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Shi Shi Beach Sunset


 
BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner   Shi Shi Beach Sunset
Shi Shi Beach Sunset
I am posting this more because of the story then the image. I travelled close to six miles through mud and sand to get here which is not far for NPN members but I had a total hip placement 10 months ago so for me this was pretty far. I have been trying to get here forever but this place is in clouds for most of the year so catching a sunset at a low tide happens rarely here. Anyways conditions were right and I made the 10 hour journey but when I got there I forgot my tent and sleeping bag which were in the bag with my food that I forgot as well. I was so excited to get here I forgot everything so I slept in the sand overnight with nothing and then it starts to pour rain around midnight and the rain did not let up. Anyways sometimes you have to slow down and I cant help go crazy when I am shooting somewhere and the conditons final work in your favor. I know again the image is dark but did not want to emphasize the mud but the glow in the water.

Canon 5D
17-40L f/22 2.5 Secs ISO 5

Kevin N. McNeal

 
 
 

Eric A. Betanoff
 

Where is this?
And it is a fantastic picture, great colors and treatment. I can't see anything wrong with it.


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August 02, 2007

 

Joshua T. Dyer
  Great picture and well worth the trip.


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August 02, 2007

 

Derrald R. Farnsworth-Livingston
  It is easy for me to say that it was worth it for you, but I must add that you made the most of the location and the light. Well Done.


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August 02, 2007

 

Roger Fry
  Stunning !

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August 03, 2007

 

Roger Fry
  Stunning !

Roger


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August 03, 2007

 

Alexis Yobbagy
  SIMPLY SUPERB!!! Good on your for your great trek and what an amazingly perfect reward for your effort!!! I LOVE THIS ONE!!!


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August 03, 2007

 

Glenn E. Traver
  Beautiful, the fruits were ripe and you endured the stuggle, congrats on your stunning photo, well worth the hardship ~ GT


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August 08, 2007

 

Dennis Walton
  Superb image. The depth of field, clarity and color are all spot on. Congrats!


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August 14, 2007

 

Marta J. Baldwin
  It takes a photographer who's true of heart to do what you did to get this spectacular shot! The result is glorious to behold and I bet you'll never forget it. Great job Kevin!!!


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August 19, 2007

 

Lorri Shank
  Congratulations, Kevin! A stunning image! I don't find it dark at all--just stunning! Your story is wonderful, too. The photography angels were taking care of you, huh?!
Glad you survived the ordeal and you were rewarded so wonderfully. Frame it. Lorri


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September 24, 2007

 

Mary K. Robison
  You deserve any award you ever get for this, Kevin ~ and it IS for the photograph as much as for the amazing story behind it.
A huge CONGRATULATIONS to you for your Win!


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September 24, 2007

 
- Kay E. Mahoney

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  Congratulations on your beautiful second place winner. Thanks for the story.


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September 24, 2007

 

Mike Dawson
  Great image Kevin, Congrats!


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September 24, 2007

 

Diana L. Ralph
  Congrats on this awesome win!


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September 25, 2007

 

Vicki Zoller
  Great story....without it I might have only thought about this serene and amazing sunset but it adds a bit of drama and that is always a bonus!!! Thanks for sharing the story and the shot...both incredible and worthy of the win!!!
Congrats!


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September 26, 2007

 

Bill Houghton
  Congratulations on this beautiful win Kevin. You deserve it. Bill

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September 28, 2007

 
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  Kevin, excellent tones clarity, lighting and DOF; big congratulations on your Second Place Win!


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September 29, 2007

 

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  Judging from your story, you are a true photographer! Most people would never understand that kind of sacrifice for a perfect shot! Congratulations!


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October 02, 2007

 

Cathy M. Gromball
  Congratulations on your wonderful Second Place win, Kevin! Thank you for sharing your story - you are a true inspiration!

Cathy :)


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October 07, 2007

 
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