The Break of Day

© Tommy E. Burgess

The Break of Day

Yulianto Soeroso 10/27/2008 12:06:38 AM

Beautifullll scene Tom #1023734

Tiia Vissak 10/27/2008 12:08:37 AM

a great autumn image! #6665002

Mary K. Robison 10/27/2008 12:19:05 AM

This is one of those images that brings down the blood pressure about 10 points, Tommy!
Love the mist, the contrast of bright orange with pale blue, and that fisherman, alone with his thoughts. #6665032

BILLY R. PARKER 10/27/2008 12:26:47 AM


Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 10/27/2008 12:39:57 AM

Very beautiful scene, Tommy. Gorgeous light and tones. Love the mist that gives it a great mood. #6665122

Brett Dolsen 10/27/2008 12:47:40 AM

Awesome mood,lighting and composition Tommy!!Brett #6665144

maria Warren 10/27/2008 12:58:06 AM

this is so awesome I love the colors on this #6665183

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/27/2008 1:00:18 AM

Moody and beautiful, excellent work Tommy! #6665192

Sirsendu Gayen 10/27/2008 1:04:05 AM

Stunning capture of morning light.The mist,bright orange color with pale blue create a very contrasting image.Presence of fisherman tell a story of life. #6665207

Renata Gusciora 10/27/2008 1:04:31 AM

This is awesome,Tommy,fabulous mood and great composition! #6665210

Tommy E. Burgess 10/27/2008 1:16:56 AM

Thanks everyone for the kind and wonderful comments, I do appreciate them very much. I also want to say thanks to my betterphoto peers for being so consistant with your beautiful entries night after night. Your wonderful work has inspired me to work harder and in turn has improved my abilities and for that I do sincerely thank you. Happy shooting everyone nad have a wonderful day/night. :) Tommy #6665225

Jim Huffield 10/27/2008 1:30:14 AM

Very nicely done, Tommy. Jim #6665253

Paul E. Earl 10/27/2008 1:32:16 AM

Picture postcard perfect!!! #6665262

Avril Young 10/27/2008 1:37:14 AM

Outstanding DD work Tommy...I agree with Paul, it looks like a postcard! Beautiful image! #6665292

Dominick M. Dimacale 10/27/2008 1:42:43 AM

You always amaze me with this images from Missouri, they are so lovely, I used to live there and loved it, love the Fall season in the Midwest.

Dominick #6665304

Barbara Waldoch 10/27/2008 2:39:34 AM

This one is beautiful too, Tommy! #6665510

Michelle Alton 10/27/2008 2:59:01 AM

A man "clearly" (not foggily) in his element! Beautifully captured. #6665610

Tammy M. Anderson 10/27/2008 4:35:03 AM

Lovely peaceful scene and capture. Well done, Tommy. #6666058

Ron McEwan 10/27/2008 6:55:23 AM

This moody photo is right in the ball park of a great one in my book.

Going to be down in your area in about a week, will there be any color left? RON #6666787

Summer A. Kozisek 10/27/2008 8:16:38 AM

Fantastic capture Tommy, love the mist! #6667223

Sabrina Ryan 10/27/2008 8:28:22 AM

Wonderful capture, Tommy! Just beautiful! #6667273

Teresa A. Burnett 10/27/2008 10:10:28 AM

Gorgeous image, Tommy!! So peaceful looking!! Love the combinations of colors in this shot, and beautifully composed!! #6667533

Dianna Murphy 10/27/2008 1:57:40 PM

Boy a lotta people would wish this was them! Me too. Awesome image! #6668511

Stefania Barbier 10/27/2008 11:01:52 PM

what a beauty..... wow! #6670583

Tommy E. Burgess 10/27/2008 11:16:07 PM

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments, I appreciate them very much. Yes Ron the color should actually be better over-all I think. I think the reason why the color is so good here is the trees are right up against the spring branch and have had the luxury of excess water and cool temps. I shot in Shannon County today and the color wasn't bearly as far along. Happy shooting everyone! :) Tommy #6670651

Robert K. Bemus 10/27/2008 11:48:04 PM

I think I like this one even better-- beautiful comp, Tommy!! #6670777

Tommy E. Burgess 10/27/2008 11:51:01 PM

Thanks so much for your wonderful comment Robert! Have a great night.
:) Tommy #6670782

