Oars Up

Uploaded: January 04, 2007 00:12:34


Taken at Sculpture by the Sea 2004. Bondi Beach, NSW Australia
I posted this a couple of years ago and it made the finals. I have resubmitted it with some enhancements to colour and added a border.


Barbara Waldoch level-classic January 04, 2007

Beautiful shot of a beautiful sculpture, Paul! #582242

Paul E. Earl January 04, 2007

Evy Johansen
Wow... cool image, Paul!! Wonderful Colors! #3778434

Husain Akhtar January 04, 2007

Terrific presentation, Paul! sure we will see it again! #3778435

Su Sana E. P level-classic January 04, 2007

Very interesting piece of abstract sculpture and wonderful presentation, Paul!! #3778442

Ray Clarke January 04, 2007

Great colours and presentation Paul!!!!(R) #3778464

Jenny Bosmans January 04, 2007

Fantastic colors and gorgeous abstract image, Paul! :) #3778501

Janine Russell level-deluxe January 04, 2007

Paul, great colors, clarity and lighting. #3778521

Paul Michko January 04, 2007

Awesome color abstract capture, Paul. #3778589

Donald K. Cherry January 04, 2007

Very cool image and presentation, Paul! Good luck with it this go around! #3778635

Manuel Barrera January 04, 2007

First time I have seen it, Paul, and can see why it made the finals. Hope we see it again twice! #3778680

Carol Sawyer January 04, 2007

Great presentation and colors, Paul!! #3778689

eileen bedford January 04, 2007

Such a beautiful abstract,love your presentation Paul... #3778757

Glenn E. Urquhart January 04, 2007

Well Seen, Well Composed, Beautiful and colorful abstract, Paul!!! VERY Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #3778803

Aimee S. McMaster January 04, 2007

...lovely color, comp. and pov Paul...Aimee #3779043

Colette M. Metcalf January 04, 2007

Gorgeous, Paul!!! #3779092

Sharon King January 04, 2007

Awesome image, terrific colors and textures! #3779206

Carla Metzler January 04, 2007

Great colors and abstract, Paul! #3779619

Nadya Johnson January 04, 2007

Awesomely cool! It looks like oil paint. Is that a filter or the look of the statue itself? Great abstract! I think we should be seeing this again! #3780014

Renee Doyle level-classic January 04, 2007

Fantastic colours and textures Paul! I promise myself all the time to get down there for this one day! Excellent resubmit - I hope you get gold!

John Connolly January 04, 2007

Great work Paul! Be interesting to see if the judges are impressed as much as we are! #3780954

Lynne Morris level-classic January 04, 2007

I missed this last time Paul so gratefull for the repost, a wonderful image with great colours and textures! #3781417

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict January 04, 2007

Great colours and composition here Paul...Dominick #3782164

Nancy L. Green level-classic January 04, 2007

Beautifully done Paul!! The colors and clarity are superb!! <>< #3782402

Jayne Martin January 04, 2007

Stunning, okay, how did you do this, please. #3782540

Pat Gamwell January 05, 2007

Wonderful art piece, Paul! LOVE the bold, vibrant colors. (Thank you for your concern and prayers, my friend). #3782705

Cathy Barrows February 24, 2007

Congrats on your finalist...excellent #3983878

Janine Russell level-deluxe February 24, 2007

Paul, congratulations on your finalist. #3984312

Renee Doyle level-classic February 24, 2007

Thrilled to see this one again Paul! Congratulations on another fantastic finalist!

Margaret Sikora February 24, 2007

Another outstanding Finalist photo Paul ,the best of luck in next round. #3987706

Barbara Waldoch level-classic February 24, 2007

You are on a roll, Paul! #3988268

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna February 25, 2007

Congratulation, Paul!!!!! Fantastic image!!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty #3990224

Gail Vitikacs level-classic February 25, 2007

Wonderful Paul! Congratulatons! #3991025

Jenny Bosmans February 25, 2007

Congratulations again, Paul! Super! :) #3991906

Colette M. Metcalf February 25, 2007

Congratulations!!! #3992816

Evy Johansen level-classic February 25, 2007

Big congratulations on your beautiful and well deserved finalist, Paul! #3994323

Nadya Johnson February 26, 2007

Oh oh. Paul, you had so many finalists I think I missed a few!! This is stunning! Yet another Big Congrats! #3996935

