Breaking the Night

© Ulysses A. Villamin

Breaking the Night

Uploaded: May 21, 2008


June Finalist (Catch All); POTD July 26, 2008

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 125/100000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300


M.Christine Duncan May 21, 2008

A wonderful composition, and color! A solitary silhouette, great contrast, nicely framed... well done! Hope you are entering some of these into the free contest...?! #925818

Ulysses A. Villamin May 21, 2008

Wow! Do you really think I should enter the photo contest with this? I did submit my orchid today in the free contest because of you :) Thanks so much... Its always great to hear positive review from people in your caliber. THANKS! #5957101

Kimi A. Phillips May 21, 2008

Beautiful! ENTER IT!!!!!:) #5957831

Ulysses A. Villamin May 21, 2008

What category do you think this photo fits? #5958530

Kimi A. Phillips May 23, 2008

I would probably put it in Catch All. #5967029

Laura E. Swan level-classic May 23, 2008

Hey, now..this is cool. It's very unusual and the judges look for originality. At first I thought TREE, then I, PLANT...NO TREE...So is it a PLANT?

Whatever it is, it's different and pretty and well done. The ORANGE is GREAT and the moon is the cherry on the top. Very unique Ulysses. -Laura Swan #5969541

Ulysses A. Villamin May 24, 2008

Actually, I really don't know if this is a tree or a plant. I just took one shot of it out of the blue after almost two hours of shooting in the beach before we went home. Luckily, I made it to something like this. One of my better photos thus far, I guess. Thanks for the wonderful complimets, guys! #5973422

Eni Tutulaku May 27, 2008

Beautiful colors and did a great job... #5984724

Ulysses A. Villamin May 27, 2008

Thanks, Eni! #5985067

May 27, 2008

Stunning Shot Ulysses! Great color! #5986258

Ulysses A. Villamin May 27, 2008

Thanks, Darren! A lot of people likes this particular shot, and it became one of my favorite, too. A real simple but strong composition. I appreciate the compliments and hope you come back again to visit my gallery... By the way, you have a lot of wonderful pix yourself. Keep it up! God bless. #5986309

M.Christine Duncan June 09, 2008

What did I tell ya??? EP all the way guy!!!! Whoo hoo! Doin' backflips cause this was the first time I saw your work... and voila! Beautiful job UV ;-) #6040137

Ulysses A. Villamin June 09, 2008

You read it right, folks! Christine was the very first one to comment on any of my photos and suggested that I enter some of them into the contest. Thanks, for the encouragement, CD and to my DRU family as well. Love you, guys! #6040615

Kimi A. Phillips June 19, 2008

TOLD YOU!!!!!!!:) BIG CONGRATS!!!! #6078522

Eni Tutulaku June 19, 2008

congratulation on your finalist... #6078874

Debbie E. Payne June 19, 2008

Good for you, Ulysses ! This is awesome. Congratulations on the finalist. #6078898

Ulysses A. Villamin June 19, 2008

Yay!!! I can't believe this!!! Am I dreaming or what? Somebody please wake me up... or no :)

What can I say? This is my very first finalist photo... yahoooooo!!!

Thanks to the judges...
Thanks to my DRU family and all those who appreciated this image: Christine, Laura, Candice, Sherrybear, Kimi, Eni, Debbie, Darren!!! Thanks, guys, for the support and inspiration.

Thanks so much to Brother Eli who has supported me with this endeavor; and to Brother Daniel who taught me the basics of photography.

God bless ya'll!!!

