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Dusk

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Dusk
Dusk
f22, 8 sec, 126mm, ISO 100
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Dennis Creaghan     Terrific picture, Charles. I was wondering with an 8 second exposure, why wasn't the lamp blown out and overexposed?


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4/7/2005 8:18:12 PM

 
Chuck Inglefield
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Great question, Dennis. The lamp was overexposed. When I processed the photo with Photoshop, I "burned" in the lamp an extra 2 stops (or a close equivalent to that). I underexposed the image to start with to get the effect I was looking for (dark asphalt and dark reflection), then made final dodging/burning adjustments in Photoshop.
Thanks for your compliment.


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4/7/2005 8:38:52 PM

 
Paul Illes  

Another way, since the scene is static and shot with a tripod: Expose once for the light and once for the dark. Overlay them in PS and mask out one, then flatten the image.


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4/11/2005 9:07:19 AM

 
Dennis Creaghan  

Thanks for the tip Paul

Dennis


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4/11/2005 10:01:51 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Congratulations on being featured in the digital darkroom Newsletter! I'm proud to be in company with this photo!
Have a great day!
Michelle


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4/11/2005 6:11:09 PM

 
Chuck Inglefield
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Thanks for the comments. Another trick similar to Paul's suggestion I have used recently is to process the same photo twice from the Canon Raw file into photoshop. This uses Photoshop's RAW converter software.

This method is useful if you don't have a tripod available to shoot the subject with exactly the same framing but at two different exposures, and you realize when you get home that you blew out your highlights or lost your shadow detail.

The technique is to use the exposure compensation (not sure the exact name) slider to reduce or increase the exposure to an apppropriate level to get your hightlights for one copy of the image and then do it again to get your shadows for the other copy of the image. Then just follow Paul's idea above.

I call this my shortcut method for increasing dynamic range. It will only work if the image has at least maintained some detail in the shadows/highlights. This method also tends to create more "noise" in a photo, so you should be prepared to deal with that issue.

Paul's method is by far the best, but this shortcut has save many photos I would have thrown away otherwise.

This photo is an example of one I did recently using the above process to get the sky from white to blue and keep the detail of the backlit building naturally visible.


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4/12/2005 7:50:10 AM

 
Chuck Inglefield
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1/60s f/8.0 at 20.0mm iso200
© Chuck Inglefield
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Thanks for the comments. Another trick similar to Paul's suggestion I have used recently is to process the same photo twice from the Canon Raw file into photoshop. This uses Photoshop's RAW converter software.

This method is useful if you don't have a tripod available to shoot the subject with exactly the same framing but at two different exposures, and you realize when you get home that you blew out your highlights or lost your shadow detail.

The technique is to use the exposure compensation (not sure the exact name) slider to reduce or increase the exposure to an apppropriate level to get your hightlights for one copy of the image and then do it again to get your shadows for the other copy of the image. Then just follow Paul's idea above.

I call this my shortcut method for increasing dynamic range. It will only work if the image has at least maintained some detail in the shadows/highlights. This method also tends to create more "noise" in a photo, so you should be prepared to deal with that issue.

Paul's method is by far the best, but this shortcut has save many photos I would have thrown away otherwise.

This photo is an example of one I did recently using the above process to get the sky from white to blue and keep the detail of the backlit building naturally visible.


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4/12/2005 7:50:38 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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This is a wonderful image! I love it! So very well done, Charles! :0)


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4/19/2005 6:47:32 PM

 
Chuck Inglefield
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Thank you Casey.


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4/21/2005 7:35:43 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Congrats on your beautiful well-deserved GP winner!


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5/24/2005 5:39:41 PM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Charles,

Congratulations on this super image.

Well deserved Grand prize winner.

Kerby


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5/24/2005 5:43:08 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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I love puddle reflection shots, congrats on your GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!!


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5/24/2005 5:55:58 PM

 
Jane Summa
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Congratulations Charles! Beautiful image...GRAND PRIZE ..well deserved!


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5/24/2005 5:59:24 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your great win!


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5/24/2005 5:59:30 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE win Charles!


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5/24/2005 6:04:14 PM

 
Rhonda Smith
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Wonderful shot Charles.. contratulations on your grand prize win!!


