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Painter Painting of Southwest Equestrian Sunset

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Painter Painting of Southwest Equestrian Sunset
Painter Painting of Southwest Equestrian Sunset
This photo was loaded into Corel Painter and paited by hand over the original photograph. (See my gallery for the original photo) - AIV
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Rob Bishop
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    Wow! This is great, Alton. I am blown away by the color and effects.

Rob


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10/4/2005 12:25:35 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Alton, the colors and the effects are gorgeous.


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10/4/2005 12:32:33 AM

 
Ramona Rogers  

This needs to be framed and hung. Very well done!


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10/4/2005 12:54:27 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Outstanding image, Alton!


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10/4/2005 1:12:25 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Love this. Fantastic. Yes, hang it.


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10/4/2005 6:10:50 AM

 
Jill M. Flusemann
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Fantastic effects!


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10/4/2005 10:26:49 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Spectacular effects and image, Alton! I was just reading your bio and going through your outstanding gallery when I found out I am your neighbor. I live on the Norco/Riverside border at Arlington. Just wanted to say "Hi Alton!"


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10/4/2005 10:36:24 AM

 
Natalie Kimball
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Alton this is absolutely spectacular!! Superb effects on an already wonderful image!!! This MUST be framed and hung.


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10/4/2005 11:43:36 AM

 
Stephanie A. Laird
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Wonderful Alton!


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10/4/2005 1:41:21 PM

 
Nicole Kessel  

Fantastic job, Alton!


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10/4/2005 8:45:58 PM

 
Keith L. Clayton
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Gorgeous Alton!!


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10/7/2005 6:01:25 PM

 
Melissa  L. Zavadil
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Very neat image!!! It is breathtaking!!! Great job!!!


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10/8/2005 8:19:39 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, again, Alton, on this superb finalist! Good luck!


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11/23/2005 1:02:50 PM

 
Siete Meeter
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Beautiful capture!!!
Congratulations on being a Finalist, good luck in the next level!!!


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11/23/2005 3:01:27 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Very, very cool technique, great image, congratulations!!


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11/23/2005 4:20:42 PM

 
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Very dramatic and painterly.


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11/25/2005 1:32:25 AM

 
Jill M. Flusemann
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Congratulations on a fantastic finalist!


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11/26/2005 6:20:31 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this superb Grand Prize Winner, Alton!!


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11/26/2005 12:13:30 PM

 
Karen Rahlf
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Very cool image. Congratulations on your win.


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11/26/2005 12:18:20 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize win, this is fabulous Alton!! The colors are beautiful!!


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11/26/2005 12:28:25 PM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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CONGRATULATIONS on your Grand Prize win what outstanding shot and work pn it well don!!!!!!!


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11/26/2005 12:40:31 PM

 
Barbara Helgason
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Congratulations on this STUNNING grand prize winner! WOW WOW WOW!!!


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11/26/2005 12:41:36 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your grand prize winner. It is beautiful.


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11/26/2005 12:48:30 PM

 
Keith L. Clayton
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Many congrats Alton!!


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11/26/2005 12:53:01 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE win Alton! Stunning image and work.


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11/26/2005 12:56:27 PM

 
Siete Meeter
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Congratulations on your grand prize winner. It is beautiful.


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11/26/2005 1:01:26 PM

 
Katrina Diaz
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This is beautifuly done, and I'm so pleased to see a western-themed photo win Grand Prize! This is GORGEOUS! CONGRATULATIONS! ; )
~K


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11/26/2005 1:04:49 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE winning image Alton!!! Great perspective and colour!!


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11/26/2005 1:30:55 PM

 
Heidi Tidd
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Congratulations on your win!! Wow! This image is amazing!


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11/26/2005 2:02:46 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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I loved this the moment I first saw it. So glad to see it get the "BIG WIN". Truely deserving. Big congratulations to you Alton!!!


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11/26/2005 2:07:51 PM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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COngratulations on your big win.

Very deserving image.

Kerby


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11/26/2005 2:20:33 PM

 
Claudine Grove
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize winner. It's gorgeous!


