BetterPhoto.com - Become a better photographer today!
EMAIL:
PASSWORD:
remember me:     
     


Photo Discussion

To participate in the Forum, become a BetterPhoto member or Sign In.

 
No Place Like Home
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
No Place Like Home
No Place Like Home
Finalist
I have entered shots of this silo in the children's petting area of the Omaha Doorly Zoo before. I just love the simplicity of the patterns and lines of the structure with the natural forms of the doves -- and the colors can't be beat :)
Here are two versions of a previous entry -- color and black and white.
Warm Winter Day, B&W
Warm Winter Day
Already a finalist, this was resubmitted June 13, 2010 by mistake -- I meant to try Warm Winter Day again.
Category: Catch-All

© Nikki McDonald
Sony Alpha A350 Di...
 
 
 
Leslie McLain
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Leslie
Leslie's Gallery

member since: 5/7/2007
    Terrific capture, Nikki. Wonderful colors and design elements.

12/28/2009 6:20:23 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Monnie
Monnie's Gallery

member since: 9/25/2008
 

Those birds sure do have a great vantage point! Well done, Nikki!

12/28/2009 6:27:17 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Jeff
Jeff's Gallery
robinsonphotoart.com

member since: 10/17/2002
 

Fantastic comp and capture Nikki! Jeff

12/28/2009 6:38:13 AM

 
Doug Pignet
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Doug
Doug's Gallery

member since: 1/6/2008
 

Beautiful capture, love the lines and colors here, very good eye.

12/28/2009 6:38:26 AM

 
Sarah Springer
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 2/18/2009
 

Very nice, Nikki! Ditto on the beautiful image. ~ Sarah

12/28/2009 8:20:57 AM

 
Pat and Graham Robards
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Pat and Graham
Pat and Graham's Gallery
caninecreatives.com

member since: 12/23/2005
 

Great capture Nikki, I can see what you mean about the simplicity of the patterns and lines, the doves make it.Pat

12/28/2009 9:23:51 AM

 
Mike Clime
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 9/4/2007
 

Terrific comp and capture! The deep blue sky really makes the Doves stand out!

12/28/2009 11:23:43 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Linda
Linda's Gallery
lindadlester.com

member since: 3/13/2004
 

Love it....great lines and colors!

12/28/2009 11:36:31 AM

 
Amanda J. Tanner
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Amanda
Amanda's Gallery

member since: 11/7/2005
 

The Doves add character to this image and the Colors are just gorgeous. Nikki I love this image.

12/28/2009 11:49:12 AM

 
Ken Smith
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Ken
Ken's Gallery

member since: 6/11/2005
 

I like the birds in this...and the pattern...just wish we could see some of the blue sky again! :-)

12/28/2009 12:21:20 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Kitty
Kitty's Gallery

member since: 1/14/2006
 

Fantastic capture, Nikki!!! Wonderful colors and composition!!! :-) k

12/28/2009 4:47:53 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 4/13/2003
 

love the design and the colors too

12/28/2009 5:04:07 PM

 
David Phalen
BetterPhoto Member
Contact David
David's Gallery

member since: 12/12/2004
 

Fabulous POV, colors, and clarity with the birds making this image special!!

12/28/2009 5:05:09 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
BetterPhoto Member
Contact JO ANN
JO ANN's Gallery

member since: 3/16/2006
 


Wowza! What a great capture Nikki, great colors and composition

jo ann c.

12/28/2009 5:09:30 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Thomas
Thomas's Gallery

member since: 12/7/2008
 

Nikki, I love all three of these but might actually be the most partial to the tones of the B&W. But all are just wonderful, so well composed and captured! Beautiful work!

Tom

12/28/2009 5:55:49 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Patricia
Patricia's Gallery
patricia-coblentz-photography.com

member since: 7/6/2008
 

The lines, vivid colors and composition are terrific in this image, Nikki...the birds are a nice form in the image! I, too, really like the b/w...all 3 are wonderful!

Patti

12/28/2009 6:25:57 PM

 
Sonya L. Hatfield-Hall
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Sonya
Sonya's Gallery

member since: 11/19/2008
 

This is a beautiful image. Well composted and lighted.

