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With Gratitude
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With Gratitude
With Gratitude
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William C. Raco
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    With this month's theme being gratitude, and with Thanksgiving arriving tomorrow, I am well aware of all the blessings I've received in my life.
One of those bright spots is the Better Photo community and all the fine folks that inhabit this site.
I have been treated so incredibly well by all of you.
I am still overwhelmed by the gracious posts and well wishes from so many of you on my recent birthday.
I have all of you to be so thankful for…..

And that brings me to someone to whom I am most grateful
The woman who has become my mentor and my friend.
Any improvement I have made as a photographer in the past year is a direct reflection of her advice, her teaching and her assistance.
She inspires me daily with her work, her artistry, her heart and her friendship.
With appreciation, with admiration, and with gratitude, I dedicate this photo of your favorite Calla Lilies to you, Kathleen Clemons
Thank you,

bill

11/24/2004 2:59:18 AM

 
Janet L. Skinner
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How beautiful, Bill....

11/24/2004 3:05:18 AM

 
Paul C. Gazzanigo
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Simply beautiful, Bill. Wonderul and touching sentiment ... it's nice to see class.

11/24/2004 3:09:55 AM

 
Alan L. Borror
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Great photo and great post, Bill!!!

11/24/2004 3:12:55 AM

 
Alan L. Borror
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Great photo and great post, Bill!!!

11/24/2004 3:13:18 AM

 
Tom Andersen
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Marvelous photo and tribute, Bill!

11/24/2004 3:19:42 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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This is an incredible find, Bill, and a lovely photo. When I am rich and famous, I'll have to order a gate like this. Thank you very much for your kind words. :)

11/24/2004 3:19:53 AM

 
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Beautiful shot, Bill!!! Wonderful tribute to friendship and blessings!

11/24/2004 3:51:49 AM

 
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bill...this is beautifully composed with wonderful graphical appeal.

Your sentiment is so very touching, it brought tears to my eyes. Yes, Kathleen is a special person indeed and an amazing photographer. Wishing you both a wonderful Thanksgiving.

11/24/2004 3:52:03 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Bill, you've brought a tear to my eyes. This is by far the best tribute to a fantastic lady and excellent Photographer. Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

11/24/2004 3:53:56 AM

 
Joy Brown
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Wonderful image and tribute, Bill!

11/24/2004 4:04:34 AM

 
Cathy Gregor
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Beautiful image, Bill!
-cathy

11/24/2004 4:18:31 AM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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You've brought home the flowers this time, Bill. Nice message and tribute.

11/24/2004 4:41:19 AM

 
Karma Wilson
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Beautiful tribute!

Karma

11/24/2004 4:42:25 AM

 
S  J
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Beautiful image with nice light, composition and details, Bill! Very nice dedication!

11/24/2004 5:08:19 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Beautiful image and tribute to Kathleen, Bill! I, and am sure many other BP Photographers, share in your admiration of her, her fine work, and support to others.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Debby

11/24/2004 5:11:48 AM

 
Cathy T. Vettes
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The photo is absolutly beautiful Bill.. I love it..And your words are just as beautiful and fitting. Have a wonderful Holiday!!

11/24/2004 5:12:58 AM

 
Marie Fields
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Wonderful image and special sentiment, Bill! Happy Thanksgiving!

11/24/2004 5:18:33 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Very nice photo and wonderful tribute from one fine photographer to another!

Happy Thanksgiving Bill...:)

11/24/2004 5:19:56 AM

 
Mellanie 

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What a great shot and fantastic tribute, Bill!

11/24/2004 6:15:55 AM

 
Charlene Bayerle
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This is beautiful Bill and a wonderful tribute to Kathleen!!!!

11/24/2004 6:16:32 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Beautiful image and tribute to Kathleen, bill!

11/24/2004 6:44:57 AM

 
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Nice find, image and tribute Bill! I have to agree, Kath is the best darn photographer in Harpswell, Maine :0)

11/24/2004 7:41:20 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Nicely done Bill.... A great find! Jeff

11/24/2004 8:29:16 AM

 
Michael Allen

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A wonderful Thanksgiving shot and warm tribute, Bill.

