If I Ride the Wings of the Morning

© Susan M. Hembree

If I Ride the Wings of the Morning

Uploaded: January 16, 2011 15:16:40


If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. - Psalm 139: 9-10

A vintage texture was added to the original photograph for a more nostalgic feel. Pensacola Beach, Florida.

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 500, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80


Michelle L. Frick January 16, 2011

This is insanely beautiful Susan!! #1344735

Susan M. Hembree January 16, 2011

Thanks, Shell. I'm glad you like it. :) #9166903

Kara L. Hendricks January 18, 2011

Oh Sue... This is just lovely!!! #9170344

Susan M. Hembree January 18, 2011

Thanks, Kara. I especially appreciate your input after you viewed it on that nice new monitor. I only have a laptop that is 6 years old & sometimes what I see on that isn't what I see on a bigger & newer monitor. #9170364

Ken Smith level-classic January 21, 2011

Outstanding, Susan! I hope we see this one again! #9184274

Phyllis H. Burchett January 22, 2011

This is absolutely gorgeous...beautiful bible verse. #9184756

Susan M. Hembree January 22, 2011

Thanks Ken & Phyllis! #9185050

Patti Coblentz January 24, 2011

Absolutely beautiful, Susan...I love the vintage texture that you added..wonderful comp and lovely pastel colors! #9190374

Susan M. Hembree January 24, 2011

Thanks, Patricia! #9191841

Karen Celella January 27, 2011

Beautiful work, Susan. #9196594

Chris Budny level-deluxe January 27, 2011

This is beautiful, Susan! #9197906

Susan M. Hembree January 27, 2011

Thanks, Karen & Chris! #9197948

Daniella Puente January 31, 2011

A little late but congrats on being featured POTW at 101 Sue! Your work is always creative and very inspiring...this one is a precious capture! Hugs (: #9204055

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 06, 2011

This is absolutely stunning, Sue -- the original was beautiful and of course the composition is lovely in both but the subtle texture just takes it over the top. #9215941

Irene Colling level-classic February 25, 2013

A glorious presentation. Beautiful color, dynamic composition.

Congratulations on your fine Finalist Susan. #10583496

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 26, 2013

Congratulations on this absolutely fabulous finalist Susan!

jo ann c.

Leslie McLain level-classic February 28, 2013

Congrats on a stunning finalist. #10590333

Leslie McLain level-classic February 28, 2013

Congrats on a stunning finalist. #10590334

Leslie McLain level-classic February 28, 2013

Congrats on a stunning finalist. #10590335

February 28, 2013

Congrats on this outstanding 2nd place Gold win Susan. #10590619

Lauren Simmons February 28, 2013

Well deserved win. This is truly breathtaking.

Ellen Hodges March 01, 2013

Huge congrats on a gorgeous winner, Susan!! #10590982

Leslie McLain level-classic March 01, 2013

Congrats on a stunning winner, Susan. Love it. #10591140

Dianna Hauf March 01, 2013

SUPER gorgeous capture Susan! Congratulations! #10591617

Susan M. Hembree March 01, 2013

Thanks, everyone, for all your comments. They are greatly appreciated. #10592665

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 02, 2013

Fabulous! Congratulations on your wonderful 2nd Place GOLD Winner Susan!

jo ann c. #10593506

Colette M. Metcalf March 02, 2013

Congratulations on this beautiful win!!! #10593514

Lindley Johnson level-classic March 03, 2013

Love this image, Susan! The POV is terrific, with the fence capturing your attention, and the dramatic sky is beautiful. The textures take it over the top! Congratulations on your well-deserved win! #10595062

Carmody Baker March 06, 2013

Really love the texture added to this photo. Congratulations Susan. #10598461

Merna L. Nobile March 22, 2013

What a great way to start a new year! Your award winning photographs go from Editor’s Pick to Finalist and hopefully to Gold.
CONGRATULATIONS for the month of January, 2013!

Susan M. Hembree July 03, 2016

Thanks to all you who wrote comments on this. I haven't checked this in quite some time and I am truly greatful. #11491768

Susan M. Hembree July 03, 2016

Thanks to all you who wrote comments on this. I haven't checked this in quite some time and I am truly greatful. #11491769

Sylvia Rourke level-classic July 09, 2016

Congratulations on your All Time Win. I love everything about your image, the comp, texture, detail, colors and mood, excellent. #11493718

Susan M. Hembree July 09, 2016

Thanks, Sylvia!

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