Mike Iles
Mike Iles
Mike Iles
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Amateur photographer. I have been at it for about 10+ years. I love the digital world as it allows us amateurs the opportunity to get a good shot without going broke on film. I enjoy taking pictures of almost anything but landscapes I would say are my favorite. I would love your thoughts and any opinions that will help me to improve.

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    16 hours ago

    Wow-- not the color I got- ( sorry for stealing it) but the long exposure and cloud formations mirror the rock lines so well--

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    Joe Lightheart
      19th of November at 06:30
      • Bob Pettipas
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        4 hours ago
        Terrific image!
      • colinmair
        5 hours ago
        Wow.... love it.... that's a beauty Joe....!
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      • Marius Radu
        6 hours ago
        Long exposures create sometimes lovely effects :-) Nice job, Joe :-)
      • Kipcio
        10 hours ago
        Excellent shot Joe! :)
      • Angie C
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        13 hours ago
        Great shot - love the sky!
      • Arun Panakal
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        13 hours ago
        Beautiful picture!!
      • FabioM
        14 hours ago
        Stunning shot Joe, beautifully photographed. Love the long exposure effects on the water and clouds
      • Keith Boone Photography
        18 hours ago
        Stunning photo! I love the composition... from those foreground rocks all the way to the magnificent sky! Shared
      • Michael Flick Photography
        19 hours ago
        Great job, Joe! I've been there twice. Last time it's been stormy and cold but I had great clouds. Somehow didn't manage to use a tripod. Silly me :)
      • Alex Kunert
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        19 hours ago
        Beautiful image. Very nice.
      • MarkChinn
        20 hours ago
        Awesome image Joe. Such great work!
      • Joe Lightheart
        22 hours ago
        Tom Oswald, thank you very much for sharing!
      • garysibio
        1 day ago
        Excellent work. I like the long exposure effect on the clouds and water.
        • Joe Lightheart
          22 hours ago
          Thank you Gary! Appreciate your share, like and your comment!
      • Sigrid
        1 day ago
        Totally love this photo! :)
      • vision
        1 day ago
        A very interesting history behind the construction. Old George was practical and quite the renaissance man at the same time. Because they can withstand the most powerful storms lighthouse have always represented strenght. For those that have been at sea for long periods of time,the lighthouse represents comfort and safe harbor. Great image!
        • Joe Lightheart
          22 hours ago
          Vision, you are so right on all accounts! I was surprised to learn that George Washington was the initiator of this lighthouse. I feel a special connection since I had just seen your beautiful night time photo of Washington's Monument! I can only believe that the sight of the lighthouse was a relief and comfort. Thank you very much for your comment, like and share!
      • iainmerchant
        1 day ago
        Superb!
      • jezprime
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        1 day ago
        Stunning long exposure - I like long exposures more for clouds than for water, but it works really well on the sea here as well. The lines along the rocks make it feel even more dramatic and dynamic
        • Joe Lightheart
          22 hours ago
          Thank you, jezprime! I believe I'm a bit stuck on taking long exposures as you can I have many of them. I should add some variety, but just enjoy the process. Thank you very much for commenting, sharing and liking!
          • jezprime
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            15 hours ago
            I think I disagree slightly, it's important to take photos you enjoy taking - there is no point in variety for variety's sake. If one chooses subject/style because they feel they should, rather than because they want to, I think there's a fair chance that will be apparent in the final result. So I say photograph what you want, how you want, and keep enjoying it.
      • Denise Savage
        1 day ago
        Wow - love the captured motion in the clouds and water.
        • Joe Lightheart
          22 hours ago
          Thank you, Denise! Taking long exposure pictures is a part of photo taking I really enjoy!
      • Olga N
        1 day ago
        Beautiful photo
        • Joe Lightheart
          22 hours ago
          Thank you, Olga! Thank you for your comment, share and like!
      • KerryPhoto
        1 day ago
        Stunning :)
      • Marje Metsaots
        1 day ago
        Very beautiful!
        • Joe Lightheart
          22 hours ago
          Thank you Marje! Thank you very much for commenting, liking and sharing!
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      Beautiful color and reflection

