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No Rain Delay
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
No Rain Delay
No Rain Delay
This die hard tourist in Babcock State Park was actually shooting 3-D photos of the Glade Creek Mill in the rain. Original shot on Kodacolor with a Minolta 7000 and 100-300mm lens then amended in Photoshop.
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Jimmy Wen

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    excellent work, Murry! brilliant colors & effect!

4/13/2003 6:35:24 AM

 
June Marie Sobrito
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Fantastic work! Beautiful.

 
Shirley L. Carpenter
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Excellent Murry..Look's like a painting...Good work!!!!!!!!

 
Suzie Strasburg

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Murry I thought it was a painting!Then I thought it was a person looking at a LARGE painting!...What a OUTSTANDING shot!Can't say enough!

 
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Wow, just spectacular, Murry! It does look like a woman viewing a painting. Incredibly beautiful!

 
John Davis
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Most excellent, clever, well-executed and a damn good job! I just wish I had thought of this.

 
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Thanks, Jimmy, June, Shirley, Suzie and Patricia. The use of the simplifier filter (www.fo2pix.com) really makes the lady standout from the rest of the photograph. The is an incredibly beautiful setting in West Virginia and it can be crowded and you can still get clear photos of the mill. Since it was raining this morning this lady and I had the site to ourselves.

 
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John, thanks for the ultimate compliment--I wish I had done it.

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Excellent work, Murry! I agree with everything already said!

Cathy :)

 
ilana Peled
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I love the contrast between the lady in red and the surrounding.
Beautiful work Murry.

 
Cheryl Meisel
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OH MY GOSH THIS IS TO DIE FOR!!! WOW! I just love this!!! Cheryl

 
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Thanks so much, Cathy, Ilana and Cheryl, for your nice comments.

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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One of the best shots of all time, Murry. Wow, this is incredible!

 
Damian P. Gadal
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WOW Murry - this is great!

 
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Thanks, Carolyn and Damian, for your kind words.

 
Kelly Kujawski

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count me in too murry...this just really sucked me in..can't stop looking at it.

 
Joy Brown
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Murry - OUTSTANDING, OUTSTANDING, OUTSTANDING!!! I don't know what else to say, except, OUTSTANDING!

 
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Thanks Kelly and Joy.

 
Dolores Neilson
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Simply outstanding Murry!! Of course, I love this!

Shucks..you beat me on this idea, Murry! I started taking photos to create something similar ...now, I'd hate for you to think I was stealing your idea! Now I'm not sure what to do.

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Just awesome, Murry!

 
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Thanks, Dolores and Kathleen. Come on Dolores, I'd never think that so post your photo when it's ready. I have a fence row shot almost like the one Heather posted a couple days ago (without the snow) that I had held for awhile. But I'll post it enventually :0)

 
Dottie Shepherd

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Murry, this is just wonderful...

 
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Thanks, Dottie.

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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Murry, really great composition, colours an all. I would just love to see this in a version without that effect you've used on this one.

 
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Thank you for the understanding, Murry. I've been kicking around a similar idea for two weeks now and not finding the subject matter for best effect. Still working on it but didnt' want you to feel I was plagiarizing your ideas. I can't tell you how many times I've posted a shot and someone posted to tell me they had the same idea!! Great minds (I'd like to think I have one of them) think alike, eh? I didn't have the idea for a woman in an umbrella though and I think this is definitely a winner!! THe background lighting on your shot is awesome!!

I was inspired by a man named Brian Goldie. His buildings from Venice have a simplified appearance similar to yours...but he paints them by "hand' with color. If you can find his work, I think you would see a similarity. He doesn't use an artistic filter though...he uses Photoshop..so I've got some figuring out to do! My idea is to piggyback on his idea but add a human element...just like you just did!

 
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Dolores, I'm sure what ever you come up with will be a show stopper!!

 
Theresa McCloskey

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awesome picture

 
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Thanks, Theresa.

 
Nancy  L. Ferrell

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Congrats again Murry....
This is so GOOD....Wonderful even..

