The Dawn

© Nick Lagos

The Dawn

Anne Davis 2/2/2009 2:17:36 AM

Nick, the stillness in this image is amazing! Wonderful composition and colours. This is a beautiful photo! #1077225

Renee Doyle 2/2/2009 2:27:37 AM

Simply stunning Nick!!! #7116535

Jeff W. Robinson 2/2/2009 3:59:08 AM

Wonderful perspective, lighting and capture Nick! Jeff #7116808

Eric S. Rundle 2/2/2009 4:11:52 AM

fantastic work Nick #7116860

Bojan Bencic 2/2/2009 8:54:36 AM

Fantastic capture, Nick. Looks like a really long exposure - amazing light and colors. #7118014

Robert Hechinger 2/3/2009 12:27:04 PM

Nick looks to be an other winner - Really nice #7122264

Elizabeth J. Bernier 2/11/2009 5:10:36 AM

The sense of stillness in this gives it a peaceful and at the same time a surreal mood..and the star trails are so cool...a simply stunning scenic!!!! #7153018

Amanda Cass 2/13/2009 12:21:25 AM

WOW !!! another stunner! very beautiful and congrats on being POTD #7159821

Susan J. Allen 2/13/2009 12:26:20 AM

Breathtakingly gorgeous! #7159824

Tommy E. Burgess 2/13/2009 12:30:42 AM

Stunning capture and a well deserved POTD Nick!! Excellent work. #7159831

Alison Greenwood 2/13/2009 12:33:17 AM

Stunning, as always Nick! Congratulations on your POTD my friend! #7159835

Bob Jones 2/13/2009 12:40:27 AM

Well Nick ... you pushed the boat out for this one ...an example of your bountiful talent ... congratulations my friend #7159851

Alex T. Mizuno 2/13/2009 12:40:34 AM

I can't describe the beauty of this image Nick! I gasped the moment I saw it. It's just a perfect landscape image to me. Congratulations on this POTD!! #7159852

Renee Doyle 2/13/2009 12:44:57 AM

Big congrats on this well deserved POTD Nick!!! Just awesome!! #7159858

Avril Mrs Young 2/13/2009 12:56:46 AM

congrats...looks like a painting! #7159870

Betsy Labuschagne 2/13/2009 1:29:08 AM

Absolutely stunning Nick, Congratulations!!! #7159925

Usman M. Bajwa 2/13/2009 1:30:16 AM

Its always such a pleasure to watch your shots. This one is amazingly peaceful. Big Congrats. on the POTD. Just wondering, how long was the exposure?

Usman. #7159928

Les Rhoades 2/13/2009 1:32:14 AM

Congrats on your POTD selection! #7159931

Siete Meeter 2/13/2009 1:52:13 AM

Wonderful perspective, lighting and capture Nick! Congrats on your POTD selection! #7159953

Tressie Davis 2/13/2009 2:09:13 AM

Beautiful Nick, congrats on POTD!! :-) #7159996

Nick Lagos 2/13/2009 2:20:56 AM

Thanks evreyone for stopping to view and comment so generously....to answer Usman it was a 6 min and 39 second exposure, ISO 200, F 5.6 and 10mm Focal length ( A Sigma 10-20)... and big thanks to Betterphoto for choosing this image #7160018

Teri Klinger 2/13/2009 2:46:17 AM

wow! 6 min - I love your perspective and comp! it's beautiful, Nick! congrats on the POTD! #7160029

Teri Klinger 2/13/2009 2:46:27 AM

wow! 6 min - I love your perspective and comp! it's beautiful, Nick! congrats on the POTD! #7160030

Katarina Mansson 2/13/2009 2:52:51 AM

Beautiful blue sky and fantastic exposure. Congratulations Nick! #7160036

Gord MacEachern 2/13/2009 3:16:59 AM

Great capture,well done Nick,congratulations.
Gord #7160079

Ken Smith 2/13/2009 3:46:14 AM

Congratulations, Nick. I like the little star trails. #7160169

Lori Carlson 2/13/2009 4:07:42 AM

What a perfect vision of a little piece of the world. Glorious POTD, Nick! Big congrats to you! :0) #7160245

