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The Straw Hat
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The Straw Hat
The Straw Hat
The light was coming through the window blinds at an angle. I hung my hat on our entertainment center thinking of all the wonderful contrasts and details with the side lighting.
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Bobby Ray Goodman
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    Hi Karen,That is a winner my friend.Beautiful contrast and light.Outstanding capture!!!!

12/27/2010 6:28:11 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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Wow Karen!!!
Your thoughts were exactly right
with this one!!! I Love It!!!
the lighting and textures are
simply fantastic!!! Terrific shot!!!

~J~

12/27/2010 7:55:05 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thanks so much Bobby and Jeana.

12/27/2010 8:08:51 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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The texture and detail is outstanding.
Merry Christmas, Merna

12/27/2010 2:00:38 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Merna, and a very Merry Christmas to you too...

12/27/2010 2:43:52 PM

 
Val Feldman
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No doubt...a winner! Genius work...the light was perfect - the effect marvelous! Your good photographic eye sure didn't fail you on this one - just superb!!!

12/27/2010 6:29:12 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Valarie for your wonderful comments.

12/27/2010 7:30:28 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Incredible light, lines, textures and comp in this Karen...has winner written all over it!!

12/28/2010 6:22:15 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Patricia. I have hopes for this one but we never know what will spark the judges interest. You are so kind and I appreciate your time and comments...

12/28/2010 7:25:29 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Great EOD in this capture Karen. Happy New Year.

12/29/2010 1:19:16 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thanks alot, Emile, glad you like it.

12/29/2010 1:41:55 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Super gorgeous texture and light, Karen!!

1/2/2011 7:14:29 PM

 
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OMG this is fabulous, love shadows, textures, lines, light....you have my vote.

1/3/2011 8:23:56 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thanks so much Ellen and Phyllis.

1/3/2011 3:33:43 PM

 
Gina M. Savage
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Great lines, texture and light!

1/5/2011 12:37:20 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thanks alot, Gina.

1/5/2011 6:13:58 PM

 
Fanie Heymans
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Excellent composition and excellent lines here Karen! A real eye catcher image! Love it!

1/10/2011 10:58:56 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Fanie.

1/11/2011 5:50:18 AM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
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1/18/2011 8:32:20 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on this amazing finalist, Karen...it is surely destined for gold!

1/18/2011 8:44:30 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Love it Karen...Congratulations on your finalist!!

1/18/2011 9:34:33 PM

 
Coralie M. Nairn
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Congratulations! Well deserved for such a fabulous composition.

Coralie

1/18/2011 10:20:37 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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I can only imagine how proud you must be feeling right now. What wonderful news! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna

1/18/2011 10:43:33 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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A big Congratulations,Karen.WTG my friend!!!

1/19/2011 3:57:01 AM

 
Kerry Penn
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I just love this picture. The warmth, color, detail -- everything about it.
Congratulations on your finalist!

1/19/2011 4:03:22 AM

 
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)

1/19/2011 4:20:24 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thanks so very much, everyone. I'll answer as soon as I'm able...

1/19/2011 6:41:44 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congratulations again Karen on another great western finalist.

1/19/2011 6:55:59 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Emile.

1/19/2011 8:24:36 AM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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No surprise here....BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you Karen!

1/19/2011 9:09:59 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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CONGRATULATIONS Karen, WWTG!!! <><

1/19/2011 9:17:24 AM

 
Lyn Darlington
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WOW! Congrats on your finalist! Great image!

1/19/2011 11:38:26 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful Karen, congrats!

1/19/2011 1:42:22 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thanks so very much Phyllis, Nancy, Lyn and Claudia.

1/19/2011 3:22:56 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Fabulous setup and use of light and contrasts Karen!! Big congrats on this excellent capture and finalist!

1/19/2011 9:21:41 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Renee. I appreciate you taking the time to look and leave your comments.

1/20/2011 5:51:09 AM

 
Val Feldman
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I knew it...I knew it! :) Your good eye never fails! Thrilled to see this with silver attached - will be even more thrilled to see it with a much deserved Gold. You go, Girl!

1/20/2011 5:49:44 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Valarie for your wonderful comments. We'll see, my mother always said, "Don't count your chickens before they hatch". There are so many good images on BP and one never knows what the judges will pick. Thanks for the vote of confidence however...

1/20/2011 6:00:41 PM

 
Irene Colling
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OUtstanding color and detail.

Congratulations on your excellent Finalist photo Karen.

1/21/2011 9:35:19 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thanks so very much, Irene.

1/21/2011 10:16:46 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congratulations on your wonderful first place winner Karen!

1/23/2011 2:21:33 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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I knew it! Big congratulations on your outstanding 1st place winnung image, Karen!!

1/23/2011 2:32:44 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Karen on your fabulous First Place Win!

1/23/2011 3:02:15 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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So excited when my favs win....HUGE Congratulations Karen on your first place win!!!

1/23/2011 3:08:42 PM

 
Lyn Darlington
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HUGE congrats on First place!

1/23/2011 3:14:05 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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A big congratulations,Karen!!!!

1/23/2011 3:22:41 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thanks so much everyone, I thrilled...

1/23/2011 3:52:57 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this well-deserved First Place Winner, Karen! WTG, indeed!