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11/26/2005 2:22:52 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congratulations on your wonderful image and grand prize win Alton! Wonderful work to glmourize the life of the cowboy!!


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11/26/2005 2:39:49 PM

 
Michelle Lea  Guinn
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YES,YES,YES!!!! I am sooooo HAPPY for you!!! Congratulations on a well deserved WIN!!!! mlg~


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11/26/2005 2:47:20 PM

 
Kristin M. Morales
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Outstanding image and paint effects. Well deserved, congratulations.


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11/26/2005 3:06:11 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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awesome work. congrats


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11/26/2005 3:13:55 PM

 
Susana Heide
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A true masterpiece!!! CONGRATULATIONS on taking the GRAND PRIZE!!


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11/26/2005 3:48:39 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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I have got to check out your site...this is wonderful...awesome work and CONGRATULATIONS! You won the big one!


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11/26/2005 4:05:33 PM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Many, many congratulations Alton, fabulous image and well deserved the Grand Prize!!


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11/26/2005 4:15:55 PM

 
Christine I. Doumbia
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Congratulations! A well deserved Grand Prize Win!


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11/26/2005 4:20:04 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Wonderful artwork, Alton, congratulations on your Grand Prize Win!!


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11/26/2005 4:40:25 PM

 
Lorri Shank
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You certainly deserve the grand prize, Alton. Beautiful artistry!!!!!


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11/26/2005 5:12:54 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations on your grand prize win, Alton -- well-deserved!


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11/26/2005 5:44:29 PM

 
Johnny  Santoso
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Congratulations on this Grand Prize winner Alton.! Amazing.. regards,


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11/26/2005 6:21:48 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Alton, on this stunning Grand Prize win! Very well deserved!


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11/26/2005 6:48:58 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Alton, congratulations on your Grand Prize win.


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11/26/2005 8:09:39 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Awesome image!! Big congratulations on your well deserved Grand Prize win, Alton!


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11/26/2005 9:26:31 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Big congratulations on this outstanding GP!!!


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11/26/2005 10:07:18 PM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Artistically rendered with beautiful light and composition, Alton! I love it! Congrats on THE grand!! Happy Holidays!


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11/27/2005 12:43:55 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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Congratulations on this awesome Grand Prize win Alton!!


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11/27/2005 1:21:30 AM

 
Jill M. Flusemann
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Congratulations! This is a fabulous work of art and you should be very proud! Great Grand Prize Winner!


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11/27/2005 5:16:04 AM

 
Viveca Venegas
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Great work of art. Congrats Alton wll desrved!


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11/27/2005 5:45:36 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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WOW, Excellent and well deserving of the Grand Prize Alton!


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11/27/2005 5:53:03 AM

 
Elisabeth A. Gay
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Beautiful work Alton, congratulations!
ann


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11/27/2005 7:41:20 AM

 
Ed Heaton
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Well done Alton,
Congrats on this coveted award!


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11/27/2005 12:38:50 PM

 
Janet L. Skinner
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Awesome Corel work, Alton!!! I recently got Painter IX and know how much work this was. Extraordinary!! Congratulations!!


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11/27/2005 2:25:37 PM

 
Diane  Addonizio
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Congratulations on your win, Alton!


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11/27/2005 3:16:18 PM

 
Beverly Belcamino
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Alton--Congratulations on your well-desrved Grand Prize--stunning image. I bought Corel Painter a few months ago and I haven't tried it yet but your image is inspiration to get to it!
Beverly


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11/27/2005 3:53:41 PM

 
Toni  Hopper
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Alton! A deserving win! Congratulations!


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11/27/2005 4:03:23 PM

 
Chris Macer  

Cool creation, Alton! Congrats!


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11/27/2005 4:57:07 PM

 
Anita Ott
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Congratulations Alton, this is a great shot. Very well done.


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11/27/2005 5:37:37 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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CONGRATULATIONS, Alton! This doesn't come as a surprise...your artistry is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!


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11/27/2005 6:21:54 PM

 
Refik Arpaci
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Congratulations of all for the month of October Alton!


