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Secret Staircase
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Secret Staircase
Secret Staircase
© Patricia A. Kuniega
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Ali Atri
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    Very well made stairway shot. I specially like the lighting on the steps.

5/1/2005 12:08:32 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Fantastic shot, Pat!!! I love the flowers and these old old steps!

5/1/2005 12:11:45 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Wow - Love it!! Wonderful light and composition! Gorgeous image, Patricia!

5/1/2005 12:14:35 AM

 
Gaurav Mehra

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I'm in love with this picture, Patricia!!! One of the most amazing staircases I've ever seen. Its a truly beautiful capture.

5/1/2005 12:21:46 AM

 
S  J
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Right now I'm thinking of visiting that place, Patricia!! I could very well see myself sitting on the top step!! Such an excellent image!! I just love it!!

5/1/2005 12:27:19 AM

 
Cathy Stancil
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Beautiful staircase Patricia ! I could almost see fairies flying by...Love the feel of this wonderful image !

5/1/2005 12:40:05 AM

 
Patty Razonable

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Fabulous composition, lighting, and contrast very well blended. Beautiful image!

5/1/2005 12:57:45 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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WOW - wonderful image - good eye, Patricia!

5/1/2005 12:57:52 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Beautiful!

5/1/2005 3:22:13 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Gorgeous image, Patricia!

5/1/2005 4:14:37 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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And what a beautiful staircase it is. The lighting and detail are stunning. Job well done Pat.

5/1/2005 4:23:52 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Beautiful, Pat!

5/1/2005 4:30:14 AM

 
Stephanie Lyons
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Wow! This is amazing! Love the lighting and composition! So very beautiful!

5/1/2005 4:57:54 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Awesome, reminds me of the falls in Oregon.

5/1/2005 5:26:33 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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Lovely image and great title, Patricia!

5/1/2005 5:31:43 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Great lines and textures Pat!

5/1/2005 5:34:03 AM

 
Debra Booth
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Gorgeous shot, Pat! You've made it look like a magical place!

5/1/2005 6:17:49 AM

 
Kathryn Love
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fantastic find and beautifully captured!

5/1/2005 6:22:27 AM

 
Michael S. McCook
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GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!!!! Nice job Pat!

5/1/2005 8:32:55 AM

 
Dale Gast
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Pat, what a remarkable image! Very, very pretty!!!

5/1/2005 2:44:59 PM

 
Arya Bandyopadhyay
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Fantastic capture, Pat!!

5/1/2005 11:27:34 PM

 
Cora Miller
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This is a 'story' image with great atmosphere. A most excellent image, Patricia! Where did you find this gem?

5/2/2005 12:21:46 AM

 
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Nice lighting on this very inviting stairway.

6/20/2005 3:56:38 PM

 
Cindy Paquette
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Congrats Pat!

6/21/2005 5:26:32 PM

 
Pamela K
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Neat capture! Congratulations!

Pam

6/21/2005 5:43:29 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Wonderful finalist! Congratulations, Patricia!

6/21/2005 6:02:30 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Congratulations, Pat!!! Another of my favorites!

6/21/2005 6:24:51 PM

 
Serena Pierce

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Love it!! Congratulations!!

6/21/2005 8:37:27 PM

 
Patty Razonable

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Congratulations on your finalist!!

6/22/2005 1:22:30 AM

 
S  J
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Congratulations on this excellent Finalist, Patricia!!

6/22/2005 5:53:08 AM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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Thank you very much for taking the time to comment! I wish you each lots of success in the rest of the contest!

6/22/2005 7:30:47 AM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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Congratulations on this beatiful image well don love the title great job!!!

6/22/2005 12:27:45 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations, Pat!!

6/22/2005 5:09:54 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Congratulations on this BEAUTIFUL Finalist, Pat!!!

6/22/2005 10:08:16 PM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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And it's a winner big time!!!! Congrats, Pat!!!

6/23/2005 12:53:03 AM

 
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Pat

Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win.

Job well done.

Kerby

6/23/2005 1:11:06 AM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Beautiful winning image, Patricia!!!!

