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Summer Freeze

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Summer Freeze
Summer Freeze
This was shot last August 2005, which is summertime in California. The temperature had been in the high 90's to low 100's where I live, so I was surprised to see the amount of snow and ice on this lake. The wind was howling when I shot this--the camera was shaking, and I was shaking, too because of the brutal cold.
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Janine Russell
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    Francis, wonderful color, exposure, composition, clarity and detail.


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10/3/2005 9:04:40 PM

 
Susana Heide
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It was all worth it!! This is a magnificient scene!!!


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10/3/2005 9:07:58 PM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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WOW, jaw dropping WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!


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10/4/2005 1:16:43 AM

 
Jill Odice
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You know how much I love this already! :-) I am one of your biggest fans Francis! I see another winner....


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10/4/2005 1:27:06 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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So beautifully captured Fancis! Great work! Jeff


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10/4/2005 3:58:23 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Great shot Francis! I know how hot it is in CA having been from there, so this is truly a unique find!


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10/4/2005 5:19:11 AM

 
Marc A. Bailey
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great shot Francis, composition is beautiful and the colours fantastic. Beautiful image!


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10/4/2005 8:12:27 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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So stunningly beautiful, Francis! A real pleasure to view!


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10/6/2005 10:30:05 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Beautiful image, Francis! congratulations on your POTD!


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11/17/2005 12:33:24 AM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Congrats on your sensational POTD!

ccc


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11/17/2005 12:39:57 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Many congrats on POTD Francis ~ awesome capture!


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11/17/2005 12:46:22 AM

 
Siete Meeter
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It was all worth it!! This is a magnificient scene!!!


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11/17/2005 1:14:05 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on your POTD, Francis!


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11/17/2005 2:11:17 AM

 
Jessica L. Richard
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gorgous landscape, congrats on POTD!


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11/17/2005 2:18:49 AM

 
Penny Steiner
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Amazing capture...well deserved PoTD.


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11/17/2005 2:39:36 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Beautiful shot Frances. Great work. Congratulations on your POTD.
Bill


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11/17/2005 3:02:29 AM

 
Debra Booth
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Congrats on a beautiful POTD, Francis!


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11/17/2005 3:14:01 AM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats on your POTD, Francis!


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11/17/2005 3:25:04 AM

 
Chris Macer  

Awesome! Well deserved POTD, Francis!


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11/17/2005 3:40:41 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Hearty congrats on your POTD, Francis, magnificent find and capture!
-Debby


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11/17/2005 3:47:33 AM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on this fantastic POTD


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11/17/2005 4:04:26 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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congrats on this awesome potd!


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11/17/2005 4:05:20 AM

 
Scott Pedersen  

That looks nice


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11/17/2005 4:13:34 AM

 
Samarendra Kumar Saha  

Francis,Simply MINDBLOWING shot.
Congratulations! Keep it up.


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11/17/2005 4:15:38 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your POTD...so beautiful


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11/17/2005 5:26:19 AM

 
Dan Walters  

Great shot! Congratulations!


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11/17/2005 5:28:46 AM

 
Dan Walters  

Great shot! Congratulations!


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11/17/2005 5:28:59 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Fantastic image Francis - big congrats on your POTD!


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11/17/2005 5:56:34 AM

 
Brian Lobdell
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Well deserved POTD Francis, wonderful composition and lighting - really superb! Kudos to you.


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11/17/2005 6:08:47 AM

 
Bob Duncan
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I'm book marking your gallery Francis.
Your photography is awesome.
Congrats on this POTD, very well deserved.


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11/17/2005 6:18:09 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Franics, congratulations on this stunning POTD! Remarkable!


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11/17/2005 6:30:19 AM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
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Stunning shot Francis, well worth freezing your buns off for!! :)
Ann


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11/17/2005 6:42:41 AM

 
Steve C. Wilding
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Wow, I just got to work, opened my email and saw your gorgeous photo. Very nice for the first thing I see at work today.


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11/17/2005 7:06:35 AM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
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This is a gorgeous shot!! Very Pretty!! Congtrats on your POTD!! :)


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11/17/2005 7:08:10 AM

 
Sylvia B. Toftness  

Great shot, Francis!
I'm a newbie at this. Can you provide some techical info, i.e., focal length, f stop, etc.? Thanks.


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11/17/2005 7:18:01 AM

 
Luhut Napitupulu  

Very pretty colours, composition, angle, clarity and details, Francis! Congratulations on POTD!


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11/17/2005 7:18:25 AM

 
Muriel Jackson
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I am in awe of all that majesty Francis!! Well captured and congratulations!


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11/17/2005 7:43:18 AM

 
Jean Papp  

So beautiful. Where in California is this? We go to Mammoth all the time.


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11/17/2005 7:46:17 AM

 
Bret Tate
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Francis:
I really enjoy this photo. The composition is wonderful, the light is great, and you managed an excellent exposure in difficult lighting. Thank you for sharing your talents.


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11/17/2005 8:38:35 AM

 
Sandy Driscoll
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Incredibly gorgeous, Francis. Pure gold....all the way around. What a splendid way to start my day by looking at your beautiful photo! Sandy


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11/17/2005 8:44:53 AM

 
Jean Papp  

Will you sell it?


