© Mitch Spence


Uploaded: March 02, 2010 12:34:04


Part of mooring lines on one of the big ships on display at the San Diego harbor area.


Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300


Jeanie L DeNuzzio March 02, 2010

Very nicely done ;) #1244366

David Phalen March 02, 2010

Love It!! Terrific comp, shapes, tones and textures!! #8427519

Joannie Bertucci level-classic March 02, 2010

Great "hook-up" Mitch! :-) Really excellent composition and details! #8427585

Amy M. Wilson March 02, 2010

Wonderful comp, details and clarity, Mitch! #8427862

William C. Raco level-classic March 02, 2010

Very fine detail, composition and color
Excellent eye and photo, Mitch #8427864

Monnie Ryan March 02, 2010

Given my strange penchant for rope, you know I'll love this one, Mitch! Very creative perspective with fantastic details! #8427865

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe March 02, 2010

Cool close up shot. Well seen and taken. #8427982

Leslie McLain level-deluxe March 02, 2010

Wonderful capture, colors, and textures, Mitch. #8428058

Tammy Espino March 02, 2010

Love your San Diego shots this is no exception!! :) Did you ever make it to Tower 23? #8428162

Crystal Young March 02, 2010

Very interesting! Love the detail and color! #8428190

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe March 02, 2010

Great detail and texture, Mitch; love the contrast in deep rich colors!


Nikki McDonald level-classic March 03, 2010

Superb focus and textural contrasts on this one, Mitch. Love the strong details against the soft background. Colors and light are excellent. #8430075

Anita Hogue March 04, 2010

Fantastic macro, Mitch! #8432623

Mitch Spence level-classic March 05, 2010

Thank you for all the great comments. I'm delighted that you like it. #8434194

Patti Coblentz March 07, 2010

Fantastic comp, details, subject, and can see the pull in this!

Patti #8437203

Mitch Spence level-classic March 18, 2010

Thank you, Patti. :) #8463739

Tiia Vissak March 21, 2010

Congratulations! #8469048

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic March 21, 2010

CONGRATZ. on the POTD Award, Mitch!

UB. #8469051

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 21, 2010

congrats on your gorgeous POTD! #8469052

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 21, 2010

Fantastic, Mitch!
Congratulations on your POTD!
~♥~Lisa #8469059

Katarina Mansson March 21, 2010

Congratulations on your POTD Mitch! #8469063

Kathy Salerni level-classic March 21, 2010

Congrats on your outstanding POTD! #8469064

Michelle Alton March 21, 2010

This is a wonderful photographic work and a brilliant selection for POTD, Mitch. Congratulations! #8469095

Kathryn Wesserling March 21, 2010

This is a standout, Mitch! #8469100

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 21, 2010

Hurry and wake up Mitch! Looky what you got!


Well deserved!

-Laura :D #8469102

Phil Stith March 21, 2010

Congratulations, Mitch. #8469114

Mike Clime March 21, 2010

Congratulations on this great POTD! #8469144

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe March 21, 2010

Congrats on your fantastic POTD, MItch. #8469148

Hendrik Storme March 21, 2010

Gorgeous POTD,congratulations!!! #8469180

Nancy J. Locke March 21, 2010

OUTSTANDING COMPOSITION, MITCH!!! The composition, details, lighting and background are AWESOME!!!! What a way to start my day. :D

SUPER CONGRATS!!! Nancy J Locke #8469184

Leland N. Saunders level-deluxe March 21, 2010

Nice work, Mitch. Congrats on POTD !!

Lee #8469222

Gord MacEachern March 21, 2010

Congratulations on this well deserved POTD!! #8469228

William C. Raco level-classic March 21, 2010

Congratulations, Mitch!
Excellent POTD selection #8469261

Nikki McDonald level-classic March 21, 2010

Pops right off the screen, it does. Congratulations on the POTD, Mitch. #8469270

Richard M. Waas level-addict March 21, 2010

Very Creative, Congrats on POTD! #8469290

Mark S. Cox March 21, 2010

Great lighting and clarity. Congrats on POTD. #8469318

Courtenay Vanderbilt March 21, 2010

Such a cool image, Mitch! Congrats on your POTD! #8469324

Bob Cournoyer level-classic March 21, 2010

Congrats on your POTD, Mitch... :-) #8469333

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic March 21, 2010

on your very deserving POTD...

