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Hope Shines

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Hope Shines
Hope Shines
Chosen for Huntington Arts Council Exhibit - April June 2011
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Dominick M. Dimacale
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    Great image, Karen.

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11/30/2009 6:24:39 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Fantastic light, Karen. Great image and title.


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11/30/2009 6:26:34 AM

 
Ron McEwan
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I have heard of "A ray of Hope"; you have captured it perfectly here for a grand MT entry WTG


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11/30/2009 6:32:22 AM

 
Rod Partington
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Awesome capture,Karen!


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11/30/2009 6:32:55 AM

 
Janet McNeil
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What a way to finish the month!! Beautiful capture for MT with such lovely light!!


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11/30/2009 7:35:44 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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This is excellent for the Theme!! Jeff


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11/30/2009 7:36:23 AM

 
Lynne Fried
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LOVELY! Great job Karen!!


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11/30/2009 7:56:54 AM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Beautiful rays and capture Karen. I love the way the rays are beaming down on Russ!


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11/30/2009 12:24:12 PM

 
JudyAnn Rector
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Simply beautiful image, Karen! Merry Christmas!!


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11/30/2009 2:17:19 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Thank you all so very much for your kind words. I like your title better than mine Ron.


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12/1/2009 4:49:51 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Love this image. Beautiful light and the person adds scale to the image.


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12/2/2009 4:28:55 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Thank you Leslie. They were really big trees!


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12/4/2009 4:46:04 AM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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congrats Karen on a lovely finalist.


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12/15/2009 2:05:55 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Congrats on this Finalist, Karen


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12/15/2009 2:47:26 PM

 

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A very Big CONGRATS to you Karen for your Finalist Pick. Well deserved Picture you have here.

Brian


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12/15/2009 3:18:52 PM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Congratulations Karen on your finalist. It is so great that it is featuring Russ. Good luck.
JP


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12/15/2009 4:18:43 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Beautiful image and MT entry. Congrats on your finalist.


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12/15/2009 4:55:37 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your wonderful finalist, best of luck in the Gold round. Dianna


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12/15/2009 5:13:42 PM

 
Janet McNeil
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No surprise here!!! Congrats and good luck, Karen!!


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12/15/2009 5:43:33 PM

 
Valentin M. Armianu
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Congratulations, very well done Karen!!


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12/15/2009 9:08:37 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Huge congratulations on your beautiful finalist Karen!!


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12/15/2009 10:37:13 PM

 
Ruth Grimm
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WTG, Karen on this fabulous finalist!!


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12/16/2009 5:51:37 AM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Hi Karen, just in your gallery and noticed this lovely Finalist Shot...
It is beautiful!!! I love the person there staring at the tree/light! SIMPLY GORGEOUS SHOT!!!

BEST OF LUCK IN THE NEXT ROUND!

CHRISTINE
SMILING WITH YOU


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12/16/2009 10:37:41 AM

 
Siete Meeter
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Simply beautiful image, Karen! BEST OF LUCK IN THE NEXT ROUND!


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12/16/2009 12:45:40 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your finalist! A stunning scene Karen!


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12/16/2009 12:55:51 PM

 
Joseph T. Pilonero
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Fabulous use of small aperture to get this star effect, which really works well in this shot. Great comp. Great shot. TED


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12/16/2009 2:26:41 PM

 
Jill E. Snyder
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Congratulations on your Finalist photo and your many other gorgeous images!


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12/16/2009 3:19:06 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Big congratulations on your gorgeous Finalist and best of luck in the next round, Karen!


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12/16/2009 3:58:26 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big congrats on this finalist, Karen!


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12/16/2009 4:55:00 PM

 
Agnes Fegan
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This is lovely Karen...congratulations!


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12/16/2009 5:22:46 PM

 
Maria Coulson
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Beautiful Karen, congratulations!


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12/16/2009 8:14:41 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Congratulations on your finalist and best of luck in the next round, Karen. My finals are finally written and I can get to looking at everyone's wonderful photos! Such a nice MT entry :)


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12/16/2009 9:33:10 PM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Congratulations Karen. Russ is your shining star! Good luck in the next round.


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12/17/2009 4:28:44 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Thank you all so very much for taking the time to say kind words of encouragement. I'm thrilled to have received this finalist.


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12/17/2009 11:43:47 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on your awesome finalists, Karen! Best luck in the next round!


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12/17/2009 12:38:53 PM

 
Maria Coulson
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Karen, huge congrat on your win. Well deserved!


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12/17/2009 7:54:03 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Oh, way to go, Karen -- you snagged the big one! Congratulations on your first place win!


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12/17/2009 7:55:32 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big congratulations on your first place winner, Karen!


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12/17/2009 7:55:34 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Big congratulations on this wonderful First Place Win Karen!!


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12/17/2009 8:03:27 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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HUGE congratulations on your EXCELLENT First Place Win, Karen!!!


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12/17/2009 8:15:17 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS, Karen!


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12/17/2009 8:29:50 PM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Congratulations Karen on your first place win !!!!!!!!!!!


