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Braving the Elements


BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Staff FavoriteBetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Braving the Elements
Braving the Elements
Canon G1-F:3.5, 1/80th of a sec, ISO50, handheld
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Gary H. Minish
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/8/2002
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    Nice weather capture, Dolores! A very common sight for me this time of year. in fact I'd probably title it "daily commute' :-)


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1/4/2003 1:28:19 AM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Hi Gary!! Yes, I would imagine this would be common for you!! I think your title is excellent! This was captured today...our 4th storm in the Northeast thus far! Quite an aberration for us..I don't think I've ever experienced this much snow since my transplant here from Northern (northern tip) Maine. Gary...many thanks for kindly "stopping by" and taking time to comment! Happy day!


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Carol Engstrom
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This is a great shot, Dolores. I hope you were able to get it from your driveway, or better yet your kitchen window. But I suspect you were probably out driving in this!


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Dolores Neilson
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Yep...you bet I was out in this!! I have to work really hard for photo ops at this time of year! I'm safe though...I have a brand new 4x4...plenty of airbags...and I stay clear away from other vehicles!! The vehicle approaching in the image? Was a UPS truck!! He stopped and asked what I was doing and if I needed any help....what a nice guy! Who says there aren't any more nice people! I appreciate your comment, Carol! Thank you!!


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Cees F. De With  

This is a fantastic Shot Doloros; you captured the weather effects beautifully. It even gives me a cold now......


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Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Very nice, Dolores! I really like this one. Gives me the chills, brrrrrr..


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Patricia A. Cale
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Great shot, Dolores. I feel like I'm standing out in the snow. I can even fell the cold wind! :)


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Robert Pranagal
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Wow!
I can almost feel the snow on my face!
Great image, Dolores. It looks so real, that it makes me shiver...
Great choice of shutter speed too.


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Dolores Neilson
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Hi Cees!! Thank you so much!! My snow flakes are much sharper on my file on my system but when I upload a file here, I notice the image becomes "soft". I'll ask Jim about that. I appreciate that you extended your time to comment, Cees! Happy day!

Hi Carolyn!! Thank you, daahhhhling! I can imagine that you don't see days like this often...what with all the luscious sunsets I see from your way! I appreciate your comment and that that it made you feel chilled! ;?)

Greetings to you, Pat!! I value your supportive and approving comment on this image! Thanks so very much for your kindness! Happy shooting!

Robert!! Greetings from the United States to Poland! I'm delighted that the image evoked chilliness and a sense of being there!! It was VERY cold and windy when I shot this and I was glad to be back in my warm vehicle. I waited until a vehicle came in my frame and was thankful for his lights! Thanks so much, Robert....I appreciate your kind comments always!


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Ray Charles  

Excllent capture Dolores


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Dolores Neilson
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Good evening, Ray!! Many thanks for your consistent kindness!! You're very thoughtful. Happy shooting!


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Shelley Sanders  

Looks like it was a wet snow! Is it still there? Great story with this photo.


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Dolores Neilson
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Hi Shelley...Thanks soooo much! Yep, the snow is still on the ground. It kind of froze there...now a crust and hard to move if it wasn't done immediatley after the snowfall. Appreciate you "stopping by", lady!

Happy shooting!


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Cathy M. Gromball
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Great shot, Dolores! It looks like quite the snowstorm - very moody!

Cathy :)


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Dolores Neilson
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Thanks so much, Cathy!! It certainly was a nasty storm..but was kinda fun too! I appreciate your kind visit once more! Happy day!!


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Cheryl Meisel
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/5/2001
 

Love this shot. Congrats and good LUCK with it! Cheryl


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Ray Charles  

Congratulations, Dolores!


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Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on finals again, Dolores!

Cathy :)


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Carol Engstrom
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Congrats on your finalist shot, Dolores.


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Gary H. Minish
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Boy, you just killed em this month, Dolores! Good luck with this one!


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Dolores Neilson
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Cheryl, Ray, CAthy, Carol and Gary!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

Gary...thank you...I am elated that several of our images made finalist...such an honor considering there were 5203 images entered!


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Cees F. De With  

Congrats!!!!!
Cees


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Carol  Sherman  

Wow...wonderful achievements this month Dolores. Congratulations!


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Dolores Neilson
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HI Cees!! THANKS SO MUCH AGAIN!! My, you've certainly made the rounds today...how generous of you!!

Hi Carol! Thanks to you also! I am so privileged to receive such kindness. Many thanks for your support and congrats! And again, congrats on your finalist winner.


