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Joe Lightheart

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Hello...thank you for stopping by...

I am on Hawaii Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and am surrounded by water. Many of my images have water in them too :) Most of my early morning pictures were taken while walking my buddy boy. A special thank you to all of you that like, comment, share and view my pictures. I'm looking forward to seeing yours too!

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    Joe Lightheart

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    14 hours ago

    grumpy smooshed face

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    • Jim Anglin
      4 hours ago
      Moody blue.
    • bodo_s
      5 hours ago
      Indeed, i can see it! Great image, Joe!
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    15 hours ago

    excellent sunrise-beautiful composition!

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    ButchReinhart
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    17th of July at 02:12


    • Menno Photography
      10 hours ago
      Beautiful clouds and colours !
    • Joe Lightheart
      15 hours ago
      Gorgeous!
      • ButchReinhart
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        7 hours ago
        Thank you very much and thank you very much for sharing. I appreciate your comment and your sharing.
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    • bodo_s
      15 hours ago
      You nailed it, Sir! An amazing image, i love the sky!
      • ButchReinhart
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        7 hours ago
        Thank you very much. Happy you enjoy the photo.
    • ant_hony
      23 hours ago
      An absolutely fantastic image, the sky is beautiful. Excellent :)
      • ButchReinhart
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        19 hours ago
        Thank you for sharing. I appreciate your comment and your sharing.
      • ButchReinhart
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        20 hours ago
        Thank you very much.
    • wayfarer
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      23 hours ago
      stunning view, beautiful sunset, great ! !!
      • ButchReinhart
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        20 hours ago
        Thank you very much and thank you for sharing. I appreciate your comment and your sharing.
    • Ruud van den Breevaart
      23 hours ago
      Very nice one, Butch!
    • JLowPhotos
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      1 day ago
      Beautiful photo Butch, the clouds look like vessels coming out of the gloom.
    • squareandcompass
      1 day ago
      beautiful photo Butch
      • ButchReinhart
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        23 hours ago
        Thank you very much and thank you very much for sharing. I appreciate your comment and your sharing.
    • Philip_Tranter_Photography
      1 day ago
      It could be a painting. Very nice image Butch.
    • bluedog photo. J.R. McClellan
      1 day ago
      Beautiful image Butch.
      • ButchReinhart
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        1 day ago
        Thank you very much and thank you very much for sharing. I appreciate your comment and your sharing.
    • mikecawood
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      1 day ago
      Wonderful shot, love the color
      • ButchReinhart
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        1 day ago
        Thank you very much. Happy you enjoy the photo. And, thank you very much for sharing. I appreciate your comment and your sharing.
    • aKiH
      1 day ago
      Beautiful!
    • IngridPhoto
      1 day ago
      Reminds me of very pleasant vacations. Thanks, Butch!
      • ButchReinhart
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        1 day ago
        Thank you very much. Happy you enjoy the photo.
    • Liam Richards Photography
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      1 day ago
      Brilliant photo!
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    3 days ago

    exceptional!

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      13th of July at 16:41


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      5 days ago

      down but not out!

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      ButchReinhart
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      13th of July at 17:58


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      • ButchReinhart
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        4 days ago
        vannakiek Thank you very much for sharing. I appreciate it.
      • socialtruant
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        4 days ago
        It will most likely live on well past any of us.
      • roland_schuhmann
        4 days ago
        Life finds a way. A wonderful capture.
        • ButchReinhart
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          4 days ago
          Thank you very much for sharing. I appreciate your comment and your sharing.
        • ButchReinhart
          • Seller
          4 days ago
          Yes. Thank you very much.
      • MarkChinn
        4 days ago
        Maybe it's just taking a break. I'll check on it when I get there. :-) Nice capture Butch.
        • ButchReinhart
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          4 days ago
          Yes or maybe it is like some of the Palm trees we have here in Florida that grow along the ground. :) Thank you very much.
      • Gjesdal
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        4 days ago
        Amazing that they can find nourishment in such places.

