Sharps Island Lighthouse

© Monnie Ryan

Sharps Island Lighthouse

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe February 17, 2010

WOW!!!! Monnie I love this. Perfect treatment to this unusal lighthouse. Great textures, colors and capture. #1239804

Jessica Jenney February 17, 2010

What a terrific capture, Monnie! Fabulous detail and treatment! #8389062

Kim Dietrich Elam February 17, 2010

very cool lighthouse and image, Monnie! #8389073

Kathy Salerni level-classic February 17, 2010

Beautiful capture and treatment of this lighthouse, Monnie! #8389079

David Phalen February 17, 2010

Excellent capture of a very cool lighthouse!! Love the colors, texture and details!! #8389113

Hal Bambrick February 17, 2010

Excellent Work Monnie!!!!!!. #8389172

Julie Burnett February 17, 2010

The lighting is fantastic on this, Monnie!! I love how the bay blends into the sky, and the textures and colors of the lighthouse "pop" out at the viewer. Excellent job!! #8389258

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic February 17, 2010

Gorgeous capture, Monnie. Love the colors and textures, and the sky is amazing. #8389265

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 17, 2010

Excellent capture, treatment and info! Jeff #8389465

Douglas Pignet February 17, 2010

Beautiful capture of this rustic looking lighthouse, looks like it needs some TLC. #8389467

Jyri Vissak February 17, 2010

Cool find! Well done. Great composition and tones. #8389511

Nancy L. Green level-classic February 17, 2010

What a find Monnie, this is FANTASTIC!!! <>< #8389580

Ron McEwan February 17, 2010

Dramatic image Monnie amazing shot all around, well done. #8389617

Melissa G. Meiselman February 17, 2010

Outstanding capture of this most distinctive lighthouse taken with sharp detail, dramatic sky and vibrant colors, Monnie!!! #8389662

Melissa Olsen February 17, 2010

Monnie, your editing really enhances the color and the presence of your capture. #8389682

Mike Clime February 17, 2010

Nice capture, excellent details and textures! Didn't know we had anything that leaned like this. #8389819

John Connolly February 17, 2010

A remarkable light house to say the least Monnie, thanks for sharing! #8389874

MELODIE C. ROBERTS February 17, 2010

Oh My
This is Awesome Monnie
What a Find
Your Treatment Equals That Fantastic Sky!! #8389912

Tess L. Yee February 17, 2010

Having grown up on the Chesapeake, let me just say that this image is fabulous! Love the perspective and presentation. #8389944

Michelle Alton February 17, 2010

Awesome work, Monnie. Just beautiful.

And, to boot, if Gallileo could resurrect himself, he could come here and rediscover GRAVITY! #8390145

Carol L. Fowler February 17, 2010

Gorgeous capture- the colors are fantastic. I didn't know there was a leaning tower of Piza lighthouse! #8390307

Gord MacEachern February 17, 2010

What a beauty Monnie, love it!!! #8390411

Sam Britt February 17, 2010

Terrific lighthouse image, great color & treatment, Monnie. #8390580

Dick W. Wyatt February 18, 2010

I love this one Monnie.
Great job.

I lean like that some days when my back is out !! #8390796

Courtenay Vanderbilt February 18, 2010

Very dramatic capture and wonderful treatment, Monnie! #8391425

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe February 18, 2010

Awesome capture of color and texture, Monnie! #8392373

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna February 18, 2010

Fantastic shot and awesome effects on this beautiful image, Monnie!!! :-) k #8392731

Tommy E. Burgess February 19, 2010

Outstanding capture of this beautiful and unique lighthouse Monnie!! I really like your processing here. Excellent work! #8393336

Renata Gusciora February 19, 2010

Wow!Awesome find and incredible image with amazing details and lighting,Monnie! #8395043

Marty Straub February 22, 2010

What a great shot, Monnie. Great work bringing out all of the details and color. Fine detail and contrast, and, yes, what a wonderfully dramatic sky. #8406874

Diane L. Thomas February 22, 2010

Outstanding shot. I keep leaning to make it stand streight. lol Just beautifully done. #8407865

Patricia A. Stalter February 23, 2010

Wonderful is what you've done here!!!
Treatment is really special. #8409678

Laura E. Swan level-classic February 24, 2010

It's the "Leaning Tower Of Lighthouse"! (HA!)

