Rays of Hope

© Nick Lagos

Rays of Hope

Liz blahh 11/15/2009 5:25:46 PM

Composition, tones, lighting, shadowing, image, absolute perfection and beauty! #1205528

Michael G. Marshall 11/15/2009 5:41:57 PM

Wonderful image, Nick! Michael #8134125

Michael R. McKenney 11/15/2009 5:45:51 PM

Now for me, this is a photo! Spectacular color, and such ingenious use of shadows and light. The exposure is perfect and the composition is flawless. A sad and poignant story is told, but somehow you pull off the theme of hope in an almost majestic way. Great shot, now one of my favorites. Thanks for posting this! #8134129

Kathy Salerni 11/15/2009 7:09:46 PM

Awesome image, Nick! the shadows play suck a big part in setting the tone of
"Rays of Hope." #8134213

Susana Ms Heide 11/15/2009 7:31:34 PM

REMARKABLE beyond words....!!!! A winner Nick! :o) #8134233

David M. Montero 11/20/2009 3:42:53 PM

This is a terrific shot Nick. Well done! #8148622

Debra P. Chenault 11/20/2009 9:02:50 PM

I absolutely love this shot! This is fantastic. Great lighting, love the shadows. I'd love to be sitting there watching that sunset! #8149171

Rolando Rosito 11/21/2009 4:51:56 PM

Outstanding image Nick! Wonderful! #8151370

Usman M. Bajwa 11/24/2009 2:19:09 AM

Captivating-Breathtaking-Spell Binding are the words that came to my mind on seeing this masterpiece. Instant favorite, Nick!

UB. #8161555

Datha Y. Thompson 12/3/2009 9:24:52 AM

INSPIRING!!! A Winning capture of Hope Nick #8188046

Baqer Mohd Jawad 12/4/2009 10:10:01 PM

Stunning .. and wonderful capture !

I like it so much . All the best Nick.

Regards ,,, BMJ #8192195

Liz blahh 12/15/2009 2:18:55 PM

Congratulations on your stunning finalist! #8218223

Gerri R. Jones 12/15/2009 4:09:29 PM

You know I just love this image Nick! Beautiful storytelling scene with exceptional drama and lighting! Congratulations on this well deserved finalist and best of luck! #8218966

Phyllis H. Burchett 12/15/2009 4:30:07 PM

Congrats on this amazing capture! #8219141

Rolando Rosito 12/15/2009 5:14:54 PM

Congratulations Nick!! #8219466

Michael Umbreit 12/15/2009 6:32:18 PM

Nick - Congratulations on your finalist! That is a fantastic image! Wonderful light and shadows! - Mike #8219964

Sandra Anderson 12/15/2009 6:41:39 PM

Congratulations on a beautiful finalist Nick. #8220017

Anne McKinnell 12/15/2009 9:32:08 PM

Beautiful lighting, colours and use of shadows Nick! Congrats on your finalist. #8220910

Usman M. Bajwa 12/15/2009 10:08:20 PM

Not surprised, Nick. CONGRATZ and expect to see this one again, big time!

UB. #8221125

Karen Celella 12/16/2009 8:03:30 AM

Congratulations on your stunning finalist Nick. Love the tones and light. Hope to see this with the gold badge. #8222854

Debra R. Harder 12/17/2009 9:18:10 AM

This is truly amazing, Nick...and it should be the Grand Prize winner in my opinion. Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!! Deb #8226610

Kristi A. Howson 12/17/2009 9:24:09 AM

The shadows, lighting and colors make this such an amazing image Nick. A Grand Prize in my book too. Congratulations and best of luck matey! #8226640

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 12/17/2009 3:15:29 PM

A beautiful capture Nick! Congratulations on your finalist! #8227407

Renee Doyle 12/17/2009 8:01:02 PM

Awesome!! Congratulations Nick on this wonderful winner!!! Happy christmas to you and yours - greetings from Hong Kong btw :-)


Kristi A. Howson 12/17/2009 8:07:56 PM

And a winner it is!!! So glad to see this get 1rst Place Nick. It's such a gorgeous scene. Congratulations matey on a job well done! #8228193

Jessica Jenney 12/17/2009 8:14:37 PM

Congratulations, Nick on your stunning First Place Win! #8228244

Usman M. Bajwa 12/17/2009 9:27:36 PM

I guess I was right about 'big time'. CONGRATULATIONS on your First Place Gold!!

UB. #8228502

Renata Gusciora 12/18/2009 12:46:29 AM

Huge congratulations on this awesome winner,Nick!!!:-) #8228849

Henk Boneschans 12/18/2009 1:13:28 AM

Awesome capture Nick - congratulations! Henk #8228871

Dominick M. Dimacale 12/18/2009 2:11:46 AM

Congratulations Nick on your Win!!!

