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Taking a Break Photo Contest Finalist
Taking a Break
Taking a Break
Taking shots of my son while he is hitting the punching bag. This was while he was taking a breather.
© James R. Hardy
Canon EOS 5D Mark ...
Mike Umbreit
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    Nice light! I dig this image!

9/23/2011 7:32:35 PM

Linda L. Ruiz
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10/18/2011 7:10:35 PM

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I really like his expression, as well as the dramatic side-lighting!

10/19/2011 9:42:31 AM

Sandi L. Olson
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Congratulations on your finalist, this is a Fantastic picture. I love the lighting and how it emphasizes his muscles and the energy that this person just expended. Beautiful! Gorgeous

10/19/2011 5:44:06 PM

Cheryl Winn

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So moody! Congratulations, James

10/20/2011 12:27:10 AM

Usman Bajwa
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C O N G R A T Z .....!!!


10/20/2011 2:49:17 AM

Merna L. Nobile
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May your heart catch the joy of the moment and soar!
I am so happy for you!

10/22/2011 7:35:46 PM

Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations on your well earned POTD, James!
Great composition and silvery tones in this portrait.

11/13/2011 3:22:11 AM

Patricia A. Coblentz
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Love the dramatic lighting...fantastic comp and portrait, James! Congratulations on your POTD!

11/13/2011 3:51:46 AM

Marilyn Cornwell
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Congratulations on POTD!

11/13/2011 3:54:55 AM

Shelia Earl
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This is great lighting. Such a dramatic and emotional photograph.


11/13/2011 4:17:25 AM

Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations on your powerful POTD James!

11/13/2011 4:38:56 AM

Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD

11/13/2011 5:28:27 AM

Sara B. Coffey
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I agree w/ everyone too! This photo is powerful, dramatic & real. I would like to know if you used window light & what your settings were. This is the kind of photo that really speaks to me:)
Congratulations on your Finalist & POTD.

11/13/2011 5:46:05 AM

Susan D. Royce
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Congratulations, James! Nice lighting and tonal range.

11/13/2011 6:07:53 AM

Susan J. Allen
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Wow, definitely a winner. Not only is the lighting first class, the expression that was caught is one in a million--like Sara above said, very, very real.

11/13/2011 6:11:31 AM

John D. Roach
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Congratulation. I like the idea of this image, however, for my taste, I think it too dark and that some detail was lost that would have given it more pop.

11/13/2011 6:20:56 AM

Usman Bajwa
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Good to see this again, James. CONGRATZ on the POTD!


11/13/2011 8:08:30 AM

Erica Murphy
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A beautiful portrait and POTD!! Congrats on your POTD and finalist!

11/13/2011 12:47:46 PM

Cindy Bendush
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Dramatic lighting and expression. Congrats on your finalist and POTD!

11/13/2011 3:16:37 PM

Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on your finalist and POTD, James!!

11/13/2011 5:33:09 PM

Richard D. Love
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Congratulations, James. Beautiful b&w. Wonderful tones and shadows. Well done!!


11/16/2011 10:53:21 AM

James R. Hardy
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Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments. I greatly appreciate it.

11/18/2011 5:12:22 AM

Marisol Pastor
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Great BW and light. Congratulations on the awards!

11/19/2011 9:58:48 AM

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Very beautiful image ! I am impressed. Congratulations and I put it in my favourites too.

11/19/2011 12:14:47 PM

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