 
William C. Raco
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Congratulations, Murry.
I missed this before, but it's certainly worthy of honor.
Good luck


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Elaine M. Johnson

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Congratulations! This is Wonderful... as all your work.

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations, Murry!

Cathy :)

 
Dolores Neilson
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I had no doubt!! NONE ...that this was going to be a winner! Congrats, Murry!!

 
Damian P. Gadal
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Congrats Murry!!! :-)

 
Elizabeth A. Zibas
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I missed this one the first go round as well. What a sight--absolutely beautiful. Well deserved finalist!

 
Joy Brown
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I knew it! Big congratulations, Murry - so very well deserved!

 
Dottie Shepherd

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Congrats Murry, Well deserved ..!!!

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Could not think of a more deserving image. Congrat's again Murry!!

 
Ruth Denton

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I'm adding my congratulations to you too,Murry! Spectacular!

 
Oksana Pashko

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Many congrats, Murry!

 
Gerda Grice
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I love the contrast and colours in this image! Very clever and well executed! Congrats again!

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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This photo has definite winner quality. Well deserved and best of luck with it!

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congrats again, Mury!

 
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Thanks, Nancy, Bill, Elaine, Cathy, Dolores, Damian, Betsy, Joy, Dottie, Darren, Ruth, Oksana, Gerda, Mette and Kathleen.

 
Judy M. Sayers

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Congratulations on being a finalist Murry! This one is my ALL-TIME FAVORITE of yours ever since I saw it on your website.

 
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Thanks, Judy.

 
Ellen Peach
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Another beauty and another congrats to you....good luck!

 
Cathy Barrows
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Well Murry...what can I say you already new I loved this one...congrats

 
Lem Metro

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Skillfully done, Murry. Well deserved kudos and good luck in the finals.

 
Ron Goldman
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Another beauty! Good luck!

 
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Thanks, Ellen, Cathy, Lem and Ron.

 
Dale Douthit

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Missed this the first time around. Another great image Murry. Just love your work. Congrats, and good luck.

 
Stephanie Adams
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Wow! This is so great and beautiful. You are the photoshop King, Murray! Great job,congrats and good luck!

 
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Thanks, Dale and Stephanie.

 
Jimmy Wen

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Exceptional ceativity! Congrats!!!

 
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Thank you, Jimmy.

 
Karen Seargeant
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What a wonderful shot & excellant work! Congrats!

 
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Thanks, Karen.

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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How very cool! I like it a lot.
Kathleen

 
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Thank you, Kathleen.

 
Dale Douthit

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Well done and well deserved Murry.
Congrats.

 
Kathleen Clemons
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I am so pleased to see this win second place Murry! Congrats!!!!

 
Ron Goldman
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Way to go Murry!

 
Sherri Conley
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This is an absolutely awesome image, Murry! Congratulations!

 
William C. Raco
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Great photo and well worth the recognition.
Congratulations, Murry


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Thank you, Dale, Kathleen, Ron and Sherri. The talent pool at BP is the best so I'm very happy to have one of my photos finally make it past the finals. Now I can relax and post my crappy stuff :0)

 
Katherine Chan

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It caught my eyes the first time I saw it. Great colors and nice paint effect! Congrats on the win!

Kat

 
Ellen Peach
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Good for you, Murry...congrats on your well deserved win!

 
Peggy Wolff
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Now, how have I missed this up until now?!?! Absolutly beautiful Murry! Congrats on this beautiful piece of art!

 
Joy Brown
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You know it's one of my big-time favorites, Murry! Big Congratulations!

 
Robert Mann
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Congrats Murry on your win! Rob

 
Charlene Bayerle
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CONGRATULATIONS MURRY ON YOUR WIN. THE PHOTO IS JUST BREATHTAKING!!

 
Judy M. Sayers

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A BIG congratulations on winning Murry!!

 
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Thank you so much, Bill, Katerine, Ellen, Peggy, Joy, Rob, Char and Judy, for your well wishes and support!!

 
zcaley 
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Good heavens it took me ten minutes just to scroll through all the comments so I could post you a Congratulations!!!!!!! Excellent photo.

