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Field of Dreams
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Field of Dreams
Field of Dreams
Shot at a local farm in Ohio
© Michael Wehrman
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Charlene Bayerle
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    Gorgeous image Mike!!!!

5/27/2004 4:16:29 AM

 
Diane  Addonizio
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Great image, Mike! Love the rays coming in the windows!

5/27/2004 4:17:33 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Beautiful, Mike!!!

5/27/2004 4:19:53 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Wonderful shot - love the comp, the color, the sunrays, just beautiful -K

5/27/2004 4:20:23 AM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Very well done, Mike.

5/27/2004 4:20:46 AM

 
Gianna Stadelmyer
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Great shot, Mike! And the car coming 'round the corner adds a nice touch:-)

5/27/2004 4:24:51 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Great eye for this one and excellent execution, Mike. Is that your Vette? Haven't we seen it before?

5/27/2004 4:29:34 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Great composition, Mike. And the car, that's deffinitely part of the dream.

5/27/2004 4:30:30 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Great!!!

5/27/2004 4:41:58 AM

 
Colleen Braun
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what a great story photo...

5/27/2004 4:44:43 AM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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"I guess we're not in Kansas anymore, Toto. Iowa or Vermont maybe, but Ohio? (he, he, he…)"

Great photograph and presentation, Mike, maybe its these old eyes, but that looks more like an "Austin Healy" than a "Vette", eh… Very well done, my dear friend - your friend, Allan

5/27/2004 4:53:22 AM

 
Theresa McCloskey

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very nice shot Mike :-)

5/27/2004 5:10:29 AM

 
Joy Brown
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Great shot!

5/27/2004 5:20:58 AM

 
joyce baldassarre
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THIS IS A WINNER!!!!!!!!!

5/27/2004 5:23:23 AM

 
Judith G. Secco
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This is just wonderful, Mike. It almost has a surreal quality to it. The car makes it for me. Is that your Austin Healy?. I agree with Joyce that we'll be seeing this one in the winners.
Judy

5/27/2004 5:39:59 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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Joyce hit this one! Very nicely done, Mike...

5/27/2004 5:49:58 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Very cool image Mike!

5/27/2004 6:35:18 AM

 
Sandra Wehrman
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your pictures just keep getting better and better, love the car - nice touch

5/27/2004 6:41:18 AM

 
Michael Wehrman
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Thanks Charlene, Diane, Colette, K, Ronald, Jan, Wally, Paul, Carolyn, Colleen, Allan, Theresa, Joy, Joyce, Judy and Bonnie for all your comments. This red car is owned by a friend of mine I restored the car for him and took several photo before he picked the car up and took it back to Florida. O this car is what Priince sang about give me a red corvette. Have a great day everyone.

5/27/2004 6:41:40 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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OUTSTANDING!!!!!

5/27/2004 6:56:47 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen

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Outstanding is right! Very nice composition, lighting, color, detail and clarity! Well done! Hope it makes finals!

5/27/2004 7:50:37 AM

 
Gary O`Dell

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Excellent image Mike..Gary O

5/27/2004 7:59:51 AM

 
Marie Fields
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Fantastic image, Mike!

5/27/2004 8:22:42 AM

 
Tammy Nuxoll
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I agree with everyone else, absolutley awsome shot Mike!!!

5/27/2004 8:28:44 AM

 
Michael Wehrman
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Thanks Donna, Lori, Gary, Marie and Tammy for all your comments.

5/27/2004 3:32:30 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Terrific shot Mike!

5/27/2004 4:04:16 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Very Pretty Image Mike The Yellow Field Really Sets It Off!!

5/27/2004 4:36:31 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Outstanding job on the photo AND the Vette, Mike!!!

5/27/2004 6:13:59 PM

 
Michael Wehrman
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Thanks Susan, Terry and Len for your comments

5/27/2004 6:52:22 PM

 
Carol Brill
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Wow, Mike, this has so many marvelous elements that I don't know where to start! I especially like how you incorporated all the colors here, and the overall design is outstanding!!

5/27/2004 7:44:09 PM

 
Norman P. Banks
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Great photo art Mike!

