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Chained Arches
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
A Chain of Arches
A Chain of Arches
Congratulations to all the September 2008 Winners, Finalists and participants alike.

This is my first serious attempt at night photography. The arches are situated at the back of Pakistan Monument, which is at the top of a small hill called 'Shakar Parian' in the center of city, Islamabad. Sunset shot of two arches was posted a few days back. All arches are identical in shape and size.

No digital editing except for a slight crop. The reflection is falling on a polished marble pedestal on top of which the camera was placed. See the complete structure in the discussion section.

The people on the right give an idea of the actual height of the structure. Thanks for watching and have a super Saturday everybody.

18mm, f/3.5, 1.6sec, ISO 800.

Category: Elements Of Design

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    Critique please. Let me know how can I improve on this.

9/27/2008 2:54:28 AM

 
Donna Dunbar
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I would say that you hit this spot on, I love it!!!

9/27/2008 3:07:54 AM

 
Carol Sawyer
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This is a fantastic image, Usman!!

9/27/2008 3:36:58 AM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Fantastic, Usman. I wouldn't change a thing!

9/27/2008 5:04:18 AM

 
Lynn M. Whitt
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You done a great job on this...

9/27/2008 5:13:14 AM

 
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Wonderful light and repetition, Usman!

9/27/2008 6:06:06 AM

 
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Stunning capture Usman. Peter

9/27/2008 6:41:13 AM

 
Clyde P. Smith
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Stunning capture Usman. Very creative.

Clyde

9/27/2008 7:17:14 AM

 
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Amazing job, Usman. Fantastic photo with great exposure and amazing reflection.
Not sure what you could do to improve on this except attempting this shot in the early morning or late afternoon, with the sunrise or sunset (no direct light, just a bit of glow) in the sky behind. It would change the image quite a lot, not sure if it would improve it.

9/27/2008 9:39:10 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Usman, gorgeous

9/27/2008 10:28:28 AM

 
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Oustanding work Usman! Thanks for the description also!!

9/27/2008 11:19:36 AM

 
Deb Koskovich
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I love the exposure and the great reflections, Usman.

9/27/2008 1:14:31 PM

 
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Wow, this is a wonderful capture. I can't imagine how you can improve on it!

9/27/2008 4:31:45 PM

 
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Absolutely wonderful image, Usman! Awesome!!!

9/27/2008 4:55:50 PM

 
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  Arches
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Thank you all for your generous comments. Actually, the arches are structured in a circle. That's why, the closest on the left seems bigger than the farthest on the right. I am posting its picture to illustrate this. You will see the pedestal too.

9/27/2008 5:33:28 PM

 
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Usman - I really like this! The lighting and reflections are excellent! - Mike

9/27/2008 5:56:45 PM

 
Vikram Jamwal
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WoW! Stunning picture Usman! Winner in my words! The framing and light is simply excellent. I particularly like
the presence of people in the last arch space. Great! Congrats on this capture!

-vikram

9/27/2008 10:44:57 PM

 
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WOW EXCEPTIONAL!

9/27/2008 11:23:11 PM

 
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WOWOWOWOW! Outstanding night capture, Usman. Your first attempt??? This is a masterpiece in night photography. The composition, lighting and clarity are awesome!

9/27/2008 11:39:22 PM

 
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Wow!! Fantastic image Usman!! The light is amazing..so well done!!!

9/28/2008 9:10:34 AM

 
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Absolutely beautiful lighting and reflection!!! Wonderful comp and detail..hope to see it again !!

9/28/2008 12:46:07 PM

 
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IT'S A GREAT PATTERN HERE.

KARU.

9/28/2008 1:36:10 PM

 
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I bet this would make a fantastic poster sized print.

9/28/2008 3:10:05 PM

 
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Very beautiful, love the symmetry and gorgeous lighting. Great low light work Usman!

9/28/2008 8:28:23 PM

 
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Thank you all for your appreciative comments.

9/29/2008 7:31:17 AM

 
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Gorgeous image Usman, fantastic comp and lighting!

9/29/2008 10:28:57 AM

 
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Fantastic photo, Usman! Excellent composition and lighting. Well done!

9/29/2008 12:07:31 PM

 
Manos Peponas
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a great image here

9/29/2008 10:46:55 PM

 
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This is STUNNING, Usman!! A definite WINNER in my book! Deb

10/1/2008 8:57:56 AM

 
Max Aureli
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You got a EXCELLENT design captured!
Fabulous, Usman!! Great, beautiful night image, but is the design that is wonderful!!!!