fantastic image! 8o) #8469343

David Phalen March 21, 2010

WOWZA WTG BIG Congrats on a great POTD!! #8469347

Tressie Davis March 21, 2010

Well seen and taken, congrats on POTD!! #8469348

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 21, 2010

Congrats Mitch on your Outstandig POTD! Jeff #8469359

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic March 21, 2010

Such wonderful composition and colors!
Congratulations on a well-deserved POTD! #8469360

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic March 21, 2010

Very cool capture, Mitch. Huge congrats on this wonderful POTD. #8469363

MELODIE C. ROBERTS March 21, 2010

WoooooooHooooo Mitch!!
Congratulations on Your Excellent POTD!!! #8469392

Stephen Zacker March 21, 2010

Well seen. Like the simplicity. Congratulations #8469398

Eivor Kuchta March 21, 2010

Nice composition! Congratulations on your POTD, Mitch! #8469438

Patti Coblentz March 21, 2010

Congratulations, Mitch...fantastic!!
Patti #8469478

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna March 21, 2010

WTG on this fantastic POTD, Mitch!!! :-)♫♪ k #8469485

Linda Blair March 21, 2010

Awesome....congrats on POTD!!!!!!! #8469562

Jean E. Hildebrant March 21, 2010

Way to go Mitch! I am so happy to see this with a POTD!!! :) #8469628

Judy Tillson March 21, 2010

Good "seeing" -- and major CONGRATS on your POTD!


Les Rhoades level-classic March 21, 2010

Congrats on your POTD selection! #8469630

Bunny Snow March 21, 2010

Mitch, this is terrific. You did good composing the various shapes, sizes and textures across the overall image. The tonality is terrific! Congratulations on the selection of your POTD!! #8469659

Phyllis H. Burchett March 21, 2010

Way to see! Congrats on your POTD! #8469673

Sheri Camarda level-deluxe March 21, 2010

Great macro and comp. Mitch. Congratulations! #8469733

Susie Peek-Swint March 21, 2010

Cool lines and detail Mitch ~ great shot ... many congrats on POTD! #8469760

Debra R. Harder March 21, 2010

WTG, Mitch!! This is such an excellent image!!! Huge CONGRATULATIONS on your fabulous POTD!!!! Deb #8469797

Shirley A. Kinney March 21, 2010

Great composition, Mitch. Congratulations on your POTD. #8469862

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe March 21, 2010

Congratulations, Mitch! #8469912

Tamara K. Walker level-classic March 21, 2010

Awesome, CONGRATULATIONS! #8469921

Amy M. Wilson March 21, 2010

Glad to see this again and as POTD... BIG congratulations, Mitch!!! #8469946

Rona L. Schwarz March 21, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS, MITCH! An absolutely terrific capture - great eye and visualization to spot this find! Love the crisp details and tones and clean BG. Beautifully done! #8470000

Dr Silly level-classic March 21, 2010

Congratulations Mitch on your POTD. :O) #8470048

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic March 21, 2010

Excellent Macro image! CONGRATULATIONS on your well deserved POTD!!! Amanda #8470087

Michael Umbreit March 21, 2010

Mitch - Congratulations on your POTD!! - Mike #8470106

Tammy Espino March 21, 2010

Big congrats! #8470113

Steve M. Harrington March 21, 2010

Good on you, Mitch! :) A nicely seen and richly deserved POTD!
Steve #8470230

Christine Lobsinger level-classic March 21, 2010

Excellent Mitch... outstanding colour and details..

SMILING #8470238

Cesar J. La Rosa March 21, 2010

It's great to see a good friend's photograph as the POTD, Mitch. Congratulations on this wonderful and well-deserved recognition!!!
Cesar #8470301

Dianna Murphy March 21, 2010

Congratulations on your POTD Mitch! #8470310

Kathleen Rinker March 21, 2010

Congrats on your POTD, very well deserved!! #8470462

Patricia A. Stalter March 21, 2010

WEll... as Steve would say:
Good on you! Get out there and do the "smarty pants" dance. #8470469

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 21, 2010

Whooo hoooo Mitch! Big congrats on this awesome POTD!

jo ann c. #8470479

Leslie McLain level-deluxe March 21, 2010

Congrats on your wonderful POTD, Mitch. #8470493

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe March 21, 2010

Wonderful image and title, Mitch!
Congrats on your POTD!
KK #8470855

Daniella Puente March 21, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS Mitch you did fabulous!!! :))) #8470895