        Great capture
        • ButchReinhart
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          4 days ago
          Yes it is. I was amazed to find something that size on top of a 200 foot mesa. Thank you very much for your comment and your sharing. I appreciate both.
      • Joe Lightheart
        5 days ago
        It's amazing that this tree got this big while growing out of the rocks!
        • ButchReinhart
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          4 days ago
          Thank you very much for sharing Joe. I appreciate it.
        • ButchReinhart
          • Seller
          4 days ago
          Absolutely. I have the last few photos to post late tonight or early tomorrow and it has photos of some trees but none others on the top were as big as this one. From the looks of it, it appears it hasn't been down very long.
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      5 days ago

      Wonderful composition and colors! Really reminds me of being back in NM! Nicely done, Butch!

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      ButchReinhart
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      • MarkChinn
        4 days ago
        Another nice photo. Wow that is a lot of people that lived there.
      • stigg1
        5 days ago
        Great colours and shadows and a lovely composition.
        • ButchReinhart
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          5 days ago
          Thank you very much. Appreciate your comment.
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      • mirrorlessfocus
        5 days ago
        Love It !

        • ButchReinhart
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          5 days ago
          Thank you very much. Happy you enjoy the photo.
      • Joe Lightheart
        5 days ago
        Beautiful and so typical New Mexico!
        • ButchReinhart
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          5 days ago
          Thank you very much for your comment and for your sharing. I appreciate both.
      • Gjesdal
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        5 days ago
        That is a lovely view and history
        • ButchReinhart
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          5 days ago
          Thank you very much for sharing. I appreciate your comment and your sharing.
        • ButchReinhart
          • Seller
          5 days ago
          Thank you very much. Happy you enjoyed the photo.
      • Ramonet Photography
        5 days ago
        Very interesting story and well spotted sir !!!:-) nice !:-)
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      summertime

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      • Irene Carson
        2 days ago
        Nice vibe coming from this one, Joe. I like the composition/crop – traditionally you would give the surfer space to run into – but this one gives the impression that he cannot wait to hit the surf. Also interesting how he has his head in the cloud...
      • roland_schuhmann
        4 days ago
        Wonderful b/w photo.
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      • Joanne Collicott McGuigan
        4 days ago
        Great image Joe. Summertime fun looks good in B&W.
      • MarkChinn
        4 days ago
        Love the sky in this image. Nice b&w!
      • Michael Flick Photography
        5 days ago
        This is very cool, Joe :) looks like, he's in a hurry :)
        • Joe Lightheart
          14 hours ago
          Thank you very much, Michael! I think he was trying to get out of my frame. It's also a "macho-looking cool" thing to run with your board towards the waves:)
      • david_palos
        5 days ago
        Beautiful photo, Joe.
      • ButchReinhart
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        5 days ago
        Class shot Joe. Great black and white. Beautifully done.
        • Joe Lightheart
          14 hours ago
          Thank you very much, Butch! Appreciate it!
      • mirrorlessfocus
        5 days ago
        Great BNW !
      • socialtruant
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        5 days ago
        . . . and the living is easy . . . and I can't remember the next line!

        Nice moment caputered.
        • Joe Lightheart
          14 hours ago
          ...fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high...Thank you, socialtruant!
      • Denise Savage
        5 days ago
        Oh I like! Summer is my favourite season.
        • Joe Lightheart
          14 hours ago
          Thank you Denise, more so I'm sure as you head into a cold, icy winter :)
          • Denise Savage
            14 hours ago
            Heck yeah! Enjoy the sunshine and look after it for us.
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      loss

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      • MarkChinn
        4 days ago
        :-(( That's awful all that is being lost on the island. But hopefully no loss of life.
      • mirrorlessfocus
        5 days ago
        Great one !

