POTD, Les. Beautiful shot. #6452109

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 9/14/2008 2:40:34 AM

Congrats. Les on a beautiful POTD award. #6452111

Christine Czernin level-deluxe 9/14/2008 2:42:19 AM

Congratulation,Les.
It is just superb.
Actually, I pity the judges.
Every single one of your latest landscapes are worthy POTD or winners. Must be a hard decision for them.

Have a great Sunday. #6452113

Lynne Morris level-deluxe 9/14/2008 2:47:50 AM

Fantastic capture Les and Huge Congratulations on your POTD award. #6452119

Dominick M. Dimacale level-deluxe 9/14/2008 3:37:18 AM

Congratulations Les on your POTD win!


Dominick #6452252

Suresh Kumar level-deluxe 9/14/2008 3:38:50 AM

Wow! Such a beauty! The blue and the hint of a rising sun is just as poetic as it gets! #6452258

Wally Orlowsky level-deluxe 9/14/2008 3:48:00 AM

Congratulations on this magnificent and serene POTD, Les!!! #6452278

Shirley Sicurello level-deluxe 9/14/2008 4:09:13 AM

Congrats on this absolutely beautiful POTD! #6452322

Mary Timman 9/14/2008 4:23:12 AM

This is stunning. What a lovely place to see each morning when you awake!
Beautifully made! Congratulations on your POTD! #6452348

Leslie McLain level-deluxe 9/14/2008 4:34:28 AM

Congrats on your beautiful POTD. #6452378

Joy Rector level-deluxe 9/14/2008 4:35:31 AM

congrats on this awesome POTD #6452381

Christie R. Bielss 9/14/2008 4:50:50 AM

Absolutely gorgeous, Les! Congratulations on your POTD! #6452434

Lisa A. Car 9/14/2008 4:58:41 AM

CONGRATULATIONS LES!!! What an awesome POTD!!!!!! #6452466

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-deluxe 9/14/2008 5:19:43 AM

OUTSTANDING image and congratulations on your POTD, Les!!!!! ♫ k #6452516

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 9/14/2008 5:47:12 AM

Awesome image Les! I love everything about this!

congrats on BP POTD

jo ann c. #6452588

Linda Blair 9/14/2008 6:07:24 AM

What a gorgeous scene and beautiful colors....congratulations on POTD!!!! #6452636

Stephanie Frey 9/14/2008 6:10:00 AM

Congrats on your awesome POTD, Les! #6452641

Ken Smith level-deluxe 9/14/2008 6:17:11 AM

Excellent work, Les. Well deserved POTD! #6452658

Kathy L. Clark 9/14/2008 6:17:45 AM

Congratulations Les on your gorgeous POTD. Wonderful in every way. #6452660

Shirley A. Kinney 9/14/2008 7:04:05 AM

Awesome image, Les. Well deserved POTD. #6452843

Ann Mulholland level-deluxe 9/14/2008 7:04:16 AM

absolutely beautiful! congrats... #6452845

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 9/14/2008 7:34:41 AM

Congratulations on the POTD, Les! #6452960

Evy Johansen level-deluxe 9/14/2008 7:34:44 AM

BIG congratulations on your beautiful POTD, Les!! #6452961

Mike Umbreit level-deluxe 9/14/2008 7:37:53 AM

Les - Congratulations on your POTD!! - Mike #6452971

A P level-deluxe 9/14/2008 7:41:21 AM

Stunning capture and Congrats on your POTD, Les #6452980

Susan M. Hembree level-deluxe 9/14/2008 7:52:24 AM

WTG! Congrats on the POTD, Les! #6453007

Gena L. Talbot level-deluxe 9/14/2008 7:58:00 AM

M*A*G*N*I*F*I*C*E*N*T
Such an amazing masterpiece you have captured here Les! I LOVE IT!!!
Beautifully done, and a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS for such a well deserved POTD!!! :) #6453022

Jean E. Hildebrant level-deluxe 9/14/2008 8:06:20 AM

How wonderful to see this as POTD, Les!!! It is gorgeous! I love the sleepy little village. So peaceful! Congratulations!!! #6453041

Tony P. Bernhoffer 9/14/2008 8:12:42 AM

That's some dynamite picture!! Adn there even ain't no pretty girls in it! #6453049

Colleen Farrell level-deluxe 9/14/2008 8:37:23 AM

Beautiful! Congratulations on your POTD! #6453116

Michelle L. Frick level-deluxe 9/14/2008 8:38:29 AM

Congratulations on your POTD Les! I always love your night shots - those twinkling town lights and the serenity of the blues on the water and mountains - just BEAUTIFUL!!! #6453120