Terrific job on that beautiful gate!

..mike ;-]

11/24/2004 8:29:52 AM

 
cj patterson
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wonderful shot! and fantastic tribute...you speak so eloquently bill...very nice sentiment!!!

11/24/2004 8:39:04 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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This is so beautiful, Bill!!!!

11/24/2004 9:54:44 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Beautiful shot and a wonderful tribute, Bill! Excellent shot and presentation!

11/24/2004 10:23:58 AM

 
Shirley L. Carpenter
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Beautiful image and words Bill!! Excellent!!

11/24/2004 11:01:04 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Awesome Image Bill, beautiful words, Happy Thanksgiving.

11/24/2004 1:19:22 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Wonderful image and nice words Bill!

11/24/2004 5:28:34 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you all so much for the kind words about the photo, and of Kathleen.
You are such a great group of photographers and friends.
My very best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to each of you and your families.

bill

11/24/2004 5:37:23 PM

 
Janet Detota
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Such an amazing capture and wonderful message! Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Bill!!

11/24/2004 7:51:54 PM

 
Diane  Addonizio
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Beautiful tribute, Bill!

11/24/2004 8:08:41 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Beautiful Image And Find Bill Nice Tribute:-)
You And Your Family Have A Great Thanksgiving!

11/24/2004 8:51:44 PM

 
Brenda W. LaFleur
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Lovely, Bill. Your words are so touching.

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

11/24/2004 9:01:14 PM

 
Paula Showen
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What a beautiful image and message, Bill.

Have a very wonderful Thanksgiving!

11/24/2004 10:10:05 PM

 
Amy N. Cappelli
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Bill, Happy Thanksgiving! You are a true example of living life through empathy, compassion, beauty and above all gratitude. You are the great teacher for all of us. I could easily sing your praises as an artist; but today, a day of Thanksgiving, I must tell you that my heart has expanded even more and so happily since I have been welcomed into this circle of friends. Bill, thank you so much for the art of your photography and the art of your friendship.
This is a lovely image :-)

11/25/2004 7:36:23 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you all so much.
Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

bill

11/25/2004 8:19:17 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Hi Bill!! What a most beautiful tribute!! I am teary eyed. Great image!! Take care and have a most wonderful day!!

11/25/2004 9:14:42 AM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
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Beautiful sentiment, and a really super shot.
Ann

11/26/2004 3:44:32 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you very much, Donna and Ann!
I hope you both had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day

bill

11/26/2004 3:46:52 PM

 
Lucia De Giovanni

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Bill, you exemplify the reason why people are so thrilled to be a part of this community - it's such talented and humble people like you who keep the spirit of Thanksgiving alive - thank you, for your support, your kind words, for always being there - and for sharing your beautiful photographs!

11/26/2004 7:43:40 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you so much for the very kind comments, Lucia.
best wishes,

bill

11/27/2004 5:35:06 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Bill, the gate was an amazingly beautiful find.
Your lighting and composition brought out that beauty to a wondrous degree.

Your tribute to Kathleen surpasses it all.
Thank you for being such an integral, supportive part of this great betterphoto community.
May your holiday season be a joyful one from Thanksgiving until 2005 begins!

11/27/2004 1:06:54 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you, Mary.
You are very kind and generous.
I appreciate your comments so much!

bill

11/27/2004 1:22:28 PM

 
Eric Highfield
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Congratulations, Bill! on this wonderful Tribute and Finalist!!

12/15/2004 10:51:20 PM

 
Lucia De Giovanni

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Congratulations on your Finalist Bill!

12/15/2004 11:00:26 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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SO well deserved, Bill ~
CONGRATULATIONS!

12/15/2004 11:04:14 PM

 
S  J
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Congrats again, Bill! This is so beautiful!!!

12/15/2004 11:22:08 PM

 
Carol Brill
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What an inspiring presentation, Bill, I'm sorry I missed it the first time around! Congratulations on reaching the finals and best of luck to you!

