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~L’Allée des Chênes (Oak Alley)

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~L’Allée des Chênes (Oak Alley)
~L’Allée des Chênes (Oak Alley)
With these set of photographs I wanted to capture the great lines of the giant oaks that form a canopy framing this beautiful, majestic Greek-revival style antebellum home. I spent the day moving around shooting from different angles and directions. I walked up on the levee to get a different prospective, shooting down on the home. I used a polarizing filter to cut the glare of the afternoon sun and to give me the rich colors of the grounds surrounding the house. What I wanted to accomplish was to have the viewer be able to go back in time and envision Scarlett O’Hara waiting on the balcony for Rhett Butler to come home. Taken in the afternoon at the end of the path of oaks.
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Josie  Detmers
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    Great photo...I love those live oaks!! BTW, Gone With The Wind is my favorite movie!!


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5/17/2009 9:46:42 PM

 
Lori B. Gagliano
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Thanks Josie. Can you believe that those Oaks were planted 100 years prior to the house being built. Historians are not sure who planted them or what happened to the person who did but they are about 300 years old.


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5/18/2009 5:15:45 AM

 
Josie  Detmers
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Wow!! Thanks for the bit of info!! Those trees are sure impressive!!


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5/18/2009 7:17:29 AM

 
Tammy J. Russotto
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How gorgeous! I love seeing photographs of this plantation. It's beautify is breath taking. You did a wonderful job with this photograph.


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5/28/2009 10:19:05 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Congratulations on your outstanding finalist. Good luck in the next round.


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6/19/2009 9:15:36 PM

 
Eugenio Diaz  

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist!


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6/20/2009 5:36:47 AM

 
Lori B. Gagliano
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Thanks everyone. This my first time ever being selected as a finalist and I am so excited and can't wait to see what happens at the end of the month.

Lori


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6/21/2009 6:32:50 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your win Lori, beautiful!


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6/23/2009 12:00:14 AM

 
Leland N. Saunders
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Beautiful shot, Lori ... Congratulations on the Winner ... !!

Lee


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6/24/2009 4:44:37 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Lori -- Huge congrats on this beautiful winner. It's stunning.


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6/26/2009 12:12:26 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Lori on your Win!!!


Dominick


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8/19/2009 4:19:29 AM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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Lori, this is one of the best photos I have ever seen of Oak Alley. Do you live in or near New Orleans?
KK, in New Orleans


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3/18/2010 7:17:42 PM

 
Lori B. Gagliano
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Kathleen, I live in Destrehan but grew up in Gentilly Woods. I spend alot of time in New Orleans. I just love photographing the city.

Lori


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3/19/2010 5:25:26 AM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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Well, to me Destrehan is like living in Greater New Orleans. I would like to meet you sometime!
KK


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3/19/2010 6:08:08 AM

 
Lori B. Gagliano
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I think that is a great idea.

Lori


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3/22/2010 8:22:04 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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WOWZA!What a beauty and such a well desevered winner Lori! Big congratulations..

jo ann c.


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6/2/2010 1:49:46 PM

 
Sheila Pittman
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Congratulations...on your win....


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6/2/2010 5:14:38 PM

 
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