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!! #6079478

Destiny D. Seelatsee June 19, 2008

gorgeous! #6079697

Ulysses A. Villamin June 19, 2008

Thanks, Destiny! #6079750

M.Christine Duncan June 19, 2008

Heh, heh, heh... what am I supposed to say except ahem.. "GRATZ!!!" Keep it up guy, your photos are wonderful and I was so beside myself when I saw your finalist tag pop up! Be smothered in His blessings my friend... #6080127

Ulysses A. Villamin June 19, 2008

Oh, CD, I am so thrilled for you to see this, buddy:) You are the very first to ever comment on this image and encouraged me to enter it to the contest. I am so blessed to have met you, guys along with all my club families. Thank you so much. May you continue to help all the aspiring photographers that will be coming your way :)

God bless you and your family!!! #6080215

June 19, 2008

Great photo Ulysses! Congratulations on your finalist!! #6080216

Ulysses A. Villamin June 19, 2008

Thanks, Lowen! Hope you visit again :) #6080232

Joan E. Hoffman June 19, 2008

This is stunning UV!! Don't know how I missed it .... and hugh Congratz to you on the finalist !!!!!! #6080460

Dawn M. Schneider June 19, 2008

Congrats on the finalist on this fantastic image!!!!!! #6080473

Amy M. Wilson June 19, 2008

A big congratulations Ulysses, this is a beautiful finalist! #6080740

Ulysses A. Villamin June 19, 2008

Big thanks, Joan, Dawn, and Amy!!! #6081867

Laura E. Swan level-classic June 19, 2008

Ulysses. I feel faint. Bring the smelling salts. I am just taken back by this wonderful event. You kept it humble and just kept at it. It paid off dear new friend. I am so happy for you! It's a beautiful shot and they knew it,too! HOW WONDERFUL. I feel like a MOM and her son is graduating. xo #6082925

Patricia Seidler June 20, 2008

Congratulations Ulysses. #6083562

Sherry McClead June 20, 2008

Wow this is such a wonderful shot Ulysses... I am just so happy for you! Keep up the great work... your still smiling aren't ya... I can almost see it! Well you have every right to...

Sherrybear :} DRU~ #6084222

Ulysses A. Villamin June 20, 2008

Oh, Laura, I have been waiting for you to see this :) I just can't believe it. Thanks for all the support and appreciation. Its just so nice to have someone like you around. What a blessing you have been along with all those who have pushed and inspired me to get better on this.

God bless you, my friend!!! #6084291

Ulysses A. Villamin June 20, 2008

Thanks, Patricia!!! Hope to see you visit again :) #6084309

Ulysses A. Villamin June 20, 2008

Sherrybear, thanks for believing!!! I really still feel that I am not worthy of being a favorite photographer; but many thanks to the appreciation and encouragement.

God bless you :) #6084324

Candice L. Carter June 20, 2008

CONGRATS! #6085242

Ulysses A. Villamin June 20, 2008

Thanks, CC! #6085307

Colette M. Metcalf June 21, 2008

Congratulations!! #6089161

Ulysses A. Villamin June 21, 2008

Thanks, Colette! #6089686

David Pratt June 23, 2008

Well done Ulysses! #6097926

Ulysses A. Villamin June 23, 2008

Thanks, David! #6098244

Arman E. Barbuco June 29, 2008

Congratulations on this photo. Great shot and I love the thought of the moon being there... #6122092

Ulysses A. Villamin June 29, 2008

Thanks for visiting, Arman!!! #6122661

Destiny D. Seelatsee July 26, 2008

whoot whoot on photo of the day! #6232122

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict July 26, 2008

Congratulations Ulysses on your POTD Win!!!


Dominick #6232124

Becky J. Parkinson level-deluxe July 26, 2008

Georgeous, Ulysses, and congratulations on the POTD! #6232159

Susie Peek-Swint July 26, 2008

Lovely comp and warm colours Ulysses ~ many congrats on your finalist and POTD! #6232161

Laura E. Swan level-classic July 26, 2008

OH MY GOSH! THE SHOT THAT JUST "KEEPS ON GIVING!" Congratulations on the PHOTO OF THE DAY Ulysses! You will be so thrilled when you see this has happened! Some of us already have! COOL! So proud of your work and of you. -Laura


Ulysses A. Villamin July 26, 2008

Oh, my!!! What a surprise!!! I never thought this could happen :) I am totally speechless!!! I don't know what to!!! Perhaps, thanks to everyone is a good start :)

You're right, Laura, my friend, I am so thrilled about this. Oh, my!!! I can't believe this :) How could this happen? How do they choose the POTD?

