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Kerby Pfrangle
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What your personal favorite image


Question for the week!

I was just wondering what image in your gallery is your favorite and why?
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With me my favorite is an image called Goofy because it makes people laugh.


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5/12/2005 6:10:30 PM

 
Mellanie    Hey Kerby! I have too many favorites to nail it down just to one!!! :) BUT, if I have to, I would say that "For Jacob" is my 'newest' favorite, of course because it shows my little girl growing up!

BTW, love "goofy"; it's a fantastic image!!!

Mel


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5/12/2005 6:51:27 PM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Mellanie,

I look at For Jacob. That is a wonderful image. THe flowers are so outstanding and your young lady is a real doll. I love that one too.

Kerby


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5/12/2005 7:47:19 PM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
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  I think my favorite is an image from my cousin's wedding, that I called "Her Big Day". It's actually a candid that I like more than any of the posed shots.

She was looking in a mirror and fussing over her makeup before we got started. I was going to just take a test shot of her from the side and I said, "Don't worry, you look beautiful." She turned and just gave me the prettiest smile. It's one of those lucky shots that just worked.


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5/12/2005 8:23:37 PM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Chris I looked over your gallery and Her big day is a beautiful image. I really like that one. She has a million dollar smile.

But another one in your gallery that I feel in love with was the little girl kissing the little boy. That is a WOW picture......It is so sweet and special.

Kerby


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5/12/2005 8:53:04 PM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
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  Thanks Kerby. Twins are full of surprises.


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5/12/2005 9:41:36 PM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Chris my twins (a boy and girl) are twenty five now. I know about surprises......Kerby


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5/12/2005 9:46:31 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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  Tough question. It'd probably be easier if you just asked for my first born child...:-)
I guess it would be a toss-up between "Can You See Me Now"..pure luck shot of the peacock shot thru it's tail feathers from the rear.....or, well, let's stick with the peacock. Or maybe the polar bears. Sure you don't want my first born?
Just for trivia, my gallery follows my photographic education (or whatever), the pics you see first are most recent, the ones at the end are when I began. Maybe you can see a difference/Maybe not...I can.
Bob


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5/13/2005 4:03:19 AM

 
Matthew Slyfield
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/5/2005
  My favorite is "Itchy". This shot was taken in Yellowstone last year. The trip to Yellowstone was great. I came back with more than 800 pictures and this is one of the best.


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5/13/2005 4:41:21 AM

 
Susan Bohanon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/8/2004
  I would probably say that I have 2 favs.
1) Reach Out and Love Somone
2) A Vision

What fun! I like looking at other's galleries and it's more fun when you know which one is the photographers favorite. Great work everyone!!


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5/13/2005 5:02:07 AM

 
Theodore C. LaLone  
 
 
I would have to say the photo of my dog Odie is my favorite. It remindes me to relax once in awhile and just enjoy my garden.


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5/13/2005 7:16:43 AM

 
Kerry L. Walker   I really can't say that I have a favorite in my gallery, mainly because I don't think my photos measure up to the quality of so many others I seen on this site.


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5/13/2005 7:18:10 AM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
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  Kerry, the idea is to appreciate your own work for what it means to you, and not to compare it against everyone else's.

I get the feeling that your gallery right now is just a small glimpse of your work. I'd like to see you post more.

My favorite of your current images is the Girl in a Catholic Church. It's a very peaceful image. It's well exposed, in a setting where it's not always easy to get a good exposure. I appreciate it because I know I probably would have shot it differently. I would have been tempted to move closer or to zoom in closer. I think that would have ruined the mood. It would have forced the statue or the girl to be the subject, where composing it the way you did allows the mood to be the subject. I like it.


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5/13/2005 7:50:11 AM

 
Elizabeth R. McNeil
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/6/2004
  I would have to say my favorit is "for all who have fallen"

Kerry I know how you feel...most of the time that is how I feel. But your pictures are awesome!