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        18th of November at 15:59
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          13 hours ago
          an amazing picture! Great Job
        • introvence
          1 day ago
          very nice reflection on water! :)
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        Nice - Great eye contact and detail- shared

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          18th of November at 21:16
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          North Head Lighthouse- Cape Disappointment Washington

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          • Marje Metsaots
            16 hours ago
            Superb!
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              16 hours ago
              Thank you Marje
          • MarkChinn
            19 hours ago
            Lovely. Wonderful they were able to restore it.
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              19 hours ago
              Yes so it will last for another 100 years but it lost it's derelict look that we all seem to want to photograph:)
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          6 days ago

          Well done-- so hard to ge a nice clear shot of these little rockets

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            1st of December at 02:44
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            1 week ago

            I absolutely love the color palette on this shot-- So calm and serene - well done

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              31st of October at 17:11
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              • Joe Lightheart
                1 week ago
                Thank you for sharing Daisy's Dad!
              • Rangewoman_Inc
                1 week ago
                Returned to share.
              • Dylan Burgess
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                1 week ago
                Really enjoying all your photos from your travels, you have a real knack of putting the viewer in your place through your words and pictures :)
                • Joe Lightheart
                  1 week ago
                  Thank you very much, Dylan! Appreciated! I'm enjoying my time traveling and can't help myself to sharing my experiences.
              • Joe Lightheart
                1 week ago
                ilesmic Mike, thank you for sharing and liking!
              • Garry Brown
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                1 week ago
                Stunning image
              • KerryPhoto
                2 weeks ago
                Amazing colours , beautifully captured.
              • myem55
                2 weeks ago
                Just gorgeous!
              • Elenka Smilenova
                2 weeks ago
                Congratulations on the great shot
              • ileniagen
                2 weeks ago
                Stunning colors
              • nikkij
                2 weeks ago
                This is great , thanks for sharing such a beautiful scene, the colours are very tranquil and harmonious
              • Marje Metsaots
                2 weeks ago
                Very beautiful!
              • vision
                2 weeks ago
                Purple and blue skies and mountain pelicans. Sounds like a beautiful trip :).
                • Joe Lightheart
                  2 weeks ago
                  Thank you vision. Nearly a spur of the moment decision while staying in New Mexico this summer, I bought a tent, sleeping bag and sleeping bag pad for $125 (in Hawaii this would have easily cost $300+) Camped out in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and Arizona. Great trip and highly recommended!
              • Howard
                2 weeks ago
                Pleasing composition with the curve in the river and great colours.
                • Joe Lightheart
                  2 weeks ago
                  Thank you, Howard! My photo is so unlike the natural colours of yours. That's me though. Even when I was a kid, I never could get the hang of colouring inside the lines. Thank you for sharing!
              • Joe Lightheart
                2 weeks ago
                stephankurda, thank you very much for sharing!
              • ButchReinhart
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                2 weeks ago
                Lovely.
              • Marius Radu
                2 weeks ago
                Beautiful light, Joe. I think the urge to press the shutter can be irresistible :-)
              • Vida Vicky Ficko
                2 weeks ago
                beautiful
              • Angie C
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                2 weeks ago
                Very beautiful photo
              • Michael Flick Photography
                2 weeks ago
                This is really outstanding, Joe! What a splash of color! Love that one. Well ... just to say ... I hate camping :-D Civilization has made me weak. I need a bed and a bathroom and first of all a toilet :-D. And maybe access to the internet with my notebook ...
                • Joe Lightheart
                  2 weeks ago
                  Thank you for sharing, Michael!
                • Joe Lightheart
                  2 weeks ago
                  Thank you very much, Michael. I confess after not having the comforts of a toilet and internet aside, I really liked not bathing everyday. Surprised me since bathing is something I actually look forward to in my daily life.
                  • Michael Flick Photography
                    2 weeks ago
                    Since I can) sleep even in bed for a maximum of 90 minutes - after that I have to get up because my back hurts - a camping mat would certainly be my death :).
              • Sigrid
                2 weeks ago
                Magical photo - very beautiful colours!
              • Denise Savage
                2 weeks ago
                In Australia pelicans are mostly sea dwellers - until it floods through the inland, and Kuta-Thunda/Lake Eyre starts to fill up. It’s in the middle. Then the pelicans come from the sea, to there. How they know is amazing. That they go to the middle is amazing. Birds to admire. As for the image . . . Simply stunning! Jaw droppingly so.
                • Joe Lightheart
                  2 weeks ago
                  Thank you Denise, so true. If life doesn't adapt in the next bunch of decades then...
              • socialtruant
                2 weeks ago
                I with you, I always thought pelicans lived in the oceans, or at least next door to them. Did you have any encounters with big furry things while camping?
                • Joe Lightheart
                  2 weeks ago
                  I had a close encounter with a stuffed Sasquatch at a Sasquatch museum where the patron and two visitors carried on about how they were convinced they saw one recently. While in Yellow Stone many trails were closed with watch out for Grizzly bear activity and was warned repeatedly about proper food storage. Otherwise no.
                  • socialtruant
                    2 weeks ago
                    Well, maybe better luck next time. Don't forget to keep saying "Hey Bear" and carry a can of anti bear spray to spray at them just before they rip your camera from your hands. ;-)
              • FabioM
                2 weeks ago
                Amazing colors, stunning photo Joe
                • Joe Lightheart
                  2 weeks ago
                  Thank you FabioM, and thank you very much for sharing!
              • garysibio
                2 weeks ago
                Beautiful colors. Very nice job.
                • Joe Lightheart
                  2 weeks ago
                  Thank you Gary! Thank you very much for sharing!
              • Garry Brown
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                2 weeks ago
                Stunning
              • MarkChinn
                2 weeks ago
                Stunningly beautiful!!!
                • Joe Lightheart
                  2 weeks ago
                  Thank you Mark, and thank you very much for sharing!
              • colinmair
                2 weeks ago
                Wow! Love it, superb colours and composition....
              • Gjesdal
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                2 weeks ago
                Wonderful!
              • jezprime
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                2 weeks ago
                Fantastic photo!
              • Olga N
                2 weeks ago
                Favorite lilac color. Very beautiful
                • Joe Lightheart
                  2 weeks ago
                  Thank you very much, Olga. We both like this colour!
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              Very Moody - well done - The Tetons is one of my favorite areas.

