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TechRepublic's camera phone challenge: Sunrise / sunset

We challenged the TechRepublic community to submit their camera phone photos of the sunrise or sunset. Take a look at the entries.
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By Sonja Thompson, Contributor on
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We challenged the TechRepublic community to submit their camera phone photos of the sunrise or sunset.
The 1st place photo was taken by TR member liznkev with a BlackBerry Bold 9700.
She said, "The site is our cottage just north of Lindsay, Ontario, Canada. The odd time I get to stay at the cottage during the week, and this particular morning it was clear and cool and the sunrise was beautiful. I was really happy with the image and am happy to share it."
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The 2nd place photo was taken by TR member clairmontecharles with an iPhone 4 at dawn on Ft. Lauderdale Beach, Florida.

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This photo, which tied for 3rd place, was taken by TR member pacfreeman with a Nokia N95 8GB. The location is Caversham Bridge in Reading, looking downstream on a very misty morning in February.

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The other photo that tied for 3rd place was taken by TR member Dberry28 with a 3G iPhone. It shows the Santa Rosa Sound in Mary Esther, Florida at sunset from the Hurlburt Field Soundside Dock.

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We also awarded a 4th place with this photo by helpdeskmandy, which was taken with a BlackBerry Storm, model 9530. The scene overlooks Lake Michigan in Spring Lake, MI.

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This photo was taken by TR member AJackson2 with a Blackberry 9700. He said, "This is the sight @ 0707 and almost every morning as I take my 4-year-old to day care."

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This photo was taken by TR member Doug M with an Apple iPhone 3GS looking out a window at work.

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This photo was taken by TR member Doug M with an Apple iPhone 3GS on the deck of his house.

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This photo was taken by EIC Jason Hiner with an Apple iPhone 3GS of Vero Beach, Florida.
This photo also appeared in TechRepublic's camera phone challenge for beach photos.
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This photo was taken by Peter Mc2 with a Sony Ericsson K750i of a sunrise over Newport Beach in Sydney, Australia.
This photo also appeared in TechRepublic's camera phone challenge for beach photos.
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This photo was taken by TR member abdulg with a Samsung Galaxy S (Vibrant) in Maple, Ontario.

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This photo was taken by TR member abhijit_116 with a Nokia 3110 classic.
He said, "This was taken at sunset on the outskirts of my ever expanding city Raipur, India. In a few years, buildings will cover this area so there will be no more such scenes of sunrise/sunsets."
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This photo was taken by TR member abhijit_116 with a Nokia 3110 classic.
He said, "I took this photo when visiting my relatives in October 2008, at Balaghat, India, which is near Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh State."
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This photo was taken by andyf888 with an iPhone 3G 8GB of a sunset over the Chestnut Field in the North Sea. This photo also appeared (and placed) in TechRepublic's camera phone challenge for travel photos.

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This photo was taken by TR member aschmerl with a Sony Ericsson W580i of a Goodyear Blimp captured during an L.A. sunset.

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This photo was taken by TR member backblast57 with an LG VX835V02.

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This photo was taken by TR member bkleonard with an LG CT810 Incite Windows Mobile 6.1 cell phone from Tinley Park, Illinois.

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This photo was taken by TR member bkleonard with an LG CT810 Incite Windows Mobile 6.1 cell phone from Tinley Park, Illinois.

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This photo was taken by TR member chemiisoyo with an iPhone 3G of a sunset in Finland. She said, "All day clouds and evening sun made sky look fantastic and unreal. I had a feeling that I was staying upside down staring at steel waves."

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This photo was taken by TR member chemiisoyo with an iPhone 3G of a sunset in Finland. She said, "Suddenly it became cold, and in the last sun flashes, you could see mist. Terrifying and bewitching..."

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This photo was taken by TR member chemiisoyo with an iPhone 3G of a Spring evening in London.

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This photo was taken by TR member clairmontecharles with an iPhone 4 at dawn on Ft. Lauderdale Beach, Florida.

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This photo was taken by TR member clairmontecharles with an iPhone 4 of the sunrise in Hollywood Beach, Florida.

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This photo was taken by TR member clairmontecharles with an iPhone 4 of the sunrise from a hotel room in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

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This photo was taken by TR member ctinco with an HTC Evo of the sun as it was going down over the mountains in Lakewood, CO.

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This photo was taken by TR member ctinco with an HTC Evo of the sun as it was going down over the mountains in Lakewood, CO.

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This photo was taken by doug.witsken with an Apple iPhone 4 in Bonita Springs, Florida.
This photo also appeared in TechRepublic's camera phone challenge for beach photos.
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This photo was taken by TR member drummerboy with a Samsung Captivate SGH-I897 of the sunset over the Rockies in Colorado Springs.

