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The Last Supper Photo Contest GRAND PRIZE Winner
The Last Supper
The Last Supper
Rhyolite is a ghost town in Death Valley with its own outdoor art gallery. A wonderful place to capture interesting images, I could not resist this plaster sculpture of The Last Supper by Albert Szukalski. At roughly three in the afternoon the sun provided perfect backlighting to provide glow and shadows. I used a Sony lens 18-200mm with my Sony DSLR, ISO 100, f/13.0, focal length 45.0mm. Was not out to do any fancy work so all my settings were standard.
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William C. Raco
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    This is a very striking sculpture, JudyAnn
Made all the better by the excellent composition and lighting
Nicely done

10/29/2008 1:03:43 PM

Wendy Stevenson
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Incredible art work and beautiful capture and presentation!

11/5/2008 8:08:32 AM

Dawn M. Schneider
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you are an incredible artist. I love your eye for it!! this is now one of my favorites!!

11/20/2008 1:57:17 PM

Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist, JudyAnn.

11/25/2008 7:32:50 PM

Dawn M. Schneider
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this is no surprise and I hope you get a winner out of this!!!!! I love this image.

11/25/2008 9:20:14 PM

JudyAnn Rector
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Thank you all so very much for your wonderful comments. I do so appreciate your support and encouragement. Everyone have a blessed Thanksgiving!

11/25/2008 10:35:20 PM

Usman Bajwa
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Wow.. this is special shot. I am so glad I saw it. Congrats. and good luck in the next round.


11/25/2008 10:45:47 PM

JudyAnn Rector
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Thank you Usman. I am glad you saw it TOO. Your support is sincerely appreciated and with all the wonderful competition at this site, I will need all the luck I can get! Have a wonderful Holiday Season.

11/25/2008 10:57:19 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your finalist!

11/26/2008 2:34:54 PM

JudyAnn Rector
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Thank you Donna. I appreciate your support. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

11/26/2008 3:05:55 PM

Denny E. Barnes
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Congratulation on your excellent finalist, JudyAnn! It's well deserved!!....Denny

11/27/2008 8:00:40 AM

JudyAnn Rector
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Thank you, Denny. I appreciate your comments and your support! Hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving.

11/27/2008 10:11:58 AM

Carol L. Fowler
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What a spooky find, well captured. Congrats.

11/27/2008 1:30:58 PM

JudyAnn Rector
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Thanks, Carol! It IS rather spooky isn't it? LOL Thank you for your comments and support. Hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving!

11/27/2008 5:06:17 PM

Stan Kwasniowski
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Judy, Congratulations "champ"

11/28/2008 11:16:19 AM

Judy V. Kennamer
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A BIG BIG CONGRATS JudyAnn!!! A well-deserved GRAND PRIZE!!! Beautiful!!!!

11/28/2008 11:16:39 AM

Renata Gusciora
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Huge congratulations!!!

11/28/2008 11:18:16 AM

Bandar Aljahmi
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Congratulation on your Grand Prize!

11/28/2008 11:18:44 AM

Gary Lange
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Congrats on an outstanding win, Carol!!

11/28/2008 11:18:50 AM

Lynne Morris
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Awesome image Carol, Huge Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win.

11/28/2008 11:35:42 AM

Steven W. Lepak
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OH, MY! BRAVO JUDYANN! This is huge! Big congrats on this GRAND prize win! Keep up the winning work. Best Regards, Steven

11/28/2008 11:46:09 AM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your BIG win JudyAnn! I'm very happy for you!!

11/28/2008 11:55:10 AM

Janice Mezzacappa
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Wow JudyAnn this is so amazing BIG Wonderful Congrats, the best!!!

11/28/2008 11:57:45 AM

Robert Baer
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congratulations judyann. this is an amazing image!

11/28/2008 12:12:52 PM

Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Congratulations on your grand winner!

11/28/2008 12:42:18 PM

Bojan Bencic
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Congrats, JudyAnn!

