Day's Beginning

© Michael Umbreit

Day's Beginning

Anita J. Luellen level-classic 11/9/2009 8:22:20 PM

Stunning image! Terrific composition...beautiful light. #1203020

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 11/9/2009 8:38:09 PM

A remarkable view, I love the reflections and mist on the water. Wow, what a way to start the day Mike! #8118266

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 11/9/2009 8:42:03 PM

Gorgeous, Mike!
Great colors and light!
Love the mist on the water and the rays of the sun. A GREAT way to start the day!
~♥~Lisa #8118273

Daniella Puente 11/9/2009 9:01:40 PM

Wow Mike this is amazing... #8118298

Summer A. Kozisek 11/9/2009 9:27:17 PM

Amazing sky and reflections Mike, gorgeous capture!! #8118337

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 11/9/2009 9:31:09 PM

Wonderful composition and super reflections in the lake will take this higher, Mike! Good Luck!

UB. #8118342

Jim Kinnunen level-classic 11/9/2009 10:22:48 PM

Gorgeous landscape, excellent comp and light, Mike!:) #8118416

Kathy Salerni level-classic 11/9/2009 10:59:58 PM

Beautiful landscape with terrific reflections and light! #8118498

Kerry Hill 11/10/2009 1:24:00 AM

Gorgeous scene and capture, Mike!! #8118667

Carolyn Morgan 11/10/2009 1:24:41 AM

So eye-catching - wonderful #8118669

Michelle Alton 11/10/2009 3:35:46 AM

Gorgeous...awesome. #8118914

Tess L. Yee 11/10/2009 3:37:12 AM

As they say on BP...straight into my faves! Gorgeous, fabulous, stunning image, Mike! #8118920

Stacy Lankford level-classic 11/10/2009 5:16:08 AM

Wonderful image! We will see this again! #8119288

Mike Clime level-classic 11/10/2009 11:54:19 AM

Beautiful capture! Like the mist and the reflection! #8120337

Michael Umbreit level-classic 11/10/2009 5:26:23 PM

Thanks so much for all of the very kind comments! I knew that something special was happening that morning and I hoped to do it justice with my HDR work. :-) Mike #8121073

Kara L. Hendricks level-classic 11/10/2009 8:55:45 PM

Oh Mike... This is a winning shot... What powerful light and comp. you have here...:) I love this!! #8121372

Karen E. Baumann level-classic 11/11/2009 3:30:22 AM

This is beautiful, Mike! The HDR was definitely the right choice. Love the comp, POV, colors, lighting... all of it! #8121821

John E. Steinway 11/11/2009 3:27:18 PM

Gorgeous capture Mike. Just perfect. #8123416

Leslie McLain level-classic 11/11/2009 5:58:09 PM

Stunning image, colors, and light, Mike. #8123715

Michael Umbreit level-classic 11/13/2009 8:02:21 PM

Thanks!!! You are all so kind!! :-) Mike #8129615

Karen Engelbreth 11/25/2009 12:31:21 AM

A big congrats on your POTD, Mike ... #8165399

Kathy Coombs 11/25/2009 12:33:06 AM

That has to be one of the most stunning pictures I have ever seen. . #8165402

Darryl Wilkinson 11/25/2009 12:47:02 AM

Beautiful photograph, Mike - congrats! #8165435

Renee Doyle level-classic 11/25/2009 12:52:09 AM

Congratulations Mike on this stunning capture and POTD!! #8165453

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 11/25/2009 12:58:09 AM

Just as expected. CONGRATZ Mike on the POTD Award!

UB. #8165468

Katarina Mansson 11/25/2009 12:59:40 AM

Stunning N&L picture Mike! Huge congrats on your well-deserved POTD! #8165471

Stefania Barbier level-classic 11/25/2009 1:15:52 AM

WOW congrats on your POTD! #8165513

Mary K. Robison level-classic 11/25/2009 1:49:23 AM

Gorgeous capture, Mike! Congratulations on a well-earned POTD! #8165592

Mike Clime level-classic 11/25/2009 1:54:22 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful POTD! #8165602

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 11/25/2009 2:15:27 AM

Great scenery and congratulations on your POTD, Mike.

