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Bethesda Fountain, Manhattan, NY. This is the first time I saw the beautiful lit ceiling in the tunnel. I was lucky to catch a young couple in the arch.
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Michelle Alton
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    But however did you capture it with nobody else THERE? Gosh...I stood there about six weeks ago and totally MISSED the ceiling.

By the way This is straight into favorites!

12/18/2011 4:49:36 AM

 
Michael G. Marshall
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Wonderful image, Karen! Great comp, light, color and lines! A winner! Michael

12/18/2011 4:56:55 AM

 
Jack Gaskin
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WOW covers it I think. VERY IMPRESSIVE hope you thanked the nice couple ;o)
I'm a hell of a New Yorker as I have never heard of this
place. Totally Clueless as Where in Manhattan ...

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12/18/2011 5:19:45 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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An amazing capture, Karen. That couple in the arch really adds a wow factor.

12/18/2011 7:18:14 AM

 
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Wonderful POV and awesome color and lighting,Karen!!!!

12/18/2011 8:12:33 AM

 
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Awesome work Karen. A winner.
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12/18/2011 8:27:26 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Fantastic timing.. what a place for a kiss :-)

12/18/2011 10:18:37 AM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Wow- they are perfectly posed! perfect framing

12/18/2011 12:26:39 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Stunning capture Karen - the couple is the perfect touch!

12/18/2011 7:17:41 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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What a terrific shot, Karen! And what perfect timing to catch the youung couple!

12/18/2011 7:26:57 PM

 
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Love everything about this Karen!

12/19/2011 12:29:40 AM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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WOW! This is totally marvelous, Karen! What a fantastic place that I never heard of, and what a fabulous capture of it! Wonderful lighting, colors, lines, and POV! That couple in the arch really spells Winner in my book!

12/19/2011 10:19:20 PM

 
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Super fab capture, Karen!!! Just so awesome!!!

12/20/2011 3:46:09 AM

 
Mark Seiter
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beautiful capture Karen.....awesome detail in the ceiling and the couple under the arch is great....nice work once again

12/20/2011 12:41:49 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Lucky is an understatement for the catch -- and WOW is an understatement for the photo, Karen. I'm going to check in with the others, mark this a favorite, and place my bet on a badge beyond EP. Wonderful lighting, detail, composition . . .

12/21/2011 12:17:19 PM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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Just Ditto Nikki, and everyone else! It's a Fave for me too. Up. Up. Way Up!

12/25/2011 8:11:09 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Thank you all so very much for the wonderful comments. I also appreciate the suggestions that it could earn more than an EP. Gosh, I hope you're right! This tunnel is in Central Park at the Bethesda Fountain. Lots of patience is needed to wait until there are few people around. Dec. is a better time for that since it's not toasty warm. There was another photographer there photographing this couple. I have some shots with him at work. LOL So I know they were posing for him and I just got lucky.: )

12/31/2011 11:48:27 AM

 
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Guess I missed this one in the rounds last year....checking out the BP'S NYC & NYS photos....bet you're in here quite a bit with those magnificent roof/helicopter shots! You do NYC proud Karen. I also did not know about the tunnel under the fountain...or that beautiful ceiling! Wow....lovely

9/12/2012 6:23:14 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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One of my all-time favorite public spaces in NYC; the park as a whole is amazing of course, but the wonderful, elegant architectural plaza around Bethesda Fountain, and in particular this marvelous tiled tunnel, are standouts in the park.
Beautifully done, and great timing with the couple there! Definitely destined for more than EP!

10/28/2012 6:59:08 PM

 
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Another terrific finalist, Karen! This is sure to go on-Congratulations!

10/28/2012 10:39:26 PM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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Gold! Gold! Gold! Did I mention that it will go Gold???!!!!

10/29/2012 1:20:46 AM

 
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Congrats on your wonderful finalist Karen!

10/29/2012 2:11:26 AM

 
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A huge congratulations on Finalist for this image Karen...here's a big wish for the next round for this one....

10/29/2012 10:37:02 AM

 
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Wonderful congrats Karen!

10/29/2012 11:22:34 AM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Huge congrats on your well deserved Finalist, Karen! Good luck in the next round!

10/29/2012 12:58:56 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 FINALIST! 8o)

10/29/2012 1:49:29 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Ah, I see - I thought the framing was very lucky indeed if it was totally spontaneous. Good for you for getting it. I knew this would go on. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round.

