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The Joy of Being Friendly
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The Joy of Being Friendly
The Joy of Being Friendly
Lancaster, PA.
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Mary Beth Aiello
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    Hey, neighbor. Just so priceless. Not only did you capture the character of the Amish with the friendliness and curiosity of the children, but the entire scene, complete with fence and farm building, captures the life of the Amish. So well done, Karen. Love it.

4/21/2010 5:28:54 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Wonderful capture Karen. Your shots of this Amish family is priceless. They are done to perfection. I hope we see them both again.

4/21/2010 5:34:01 AM

 
Agnes Fegan
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I just love how the little boy has turned around and is waving! Wonderful Amish scene!

4/21/2010 6:03:37 AM

 
John Rivera
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What a great capture Karen.
I like the smiles and the little boy waving.
Great comp!

4/21/2010 6:12:24 AM

 
Patricia Seidler
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Love this amish family photo Karen. I bet they would too! Timing is everything and you captured them in the perfect spot and the wave and smile from that little boy is priceless.

4/21/2010 7:03:03 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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A definite winner in my book!!! Excellent!

4/21/2010 7:04:25 AM

 
Reynaldo D. Reyes
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Fantastic capture, love the interactive expression!

4/21/2010 7:33:28 AM

 
Loan Tran
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Great capture indeed, like the composition, the boy's expression.

4/21/2010 8:05:49 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Agree with the above comments and hope to see it again, Karen.

4/21/2010 8:10:14 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Ditto across the board, Karen!! Hope to see this one again!!

Patti

4/21/2010 9:36:51 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding comp and capture of the moment!! Jeff

4/21/2010 9:59:22 AM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Wonderful moment captured! The family together is joyous enough!

4/21/2010 1:55:25 PM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Great moment that I will remember for sure.
JP

4/21/2010 4:03:03 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Very cute. Great capture. Perfect MT entry.

4/21/2010 6:39:52 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Wow, Karen!
This is truly a spectacular capture!
In my eyes, a WINNER!
~♥~Lisa

4/21/2010 6:59:58 PM

 
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Fantastic capture, Karen.

4/21/2010 7:32:04 PM

 
Ann H. Belus
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Awesome presention, Karen; wonderful comp and detail, and a great MT entry!

4/21/2010 9:30:15 PM

 
Ken Smith
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That's cute, Karen...perfect family portrait and great effects too!

4/22/2010 4:08:03 AM

 
Karen Celella
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I'm not good at shooting people, so this was a little uncomfortable, but we were having so much fun during the trip that it was easier to take some chances. I was trying not to be intrusive and got very lucky that the children were so happy and interested in looking at us too. Thank you all for your kind comments.

4/22/2010 6:39:32 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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I love this shot, Karen. Taken at the perfect moment.

4/22/2010 9:29:06 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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I want to say it like Mary Beth ,but I cannot-LOL! I expect to see this again , Karen! Everything said above & then more! Good luck,my friend! WTG!

4/22/2010 7:18:22 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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This has something special Karen, is a beautiful capture of the moment :)) love it!

4/26/2010 11:20:46 AM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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I love these shots Karen.....beautiful work.

4/26/2010 5:16:24 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Thank you Mitch, Patrick, Daniella and Kim.

4/30/2010 6:34:05 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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This is a fantastic capture of a wonderful family moment! 8o)

4/30/2010 6:37:06 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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This is superb, Karen, and I love the fresh, clean light and color of the sky and fields as a background. A great moment for sure -- just saw this in Editor's Picks. Congratulations.

5/2/2010 6:20:49 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Many thanks Nancyj and Nikki! I like this one too. lol

5/5/2010 6:31:19 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Fantastic! Love it!!!

5/5/2010 6:33:13 AM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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This appeals to me because so many images of Amish families are gentle or somber in tone. The laughter and fun portrayed in your picture is probably as much a reality as the other emotions. Good Luck moving beyond the Finalist.

5/24/2010 1:28:06 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Makes me smile each time I see it!
Big congratulations here, Karen!
~♥~Lisa

5/24/2010 1:39:28 PM

 
Patricia Seidler
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I knew we would see this one again Karen. Congratulations!

5/24/2010 1:46:11 PM

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

5/24/2010 4:20:54 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Big congratulations on this stunning finalist!!! Simply beautiful!!

5/24/2010 4:45:11 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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I'm so pleased to see this as a finalist, Karen!! Congratulations! Patti

5/24/2010 4:47:16 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Big congratulations on this awesome Finalist, Karen!!!

5/24/2010 7:02:40 PM

 
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Congratulations on the silver you collected for April, well deserved WTG

5/24/2010 7:08:55 PM

 
Mike Perez
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A great capture, Karen! Congratulations.

5/24/2010 7:44:26 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Another outstanding Lancaster image, Karen! Such joy and a very special moment! CONGRATULATIONS on your superb FINALIST and Good luck in the next round!

5/24/2010 9:04:20 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Congratulations Karen on this excellent Finalist. Best of luck to you in the next round.

5/24/2010 9:19:06 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Karen.

5/24/2010 11:03:50 PM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Wonderful. Big congrats. What a moment this was.
JP

5/25/2010 4:09:58 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Wonderful finalist, Karen. Congratulations.

5/25/2010 5:48:03 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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CONGRATULATIONS.

UB.

5/25/2010 8:58:54 AM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Congrats on this Finalist!

5/25/2010 11:14:39 AM

 
Freddy Bland
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Fabulous capture, Karen!! Lots of goodies in this image to enjoy!! Congrats on your Finalist!!

5/25/2010 12:07:34 PM

 
Maria Capilupi
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Congratulations on this charming finalist, Karen!