Janet Daniel 10/28/2008 10:40:43 AM

Gorgeous scenic, Tommy! Love the peaceful solitude...a beauty! #6673950

A P 10/28/2008 4:15:01 PM

Love the misty feel to this outstanding capture, Tommy #6675099

Tommy E. Burgess 10/28/2008 7:54:53 PM

Thank you for the wonderful comments Janet and Ann, I appreciate your feedback very much. :) Tommy #6675892

Bill Knaps 10/29/2008 9:35:16 PM

A very beautiful capture with that early morning fog. Bill #6681258

Tommy E. Burgess 10/29/2008 11:46:32 PM

Thank you very much Bill for the wonderful comments. Happy shooting.
:) Tommy #6681463

Jean E. Hildebrant 10/30/2008 9:47:25 AM

So beautiful, Tommy! Gorgeous Autumn scene and a fishermans paradise! #6683776

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 10/30/2008 1:59:39 PM

I LOVE this, Tommy!!!!! ♫ k #6684787

Tommy E. Burgess 10/30/2008 9:48:49 PM

Thanks very much for the kind comments, I appreciate them very much. Happy shooting. :) Tommy #6686202

Carol L. Fowler 10/31/2008 4:06:44 PM

Perfect composition. You caught the mood precisely. #6690085

Ulysses A. Villamin 11/1/2008 12:47:25 AM

Fantastic image, Tommy!!!! #6691567

Tommy E. Burgess 11/1/2008 10:07:17 PM

Thank you very much for the kind comments Carol and Ulysses . I appreciate them very much. Happy shooting.
:) Tommy #6694717

Karen Bacon 11/4/2008 7:19:54 AM

Great fall image Tommy!! #6706331

Jane Hirst 11/4/2008 2:36:15 PM

Lovely image. Wonderful foggy mist. #6707823

Vladan D. Djordjevic 11/10/2008 12:39:02 AM

Fantastic image! Terrific composition and colors, feel. #6732340

Tommy E. Burgess 11/10/2008 12:42:14 AM

Thank you for the kind comments Karen, Jane and Vladan, I appreciate them very much. Happy shooting. :) Tommy #6732346

Sharon Sawyer 11/25/2008 7:06:36 PM

Tommy, congratulations on your awesome Finalist. All the best in the next round !!!!! #6804901

Gene Spears 11/25/2008 7:19:13 PM

super image - congrats, Tommy! #6805055

Kay E. Mahoney 11/25/2008 7:25:01 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Tommy. #6805120

Janet Daniel 11/25/2008 7:39:00 PM

A big Congratulations on your finalist, Tommy! Good luck! #6805262

A P 11/25/2008 7:46:50 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Tommy on this wonderful finalist!! #6805360

Pat Gamwell 11/25/2008 8:04:09 PM

WoooHooo! WTG, buddy! You did it! #6805540

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 11/25/2008 8:15:56 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalists!!!!!! Good luck in the next round!!!!! :-) k #6805708

Nadya Johnson 11/25/2008 8:16:04 PM

Way to go, Tommy! Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist! #6805712

frank w. degenhardt 11/25/2008 8:26:24 PM

Tommy- Congratulations on finalist for this breath taking work. So beautiful. Good luck in the next round. #6805829

Deb Koskovich 11/25/2008 9:14:16 PM

WTG, Tommy! Congrats! #6806321

Stefania Barbier 11/25/2008 9:28:06 PM

CONGRATS on your spectacular finalist Tommy!!!!!! #6806490

Teresa A. Burnett 11/25/2008 9:35:22 PM

YAYYYYY!!! Huge congratulations Tommy on this incredible finalist!! Best of luck in the next round!! #6806588

Tommy E. Burgess 11/25/2008 10:16:04 PM

Thanks everybody so much for your kind and wonderful comments. I mentioned right after I posted this shot that I get so much inspriration from looking at the work of my friends and peers on here and would just like to say thank you all for that so much. I do appreciate the kindness I see every night as well as the critiques and suggestions. Thanks everyone again so much and as always happy shooting.
:) Tommy #6806972