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                6th of November at 05:57
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                • MarkChinn
                  2 days ago
                  Stunning mountains - stunning photo. Love the pastel color splashed about.
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    1 day ago
                    Thank you very much, Mark! I really enjoyed the Tetons and even though it was cloudy and not an epic sun set the long exposure I took left me happy!
                • Joe Lightheart
                  5 days ago
                  donniko, thank you for sharing!
                • Joe Lightheart
                  5 days ago
                  Sigrid, Thank you very much for sharing!
                • Joe Lightheart
                  5 days ago
                  Thank you for sharing, Vida Vicky!
                • Ken McDougal
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                  6 days ago
                  Stunning light and photo. Haven't been to the Grand Tetons yet but hope to go some day. Liked and shared.
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    5 days ago
                    Thank you very much Ken! I came all the way from Hawaii, and you're a lot closer. I'm sure you can do it. I went after Labor Day and camped in their campgrounds which was quite nice. I learned from past experiences summer time is too crowded and a lot of people are traveling these days. I went north to Yellow Stone which is surprisingly close, and felt like I was in Disneyland in the semi-wilderness. I didn't like Yellowstone as much as Tetons. Unfortunately there were bear sightings and many trails were closed in Tetons. Just like in your gallery, you'd have some real stunners! Thank you for your comment, like and sharing! Much appreciated!
                • Marje Metsaots
                  1 week ago
                  Very beautiful!
                • FabioM
                  1 week ago
                  Beautiful scene, beautiful shot
                • tiger_love
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                  1 week ago
                  This looks so Cool with the clouds! Love the mountains!
                • Joe Lightheart
                  1 week ago
                  vernhagl, thank you for sharing!
                • Richard Brookes
                  1 week ago
                  A magical moment Joe! Shared.
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    1 week ago
                    Thank you Richard! Thank you very much for sharing!
                • Dylan Burgess
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                  1 week ago
                  Stunning photo Joe, I watch a few youtuber's based near the Grand Tetons and love there work. The place is so different to what I know and seems a million miles away :)
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    1 week ago
                    Thank you very much for commenting and sharing, Dylan. Appreciated!
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    1 week ago
                    Thank you Dylan. I found this a very special place and with Yellow Stone just north of here it's well worth the million mile trek!
                • paulst
                  1 week ago
                  Stunning!
                • vision
                  1 week ago
                  You will have stories to tell for a while.
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    1 week ago
                    Thank you vision! I've had some interesting and good things happen, I am fortunate.
                • Joe Lightheart
                  1 week ago
                  jsvasquez1986, thank you for sharing!
                • Bob Pettipas
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                  1 week ago
                  excellent image!
                • introvence
                  1 week ago
                  very nice! :)
                • tbevan
                  1 week ago
                  great shot
                • khendberg
                  1 week ago
                  beautiful!
                • Gjesdal
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                  1 week ago
                  That's amazing!
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    1 week ago
                    Thank you very much, Kenneth! Thank you so much for your comment, like and share!
                • Mike Iles
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                  1 week ago
                  Have you shot the Moulton Barns at the Tetons
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    1 week ago
                    Mike, thank you for your comment, like and sharing! I may go back up to the Tetons next summer and visit Moulton Barns/Mormon Row. Thanks for the location.
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    1 week ago
                    Hi Mike, I didn't and in fact I never heard of them until you mentioned them. Had to look them up. My trip was completely unplanned and typical me just went where the moment took me. Plus I had no internet and no map and I don't usually stop in the visitors centers, so I confess I'm a clueless traveler.
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                      1 week ago
                      Joe - Look up this title of my pictures of the barn before and after the alpine glow hit it. --Antelope Barn before Alpine Glow -- Barn after Alpine Glow
                • Joe Lightheart
                  1 week ago
                  ratty123, thank you for sharing!
                • Elenka Smilenova
                  2 weeks ago
                  Congratulations on the great shot
                • ButchReinhart
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                  2 weeks ago
