Sharps Island Lighthouse

© Monnie Ryan

Sharps Island Lighthouse

Tammy M. Anderson Student 2/17/2010 7:04:49 AM

WOW!!!! Monnie I love this. Perfect treatment to this unusal lighthouse. Great textures, colors and capture. #1239804

Jessica Jenney 2/17/2010 7:10:23 AM

What a terrific capture, Monnie! Fabulous detail and treatment! #8389062

Kim Dietrich Elam 2/17/2010 7:14:26 AM

very cool lighthouse and image, Monnie! #8389073

Kathy Salerni 2/17/2010 7:16:47 AM

Beautiful capture and treatment of this lighthouse, Monnie! #8389079

Sabrina Ryan 2/17/2010 7:22:29 AM

Wonderful find, capture and effects, Monnie! Nice color and textures. #8389096

David Phalen 2/17/2010 7:27:40 AM

Excellent capture of a very cool lighthouse!! Love the colors, texture and details!! #8389113

Hal Bambrick 2/17/2010 7:50:48 AM

Excellent Work Monnie!!!!!!. #8389172

Julie Burnett 2/17/2010 8:20:28 AM

The lighting is fantastic on this, Monnie!! I love how the bay blends into the sky, and the textures and colors of the lighthouse "pop" out at the viewer. Excellent job!! #8389258

Mary Beth Aiello 2/17/2010 8:21:28 AM

Gorgeous capture, Monnie. Love the colors and textures, and the sky is amazing. #8389265

Jeff W. Robinson 2/17/2010 9:00:10 AM

Excellent capture, treatment and info! Jeff #8389465

Doug Pignet 2/17/2010 9:00:15 AM

Beautiful capture of this rustic looking lighthouse, looks like it needs some TLC. #8389467

Jyri Vissak 2/17/2010 9:06:50 AM

Cool find! Well done. Great composition and tones. #8389511

Nancy L. Green 2/17/2010 9:28:29 AM

What a find Monnie, this is FANTASTIC!!! <>< #8389580

Ron McEwan 2/17/2010 9:47:29 AM

Dramatic image Monnie amazing shot all around, well done. #8389617

Melissa Gurdus 2/17/2010 10:06:12 AM

Outstanding capture of this most distinctive lighthouse taken with sharp detail, dramatic sky and vibrant colors, Monnie!!! #8389662

Melissa Olsen 2/17/2010 10:13:46 AM

Monnie, your editing really enhances the color and the presence of your capture. #8389682

Mike Clime 2/17/2010 11:17:36 AM

Nice capture, excellent details and textures! Didn't know we had anything that leaned like this. #8389819

John Connolly 2/17/2010 11:30:43 AM

A remarkable light house to say the least Monnie, thanks for sharing! #8389874

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 2/17/2010 11:50:19 AM

Oh My
WoooooooooHooooooooooo!!
This is Awesome Monnie
What a Find
Your Treatment Equals That Fantastic Sky!! #8389912

Tess L. Yee 2/17/2010 12:10:18 PM

Having grown up on the Chesapeake, let me just say that this image is fabulous! Love the perspective and presentation. #8389944

Michelle Alton 2/17/2010 2:12:39 PM

Awesome work, Monnie. Just beautiful.

And, to boot, if Gallileo could resurrect himself, he could come here and rediscover GRAVITY! #8390145

Carol L. Fowler 2/17/2010 4:17:36 PM

Gorgeous capture- the colors are fantastic. I didn't know there was a leaning tower of Piza lighthouse! #8390307

Gord MacEachern 2/17/2010 5:10:19 PM

What a beauty Monnie, love it!!! #8390411

Sam Britt 2/17/2010 6:49:36 PM

Terrific lighthouse image, great color & treatment, Monnie. #8390580

Dick W. Wyatt 2/18/2010 1:03:27 AM

I love this one Monnie.
Great job.

I lean like that some days when my back is out !! #8390796

Courtenay Vanderbilt 2/18/2010 5:23:13 AM

Very dramatic capture and wonderful treatment, Monnie! #8391425

Ann H. Belus 2/18/2010 12:26:24 PM

Awesome capture of color and texture, Monnie! #8392373

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/18/2010 4:47:32 PM

Fantastic shot and awesome effects on this beautiful image, Monnie!!! :-) k #8392731

Tommy E. Burgess 2/19/2010 12:15:12 AM

Outstanding capture of this beautiful and unique lighthouse Monnie!! I really like your processing here. Excellent work! #8393336

Renata Gusciora 2/19/2010 9:34:02 AM

Wow!Awesome find and incredible image with amazing details and lighting,Monnie! #8395043

Marty Straub 2/22/2010 7:45:10 AM

What a great shot, Monnie. Great work bringing out all of the details and color. Fine detail and contrast, and, yes, what a wonderfully dramatic sky. #8406874

Diane L. Thomas 2/22/2010 3:28:06 PM

Outstanding shot. I keep leaning to make it stand streight. lol Just beautifully done. #8407865

Patricia A. Stalter 2/23/2010 8:10:57 AM

Wonderful is what you've done here!!!
Treatment is really special. #8409678

Laura E. Swan 2/24/2010 4:22:13 PM

It's the "Leaning Tower Of Lighthouse"! (HA!)