Lorri Shank level-deluxe 9/14/2008 9:13:37 AM

Congratulations, Les! What a great image with such depth of color. Another wonderful shot!! #6453184

Andre Goldstein 9/14/2008 9:14:21 AM

Congratulations Les on this terrific POTD! #6453187

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-deluxe 9/14/2008 9:14:28 AM

An outstanding image and potd Les, a huge congratulations!! WTG! #6453188

Cary Rogers 9/14/2008 9:31:12 AM

Congrats on this marvelous POTD, Les! great colors, image comp, and horizon glow! #6453233

Debra R. Harder level-deluxe 9/14/2008 9:44:12 AM

BIG CONGRATS, Les, on this STUNNING AND GORGEOUS POTD!! Deb #6453268

Irene Colling level-deluxe 9/14/2008 9:46:05 AM

Stunning scenic Les. I love the color and lights. The composition is wonderful and the whole scene just beautiful.

Congratulations on a job well done. #6453276

Lisa J. Boulden level-deluxe 9/14/2008 9:48:26 AM

Simply sublime!
Congrats on your lovely POTD!
~Lisa #6453293

Marisol Pastor level-deluxe 9/14/2008 10:18:25 AM

Congratulations Les for your beautiful POTD. #6453424

Shelly A. Van Camp level-deluxe 9/14/2008 11:01:09 AM

Very Pretty! Congrats on POTD! #6453577

Angie Sidles level-deluxe 9/14/2008 11:02:46 AM

WOW, this is truly stunning Les! Big congrats on this well deserved POTD! :) #6453583

Datha Y. Thompson level-deluxe 9/14/2008 12:11:39 PM

Congratulations Les!!!! AMAZING!!!!! WOW :0) #6453784

Sharon level-deluxe 9/14/2008 1:36:16 PM

Congratulations on your awesome POTD, Les !!!! #6453969

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 9/14/2008 1:38:04 PM

So glad to see the POTD on this beauty, Les. Congratulations. #6453980

Erika Haight level-deluxe 9/14/2008 2:32:28 PM

Wahoooooo!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS LES!
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Michael G. Marshall level-deluxe 9/14/2008 2:42:48 PM

Congratulations on your POTD, Les! Well deserved! A magical image! Michael #6454152

Paul Goodman level-deluxe 9/14/2008 3:04:51 PM

congrats on POTD Les, awesome capture!! #6454207

PATRICIA A. CASEY level-deluxe 9/14/2008 3:09:40 PM

Just beautiful! Congratulations on the POTD....Patricia #6454222

Cesar J. La Rosa level-deluxe 9/14/2008 3:26:05 PM

Congratulations on this BEAUTIFUL and well-deserved POTD, Les!!!
Cesar #6454274

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 9/14/2008 6:45:22 PM

Congratulation on your POTD, Les!! #6454784

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 9/14/2008 6:45:37 PM

Congratulations on your POTD, Les!! #6454786

Rhonda Burger 9/14/2008 7:44:42 PM

Well deserved POTD Les. Just beautiful. Rhonda #6454982

Cheryl Meisel 9/15/2008 1:40:56 AM

This is just so beauitful!!!!! Big WOW from me!
BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this beauty!
Cherylm #6455748

Diane Dupuis-Kallos 9/15/2008 3:04:00 AM

Simply awesome Les!!! Congrats! #6455935

Carole L. Parker level-deluxe 9/15/2008 9:24:00 AM

WOW!! Absolutely beautiful. Congrats on you awards on this one..... Carole #6457464

Errick L. Cameron level-deluxe 9/15/2008 7:58:07 PM

Congratulations Les. I saw this in the Archives and thought... that looks like Les's work. I am impressed... as always! #6459558

Christian Rosito level-deluxe 9/15/2008 9:43:25 PM

Congratulations Les!! Beautiful POTD! #6459826

ronda chatelle 9/16/2008 12:04:16 PM

WOW! Les, this is just STUNNING! Beautiful image. Congratulations on your well deserved POTD! #6462614

Joseph R. Ombrello 9/16/2008 4:19:23 PM

Stunning photo. I love the contrast created with the colors and the lights. Congrats on the POTD. #6463656

Laura L. Gonzales level-deluxe 9/16/2008 8:51:46 PM

WOWZA!!!!! Awesome capture, Les!!! What a stunning and well deserved POTD! CONGRATULATIONS!!! A WINNER!!! Laura #6464460

