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SHATTERED DREAMS
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Shattered Dreams
Shattered Dreams
Canon Elan 7e, 28-90 lens, textures and lines
© Donna R. Moratelli
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Damian P. Gadal
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    Wow, you've managed to pack a lot of punch into this Donna...

10/6/2002 5:53:55 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Wow, again!! Super, incredible, etc...

10/6/2002 6:26:55 PM

 
Marcy 

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Donna, Wow, lots of emotion in this one and a beautiful model. Ma

10/6/2002 7:08:34 PM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Thanks, Carolyn, Damian and Ma!!I was trying to portray despair in this one for a project that I am presently working on. I hope that it worked. I appreciate these comments very much and value your opinions!!.

10/6/2002 7:21:03 PM

 
Jeff Galbraith
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Hi Donna,
All I can say is, wow, what impact--this one really reaches out and grabs ya.

10/6/2002 8:22:13 PM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Wow, THANK YOU JEFF!

10/7/2002 7:26:41 AM

 
Adam Bolt
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WOW AGAIN!! Super strong image and the eyes just take your breath away!. I am curious thou... how did you get so much light back into the models face since the sun looks as if it is behind her and to her right. Flash would have just bounced straight back off the glass and a reflector would have been near impossible to set up with the area that you were working within.
I can see this image doing very well for you Donna.
Cheers Adam

10/7/2002 8:13:59 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Wow! Six Wows..You must be proud!

10/7/2002 8:56:08 AM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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wow Adam!<< Thanks for the comment. She does have beautiful expressive eyes. She is an awsome looking chic, I agree!,,Regarding the light source, She was outside and I was inside of that horrible place. It was strong afternoon sidelighting. It did illuminate her face enough to give it a glow. If you look closely, you can see a shadow of the shattered glass on her face. The light was coming from the right and bounced a little bit off the glass and reflected on to her face also. Thanks for the WOW ADAM!!

10/7/2002 9:33:39 AM

 
Robert Pranagal
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Hi Donna!
Congratulations on the well deserved win!

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Such a cool shot!! Congrats!!

 
Jeff Galbraith
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Congratulations Donna,
Its always nice to see you in the winner's circle.

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Absolutely great shot, Donna. The lighting, composition, subject, all really work. It definately deserves all the "WOWs"! +Guy

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Congrats!! About time you won again. I'm so happy for ya.. Talk later.

 
Stephanie Adams
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CONGRATS on all your wins Donna!!!!

 
Sharon E. Lowe
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Congrats again Donna!

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Thank you everyone for the warm congratulations!

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations Donna! Great shot!

Cathy :)

 
June Marie Sobrito
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Congratulations!

 
Lianne Cook

member since: 10/5/2001
 

thought this was cool - knew it was a winner - Congrats!!!

 
Shelley Sanders

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Powerful message, congrats on the winner's circle Donna!

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Thanks everybody for all of your comments and congratulations. I am very happy today!

 
Heather K. McFarland
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Congratulations Donna! I think this is a very original and powerful portrait! It really stood out from the crowd!

Heather

 
Mark Oxley
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I'd like to add my words of congratulations to the ever growing and well deserved list of wow's. A great image that really has tons of impact. Way to go Donna!

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Thank you soo much Heather and congratulations on All of you wins too! Mark, Thank you so much too!!!

 
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Donna....woo hooo!! Congrats on your win!! This is awes a strong image...emotive and well done. I love it!!

I knew about your win days ago and this was my first chance to post. Don't ask ...it's been a nighmarish week. When it rains it pours!! For some reason, this last month has been so challenging!

 
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Thanks Delores, Tell me about it. I have been having a horrible month too. Ironicly, I was thinking of you yesterday. I havn't seen anything new of yours and wondered where you were.

 
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Well then...we can commiserate! Do you think it will help?? Aw shucks...maybe we should just go shooting instead...that always makes me feel better!

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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shooting??? whats that?? It's seems like it's been raining for a year straight. It actually has probably rained here for about 2 months straight with a a couple of partly cloudy days inbetween..Maybe it will stop in June// Any other suggestions?? Remember that it gets dark at 4pm now too. I don't like the dark. I can't see in low light conditions at all. Night photography is OUT for me.

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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Creative, eye-catching, and beautiful. GREAT job and congratulations!
-Nancy

3/26/2004 1:06:58 PM

 
Darren Alexander
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congrats! this image really stands out. draws the viewer in. :-) nice work!

8/7/2004 3:04:58 PM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Thanks Darren!

8/7/2004 3:57:29 PM

 
Sandra Freyler
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Congratulations Donnarae! This should belong in a magazine! Outstanding image!

10/11/2005 3:43:01 PM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Thanks for the fine compliment; Sandra.

10/11/2005 4:51:23 PM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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i hope this doesn't freak you out, but I LOVE this image. I first saw it about five years ago and I loved it then. i'm a much better photographer now and I still love it. I almost always think about it when I see shattered windows. it was just an image that really stuck with me. I just wanted to share with you that it has really inspired me and I think it's a fantastic portrait.

3/25/2009 8:39:54 PM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Nancy, I wish that I could find more locations for shoots like this one. It was perfect for what I was doing at the time . I appreciate the comment 5 years later too.

8/9/2009 3:32:56 AM

 
Gabriella R. Kalipetis
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Donna, this picture is absolutely amazing! Great lighting and clarity, congratulations on the win!!

9/28/2009 1:54:07 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Beautiful!!

10/9/2009 8:30:00 AM

 
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