Dominick #8229036

Kara L. Hendricks 12/18/2009 3:15:36 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Pictures, Images and Photos #8229136

Claudia Kuhn 12/18/2009 3:48:26 AM

Woo Hoo, congrats on your gorgeous win Nick! #8229265

Ken Smith 12/18/2009 4:01:47 AM

Super job, Nick. Congrats to you...love your colors in this! #8229300

Nick Lagos 12/18/2009 4:06:19 AM

Thanks everyone for stopping by and for your encouragement and support....and thanks to Betterphoto for choosing this image #8229313

Giancarlo Bisone 12/18/2009 4:42:01 AM

Hi Nick: Congratulations for a very well deserved 1st place. This is a fantastic shot! Great job. #8229431

Judy V. Kennamer 12/18/2009 5:42:57 AM

Congrats on your beautiful winner Nick!!! Wonderful shot!!! #8229608

Liz blahh 12/18/2009 6:49:05 AM

Congrats on your beautiful winner! #8229758

Bojan Bencic 12/18/2009 6:59:47 AM

Congratulations, Nick. Great photo. #8229795

Elida Gutierrez 12/18/2009 7:20:32 AM


On your wonderful win

Amy M. Wilson 12/18/2009 7:33:57 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful Win, Nick!!! #8229917

Debra R. Harder 12/18/2009 8:55:41 AM

Well...I knew this would be right at the top!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS, Nick, on your BEAUTIFUL FIRST PLACE WINNER!! Deb #8230150

Clyde P. Smith 12/18/2009 9:04:06 AM

Congratulations on your First Place Win Nick! #8230199

Wanda Judd 12/18/2009 9:18:45 AM

Nike, congratulations...both the photo and title are simply perfect....a true inspiration... #8230255

Anne McKinnell 12/18/2009 9:54:21 AM

Congratulations on your fabulous first prize win Nick! #8230363

Mick Burkey 12/18/2009 11:27:01 AM

Wonderful image, as always, Nick. Big congrats on your 1st Place win! Well-deserved. #8230602

Lindley Johnson 12/18/2009 11:53:04 AM

Congratulations on your stunning First Place Winner, Nick! It's an outstanding capture. #8230683

Linda D. Lester 12/18/2009 1:28:42 PM

Congratulations on this awesome win!!!! #8230946

Linda D. Lester 12/18/2009 4:09:08 PM

Congratulations on your 1st Place Gold Award Nick. A very well deserving Photo. Iím so very happy for you. Great job.

Merry Christmas to You

Paula Hildy 12/18/2009 4:24:42 PM

Congratulations! Absolutely beautiful.. #8231264

Nancyj E. Hovey 12/18/2009 4:56:34 PM

on your 1st Place WINNER! 8o)

Photobucket #8231357

Randy D. Dinkins 12/18/2009 5:45:37 PM

Beautiful light and tones. Congratulations!! #8231551

Dianna Murphy 12/18/2009 7:23:00 PM

So gorgeous Nick! Congratulations on your marvelous image and much deserving winner! #8231790

Paula Showen 12/18/2009 8:22:31 PM

This is a truly breath-taking image. I love it! Congratulations! #8231956

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 12/19/2009 6:17:10 AM

Congratulations on your win Nick. Gorgeous.
JP #8232790

Mary Beth Aiello 12/19/2009 7:18:54 AM

Just gorgeous, Nick. Huge congrats on this beautiful GOLD. #8232930

Erica Murphy 12/19/2009 8:41:23 AM

Congratulations on your WIN Nick!! Stunning image. I love the shadows across the water. #8233177

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 12/19/2009 8:52:34 PM

Congratulations on your BIG win Amanda! Gorgeous work Nick! #8234274

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 12/19/2009 8:58:33 PM

I meant to say congratulations Nick! Sorry! But I love your image!!

Have a great Christmas!!

Donna #8234277

Sharon Sawyer 12/19/2009 9:07:45 PM

Nick, HUGE congratulations on your well deserved First Place Win!!! #8234286

Patricia A. Casey 12/20/2009 2:03:22 PM

Congratulations on the 1st place win, Nick ....a very haunting capture....wonderful! Cheers.... #8235655

Summer A. Kozisek 12/23/2009 11:13:28 PM

Phenomenal image and lighting Nick, congratulations on your well deserved win! #8243224

Ken R. Frischkorn 12/24/2009 2:20:39 PM

Beautiful photo, and lighting, Congratulations on your win. #8244722

Gail Sullivan 1/15/2010 11:24:45 AM

A stunning image, Nick...belated congrats! #8299708

Glenn E. Traver 1/18/2010 2:22:09 PM

Great Depth here Nick, its a standout photo with the great shadows that really pull this composition together, Congratulation ~ GT #8306301

Wendy Stevenson 3/15/2010 8:45:03 AM

This is what it's all about!! Gorgeous! #8456846

JO ANN CLEVELAND 6/17/2010 8:23:25 AM

Awesome capture...very well deserved win...Congratulations Nick!

jo ann c. #8700848

Rod Partington 8/19/2010 5:04:33 PM

Incredible! #8849270

Karen Celella 8/24/2010 12:12:24 PM

Another congratulations, Nick, on both of your featured images in Snapshot! Keep those special honors going!! #8859140

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"S.S. Dicky", carrying 11 crew and 40 tonnes of sand, was forced onto the beach during heavy seas in 1893...no lives were lost

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