The Dawn

© Nick Lagos

The Dawn

Anne Davis February 02, 2009

Nick, the stillness in this image is amazing! Wonderful composition and colours. This is a beautiful photo! #1077225

Renee Doyle level-classic February 02, 2009

Simply stunning Nick!!! #7116535

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 02, 2009

Wonderful perspective, lighting and capture Nick! Jeff #7116808

Eric S. Rundle February 02, 2009

fantastic work Nick #7116860

Bojan Bencic level-classic February 02, 2009

Fantastic capture, Nick. Looks like a really long exposure - amazing light and colors. #7118014

Robert Hechinger February 03, 2009

Nick looks to be an other winner - Really nice #7122264

Elizabeth J. Bernier February 11, 2009

The sense of stillness in this gives it a peaceful and at the same time a surreal mood..and the star trails are so cool...a simply stunning scenic!!!! #7153018

Amanda Cass February 13, 2009

WOW !!! another stunner! very beautiful and congrats on being POTD #7159821

Susan Jane Allen level-classic February 13, 2009

Breathtakingly gorgeous! #7159824

Tommy E. Burgess February 13, 2009

Stunning capture and a well deserved POTD Nick!! Excellent work. #7159831

Alison Greenwood February 13, 2009

Stunning, as always Nick! Congratulations on your POTD my friend! #7159835

Bob Jones February 13, 2009

Well Nick ... you pushed the boat out for this one ...an example of your bountiful talent ... congratulations my friend #7159851

Alex T. Mizuno February 13, 2009

I can't describe the beauty of this image Nick! I gasped the moment I saw it. It's just a perfect landscape image to me. Congratulations on this POTD!! #7159852

Renee Doyle level-classic February 13, 2009

Big congrats on this well deserved POTD Nick!!! Just awesome!! #7159858

Avril Young February 13, 2009

congrats...looks like a painting! #7159870

Betsy Labuschagne February 13, 2009

Absolutely stunning Nick, Congratulations!!! #7159925

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 13, 2009

Its always such a pleasure to watch your shots. This one is amazingly peaceful. Big Congrats. on the POTD. Just wondering, how long was the exposure?

Usman. #7159928

Les Rhoades level-classic February 13, 2009

Congrats on your POTD selection! #7159931

Siete Meeter February 13, 2009

Wonderful perspective, lighting and capture Nick! Congrats on your POTD selection! #7159953

Tressie Davis February 13, 2009

Beautiful Nick, congrats on POTD!! :-) #7159996

Nick Lagos February 13, 2009

Thanks evreyone for stopping to view and comment so generously....to answer Usman it was a 6 min and 39 second exposure, ISO 200, F 5.6 and 10mm Focal length ( A Sigma 10-20)... and big thanks to Betterphoto for choosing this image #7160018

Teri Klinger February 13, 2009

wow! 6 min - I love your perspective and comp! it's beautiful, Nick! congrats on the POTD! #7160029

Teri Klinger February 13, 2009

wow! 6 min - I love your perspective and comp! it's beautiful, Nick! congrats on the POTD! #7160030

Katarina Mansson February 13, 2009

Beautiful blue sky and fantastic exposure. Congratulations Nick! #7160036

Gord MacEachern February 13, 2009

Great capture,well done Nick,congratulations.
Gord #7160079

Ken Smith level-classic February 13, 2009

Congratulations, Nick. I like the little star trails. #7160169

Lori Carlson February 13, 2009

What a perfect vision of a little piece of the world. Glorious POTD, Nick! Big congrats to you! :0) #7160245

Claudia Kuhn level-classic February 13, 2009

So calm and peaceful, beautiful scene,wonderful work, congrats! #7160273

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic February 13, 2009

Gorgeous, Nick!
Congratulations!
~Lisa #7160301

Wendy Stevenson February 13, 2009

Absolutely gorgeous Nick! Big Congrats on this fine POTD! Stunningly beautiful! #7160417

Vicki Hunt February 13, 2009

Congrats on this beautiful POTD! #7160539

Terry Cervi level-classic February 13, 2009

Nick, this is just stunning! Congrats on your gorgeous POTD, matey! #7160548

Cindy Hamilton February 13, 2009

What a gorgeous shot! Congratulations! #7160552

Debra R. Harder February 13, 2009

I knew this was a winner when I first saw it, Nick! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your OUTSTANDING POTD!! Deb #7160569