Claudia Kuhn 2/13/2009 4:14:24 AM

So calm and peaceful, beautiful scene,wonderful work, congrats! #7160273

Lisa J. Boulden 2/13/2009 4:23:57 AM

Gorgeous, Nick!
Congratulations!
~Lisa #7160301

Wendy Stevenson 2/13/2009 4:49:31 AM

Absolutely gorgeous Nick! Big Congrats on this fine POTD! Stunningly beautiful! #7160417

Vicki Hunt 2/13/2009 5:23:37 AM

Congrats on this beautiful POTD! #7160539

Terry Cervi 2/13/2009 5:26:30 AM

Nick, this is just stunning! Congrats on your gorgeous POTD, matey! #7160548

Cindy Hamilton 2/13/2009 5:28:23 AM

What a gorgeous shot! Congratulations! #7160552

Debra R. Harder 2/13/2009 5:38:08 AM

I knew this was a winner when I first saw it, Nick! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your OUTSTANDING POTD!! Deb #7160569

Lorri Shank 2/13/2009 6:14:35 AM

Gorgeous, Nick! What a good eye to see that symmetry in the foreground.
I agree with what others have said about the stillness and the long exposure. This is an image that draws you in.......Congrats! #7160671

Evy Johansen 2/13/2009 6:25:32 AM

Nick, this is so beautiful!!! Big congratulations on your POTD!! #7160732

Linda D. Lester 2/13/2009 6:26:25 AM

Congratulations on this beauty!!!! #7160735

France Freeman 2/13/2009 6:32:32 AM

Unique composition, I like the way you've visually balanced the elements. Great shot Nick! #7160771

Sarah Goblot 2/13/2009 6:32:36 AM

Just beautiful! #7160773

Nick Lagos 2/13/2009 6:33:34 AM

I've been asked by a few people about star trails....I'm not that experienced at them (yet)....but here's a few urls to help..the only other thing I can add is take a good spotlight with you because it will be hard to line your horizon up so you'll need to find something with a vertical line in it...use the noise diffusion setting on your camera and take a heap of coffee
Nick
http://www.danheller.com/star-trails

http://www.weatherscapes.com/techniques.php?cat=astronomy&page=startrails

http://www.adidap.com/2008/10/30/tips-for-shooting-star-trails-pictures/

#7160777

randy dannheim 2/13/2009 6:53:36 AM

Nick, this image doesn't fit the cookie cutter landscaps that make it beyond a second prize on BP. Did that sound sarcastic, I'm sorry. That being said,this image is original in compostion and tech. perfect. Best landscape of the month - certainly deserves consideration for a First place or dare we say Grand-Prize. WOW great job Nick #7160834

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/13/2009 7:07:34 AM

I totally agree with Randy...this is gorgeous Nick

jo ann c. #7160880

Daniella Puente 2/13/2009 7:19:01 AM

This is SPECTACULAR congrats on the POTD Nick... #7160939

Sheila D. Robertson 2/13/2009 7:32:47 AM

Congratulations, Nick! This is outstanding photography and vision. #7160970

Dennis Walton 2/13/2009 8:07:58 AM

superb! #7161048

Joy Rector 2/13/2009 8:22:29 AM

congrats on this awesome POTD #7161087

Jessica Jenney 2/13/2009 8:22:33 AM

Congratulations, Nick on your beautiful POTD! #7161088

A P 2/13/2009 8:26:27 AM

Gorgeous Nick. Love the mist across the water. Congratulations on your POTD. #7161108

Colleen Farrell 2/13/2009 8:35:55 AM

Breathtaking, surreal beauty! I'd love to know where this was taken. Awesome work, Nick--congratulations on your well-deserved POTD! #7161153

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 2/13/2009 9:00:14 AM

Wonderful.. Congratulations and thanks for sharing your majestic work, Nick ! #7161241

