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Johnny

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Johnny
Johnny

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Yesterday we had a day's worth of tree work performed here, in an effort to avoid serious damage from the winter storms ahead. It was very COLD, with wind chill making it feel like 15F. The winds were howling, especially up in the trees. Johnny was the foreman--leader of the team.
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I loved watching these men at work. They were so well coordinated, with two climbing, and the others operating the crane, doing cleanup and standing by to help the climbers with their rigging. They also directed (by rope) the large limbs to a safe landing. Danger lurked, ever present, but the men looked out for one another.
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I feel a lot safer now. The terrifying winds during Hurricane Sandy were enough, with limbs thudding down around us for the whole night. NOT AGAIN!
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  Leo
Leo
It takes well over an hour to set up all the rigging necessary for a high altitude climb. Amazing to observe.
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Michelle Alton
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    Leo, in the tree above our house.


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1/4/2013 5:08:44 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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I don't know how they do this kind of work but happy they do!
Excellent capture of Johnny!


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1/4/2013 5:19:45 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Dangerous work, but they know what they're doing! Well done!


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1/4/2013 6:57:10 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding images of them Michelle!


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1/4/2013 7:27:35 AM

 
isabel C. Zepeda
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Michelle

Great images and color

Ysa...


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1/4/2013 8:54:13 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Terrific capture, Michelle!!!


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1/4/2013 9:20:33 AM

 
Erika G. Gossett  

Wonderful capture, Michelle!


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1/4/2013 4:15:33 PM

 
David Phalen
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Outstanding captures of a pro at work!!


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1/4/2013 6:34:45 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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A terrific image of Johnny, Michelle. I would much rather be taking the pictures than climbing the trees!


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1/5/2013 7:34:43 AM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Heights and chainsaws...very dangerous...great candid portrait, Michelle!!


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1/5/2013 11:16:02 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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I love the tones in your B&W capture, Michelle and this one is no exception. A fabulous candid portrait, Michelle.


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1/6/2013 7:21:24 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a wonderful portrait!


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1/6/2013 8:24:19 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Both great portraits and that smile on Johnny tells the story of how happy he is to have a job and be working.


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1/6/2013 12:36:15 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Terrific images, Michelle! The jobs they are doing are so dangerous. Great job here!


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1/6/2013 4:53:23 PM

 
Linda S. Smith
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Great portrait Michelle! Love your processing!


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1/9/2013 7:10:36 PM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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I love his smile and the texture of the rope. Great candid!


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1/10/2013 12:40:53 AM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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Great capture and B&W presentation Michelle. I know what you mean when you can just sit and watch them at work because I did the same thing a number of years ago when I had two large trees removed.

Johnny sure looks like he enjoys his work with the big broad smile on his face, it was either that or the fact that you were serving them hot chocolate and cookies all day to keep them warm.


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1/12/2013 12:06:23 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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wonderful finalist... congratulations!!!


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2/25/2013 1:52:42 AM

 
Lyn Darlington
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Fantastic capture.....Congrats on your finalist!


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2/25/2013 3:33:54 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist my friend!!!


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2/25/2013 4:15:16 AM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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Congratulations Michelle on this well deserved finalist photo and best of luck in the next round.


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2/25/2013 4:24:05 AM

 
isabel C. Zepeda
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Michells

BIG CONGRATULATIONS

YSA...


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2/25/2013 6:14:44 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Wonderful Michelle! Congrats!


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2/25/2013 9:13:19 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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No one can beat you, Michelle, at the exceptional capture of real-world people in real-world activities. I am always impressed. Congratulations.


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2/25/2013 9:50:22 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Fantastic. Congratulations on your finalist, Michelle!


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2/25/2013 9:55:02 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congratulations on your finalist, Michelle


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2/25/2013 10:00:25 AM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Michelle. Love your treatment.


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2/25/2013 10:09:30 AM

 
Erika G. Gossett  

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Michelle!


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2/25/2013 11:16:45 AM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Michelle!


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2/25/2013 12:10:33 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congrats, Michelle, on this superb finalist!

Also appreciate the story behind this image!
Debby


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2/25/2013 2:43:13 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Congratulations on your well deserved finalist Michelle!


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2/25/2013 4:13:46 PM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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Congrats on this beautiful finalist Michelle. Good Luck!


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2/25/2013 5:33:51 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congratulations on your finalist! :)


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2/25/2013 5:59:43 PM

 
Lucille "Lucy" Abrao
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Great finalist, congratulations.
Lucy


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2/25/2013 7:33:37 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Wonderful portrait...Congratulations on a well deserved finalist.


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2/25/2013 9:26:01 PM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Congratulations on this Finalist Michelle. Way to go.


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2/26/2013 3:06:28 AM

 
Steve D. Hinkle
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Congrats on your finalist, well done.


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2/26/2013 7:01:44 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Love this portrait, Michelle! Huge congratulations on your outstanding finalist!


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2/26/2013 7:15:02 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Wonderful work Michelle! Congratulations!


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2/26/2013 2:02:19 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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An excellent capture/portrait Michelle! Congratulations!


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2/26/2013 2:21:23 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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WOW, INCREDIBLE work, MIchelle! CONGRATS & good luck, my friend!


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2/26/2013 2:38:02 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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My kind of portrait - love the inclusion of the environment and especially the tool of the trade in the rope. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round, Michelle.


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2/27/2013 9:48:53 AM

 
LeAnn Wood
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Michelle, An incredible shot. Congratulations on your Finalist Award.


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2/27/2013 11:53:41 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Outstanding detail and mood, Michelle. Love it. Huge congrats.


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2/27/2013 2:37:33 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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You really nailed this one, congratulations.


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2/27/2013 5:39:56 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Excellent Michelle and congrats on your well deserved finalist! What a great model this guy was!

jo ann c.


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2/27/2013 7:41:54 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Congratulations on your fantastic finalist Michelle.


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2/28/2013 6:14:54 PM

 
PATRICIA A. CASEY
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Congratulations, Michelle!


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3/1/2013 11:47:33 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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What a great way to start a new year! Your award winning photographs go from Editorís Pick to Finalist and hopefully to Gold.
CONGRATULATIONS for the month of January, 2013!


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3/22/2013 12:22:51 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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What a great way to start a new year! Your award winning photographs go from Editorís Pick to Finalist and hopefully to Gold.
CONGRATULATIONS for the month of January, 2013!


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3/22/2013 12:31:20 PM

 
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