The Skies are Clear Underneathe

© Susan M. Hembree

The Skies are Clear Underneathe

Pat Gamwell 7/26/2009 10:42:06 PM

LOVE this creation, Susan! Extremely well done! #1159669

Katarina Mansson 7/26/2009 11:51:05 PM

Great work Susan! #7784896

Susie Peek-Swint 7/27/2009 12:07:22 AM

Great image Susan ~ very creative work! #7784917

Michelle Alton 7/27/2009 2:39:06 AM

A fascinating creation, susan. #7785107

Dr Silly 7/27/2009 3:16:00 AM

Cool creation. :O) #7785200

Joy Rector 7/27/2009 4:02:26 AM

I LOVE it! #7785328

Nikki McDonald 7/27/2009 4:38:52 AM

Love the tones and effects here, Sue. #7785443

Les Rhoades 7/27/2009 6:22:38 AM

simply impressed...really! #7785774

Christine Pentecost 7/27/2009 6:41:15 AM

I love this! What a creative image. I liked reading the history of the lighthouse as well. #7785840

Susan M. Hembree 7/27/2009 9:39:45 AM

Oh, wow! I wasn't expecting this kind of response. Thanks, everyone, for your encouragement! #7786508

Amy JACKSON 7/27/2009 9:45:19 AM

Cool image, Susan! Great job! :) #7786523

A P 7/27/2009 5:08:46 PM

Love what you've done here. Awesome work, Susan #7787795

Susan M. Hembree 7/27/2009 5:40:39 PM

Thanks Amy and Ann! #7787924

Daniella Puente 7/27/2009 9:16:56 PM

Love it Susan! ... and it seems that we have the exactly same idea about the texture :) I love how it works in your composition and idea, wonderful... #7788594

Nikki McDonald 7/29/2009 7:43:08 PM

Good to see the EP on this cool image, Sue. #7795398

Leslie McLain 7/31/2009 5:37:44 AM

Amazing digital darkroom work, very cool image. #7799918

Kara L. Hendricks 7/31/2009 8:42:55 AM

You got MANY great ones from July.. I LOVE this!! #7800458

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 8/3/2009 3:43:35 PM

Unique, creative and very beautiful! Great idea Susan! #7812347

Michael Umbreit 8/4/2009 6:49:15 PM

Susan - This is such a cool creation!! - Mike #7817083

Nikki McDonald 8/13/2009 8:07:18 PM

This is my favorite of your July entries, Sue -- thought it was so cool I went out and got a suitable texture and did one myself :) I love the way the tear gives the viewer the sense of discovery. Beautiful scene you used it on, too. I also like your Atlanta aquarium shots, Dragonfly on a Lotus (my runner-up), and Shared Circuit and Lonely -- love the design elements in this kind of shot. Very John C and that's a compliment. Good luck with your July entries. #7846248

Jean E. Hildebrant 8/17/2009 7:41:49 AM

This is VERY cool, Susan! Love it! Great DD work! #7856244

Christopher Budny 8/17/2009 4:02:21 PM

Woohoo! Congrats, Susan! #7857931

Sharon 8/17/2009 5:13:30 PM

Congratulations!!! #7858516

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 8/17/2009 6:08:21 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! This is so creative and beautiful Susan! #7858957

Ken Smith 8/17/2009 7:23:17 PM

You had a great month, Susan! Congrats to you!! #7859664

Julianne Bradford 8/17/2009 8:59:32 PM

Congratulations on this very creative finalist composition Susan. Kudos! #7860361

Cesar J. La Rosa 8/17/2009 10:46:35 PM

Huge congratulations on this very well-deserved Finalist, Susan!!!
Cesar #7860568

Lana Arcemont 8/18/2009 6:48:27 AM

A Great Creation! #7862244

Daniella Puente 8/18/2009 6:48:52 AM

BIG congrats Sue, great to see this again!!! (mine didnīt work) I like so much this photo...good luck next :)))) #7862247

Shawn Jennings 8/18/2009 7:09:24 AM

Fantastic work, Susan! Congratulations on your finalist! #7862378

Colleen Farrell 8/18/2009 8:12:59 AM

Wow, Susan, amazing DD work! Fantastic concept and execution--big congrats on your very well-deserved finalist! #7862710

Mary Beth Aiello 8/18/2009 8:23:41 AM

Superb work, Susan. Huge congrats on this wonderful finalist. #7862775

Kara L. Hendricks 8/18/2009 4:20:28 PM

This puts a HUGE smile on my face Sue...:) One word...

congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos #7864525

Erica Murphy 8/18/2009 4:36:55 PM

Fabulous Susan!! I love this! #7864603

Patrick Rouzes 8/18/2009 5:46:44 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Susan!!! #7864866

Susan Fox 8/18/2009 6:12:08 PM

Congrats Sue! Wonderfully creative! #7864961

Usman M. Bajwa 8/18/2009 11:05:08 PM


UB. #7865590

Elida Gutierrez 8/19/2009 10:23:20 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Susan, I wish you the best of luck!!! #7867993

Renee Doyle 8/19/2009 3:42:07 PM

Incredible work Susan!!! Congratulations on this excellent first place winner! #7868922