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 2/13/2009 9:04:54 AM

So serene, beautiful image Nick!! Congratulations! #7161253

Donna J. Eaton 2/13/2009 9:54:22 AM

What a gorgeous image Nick! Love the light, the stillness and the fallen logs leading me into the beauty of the scene! Congrats on your POTD! #7161345

Marisol Pastor 2/13/2009 10:54:19 AM

This is so surreal! Beautiful image Nick. Congratuations of the POTD. #7161466

Christie R. Bielss 2/13/2009 11:24:39 AM

Really beautiful! Congrats on your POTD! #7161540

Judy V. Kennamer 2/13/2009 12:09:54 PM

Congrats on your POTD Nick!!! This is marvelous!!!! #7161684

Jeff W. Robinson 2/13/2009 2:06:51 PM

Congrats Nick on your outstanding and well deserved POTD! Jeff #7161950

Guy D. Biechele 2/13/2009 2:37:30 PM

Congratulations on your POTD, Nick. Wonderful image! #7162012

Kristi A. Howson 2/13/2009 2:44:04 PM

Simply amazing Nick. I love the way the eye is lead back through all of the beautiful light, mood and colors. Excellent work and Big Congratulations on POTD...you earned it!!! #7162026

Mike Umbreit 2/13/2009 9:36:52 PM

Nick - Congratulations on your POTD! What a cool long exposure shot! - Mike #7162996

Cheryl Meisel 2/14/2009 2:19:34 AM

WOWWWWWWW just wonderful! BIG BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this out of this world shot!
Cherylm #7163472

Lindley Johnson 2/14/2009 6:36:00 AM

Stunning POTD, Nick! Beautiful color, composition, clarity - and the mood created by the absolute stillness is amazing. Congratulations! #7164172

PATRICIA A. CASEY 2/14/2009 10:34:26 AM

Hi Nick, Ditto everyone above....especially Randy D.....not your everyday landscape...just breath-taking...good luck in the next round....I'm sure it's a WINNER! Regards, Patricia #7165085

Summer A. Kozisek 2/15/2009 8:43:51 PM

Stunning image Nick, congrats on your POTD! #7169712

Ada Panichi 2/16/2009 1:00:42 AM

wow, wow, wow, no other words...this is a fabulous and oustanding image! Congrats on your POTD! #7170343

Denny E. Barnes 2/18/2009 8:04:51 AM

What a outstanding and well deserved POTD, Nick! It's perfect in all respects!! Very beautiful and exceptionally well done!!! Big congratulations and I think we are looking at a winner here!! #7179418

Sharon C. Hinze 2/18/2009 8:38:29 AM

Everyone has said it but it is so beautiful I had to chime in....an incredible image! Sharon #7179523

Corinne M. Thompson 2/23/2009 8:33:15 PM

Beautiful, Congrats on your POTD! #7204758

Susan Heath 2/25/2009 10:36:00 AM

Incredile beauty! Man oh man, your work is such an inspiration. #7214027

Hendrik Storme 3/25/2009 2:14:57 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist! #7329799

Nancy Grace Chen 3/25/2009 2:28:14 PM

Hellloooo, Nick! Remember me? I'm back. love this image. the light is incredible, and the composition is almost surreal. great job here. hope you are doing well! glad you are still shooting!! #7329911

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 3/25/2009 2:50:44 PM

Your work is always an inspiration and leaves me in awe, Nick. Congratulations on an incredibly beautiful finalist. I know we'll see this again soon. #7330055

Debra R. Harder 3/25/2009 7:36:02 PM

This is a STUNNING image, Nick...and a winner in my book all the way! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist! Deb #7332046

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 3/25/2009 9:22:46 PM

Just order my 10/20, hope will get a good one (Sigma?###?) and ready to try your setup. Thanks Master ! :)

Congratulations Nick. #7332437

Betsy Labuschagne 3/25/2009 11:02:34 PM

Congratulations on your stunning finalist Nick!! #7332575

Usman M. Bajwa 3/26/2009 5:14:32 AM

Finalist is the beginning for this capture, after the POTD...seems it will go far!!!! CONGRATS Nick.