Tiia Vissak 11/26/2008 12:59:49 AM

Congratulations! #6807737

Ulysses A. Villamin 11/26/2008 2:45:53 AM

Fabulous!!! Congratulations and GL :) #6808133

Michael Umbreit 11/26/2008 6:06:41 AM

Tommy - Congratulations!! Love this shot! - Mike #6809546

M.Christine Duncan 11/26/2008 6:43:13 AM

CONGRATS Tommy!!! This is marvellous, what a view!!! #6809767

The Judges at 11/26/2008 7:17:59 AM

wish I was there. #6809991

Sam Britt 11/26/2008 8:18:38 AM

Congratulations on this finalist, Tommy! #6810455

Debra R. Harder 11/26/2008 8:35:00 AM

So happy to see this here!! WTG, Tommy! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your GORGEOUS finalist! Deb #6810545

Tommy E. Burgess 11/26/2008 9:38:50 AM

Thanks everyone so much for the wonderful comments, I appreciate them very much. Have a great day all and happy shooting. :) Tommy #6810998

Claudia Kuhn 11/26/2008 10:03:35 AM

Beautiful Tommy, congrats on your finalist!! #6811129

Susan Heath 11/26/2008 10:12:37 AM

What a real beauty! Congratulations!! #6811163

Sonia Bello 11/26/2008 11:04:33 AM

Congrats on this gorgeous capture and scenery. #6811445

Denny E. Barnes 11/26/2008 11:41:32 AM

Congratulations on your excellent finalist, Tommy! It's well deserved!!....Denny #6811704

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/26/2008 2:14:10 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Tommy! #6812454

Marijana Fajgl 11/26/2008 2:15:01 PM

Fantastic image, Tommy! Big congratulations! #6812462

Barbara Waldoch 11/26/2008 2:52:14 PM

Congratulations on making Finalists, Tommy! #6812738

Colleen Farrell 11/26/2008 6:33:46 PM

LOVE it, Tommy!!! Big congrats on your finalist! #6813435

Angie Sidles 11/26/2008 7:02:48 PM

Big Congrats on this outstanding Finalist Tommy!! #6813552

Vladan D. Djordjevic 11/26/2008 7:04:58 PM

Congratulations on your superb finalist, Tommy!


Sabrina Ryan 11/26/2008 7:25:13 PM

Congratulations Tommy on your Beautiful Finalist! #6813685

Summer A. Kozisek 11/26/2008 8:14:25 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Tommy, good luck in the next round. I'm still jealous of this fisherman! #6813894

Joan Powell 11/26/2008 8:23:56 PM

Congrats !! #6813921

Tommy E. Burgess 11/26/2008 10:41:58 PM

Thanks everyone so much, your wonderful comments mean very much to me. Happy shoting. :) Tommy #6814245

Usman M. Bajwa 11/26/2008 11:17:22 PM

Congrats.on this beautiful scenic Finalist. Love the fog too.

UB. #6814379

Usman M. Bajwa 11/26/2008 11:21:21 PM

Congrats.on this beautiful scenic Finalist. Love the fog too.

UB. #6814391

Max Aureli 11/27/2008 2:01:44 AM

Congratulation on this fantastic Finalist composition, Tommy!!! #6814941

Eugenio Diaz 11/27/2008 8:33:47 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Tommy! #6816217

Renata Gusciora 11/27/2008 2:33:19 PM

Big congratulations,Tommy,on this fabulous finalist and good luck!!! #6816959

Tommy E. Burgess 11/27/2008 10:43:03 PM

Thank you Usman, Max, Eugenio and Renata, I appreciate your feedback very much. Happy shooting. :) Tommy #6818111

Carla Metzler 11/28/2008 4:02:02 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Tommy! #6818770

