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The Simple Things
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The Simple Things
The Simple Things
Here's to those moments when your heart is completely captured by something that money could never buy.

9.7mm, 1/30, f/2.0, ISO 320
© Amanda Price
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    Wow! Such a powerful and memorable shot, Amanda!! Absolutely awesome b&w!

8/2/2005 1:26:02 AM

 
robert burks
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...well said, well captured Amanda

8/2/2005 1:38:03 AM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Amanda

So tender a moment. Lovely.

Kerby

8/2/2005 1:55:50 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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How tender, so cute hands, nice crop Amanda!!

8/2/2005 2:07:02 AM

 
Donna Roberts
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Aw, this is beautiful Amanda. The B&W presentation is perfect for such a special image like this - well done!
:-) from 'downunder'

8/2/2005 2:08:59 AM

 
S  J
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I must thank you for sharing this image today, Amanda!!! Very very cute!! I really love this one!!

8/2/2005 2:22:48 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Very moving image, Amanda!!

8/2/2005 2:43:50 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Beautiful. Love the b&w and it says alot although so simple.

8/2/2005 3:00:12 AM

 
Stephanie Lyons
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Precious!

8/2/2005 3:19:22 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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What a great entry for this month's theme, Amanda!

8/2/2005 3:48:55 AM

 
Bobbie Davis
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Adorable! What a great narrative!

8/2/2005 3:57:43 AM

 
Joy Rector
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beautiful shot

8/2/2005 4:21:51 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Beautiful, Amanda!!

8/2/2005 4:31:21 AM

 
Amanda Price
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Oh, thanks so much everybody! Here are some more comments from those of you who were kind enough to view this as a test shot in my gallery:
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member since: 7/13/2004 Wonderful capture and love the B/W selection for this

7/17/2005 5:53:49 AM


Ermanno Radice

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member since: 11/7/2004 Excellent capture, sweet image, wonderful shot, Amanda!
Love it!

7/17/2005 7:59:46 AM


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member since: 4/19/2005 Amanda

Sweet capture.

Excellent in black and white.

LOve this. Kerby

7/17/2005 8:06:06 AM


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member since: 5/24/2005 Beautiful this is, Amanda! Very sweet shot indeed! Love it!

7/17/2005 8:36:31 AM


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member since: 1/27/2005 Beautiful detail on the hands, great B&W, wonderful keepsake :)

7/18/2005 3:31:18 PM


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member since: 6/8/2004 so sweet and beautiful!

7/18/2005 3:31:48 PM


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member since: 6/28/2005 I just commented on your other hands photo and then saw this one. I like this even more as the close up captured the personality of the hands. Great photo.

7/24/2005 5:32:05 AM

8/2/2005 5:24:30 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Such a sweet image, Amanda, well done!

8/2/2005 5:41:30 AM

 
Alisha L. Ekstrom
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You come up with some of the coolest sayings to your images!!! I really like this in b&w & it's just ADORABLE. FAB capture:)

8/2/2005 8:21:22 AM

 
Sandy Landon
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Beautiful capture!! A very sweet image and I love it in b/w!

8/2/2005 9:03:58 AM

 
Michelle Lea  Guinn
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this is Simply Beautiful Amanda!!! Well done!!! mlg

8/2/2005 9:09:19 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Of course, totally precious, Amanda!

8/2/2005 11:25:33 AM

 
Lynn Crawford
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So beautiful and wonderful detail on the babies hand, I just love baby hand shots :)

8/2/2005 11:38:23 AM

 
Goshka G.
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Awesome capture, Amanda, so perfect in B&W!!

8/2/2005 12:01:36 PM

 
Connie J. Turner
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Amanda, this is just beautiful!!!! Love the black and white!

8/2/2005 9:57:43 PM

 
Jay Patel
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Very good representation of the theme...Great creativity.

8/4/2005 10:08:16 AM

 
Amanda Price
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Thank you all! I had so much fun with this newborn shoot!

8/9/2005 1:18:51 PM

 
Karen Walzer
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Just perfect!

8/12/2005 4:32:33 PM

 
Amanda Price
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Thank-you very much, Karen!

8/13/2005 11:24:45 AM

 
Patrick Perron
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That's a beautiful shot Amanda ! It will make a beautiful souvenir !

8/14/2005 7:07:11 AM

 
Alisha L. Ekstrom
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Definitely simple...Wonderful!!! Congrats on it making finalist...SUPERB job!!!