I can see why this is a favorite of yours, Monnie! It's actually quite amazing to see a lighthouse that could dub for a giant buoy!

You did a great job here!!!

-Laura #8413465

Tammy Espino 3/26/2010 1:31:43 PM

Congrats on an awesome finalist :) #8482801

Val Feldman 3/26/2010 3:18:25 PM

Congratulations, Monnie! A terrific and well-deserved Finalist! All the best in the upcoming rounds! #8483707

Carol Eade 3/26/2010 4:40:48 PM

Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Monnie, and best wishes in the next round! #8484340

Ron McEwan 3/26/2010 5:24:54 PM

This great Monnie, congratulations on your finalist. #8484688

Michelle Alton 3/26/2010 5:47:32 PM

You did great on our very own Leaning Tower, Monnie. Congratulations! #8484868

Tammy M. Anderson 3/26/2010 6:22:28 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. #8485194

Doug Pignet 3/27/2010 4:12:46 AM

Congrats on your finalist, well done #8486455

Courtenay Vanderbilt 3/27/2010 5:36:44 AM

Awesome Finalist, Monnie! Congratulations! #8486660

Diane L. Thomas 3/27/2010 5:46:35 AM

Congrats on your finalist, well deserved and a beautiful capture. #8486694

Jack Ryan 3/27/2010 6:56:24 AM

Way to go...proud of you!!! #8486857

Tamara K. Walker 3/27/2010 8:06:32 AM

CONGRATULATIONS! #8487113

Mark Dodge 3/27/2010 10:50:27 AM

Super excellent capture, Monnie. Love the lighting, details, and composition. Congratulations on a well deserved Finalist. Best of luck in the next round! #8487778

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 3/27/2010 11:15:21 AM

really cool lighthouse- just wish the horizon was straight an the lighthouse wasn't cut off at the bottom- but very cool shot #8487824

Margaret R. Barry 3/27/2010 1:38:04 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Monnie! #8488068

Tommy E. Burgess 3/27/2010 5:56:25 PM

Huge congratulations on your very beautiful finalist Monnie!! #8488774

Susan Weisensel 3/27/2010 6:38:06 PM

Whoooo Hoooo Monnie, WTG on your finalist. Good luck to you. #8488845

Carol L. Fowler 3/27/2010 8:34:10 PM

WTG! So dramatic and bold! Congratulations! #8489022

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 3/28/2010 2:55:49 AM

Sensational Monnie!!

Congratulations!!
This should be Back!! #8489449

Rona L. Schwarz 3/28/2010 11:05:10 AM

WoW! Terrific capture of this lighthouse, Monnie! Love the details, colors and textures. Thanks for the history lesson, too! Congratulations on this superb Finalist and good luck in the next round! #8490306

Ann H. Belus 3/28/2010 11:45:16 AM

Congratulations,Monnie!!! #8490362

Randy D. Dinkins 3/28/2010 3:09:24 PM

Congratulations on this great finalist. Great shot and PP work. #8490836

Kathy Wesserling 3/28/2010 9:20:40 PM

Way to go, Lighthouse-Lady! This is wonderful. #8491890

Mark Dodge 3/28/2010 9:44:44 PM

Totally Awesome Monnie! A huge congratulations! Well done! #8491968

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 3/29/2010 1:04:43 AM

Excellent Monnie! Congratulations on your win! #8492250

Michelle Alton 3/29/2010 3:19:59 AM

Monnie...Congratulations on your big and deserving winner! #8492467

Leslie McLain 3/29/2010 4:14:20 AM

Congrats on your terrific winner, Monnie. #8492641

Tammy M. Anderson 3/29/2010 4:53:33 AM

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Monnie. #8492822

Patricia A. Coblentz 3/29/2010 5:21:20 AM

Big congratulations on your stunning winner, Monnie!!