I can see why this is a favorite of yours, Monnie! It's actually quite amazing to see a lighthouse that could dub for a giant buoy!

You did a great job here!!!

-Laura #8413465

Tammy Espino March 26, 2010

Congrats on an awesome finalist :) #8482801

Val Feldman level-deluxe March 26, 2010

Congratulations, Monnie! A terrific and well-deserved Finalist! All the best in the upcoming rounds! #8483707

Carol Eade level-addict March 26, 2010

Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Monnie, and best wishes in the next round! #8484340

Ron McEwan March 26, 2010

This great Monnie, congratulations on your finalist. #8484688

Michelle Alton March 26, 2010

You did great on our very own Leaning Tower, Monnie. Congratulations! #8484868

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe March 26, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. #8485194

Douglas Pignet March 27, 2010

Congrats on your finalist, well done #8486455

Courtenay Vanderbilt March 27, 2010

Awesome Finalist, Monnie! Congratulations! #8486660

Diane L. Thomas March 27, 2010

Congrats on your finalist, well deserved and a beautiful capture. #8486694

Jack Ryan March 27, 2010

Way to go...proud of you!!! #8486857

Tamara K. Walker level-classic March 27, 2010


Mark Dodge March 27, 2010

Super excellent capture, Monnie. Love the lighting, details, and composition. Congratulations on a well deserved Finalist. Best of luck in the next round! #8487778

March 27, 2010

really cool lighthouse- just wish the horizon was straight an the lighthouse wasn't cut off at the bottom- but very cool shot #8487824

Margaret R. Barry March 27, 2010

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Monnie! #8488068

Tommy E. Burgess March 27, 2010

Huge congratulations on your very beautiful finalist Monnie!! #8488774

Susan Weisensel March 27, 2010

Whoooo Hoooo Monnie, WTG on your finalist. Good luck to you. #8488845

Carol L. Fowler March 27, 2010

WTG! So dramatic and bold! Congratulations! #8489022

MELODIE C. ROBERTS March 28, 2010

Sensational Monnie!!

This should be Back!! #8489449

Rona L. Schwarz March 28, 2010

WoW! Terrific capture of this lighthouse, Monnie! Love the details, colors and textures. Thanks for the history lesson, too! Congratulations on this superb Finalist and good luck in the next round! #8490306

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe March 28, 2010

Congratulations,Monnie!!! #8490362

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe March 28, 2010

Congratulations on this great finalist. Great shot and PP work. #8490836

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic March 28, 2010

Way to go, Lighthouse-Lady! This is wonderful. #8491890

Mark Dodge March 28, 2010

Totally Awesome Monnie! A huge congratulations! Well done! #8491968

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 29, 2010

Excellent Monnie! Congratulations on your win! #8492250

Michelle Alton March 29, 2010

Monnie...Congratulations on your big and deserving winner! #8492467

Leslie McLain level-deluxe March 29, 2010

Congrats on your terrific winner, Monnie. #8492641

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe March 29, 2010

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Monnie. #8492822

Patti Coblentz March 29, 2010

Big congratulations on your stunning winner, Monnie!!

Patti #8492975

Julie Burnett March 29, 2010

HUGE congratulations Monnie!! I somehow missed this as a finalist, but thrilled for you that it went gold!! So deserving!! #8492999

Courtenay Vanderbilt March 29, 2010

WTG, Monnie! Big Congratulations! #8493115

Boyd L. Alexander March 29, 2010

A big Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist Monnie!! This really blew me away! #8493133