12/29/2009 5:56:25 AM

 
Dr Silly
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Dr
Dr's Gallery

member since: 4/28/2004
 

Like this one best. :O)

12/29/2009 5:58:37 AM

 
Aimee S. McMaster
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Aimee
Aimee's Gallery

member since: 11/20/2005
 

..a delightful capture Niki...great pov, color & detail...Aimee

12/29/2009 6:03:47 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Melinda
Melinda's Gallery

member since: 8/14/2007
 

Lovely design elements; beautiful birds of peace!

12/29/2009 7:47:18 AM

 
Jane Holestine
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Jane
Jane's Gallery

member since: 7/26/2005
 

Fantastic comp, designs, and colors, Nikki.

12/29/2009 9:16:30 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Katarina
Katarina's Gallery
katarina-mansson-photography.com

member since: 7/4/2006
 

This is so cool Nikki! Excellent eye to see and capture it in a brilliant composition.

12/30/2009 12:20:56 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Usman
Usman's Gallery

member since: 4/11/2006
 

Lovely colors and curves, Nikki. Good luck!

UB.

1/18/2010 5:28:54 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Stefania
Stefania's Gallery
Stefania-barbier.com

member since: 9/1/2006
 

congratulations on your beautiful finalist!

1/18/2010 2:32:57 PM

 
Daniella Puente
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Daniella
Daniella's Gallery

member since: 2/10/2005
 

Big congrats Nikki :)))

1/18/2010 2:44:38 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Patricia
Patricia's Gallery
patricia-coblentz-photography.com

member since: 7/6/2008
 

Congratulations on this terrific finalist, Nikki!
Patti

1/18/2010 2:45:25 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 7/13/2008
 

Big congrats, Nikki! Fantastic image!

1/18/2010 2:46:08 PM

 
Teri Klinger
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 12/10/2007
 

congrats Nikki!! so glad to see this moving on! :)

1/18/2010 2:49:29 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Amy
Amy's Gallery

member since: 4/1/2008
 

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Nikki!

1/18/2010 2:56:29 PM

 
Laurie Daily
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Laurie
Laurie's Gallery
lauriedailyphotography.com

member since: 6/3/2006
 

YaY, Nikki...congrats on this great finalist!

1/18/2010 3:00:57 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Nancyj
Nancyj's Gallery

member since: 11/10/2006
 

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your wonderful FINALIST!!!

Photobucket

1/18/2010 3:06:58 PM

 
Pat and Graham Robards
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Pat and Graham
Pat and Graham's Gallery
caninecreatives.com

member since: 12/23/2005
 

Well done Nikki, wonderful to see this again! ~Pat

1/18/2010 4:28:46 PM

 
Valentin M. Armianu
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 4/4/2005
 

Congrats on your fantastic finalist,Nikki!!

1/18/2010 4:40:20 PM

 
Jane Holestine
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Jane
Jane's Gallery

member since: 7/26/2005
 

Congrats on this great finalist!

1/18/2010 4:43:53 PM

 
Renee Doyle
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Renee
Renee's Gallery
renee-doyle-photography.com

member since: 1/16/2005
 

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Nikki!!

1/18/2010 4:48:56 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Kitty
Kitty's Gallery

member since: 1/14/2006
 

WTG on this cool finalist, Nikki!!! :-) k

1/18/2010 4:58:56 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Ellen
Ellen's Gallery
ellenhodges.com

member since: 6/19/2005
 

Congrats on this awesome finalist, Nikki! Best luck!!!

1/18/2010 5:01:54 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Thomas
Thomas's Gallery

member since: 12/7/2008
 

Fantastic Finalist, Nikki!

1/18/2010 5:15:37 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Debra
Debra's Gallery
drhimages.com

member since: 2/13/2007
 

Fantastic image, Nikki!! Congratulations on another outstanding finalist!! Deb

1/18/2010 5:20:12 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Tammy
Tammy's Gallery
countryimpressions.net

member since: 8/13/2007
 

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Nikki.

