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2nd PlaceOver West Palm Beach
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Challenge: Fireworks V (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D3s
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Palm Beach
Date: Jul 4, 2011
Aperture: f:10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 4.7 sec
Date Uploaded: Jul 5, 2011

I wish to dedicate this picture and ribbon to the memory of Cole Brown. Ironically, this photo was taken about the same time that Cole was losing his life in a motorcycle accident only a few miles away.

Cole will be remembered by all that had the privilege of knowing him for his gentle and charming smile, his exuding kindness, his confident yet soft-spoken manners and so many other qualities. It was impossible not to like Cole for anybody that met him. He had recently become the proud and loving father of baby Magnolia.

Cole was also an exemplary patriot; he served his country as a Marine during two terms in Iraq. In an irony of destiny he left this world on the 4th of July, at the precise moment that fireworks celebrating the independence of our country boomed throughout the nation. It was an honor to know you, Cole; you will be missed.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 62
Avg (all users): 7.6719
Avg (commenters): 8.8000
Avg (participants): 7.6667
Avg (non-participants): 7.6739
Views since voting: 4153
Views during voting: 351
Votes: 128
Comments: 30
Favorites: 2 (view)


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07/17/2011 09:18:13 AM
This is pretty incredible! I just returned from a trip and I just now saw this. VERY impressive.
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07/16/2011 04:43:58 PM
Wonderful shot. Congrats on the ribbon. I'm sorry to read about your friend Cole :-(
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07/14/2011 09:27:18 AM
Huge congrats on the tribute, the beautiful image and the ribbon brother!!!. I fully agree with 21.gif MelonMusketeer: you have mastered all kinds of night shots.
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07/14/2011 05:34:28 AM
Congratulations.
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07/13/2011 07:19:02 PM
Very poignant. Beautiful and moving tribute.
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07/13/2011 12:40:59 PM
A stunning shot and a wonderful tribute
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07/13/2011 10:40:57 AM
How totally amazing! I'm so happy it won. I am so very sorry about the tragic loss of your friend. My heartfelt prayers go out to you, and to his family -- especially his baby girl. What an honorable tribute you gave to him. Thank you!

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07/13/2011 08:22:46 AM
My deep condolences to you and your friend's family. The irony that he, being a patriot leaving the world on July 4th is heart-breaking. Your ribbon is a wonderful tribute to his soul.

Congrats Andres! Awesome shot and well deserved ribbon!

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07/13/2011 06:47:54 AM
This is another magnificent night shot from you. Congrats on the new ribbon! I offer my condolences to you and to your wonderful friend's family.
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07/13/2011 02:15:58 AM
What a beautiful tribute to your friend! Just beautiful! Congratulations on your ribbon...
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07/13/2011 02:05:22 AM
Congratulations! Beautiful shot.

Message edited by author 2011-07-13 02:09:18.
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07/13/2011 01:21:18 AM
Gave this a 10! Awesome shot. Big congrats!
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07/13/2011 12:50:25 AM
Well done... I really like this. COngrats on your ribbon!
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07/13/2011 12:42:40 AM
congrats Andres, a real beauty
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07/13/2011 12:11:58 AM
Congrats! Really beautiful! buena!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/11/2011 05:23:26 PM
Great capture. Love the city and reflections in the water in addition to the fireworks.
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07/11/2011 11:06:39 AM
I love that you included the city's skyline. The fireworks are like a gigantic magenta chrysanthemum in the sky. 8
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07/09/2011 09:55:08 AM
winner
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07/08/2011 07:40:29 PM
Great cityscape.
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07/07/2011 05:23:47 PM
Ya ought to be shot haveing such a beautiful area to shoot these in!!! LOL And then to get a STUNNING picture to boot! Perfect timeing Perfect exposure! 10
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07/07/2011 12:03:01 PM
How lovely
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07/06/2011 10:16:50 PM
very cool. I love the sky line in the shot.
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07/06/2011 09:32:43 PM
Oh, Wow!
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07/06/2011 04:00:06 PM
Nice.
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07/06/2011 03:18:07 PM
Where in West Palm is this? Looks almost like City Place... Am I right?
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07/06/2011 01:37:08 PM
nice image - 8
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07/06/2011 03:52:51 AM
Top 10, maybe ribbon. 9
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07/06/2011 01:06:41 AM
Nice
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07/06/2011 12:34:17 AM
WOW. Amazing. I'm so jealous
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07/06/2011 12:13:01 AM
another beauty..10!
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