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Teacher
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Teacher
Teacher
2nd Place Winner
This blacksmith loves to explain his trade to the young people who visit Fort Atkinson, Nebraska.
Category: Monthly Theme (Education)

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R. J. Laudenbacher
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    A fabulous capture for this month MT, Nikki. Love the comp and the light on this one!

9/24/2012 4:55:28 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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A story telling photo. Well done Nikki!

9/24/2012 5:04:30 AM

 
Jack Gaskin
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Great Capture seems he has a captive audience

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9/24/2012 5:14:53 AM

 
Ken Beatty
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Love the capture! background tools and Lighting!

9/24/2012 5:23:34 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Great capture, Nikki!

9/24/2012 6:31:17 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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The expression on his face is perfect. You can tell he loves what he's doing. Great work Nikki!

9/24/2012 7:20:25 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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Well composed, love the light and the hint of the "student".... :-)

9/24/2012 7:49:12 AM

 
Joy Rector
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love this shot

9/25/2012 5:14:49 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Love this image, Nikki! You've captured a wonderful facial expression with perfect light.

9/25/2012 6:00:17 AM

 
JudyAnn Rector
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Wonderful character shot, Nikki... beautiful image all around!

9/25/2012 11:01:20 AM

 
Linda S. Smith
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Love the expression on the teacher's face! Looks like he loves his job. Very nice capture Nikki! Hope to see this again!

9/25/2012 11:05:28 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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I think your choice to include that little piece of his "audience" is inspired here, and the portrait and environment are just right on.

9/27/2012 1:42:33 PM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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The earnest expression is delightful Nikki. Congrats on this finalist image. Good luck in the next round.

10/28/2012 9:24:32 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Congrats again.

10/28/2012 9:40:51 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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What a great shot, Nikki! Congratulations on the Finalist badge!

10/28/2012 10:43:07 PM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Congratulations Nikki---superb finalist!

10/29/2012 4:06:34 AM

 
Nadia Paul
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Congrats on your wonderful finalist Nikki!

10/29/2012 4:07:26 AM

 
Linda S. Smith
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Yeay Nikki! Congrats on your finalist win here! Well deserved!

10/29/2012 8:22:54 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Another excellent and appealing character study from you, Nikki. Thank you for the pleasure, and congratulations once again.

10/29/2012 8:48:44 AM

 
Susan M. Smith
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So many interesting elements in this Nikki! I just love the earnestness you captured in the blacksmith's expression! Congratulations!

10/29/2012 9:22:35 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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You can tell he's excited to talk about his trade, just look at that face! A wonderful MT submission, Nikki! Congrats!

10/29/2012 10:53:28 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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CONGRATULATIONS Nikki on this wonderful finalist, WTG!!! <><

10/29/2012 11:12:48 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Love this finalist, Nikki - congratulations!

10/29/2012 11:13:02 AM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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You capture the character of these actors so wonderfully - I really enjoy your forays into the past. Good Luck in the run for the Gold, Nikki.

10/29/2012 11:14:32 AM

 
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Another exquisite capture Nikki....Congratulations & all the very best in the next round.

10/29/2012 11:32:07 AM

 
Michele Peterson
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Another wonderful portrait, I love his obvious love for what he is doing! Congratulations!!

10/29/2012 11:55:46 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this awesome finalist
Nikki! I love it...

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10/29/2012 11:58:03 AM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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Can you count to 3???

Congratulations on All of your finalists NiK!!

10/29/2012 12:07:24 PM

 
Brad Harding
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Wonderful expression, you can tell he enjoys his craft. Congrats on the finalist Nikki.

10/29/2012 1:24:18 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Another excellent portrait finalist, Nikki!! Congratulations and good luck!

10/29/2012 4:03:46 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 4:06:22 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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More then a photo! Congratuations on this superb fianlist!

10/29/2012 4:26:02 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Nikki!

10/29/2012 7:25:49 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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The light is incredible as is the teacher's expression here, Nikki. I think you have a Winner here, CONGRATZ and good luck!

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10/30/2012 3:13:23 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Leave it to a teacher to find a teachable moment. Congrats, Nikki. Super job!

10/30/2012 5:11:54 AM

 
Ann H. Belus
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Congratulations, Nikki!

10/30/2012 10:45:40 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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Amazing, Nikki...love your portraits...Congratulatons on this well done finalist!

10/30/2012 11:45:10 AM

 
Virginia Kickle
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Congratulations Nikki! Well done character portrait!

10/30/2012 12:10:55 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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Great gold, Nikki... :-)

10/30/2012 12:15:03 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations Nikki, on your terrific winning portrait!

10/30/2012 12:15:09 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Terrific work, Nikki - congratulations!

10/30/2012 12:43:09 PM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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Yea - a well-deserved Gold!

10/30/2012 12:49:39 PM

 
Michele Peterson
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Woo-hoo, Nikki! I am so glad to see this get gold! Congratulations!!

