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Fire on the Mountain

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Fire on the Mountain
Fire on the Mountain
This shout out goes to Laura and Dale Swan whose guidance was greatly appreciated! Thank you! We certainly had a blast playing in your back yard and meeting you!

A crisp morning at Cascade Pond in Banff National Forest.
© Courtenay Vanderbilt
Nikon D700 Digital...

 
 
 
Michelle Alton
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    Courtenay, this is SO DIFFERENT from the zillions of magnificent shots taken in these environs. I would make it a big winner!


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9/30/2011 4:20:14 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Such a beautiful shot Courtenay. I love the sun draped mountain top in the golden light and then the deep blues of the mountain below. All of that along with the beautiful reflection makes this a winner as Michelle has already said.


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9/30/2011 4:34:48 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Courtenay,Beautiful ray of light up on the top of the mountain.Stunning detail and clarity!!!


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9/30/2011 4:42:15 AM

 
Ken Smith
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God's country, for sure!! Another beauty, Courtenay!


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9/30/2011 4:50:52 AM

 
Wm Nosal
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WOW! A Perfect Shot, Courtenay!
It's Been To Years For Me, Must
Get Back Out There!

But Wait, Laura Just Gave Me A Time
Machine For A Knot Answer On CRC
Be Seeing Youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.................:)


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9/30/2011 4:51:13 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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So beautiful!! Love the lighting at the top!!!


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9/30/2011 5:13:37 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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WOW! Beautiful image Courtenay!


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9/30/2011 5:47:56 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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what a gorgeous sight... perfect mirror! beautiful!


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9/30/2011 6:40:38 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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WOW! That had to be an awesome sight! Fantastic capture!


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9/30/2011 6:51:10 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Wow! Fantastic capture Courtenay! Love it..

jo ann c.


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9/30/2011 8:19:14 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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A stunning landscape Courtenay!


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9/30/2011 9:38:24 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Stunning capture and reflection, Courtenay.


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9/30/2011 11:03:10 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Fabulous place and capture! :)


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9/30/2011 11:14:14 AM

 
Ann Coates
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A big WOW from me. Absolutely beautiful Courtenay.


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9/30/2011 1:48:12 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Stunning scenery


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9/30/2011 2:35:10 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Gorgeous light and reflection Courtenay!


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9/30/2011 4:18:32 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Incredibly beautiful, Courtenay, love the light on the mountain top and the reflection.


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9/30/2011 4:51:04 PM

 
Phillip R. Connolly
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You have done so well in presenting this one, Courtenay!! Excellent capture!

Phil


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9/30/2011 5:27:54 PM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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The depth, texture, lighting and tonality in this image make it a winner with its perfect composition and POV. Very unique ans totally beautiful.


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9/30/2011 5:45:22 PM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is Stunning Court!!
I don't think I have seen anything more beautiful!

Perfect comp and the colors are glorious!!
The reflection pristine

Welcome home!!

You were missed ;0)


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9/30/2011 5:54:55 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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What a beauty!!! I would love to see this some day! Glad you had such a great trip!


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9/30/2011 7:27:41 PM

 
Mary Dimitriw
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Wow Courtenay this is amazing!! I don't think I've ever seen this part of Banff. A stunning comp...winner in my books as well!


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9/30/2011 8:10:07 PM

 
Avril Young
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wow, stunning, terrific reflections!!


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10/1/2011 2:53:22 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Courtenay! Thank you so much for this dedication shout! :)) !!!

So THIS is what it looks like there in the morning, hey? Lol...(We go at PICNIC TIME, as you know! HeeHee!!!)

Well, it was worth getting up at the crack of dawn, I see!!! This is so beautiful and so like the Rockies to see a blast light on what the sun breaks on first. Really gorgeous, Courtenay!!!

If Mary only knew how close we ALL came to missing this lake!!! Lol...It was a tricky find but well worth it.

I understand just where you were standing. Over the two bridges and then an about face to the west.

May this one go as GOLDEN as the light, dear lady!

-Laura :)


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10/1/2011 10:22:53 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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This is absolutely gorgeous Courtenay!!!!!


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10/2/2011 12:49:13 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Absolutely fabulous capture, Courtenay!!!! Wow gorgeous!!! Can't wait to meet you and sooooo glad your can visit us all in Chicago!!!


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10/2/2011 8:23:42 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Beautiful landscape and reflection, Courtenay! Nice bold colors!


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10/2/2011 12:39:31 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Another stunning image from your trip, Courtenay!! Isn't Banff one of the most gorgeous places around?


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10/2/2011 6:55:02 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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You captured the perfect light, Courtenay...I love how the sun atop the mountain reflects in the water. A beautiful composition and capture of this gorgeous scene!!!!


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10/2/2011 7:21:21 PM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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Congratulations on this absolute perfection, Courtenay!


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10/3/2011 3:36:42 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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Beautifully captured!


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10/11/2011 7:52:20 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Courtenay. I know Laura will be thrilled for you too.


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10/18/2011 4:47:41 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Stunning capture... huge congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Courtenay!!


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10/18/2011 4:53:26 PM

 
Mary Timman
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Awesome finalist! Congratulations Courtenay and good luck on the next round.


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10/18/2011 5:06:51 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Awesome, Courtenay. Congrats!!


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10/18/2011 5:09:25 PM

 
Wm Nosal
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Congratulations, Courtnenay!


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10/18/2011 5:09:46 PM

 
Wm Nosal
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Congratulations, Courtnenay!


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10/18/2011 5:09:47 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Awesome, Courtenay. Congrats!!


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10/18/2011 5:11:15 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on this exquisite finalist, Courtenay! I hope very much to see it in the next round...just superb!!


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10/18/2011 5:36:52 PM

 
Boyd L. Alexander
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Courtenay!