11/28/2008 12:59:59 PM

Mary Beth Aiello
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JudyAnn -- Huge congrats on your grand prize winner. Well deserved. Awesome.

11/28/2008 1:05:54 PM

Usman Bajwa
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OMG... Congrats on this amazing GRAND PRIZE Winner, JudyAnn. This is truly unique.


11/28/2008 1:11:05 PM

Teresa A. Burnett
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Huge congratulations on this fantastic grand prize winner JudyAnn!!

11/28/2008 1:38:55 PM

Denny E. Barnes
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Congratulation on this excellent chose for the GRAND PRIZE, JudyAnn!!! It's an outstanding image, effect and capture!! Again, a big congratulation!!!....Denny

11/28/2008 1:51:32 PM

Colleen Farrell
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Wow, what a cool image! Fantastic composition, POV and wonderful lighting! Big congratulations on your Grand Prize Win!!

11/28/2008 1:52:08 PM

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Outstanding! The clouds and backlighting sure is special Judy!

Big congrats ont he Grand Prize!

jo ann c.

11/28/2008 2:06:41 PM

Laurie Daily
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Congratulations on this most wonderful Grand Prize Winner, JudyAnn!

11/28/2008 2:23:55 PM

Carla Metzler
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner, JudyAnn! Great job!

11/28/2008 2:26:30 PM

Janet McNeil
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize win!!!

11/28/2008 3:07:29 PM

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Congratz on your Grand Prize win, JudyAnn

11/28/2008 3:27:54 PM

Mike Umbreit
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JudyAnn - Congratulations on your grand prize win!! - Mike

11/28/2008 3:34:51 PM

RC  Fritz
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Fantastic capture. Fantastic Grand Prize Win!! Congratulations JudyAnn!!

11/28/2008 3:50:18 PM

Mary K. Robison
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CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved Grand Prize Win, JudyAnn! A wonderful image!

11/28/2008 4:12:56 PM

Sharon  C. Hinze
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Super wow and huge congratulations on your grand prize win. A wonderful image and well deserved honor. Sharon

11/28/2008 5:16:11 PM

Sylvia Rossler
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WTG !! Big congrats on your excellent GP winner :o)

11/28/2008 5:51:53 PM

Drena Clementino
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Congratulation on your Grand Prize, JudyAnn!

11/28/2008 7:22:23 PM

Evy Johansen
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Wow... awesome!! Big congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, JudyAnn!!

11/28/2008 7:45:09 PM

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JudyAnn, congratulations on your well deserved Grand Prize Win !!!!

11/28/2008 8:01:12 PM

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Congratulations, JudyAnn on this super cool Grand Prize Win!!!

11/28/2008 10:04:20 PM

Abdullah Al Hussayen
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Congratulations on your grand winner!

11/29/2008 3:47:50 AM

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11/29/2008 4:33:17 AM

Terri L. Scribner
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Spectacular win! Congratulations!!

11/29/2008 5:16:06 AM

Kathleen K. Parker
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Such a unique and fascinating image. Super congratulations on your Grand Prize Image, JudyAnn!

11/29/2008 8:15:26 AM

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Congratulations JudyAnn, wonderful interesting and original Photo ~ GT

11/29/2008 9:26:55 AM

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A Special Trophy for

"October Winners"

11/29/2008 9:56:15 AM

Mick Burkey
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Congratulations, JudyAnn, on a beautiful work of art and your Grand Prize. Really a very interesting image.

11/29/2008 10:13:43 AM

Cary Rogers
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Super congrats on your GP Winner, JudyAnn!! great lighting, image comp, and visually-engaging subject matter!

11/29/2008 11:02:50 AM

JudyAnn Rector
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My GOODNESS! I simply cannot thank each and every one of you enough for taking the time to be so supportive with your wonderful comments. October was my first month at BetterPhoto and, discovering it to be such a warm photo community, I plan on sticking around for a long time! I wish I could give all of you a big ol' HUG, but, that not being possible, let me wish everyone a wonderful Holiday Season and a shiny bright New Year! THANK YOU :)

11/29/2008 3:13:08 PM

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Wow, what an incredible shot; so eerie and surreal. The colors and lighting are bold and dramatic. This image will haunt me - I love it!