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5/13/2005 8:33:41 AM

 
Edna R. Davis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/12/2005
  Well hello all, I love all my photos so it is really hard for me to pick my favorite, I am also new to this website, please all of you check out my gallery, thank you and all of your guys photos are wonderful


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5/13/2005 8:37:53 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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  Kerry, I agree with Chris. Please yourself. In our camera club, the images I like best don't usually win, but I've won big with some I'm iffy about. Other people's judgements are sooo subjective; it's yours that counts. In your gallery, I liked Spanish Moss for its delicate colour and interesting lines. OK, nowit's your turn to answer the question!

In mine, it's tough because I like them all, but I'd pick Metaphysical Moment because people either get it or hate it, so I spend my time telling the story behind it or defending it. Like the Ugly Stepchild, I guess!


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5/13/2005 8:49:23 AM

 
John Rhodes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/24/2005
 
Your question prompted me to go back to my gallery and try to put my photos into a "favorites" order. Boy, that's hard to do. I love "Golden Kingdom," but the composition in "Working Man" makes it one of my favorites too. "Around the Bend..." works for me, but it may mean nothing to someone else. Who knows???


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5/13/2005 11:12:08 AM

 
Sherry S. Boles
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/28/2005
  What a fun question! I'm like some of the others it's hard to make a decision. If I had to choose just one, I guess it would be "Sister are Best Friends" because of the expressions on my girls' faces as they look at each other!


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5/13/2005 3:35:06 PM

 
Rob Zuidema
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/19/2005
  I would have to say that "Grandma's swing" is my favourite because it was one of those holler and shoot pictures that just turned out.
After browsing all your galleries, I have to say you folks have some wonderful photos here. My goal is to attain even some of the talent I displayed on this site.


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5/13/2005 4:44:40 PM

 
Rob Zuidema
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  Oops! that last line should read 'some of the talent I SEE displayed on this site'.


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5/13/2005 4:46:36 PM

 
John A. Lind
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/27/2001
  Certain I'm not alone in this . . . answering this question is difficult and my favorite changes periodically. The new favored photo may not be a recent one.

Current favorite in my gallery:
Peace Lily #2

Past favorites (not in any particular order):
Moon Over Southern Utah
Blues #1
Amaryllis "Odoriferous"
Stages of Life
First Act of the Day
Virtu Vernal
Long Walk Home

-- John Lind


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5/13/2005 4:50:26 PM

 
Bob Cammarata
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/17/2003
  This is a tough one!
It's hard to pick one but I've managed to narrow it down to a few of my favorites by category:

Story telling: "Natural Erosion at Work" and "Wishing"

Nature: "Propagation" and "Redtail Portrait"

Scenic: "Mystique"

Fun stuff: "Smile!" and "Feeding Frenzy"


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5/13/2005 5:44:07 PM

 
John A. Lind
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/27/2001
  Kerby . . .
It's easy to see why you like "Goofy" as it makes a statement about her personality . . . plus your timing in capturing it in mid-leap was impeccable.

Melanie . . .
You have some outstanding work . . . "For Jacob" captures a pensive, contemplative mood . . . discovering something about the world around him . . . very difficult to do with an energetic toddler!

Kerry . . .
Try measuring your own work against two things:
(a) Did you accurately execute what you visualized for the photograph . . . how well did it end up looking like what you wanted it to.
(b) A photograph is a recording of light at one time and place that will be "played back" for others to view at another time and in another place. Does it communicate to its intended viewers the story or message about the subject you want it to . . . and with how much impact does it do it to make it memorable to them.

IMVHO, those are the measures of a successful photograph . . . most especially (b). Work toward those goals and don't worry about how your works "compare" to the works of others. Instead . . . if you see a compelling photograph, study the lighting and compositional techniques that were used to make it compelling.

-- John Lind


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5/13/2005 7:08:55 PM

 
Linda Proctor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/5/2004
  This is a lot of fun Kerby great way to see a lot of fantastic galleries My favorite right now is Uplifting Still looking at all the galleries in this discussion


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5/13/2005 8:14:24 PM

 
John Rhodes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/24/2005
  Linda, I agree this question has given me the opportunity to view galleries I might otherwise have missed. I really enjoyed your gallery, especially the portraits of your dogs. "Just Ducky" also caught my eye as I love nature and waterscape photos. Good work! Well, not really work--good fun.
John


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5/14/2005 6:37:58 AM

 
Melissa Papaj
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/28/2005
  That's a hard one...I would have to say that my favorite one is "playtime" just because it reminds me of the innocense of childhood. I love looking at photos that take me back to no responsibilities and just play.


