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The Wheel...invented circa 4000 BC
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The Wheel...invented circa 4000 BC
The Wheel...invented circa 4000 BC
The human species' use of technology began with the conversion of natural resources into simple tools. The invention of the wheel helped humans in traveling in and controlling their environment. (Wikipedia)
Bodie State historic Park

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Kathy Salerni
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    Wow, just a beautiful POV and focus! I love this capture of Bodie, Phyllis!

6/15/2012 7:45:36 PM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
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Awesome sky and pov. Love Bodie.

6/15/2012 9:10:55 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Stunning capture and perspective, Phyllis.

6/16/2012 5:49:32 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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LOOK AT THAT POV AND A PERFECT IMAGE FOR THE THEME. First Place, Phyllis, first place.....well at least IMHO ;) FAVED!!

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6/16/2012 12:59:00 PM

 
Michael Howe
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Beautiful perspective,Phyllis...great shot!!!

6/18/2012 9:27:30 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Fantastic composition and a beautiful capture, Phyllis!! Superb work!

6/19/2012 9:13:07 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Cool find and excellent image - love your POV!

6/24/2012 1:11:37 AM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Gorgeous Phyllis!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!

7/30/2012 12:14:00 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Phyllis!


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7/30/2012 1:35:27 PM

 
Jill Odice
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I always love seeing Bodie images! This one is so special. I can see you sitting on the ground to capture this angle :-) Congrats on your finalist , hope we see this one in the Winners Circle! Into my favs BTW!

7/30/2012 1:53:34 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Huge congrats on this wonderful Finalist, Phyllis! Best of luck in the next round!

7/30/2012 1:56:52 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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huge congrats on your beautiful finalist!!!

7/30/2012 2:17:39 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Beautiful finalist. Congrats, Phyllis.

7/30/2012 2:38:28 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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LOVE this one, Phyllis! Marvelous composition with wonderful colors detail and clarity. Great MT entry that I bet we see again. Congrats and good luck!

7/30/2012 2:46:00 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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:) :)

7/30/2012 3:53:12 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Fantastic, Phyllis; congratulations!

7/30/2012 5:11:13 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Outstanding work and idea, congratulations!

7/30/2012 6:01:50 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATS & good luck, Phyllis!

7/31/2012 8:25:42 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your outstanding finalist, Phyllis!

7/31/2012 9:59:57 AM

 
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Beautiful image of this wheel - interesting interpretation of the theme.

7/31/2012 10:12:26 AM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Thanks so much everyone! I've little or no internet for the past week so sorry I've been unable to do much commenting but congrats to all the finalists!

7/31/2012 10:37:29 AM

 
Carol Flisak
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Stunning image, Phyllis... super pov, composition, clarity, sky! I missed most June images. Huge congrats on this finalist!

7/31/2012 3:16:59 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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Congratulations on your beautiful first prize win!

7/31/2012 4:32:49 PM

 
Linda S. Smith
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Congrats Phyllis on your 1st place win!!! Beautiful capture!!!

7/31/2012 4:32:52 PM

 
Carol Flisak
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Congratulations on your gorgeous first pace winner, Phyllis!

7/31/2012 4:35:03 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats on your beautiful winner, Phyllis.

7/31/2012 4:55:12 PM

 
Sheryl Sturges
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Well deserved!! I've just got to get to Bodie one of these days. Love your description as it reminds us how important the wheel is in our lives.

7/31/2012 4:57:39 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Back for more congratulations! :) Way to go!

7/31/2012 4:59:39 PM

 
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Wonderfully composed. Congratulations!!!

7/31/2012 5:00:42 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a stunning winner, Phyllis. Love Bodie.

7/31/2012 5:01:37 PM

 
Lydia Williams
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Wow, Congratulations, Phyllis..Well done!

7/31/2012 5:43:47 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your fantastic 1st place win, Phyllis!

7/31/2012 6:10:59 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Phyllis,Congratulation on your beautiful win!!!

7/31/2012 6:17:03 PM

 
Carmody Baker
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What a great capture Phyllis. Congratulations!

7/31/2012 6:36:27 PM

 
Philip B. Ludwig
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Congratulations on your first place win. This is a fantastic image. Well deserved.

7/31/2012 6:37:26 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on an awesome winner, Phyllis!!!

7/31/2012 6:38:28 PM

 
Carol Eade
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A beautiful winner, Phyllis, congratulations!

7/31/2012 6:46:33 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Wonderfully composed and captured Phyllis!! BIG congratulations on this wonderful First Place Winner!