      • Marius Radu
        5 days ago
        Wow... for "sea" people seems like an ideal place :-)
      • ButchReinhart
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        5 days ago
        Glad you have such a nice photo to refresh your memories.
        • Denise Savage
          5 days ago
          Agree! So hard to see so much swallowed. The beauty of photography is to tell the story of what was.
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      broken

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      • Joanne Collicott McGuigan
        4 days ago
        Such a loss of a beautiful area. So sorry Joe.
      • MarkChinn
        4 days ago
        How sad. I repeat what Butch said.
      • mirrorlessfocus
        5 days ago
        Amazing !
      • ant_hony
        5 days ago
        I feel for the people of Hawaii, the only positive will be togetherness :)
      • Denise Savage
        5 days ago
        Beautiful water and spot . . . . sad for those who cherished it.
      • Gjesdal
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        5 days ago
        oh no,

        What a beautiful place that is lost
      • ButchReinhart
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        5 days ago
        Your photo has captured the beauty of the place forever.
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      1 week ago

      dust

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      • Jim Anglin
        4 hours ago
        Works very well in B&W - emphasizes the sheer but beautiful bleakness of it all.
      • Elenka Smilenova
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        4 days ago
        It's like a scene from the alien world
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      • roland_schuhmann
        4 days ago
        Wonderful image with beautiful light conditions
      • Joanne Collicott McGuigan
        4 days ago
        Surreal feeling Joe. Lovely out-of-this-world scene.
      • MAC Photography
        5 days ago
        Great shot!!
      • wayfarer
        • Seller
        6 days ago
        Very cool photo !!! Yes and B&W !!!
      • MarkChinn
        6 days ago
        Superb stunning image. Composition is wonderful. The other one with the ram is at the top of my list of favorite photos, and this one belongs there also.
      • david_palos
        6 days ago
        Fantastic photo. Well done.
      • Mike Iles
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        6 days ago
        Joe- Content aware in photo shop-- Just kidding I am sure you already know that :) -- Cool Shot
        • Joe Lightheart
          6 days ago
          Thank you very much, Mike! Ha! You give me too much credit-I've only heard of content aware and now, I'm going to have to see what that is!
      • Menno Photography
        1 week ago
        Phantastic photo. Great use of a greyfilter to get these clouds, I guess.....
      • ant_hony
        1 week ago
        A great "Less is more" image, nice composition, bet the tree wished it had not ignored the Ram now :)
        • Joe Lightheart
          6 days ago
          Haha! Yeah, I think the ram comes by regularly:) Thank you very much, ant_hony!
      • bodo_s
        1 week ago
        Looks great in B&W!
      • Gjesdal
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        1 week ago
        Great work, works really well in black and white
        • Joe Lightheart
          6 days ago
          Thank you for your feedback and for sharing, Kenneth!
      • emeryw
        1 week ago
        excellent shot
      • Marius Radu
        1 week ago
        Works well w/o the ram also :-) Kind of abstract but eye-catching !
        • Joe Lightheart
          6 days ago
          Thank you very much, Marius! I wanted to brighten this more but the smudges really stood out, so had to settle with this.
      • ButchReinhart
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        1 week ago
        Stunning photo. Great black and white. Beautiful work Joe.
        • Joe Lightheart
          6 days ago
          Thank you very much, Butch! Thank you for sharing!
      • Denise Savage
        1 week ago
        Beautiful Joe! And if you hadn't said anything about the dust on the sensor (which I hate when I find it in my own images), I wouldn't have known.
        • Joe Lightheart
          6 days ago
          Thank you very much, Denise! The color version was too obvious and I was unable to remove them. Here in b&w they are still seen but not as noticeable :)
      • mirrorlessfocus
        1 week ago
        Great Capture !

      • Ruud van den Breevaart
        1 week ago
        Worked out well. Nice!
      • Photography, don't you just love it | Les Garner
        1 week ago
        Beautiful, love this type of minimal composition, nice one Joe.
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      1 week ago

      Missing your pix and can't get myself to FB to see your current ones.

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        we watch.