 
Cathy Shotz
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Just adding my congratulations to the list. AMAZING IMAGE!!

 
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Thanks, Caley, I sure enjoy your photos also. Katherine, sorry I typo'd your name above. Since I can't type it's a good thing I take photos :0)

 
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Thank you, Cathy!

 
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A really wonderful image, Murry! I love it, and I'm delighted to see it among the winners! Excellent work!

 
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Thanks, Gerda.

 
Bernard B. Travers
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Go get um, big guy. Mucho congratulations.

 
Jean-Francois Schmutz

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Congratulations Murry !
You give us a Wonderful image.

JF

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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All I can say is WOW! Congratulations Murry ,this is really,really,really AWSOME!

 
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I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU, Murry!! And delighted you're back on-line...or else you would have missed this wonderful news!! Woo Hoo!! Was there any doubt this was winner?! NOt to me!

 
Stephen Zacker
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Murry,

Wow.... She is even wearing Red! :-)Congrats, This image just keeps your attention.

 
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Thanks, Bernard, Jean, Donna, Dolores and Stephen. I really appreciate all your kind words!

 
June Marie Sobrito
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Congratulations...this is superb!

 
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Thank you, June.

 
Jean Papo
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Congratulations! This photo deserves to be hanging in a famous art museum, if it isn't already! It's fabulous!!!!!!! Wonderful imagination and great skill in execution went into this one!

 
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Thank you, Jean. I'm so pleased that you like it!

 
Stephanie Adams
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Way to go, Murry!! Congrats....woohoooo!!!

 
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Thanks, Stephanie, for your enthusiastic support.

 
Shari Travison
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Congrats on your win! I love the soft misty background contrasted with the strong colors on the lady & umbrella. :)

 
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Thank you , Shari.

 
Donna J. Eaton
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Congratulations Murry! I absolutely love this shot! I admire this lady's dedication to get her shot and yours for taking her photo! What a creative and well executed photgraph!

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats, Murry...I really thought this would be the winner.

 
Barbara K. 
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Bravo Murry! Truly wonderful and well deserved.

 
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Thank you, Donna, Cathy and Barbara. I happy that so many seem to like this image. It was a bad weather day that turned out great :0)

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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This should have had a first place!! Congrats - you deserve it!

 
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Thanks, Mette, for your nice comment.

 
Jimmy Wen

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a true winning photograph! congratulations, Murry!

 
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Thanks, Jimmy. I'm happy to sneak one through the finals after a year of trying :0)

 
Conrad L. Conero
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Didn't see this one before, Murry. Super, and congratulations. It certainly does look like a painting as many have commented.
Conrad

 
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Thanks, Conrad. That's good because it's supposed to look like a painting :0)

 
Jimmy Wen

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Dear Murry, I just had a quick look at your Gallery, What a collection! Most of them are winning shots in my taste. "No Rain Delay" not only this months second prize winner, It also the winner of PEOPLE'S CHOICE! Look at the list of congrats!
Best Regards.

 
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Thanks, Jimmy, and I'm glad you visited and enjoyed my site. Your words are very kind and appreciated. I always look forward to seeing your posts here at BP.

 
Peggy Wolff
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Jimmy, that is funny you say the peoples choice award because I have been bugging them at BP for a couple of months now that they should have a peoples choice award. I think it would be fun for everyone to have one vote each month for their favorite photo. Of course you couldn't vote for one of your own. LOL

 
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I too had suggested a Peoples Award to Jim. It may just be too much work for him and his staff especially now that there are catagories? But it would be fun to see how a PA would compare to the BP selections each month.

 
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This should have been Grand Prize..I also think we should have people's choice, 2 of them..one from among the finalists and one from stuff that didn't make finals but should have!
I think my comment mail is back on..I hope so, anyway.