10/29/2012 2:42:22 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Wow, wow.
Congrats.

10/29/2012 4:40:32 PM

 
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Another beauty!! Congratulations!

10/29/2012 5:38:47 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Truly outstanding Karen, congratulations!

10/29/2012 6:08:26 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Wonderful capture Karen!!! Congratulations!

10/29/2012 6:52:54 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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This is just beautiful! And what great luck to have a couple there just for you! LOL! Congratulations, Karen on this awesome Finalist!

10/30/2012 4:17:36 AM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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It was worth the wait for you to catch the perfect moment and worth the wait for us to see you attain the Gold for it. My months would feel a lack without viewing one of your special images.

10/30/2012 12:56:01 PM

 
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Huge congrats, Karen, on a wonderful winner!!

10/30/2012 1:55:01 PM

 
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Glad to see this with GOLD attached, fabulous Congrats Karen!

10/30/2012 3:20:57 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Wonderful Winner! WTG!

10/30/2012 3:49:28 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this excellent winner Karen!

10/30/2012 3:52:49 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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I am so thrilled for you to see this with a GOLD badge, Karen! It is truly an exceptional composition! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!

10/30/2012 3:56:14 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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CONGRATS on your win!!!!

10/30/2012 4:10:28 PM

 
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Karen, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding & well deserved Second Place Winner!!!

10/30/2012 4:35:04 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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A beautiful Winner, Karen! Congratulations!

10/30/2012 4:56:51 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Beautiful, Karen! Congrats on your win!

10/30/2012 5:23:39 PM

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

10/30/2012 5:33:22 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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A favorite NY place for me, too...a spectacular capture, Karen! Congratulations on your win!

10/30/2012 5:34:51 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a beautiful winner, Karen.

10/30/2012 5:50:42 PM

 
Kimber Wallwork-Heineman
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Fantastic capture. Congratulations!

10/30/2012 6:35:46 PM

 
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Superb GOLD winner, Karen!!!

10/30/2012 6:38:29 PM

 
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What a fabulous gold winner, Karen. A big congrats to you on this beauty.!

10/30/2012 7:59:42 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Breath-taking work Karen and so deserving of a gold badge, congratulations!

I hope this stunning spot was spared from hurricane Sandy!

10/30/2012 8:05:07 PM

 
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Congratulations, Karen. Beautiful and touching.

10/30/2012 8:17:30 PM

 
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Wonderful Karen! Huge congratulations on your gold win!

10/30/2012 8:20:58 PM

 
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Congrats on this beautiful winner Karen!

10/30/2012 9:42:00 PM

 
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So happy for your gold Karen! Congrats! May be it is time for another photo meet up?
Best
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10/31/2012 6:44:35 AM

 
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This is sooooooo AMAZING, Karen!! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING GOLD WINNER!!

10/31/2012 8:33:37 AM

 
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A wonderful winner Karen. Love e detail, congratulations

10/31/2012 3:44:49 PM

 
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Outstanding, Karen...
CONGRATULATIONS!!

10/31/2012 4:27:16 PM

 
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Congrats on your outstanding winner, Karen.

10/31/2012 5:31:38 PM

 
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Fantastic photo, Karen. Congratulations on your win!

11/1/2012 9:03:44 AM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Congratulations on this Gold winning image, Karen!

11/1/2012 9:18:21 AM

 
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Congratulations, Karen!

11/1/2012 11:46:43 AM

 
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Big congratulations on your awesome 2nd Place Gold Winner Karen... I really love the great clarity and perspective!

jo ann c.

11/6/2012 8:50:03 AM

 
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Receiving an award from Better Photo is just like unwrapping a gift, the thrill is always the same! It is also exciting to be able to send my personal congratulations to each and every one of you and I look forward to seeing the gold though out the galleries. Merna

11/8/2012 1:36:58 PM

 
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Superb shot and capture of the couple too! Nice 'gold' win

11/12/2012 10:44:22 AM

 
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Congrats on your beautiful Gold Win Karen!

11/15/2012 1:23:18 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Thank you all very much for your wonderful support and kind words. I rarely resubmit, but I was away and had no choice but to resubmit something already in my gallery, or miss and entry. Well, that is a good lesson. Resubmit! Thanks BP!

11/20/2012 10:23:05 AM

 
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