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5/14/2005 6:48:48 AM

 
Peggy Wolff
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  Well what a fun question! I am glad I finally had time to come to this website again! Kerby, I love your photo Goofy! I love photos that tell something about who someone is and that certainly does!.
My favorite is probably the one I use for my signiture box. This was an image that God gave to me in an image several years ago. It was fun to see it finally come to life. I also love Timeless Treasure. But like everyone else this is really hard because I have many favorites.


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5/14/2005 6:57:48 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  My favorite? What day is it? I seem to change favorites about that often. I doubt if I could pick one, but if I did, it would be one of my Boo, Bob or Ally (or one of their predecessors).


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5/14/2005 7:35:31 AM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  It is a whole lot more fun to look at a person's gallery knowing what they like the best. What is closest to their hearts.

I love this, it is so fun.

Kerby


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5/14/2005 8:15:36 AM

 
Elizabeth R. McNeil
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/6/2004
  Thanks so much for posting this question Kerby!

Too everyone great job on your pictures!


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5/14/2005 2:33:56 PM

 
Michelle Ross
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/1/2004
  This is really cool . . . I have several . . . "right now" though my favorite is: American Girl

My other favorites are:
Iris Pizazz
Spring Tea
Secured
Pickin & Grinnin
Metaphor


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5/14/2005 3:10:55 PM

 
Debbie Truesdale
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/25/2005
  Kerby great question!!! I guess if I have to choose one it would be Dolphin smiling. It was a fun day with my girls and my youngest loves dolphins. We visited them for hours!! I looked at everyones galleries and they are all wonderful!! Debbie


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5/14/2005 5:22:39 PM

 
Laura Roth   Love everyone's pictures and I'm about to rehash what everyone else has said about enjoying new galleries, but Plenty of people have said it. I'll just say "ditto!"

My ultimate is Nickel Town because I just love the colors and retro-ness and the abstract lines, but it is closely followed by Kissy (one of the few really great pictures that I got from their wedding since I missed most of it due to a flat tire... grr.....)


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5/14/2005 5:50:52 PM

 
Tonya R. Boles
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/7/2004
  Wonderful idea Kerby. So many neat answers from everyone. Right now I'd have to say my favorite from my gallery is Baby Girl. Becasue she is no longer with me and seeing her on my gallery helps me so much.

When I have more time I will look through some of the other peoples galleries...


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5/14/2005 7:52:37 PM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Keep your favorite images coming.

It been fun getting to know people through what they like in their photo's.

Kerby


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5/15/2005 4:00:04 PM

 
Karma Wilson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/27/2004
  Wow, what great talent here! I'm so impressed! My favs continually change. An all time fav is Country Mile. But current favorites are
Flight
Wheee
Summer Wishes
Sping
Father and Sons

Phew. I am going to come back and read this thread when I have time. It's great fun! I haven't had a chance to view all favorites, but I've seen many. What strikes me is that often the photographer's favorites aren't mine! :-) Art is subjective.

Karma


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5/15/2005 4:47:19 PM

 
Kerry L. Walker   Well, I decided to revisit this thread and give a proper answer. My favorites are based on more of how satisfied I was that I got what I was after. Some are just "grab" shots, like Niagra Falls. I was there and just grabbed the shot - no setup, etc.

Church - I shot this one in 1967. It was my first "good" picture. I was trying to get such a small DOF that the grill I was shooting through would be so out of focus as to be translucent. It worked. It was also an overcast day and I was trying to capture the mood. I think I did.

Girl at Catholic Church - I planned this one. I used no flash so I would get the combination of the daylight (using daylight balanced film) and the golden glow from the incandescent light. I also wanted to get the feeling of being drawn to the subject by the parallel lines of the walls, pews and floor. In addition, I wanted to get the reflection of the statue of St. John Berchman off the floor. Lastly, I didn't want the girl (my daughter) looking at me becuuse I wanted to capture a feeling of serenity that would have been lost if she had. BTW, it was shot at 1/15 sec., handheld. I didn't have my tripod. Got lucky, I guess.