Dominick #8165612

Patricia A. Casey level-classic 11/25/2009 3:04:31 AM

What a wonderful place to greet a new day! Congratulations on the POTD, Mike. Lovely capture.... #8165691

Michael G. Marshall level-classic 11/25/2009 3:43:00 AM

Outstanding image, Mike! Congratulations on your POTD! Michael #8165769

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 11/25/2009 3:46:52 AM

Congrats on your beautiful POTD Mike! I love this shot! The light and colors - wonderful!!! I love the reflections and the beautiful sunbeams! I just love everything about it! #8165779

David Phalen level-classic 11/25/2009 3:48:46 AM

BIG Congrats on a stunning POTD!! #8165786

Ed Heaton 11/25/2009 3:57:05 AM

Outstanding work Mike! Congrats on the awards :-) #8165805

Lori Carlson 11/25/2009 4:02:20 AM

What a moment! What a POTD!! Big congrats on your timing, exposure & your deserved recognition!! =) #8165829

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic 11/25/2009 4:27:08 AM

Gorgeous morning scene.
The rays of sun are stupendous!
Congratulations Mike!! #8165949

Leslie McLain level-classic 11/25/2009 4:30:54 AM

Congrats on your stunning POTD, Mike. #8165973

Carolyn Morgan 11/25/2009 4:44:10 AM

More congratulations echoing from here.
Absolutely wonderful! #8166034

JO ANN CLEVELAND 11/25/2009 4:52:02 AM

Awesome! One perfect shot for sure, congrats on this well deserved POTD!

We should see this one again for sure Mike!

jo ann c. #8166050

Max Aureli 11/25/2009 4:55:14 AM

Great capture and fantastic work, Mike!! Congratulations on your POTD!!! #8166059

Daniella Puente 11/25/2009 4:56:00 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful POTD Mike! #8166061

Cathy Barrows 11/25/2009 5:00:15 AM

gorgeous...congrats on your POTD #8166078

Rony Sagy 11/25/2009 5:09:45 AM

Spectacular. Confrats on POTD, Mike. #8166107

Courtenay Vanderbilt 11/25/2009 5:11:03 AM

Stunningly beautiful, Mike! CONGRATULATIONS! #8166112

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 11/25/2009 5:16:39 AM

on your very deserving POTD! 8o)

outstanding image... WOW!!! #8166130

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic 11/25/2009 5:24:48 AM

Amazing capture and post processing - Congrats #8166164

Sabrina Ryan 11/25/2009 5:26:46 AM

Spectacular photo, Mike! Congratulations on this well deserved POTD! #8166181

Anthony L. Mancuso 11/25/2009 5:49:20 AM

Beautiful image Mike. Congrats on the POTD..I'm sure we will see this one again next month... #8166285

Janet L. Malsam 11/25/2009 5:54:41 AM

This is absolutely breathtaking!! I don't take the time to comment on many of the photos I see each day but this one is in the top ten best photos I've ever seen in my life. Great job!! I could stare at it all day :) #8166317

Linda D. Lester level-classic 11/25/2009 5:55:50 AM

WOW!!! What a beauty...Congratulations on your POTD!!! #8166320

Eivor Kuchta level-classic 11/25/2009 6:02:45 AM

Stunning, Mike! Congratulations on the POTD award! Hope to see this again!!! #8166347

Ryan Murphy level-classic 11/25/2009 6:31:36 AM

This is stunning, Mike. Congrats. #8166476

Sheri Camarda level-classic 11/25/2009 6:32:48 AM

Breathtaking! Congratulations! #8166487

Les Rhoades level-classic 11/25/2009 6:44:20 AM

Congrats on your POTD selection! #8166541

Joy Rector level-classic 11/25/2009 7:05:39 AM

congrats on the POTD #8166608

wolfie wolfe level-classic 11/25/2009 7:19:00 AM

Wonderful Mike! Congrads! #8166639

Ronald F. Fischer 11/25/2009 7:23:47 AM

What a spectacular HDR capture, Mike!!! Congrats on the well deserved POTD!!! #8166664

Pamela L. Moore 11/25/2009 7:26:54 AM

Wow - I just want to be there!! Congrats on your POTD!! Well deserved. #8166675

Colleen Farrell level-classic 11/25/2009 7:28:34 AM

Stunning, Mike!! Big congratulations on your POTD! #8166686

Christine Czernin level-classic 11/25/2009 7:42:43 AM

Wonderful light and color.
Many congrats on your fantastic POTD. #8166727

Mitch Spence level-classic 11/25/2009 7:42:54 AM

Marvelous, Mike. Congratulations on the POTD. #8166728

Susana Ms Heide 11/25/2009 7:59:45 AM

I'm not surprised this was chosen as a POTD!!! It is such a REMARKABLE image in every detail! CONGRATS Mike!! #8166779

Casey A. Hanson 11/25/2009 8:09:01 AM

Om my....this is outstanding. Beautiful catch, Mike. Congrats!! #8166803

H. Jeremy Wu 11/25/2009 8:27:19 AM

Wow, beautiful shot! Caught my eyes right away!! Congrads!! #8166877

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 11/25/2009 8:31:00 AM

Big congratz, Mike, on this marvelous POTD!
~♥~lisa #8166902

Cesar J. La Rosa 11/25/2009 8:41:02 AM

Congratulations on this BEAUTIFUL and well-deserved POTD, Mike!!!