 
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Glad you're back on-line, Carolyn. And I definetly want you as a judge :0)

 
Peggy Wolff
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LOL Murry, your too funny! Carolyn I love the idea of having two catagorys because each month I have been here one of my favorite photos has not made it to the finists. First the amazing snowboard shot, then of course your beautiful shots of Emilee from last month. I want to be a judge! LOL I have to say that this months choices in the people catagory have been the best I have seen. There could have been several first place winners this month, I don't know how they chose.

 
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What a coincident! Hi, Murry, Margret & Carolyn, A few weeks ago, I've e-mailed to Jim regarding a camera bag things which aworded for me for a first prize win a few months ago, I asked Jim to keep the bag & if porsable to set a prize to aword a Most participated Photographer who haven't make a final & prize winning. So, let's see how we goes.

 
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Well, darn it Jimmy! I was wanting one of those!! Did you run out of arms to carry them on?? LOL

 
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P.S. In here, Australia, We have a most importent aword for the portrat paintings every year called Archboard, There are two winners, one selected by those professors & the another one is People's choice. The People's choice aword been overwhelmingly welcomed by the society. This year, People's choise aworded to a Chinese painter who migrated to Australia for only 8 months but He spended more then 3 months for this winning portrait-He not even esttled His family here properly.

 
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Dear Carolyn, Firstly, I've got a nice camera bag already. Secondly, I really glad to be a part of this great society & laways whated to do something for it. Thirdly, Do you know how importent the contributions you've made to this society-We talking about the People's choice & participation. Any one else with me?

 
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My major contribution was finding you,Jimmy! I think there are a lot of us having the same idea here lately. The people's choice is a good idea. Now we need to convince Jim! He's the one who can do it.

 
Jimmy Wen

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Let Jim worked out how to make it hapen & with out too much work for him & his staff.

 
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I've e-mailed Jim and asked to read these comments.

 
Cheryl Meisel
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BIG FAT CONGRATS! It think this has to be a record for comments lol. Well I for one have loved this shot the moment my eyes set up on it. I loved EVERYTHING about it. It's a GREAT SHOT with a great composition, and COLOR. Ummmmmmum deserves all it gets. Congrats Murry, way to go!!!! Cheryl

 
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Thanks, Cheryl. The reason I like this shot is that it's a new spin on a very common shot of this mill. When I go to a site I always take the same photo that everyone else does as a record shot and then I try to think what can I do that will be different. This opporunity just presented itself to me.

 
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Murry, I have just spent a very enjoyable time viewing the images in your gallery and have to say that your work is exceptional and inspirational. This image stands out though and is absolutely one of the best images I have ever seen. To me it tells the story of all photographers out there. The perserverance it gets to capture that fleeting moment.

P.S. thanks for your comments on my image.

 
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I have to second that Collin about the photographers. They are something else and sure would do this. LOL They never fail to amaze me.
Murry well YOU DID IT, with quite a FLARE. It's different and just a pic one would want to hang on their wall. Again, great job Murry!!!! It doesn't get any better then this!!! But we are all still going to look laughingggggg. Cherylm

 
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Thanks, Collin and Cheryl again. Also photography is something you can enjoy your entire life--I sure have.

 
Michael R. Murphy

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Congratulations on your winner, Murry, you really got creative on this one...

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your Second Place win, Murry! There was not doubt in my mind this would be a winner!

Cathy :)

 
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As I think some one said before "I wish I had of done it" It's an image that I would strive for... I would never say its the perfect image in all respects but it has to come so close it would be hard not to call it that. Perfect! Adam

 
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Thank you, Michael, Cathy and Adam. I've always liked this photo but to be honest I never imagined that so many others would. I am in the early stages of restoring 50 years worth of slides to CDs and when I saw this one again an applied the simplifier filter I thought I'd post it just for fun. Glad you liked it :0)

 
KK Van Pelt

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Excellent, Murry! Vivid color a delightful photograph.

 
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Thanks, KK.

 
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I can't talk for long because I have a gazillion critiques to do. But I did want to say thanks for the suggestion about the People's Choice award. I really like the idea of a yearly Shoot Out! of some sort. I will take both ideas into consideration.

