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For Carla M
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Framed & Distorted
Framed & Distorted

Have a happy birthday Carla!

br>Hand held - auto setting.
The original image colouring has been enhanced slightly to bring out the sandstone tones of this building.

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Mary K. Robison
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    What a gorgeous way to send birthday greetings, Donna!
Such a fine tribute to a fine photographer. Happy Birthday, Carla!

10/31/2005 12:44:28 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Beautiful shot, Donna! I like the colour and angle. Also, Happy Birthday Carla!

10/31/2005 12:46:52 AM

 
Donna Roberts
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Janine Russell so kindly wrote on another thread:

Donna, excellent color, lighting, composition & lines.

10/31/2005 12:47:03 AM

 
Paul Sikora

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Donna, the light was just right and you got the beautiful sandstone colour come through. The glass, sandstone and steel textures all combine well. Splendid work

10/31/2005 12:57:32 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Gorgeous image, Donna! Love the colors and lines on this excellent shot! :)
HPD again, Carla!!

10/31/2005 12:59:54 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Extra fine details in this excellent architectural shot, DDU! The texture of the sandstone looks like highly polished wood with gorgeous and flowing markings!! Beautifully done!!
Happy Birthday, Carla!!
Much Aloha,
Stan

10/31/2005 1:15:10 AM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Happy Birthday to Carla.

This is a beautiful shot of this building. Beautiful designs and fine detail in the image.

Very nice job.

Kerby

10/31/2005 1:37:36 AM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Wonderful image and dedication Donna!!!
Great colors!!!
Happy Birthday Carla!!!

10/31/2005 1:53:28 AM

 
Daniel Diaz
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Beautiful BD wish, love the texture and composition Donna!!!

10/31/2005 2:03:48 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Great perspective, Donna. HBD Carla.

10/31/2005 2:24:36 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Love it, DDU!! Cool shot!

10/31/2005 2:44:05 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Beautiful shot, Donna!!!

10/31/2005 2:56:42 AM

 
Roger Bernabo
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Love the full frame look!!

10/31/2005 3:40:39 AM

 
Robert M. Nicholson
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I love the details...looks like swirled sandstone of some sort. Very cool!

10/31/2005 3:51:05 AM

 
Mata Patan
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Nice capture!
Very nice dedication!

10/31/2005 5:48:48 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Wonderful compositon, Donna, such a beatiful building, very well captured!

10/31/2005 6:09:13 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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gorgeous lines and textures.

10/31/2005 6:59:07 AM

 
Dominique Declerck
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Great image, Donna!!

10/31/2005 7:12:21 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Aww Donna, thank you so much.
I think you know that I love allot of detail, and this sure has it, along with excellent color, lighting and wonderful composition. Great image!

10/31/2005 7:34:44 AM

 
Joy E. Cobb
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Happy Birthday, Carla!
Donna, I love what the distortion did to the sandstone colors and the reflections in the windows. Great perspective, too.
(Since these BD photos can't be snagged, perhaps everyone could email their tributes to Carla, too, so she can save them? Just an idea.)

10/31/2005 8:56:02 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Gorgeous image, Donna - love it!
Happy birthday, Carla :0)

10/31/2005 10:00:37 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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This is gorgeous, Donna, with wonderful details, colors and lines...very striking! Happy Birthday, Carla!

10/31/2005 10:04:24 AM

 
Sergio La Spina
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Beautiful dedication and fantastic shot Donna!!!! the framing, color and light is perfect I love it!!!!

10/31/2005 11:02:48 AM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Terrific lines, composition and image, Donna!

10/31/2005 11:21:20 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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As usual...... great work, Donna!!!!!

10/31/2005 11:43:40 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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BEAUTIFUL details and lines, Donna!! You've captured the character and details of this building wonderfully!

10/31/2005 2:03:36 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Super perspective. Like those windows

10/31/2005 2:08:28 PM

 
Goshka G.
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Wonderful frame of windows and distortions, Donna!!

10/31/2005 2:08:36 PM

 
Jill Odice
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Lucky Carla to get such a great card! I should just have an auto incredible key to comment on your photos Donna :-) I love this one !

10/31/2005 2:35:43 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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DDU you did it again! Your eye for buildings is phenominal!! I love the detail, and the design on this is PERFECT!! What a great birthday presentation for Carla!