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Frank A. Ogle  

WOW!! I Really like this one,Dolores!!Congrats on being a Finalist,this one is Outstanding!!
A Winner for Sure!!
Regards,

Frank


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Dolores Neilson
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Hello Frank!! Thank you kindly! I really like your finalists also! You're done well this month!! Many thanks and looking forward to seeing more of your outstanding work!


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Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your second place win, Dolores!

Cathy :)


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Gary H. Minish
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And yet another very well deserved win!! Way to go, Dolores!


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Cees F. De With  

Dolores, I am really happy this one is a winner! I fully agree! Congrats to you! Greetzz Cees


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Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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I don't care what the judges say, this was my very favorite of all yours this month. Should have been first place!


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Faye White
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/26/2002
 

Congratulations Dolores!! This is super - I love it!


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Donna J. Eaton
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/15/2001
 

You have captured the chill so well in this one Dolores! Many congratulations!


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Carol  Sherman  

Hearty Congratulations Dolores...Thrilled for you!!!

p.s. - (ok how did you set this up? baahaa) You sure did brave the elements for this awesome shot!


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Dolores Neilson
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Oh MY! Cathy...Gary...Cees...Carolyn...Faye...Donna...Carol...THANK YOU SO MUCH for your acknowledgement of my image. I feel so honored to have a 2nd place win and be the recipient of your kindness!! Many thanks for taking the time to post all your wonderful and kind posts! Have a great day! I'm as happy as a lark!


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Frank A. Ogle  

Congrats on Winning,Dolores !! This one is very Deserving!!Outstanding Photo!!


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Mette Vendelboe Allison
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Love this photo's dramatic mood and your choice of title. Congratulations again!


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Dolores Neilson
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Thank you again so much, Frank and Mette! Again, so very honored that you have taken valuable time to honor my work. I treasure you both and look forward to seeing more of your outstanding images. What a gift you are to the photo community here!! God bless!


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Mette Vendelboe Allison
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Than k yoy so much, Dolores! Your kind, kind words have really made my day. You have a heart of gold and you are extremely talented.


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Gerda Grice
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Another beauty, Dolores! Many congratulations on this well earned win!!


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Suzie Strasburg  

Dolores a big hand to you! I love this photo.


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Dolores Neilson
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You're so very welcome, Mette. You deserve kindness because you give it.

Gerda...another act of kindness that means so much to me. Thank you so much for going to such trouble to be so thoughtful. It means so much.

Hi Suzie!! THanks for the hand...and a part of your heart too. I appreciate your praise of my image. So thoughtful you are! Many thank yous!


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Shelley Sanders  

Congrats on your win Dolores! You can feel the wind and cold. Brave woman for getting out in this!


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Dolores Neilson
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Thank you sooo much, Shelley!! ....brave or CRAZY?? I sometimes become a little over-confident in my SUV. I have to remind myself that there's still danger with icy roads AND other motorists! But it WAS COLD!


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Bernard B. Travers  

Go girl go. Who can stop her now. Well deserved DN.


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Dolores Neilson
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Thank you sweet man!! A very kind gesture and much appreciated....much obliged to you!! Happy day, BT...and thanks for the smile!!!


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Dolores Neilson
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Thank you sweet man!! A very kind gesture and much appreciated....much obliged to you!! Happy day, BT...and thanks for the smile!!!


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Dolores Neilson
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Thank you sweet man!! A very kind gesture and much appreciated....much obliged to you!! Happy day, BT...and thanks for the smile!!!


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Dolores Neilson
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Thank you sweet man!! A very kind gesture and much appreciated....much obliged to you!! Happy day, BT...and thanks for the smile!!!


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Kathy L. Schneider  

Congratulations Dolores! I love the mood this one conveys, this was a perfect day for photography! LOL...ya take what ya get in the winter don't ya? Congrats on your placing with this deserving win!


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Dolores Neilson
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Hi Kathy! THank you so much!! And congrats to you for your win also! Yep...I'll take what I can get for sure! Heck...sometimes I think I'll run out of subject matter so I'm out there rain or shine! I love your terminal shot so much!! Happy weekend!


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William C. Raco
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Superb image.
this would have been quite good without the vehicle, it's exceptional with it.
I can see why this did so well in the contest.
Congratulations, Dolores


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Dolores Neilson
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HI Bill!! My goodness...how generous of you to comment on my work! I value your time and kindness more than you know! This was a UPS truck...when he saw me in the middle of the road in a blizzard, he thought I was stranded and offered to help. I thought it was so kind of him to offer assistance. He must have thought I needed psychiatric help !


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