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5/24/2005 6:07:20 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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A terriric capture, Charles! Congrats on your grand prize win!


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5/24/2005 6:19:55 PM

 
S  J
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Many Congratulations on your well deserved GRAND PRIZE WIN, Charles!!


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5/24/2005 6:28:27 PM

 
melvina weatherby
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Congratulations !! Fantastic Photograph.


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5/24/2005 6:36:40 PM

 
Stephanie Lyons
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Wow! Congratulations Charles on this very well deserved win!


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5/24/2005 6:42:41 PM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Congratulations Charles, on a beautiful Grand Prize win! :0)


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5/24/2005 6:47:55 PM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Woooo hoooooo!! Congrats on the Big ONE Charles!!


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5/24/2005 6:50:27 PM

 
Benica Walsh  

Gorgeous picture. A true work of art. How much are you charging for prints?
:-)


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5/24/2005 6:51:03 PM

 
Francis Cailles
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congratulations, Charles. This is beautifully done.


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5/24/2005 6:57:29 PM

 
Sherri Conley
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Congratulations on this beautiful image!


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5/24/2005 7:04:05 PM

 
Corry Berghout  

Congratulations Charles. Great shot.


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5/24/2005 7:04:47 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Beautiful - congratulations on your Grand Prize win, Charles!!


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5/24/2005 7:08:41 PM

 
Gustavo Márquez
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Congratulations Charles!!! Amazing composition and lighting. Perfect image.


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5/24/2005 7:09:57 PM

 
Naveed Sheikh  

Congratulations Charles, this is truly worthy of a Grand Prize Win.


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5/24/2005 7:26:04 PM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Woo-hoo indeed, Charles!!! Hearty congratulations on taking out the * GRAND PRIZE * for April!!! :-)

This is a WONDERFUL capture...and, your PS work on it has created an excellent image - very well done!! :-)

Congrat's on it being featured in Digital Darkroom recently, too!! :-)


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5/24/2005 7:36:39 PM

 
Jeff Lovinger
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Congratulations Charles on your "Grand Prize" win. Well deserved for this special and beautiful image!!!!


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5/24/2005 7:42:22 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Woo Hoo!! CONGRATULATIONS on your well deserved GRAND PRIZE, Charles!!!! An awesome shot!


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5/24/2005 8:01:46 PM

 
Stacy Wasmuth
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Congratulations on a well deserved win! A shot one could only dream to capture as you have! :)


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5/24/2005 8:02:49 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Wonderful composition and beautifully done PS work, Charles.
This truly has earned its Grand Prize plaque.
CONGRATULATIONS!


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5/24/2005 8:05:43 PM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Congrats on your well deserved GRAND PRIZE, Charles!! Just an awesome image!


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5/24/2005 8:24:01 PM

 
Jeff Dadey
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize win Charles. Great image !

Jeff Dadey


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5/24/2005 8:55:03 PM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
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Congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE WINNER!! This is a wonderful piece of art! Well deserved!


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5/24/2005 9:54:40 PM

 
Cathy Stancil
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Congratulations on your grand prize winner Charles !! Beautiful image !!


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5/24/2005 10:15:01 PM

 
Carol Brill
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Marvelous job on your exposure as well as capturing the contrasting layers with their clear tones and subtle textures, Charles. Congratulations on your grand prize win!


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5/24/2005 10:18:49 PM

 
Cora Miller
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Congratulations, Charles, on winning the Grand Prize with this remarkable image! The various contrasts are exceptional!


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5/24/2005 10:42:56 PM

 
Kathy Shogren
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Congratulations Charles on this beautiful win! Very nice work.


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5/24/2005 11:35:12 PM

 
Debbie Hartley
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Congratulations Charles, awesome shot...


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5/25/2005 12:06:51 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Congrats on your big win Charles ~ a great image and lots of helpful discussion.. I learned lots!


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5/25/2005 12:48:05 AM

 
Muneer T. Al-Awami
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Congratulations, great image!


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5/25/2005 12:52:46 AM

 
Jordi Delgado  

Congratulations, Charles!! Very well deserved win!! Wonderful job!!

:-))


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5/25/2005 12:55:57 AM

 
Ali Atri
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Congratulations Great photo you made. hurray.....