Hot Springs Park - This one was part of a series I took at this little creek in the park but it was my favorite. I wanted to get a lot of different things out of this one. I wanted the reflection of the bridge, (OK, I like reflections) and the patterns of light and dark without the highlights being blown out and without the shadows being lost. I was trying to use almost the entire latitude of my film in this shot. Couldn't have been done with slide film. Guess I got lucky again.


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5/17/2005 6:47:15 AM

 
Kerry L. Walker   BTW, despite what the caption says, the Church shot was taken with a TLR Rollei. I also like the Sunset-2, but not because of anything I did. That is just the way the sky looked that evening.


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5/17/2005 6:50:36 AM

 
Rachel Scott-Renouf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/20/2005
  Hi Kerby! congrats for getting in the final! And good luck when they choose the winners

Um difficult question, I have a few favs to,

Drops of water - because it took me millions of shots to get this one!

The Eye - cos well its weird

Through the eyes of a photoshop addict - because it started out as an accident! and people either love it or hate it

Lastly Macro Fly - I dont know why really, just like it....

Rachel


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5/23/2005 2:01:21 PM

 
Daniel Diaz
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  I think my own personal fave of mine is "Alive", I got lucky the way the sun was shining off it to give it an unusual glow!


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5/23/2005 2:40:50 PM

 
Elizabeth Coachman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2005
  My favorite of my own pictures is "Heart Of The Iris," because I feel that I was actually sucessful with my firt iris close up. I love it. It is my fav, definetly. However, there are others that come in close succession. "I love "Weeds" "Suffolk" and all my flower pictures.

I love looking at other peoples' favorite pictures, thanks Kerby!

By His Grace and For His Glory,

Elizabeth C.


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5/23/2005 3:41:08 PM

 
Gena A. Tussey
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/26/2005
  I love my "Martini" series, just because they were so much fun to do. You know when you get on a roll and they just start popping left and right. Then you get a dry spell for a while? I also love "Shush, Daddy's here", while I wish I could have photoshoped dad's "fat" cheek, I love his emotion and patience with the fact the baby is screaming it's head off. By the end, I was crying my eyes out with that one photo. Really great photo question!!


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5/23/2005 3:54:30 PM

 
anonymous 
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  I really love Peow Peow in my Gallery (I think it is page 3 or 4). It is just my son to a T!!!! Plus I am wrapped that the judges liked it too!

Oh and I also love Studio Study, probably because it is my first attempt at studio work and I think I did a good job for my first attempt!


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5/23/2005 4:44:49 PM

 
Tammy Scott
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/10/2004
  I agree with Carolyn! My favorites seem to change every time I get shots of my daughter. My CURRENT favorite is "Just Fishin'". Mostly because it was the first time I had ever taken her fishing and I had so much fun sitting with her and answering her questions and watching her enjoy herself!


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5/23/2005 5:43:11 PM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/17/2003
  I know that people would expect me to say one of my flowers, but, my two favorite images are ones that I created in PS. Happy Halloween and The Witch's Castle. I love Halloween and haunted houses. The building that appears in both of them is a landmark building that I've photographed for over 25 years and recently the somewhat snooty historical society decided to charge people to photograph it (imagine that). The fact that I turned it into a haunted castle makes me giggle every time I look at them! If I picked a flower it would be Will it Go Round in Circles because that big old coneflower makes me feel good everytime I see it.


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5/23/2005 5:50:00 PM

 
Julie M. Cwik
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/2/2005
  My favorite image in my gallery would be "Stairs". I went through a phase where I would set up my stuffed animals in different situations as if they were real animals.


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5/23/2005 6:09:05 PM

 
Brenda  D. 
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/27/2005
  Hello everyone, I spend HOURS looking at galleries,my favorite in my own gallery is new its DIRTY LITTLE DONKEY. I have a soft spot in my heart for animals, and this one was so cute. He kept fallowing anyone who would scratch his ears or give him food.


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5/23/2005 6:19:33 PM

 
cj patterson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/8/2004
  Kerby, I love your "goofy"...but I also love your photograph "windy". your daughter is so photogenic and you capture her so well.

