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Before The Storm
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Before The Storm
Before The Storm
Outer Banks North Carolina
© Donna W. Neal
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Paul Michko
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    WOW!!! So very dramatic, Donna. Hope it all went well.

9/13/2005 4:47:34 AM

 
Christian P. Nicolas
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What a dramatic shot. Beautiful!

9/13/2005 4:53:25 AM

 
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Wonderful image Donna!!!
Great composition!!!

9/13/2005 5:05:49 AM

 
Stacey Layman

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Very Nice Donna. Ive always be afraid of the ocean and I dont know why. This photograph just screams to me...come into the water and I will confirm why you are afraid. Yikes!

9/13/2005 5:06:15 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Thank you Paul and Christian. Paul this was taken last year at OBX but I can well imagine this is what it looks like right now as the hurricane approaches.

9/13/2005 5:07:41 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Oops we crossed in cyber, thank you Stacey and Adilson.

9/13/2005 5:09:21 AM

 
Candy D. Dennis
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Paul took the words right out of my mouth. My first words when I saw this were, Wow, dramatic! Incredible photograph.

9/13/2005 5:15:43 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Wonderful shot!!!AWESOME!

9/13/2005 5:19:51 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Wonderful image, Donna!

9/13/2005 5:42:20 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Awesome capture Donna, very intense!

9/13/2005 5:48:51 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Wonderful, very dramatic shot, Donna!

9/13/2005 5:52:45 AM

 
Kirsi Bertolini
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Powerful look, strong color, well done!

9/13/2005 5:55:31 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Donna, this image is sooo AWESOME!! I simply love everything about it!! Fantastic!!!

9/13/2005 6:05:36 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Lovely capture, Donna! I hope the outter banks still looks this good after the storm passes!

9/13/2005 6:14:40 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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beautiful...the sky is fab

9/13/2005 6:27:36 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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You can just feel the storm approaching...well done, Donna!

9/13/2005 6:35:12 AM

 
Joe Terni
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Thats a wonderful shot Donna.The sky,the white caps,and equally those great looking fences on the beach...Very well taken.

9/13/2005 6:40:11 AM

 
Patty Razonable

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Very dramatic ocean capture, Donna!!

9/13/2005 7:22:08 AM

 
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Donna

Nice mood to the image. Very dramatic and wonderful capture. Kerby

9/13/2005 7:23:08 AM

 
Susan T. Parady
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Dramatic and beautiful. Nicely done!

9/13/2005 7:32:41 AM

 
Joy Rector
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fantastic capture

9/13/2005 8:01:05 AM

 
Sandy Landon
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This is great!!! Very dramatic!! Love the colors!!!

9/13/2005 8:20:27 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Eerie looking clouds. Love it!

9/13/2005 8:31:13 AM

 
Tony Gutowski

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I don't believe that there is a more intense emotional feeling of vunerablity and fear that preceeds the oncoming of a major storm on an ocean front community. As it sweeps into your life with nothing between you and it. Dark and unknown forces coming. What a wonderful day to be alive. Great capture, I feel it coming!-T.G

9/13/2005 9:08:18 AM

 
Margaret m. Buenneke
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beautifully composed and lit - gorgeous picture!
Margaret

9/13/2005 9:36:13 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Thank you all for your very nice comments, they are always appreciated.

9/13/2005 9:53:45 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Magnificient view and capture, Donna!!!

9/13/2005 11:19:40 AM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Awesome shot, Donna!

9/13/2005 12:09:54 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Thank you Judy and Rakesh

9/13/2005 12:28:33 PM

 
Ermanno Radice
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Wonderful capture, terrific image, love the sky, Donna!!

9/13/2005 1:26:07 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Beautiful and amazing shot, Donna! I can almost smell the storm just looking at this shot.

9/13/2005 2:57:15 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Beautiful Image Donna!Love The Sky And Those Awesome Colors!!

9/13/2005 5:20:20 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Really nice composition Donna, love the dark ominous clouds too!

9/13/2005 5:39:57 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Fantastic shot Donna!!! It sure looks threatening!

9/13/2005 7:12:42 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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This is crying out to be enlarged, frame and hung in a lovely home!

