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Spoon and Cherry Sculpture in Snowstorm
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Spoon and Cherry Sculpture in Snowstorm
Spoon and Cherry Sculpture in Snowstorm
Warker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
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Tammy Scott
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    What an awesome shot, James!! I love the composition and the lighting!!!!

3/9/2005 7:27:01 AM

 
James Reininger
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Hello Tammy,

Thank you for your comments.

3/9/2005 7:36:09 AM

 
Lori L. Thomas
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Very interesting subject. Is this a real sculpture? I love the coloring. Did you use a sepia filter or is this just the warming colors of the time of day? Again very interesting.

3/9/2005 9:00:19 AM

 
James Reininger
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Hello Lori,

Let me first say thank you for the nice comments. Yes, it is a real sculpture. It is very popular sculpture in the Minneapolis area. If I am correct it was given to Minneapolis by its sister city in Norway. The spoon was a logo for one Minneapolis's businesses (I believe Pillsbury), while the cherry was a symbol of the Norwegain city - Hence the pairing of the Cherry and Spoon. It about 20 feet high and about 30 feet long. On this night there was a snowstorm. The clouds were low and were reflecting the lights of Minneapolis. Because of this, I decided to use the "sunset" filter on my Nikon 3100 Coolpix camera. I find this feature good for picking up yellow and reds. Once I download the picture, I did adjust the photo to lighten it and add a little bit more red.

3/9/2005 9:43:54 AM

 
Lori L. Thomas
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Thanks James. Again, WOW!

3/9/2005 2:04:30 PM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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How strange... and cool! I like the color, and good exposure. Congratulations on your win!

Nancy

4/22/2005 2:00:29 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your win!...very cool and I love the color tones

4/22/2005 2:33:17 PM

 
James Reininger
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Hello Nancy and Cathy,

Thank you for the nice comments.

4/24/2005 12:58:56 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations on your Second Place win!!!

4/24/2005 5:57:30 PM

 
Patricia 

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While your photo is admirable, you've made a huge error. The sculpture is at the Walker Art Center, NOT the Warker. It would also be more professional if you credited the sculptor, Klaus Oldenburg as well. After all, if he hadn't created the sculpture in the first place, you wouldn't be taking photographs of it.

6/9/2005 1:38:04 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Great shot James! Congrats on this winner! I recognized this right away as I bought a post card of it when at the MN airport one day! Love the tones of this and your composition! :0)

9/15/2005 5:48:53 PM

 
James Reininger
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Thank Lori for your nice comments.

James

9/15/2005 6:44:52 PM

 
Kathryn Mellor

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James! really good shot. Only one question. Is Patricia an ex spouse or girlfriend or something!!!! Really PICKY response there!Great capture (even if your typing is lousy!)

9/19/2005 5:20:26 PM

 
James Reininger
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Hello Kathryn, thank you for your nice comments. Patricia's response was kinda of a surprise. However, I noticed that there was no link to view her photos. I am assuming that she is a true critic. Someone with no talent, but someone who has a desire to trash other people's work.

9/20/2005 6:49:44 AM

 
Sharrie Thomas
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Really Cool Shot!! Nice Work!

9/21/2005 9:40:39 PM

 
James Reininger
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Hello Sharrie,

Thank you for your nice comments.

James

9/22/2005 12:10:35 PM

 
Tiffany A. Guyett

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This is fantastic! Incredably creative and such detail! Congrats on the win, you earned it.

10/4/2005 8:19:55 PM

 
James Reininger
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Thank you Tiffany for the nice comments.

James

10/5/2005 6:20:21 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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Very cool shot, congratulations. Mary :-)

10/19/2005 6:50:06 AM

 
James Reininger
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Thank you Mary for your nice comments. I have had a lot of success with this one photo. It accounts for 25% of my sales at art shows.