6/23/2005 1:16:06 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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:-)!! Big CONGRATULATIONS on your First Place win, Pat!!
Much Aloha,
Stan

6/23/2005 1:28:16 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Hi Patricia! I knew this gorgeous image was a winner!! Many congratulations on your well deserved First Place win!

6/23/2005 2:28:30 AM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Not sure how I missed this before, but I can certainly see how it won this first place slot - it is gorgeous - congratulations, Pat!

6/23/2005 2:37:19 AM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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Thank you all so much! I logged in at 5 a.m. before I had my first cup of coffee and wondered more than once if I was still dreaming! : )

6/23/2005 2:49:24 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations Pat this is a well deserved winner!

6/23/2005 3:25:12 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations, Patricia, on a well deserved win!

6/23/2005 3:43:22 AM

 
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Congratulation Pat on this wonderful winner!!!

6/23/2005 3:58:42 AM

 
Cindy Paquette
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This one is so very beautiful Pat...a high five congratulations on your winner!!!!!!!!!!

6/23/2005 4:06:53 AM

 
Janet Detota
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Excellent lighting, comp and textures!
Congratulations on your win!!

6/23/2005 4:37:14 AM

 
Lani T. Broadbent
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Congratulations on your First Place win! Fantastic Capture!

6/23/2005 4:45:59 AM

 
Judith G. Secco
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Woohoo!!! Big congratulations on your first place win, Pat. This is really wonderful.
Judy

6/23/2005 5:16:30 AM

 
Kasia Elser
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Congrats! Great shot!

6/23/2005 5:28:17 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Big congratulations on your first place win, Pat!!! One of my favorite images!!! I really love this one!

6/23/2005 5:51:51 AM

 
Diane  Addonizio
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Congratulations, Pat ! Fantastic image!!!

6/23/2005 5:52:36 AM

 
Marie Fields
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Congratulations on this gorgeous winning image, Pat! Love it!!!

6/23/2005 6:04:56 AM

 
Paul C. Gazzanigo
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Beautifull seen, Wonderfully presented ... so well done, Pat. Congratulations!

6/23/2005 6:18:10 AM

 
Laura E. OConnor
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GORGEOUS! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

6/23/2005 6:24:48 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN Patricia!

6/23/2005 6:55:04 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Awesome job and a big CONGRATS!!!

6/23/2005 7:16:34 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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A BIG CONGRATS Patricia!!!!!!!! Well deserved 1st place.

6/23/2005 7:19:47 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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A Big Congrats Pat on your first place win, awesome work.

6/23/2005 8:14:46 AM

 
Karen Bacon
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A big congratulations on this lovely image Pat!

6/23/2005 8:15:36 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations on your first prize, Patricia -- a lovely, simple composition!

6/23/2005 8:48:27 AM

 
Opal Cross
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Congradulations,for being a winner. Lovely image.

6/23/2005 8:50:33 AM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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My heartfelt thanks to all of you for your comments!

6/23/2005 8:54:57 AM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Congratulations on your first place win Patricia!!!

6/23/2005 9:06:14 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Congrats on this well deserved winner, Patricia!!

6/23/2005 9:12:14 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Patricia, on this fabulous first place win!

6/23/2005 9:45:53 AM

 
Robert Mann
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Love the textures, composition and lighting, Pat! Big congrats on your first place prize! Hurray!

6/23/2005 10:07:20 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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Congratulations, Pat, a beautiful shot! (Where is it?) Nice lighting, ver delicate and detailed.

6/23/2005 10:26:24 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Congratulations on your gorgeous 1st place win Pat!! This is a BEAUTY!!!

6/23/2005 10:54:18 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Beautiful win, Patricia, congratulations!

6/23/2005 10:54:53 AM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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Thank you all so very much for your kind words, and as always, your support! It means a lot!

Mary, this was taken in New Britain, Pennsylvania.

6/23/2005 11:01:06 AM

 
Stacey A. Bates
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Congrats Patricia, So beautiful!!!

6/23/2005 11:04:44 AM

 
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Very nicely done, Pat!
Congratulations!

bill

6/23/2005 1:10:08 PM

 
Bobbie Davis
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Congratulations!!!!!! Very well deserved!!!

6/23/2005 2:32:28 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations, Pat!!

