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Sky Lines
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Sky Lines
Sky Lines
This is the Pigott Building, built in 1929 by the prestigous Pigott Construction Co. and was Hamilton's first skyscraper. It has 18 stories and in 1929 the cost of construction was 1 million dollars!

Hamilton, Ont. Mar.2009
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Laura E. Swan
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    WOW! This is powerful! Another great building image from you, Christine. Wonderful lines and textures. YOUR FAVORITES!!! Love your choice to go B&W with this one, too!

HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY! HEY! Where is your green??? -PINCH!-

-Laura :)

3/17/2009 1:09:01 AM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Thanks Laura, it's true. I love line and texture, any dynamic design element! This is from my photowalk with Christine Lobsinger yesterday :-)
Happy St.Pat's to you too m'dear!

3/17/2009 6:00:33 AM

 
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Wow! Love those lines and that powerful pov. Fantastic work Christine!

3/17/2009 12:56:06 PM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Thank you so much Marisol! There's so much in my own city to capture... everytime I go downtown I find something else I've never noticed before, lol.

3/17/2009 3:17:16 PM

 
Gregory D. Molzahn
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Real sense of power here. Great shot, Christine.

3/17/2009 3:56:48 PM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Thank you Gregory, I did hope to convey how solid and powerful this structure is... I've tried taking it from farther away, but in such a crowded city it's impossible to get a pleasing view without poles and wires galore, lol. So I'm happy that folks feel this angle works!

3/17/2009 6:54:07 PM

 
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Very bold image, Christine! Love those strong leading lines, the deep tonality and your composition. Another fine B&W piece of art. Well done!

3/18/2009 10:35:50 AM

 
Conrad L. Conero
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Nice, Christine. I can see all those additional MP's already. :)

3/19/2009 3:09:53 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Great lines in this shot! Whoohooo you got a new camera! So did I...got the D90! :~) How are you liking yours? Mine is great!

3/20/2009 9:13:18 AM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Thank you so much Mick, a great comment to read for sure! Thanks!

That's very sweet Conrad, thank you kind sir! I guess I'll watch and see if you're right, lol!

Thanks Aim! The new camera rocks... it's funny, cause when I got your email I had just been looking at cameras on sale... weird! I'm looking forward to seeing your own pics taken with your new one too! All that extra power makes a difference doesn't it!?!

3/20/2009 10:07:59 AM

 
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Wow!
This is amazing!
What fantastic pov!!!
~♥~Lisa

3/21/2009 11:09:50 AM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Thank you so much Lisa :-) How wonderful to read your comments! Thanks!

3/23/2009 8:05:56 AM

 
Eugenio Diaz

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Hi Christine, this is so well framed,excellent shapes contrast and tones here...very strong image!
Wonderful light and Fantastic perspective!...Great leading lines toward the infinite...A Masterpiece, my Friend!

3/23/2009 8:23:43 AM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Eugenio, I greatly appreciate you saying so! Thank you so very much!
This was Hamilton's first ever skyscraper built in 1929... a very stately piece of architecture.

3/23/2009 9:38:30 AM

 
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Excellent POV, and wonderfully presented in B&W Christine!! How fun that you and CL got to go on a photowalk together!!!

I think we will be seeing this shot again SOON!

3/23/2009 9:55:50 AM

 
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Thank you Joan, it was super fun to hang with another avid BPer for a morning! Chris L is one terrific lady!
It's a pity you don't pass through this area in your travels... but maybe one day! Never know :-)

3/23/2009 10:11:24 AM

 
Maria Zammit
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Fantastic pov Christine!

3/23/2009 10:11:57 AM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Thank you Maria! I appreciate it!

3/23/2009 11:04:23 AM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Strong... Strong... Strong... A Masterpiece my friend!!!!
A++++++++++++ all the way to the top, for sure...
I'm smiling from ear to ear here!!! I love your POV and all those LINES!!!!
Wonderful in b/w too!! WOW!!
Christine
SMILING WITH YOU AGAIN

3/23/2009 12:21:57 PM

 
Adam CD Caron
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what a great shot. my eye was all over this like a big piece of candy so much to see nice job

3/23/2009 2:25:46 PM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Thanks Chris :-) You've given me a smile too girl! That's very sweet of you!

LOL, really? Thanks Adam! That's a wonderful compliment.

3/23/2009 6:36:32 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Another great photo taken from an excellent pov, with terrific lines, details and lighting.

