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Heavy Duty

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Heavy Duty

A storm was coming and the sky began to darken - Lots of high wind as well. I thought that this would be the perfect time to get out and capture this machine with a dramatic sky for a background. I had to position our Expedition so I could shoot through the window (The Glass was Down) since the wind was causing a lot of blowing sand, dirt and other debris from the nearby construction site. It's a real rush to get out in the elements when the weather turns bad! (One more in the comment section)

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Earlier in the day - Another view of this Monster Machine that is being used to build a new road near us.

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This was taken along the back-road near our home in Texas - They are building new roads and homes.


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7/10/2012 3:20:50 AM

 
Karen E. Michaels
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Nice work, Jeff.
I like all the drama with the stormy sky.
And we thought TNT knew drama!


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7/10/2012 3:25:23 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Love the sky, color and treatment in both captures, Jeff.


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7/10/2012 3:37:08 AM

 
Jack Gaskin
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First Thats a Sky for the ages in the first shot Worthy of the Parting of the Red Sea Just AWESOME
Secondly Great POV with the Upward Angle
Third Prefer the first shot MUCH MORE DRAMATIC.
Fourth Getting down & dirty for a shot ALWAYS MAKES IT SPECIAL & MEMORABLE ;o)

The Topper however is the Real Life ( Tonka Truck )
Earthmover . I remember these when they were building the interstate system in Va back in the Early 60's AWESOME RESULTS MY FRIEND

Jack


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7/10/2012 3:40:13 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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very dramatic!


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7/10/2012 4:11:03 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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What a great capture and such a dramatic sky, Jeff. Wonderful work!


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7/10/2012 4:23:38 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Stunning images, Jeff!
Both are outstanding, but I like the first one a little better because the clouds seem ready to funnel the storm right down on top of the "Monster Machine". :)
I think the judges will be giving that amber machine some gold next month.


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7/10/2012 4:55:30 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Totally outstanding. I agree with Mary! This is a winner!


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7/10/2012 5:04:05 AM

 
Jyri Vissak
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I agree with my daughter. Well done!


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7/10/2012 5:09:16 AM

 
Agnes Fegan
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I think you have a Winner too! The colors look so good against that stormy sky!


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7/10/2012 5:35:25 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Jeff,That sure is one rough ride my friend.Excellent capture,Earthmover never was my most favorite machine to drive!!!!!


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7/10/2012 5:57:10 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Fantastic POV and dramatic sky, Jeff. Perfect background for this big boy.


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7/10/2012 6:29:49 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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fantastic capture and PS work, beautiful!


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7/10/2012 6:50:22 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Awesome subject! The sky is beautiful!


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7/10/2012 7:07:33 AM

 
Lynn M. Whitt
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Great capture. The sky makes a great background.


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7/10/2012 8:49:56 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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I believe you have another winner here Jeff, this reminds me of the one you did with the red truck. I agree, I LOVE that dramatic sky, WTG!! <><


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7/10/2012 9:21:56 AM

 
Linda S. Smith
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Fantastic capture Jeff! Love the dramatic sky with all the gorgeous colors! Shooting through the window didn't hamper this image at all! Well done!


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7/10/2012 9:55:40 AM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Ditto with Linda..love the dramatic sky ane the fantastic colors. Wonderful post processing.


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7/10/2012 10:19:52 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Awesome perspective and sky.


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7/10/2012 10:53:01 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Wow!! Both are just awesome Jeff!!! Winners both..in my book!


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7/10/2012 11:39:48 AM

 
Mike Clime
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This really stands out against that dramatic sky, Jeff!


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7/10/2012 12:06:10 PM

 
Rony Sagy
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Spectacular work here, Jeff.


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7/10/2012 12:09:17 PM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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Wonderful colors, detail & light, Jeff! Love that stormy sky!!


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7/10/2012 12:25:27 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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What an incredible and dramatic shot this is, Jeff!!


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7/10/2012 1:31:39 PM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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These are two amazing images, Jeff! The centre placement is fantastic and the cloud capture in both is wonderful!


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7/10/2012 2:27:44 PM

 
John Connolly
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What a fantastic sky you have captured here Jeff! Two awesome images with real impact!


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7/10/2012 2:54:55 PM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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New Roads and Homes!!

Great news and a great image Jeff!
That sky is unbelievable!!


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7/10/2012 5:19:30 PM

 
David Phalen
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OMG Jeff the light, colors, clarity and threatening sky is spectacular!!


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7/10/2012 5:56:09 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Sky, colors, lighting, clarity & mood are exceptional, Jeff! Good luck with this, my friend!


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7/10/2012 5:58:27 PM

 
Avril Young
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Simply stunning, just love that sky, so full of drama...bet we see this one again!!


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7/10/2012 6:19:04 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Great drama in that sky, Jeff. It sure is great behind that impressive piece of equipment. Smart to shoot from cover too


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7/10/2012 7:08:38 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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I'm so envious of you for having this kind of weather (but do be careful of the lightning)...both are awesome images, Jeff!!