Donna La Mattino Pagakis March 21, 2010

Congratulations Mitch, awesome details! #8470925

Cindy Bendush level-classic March 21, 2010

Cool Mitch! Congrats on your POTD! #8471042

Heather Thorsen March 22, 2010

Congratulations on your excellent POTD Mitch.
Heather #8471146

Lindley Johnson level-classic March 22, 2010

Love the composition and textures in your excellent POTD, Mitch. Congratulations!! #8471762

Cathy Barrows March 22, 2010

congrats on your POTD...excellent details #8471921

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic March 22, 2010

A Beauty........Congrats!! #8472104

Mitch Spence level-classic March 22, 2010

My thanks to all of you for taking the time to look and leave me your comments and congrats. I appreciate them hugely. #8472243

Laurie Daily level-deluxe March 22, 2010

A little late for congrats but so loving the comp and the ever so fine detail, Mitch!!! #8473117

Anita Hogue March 22, 2010

Congratulations on this wonderful image, Mitch! #8473310

Richard D. Love March 24, 2010

Congratulations, Mitch. Outstanding comp and textures. Well done.

Rick #8477481

Mitch Spence level-classic March 24, 2010

Thanks so very much, Laurie, Anita, and Richard for your comments and congrats. #8477672

Susana Ms Heide March 24, 2010

Strenght is the first word that comes to mind... and you've captured that very effectively in this fantastic POTD!!! CONGRATS to you Mitch! #8478408

Mitch Spence level-classic March 28, 2010

Thank you very much, Susana. :) #8490143

Nancy (Peaches) Harker March 29, 2010

HUGE Congrats on POTD
AWSOME detail! #8495577

Marisol Pastor April 10, 2010

Congratulations on an excellent POTD! #8524313

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe April 10, 2010

Congratulations, Mitch; great POTD!!! #8524336

Mitch Spence level-classic April 13, 2010

Thank you, Peaches, Marisol, and Ann. :) #8531898

Nikki McDonald level-classic April 14, 2010

Bet you thought I was never coming this month LOL I usually start at the end of the alphabet and work backwards but decided to change things up a bit this time!
Somehow it feels like cheating to pick this as a favorite from your March entries since it already scored big with the POTD, but I loved it from the moment I saw it. The detail and clarity are fantastic and I love the clean, simple lines of the composition.
I'm also rooting for Shy Girl (as always -- fantastic comp and colors), Swamp Shooter (I think you might not have taken this shot had it not been for the MT, but with his camouflage clothing and the hanging moss background, I think it's great), Sienna, Natural Beauty and several others. Good luck, my friend. #8535611

Mitch Spence level-classic April 18, 2010

Nikki, thank you. I appreciate, now and always, all the time you've spent in doing this. #8543083

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 15, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8969155

Nikki McDonald level-classic October 15, 2010

WTG, Mitch -- I think I saw 4 or maybe 5? Very well done. Congratulations on the finalist and best wishes for the next round. #8969471

Tammy Espino October 15, 2010

This is a favorite!!! Congrats on the finalist! I see a gold badge!! (crossing fingers) #8969633

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe October 15, 2010

Congrats on this terrific finalist, Mitch. #8970305

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 15, 2010

Congratulations on your finalist Mitch, WTG!!! #8971615

Rona L. Schwarz October 15, 2010

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Mitch - a superb composition! #8972008

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 15, 2010

congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!! #8972510

Cesar J. La Rosa October 16, 2010

Love the textures and composition here. Excellent photograph, Mitch!!!
Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist!!!
Cesar #8973840

Linda Blair October 16, 2010

Great finalist....congratulations!!! #8974194

Debra R. Harder October 16, 2010

This is absolutely perfect, Mitch! Congratulations on another superb finalist! Deb #8974444

Patrick Rouzes October 17, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS for your double award here, Mitch! Hope you get another! #8977243

JO ANN CLEVELAND October 17, 2010

Ohhhh! I love this!

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist Mitch!

jo ann c.

Mitch Spence level-classic October 23, 2010

Thank you for the comments and congratulations. They are much appreciated. #8991374

Mary-Anne Benusis level-deluxe February 06, 2014

Love the crispness and different colours of hard materials.

good eye!! #10968278

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