Jeff Robinson 11/28/2008 4:52:41 AM

Congrats Tommy on your Excellent Finalist!! Jeff #6819011

Tiia Vissak 11/28/2008 11:27:16 AM

Congratulations on your winner! #6820594

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 11/28/2008 11:30:41 AM

Congratulations on this awesome win, Tommy!!!!! :-) ♫ k #6820617

Renata Gusciora 11/28/2008 11:33:29 AM

Tommy,huge congratualtions on this amazing win!!! #6820632

Nadya Johnson 11/28/2008 11:51:03 AM

Congratulations, Tommy! So glad this gorgeous image got the Gold! #6820767

Angie Sidles 11/28/2008 12:10:31 PM

Big congrats on you beautiful winner Tommy!!! #6820917

Janice Mezzacappa 11/28/2008 12:19:23 PM

Awesome Winner Tommy BIG Well-Deserved Congrats!! #6820978

Claudia Kuhn 11/28/2008 12:19:38 PM

Congratulations on your terrific winner Tommy!! #6820981

Sam Britt 11/28/2008 12:39:46 PM

Congratulations on your 2nd place win, Tommy! #6821096

Brett Dolsen 11/28/2008 12:44:00 PM

Fantastic winner Tommy!!Congratulations well deserved.Brett #6821129

Vladan D. Djordjevic 11/28/2008 12:51:27 PM

Congratulations on your winner! #6821193

Marijana Fajgl 11/28/2008 12:59:16 PM

Big congratulations, Tommy! #6821266

Debra R. Harder 11/28/2008 1:49:29 PM

WTG, Tommy! BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved GOLD WINNER! Deb #6821600

A P 11/28/2008 1:49:48 PM

BIG CONGRATULATIONS Tommy. So very well deserved and I'm so happy for you!!! #6821601

Teresa A. Burnett 11/28/2008 1:50:59 PM

YAYYYYYYYY!!!! Huge congratulations Tommy on this beautiful winner!! So well deserved!! #6821611

Colleen Farrell 11/28/2008 2:00:30 PM

Wooohoo!!! WTG, Tommy! Big congratulations on your well-deserved WIN! #6821659

Denny E. Barnes 11/28/2008 2:35:17 PM


Denny #6821880

Carla Metzler 11/28/2008 2:46:47 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Tommy! #6821920

Ulysses A. Villamin 11/28/2008 3:00:08 PM

You did it!!!!


Michael Umbreit 11/28/2008 4:27:03 PM

Tommy - Congratulations on your win!! - Mike #6822312

Mary K. Robison 11/28/2008 4:47:16 PM

This serene image HAD to be among the winners, Tommy!
CONGRATULATIONS! Really happy for you! #6822405

Amanda Cass 11/28/2008 5:10:11 PM

fabulous Tommy!! congratulations! #6822546

Joan Powell 11/28/2008 5:28:42 PM

Congrats on this beauty !!! #6822622

Sandy Powers 11/28/2008 6:27:18 PM

Aaaaaaauuuuughh! This is absolutely photography and art at its finest! This should be the cover of Outdoor Photography!

Mega Congratulations on this outstanding award winner!


Evy Johansen 11/28/2008 7:56:51 PM

I'm so glad to see this beautiful image again, Tommy!! Big congratulations on your well deserved win!! #6823040

Sharon Sawyer 11/28/2008 8:07:26 PM

Tommy, congratulations on your beautiful Second Place Win !!!! #6823072

Renee Doyle 11/28/2008 10:31:21 PM

Stunning work Tommy!! Congratulations on this excellent winner!! #6823382

Tommy E. Burgess 11/28/2008 10:54:23 PM

Thanks everyone so very much for the kind comments. I'm having a hard time finding the right words to say thank you all so much for the feedback and for the inspiration I get from seeing thousands of outstanding captures every month. I really do draw so much inspiration from my peers at BetterPhoto and for that I thank you all. Have a wonderful weekend and happy shooting. :) Tommy #6823418

Stefania Barbier 11/28/2008 11:28:41 PM


Barbara Waldoch 11/28/2008 11:29:12 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful Winner, Tommy! #6823501

Tommy E. Burgess 11/28/2008 11:57:33 PM

Thank you so much Stefania and Barbara, I appreciate the kind words so much. Happy shooting. :) Tommy #6823627

Margaret R. Barry 11/29/2008 12:10:26 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic winner, Tommy! #6823669

Colette M. Metcalf 11/29/2008 4:20:46 AM

Congratulations!!!! #6824202

Elida Gutierrez 11/29/2008 10:01:33 AM



A Special Trophy for

"October Winners"


Lindley Johnson 11/29/2008 10:53:10 AM

Beautiful winner, Tommy. Love the fog and the composition - congratulations. #6825760

Lindley Johnson 11/29/2008 10:53:36 AM

Beautiful winner, Tommy. Love the fog and the composition - congratulations. #6825762

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/29/2008 1:52:31 PM

Congratulations on your win Tommy, you already know I love this image! WTG! #6826468

Courtenay Vanderbilt 11/29/2008 3:27:32 PM

Congratulations Tommy! Awesome capture and well deserved! #6826765

Jessica Jenney 11/29/2008 4:40:04 PM

WOW!!! Congratulations, Tommy on your stunning win! #6827021

Marilyn K. Lincecum 11/29/2008 6:45:17 PM

Beautiful image...Love the fog. Congratulations on a well deserved Second Place win. #6827429

