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Ceiling Blue
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Ceiling Blue
Ceiling Blue
Greetings everyone! A ceiling pic I took yesterday at a Chinese restaurant.
© Dolores Neilson
 
 
 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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    Downright celestial! Looks like a space ship!

12/12/2002 9:29:58 AM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Wow! Wish my ceiling shots turned out like this! Awesome shot Dolores!

Cathy :)

 
Carol  Sherman

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OH YES...it does look like a spaceship. It is so clear and crisp & wonderful composition Dolores, great shot for sure!

 
Damian P. Gadal
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Cleaver shot!

 
Lem Metro

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You could call it a Pu-Pu platters eye view. Nice shot!

 
Dolores Neilson
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Hi Carolyn!! That's what I thought it looked like too!! I kept thinking what a great ceiling that was! Thanks soooo much, sister friend!

Greetings to you, Cathy! and THANK YOU! I was lamenting over the fact that I didn't have my tripod with me because of low light conditions ...and in persistence, ended up using one of the tables (nobody seated there, of course) and propped up my camera with those little 1 tsp size sugar envelopes (hmmm...Sweet and Low, I think)!! I wasn't leaving without my shot!

HI again, Carol!! Thanks so much for your wonderful commentary! I appreciate that you deem my image worthy of your time! Happy day!

Damian....THANKS TO YOU TOO!! It took me a sec to get your pun! Too funny! Thank you so much!

Lem...your comment had me rolling! Now why didn't I think of that! You are far more creative than I am! Thanks so much for your great title and your delightful comment! Happy day!

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Wow - the things we go through to get a shot! I'm so glad you persisted and didn't leave without getting this one!

Cathy :)

 
June Marie Sobrito
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Awesome!

 
Gary Minish
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Very striking compostion and very well executed, Dolores! It looks like a UFO to me!

 
Dolores Neilson
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Cathy...Thanks again.

June Marie....Thanks to you also for taking time to comment! You know I appreciate every word you give me!

Gary...I'm delighted for your positive words and the gift of your comment! Thanks soooooo much!! Hope you're not too cold in AK!!

And when is Jim going to post Nov. winning images!! I can't wait much longer!

 
Robert Pranagal
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Incredible...

 
A.Aziz S. Ayash
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Very nice, Dolores.

 
Ray Charles

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Great composition, and colors. If I did not notice the cover gril, I would have to say UFO.

 
Mark Oxley
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Everything I wanted to say about this image has already been said. I'll just add Blooming AWESOME!!

 
Dolores Neilson
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HI Robert! Thank you!! Are you also anxiously awaiting the Nov. posts?? Let me know!

Greetings again, A.Aziz!!! I appreciate your positive note. Thanks so much!

Hi Ray!! I took more pics of this ceiling zoomed out a bit and they look even more UFO'ish! Maybe I'll post one of the others too! Thanks soooo much
for the gift of your kindness. I appreciate your time.

Hi Mark!! And many thanks to you too!! Bet you have quite a few winning pics in the Nov competition...if Jim could only post! Actually, I'd hate to be the judge of 3500 entries....what a challenge! Looking forward to viewing more of your work! Thanks!

 
John Maitland

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Wonderful shot. I agree with those who have already stated that it looks like a space ship.... I thought I was looking at a shot from the set of Star Trek. Could have been a restaurant on the Enterprise!

Keep up the great work!

John

 
Dolores Neilson
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Thanks so much for your your kindness, John. My daughter will love your comment...being the huge Trekkie fan that she is!! It didn't look UFO'ish looking up at it from my restaurant table.... that it is being framed this way and was shot at an angle does! I appreciate your delightfully positive comment! Happy Day!

 
David and Carol Kelly

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Delores, Great eye and execution.

 
Dolores Neilson
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Hi David!! How very kind of you to say so!! I appreciate your time very much!! Best wishes!

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations Dolores!

Cathy :)

 
Dolores Neilson
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Thank you, Cathy!! How nice!~!

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Congrats, Dolores!!

 
Dolores Neilson
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Hi again, Carolyn!! Thank you so much! You're too kind!!

 
Kathy L. Schneider

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Congratulations Dolores! You have a great eye to "see" this shot! I thought it was a space ship landing...come kind of unique DA! I really like it a lot!

 
Dolores Neilson
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Gee Kath...maybe it was a space ship up there hovering over my poo poo platter! The lights were cool, whatever it is!! Patrons must have thought I was a weirdo! Luckily it wasn't too crowded...had a nice time with my Aunt and discovered a new Chinese restaurant! Thanks so much!! And congrats on your two outstanding finalists too!!