                  Lovely photo. Great light in those clouds.
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    1 week ago
                    Thank you Butch! Thank you for commenting, liking and sharing!
                • John Lowe JLowPhotos
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                  2 weeks ago
                  Beautiful photo
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    1 week ago
                    Thank you very much for sharing, John Lowe!
                • colinmair
                  2 weeks ago
                  Stunning shot.....!
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    1 week ago
                    Thank you Colin! Thank you for sharing, liking and for commenting!
                • stigg1
                  2 weeks ago
                  Nice shot.
                • Sigrid
                  2 weeks ago
                  You seem to have great adventures :)! This photo is amazing - sadly I can see it through an old laptop right now, I bet it is really powerful on the big screen - coming back for sure to see! :D
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    1 week ago
                    Thank you Sigrid! My astrologer told me to travel and try to go to some exotic places. I'm trying. Thank you for your comment and sharing + like!
                • Alex Kunert
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                  2 weeks ago
                  Beautiful. Love the clouds.
                • Marius Radu
                  2 weeks ago
                  It seems you enjoyed being far from the sea shore :-) Camping outdoors Is always a rewarding experience.
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    2 weeks ago
                    Thank you Marius! After two months of living in the desert of New Mexico, I really missed the sea shore and was lucky to get my fill when I went to Maine. My camping is not even comparable to yours - you hike for hours, I park the car and walk to the campsite :-) But yes, something about sleeping outdoors is caveman inspiring.
                    • Marius Radu
                      1 week ago
                      Occasionally we do this also, camping near car, but being completely "in the wild" can be more rewarding :-)
                • Jim Anglin
                  2 weeks ago
                  Nicely done. I have good memories of the Tetons as well - wasn't yet into photography at the time though, unfortunately.
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    2 weeks ago
                    Thank you very much Jim. Sometimes memories are better than photographs! Thank you for commenting, liking and sharing!
                • Ruud van den Breevaart
                  2 weeks ago
                  Great shot!!
                • Kipcio
                  2 weeks ago
                  Great shot Joe!
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    2 weeks ago
                    Thank you very much Kipcio! Thank you for sharing and commenting!
                • Olga N
                  2 weeks ago
                  Wonde4rful photo
                • ant_hony
                  2 weeks ago
                  Great image, really like what the long exposure has done to the clouds :)
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    2 weeks ago
                    Thank you ant_hony! I use slow shutter so often and feel may be I should try not using this technique so much. I think part of it is I just love my tripod.
                • Denise Savage
                  2 weeks ago
                  Gosh - what a spot to be!
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    2 weeks ago
                    Thank you very much, Denise! Tetons are just south of Yellow stone national park and I loved this place a lot!
                • jezprime
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                  2 weeks ago
                  Wonderful landscape, perfectly captured under superb conditions. Glad your camera wasn't stolen by a bear!
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    2 weeks ago
                    Thank you very much jezprime. Tetons are really amazing! It's got a great vibe unlike YellowStone. I'm glad I had no encounters either. The thought of being shredded by bear claws doesn't sound like fun, and if it were stolen it's only an excuse to buy the XT-3 haha!
                • Rangewoman_Inc
                  2 weeks ago
                  That looks pretty scary. Shared.
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    2 weeks ago
                    Thank you Rangewoman! Thank you for sharing, like and comments!
                • Howard
                  2 weeks ago
                  Very dramatic sky.
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    2 weeks ago
                    Thank you very much for commenting, sharing and liking my pic, Howard
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    2 weeks ago
                    Thank you Howard. I used a polarizing and 6 stopper. Lately I can't seem to take filter-less pictures :-)
                • Michael Flick Photography
                  2 weeks ago
                  Fantastic shot, Joe :) glad to hear you didn't turn out to be a bear's breakfast :)
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    2 weeks ago
                    Thank you Michael! Appreciate your sharing, comment and like! I'm glad the eagle didn't unload on me either :)
                • Marje Metsaots
                  2 weeks ago
                  Very beautiful!
                  • Joe Lightheart
                    2 weeks ago
                    Thank you Marje and thank you for commenting, sharing and liking my picture.
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                Up in the Air