12/15/2004 11:48:58 PM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Wow, I missed this lovely tribute to Kath last month. This is so beautiful; the detail is amazing. Congrats, Bill!

12/16/2004 12:13:54 AM

 
Alan L. Borror
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Congratulations, Bill and good luck in the next round!

12/16/2004 1:55:18 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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As you might expect, I am sooooo happy to see this in the finals! Congratulations, and thank you once again for your kind and thoughtful words.

12/16/2004 2:46:55 AM

 
Diane  Addonizio
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Congratulations, Bill!

12/16/2004 4:03:37 AM

 
Amy N. Cappelli
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Congratulations Bill!

12/16/2004 4:19:47 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations on another wonderful finalist, Bill!

Best Wishes,
Debby

12/16/2004 4:31:31 AM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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As soon as I saw the calla lilies I knew who the dedication was for! Still a beautiful and heartfelt statement! Congratulations and good luck, Bill!

p.s. I can't imagine finding such a beautiful fence. It's really incredible!

12/16/2004 4:41:12 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Missed this one the first time around, wonderfully taken and said Bill, congratulations!

12/16/2004 4:54:50 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Congratulations Bill!

12/16/2004 6:09:37 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Congrat's, Bill!!!

12/16/2004 6:40:44 AM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Yep...this is a winner! Congrats on your superb finalist!

12/16/2004 7:03:48 AM

 
Jessica McCollam
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Very touching and beautiful, William. Congratulations!

12/16/2004 7:32:40 AM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Congrats Bill on your lovely fence photo making the finals. Your comments about Kathleen are very special. I agree that she is one talented and nice lady! I would know, having been in some classes here with her.

12/16/2004 8:22:04 AM

 
Cindy Paquette
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So well deserved Bill! Congratulations!

12/16/2004 8:24:32 AM

 
Stacey A. Bates
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Simply Beautiful Bill, many congratuations to you!!

12/16/2004 8:54:02 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Bill,
Congratulations on this well deserved image. Good luck on the next round

12/16/2004 9:05:55 AM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Congratulations,On A Great Finalist Bill:-)

12/16/2004 9:42:15 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Bill on this awesome finalists and all you many other finalists!!!!! Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! well deserved!!!!

12/16/2004 10:04:22 AM

 
Tom Andersen
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Congratulations, Bill!

12/16/2004 1:52:22 PM

 
Karen Bacon
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Bill!

12/16/2004 3:37:25 PM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
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Congratulations Bill!!
Ann

12/16/2004 4:03:44 PM

 
Donna L. Cuic
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Beautiful image William. Congrats!

12/16/2004 4:50:55 PM

 
Kathleen F. Greer
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Big Congrats Bill!!!

12/16/2004 5:13:55 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you!
You are all so kind!

bill

12/16/2004 5:17:12 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Huge CONGRATULATIONS on another excellent image and Finalist, bill! The expression of gratitude for Kathleen is ingrained in your character! Thanks again for all of our wonderous and masterful images!!
Much Aloha,
Stan

12/16/2004 5:36:29 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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Many congratulations, Bill!!!

12/16/2004 6:53:39 PM

 
Brenda W. LaFleur
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Congrats, Bill. Well deserved!

12/16/2004 8:14:18 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Many congratulations and good luck, Bill!

12/16/2004 10:03:46 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Beautiful image and sentiment, Bill! Congrats!!

12/17/2004 5:33:58 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Congratulations, Bill! Good luck next round!

12/17/2004 6:07:30 AM

 
Lee Ann Sahagun - Poling
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Gosh, this is gorgeous! Congrats on making here so far... I'm sure you will be going further. Excellent image!

12/17/2004 7:18:56 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you all so much!!!
Happy Holidays to each of you and yours.

bill

12/17/2004 3:16:51 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Beautiful image!! Congratulations, Bill!!!

12/18/2004 9:10:58 AM

 
Janet Detota
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Congratulations!!!

12/18/2004 9:18:44 AM

 
Jennifer Rennison

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Beautiful tribute Bill, Congratulations on your finalist!!

12/20/2004 5:32:30 PM

 
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