Louie Zaninovich 11/25/2009 8:45:11 AM

Beautiful comp. & colors on this sunrise shot; killer reflection really makes it. Congrats on POTD! Louie #8166993

PiperAnne L. Worcester 11/25/2009 9:03:41 AM

Stunning Photo... #8167093

Becky J. Parkinson level-classic 11/25/2009 9:14:43 AM

Incredible, stunning morning sunrise, Mike!! Congratulations on the much deserved POTD!! #8167182

Elizabeth W. Shumka level-classic 11/25/2009 10:18:07 AM

Wow, beautiful. Congratulations

Anne McKinnell level-classic 11/25/2009 10:55:21 AM

Outstanding shot Mike! Love the morning mist and the stunning reflection. #8167585

Linda A. Braddock level-classic 11/25/2009 1:02:58 PM

Mike, This is Gorgeous! Beautiful Colors! #8167818

Jeffrey R. Bange level-classic 11/25/2009 1:16:12 PM

Beautiful capture and well deserved POTD, the clarity of the reflection on the water is absolutely perfect. #8167879

Ivan Chacon level-classic 11/25/2009 3:05:14 PM

Wonderful way to begin your day! Congrats on your POTD! :) #8168184

Kathleen Rinker level-classic 11/25/2009 3:20:26 PM

Beautiful image Mike, huge congrats!! #8168234

Michael Umbreit level-classic 11/25/2009 3:22:55 PM

Wow!! Thanks so much!! I was wondering why I had so much email! I do appreciate all of the comments! You are all so kind!! That image depicts a great start to the day and now it has made for another great day. :-) Mike #8168245

Lindley Johnson level-classic 11/25/2009 4:20:09 PM

Absolutely stunning, Mike! Gorgeous light, wonderful relections, and terrific composition. Congratulations on your very well-deserved POTD! #8168448

Susie Peek-Swint level-classic 11/25/2009 4:26:17 PM

Stunning seems to be the only word fit for this beautiful capture Mike ~ what a way to start the day! Many congrats on your POTD ~ I predict a winner too! #8168467

Dr Silly level-classic 11/25/2009 6:04:33 PM

Congrats Mike on your beautiful POTD. :O) #8168730

Tamara K. Walker level-classic 11/25/2009 6:59:01 PM

WOW!!! Congratulations! #8168848

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 11/25/2009 7:39:26 PM

Very good!! Congrats (For the present and the futur!) #8169046

Cindy Bendush level-classic 11/25/2009 7:51:55 PM

Heavenly Mike - Fabulous color and composition! Congrats on this beautiful POTD! #8169095

Jeff Robinson level-classic 11/26/2009 5:30:22 AM

Congrats Mike on your Beautiful POTD!! Jeff #8169978

Michael Umbreit level-classic 11/26/2009 8:51:35 AM

Thanks so much for the very kind comments! I hope everybody is having a great Thanksgiving! - Mike #8170441

Richard D. Love 11/26/2009 9:18:44 AM

Congratulations, Mike. Truly a beautiful image. Well done.

Rick #8170507

Fax Sinclair level-classic 11/27/2009 9:25:03 AM

Aloha Mike,
Now that you have captured THE PERFECT sunrise -- how do you think that makes the rest of us feel? (Just pack up your gear, Mike already did the sunrise.)

This is stunning, lovely and captured perfectly. #8172824

Debra R. Harder 11/27/2009 10:24:11 AM

Congratulations, Mike, on your BEAUTIFUL POTD!! SUPERB!! Deb #8172928

Janice Mezzacappa 11/27/2009 2:54:22 PM

Spectacular capture Mike awesome POTD!!
Huge Congrats!! #8173348

Wanda Knoss 11/29/2009 10:39:44 AM

Wonderful Image! Congrats on POTD. #8177341

Dianna Murphy 12/3/2009 10:24:21 AM

Wow, should be a winner. Beautiful. Congrats. #8188203

Alex T. Mizuno 12/3/2009 3:38:09 PM

Really breathtaking sunrise image! Congratulations on POTD Mike!

