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Looking, talking, listening   Featured in PhotoFlash #099
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Looking, talking, listening
Looking, talking, listening

2nd Place MT "Sharing" May 2011.
Picture was taken under the big arch at La Défense which a major business district for the city of Paris, France.
Canon 24-105 mm lens, handheld. Raw conversion in DPP and postprocessing in CS3.

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Sarah A. Christian
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    Fantastic shot! Unbelievable place!

5/22/2011 9:49:12 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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My goodness, Katarina, did you tell them where to sit? What wonderful placement of these figures bringing life to this graphic, simple and otherwise almost sterile looking environment. Great job.

5/22/2011 9:50:30 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Wow - Outstanding perspective and capture!!

5/22/2011 10:44:23 AM

 
Dave Montero
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What a great capture Katarina!!! You always have such a sharp eye and it pays off with outstanding images. Very talented.

5/22/2011 11:08:55 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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Awesome. Love the touches of color from the people against all that white. Very well done.

5/22/2011 12:07:41 PM

 
Joy Rector
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beautiful

5/22/2011 1:35:59 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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What a terrific stairway, and it makes such a great, white background for the people. Fantastic capture!

5/22/2011 2:31:25 PM

 
Kate Jackson
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Brilliant Katarina!

5/23/2011 1:12:26 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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It reminds me of a scene in imaginary Heaven, for some reason. Nikki's comment, as always, says it all.
I will add that I see this as a possible Grand Prize winner!

5/23/2011 4:23:59 AM

 
Rolando Rosito
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Wonderful image Katarina!

5/23/2011 6:12:14 AM

 
JudyAnn Rector
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Wonderful image, Katarina!

5/23/2011 3:32:46 PM

 
Susana Heide
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When I saw the thumbnail I thought: "hmmmm this is something Katarina would do". Your perfectionist, simple and elementalvstyle is recognizable anywhere! Fantastic image!! Congrats!!!

6/22/2011 12:47:53 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Big congratulations on your awesome Finalist, Katarina!!

6/22/2011 3:36:22 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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A super theme entry and image Katta, congratulations on your finalist!

6/22/2011 4:36:49 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Katarina!

6/22/2011 4:51:40 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congrats on your super finalist Katarina!

Best of luck in the next round!

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6/22/2011 5:12:29 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats on this terrific finalist!

6/22/2011 7:07:52 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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What a fascinating composition and find, Katarina. CONGRATZ on the Finalist badge and good luck up next!

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6/22/2011 8:30:32 PM

 
Michele Peterson
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Wonderful image, Katta! All that white just makes those people look all the better. Perfect composition, and a well deserved finalist. Congratulations!!

6/22/2011 10:20:52 PM

 
Karen E. Baumann
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I totally agree with all the comments above... great comp, simplistic style with a great story behind the title... very well seen and captured Katta! Congratulations on your finalist and best of luck in the next round!

6/22/2011 11:33:16 PM

 
Clare Wise de Wet
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Brilliant capture. Congrats!

6/23/2011 12:43:45 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Definitely a deserving Finalist---hope we see it again!

6/23/2011 9:49:04 AM

 
Sarah A. Christian
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CONGRATULATIONS, Katarina, on your marvelous WINNER!

6/23/2011 1:40:03 PM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congrats on a fabulous Winner!!

6/23/2011 2:48:21 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Not to detract from the excellent selction for GP, but my personal choice for that great honor was THIS image, Katarina. But it's a winner, regardless of the order. Very huge Congratulations!

6/23/2011 3:26:07 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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...glad to see it again, so soon! Congratulations on the win!

6/23/2011 4:09:40 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
2nd PLACE WINNER! 8o)

6/23/2011 4:16:15 PM

 
Michele Peterson
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Congratulations Katta!! :-)

6/23/2011 4:44:08 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Big congratulations on your outstanding Gold winner, Katarina!!

6/23/2011 5:01:05 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a stunning winner, Katarina.

6/23/2011 5:10:28 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Beautiful work, Katarina -- congratulations on your win!