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5/25/2005 12:57:39 AM

 
Alejandra Reyes
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Super congratulations Chuck!!!!!


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5/25/2005 2:04:15 AM

 
Lori S. Aschbrenner
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Congratulations, Chuck! So when are you going to start teaching classes?? We're so proud of you!


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5/25/2005 3:04:53 AM

 
Jacquie Palazzolo
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Congratulations, Chuck!! Well deserved win. Beautiful image with beautiful contrasting colors. Thanks for sharing your work.

~Jacquie :)


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5/25/2005 3:46:46 AM

 
June Marie Sobrito
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Congratulations! Well done!


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5/25/2005 3:47:53 AM

 
Sharon Cahn
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Great shot, Chuck! Congratulations! And thanks for putting in your camera info and telling us how you got the shot so we can learn from your experiences! Love your images!


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5/25/2005 4:09:04 AM

 
Mary L. Graham
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Congrats Charles-beautiful work!=)


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5/25/2005 4:13:35 AM

 
Ed Heaton
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Congratulations Charles,
Great image!


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5/25/2005 5:07:19 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize winning image Charles!


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5/25/2005 5:14:52 AM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
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Congratulations Charles, this is a beautiful image! Thanks for sharing the photoshop tips with us too.
Ann


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5/25/2005 5:32:56 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations, Charles, on your very deserved Grand Prize -- great eye and great technique!


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5/25/2005 5:39:42 AM

 
Judith G. Secco
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Wow, Grand prize!!! Huge congratulations to you on a wonderful image.


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5/25/2005 5:46:39 AM

 
Michael S. McCook
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize winning image Charles!


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5/25/2005 6:24:09 AM

 
Kevin Burns
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Congratulations


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5/25/2005 7:04:10 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations Charles on this fabulous GRAND PRIZE winner!!!


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5/25/2005 7:52:18 AM

 
Marta Azevedo
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Congrats


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5/25/2005 8:12:33 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congratulations, Charles.


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5/25/2005 8:53:43 AM

 
Chuck Inglefield
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Wow. Thank you all for the wonderful comments. I appreciate them. There are so many wonderful photos on this website, I'm just inspired everytime I look through the galleries. This is the first time I've ever been recognized for my photography, and it feels good! Thanks again.


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5/25/2005 10:56:30 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Congrats on your win Charles!


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5/25/2005 11:23:18 AM

 
Ermanno Radice
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Congratulations on your grand prize winner Charles !! Wonderful image !!


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5/25/2005 12:15:49 PM

 
Kristen McKain
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What a stunning image. Congrats to you!


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5/25/2005 2:35:55 PM

 
Joaquin R. Felix
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CONGRATULATIONS, CHARLES, WELL DONE!!!

---Joaquin


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5/25/2005 11:04:41 PM

 
Kevin Ekstrom
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Congratulations. Fantasic pic. Well deserved.


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5/26/2005 3:08:31 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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gorgeous. congratulations!
-Laura Clay Ballard


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5/26/2005 4:24:38 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize winning image, Charles!


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5/26/2005 10:38:52 AM

 
Piotr M. Organa
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Congratulations, Charles!!!


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5/27/2005 2:26:30 AM

 
bob cornelison
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Congrats on this great shot!
~:O)


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5/29/2005 7:04:09 PM

 
Tori A. Woods
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this is an awesome photo!!!
congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE WIN!!!...........Tori


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5/29/2005 8:32:19 PM

 
James Reininger
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Wonderful image! What I enjoyed the most was reading about the technique used.


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6/11/2005 9:24:42 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations Charles, I am so far behind, I am just now seeing this wonderful well deserved winner.


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6/12/2005 3:54:57 AM

 
Fermin Garde fj-CDL  

Amazing!
Congrats!


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6/14/2005 3:07:54 PM

 
Cody C. Greene  

Congratulations Charles. Great Picture.


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6/20/2005 2:22:59 PM

 
Mat Zain Abdullah  

BIG Congratulations on the win. You deserve it.


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6/21/2005 8:24:28 PM

 
Navin Talwar
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Congratulations Charles


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8/11/2005 1:48:27 AM

 
Sonali Choudhury
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Congratulations...it's brilliant :))


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