Paddle Boarder

© John Connolly

Paddle Boarder

Uploaded: September 13, 2013 12:36:37


What a great way to start a new day! It sure beats work.
Captured on the Brunswick River at 6.30 A.M, on one of my sunrise walks.
It was taken at 1/160th f11.0 and ISO-250.
Thank you all for your kind wishes, we had a fantastic little trip away.

Exif: Focal Length: 105mm


Ermanno Radice September 13, 2013

Fantastic scene, wonderful color, reflections and angle, great framing! #1544357

Tiia Vissak September 13, 2013

great tones, light & angle! #10842758

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 13, 2013

Love the angle and reflection. Beautiful capture. Glad to hear your trip was good. #10842780

Gord MacEachern September 13, 2013

Love the comp and cool sky reflection John, great job!! Glad you had a great time!! #10842808

Michelle Alton September 13, 2013

Just beautiful, and a gravity-defying capture! #10842827

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 13, 2013

Outstanding capture John - Nice to see you posting again! #10842831

Joy Rector September 13, 2013

love this shot #10842848

Joy Rector September 13, 2013

love this shot #10842849

Katherine Kuhn September 13, 2013

Great light, color & fantastic POV, John! Love it! #10842859

Colette M. Metcalf September 13, 2013

Excellent capture, John! Wow! #10842887

Emile Abbott level-deluxe September 13, 2013

Always great to get away for a while. Glad you enjoyed the trip and welcome back John. Love the angle of the capture and presentation. #10842902

Tammy Espino September 13, 2013

I watched of few of those guys on my little R&R..Awesome capture!! #10842918

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe September 13, 2013

Stop the action - catch those reflection abstractions! This is so great! #10842925

Robert R. Goodman September 13, 2013

Hi John,glad to see you back my friend.Hope you had a great time.Excellent capture!!! #10842928

Wm Nosal September 13, 2013

Cool Capture John!
So When Do You Start Your Lessons #10842999

David Phalen September 13, 2013

Excellent POV, light, colors and reflections!!

Great to have you back!! #10843037

Carol L. Fowler September 13, 2013

Beautiful reflections and colors throughout! #10843076

Thomas E. Hinds September 13, 2013

Wonderful image, John. Love the angle of the paddler, the light, and color! Fine work! #10843137

Avril Young September 14, 2013

beautiful reflections and light..wonderful capture John... #10843295

Monnie Ryan September 14, 2013

Wow, John, this is awesome! Glad you're back and had a great time! #10843517

Stephen Zacker September 14, 2013

Awesome.. like the perspective and reflections #10843560

Martha R. Mazon level-classic September 14, 2013

Fantastic light, lines, tones, perspective and mood, John! Superb! #10843777

John Connolly September 14, 2013

Thank you for all your kind comments, they are appreciated! #10843861

Phyllis A. Houghton September 14, 2013

Love the perspective, the sky reflections, the paddler and movement of the water. Love it, John! Made it a favorite. #10843969

Daniel Ruf September 14, 2013

Love this angled shot. Great comp. #10843988

John Connolly September 14, 2013

Many thanks Phyllis and Daniel! #10844009

Patrick Rouzes September 14, 2013

WOnderful tones, colors, clarity, reflections, pov & scene, John.

Ken Smith level-classic September 14, 2013

I like the tilt in this..pretty cool shot, John. Welcome home! #10844088

Terry Cervi level-classic September 14, 2013

A very cool capture, John! #10844212

Barbara Waldoch September 15, 2013

Love it! #10844326

Ann Coates level-classic September 15, 2013

Awesome shot John. Love the angle and the solitude this image portrays. #10844923

John Connolly September 15, 2013

Thank you so much Patrick, Ken, Terry, Barbara and Ann! #10845047

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic September 15, 2013

Wonderful capture John! Great Angle! #10845381

Ujjwal Mukherjee September 16, 2013

Great shot, wonderfully presented, John!! #10845595

John Connolly September 16, 2013

Thanks Amanda and Ujjwal! #10846364

Tamara K. Walker level-classic September 16, 2013

Wonderfully composed, great colors and patterns on the water. #10846770

John Connolly September 17, 2013

Thanks Tamara, it was a special morning on the water! #10847229

Nadia Paul September 17, 2013

Wonderful light, reflections and comp John - super capture! #10847436

John Connolly September 18, 2013

Thank you Nadia! #10848134

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic September 19, 2013

Beautiful comp, light, color and reflections. What a great way to start the day and yes it certainly does beat work!! Glad you had a nice trip. :-) #10848814

John Connolly September 19, 2013

Thank you so much Marilyn! #10848922

Michelle Alton October 18, 2013

Wow! Super big congratulations on this brilliant POTD, John. It's going to be a big winner, too! #10874837