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        • Ontologys Dreamscape
          6 days ago
          love your images joe!
          • Joe Lightheart
            6 days ago
            Thank you very much, Ontologys Dreamscape! Appreciate it!
        • eddiem
          1 week ago
          Very nice Joe, quality as always. Keep them coming
          • Joe Lightheart
            6 days ago
            Thank you very much, eddie! I'll keep producing and hope CAS will pay my rent one of these days :)
        • Angie C
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          1 week ago
          Lovely as always Joe
        • Marius Radu
          1 week ago
          That looks nice, Joe, it's obvious that sea-shores are an inspiration for you :-)
          • Joe Lightheart
            6 days ago
            Thank you, Marius! Just as the mountains are for you, I am attracted to water :-)
        • Joe Lightheart
          1 week ago
          Thank you very much for sharing, Howard! Hope Louis is doing well and you too!
        • Mike Iles
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          1 week ago
          Reminds me of the beach at Bandon Oregon similar rock formations-- I think the gull had a better view :)
          • Joe Lightheart
            1 week ago
            Thank you, Mike! You've a great eye and a good mind-I believe this was taken in Bandon, Oregon and right next to a place called "Face Rock"?
            • Mike Iles
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              1 week ago
              I really thought this was from Hawaii and the rocks were similar-- When did you take this? If you are coming to Oregon in the future let me know I would love to meet you in person and maybe go on a photo shoot
        • vision
          1 week ago
          Nice choice of location Joe,The composition and light are very pleasing to the eye.
          • Joe Lightheart
            1 week ago
            Thank you very much, vision! Appreciate it!
        • MarkChinn
          1 week ago
          I will use the word "glorious" to describe this scene. The gull is like icing on the cake.
          • Joe Lightheart
            1 week ago
            Thank you, Mark! The gull literally adds life to this pic!
        • Gjesdal
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          1 week ago
          oh, magic!
          • Joe Lightheart
            1 week ago
            Thank you, Kenneth! Thank you very much for sharing!
        • ButchReinhart
          • Seller
          1 week ago
          Beautiful scene. Beautifully photographed.
        • tbevan
          1 week ago
          magical
        • mirrorlessfocus
          1 week ago
          Love It !
        • bodo_s
          1 week ago
          Outstanding image, Joe!
        • Photography, don't you just love it | Les Garner
          1 week ago
          Beautiful!!! Super image Joe.
        • wayfarer
          • Seller
          1 week ago
          A fantastic picture ! Storm, waves, reflection of light, sky, rocks ..... !!!!!!!!!!!
        • Michael Flick Photography
          1 week ago
          Beautiful light and seascape :)
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        Pacific

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        • mikecawood
          • Seller
          1 week ago
          Wonderful shot
        • Ivaylo Pankov
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          1 week ago
          lovely!
        • MarkChinn
          1 week ago
          Lovely scene. I can hear the waves and smell the ocean and feel the breeze. Ah..., very nice.
        • Angie C
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          1 week ago
          Lovely photo - makes me want to go.....
          • Joe Lightheart
            1 week ago
            Thank you, Angie! Oregon is beautiful! I certainly recommend it!
        • ButchReinhart
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          1 week ago
          Beautiful sky and light. Great scene. Nicely done Joe.
          • Joe Lightheart
            1 week ago
            Thank you very much Butch! Appreciate the feedback and for sharing!
        • wayfarer
          • Seller
          1 week ago
          As always !!!!!!! :)
        • Michael Flick Photography
          1 week ago
          Stunning. That's why this region is on my schedule :)
          • Joe Lightheart
            1 week ago
            Thank you very much, Michael! I had a wonderful time in Oregon and was in the Portland area then traveled into Washington and south along the coast. I would really recommend this state. The people were very friendly and laid back-I had a great time!
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        I'm in love! Really love this one!

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        Gjesdal
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        • wayfarer
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          1 week ago
          Lovely !
          • Gjesdal
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            1 week ago
            Thank you very much!
        • JLowPhotos
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          1 week ago
          Stunning photo as usual.
          • Gjesdal
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            1 week ago
            Thank you very much and thanks for sharing!
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        • Marius Radu
          1 week ago
          That looks good :-)
          • Gjesdal
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            1 week ago
            Thank you very much!
        • ButchReinhart
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          1 week ago
          Beautiful photo. Love the way you work the light.
          • Gjesdal
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            1 week ago
            Thank you very much and thanks for sharing!
        • gadgetgaz_photo
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          1 week ago
          lovely, lit her hair up nice :)
          • Gjesdal
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            1 week ago
            Thank you very much!
        • Joe Lightheart
          1 week ago
          Wonderful picture-wonderful lighting!
          • Gjesdal
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            1 week ago
            Thank you very much!
        • Ramonet Photography
          1 week ago
          Very nice shot!!!
          • Gjesdal
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            1 week ago
            Thank you very much!
        • TomOswald
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          1 week ago
          Another great pic
          • Gjesdal
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            1 week ago
            Thank you very much and thanks for sharing!
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        the road