10/1/2008 8:45:22 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Superb lighting and composition Usman! Terrific image!!!

10/1/2008 10:52:19 PM

 
Kumiko Parkinson
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Fantastic presentation, perfect exposure and it's just so beautiful, Usman!!

10/2/2008 5:32:55 AM

 
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Can someone say... AWARD WINNER! This is marvelous.

10/2/2008 9:51:44 AM

 
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Thank you all for your great comments which are very dear to me. I am really overwhelmed.

10/2/2008 5:40:42 PM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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Terrific shot!!!

10/4/2008 12:41:26 AM

 
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Perfect composition with wonderful detail, you did a great job with the light!

jo ann c.

10/4/2008 5:37:28 AM

 
Lou Taylor
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Great shot, I really like the reflections.

10/4/2008 5:00:56 PM

 
Irene Colling
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Perfection Usman.
Everything is just right.
Dynamic composition, excellent POV, perfect color/detail.
Well done.

10/4/2008 7:58:30 PM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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Outstanding, Usman! Nothing to fix!
kk

10/5/2008 6:09:59 AM

 
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Just beautiful! I love the reflection and lines. Congrats on the EFP.

10/5/2008 5:44:37 PM

 
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Thanks everyone for the kind comments.

10/5/2008 10:03:23 PM

 
Bobbie L. Slayton
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Fantastic shot. I see nothing you can improve on this. It's perfect!

10/6/2008 5:09:53 PM

 
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Absolutely stunning capture. I would not change a thing in your capture. Excellent eye and exposure.

10/9/2008 3:49:50 PM

 
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This image jumped out at me as well!! Wow.. What an intriguing shot!!!

Winner!!

10/9/2008 11:29:23 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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AWSOME capture!

10/10/2008 8:22:17 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Outstanding work, Usman! Extremely eye appealing...you have really brought out its magnificent design!

10/10/2008 11:10:11 AM

 
Eli Boschetto
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Fantastic composition!

10/11/2008 10:21:46 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Very striking image Usman ~ a winner to me .. I wouldn't change a thing!

10/11/2008 3:44:19 PM

 
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Fabulous shot,just super,Usman!!

10/14/2008 2:33:03 AM

 
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Thank you Bobbie, Debra, Kara, Nancy, Pat, Eli, Susie and Renata for your kind and appreciative comments. I really value these.

10/14/2008 2:44:04 AM

 
Jeffrey D. Estacio
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Fantastic catch!!! Great job.

10/15/2008 8:06:29 AM

 
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amazing photography here, Usman! I really like this. very well done!

10/18/2008 12:41:44 AM

 
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very bold B&W, very creative and interesting

10/19/2008 11:51:00 AM

 
SaMi Martin
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Well your first serious attempt sure paid off because this is beautiful!

10/20/2008 7:31:06 AM

 
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Congratulations on your Finalist, Usman!

10/22/2008 6:59:46 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo
HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist, best of luck in the next round!

10/22/2008 7:35:53 PM

 
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A very well deserved and beautiful finalist, Usman! Congratualtions!

10/22/2008 7:54:43 PM

 
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Usman!

10/22/2008 8:59:30 PM

 
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Big congratulations.

10/22/2008 9:18:01 PM

 
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CONGRATS ON YOUR FINALIST!!!

10/22/2008 10:36:29 PM

 
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Congratulations, Usman!

10/22/2008 10:40:35 PM

 
Andre Goldstein
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Congrats Usman!

10/22/2008 11:44:06 PM

 
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Congratulations Usman!

10/23/2008 12:11:09 AM

 
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Big congratulations on this awesome finalist, Usman.

10/23/2008 12:22:27 AM

 
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Very nice image.Congratulations,Doug

10/23/2008 2:33:23 AM

 
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Congratulations for this beautiful Finalist, Usman!!!

10/23/2008 2:48:37 AM

 
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Wonderful design elements in this terrific capture! A very well deserved Finalist! Congratulations and good luck,Usman!!

10/23/2008 3:43:07 AM

 
Janet Daniel
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Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Usman! :-)

10/23/2008 3:44:05 AM

 
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Usman!

10/23/2008 4:50:57 AM

 
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Congratulations, Usman! Awesome image! Love it!

10/23/2008 5:38:15 AM

 
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usman
this is fantastic! keep up your night shooting!

10/23/2008 6:09:00 AM

 
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Congratulations on your Finalist!