 
Gary Minish
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I knew this would make the finals! I believe it will go further than that though. I bet you have fond memories every time you go to that restaurant now :-)

 
Dolores Neilson
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Hi Gary....thank you for your SECOND comment on this image!! How supportive and encouraging you are!! I hope you never stop competing here....one, your images are inspiring and two, you're a delightful asset of the BP community!
I haven't returned to that restaurant yet but I plan on it! They also have a fish pond but it was so dirty and it showed in all of my images! Thanks so much, good photo friend! Stay warm in AK!

 
Carol  Sherman

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So happy this won too Dolores, it's absolutely eye catching!!!!
Congratulations to you!

 
Dolores Neilson
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Hi Carol! I'm happy it won too!! I appreciate your kindness again, Carol! I liked the strong graphical elements in the ceiling. Really strange ceiling for a Chinese restaurant, isn't it?

Thank you so much!

 
Elizabeth A. Zibas
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Congrats to you as well Delores. I love the abstractishness (is that a real word?!?!?!) of this image. My favorite color is blue and this one just rocks. What a great image. Special thanks for your comments on my image they are very much appreciated.

 
Terry McCully

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Great capture here...and congrats to you as well Love the blues in this shot...Reminds me of the bottom of a U.F.O.

 
Dolores Neilson
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Hi Betsy!! Thank you so much!! Listen girl...when complimenting one of my images...I don't care if "abstractishness" is a word in the dictionary or not...IT'S NOW A WORD TO ME! I ain't picky! (is "ain't" a word ;?))
Delighted you like blue! You're welcome for the comments on your image...you deserve them for the creativity in that!

Hello Terry!! Thank you sooooo much!! Yes, that seems to be the general consensus here...I photographed an alien ship! Hope they're not made at me! Happy day!! I'm delighted for us!

 
Carol Engstrom
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Congrats Dolores!

 
Carol  Sherman

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Woooohoooo, a double win! Congrats Dolores!!!!

 
Dolores Neilson
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Hi Carol!! Thank you!! I do not want to mislead you...I have ONE 2nd place winner and 3 finalists. I just didn't want to take credit for two 2nd place winners if I hadn't earned it.I think that's what you meant by "double win".
You're a sweetheart for taking time to congratulate me on my image. You give soooo much support to all of us here. Thank you! You're a treat!

 
June Marie Sobrito
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Congrats, Dolores! I love this shot!

 
Carol  Sherman

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Lol Dolores, after I submitted I realize I didn't write it correctly. No matter how you cut it you are 3x's winner and double on one, hmm...I'm complicating the math now.heehee SO, Your a winner for sure! I thank you for your sweet compliment, though it's definitely my pleasure learning from you fabulous photographers.

 
Dolores Neilson
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Thanks June Marie!! I love your winning shot too! And Congrats again!

Carol... Thank you! You said "double" cuz it made finalist first..and now 2nd place...ah, now I get it!! I guess I'm just slow tonight! It's all the excitement I guess!

 
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Big congrats, Dolores, on your 2nd place finish with this wonderful shot and on your 3 finalist placings! Wow! Terrific going!

 
Ray Charles

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WELL done Dolores,

and well deserved.

 
Dolores Neilson
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Greetings Gerda! Many, many thanks for your support and warm congrats! You're another special one who has given much to me in support over the last year and a half. Thank you for giving so much!

 
Shelley Sanders

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Congrats Dolores! Wonderful color, gotta love that blue! Great comp!

 
Dolores Neilson
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HI Ray!! Many thanks for your supportive comment! Appreciate your time immensely! Happy shooting!

Hey! Shelley's here too! Thank you!! The graphical elements appealed to me when I looked up while eating my lunch! I'm learning to be much more aware of my surroundings! Many thanks for your congrats and support too! I'm so happy with my win!

 
Damian P. Gadal
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Congrats on landing a winner Dolores :-)

 
Kathy L. Schneider

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Woo Hoo Dolores! I could hardly find the bottom of the page! It's so wonderful to see you win big here at betterphoto! Not only are your photographic talents enjoyed, but obviously your kindness is appreciated by all of us!! I love this image, you have a great eye! Congratulations!

 
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Thank you Damian!! I'm very pleased! And I'm pleased for you with your two awesome finalist wins! When I think that 3800+ pics were in the pool, I feel so honored to win anything here! Finalist was pretty awesome but 2nd place was mighty fine too!