1/23/2011 4:01:30 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
First Place Winner! 8o)

1/23/2011 4:17:01 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your 1st place winner, Karen.

1/23/2011 5:24:16 PM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS Karen on your wonderful Winning image!

1/23/2011 5:34:06 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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CONGRATULATIONS Karen on this wonderful winner, WTG!!! <><

1/23/2011 5:50:12 PM

 
Bill Houghton
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Karen, Congratulations on this beautiful winner. You deserve it. Bill

1/23/2011 5:58:39 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Big congratulations on this well deserved 1st Place Win Karen!

jo ann c.

1/23/2011 6:07:10 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WTG on this wonderful winner, Karen! :-) k

1/23/2011 6:18:14 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thanks so much everyone. I'm still on cloud 9...

1/23/2011 6:28:05 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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I still think this is just so cool!!! Big congrats on this outstanding winner Karen!!

1/23/2011 6:48:20 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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Boy oh Boy....your having a great month.
I hope your celebrating.
Have a blessed day.

1/23/2011 7:02:12 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on your fabulous winner, Karen!!!

1/23/2011 7:02:41 PM

 
Coralie M. Nairn
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Woot Woot!!! Congratulations - 1st place very well deserved!

1/23/2011 8:38:42 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Great texture and comp, Karen. Huge CONGRATZ on striking First Place Gold!!

UB.

1/24/2011 12:54:37 AM

 
Fanie Heymans
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Congratulations on your winning picture Karen! Well done! and well deserved!

1/24/2011 1:55:06 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Lovely light, tones, textures, composition and details. Congratulations on your winner!

1/24/2011 3:27:11 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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1/24/2011 3:42:39 AM

 
Julie Burnett
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Congratulations on this striking First Place win, Karen!!

1/24/2011 3:56:46 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you everyone for all the congrats. I am thrilled. Thanks again...

1/24/2011 5:57:04 AM

 
Carol Eade
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A fabulous winner, Karen, congratulations!

1/24/2011 6:08:41 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Wonderful light, detail, and textures, Karen! Congratulations on your fantastic First Place Win!

1/24/2011 6:51:32 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Gee, no one likes a "know-it-all...but I can't help it!!! :) I knew it, I knew it!!! How could this have missed?? It has perfect everything, Karen, my friend! Biggest congrats to you on a wonderful and superb First Place Gold Win!

1/24/2011 7:00:40 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your winner, Karen. Excellent photo.

1/24/2011 7:27:51 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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WOW!! This is a most impressive shot, Karen!! Congratulations on your first place win!!

1/24/2011 7:44:47 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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The lighting, the details, the comp...everything is so perfect, Karen!! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING FIRST PLACE WINNER!! Deb

1/24/2011 8:15:37 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Karen, congratulations

1/24/2011 9:42:53 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Awesome win...congratulations!!!

1/24/2011 10:10:52 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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All-round great image, Karen. Congratulations.

1/24/2011 10:35:21 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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I am still pinching myself. I want to thank all of your for your congrats and I will do my best to visit each gallery soon. Thanks again so very much.

1/24/2011 11:35:09 AM

 
Monika Sapek
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I love the different textures, lines and lighting in this one! Big congratulations on your First Place Win, Karen!

1/24/2011 11:42:41 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you so very much Monika.

1/24/2011 5:36:49 PM

 
Irene Colling
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Congratulations Karen on your wonderful winning photo.

1/24/2011 6:28:59 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Irene for your kind comments.

1/24/2011 7:06:33 PM

 
Gina M. Savage
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Yay! I thought this might bring you gold. Congrats!!

1/25/2011 1:15:16 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Gina. I too was hoping and got my wish.

1/25/2011 5:48:18 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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The lighting, the shadows, the textures, the details. All perfect, Ellen. Huge congrats on your wonderful GOLD.

1/25/2011 6:51:45 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Mary Beth, I appreciate your comments.

1/25/2011 8:09:00 AM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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I agree with Mary Beth, Karen. It's a wonderful photo! Congratulations!

1/25/2011 11:27:51 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Susan.

1/25/2011 2:03:43 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big Congrats on your First Place Winner, Karen!!

1/25/2011 8:24:51 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thanks so much, Sam.

1/26/2011 6:01:38 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! !

1/27/2011 6:58:35 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you so much, Datha, I'm thrilled...

1/27/2011 8:40:51 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your golden award Karen, such a super first place winner!!

1/27/2011 9:59:05 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congrats on a first place winner, Karen

1/27/2011 12:12:47 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thanks alot Donna and Emile.

1/27/2011 12:19:29 PM

 
Paula Showen
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I just love this! Congratulations!!!

1/27/2011 7:28:13 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Paula.

1/28/2011 6:24:51 AM

 
Dave Montero
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Congratulations on your first place selection of this wonderful shot. Fantastic capture of patterns and light. Well done!

1/30/2011 12:49:21 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Dave for your visit and leaving your feedback...

1/30/2011 4:29:04 PM

 
Cathy M. Britcliffe
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Great work, Karen! Congratulations!

Cathy :)

1/31/2011 9:50:55 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thanks so much, Cathy.

1/31/2011 1:40:32 PM

 
Michael M. Petrizzo
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Big congrats Karen. Great image.

1/31/2011 2:04:14 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Michael...

1/31/2011 3:21:04 PM

 
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