Malaquite Morning

© Val Feldman

Malaquite Morning

Anita Hogue 2/27/2010 6:42:27 AM

A beautifully composed image, Valarie! I love the solitude and that gorgeous sky! #1243292

Jim Huffield 2/27/2010 6:47:14 AM

WOW, Valarie this is gorgeous. Jim #8419964

Amy M. Wilson 2/27/2010 6:50:49 AM

Beautifully composed and captured... love the colors, dramatic sky and the line of birds in the distance; great work, Valarie! #8419986

Robert R. Goodman 2/27/2010 6:58:01 AM

Hi Valaire,I hear that is a very beautiful beach.Great capture my friend,stunning sunrise!!! #8420025

Monnie Ryan 2/27/2010 7:06:56 AM

Absolutely gorgeous, Valarie! #8420067

Douglas Pignet 2/27/2010 7:16:52 AM

Love your leading line and capture here, great lighitn and comp,well done. #8420100

Marilyn Cornwell 2/27/2010 8:03:45 AM

Wow - you really got a lot into this image!! Beautiful work! #8420220

Tammy M. Anderson 2/27/2010 9:34:54 AM

Outstanding composition, lighting and capture, Valarie. This is gorgeous. #8420371

Hal Bambrick 2/27/2010 10:46:38 AM

Just STUNNING Everything Val!!!!!!!. #8420450

Carol L. Fowler 2/27/2010 10:59:21 AM

Beautiful image- love the composition, color and especially the detail of the flying flock in the distance. #8420477

Gina Cormier 2/27/2010 11:54:02 AM

OK...this is just spectacular!!! I love this image with the line of pilings and the orange line of the sun breaking....gorgeous! I hear this area is just beautiful!! 50mh winds? LOL I would have been in the car!!!

<-----chicken cluck cluck
damn...where did I put that straw..... #8420561

Ann Coates 2/27/2010 12:00:35 PM

Wow Valarie, a truly beautiful scene here. The sky is so dramatic and of course there are the birds there too. #8420573

Karen Engelbreth 2/27/2010 1:55:22 PM

Wonderful capture, Valarie... #8420699

Patricia Seidler 2/27/2010 2:08:38 PM

This was so worth getting up for Valarie and braving the wind. Great color, lighting and tones! #8420728

Ron McEwan 2/27/2010 2:43:10 PM

You have everything in this one Valarie. Birds, sun rays, like the way the pilings lead the eye, excellent foreground to give perspective WTG #8420784

Michelle Alton 2/27/2010 2:45:45 PM

Valarie, your photographic mastery is awesome, as proven by this gorgeous shot! #8420792

Val Feldman 2/27/2010 5:43:36 PM

Appreciative thanks, everyone, for stopping by and commenting! Hope you all have a great weekend! ~Val #8420988

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/27/2010 5:58:38 PM

Breathtaking image, Val!!! :-) k #8421021

Val Feldman 2/27/2010 6:08:22 PM

Thank you bunches, Ms. Kitty! #8421042

Maria A. Gonzalez 2/27/2010 7:04:16 PM

Hi Val....I absolutely love this sunrise image...The sun rays and the birds on the left,the amazing sky to create an incredible mood...The waves and footprints created by the sand,the pillars line up to guide you to this amazing beach..Ah... the orange line showing that morning has arrived...
Stunning combination of elements and a a beautiful seascape...WOW...
Your composition is awesome,you have created an amazing image with a lot of feelings...I truly love what this sunrise evokes.Very well done,my friend.
Have agreat weekend... #8421115

Maria A. Gonzalez 2/27/2010 7:12:53 PM

Definatelly a favorite... #8421131

Ellen Hodges 2/28/2010 7:13:56 AM

Soooo many beautiful pieces of this gorgeous image! All together - perfect! Fav'd. #8421877

Julie Burnett 2/28/2010 7:42:41 AM

Wonderful mood created here, Val. Your composition is fantastic, as are the colors and lighting. Excellent!! #8421933