Patti #8492975

Julie Burnett 3/29/2010 5:25:44 AM

HUGE congratulations Monnie!! I somehow missed this as a finalist, but thrilled for you that it went gold!! So deserving!! #8492999

Courtenay Vanderbilt 3/29/2010 5:50:36 AM

WTG, Monnie! Big Congratulations! #8493115

Boyd L. Alexander 3/29/2010 5:55:13 AM

A big Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist Monnie!! This really blew me away! #8493133

Marilyn Cornwell 3/29/2010 6:22:14 AM

Congratulations Monnie!!! Wonderful winner! #8493251

Val Feldman 3/29/2010 6:31:25 AM

WTG, Monnie! Congratulations on your gold win!! #8493292

Monnie Ryan 3/29/2010 6:50:29 AM

Thanks SO much for all the wonderful comments -- I'm absolutely thrilled! And thanks to the judge(s), too -- the decisions had to be difficult with so many terrific entries! #8493344

Margaret R. Barry 3/29/2010 7:27:13 AM

Congratulations on your spectacular winner, Monnie! #8493465

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 3/29/2010 7:29:21 AM

This had Winner written all over it!!
Congratulations Monnie!! #8493469

Jessica Jenney 3/29/2010 7:53:11 AM

Congratulations, Monnie on your fabulous win! #8493555

Daniella Puente 3/29/2010 8:26:20 AM

BIG CONGRATS Monnie!!! #8493708

Sabrina Ryan 3/29/2010 8:35:40 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your excellent Winning image, Monnie! #8493783

Carol Eade 3/29/2010 8:52:38 AM

Warm congratulations on your terrific winner, Monnie! #8493878

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/29/2010 9:35:52 AM

Congratulations on this awesome, well deserved Gold Monnie!

jo ann c.
#8493992

David Phalen 3/29/2010 11:19:07 AM

WTG Monnie!! BIG Congrats on a fabulous Winner!! #8494244

Mary Beth Aiello 3/29/2010 11:33:52 AM

Just an outstanding capture, Monnie. Huge congrats on this beautiful Gold. #8494310

Freddy Bland 3/29/2010 11:44:27 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding winning image, Monnie!!! #8494351

Mike Clime 3/29/2010 11:56:05 AM

Congratulations on this great winner! #8494400

Carol L. Fowler 3/29/2010 1:26:15 PM

WTG Monnie! Superb Winner! #8494641

Gina Cormier 3/29/2010 1:50:23 PM

WOW MONNIE!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS ON THIS FABULOUS WINNER!!!!!!!! #8494712

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 3/29/2010 2:14:30 PM

WTG on this wonderful win, Monnie!!! :-) k #8494764

Tammy Espino 3/29/2010 2:22:43 PM

Congrats on your win :) #8494801

Sam Britt 3/29/2010 5:25:43 PM

Big Congrats on this 2nd place win, Monnie! #8495185

Gord MacEachern 3/29/2010 6:02:53 PM

A great big congatulations on the GOLD Monnie!!!!! #8495353

Rona L. Schwarz 3/29/2010 8:41:40 PM

So glad to see this a GOLD WINNER, Monnie!! It's one of my favorites! CONGRATULATIONS! #8495970

Tommy E. Burgess 3/29/2010 9:25:23 PM

Huge congratulations on your beautiful winner Monnie!!! #8496049

Susan Weisensel 3/29/2010 10:18:31 PM

WAY TO GO MONNIE, HUGE CONGRATS TO YOU GIRL. #8496106

Usman M. Bajwa 3/30/2010 12:12:01 AM

OUTSTANDING in every respect, Monnie. CONGRATZ on your GOLD Win!!

UB. #8496338

Jack Gaskin 3/30/2010 6:50:00 AM

WTG How in the world did I miss this the first time around??? Just checked the post date I was at SEA cause I certainly would have noticed this shot.

WELL DESERVED

Jack #8497250

Patricia Seidler 3/30/2010 6:54:37 AM

Wow. Monnie CONGRATULATIONS on your win. I dont know how I missed this one either! WTG. #8497266

Karen Celella 3/30/2010 8:39:58 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful win Monnie. #8497557

Patricia A. Stalter 4/6/2010 8:48:12 AM

Well! Look here! I missed it too. Big Congrats, well deserved. You go girl! #8514699

Gary Enloe 5/5/2010 2:14:23 PM

Outstanding capture Monnie. Great POV, Detail & Color. Congrats on being a WINNER

Gary #8591188

Wanda B. Anderson 5/14/2010 12:50:55 PM

WOW!!! What a old treasure you captured here! Wonderful! #8611766

Susie Peek-Swint 6/21/2010 1:46:22 AM

Terrific shot Monnie ~ great old lighthouse .. belated congrats on your winner! #8707590

Katleen R. Struckle 11/13/2010 8:44:38 AM

Beautiful image Monnie. Belated congrats on your win. #9031901

Gary Enloe 1/28/2012 7:18:28 AM

This is outstanding Monnie. Very nice detail, color #9952171

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Description

The Sharps Island Lighthouse, located on the Eastern shores of Maryland in the Chesapeake Bay, has a very distinct look. Not only is the 37-foot tower a cast iron caisson, it lists -- tipped over about 15 degrees when large ice flows pushed up against the tower during a harsh winter in 1976-1977. This tower, the third light at the site, was built in 1881. It's always been one of my favorite lighthouses; I treated this photo, which is a couple of years old, to give it an HDR look, but the skies were pretty dramatic to begin with. Happy Hump Day, everyone!

Uploaded on 2/17/2010 6:52:59 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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