Sunset Surfing

© Vicki L. Filippin

Sunset Surfing

Gena L. Talbot 10/31/2008 11:10:45 AM

Love this capture Vicki!!! Wonderful tones, clarity and beautiful colors! Such a great image :) #1026697

Joy Rector 10/31/2008 11:39:42 AM

gorgeous, great job #6689311

Les Rhoades 10/31/2008 12:31:14 PM

You're riding high on the wave with this one! Good job! #6689462

Vicki L. Filippin 10/31/2008 12:38:54 PM

Thank you Gena & Joy!
Les, thanks so much for your input on this. Between you and Nikki, I do believe it's gonna be good to me! #6689484

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 10/31/2008 1:02:57 PM

Stunning sunset Vicki, amazing colors and light. Just beautiful! #6689543

Katarina Mansson 10/31/2008 1:10:50 PM

Love the color tones, silhouette, light and composition! #6689576

Kerry Hill 10/31/2008 1:18:47 PM

Beautiful colour tones and silhouettes in this lovely capture, Vicki! #6689615

Debbie E. Payne 10/31/2008 1:27:03 PM

Beautiful sunset and silhouettes - with both human and design elements incorporated. #6689651

Ulysses A. Villamin 10/31/2008 2:17:38 PM

I eat my heart out every time I see silhouettes such as these! Awesome :) #6689841

Mary E. Lake 10/31/2008 2:30:13 PM

Love this Vicki, the tones, the surfer, the pier, WONDERFUL!! :) #6689882

Vicki L. Filippin 10/31/2008 3:20:55 PM

Thanks a bunch Donna, Katarina, Kerry, Debbie, UV & Mary! It was such a bonus to have had the surfers out there that night. I do believe I have found the place where I want to spend the rest of my life! #6689975

Susan Fox 10/31/2008 5:06:10 PM

Vicki this is one of your best! I fully expect this one to make finalist!!!

A wonderful image :-) #6690288

Lonnie M. Scott 10/31/2008 7:03:56 PM

Real nice Vicki...I like what you did with the water....interesting touch!! #6690675

Aimee c. Eisaman 10/31/2008 8:50:22 PM

A beautiful sunset with just the right sihouettes! Great job capturing the tranquil moment Vicki! I bet it was wonderful to experience! #6690976

Vicki L. Filippin 11/1/2008 5:54:16 AM

Susan: WOW, thanks SO MUCH for your encouragement! I'm gonna hold you to that! LOL
Lonnie: Thanks, however, I really didn't do anything to the water..this is pretty much as shot but with a tad bit of sharpening I only bumped up the saturation a little bit on the sky.
Aimee: Thanks for the visit and kind words. It still takes my breath away just to see the photos I took (which were not as many as I usually do since I couldn't keep my eyes off of the enfolding scenes) It was truly one of the top 10 most beautiful things I have seen. #6692064

Karen Kessler 11/1/2008 6:14:48 AM

BEAUTIFUL, Vicki! Glad you got to go take some pix there! Love the colors & silhouette! #6692156

Vicki L. Filippin 11/1/2008 6:21:40 AM

Thanks, Karen! Sherrybear truly got the POTD's while I was there but I wasn't looking to get award winners; just photographic memories. I'm already talking to hubby about packing up and moving to "MY" Gulf! LOL #6692185

Jodi M. Walsh 11/1/2008 6:59:44 AM

a beautiful seaside sunset! love the warmth and the clarity of it, vicki. #6692334

Dale Hardin 11/1/2008 8:42:31 AM

Excellent Vicki. The colors are outstanding and the image is not only awe inspiring but technically well done as well. You should be proud of this wonderful shot. #6692645

Vicki L. Filippin 11/1/2008 11:58:16 AM

Thanks so much Jodi & Dale. I really appreciate the kind words. #6693235

Irene Colling 11/2/2008 11:50:50 AM

Beautiful place for a beautiful photo Vicki.
I'm warmed by that golden glow on this 27 morning. #6697358

Vicki L. Filippin 11/2/2008 12:57:54 PM

Thanks, Irene! Glad this could warm you up a bit. It was pretty doggone chilly when I finally made it home and that made me sad. Today is a lovely, WARM fall day here, but I know it's just the quiet before the storm. #6697578

Sherry McClead 11/2/2008 3:38:06 PM

Ok... first off... I don't think I got even a EP on my shots... and I thought you hated the way your hair acted in the hummidity... but hey... you can come visit "MY" Gulf anytime you want... still haven't heard how the fish dinner was?