6/23/2011 6:05:34 PM

 
Rolando Rosito
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Congratulations Katarina!!

6/23/2011 6:15:47 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats Katarina!

6/23/2011 6:54:13 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Spectacular Katarina! congratulations :)

6/23/2011 7:20:16 PM

 
Bunny Snow
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You did garner another winner. Nearly everything you capture turns to gold. Amazing composition, simplicity of design, repetition of line and squares.
Congratulations on your silver medalist, Kata!!!!

6/23/2011 9:24:55 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Awesome!! Congratulations Katarina!!!

6/23/2011 9:43:50 PM

 
Raymond Pauly
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Congratulations! Outstanding shot!

6/23/2011 11:35:35 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations for a wonderful winner!!!

6/24/2011 3:28:14 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this awesome Gold Winner Katarina!!!
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6/24/2011 6:26:52 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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CONGRATULATIONS Katarina!!!
Awesome Gold Winner!!! WTG :)

6/24/2011 10:56:29 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Congratulations on the gold for this very well seen and wonderfully captured image, Katta.

6/24/2011 3:08:23 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Congrats for your winner, Katarina.

6/24/2011 7:56:21 PM

 
Alan L. Borror
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Congratulations on this wonderful winner, Katrina!

6/25/2011 2:41:36 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is so brilliant, Katarina! Huge congratulations on your SUPERB GOLD WINNER! Deb

6/25/2011 10:19:00 AM

 
Gail P. Sullivan
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Katarina ...what a talent you are...congrats on this amazing winner!

6/26/2011 3:00:07 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your win, Katarina.

6/26/2011 5:51:16 AM

 
Janet Fikar
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Brilliant shot! Congratulations on your well deserved win!

6/26/2011 6:30:09 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Great capture, CONGRATZ on the Gold win, Katta!!!

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6/26/2011 10:28:11 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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What an eye you have, Katarina. Simply spectacular. Huge congrats.

6/27/2011 1:25:49 PM

 
Christine Czernin
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Did you place the people so perfectly? LOL.
Many congratulations on another beautiful win.

6/28/2011 9:29:14 AM

 
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Thank you everyone for your kind feedback! Christine: No, the people are not placed by me - they sat in these positions. I spent quite some time on location, waited for people to sit in "suitable" positions and shot lots of pictures.

6/29/2011 1:20:29 AM

 
Karen E. Baumann
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Congratulations Katta!!! This is an amazing image and I am so happy for you to win a Gold badge for it!!!

6/29/2011 8:11:56 AM

 
Dave Montero
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Congratulations Katarina! Awesome shot.

6/30/2011 9:46:44 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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WTG; just saw this featured in the Photoflash Newsletter #99!

7/6/2011 3:59:19 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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You see things like no other, Katarina. Amazing eye and compositions. Huge congrats, again, on your Photoflash feature. WTG, girl.

7/6/2011 5:39:48 AM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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From the Thumbnail in #99, I thought these were sledders coming down a hill. I couldn't figure out how you got the "ROT" graphing from your camera to display as part of your picture. The comments led me to open it up.

The resulting picture was worth the time and effort you put into it. The Gold is truly deserved.

7/6/2011 6:46:26 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Congrats on your Feature Katta!! :)

7/6/2011 8:05:46 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Congratulations on the featured today Kattarina, this is so good!

7/6/2011 10:47:46 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Congratulations to all of the Award Winners for May 2011. Merna

7/11/2011 4:18:51 PM

 
JudyAnn Rector
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SO unique... CONGRATULATIONS!!

7/13/2011 1:48:12 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Outstanding Katta, huge congrats!

7/13/2011 5:31:29 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Amazing work, Kattarina!
Outstanding gallery!
~♥~Lisa

1/26/2012 10:25:08 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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You can feel it in the air, the anticipation of waiting for the awards to arrive. The talent that is on display for all to see and share is amazing. Congratulations to all the January, 2012 winners. Merna

1/26/2012 2:48:15 PM

 
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