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School's Out
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Country Schoolhouse
Country Schoolhouse
Finalist
5/23/05
Travel and Place

An old stone school house located in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Built with native limestone you can see tiny fossils imbedded in the rock. It's located next to the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.


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Linda D. Lester
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    Love the mood in this shot....Great compositon!

7/19/2005 6:04:27 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Great composition and love the B&W

7/19/2005 6:16:05 AM

 
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I like this in b/w Sharon! Looks good!
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7/19/2005 6:20:46 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Magnificent, Sharon. This is a ture winner in my book. Excellent tones and composition.

7/19/2005 6:23:36 AM

 
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Terrific design, depth, textures and old time feel Sharon! I think the Flint Hills are beautiful as is your shot!!

7/19/2005 7:01:54 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Beautiful, Sharon!!!

7/19/2005 7:10:37 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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I love this!! Awesome image, Sharon! Love the B&W and the comp. :0)

7/19/2005 7:33:51 AM

 
Sandy Landon
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Wonderful compostion and I love the B/W!

7/19/2005 7:39:21 AM

 
Laura E. OConnor
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WONDERFUL image! I really love this one!

7/19/2005 7:40:50 AM

 
Michelle Lea  Guinn
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I remember this photo!! Love it in b&w!! mlg

7/19/2005 7:44:17 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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WOW, thank you all for such nice compliments!

7/19/2005 7:53:32 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Terrific Sharon, perfect in B&W, love it!

7/19/2005 9:04:08 AM

 
Jill M. Flusemann
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Wonderful olde time feel! Nice job!

7/19/2005 10:26:27 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Perfect composition for BW and I really like how the tree and school balance out here.

7/19/2005 11:55:27 AM

 
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Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Wonderful tones and the comp is perfect!

7/19/2005 11:58:32 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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WOW from me too, Sharon!!

7/19/2005 5:26:54 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Thank you all for such great compliments! I appreciate each one!

7/19/2005 5:28:54 PM

 
Goshka G.
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Gorgeous B&W, Sharon!!

7/19/2005 5:32:24 PM

 
William C. Raco
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This is gorgeous, Sharon!
Wonderful composition, leading line, sky and format.
So beautiful!

bill

7/19/2005 6:50:38 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Stunning in b/w, Sharon!!

7/19/2005 7:45:46 PM

 
cj patterson
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WOW!!!! Amazing B/W Sharon! You have mastered the b/w world Sharon!

7/19/2005 7:58:01 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Thank you all for such nice compliments!

7/19/2005 8:15:20 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations on your fantasctially gorgeous finalist!

8/20/2005 1:51:52 PM

 
Sandy Landon
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Congrats!!!!

8/20/2005 2:27:23 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Sharon!

8/20/2005 2:40:43 PM

 
Pamela K
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Neat effects! I love what you did with this shot! Congrats on getting a well-deserved finalist!

Pam

8/20/2005 3:00:26 PM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congrats again Sharon!!!!!!!!

8/20/2005 3:05:24 PM

 
Laura E. OConnor
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CONGRATULATIONS on this GREAT FINALIST!!!!

8/20/2005 3:20:51 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Superb image, Sharon, congrats and best wishes!
-Debby

8/20/2005 4:48:25 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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ah yes. very good. congrats

8/20/2005 4:51:01 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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This is gorgeous Sharon!!! Congrats to you on your wonderful finalist shots!!!

8/20/2005 4:58:18 PM

 
Rob Bishop
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WoW! Congratulations again, Sharon! This one is outstanding too!

Rob

8/20/2005 5:01:59 PM

 
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Congratulations again on other Wonderful finalists, Sharon!!!

8/20/2005 5:19:28 PM

 
Susan T. Parady
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I remember the color version, but missed this b&w the first time around. This is fabulous. Congratulations, Sharon!

8/20/2005 7:14:40 PM

 
Walter Graziano
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Great shot, Congratulations (again)! :)

8/20/2005 7:39:19 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Congratulations on this BEAUTIFUL and well-deserved Finalist, Sharon!!!

8/20/2005 10:44:02 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Wonderful image and BW treatment, Sharon!!! Congratulations!:)

8/20/2005 11:34:11 PM

 
S  J
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Congratulations on this great Finalist, Sharon!!

8/21/2005 7:09:26 AM

 
Patty Razonable

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Congratulations on this beautiful image as a finalist, Sharon!! Good Luck!!

8/21/2005 7:12:27 AM

 
Ken Grooms
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Winner!

8/21/2005 8:17:45 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on this OUTSTANDING finalist Sharon!

8/21/2005 9:44:22 AM

 
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Wow! Love this in B&W! Congrats again, Sharon!

8/21/2005 12:50:35 PM

 
Cora Miller
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Fantastic composition that accentuates the sense of the wide open prairie and the B&W gives it that old timey feel. Congratulations, Sharon!

