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HANDS

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
 
HANDS
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A local craftsman was molding soft clay to create a flower vase, just like a painter creating art from pure imagination.
His extreme concentration and deft touches were both remarkable and inspiring at the same time.

© Usman M. Bajwa
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Linda D. Lester
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    Excellent capture! Love these shots!


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1/29/2013 2:47:58 AM

 
Jack Gaskin
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GREAT CAPTURE

Jack


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1/29/2013 4:16:47 AM

 
Joy Rector
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wow, awesome


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1/29/2013 4:48:57 AM

 
John Rivera
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Fabulous capture Usman!


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1/29/2013 5:24:35 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Excellent lighting Usman. The black and white combined with the lighting and fast fall off make this a winner.


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1/29/2013 5:43:19 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Fantastic image Usman, congratulations on your finalist award.


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2/24/2013 10:08:20 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Huge congrats on your awesome Finalist and Good Luck in the next round, Usman!


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2/24/2013 10:54:32 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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superb... congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!!


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2/25/2013 12:44:32 AM

 
Sylvia Rourke
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Awesome shot, congratulations on your finalist.


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2/25/2013 5:32:22 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Yeah - so happy to see this with a badge! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Usman!


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2/25/2013 5:51:26 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Yeah - so happy to see this with a badge! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Usman!


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2/25/2013 5:51:26 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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This is such a wonderful toryteller and beautiful B&W image. Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Usman!


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2/25/2013 5:53:55 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Usman!


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2/25/2013 9:26:35 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Well deserved finalist award Usman. Well done.


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2/25/2013 9:33:46 AM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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Powerful artwork, Usman.


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2/25/2013 9:38:16 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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This is just terrific! Congratulations, Usman!


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2/25/2013 10:27:33 AM

 
Robert Jensen
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Outstanding - straight into my favorites


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2/25/2013 12:37:07 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Love this, Usman! A gold winner IMHO. Huge congratulations on your outstanding finalist!


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2/25/2013 2:12:48 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Superb image, Usman. Congrats on your finalist and best wishes for the gold!

Debby


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2/25/2013 7:36:35 PM

 
Carol L. Quina
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Another terrific finalist!. Congratulations!


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2/25/2013 10:02:38 PM

 
Rolando Rosito
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Fantastic finalist Usman, congratulations!


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2/26/2013 9:08:37 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this absolutely fabulous macro finalist Usman!

jo ann c.


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2/26/2013 9:14:17 AM

 
Pat Harry
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I'm so happy to see this made finalist - I absolutely love it.


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2/27/2013 6:11:43 AM

 
Michele Peterson
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I love this! In fact, it's my favorite of yours this month. Big Congrats on the finalist!!


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2/27/2013 1:17:04 PM

 
Linda S. Smith
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Huge Congrats on a fabulous Finalist Usman!


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2/27/2013 3:45:45 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Wonderful capture and congratulation on your outstanding finalist Usman.


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2/28/2013 7:33:40 AM

 
Terry A. Stoa
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Very nice image and congrats on this Finalist, Usman. Throwing pots is tough work and requires a lot of hand strength.

You've capture the wheel's motion well.


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2/28/2013 12:16:35 PM

 
Lydia Williams
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An amazing image, Usman...Love this in black and white...Congratulations on your finalist award!


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2/28/2013 4:02:22 PM

 
Robert Jensen
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Congrats - this is such a great image


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2/28/2013 9:27:36 PM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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Congratulations on this incredible winner, Usman! I love this one!


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2/28/2013 9:29:44 PM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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Congratulations on your Winner, Usman! :o)


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2/28/2013 9:32:18 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Huge congrats on your Winner, Usman!


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2/28/2013 9:41:46 PM

 

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Congrats on this outstanding 1st Place Gold win Usman. Couldn't have happened to a better person


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2/28/2013 9:53:09 PM

 
Sharon 
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WTG, Usman!!! HUGE congratulations on your outstanding First Place, Second Place and Finalist Winners! I love your gallery and your images are amazing and inspiring!!!


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2/28/2013 10:33:41 PM

 
Mariann Kovats
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Huge congrats on your awesome win!


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2/28/2013 10:37:46 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Congratz on a wonderful First Place Win, Usman!!


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2/28/2013 10:44:53 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Usman, you do such excellent work. We are all so happy for you and proud of you!

BRAVO and HUGE congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN! WOW!!!!!!!

-Laura :D


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2/28/2013 11:38:01 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Big congratulations on the win Usman. WTG


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2/28/2013 11:38:11 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Congratulations on your beautiful gold Usman.


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2/28/2013 11:48:47 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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So pleased to see this image a first place gold, Usman! Congratulations!


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3/1/2013 12:43:47 AM

 
John Rivera
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Congratulations Usman!


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3/1/2013 1:31:58 AM

 
Ujjwal Mukherjee
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Huge congratulations on your wonderful Winner!!


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3/1/2013 3:19:28 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Yes, yes, yes!!! Congratulations on your wonderful 1st place winner Usman!


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3/1/2013 3:35:00 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Awesome work, Usman. Congrats on your win!


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3/1/2013 3:55:52 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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A wonderful winner Usman! Congratulations!


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3/1/2013 4:03:09 AM

 
Pat Harry
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I'm so excited - my favorite image from last month - very well done. Congratulations, Usman!


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3/1/2013 4:27:37 AM

 
Janet McNeil
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Congratulations on your well deserved win!!


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3/1/2013 4:30:47 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on an amazing winner, Usman.


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3/1/2013 4:33:54 AM

 
Cheryl Schneider
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Big congratulations on a lovely winner, Usman!