Robert K. Bemus 11/29/2008 10:41:27 PM

Congratulations on your Winner, Tommy!! #6828086

frank w. degenhardt 11/30/2008 6:02:26 AM

Tommy- This beautiful work of art is breath taking. I loved it the first time I layed eyes on it and was captavated with the gorgeous work you did with it. Congratulations on the win. Am so happy that this one brought home the gold for you. Way to go my friend. #6829248

JudyAnn Rector 11/30/2008 10:27:39 AM

Congratulations on your well deserved win! #6830157

Tommy E. Burgess 11/30/2008 8:04:48 PM

Thanks everyone so much for the wonderful kind comments, I appreciate it very much. Happy shooting. :) Tommy #6832178

Janet Daniel 12/2/2008 10:29:31 AM

A huge congrats on this fabulous win, Tommy!!! #6840073

JO ANN CLEVELAND 12/2/2008 12:03:50 PM

This is absolutely gorgeous Tommy! Love that fog .... this would be perfect for the museum or your home.

Congratulations on this well deserved win

jo ann c. #6840373

Larry L. Redmon 12/2/2008 6:30:24 PM

Congratulations, Tommy! #6841816

Becky J. Parkinson 12/2/2008 8:04:20 PM


Wonderful shot - great colors, composition, and mood! Congratulations on your win! #6842172

Tommy E. Burgess 12/3/2008 11:45:21 PM

Thank you very much for the kind words Janet, Jo Ann, Larry and Becky I appreciate them so much. Have a wonderful day and happy shooting.
:) Tommy #6847718

Niels Sandal 12/6/2008 8:46:07 AM

Beautiful picture with the light on the autumn leaves at the top and the fisherman in the fog at the bottom. #6859072

Nancyj E. Hovey 12/21/2008 10:19:15 PM

on your award... how could I have missed it? Must have been on vacation or here it is ...
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S... 8o) #6922409

Tommy E. Burgess 12/21/2008 10:23:29 PM

Thank you very much Nacy, I appreciate your kind words very much. Sorry I missed your kind comments earlier Niels. Happy shooting. :) Tommy #6922440

Adam CD Caron 12/22/2008 9:05:16 AM

Wow this is such a fantastic shot. we are stationed in Netherlands but this really makes me miss my fly rod. great job and congrats #6927024

Shelly A. Van Camp 12/24/2008 10:22:00 AM

Beautiful!!! I love this! #6938223

Tommy E. Burgess 12/24/2008 10:26:51 PM

Thank you Adam and Shelly for the kind comments, I appreciate them very much. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Years and happy shooting. :) Tommy #6939657

Rod Partington 1/2/2009 6:35:52 AM

This is an Awesome capture,Tommy! Totally deserves the awards! Your gallery Rocks! #6970793

Tayseera Al-Barram 1/27/2009 9:39:23 PM

Congratulations on your 2nd place win, Tommy!its really a strong amazing work


Rod Partington 1/28/2009 6:04:55 AM

Congrats on your award,Tommy! Totally deserves it! Cheers! #7097856

Tommy E. Burgess 1/28/2009 11:44:48 AM

Thanks very much for the kind words Rod and Tayseera, I appreciate them very much. Have a great day and happy shooting. :) Tommy #7098961

Gerri R. Jones 2/4/2009 10:40:17 AM

Such a gorgeous capture Tommy! Congratulations on the well deserved recognition! #7125949

Tommy E. Burgess 2/4/2009 12:59:39 PM

Thank you very much for the kind words Gerri. I appreciate it very much. Have a wonderful day and happy shooting.
:) Tommy #7126290

Dale Hardin 2/13/2009 8:56:46 AM

truly magnificent imagery, Tommy. The timing of the shot is superb and the supple tones and diagonal comp are right on. Very well deserved award. Congratulation big time. #7161228

anonymous 2/16/2009 6:54:20 PM

Absolutely gorgeous. No wonder it's a winner. Congratulations! #7173785

Tommy E. Burgess 2/20/2009 7:41:23 AM

Thanks very much for the kind words Dale and Sheryl, I apprciate it very much. Happy shooting. :) Tommy #7187034

Susie Peek-Swint 2/25/2009 1:44:50 PM

Simply stunning Tommy ~ many congrats!! #7214733

Tommy E. Burgess 2/25/2009 9:51:03 PM

Thank you very much for the kind words Susie, I appreciate it very much.
Happy shooting. :) Tommy #7216128

Toni Riggs 3/8/2009 7:55:42 PM

This is really pretty. I love the fog. Congrats! #7260209

Kaye Burazin 4/9/2009 6:29:42 AM

Don't know how I missed this one Tommy. Absolutely stunning! #7388123

Usman M. Bajwa 4/10/2009 12:43:03 AM

Belated congratulations on this wonderful WINNER, Tommy.