10/31/2005 3:28:56 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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What a beautiful building, Donna. I love the architectural details and I love that sandstone. Just gorgeous.

10/31/2005 3:59:05 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Wow, this is truly beautiful...Love the windows and colors! Well done, Pongy my friend!!! :)

10/31/2005 4:21:35 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Wow! Very beautiful image Donna!!!

10/31/2005 7:47:19 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Wow! Very beautiful image Donna!!!

10/31/2005 7:47:19 PM

 
Donna Roberts
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Thank you all so much in joining with me to wish Carla a happy birthday.

I am so pleased you liked this one Carla and I hope it made your day so much brighter to know how many BP members wanted to send you a hip-hip-hooray!

:-)

10/31/2005 11:56:19 PM

 
Kate Jackson
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I can see why Carla would love this image. Great angle and love the details and colours.

11/1/2005 1:27:05 AM

 
Donna Roberts
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Thanks so much for stopping by Kate - it is always lovely to hear from you.
:-)

11/1/2005 1:34:49 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Love your angle on this one Donnna!

11/1/2005 8:07:58 AM

 
Hasmik Hatamian
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Great composition, great colors. This is just beautiful Donna. Well done!

11/1/2005 3:05:25 PM

 
Jeffrey D. Ziebell
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I love this shot and the great gold colour is outstanding. I am also loving your gallery to bits. Haven't been on line much of late to busy working, uuuuuuuggghhhhhh. Keep up to good work.:)

11/1/2005 6:55:59 PM

 
Chris Macer

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Love this one, Donna! The effects work well, really bringing out the great texture.

11/1/2005 9:04:52 PM

 
Donna Roberts
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Thank you very much indeed Hasmik, OzOs (don't work too hard my fabby friend) and to Chris too.
Your comments are much appreciated!
:-)

11/1/2005 11:32:36 PM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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WONDERFUL image, Donna - I LOVE this!!! :o)

11/3/2005 7:50:06 AM

 
Donna Roberts
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Hi Carolyn - thank you so much.
I was impressed how well the colour turned out with a slight bit of tweaking!
:-)

11/3/2005 2:46:42 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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This looks GREAT Donna. The color is wonderful and warm. One of my favorites of yours!!!

11/5/2005 8:15:26 AM

 
Donna Roberts
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Hey there Jill, yeah - have to admit I am kind of partial to this image myself......it just works somehow....the slight tweak sure made all the difference......wish I could remember what I did to achieve this result now so I could do it again.....LOL
:-)

11/5/2005 10:57:12 PM

 
Mary Timman
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Very neat architectural shot and really love the reflections in the windows. Great job.

11/19/2005 12:37:47 PM

 
Donna Roberts
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Thank you so much Mary for your lovely comments - it is always so nice to hear from you.
:-)

11/22/2005 4:38:15 PM

 
Hasmik Hatamian
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Congratulations Donna. Well deserved. Outstanding work.

11/22/2005 10:47:33 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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WOOHOO DDU!!! Congrats my friend! Way to go!!!

11/22/2005 10:57:50 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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WTG, BRAVO!!, DDU!! Big CONGRATULATIONS and the very best of luck in the next round!!
Much Aloha,
Stan

11/22/2005 11:30:28 PM

 
Robyn Mackenzie
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Congratulations, Donna, and good luck in the next round! Robyn

11/22/2005 11:40:40 PM

 
Dominique Declerck
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Congratulations, Donna!!!

11/23/2005 1:03:02 AM

 
Jill Odice
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Congrats DDU :-)

11/23/2005 1:25:31 AM

 
Paul Sikora

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Congratulations, Donna and good luck

11/23/2005 1:47:18 AM

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

11/23/2005 3:29:03 AM

 
Jeffrey D. Ziebell
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I am so pleased to see that this made the finals, well done DDDU.

11/23/2005 3:40:01 AM

 
Boris Kirpichnikov
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Congratulations,Donna!

11/23/2005 4:32:49 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Congrats to you, Donna, Good luck in the next round!

11/23/2005 5:10:38 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on this awesome finalist....good luck in the next round!