3/23/2009 8:58:39 PM

 
Sherry McClead
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WOW such drama... I usually don't go for the B&Ws but this one rocks... dramatic lines and tones... again... WOW.

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3/23/2009 11:02:08 PM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Vladan, I'm delighted my friend! Thank you, thank you!!!

Aw, thank you so much Sherrybear! I'm blushing, lol... thanks for giving my day a little boost!

3/24/2009 10:50:39 AM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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Fantastic!!!!

3/24/2009 3:31:13 PM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Thank you so much Ulysses! That's very kind of you friend!

3/25/2009 4:55:59 AM

 
Sharon 

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fabulous perspective and B&W image!!

4/1/2009 1:27:56 PM

 
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I love that you used b/w for this shot. Fantastic job on this one. I hope you're loving your D80. It's a great camera! - David

4/12/2009 11:14:57 AM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Thank you Sharon, it's a fabulous building to capture...

Thanks so much David, I AM totally loving the D80!!! It truly is a great camera - and so easy to handle. It really let's me focus on spontaneous compositions, and changing main settings quickly the minute I need to...

4/15/2009 8:06:07 AM

 
Dawn M. Schneider
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YOU GO GIRL!!! CONGRATS ON THIS FINALIST!!! good luck on the next level!

4/22/2009 12:38:21 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Congrats CD... WTG!! I knew it would go!!! Good Luck in the next round!!
Christine
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4/22/2009 1:53:37 PM

 
Adam CD Caron
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Congrats CD this is great

4/22/2009 1:54:44 PM

 
Rachelle D. Carriere
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WOW stunning! Congratulation on your finalist Christine!

4/22/2009 2:04:22 PM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Thank you Dawn! I was pleased to discover this one as a finalist :-)Thanks so much!

Thanks Chris, that's so nice of ya!!! Lot's of smiling now *wink*.

Hey Adam, thank you buddy! I totally appreciate it!

4/22/2009 2:14:33 PM

 
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Thanks Rachelle :-) That's very sweet of you! And good luck to you as well in the next round my friend!

4/22/2009 2:16:30 PM

 
Larry L. Redmon
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Fantastic shot, Christine! Very well deserved finalist!

4/22/2009 2:58:54 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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EXCELLENT Christine, congrats on this!!!

4/22/2009 3:37:24 PM

 
Ken Jarvis
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Congratulations, Christine on your finalist!

4/22/2009 4:22:00 PM

 
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Congratulations Christine!

4/22/2009 5:20:21 PM

 
Max Aureli
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Congratulations on your Finalist Christine!!! :-)))

4/22/2009 5:48:35 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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I guess the JUDGES realized how POWERFUL this one was, too, Christine!!!

Huge Congrats to you Little Sis! You deserve it!!! :)

-Laura

4/22/2009 6:32:25 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Congrats girl! So proud of you! :~)

4/22/2009 6:44:57 PM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Wow... well a sincere thank you to you all; Larry, Daniella, Ken, Debbra, Max, Laura (you glittery gal you) and Aim!!!!
This really has made my day hearing from each of you when you are all so very talented in your own right!!!!
Thank you!

4/22/2009 6:58:21 PM

 
Eugenio Diaz

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AWESOME image here Christine...so well composed and very well deserved Finalist!!!
WTG!!!

4/22/2009 8:51:35 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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WTG!!!
This is fabulous, Christine!
Big congratulations on a well-deserved finalist!!!
Smiles, Lisa♥

4/23/2009 5:40:45 AM

 
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Outstanding work - Congrats Christine on your Finalist! Jeff

4/23/2009 9:27:21 AM

 
Christina N. Seuser
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So glad to see this as a Finalist Christine, it is stunning. Congrats!

4/23/2009 10:19:54 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Awesome! Congratulations, Christine!

4/23/2009 10:21:01 AM

 

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Christine,

This is such a dramatic and substantial image. You have brought life back to an old, yet monumental structure!

And I commend you for your high award.

-Steve

4/23/2009 4:25:48 PM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Eugenio, Lisa, Jeff, Christina, Colleen, and Steve...I have to smile reading such lovely comments from you all! Thank you and hope you're having a wonderful evening!!!

4/23/2009 8:14:19 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Congratulations on your finalist!

4/24/2009 7:54:51 AM

 
Marisol Pastor
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Congratulations my friend! Let's keep our fingers crossed for the next round!

4/24/2009 11:41:37 AM

 
Karen Kessler
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Congratulations on the EP AND FINALIST awards, Christine! The POV on this capture is AWESOME!!!