Again, thanks for the active participation and support. Congratulations again, Murry - this was one of my favorite shots.

 
Damian P. Gadal
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WOW - congrats on two things Murry!

One for tearing Jim away from his busy schedule (I'm sure he needs a break from time to time) and 2nd on this outstanding image!

Glad you didn't set the mill on fire to catch a different shot then everyone else too!!!!

 
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Thanks, Jim and Damian.

Jim, I really appreciate you taking time from your busy schedule to consider the People's Choice Award possibilty and thanks for your kudos on my photo. Please let me know if I can be of any help?

Damian, I know you were kidding as I do constantly but just the thought of a fire at this beautiful mill makes me shutter. Vandals set fire to one of the gorgeous covered bridges recently in Winterset, Iowa and it was a total loss. And this in a town where John Wayne was born. I won't go quite that far for a unique shot :0)

 
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Yes - I was kidding! Don't want to give anyone and ideas either... :-)

 
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You know, this really is surreal... Almost looks like she's going to step into a painting! Very powerful image!

Congrats again!

 
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Thanks again, Damian. I would post the un-buzzed version for everyone but that it was one of the TIFFS I lost when the PC hard drive failed :0(

 
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Every time I look at this I'm in awe! A warm congratulations to you, Murry! This is such a fabulous work of art! :-)

 
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Thank you so much, Patricia.

 
Karen A. Johnson
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What a wonderful image Murry, apart from the beautiful setting the colours are just stunning and I love what you have done to the background, it really lets the woman standout, great work.

 
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What a wonderful image Murry, apart from the beautiful setting the colours are just stunning and I love what you have done to the background, it really lets the woman standout, great work.

 
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Thanks, Karen, I appreciate your nice comments.

 
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Murry,
It's been a while since I've been able to get onto BP.com to see what folks are doing. This image is really outstanding! You have created a 3-D effect and also created an image that holds the viewer's attention. Keep up the great work!!!
God Bless,
Greg

 
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Thank you, Greg. Glad you are able to get back on BP :0)

 
Gary W. Lake
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Beautiful shot Murry - when were you in my neck of the woods? This is just a couple hours south of me. I don't know how I managed to miss this one when you posted it but I'm glad I got a copy in the new newsletter. Congrats!

 
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Thanks, Gary. The original of this was shot on Kodacolor back in 1996 if I remember correctly. Pat and I really enjoyed our time in WV. At the time I was disappointed that it was rainy when we got to the mill but after seeing the photo I was very pleased :0)

 
Gabriela Cunha

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Hi there,

I just posted my first pic today and, because I was seeing your comments on my friend's susana matos pic, I went to see your own pics. and this one, though taken some years ago now, for what I read, stroke me as so beautiful, tat I couldn's stop myself from sending you a "Hi there, this picture of yours is REALLY astonishing!".
take care,
gaby cunha

 
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Thanks, Gaby. Welcome to BetterPhoto and good luck with photos.

 
Gary W. Lake
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I think the rainy day really adds to the shot, and I love how you finished it in Photoshop. I notice that the mill race wasn't running - I haven't been able to catch it running yet either, despite living so close. With all the rain we've been having I'm sure it's been in service a lot lately, but of course the best time to photograph it is during the fall when you were there.

 
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Yes I think you have to decide between spring water or autumn colors. I've seen shots of this mill in all seasons and I think the best is fall and I like winter next best with all the snow. We hope to get back for another visit some day.

 
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Murry,

This is a beautiful photo.....love those colors...makes you want to be there even in the rain! You certainly are a talented guy! Congrats!!!!!!
Pat

 
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A belated congrats to you Murry. I had no doubt that this would be a winner either. Fantastically done in every way.

 
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Well thank you so much, Pat and Betsy, for your kind words.

 
Linda Phillips

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Murry, your photo reminds me of a Thomas Kinkade painting with a twist.
Excellent contrast.

 
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Wow, what a nice thing to say, Linda. I wish I had Thomas' talent and $$$.