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 8/19/2009 3:44:16 PM

Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN!!! WTG Susan!!! #7868941

Dr Silly 8/19/2009 3:47:16 PM

Susan, congratulations on your 1st place win. :O) #7868968

Jessica Jenney 8/19/2009 3:47:46 PM

Congratulations, Susan on your amazing First Place Win! #7868972

Shawn Jennings 8/19/2009 4:45:50 PM

WTG Susan!!!! Congratulations on your win!!!! #7869335

Bob Cournoyer 8/19/2009 5:35:28 PM

Way to go, Susan!!! #7869564

Ken Smith 8/19/2009 6:49:46 PM

Way to go is RIGHT!! Congrats, Susan!! #7869840

Christopher Budny 8/19/2009 7:30:24 PM

Woohoo! Congratulations on your great win, Susan! #7869976

Gerri R. Jones 8/19/2009 7:31:04 PM

Beautiful and dramatic creation Susan, congratulations on your win! #7869982

Denny E. Barnes 8/19/2009 8:25:04 PM

Excellent!! Congratulations, Susan on your well deserved First Place Win!! Beautiful image and work!! #7870205

Datha Y. Thompson 8/19/2009 9:10:36 PM

Excellent First Place Win ;) #7870400

Cesar J. La Rosa 8/19/2009 9:52:30 PM

WOW!!! I am so happy to see that First Place Gold Medal on this photograph, Sue!!! A real Work Of Art!!!
Congratulations on this very well-deserved WINNER!!!
Cesar #7870503

Alex T. Mizuno 8/19/2009 11:07:37 PM

Such a great work of art Susan! Very impressive! Congratulations on your First Place!!! #7870570

Katarina Mansson 8/20/2009 12:10:42 AM

Congratulations on your creative 1st Place Susan!!! #7870613

Mary K. Robison 8/20/2009 12:15:52 AM

What a well deserved First Place Win!
CONGRATULATIONS to you, Susan! #7870624

Cyn Valentine 8/20/2009 6:24:49 AM

Big congratulations Susan...beautiful!!! #7871576

Amy JACKSON 8/20/2009 6:42:45 AM

Congratulations on your 1st place win, Susan!!!!!! :) #7871643

Daniella Puente 8/20/2009 6:57:09 AM

MANY MANY BIG HUGS for this wonderful 1st place Sue!!!!! I'm so happy for you to see this one here...enjoy it :))))))))))) #7871682

Amy M. Wilson 8/20/2009 7:03:40 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous First Place Winner, Susan! #7871699

Leslie McLain 8/20/2009 7:43:08 AM

Congrats on your amazing winner. #7871808

Monika Sapek 8/20/2009 9:33:13 AM

Congratulations on your First Place Winner, Susan!
Monika #7872186

Nikki McDonald 8/20/2009 4:39:17 PM

Well, you already know I'm a big fan of this one, Sue, so I'll just tell you I think a large part of the genius here comes in having the vision (or courage) to place the texture as you did. Had you placed it so that the lighthouse was clearly revealed, you would have had an excellent but perhaps predictable result. Placed as you have so that only clear sky is revealed and coupled with the title, this is masterful. Congratulations on your first First Place Winner! #7873055

Susan M. Hembree 8/20/2009 6:54:47 PM

Thanks too all you for your kind words! I'm just thrilled and honored by the win, but also and mostly all the support behind this. It certainly means a lot to me! #7873428

Ujjwal Mukherjee 8/20/2009 8:41:29 PM

HUGE Congratulations!!!! #7873682

Usman M. Bajwa 8/20/2009 11:56:22 PM

WTG Susan. CONGRATULATIONS on striking first Place GOLD!

UB. #7873870

Susan Fox 8/21/2009 1:26:11 PM

Congrats on your WIN! #7875274

Sam Britt 8/21/2009 7:52:42 PM

Congratulations on this First Place win, Susan! #7876173

Claudine Grove 8/21/2009 8:44:31 PM

Congrats on the win!! #7876369

Wanda Judd 8/22/2009 7:37:52 AM

Susan, Congratulations...what an amazing job you did here...your have such a clever minds eye and the talent to carry it though... #7877407

Kara L. Hendricks 8/24/2009 4:11:43 AM

Susan, you know I couldn't be more happy for you, even if it was MY image... This was without a doubt one of the most superior DD images I have seen in a long time... Your choice of effect was brilliant here... I am thrilled that the judges thought the same!!

Congrats on this 1st Place!!! #7882621

Susan M. Hembree 8/24/2009 7:43:22 AM

Thanks Ujjwal, Usman, Susan, Claudine, Wanda and Kara for all your kind words! #7883388

Christine Pentecost 8/24/2009 3:04:37 PM

I knew this photo would be a winner. Congrats!


JudyAnn Rector 8/26/2009 2:40:05 PM

Photobucket #7890534

Susana Ms Heide 9/8/2009 6:44:06 PM

Extraordinary digital work, Susan!!! WOW!! Congrats on your 1st place WIN!!! #7926938

Kelvin E. Hargrove 9/14/2009 3:27:21 PM

So well deserved. Congrats!! #7942975

Gail Vitikacs 9/21/2009 11:26:06 AM

Sorry I missed this beautiful win!!! You go girl! #7967240

Dominick M. Dimacale 11/15/2009 7:13:48 AM

Congratulations Susan on your Win!!!

Dominick #8132891

Karen Slagle 12/20/2010 12:34:08 PM

Such fabulous art, Susan. I love the torn sky and fab textures. #9116488

Karen Celella 1/27/2011 3:51:44 AM

Congratulations on this fabulous first place winner, Susan. #9196595

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The Currituck Beach Lighthouse in Corolla, NC, part of the North Carolina Outer Banks. From December 1, 1875 the beacon of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse filled the remaining "dark spot" on the North Carolina coast between the Cape Henry light to the north and Bodie Island to the south. To distinguish the Currituck Beach Lighthouse from other regional lighthouses, its exterior was left unpainted and gives today's visitor a sense of the multitude of bricks used to form the structure.

Exif: F Number: 4.8, Exposure Bias Value: 2.00, ExposureTime: 10/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 500, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 35.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on 7/26/2009 10:19:31 PM

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Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Staff Favorite Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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