Lorri Shank February 13, 2009

Gorgeous, Nick! What a good eye to see that symmetry in the foreground.
I agree with what others have said about the stillness and the long exposure. This is an image that draws you in.......Congrats! #7160671

Evy Johansen level-classic February 13, 2009

Nick, this is so beautiful!!! Big congratulations on your POTD!! #7160732

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe February 13, 2009

Congratulations on this beauty!!!! #7160735

France Freeman February 13, 2009

Unique composition, I like the way you've visually balanced the elements. Great shot Nick! #7160771

Sarah Goblot February 13, 2009

Just beautiful! #7160773

Nick Lagos February 13, 2009

I've been asked by a few people about star trails....I'm not that experienced at them (yet)....but here's a few urls to help..the only other thing I can add is take a good spotlight with you because it will be hard to line your horizon up so you'll need to find something with a vertical line in it...use the noise diffusion setting on your camera and take a heap of coffee
Nick
http://www.danheller.com/star-trails

http://www.weatherscapes.com/techniques.php?cat=astronomy&page=startrails

http://www.adidap.com/2008/10/30/tips-for-shooting-star-trails-pictures/

#7160777

randy dannheim February 13, 2009

Nick, this image doesn't fit the cookie cutter landscaps that make it beyond a second prize on BP. Did that sound sarcastic, I'm sorry. That being said,this image is original in compostion and tech. perfect. Best landscape of the month - certainly deserves consideration for a First place or dare we say Grand-Prize. WOW great job Nick #7160834

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 13, 2009

I totally agree with Randy...this is gorgeous Nick

jo ann c. #7160880

Daniella Puente February 13, 2009

This is SPECTACULAR congrats on the POTD Nick... #7160939

Sheila D. Robertson February 13, 2009

Congratulations, Nick! This is outstanding photography and vision. #7160970

Dennis Walton February 13, 2009

superb! #7161048

Joy Rector February 13, 2009

congrats on this awesome POTD #7161087

Jessica Jenney February 13, 2009

Congratulations, Nick on your beautiful POTD! #7161088

A P February 13, 2009

Gorgeous Nick. Love the mist across the water. Congratulations on your POTD. #7161108

Colleen Farrell February 13, 2009

Breathtaking, surreal beauty! I'd love to know where this was taken. Awesome work, Nick--congratulations on your well-deserved POTD! #7161153

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton February 13, 2009

Wonderful.. Congratulations and thanks for sharing your majestic work, Nick ! #7161241

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 13, 2009

So serene, beautiful image Nick!! Congratulations! #7161253

Donna J. Eaton February 13, 2009

What a gorgeous image Nick! Love the light, the stillness and the fallen logs leading me into the beauty of the scene! Congrats on your POTD! #7161345

Marisol Pastor February 13, 2009

This is so surreal! Beautiful image Nick. Congratuations of the POTD. #7161466

Christie R. Bielss February 13, 2009

Really beautiful! Congrats on your POTD! #7161540

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic February 13, 2009

Congrats on your POTD Nick!!! This is marvelous!!!! #7161684

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 13, 2009

Congrats Nick on your outstanding and well deserved POTD! Jeff #7161950

Guy D. Biechele level-classic February 13, 2009

Congratulations on your POTD, Nick. Wonderful image! #7162012

Kristi A. Howson February 13, 2009

Simply amazing Nick. I love the way the eye is lead back through all of the beautiful light, mood and colors. Excellent work and Big Congratulations on POTD...you earned it!!! #7162026

Michael Umbreit February 13, 2009

Nick - Congratulations on your POTD! What a cool long exposure shot! - Mike #7162996

Cheryl Meisel February 14, 2009

WOWWWWWWW just wonderful! BIG BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this out of this world shot!
Cherylm #7163472

Lindley Johnson level-classic February 14, 2009

Stunning POTD, Nick! Beautiful color, composition, clarity - and the mood created by the absolute stillness is amazing. Congratulations! #7164172