11/23/2005 6:02:43 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congrats to you, Donna :0)

11/23/2005 6:33:24 AM

 
Cathy Stancil
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Yeah !!!! Youpie ! Congratulations Donna !! This is superb...Good luck on the next round my friend ! (Are you back from your R&R ? Hope you had a grerat time !!)

11/23/2005 8:32:06 AM

 
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Congratulations on this awesome finalist....Best of luck in the next round!

11/23/2005 8:39:03 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations on this amazing finalist, Donna! Good luck!

11/23/2005 9:19:38 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your awesome finalist photo!!! What a great angle, and beautiful lighting! Good luck Donna!

11/23/2005 9:30:39 AM

 
Luigi Di Serio
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Wow this looks like an illusions almost. Congrats

11/23/2005 10:12:42 AM

 
Janet Williams
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Congratulations Donna - a very well deserved finalist.

11/23/2005 11:15:29 AM

 
Sergio La Spina
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Congratulation Donna!!!

11/23/2005 12:11:47 PM

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

11/23/2005 3:30:08 PM

 
Daniel Diaz
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Big Congrats Donna, you ROCK BABY!!!

11/23/2005 4:44:06 PM

 
Chris Macer

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Congrats on the finalist, Donna! Well deserved! Best of luck :)

11/23/2005 5:04:31 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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I was on line when I got your response....miss seeing you on line!
Congratulations on this fine shot!

11/23/2005 7:24:23 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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So glad to see this win make it Donna! Congratulations and best of luck in the next round!

11/23/2005 7:44:20 PM

 
Sandy Landon
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Fantastic!! Congrats!!!

11/23/2005 9:46:41 PM

 
Kate Jackson
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Congratulations Donna ~ hope you are OK?

11/24/2005 12:19:07 AM

 
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Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Donna!!!

11/24/2005 12:28:57 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Donna!!!

11/24/2005 12:30:10 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Donna, sincere congrat's on this MOST deserving Finalist recognition!! ALL the best with this image from now on... Take care of yourself, and have a GREAT evening!! :o)

11/24/2005 2:14:43 AM

 
Janet L. Skinner
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Hey!! Congratulations!! This is a beautiful shot, good luck!

11/25/2005 5:45:26 AM

 
Phil S
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Congrats on your finalist!!!!

11/25/2005 3:16:47 PM

 
Robert Mann
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Great architecture framing your distorted reflections, Donna! Love the coloring, Too! Many congrats on your finalist selection and good luck!

11/25/2005 8:26:12 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Many congrats Donna ~ wonderful capture!

11/26/2005 12:59:39 AM

 
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Donna congrats on this super image.

11/27/2005 3:16:12 PM

 
Donna Roberts
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Thank you so much everyone for your kind comments and on-going support. Your positive feedback is always much appreciated.........I will be back on BP very soon, I have just needed a break.
Catch up asap.
:-)

11/30/2005 1:25:40 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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WHOO HOO! Donna, I loved it then, and I love it now! Congratulations my friend! Best wishes in the next round! :)

1/21/2006 7:23:53 PM

 
Donna Roberts
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LOL Carla - you are two months too late.
Thanks for your well wishes though.
:-)

1/21/2006 7:43:16 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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I'm with Carla (Birthday Girl) on this, Donna ~ we're bringing up the rear in extreme lateness, but the wishes are sincere:
a big CONGRATULATIONS! to you for your striking image making finalist (should have gone higher...ah, well!)!

1/21/2006 11:47:30 PM

 
Donna Roberts
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Aw, thanks Mary for your encouraging words - perhaps next month I'll get lucky!
:-)

1/21/2006 11:51:20 PM

 
Bianca B. Steinfeldt
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Congratulatin to all your outstanding images .... Fantastic shot!!!

1/22/2006 10:57:08 AM

 
Donna Roberts
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Hi there Bianca, thank you very much for your kind comments - pity this image never went any further.
:-(
Great to hear from you, it is always very much appreciated!
:-)

1/23/2006 11:30:15 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Gorgeous lighting and reflections! The lines and tones are incredible! Congratulations, Donna!

7/6/2006 3:11:31 AM

 
Donna Roberts
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Hi Bill - I really appreciate the fact that you take the time to look back through my earlier images and I also thank you for taking the time to leave your wonderful comments too.
:-)

7/6/2006 11:38:58 PM

 
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