10/30/2012 1:12:32 PM

 
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The expressions are priceless. Congratulations on the Second Place Win my friend.

10/30/2012 1:13:43 PM

 
Lydia Williams
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Yay, Congratulations on your golden win!

10/30/2012 1:31:16 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congratulations on your gold win :)

10/30/2012 2:22:14 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Nikki on your fabulous winner!

10/30/2012 2:53:23 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous winner, congratulations!!!

10/30/2012 3:19:08 PM

 
Chuck Bruton
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Congratulations 101 member !

10/30/2012 3:22:30 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Wonderful Gold Nikki! Congrats!

10/30/2012 3:24:09 PM

 
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Congrats Nikki on this wonderful winner!!!

10/30/2012 3:28:14 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Congrats on the Win!

10/30/2012 3:53:37 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this excellent winner Nikki!

10/30/2012 4:03:10 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Big congratulations, Nikki - this is a wonderful image!

10/30/2012 4:03:35 PM

 
Val Feldman
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He certainly enjoys what he does and it shows on his wonderfully expressive face. What a perfect love of teaching moment captured. Congratulations, Nikki, on an excellent Gold Win!

10/30/2012 4:27:23 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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CONGRATS!!!

10/30/2012 4:29:19 PM

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

10/30/2012 4:45:18 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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The lighting and detail are fantastic, Nikki...a perfect theme entry and well deserved winner! Big congratulations!

10/30/2012 5:05:17 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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This is wonderful, Nikki! Congrats on your win!

10/30/2012 5:55:09 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a terrific winner, Nikki.

10/30/2012 6:22:13 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Last, but certainly not least, Nikki! A wonderful story-telling image...I just love the earnestness and passion you have captured here...beautifully composed with just a hint of his audience. Perfect for the MT and for the Gold Win! Congratulations!

10/30/2012 7:49:45 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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No surprise here, Nikki. I knew this had Gold written all over it from the first time I saw it. Congratulations.

10/30/2012 8:12:09 PM

 
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Congratulations, Nikki. Great expression! I love your images with a story.

10/30/2012 8:22:58 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Huge congratulations on your gold win!

10/30/2012 8:33:24 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Congrats on this wonderful winner Nikki!

10/30/2012 9:50:00 PM

 
Mike Clime
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Congratulations, Nikki!

10/31/2012 1:36:57 AM

 
Beatriz Rocha
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Just perfectly wonderful. congratulations Nikki on this gold!

10/31/2012 6:48:46 AM

 
Susan Williams
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Congratulations on this Gold, Nikki. Outstanding work.

10/31/2012 7:48:26 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is a great image, Nikki!! Huge congratulations on your fabulous GOLD WINNER!!

10/31/2012 8:38:49 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Your portraits warm us and engage us and are always such a pleasure, Nikki. Congratulations on the gold.

10/31/2012 9:32:58 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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Big congratulations, Nikki. Your gold is truly deserved. It is such a lively, authentic picture.
I love the old man's expression.

10/31/2012 9:33:16 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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CONGRATULATIONS Nikki on your wonderful win, WTG!!! <><

10/31/2012 9:54:03 AM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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I had my eye on this one!!

Congratulations NiK
This is a Fabulous Winner!!!

10/31/2012 2:16:57 PM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GOLD

10/31/2012 5:17:25 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful period portrait Nikki, congratulations on your fine winner

10/31/2012 5:36:13 PM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congrats on a fabulous Winner!!

10/31/2012 5:42:25 PM

 
Cheryl Schneider
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Wonderfully composed image. Congratulations!!!

11/1/2012 3:33:08 AM

 
JudyAnn Rector
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I am SO delighted you won gold with your superb image, Nikki...
CONGRATULATIONS!!

11/1/2012 11:23:46 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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So happy for you, Nikki. CONGRATZ on the Gold Winner, WTG!!!

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11/2/2012 2:27:17 AM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Congratulations on this well-deserved GOLD winner, Nikki!

11/2/2012 5:51:18 AM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Perfect image for the monthly theme Nikki! Love how you have the teacher as the focal point and the student off to the side! Marvelous gold badge, contrats!

11/2/2012 5:16:42 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations on your storytelling and spectacular winner Nikki!

11/5/2012 3:44:35 AM

 
Graeme Chow
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Congratulations on your super winner, Nikki. I like the lighting and the expressions of the man.

11/7/2012 5:25:10 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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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

11/13/2012 2:36:29 PM

 
Linda S. Smith
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Huge Congrats Nikki on this well deserved Gold Win!!! You certainly captured a special moment in time beautifully!

11/15/2012 1:30:34 AM

 
Susan J. Allen
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GORGEOUS...GORGEOUS...GORGEOUS! You just get better and better! What a joy to get back to your gallery after so long!

3/13/2013 7:33:37 AM

 
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