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Sedona Sunrise


 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner   Sedona Sunrise
Sedona Sunrise
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Dale Hardin

 
 
 

Rod Partington
 

Beautiful shot of this community,Dale!


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February 07, 2009

 

Monnie Ryan
  Very nicely composed -- vivid colors this time of day!


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February 07, 2009

 
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  Excellent capture of the morning light, Dale! The color, detail, clarity and composition are beautiful! Excellent image and very well done!!


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February 07, 2009

 

Dale Hardin
  Thanks for stopping by Rod. It gave me a chance to go through your gallery again. Love your animals and the details on the insect world were fantastic.


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February 07, 2009

 

Dale Hardin
  Thank you Monnie. I really liked what you did with "Marriott Ranch" The way the fence and it's shadow lead you into the scene is perfect. Would love to travel in your part of the world sometime.


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February 07, 2009

 

Dale Hardin
  Thanks a lot Denny. Loved your gallery also. Especially "The Needles 2". Our grandson is in college at Corvallis and we will be going to his graduation in June, then plan to spend a week along the Oregon and Washington coasts. Any tips on places not to miss?


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February 07, 2009

 

Bonnie C. Lackey
  Sedona is one of man's gifts to the nation! Beautiful capture of morning light!


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February 07, 2009

 

Dale Hardin
  Thanks Bonnie. I agree. Though I was born and raised in Washington, I've only been to the Palouse once,and then only passing through on a dry hot day.

Your shots of "The Palouse in Winter" and "Autumn on the Palouse" makes me want to go back now that I've started doing photography. Many of your shots remind me of scenes I've seen around Ritzville, where my grandparents lived.


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February 07, 2009

 

Sharon C. Hinze
  Dale, this is exquisite in color, detail, and composition. One for the wall for sure. Sharon


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February 07, 2009

 

Dale Hardin
  Thanks very much Sharon. I appreciate your nice comment. Enjoyed your gallery and especially liked "Across the Dunes" and the images around Spokane. I have many relatives there.


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February 07, 2009

 

Esther R. Tinz
  Wow - what a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing - especially with those of us that live here in the Eastern US. Love the colors. Is this early morning light? Is that a tree branch in the right hand corner? Can't make it out on my screen. - Esther


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February 08, 2009

 

Aimee C. Eisaman
  Fantastic capture of light Dale! The colors in this are beautiful and love the shrub in the left lower corner. It makes you feel like you are really standing there looking at this. I do not care for the branches in the upper left or on top though. :~)


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February 08, 2009

 

Dale Hardin
  Thanks Esther. You know, we say the same thing here in the west about all the things we can't shoot that you have in the east. This is indeed morning light. This view was from a field across the road from our hotel. A little 10 minute hike and there it was.


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February 08, 2009

 

Dale Hardin
  Thank you Aimee. I do agree that the branch in the upper right should have been cloned out. Will probably do that. However, as far as I know there are none in the upper left. Just a minute and I'll check it out. (time passes)

Nope, no branches but I did clone out the ones on the right. Here's the shot.


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February 08, 2009

 

Dale Hardin
 
 
 
Thank you Aimee. I do agree that the branch in the upper right should have been cloned out. Will probably do that. However, as far as I know there are none in the upper left. Just a minute and I'll check it out. (time passes)

Nope, no branches but I did clone out the ones on the right. Here's the shot.


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February 08, 2009

 

Marisol Pastor
  Love the light and deep tones Dale. And the image is much better without the branches Aimee mentioned.


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February 08, 2009

 

Debbie E. Payne
  The quality of light is excellent here. We don't live all that far away from Sedona. I'd love to go there sometime.


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February 08, 2009

 

Dale Hardin
  Thank you Marisol. I agree. Aimee is usually right on with her suggestions.


Debbie, thanks for the nice comment and you should definitely go to Sedona. Very laid back and lovely.


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February 08, 2009

 

Sue C. Cole
  Very nice work as usual, I can't add anything that has already been said:)

I am however; wondering was this with/without a tripod and what lens did you use?


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February 08, 2009

 

Aimee C. Eisaman
  you got me Dale! can't tell my left from my right! lol nice work on cloning that out :~)


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February 08, 2009

 

Angela C. French
  Once again, a beauty!!! I do like it better with the branch out... the colors are so outstanding! Nice work!