9/23/2005 10:00:54 PM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
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Beautiful!!! Wonderfully done!! Congrats!!

9/23/2005 11:05:14 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Congratulations Amanda !!!!

9/24/2005 1:44:10 AM

 
Mary Timman
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I loved this one. Congratulations and Good Luck Amanda!

9/24/2005 4:57:54 AM

 
Roxanne M. Bubar
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Congrats. What a precious image.

9/24/2005 6:13:47 AM

 
Kelly Michaud
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Congratulations! Such a moving photograph. You can really feel the emotion in this.

Kelly

9/24/2005 6:56:33 AM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalists!!!!

9/24/2005 9:41:28 AM

 
Connie J. Turner
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Congrats on your finalist!!!!!!
Thanks for the congrats on mine!

9/24/2005 10:06:28 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Amanda, on this heart-warming finalist!

9/24/2005 10:20:14 AM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Thats A Precious Image Amanda:-)Love The Subdued Lighting And Comp!
Congratulations On Your Finalist!!

9/24/2005 10:28:59 AM

 
Amanda Price
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Thanks so much you guys! This is one of my all time favorites so I was *thrilled* to see it make the finals! I'm hoping against hope for a 2nd place win so I can keep my gallery!

9/24/2005 10:39:17 AM

 
Sandy Landon
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I love this amanda. I have always loved your work and this is no exception!! Good luck and congrats!!!

9/24/2005 12:07:42 PM

 
Deb Holmes
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Congratulations Amanda! Awesome finalist!

9/24/2005 1:29:10 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this super finalist, Amanda!!

9/24/2005 2:12:47 PM

 
Donna Roberts
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Congratulations on this beautiful image - so well deserved Amanda. Good luck in the next round!
:-) ddu

9/24/2005 9:08:37 PM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Amanda!!!

9/25/2005 9:05:24 AM

 
Serena Pierce

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Priceless!! Congratulations!!

9/25/2005 6:06:35 PM

 
Ken Grooms
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Modonna and Child! Does'nt get more simple...or more beautiful! Congratulations on this fine finalist!

9/26/2005 8:49:16 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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CONGRATULATIONS on your First Place WIN, Amanda!!!

9/26/2005 10:10:10 PM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Congratulations on your first place win. WEll deserved.

9/26/2005 10:11:10 PM

 
Amanda Price
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Thank you all for your kind words of support and encouragement and thank-you BP judges! Wow! I can't tell you how many times I've checked my email today! I'm so excited because I think Heather will let me keep my member gallery for another year! Woohoo! It was about to expire. *GASP*

9/26/2005 10:15:32 PM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
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CONGRATULATIONS!! Awesome and touching shot!

9/26/2005 10:16:24 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Congratulations Amanda !!!!!

9/26/2005 10:23:01 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on your 1st Place Win Amanda! Way to go!

9/26/2005 10:31:09 PM

 

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Congratulations on your first place win Amanda!

9/26/2005 10:59:12 PM

 
Tina L. Baker
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Congrats on your win!!!!!!!!! Beautiful!!!

9/26/2005 11:29:59 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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CONGRATULATIONS to you Amanda!!!!

9/27/2005 3:24:55 AM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Congratulations on this wonderful image and well deserved winn Amanda!!!

9/27/2005 3:36:19 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Yea for you, Amanda! Congrats! :)

9/27/2005 3:48:28 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Told you I loved this one and so did the judges, well deserved and Congratulations!

9/27/2005 4:39:25 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on a wonderful win Amanda.

9/27/2005 5:15:01 AM

 

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Congrats on a BEAUTIFUL winner!! :-)

9/27/2005 5:54:48 AM

 
Megan p
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Yeah!! Congratulations!!!

9/27/2005 6:08:07 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Way to go Amanda!!! Yaayyyy! Awesome first place win, and very deserving! :0)

9/27/2005 6:28:35 AM

 
Esra Belgin
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Fantastic shot, Amanda. Congratulations on your win.

9/27/2005 6:29:44 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Wonderfully touching -- congratulations on your first place win, Amanda!

9/27/2005 6:33:35 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Amanda, on this perfect first place win! Yeah!!!!!!!!

9/27/2005 6:42:37 AM

 
Joyce ONeil
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Congratulations Amanda!

9/27/2005 6:45:42 AM

 
Alisha L. Ekstrom
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WOOHOO!! YIPPEEE...CONGRATS on this fabulous first place win!!!! LOVE IT!!