Sherrybear :} #6698072

Sherry McClead 11/2/2008 3:39:36 PM

Oh and by the way... do you know what they call guys that go surfing past sunset?


DINNER!!

Sherrybear :} #6698080

Vicki L. Filippin 11/2/2008 5:54:21 PM

Let's see, Sherry...guess I'll have to deal with BIG hair, or I'll just cut it short! LOL Does that mean you aren't willing to share YOUR Gulf with me on a long term basis???

Just made the fish for dinner (not surfers...hehe) tonight..it was the first time we were all together...OMG, it was amazing! #6698544

Joan E. Hoffman 11/3/2008 3:17:18 AM

Beautiful golden moment Vickie! Love the Gulf also...! Understand the hair thing LOL! #6700033

Vicki L. Filippin 11/3/2008 5:22:12 AM

Thanks for the kudos AND the sympathy, Joan...hehe
Hubby and I have a deal that he won't shave his mustache if I keep my hair long. I'm thinking ponytails will be my preferred choice of hair styles WHEN we finally move down there. Where are you from? #6700789

Sherry McClead 11/3/2008 6:56:42 AM

There is more than enough Gulf for the two of us... you know Laura talks about moving to south central FL one day too... wonder if FL could survive all three of us???

Sherrybear :} #6701383

Vicki L. Filippin 11/3/2008 6:57:58 AM

LOL! The state will never be the same again! #6701390

Aimee c. Eisaman 11/4/2008 6:13:43 AM

So awesome that you got an EP for this wonderful shot! Congrats! :~) #6705988

Vicki L. Filippin 11/4/2008 6:31:41 AM

Thanks so much, Aimee! I've had a ton of positive feedback on this one! Here's hoping it goes farther!
:-) #6706065

Sylvia Rossler 11/4/2008 1:20:29 PM

My october favourite of yours Vicki :o) #6707571

Vicki L. Filippin 11/4/2008 1:33:00 PM

Thank you, Sylvia! Seems the majority of 101-ers share your feelings. #6707631

Dave Blewett 11/5/2008 7:46:26 AM

love this! #6711392

Vicki L. Filippin 11/6/2008 5:20:23 AM

Thank you, Dave! It was truly a magical experience for me! #6715093

Dianna Murphy 11/7/2008 1:57:02 PM

Beautiful color and comp. Great image. #6722085

Nikki McDonald 11/17/2008 6:23:34 PM

So beautiful, Vicki -- the color and clarity are wonderful and the silhouette is interesting. Good luck on your favorite. #6767707

Lisa J. Boulden 11/20/2008 5:04:26 AM

Looks like fun. Beautifully captured! #6778794

Vicki L. Filippin 11/21/2008 7:39:49 AM

Thank you Dianna, Nikki, and Lisa.
Looks like today could be THE day this month!
GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL! #6784607

Bob Cournoyer 11/25/2008 6:49:05 PM

It IS the day! Good luck on the next round... :-) #6804768

Sherry McClead 11/25/2008 6:58:02 PM

Vicki!!! Look you have a badge... and you are not online... aahhhhh!

Sherrybear :} #6804825

Kay E. Mahoney 11/25/2008 6:58:47 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Vicki. #6804830

Jodi M. Walsh 11/25/2008 7:08:13 PM

congrats Vicki!! #6804922

Nikki McDonald 11/25/2008 7:09:02 PM

Congratulations, Vicki, on this beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #6804932

Datha Y. Thompson 11/25/2008 7:14:31 PM

Gorgeous!!! Congratulations Vicki!!! WTG :0) #6805001

Gena L. Talbot 11/25/2008 8:10:38 PM

Congratulations Vicki...Love this image!!! :)Good luck in the next round! #6805629

Kristy A. Keene 11/25/2008 8:20:30 PM

Congrats, Vicki! #6805774

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 11/25/2008 8:42:46 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Vicki! #6805987

Pat and Graham Robards 11/25/2008 9:23:19 PM

Who Hoo Vicki, way to go sister dear! ~Pat #6806430

Susan Fox 11/25/2008 9:38:26 PM

Told you it would make finalist ;-) Now I want to see it win! Way to go Vicki, congrats on your super finalist!!!! #6806638

Michelle L. Frick 11/25/2008 9:56:45 PM

Congratulations Vicki!!! Good luck in the next round! #6806869

Corinne M. Thompson 11/25/2008 10:17:33 PM

Very happy to see this Finalist, Congrats to you! #6806979

Usman Bajwa 11/25/2008 10:56:45 PM

WTG...Congrats. and good luck in the next round.