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        • MarkChinn
          1 week ago
          Nice one Joe. Dreary and beautiful.
          • Joe Lightheart
            1 week ago
            Thank you Mark! I agree-beautiful, dreary and cold!
        • roland_schuhmann
          1 week ago
          Great composition and nice colours.
        • Gjesdal
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          1 week ago
          Great photo!
          • Joe Lightheart
            1 week ago
            Thank you, Kenneth! Thank you very much for sharing! Appreciate it!
        • Ruud van den Breevaart
          1 week ago
          Great road pic!
          • Joe Lightheart
            1 week ago
            Thank you, Ruud! Miles and miles of good roads in New Zealand and I did get used to driving on the opposite side as in the States, but here I am in the middle.
        • mikecawood
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          1 week ago
          Super shot
        • Mike Iles
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          1 week ago
          I think a I see it curve at the end so I want to see what is coming next-- that is a great photo to make you do that -- well done Joe
          • Joe Lightheart
            1 week ago
            Thank you very much, Mike! Good eye! The road did curve off and I could not say what came next because I don't remember-it's all a blur now :-)
        • ButchReinhart
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          1 week ago
          Great composition. Very strong photo. Beautifully photographed.
          • Joe Lightheart
            1 week ago
            Thank you, Butch! Thank you for your feedback and for sharing!
        • mirrorlessfocus
          1 week ago
          Great Shot !
        • Marius Radu
          1 week ago
          Well if you think the colors look strange you can fix it in PP :-) I like the straight leading line of the road.
          • Joe Lightheart
            1 week ago
            Thank you, Marius! I actually added the strange color in PP but forgot the name of the preset/filter :-)
        • Michael Flick Photography
          1 week ago
          Always love shots like this :) it causes a kind of wanderlust (strange word, sounds German). Very well done, Joe :)
          • Joe Lightheart
            1 week ago
            Thank you, Michael! I snorted in laughter at your wanderlust thought. Thanks again :)
        • ant_hony
          1 week ago
          This is one of the best "Disappearing road" shots I have seen, everything is perfect. It is very hard for your eyes to wander anywhere, the lines (road, grass verge, fence, hedgerow) the mountains and clouds keep you inside the image, every exit is covered even down to the slight darkening at the bottom of the image. Excellent :)
          • Joe Lightheart
            1 week ago
            Thank you very much, ant_hony, you honor me, and I appreciate your feedback!
        • socialtruant
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          1 week ago
          The road......it never ends maaaan! I take it the filter effect was done in post, not in camera. I say that because it looks very fujifilm from here
          • Joe Lightheart
            1 week ago
            Thank you, socialtruant! The filter was in post, and now I think it was a preset and not a filter if it even matters. This was shot with a fujifilm camera too :)
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        1 week ago

        I really like this, Joanne. Has a very relaxing and pleasant feeling.

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        Joanne Collicott McGuigan
          11th of June at 20:42


