Ivan - at Sunrise

© William C. Raco

Ivan - at Sunrise

Kathleen Clemons September 23, 2004

Oh my! This is soooooo beautiful!!!!!! Love the color, composition, mood, evvvvvverything! #171658

Colleen Braun September 23, 2004

very nice, looks like you had some rain... #799145

Barbara K. Breitsameter September 23, 2004

LOVE IT! This is breathtaking. #799156

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe September 23, 2004

Wowwwwwwie!! I like this even better than yesterday's. Yummy!! #799167

S J September 23, 2004

To capture a little of that beauty and wonder on camera is immensely satisfying....isn't it, Bill?? That's really a picture to die for!!! I'm really impressed by your depth. #799168

Kelly Abernathy level-classic September 23, 2004

Absolutely gorgeous Bill! You've got an eye for stunning compositions! And it does look like you guys got horrible flooding over there. I'm glad things are getting back to normal! You've sure made the most of it with these beautiful shots! -K #799193

Paul Michko September 23, 2004

I still say it's very surreal feeling, Bill. Wonderful capture. #799202

Alan L. Borror September 23, 2004

Wonderful capture, Bill! You handled this extremly well. Great job. #799204

Cathy Gregor September 23, 2004

Oh my... This is absolutley super, Bill. A sure winnner!
-cathy #799215

Sharon Day level-classic September 23, 2004

This is a stunning photography, Bill!!! Beautiful colors and composition. The flooding is sad but you captured it wonderfully! #799233

Cynthia M. Wiles level-deluxe September 23, 2004

A stunning, beautiful shot! #799234

Cindy Paquette September 23, 2004

Well Bill...
Stunning, graphically beautiful and still dramatic..
Love the fog lifting with hints of blue sky..the trees refection in the water..and the muted blue fog in the right of the photo!
You are so able to connect brain to eye to compose such remarkable and memorable photographs.. #799263

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 23, 2004

What a great series Bill.... You have done very well with these! Jeff #799300

Claudia Kuhn level-classic September 23, 2004

Very cool shot Bill, love the mist, and the line of flooded trees, looks like our reservoir! #799309

Colette M. Metcalf September 23, 2004

Awesome, Bill!! #799316

Joy Brown September 23, 2004

ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING!!! A definite winner, Bill!!! #799424

Diane Addonizio level-classic September 23, 2004

WOW!! Great composition, color and reflection! #799428

Dolores Neilson September 23, 2004

This is another winner to my mind, bill!! Spectacular!! #799471

Jill A. Johnson September 23, 2004

Outstanding Work Bill!!! :) #799475

Casey A. Hanson September 23, 2004


Michael Allen September 23, 2004

The event; terrible. The capture is fabulous.

Wonderful muted relections and etheral lighting give this shot such great interest.

Well done, Bill ..mike ;-] #799550

Charlene Bayerle September 23, 2004

This is absolutely amazing Bill!!!! WINNER!!!!!! #799551

Darren K. Fisher level-classic September 23, 2004

Amazing, man I really like this one. WOW. Awesome job here Bill. #799565

Mellanie September 23, 2004

WOW!!!! This is just amazing! The color, comp, mood, reflections....outstanding capture, Bill! #799608

cj patterson September 23, 2004

Absolutely AMAZING Bill! I love this image...Gorgeous! #799614

Kathryn (Love) Scheet September 23, 2004

oooOOoooOOoooOOoo Bill!!!!! the reflections you have captured are outstanding, and the colors are truly beautiful - as usual, excellent work :) #799638

Michael Wehrman level-deluxe September 23, 2004

Great image William #799779

Kasia Elser September 23, 2004

Great shot! #799911

Dale Gast September 23, 2004

ANOTHER incredible image!!! Very powerful, Bill! Well done! #799976

Tammy Nuxoll September 23, 2004

WOW oh WOW, This is stunning William!!! #800111

Donna J. Taff September 23, 2004

Very beautiful, Bill!!!!! #800149

Patricia Marroquin September 23, 2004

This just takes my breath away! Spectacular! Congratulations, Bill, this is a top winner! :-) #800408

Robin L. Wehrman September 23, 2004

WOWWWWWWWW This is breathtaking and a magnificent image, Bill!! Everything in this shot is perfect to the detail, reflections to the beautiful colors and the fog. This sure is amazing This is a winner!!!!!!!! #800424