9/13/2005 7:46:31 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Thank you Gail, Len, Claudia, Terry, Marsha and Ermanno.

9/13/2005 7:56:20 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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This is stunning, Donna. Amazing mood to it, and so well-composed.

9/15/2005 8:38:48 PM

 
Donna K. Kilcher
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Wonderful image!!

9/17/2005 9:12:32 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Thank you Donna and Mary.

9/17/2005 6:05:24 PM

 
Bill Houghton
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This is awesome Donna. Great, great shot.

9/18/2005 5:19:40 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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AMAZING, yet scary image, Donna!!! ;o)

9/21/2005 6:12:53 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Thank you Carolyn and Bill

9/21/2005 6:17:21 AM

 
Chris Macer

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Congrats on the finalist, Donna!

10/21/2005 7:43:27 AM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Congratulations for your wonderful finalist and good luck in the next round!

ccc

10/21/2005 9:53:14 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Donna, on this terrific finalist!

10/21/2005 12:58:04 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Thank you Terry, Candice and Chris.

10/21/2005 1:16:41 PM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats, Donna!

10/21/2005 2:35:28 PM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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Congratulations on this terrific finalist!!!!!!!

10/21/2005 3:25:40 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Thank you Kelly and Judy

10/21/2005 3:59:39 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Awesome Image!!Congratulations Donna;-)

10/21/2005 4:36:24 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Thank you Terry

10/21/2005 5:01:35 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Congratulations, Donna!

10/21/2005 5:26:39 PM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Congratulations, Donna. Very well done.

10/21/2005 5:36:09 PM

 
Deb Holmes
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Bravo, Donna, way to go!

10/21/2005 6:02:23 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Thank you Deb, Ronald and Marsha.

10/21/2005 7:09:53 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Very nicely done, Donna!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist and lots of good luck to you in the next round!!
Much Aloha,
Stan

10/22/2005 12:34:34 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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CONGRATULATIONS, DONNA!!!!

10/22/2005 3:58:16 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Thank you Rakesh and Stan.

10/22/2005 4:40:17 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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This is awesome. Congratulations

10/22/2005 6:08:00 AM

 
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Very nice light and lines.

10/22/2005 11:28:15 AM

 
Goshka G.
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Congrats on your terrific finalists, Donna!!

10/22/2005 12:12:55 PM

 
Joy E. Cobb
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Winner! Congratulations, Donna! :)

10/23/2005 10:59:59 AM

 
Ermanno Radice
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Many congratulations on your well deserved second place win, Donna!!!

10/23/2005 11:14:31 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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CONGRATS DONNA ON THIS AWESOME WINNER.

10/23/2005 11:16:46 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congrats on your second place win, Donna!

10/23/2005 11:17:10 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Donna!! :)

10/23/2005 11:51:02 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Heartiest congratulations, Donna!!!

10/23/2005 11:54:20 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Donna, congratulations on this awesome second place win! Love it!

10/23/2005 11:57:48 AM

 
Karen Bacon
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Congratulations on your win Donna!

10/23/2005 12:01:45 PM

 
Paul E. Earl
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Congratulations, Donna!!

10/23/2005 12:25:01 PM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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CONGRATULATIONS On wonderful second place Winner,Donna!!!!

10/23/2005 12:40:20 PM

 
Daniel Diaz
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Big congrats on your win Donna, BEAUTIFUL capture!!!

10/23/2005 1:28:11 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations, Donna! Well deserved!!

10/23/2005 1:30:02 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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WOW what an amazing thing to come home to after being gone all day on a photo shoot. WOW...WOW....Thank you everyone.

10/23/2005 1:55:43 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Big congrats Donna!!

10/23/2005 2:58:16 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on your win Donna! This is absolutely STUNNING!!!!

10/23/2005 3:07:50 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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CONGRATULATIONS on your Second Place win, Donna!! Well done!!
Much Aloha,
Stan

10/23/2005 3:54:17 PM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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This is keeping well deserved company with some fantastic images. Congratulations on your win and on creating this beauty...