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          misty morning

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          • Elenka Smilenova
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            4 days ago
            Mystic is the fog
          • colinmair
            1 week ago
            Nicely captured... think you got the shutter speed just right...
            • Joe Lightheart
              1 week ago
              Thank you vey much, Colin! Appreciate your feedback!
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          • Angie C
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            1 week ago
            Lovely and moody
          • Gjesdal
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            1 week ago
            Magnificent
          • bodo_s
            1 week ago
            A beautiful image, very well composed!
            • Joe Lightheart
              1 week ago
              Thank you very much, bodo_s! Appreciate it!
          • MarkChinn
            1 week ago
            Wonderful image. With that shutter speed Im surprised the water isn't blurred a little more.
            • Joe Lightheart
              1 week ago
              Thank you very much, Mark! I know what you mean and find that my favorite shutter speed for water on dark sand is 1.6 seconds. Sun never really came out behind the clouds so I had to shoot it a little longer than my preferred speed.
          • Marius Radu
            1 week ago
            A serious mood this morning :-)
            • Joe Lightheart
              1 week ago
              Thank you, Marius! I was traveling and took this in Oregon. Being in a new place and trying to find compositions takes more work than I am used to :-)
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            1 week ago
            wonderful B/W Joe.
            • Joe Lightheart
              1 week ago
              Thank you very much, J.R. and thank you for sharing!
          • david_palos
            1 week ago
            Beautiful photo.
          • Jim Anglin
            1 week ago
            Magical B&W.
            • Joe Lightheart
              1 week ago
              Thank you Jim! I had a similar thought when I converted to black and white! Thank you very much for sharing!
          • Joanne Collicott McGuigan
            1 week ago
            Lovely shot Joe! Awesome B&W
          • Banu Balaji
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            1 week ago
            Beautiful
          • ButchReinhart
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            1 week ago
            Beautiful photo Joe. Great black and white.
            • Joe Lightheart
              1 week ago
              Thank you very much, Butch! Appreciate your feedback and share!
          • wayfarer
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            1 week ago
            Nice B&W !
          • Photography, don't you just love it | Les Garner
            1 week ago
            Beautiful image Joe!
          • Howard
            1 week ago
            This is a great shot, I like the b&w. Did you use any filters?
            • Joe Lightheart
              1 week ago
              Thank you very much, Howard! I did not use any filters on this one, but it was a cloudy, misty morning and was too cloud covered for any direct sunlight. Thank you very much for sharing!
          • Mark Doyle
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            1 week ago
            Not fair Joe even your black and whites are amazing ;-)
            • Joe Lightheart
              1 week ago
              Thank you very much, Mark! I'm trying very hard and sometimes, I think it's not fair that my pictures are not better. Looks to me like your images are progressing and improving very well!
          • Michael Flick Photography
            1 week ago
            Great mood. Good place for a morning walk :)
            • Joe Lightheart
              1 week ago
              Thank you very much, Michael! The Oregon coast has so many beaches like this with miles and miles of beaches! Makes for a good place to walk for sure!
          • Denise Savage
            1 week ago
            An ocean that connects us - one side to the other! Beautiful image Joe.
            • Joe Lightheart
              1 week ago
              Thank you, Denise! I often think the same thing that we are all connected if nothing else by the great blue Pacific Ocean!
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          • Jim Graves
            3 days ago
            Madam Pele shows us there is beauty in destruction and rebirth.
          • stigg1
            6 days ago
            A truly superb photo of a devastating event, well done and i hope you and all your family are safe and well.
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          • david_palos
            6 days ago
            Wonderful photo of a sad event.
          • Ontologys Dreamscape
            6 days ago
            take care hope you and your loved ones are not in danger...
          • roland_schuhmann
            1 week ago
            Impressive photo! More important: Stay safe!
          • Ruud van den Breevaart
            1 week ago
            Beautiful picture but i'm sorry to read you lost this beautiful part of your island.Keep safe!!
          • Joanne Collicott McGuigan
            1 week ago
            I saw some of this on the news and was thinking of you. Keep safe Joe.
          • Mike Iles
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            1 week ago
            Joe what a beautiful shot but such a devastating thing to happen to you island-- Stay safe and keep shooting
            • Joe Lightheart
              1 week ago
              Thank you Mike! If I could get closer it would be so amazing to photograph, but the area is closed and stiff fines and arrests are being made to those caught trespassing, and I don't want to be part of the problem. I do miss the big earthquakes we had though...now they are mostly magnitude 5 or less :-)
          • Elenka Smilenova
            • Seller
            1 week ago
