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Winter In July
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Winter In July
Winter In July
Infrared photo with slight buzz and dream effects.
© William C. Raco
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Canon EOS 20D Digi...
 
 
 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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    Fantastic image Bill!!!
I love the composition and effects, it really seems winter time!!!
Great job!!!

7/27/2005 3:15:42 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Gorgeous Bill! Terrific job!

7/27/2005 3:17:57 AM

 
Joy Rector
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Fantastic

7/27/2005 3:25:43 AM

 
Stephanie Lyons
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This is excellent Bill! What a beautiful image!

7/27/2005 3:27:43 AM

 
Joline Frazier
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We seem to be neighbors again! Very nice effects, the tones are beautiful, as is the scene.

7/27/2005 3:35:07 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Another great use of IR Bill! Wonderful image! Jeff

7/27/2005 3:35:56 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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GREAT shot, Bill!

7/27/2005 3:42:18 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Love these IR that you do Bill, you have such a great eye for what will work with IR.

7/27/2005 3:44:05 AM

 
Paul Michko
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I just love your IR shot, Bill. So magical and surreal.

7/27/2005 3:46:03 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Pure magic, Bill.

7/27/2005 3:55:33 AM

 
Cindy Paquette
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YOUR BEST BILL!!!!!!!!!!!! WOWWHEE!!! This is one amazing and beautiful image...it has winner written all over it! Truly, so VERY beautiful!

7/27/2005 4:05:40 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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EXCELLENT!!!!!

7/27/2005 4:09:41 AM

 
Bobbie Davis
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I agree....winner!!!! Great shot Bill!

7/27/2005 4:16:21 AM

 
Cathy Gregor
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Love it, Bill!
Excellent work!

7/27/2005 4:28:24 AM

 
Debra Booth
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This has got to be one of the coolest IRs ever, Bill!! Gorgeous image!!

7/27/2005 5:07:08 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Great IR Bill, we sure could use just a little touch of winter after the 99 degree day yesterday!

7/27/2005 5:50:58 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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It does look like a HEAVY frost Bill! Your designs are always so well thought out that they look good in B&W, IR or color :0)

7/27/2005 6:15:59 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Great capture! Beautiful in the Infra Red.

7/27/2005 7:11:24 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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AWESOME....love your work!

7/27/2005 7:42:41 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Beautiful infrared image, Bill - outstanding work!

7/27/2005 7:57:23 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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Terrific treatment and effects Bill. Very creative work.

7/27/2005 11:00:25 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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Love the image and the effect the IR filter gives but not the thought of winter already (LOL)!! Great work Papa!!

7/27/2005 12:03:01 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Whoa Bill this is awesome!!! I would have NEVER thought of using and IR filter on rows of corn(?). Really spectacular - looks like Winter in July for sure!!! So creative and unique!! Sure hope this makes the winners circle - it sure deserves to!!

7/27/2005 2:03:16 PM

 
Goshka G.
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I could use a bit of winter in July, Bill!! This is really beautiful and very dreamy!!

7/27/2005 2:48:33 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Excellent, Bill! Love the effect on this image! Awesome indeed!

7/27/2005 3:06:38 PM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Great image and effects, Bill!

7/27/2005 4:00:17 PM

 
Tom Andersen
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A very beautiful IR image with a perfect smattering of digital delight, Bill!

7/27/2005 4:09:30 PM

 
Vicki Hunt
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This is just beautiful! It IS dreamy!!!

7/27/2005 4:16:30 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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What great timing to cool us all off with one of your amazing IR images, Bill. Thanks!
All of the effects, and the composition/perspective are so perfect, we will surely see this among the winners next month.
Really beautiful work, Bill.

7/27/2005 4:18:47 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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I REALLY, REALLY LOVE these IR shots. This is just so fantastic! The things dreams are made of, Bill.

7/27/2005 4:55:18 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Many thanks, all.
Enjoy the cool summer weather while it lasts ;)

bill

7/27/2005 5:02:58 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Definitely a beauty in my book...the effects are lovely on this b&w!

7/27/2005 5:08:30 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Soft, striking and BEAUTIFUL, Bill!! Awesome perspective!

7/27/2005 5:10:25 PM

 
Jennifer Rennison

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Outstanding, Bill! Love the IR, fabulous image!!

7/27/2005 6:07:22 PM

 
Joyce ONeil
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Excellent! Looks like a winner to me.....

7/27/2005 6:14:07 PM

 
Susan T. Parady
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Awesome use of leading line. Beautiful comp and effects. Another terrific IR image, Bill!

7/27/2005 6:42:30 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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excellent...i have an IR filter and when I shoot it is red and then I just turn it into a B&W but I don't seem to get the same effect as you...how are you doing this

7/27/2005 8:17:15 PM

 
S  J
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FANTASTIC image and superb effects, Bill!! Great work!!