8/21/2005 9:40:54 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations Sharon!!!

8/22/2005 9:21:12 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Thank you all for the nice compliments and congrats! I appreciate each one!

8/23/2005 6:22:23 AM

 
Susana Heide
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I knew you had captured a very special scene here!! Many congrats!

8/26/2005 6:49:03 PM

 
Jamil Saliba
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SUPERB !!!!!! beautiful B&W sight and congratulation Sharon

9/3/2005 9:21:42 AM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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I just had to see this one again, Sharon. When I saw the Monthly Theme I immediately thought of this photo. It's BEAUTIFUL!!!

9/14/2005 10:00:40 PM

 
Sandra Freyler
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Congratulations! Lovely black and white image!

9/26/2005 4:14:34 PM

 
Joy E. Cobb
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Wow, Sharon...this looks like a dream. One of the best B&W's I've ever seen. You really deserved Finalist credit on this one. I love all the gorgeous images in your gallery.

10/13/2005 9:55:12 AM

 
Alisha L. Ekstrom
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I LOVE b&w photography & this is SUPERB!!! LOVE IT!! Congrats on it being a finalist...WELL DESERVED!!

10/19/2005 10:32:53 AM

 
Marilyn Hunt
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This is great. I bet you have other great shots of the school house.

10/21/2005 7:18:08 AM

 
Diane  Addonizio
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Congratulations!

10/21/2005 4:48:49 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congrats Sharon on this fabulous finalist!

10/21/2005 5:43:31 PM

 
Brian Lobdell
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Just Wow, Sharon! This really personifies what black & white imaging is all about - well deserved congratulations!

10/21/2005 6:58:40 PM

 
Deb Holmes
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Big congrats to you Sharon, much deserved!

10/21/2005 7:09:29 PM

 
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Congratulations Sharon on wonderful finalist best of luck in the next round!!!1111

10/21/2005 8:32:38 PM

 
Phillip R. Connolly
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Sharon, congratulations on your award, the photo is well worth it. I find that this simple subject material, made even more simple in the B&W, creates a very riveting image.

Phil

10/22/2005 1:27:53 AM

 
Debbie Roberts
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I LOVE this shot! :-)

10/22/2005 4:38:24 PM

 
Laurence Saliba
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I just saw this Sharon. Congrats!!!!

10/22/2005 11:22:39 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Stunning Finalist, Sharon!! CONGRATULATIONS and best of luck in the next round!!
Much Aloha,
Stan

10/23/2005 12:29:40 AM

 
Ermanno Radice
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Gorgeous image, congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Sharon!!!
Love it!

10/23/2005 1:48:11 AM

 
Debbie Roberts
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I looked at your site and saw the same picture in color. I can't get over the difference that the b & W makes. This picture is amazing.

10/23/2005 5:46:41 AM

 
Sandy Landon
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Love it sharon!! Congrats!!!

10/24/2005 11:15:47 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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I Love this Sharon. The b/w is perfect for the subject and the scene is so moody. This is fantastic and your gallery is filled with wonderful images.

10/24/2005 7:59:42 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Wonderful lighting and composition - looks great in B&W - you have a fantastic gallery Sharon!

10/24/2005 9:49:38 PM

 
Saad  Almansour
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amazing

10/28/2005 3:50:18 AM

 
Tracy Reehal
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Absolutely beautiful! You have an amazing gallery, Sharon!

10/29/2005 6:39:04 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Sharon, thanks for commenting on my picture earlier today. You have a very nice gallery. I assume you're from MO or KS? I'm from Nebraska and my wife grew up in KC and attended Univ of MO.

11/14/2005 8:25:51 PM

 
Esther Smith
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Sharon- this is a beautiful image!! Love your gallery!

12/3/2005 8:04:08 PM

 
Mike F. Anderson
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What a wonderful feeling this photo evokes! I've been through the Flint Hills years ago and have mentioned them to many others who never heard of them, but they are truly part of the prairies of middle America.

1/11/2006 7:55:54 PM

 
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Incredible shot Sharon! I am glad you commented on my photo or I might never have found your wonderful gallery full of amazing images!

5/18/2006 10:23:06 PM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Fabulous B/W image, Sharon ... Nice tones and textures ... lots of people would say that " this road leads the eyes right into the image ... not this one .. this road wants to just suck me right past that little school house ... Nice work Sharon ... Steve

2/9/2007 11:33:39 AM

 
Shirley A. Kinney
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Sharon, absolutely beautiful shot and love what you have done with it. Shirley

2/26/2007 4:45:06 PM

 
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This is a classic "me" type of photo. Love the sky...heck I love the whole thing.

12/26/2007 12:03:07 AM

 
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Hey if Les said it, it must be so. Wonderful B&W. again a little late. :O)

12/26/2007 7:03:06 AM

 
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