Norm ,:-)

5/28/2004 7:15:23 AM

 
Michael Wehrman
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Thanks Carol and Norman

5/29/2004 4:44:24 AM

 
joyce baldassarre
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BEAUTIFUL!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

6/15/2004 12:31:18 PM

 
Cathy T. Vettes
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Congradulations Mike !!! Well done !!!

6/15/2004 12:34:30 PM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Congratulations! -K

6/15/2004 12:45:38 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations Mike!!

6/15/2004 1:25:40 PM

 
Marie Fields
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Congratulations, Mike! I knew this one would be here! It's just fantastic!

6/15/2004 1:36:03 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats!...outstanding....could be the winner

6/15/2004 1:37:28 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Mike, good luck in the next round, really terrific!

6/15/2004 2:05:50 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations Mike!!!

6/15/2004 3:43:39 PM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Congrats Mike!!

6/15/2004 4:02:06 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Great Looking Finalist Mike It Had To Be That Field!LOL!!

6/15/2004 4:07:45 PM

 
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Congrats Mike!

6/15/2004 4:17:28 PM

 
Gary O`Dell

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Congratulation Mike..Gary O

6/15/2004 4:23:11 PM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Congrats Mike!

6/15/2004 4:36:03 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Congrat's , Mike!!!!

6/15/2004 4:38:51 PM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congrats, Mike ... bridges just may be your winning hand!

6/15/2004 5:03:43 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Congratulations Mike on your 3 finalists! Good luck!

6/15/2004 6:06:36 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Gorgeous photo, Mike
Congratulations,

bill

6/15/2004 6:39:00 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Congratulations, beautiful image!

6/15/2004 8:40:40 PM

 
Gianna Stadelmyer
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Glad to see this one again! Congratulations, Mike!!!

6/16/2004 3:43:33 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Congrats, Mike.

6/16/2004 4:20:33 AM

 
Kasia Elser
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CONGRATS!

6/16/2004 6:12:17 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations, Mike!

6/16/2004 6:46:28 AM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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Congratulations to my Husband Mike on an outstanding photo!!

6/16/2004 7:18:52 AM

 
Norman P. Banks
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Congrats, Mike!

Norm ,:-)

6/16/2004 9:58:32 AM

 
Sandra Wehrman
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CONGRATS MIKE!

6/16/2004 12:25:51 PM

 
Susan T. Parady
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This is tremendous! Congratulations!!

6/16/2004 3:59:38 PM

 
Judith G. Secco
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I knew we'd see this one again and I'm quite sure it will be a winner. This is excellent, Mike.
Judy

6/16/2004 4:32:12 PM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Woo-Hoo! Great win! -K

6/16/2004 6:31:23 PM

 
Joy Brown
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Congratulations on your well-deserved second win, Mike!!!

6/16/2004 6:35:32 PM

 
Marie Fields
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Congratulations, Mike!!!!

6/16/2004 6:48:32 PM

 
Diane  Addonizio
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Congratulations, Mike!

6/16/2004 7:11:33 PM

 
Ron Goldman
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Congratulations Mike!

6/16/2004 7:18:59 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Congrats On Your Win Mikey!!

6/16/2004 7:32:28 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Congratulations, Mike
Nice win

bill

6/16/2004 8:31:44 PM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Congratulations Mike! Way to go! :)

6/16/2004 8:56:33 PM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Great shot! Congrats Mike!

6/16/2004 9:24:28 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations on your second place win, Mike - wonderful image!

6/17/2004 12:15:23 AM

 
Gunther Allen
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way to go Mike!! Congrats! -G

6/17/2004 12:48:45 AM

 
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nice job, Mike!...congrats!

6/17/2004 2:40:30 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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congrats, Mike!

6/17/2004 2:58:03 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this win, Mike.

6/17/2004 2:59:41 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Mike, this one photo has it all.
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN!!

6/17/2004 3:36:11 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Very cool shot, Mike Congrats on your win.

6/17/2004 3:47:00 AM

 
Gary O`Dell

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Congratulations on your Win Mike..Gary O

6/17/2004 5:38:45 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Congratulations, Mike!

6/17/2004 6:04:03 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen

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congrats on the win Mike!

6/17/2004 6:46:32 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Mike, so well deserved, just awesome!

6/17/2004 9:24:00 AM

 
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Great image Mike. Congratulations.