Murry Grigsby September 23, 2004

This is splendid Bill! I like it even better than yesterday's version because of the wonderful colors that bring it alive--great feel of depth!! Ivan did a better job than the flood filter could :0) #800498

Dan Holm level-classic September 23, 2004

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Bill!! The shades, the reflections, the detail are all magnificent! Excllent work! #800544

Mary K. Robison September 23, 2004

What a brilliant version of yesterday's somber scene, Bill! The colors are stunning! #800607

Ellen Peach September 23, 2004

Bravo, Bill!!! #800618

Elisabeth A. Gay September 23, 2004

It's stunning Bill! Awesome! Really depicts the awesomeness of nature, and Ivan! Where were you standing when you took this? #800792

William C. Raco level-addict September 23, 2004

Wow, you folks are VERY kind.
Thank you sooo much.
Ann, I was just off the side of the field on a slight rise.

bill #800834

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 23, 2004

Striking image, Bill, interesting contrast to yesterdays, and they are both excellent! #800869

Beverley Lu Steeves September 23, 2004

Fantastic image, William!!! Very peaceful! #800927

Susan T. Evans September 23, 2004

Fantastic Bill! #800938

Janet Detota September 23, 2004

Outstanding! The different tones of blue and the reflections are wonderful! #801006

William C. Raco level-addict September 23, 2004

Deborah, Beverley, Susan and Janet, I thank you all so much for the kind comments.
Best wishes to you and yours,

bill #801021

Carol Brill September 23, 2004

What a gift you have to take such a catastrophic event and turn it into something so achingly beautiful, Bill, I am in awe. #801101

Anette Linnea Rasmussen September 23, 2004

WOW! Great God - lovely! Excellent shot, Bill - well done!

Best wishes
Linnea #801164

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe September 24, 2004

Magnificent...how do you do it???? You, Mr. Raco, really have the special eye.
kk #802296

Laura Berman September 24, 2004

So Bill, I guess you've kind of caught on by now that opinion has it that this is a most spectacular photo--hands down, we all love it, it better be Photo of the Day pretty darn soon or there's something wrong in BP-land.

It really is a most wonderful photo Bill--you've really created a most special image here. Congratulations. #803216

Evy Johansen level-classic September 25, 2004

Gosh... very beautiful in color too...!! #803483

Doug Wean September 29, 2004

This is a Winner! Absolutely Beautiful Bill!Wonderful composition, Light and Color!

Doug #812184

William C. Raco level-addict September 29, 2004

Wow, thank you all so very very much.
You are most kind and generous!

bill #812194

bob cornelison October 02, 2004

This is a great shot!
~:O) #818713

Susana Matos October 03, 2004

this is SUPERBE!!!!!!!!!!!
what a beaty you´ve made Bill!
Regards from Portugal, Su #818976

William C. Raco level-addict October 03, 2004

Thank you Bob, and Su.
Very kind of you both.

bill #819000

Carolina K. Smith level-addict October 03, 2004

Very beautiful and evoking... #819488

William C. Raco level-addict October 03, 2004

Thank you, Carolina.
I always appreciate hearing from you.

bill #820067

Carol Engstrom level-addict October 08, 2004

What an amazing shot, bill. Love this! I am just catching up with your gallery and didn't realize you were in the middle of the flooding--no damage at home I hope. #830986

Wally Orlowsky October 15, 2004

Congratulations and good luck on another finalist! #843839

Colleen Braun October 15, 2004

congratulations #843980

Dan Holm level-classic October 15, 2004

Congratulations, Bill!!! VERY well deserved!! #843996

Jill A. Johnson October 15, 2004

Congratulations Bill!!! :) #844046

Susan T. Parady October 15, 2004

Congratulations, Bill! #844199

Stanley J. Contrades October 15, 2004

CONGRATULATIONS ... some nice Birthday presents,bill!! Good luck with this in the next judging!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #844905

Cathy Barrows October 15, 2004

Congrats!...beautiful devestation #844929

Leonard Pierce October 15, 2004

Congratulations Bill! #844930

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict October 15, 2004

Congratulations again and good luck for the future! #844932

Donna J. Taff October 15, 2004

Congratulation's, Bill!!!!! #845440

Murry Grigsby October 15, 2004

Congrats Bill -- terrific image!! #845503

Wendy M. Amdahl level-deluxe October 15, 2004

Awesome image Bill...congrats to you! #845549

Carol Brill October 15, 2004

Bill, congratulations once more and best of luck in the finals! #845818

Debra Booth October 15, 2004

Awesome, Bill!! Congrats, again!! #845894

Mary K. Robison October 15, 2004

Bill, this is my absolute favorite of your many finalists for September ~ a huge CONGRATULATIONS, and the very best of luck next level to you for ALL your finalists!! #846012