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3/1/2013 4:53:48 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Glad to see this win! Congratulations!


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3/1/2013 5:17:58 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your wonderful 1st place win, Usman!


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3/1/2013 5:58:59 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Fabulous image, Usman - congratulations!


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3/1/2013 6:16:12 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Fabulous image, Usman - congratulations!


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3/1/2013 6:16:21 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Amazing, remarkable work - and a fantastic First Place Gold Win! Congratulations, Usman!


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3/1/2013 6:46:39 AM

 
Rahul Sharma
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Brilliant shot..... Many Many congratulations on this very well deserved winner.....


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3/1/2013 6:56:45 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Excellent, Usman
Congratulations!


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3/1/2013 6:57:02 AM

 
Monika Sapek
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Many congratulations on your First Place Win, Usman!


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3/1/2013 6:58:44 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Well done, Usman. Congratulations on your win!


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3/1/2013 6:59:07 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on your awesome First Place Gold win Usman!

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3/1/2013 7:00:54 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations on your gorgeous first prize win!!!


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3/1/2013 7:11:39 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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So happy to see this image win FIRST PLACE, Usman!! Yeah!!! Huge congratulations on your well-deserved GOLD WINNER!!!!


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3/1/2013 7:35:45 AM

 
Linda S. Smith
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Huge Congrats on your First Place Gold Usman!!!


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3/1/2013 7:48:54 AM

 
Becky J. Parkinson
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Incredible and moving image, Usman! Congratulations on your win. I always love seeing your work!!


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3/1/2013 7:50:50 AM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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WOW!!! This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Usman!!! Love the wonderful contrast of his working hands and the soft texture of his creation. A very powerful image, indeed; one of those that tell a beautiful story to our hearts. I'm so glad you were there to capture all this beauty. Thank you for sharing it with us, my friend.
Congratulations on this Winner, Usman!!!
Cesar


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3/1/2013 8:11:59 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Huge congratulations on your first place winner Usman.


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3/1/2013 8:13:13 AM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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Congrats on your well deserved winner, Usman!


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3/1/2013 9:53:51 AM

 
Michele Peterson
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WOO-HOO!! Congratulations, Usman!!!!!


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3/1/2013 10:04:19 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Congratulations on this WONDERFUL photo Usman!!!


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3/1/2013 2:04:31 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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This is a fantastic story-telling image, Usman! Huge congratulations on your terrific First Place win!


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3/1/2013 3:01:01 PM

 
Irene Colling
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Strong composition, excellent photography Usman.

Congratulations on your Gold Award.


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3/1/2013 3:21:00 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations to you Usman on this wonderful FIrst Place Winner!!!


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3/1/2013 4:25:44 PM

 
Carla Capra
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UB, this is such an outstanding image. The details and focus on this subject really rocks. Congratulations!!


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3/1/2013 4:40:03 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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So glad to see this get a First Place Win, Usman!

Huge Congrats!
Debby


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3/1/2013 5:15:17 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Congrats on your wonderful winner Usman!


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3/1/2013 5:28:37 PM

 
Carol Flisak
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Beautiful image, Usman... love the contrast of details and smooth pottery! Congratulations on a fantastic first place winner!


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3/1/2013 6:38:52 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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BIG congrats Usman on this terrific winner!!!


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3/1/2013 6:42:09 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Many many thanks to all of you for your generous and kind comments which I hold dear. And thanks to the Judges for considering this image Gold-worthy.

You all keep me inspired and motivated and I am grateful for that.

UB.


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3/1/2013 6:46:27 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Congratulations, Usman. Just stunning!


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3/1/2013 10:09:30 PM

 
Steve D. Hinkle
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Congrats ! Just beautiful.


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3/2/2013 6:15:45 AM

 
Carmody Baker
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Wonderful capture Usman. Congratulations!


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3/2/2013 8:18:52 AM

 
Carmody Baker
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Wonderful capture Usman. Congratulations!


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3/2/2013 8:19:08 AM

 
Joseph T. Pilonero
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This is so sensual. Absolutely lovely. Spectacular lighting. I love it! Great work, Usman. Congratulations on first place.


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3/2/2013 9:14:00 AM

 
Joseph T. Pilonero
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This is so sensual. Absolutely lovely. Spectacular lighting. I love it! Great work, Usman. Congratulations on first place.


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3/2/2013 9:17:04 AM

 
Sylvia Rourke
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Back to congratulate you again, I love it.


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3/2/2013 2:25:24 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Big congratulations on your beautiful gold Usman!


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3/2/2013 10:38:42 PM

 
Christine Czernin
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Big congratulations on your fantastic gold win, Usman.


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3/3/2013 9:59:58 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATS on this phenomenal WINNER, Usman!


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3/3/2013 11:04:19 AM

 
Glenn E. Traver
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Congratulations Usman, a wonderful Winner ~ GT


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3/3/2013 6:46:57 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations UB - your tones, light and details on this are truly remarkable. So happy to see this image be a winner!


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3/3/2013 9:05:42 PM

 
PATRICIA A. CASEY
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Congratulations, Usman on a lovely B&W capture....


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3/5/2013 5:33:33 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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Usman, this is an amazing photo! Well deserved...you are an amazing artist! Congratulations


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3/5/2013 5:24:21 PM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Love the lighting, detail, and tones on this wonderful image! Congratulations on your First Place Gold!


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3/10/2013 11:33:41 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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The tonal quality is so impressive. Incredible work Usman. Huge congrats, I'm so happy for your BIG win!!! Wow!!


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3/15/2013 11:40:02 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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3/16/2013 10:18:41 AM

 
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