10/23/2008 6:34:00 AM

 
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HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist, best of luck in the next round!

10/23/2008 6:40:58 AM

 
Peter Appelbaum
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Congratulations Usman. Magnificent finalist. Peter

10/23/2008 6:42:56 AM

 
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WOW! This is stunning and extremely impressive for your first attempt at night photography!! I'd LOVE to see this one with gold! Big congrats Usman! :-)

10/23/2008 7:12:27 AM

 
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I told you!!!!! Winner!! Congrats Usman.

10/23/2008 7:36:30 AM

 
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Congratulations, Usman on your terrific finalist! Good luck! Looks like a winner!

10/23/2008 7:57:26 AM

 
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Congratulations on your terrific Finalist, Usman!

10/23/2008 8:28:00 AM

 
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Congratulations on your Beautiful Finalist!
WTG my Friend!
Good luck in the next round!

10/23/2008 8:33:28 AM

 
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Yes I do remember you. Very nice picture indeed and a great work. Hearty congratulations for your finalist and I am sure many would follow.
Best luck for the next round.

10/23/2008 9:26:32 AM

 
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SENSATIONAL!! Big congrats, Usman!

10/23/2008 9:59:15 AM

 
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I knew we'd see this BEAUTY again, Usman!! HUGE CONGRATS on your SUPERB finalist! Deb

10/23/2008 10:28:14 AM

 
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Big congratulations, Usman!

10/23/2008 11:49:06 AM

 
Anita Bower
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An arresting image that caused me to stop and look more closely.

10/23/2008 11:50:02 AM

 
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Wonderful capture, congratulations, Usman!

10/23/2008 11:51:38 AM

 
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Congrats on your finalist!

10/23/2008 11:52:01 AM

 
Judi Bailey
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Brilliant !! The clarity and composition are excellent...congrats on being chosen a finalist. !!!

10/23/2008 1:05:10 PM

 
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Usman!

10/23/2008 3:14:04 PM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS Usman, not improvement needed!!!

10/23/2008 3:29:40 PM

 
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your Finalist Award. 8o)

10/23/2008 5:56:03 PM

 
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Congrats on your amazing finalist.

10/23/2008 6:27:45 PM

 
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Congratulations Usman on your well deserved Finalist!

10/23/2008 7:31:54 PM

 
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Usman, I enjoyed reading the description for this image and all the thought you put into it... bravo on a wonderful finalist image full of great lines, light, and compostional elements!!! Congrats!

10/23/2008 8:12:19 PM

 
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Thank you all for your kind comments. This has gone beyond my expectations. Thank you again for the tremendous support and appreciation.

10/23/2008 8:46:04 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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Usman, CONGRATULATIONS on this Finalist! very nice lighting patterns, reflections and overall image composition! :-)

10/24/2008 12:26:54 AM

 
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Congratulations Usman on your outstanding Finalist. Best of luck in the next judging phase.
Aloha,
Stan

10/24/2008 1:17:16 AM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on a fantastic finalist, Usman!

10/24/2008 2:39:39 AM

 
DiAnna F. Paulk
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Congratulations on this great finalist, Usman! And thanks for all the information and the other shot you posted. It's amazing how different the place looks between the snapshot and the final one which so well displays your talent and creative eye! It all makes for a very interesting subject!

10/24/2008 3:41:12 AM

 
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Excellently presented and photographed! Congratulations on your finalist...and I hope to see this again!

10/24/2008 3:41:32 AM

 
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Fantastic lighting and reflections. Congratulations

10/24/2008 3:57:47 AM

 
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Congratulations you your finalist!

10/24/2008 4:32:25 AM

 
Jeffrey D. Estacio
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Good luck too on the next round. this is really good.

10/24/2008 5:51:30 AM

 
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Big congratulations on this superb finalist and good luck in the next round,Usman!

10/24/2008 6:50:30 AM

 
Holly Hitchcock
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GREAT Job, Usman!!!! The curves and contrast and very nice indeed.

10/24/2008 7:10:21 AM

 
Marcel J. Fernandez
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Outstanding, very outstanding capture. Congratulations Usman on your Finalist.

10/24/2008 8:27:28 AM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Spectacular finalist---congratulations!

10/24/2008 8:33:59 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Very stunning image, Usman! Congratulations!

10/24/2008 10:39:04 AM

 
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Congratulations on your WIN, Usman.

10/24/2008 1:30:45 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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I told you!! Big congrats, Usman on your fantastic win!