Besides HDR, did you also use GND and C polarizer? #8188905

Michael Umbreit level-classic 12/5/2009 8:43:27 AM

Thanks so much for the very kind comments! I did use a C polarizer when taking this shot. :-) Mike #8193185

Alex T. Mizuno 12/6/2009 10:58:39 PM

Thank you for the info Mike! #8197020

Michael Umbreit level-classic 12/12/2009 8:50:15 AM

Alex - You are welcome! - Mike #8210750

Eivor Kuchta 12/15/2009 2:30:16 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Mike! #8218292

Michael Umbreit level-classic 12/15/2009 4:15:52 PM

Eivor - Thank You! - Mike #8219019

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 12/15/2009 4:37:02 PM

Mike - Beautiful shot, worthy of all the kudos here. Congrats. Randy #8219191

Janice Mezzacappa level-classic 12/15/2009 4:42:36 PM

Fantastic finalist Mike huge congrats and hope to see again!! #8219242

Michelle Alton level-classic 12/15/2009 5:10:39 PM

Congratulations Mike, on this and your other Finaist! They are magnificent. #8219429

ROLAN NARMAN 12/15/2009 7:13:38 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic Finalist Mike! #8220208

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 12/15/2009 8:01:28 PM

CONGRATZ again Mike on this very beautiful Finalist! Good Luck in the next round!

UB. #8220565

Kara L. Hendricks level-classic 12/15/2009 8:42:52 PM

I really do see this one going double gold for you Mike... I love it!!!

Congrats!!! #8220747

Stefania Barbier level-classic 12/16/2009 12:07:51 AM

congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!!! #8221484

Renata Gusciora level-classic 12/16/2009 3:25:38 AM

Gorgeous,Mike!Huge congratulations on your finalist!!!:-) #8221790

Linda A. Braddock level-classic 12/16/2009 8:00:15 AM

Mike, Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist! #8222849

Dianna Murphy 12/16/2009 8:38:29 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your wonderful finalist, best of luck in the Gold round. Dianna #8222993

Mitch Spence level-classic 12/16/2009 9:15:42 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Mike. #8223166

Jeff Robinson level-classic 12/16/2009 9:40:30 AM

Congrats Mike on your Beautiful Finalist!! Jeff #8223257

Leslie McLain level-classic 12/16/2009 11:11:29 AM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Mike. #8223486

Janice Mezzacappa 12/16/2009 11:18:15 AM

Huge Congrats Mike on your amazing finalist...I see the Gold :)...Good Luck! #8223504

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 12/16/2009 11:27:00 AM

Just spectacular, Mike. Huge congrats on this beauty. #8223545

Tiia Vissak 12/16/2009 12:18:11 PM

Congratulations! #8223703

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 12/16/2009 12:49:15 PM

Gorgeous Mike! Congratulations on your finalist! #8223823

Sabrina Ryan 12/16/2009 7:05:36 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist, Mike! #8225008

Michael Umbreit level-classic 12/17/2009 6:56:36 AM

Thanks again for all of the very kind comments!! It has been a long time since one of my images has drawn this much attention. I do have a canvas of this image hanging on my wall so I guess I think it is special too as I don't get much printed. :-) Mike #8226286

Debra R. Harder 12/17/2009 9:24:37 AM

This is so BEAUTIFUL, Mike! Congratulations on your SUPERB finalist!! Deb #8226642

Bojan Bencic level-classic 12/17/2009 1:32:45 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Mike. #8227201

Glenn E. Traver level-classic 12/17/2009 6:29:14 PM

Beautiful well captured Scene Mike, Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist ~ GT #8227884

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 12/17/2009 7:55:51 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible WINNER, Mike! WTG! #8228128

Sam Britt level-classic 12/17/2009 7:57:54 PM

Big congratulations on your Second Place win, Mike! #8228136

Renee Doyle level-classic 12/17/2009 8:12:24 PM

Just superb!!! Big congratulations to you Mike!! #8228221

Nikki McDonald level-classic 12/17/2009 8:16:01 PM

Congratulations on the win,, Mike -- this is so beautiful #8228258

Jennifer L. Alder level-classic 12/17/2009 8:38:24 PM

Big congrats on your beautiful winning image, Mike! #8228381

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 12/17/2009 9:45:42 PM

WTG Mike. CONGRATZ. on getting in the Winners Circle. Seasons Greeting too!

