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Hall of Hope
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Hall of Hope
Hall of Hope
5 image HDR, 1 stop bracketing, F/8, ISO-200, 18-200mm lens, 18mm focal length
Our Lady of Victory Basilica and National Shrine, Lackawanna, NY.
A special thanks goes to Terry Cervi for this one.

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Joao Martinho
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    Wow, lovely composition, light, textures and driving lines.

11/2/2009 5:15:35 AM

 
Tess L. Yee
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Wonderful light, detail, color and HDR work, RJ.

11/2/2009 5:22:04 AM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Stunning comp, depth, light and details... beautifully done, Becky!

11/2/2009 5:48:11 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Spectacular work, RJ. Just love it.

11/2/2009 6:17:11 AM

 
Clyde P. Smith
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Beautiful detail and clarity Becky!

11/2/2009 8:58:12 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Wonderful colors and details, RJ. Great work!

11/2/2009 9:09:50 AM

 
JudyAnn Rector
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Totally sensational, RJ!

11/2/2009 9:17:49 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MY gawd....this is magnificent work!!!!!
Fav'd!!!!!

11/2/2009 2:03:32 PM

 
Maria Capilupi
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Stunning capture of our basilica.. great job!

11/2/2009 4:27:58 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Thank you so much Joao, Tess, Amy, Mary Beth, Clyde, Lindley, JunAnn, Gina, amd Maria. I really appreciate all of your commments very much.

11/2/2009 6:36:34 PM

 
Stanley C. Sims

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Looks great in the HDR treatment. Very good work.

11/2/2009 7:28:37 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Beautiful capture Becky.

11/2/2009 9:16:11 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Yep, this is beyond gorgeous my friend! But what are you thanking me for? You did all the work! You just amaze me!

11/3/2009 9:38:02 AM

 
Marvil J. LaCroix
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Amazing scene. Perfect lighting. Feels like I am actually standing in the Hall.
Another materspiece!

11/4/2009 4:44:50 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Thank you so much Stanley, Sherran, Terry and Marvil for your wonderful comments. Terry...I gave you a special thanks for taking me to "Your Beautiful" place and sharing it with me on our recent visit.

11/4/2009 7:07:19 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Simply stunning, RJ!
~♥~

11/6/2009 4:29:14 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Thank you so much Lisa.

11/7/2009 5:42:34 AM

 
Joan E. De Freece
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Beautiful detail of this outstanding building...love the clarity and colour!

11/10/2009 3:41:24 PM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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This is a super WOW pic.....my cup of tea......love it.....love it....love it.

1/22/2010 4:04:24 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Thank you very much Joan and Kim.

2/16/2010 5:51:31 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Glad to see you've resubmitted this beauty, Becky! Good luck with it, it's certainly worthy!

2/17/2010 5:59:51 AM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Big congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Becky!!!

3/26/2010 1:55:44 PM

 
Valentin M. Armianu
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Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist! Amazing details, colors and treatment!!

3/26/2010 5:01:07 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Thrilling work, RJ. Congratulations!

3/26/2010 6:03:47 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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This is just stunning Becky and a well deserved finalist! Hope this one goes all the way, it is really deserving!

3/26/2010 7:33:55 PM

 
Angie M. Davis
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Beautiful image, Becky! Congrats!!!!

3/26/2010 7:36:27 PM

 
Clyde P. Smith
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Congratulations on a stunning Finalist Becky.

3/27/2010 3:18:07 PM

 
Gerri R. Jones
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Congratulations Becky! A beautifully taken composition of the Basilica, best of luck!!!

3/27/2010 6:23:16 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Congrats on this Finalist!

3/27/2010 8:36:29 PM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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This is so deserving of the finalist and I truly hope its a winner......well done Becky.....as I said b4 I love it.....totally awesome work.
CONGRATULATIONS ;-)

3/28/2010 1:18:39 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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A gorgeous finalist! Congratulations!

3/28/2010 2:43:59 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Thank you so much. My graditude for all your kind remarks could never be expressed.

3/28/2010 7:07:03 PM

 
Lynne Fried
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Congratulations Becky,, this is really beautiful!

3/28/2010 10:28:18 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Remarkable image RJ! Congratulations on your win!

3/29/2010 1:09:18 AM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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HUGE congratulations on your gorgeous and well-earned Second Place win, my friend... so very happy for you, Becky!!! WTG ;o)

3/29/2010 5:04:18 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

3/29/2010 5:07:57 AM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Congratulations on your win Becky.
JP

3/29/2010 5:08:43 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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WTG, Becky!!! I'm so proud of you and you sure deserved this win! It's a beautiful shot of the Basilica, one of the best I've seen! You need to come up here to shoot again, let's see what else you can do Doris!! ;)

3/29/2010 6:06:39 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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WTG, Becky!!!
Big congratulations on this gorgeous image!
~♥~Lisa

3/29/2010 6:30:52 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS on your excellent Winning image, R.J.!

3/29/2010 8:40:05 AM

 
Carol Eade
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Congratulations, R.J.!

3/29/2010 8:53:35 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Loved this the first time I saw it, Becky. Huge congrats on this wonderful Gold.

3/29/2010 11:34:50 AM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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WTG! Congrats!

3/29/2010 1:26:47 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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What a huge surprise to me! :) I have been on the road all day so I had know idea. Thank you all for all of your congratulatory comments. I can't thank you all enough!

3/29/2010 5:15:26 PM

 
Gerri R. Jones
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Oh Wow! So glad to see this well deserved winner, Becky! Hope to meet up with you the next time your in Buffalo...you have done us proud!

3/29/2010 6:49:23 PM

 
Valentin M. Armianu
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WTG Becky! Congratulations on your win!

3/29/2010 6:54:00 PM

 
Freddy Bland
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Phenomenal capture, Becky! This is one amazing, outstanding and gorgeous image. Congratulations, indeed!! So very well-deserved!!!

3/29/2010 7:02:02 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Spectacular capture of this Basilica, Becky and terrific HDR treatment! CONGRATULATIONS ON A SUPERB AND WELL-DESERVED WINNER!!

3/29/2010 8:40:36 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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OUTSTANDING in every respect, RJ. CONGRATZ on your GOLD Win!!

UB.

3/30/2010 12:12:39 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on this stunning winner Becky! The details, colors, lines and design are outstanding (as usual). Enjoy your well deserved glory my friend!!

3/30/2010 8:32:01 AM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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WTG Becky.....I'm so happy for you...enjoy your moment of glory on this wonderful piece of work...it just gets better and better....super work my friend. ;-)

3/30/2010 2:55:43 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Thank you Gerri, Valentin, Freddy, Rona, Usman, Karen and Kim. I appreciate all of your comments so much.

3/30/2010 6:36:55 PM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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What a beautiful winner! A really inspiring image!

4/1/2010 5:49:40 AM

 
Stanley C. Sims

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Just saw this one. Big congrats on this winner.

3/21/2011 12:23:31 PM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Becky, I missed this one. I love It:). Congratulations on your well deserved Gold Win:)

5/26/2012 4:49:52 PM

 
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