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 9/22/2008 9:57:59 AM

another gorgeous finalist Les... congratulations! #6488925

Tiia Vissak level-deluxe 9/22/2008 10:04:24 AM

Congratulations! #6489018

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 9/22/2008 10:16:42 AM

Congratulations, Les! #6489176

Inge S. Lasmana level-deluxe 9/22/2008 10:36:28 AM

Double congratulations Les!You really deserved it! #6489464

Elida Gutierrez level-deluxe 9/22/2008 11:00:27 AM

Congratulations on your FINALIST!!! #6489816

Vladan D. Djordjevic level-deluxe 9/22/2008 11:02:18 AM

Congratulations on your amazing finalist, Les! #6489846

Laurence Saliba level-deluxe 9/22/2008 11:15:45 AM

A Beauty!!! Congratulations Les!!!! #6490039

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-deluxe 9/22/2008 11:48:09 AM

Congratulations on your finalist Les!!! A magical scene! #6490562

John Caruso 9/22/2008 12:14:51 PM

I still love it, Les! Congrats to you! #6490840

Katarina Mansson level-deluxe 9/22/2008 12:33:13 PM

Congratulations on your second badge for this amazing picture! #6490992

Kristi A. Howson level-deluxe 9/22/2008 3:04:15 PM

Congratulations and Best of Luck in the next round!!! Such a beautiful scene Les! #6492161

Michelle L. Frick level-deluxe 9/22/2008 5:07:38 PM

Congratulations again Les! Hope to see it with a gold button soon! #6493229

Mike Umbreit level-deluxe 9/22/2008 6:25:13 PM

Les - Congratulations again! - Mike #6494052

Wendy Moghadam level-deluxe 9/22/2008 7:16:03 PM

Congratulations on this stunning image! #6494596

Cyn D Valentine level-deluxe 9/22/2008 7:17:31 PM

Congratulations Les! #6494613

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 9/22/2008 8:11:24 PM

WTG Les, POTD and now the Finalist. Lets see how further this master piece goes!! #6495198

Jennifer L. Alder 9/22/2008 8:41:49 PM

Congrats, Les, on this beautiful image making finalist- good luck! :) #6495454

Datha Y. Thompson 9/22/2008 9:14:59 PM

Congratulations Again Les!!! AMAZING!!!! WTG :0) #6495736

Corinne M. Thompson level-deluxe 9/22/2008 9:21:35 PM

Congrats on both the POTD and your Fianlist! #6495798

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 9/22/2008 9:39:49 PM

Big congratulations Les!! #6495915

Stephanie Frey level-deluxe 9/22/2008 9:46:46 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Les!! #6495970

Gena L. Talbot level-deluxe 9/22/2008 11:04:46 PM

Congratulations Les! #6496341

Anna Diederich level-deluxe 9/23/2008 3:30:47 AM

Congratulations Les! #6497129

Vicki L. Filippin level-deluxe 9/23/2008 5:47:23 AM

Going for the GOLD here, Les...it's a natural progression, I believe.
EP..POTD..Finalist....
CONGRATS, Dude! #6497804

Susan Fox level-deluxe 9/23/2008 6:32:05 AM

Congratulations Les! #6498049

Gary Lange level-deluxe 9/23/2008 8:39:06 AM

This is a spectacular scene, Les!! Many congrats on this wonderful Finalist and best of luck!! #6498694

M.Christine Duncan 9/23/2008 11:06:53 AM

Breathtaking Les!!! Congrats on the finalist with this superb image... can't wait to see how far this will go over the next few days!!! Wow. #6499317

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 9/23/2008 1:21:42 PM

Congratulations on your finalists, Les. #6499898

Angie Sidles level-deluxe 9/24/2008 8:47:16 AM

WOW! This is just STUNNING Les!! Beautiful image! Big congrats on your finalist, my friend! :) #6505462

Linda Blair 9/28/2008 3:11:29 PM

Congratulations!!!!! #6524913

Kathy L. Clark 10/3/2008 9:58:42 AM

Congrats Les on a gorgeous finalist and POTD. #6548306

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Description

The village of Faulensee on the shore of Lake Thun (Thunersee), Switzerland.

Photo taken pre-dawn at 6am, Monday morning August 18th, using my Canon 24-105mm lens.

This is my PG101 “Chicago” song title theme entry

Artist: Chicago, Album: Chicago V Year: 1972


T&P entry




Uploaded on 8/20/2008 12:01:43 AM

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Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR

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