7/31/2012 7:11:04 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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Wow what an incredible shot Phyllis! A well deserved award! Congratulations.

7/31/2012 7:15:55 PM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Perfection, Phyllis. Huge congrats on this spectacular Gold.

7/31/2012 7:19:20 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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WOW Phyllis....a big congrats to you on this beautiful first place winner!

7/31/2012 7:31:39 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Huge congrats on your dynamite win Phyllis!

7/31/2012 7:36:02 PM

 
Carol L. Quina
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Congratulations Phyllis on your beautiful First Place win!

7/31/2012 9:05:21 PM

 
Reynaldo D. Reyes
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Wow! My favorite place and that sky is so awesome. Congratulations on this Winner Phyllis.

7/31/2012 9:50:25 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Congratulations Phyllis on your gold badge and this amazing image that goes with it!

7/31/2012 11:20:14 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations on your well earned First Place Win!
Beautiful capture!

8/1/2012 1:39:08 AM

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

8/1/2012 5:16:26 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Wow! What a beautiful capture!!! Congratulations, Phyllis on a fantastic First Place Win!

8/1/2012 6:19:07 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Happy to see this with a First Place Winner, Phylis. Its so deserving!!!

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8/1/2012 6:53:34 AM

 
Kimber Wallwork-Heineman
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Big, big congratulations Phyllis

8/1/2012 7:38:51 AM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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I knew it!!! WTG, Phyllis! I am thrilled to see this with a big gold badge - SUPER CONGRATS, GIRL!!!

8/1/2012 8:50:21 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Way to Go, Phyllis! Congratulations!

8/1/2012 10:22:23 AM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Congrats on winning First Place Gold, Phyllis!!!

8/1/2012 10:45:55 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Congratulations on your winner!

8/1/2012 10:48:36 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your amazing win, Phyllis. Beautiful.

8/1/2012 12:04:51 PM

 
Antonio Amen
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Very good photo, well done.Thanks for comment my photos.Sorry for answer only now but I was out of the country.
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8/1/2012 12:06:23 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Thank you so much everyone for the wonderful comments. My life has been such a whirlwind of late, I forgot how much I missed all my Better Photo friends. THANK YOU!

8/1/2012 12:17:13 PM

 
Dave Montero
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Outstanding capture Phyllis!!! Your treatment and presentation are fantastic and worthy of your first place win. Congratulations!!! You can't get anymore basic, or effective in interpreting the focus of the monthly theme.

8/1/2012 12:35:42 PM

 
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Congratulations on your awesome first place win!!!!

8/1/2012 1:13:09 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATS on your well-deserved Gold Medal, Phyllis! WTG!

8/1/2012 1:58:15 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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What a superv image, Phyllis! Congrats on your first place win!!!

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8/1/2012 2:07:15 PM

 
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This is FABULOUS, Phyllis! I love your POV, lighting, comp, details and colors. A big congratulations on your AWESOME FIRST PLACE WINNER!! Deb

8/1/2012 3:31:07 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Whooo hooo Phyllis, outstanding work and a BIG WINNER. Congratulations!!!!

8/1/2012 4:40:29 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Wonderful Winner! Well-deserved

8/1/2012 6:31:16 PM

 
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Congratulations on your Wonderful Winning photo, Phyllis!

8/1/2012 7:39:22 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Awesome image Phyllis!

Congratulations on this wonderful First Place Winner!

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8/2/2012 8:10:37 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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AWESOME First Place Winner! Congratulations Phyllis!

8/2/2012 2:51:54 PM

 
Danny B. Head
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Beautiful, beautiful image! Congrats!

8/2/2012 4:25:30 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Congrats on your winning image, Phyllis.

8/4/2012 6:02:01 AM

 
Jimmy O. Day
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Beautiful work

8/4/2012 11:40:53 AM

 
Jimmy O. Day
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Beautiful work

8/4/2012 11:41:03 AM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Wonderful image and Congratulations!!!

8/5/2012 1:43:05 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your outstanding winner, Phyllis!

8/7/2012 9:15:11 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Huge congratulation Phyllis on your first place winner. Awesome capture my friend.

8/8/2012 12:19:18 PM

 
Janet Fikar
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Wow, this is an incredible shot. I love it. Congratulations on your well deserved win!

8/13/2012 5:28:05 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Phyllis, this is such a great photo. No wonder it's a winner. Congratulations, Bill

8/22/2012 11:50:26 AM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Thank you so much everyone!

8/22/2012 12:41:53 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Such wonderful light and perspective, Phyllis!!! Congrats to you!! =)

8/31/2012 5:22:20 AM

 
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