Rays of Hope

© Nick Lagos

Rays of Hope

Uploaded: November 15, 2009


"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


Liz blahh November 15, 2009

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

Michael G. Marshall November 15, 2009

Wonderful image, Nick! Michael #8134125

Michael R. McKenney level-classic November 15, 2009

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 level-classic November 15, 2009

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

Susana Ms Heide November 15, 2009

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

David M. Montero November 20, 2009

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

Debra P. Chenault November 20, 2009

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 November 21, 2009

Outstanding image Nick! Wonderful! #8151370

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic November 24, 2009

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

UB. #8161555

Datha Y. Thompson December 03, 2009

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

Baqer Mohd Jawad December 04, 2009

Stunning .. and wonderful capture !

I like it so much . All the best Nick.

Regards ,,, BMJ #8192195

Liz blahh December 15, 2009

Congratulations on your stunning finalist! #8218223

Gerri R. Jones December 15, 2009

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 December 15, 2009

Congrats on this amazing capture! #8219141

Rolando Rosito December 15, 2009

Congratulations Nick!! #8219466

Michael Umbreit December 15, 2009

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

Sandra Anderson December 15, 2009

Congratulations on a beautiful finalist Nick. #8220017

Anne McKinnell December 15, 2009

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

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic December 15, 2009

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

UB. #8221125

Karen Celella level-deluxe December 16, 2009

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

Debra R. Harder December 17, 2009

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 December 17, 2009

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 level-deluxe December 17, 2009

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

Renee Doyle level-classic December 17, 2009

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


Kristi A. Howson December 17, 2009

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 December 17, 2009

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

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic December 17, 2009

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

UB. #8228502

Renata Gusciora December 18, 2009

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

Henk Boneschans December 18, 2009

Awesome capture Nick - congratulations! Henk #8228871

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict December 18, 2009

Congratulations Nick on your Win!!!

Dominick #8229036

Kara L. Hendricks December 18, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS Pictures, Images and Photos #8229136

Claudia Kuhn level-classic December 18, 2009

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

Ken Smith level-classic December 18, 2009

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

Nick Lagos December 18, 2009

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

Giancarlo Bisone December 18, 2009

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

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic December 18, 2009

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

Liz blahh December 18, 2009

Congrats on your beautiful winner! #8229758

Bojan Bencic level-classic December 18, 2009

Congratulations, Nick. Great photo. #8229795

Elida Gutierrez December 18, 2009


On your wonderful win

Amy M. Wilson December 18, 2009

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

Debra R. Harder December 18, 2009

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

Clyde P. Smith level-deluxe December 18, 2009

Congratulations on your First Place Win Nick! #8230199

Wanda Judd level-addict December 18, 2009

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

Anne McKinnell December 18, 2009

Congratulations on your fabulous first prize win Nick! #8230363

Mick Burkey December 18, 2009

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

Lindley Johnson level-classic December 18, 2009

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

Linda D. Lester level-classic December 18, 2009

Congratulations on this awesome win!!!! #8230946

December 18, 2009

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

Merry Christmas to You

Paula Hildy level-deluxe December 18, 2009

Congratulations! Absolutely beautiful.. #8231264

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic December 18, 2009

on your 1st Place WINNER! 8o)

Photobucket #8231357

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe December 18, 2009

Beautiful light and tones. Congratulations!! #8231551

Dianna Murphy December 18, 2009

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

Paula Showen December 18, 2009

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

Jean-Pierre Ducondi December 19, 2009

Congratulations on your win Nick. Gorgeous.
JP #8232790

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic December 19, 2009

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

Erica Murphy level-deluxe December 19, 2009

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe December 19, 2009

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe December 19, 2009

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

Have a great Christmas!!

Donna #8234277

Sharon Sawyer December 19, 2009

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

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe December 20, 2009

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

Summer A. Kozisek December 23, 2009

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

Ken R. Frischkorn December 24, 2009

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

Gail Sullivan level-classic January 15, 2010

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

Glenn E. Traver January 18, 2010

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

Wendy Stevenson March 15, 2010

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

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 17, 2010

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

jo ann c. #8700848

Rod Partington August 19, 2010

Incredible! #8849270

Karen Celella level-deluxe August 24, 2010

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

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