Twilight at Mackinac

© Paul R. Nelson

Twilight at Mackinac

Uploaded: June 03, 2013 15:21:26


The Mackinac Bridge, which connects the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan. Captured about an hour after sunset (behind the bridge) and a half hour after the rising of the Full Moon (behind the camera). Canon 70-200 f/2.8L, 170mm, f/16, 244 sec, ISO 100


Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe July 07, 2013

Stunning light, excellent capture and POTD. Huge congrats Paul! #1535136

Philip B. Ludwig level-addict July 07, 2013

Congratulations on this wonderful POTD Paul. Absolutely beautiful. Stunning detail, and I love the colors, and the reflection. Great job capturing the twilight colors in the sky along with the lighting on the bridge. Perfect exposure, and nice composition. #10758960

Anita Hogue July 07, 2013

Congratulations on this gorgeous POTD! #10758972

Joy Rector July 07, 2013

congrats on the POTD #10758981

Carol Eade level-addict July 07, 2013

Gorgeous image. Congratulations on your POTD! #10758983

Sharon F. Morris July 07, 2013

Beautiful. Love the colors and reflection and composition. Congrats on your POTD Paul. #10758987

Kim Andelkovic July 07, 2013

OUTSTANDING POTD love it congratulations :-) #10759002

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic July 07, 2013

You showed the best of our Mighty Mac, Paul (and why we're proud of our bridge.) It's one of the prettiest that I've ever seen. Congratulations for the POTD. #10759004

Arthur Bohlmann July 07, 2013

Way To Go! Outstanding capture #10759015

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic July 07, 2013

It's is just perfect Paul, congrats

Nancy Marie Ricketts July 07, 2013

Wow, Paul- masterfully done! Congratulations on your superb POTD! #10759051

Nikki McDonald level-classic July 07, 2013

Stunning colors, clarity and exposure, Paul - could not be any more perfect. Congratulations on the POTD. #10759057

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic July 07, 2013

Love the reflections and starry lights. CONGRATZ on the POTD, Paul !!!!!

UB. #10759064

Ann Mulholland July 07, 2013

wow...absolutely beautiful! Congrats. #10759070

Katarina Mansson July 07, 2013

Spectacular light, lines, colors and composition - wow what a beauty! Congratulations on your outstanding POTD Paul! #10759072

Paul R. Nelson level-classic July 07, 2013

Thank you all for your very kind and encouraging comments. This was a big, and very pleasant, surprise this morning, and a neat way to remember a beautiful night at the Straits of Mackinac when everything came together just right. #10759120

Richard B. Hallick level-classic July 07, 2013

Congratulations on the POTD! Well-deserved for this dramatic image. #10759127

Susan Williams level-classic July 07, 2013

Congratulations on a your well-deserved POTD, Paul! I've never seen the Bridge more beautiful! #10759132

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe July 07, 2013

Absolutely awesome POTD! Congrats!! #10759139

Lucy Abrao level-classic July 07, 2013

Congratulations, Paul on this beautiful POTD! #10759141

Paul R. Nelson level-classic July 07, 2013

Thank you Richard, Susan, Ellen and Lucy. This has really made my day. #10759193

Linda M. Solari level-deluxe July 07, 2013

Paul this image of Mackinac Bridge is stunning!! I love the sparkling lights, the reflection on the water, the colors, the composition, pretty much everything about this is amazing. Congratulations on the POTD!
Linda #10759201

Rona L. Schwarz July 07, 2013

WOW, Paul! This is a superb capture of the Mackinac Bridge at twilight! Masterfully done - love the variation in the colors and the gorgeous reflections, the magical light on the bridge itself, and those fabulous twinkling lights. A most marvelous composition! Huge Congratulations! #10759206

Millie A. Talarico level-classic July 07, 2013

Stunning results, Paul! #10759208

Rita K. Connell level-classic July 07, 2013

love the twilight of the lights and the reflection is beautiful. congratulation

Maria Coulson July 07, 2013

Beautiful capture Paul. Congratulations ! #10759268

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic July 07, 2013

Paul, I love the lights and the reflections that add to this beautiful composition. Congratulations on your POTD! #10759276