Candice C. Calhoun 2/28/2010 8:15:09 AM

I have never seen this from the Corpus Christi side, but have many times from the Padre Island side! Fabulous sunrise view, love your low pov!

ccc #8421996

Mitch Spence 2/28/2010 8:22:38 AM

Such a sense of peace in this lovely scenic, Valarie. #8422014

Summer A. Kozisek 3/1/2010 12:26:14 AM

Gorgeous image Valarie, beautiful comp, lighting, and clarity!! #8423122

Val Feldman 3/1/2010 7:40:47 AM

Thanks so much Maria, Ellen, Julie, Candice, Mitch and Summer for your comments - as always, they're much appreciated! ~Val #8424128

Julianne Bradford 3/1/2010 10:16:50 PM

What a glorious sunrise Valarie! I wish I could have been there with you but you have captured it's essence so beautifully, I feel I didn't miss a thing! #8425721

Marty Straub 3/2/2010 10:58:16 AM

Wow, you are a master at crafting the best photos, Valarie. Looking at this scene I can imagine many different angles and comps but your eye has come up with the very best. Every element seems perfectly placed within the waving lines and glorious background. There is a creative muse attached to your being, and you capture it in every photo. #8427289

Sabrina Ryan 3/2/2010 5:45:18 PM

Beautiful capture, Valarie. #8428028

Val Feldman 3/6/2010 9:20:20 AM

Thanks so much Julianne, Marty and Sabrina! #8435984

Patti Coblentz 3/7/2010 4:58:09 AM

Oh Valarie...this is just beautiful! The colors, tones, lighting, and quiet movement couldn't be nicer...and I love the composition...a beautiful morning experience and capture!

Patti #8437225

Dianna Murphy 3/9/2010 8:18:04 AM

REally beautiful, love the light and tones. Great composition. A winner to me. #8442750

Don Christiana 3/18/2010 12:09:45 PM

This streach of beach several years ago was my favorite places to fish, walk the beach/dunes to enjoy nature with the family. Thanks for bringing back the memories with this beautiful image. #8464064

Ellen Hodges 3/26/2010 1:20:55 PM

Congrats on a fabulous finalist, Val!! Best luck!! #8482717

Karen Engelbreth 3/26/2010 1:27:47 PM

Congratulations... #8482767

Mary E. Lake 3/26/2010 1:43:23 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist!! :) #8482905

Robert R. Goodman 3/26/2010 1:48:50 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist,Valarie!!!! #8482952

Valentin M. Armianu 3/26/2010 2:11:28 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist,Valarie! #8483157

Ann Coates 3/26/2010 2:19:51 PM

Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist Valarie. #8483239

Daniella Puente 3/26/2010 2:35:59 PM

Wonderful photo! congrats Valarie :)) #8483368

Gina Cormier 3/26/2010 2:57:22 PM

OMG VAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congatulations my friend!!!!!!!!!!! have your own beach scenes with your own colors.... ;-) #8483545

Stefania Barbier 3/26/2010 3:10:21 PM

congratulations on your gorgeous finalist! #8483630

Jeana Clark 3/26/2010 3:11:11 PM

Oh So Beautiful Val!!!!!!!!!!
I Love This!!!!
sorry I missed it the first time...
but I am hoping that this goes

~J~ #8483634

Julie Burnett 3/26/2010 3:14:11 PM

HUGE congrats Val, on this fantastic finalist, and "fingers crossed" on the next round!! #8483667

Patti Coblentz 3/26/2010 3:14:40 PM

Such a beautiful series of your Malaquite Beach images, Valarie...your heart was obviously in each of them...congratulations!!