Cyn Valentine February 26, 2007

Beautiful image..congratulations! #3996963

Rakesh Syal level-classic February 26, 2007

Paul, congratulations on your finalist!! #3997205

Sheryl A. Hudson level-deluxe February 26, 2007

Congratulations Paul - love the colors!!!
sheryl #3999382

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 27, 2007

Congrats Paul on this excellent Finalist! Jeff #4001944

Ray Clarke February 27, 2007

Congratulations on a great winning shot Paul #4002021

Laurence Saliba level-classic February 27, 2007

Congratulations Paul!!!!!!!!! #4002152

Colette M. Metcalf February 27, 2007

Congratulations, Paul!!! #4002214

Cyn Valentine February 27, 2007

COngratulations Paul..stunning winner!! #4002220

David Pratt February 27, 2007

COngratulations Pual on this awesome winner! #4002403

Carla Metzler February 27, 2007

Congratulations on your winner, Paul!! #4002470

John V. Roscich level-deluxe February 27, 2007

JOHN #4002586

Nadya Johnson February 27, 2007

Paul, you look very good in gold!! HUGE CONGRATS! #4002791

Claudia Kuhn level-classic February 27, 2007

Beautiful comp and colors Paul, congrats on your win! #4002798

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna February 27, 2007

YES!!!!! WONDERFUL win with this one, Paul!!!! WTG!!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty #4002959

Sam Britt February 27, 2007

Congratulations on this winner, Paul. #4003091

Revonda L. Gentry February 27, 2007

Congratulations on this wonderful winner!! #4003107

Manuel Barrera February 27, 2007

big congratulations, Paul. Well deserved #4003111

Barbara Waldoch level-classic February 27, 2007

Congratulations on your win, Paul!!! #4003218

Christopher Delaney February 27, 2007

Congrats! Happy to share 2nd with such a creative image! Do not know how I missed this one. Awesome eye! #4003781

Sharon King February 27, 2007

Congratulations Paul! WTG! #4004173

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict February 27, 2007

Congratulations Paul on your fabulous win...Dominick #4004534

Cassie L. Woodlee February 27, 2007

Congratulations on your win Paul!! #4004815

Darryl Wilkinson February 27, 2007

Beautiful treaure you found, Paul. Congratulations!! #4004859

Aimee S. McMaster February 28, 2007

,,,congratulations on your winner, Paul!! Aimee #4005219

Aimee S. McMaster February 28, 2007

,,,congratulations on your winner, Paul!! Aimee #4005220

Aimee S. McMaster February 28, 2007

,,,congratulations on your winner, Paul!! Aimee #4005221

Tammy Scott level-classic February 28, 2007

Congratulations on this stunning winner! #4005388

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic February 28, 2007

Congratulations on your second place winner:) #4005651

Jenny Bosmans February 28, 2007

Congratulations on this fantastic winner, Paul! :) #4006729

February 28, 2007

Just one word to describe your shot ~ WOWSERS! :) #4006915

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 28, 2007

Congrats Paul!! Jeff #4007514

Renee Doyle level-classic February 28, 2007

Loved this one! Congratulations Paul on this fantastic win!

Janine Russell level-deluxe February 28, 2007

Paul, congratulations on your Second Place Win! #4008288

Margaret Sikora February 28, 2007

Huge congratulations Paul for this beautiful winner,well deserved. #4009391

Evy Johansen level-classic February 28, 2007

BIG congratulations on your wonderful win, Paul!! #4009429

Husain Akhtar March 02, 2007

Paul, whole heartily congratulations on your most deserving win in the January 2007 contest! Sorry for not contacting you earlier because I had no access to the internet for days! #4016637

RC Fritz March 03, 2007

Congratulations Paul on your Second Place WIN! #4017188

eileen bedford March 03, 2007

Congratulations Paul, this is AWESOME... #4018996

Glenn E. Urquhart March 04, 2007

A late Big Congratulations on your award, Paul!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #4020354

Carolyn J. Connolly March 05, 2007

WOW, Paul - SO-O many Finalists from your January postings!! V-E-R-Y well done, my friend - EVERY one of them was SO-O well deserved!! This BEAUTIFUL image though, went one better, winning a Second Place...AND I can see why!! :o)

I'm sorry not to have commented on it before, but it really IS a FABULOUS image...and it DEFINITELY turned out to be worth your while re-posting it!! ;o) Sincere CONGRATULATIONS on your win, Paul - Phil and I are VERY happy for you!! :o) #4025432

Carol Teal May 29, 2009

My friend and I were looking through some beach photos and found this. This is so beautiful Paul! I really love the colors! Well done and a very late congrats on your win! #7577906

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