Usman. #7390244

Tommy E. Burgess 4/14/2009 10:44:13 PM

Thanks so much for the kind words Tomi, Kaye and Usman, I really appreciate the feedback greatly. Sorry for being late on my commenting.
:) Tommy #7406079

Stephanie Frey 4/23/2009 2:40:32 AM

I know I am late, but congratulations on your outstanding win, Tommy! #7437818

Tommy E. Burgess 4/23/2009 9:59:49 PM

Thanks so much for the kind words Stephanie, I appreciate them very much. I'm always late no matter how hard I try to stay abreast of things on here. There are so many beautiful captures every single day. I really enjoy seeing other peoples work and wish there was more time in the day. Happy shooting and thanks again Stephanie.
:) Tommy #7442622

Kaye Burazin 4/30/2009 6:25:53 AM

Has all the elements that I absolutely love. The morning fog, the water and fishing.Congrats! #7468226

Lisa J. Boulden 5/9/2009 6:02:06 AM

Simply an outstanding scene!
~♥~Lisa #7502132

Patrick Rouzes 5/15/2009 6:02:26 PM

WOW, that's a lot of compliments, & rightly so!!! Congratulations on this incredible WINNER, Tommy!!! Wish this were mine! #7524848

Firas A. Abussaud 5/19/2009 9:25:55 PM



Love this shot! #7538462

Tommy E. Burgess 5/20/2009 9:55:28 PM

Thank you Kaye, Lisa, Patrick and Firas for the kind words, I appreciate them very much. Have a great week and happy shooting. :) Tommy #7542155

Julianne Bradford 5/25/2009 5:44:34 PM

Just had to comment Tommy..The wonderful moment captured here is like a great work of art! #7556598

Lauren P. Krajenta 6/9/2009 10:32:56 PM

Breath taking shot Tommy. Absolutely exquisite work!! Looks so beautiful and peaceful. Congrats on your second place, although, I believe it should have been Grand Prize winner...truly is that beautiful! #7614562

Tommy E. Burgess 6/9/2009 10:36:28 PM

Thanks very much for the kind words Julianne and Lauren, I appreciate them so much. Sorry I'm late in replying Julianne, I sometimes miss a comment by not looking at the photo number in email. Thanks again both of you and happy shooting. :) Tommy #7614564

Joanne E. Bohenstengel 6/13/2009 12:23:37 PM

Congratulations Tommy!! This photo emits peacefulness, quiet & beauty. So well deserved. Joanne #7626797

Tommy E. Burgess 6/14/2009 11:00:20 PM

Thank you so much for the kind words Joanne, I appreciate it very much. Happy shooting. :) Tommy #7630580

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 6/16/2009 9:55:29 AM

What a wonderful capture.. A great Winner ! Congratulations Tommy !!! #7636639

Robin Bailey 7/18/2009 12:27:53 PM

Huge congrats on this beautiful winner! #7753100

Tommy E. Burgess 7/18/2009 8:56:52 PM

Thanks very much for the kind words Robin and sorry I miised your earlier feedback Philippe, I appreciate the kind words very much. Happy shooting. :) Tommy #7753904

Guy D. Biechele 8/6/2009 12:55:08 PM

This is gorgeous! Congrats! #7823852

Tommy E. Burgess 8/6/2009 11:53:50 PM

Thanks so much for the kind words Fuy, I appreciate it very much. Happy shooting. :) Tommy #7825331

Randy A. Baumhover 8/23/2009 3:39:06 PM

Hard to imagine how this could be any better, simply great. RB #7881328

Reynaldo D. Reyes 8/31/2009 12:20:26 AM

No wonder this was a winner, it is so beautiful! #7902417

Phillip R. Connolly 9/12/2009 2:45:36 PM

I can see why this one ended up in the winners circle, Tommy!! All elements are just spot on!!