10/24/2008 1:33:39 PM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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CONGRATULATIONS, Usman!!!

10/24/2008 1:39:09 PM

 
Kerry Hill
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Congratulations on this beautiful capture, Usman!

10/24/2008 1:41:17 PM

 
Larry L. Redmon
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Very nice, Usman! Congratulations!

10/24/2008 1:52:05 PM

 
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Huge congratulations on your win Usman! Magnificent image!

10/24/2008 1:54:31 PM

 
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congrats on your gorgeous win!!!

10/24/2008 2:02:11 PM

 
Karen E. Baumann
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Wonderful, Usman! Congratulations on this fabulous WIN!

10/24/2008 2:05:22 PM

 
Robyn A. Terrell
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Stunning image...Congratulations on your win!!!

10/24/2008 2:06:52 PM

 
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your 2nd Place WINNER!!! 8o)

10/24/2008 2:15:31 PM

 
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My heartiest congratulations on this great win, my friend!

10/24/2008 2:19:32 PM

 
Margot Petrowski
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CONGRATS!!!!! Love it!!

10/24/2008 2:24:11 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful night capture, the lighting is perfect, congratulations on your winner!

10/24/2008 2:55:56 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats!!!!

10/24/2008 2:57:45 PM

 
Judi Bailey
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Congratulatons !! Well deserved !!!

10/24/2008 3:11:15 PM

 
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Congrats on your super image and win Usman!!

10/24/2008 3:25:36 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

 "A Humble Thophy"


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"September Winners"

10/24/2008 3:33:59 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Congratulations on this second place win,Usman!

10/24/2008 4:45:21 PM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Congratulations on your win Usman, a beautiful image:)

10/24/2008 5:35:22 PM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on your stellar winner, Usman!

10/24/2008 6:00:05 PM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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A great big congratulations to you Usman!!!!

10/24/2008 6:35:11 PM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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Huge congratulatoins Usman on this stunning winner!!

10/24/2008 7:43:58 PM

 
Vikram Jamwal
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I am so happy to see this picture win! It is a wonderful picture and heartiest Congratulations to you Usman!

10/24/2008 9:33:36 PM

 
Sirsendu Gayen
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Huge congratulations on your win

10/24/2008 10:21:31 PM

 
Raymond Pauly
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Great perspective, composition and exposure for a terrific night capture, Usman! Congratulations to you!
Thank you for your kind comments on my work!

10/24/2008 10:30:22 PM

 
Ujjwal Mukherjee
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So glad to see it on the Winner list,Usman!! A very well deserved Winner, Huge congratulations!!!

10/24/2008 10:45:05 PM

 
Harmeet Singh
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Heartiest congrats on this beautiful winner..Great first attempt..

10/24/2008 10:58:23 PM

 
Mohammed Al-Furaih
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Congratulations on your win, Usman..
:)

10/25/2008 12:39:05 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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The outcome has exceeded my wildest imagination.

Thank you all for your kind and wonderful comments. I am, indeed, very grateful for the tremendous support and appreciation that you have afforded all along. It is certainly heartening to know that so many of you liked this attempt. Without you all, I will feel all alone.

UB.

10/25/2008 12:42:18 AM

 
Max Aureli
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Congratulations Usman on your Winner!!!

10/25/2008 12:59:44 AM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Big congratulations, Usman!

10/25/2008 3:27:19 AM

 
Janet Daniel
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WTG, Usman! A big congratulations to you!!

10/25/2008 4:41:43 AM

 
Laurie Daily
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WoW!!!! Congratulations on this stunning winner, Usman!

10/25/2008 5:00:38 AM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
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Beautiful winner, Usman! Congrats!

10/25/2008 5:20:50 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

10/25/2008 8:14:06 AM

 
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What a nice place, the water was so still and the reflection was framed perfectly for the scene. Congratulations!!

10/25/2008 8:32:18 AM

 
Kelly S. Cavanaugh
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Spectacular, Usman! Congratulations!!!

10/25/2008 12:12:39 PM

 
Marcel J. Fernandez
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This is such a beautiful and tranquil image. I am so pleased to see that it is one of the winners.

10/25/2008 1:00:44 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big, big congrats Usman for your excellent winner.

10/25/2008 1:26:16 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Congrats on your win, Usman!

10/25/2008 1:56:49 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WTG, Usman!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this STELLAR GOLD WINNER!! WHOOO-HOOOO!! Deb

10/25/2008 4:41:07 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Thank you guys for your lovely and encouraging comments. I just feel a bit lucky this time around. I know that there are so many more talented and experienced photographers here at BP. And I love to be in the company learning from their exceptional and wonderful work. Thank you all once again.