Usman. #7333773

Terry Cervi 3/26/2009 6:34:22 AM

Congrats on this awesome finalist, Nick!! #7334054

Cheryl E. Molennor 3/26/2009 8:05:05 AM

Congratulations on your fabulous finalist! #7334520

Guy D. Biechele 3/26/2009 10:08:54 AM

Nick, congratulations on this finalist! #7335062

Wanda Judd 3/26/2009 10:23:47 AM

Nick, I have spent some time getting lost in this capture..it is truly thought provoking and moving...congratulations... #7335124

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 3/26/2009 3:23:53 PM

Outstanding NIck! Congratulations on your finalist! #7336203

Laurie Daily 3/26/2009 3:33:28 PM

The stillness and peace I feel when I lose myself in this is quite theraputic after a looooong day of teaching third graders, Nick...WoW...Congrats to you! #7336250

Kristi A. Howson 3/26/2009 4:54:58 PM

Magnificent Matey. The light, color and composition really come together to make this incredible image. Big Congratulations Nick & I hope this one goes all the way!!! #7336726

Pat Abbott 3/27/2009 12:15:44 PM

Stunning capture, Nick! Congrats! #7340981

Colleen Farrell 3/28/2009 10:20:47 AM

I love this image so much. :) Big congrats, Nick! #7344431

Elizabeth J. Bernier 4/9/2009 1:39:04 PM

Huge congrats on your beautiful POTD matey...very well deserved!!!! Sorry I'm just getting to this comment now. :) #7389127

Bill Houghton 5/19/2009 3:05:31 AM

Nick, this is so beautiful. You have a great body of work. Thanks for commenting on my cardinals. Bill #7535908

Bob Jones 5/19/2009 3:12:33 AM

Stunned .... This should have been a winner!!!! #7535923

Claudia Kuhn 5/26/2009 2:06:52 PM

Congrats on your finalists!! #7560440

A P 5/26/2009 2:22:12 PM


Congratulations my friend and I'm cheering for this outstanding capture to go...... ALL THE WAY!!! #7560676

Stefania Barbier 5/26/2009 3:12:24 PM

huge congrats on your wonderful finalist!!! #7561320

Kara Hendricks 5/26/2009 3:38:54 PM

Simple... Stunning!!!!!!


congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos #7561646

Ken Smith 5/26/2009 5:14:03 PM

Congrats on your finalist, Nick. Very well deserved! #7562510

Judy V. Kennamer 5/26/2009 6:07:24 PM

Beautiful!!! Congrats on your Finalist Nick!! #7563114

Terry Cervi 5/26/2009 6:17:20 PM

Simply gorgeous, Nick! Congrats on your finalist! #7563192

Eugenio Diaz 5/26/2009 8:23:12 PM

Congratulations on your AMAZING Finalist…Well done!
Good Luck in the next Round!!!
#7564029

Evy Johansen 5/26/2009 8:23:38 PM

This is soooo beautiful, Nick!! BIG congratulations on your finalist!! #7564033

Linda D. Lester 5/26/2009 8:35:40 PM

Beautiful....Congratulations! #7564107

Debra R. Harder 5/26/2009 9:55:54 PM

One of my favorites, Nick! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist! Deb #7564433

Cecil P. Whitt 5/27/2009 12:42:28 AM

Congrats on this beautiful image. C #7564744

Bojan Bencic 5/27/2009 1:53:44 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Nick! #7565054

Kristi A. Howson 5/27/2009 7:12:42 AM

Congratulations Nick on this incredible beautiful scape. Composition and colors are outstanding!!! #7566208