Phil #7937550

Bill Houghton 10/1/2009 3:33:13 AM

Tommy, this is such a beautiful shot. You did a great job on it. Congratulations. Thanks for taking the time to comment on my 'Reflections' photo.
Have a great day, Bill #7999641

Tommy E. Burgess 10/1/2009 3:02:21 PM

Thank you very much Bill and thank you Phillip, Reynaldo and Randy, I really appreciate the wonderful comments. Sorry I'm late on a thank you, sometimes I mass delete bp mail in my email inbox and forget to look at the photo numbers. Happy shooting everyone. :) Tommy #8001083

Jean B. Hall 10/26/2009 6:30:38 AM

Wonderful shot! Congratulations on your win. #8074004

Tommy E. Burgess 10/27/2009 10:55:12 PM

Thanks so much for your kind words Jean, I really appreciate them. Happy shooting. :) Tommy #8080938

Nancy J. Locke 11/9/2009 3:47:01 AM

Jaw dropping awesome!!! Congrats on your past win. I loooove this shot.

Cheers! Nancy J L #8115710

Robin Bailey 11/10/2009 11:37:46 AM

Congratulations on this stunning winner!! #8120272

Tommy E. Burgess 12/16/2009 9:32:57 PM

Thanks so much for the kind words Nancy and Robin, I really appreciate your kind words. I'm so sorry that I'm late thanking you. I have a really bad habit of not checking the photo numbers in email, and once in awhile will do a bulk delete without double checking. Have a fantastic weekend and happy shooting. :) Tommy #8225400

Laura E. Swan 12/17/2009 10:16:09 AM

Tommy you are so modest that you don't have your winners and finalists up front and center. How do I go about finding your finalist for this month???

I'll stay attached to this beauty so I will know for sure I have congratulated you. :)




Cassie L. Woodlee 12/23/2009 1:42:11 PM

This is breathtaking Tommy, congrats and WOW!!!!!!!!!! #8242299

Tommy E. Burgess 12/24/2009 1:16:13 AM

Thanks so much for the kind words Cassie, and Laura, I really appreciate them. My finalist for this month are hard to find Laura, even I can't find them lol. Maybe next month. I hope you both have a fantastic Christmas, and Happy New Year! #8243348

Laura E. Swan 12/24/2009 1:50:59 AM

That's very funny Tommy! You are the epitome of humble!


-Laura :) #8243359

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 5/13/2010 11:28:26 AM

AWSME capture Tommy, HUGE Congrats on your win!!! #8609374

Tommy E. Burgess 5/13/2010 9:56:05 PM

Thanks so much for the wonderful comments Peaches, I really appreciate them very much. Have a fantastic weekend and happy shooting. :) Tommy #8610309

Troy Gallagher 5/29/2010 9:53:22 AM

Congrats on the winner Tommy. Beautiful image. Looks like I have missed a lot of fantastic work over the last few months.

Troy #8651340

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/29/2010 11:09:31 AM

What an awesome winning shot Tommy! Well deserved too!

jo ann c. #8651522

Tommy E. Burgess 5/29/2010 9:43:08 PM

Tank you so much for the kind words Troy and Jo Ann, I really appreciate them very much. I hope you both are having a safe and fun weekend. :) Tommy #8652312

Laura E. Swan 5/30/2010 11:01:27 PM



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We need to organize the next session!

-Laura #8654113

Tommy E. Burgess 5/31/2010 9:25:38 PM

Thanks so much Laura, I really appreciate the comments and popcorn! Yeah this is my eye of the tiger capture. My one hit wonderf so to speak lol. I can imagine myself at 80 talking to the great grandkids. "Well back in 2008, I took this picture in the freezing cold where I had to walk barefoot up hill both ways....". Maybe I need to put a little more thought in to that story? lol. Thanks again Laura. Hope you have a fantastic week! #8656366

Laura E. Swan 6/1/2010 10:46:07 AM

No! Story sounds great so far. Be sure and tell them it was a 3 mile walk to the car, too. OH, and that you had to pass by the same place that Big Foot had just been sighted, saw him but your camera battery was dead! HA!

It's this very image I can see as an oil painting and also hanging in offices all over the world! Truly!