UB. #8228527

Katarina Mansson 12/17/2009 11:02:40 PM

Congratulations on another badge for this beauty Mike! #8228674

Tiia Vissak 12/17/2009 11:04:40 PM

Congratulations! #8228680

Stefania Barbier level-classic 12/18/2009 12:23:04 AM

congratulations on your gorgeous winner!!! #8228808

Renata Gusciora level-classic 12/18/2009 12:39:47 AM

HUge congratulations on this awesome winner,Mike!!!:-) #8228839

Michelle Alton level-classic 12/18/2009 1:54:17 AM

This was a HUGE winner from the beginning, Mike. Congratulations! #8228974

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 12/18/2009 2:04:42 AM

Congratulations Mike on your Win!!!

Dominick #8229008

Kara L. Hendricks level-classic 12/18/2009 3:17:43 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Pictures, Images and Photos #8229142

Julie Burnett level-classic 12/18/2009 5:07:37 AM

WOW, Mike, a spectacular image!! Congratulations on your win!! It's gorgeous!! #8229500

Christopher Budny level-classic 12/18/2009 5:34:02 AM

Beautiful winner, Mike; congratulations! #8229588

Bojan Bencic level-classic 12/18/2009 7:03:30 AM

Congratulations, Mike. Beautiful photo. #8229806

ROLAN NARMAN 12/18/2009 7:14:54 AM

Huge congratulations Mike on your gorgeous winner! #8229849

Elida Gutierrez 12/18/2009 7:31:07 AM


On your wonderful win

Graham Robards level-classic 12/18/2009 9:03:13 AM

Beautiful POV Mike, congratulations. ~Pat #8230195

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 12/18/2009 5:04:03 PM

on your 2nd Place WINNER! 8o)

Photobucket #8231390

Max Aureli 12/18/2009 6:21:58 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic Winner, Mike!! #8231641

Dianna Murphy 12/18/2009 7:28:22 PM

Congratulations on your marvelous image and much deserving winner! #8231809

Michael Umbreit level-classic 12/18/2009 7:43:25 PM

Wow! Thanks so much once again for the very kind comments!! I have only taken a quick look at the winners but I noticed some amazing work! Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists!! - Mike #8231860

Claudine Grove 12/18/2009 7:43:52 PM

Congrats on this stunning win! #8231862

Paula Showen 12/18/2009 8:37:53 PM

Beautiful reflections and scenery! Congratulations! #8231997

Phyllis H. Burchett 12/18/2009 8:40:23 PM

Beautiful capture, congrats on your win! #8232007

Karen E. Baumann 12/18/2009 10:16:41 PM

I LOVE this image!!! WAY to go, Mike! I knew it would be a winner!!!!!!!!! #8232165

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic 12/19/2009 6:13:00 AM

Congratulations!!!!!!!! #8232774

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 12/19/2009 7:23:59 AM

Just gorgeous, Mike. Huge congrats on this beautiful GOLD. #8232961

Erica Murphy level-classic 12/20/2009 7:49:44 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner MIke!!! #8234966

Cindy Bendush level-classic 12/21/2009 11:53:21 PM

Love this one Mike! Congrats on your win! #8238737

Susana Ms Heide 12/22/2009 10:31:46 AM

I remember this so well Mike and it so deserves this recognition! I could stare at this for HOURS!!! The grass in the foreground gives it that extra special touch for me... A beauty all the way around! CONGRATS!!!! #8239865

Michael Umbreit level-classic 12/22/2009 3:51:55 PM

Thanks so much! I appreciate all of the comments!! I have not been out shooting for nearly a month so this image is still one of the highlights of my day. - Mike #8240384

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 12/22/2009 8:09:50 PM

Congratulations on your 2nd place win, Mike! Beautiful photo! #8240723

Inge Johnsson 12/28/2009 9:24:05 AM

Great image, and congrats on your 2nd place win! #8251458

Cynthia M. Yarde-Kiernan 12/30/2009 7:24:15 AM

WOW!! Amazing capture!!!

Congrats on your win...well deserved #8256095

Michael Umbreit level-classic 1/1/2010 9:46:26 PM

Susan/Inge/Cynthia - Thanks to each of you for the comments! I do appreciate each and every one! :) Mike #8262803

Ellen Hodges level-classic 3/22/2016 6:06:01 PM

Huge congrats on your All Time EP's, Mike!! #11450347

Michael Umbreit level-classic 3/22/2016 6:28:29 PM

Thanks Ellen! #11450376

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Lake Marmo

Morton Arboretum
Lisle - Illinois - USA

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Exif: F Number: 16, ExposureTime: 12500/100000 seconds, ISO: 100, FocalLength: 17.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 11/9/2009 8:12:14 PM

Keywords: #fog #landscape #mist #river All Time Best Photo Contest Winner Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner Photo of the Day

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