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10/18/2011 5:43:22 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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congrats on a beautiful finalist, Courtenay.


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10/18/2011 5:53:16 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Courtenay!


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10/18/2011 5:55:51 PM

 
Danny B. Head
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Congrats on an awesome finalist!


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10/18/2011 6:01:07 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Courtenay!


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10/18/2011 6:46:09 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Courtenay,A big congratulations on this beautiful finalist!!!


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10/18/2011 6:49:29 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Big congrats on your Finalist and good luck in the next round, Courtenay!


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10/18/2011 7:06:18 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Many, many thanks...I'm out of town this week. Will catch up with you guys later! Congrats, Finalists!!


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10/18/2011 8:07:45 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous finalist, congratulations!!!


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10/18/2011 10:51:01 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Well, well, well. What have we here? Ring, ring, ring, ring...(Those were the sounds of the bell on our travel agency door! There is a crowd forming!)

HA!

Big congrats...and you know we are all rooting for this one to go GOLD! I think Michelle put instant good luck on this one too! YES! YOU GO GIRL!

-Laura :D


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10/18/2011 10:59:34 PM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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Mickey is such a smarty pants.....

Congratulations My Friend!


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10/19/2011 3:26:29 AM

 
Julie Burnett
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Stunning light and reflections!! Congratulations and best of luck, Courtenay!!


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10/19/2011 5:32:51 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Congratulations on your Finalist award, Courtenay!


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10/19/2011 6:02:53 AM

 
John Rivera
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Big Congrats Courtenay on your great finalist!


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10/19/2011 6:17:45 AM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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Congrats on this stunning image becoming a finalist Courtenay. I think we should meet here and cover all the places we both missed. I hope to get back there in December to meet with my son and do some snow shooting. Good luck in the next round.


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10/19/2011 6:24:15 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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Very deserving...congratulations!


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10/19/2011 6:53:54 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Great color in this beautiful finalist!
Congratulations!
~♥~


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10/19/2011 9:39:26 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Congrats & good luck, Courtenay!


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10/19/2011 10:21:15 AM

 
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I love the light on the peaks alone, and its reflection.


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10/19/2011 11:09:00 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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CONGRATULATIONS Court, VERY well deserved!! <><


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10/19/2011 11:52:09 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Fantastic comp, color, and reflections, Courtenay! Congratulations on your wonderful finalist.


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10/19/2011 2:37:34 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Outstanding finalist...congratulations Courtenay!

jo ann c.


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10/19/2011 3:00:23 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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WTG Courtenay!! Congratulations!


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10/19/2011 6:08:35 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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The one little spot of warm color brings so much to all the cool shades of blue. Congratulations!


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10/19/2011 8:55:04 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Beautiful shot, reflection; perfect title. Congratulations!!


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10/20/2011 5:05:16 AM

 
Mary Dimitriw
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Congrats Courtenay, this is so, so good!!!


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10/20/2011 5:20:24 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Congratulations on your Wonderful Finalist, Courtenay


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10/20/2011 5:54:44 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Excellent! Congratulations on this superb Finalist, Ms. Courtenay! All the best in the upcoming round! (I'm sooo far behind - forgive the tardiness!!! :) :)


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10/20/2011 5:55:52 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on your beauty!!!!


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10/20/2011 6:26:46 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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What a glorious scene, Courtenay!! I love the colors and fabulous light. Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL finalist! jsb


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10/20/2011 8:15:12 AM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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Outstanding light! Congratulations on your finalist!


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10/20/2011 12:41:20 PM

 
Stacey Williams
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Congratulations on your finalist!! It's just beautiful.


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10/20/2011 3:27:38 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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CONGRATZ on this terrific Finalist!!!

UB.


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10/20/2011 8:54:29 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats and very best luck with this awesome finalist, Courtenay!!!


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10/21/2011 4:27:07 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Congratulations Courtenay on this beautiful finalist. Best of luck to you in the next round.


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10/21/2011 4:52:58 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a stunning finalist, Courtenay.


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10/22/2011 3:28:41 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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So pretty Courtenay and a well deserved award.
Have a blessed day.


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10/23/2011 7:13:15 AM

 
David M. Montero
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Congratulations on your finalist selection Courtenay!!!


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10/23/2011 9:52:09 AM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Woo Hoo!!! I thought I congratulated you on your Finalist Award for this beautiful image ... but I guess I didn't! So, CONGRATULATIONS, Court!!!!! WTG!!! :)
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10/23/2011 7:15:36 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Am still making the Finalist rounds, Courtenay and this really caught my eye! Stunning and very unique capture of Banff. Have to echo what Michelle said - a very different composition. Love the ray of light on the mountain and the glorious reflection below - the detail and clarity are outstanding. Big Congrats! I think you have a winner!


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10/23/2011 9:07:40 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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WOW Courtenay! FANTASTIC FINALIST... here's hoping FOR GOLD! SHOULD GO GO GO To GOLD!
Awesome shot!!!!
Smiling CHRIS


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10/24/2011 5:05:48 AM

 
Chris Schlosser
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Stunning capture, Courtenay! Congratualations on your finalist!


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10/25/2011 5:56:20 AM

 
Orsi 
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WooW!!Amazing work,Courtenay!Congratualations on your finalist!!!


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10/25/2011 12:10:50 PM

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



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10/25/2011 4:22:01 PM

 
Sharon 
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Courtenay, HUGE congratulations on your stunning & well deserved finalist!!! Banff is sooooooo beautiful!


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10/26/2011 7:52:51 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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I thought you would do well on your scenics. They are Fantastic. Congratulations


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11/17/2011 5:06:43 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Congratulations on a Fabulous Finalist, Courtenay!


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11/18/2011 11:38:56 AM

 
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