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In Ruins
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In Ruins
In Ruins
Photo of castle ruins inside Ha Ha Tonka State Park in Missouri. Captured February of 2010.
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Cindy Bendush
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    Great capture Tommy! I didn't know such a place existed - I initially thought this was in another country.

3/8/2010 11:06:45 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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great tones, light & framing!

3/9/2010 12:06:47 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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I agree with Cindy! I thought you'd packed your bags and were traveling again, Tommy!

Wonderful image! Love it!

-Laura

3/9/2010 12:08:38 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Excellent comp and capture Tommy!!! Fantastic pov and clarity!

3/9/2010 12:13:19 AM

 
Brett Dolsen
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Amazing place and wonderfull composition Tommy!

3/9/2010 1:03:14 AM

 
Kerry Hill
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Beautiful capture Tommy, fantastic composition and colours!!

3/9/2010 1:09:03 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Fantastic find and capture, Tommy. Great composition.

3/9/2010 2:57:23 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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I'm with everyone else on this one, Tommy. I thought you were on a National Geographic Expedition! Great capture of the local sights!

3/9/2010 3:32:11 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Excellent tones and capture Tommy! Jeff

3/9/2010 4:09:48 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Outstanding details and comp on this awesome and difficult shot, Tommy! fav'd. Wow!!

3/9/2010 4:12:10 AM

 
Ron McEwan
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Beautiful warm lighting of Ha Ha. Got to get back down there again. Have they got the water tower repaired so one can go up into it?

3/9/2010 4:36:07 AM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Beautiful find and capture... great colors, details and light!

3/9/2010 5:17:08 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Excellent find....great lighting and detail!

3/9/2010 5:44:11 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Outstanding capture, Tommy! Beautiful details, colors and textures!

3/9/2010 6:01:05 AM

 
Joanne E. Bohenstengel
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If I hadn't read your description, I would have thought it to be from out West. A good cowboy western setting.
Wonderful Shot.

3/9/2010 9:53:06 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Wonderful find and capture, Tommy...

3/9/2010 2:59:30 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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My, what an interesting place! Beautifully captured, Tommy!

3/9/2010 3:07:41 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Wonderful lighting and clarity, Tommy!!! :-) k

3/9/2010 6:21:16 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Beautiful scene, comp and textures, Tommy!!

3/9/2010 11:35:12 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Thanks for the kind comments everyone, they are greatly appreciated. Happy shooting. :) Tommy

3/9/2010 11:56:32 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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This is a difficult shot...the lighting, comp, and textures look fantastic...and what a wonderful place!

Patti

3/10/2010 5:43:51 AM

 
Ann H. Belus
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Great composition and lighting, Tommy!

3/11/2010 10:51:39 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Thank you Patti, and Ann. Your comments mean a great deal to me. I hope you both have a fantastic weekend and happy shooting. :) Tommy

3/11/2010 10:57:44 PM

 
Amanda J. Tanner
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This image is phenomanal! Just Beautiful! The deep blue sky draws you over the entire scene. You mastered exposure on this one Tommy! Nice Job!

3/13/2010 7:15:27 AM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Thanks Amanda, your kind words are really appreciated. Have a terrific weekend full of many photo ops.
:) Tommy

3/13/2010 9:38:27 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Tommy!!!!

4/18/2010 6:51:55 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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Stunning shot Tommy!!!
Congratulations on this fabulous finalist!!!

~J~

4/18/2010 7:03:22 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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TOMMY!!!! TURN YOUR COMPUTER ON!!! YOU GOT A FINALIST...

Huge Congratulations!!!

(and guess who else got one for her very first time EVER!?!?!) <--- HA!

-Laura

4/18/2010 7:08:49 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Tommy!!!
(you, too...Laura!! )

Patti

4/18/2010 7:20:23 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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:)

4/18/2010 7:23:39 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Tommy! WTG!

4/18/2010 7:32:11 PM

 
Becky J. Parkinson
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Congratulations, Tommy, on this finalist! The light and colors are beautiful. Nice work!!

4/18/2010 10:22:21 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Big Congratulations, my friend!

4/19/2010 4:13:23 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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CONGRATULATIONS!

4/19/2010 5:15:07 AM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Big congratulations on your fabulous Finalist, Tommy!!!

4/19/2010 7:21:39 AM

 
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This beautiful photo has a lot of atmosphere.

4/19/2010 10:46:49 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

4/19/2010 12:10:12 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your FInalist! 8o)

4/19/2010 3:23:27 PM

 
Ann Coates
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This is beautiful Tommy. Congratulations on your finalist award.

4/19/2010 6:21:12 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Wow what a pleasant surprise to come home to. Thanks everyone so much for your wonderful comments, they are very much appreciated. Have a fantastic week all, and happy shooting. :) Tommy

4/19/2010 10:52:07 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is a magnificent image, Tommy! The lighting is truly superb! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist! Deb

4/21/2010 11:01:30 AM

 
Dave Montero
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Great capture Tommy. Congratulations on your finalist!

4/21/2010 6:44:37 PM

 
Tommy E. Burgess
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Thanks very much for the kind comments Debra and Dave, I appreciate them very much. Have a fantastic day and happy shooting. :) Tommy

4/21/2010 9:39:36 PM

 
Kaye Burazin
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Amazing Tommy, I'll have to put this place on my Bucket list

5/25/2010 8:09:40 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Belated congrats on this beautiful finalist. Terrific colors and light.

5/28/2010 5:28:24 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Tommy, I never saw this wonderful scene until just now. You did a superb job in composing this. The light and colors are so pleasing to the eye.
A very belated CONGRATULATIONS on a well deserved finalist!

6/8/2010 12:35:44 AM

 
Ujjwal Mukherjee
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I missed this one too,Tommy! Sorry!!

Belated congratulations on this wonderful finalist!!

6/8/2010 12:48:34 AM

 
Avril Young
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congrats on your awesome finalists...stunning work...

6/8/2010 1:22:25 AM

 
Brett Dolsen
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Belated congrats from me too Tommy!Awesome image!

6/8/2010 1:53:48 AM

 
Mike F. Anderson
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Congratulations on your finalist, Tommy. A great find and capture. I didn't realize there was any place like this in Missouri. Going to have to check it out someday. Your perspective and composition is excellent.

9/11/2010 12:14:42 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Superb, Tommy, Congratulations!

9/18/2010 7:33:41 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Big congrats on both of your marvelous finalist Tommy! And even the judges had to comment...super!

jo ann c.

10/23/2010 12:16:08 PM

 
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