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11/27/2005 7:19:57 PM

 
Alton I. Vance
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WOW! Thanks for all of the wonderful and encouraging comments. This was something my son, who is a designer for Troy Lee Designs, Hasbro, and Hot Wheels, ecouraged me to do. So it was somewhat of an experiment on my part. My wife didn't really like it so I almost didn't post this image but I decided to anyway. Now I'm really glad I did. I'm so happy you all enjoyed it. Of course it also gives me something to give my wife a hard time about. "I keep reminding her that this image was Grand Prize Winner." She is a wonderful sport about it and is as happy for me as I am.
Thanks again for your comments. - Alton Vance


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11/27/2005 7:26:45 PM

 
Judith G. Secco
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Hi Alton. Congratulations on this wonderful work of art! Very nicely done. I have just added Corel to my computer and am loving it. You've done a great job on this and are deserving of Grand Prize. Congrats again!!!


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11/28/2005 5:19:50 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Congratulations Alton..gorgeous image so well done!!


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11/28/2005 7:38:06 AM

 
Jeffrey Smith
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Congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE win Alton! Excellent image! I bought Corel Painter a few weeks ago and I haven't tried it yet but your image is inspiration to get started! How long did it take you to learn Painter?


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11/28/2005 9:13:26 AM

 
Barbara J. Eads
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Great Picture Alton, great work in corel painter. Congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE.


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11/28/2005 2:31:20 PM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize win, Alton! Wonderful work!

Cathy :)


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11/28/2005 5:36:59 PM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Just gorgeous!! Congrats on your win!!


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11/28/2005 5:59:55 PM

 
Stefan G
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Outstanding work, Alton! Congratulations on your well deserved win!


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11/28/2005 7:49:27 PM

 
Sonja Foos  

Wow! Very impressive work here. Congrats!


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11/29/2005 5:13:11 AM

 
Mike F. Anderson
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Alton, I looked through your gallery and loved your many photos of the West. It's my favorite part of the country to be in and you've done an excellent job on capturing the mood and environment! Congratulations on Grand Prize - you've got a whole gallery of winners!


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11/29/2005 8:46:44 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Just wanted to say...your gallery is beautiful. I love the pictures of the sunsets and the horses..two of my favorite things......Beautiful...your work is truly a work of art! Great Gallery!!!!


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12/1/2005 5:48:28 AM

 
Gary Minish
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize, Alton! Its a great image and well worth all the work.


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12/1/2005 8:03:19 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Many congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Alton!
Monika


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12/1/2005 9:22:39 PM

 
Anna Diederich
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize win! It's very impressive!! Your gallery is incredible also!!

Anna


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12/1/2005 10:17:37 PM

 
Alton I. Vance
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Thanks again to all of you for your very encouraging comments. I've certainly enjoyed looking at many of your galleries. I wish I had more time to go through every ones gallery more thoroughly. Thank you all so much. Regards to all of you.
---Alton Vance


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12/1/2005 10:44:56 PM

 
Tina Schmitt
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Congratulations on this stunning piece of art & your win!


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12/2/2005 5:02:40 PM

 
Abdullah  AL Hazza
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize, Alton!


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12/11/2005 11:42:17 PM

 
Abdullah  AL Hazza
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize, Alton!


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12/11/2005 11:42:19 PM

 
David B. Vasta  

Is that really a photo? If it is I would like a blow by blow on how you did that? It almost looks like a painting?

Very Neat!

-David


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12/21/2005 9:15:57 AM

 
Lori Carlson
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Stunning work Alton! Big congrats on your big win!! :0)


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12/22/2005 3:56:26 PM

 
James E. Coleman
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Alton,
Yes I must say a topic so many people love and such a great "working" of the photo.
I love it too!

Jim


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3/12/2006 8:18:43 PM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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It is very easy to see why this won the grand prize...I am just in awe of this image and your work as a whole


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7/11/2006 7:03:32 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Wow..took my breath away!!! Extremely beautiful colors..love your Gallery!


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11/23/2006 5:37:07 PM

 
James E. Coleman
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Alton,
Congrats to you!
One of my favorite subjects I never get to shoot!

Jim


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11/23/2006 8:02:59 PM

 
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