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2nd Place in the Pink & Purple Challenge in the #1 Favorites Group

2nd Place in the Think Pink Challenge in the Canadian Artists Group

2nd Place in The Vibration of Pink Challenge in the Vibration in Art and Verse – VAVoom! Group

2nd Place in the Rainbow – Colour Purple Challenge in the Nature Photography Challenge Group

2nd Place in The View From My House Challenge in the Your Country’s Best Group

2nd Place in the Sunrise Sunset Challenge in the Photographers of Canada Group

3rd Place in the Rainbow – Colour PURPLE Challenge in the Nature Photography Challenge Group

3rd Place in the Pretty in Pink Challenge in the Sensational Sun Group

3rd Place in the Purple Sky Challenge in the Mood & Ambi(e)nce – Strictly Photos Group

Featured in “Canon DSLR” January 2010
Featured in “Pacific Northwest” November 2010
Featured in "The World As We See It , or as we missed it March 2011
Featured in “Canadiana” March 2011
Featured in “Nature Photography Challenge” July 2011
Featured in “Zingers” March 2012
Featured in “Beautiful BC” March 2012
Featured in “Americas~Rural, Urban, Wild and Free July 2012”
Featured in “Featured For A Challenge” September 2012
Featured in “#1 Favorites” November 2012
Featured in “1 Theme – 4 Challenges” February 2913

Editors Daily Pick in the Canadian Artists Group for March 13th 2012

A beautiful sunrise photographed in early January from north Nanaimo, Vancouver Island , BC, Canada, looking across the Strait of Georgia towards two of the Winchelsea Islands in the foreground and Lasqueti Island and Texada Island behind.

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  • Al Williscroft
    Al Williscroftalmost 5 years ago

    Wow very beautiful Martin!!

  • Thanks very much Al, appreciate the comment!

    – Martin Smart

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful colours and framing with a bonus Eagle. Well done!

  • Many thanks for you kind comments Trish!

    – Martin Smart

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 5 years ago

    Oooooooo – - – love the color!!!!! Beautiful!!

  • Thank you so much Lori, I appreciate your comments and support!

    – Martin Smart

  • Gary Lengyel
    Gary Lengyelalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent! Love the the light AND the eagle! Great framing on the left side as well.

  • Thanks very much Gary, appreciate your comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • Themis
    Themisalmost 5 years ago

    Great composition, and the colours… what can I say?! Absolutely beautiful, the whole scene – and the eagle, right on cue :-) I know it is cold, but it’s one of those scenes one can’t help saying ‘I wish I was there’!

  • Hi Themis, I’m very lucky as this is a view I get to look at every day and its forever changing depending on the time of the day and the weather… but it really is an awesome view! Thanks so much for your wonderful comments and support!

    – Martin Smart

  • Fruitexplosion
    Fruitexplosionalmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous warm colours and that eagly…. sigh…. If only we had those in large numbers in Ireland, I would be birdwatching all day long!!

  • Thank you very much Marion, appreciate your comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • Lee-Anne Carver
    Lee-Anne Carveralmost 5 years ago

    What a soothing photo and the eagle is on the power point! Well done!

  • Thank you very much for your kind comments Lee-Anne!

    – Martin Smart

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful image Martin!!

  • Thanks very much Marvin!

    – Martin Smart

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous capture and colors. Superb catch with the eagle too.

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments Bunny, truly appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

  • Eeva47
    Eeva47almost 5 years ago

    Beautiful sunrise.

  • Thank you so much Eava!

    – Martin Smart

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