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe March 29, 2010

Congratulations Monnie!!! Wonderful winner! #8493251

Val Feldman level-deluxe March 29, 2010

WTG, Monnie! Congratulations on your gold win!! #8493292

Monnie Ryan March 29, 2010

Thanks SO much for all the wonderful comments -- I'm absolutely thrilled! And thanks to the judge(s), too -- the decisions had to be difficult with so many terrific entries! #8493344

Margaret R. Barry March 29, 2010

Congratulations on your spectacular winner, Monnie! #8493465

MELODIE C. ROBERTS March 29, 2010

This had Winner written all over it!!
Congratulations Monnie!! #8493469

Jessica Jenney March 29, 2010

Congratulations, Monnie on your fabulous win! #8493555

Daniella Puente March 29, 2010

BIG CONGRATS Monnie!!! #8493708

Carol Eade level-addict March 29, 2010

Warm congratulations on your terrific winner, Monnie! #8493878

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 29, 2010

Congratulations on this awesome, well deserved Gold Monnie!

jo ann c.

David Phalen March 29, 2010

WTG Monnie!! BIG Congrats on a fabulous Winner!! #8494244

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic March 29, 2010

Just an outstanding capture, Monnie. Huge congrats on this beautiful Gold. #8494310

Freddy Bland March 29, 2010

Congratulations on your outstanding winning image, Monnie!!! #8494351

Mike Clime March 29, 2010

Congratulations on this great winner! #8494400

Carol L. Fowler March 29, 2010

WTG Monnie! Superb Winner! #8494641

Gina Cormier level-classic March 29, 2010


Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna March 29, 2010

WTG on this wonderful win, Monnie!!! :-) k #8494764

Tammy Espino March 29, 2010

Congrats on your win :) #8494801

Sam Britt March 29, 2010

Big Congrats on this 2nd place win, Monnie! #8495185

Gord MacEachern March 29, 2010

A great big congatulations on the GOLD Monnie!!!!! #8495353

Rona L. Schwarz March 29, 2010

So glad to see this a GOLD WINNER, Monnie!! It's one of my favorites! CONGRATULATIONS! #8495970

Tommy E. Burgess March 29, 2010

Huge congratulations on your beautiful winner Monnie!!! #8496049

Susan Weisensel March 29, 2010


Usman M. Bajwa level-classic March 30, 2010

OUTSTANDING in every respect, Monnie. CONGRATZ on your GOLD Win!!

UB. #8496338

Jack Gaskin March 30, 2010

WTG How in the world did I miss this the first time around??? Just checked the post date I was at SEA cause I certainly would have noticed this shot.


Jack #8497250

Patricia Seidler March 30, 2010

Wow. Monnie CONGRATULATIONS on your win. I dont know how I missed this one either! WTG. #8497266

Karen Celella level-deluxe March 30, 2010

Congratulations on your wonderful win Monnie. #8497557

Patricia A. Stalter April 06, 2010

Well! Look here! I missed it too. Big Congrats, well deserved. You go girl! #8514699

Gary Enloe May 05, 2010

Outstanding capture Monnie. Great POV, Detail & Color. Congrats on being a WINNER

Gary #8591188

Wanda B. Anderson May 14, 2010

WOW!!! What a old treasure you captured here! Wonderful! #8611766

Susie Peek-Swint June 21, 2010

Terrific shot Monnie ~ great old lighthouse .. belated congrats on your winner! #8707590

Kathleen R. Struckle November 13, 2010

Beautiful image Monnie. Belated congrats on your win. #9031901

Gary Enloe January 28, 2012

This is outstanding Monnie. Very nice detail, color #9952171

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The Sharps Island Lighthouse, located on the Eastern shores of Maryland in the Chesapeake Bay, has a very distinct look. Not only is the 37-foot tower a cast iron caisson, it lists -- tipped over about 15 degrees when large ice flows pushed up against the tower during a harsh winter in 1976-1977. This tower, the third light at the site, was built in 1881. It's always been one of my favorite lighthouses; I treated this photo, which is a couple of years old, to give it an HDR look, but the skies were pretty dramatic to begin with. Happy Hump Day, everyone!

Uploaded on February 17, 2010 All Time Best Photo Contest Winner Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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