11/29/2008 3:28:44 PM

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Congratulations on this wonderful Grand Prize Winner JudyAnn!! Welcome to BP!

11/29/2008 3:36:55 PM

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Congratulations, JudyAnn! Welcome to BP!

11/29/2008 5:25:58 PM

Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Congratulations Judy Ann, on your well deserved Grand Prize. It is so well done. I have taken these same stutuates, but mine don't even come close to yours!! Welcome to BP/

11/29/2008 6:14:40 PM

Charlene Taylor
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Hi JudyAnn,
This is definitely a masterpiece of a shot! A big congratulations on this much deserved win!!

11/30/2008 5:55:39 AM

Heidi Knight
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Hey JudyAnne... A BIG congreatulations on this wonderful and terrific Grand Prize WINNER!!!
Amazing! ;0) Is this your first entry EVER???? LOL Fantastic!

11/30/2008 4:46:13 PM

Christine Czernin
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First let me say my big congratulations on your fantastic Grand Price-
That is quite an achievement.
Your capture is outstanding, impressive, a bit scary too.
I have visited Death Valley a few years ago,this place too. It is incredible.
I browsed your gallery, you are great artist-

12/1/2008 12:04:30 AM

Milan Banik
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many many congrats for excellent art work.

12/1/2008 10:47:08 AM

Linda Blair
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Excellent grand prize winner....congratulations!!!!!!!

12/1/2008 1:52:32 PM

Larry L. Redmon
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Congratulations, JudyAnn! Fantastic work!

12/2/2008 6:12:50 PM

melvina weatherby
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Congratulations on the Grand Prize Winner, Awesome job.

12/3/2008 7:55:59 PM

Karen Bacon
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An incredible image!! Congratulations on your win!!!!!

12/6/2008 1:10:00 PM

Robert Valenzuela
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Congrats on your GP winner verry well deserved on this wonderful image BRAVO !!!!

12/7/2008 9:50:21 AM

Ivan Chacon
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Big Congratulations...Great work! And well deserved! :)

11/29/2009 10:43:39 AM

JudyAnn Rector
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Thank you very much, Ivan! There has not been a comment on this image in so long I was quite surprised to find there are many comments after my last "THANK YOU"... cannot imagine how I missed them all SO, please accept my sincere VERY belated thank you to all of you! Thanks to YOU Ivan this was finally brought to my attention. I pray each of you has a wonderful holiday season!! JudyAnn

11/30/2009 1:54:19 PM

Wm Nosal
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WOW! JudyAnn
What a Beautiful Image!
Love It...

5/9/2012 3:55:03 PM

Emile Abbott
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Outstanding grand prize winner JudyAnn. I am just surfing around.

6/8/2012 1:21:34 PM

Daniel Ruf
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Very cool.

9/27/2012 1:12:20 PM

Stephen Zacker
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Very dramatic and cool! Congratulations

10/2/2012 9:47:13 AM

JudyAnn Rector
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Thank you very much, Wm, Emile, Daniel & Stephen and please forgive me, Wm & Emile, for taking so long to get back to you. Each and every comment is sincerely deeply appreciated!
Thanks again, JudyAnn

10/2/2012 10:47:58 AM

Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful work JudyAnn

11/9/2012 5:40:23 PM

JudyAnn Rector
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Much appreciated, Claudia... THANK YOU!
*:)) JudyAnn

11/10/2012 11:17:42 AM

Doug Pignet
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very kewl post work

12/12/2012 2:58:59 AM

JudyAnn Rector

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Thanks SO much, Douglas...
Merry Christmas! *:)) JudyAnn

12/12/2012 10:20:58 AM

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