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe February 14, 2009

Hi Nick, Ditto everyone above....especially Randy D.....not your everyday landscape...just breath-taking...good luck in the next round....I'm sure it's a WINNER! Regards, Patricia #7165085

Summer A. Kozisek February 15, 2009

Stunning image Nick, congrats on your POTD! #7169712

Ada Panich February 16, 2009

wow, wow, wow, no other words...this is a fabulous and oustanding image! Congrats on your POTD! #7170343

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe February 18, 2009

What a outstanding and well deserved POTD, Nick! It's perfect in all respects!! Very beautiful and exceptionally well done!!! Big congratulations and I think we are looking at a winner here!! #7179418

Sharon C. Hinze February 18, 2009

Everyone has said it but it is so beautiful I had to chime in....an incredible image! Sharon #7179523

Corinne M. Thompson February 23, 2009

Beautiful, Congrats on your POTD! #7204758

Susan Heath February 25, 2009

Incredile beauty! Man oh man, your work is such an inspiration. #7214027

Hendrik Storme March 25, 2009

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist! #7329799

Nancy Grace Chen March 25, 2009

Hellloooo, Nick! Remember me? I'm back. love this image. the light is incredible, and the composition is almost surreal. great job here. hope you are doing well! glad you are still shooting!! #7329911

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic March 25, 2009

Your work is always an inspiration and leaves me in awe, Nick. Congratulations on an incredibly beautiful finalist. I know we'll see this again soon. #7330055

Debra R. Harder March 25, 2009

This is a STUNNING image, Nick...and a winner in my book all the way! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist! Deb #7332046

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton March 25, 2009

Just order my 10/20, hope will get a good one (Sigma?###?) and ready to try your setup. Thanks Master ! :)

Congratulations Nick. #7332437

Betsy Labuschagne March 25, 2009

Congratulations on your stunning finalist Nick!! #7332575

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic March 26, 2009

Finalist is the beginning for this capture, after the POTD...seems it will go far!!!! CONGRATS Nick.

Usman. #7333773

Terry Cervi level-classic March 26, 2009

Congrats on this awesome finalist, Nick!! #7334054

Cheryl E. Molennor March 26, 2009

Congratulations on your fabulous finalist! #7334520

Guy D. Biechele level-classic March 26, 2009

Nick, congratulations on this finalist! #7335062

Wanda Judd level-addict March 26, 2009

Nick, I have spent some time getting lost in this capture..it is truly thought provoking and moving...congratulations... #7335124

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 26, 2009

Outstanding NIck! Congratulations on your finalist! #7336203

Laurie Daily level-deluxe March 26, 2009

The stillness and peace I feel when I lose myself in this is quite theraputic after a looooong day of teaching third graders, Nick...WoW...Congrats to you! #7336250

Kristi A. Howson March 26, 2009

Magnificent Matey. The light, color and composition really come together to make this incredible image. Big Congratulations Nick & I hope this one goes all the way!!! #7336726

Pat Abbott level-classic March 27, 2009

Stunning capture, Nick! Congrats! #7340981

Colleen Farrell March 28, 2009

I love this image so much. :) Big congrats, Nick! #7344431

Elizabeth J. Bernier April 09, 2009

Huge congrats on your beautiful POTD matey...very well deserved!!!! Sorry I'm just getting to this comment now. :) #7389127

Bill Houghton May 19, 2009

Nick, this is so beautiful. You have a great body of work. Thanks for commenting on my cardinals. Bill #7535908

Bob Jones May 19, 2009

Stunned .... This should have been a winner!!!! #7535923

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 26, 2009

Congrats on your finalists!! #7560440

A P May 26, 2009


Congratulations my friend and I'm cheering for this outstanding capture to go...... ALL THE WAY!!! #7560676

Stefania Barbier level-addict May 26, 2009

huge congrats on your wonderful finalist!!! #7561320

Kara L. Hendricks May 26, 2009

Simple... Stunning!!!!!!


congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos #7561646

Ken Smith level-classic May 26, 2009

Congrats on your finalist, Nick. Very well deserved! #7562510

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic May 26, 2009

Beautiful!!! Congrats on your Finalist Nick!! #7563114

Terry Cervi level-classic May 26, 2009

Simply gorgeous, Nick! Congrats on your finalist! #7563192

Eugenio Diaz May 26, 2009

Congratulations on your AMAZING Finalist…Well done!
Good Luck in the next Round!!!
#7564029