            What beauty sometimes exists in tragic situations. Joe, let's protect you. Keep your dear friend.
            • Joe Lightheart
              1 week ago
              Thank you very much, Elenka! As the eruption continues we now have to prepare for hurricane season too!
          • JulieCropper
            1 week ago
            Keep safe Joe. Good to hear that people are also being positive about such an awful situation and that people are helping each other. It is a beautiful image just a shame about the conditions. But the world is forever being changed by nature and that is something we can never stop. My prayers go to you and all others affected by the eruption.
            • Joe Lightheart
              1 week ago
              Thank you, Julie! Just when I was losing my respect for the community here, the eruption occurred and I have been shown how amazing the people really are! It takes a disaster for people to wake up and unite.
          • Catherine Tremerryn
            1 week ago
            An amazing and rememberable capture. How you are all coping through this tragedy is incredible - stay safe.
            • Joe Lightheart
              1 week ago
              Thank you very much, Catherine! I am close to the eruption, but on a different slope so for now, I am safe. Thank you!
          • Marius Radu
            1 week ago
            Nature can be capricious beyond our desires. Sometimes it simply reminds us how insignificant we are.
            • Joe Lightheart
              1 week ago
              Thank you Marius! It is nature that always reminds us how we are insignificant. It's always good to be reminded, I think.
          • ButchReinhart
            • Seller
            1 week ago
            That is a hard story. Joe, I started to write a lot of different things but after several tries the only things I can say are: It is a beautiful photo but I wish it was a photographic opportunity that did not occur and I pray that people can put their lives back together and nature will rebound and the volcano will go back to sleep. You are in our prayers.
            • Joe Lightheart
              1 week ago
              Thank you very much, Butch! As much tragedy that people have suffered from losing everything it's really been an amazing thing to see how quickly people have pulled together to help make things as "normal" as possible. This island has huge helicopter tour businesses and it was awesome to see that these companies volunteered their pilots and helicopters to fly people in to save their pets and any last minute heirlooms before the lava covered their homes. The awesome beauty of nature mixed with incredible human spirit was revealed!
          • Philip_Tranter_Photography
            1 week ago
            Re-birth and renewal Joe, we all need it from time to time although I can't imagine the trauma that must have been experienced by many people on the island as they faced nature in full flow.
            • Joe Lightheart
              1 week ago
              Thank you very much, Philip! It's a life we live and believe that nothing is permanent and is very much a re-birth! The current eruption is ongoing from one that was constantly erupting since 1983 and that one covered 250 homes and some of the most beautiful beaches and swimming holes as well. Life goes on!
          • MarkChinn
            1 week ago
            Spectacular image Joe. So sorry you've lost this part of the island and fond memories are all that remains. :-(
            • Joe Lightheart
              1 week ago
              Thank you Mark! I really have special memories of those times. Even though we owned property there and sold it prior to being covered up we do not feel fortunate.
          • Angie C
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            • Pro
            1 week ago
            Fantastic photo Joe - thanks so much for sharing. It must be very scary not knowing what will happen next. Do take care.
            • Joe Lightheart
              1 week ago
              Thank you very much, Angie! Although the eruption is very active most people figure it will go on for a long time. This current eruption is an extension of sorts that started in 1983 and was continuous with no stopping for 35 years!
          • Denise Savage
            1 week ago
            Oh Joe! Heartbreaking . . . .
            • Joe Lightheart
              1 week ago
              Thank you Denise. It's really amazing to see how people that have lost everything remain strong and positive. Fortunately there has been a lot of help and support from the community, government and even the military. It's really great to see so many people pulling together.
              • Denise Savage
                1 week ago
                It is an amazing thing to see people work together and for each other to help everyone come through. The sense of community cannot be swallowed by lava, flood, fire or any other natural disaster that our earth can bring to us.
          • Michael Flick Photography
            1 week ago
            This is really impressive and quite scary. Glad you've not been harmed but I'm really sorry for all the people who lost their homes.
            • Joe Lightheart
              1 week ago
              Thank you, Michael! I can see the glow of the eruption from my front porch that is 20 miles away. The eruption is very active now and has actually been creating it's own weather system complete with cumulus clouds!
          • Gjesdal
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            • Pro
            1 week ago
            What a contrast the beauty of the photo is to the story behind it
            • Joe Lightheart
              1 week ago
              Thank you very much, Kenneth! Living on a volcanic island we've seen this before. I don't think it's any easier.
          • Photography, don't you just love it | Les Garner
            1 week ago
            A sad story indeed Joe, take care.
            • Joe Lightheart
              1 week ago
              Thank you, Les! I can only imagine what these people are going through with losing everything!
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          2 weeks ago