This is a great question...I would say my favorite photograph in my gallery is of my oldest daughter, "natural beauty"...this was the first shot I took that I myself said "wow!" my most recent favorite is of my baby girl and it is "my angel". of course I am like tammy and carolyn...i change favorites quite a bit...but "natural beauty" is my all-time favorite...

thanks for asking the question and loved looking at everyone's favorites!! great work!!


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5/23/2005 6:36:44 PM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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  What a fun question Kerby!!... I would have to say my personal favorite is "I Believe I Can Fly" of my 18 month old son trying to play basketball.. I wish there was a better background for it, but it's such a natural moment captured.. As everyone knows, I could never have gotten a baby to pose... A candid shot for sure.. And I love it.. I hope it's a fav. of his someday.. What a wonderful thing to post a panel one day of the different ages and stages of him under this same basket.... Thanks for asking...


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5/23/2005 6:49:59 PM

 
Leon  J. Dubitz
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/2/2005
  My personal fav hey? Well I would say flash flood, or neighbours house. I would say those are a couple of my better pics. Course Im my own worst critic


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5/23/2005 8:51:58 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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  Hi Kerby! This is a fun thread! My favorite I guess is of my dog Susie called, Afternoon Sitting. The judges were completely unimpressed with my Susie. Maybe it isn't compositionally correct or maybe the lighting isn't right, but I really liked it, and she's so willing to be photographed :)

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/big.asp?photoID=812964


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5/23/2005 9:17:06 PM

 
Margot Petrowski
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/14/2004
  Hey Kerby, your daughter is beautiful and all your photos are wonderful. I think that my favorites are "glance" and "my groovy girl." I especially like the latter because it's my own darling model, Jillian, who is always willing to pose for her mom.


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5/23/2005 10:14:00 PM

 
Andrew Laverghetta
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/13/2004
  Oh wow, just came across this. I'll try to put SOME of my favorites together but I'm not sure. I always tend to really not like my stuff after a while. Here we go. I'll try to keep it to 5 or so...

The Gardener
Misplaced
Tree in Black and White
Looking Away
...In the Eye of the Performer

Yeah, I like my larger of the two moon photos but I had to use my 3.2 MP Kodak EasyShare at full digital zoom so the resolution is, yeah. haha. I should also be adding another one sometime soon that is similar to "Tree in Black and White." I'm taking my first darkroom photo class fall semester so I'm trying to seeing things in black and white.

There it is!


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5/23/2005 11:34:59 PM

 
Stacey A. Bates
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2003
  Kerby great thread, I would have to say my favorite right now is Maximus. Maximus is a 1/2 Arab Gelding. He is such a sweetie. I have been trying to get this shot for over a year and I finally got it.
Stacey


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5/24/2005 6:32:11 AM

 
Rachel Scott-Renouf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/20/2005
  Hi Kerby

this is so much fun, how about we all look at everyones gallery on this thread and choose our faviour pic from each gallery. I think it would be interesting to see if we all pic the same ones or different one and nice to know which ones people like best? what do you think?

Rachel


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5/24/2005 10:06:12 AM

 
Rachel Scott-Renouf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/20/2005
  there are so many wonderful photos in all these galleries that I spent so long looking at them all that I only managed to get through half of the them !!!! but I will continue looking tommorrow!

here are the ones I like best out of the gallerys in this thread.....

Kerby - Windy
Mellanie - Mess Cool
Chris - L & J at the zoo
Matthew - Itchy
Susan - A little Windy
Theodore - Heaven can wait
Kerry - Girl at catholic church
Elizabeth - Daisy
Edna - Part of the wall
Kay - Death valley dunes
John - Around the bend - walk or ride
Sherry - Mesmerized
Rob - Natures Ladder
John Lind - Amaryllis
Bob - Blazing

Rachel


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5/24/2005 2:45:46 PM

 
Karolyn Munson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/30/2004
 
 
 
This is such a tough question! I'm rather selective with what I put in my gallery, so they are all special to me. "Deep in Thought" and "Bath Time Smiles" are probably tied for first. They are my two little girls, so of course they come first. Aside from any of the ones of my kids, I'd have to say "Distant Storm" or "the Letter"... But then again, I really like "john deere" lol! How do you choose!? To everyone else - great photos, all of them!


