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Posted: 8:37 PM
TOTALLY AWESOME!! Very familiar with B.I.L. mosquitoes and to endure them for this was a feat in itself. Whether it be the landmarks or the landmark sunrise/sets - they compliment each other. Let it count. As for the copyright stuff, it's understandable that the photographer want to protect his investment of time and blood. However, for those of us that long to be at the OBX, it's pictures like these that allow us to project ourselves there if only for a moment. We save them as screensavers, print them for refrigerator magnets, or set on our desk to gaze at and wish we were there. It is my hope that all photographers posting continue to freely indulge our addiction to the OBX.
Posted: 11:33 AM
Beautiful picture but it should be considered as Lighthouse entry and not sunrise/sunset. I also agree that the copyright comments weren't necessary here.
Posted: 10:06 AM
This is simply stunning; a wonderful photograph.
Posted: 1:54 PM
This is an awesome picture...you can tell it is at sunrise and shoud be entered as such and kudos to you for getting up early to take it...you did an amazing job! I ALWAYS copy pics from this board and was a bit taken back by the copyright as i feel we are all friends here with the same goal....to enjoy and share our Outer banks , stories, adventures and pictures but...it is YOUR picture and i honored your copyright and did not make it my background although i surely wanted to! There were plenty of other beautiful shots to do that with! Good luck with the contest, this pic is surely in the running with all the other gorgeous sunrise/sunset shots!
Posted: 10:52 AM
MWL, This is the first time I've seen comments like this on a picture. I suspect it is because the photo is amazing and has gotten a lot of attention. I am the owner of the site and both amateurs and pros are welcome to enter the contest, so your status is not a concern. The phtographer retains all rights to the photo. I don't have a problem with you offering prints for sale to people who inquire, but it might be wise to handle it with a private message on the member's profile in the future. This is a striking photograph and I wish you well in the contest.
Posted: 11:50 AM
There seems to be some confusion...and I would like to clear it up right now. I am NOT a professional photographer. I am a technical analyst. The offer to sell prints was in response to someone requesting copies. The copyright notice was to prevent people from copying and pasting the shot (which I am sure has already happened). I entered the contest simply because I had a beautiful shot of the Outer Banks I wanted to share! I was snapped with an Olympus E-300 SLR, a standard consumer digital SLR and tripod. It was my intent to capture such an image, so I got up at 4:00AM and made my way over there. I guess I should be flattered that everyone is making such a fuss, but honestly I feel the belly-aching is a bit petty. Anyone can capture such an image. It just takes planning and the commitment to do it.
Posted: 9:01 PM
verey nice picture for a pro but to try to sell your work on a site where ppl are trying to have fun is a lil over board
Posted: 10:34 PM
This is a truly amazing picture and I think it meets the contest requirements well. Don't listen to the grousing. I hope more professional photographers enter. I read the contest rules and it is open to all. Not just amateurs. Good luck!
Posted: 4:38 PM
A good photo is a good photo, period. I was going to enter until I saw this. Excellent job.
Posted: 3:46 PM
I agree that this is a very nice professional quality photo that may be worthy of winning. I don't agree with submitting professional photos with a copyright warning, while trying to sell copies. This undermines the site and the photo contest. Many submitting photos on here are doing so just for fun, not profit, and may not have thousands of dollars of camera equipment.
Posted: 1:53 PM
Wow, I didn't realize there would be a lobbying effort with this contest... Fact is this is a sunrise photo that has a lighthouse...the storm was the previous day...notice the clear blue sky. Quite frankly I am very dissapointed that someone would go to this extent to sway opinion instead of just basing the vote on the quality of the photgraphs submitted.
Name: Mayberry Guy
Posted: 6:35 AM
I agree with everyone else, this is a wonderful picture but I would consider it more of a lighthouse or storm picture than a sunrise/sunset picture. Many of the other pictures do a much better job of capturing the theme of this month's contest, it would be a shame for this one to win over one of those
Posted: 10:55 PM
Wow, takes my breath away
Posted: 8:51 PM
Posted: 5:16 PM
I love it!
Posted: 9:40 AM
Posted: 10:54 AM
Thank you everyone for the very kind words, it really makes the 147 mosquito bites all worth it. For those who expressed interest in having a copy please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. By the way I am actually a technical analyst. But want to be a professional photographer.
Name: Another OBX Lover
Posted: 6:05 PM
Wonderful! Hey.... are professional photographers eligible for this contest??
Posted: 10:50 PM
Just awesome,very nice pic
Posted: 3:59 PM
Wow! Wow! I withdraw my photo from this contest and stand in awe at this capture!!! Well done!
Posted: 9:30 AM
Truly spectacular. I would love to have a print of this picture!
Posted: 2:58 PM
Wow! What an incredibly beautiful photo.
Posted: 2:57 PM
Wow! What an incredibly beautiful photo.
Posted: 2:08 PM
This photograph is beautiful.
Posted: 12:38 AM
Amazing. This is a fantastic picture!
Posted: 11:32 PM
Name: Lorraine Turick OBX
Posted: 11:10 PM
Terrific picture, a sure winner.