          Wonderful picture-creates a nice feeling!

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            16th of June at 19:44


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          • Joe Lighthearts Profile Picture
            2 weeks ago

            Very nicely done! Love the colors!

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            ButchReinhart
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            1st of July at 20:55


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            • gadgetgaz_photo
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              1 week ago
              super detail :)))
              • ButchReinhart
                • Seller
                1 week ago
                Thank you very much. Happy you enjoy the photo.
            • ButchReinhart
              • Seller
              2 weeks ago
              jrmcc1144 Thank you very much for sharing. I appreciate it.
            • Marius Radu
              2 weeks ago
              Wonderful details esp. visible on the green background.
            • tbevan
              2 weeks ago
              superb
            • Natural Tendencies
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              2 weeks ago
              Excellent shot.
            • Joe Lightheart
              2 weeks ago
              Beautiful and sharp! Nice work!
              • ButchReinhart
                • Seller
                2 weeks ago
                Thank you very much for sharing. I appreciate it.
              • ButchReinhart
                • Seller
                2 weeks ago
                Thank you very much.
            • Wild & Free Photography
              2 weeks ago
              Great capture
              • ButchReinhart
                • Seller
                2 weeks ago
                Thank you very much for sharing, too. I appreciate your comment and your sharing.
              • ButchReinhart
                • Seller
                2 weeks ago
                Thank you very much.
            • bluedog photo. J.R. McClellan
              2 weeks ago
              Nice one Butch.
              • ButchReinhart
                • Seller
                2 weeks ago
                Thank you very much and thank you for sharing. I appreciate your comment and your sharing.
            • ButchReinhart
              • Seller
              2 weeks ago
              ChrisW Thank you very much for sharing. I appreciate it.
            • Gjesdal
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              2 weeks ago
              Wonderful capture
              • ButchReinhart
                • Seller
                2 weeks ago
                Thank you very much and thank you very much for sharing. I appreciate the comment and the sharing.
            • MarkChinn
              2 weeks ago
              Very nice. Looks great against the background.
            • Angie C
              • Seller
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              2 weeks ago
              So clear - well done!
              • ButchReinhart
                • Seller
                2 weeks ago
                Thank you very much for sharing. I appreciate it.
              • ButchReinhart
                • Seller
                2 weeks ago
                Thank you very much.
            • wayfarer
              • Seller
              2 weeks ago
              Very cool and high quality macro
              • ButchReinhart
                • Seller
                2 weeks ago
                Thank you very much for sharing. I appreciate it.
              • ButchReinhart
                • Seller
                2 weeks ago
                Thank you very much.
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            • MarkChinn
              2 weeks ago
              Nice idea and execution Joe. Oh oh! Rule of thirds is broken.. ;-) Rules are meant to be broken especially when it works so well. :-))
            • david_palos
              2 weeks ago
              Wonderful photo.
            • Michael Flick Photography
              2 weeks ago
              Something came from the sea ... :)
            • Gjesdal
              • Seller
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              2 weeks ago
              Wonderful mood Joe
            • ButchReinhart
              • Seller
              2 weeks ago
              Beautiful photo. Like the layering and the colors. And, the foot prints take you right in. Nicely done.
              • Joe Lightheart
                2 weeks ago
                Thank you very much, Butch! Thank you for sharing!
            • Marius Radu
              2 weeks ago
              Nice and simple :-)
            • ant_hony
              2 weeks ago
              Very nice image, small changes may cause large effects :)