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5/26/2005 9:47:17 PM

 
Kerry L. Walker   Karolyn, I like Sleeping Angel, mainly because I like kids so much and they look so peaceful when they are sleeping. Of the landscapes, I like One Lone Tree for the feeling of solitude it conveys.


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5/27/2005 9:04:30 AM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Hi,

I actually putting up landscape images instead of my model.

Something new and different for me.

Kerby


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5/28/2005 3:38:48 PM

 
John A. Lind
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/27/2001
 
My new favorite:
Iris Reticula Dwarf With an Attitude
Iris Reticula Dwarf With an Attitude

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/big.asp?photoID=929184&catID=&style=&rowNumber=7&memberID=322

Been working with very small things lately.

-- John Lind


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5/28/2005 4:24:51 PM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  John that a very pretty small iris.

You do good with small things.

Kerby


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5/28/2005 6:39:47 PM

 
Sherry S. Boles
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/28/2005
  Rachel, I just wanted to thank you! How sweet of you to pick out your favorites out of all those galleries!

My favorite in your gallery is Butterfly on a Buttercup. The blue on yellow on green makes for a gorgeous image! I encourage everyone to take a look...


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5/29/2005 7:03:03 PM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Rachel I went through your gallery today also.

I found one image so inspiring and absolutely wonderful.

My very favorite is

Yipee I can run.

What a sweet and wonderful tribute to your beautiful daughter.

Kerby


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5/29/2005 8:03:33 PM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Sherry I went through your gallery also.

There were two I could not make up my mind that I really liked.

Brown Eye's and Curl and Mesmerized.

Both are outstanding.

Kerby


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5/29/2005 8:08:38 PM

 
Sherry S. Boles
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  Thanks, Kerby! (Although you have several images that I really like...I think, I'd have to choose Second Light as my favorite!)


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5/29/2005 8:37:06 PM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Thank you Sherry. :)

Personally of all the entries I put in this month my favorite is the other one called (Light).

She looks like an angel with her hair in the backlight.

Kerby


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5/29/2005 8:51:25 PM

 
Kerry L. Walker   Kerby, I love your new landscapes.


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5/30/2005 6:15:17 AM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Kerry,

I went looked at your gallery and their is one that stands out in my my mind.

Girl at the table.

Very nice comp, color and detail are in this image.

I love it. Super portrait.

Kerby


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5/30/2005 7:59:35 AM

 
Kerry L. Walker   Thank you.


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5/30/2005 8:34:26 AM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Your welcome Kerry.

I think I try and go through each gallery on the thread a little at time. And comment on my favorite image. I will comment on each one as I go.

IT will be a slow process because I really like to look through each gallery really well as time permits.


Kerby


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5/30/2005 10:54:56 AM

 
Rachel Scott-Renouf
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  Thanks Sherry! for looking through my gallery, I keep meaning to have a look through the ones I didnt get to, but there are so many wonderful photos it takes ages and I just havent had the time yet!

Thanks again

Rachel


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5/31/2005 3:18:57 AM

 
Rachel Scott-Renouf
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  Kerby,

thank you for looking through my gallery... Yipee I can run, almost brings tears to my eyes! I am so proad of her...


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5/31/2005 3:21:40 AM

 
Rachel Scott-Renouf
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  I have had a look at a few more gallerys and heres my favs

Linda - Puppy 3
Melissa - Solitude
Peggy - Hanging out
Carolyn - Morning Boat
Michelle - Sleeping Beauty
Laura - Nickel Town
Karma - A Country Mile
Daniel - The Meaning of Life...


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5/31/2005 3:45:35 AM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  I am just going to do one a day.

I went through Mellanie's gallery today.

Three of the images stand out to me.

Details
Who Me
Tah Dah

I go through another one tomorrow.

Kerby


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5/31/2005 10:23:21 AM

 
Elizabeth Coachman
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  Hey, I think I will go through one at a time. I went through yours, Kerby, and I liked all of your Entry to Beautys. They are all stunning!

Also, I wen through Mellanie's and liked:

Jenna
Happy Birthday to me
Sleeping Cherub
Primary Colors!!