6/17/2004 10:09:03 AM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Congratulations on all your fine work in the May contest, Mike. I'm proud of you, my dear friend - your good friend, Allan

6/17/2004 10:15:18 AM

 
Susana Matos
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superbe composition and details in your photo! Congratulations!
Cheers from Portugal, Su

6/17/2004 12:04:19 PM

 
Michael Wehrman
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Thanks everyone for all your comments

6/17/2004 12:11:48 PM

 
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Congratulations on your win Mike! Terrific idea, car, lighting, colors and design!!

6/17/2004 12:20:24 PM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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Hi Mike! Congratulations on your win, very well deserved. Outstanding image!!!

6/17/2004 1:29:06 PM

 
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Congratulations on your win, Mike!!!!

6/17/2004 8:47:49 PM

 
Michael Wehrman
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Thanks everyone for all your commnets

6/18/2004 10:25:02 AM

 
Colleen Braun
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congratulations on this Winner...

6/19/2004 5:26:08 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Congratulations Mike! Your composition and the lighting you captured is super!

6/19/2004 6:17:17 AM

 
Carol Brill
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Congratulations on your win, Mike!

6/20/2004 9:30:10 PM

 
Jim Collier
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This is a GREAT shot, especially of the bridge/field/lighting. Not crazy about the vette though. (I know others said it is an Austin Healey, but it looks more like a vette to me! ?)

However, I have one question in general for this site: I thought the rules said no composites? If so, why did this win second place? Don't get me wrong--it's a great shot and totally deserves it--unless the rules prohibit composites. I read the rules once and don't remember--any thoughts? If that is the case, then the expectation is that the shots are natural.

This is obviously a composite. Between the car and the rest of the shot, the angles don't match up, nor does the lighting, shadows, sharpness, and tone.

In my own humble opinion, this is fine to enter, but it should be disclaimed as a composite. Cheating is so rampant in our culture today, from steroid use in sports, to Enron, Tyco, and Halliburton, to executive embezzlement, to political vote rigging, lying, and favors, to "small" everyday cheating for a slight edge, such as 80% of A students admitting to cheating, rampant lying on resumes, etc. I'm sure that cheating WASN'T your intention (I sincerely do not mean to imply that), I only bring this up to point out the fact that with cheating so rampant, you want to go OUT OF YOUR WAY to avoid the slightest impression that it could be going on here. As an old proverb says, "when waking through your neighbor's melon patch, don't stop to tie your shoes".

Anyway it's a nice composite, and the covered bridge shot is simply, incredibly...awesome. Lose the car!

6/22/2004 9:09:51 AM

 
Jim Collier
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Actually, it looks like the field/bridge combo is a composite as well (albeit a very well-done one). The shadows in the field do not match the bridge. And there seems to be a glaring lack of anything for the bridge to be going over! :-)

So we have a three-piece composite: field, bridge, and car. Excellent composite! But again, has it won second place while meeting the rules and the presumption of the judges of meeting those rules? I'm not throwing that question out just to cast doubt--I really don't know myself. I suppose I should look it up. Anyone know offhand?

(BTW I did not enter that contest so I have no competitive interest in bringing this up. Although I do not assume that Mike cheated, I will admit that my "anti-cheat technology"--that riteous sense we are all born with and it has even been proven that apes possess--is probably what motivated me to write more than a few sentences about. Personally, I would be totally fine with this shot hanging on somebody's wall, large and framed, where it makes no intrinsic suggestions of authenticity. It is very striking and beautiful.)

6/22/2004 9:19:37 AM

 
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Well just to continue this marathon of posting from one person, I did check the rules. I did not see that composites are forbidden. My apologies Mike for calling that into question.

But I am still dismayed that a three-part composite won second place. I have no problem with composites at all--as long as they are disclaimed as such, especially if entered into a contest, where other people work very hard to get the perfect shot, naturally. Someone might have driven thousands of miles and waited many hours to get a shot like this, naturally. By not disclaiming it as a composite, that is just what people assume you might have done, and reward you accordingly. It isn't fair to the others. This is still a "photography" contest, not a "Photoshop" contest (there ARE several sites specifically for that).

My bottom-line point is this: composites are fine, even great--just disclaim it as such!

6/22/2004 9:28:00 AM

 
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Congrat's on your win Mike!! Wonderful image!

7/14/2004 8:52:38 PM

 
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