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11/17/2005 8:46:54 AM

 
Martin J. Preslar
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Congrats on the POTD! Excellent composition and color! Did you use a filter for this shot?


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11/17/2005 9:04:25 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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A beautiful way to wake up, this is absolutely gorgeous. Great perspective and lighting, a big congratulations!!


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11/17/2005 9:07:14 AM

 
Claudette Foote
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Congrats on the POTD!
WOW! BREATH TAKING WOW!


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11/17/2005 9:30:10 AM

 
Brenda W. LaFleur
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Congrats on your POTD, Frances. Way to go, buddy!


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11/17/2005 10:11:24 AM

 
Sharon Woodburn
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This is a real beauty Francis. Congratulations on POTD!


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11/17/2005 11:25:53 AM

 
Choo Choo Love
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It's cool, dude! But how could you be freezing when it was 90 degrees??!!?? You need to come up to Winnipeg to experience the real COOOOOOL!


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11/17/2005 12:37:20 PM

 
Mary  Clarke
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This is beautiful - many congratulations on POTD.


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11/17/2005 1:06:45 PM

 
Tony Gutowski  

Incredible shot, Francis. What a contrast of warm and cool colors ,very beautiful image. Congratulations on POTD!-T.G


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11/17/2005 1:30:39 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Big Congratulations on this wonderful POTD, Francis!!


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11/17/2005 3:23:02 PM

 
Toni  Hopper
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Extremely wonderful! Love it and congrats!


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11/17/2005 3:36:18 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Stunning! I love the glow of the mountains, the reflections, and the excellent DOF which is so sharp from the foreground to the background of the photograph. Congratulations on your very beautiful POTD.


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11/17/2005 3:43:40 PM

 
Kathleen R. Struckle
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Gorgeous image!! Congrats on POTD!!


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11/17/2005 4:51:11 PM

 
Anita Taylor
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Incredible image, Francis! The range of colors and detail and clarity is amazing! It was worth it :)


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11/17/2005 5:36:20 PM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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Wooohoo! What a great shot, really pretty. Congratulations! Mary :-)


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11/17/2005 6:32:14 PM

 
Victor Bustinza  

Congratulations Francis, what was your camera settings?, which lens used?, thanks.


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11/17/2005 8:17:27 PM

 
Theresa  M. VanderStaay
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Fantastic Shot! Congrats on POTD! Where was this taken! It is just beautiful. I live in California. and was just wondering.....Theresa


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11/18/2005 5:56:22 AM

 
Jacqueline C. Harmon
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congrats on a wonderful potd!!!


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11/18/2005 9:54:46 AM

 
Janice L. Hatfield
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What beautiful shot! I live in the Eastern Sierras and I love shots like this! Your gallery is awesome too, love the Yosemite shots especially! 8-)


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11/19/2005 9:08:38 AM

 
Daniel G. Flocke
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Francis - Congratulations on being a Finalist, good luck in the next level!!!


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11/23/2005 5:20:00 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Franics, on this stunning finalist win! Love it!


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11/23/2005 1:03:26 PM

 
Keith L. Clayton
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Congrats on this beautiful winning image!!


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11/23/2005 3:05:50 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Absolutely gorgeous!!! Big congratulations!


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11/23/2005 9:07:30 PM

 
Stefan G
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Superb image! Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist and good luck!


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11/24/2005 9:10:56 AM

 
Brenda W. LaFleur
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Congrats on your win, Francis. Love this one!


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11/26/2005 12:31:40 PM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place win!!!!


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11/26/2005 12:54:30 PM

 
Siete Meeter
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Concratulations on your 2nd Place win!!!!


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11/26/2005 1:07:55 PM

 
Francis Cailles
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Wow!! I can't believe it...Thanks everyone. Woo-hoo!

Am I lucky or what!?!?!


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11/26/2005 2:10:16 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations on yet another well-deserved win, Francis!


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11/26/2005 5:27:12 PM

 
Cora Miller
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This is INCREDIBLE, Francis!!! The warm and cool color contrast is fabulous as is the light and composition. Congratulations on your well deserved win! And no, you're not lucky.....you're talented!!! :)


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11/26/2005 6:31:02 PM

 
Susana Heide
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OUTSTANDING and very well deserving of this recognition!! Congrats Francis!!


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11/26/2005 9:15:28 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations on your second place win, Francis!


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11/26/2005 9:33:11 PM

 
Donna W. Neal
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A BIG CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS WINNER Francis!


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11/27/2005 1:53:33 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Gorgeous image, Francis!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!


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11/27/2005 6:37:49 PM

 
bob cornelison
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Just Awesome!
Congrats!
~:O)


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11/28/2005 8:03:24 AM

 
Jennifer Rennison  

Outstanding, Francis! Congratulations on your win!


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11/28/2005 10:29:19 AM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your Second Place win, Francis!

Cathy :)


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11/29/2005 8:23:22 AM

 
Connie L. Carpenter
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Francis....beautiful, beautiful work. I'm SO impressed!


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12/1/2005 5:58:38 AM

 
Adrienne Maldini  

this is areally nice picture


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1/13/2006 5:55:47 PM

 
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