Oh, my!!! Geez... Is this for real?

(pinches my skin)

Oh, my, its real!!!

THANKS to everyone!!! THANKS to the judges!!!



Christina N. Seuser July 26, 2008

huge congrats on pod!!! #6232229

Yves Rubin July 26, 2008

Beautiful and so elegant! Big congratulations! #6232367

David Pratt July 26, 2008

Way to go Ulysses! Congrats on this fine POTD! #6232449

Samantha L. Dean July 26, 2008

Congrats Ulysses on the finalist and the POTD!!! How excited you must be!! Beautiful, deserving image!! Well done!! #6232473

Donna K. Kilcher July 26, 2008

congrats on POTD and finalist

great image #6232500

Joan E. Hoffman July 26, 2008

WTG UV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow. Huge Congratualations on both the finalist (which I somehow missed) AND the POTD.


Sharon July 26, 2008

Congrats! #6232872

Denise Denomy July 26, 2008


Dianna Hauf July 26, 2008

I am in awe....this is stunning Ulysses! A huge congrats on this as a finalist (although I think it should have been a winner as well) AND an even HUGER congrats for the POTD!!!! This is truly a stunner! LOVE the colors and the silhouetting! #6233124

Casey A. Hanson July 26, 2008

Beautiful image,Ulysses. Congrats! :0) #6233131

Susana Ms Heide July 26, 2008

Simple yet striking elements Ulysses! The moon in the frame is beautiful! Many CONGRATS on both, your finalist and your POTD recognitions!!

Bob Sticco July 26, 2008

Congratulations, Ulysses!!!! Awesome photo, and well deserved accolades.......:) You had to see that one coming!!!! #6233357

Dawn M. Schneider July 26, 2008

Look what a little faith in yourself can do!!! Congrats on the POTD now have this kind of faith in the rest of your photos Ulysses!!!!! GREAT JOB not only for the the judges liking this, but for all your supporters here at BP!!!!!! #6233533

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe July 26, 2008

Simply beautiful, a double congratulations Ulysses!! #6233540

Steve M. Harrington July 26, 2008

Good on you, Ulysses! :)
Steve #6233550

Dennis Walton July 26, 2008

Great composition! #6233658

Joy Rector July 26, 2008

congrats on the POTD #6233986

M.Christine Duncan July 26, 2008

POTD!!!!! YES GUY.... you rock :-) This will always be my very favorite... GRATZ ULYSSES!!! #6234866

Joanne Kramer level-classic July 26, 2008

Congrats on the POTD. Well deserved! #6234872

Kathleen R. Struckle July 26, 2008

Congrats on your beautiful POTD!! #6235043

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic July 26, 2008

Wow, Ulysses!
First a Finalist. Now a POTD!!!

Patricia Seidler July 27, 2008

Another round of congratulations well deserved Ulyses for POTD! #6235460

Marisol Pastor July 27, 2008

Big congrats on your POTD. A truly stunning image! #6236338

Conrad L. Conero July 27, 2008

Guess you don't need me to tell you this is a great photo, Ulysses. :) #6236709

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe July 27, 2008

Beautiful image and well deserving the POTD, Ulysses!! #6237283

Ulysses A. Villamin July 27, 2008

A million thanks to everyone!!! #6238268

Mick Burkey level-classic July 28, 2008

Really quite beautiful, Ulysses, and very worthy of the awards. Congratulations on a wonderful image! #6241365

Patricia Seidler August 20, 2008

Congratulations Ulysses. Well deserved! #6338746

Tatiana Simao September 19, 2008

Congratulaaaaations Ulysses...!!!!!
I'm happy for you..!!! #6474361

Max Aureli October 23, 2008

Ulysses... I am getting tired now!!! Congratulations!!!! :-))) #6645043

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