Darren K. Fisher level-classic October 15, 2004

Way to go once again Bill. #846171

Nancy Grace Chen October 15, 2004

Wow, unique and beautiful... the lighting and colors are exquisite. Congrats on your finalist, Bill.

nancy #846271

Jennifer Rennison October 15, 2004

Wow!! This is stunning, Bill! Congratulations! #846434

bob cornelison October 15, 2004

Yea...this will place!
~:O) #846484

Patricia A. Kuniega October 16, 2004

Out of the devastation you've created art and beauty! This image creates mixed feelings for me, but it truly is measured as art Bill, for the emotion that it evokes! Congratulations. I hope this goes further! #846714

Karen Engelbreth October 16, 2004

Congratulations again, bill!


Donna R. Moratelli October 16, 2004

This is awsome; Bill! A big congrats to you!! #846946

S J October 16, 2004

That's really a terrific image, Bill! One of my favorites from your collection! Congrats again! #846996

William C. Raco level-addict October 16, 2004

Thank you all very much!!

bill #847104

Karma Wilson October 16, 2004

Congrats on all your great finalists! I loved this as soon as I saw it!

Karma #847513

Evy Johansen level-classic October 16, 2004

I knew this beauty would be among the finalists, and I'm sure we will see it again in a few days!! Many congratulations, Bill - Very well deserved! #847760

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe October 16, 2004

kathleen #847844

Laura Berman October 16, 2004

Such a moving image--so atmospheric and haunting. It's a well deserved finalist and we WILL be seeing it again!! #847845

Lucia De Giovanni October 16, 2004

I'm with Laura... Congratulations Bill! #848090

Carolina K. Smith level-addict October 16, 2004

Really happy to see this as a Finalist!
I will be disappointed if this doesn't go further. This is a very beautiful and moving image. Congratulations!! #848318

Wendy Stevenson October 16, 2004

Beatiful Bill. I have a feeling we'll be seeing this again soon:-) Congratulations. #848388

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict October 16, 2004

Congrats Bill - a beautiful image!! #848536

Kathleen Clemons October 16, 2004

This is one of my favorite images from last month, I expect to see it again with a different colored medallion very soon. Congratulations, Bill. :) #849145

William C. Raco level-addict October 16, 2004

Thank you all very very much
Kathleen, I hope you are right ;-)

bill #849165

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 16, 2004

This is totally awesome Bill, don't know how I missed it!! Big congratulations!! #849305

Janet Detota October 16, 2004

Congratulations, Bill! Good luck next round! #849334

Beverley Lu Steeves October 16, 2004

Congratulations, William! #849631

Carol Engstrom level-addict October 16, 2004

Congratultions Bill! #849668

Mellanie October 16, 2004

Congrats on this, Bill! I loved it the first time and I really hope it places! Excellent work my friend! #849894

William C. Raco level-addict October 17, 2004

Thank you so much, everyone!

bill #850155

Ellen Peach October 17, 2004

Congrats to you on ALL your finalists, Bill & I'm sure I'll be back!!! *~* #850825

William C. Raco level-addict October 17, 2004

Thank you, Ellen.
I wish I was as confident!

bill #850880

Susana Matos October 17, 2004

This is a superbe photo, I would be surprised if I don´t see it again!!!
I would like to know where to find the finalists list??
Many regards Bill, Su #851167

Colette M. Metcalf October 17, 2004

I love this one Bill!! Congratulations!!! #851232

Cindy Paquette October 17, 2004

A hearfelt congratulations Bill! #851293

Janice Forrest October 18, 2004

Stunning! Congratulations (again)! #852911

ADILSON F. FERREIRA October 18, 2004

Congratulations Bill!!! #853159

Gail Vitikacs level-classic October 18, 2004


Sharon E. Lowe level-addict October 18, 2004

Congrats on your win Bill!!! #853659

William C. Raco level-addict October 18, 2004

Thank you all, and thank you, Sharon for the congratulations on the win ;-)

bill #853685

Cathy Barrows October 18, 2004

Congrats!...on your win #853698

Terry R. Hatfield October 18, 2004

Congratulations To You Bill On Your Win A Fine Image!!! #853723

Mary K. Robison October 18, 2004

This HAD to be here, Bill!!!
A huge CONGRATULATIONS for taking First Place with this amazing image! #853746