9/27/2005 6:48:01 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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This is BIG!!!!!!!!!! Congrats Amanda!!!!!!!!!!! WTG!!!!!

9/27/2005 7:03:00 AM

 
Olivia Navarro
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What a wonderful shot, Amanda! Congrats on your first place win!!!!!

9/27/2005 7:15:38 AM

 
Marie Fields
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Congratulations, Amanda!!! Wonderful image!!!

9/27/2005 7:15:47 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations on this beautiful FIRST PLACE WIN theme entry!! Aren't the simplist things the best!! You've certainly captured that here!! Well done Amanda!!

9/27/2005 7:52:40 AM

 
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Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN Amanda such great image WTG!!!!!!

9/27/2005 8:33:43 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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WOW, CONGRATS!!!! WEll done!!

9/27/2005 9:35:52 AM

 
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Congratulations!

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9/27/2005 9:37:53 AM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Simply beautiful. Congratulations Amanda!

9/27/2005 10:17:02 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Amanda on this awesome first place winner

9/27/2005 10:17:50 AM

 
Jennifer Rennison

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Big Congratulations on this First Place Win, Amanda!

9/27/2005 10:48:00 AM

 
Sandy Landon
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Congratulations Amanda!!! WTG!!!! Now how am I supposed to compete against this! :)

9/27/2005 11:18:19 AM

 
Terrill Province
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Oh Amanda, I'm SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!

Of course this image is a winner ~ it's just PERFECT! Every new parent should have a picture like this to treasure... Congratulations, my friend. Well done :)

9/27/2005 12:02:44 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Superb image, a true winning sentiment as well. Congratulations!!!

9/27/2005 12:25:05 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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CONGRATULATIONS, Amanda!! GREAT!!

9/27/2005 12:47:28 PM

 
Claudette Foote
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RIHGT ON AMANDA... WTG!!
SO HAPPY FOR YOU (WITH ALL MY HEART)

BRAVO!
CONGRADULATION...

9/27/2005 12:54:23 PM

 
Amanda Price
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Wow, you guys are so nice! Many thanks to every one you who have taken the time to comment. Heather says I get to keep my gallery! Yipee! :D

9/27/2005 12:57:14 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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congrats on your win...so sweet

9/27/2005 1:39:09 PM

 
Goshka G.
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BIG congrats on this lovely win, Amanda!!

9/27/2005 4:18:04 PM

 
Donna Roberts
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WTG Amanda, I am so thrilled for you.
A well deserved win.......congrats!!
:-) ddu

9/27/2005 8:03:31 PM

 
Cora Miller
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This touching image has found its rightful place! Congratulations on your big win, Amanda!

9/27/2005 9:18:04 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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A very simple and very touching photo, Amanda! Many congratulations on your Big Win!
Monika

9/27/2005 9:19:19 PM

 
Deb Holmes
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Congratulations on this awesome winner Amanda!

9/28/2005 8:22:37 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Congratulations on your beautiful First Place win, Amanda!!!!

9/28/2005 11:26:09 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Congratulations!!!

9/28/2005 12:39:09 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Hi Amanda!!A Big Congratulations On Your 1st Place Win!!Awesome Job:-)

9/28/2005 3:38:24 PM

 
Ken Grooms
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The judges showed great taste! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9/28/2005 7:13:26 PM

 
Serena Pierce

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Very sweet image. Congratulations!!

9/28/2005 7:44:51 PM

 
Luhut Napitupulu

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So sweet, Amanda! Simple but so meaningful. Congratulations on your win!

9/28/2005 11:21:54 PM

 
Nadia W. Smith
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Wonderful and WELL DESERVED WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9/29/2005 5:21:20 AM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Congratulations on a fantastic Winner.

9/29/2005 2:16:48 PM

 
S P Mukherji
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Congratulations Amanda. What a powerful yet subtle image! And your treatment in BW has elevated the picture into a deserving winner!

9/30/2005 6:50:54 AM

 
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Congratulations on this very well done winning image, Amanda!!!

10/1/2005 8:48:36 AM

 
Johnny  Santoso
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Big Congratulations for Winning Amanda.! this photo awaken memories in my soul. My nerves bounce from tranquility to
tremors as The picture show UP. Thanks for sharing... regards,

11/20/2005 8:33:07 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
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This is so touching - lovely in BW! Congrats on your win as well!

1/23/2006 12:27:34 AM

 
William88 
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Priceless simple things; the world become more beautiful through your viewfinder.

Congratulations!

8/16/2006 4:11:37 PM

 
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