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Golden Topper Yet Again Photo Contest Finalist
Golden Topper Yet Again
Golden Topper Yet Again

Fascinated with the New Jersey State House's gold dome, I shot it at a variety of angles, and found it extraordinary at each. Thank you, everyone, for continuing to look at these Trenton sites.
This is the right side, where the "house" appears almost residential. Applied a small collection of OnOne PhotoTools effects, and stopped when it looked like THIS!
By the way, I am crazy about this Tamron 18-270 lens at the end of my D50. It is just so versatile, and its image stabilization superb.
Shot this at the wide end.

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Doug Pignet
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    Very nice work on this beautiful state building Michelle, well done,doug

2/20/2009 2:31:03 AM

Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Totally gorgeous!!

2/20/2009 2:41:35 AM

Manuel Barrera
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Great work on this Michelle and excellent composition. I like Tamron and Sigma, Tokina I have one lens, 17 mm f3.5 that I sold my Canon 17-40 lens after buying the Tokina.

2/20/2009 2:43:24 AM

Dominick M. Dimacale
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Awesome image and composition, Michelle.


2/20/2009 3:04:35 AM

Bill Wyatt
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Wonderfully composed image with excellent architectural design, color and clarity!!

2/20/2009 3:20:46 AM

Tommy E. Burgess
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Straight to my favorites Michelle!! Gorgeous capture and treatments. I've been seriously considering this lens, mainly because I'd like to have one lens to help cut down the amount of times I have to cleam my sensor. My worry was the quality at the wide end, but looking at this it looks terrific to me. Does it have some kind of vibration compensation? I ask here instead of a forum lol.

2/20/2009 3:25:20 AM

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Beautiful ...

2/20/2009 3:27:22 AM

Vitor Dias
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Beautiful composition! excellent color tone, well done Michelle.

rgs Vitor

2/20/2009 4:15:59 AM

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Outstanding, Michelle. Such crisp detail. Well done.

2/20/2009 6:16:27 AM

Julianna J. Collett
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Gorgeous tones

2/20/2009 7:40:34 AM

Sharon F. Morris
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Great image Michelle.

2/20/2009 7:54:11 AM

William C. Raco
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Wow, this is outstanding, Michelle!
Beautiful detail and composition
I'll check out that lens
Thanks for the tip

2/20/2009 9:41:44 AM

Mike Clime
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Really nice capture with excellent detail and nice effects!

2/20/2009 11:56:55 AM

Brett Dolsen
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Great composition and love the tones and effects Michelle!!The D50 and the lense are produceing some great results and sounds like you are having lots fun experimenting!Brett

2/20/2009 12:28:04 PM

Ron McEwan
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I love everything about this image Michelle, you have did it justice.

2/20/2009 5:20:43 PM

Deborah C. Lewinson
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Wonderful series of Trenton architgecvture, Michelle. I go there occasionally for meetings and never take the time to enjoy it. You've given me new eyes!

Thank you,

2/20/2009 7:36:16 PM

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2/20/2009 8:03:25 PM

Janet Daniel
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Outstanding image & effects, Michelle! This is a wonderful building & you've captured it beautifully!

2/20/2009 8:27:27 PM

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Wonderful capture, Michelle, and love your composition and DD presentation!

2/20/2009 11:07:10 PM

Howard B. Cheek
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Love the composition and overall feel/effects I see Michelle.
Glad to hear you've made such good friends with your glass too ;)
Well done!

2/21/2009 5:48:52 AM

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This shot is very cool. Love t he techniques leveraged.

2/21/2009 8:53:17 AM

Dave Ombrello
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Quite nice Michelle, love your composition and all the values of gray. Excellent work!

2/21/2009 4:13:58 PM

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WOW, Michelle! This is incredible!! I love this series. The tones, neutral colors, details and composition are absolutely FABULOUS! FANTASTIC work!! Deb

2/21/2009 5:52:58 PM

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Brilliant image Michelle the colour tones and effects are fantastic!
I will have to check out that lens I need a new toy! :-)

2/21/2009 7:53:15 PM

Teresa A. Burnett
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Fantastic image, Michelle!! Great detail, tones, textures and dof!!

2/22/2009 12:17:43 AM

SaMi Martin
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Great perspective on this cool looking building!

2/22/2009 6:03:33 AM

Mitch Spence
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Again a strong and effective pov, Michelle. You sure do find 'em.

2/22/2009 8:38:17 AM

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Oh how I've fallen behind and I don't want to comment on ALL your lovely captures but this one has to be my favorite. Awesome work lately Michelle.
Have been a little under the weather and trying to get everything done to get ready for the summit. Also think the trouble turned out to be my MONITOR not the camera that had color problems DUH!!

2/22/2009 12:47:51 PM

Barbara Waldoch
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Terrific composition and effects, Michelle!

2/22/2009 6:12:42 PM

Susie Peek-Swint
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Great comp and detail Michelle ~ interesting building!

2/25/2009 2:57:13 PM

Michael Lynch
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Beauty of an architectural photo and well-deserved EP !