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 18, 2004

This is spectacular!! Congratulations on your well deserved win!! #853749

Dan Holm level-classic October 18, 2004

Congratulations, Bill!! VERY well deserved!! #853754

cj patterson October 18, 2004

Congratulations!! #853799

Colleen Braun October 18, 2004

great job and a storm to remember... #853803

Colette M. Metcalf October 18, 2004

Congratulations on this wonderful image Bill!!! #853812

Janet Detota October 18, 2004

Congratulations, Bill!! #853814

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe October 18, 2004

Geez, I see no fence anywhere! Congrats!!!!!!! #853852

William C. Raco level-addict October 18, 2004

Thank you all so much.
Carolyn, that's because it's under water ;-)

bill #853871

Kathleen Clemons October 18, 2004

Awww, you stole my line for Carolyn...lol
I am so pleased to see this win, Bill- you know that I love it. :) #853878

June Marie Sobrito October 18, 2004

Congrats! This is spectacular!! #853892

William C. Raco level-addict October 18, 2004

Thank you, Kathleen.
That mean a lot! ;-)

bill #853895

Anette Linnea Rasmussen October 18, 2004

Wonderful shot, Bill!
Congrats on your win!

Many regards
Linnea #853902

Karen Engelbreth October 18, 2004

Congrats On Your Win, bill! #853903

Amy N. Cappelli October 18, 2004

Congratulations, Bill! this is a beauty; a well deserved win! #854016

Murry Grigsby October 18, 2004

I'm not surprised even without a fence :0) Congratulations on your fine image and win Bill!! #854029

Ed Heaton October 18, 2004

Congrats on your winner! Awesome job... #854053

Carol Engstrom level-addict October 18, 2004

Glad this placed. Congrats! #854066

Susan T. Parady October 18, 2004

This didn't need a fence. ; )

Congrats on your win, Bill!

Sue #854089

Cathy Gregor October 18, 2004

Congratulaitons Bill !
-cathy #854220

Ellen Peach October 18, 2004

I told you *~*....congratulations on your 2nd place win, Bill!!! #854225

Cindy Paquette October 18, 2004

I'm so very pleased for you! Congratulations!
Cindy #854265

Sharon Day level-classic October 18, 2004

Big time congratulations, Bill! This is an outstanding image! #854332

William C. Raco level-addict October 18, 2004

Thank you.
You are all very kind and supportive.
It's very much appreciated.

bill #854377

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe October 18, 2004

Congratulations on a finely deserved win, bill!!!!!!!!!!!!
kathleen #854387

Dorothy Neumann October 18, 2004

Absolutely outstanding image, Bill. I'm so happy to see it as a winner! #854451

Nancy Grace Chen October 18, 2004

Big congrats, Bill, on a truly artistic piece and WIN!

Nancy #854456

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict October 18, 2004

Congratulations, Bill on your wonderful win!

-Debby #854457

Wendy Stevenson October 18, 2004

Congtratulations Bill on your win with this beautifyl image!! #854461

Patricia A. Kuniega October 18, 2004

In my book, this one belongs at the top of the page! Congratulations Bill for this magnificant photo. I've told people from the state about your photograph and will no doubt send more people to take a look at it! #854526

Laura Berman October 18, 2004

Congrats again Bill on a very well deserved win. You have my vote for Grand Prize :-) #854532

Donna J. Taff October 18, 2004

Congratulation's on your very deserved win, Bill!!!!! #854543

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 18, 2004

Big congrats on your winner Bill! #854678

Donna L. Cuic October 18, 2004

Looks like Ivan brought lots of rain to your area, it made a beautiful photo for you. Congrats on your win.
Donna #854789

Carol Brill October 18, 2004

Congratulations on making it to the winner's circle with this amazing image, Bill! #854801

S J October 18, 2004

Congtratulations Bill on your win with this fantastic image! #854841

Dale Gast October 18, 2004

So well deserved!! Congratulations, Bill!!!! #854860

Jennifer Rennison October 18, 2004

Congratulations on you win, Bill!!! #854861

Mellanie October 18, 2004

YEA!!! Congrats, Bill! Well deserved! #854928

Stephen Zacker October 18, 2004

Congratulations, Bill! #854982

Rob Friedman October 18, 2004

Congrats, Bill--you rule!! :) #855082

Paul Conlan October 18, 2004

An wonderful image Bill. Congratulations. #855095

Debra Booth October 18, 2004

Congratulations, Bill!! #855144

Joy Brown October 18, 2004

I knew it was a winner!!! Congratulations on this well deserved win, Bill!!! #855154