 
Linda Phillips

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I could use some of Thomas' talent and money too. :-)

 
Rhonda Maurer

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Murry,
This is absolutely an incredible work of art!! Just stunning and I could easily see this in an elegant frame on the wall. If I ever come close to something this beautiful I will be thrilled.
Congratulations!
Most Sincerely,
Rhonda

 
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Thank you so very much, Rhonda. What a nice thing to say. I had my Brother mark your site as a favorite--he loves birds.

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Hi Murry, the weather today (wet) has me looking at rain shots and found this one.. what a truly great picture!! So beautiful, I just love the colours and composition. Looks like a great place to visit -- did you pay that tourist to wear a bright red raincoat? :o) Regards, Susie

3/14/2004 2:16:09 AM

 
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Hey Susie it's a bit rainy here also. Thanks for comment! Since we were the only two out in the rain we traded places for each other :0)

3/14/2004 5:05:04 AM

 
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Hi Murry! I Just Seen This On The Home Page And Had To Comment On It What A Nice Looking Image All The Elements Came Together For You Here Even Her Clothing Matches Well Congrats On A 2nd Place Win That Should Have Been A First Place at Least:-)

8/27/2004 3:35:11 PM

 
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Thanks Terry :0)

8/27/2004 4:31:37 PM

 
Arthur Rosch
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Jeez, Murry! I gotta get in line!
Anyway, I've seen more growth and change
in your work than...what....than
more growth and change in almost anybody
else's. Oh, poor sentence construction
at its most egregious. You've done
really well, Murry and you are a loyal
friend. This is a beautiful photo. It
gives me almost a sense that the woman
is photographing a diorama or museum
display, that she's not in the rain at
all...does that make sense?

Art

11/11/2004 1:49:07 PM

 
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Thanks Art! Looks like a C+ on the grammer :0) As I look at other shots of the Glade Creek Mill I realize how lucky I was to be there in bad weather for this shot to work so well.

11/11/2004 2:31:03 PM

 
Noel Baebler
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Wow, Murry! I just saw this! It's absolutely gorgeous! It's like a real person looking into the biggest diorama ever!

1/22/2005 7:50:34 AM

 
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Thanks Noel :0)

1/22/2005 10:24:11 AM

 
Claudette Foote
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Your gallery it tottaly awesome... It's absolutely gorgeous! and this images is absolutely an incredible work of art!!

5/10/2005 6:08:54 AM

 
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Thanks for the visit and nice comments Claudette!

5/10/2005 7:07:25 AM

 
Joyce ONeil
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Another belated Congratulations!!!

I loved so many of your photos, I didn't know which ones to comment on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joyce

6/21/2005 11:48:54 AM

 
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Thanks Joyce! I'm glad you enjoyed the images and the one you chose is definetly one of my FAVs :0)

6/21/2005 2:43:12 PM

 
Howie Nordström
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All of your buZZed photos are wonderful Murry!

10/30/2005 6:49:44 AM

 
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Thanks Howie!

10/30/2005 6:57:54 AM

 
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STILL LOVE IT! This baby is a definate classic!!

10/30/2005 7:04:04 AM

 
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Thanks Donna :0)

10/30/2005 7:17:37 AM

 
Vikram Jamwal
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Murry, this shot is ... f a b u l o u s! I saw it on two occasions -including now, and am enjoying it so much! Congrats!

7/29/2007 7:12:40 AM

 
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A fantastic photo, from a fantastic gallery. Your works are great. Congratulations

11/27/2007 4:49:14 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Wonderful shot of this commonly seen image only you have taken it to the next level with the lady in the composition. Beautiful presentation and effects!

8/25/2008 7:48:26 AM

 
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A belated thank you to Vikram, Flavio and Dianna!

10/30/2008 5:43:25 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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BELATED CONGRATS. on this wonderful buzzed composition, Murray. FAVED.

Usman.

4/26/2009 9:54:06 PM

 
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Simply put Murry,..this is just Awesome!
Totally deserves the gold!
Love your gallery!

11/14/2010 6:13:02 AM

 
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Thanks Rod!

11/14/2010 6:35:53 AM

 
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