1/18/2010 5:23:15 PM

 
Leslie McLain
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Leslie
Leslie's Gallery

member since: 5/7/2007
 

Congrats on your terrific finalist, Nikki.

1/18/2010 5:49:58 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
BetterPhoto Member
diannamurphyphotography.com

member since: 3/20/2006
 

Super comp, clarity and color. Congratulations Nikki!

1/18/2010 6:04:22 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Monnie
Monnie's Gallery

member since: 9/25/2008
 

Congratulations, Nikki!!!

1/18/2010 6:31:29 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Patrick
Patrick's Gallery

member since: 12/26/2006
 

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Nikki! WTG, my friend!

1/18/2010 6:47:11 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
Contact Sabrina
Sabrina's Gallery

member since: 4/22/2014
 

Congratulations on this Wonderful Finalist photo, Nikki!

1/18/2010 7:09:08 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Sherran
Sherran's Gallery

member since: 3/26/2007
 

Congrats!

1/18/2010 8:44:59 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Usman
Usman's Gallery

member since: 4/11/2006
 

Glad to see this again, Nikki. CONGRATZ on the Finalist Award!

UB.

1/18/2010 11:22:23 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Cindy
Cindy's Gallery

member since: 1/16/2007
 

Fabulous line and color Niki! Big congrats on both of your terrific finalists!

1/19/2010 12:19:56 AM

 
Aimee S. McMaster
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Aimee
Aimee's Gallery

member since: 11/20/2005
 

...Congratulations on this Wonderful Finalist Nikki....

1/19/2010 4:45:51 AM

 
Karen Celella
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Karen
Karen's Gallery
karen-celella-photography.com

member since: 7/11/2007
 

Congratulations on your terrific finalist Nikki.

1/19/2010 5:21:51 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Jessica
Jessica's Gallery

member since: 12/2/2005
 

Congratulations, Nikki on your terrific finalist!

1/19/2010 6:03:55 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
BetterPhoto Member
Contact JO ANN
JO ANN's Gallery

member since: 3/16/2006
 

Wooo hoooo!

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist Nikki!

Hope we see it again!

jo ann c.

1/19/2010 7:11:16 AM

 
Mitch Spence
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Mitch
Mitch's Gallery

member since: 3/16/2004
 

Persistence pays off for a shot you believe in! WTG, Nikki.

1/19/2010 9:40:34 AM

 
Claudine Grove
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 9/21/2004
 

Congrats!

1/19/2010 10:54:20 AM

 
Susan Fox
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Susan
Susan's Gallery

member since: 7/27/2006
 

Congratulations

1/19/2010 1:43:47 PM

 
Sam Britt
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Sam
Sam's Gallery

member since: 3/11/2006
 

Congratulations on this finalist, Nikki!

1/19/2010 5:46:32 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 7/23/2002
 

Wonderful capture Nikki .. I love the white doves against the blue sky ~ many congrats on your finalist!

1/20/2010 4:00:29 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Katarina
Katarina's Gallery
katarina-mansson-photography.com

member since: 7/4/2006
 

Yeah - my Dec fav! Congratulations Nikki!

1/20/2010 7:58:35 AM

 
Susan M. Campbell
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Susan
Susan's Gallery

member since: 5/6/2004
 

I can see why you like this silo. The simple element of design is great. Having the birds along with it is icing on the cake. Congrats Nikki!!

1/24/2010 8:19:50 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Bobby
Bobby's Gallery

member since: 3/23/2006
 

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist,Nikki!!!!

1/24/2010 4:05:02 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Nancyj
Nancyj's Gallery

member since: 11/10/2006
 

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

7/12/2010 2:35:42 PM

 
Leslie McLain
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Leslie
Leslie's Gallery

member since: 5/7/2007
 

Congrats on your wonderful finalist, Nikki.