We camp in the Rockies all next week! Yipeeeeeee! 1st trip out. #8657818

Ujjwal Mukherjee 6/8/2010 12:47:14 AM

How did I miss this incredibly beautiful image!!!
Stunning,Tommy! HUGE Congratulations on your very well deserved Winner!!!!!

Nadia Paul 6/14/2010 5:27:30 AM

What a beauty Tommy - congrats on your well deserved win! #8693585

Renata Gusciora 6/14/2010 11:21:39 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner,Tommy!!!:-) #8694320

Nancyj E. Hovey 7/12/2010 6:50:30 PM

This image takes my breath away, wow... the peace and serenity of aloneness that comes to all of us at some point... those moments to treasure forever. Congrats on this one!! A masterpiece for sure! 8o) #8754531

Songbird Cline 7/25/2010 7:33:51 PM

great fishing spot! love the mist. #8785955

Laura E. Swan 8/29/2010 10:54:41 PM

So good to see this one on your first page Tommy! We all love this one so much!

We missed you around here. Where have you been? I have been camping a lot!

-Laura (P.I.C.) #8869985

Tommy E. Burgess 8/29/2010 11:34:25 PM

Wow am I behind. Sorry to have missed so many kind comments. I have a tendency to miss comments on past entries. Maybe I should check the photo numbers in email before doing a mass delete. I've been doing prep work on a small hayfeild I'm having converted to a native glade as part of a 10 year prairie rehab project with the Missouri Conservation Department Laura. It's cool I get to pick the native flowers and grasses used, but the spraying to kill the fescue and non-native species is a bit of work. Another plus is that's one pretty large area I won';t fill tempted to put in any new gardens. For some reason I have no restraint, and should have someone take away my tiller. I wonder if they have addiction support groups for gardening? "Hi my name is Tommy and I'm a gardening addict". #8870026

Laura E. Swan 8/29/2010 11:49:21 PM

Group Response "Hi Tommy"...HA!

Yes of course they have a group for people like you. It's called...Oh wait. It's an Anonymous support group. They made me swear not to say it out loud when I was at my first meeting!!! You will receive an invitation in the mail shortly. You DO have a P.O. Box don't you??? HA!

What an HONOR for you Tommy that the Dept of Conservation has awarded you and what an honor for THEM to have YOU! WOW!!!
Hey, did you try my recipe for those nasty beetles? Did it work? If not we need to figure out how to Mass Delete THOSE suckers and not your fan mail! Hehe!!!

Good to see you around!



Shirley A. Kinney 8/31/2010 8:54:30 AM

Gorgeous image, Tommy. Just reading some of your comments here and I really had you figured as a gardening expert with all the gorgeous flowers you have on your BP site. Just bet your "home place" is gorgeous! #8873156

Tommy E. Burgess 8/31/2010 9:33:25 PM

Thanks so much Laura and Shirley. The remedy worked Laura. Two weeks of munching and the Japanese beetles were nowhere to be found. I hope I never see them again. The rehab project will make life easier on animals like quail and rabbits, which have a hard time evading coyotes and foxes in the thick fescue that is in most farm feilds anymore.This year it didn't look as good as it should have Shirley. We had a really weird super warm Spring, and all the trees that were supposed to bloom staggered, bloomed at exactly the same time. I've never had allergies so bad. I was part of a garden tour early this Summer. I wound up cheating and used a weedeater and mulch to hide the fact I was so far behind keeping everything tidy. Have a wonderful day you two and happy shooting. :) Tommy #8874183

Boyd L. Alexander 9/26/2010 4:43:53 AM

Fantastic work Tommy...and congratulations !!!! I don't know how I missed this one...but it is a work of art!! Well done!! #8930337

JO ANN CLEVELAND 10/23/2010 12:19:41 PM

Love that fog, such an awesome capture Tommy!

Big congratulations!

jo ann c. #8991594

Phyllis H. Burchett 11/8/2010 7:40:19 AM

This is absolutely gorgeous....a very belated congrats on your win! #9020961

Ellen Hodges 11/8/2012 9:36:51 AM

Congrats on being featured in November Snapshot!!!! #10409891

Lisa R. Buffington 8/1/2016 8:02:38 PM

Beautiful capture of such a peaceful scene. #11501516

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Second composition of a fly fisherman along the Meramec River just outside Meramec Spring Park in Missouri October 25, 2008.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 259.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi

Uploaded on 10/27/2008 12:02:36 AM

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