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February 08, 2009

 

Dale Hardin
  Thanks Sue. Yes, this was hand held and I used the zoom lens on my Sony H2 which uses a fixed lens. Basically a point and shoot with DSLR features such as apertures, shutter, program, and manual modes etc.


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February 08, 2009

 

Dale Hardin
  Thank you Aimee. I used the cut and paste method to remove the branch. Much cleaner than cloning, not to mention, much faster.


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February 08, 2009

 

Dale Hardin
  Thanks so much Angela. By the way, did you let that other site know about your EP award on the close-up dolphin shot? Tell them to send some of their images over and we'll help them with their critiquing.


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February 08, 2009

 

Jeanine M. Bailey
  What a BEAUTIFUL scene Dale!!! :):) Fantastic shot!!!


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February 09, 2009

 
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  Dale, OK, this is an amazing shot! It almost looks like fake little buildings, bec. they are so perfect! Truly amazing the differnt places that exist!!!!

I checked out both versions, and I do like the one where you cloned out the branch better. Great job on this image - fabulous color!


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February 09, 2009

 

Dale Hardin
  Jeanine and Debbra, thanks so much for all those kind words. And Debbra, this is really the way it looks there. So many place where you can walk on trails into the desert and catch scenes like this and yet be only a few yards from your hotel.

Hope to go back soon.


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February 09, 2009

 

Dawn M. Schneider
  WOW this is fantastic, winner for sure!! what a great place, your composition is wonderful, colors amazing, everything wonderful!!! im not sure what this is if its homes or what, but I bet they would love a copy of this!!!! you should blow it up and take copies there to see if they would buy them or just give it to them as a gift. Wonderful.


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February 11, 2009

 

Dale Hardin
  Thank you Dawn. Yes, these are homes. I really like the Adobe look and colors of the desert.


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February 11, 2009

 
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  Impressive Dale! Sedona is a beautiful place to visit. Great work, wonderful light!


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February 19, 2009

 

Dale Hardin
  Thank you Donna. I can see from your Oceanside series that you like those golden evening and morning hours as well. I love the morning especially because it is always so quiet and most people are still snuggled beneath the blankets so I'm free to wander undisturbed.


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February 19, 2009

 

Joan E. Hoffman
  Another one I missed!! I definitely plan on visiting Sedona next winter, since we are going to Arizona instead of Texas for a change of scene! Wonderfully vivid and excellent shot of this most beautiful spot! Congratz again on the Finalist!


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March 25, 2009

 

Aimee C. Eisaman
  WoW Dale.....you had an awesome month! Congrats on a well deserved finalist! :~)


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March 25, 2009

 

Debbie E. Payne
  Dale -- Great to see you got a finalist on this well-deserved and beautiful image. Makes me want to be there...NOW! Good luck in this next round.


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March 25, 2009

 

Sue C. Cole
  hey congrats Dale. Well deserved!)


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March 25, 2009

 

Esther R. Tinz
  Yippy for you!!!! Congrats Dale


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March 25, 2009

 

Dale Hardin
  Joan, Aimee, Debbie, and Sue, thanks a lot for the nice comments. Need to get on the web and check this out. I didn't know awards were going out, let alone that I'd get one. You are all so nice to send congrats. I appreciate it very much.


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March 25, 2009

 
- Christine Czernin

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  Congratulations, Dale.
Beautiful mood, magical.
I have been there twice, it is a beautiful place.


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March 26, 2009

 

Dale Hardin
  Thanks Christine. A lovely place indeed. Would love to return.


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March 26, 2009

 
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  Congratulations on your finalist! WTG Dale, a true beauty!


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March 26, 2009

 

A P
  CONGRATULATIONS Dale ON YOUR OUTSTANDING WINNER!!


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March 26, 2009

 

Joan E. Hoffman
  WTG Dale!!!!


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March 26, 2009

 
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  Congrats on your beautiful winner.


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March 26, 2009

 
- Evy Johansen

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  Huge congratulations on your wonderful win, Dale!


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March 26, 2009

 

Aimee C. Eisaman
  Awesome work DALE....congrats on your win! :~)


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March 26, 2009

 

Debbie E. Payne
  Congratulations on your win, Dale. Now I really do have to get there someday!!


