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School's Out!

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
School's Out!
School's Out!
© Dolores Neilson
 
 
 
Murry Grigsby
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/12/2002
    You are so good, Dolores. These every day shots are works of art--really. I know these are not easy but you really nail them all. Great work!!


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3/6/2003 3:10:38 PM

 
Joy Brown
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I agree with Murry, Dolores. And what a great title!!


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Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Murry's right! You hit a home run here!


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Carol  Sherman  

Yes...I agree wholeheartedly too! There must be an echo in here.lol Another winning shot!!!


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Dolores Neilson
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Murry...I can't tell you what it means to me that you can appreciate the difficulty of this shot. I chased this guy all over town...and I can imagine that by the time I felt confident with my shot, he thought I was stalking him!! Not to mention, he was probably concerned for my safety since some of the roads hadn't been plowed yet and I was on them trying to beat him to it! OK, you can all have me committed now! I value your post immensely..much more than I can express. Thank you so much!

Hi Joy!! Thanks so much! How nice to you to take time to post! I'm so delighted you approve of the title!

Hey there, Carolyn! Thank you so much, dahhling!! You're always there lifting and acknowledging my work! You're the best!

And Carol...THANK YOU so much for another comment...and another smile! You have become like family to me now! We "talk" almost every day!! Happy day!


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Kathleen Clemons
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/19/2000
 

Dolores- Love this one so much I dragged my husband over to the computer to see it. LOL Great job- be careful! :)


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Dolores Neilson
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OH Kathleen...that is so complimentary! THanks so very much for that the gift of your post today! Yes, I'll be careful...I believe I drive very safe. I allow myself 4-5 times the braking distance on days like this and I'm in 4 wheel the entire time.


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Mette Vendelboe Allison  

This is indeed a very good picture and not easy to catch just right. I'm not sure if I would have liked a frame with a touch of colour to cut all the white, or if that's exactly what makes it even more interesting!!


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Dolores Neilson
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Hi Mette! Thank you!! I value your opinion very much!! You bring up a very good point. The fact is, I created this to be used with NO frames (not even Betterphoto's) on a white site page. My goal was the continuity of the snow on my image.... extending to the white of page..giving the illusion the snow plow could plow out onto the page. But as you can see, the frame causes confusion for the viewer. At one site where it was entered, there are no frames on their white page and it appears the plow is pushing snow out onto the page. Hope that helps understand. I whited out those borders on purpose!


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Mette Vendelboe Allison  

Hi again, Dolores! Thank you for your kind words and good explanation. I see what you mean.


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Judith G. Secco
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/18/2002
 

Dolores, this is another great one!
You really captured that flying snow and I love the road in the background.
Nice work,
Judy


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Dolores Neilson
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Greetings again, Judy! Thank you so much! I broke all compositional rules with this shot because I WANTED the flying snow AND road! Now I have my subject in the center!! It's always great to hear from you, Judy! I appreciate your time very much!


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Monika Sapek
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Dolores, Iíve looked at this photo a couple of times ;-). Itís one of a kind! And I like everything about it! I canít stop looking at the color of the road behind. I love the colors here! (What is it Ė tritone?)
Monika


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Dolores Neilson
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Thank you so much, Monika! I can't tell you how many shots I had to take of this plow...you don't realize how fAST they plow! I chased him around all over my town... when I got there, I'd still miss my shot! I converted to B&W and I believe a duotone was used (if I recall correctly). I appreciate your kind post, Monika! Happy shooting with that G1!! And looking forward to seeing you in the winner's circle!


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Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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I knew this one would be in finals. Good luck.


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Murry Grigsby
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/12/2002
 

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Kathleen Clemons
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/19/2000
 

Congratulations again, my deah!


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Damian P. Gadal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/22/2002
 

Congrats Congrats Congrats :-)


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Dolores Neilson
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THank you for your confidence in this image, CArolyn!! A heartfelt thank you, Murry, Kathleen and Damian!! I appreciate your time!


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Mette Vendelboe Allison  

Congratulation and good luck with this one!


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Barbara K. 
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/10/2003
 

Excellent choice for a B&W Dolores. Congrats on another outstanding winner here.


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Dolores Neilson
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HI Mette!! Hi Barbara!! THank you so much!! I'm going to need the luck...there are so many awesome finalists here!! Oiy!


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Monika Sapek
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/31/2002
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Oh, Iím so happy and I am not surprised at all that this photo made the finals! Terrific shot, Dolores! Many congratulations!
Monika


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Bob D. Hall
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/15/2002
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Great photo, D! Congrats!


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Kathy L. Schneider  

Hello again Dolores! You had quite a run this month kiddo! This is a great action shot....the "whites" blasting at the viewer really help make it a powerful image! Congrats and congrats again!


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