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This photo was taken by TR member greg.lindstrom with an iPhone of the sunset in Dubai.

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This photo was taken by hethen90 with a Samsung of Punta de Mita, Mexico.
This photo also appeared in TechRepublic's camera phone challenge for beach photos.
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This photo was taken by ltmltd.fargo with a BlackBerry 9530 about 20 miles south of Fargo, ND. This photo also appeared (and placed) in TechRepublic's camera phone challenge for travel photos.

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This photo was taken by TR member magic1 with a Droid Incredible at Point Loma near San Diego's Sunset Cliffs.

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This photo was taken by TR member magic1 with a Droid Incredible at Point Loma near San Diego's Sunset Cliffs.

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This photo was taken by TR member magic1 with a Droid Incredible of the sun setting at Royal Crossing golf course in Franklin, Tennessee.

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This photo was taken by TR member mark.s.hansen with an Apple 3G iPhone.
He said, "I actually took this photo last week before I knew about this?challenge. I was heading off to work and the sunrise looked so good that I had to get a picture of it. The photo didn't really do this sunrise justice, because it didn't pick up all the sun rays flowing through the trees."
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This photo was taken by TR member markt with a BlackBerry Storm of a sunset in Kihei, Maui.

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This photo was taken by TR member matt.vanarsdel with a Motorola Backflip, model MB300.
He said, "This photo is of my home town. What I was capturing was the towers on top of the hillside in the background. I work for Mother Lode Internet which is a small town ISP / WISP. On the tower on the right-hand side is where we have our access points using Canopy 5.2 GHz and 900 MHz."
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This photo was taken by TR member mildocjr with an iPhone 4, model #MC319LL. He said, "I took this picture at about 6:50 AM, right before I left to go to work this?morning."

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This photo was taken by TR member mildocjr with an iPhone 4, model #MC319LL, on his way to work.

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This photo was taken by TR member murray with an iPhone 4 in Boston, MA, overlooking the Charles River (with a bunch of tiny crew boats).

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This photo was taken by TR member nepper with an HTC Touch while camping at Candle Lake provincial park in northern Saskatchewan.

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This photo was taken by TR member neville with a Nokia 6680. He said, "The sun was just setting behind some clouds as I was about to depart from work to home. Just had to capture it."

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This photo was taken by TR member pacaboco with a Motorola CLIQ Titanium at sunset from the balcony of the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort in Kona, Hawaii.

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This photo was taken by TR member pacfreeman with an iPhone 4 in Olhao in the Algarve.

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This photo was taken by TR member pkerns with an HTC HD2 from his front yard in Newark, OH. He said, "I liked the picture because you can see my neighbor's flag pole and the colors varied greatly."

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This photo was taken by raycraft with a Nokia 6288 during a "day to the beach" at Hillary's Marina in Western Australia.
This photo also appeared in TechRepublic's camera phone challenge for travel photos.
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This photo was taken by raycraft with a Nokia 6288 during a "day to the beach" at Hillary's Marina in Western Australia.

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This photo was taken by TR member rdevereux with a BlackBerry Curve 8520 during a holiday to Scotland.

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This photo was taken by TR member rdevereux with a BlackBerry Curve 8520 during a summer holiday in Romania.

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This photo was taken by TR member rdevereux with a BlackBerry Curve 8520 of a traditional Romanian horse and cart going home.

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This photo was taken by TR member roger.ries with a HTC Touch Pro2 of a rain storm at sunset over the Minnesota river by Jordan, MN.

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This photo was taken by roy.desimone with a Palm Centro 690 on Shawano Lake in north central Wisconsin.

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This photo was taken by TR member shauns.ppp with an HTC TouchPro2 on his way to work one morning. He said, "The dirty truck windshield mars them a little, but as pathetic as the camera is on this phone, I think they came out pretty good."

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This photo was taken by shavon with a Nokia N85 of Cat Island, Bahamas.
This photo also appeared in TechRepublic's camera phone challenge for beach photos.
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This photo was taken by TR member sonotsky with a BlackBerry 9700. He said, "While it’s not a photo of the sun setting, it’s what the fading light did to the clouds that I thought was pretty neat."

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This photo was taken by TR member steve.perry with a Samsung SGH-A797 (Flight) phone at sunset from the balcony of a room in Maui, Hawaii.

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This photo was taken by TR member steve.perry with a Samsung SGH-A797 (Flight) phone from within an airplane as we left Maui and proceeded above the clouds.

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