Woo hoo Kathy!! Yes, it's a wonderful experience to win "big"...though for me making finalist out of 3800 pics was already winning "big"....now I feel I won "bigger"! I'm excited for all of us here...it's a nice feeling! Thanks for your compliments...always a pleasure to hear from you!

 
Mark Oxley
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Gongrats on this well deserved second place Dolores, also on all your other finalists!!

 
Dolores Neilson
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Mark... I'm honored to be the recipient of your congratulatory comments! A heartfelt thanks for your gift. And congrats again to YOU for your awesome finalist shot!! That's a fine bird shot..perfect timing!

 
Gary Minish
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Excellent! I knew this would get an award! Congratulations once more, Dolores!!

 
Dolores Neilson
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Hi again, Gary! And thanks for a THIRD time!! You're spending too much time on me...people will start thinking we're having an affair! Ah..who cares what people think! Thanks so much for your kindness and support (AND CONFIDENCE) on my ceiling pic and so many others! Always a pleasure!

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your Second Place win, Dolores!

Cathy :)

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Wow, good for you Delores! Congratuatations on a well deserved win!

 
Robert Pranagal
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Dolores,
Congratulations on your winning!
Great stuff.

 
Dolores Neilson
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Hi Cathy!! Thank you for your 4TH comment on this shot!! Considering how many entries there are here, this shows how generous you are with your time! Always a pleasure to "talk" with you, Cathy!! Many thanks!!

Hi Donna!! I appreciate your supportive comment...Thanks so much for being so kind! I owe you an email today...I'm getting around to it. My email box is flooded.

Thank you again, Robert! Many thanks for taking time to congratulate me! So nice of you...I'm very pleased. Looking forward to seeing more of your great stuff!

 
Ellen Peach
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You sure don't miss a thing...great shot and congratulations, Dolores!

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Whoooo Hooooo for you, Dolores! Congrats! Bringing your camera to lunch really paid off! :) A very cool shot....

 
Heather K. McFarland
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Congrats on your win Dolores. Cool blue image!

 
Dolores Neilson
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Hi Ellen!! Thanks so much! I was delighted for the honor of 2nd place with all the entries there were this month! Many thanks and have a good night!

Hi Kathleen....Yes, I guess this win pays my lunch, doesn't it?? I didn't think about it that way! Thanks for your warm congratulations once more, Kathleen! It's, like, TOTALLY cool that you like it! (Sorry...my weak valley girl parlance)!

HI Heather!! Thanks so much! And again another congrats to you!! I appreciate that you took time to extend a note of congratulations, Heather! That's really nice of you! Happy day!

 
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Marvelous Delores. Good job. Good for you. Congrats.

 
Dolores Neilson
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Thanks so much, Bernard!! And many congrats to you for your 3 finalists!! They are all awesome. I haven't forgotten about the contest list links you asked for...will try to do that today! Thank you for taking time to congratulate...I appreciate the effort immensely.

 
Lem Metro

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Well deserved kudos Dolores. Continued good luck.

 
Dolores Neilson
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Good morning, Lem! Your compliment is warmly valued. It's great to hear from you again. Thanks for wishing me good luck and good luck to you also! Happy day!

 
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Hi Dolores: I was going to check in earlier on "Ceiling Blue," but better late than ... oh well ... Anyway, congrats on a spectacular shot! All the celestial/space ship/UFO comments really apply here - plus, a great composition and a great eye for the unusual!
Kerry

 
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Greetings Kerry! Love hearing from you ANYTIME!! No such thing as "late" commenting with me...but show up for dinner late...and I have your head, ok?
Thanks for your complimentary comment!! All the UFO/etc comments were a hoot! I've been looking "up" lately! THanks so much for investing valuable time to support and compliment this image! Happy shooting!

 
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Dolores, just visiting your gallery where you have so many wonderful pics. Love this shot! What a great idea and execution in this shot! Congratulations!

 
Jean Papo
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Dolores, just visiting your gallery where you have so many wonderful pics. Love this shot! What a great idea and execution in this shot! Congratulations!

 
Dolores Neilson
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Hi Jean!! Oh my....Thank you so much for taking time to check out my gallery! You're so sweet! I'm immensely delighted this image appeals to you! It's one of those "I'm glad I had my camera with me" kinda shots! The ones you don't expect to find!! In heartfelt gratitude....

 
Paula Showen
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Really awesome, Dolores!

2/8/2005 1:22:54 PM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Greetings Miss Paula!! Thanks so much for going through my gallery!! You're just a sweetheart of a lady! Have a great day!!

2/8/2005 4:37:55 PM

 
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