Audrea Telkamp October 18, 2004

Congratulations Bill!! This image is stunning!! #855201

Barbara Gordon October 18, 2004

This is one of the prettiest pictures ever. Congrats!! #855264

Casey A. Hanson October 18, 2004

Congrats Bill! :0) #855284

Darren K. Fisher level-classic October 18, 2004

WTG Bill another very well deserved win from you. #855371

Wendy M. Amdahl level-deluxe October 18, 2004

Awesome image...well deserved win...congratulations Mr. Raco! :o) #855383

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe October 18, 2004

Well deserved, Bill. Congrats on your win!! #855489

Stanley J. Contrades October 18, 2004

Wonderful, bill, and CONGRATULATIONS once again!!
Stan #855550

Evy Johansen level-classic October 19, 2004

Many congratulations on you well deserved win, bill!! #855637

Leanne M.E. Boyd October 19, 2004

Congratulations Bill! Fantastic image! #855733

Michael Khoury October 19, 2004

Congratulations Bill! #855779

William C. Raco level-addict October 19, 2004

Wow, thank you all so very much.

bill #855816

Wally Orlowsky October 19, 2004

Congratulations on this deserving winner, Bill. #855990

Judith G. Secco October 19, 2004

Just awesome, Bill. Congratulations!
Judy #855994

Robin L. Wehrman October 19, 2004

Congratulations on your won Bill! This is truley a magnificent image. Well deserved!! #856480

bob cornelison October 19, 2004

I knew this would be here!
~:O) #857114

Peggy Wolff October 19, 2004

Congrats Bill on a beautiful photo and great win! #857633

Susana Matos October 19, 2004

Congratulations! There is no surprise here! This is a once in a lifetime photo!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #857840

William C. Raco level-addict October 20, 2004

Thank you so very kindly.
Best of the day to each of you.

bill #858107

Donna R. Moratelli October 20, 2004

This is one of those'AWE impiring' images. Great eye and great exposure; Bill Raco!! Way to go.. #858399

Nobu Nagase October 20, 2004

Love the beautiful blue tint all around. Great exposure!!!
Many congratulations, Bill!!!

...I am so late in commenting, but be better later than... :-) #859139

William C. Raco level-addict October 20, 2004

Thank you, Donna and Nobi!!

bill #859941

Leonard Pierce October 21, 2004

Congratulations on your Second Place win Bill!!! #861764

Kathleen N. Nelson October 22, 2004

WOW, Bill, what an awesome photo. Congratulations. #862474

William C. Raco level-addict October 22, 2004

Thank you, Len and Kathleen!

bill #862488

Dolores Neilson October 22, 2004

What a terrific image, bill!! I thought I had commented on this...maybe you have one similar??

Anyway, I've been away for a little over a week and am glad to be back home. Particulary since it's much colder in Canada!! Was a few days past peak foliage but I shot other things...what else does one do?? Big congrats to you, bill! Well deserved! #863824

William C. Raco level-addict October 23, 2004

Thank you, Dolores.
Yes, there is one similar.
I posted a shot taken just before sunrise the day before.
It was almost colorless, quite gray.
Thank you for the nice note

bill #864216

Patricia Marroquin October 24, 2004

As mentioned before, this really does take my breath away. I was rooting for this to be an even higher winner, but it's certainly a great honor to go this high. A big congratulations, Bill. :-) #867276

William C. Raco level-addict October 25, 2004

Thank you so much, Patricia.
I appreciate your support.
best wishes,

bill #867551

Cora Miller level-addict November 01, 2004

Good grief, Bill, it's a shame no one else likes this amazingly spectacular inspirational shot! ;) Congratulations on capturing this special moment in such a special way.....and on your win! #884194

William C. Raco level-addict November 01, 2004

LOL... thank you, Cora
It's always nice to hear from you.

bill #884319

Raymond Pauly level-classic July 30, 2008

Hey, Bill! Don't ask me how... but I missed this one!! Wow! What a beautiful shot and a great win! So happy to see more gold in your gallery (which I am lacking lately)!!LOL
HUGE congratulations, my friend! #6252063

William C. Raco level-addict July 31, 2008

Thanks, Raymond! #6252534

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Uploaded on September 23, 2004

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