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7/10/2012 11:06:39 PM

 
Louisa Hancock
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What a great dramatic image. The treatment with the effects are fantastic


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7/10/2012 11:17:43 PM

 
Amanda J. Tanner
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Very dramatic image. Love the capture of the rolling clouds. That sure is a big piece of machinery. Excellent work Jeff!


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7/10/2012 11:32:34 PM

 
Ujjwal Mukherjee
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It has come out wonderfully well,Jeff! The 2nd one is very cool too!!


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7/10/2012 11:50:21 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Very well done, Jeff!


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7/11/2012 12:28:35 AM

 
Amalia Sylvia Ms Arriaga Salinas
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Fantastic work Jeff!,
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7/11/2012 2:51:19 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Thanks Everyone Very Much! Jeff


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7/11/2012 3:09:59 AM

 
Mariann Kovats
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It worth all your effort, Jeff! Fantastic dramatic sky, colors and details! I hope, we'll see this again with gold! Excellent capture!


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7/11/2012 6:31:39 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Jeff, these are outstanding works. Thanks for your comment. Bill


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7/11/2012 10:54:53 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Liked them both Jeff and glad to see someone is employed. Powerful machine.


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7/11/2012 11:39:51 AM

 
Carol Flisak
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Both images are terrific, Jeff... love your perspective, the colors and that dramatic sky!


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7/11/2012 11:41:34 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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There is something extra special about that storm light, Jeff. I know what you mean, about the feel of it all. An excitement in the air. You took great advantage of it here.


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7/11/2012 11:51:18 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Both exceptional captures my friend! Colors, details and WOW!!!


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7/11/2012 12:14:26 PM

 
David M. Montero
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I like them both but I am partial to Heavy Duty 2. Both are exceptional Jeff.


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7/11/2012 12:22:15 PM

 
Maria Coulson
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Both are very good Jeff, I would enter both of them.


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7/11/2012 4:29:55 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Thank You! Jeff


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7/11/2012 4:58:11 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Both are fantastic :)


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7/11/2012 6:12:16 PM

 
Ann Coates
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A brilliant set of image here Jeff. The colours are phenomenal. Love that dramatic sky.


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7/11/2012 7:50:37 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Thank You Tammy and Ann!


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7/12/2012 3:17:33 AM

 
Janet McNeil
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Both photos are fantastic!! Love the effects and dramatic sky!!


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7/12/2012 3:57:12 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Thank You Janet! Jeff


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7/12/2012 4:26:31 PM

 
Gail P. Sullivan
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Hi Jeff...so dramatic ...excellent processing.


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7/13/2012 5:05:38 AM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Another "WOW" of an image, Jeff! Both of them - this is one of the most dramatic and best skies I've seen in a very long time and the oncoming storm really makes the yellow Cat jump out. Love your POV and your processing is excellent. There is so much construction work being done in our town this summer and every time I see one of these monsters I think of you!


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7/13/2012 9:51:25 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Thank You Gail and Rona! Jeff


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7/14/2012 3:03:14 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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This is INCREDIBLE! WOW! Excellent work Jeff!


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7/14/2012 4:57:20 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Great image, Jeff! Love both of them!


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7/14/2012 5:27:59 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Thank You Dayna and Tom! Jeff


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7/15/2012 2:42:05 AM

 
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Love it Jeff!

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7/18/2012 11:48:29 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Thank You Jo Ann! Jeff


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7/18/2012 4:30:33 PM

 
Carole L. Parker
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Again, I am taken aback. You are one of the best on here Jeff. Great job.


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7/20/2012 3:13:20 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Thanks Very Much Carole! Jeff


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7/21/2012 2:54:07 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations, Jeff, on your dramatic clouds in "Heavy Duty" being selected as the featured photo in this morning's Snapshot!


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11/14/2012 3:17:33 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations on being selected for Snapshot!!!


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11/14/2012 3:38:04 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats on your wonderful image and gallery being featured in Snapshot.


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11/14/2012 4:35:19 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Congratulations on your gallery feature in Snapshot, Jeff. This is a beautiful and powerfully dramatic image. Great contrasts.


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11/14/2012 5:37:45 AM

 
Lana Arcemont
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Fabulous color and detail!
Congratulations!


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11/14/2012 6:00:55 AM

 
Jill Odice
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I love both version Jeff! Congrats on your Snapshot pick!Don't know how this one slipped under my radar :-)


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11/14/2012 8:32:05 AM

 
Maria Coulson
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Jeff, It was good to see this today on the snap shot. I knew immediately it was yours. Congratulations!


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11/14/2012 4:25:25 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Thanks Everyone!! Jeff


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11/15/2012 2:48:09 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your incredible SnapShot feature Jeff!!


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11/18/2012 9:18:09 AM

 
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Thank You Donna! Jeff


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11/19/2012 2:31:39 PM

 
Beth OMeara
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Excellent Image, Jeff. Love the coloring and, indeed impending storm added to teh image. Great job.


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Jeff W. Robinson
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Thank You Beth! Jeff


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