UB. #6807216

Ulysses A. Villamin 11/26/2008 2:41:10 AM

Congratulations and GL!!! #6808117

Diane Dupuis-Kallos 11/26/2008 3:49:01 AM

WOOHOO!!! Congrats Vicki!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #6808309

Mary E. Lake 11/26/2008 4:26:49 AM

Yippee Vicki, CONGRATULATIONS on your deserved finalist!! Way to go girl! :) #6808678

Jessica Jenney 11/26/2008 5:12:38 AM

Congratulations, Vicki on your beautiful finalist! #6809069

Mike Umbreit 11/26/2008 5:42:36 AM

Vicki - Congratulations!! And good luck in the next round!! - Mike #6809338

Vicki L. Filippin 11/26/2008 6:09:06 AM

Thank you EVERYONE! I was really hoping for this to happen, and yes, Susan, you did "tell me so"! Hope you're right again in the next round!

Congrats to all of you here who got finalists as well! You make the competition very challenging! #6809559

Aimee c. Eisaman 11/26/2008 6:29:05 AM

Congrats on your finalist Vicki....so happy for you! Glad a fantastic memory like this made it! :~) #6809668

Elida Gutierrez 11/26/2008 6:36:59 AM

Congratulations for your FINALIST!!! #6809715

Eugenio Diaz 11/26/2008 6:40:23 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist #6809743

Irene Colling 11/26/2008 7:21:14 AM

Woo Hooo, way to go Vicki.
Congratulations. #6810017

Vicki L. Filippin 11/26/2008 7:46:42 AM

Thanks ever so much Aimee, Elida, Eugenio & Irene! #6810229

Mary Beth Aiello 11/26/2008 8:15:22 AM

Congrats, Vicki, on your beautiful finalist. #6810428

M.Christine Duncan 11/26/2008 9:00:58 AM

Wow... congrats on this wonderful finalist Vicki :-) Warm color, amazing water detail and silhouettes ... bravo! #6810684

Lisa J. Boulden 11/26/2008 9:01:36 AM

Big congratulations, Vicki!
~Lisa #6810691

Denny E. Barnes 11/26/2008 10:04:23 AM

Congratulations on your excellent finalist, Vicki! Well deserved!!....Denny #6811132

Mitch Spence 11/26/2008 11:19:53 AM

Congratulations, Vicki! #6811550

Gary Lange 11/26/2008 12:11:18 PM

Congrats, Vicki! #6811892

Vicki L. Filippin 11/26/2008 2:35:46 PM

Thanks a million for all your well wishes Mary Beth, Christine, Lisa, Denny, Mitch & Gary. I may not be able to get the time to go through all of your finalists until Friday, but can't wait to see them! #6812623

Anna Diederich 11/26/2008 2:42:01 PM

Congratulations, Vicki! #6812664

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 11/26/2008 3:39:07 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Vicki, you know I love this. Best of luck in the next round! #6813002

Christine Czernin 11/26/2008 11:52:47 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Vicki. #6814483

Stephanie Frey 11/27/2008 4:35:51 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Vicki! #6815276

Vicki L. Filippin 11/27/2008 5:02:15 AM

Thanks so much Anna, Donna, Christine & Stephanie!! #6815393

Dr Silly 11/27/2008 7:03:08 PM

Vicki, congratulations on your wonderful finalist. I think it has a good chance to go gold. :O) #6817681

Vicki L. Filippin 11/27/2008 7:07:58 PM

Thanks, Doc! the competition is REALLY tough in this category this month...I'll be happy with it just as it is, if necessary.
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! #6817703

Lindley Johnson 11/29/2008 11:16:10 AM

Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Vicki! The warm tones are wonderful. #6825867

Vicki L. Filippin 11/29/2008 2:32:24 PM

Thanks a bunch, Lindley!! #6826613

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Okaloosa Island, FL..my new favorite place to be!
10/31 - CA

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/25 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 51.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 20D

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