Evy Johansen level-classic May 26, 2009

This is soooo beautiful, Nick!! BIG congratulations on your finalist!! #7564033

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe May 26, 2009

Beautiful....Congratulations! #7564107

Debra R. Harder May 26, 2009

One of my favorites, Nick! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist! Deb #7564433

Cecil P. Whitt May 27, 2009

Congrats on this beautiful image. C #7564744

Bojan Bencic level-classic May 27, 2009

Congratulations on your finalist, Nick! #7565054

Kristi A. Howson May 27, 2009

Congratulations Nick on this incredible beautiful scape. Composition and colors are outstanding!!! #7566208

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe May 27, 2009

Congrats Nick on your Outstanding Finalist! Jeff #7568394

Randy A. Baumhover May 27, 2009

Congrats on this finalist, outstanding light and composition. RB #7568549

Nadya Johnson May 27, 2009

Nothing short of breath-taking, Nick! Congratulations on your fantastic finalist!! #7568682

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 28, 2009

Beautiful work Nick, congratulations again! #7571595

Stefania Barbier level-addict May 28, 2009

spectacular, congratulations on your winner!!!! #7572228

Ken Smith level-classic May 28, 2009

Glad to see this one get gold, Nick..surprised it didn't the first time! #7572390

Bojan Bencic level-classic May 28, 2009

Congratulations, Nick! #7572442

Shawn Jennings level-classic May 28, 2009

Congratulations on this fantastic win, Nick! #7572504

AMALIA Veralli May 28, 2009

Congrats on your Second Place win! #7572513

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe May 28, 2009

A hauntingly beautiful image, Nick -- congratulations on your win! #7572544

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 28, 2009

Congratulations on your win Nick! Incredible work! #7572755

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe May 28, 2009

WTG!!!! Huge Congratulations!!! #7572894

Bob Jones May 28, 2009

A dissapointment this did not pick up the gold place Nick ... but congrats on a solid 2nd

#7573089

Terry Cervi level-classic May 28, 2009

Congrats on your second place win, Nick!! #7573216

Renee Doyle level-classic May 28, 2009

Always thought this stunning!!! Big congratulations to you Nick on this wonderful win! #7573387

Colleen Farrell May 28, 2009

WTG, Nick! Congrats on your win! #7573477

Cheryl E. Molennor May 28, 2009

Congratulations on this amazing winner! #7573768

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 28, 2009

A wonderful winner matey, congrats!! #7573782

A P May 28, 2009

Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos #7574326

Monika Sapek level-classic May 28, 2009

Many congratulations on your Second Place Win, Nick!
Monika #7574494

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic May 29, 2009

I knew it...this was destined for GOLD, Nick.

USman. #7574664

Alan L. Borror May 29, 2009

Congratulations on a fantastic image and winner, Nick! #7575027

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe May 29, 2009

Congrats on your 2nd Place Nick!! Jeff #7575591

Eugenio Diaz May 29, 2009

Wow, Congratulations on your Fabulous Win!!!
Well done! #7575716

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe May 29, 2009

Simply WOW, Nick... CONGRATULATIONS!! #7577121

Kristi A. Howson May 29, 2009

Fantastic WIN Nick. This was bound to be a winner. Love it! Big Congratulations to YOU Matey!!! #7577157

Thomas E. Hinds May 29, 2009

Stunning image and a winner anywhere! #7577727

Michael Robichaud May 30, 2009

Congrats on your 2nd place win...gorgeous... #7579742

Leslie McLain level-deluxe May 31, 2009

Congrats on your stunning winner. #7581124

Datha Y. Thompson June 01, 2009

I love the peaceful easy feeling in this Gorgeous Winner Nick :0) Congratulations #7585138

Brook Burling June 03, 2009

Congratulations on this beautiful image! #7593683

Marisol Pastor June 13, 2009

Congratulations! #7625242

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict July 17, 2009

Congratulations Nick on your Win!!!!


Dominick #7747793


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Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 399/1 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 10.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 30D

Uploaded on February 01, 2009

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