7/12/2010 2:47:02 PM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Jean-Pierre
Jean-Pierre's Gallery

member since: 10/15/2007
 

BIG BIF congrats Nikki on you finalist.
JP

7/12/2010 4:18:17 PM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Jean-Pierre
Jean-Pierre's Gallery

member since: 10/15/2007
 

BIG BIG congrats Nikki on you finalist.
JP

7/12/2010 4:18:29 PM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Kim
Kim's Gallery

member since: 12/14/2007
 

Congratulations on another great finalist Nikki :-)

7/12/2010 5:20:52 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Kitty
Kitty's Gallery

member since: 1/14/2006
 

WTG on your fantastic June finalists, Nikki! :-) k

7/12/2010 5:45:34 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Patrick
Patrick's Gallery

member since: 12/26/2006
 

CONGRATULATIONS on this superb finalist, Nikki! WTG!

7/12/2010 6:08:59 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member
chrisbudny.com

member since: 10/3/2005
 

Congratulations once more, Nikki! The white of the birds is just perfect!

7/12/2010 6:38:47 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Thomas
Thomas's Gallery

member since: 12/7/2008
 

Twice a Finalist, Nikki! I'm so glad to see it again as I really thought this was amazing the first time I saw it. Maybe a Winner this time!

7/12/2010 7:04:00 PM

 
Susan M. Campbell
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Susan
Susan's Gallery

member since: 5/6/2004
 

Way to go! Good luck in the next round.

7/12/2010 7:56:13 PM

 
Carol Teal
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Carol
Carol's Gallery

member since: 3/19/2006
 

I missed it the first time around Nikki, so I am glad I saw it this time! Great capture and congrats on your double finalist!

7/12/2010 9:09:15 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Sherran
Sherran's Gallery

member since: 3/26/2007
 

Congrats.

7/12/2010 9:54:48 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Patricia
Patricia's Gallery
patricia-coblentz-photography.com

member since: 7/6/2008
 

I am hoping to see this in the next round, Nikki...congratulations on your finalist!

7/12/2010 11:07:43 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
BetterPhoto Member
Contact R. J.
R. J.'s Gallery

member since: 2/14/2008
 

WTG Nikki. A big congratulations to you on all of your well deserving finalist. Great job and best of luck to you in the next round.

7/13/2010 4:35:38 AM

 
BILL BRELSFORD
BetterPhoto Member
Contact BILL
BILL's Gallery

member since: 11/28/2006
 

GRAT SHOT NIKKI !!

7/13/2010 7:00:08 AM

 
Aimee S. McMaster
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Aimee
Aimee's Gallery

member since: 11/20/2005
 

...congratulations again Nikki...

7/13/2010 7:58:43 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Stefania
Stefania's Gallery
Stefania-barbier.com

member since: 9/1/2006
 

spectacular, congratulations!

7/13/2010 8:07:58 AM

 
Daniel Ruf
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 10/3/2007
 

Congrats on this finalist, Nikki. What a great design and subject.

7/13/2010 8:43:09 AM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Rona
Rona's Gallery

member since: 6/25/2009
 

I also missed this the first time around...this is my favorite though! I love the strong graphic elements and clean simple lines juxtaposed with the doves - it's striking! Congratulations on this outstanding finalist - and your persistence!

7/13/2010 9:02:01 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Kay
Kay's Gallery
KayBeausoleilPhotography.com

member since: 5/31/2004
 

Congratulstions on your finalist, Nikki -- I love the colour contrast in this image!

7/13/2010 10:05:21 AM

 
Mitch Spence
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Mitch
Mitch's Gallery

member since: 3/16/2004
 

Well that button appropriately came home to roost again. :)

7/13/2010 10:16:44 AM

 
Pat and Graham Robards
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Pat and Graham
Pat and Graham's Gallery
caninecreatives.com

member since: 12/23/2005
 

I though I had seen this one before, nic mistake your husband made lol. !Pat

7/13/2010 10:53:12 AM

 
Lydia Williams
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Lydia
Lydia's Gallery
lydiawilliamsphotography.com

member since: 10/29/2006
 

Great Image, Nikki! :) Congratulations

7/13/2010 3:57:49 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
BetterPhoto Member
Contact Merna
Merna's Gallery

member since: 12/31/2003
 

! Congratulations on your Finalist Award for June, 2010. Merna

7/14/2010 10:09:19 PM

 
To participate in the Forum, become a BetterPhoto member or Sign In.

Copyright 1996-2014 BetterPhoto.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.