UB.

10/25/2008 6:07:19 PM

 
Mike Perez
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Congratulations on your beautiful Winner, Usman!

10/25/2008 6:12:09 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Fantastic image Usman! Congratulations!

10/25/2008 6:32:31 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Congratulations on your fabulous win, Usman! This image is stunning! It wasn't luck ... it was very well deserved! Outstanding work! :)

10/25/2008 6:53:39 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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First attempt winner!!! Big congrats to you Usman - excellent work!!!

10/25/2008 8:31:02 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations! Beautiful light and design Usman!

10/25/2008 8:33:49 PM

 
Claudine Grove
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Congrats on this awesome shot!

10/25/2008 8:40:32 PM

 
Don Holland
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A wonderful winner, Usman!

10/25/2008 9:05:29 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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An awesome and worthy win, Usman! Big congratulations!

10/25/2008 9:10:15 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Congratulations on your Win, Usman...well done!!!

10/25/2008 11:13:09 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Usman, I'm so glad to see this spectacular shot with the gold.

10/26/2008 12:23:51 PM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this magnificient winner, Usman!

10/27/2008 2:00:29 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Striking. Congratulations

10/27/2008 3:54:56 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Usman on your Win.

Dominick

10/27/2008 4:15:27 AM

 
Joseph M. Muench
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Awesome image Usman - congratulations!
-Joe

10/27/2008 6:59:52 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations on this superb win, Usman!!

10/27/2008 7:16:30 PM

 
Ron Roberts
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NO IMPROVEMENT NEEDED GREAT SHOT CONGRATS...RON...

10/28/2008 1:34:50 AM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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BEAUTIFUL Usman! A big congrats!!!

10/28/2008 8:10:24 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Congratulations Usman. I loved this image from the moment I saw it. I'm so happy you have won with it! You are very deserving of this recognition!

10/28/2008 3:00:28 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Thanks everyone for your generous comments which are dear to me.

10/28/2008 5:44:51 PM

 
Tayseera Al-Barram
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Congratulations Usman.good work :)

10/29/2008 2:26:34 AM

 
Audrey K. Kanekoa-Madrid
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Fantastic capture! Great lighting and perspective!

10/29/2008 10:01:10 AM

 
Jeffrey D. Estacio
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Congratulations Usman. This is indeed an excellent work.

10/29/2008 8:58:01 PM

 
Cora Miller
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Everything about this is fantastic, Usman. It would be hard to improve on it. Congrats on your win.

10/31/2008 12:33:27 AM

 
Michael Lynch
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Stunning image. Congrats on a well deserved WINNER !!!

10/31/2008 4:19:47 PM

 
"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar
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BIG CONGRATS, Usman! very well deserved win. Keep it up!

11/2/2008 6:09:16 AM

 
Lakshmi Sridharan
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congratulations, awesome shot with a beautiful composition. You have spectacular images in your gallery.

11/3/2008 9:52:44 AM

 
Marisol Pastor
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Congratulations on this well deserved prize Usman.

11/9/2008 8:44:22 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Wonderful and almost hypnotizing!
Big congratulations on this well-deserved winner!
~Lisa

11/10/2008 9:01:01 PM

 
Aimee S. McMaster
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....belated cangratualtions on your wonderful win Usman...well done...Aimee

11/12/2008 3:21:17 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Wow, this is fabulous, congrats on the win!

11/12/2008 6:18:58 PM

 
Ken Austin
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OUTSTANDING!!! Congratulations. Well Deserved!!! Ken

11/13/2008 6:40:34 PM

 
Marilyn Flanagan
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Congratulations on your well-deserved win, Usman!

11/15/2008 3:45:29 AM

 
Lakshmi Sridharan
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Congratulations Usman. Love it. Do you live in Pakistan? You have a beautiful gallery with stunning photos

11/21/2008 5:27:12 PM

 
SaMi Martin
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Beautiful image! Congratulations!

11/27/2008 9:09:11 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Well you got the gold on this UB, and very well deserved too!

jo ann c.

12/5/2008 4:54:41 AM

 
Claire N. Collyer
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What a beautiful image... just stunning! :)

12/9/2008 3:05:33 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Great lighting and perspective! Great job! Congratulations, UB!!

12/18/2008 8:25:53 AM

 
Mike F. Anderson
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Wow Usman! An Excellent image here! Certainly deserved to be a winner.