Jeff W. Robinson 5/27/2009 3:16:09 PM

Congrats Nick on your Outstanding Finalist! Jeff #7568394

Randy A. Baumhover 5/27/2009 3:52:56 PM

Congrats on this finalist, outstanding light and composition. RB #7568549

Nadya Johnson 5/27/2009 4:33:11 PM

Nothing short of breath-taking, Nick! Congratulations on your fantastic finalist!! #7568682

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 5/28/2009 9:19:05 AM

Beautiful work Nick, congratulations again! #7571595

Stefania Barbier 5/28/2009 12:15:14 PM

spectacular, congratulations on your winner!!!! #7572228

Ken Smith 5/28/2009 12:38:06 PM

Glad to see this one get gold, Nick..surprised it didn't the first time! #7572390

Bojan Bencic 5/28/2009 12:55:10 PM

Congratulations, Nick! #7572442

Shawn Jennings 5/28/2009 1:06:57 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic win, Nick! #7572504

Amalia Elena Veralli 5/28/2009 1:08:19 PM

Congrats on your Second Place win! #7572513

Kay Beausoleil 5/28/2009 1:12:24 PM

A hauntingly beautiful image, Nick -- congratulations on your win! #7572544

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 5/28/2009 1:48:46 PM

Congratulations on your win Nick! Incredible work! #7572755

Linda D. Lester 5/28/2009 2:13:06 PM

WTG!!!! Huge Congratulations!!! #7572894

Bob Jones 5/28/2009 3:28:40 PM

A dissapointment this did not pick up the gold place Nick ... but congrats on a solid 2nd

#7573089

Terry Cervi 5/28/2009 4:11:17 PM

Congrats on your second place win, Nick!! #7573216

Renee Doyle 5/28/2009 4:41:24 PM

Always thought this stunning!!! Big congratulations to you Nick on this wonderful win! #7573387

Colleen Farrell 5/28/2009 4:57:09 PM

WTG, Nick! Congrats on your win! #7573477

Cheryl E. Molennor 5/28/2009 6:00:35 PM

Congratulations on this amazing winner! #7573768

Claudia Kuhn 5/28/2009 6:04:34 PM

A wonderful winner matey, congrats!! #7573782

A P 5/28/2009 9:14:04 PM

Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos #7574326

Monika Sapek 5/28/2009 10:19:31 PM

Many congratulations on your Second Place Win, Nick!
Monika #7574494

Usman M. Bajwa 5/29/2009 12:02:29 AM

I knew it...this was destined for GOLD, Nick.

USman. #7574664

Alan L. Borror 5/29/2009 2:12:01 AM

Congratulations on a fantastic image and winner, Nick! #7575027

Jeff W. Robinson 5/29/2009 4:27:04 AM

Congrats on your 2nd Place Nick!! Jeff #7575591

Eugenio Diaz 5/29/2009 5:06:38 AM

Wow, Congratulations on your Fabulous Win!!!
Well done! #7575716

JudyAnn Rector 5/29/2009 1:48:03 PM

Simply WOW, Nick... CONGRATULATIONS!! #7577121

Kristi A. Howson 5/29/2009 2:02:33 PM

Fantastic WIN Nick. This was bound to be a winner. Love it! Big Congratulations to YOU Matey!!! #7577157

Thomas E. Hinds 5/29/2009 6:02:08 PM

Stunning image and a winner anywhere! #7577727

Michael Robichaud 5/30/2009 12:01:48 PM

Congrats on your 2nd place win...gorgeous... #7579742

Leslie McLain 5/31/2009 4:28:36 AM

Congrats on your stunning winner. #7581124

Datha Y. Thompson 6/1/2009 8:32:46 AM

I love the peaceful easy feeling in this Gorgeous Winner Nick :0) Congratulations #7585138

Brook Burling 6/3/2009 10:41:58 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful image! #7593683

Marisol Pastor 6/13/2009 1:34:45 AM

Congratulations! #7625242

Dominick M. Dimacale 7/17/2009 1:34:26 AM

Congratulations Nick on your Win!!!!


Dominick #7747793


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Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 399/1 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 10.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 30D

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