By His Grace and For His Glory,

Elizabeth C.


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5/31/2005 11:03:54 AM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Chris I went through your gallery today and I like three of them equally as well.

L and J at the Zoo
Beach Fun
Mommy Ride

I go through a couple Portfolio's a day and post my favorites.

Kerby


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5/31/2005 7:57:11 PM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Elizabeth

I went through your gallery today also and I really liked two of them and it was hard to deceide.

Suffolk
Cactus flower

Kerby


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5/31/2005 8:01:13 PM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
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  Kerby - Thanks again for starting this thread. My favorites in your gallery are:

Windy - Congratulations again on your win!

and

Light - Excellent use of natural light. You did a very good job exposing a backlit subject.


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5/31/2005 9:45:06 PM

 
Elizabeth Coachman
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  Chris,

The list of my favorites from yours in long.

Bride 5
Umbrella - this is my personal num. 1 favo! Great comp. color light, detail! Great shot!!

L&J at the Zoo
Color Bubbles - another great shot and great image editing.

By His Grace and For His Glory,

Elizabeth C.


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6/1/2005 6:52:24 AM

 
Kerry L. Walker   Chris, my favorite of your is A Bride Waits. I like the contemplative look and I like the horizontal composition on this one.

Elizabeth, you have removed my favorite of yours - Alone. You have added some beauties though.


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6/1/2005 6:59:11 AM

 
Benica Walsh   Kerby, what a great question. Ingenius really. I say that because it encourages everyone to thoughtfully look at their own work, as well as to look at and praise the work of others. I can definitely identify with Kerry's comments about not feeling one's work is satisfactory. But, the great thing about photography (or life, for that matter) is that you can always improve. "Just keep shooting." Good advice.

Sorry, I waxed philosophical on you guys. I'll have to go look and see which of my photos I like best.....


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6/1/2005 7:45:05 AM

 
Kerry L. Walker   Benica, of yours, I like At The Playground. I like the artistic feel of it.


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6/1/2005 7:53:03 AM

 
Benica Walsh   I think my favorite is "I'll Keep You Warm". But I also like "Yellow Flower", "At the Playground", After the Storm: The Brighter Side", and "Aged Tome". I forgot "Polka Dot Flower Girl". I really enjoy looking at other members' galleries. They are so inspiring. Kerby I love "Windy". Your subject is beautiful. Is that your daughter?


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6/1/2005 8:10:58 AM

 
Kerry L. Walker   I don't know if Kerby is on right now so I will answer for him because I asked him before. She is a friend's daughter. That child is a living doll!


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6/1/2005 8:13:50 AM

 
Benica Walsh   Thanks, Kerry. I really like "Girl at Catholic Church". Nice composition. And I enjoy the perspectives of some of your shots.


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6/1/2005 8:19:07 AM

 
Kerry L. Walker   Thank you.


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6/1/2005 8:24:23 AM

 
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6/1/2005 9:59:35 AM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Hello

I am just going to do one portfolio a day so I can really look it over a couple times.

Today I studied Roberts.

I really like

Orange Crush Such a majestic animal and the shot is so well taken

I love Nice Tail. It looks like a beautiful fan and it so fine and pretty. It is so unique and artist.

Kerby


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6/1/2005 9:18:27 PM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Hi,

I went through Matthew gallery today.

I liked the image titled.

My father and my neice at yellowstone.

This is a very loving image and I loved the bright red car as a prop.

Very well done Matthew.

I do another gallery tomorrow.

Kerby


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6/2/2005 6:50:43 AM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Susan I went over your gallery today and came up two I just loved.

Christmas angel and Blue Bonnet Beauty.

I left comments on both.

Very nicely done.

Kerby


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6/4/2005 12:30:22 PM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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It's so hard for me to pick just one image. So I think I'll mention one that I was soooooooo proud of, but when the time came to post it (not just here, I frequent a few other places) it just didn't seem to grab anyone's attention like it did mine.
I took this image at the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, the only thing I really had to do is clone out the little sign that tells you about the artwork. I like it because when I look at it, I can almost hear a story, conversation... I also was pleased by the angle of the shot, and contrast.
I'd be interested in an actual critique, as long as it is done in a polite manner!