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                Saranac Lake- New York

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                • Joe Lightheart
                  6 days ago
                  Beautiful image! After being in New England, I now appreciate the beauty that I did not before. I'm counting upper state NY as New England? Haha! IDK if it is or not. Often times my ignorance astounds me! I was aware that the architectural designs of the homes took me almost two days to get used too.
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                    5 days ago
                    I am pretty sure it is considered part of New England-- This is in the Adirondack Mountains outside of Lake Placid
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                Portland Head Lighthouse #2

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                • Marje Metsaots
                  16 hours ago
                  Beautiful!
                  • Mike Iles
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                    16 hours ago
                    Thank you again--
                • MarkChinn
                  19 hours ago
                  Stunning image Mike.
                  • Mike Iles
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                    19 hours ago
                    Thanks Mark-- this was just a fantastic morning-- the best shots of my New England trip wer from this morning the first of the trip-- Was hard to live with normal morning after that :)
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                • Keith Boone Photography
                  5 days ago
                  Fabulous shot! Sunrise is often nicer than sunset, this is wonderful. Shared
                  • Mike Iles
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                    5 days ago
                    Many times and it is so fun to watch the day become alive
                • Marius Radu
                  2 weeks ago
                  Beautiful sky, a photographer's delight :-)
                  • Mike Iles
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                    2 weeks ago
                    You are so correct--
                • Rangewoman_Inc
                  3 weeks ago
                  Returned to share this wonderful setting.
                • Joe Lightheart
                  3 weeks ago
                  wow! You're a lucky man!
                  • Mike Iles
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                    3 weeks ago
                    It was such a spectacular sunrise-- First morning of the trip and we got so lucky
                • tbevan
                  3 weeks ago
                  superb
                • FabioM
                  3 weeks ago
                  Stunning colors, beautiful shot Mike
                  • Mike Iles
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                    3 weeks ago
                    Thanks Fabio
                • Garry Brown
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                  3 weeks ago
                  Stunning light, nice shot
                • Sigrid
                  3 weeks ago
                  Beautiful
                  • Mike Iles
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                    3 weeks ago
                    Thank you it was a great morning