Paul R. Nelson level-classic July 07, 2013

Thank you Linda, Rona, Millieanne, Maria and Amanda. I was happy with how this came out, but never expected a response like this. Your comments are encouraging and very much appreciated. #10759310

Gary R. Smith July 07, 2013

Wonderful photo, Paul and congratulations on your POTD! #10759327

Nancy L. Green level-classic July 07, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS Paul on this wonderful POTD!!! <>< #10759400

Paul R. Nelson level-classic July 07, 2013

Thank you Gary. Thank you Nancy. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me. Your compliments mean a lot. #10759473

Karen Celella level-deluxe July 07, 2013

Congratulations on your gorgeous POTD, Paul. We live in NY but just got home from a trip to MI to see lighthouses. We just saw this bridge for the first time yesterday. It's beautiful, but you captured it in glorious splendor! #10759475

Michael Lynch July 07, 2013

Fantastic ! #10759631

Paul R. Nelson level-classic July 07, 2013

Thank you Karen, thank you Michael.

I'm glad you got to see it in person, Karen; it is a pretty impressive bridge. The statistics are staggering; there is 42,000 miles of wire in the main support cables, and 931,000 tons of concrete in the bridge. #10759678

Mary K. Robison July 08, 2013

Marvelous capture, Paul.
Congratulations on your well earned POTD!

Eivor Kuchta July 08, 2013

Congratulations on your gorgeous POTD! #10760564

Paul R. Nelson level-classic July 08, 2013

Thank you Mary. Thank you Eivor #10760671

Pamela K. Barrett July 09, 2013

So beautiful. I love it. #10761800

Susan Williams level-classic July 30, 2013

Congratulations on your Finalist award, Paul. So very well-deserved! #10786107

Gary R. Smith July 30, 2013

Congratulations on your well-deserved Finalist, Paul. #10786379

Paul R. Nelson level-classic July 30, 2013

Thank you (belatedly) Pamela.

Thank you Susan and Gary. I'm really glad that I made the effort to try to photograph the Mac in the middle of the night. #10786710

Arthur Bohlmann July 30, 2013

Way to go Hope to see this one in the next round #10786734

Paul R. Nelson level-classic July 30, 2013

Thank you Art. It is nice to hear from you. #10786780

Lucy Abrao level-classic July 30, 2013

I'm not surprised to see this again, Paul. Great finalist. Congratulations. #10788533

Paul R. Nelson level-classic July 31, 2013

Thank you Lucy! #10789413

Memoriee G. Sconce July 31, 2013

Congrats on the gold.
Memoriee #10790597

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict July 31, 2013

Stunning image, Paul!

Congrats on your win!
Debby #10790724

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic July 31, 2013

What a thrill! Congratulations for the Gold, Paul. #10790760

Gary R. Smith August 01, 2013

Congratulations, Paul. A beautiful, well deserved winner! #10791064

Nancy Marie Ricketts August 01, 2013

Congratulations, Paul, on your wonderful GOLD winner! #10791419

Linda M. Solari level-deluxe August 01, 2013

Congratulations on your Gold Medal Paul! #10791460

Linda M. Solari level-deluxe August 01, 2013

Congratulations on your Gold Medal Paul! #10791461

Susan Williams level-classic August 01, 2013

Congratulations on your Gold, Paul! Well-deserved! #10791484

Linda A. Braddock level-classic August 01, 2013

Congratulations, Paul, on this beautiful Gold Winner! #10791513

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic August 01, 2013

Congratulations Paul on your well deserved Gold Win! #10791880

Richard D. Love August 01, 2013

Congratulations, Paul...absolutely gorgeous!

Rick #10792146

Paul R. Nelson level-classic August 01, 2013

Thank you all! I really appreciate your kind compliments and congratulations. #10792569

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe August 01, 2013

This is beautiful, Paul. A big congrats on your win! #10792831

Paul R. Nelson level-classic August 02, 2013

Thank you Becky! #10793451

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 02, 2013

Congratulations on this awesome 2nd Place Win Paul!

jo ann c. #10794002

Harriet Feagin level-classic September 12, 2013

I don't know how I missed this one until now. Wow, so beautiful. Congratulations. #10841901

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