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6/4/2005 1:46:45 PM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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As we Wait.

It's so hard for me to pick just one image. So I think I'll mention one that I was soooooooo proud of, but when the time came to post it (not just here, I frequent a few other places) it just didn't seem to grab anyone's attention like it did mine.
I took the image at the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, the only thing I really had to do is clone out the little sign that tells you about the artwork. I like it because when I look at it, I can almost hear a story, conversation... I also was pleased by the angle of the shot, and contrast.
I'd be interested in an actual critique, as long as it is done in a polite manner!


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6/4/2005 1:48:27 PM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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  As we Wait.

It's so hard for me to pick just one image. So I think I'll mention one that I was soooooooo proud of, but when the time came to post it (not just here, I frequent a few other places) it just didn't seem to grab anyone's attention like it did mine.
I took the image at the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, the only thing I really had to do is clone out the little sign that tells you about the artwork. I like it because when I look at it, I can almost hear a story, conversation... I also was pleased by the angle of the shot, and contrast.
I'd be interested in an actual critique, as long as it is done in a polite manner!


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6/4/2005 1:49:17 PM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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  aww...I hate it when I do that!
sorry for mulitplying posts!!


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6/4/2005 1:50:14 PM

 
Anita Taylor
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  What a terrific question, Kerby!
I think I have two favorites :)
My first is "Morning Light" which I took of my youngest son early in the morning at some ruins.
My second is "Blue spotlight" which is a cool guitar shot I took playing around with exposure time and a blue filtered flashlight.
Experimenting is so much fun!
I really like "Goofy", too :) It is such a fun shot and all your photos are really great.
This has been fun going to all the different galleries and seeing the photographer's favorites!


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6/4/2005 7:12:43 PM

 
Tonya R. Boles
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  This thread has really grown from my last visit...


Could someone look at my gallery and give me some idea of how I'm doing. I'd appreciate any feedback. Be gentle. :)


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6/4/2005 8:42:48 PM

 
Linda Proctor
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  You are doing just great Tonya !!! Love your pics !


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6/4/2005 9:28:50 PM

 
Tonya R. Boles
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  Thanks Linda.


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6/4/2005 9:42:18 PM

 

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  All of them


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6/4/2005 11:16:11 PM

 
Rachel Scott-Renouf
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  Susan,

I take it your talking about the skylights photo? must be because I dont know what it is about it but it but it but I really like it!!!!

RAchel


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6/5/2005 3:40:31 AM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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  Actually I was talking about the photo titled "As we Wait", but I did shot "Skylights" on the same day. Thank you for your kind comments :)


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6/5/2005 7:54:30 AM

 
Rachel Scott-Renouf
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  Susan,

I can't believe I missed that one! duh!

thats a nice pic, like the Perspective!

Rachel


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6/5/2005 8:00:25 AM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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  Thanks for ALL the great comment Rachel.


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6/5/2005 11:56:57 AM

 
Rob Zuidema
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  Hi Kerby,
After some of the other threads around here, I didn't want to see this thread die.
Also my favourites, like many others of you, changes from time to time. I was looking at your gallery, Kerby, and I have a hard time picking a favorite, but I guess I like the Enter to Beauty series you have.
Of my gallery right now, I think Reflections #2 is one of my favorites. Nature photos have always fascinated me. Thanks again for starting this great discussion. Rob.


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6/6/2005 6:27:52 PM

 
Linda Proctor
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  Hi Rob Reflections 2 is beautiful But I just love your Joy of Youth series !!


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6/6/2005 6:55:44 PM

 
Rob Zuidema
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  Thanks Linda, your Autumn Pond is simply beautiful.


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6/6/2005 7:22:14 PM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Rob I went over your gallery and I really like two of them the best.

Cheeky because it so cute

Nature's ladder because it looks like little ladder.

Both are awesome images.

Kerby


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6/6/2005 10:28:22 PM

 
Kerby Pfrangle
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  Edna I went over your gallery today and my favorite was Always so Serious.

NIce color and detail. Love the pretty little girl in the image and it was just a really good image.

Kerby


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