2/27/2009 2:29:08 PM

Allen O. Howard
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Absolutely beautiful, Michelle! The composition, clarity and color are all excellent! I really enjoyed the effects as well!

2/27/2009 9:29:07 PM

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huge congrats on your gorgeous finalist!!!

3/25/2009 10:23:49 AM

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Congrats for Terrific Finalist and wish good luck for next round....

3/25/2009 10:24:37 AM

Janet Daniel
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Congrats on this wonderful finalist, Michelle!

3/25/2009 10:28:04 AM

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3/25/2009 10:45:20 AM

Allen O. Howard
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Well deserved! Conratulations, Michelle!

3/25/2009 10:45:34 AM

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3/25/2009 10:56:42 AM

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Congratulations on your outstanding Finalist!!

3/25/2009 10:57:03 AM

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3/25/2009 11:23:46 AM

Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Michelle!

3/25/2009 11:34:26 AM

Laurence Saliba
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Michelle!!!

3/25/2009 11:42:48 AM

Daniella Puente
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Big congrats Michelle :)))

3/25/2009 12:08:57 PM

Eugenio Diaz

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Congratulations on your Finalist!!!

3/25/2009 12:37:05 PM

Susie Peek-Swint
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Congrats on your terrific finalist Michelle!

3/25/2009 12:44:13 PM

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


3/25/2009 12:50:53 PM

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Huge congrats on your superb finalist Michelle!

3/25/2009 1:01:22 PM

Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Michelle on a terrific finalist!

3/25/2009 2:04:33 PM

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Congrats on your beautiful finalist!!

3/25/2009 2:41:56 PM

Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your finalist

3/25/2009 3:04:23 PM

Joseph N. DiGilio
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Congratulations Michelle. Two finalists right next to one another. Good luck.

3/25/2009 3:14:46 PM

Nadya Johnson
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Wonderful, Michelle! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist!

3/25/2009 3:57:30 PM

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Congratulations on yet another wonderful finalist, Michelle!!!

3/25/2009 4:26:41 PM

Leland N. Saunders
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Really nice work, Michelle ... Congratulations on the Finalist ... Lee

3/25/2009 4:30:25 PM

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Congrats again Michelle. Peter

3/25/2009 4:30:31 PM

Debra R. Harder
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I remember this beautiful image, Michelle! Congratulations on your gorgeous, well-deserved finalist! Deb

3/25/2009 5:35:56 PM

Tommy E. Burgess
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Michelle!!

3/25/2009 6:08:01 PM

Kaye Burazin
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I am always in awe of your versatile creativity Michelle. A heartfelt congrats!

3/25/2009 6:27:58 PM

Joao Martinho
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Congratulations on this composition, Michelle!

3/25/2009 6:29:31 PM

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Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist! WTG!

3/25/2009 6:41:46 PM

Annie Booth
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Big CONGRATS on this beautiful finalist.

3/25/2009 6:46:31 PM

Lynn M. Whitt
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Congratulations on your finalists....

3/25/2009 7:02:26 PM

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CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist, Michelle!!! WTG!!!

3/25/2009 7:56:04 PM

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Like all the elements in this image. Congratulations

3/26/2009 3:53:44 AM

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Outstanding - Congrats Michelle on your Finalist! Jeff

3/26/2009 4:01:33 AM

Laurie Daily
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Michelle!

3/26/2009 4:17:59 AM

Vitor Dias
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Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist.

rgds Vitor

3/26/2009 4:27:07 AM

Anne M. Young
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Fantastic finalist - congratulations!

3/26/2009 7:03:15 AM

Cheryl E. Molennor
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Congratulations on your fabulous finalist!

3/26/2009 7:42:50 AM

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Congratulations on your finalist, Michelle!

3/26/2009 8:29:34 AM

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Wonderful work on this composition. Congratulation, Michelle !!

3/26/2009 9:39:43 AM

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KUDOS MICHELLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Outstaning Finalist!!!!



3/26/2009 11:42:38 AM

Marijana Fajgl
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Fantastic capture, Michelle! Big congratulations!

3/26/2009 2:09:52 PM

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The texture and color works perfectly here Michelle....congrats

3/26/2009 2:44:32 PM

Max Aureli
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Grea5t image!! Congratulations Michelle!!!! :-))

3/26/2009 3:19:00 PM

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So creative Michelle! Congratulations on your finalist!

3/26/2009 3:56:30 PM

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Another almost has a haunted look to it. Love it. Congratulations again Michelle.

3/26/2009 9:09:05 PM

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Incredible picture that got you a Finalist. Congratulations my friend.

3/26/2009 9:20:54 PM

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Congratulations Michelle!

3/28/2009 6:15:46 PM

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Fabulous image and treatment Michelle! Big congrats on this superb finalist!

3/28/2009 8:05:20 PM

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Huge Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Michelle!

3/28/2009 8:12:35 PM

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With computer connection problems and whatall, I didn't get around to say congratualtions on finalist, but big, if belated, congratulations on yours. You know how much I like them.

4/5/2009 11:47:19 AM

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