Paul E. Earl October 18, 2013

WTG John. Congrats on this wonderful POTD. #10874839

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 18, 2013

Wonderful POTD. So excited for you. Congrats!! #10874851

Gord MacEachern October 18, 2013

Big congrats on this well deserved POTD John!! #10874863

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic October 18, 2013

Huuge congratulations on this marvellous potd, John. A truly unique and fascination image. #10874864

Ermanno Radice October 18, 2013

Many congratulations in your wonderful POTD, well deserved!! #10874865

Tiia Vissak October 18, 2013

Congrats! #10874872

Lynne Morris October 18, 2013

Wow what a fantastic capture John, Huge Congratulations on your POTD, so well deserved. #10874909

Colette M. Metcalf October 18, 2013

A BIG congrats to you John on your POTD!!! #10874948

Anita Hogue October 18, 2013

A fabulous capture with a wonderful angle! Congratulations on your POTD, John! #10874951

Gail Sullivan October 18, 2013

Great way to start the morning looking at this fine image...congrats on potds, John! #10874952

Joy Rector October 18, 2013

congrats on the POTD #10874961

Mary K. Robison October 18, 2013

Superb capture and composition, John! Congratulations on your well earned POTD! #10874963

Nancy Marie Ricketts October 18, 2013

Congratulations, John, on your superb POTD! #10874971

Carol Flisak level-addict October 18, 2013

Beautiful reflections and light, John... congrats on your POTD! #10874975

Terry Cervi level-classic October 18, 2013

Wow, John!! I missed this beauty! Congrats on your fantastic POTD!! #10874980

Lydia Williams level-deluxe October 18, 2013

Great image, John! Beautiful! Congratulations on your POTD!!!! #10874983

Thomas E. Hinds October 18, 2013

Congrats, John, on this wonderful POTD! #10874988

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 18, 2013

on your very deserving POTD. 8o) #10874994

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 18, 2013

Great diagonal reflections and subject placement, a wonderful POTD! Congratulations John! #10874995

JO ANN CLEVELAND October 18, 2013

Congrats John on this awesome POTD! I think we will see this again in the GOLD!

jo ann c. #10875000

Phyllis A. Houghton October 18, 2013

Congrats on your dynamic POTD capture!! #10875001

Linda A. Braddock October 18, 2013

John, Congratulations on this beautiful POTD! #10875033

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe October 18, 2013

So nice to this this as POTD! Congratulations! #10875040

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 18, 2013

How did I EVER miss this wonderful image!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! <>< #10875056

Martha R. Mazon level-classic October 18, 2013

Congratulations on this outstanding POTD John! It was a fave when I first saw it, and still is!! #10875059

Tammy Espino October 18, 2013

Congrats, John!!! :) #10875073

Wm Nosal October 18, 2013

Congratulations John! #10875074

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna October 18, 2013

WTG on this FANTABULOUS POTD, John! :-) k #10875075

Sharon Sawyer October 18, 2013

John, HUGE congratulations on your brilliant POTD!!!

Rony Sagy October 18, 2013

Spectacular PHTD. Huge congrats. #10875084

Stan Kwasniowski October 18, 2013

John, a "big" congratulations #10875092

David Phalen October 18, 2013

BIG Congrats John!, #10875232

Robert R. Goodman October 18, 2013

Hi John,Congratulations on your POTD my friend!!! #10875289

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 18, 2013

Congrats John on your Well Deserved POTD! #10875342

Chris Ebben October 18, 2013

Congratulations on your POTD & EP. I like the subject, POV, colours, well everything really about this one. Great work=^..^= #10875344

Ken Ferguson October 18, 2013

Wow John, What a fantastic response to one of those "magic moment" shots and perfectly taken. Congratulations - well deserved! #10875355

October 18, 2013

Congratulations on your EP & POTD. I bet you are real pleased with these results!! Great work mate. #10875363

Tamara K. Walker level-classic October 18, 2013

A big congratulations John Boy! #10875385

MELODIE C. ROBERTS October 18, 2013

Woooooooooo Hoooooooooooo Johnny!!!

Congratulations on your Outstanding POTD!!

Awesome Capture! #10875387

Phillip R. Connolly October 18, 2013

Have just caught up with this POTD, John!!! Congrats, well deserved!!!