10/23/2005 4:22:23 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Big Congratulations, Donna!!! Wonderful and well deserved win!

10/23/2005 7:38:38 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Stunning image, Donna, congratulations on your win!!!
-Debby

10/23/2005 7:45:08 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Big congratulations on your very beautiful and well deserved win, Donna!

10/23/2005 7:48:47 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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CONGRATULATIONS on your WIN, Donna!!!

10/23/2005 11:58:03 PM

 
Debbie Hartley
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Awesome image! Congratulations Donna, well done!!

10/24/2005 3:41:09 AM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Donna, congratulations on this magnificent win in last month's contest in the 'Travel and Place' category. It is truly, richly deserved, my very dear friend - your good friend, Allan

10/24/2005 3:50:24 AM

 
Cathy Gregor
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Way to go Donna!
Congratulations on this gorgeous winner.

10/24/2005 3:55:03 AM

 
Tom Andersen
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Wonderful image, Donna! Congratulations on your win!

10/24/2005 3:58:11 AM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Congratulations on you win Donna!!!

10/24/2005 4:07:51 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Thank you all so much for your comments and congratulations, they are all very much appreciated.

10/24/2005 4:35:36 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Big congrats on your win Donna!

10/24/2005 5:45:37 AM

 
Tammy McAllister
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Wonderful mood you have created in this Donna! Congratulations
Tootles

10/24/2005 6:00:09 AM

 
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Big congrats!!!!!!

10/24/2005 6:15:42 AM

 
Sandy Landon
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WOW!!! Congrats on this wonderful imagwe!!!

10/24/2005 10:28:55 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Very dramatic. Congratulations

10/24/2005 1:41:11 PM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations, Donna!

Cathy :)

10/24/2005 4:31:37 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Wonderful color, light and composition
Congratulations, Donna!

bill

10/24/2005 4:37:52 PM

 
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Congratulations on this winner, Donna!

10/24/2005 4:42:53 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Congratulations, Donna - this is a beauty!!

10/24/2005 4:45:48 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Why is it I always feel unworthy among all these GREAT photographers.(that would be all of you) My own inserucities I guess. But I am thrilled to pieces inside. Thank you everyone for taking the time to comment.

10/24/2005 5:00:39 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Well deserved Donna!!! Congratulations on this beauty!

10/24/2005 7:55:04 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Wonderful lighting and composition, Donna! Congrats!

10/25/2005 6:45:00 AM

 

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Great shot and title Donna!
Congratulations on your win!

10/27/2005 7:51:32 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Thank you Reine, Terry and Gail

10/28/2005 1:32:54 PM

 
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I feel a sense of foreboding in the impending storm that is almost overwhelming. A very effective shot, Donna! Congratulations on your win!

10/28/2005 6:57:37 PM

 
Jonna Bergström

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Absolutely fanstastic image!! Congratulation on a great win, Donna!

10/30/2005 11:57:28 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Thank you Jonna and Cora

10/30/2005 12:18:08 PM

 
Stefan G
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Dramatic and powerful image! Congratulations!

11/4/2005 12:44:56 AM

 
Jack Nevitt
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Good job Donna, don't know how I missed this picture first time around.

11/17/2005 8:36:23 PM

 
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Like Jack I have just now seen this shot and I LOVE IT!
Congrats on this great shot!
~:O)

11/29/2005 6:43:57 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Thank you Bob, Jack and Stefan your comments mean a lot to me.

11/30/2005 4:34:38 AM

 
James E. Coleman
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Donna,
I don't know that a whole lot more can be said, ditto on above.
It makes me want to go back to Outer Banks again. Love that feel, smell, wind in your face off the ocean. You captured it!...:)

Jim

2/25/2006 5:59:17 PM

 
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This picture is amazing (as is the rest of your gallery)! I love the mood, dramatic feeling, lighting, colors, perspective and composition in it. A (very) belated congratulations on a well deserved win!

6/30/2007 4:11:48 AM

 
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Simply... WONDERFUL!!!

11/9/2007 6:13:08 PM

 
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This is beautiful. The image in itself, the color, light, composition. Great work here Donna.

6/27/2008 11:13:31 AM

 
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