10/19/2005 6:58:06 AM

 
Jen Lowrey
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What a wonderful image! Congrats! Jen

6/1/2006 5:57:43 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Interesting and beautiful image! Well done and congrats! Thanks for the comment in my gallery on the butterfly!

8/30/2006 12:54:21 PM

 
James Reininger
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Thank you Jen and Shelly for the nice comments. Jen - sorry for the late response - I must have missed the notice.

8/31/2006 9:12:10 AM

 
Ivan Chacon
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Amazing James! :)

11/5/2006 3:04:53 PM

 
James Reininger
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Thank you Ivan for the nice comment.

11/6/2006 7:48:31 AM

 
Niky Sama
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this is great I love it you well deserve the winning pin ;)

9/4/2007 8:54:22 AM

 
James Reininger
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Hello Niky, Thank you for the nice comments.

9/4/2007 9:21:50 AM

 
Sabah Enam

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excellent picture!!

10/2/2007 10:57:51 AM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Cool colors and an excelent Win ... Congratulations, James ...

................................. Steve

12/24/2007 10:52:24 AM

 
James Reininger
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Thank you Hurk for the nice comments.

12/24/2007 10:59:33 AM

 
May K. Vokaty
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Fabulous shot!

7/9/2008 3:42:29 PM

 
James Reininger
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Thank you May for the nice comment.

7/9/2008 4:08:51 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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What a great shot and the sunset filter was a wonderful choice! I love the warm color and the way the sculpture frames the beautiful architecture and lights. You have a great gallery. I'm really enjoying browsing through it!

7/17/2008 3:19:58 PM

 
James Reininger
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Thank you Jean for the nice comments.

7/21/2008 9:09:44 AM

 
Inge S. Lasmana
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Amazing POV with beautiful colors and composition!Congratulations on your win, James!

7/24/2008 10:00:07 AM

 
James Reininger
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Thank you Inge for the nice comments.

7/24/2008 10:03:12 AM

 
Yulianto Soeroso
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nice shot and congratetulate for winner the amazing shot and composition

8/19/2008 11:41:23 PM

 
James Reininger
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Thank you Yulianto for your nice comments.

8/20/2008 8:15:21 AM

 
Sirsendu Gayen
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Wonderful creative image and big congratulations on this beautiful win.

11/17/2008 9:43:24 AM

 
James Reininger
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Thank you for Sirendu for the nice comments.

11/17/2008 11:14:07 AM

 
Rebecca K. Lefferts
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WOW!!! Amazing shot! I love it, the colors and composition are lovely. Congrats- you sure deserve it!

11/19/2008 9:35:52 PM

 
James Reininger
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Thank you Rebecca for the nice comment.

11/20/2008 7:43:14 AM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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AWESOME image, James...I can see why it won! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! <><

11/21/2008 11:24:49 AM

 
James Reininger
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Thank you Nadine for the nice comments.

11/21/2008 11:36:29 AM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Congratulations, James!!

12/1/2008 4:34:50 AM

 
James Reininger
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Thank you Carol for the nice comment.

12/1/2008 7:26:41 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Wonderful shot, James!

12/28/2008 5:39:41 PM

 
James Reininger
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Thank you Barbara for the nice comments.

12/28/2008 5:50:40 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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How clever of you to do this with snow, James -- it really makes the difference in this superb image.

2/24/2009 5:21:56 PM

 
James Reininger
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Thank you Kay for the nice comments.

2/25/2009 9:11:57 AM

 
David A. Simons
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Excellent work, James and congratulations.

6/5/2009 4:29:29 PM

 
James Reininger
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Thank you David for the nice comment.

6/8/2009 12:55:43 PM

 
Wm Nosal
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COOL SHOT!

6/30/2009 5:20:36 PM

 
James Reininger
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Thanks again WM!

7/14/2009 9:39:28 AM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Beautiful capture James!!!!

10/31/2009 4:49:54 AM

 
James Reininger
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Thank you Judy for the nice comment.

10/31/2009 9:57:52 AM

 
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