Patti #8483676

Maria A. Gonzalez 3/26/2010 4:40:35 PM

Congratulations,Val..I really liked the mood in this image from the moment I saw it..Great job.. #8484339

Don Christiana 3/26/2010 4:53:34 PM

Congratulations on capturing a perfect moment in time. Great Finalist....a true winner. #8484451

Ron McEwan 3/26/2010 4:55:19 PM

Congratulation Valarie, I knew we would see this one again. Well done. #8484464

Marilyn Cornwell 3/26/2010 4:57:24 PM

Congratulations Valarie from Marilyn (hiding as Barbara, ha ha!) I love this image! Congratulations! #8484482

Michelle Alton 3/26/2010 5:16:31 PM

Another fantastic work of art, Valarie!Congratulations! #8484626

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 3/26/2010 5:54:20 PM

WTG on your awesome finalists, Val!!! WHOOOO HOOOO!!! :-) k #8484926

Thomas E. Hinds 3/26/2010 6:12:39 PM

Valarie, this is so well constructed and delivered! A worthy Finalist! Congratulations on your fine work! #8485090

Amy M. Wilson 3/26/2010 6:50:14 PM

What a fabulous month you had and it's no surprise that this beauty is a Finalist - HUGE congrats, Valarie!!! #8485391

Courtenay Vanderbilt 3/26/2010 7:04:38 PM

Awesome, Valarie! Big Congratulations!! #8485510

Diane E. Deming 3/26/2010 7:06:08 PM

You are just getting better and better! Congratulations on all of your finalists! They are fantastic! #8485523

Julianne Bradford 3/26/2010 8:37:48 PM

Wonderful beach scene with terrific comp Valarie. Congrats well deserved! #8485874

Douglas Pignet 3/27/2010 4:03:14 AM

Congrats on your finalist, well done #8486417

Mitch Spence 3/27/2010 6:23:50 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Valarie! #8486749

Jack Ryan 3/27/2010 6:29:17 AM

Congratulations, Valarie...very deserving! #8486770

Patricia Seidler 3/27/2010 7:23:20 AM

Congratulations Valarie! #8486968

Debra R. Harder 3/27/2010 8:20:02 AM

This is sooooooooo BEAUTIFUL, Valarie!! Huge congratulations on your superb finalist!! Deb #8487160

Patrick Rouzes 3/27/2010 8:20:56 AM

WTG, Valarie! Congratulations on this incredible finalist! #8487165

Carol L. Fowler 3/27/2010 11:20:47 AM

Wonderful FInalist! Congratulations on this beauty! #8487834

Margaret R. Barry 3/27/2010 12:27:10 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Valarie! #8487944

Karen Bacon 3/27/2010 2:40:18 PM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist,Valerie! #8488238

Lori Carlson 3/27/2010 10:06:59 PM

I LOVE this image, Valarie!! Breathtaking!! And thanks for sharing the moment!! Congrats!! =) #8489097

Barbara Waldoch 3/28/2010 12:15:20 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Valarie! #8489257

Kathy Cline 3/28/2010 4:58:35 AM

HEY VAL #8489570

Linda D. Lester 3/28/2010 5:48:47 AM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist! Good luck in the next round! #8489664

Rony Sagy 3/28/2010 12:20:06 PM

Congratulations on a fantastic Finalist, Val. #8490435

Anita Hogue 3/28/2010 1:45:47 PM

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Valarie! #8490600

Sabrina Ryan 3/28/2010 2:58:37 PM

Congratulations on this Excellent Finalist, Val! #8490822

Dianna Murphy 3/28/2010 5:12:47 PM

This is my fav of your four awesome finalists! Hope we see it again. Fingers crossed! #8491227

Kerry Hill 3/28/2010 7:46:13 PM

Huge congratulations on this awesome finalist Valarie, best of luck in the next round!! #8491669

Nancy J. Locke 3/29/2010 11:04:50 AM


Hugs, Nancy J Locke #8494212

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~Malaquite Beach~
Padre Island National Seashore

Malaquite Beach is but a small part of the 70 mile stretch of sandy beaches that comprise the Padre Island National Seashore in Corpus Christi, TX - the longest stretch of barrier island in the world. We watched the sun rise on a cold, windy (gusts to 50 MPH) morning in late January...and it was very cold...but very beautiful, as well...

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 1.00, ExposureTime: 10/5000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 31.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

Uploaded on 2/27/2010 6:36:40 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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