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Wings of Desire

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"Wings of Desire"
"Wings of Desire"
"Wings of Desire" is a 1987 Franco-German romantic fantasy film directed by Wim Wenders. The film is about invisible, immortal angels who populate Berlin and listen to the thoughts of the human inhabitants and comfort those who are in distress. Even though the city is densely populated, many of the people are isolated and estranged from their loved ones. One of the angels, played by Bruno Ganz, falls in love with a beautiful, lonely trapeze artist. The angel chooses to become human so that he can experience the human sensory pleasures, ranging from enjoying food to touching a loved one, and so that he can experience human love with the trapeze artist. The film is shot in both a rich, sepia-toned black-and-white and color, with the former being used to represent the world as experienced by the angels.

PG101 "Romantic Movie Title" Theme
FINALIST FEBRUARY 2013

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Martha R. Mazon
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    Simply gorgeous, Melinda, and a wonderful choice for theme day! I haven't seen the film but based on how you described it, this would be a perfect movie poster. HTD!


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2/10/2013 9:09:21 AM

 
David Phalen
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Absolutely beautiful!! HTD!!


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2/10/2013 10:20:07 AM

 
Sylvia Rourke
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Serenely beautiful.


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2/10/2013 11:16:27 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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Thank you, Martha, Dave, and Sylvia!


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2/10/2013 3:24:38 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I absolutely ADORE this image Melinda. Perfect for the theme!


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2/10/2013 4:48:55 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Lovely image,,great for theme Melinda..HTD!


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2/10/2013 8:09:15 PM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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Thank you, Donna and Julianne!
Donna, I remember how much you like it when previously posted. This is a cleaned up version, posted with crossed fingers. Thanks for your steady support!


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2/11/2013 12:41:30 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Evocative and gentle, Melinda, with many meanings possible that each viewer can supply.


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2/11/2013 9:30:58 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Mitch.


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2/11/2013 10:32:35 AM

 
Carol L. Quina
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Lovely work Melinda! HTD!


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2/11/2013 2:28:19 PM

 
Joy Rector
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beautiful


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2/12/2013 5:22:03 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations on the theme win!


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2/12/2013 6:12:06 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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Congrats, Melinda, on your theme win.. :-)


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2/12/2013 6:32:14 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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My favorite, huge congrats Melinda!


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2/12/2013 6:54:11 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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Thank you so much, Carol, Joy, Chris, Bob, and Donna!


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2/12/2013 8:25:18 AM

 
Jane Holestine
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Beautiful, Min! Congrats on your win!


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2/12/2013 8:38:07 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Creative and beautiful. Poetic...
Congratulations on your inspirational winner Melinda!


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2/12/2013 9:09:54 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Evocative and poetic, Melinda. Congratulations on the 101 theme win.


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2/12/2013 10:16:13 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Evocative and poetic, Melinda. Congratulations on the 101 theme win.


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2/12/2013 10:16:20 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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Thank you, Jane, Katta, and Nikki!


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2/12/2013 11:09:23 AM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Just beautiful and romantic! Congratulations on the 101 theme win!


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2/13/2013 1:30:39 PM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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Thank you, Amanda!


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2/14/2013 3:08:22 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Yes Melinda, already a favorite, now a finalist. Huge congrats, best of luck in the next round!!!!


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3/27/2013 3:38:30 PM

 
Irene Colling
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Lovely work Melinda.

Congratulations on your creative Finalist.


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3/27/2013 4:47:56 PM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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Thank you, Donna and Irene.
Special thanks to Donna whose love for the image motivated me to rework it and get it right!


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3/28/2013 3:34:37 AM

 
Sylvia Rourke
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Congrats on your finalist Melinda


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3/28/2013 3:53:42 AM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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So glad this made Finalist, and I hope it goes higher!


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3/28/2013 11:35:34 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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Thank you, Sylvia and Amanda!


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3/28/2013 4:27:03 PM

 
Terry A. Stoa
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Huge kudos on this Winner, Melinda! Wonderful work.


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3/29/2013 2:56:51 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Theme win, and BP win... wonderful! Congratulations!


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3/29/2013 5:19:58 AM

 
Brian M. Jones
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Very big congrats to you Melinda for your 2nd Place Gold..


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3/29/2013 7:03:58 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Beautiful work, Melinda. A big congrats on your win.


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3/29/2013 7:08:04 AM

 
Sylvia Rourke
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Wow Melinda, a huge congrats on your gold.


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3/29/2013 7:24:44 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations on your creative and beautiful winner Melinda!


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3/29/2013 7:34:06 AM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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Congratulations Melinda! I'm so pleased to see this with gold!


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3/29/2013 8:15:26 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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The concept is beautiful, and so is the rendering, Melinda. Congratulations to you on the gold.


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3/29/2013 8:20:10 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Congratulations on this wonderful winner Melinda! just beautiful...


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3/29/2013 10:31:44 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I'm back again to congratulate you on winning GOLD. I have always loved this image Melinda! Congratulations on your win!!!


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3/30/2013 4:03:23 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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Thank you, Terry, Chris, Brian, R.J., Sylvia, Katta, Martha, Mitch, Daniella, and especially Donna, without whose encouragement I would not have continued to work on, and resub,
this image!


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3/30/2013 5:19:28 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Big congrats on this wonderful 2nd Place Gold Winner Linda, sooo beautiful girl!

jo ann c.


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3/30/2013 12:15:55 PM

 
Michele Peterson
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Beautiful, Melinda. Congratulations!!


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3/30/2013 10:50:49 PM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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Thank you, Jo Ann and Michele!


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3/31/2013 7:28:55 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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WTG Melinda. Well deserved, CONGRATZ!!!

UB.


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4/4/2013 4:11:36 PM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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Thank you, UB!


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4/8/2013 9:00:46 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Dear Photo Friend: I feel that something has changed at Better Photo but cannot tell you just what has happened. I have been here since 2003 and most every month I have written to all the winners telling them how their work touches me. I have witnessed photographs that bring tears to my eyes and colors that are unbelievable, now I am worried that like all good things that it will not be here the next time I look.
But the feeling of not being able to congratulate all the winners for the hard work, and sharing their talent with all of us makes me so sad.
However it turns out and even if this is the last time I have this privilege, to let you know how exceptional your work has been, please know that I will never forget.
CONGRATULATIONS to all of you for the month of February, 2013, I send my very best to you always, Merna Nobile


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4/16/2013 9:45:43 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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Thank you, Merna.


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4/16/2013 3:59:01 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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I think that they have changed their judging standards and, as usual, the members are the last ones to know. From what I can see the second half of March had very few Editors’ Picks and I have not seen a single one in April. Whatever happens, keep well. Merna


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4/20/2013 9:48:16 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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I have not seen one in April either. Apparently, I do not meet the new standards. Oh well... impetus to work at the craft and improve!!


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4/20/2013 12:55:03 PM

 
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