6/23/2005 2:45:44 PM

 
Jonna Bergström

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Congratulations Patricia!!!

6/23/2005 3:21:41 PM

 
Barbara K. 
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WTG Patricia!

6/23/2005 3:33:53 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Patricia, this is a really beautiful photograph with great colors and textures! Many congratulations on your First Place Win!
Monika

6/23/2005 4:19:51 PM

 
Anita Taylor
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What a wonderful find, Patricia! Great exposure and congrats on your win :)

6/23/2005 4:20:45 PM

 
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Thanks for transporting us to such a wonderful place and congratualtions on your win Pat!!

6/23/2005 7:00:46 PM

 
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A very well deserving win! Congratulations, Patricia!

6/23/2005 7:39:51 PM

 
Carol Brill
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Congratulations on placing first with this marvelous image, Pat!

6/23/2005 8:35:12 PM

 
Julie Abston
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This is gorgeous Pat!! A BIG congratulations on your 1st place win!!!!!

6/23/2005 8:37:47 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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A BEAUTIFUL Winner!!!
Congratulations, Pat!!!

6/23/2005 9:47:06 PM

 
Phil S
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Pat,

Congrats on your 1st place! Wonderful photograph and well deserved.

6/24/2005 12:01:24 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations on your first place win, Pat, for this fabulous image!!
-Debby

6/24/2005 3:14:05 AM

 
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Beautiful, congrats Pat on your win!!

6/24/2005 4:18:18 AM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Patricia, congratulations on this magnificent 'First Place' win in last month's contest in the 'Travel' category. It is very richly deserved, my very dear friend - your good friend, Allan

ps - this wants to make me 'step' up and pack a bag, eh…

Well done - 'A'…

6/24/2005 4:22:37 AM

 
Piotr M. Organa
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Beautiful photo, Patricia!
Congratulations!!!

6/24/2005 4:26:05 AM

 
S  J
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Congratulations on this FIRST PLACE WIN, Patricia!!

6/24/2005 6:15:15 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Big congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN Patricia! Such a warm and inviting image you've created!

6/24/2005 11:23:11 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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A big YEA for you, Pat! Congrats!

6/24/2005 11:23:18 AM

 
Joy Rector
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Congrats on your win. It is gorgeous.

6/24/2005 12:38:55 PM

 
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Big congrats Patricia!! Woo hoo!

6/24/2005 2:39:33 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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WTG..Congrats!...love this

6/24/2005 6:06:38 PM

 
Sara Jensen
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Congratulations. The win was well deserved, it is a beautiful picture.

6/24/2005 7:05:52 PM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this beautiful and mysterious winner, Pat!

6/25/2005 3:12:58 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Wonderful mood and lighting. Congratulations

6/25/2005 6:25:51 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations to you Pat!!!

6/25/2005 6:41:46 PM

 
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I'm finally getting around to congratulating all the winners!! So here goes an official congrats to you Pat!!! This is simply MAGICAL!! So well deserved!

6/25/2005 10:23:57 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Congratulations To You Pat On Your 1st Place Winner!!

6/26/2005 3:30:43 AM

 
Terrill Province
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Captivatingly beautiful work...

6/27/2005 12:45:23 PM

 
Lisa Pereira
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Congratulations Pat on this awesome image! The lighting and composition are just perfect! Fantastic job! hope all is well ;-)

6/28/2005 1:17:14 PM

 
Tammy McAllister
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Your eye on this one was superb Pat! The composition, lighting ...everything about it gives a mood from another place in time.
So well done!
Tootles

6/29/2005 4:47:50 AM

 
Roger D. Meador
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What a striking, powerful image. I have no superlatives grand enough for it.

8/28/2005 5:11:47 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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This is a beautiful shot Patricia. Nice job.

10/23/2005 1:27:15 AM

 
Tori A. Woods
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Patricia....I just ran across this beautiful winning photo of yours.......it stopped me for a second look......the staircase looks old and unused but at the same time it takes me to a place that is "enchanted" such as in a fairy tale.......it makes me want to see what's at the top of the stairs.....nice work and congrats on being a winner.......Tori

11/5/2005 9:27:50 AM

 
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