4/24/2009 12:29:02 PM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Thank you Vladan, very kind of you to stop by!!! Hope you have a great weekend!

Thank you so much Marisol, I'm just glad it made finalist :-)

Thank you Karen! Lovely of you to come by... I need to pop over to your gallery, it's been toooo long :-)

4/24/2009 4:47:11 PM

 
Larry L. Redmon
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Congratulations on your win, Christine! I am happy for you!

4/27/2009 11:25:43 AM

 
Maria Zammit
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Huge congratulations Christine! WTG!!!

4/27/2009 11:27:38 AM

 
Marisol Pastor
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YES! Congratulations on a fantastic win Christine!

4/27/2009 12:49:46 PM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Thank you Larry, I'm in very talented company this month I have to say... I'm thrilled :-)

Thank you Maria!!! That's lovely of you to stop in! Thanks!

Thank you Marisol, I'm so happy it went as far as it did. Thanks for being so encouraging!

4/27/2009 2:25:59 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Hi CD... Very Happy For YOU!!! Congratulations on this outstanding winner!!
Christine
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4/27/2009 2:50:45 PM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Thanks Chris!!! Hope your van was fixed okay... thanks so much for doing the driving for our outting! It was fun!

4/27/2009 4:18:53 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Big congrats, Christine!!

4/27/2009 4:51:50 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Wonderful win, Christine. Your architecural shots are just amazing! This one really commands attention and is getting it!

4/27/2009 5:08:24 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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See you don't know how good you are girl! CONGRATS on a well deserved win! :~)

4/27/2009 5:22:28 PM

 
Shawn Guy
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Congrats Christine!!!

4/27/2009 5:55:38 PM

 
Mick Burkey
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I'm so glad to see this in the winners circle, Christine! Fantastic work and a well-deservd win. BIG Congratulations to you :)

4/27/2009 6:03:03 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Congratulations!

4/27/2009 6:11:39 PM

 
Dawn M. Schneider
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YOU ARE THE QUEEN!!! CONGRATS

4/27/2009 7:17:35 PM

 
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Picture perfect CONGRATULATIONS on your win!!

4/27/2009 8:08:38 PM

 
Christina N. Seuser
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Woo Hoo! Congratulations Christine!!!

4/28/2009 12:30:03 AM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Colleen, Debbie, Aimee and Shawn... you guys are sweet, thank you so much! Such lovely comments to get up to in the morning :-)

Mick, Vladan, Dawn, Ann, and Christina... thanks to all of you for making me smile!!! I'm so glad you stopped by!!!

And to all my fellow winners... congrats to you all, you are all an inspiration to someone like me!!!

4/28/2009 5:06:21 AM

 
Sherry McClead
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Congrats on the gold Christine... your the bomb!

Sherrybear

4/28/2009 6:07:03 AM

 
Eugenio Diaz

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Congratulations on your Win!!!!
Well done Christine!

4/28/2009 6:33:36 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!


 "Purple Crystal Trophy"

A Special Trophy for

"August Winners"

4/28/2009 7:40:22 AM

 
Vitor Dias
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Hi web friend.
Big Congratulations on your wonderful second place winner Christine.

rgds Vitor

4/28/2009 8:22:50 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!


 "Purple Crystal Trophy"

A Special Trophy for

"MARCH Winners"


Sorry!!!

4/28/2009 9:25:28 AM

 
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Big congrats on your second place winner Christine! Keep them coming!

4/28/2009 12:51:51 PM

 
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Awesome Christine! A huge congratulations on your win!

4/29/2009 3:24:41 PM

 
Alan Garner

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Christine - great shot and congratulations on being chosen as a Finalist - well desreved indeed!

Al

5/1/2009 1:32:02 PM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Sorry gang that I couldn't respond earlier.... I'll try to do it right now :-)

Sherrybear (happy belated birthday btw!!!), Eugenio, and Elida... thank you so much for your delightful comments!

Vitor, Rachelle, Donna, and Alan... thank you so much, you're all very kind! I'm very thankful!

5/6/2009 8:17:09 PM

 
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Congratulations Christine on your Win!!!


Dominick

5/20/2009 2:16:12 AM

 
Maria Zammit
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Well done Christine. Outstanding winner!!!

7/28/2009 7:47:33 AM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Thank you Dominic and Maria! I'm glad to read such kind words!

7/28/2009 7:54:17 AM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Such a beautiful, strong image. So glad to see it get the judge's winning nod!

7/28/2009 8:33:43 AM

 
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