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March 26, 2009

 

Jodi M. Walsh
  i totally missed this one Dale! excellent work and many congrats to you!


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March 26, 2009

 
- Christine Czernin

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  Fantastic, Dale. Many, many congrats on your gold.


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March 26, 2009

 
- Bojan Bencic

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  Congratulations, Dale!


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March 26, 2009

 

Nadya Johnson
  Stunning, Dale! Light, mood, color, composition - - Fabulous! Congratulations on your outstanding winner!


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March 27, 2009

 
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  Congratulations Dale. The image is fantastic. You deserve the win.


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March 27, 2009

 

Robert Baer
  Dale congrats on this wonderful win!


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March 27, 2009

 

Dale Hardin
  I'm overwhelmed by the warm response to this win. Thanks so much to all my Bp Friends.

Donna, Ann,Joan, Leslie,Evy, Aimee, Debbie, Jodi, Christine,Bojan,Nadya,Kathe,and Justin, you've all made me feel so at home here in BP. Thank you.


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March 27, 2009

 
- Lindley Johnson

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  Gorgeous light and colors, excellent composition, Dale. Congratulations on your beautiful winner!


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March 27, 2009

 

Rhonda Burger
  C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!
Rhonda


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March 27, 2009

 

Dale Hardin
  Thank you Lindley and Rhonda. I enjoyed both your galleries a lot and Rhonda, there are some great ideas from your site that I will probably steal. (I mean, uh.... get inspiration from) :o)


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March 27, 2009

 
- Mary Beth Aiello

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  Just beautiful, Dale. Huge congratulations on this outstanding winner.


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March 27, 2009

 

Dale Hardin
  Thank you Mary Beth. Would love to take some images like those that grace your winners circle of material. Especially love the Venice series and the lovely effects you created.


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March 27, 2009

 
- Robert K. Bemus

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  Beautiful comp, colors and lighting-- huge congrats on a well deserved Winner, Dale!!!


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March 30, 2009

 

Dale Hardin
  Thanks Robert. Now if we could just figure out how to use a surfboard here, you could take a shot of me shooting the cliffs. :o) Love your work in that series.


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March 30, 2009

 
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  What a great image Dale! Congratulations on your win!


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March 30, 2009

 

Dale Hardin
  Thank you Donna. It was so nice to share the stage with your surfer win. Made my day.


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March 31, 2009

 
- Usman M. Bajwa

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  CONGRATS. on getting Golden

Usman.


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March 31, 2009

 

Dale Hardin
  Thank you Usman. What the heck, I had to do SOMETHING to compete with your winning gallery. A step in the right direction but a long way to go. I'll keep trying.


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April 01, 2009

 
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  Congratulations Dale on your Win!!!

DOminick


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April 02, 2009

 

Elida Gutierrez
 




CONGRATULATIONS!!!

"Cup Full of Daisies"


A Special Trophy for

"February Winners"


 


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April 02, 2009

 

Dale Hardin   Thanks Dominick and Elida. You should check each other's galleries. Both are winners. Especially liked "Children in the sun" by Dominick and "Light and Darkness" by Elida. Check it out.


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April 03, 2009

 

Robert Baer   dale
a very late congratulations for this special image.


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April 26, 2009

 

Marisol Pastor   Congratulations (belated)!


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April 26, 2009

 

Dale Hardin   Justin and Marisol, thanks a lot for commenting. Appreciate it a lot.


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April 26, 2009

 
- Raymond Pauly

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Raymond Pauly's Gallery   Outstanding Winner here, Dale! Congratulations!


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April 27, 2009

 

Dale Hardin   Thanks Raymond. By the way, I love your "crossroads" shot but don't like those fellows on my tomatoes much.


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April 27, 2009

 

Vladan D. Djordjevic   Fantastic lighting, pov and colors. Superb image!


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April 28, 2009

 

Dale Hardin   Thanks Vladan. Hope to get back there soon. It's a lovely place to visit.


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April 28, 2009

 

Rod Partington   Hey Dale! Just had to write and congratulate you on a wonderful win!
Way to go!!


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April 29, 2009

 

Dale Hardin   Thanks Rod. Nice to hear from you. Checked out your gallery again and am loving your blended shots like, "Bride in rose", "Dream", and "Remember Who we Are" etc. Haven't tried any of those and am inspired.


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April 29, 2009

 
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