Phil #10875392

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 18, 2013

Congratulations on your potd, John. Love tour comp on this one #10875499

Ellen Hodges October 18, 2013

Huge congrats on a fabulous POTD, John!! Wow capture in every way!! #10875508

Lindley Johnson level-classic October 18, 2013

Fantastic POV and diagonal composition - a very cool POTD - congratulations, John! #10875515

Nadia Paul October 18, 2013

Glad to see this beauty get POTD John - congratulations! #10875674

Marijana Fajgl October 19, 2013

Big congratulations on your photo of the day, John! Amazing capture. #10875980

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 19, 2013

Absolutely stunning capture John and huge congratulations on wonderful POTD #10876089

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 19, 2013

Absolutely stunning capture John and huge congratulations on wonderful POTD #10876090

Stephen Zacker October 19, 2013

Really like those reflections in the water. Congratulations #10876429

Daniella Puente October 19, 2013

Congratulations John! cool image! #10876534

Kim Andelkovic October 19, 2013

congrats John on your POTD well done :-) #10876610

Ann Coates level-classic October 19, 2013

Sorry, missed this John, congratulations on your fantastic POTD. #10876626

Lyn Darlington October 20, 2013

Huge congrats on POTD! Fantastic capture and perspective! #10876684

Ujjwal Mukherjee October 21, 2013

HUGE congratulations on your excellent POTD,John!! #10877675

Fax Sinclair level-deluxe October 21, 2013

Fabulous! #10877850

John Connolly October 21, 2013

Thank you all for your kind comments! This is my first POTD! #10877979

Ken Smith level-classic October 22, 2013

Whoo hoo! Congrats, John. Glad to see this one! #10878891

Graham Robards October 22, 2013

Excellent John, I love everything about this image, the crop, the blue of the water, the white of the clouds, the crop , simply stunning. graham and I send our heartiest congratulations.

~Pat and Graham

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic October 22, 2013


Amazing framing and wonderful clarity and colors

Ysa... #10878915

John Connolly October 24, 2013

Many thanks Ken, Pat & Graham and YSA! #10880125

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic October 27, 2013

Congratulations John on this wonderful Photo of the Day! #10882147

Richard D. Love October 28, 2013

Another beauty, John. Congratulation!

Rick #10882877

Barbara Mason October 29, 2013

Huge Congratulations John - I have been away for 10 days or so, thrilled to see this stunning image again!! #10883913

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic October 29, 2013

Beautifully seen and captured. Huge Congratulations on your POTD. Sorry I am so late, but I too have been out of town for a week or so. #10883957

Tammy Espino October 31, 2013

Congrats on getting staff favorite!! :) #10885064

Tarun Bose October 31, 2013

Congrats John. Beautiful capture. #10885115

Lydia Williams level-deluxe October 31, 2013

Hello John...congratulations on your Staff Favorite award...:) Happy for you! #10885149

Katherine Kuhn October 31, 2013

Congratulations on your staff favorites, John! Well done & good luck on the next round! #10885274

Lydia Williams level-deluxe October 31, 2013

All right, John...fantastic finalist! So Happy again for you! #10885349

Kathy Salerni level-deluxe October 31, 2013

Huge congrats on your well deserved Finalist, John! #10885351

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 31, 2013

Beautiful finalist. Congrats, John. #10885442

Ermanno Radice October 31, 2013

Congrats on this wonderful finalist, John! #10885490

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 31, 2013

Glad to see this with a finalist badge as well. Congrats John. #10885601

Tammy Espino October 31, 2013

Congrats, John on going silver!!:) #10885612

David Phalen October 31, 2013

BIG Congrats on an outstanding Finalist!! #10885944

Patrick Rouzes October 31, 2013

CONGRATS on your double award, John. Hope to see one more.

Ray level-classic October 31, 2013

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, John! A well deserved honor. #10886165

Thomas E. Hinds October 31, 2013

Congrats, John, on this fine Finalist! #10886170

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic November 01, 2013



Ysa... #10887052

Marijana Fajgl November 01, 2013

Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist, John! #10887528

Stan Kwasniowski November 01, 2013

John, congratulations #10887915

Robert R. Goodman November 02, 2013

Congratulations on your finalist my friend!!!! #10888620

Nadia Paul November 02, 2013

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist John! #10888930

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic November 03, 2013

Pretty awesome image, John. Congratulations! #10889192

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic November 03, 2013

I am so happy to see this one made the winners circle. Congratulation on your POTD and wonderful finalist. #10890120

JO ANN CLEVELAND November 04, 2013

Congrats on this super finalist John!

jo ann c. #10890488

Graham Robards November 07, 2013

Congratulations are in order John!


John Connolly November 09, 2013

Many thanks for your support and kind comments! I really do appreciate them! #10894762

Nikki McDonald level-classic November 27, 2013

Love the diagonals and the metallic tones of that silvery blue water. Congratulations on the POTD and finalist. #10907969

Merna L. Nobile November 29, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS! It’s great to know you have something new to smile about and a special reason to be proud.

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