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12/17/2009 8:35:07 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Right On Karen
CONGRATS TO YOU ON YOUR FIRST PLACE WINNER!!!!

CHRIS
SMILING AGAIN


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12/17/2009 8:55:43 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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WTG Karen. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your First Place WIN!! Seasons Greetings too!

UB.


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12/17/2009 9:32:03 PM

 
Lynne Fried
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How Awesome for you to take First on this fabulous photo! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS, Karen!!!


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12/18/2009 12:09:25 AM

 
Henk Boneschans
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Stunning Capture Karen - congratulations!! Henk


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12/18/2009 1:16:56 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Brilliant work, Karen. Congratulations on your majestic winner!


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12/18/2009 1:50:22 AM

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


Dominick


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12/18/2009 2:44:10 AM

 
Patricia Seidler
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HUGH CONGRATULATIONS KAREN ON YOUR WONDERFUL WIN.


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12/18/2009 2:55:12 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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CONGRATULATIONS Pictures, Images and Photos


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12/18/2009 3:16:18 AM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Wow big congratulations Karen.
JP


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12/18/2009 3:36:26 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Very creative, Karen. Congrats to you!!!


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12/18/2009 4:02:27 AM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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Karen 1st place WTG huge congrats......thats brilliant.....lol


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12/18/2009 4:47:19 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Holy smokes!! First Place!! This is my very first, first place win and I must say that I'm very excited. Thank you all so very much for your kind words of congratulations. I know how limited everyone's time is especially at this time of year and I really appreciate the time you gave sending your kind words and support. Blessings and warm wishes to each of you. : )


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12/18/2009 6:31:12 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS

On your wonderful win
Warm wishes to you too Karen.


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12/18/2009 7:22:08 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WTG, Karen!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your GORGEOUS FIRST PLACE WINNER!! Deb


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12/18/2009 8:56:20 AM

 
Clyde P. Smith
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Congratulations on your First Place Win Karen!


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12/18/2009 9:06:27 AM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Congratulations on this well-deserved winner!


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12/18/2009 9:21:35 AM

 
Richard B. Hallick
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Congratulations on the first place award. Hugely deserved for this wonderful and inspiring image.


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12/18/2009 9:36:47 AM

 
Anne McKinnell
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Congratulations Karen on your wonderful first place win! Way to go!!


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12/18/2009 9:55:18 AM

 
Janet McNeil
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Congratulations, Karen, on your so deserving first place win!!


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12/18/2009 1:06:37 PM

 

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Congratulations on your 1st Place Gold Award Karen. A very well deserving win for this Photo. Im so very happy for you. Great job.

Merry Christmas to You
Brian


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12/18/2009 4:11:02 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your 1st Place WINNER! 8o)

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12/18/2009 4:57:55 PM

 
Steven W. Lepak
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Bravo Karen! Congrats on this spectacular winner! Keep them coming. Best Regards, Steven


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12/18/2009 5:40:51 PM

 
Valentin M. Armianu
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Amazing capture, Karen!! Congratulations and well deserved!


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12/18/2009 8:12:36 PM

 
Paula Showen
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Congratulations on your winning image!


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12/18/2009 8:24:04 PM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Just gorgeous, Karen. Huge congrats on this beautiful GOLD.


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12/19/2009 7:19:56 AM

 
Sharon 
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Karen, HUGE congratulations on your well deserved First Place Win!!!


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12/19/2009 9:09:32 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations Karen, a big FIRST PLACE beauty!


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12/19/2009 9:15:43 PM

 
Ruth Grimm
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First place Karen???? OMG!! I am soooo proud of you! WTG on this WONDERFUL image!!! Squeeeeeeeee!!!


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12/20/2009 6:10:00 AM

 
Ryan Murphy
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Superb, Karen. Congrats on the first place win!


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12/21/2009 3:56:38 AM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Big congrats on your beautiful first place winner Karen!


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12/21/2009 11:52:12 PM

 
Ken R. Frischkorn
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Beautiful photothe detail, color and clarity are beautiful


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12/24/2009 2:27:02 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Thank you all so very much for your kind words. They mean so much! I wish each and every one of you the very best of the New Year to come! Blessings to all!


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12/31/2009 6:36:33 AM

 
Amanda J. Tanner
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Congratulation on such a beautiful winning image! Prefect title and capture! Beautiful Work Karen.
Happy New Year !


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12/31/2009 6:25:25 PM

 
Inge S. Lasmana
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A huge congratulation on your win, Karen!


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1/18/2010 11:05:36 AM

 
Mary E. Lake
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Karen, congrats on this great winner!! I haven't been on here in a long time. I've missed so much. My sincerest Congrautlations on this outstanding photo!! :)


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1/18/2010 8:11:31 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Thank you so very much Amanda, Inge and Mary for sending the kind words and keeping my excitment alive.


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1/19/2010 8:29:26 AM

 
Jill E. Snyder
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Really gorgeous! Congratulations on your well-deserved win!


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1/19/2010 4:53:08 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Many thanks Jill.


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