5/25/2010 1:52:41 PM

 
Janet McNeil
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Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!! What a lovely capture!!

5/25/2010 3:53:28 PM

 
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Good depiction of theme

5/25/2010 4:16:29 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Great pov Karen!! Congrats on this outstanding finalist!

5/25/2010 6:17:34 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Congratulations on this priceless finalist, Karen. Good luck in the next round.

5/25/2010 7:09:16 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your finalist!!! Darling Karen!

5/25/2010 8:03:20 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your win, Karen.

5/25/2010 10:57:11 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Big congratulations on going GOLD here Karen!!!

5/25/2010 10:58:27 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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So happy for you, Karen...congratulations on your beautiful winner!

Patti

5/25/2010 11:01:41 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Huge CONGRATZ. on your Theme Gold, Karen!

UB.

5/26/2010 1:39:24 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congratulations on your big winner, Karen.

5/26/2010 3:34:39 AM

 
Patricia Seidler
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CONGRATULATIONS KAREN!

5/26/2010 4:21:57 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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I love this, Karen!
Congratulations on the GOLD!
~♥~Lisa

5/26/2010 4:50:09 AM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Big congratulations on your beautiful Second Place win, Karen!!!

5/26/2010 4:52:18 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Congratulations, Karen! This is a wonderful winner!

5/26/2010 4:54:17 AM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Amazing win Karen - Big congrats.
JP

5/26/2010 5:51:51 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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This is so wonderful Karen. Congrats on a truly heart touching winner.

5/26/2010 5:51:51 AM

 

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Congratulations on your outstanding Gold Award Karen. A very well deserving win for a very well deserving photo and great photographer and fiend.

Have a great day.

Brian

5/26/2010 6:09:36 AM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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"The Joy of Seeing this one Win!" Congratulations, Karen.

5/26/2010 6:16:43 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on your outstanding 2nd place win!!!!!!!!!

5/26/2010 6:34:21 AM

 
Ruth Grimm
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Congratulations on your fabulous win, Karen!! WTG!!!

5/26/2010 7:07:53 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your 2nd Place Winner
for this outstanding image! 8o)

5/26/2010 7:20:23 AM

 
Memoriee G. Sconce
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Karen, Congratulations on this winning image.
Memoriee


5/26/2010 8:46:38 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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I love this image, Karen, and I'm so please to see it go gold.

5/26/2010 9:57:48 AM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Great MT winner, congratulations!!

5/26/2010 1:20:32 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Warm congratulations, Karen, it's a beauty!

5/26/2010 3:43:21 PM

 
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WTG, Karen!! HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved Second Place Win!!!

5/26/2010 5:40:26 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Super job, Karen. Congrats to you!!

5/26/2010 7:15:43 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Very glad to see the gold on this one, Karen -- congratulations!

5/26/2010 7:28:55 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Congrats on the Win!

5/26/2010 7:52:10 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Simply WOnderFul... I love this image you caught here Karen... truly beautiful!!! I love people and your abilities to show this scene with all the emotion and life around them is AMAZING!!!!!!
I am thrilled to see this shot as a WINNER!!!!! Simply beautiful!!!
Into my Fav's...
SMILIN' BiG, CHRIS

5/27/2010 7:10:16 AM

 
Ann H. Belus
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Congratulations, Karen, on this wonderful winner!

5/27/2010 8:54:51 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Loved this the first time I saw it...and still do. Huge congrats, Karen, on the outstanding winner.

5/27/2010 1:58:17 PM

 
Joseph T. Pilonero
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Congratulations, Karen, on your wonderful winner. TED

5/27/2010 2:16:03 PM

 
Maria Coulson
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Karen, what a great captute! Congratulations.

5/27/2010 8:17:56 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Very glad to see this a Gold Winner, Karen! Congratulations!

5/27/2010 9:41:57 PM

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


Dominick

5/28/2010 10:30:09 AM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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congrats on a wonderful win Karen.....whoo hoo WTG

5/28/2010 10:12:19 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Heart felt gratitude to each and every one of you for your kind words! It's a thrill to receive a gold award in this field of amazing talent. Thank you for your inspiration!

5/31/2010 3:40:14 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is one of my favs, Karen! Huge congratulations on your SUPERB GOLD WINNER! Absolutely LOVE this!! Deb

5/31/2010 10:31:55 AM

 
Dave Montero
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So expertly composed and the timing of the capture make it a winner. A well deserved congratulations Karen!!!

5/31/2010 12:23:27 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on this super winner, Karen!!!

6/1/2010 8:04:00 PM

 
Michael R. McKenney
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I think this is an extraordinary photograph that captures the beauty and simplicity of family. I love your composition utilizing the other elements of the shot, and your timing could not have been more perfect. A great job, and added to my favorites. I love it!

6/2/2010 8:50:37 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on your terrific winner.

6/2/2010 5:59:27 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Gosh, I'm running out of words to express my gratitude for all of your kind comments. Thank you so very much!!

6/3/2010 7:13:02 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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A belated Congratulations to you Karen. I am so happy that this picture was picked as a winner because it is so deserving and just a wonderful shot all together.

6/5/2010 7:44:56 PM

 
Joni Earley
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There's not much I can add to all those comments above, but as I was looking through your gallery this image just struck me. The technical aspects are perfect..comp, lighting, etc., but the feeling of the image is what grabbed me, and made me long for the days when my children were younger and we spent happy days together. A wonderful capture of a simple, satisfying life, Karen! Congratulations!

12/6/2010 7:24:10 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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How cute! Love it!! I use to love to go to Lancaster PA. I lived in Carlisle. I tried many times to get a picture but was afraid as I heard they didn't like it. Nice work!

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