7/27/2005 9:25:13 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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GOSH... this is sooo beautiful! Wonderful work, bill!

7/27/2005 11:06:50 PM

 
Joanna Pecha
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Great job! It makes me want to give IR a try!!

7/28/2005 5:26:20 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Gorgeous IR image, Bill!
-Debby

7/28/2005 8:40:16 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Fantastic image, Bill!!! I love this one! Great job with the IR!

7/30/2005 7:08:25 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thanks so much, all!

bill

7/31/2005 10:40:09 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Your IR images are brilliant, bill, both in technique and beauty, and this is no exception!! Love it!!
Much Aloha,
Stan

7/31/2005 6:52:45 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you, Stan

bill

8/2/2005 1:18:58 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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So happy to see this in the finals Bill. Not that I really doubted for a minute that it wouldn't!! Best of luck in the next round - this is simply stunning!!

8/20/2005 1:07:46 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations on your finalist!

8/20/2005 1:32:46 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations on your finalist, bill!

8/20/2005 2:02:13 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on your finalist, Bill!

8/20/2005 2:24:04 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on this terrific finalist Bill!

8/20/2005 2:29:09 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations!

8/20/2005 2:45:52 PM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congratulations on your finalist!!!!

8/20/2005 2:49:04 PM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Congrats on your finalist!

8/20/2005 3:00:45 PM

 
Cathy Stancil
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Bill !!

8/20/2005 3:19:29 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your finalist...love it

8/20/2005 3:35:14 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congrats Bill!!

8/20/2005 3:45:30 PM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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Congratulations, bill!
kk

8/20/2005 3:47:24 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congrats Bill, and best wishes for the next round!
-Debby

8/20/2005 3:57:01 PM

 
Janet L. Skinner
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So beautiful!!! I hope it gets a place in the higher court!!!!!!!

8/20/2005 5:40:49 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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spectacular. congrats

8/20/2005 6:19:46 PM

 
Dr Silly
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Congrats Bill on this finalist.
Dr Silly

8/20/2005 6:19:58 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Beautiful IR work, Bill, congratulations on your finalists!!

8/20/2005 7:14:47 PM

 
Walter Graziano
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Great shot, Congratulations Bill!

8/20/2005 7:18:17 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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BIG Congratulations!!! Happy for you!

8/20/2005 9:07:53 PM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Lovely, Bill! Congratulations!

8/21/2005 12:11:35 AM

 
Susana Matos
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it looks like dreamland!!! IR really works with you. I want to try but ill have to ask you some advise.
Congratulations!!! on this beautiful image
Many regards from Portugal, Su

8/21/2005 2:26:08 AM

 
Tom Andersen
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Bill!

8/21/2005 4:50:10 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you all so much!

bill

8/21/2005 5:38:53 AM

 
Patty Razonable

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Beautiful image in IR!! Congratulations and good luck!!

8/21/2005 6:44:31 AM

 
S  J
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Congratulations on this beauiful Finalist, Bill!!

8/21/2005 7:19:01 AM

 
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Congratulations, Bill on this fine finalist!!!

8/21/2005 8:38:48 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Congratulations on this splendid image, Bill!

8/21/2005 8:48:47 AM

 
Jennifer Rennison

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Congratulations on this fabulous finalist, Bill!!

8/21/2005 9:20:57 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Congrats on this and all your other finalist wins, Bill!!!

8/21/2005 10:22:46 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats on your finalist Bill! Jeff

8/21/2005 11:06:27 AM

 
bob cornelison
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This has great effects that give it a unique look! Congrats Bill!
~:O)

8/21/2005 3:59:06 PM

 
Bobbie Davis
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AWESOME finalist Bill!

8/21/2005 6:42:06 PM

 
Cora Miller
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The dreamy feel created by your effects and the excellent composition are wonderful, Bill! Congratulations!

8/21/2005 10:00:52 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations Bill!!!

8/21/2005 10:09:11 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank youso much!

bill

8/22/2005 3:42:54 PM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats, Bill!

8/22/2005 3:46:14 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Beautiful finalist, Bill!!! Congratulations and good luck!

8/22/2005 6:23:13 PM

 
Carol Brill
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Congratulations on this outstanding finalist, Bill!

8/22/2005 8:29:40 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you all very much!

bill

8/24/2005 3:41:45 AM

 
Jill Odice
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I love the look of the IR in this beautiful shot Bill! Wish my Minolta could do this...:-)

9/10/2005 1:38:51 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Thank you, Jill!

bill

9/10/2005 3:28:45 PM

 
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