12/18/2008 12:11:44 PM

 
Dorann Weber
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A belated big congratulations on this marvelous, beautiful photo Usman!

12/18/2008 1:37:48 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Thank you all for the support and kind comments.

UB.

12/18/2008 7:51:39 PM

 
Karen Bacon
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Congratulations on your win! Fantastic shot!

12/19/2008 6:01:07 AM

 
Tony Ebben
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Very impressive structure, first attempt at night shots & win. You have done well.

12/19/2008 4:01:16 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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This is a magnificent night shot, Usman! The reflections are SO well-captured.
Belated Congratulations on your much-deserved Second Place Win!

12/25/2008 3:20:54 AM

 
Boyd L. Alexander
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This image is breath-taking! The lighting and composition are extraordinary! Congratulations on your well-deserved win UB!

12/27/2008 5:10:57 AM

 
Hector Contreras
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BIG CONGRATS, very well deserved winner
Heco

12/30/2008 9:42:56 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations, Usman! Great job on this!

1/2/2009 6:54:53 PM

 
Lauren P. Krajenta
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gorgeous shot! Sorry I missed this one.
Beautiful clarity and image. The photo reflects romance to me..nice work.

1/2/2009 10:03:15 PM

 
Jorgen Jensen
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Outstanding capture. Great photo job.
Congratulations.

1/3/2009 11:02:02 AM

 

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is there a digital home movie camera out there that will let you record in a mode that will look like WW2 era 35mm kodachrome with it's saturated color and contrast?

1/4/2009 5:48:58 PM

 
Nemil B. Chabebe
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Congratulations! I like the shapes and shadows of the photo, this is a great one.

1/8/2009 12:40:22 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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This is beautiful.....well done!

1/10/2009 12:15:20 PM

 
John Beliera
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This is truly an excellent image with a unique perspective. The light is superb

2/14/2009 5:09:35 PM

 
Z. Banu
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Awesome image very beautiful reflection !CONGRATULATION!!USMAN.

2/17/2009 12:33:57 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Thank you for your time to write kind comments.

Usman.

2/17/2009 3:53:16 AM

 
John Beliera
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Congratulations on the award

2/17/2009 6:51:16 AM

 
Leslie Carson Wolfe
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Classic! Exceptional composition, dramatic point of view, lighting and reflection, Usman! Framing the figures within the final arch completes the image with an interesting focal point. Perhaps the impact of this photograph is a result of intuitive photography, rather than calculated, which to me is the essence of the passion. Very nice work.

4/22/2009 8:42:06 AM

 
Daniel Ruf
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Congrats. Great piece of work.

6/23/2009 11:08:00 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Thank you John, Leslie and Daniel!!

Usman.

6/23/2009 12:56:32 PM

 
Fax Sinclair
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Aloha Usman,
This picture is so beautiful. Thank you (mahalo!) for commenting on one of my photos so that I saw your beautiful images.

7/8/2009 9:32:51 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Thanks Fax for your kind comments!

UB.

7/8/2009 8:53:02 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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An amazing photograph, Usman! Congrats on your well deserved win!

7/23/2009 6:34:01 AM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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A belated Congratulations for this awesome, beautiful image!

8/23/2009 7:09:55 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Thanks a lot Terry and Phyllis.

UB.

8/23/2009 8:07:06 PM

 
Gerda Grice
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Great seeing, framing and shooting, Usman! No wonder this was a winner! I especially love the little group of people seen through the arch on the right. They add both a sense of scale and the perfect accent to the image! -Gerda

10/12/2009 9:22:05 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Thanks a million, Gerda. Your comments are very much appreciated and am glad that you liked the image!

UB.

10/12/2009 8:01:46 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Congratulations to you Usman on this magnificent winner

12/17/2009 10:28:46 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Thanks a million, Julliane. I do value and appreciate your kind comments!

UB.

12/17/2009 7:03:25 PM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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This is so 'Pure' - it's darned near perfect. What a beautiful picture!

6/2/2010 9:45:49 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Thanks Kathy for your kind words!

UB.

6/2/2010 10:23:38 PM

 
Toni A. Martin
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Usman, First, thank you for the comment on my photo. After looking at all your wins here, I am very appreciative. I think you pretty much got this photo as right as right can be. Congrats on a great first night photograph! You are an extremely gifted photographer. You have the ability to do whatever you choose with your talent!

11/10/2011 12:12:36 AM

 
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