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Turritella Shell

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Turritella Shell
Turritella Shell
**2ND WINNER, MACRO. Taken outdoors on mirrored glass. Buzz was used to clean up the specks on the background. F14, 1/250, ISO 100, 122mm. 1/19/05 @ 11:32am. (Macro, Aug06, Elements of Design, Feb 06)
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Brinn MacDougall
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    This is too cool, Kristi..well done!


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2/2/2006 11:33:12 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Fantastic perspective and composition, Kristi! Great colors!


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2/2/2006 11:35:46 AM

 
Goshka G.
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Awesome color and detail!!


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2/2/2006 11:37:30 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Awesome macro and details, Kristi!!!


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2/2/2006 11:50:46 AM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Love the shape and color. Interesting design. Kerby


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2/2/2006 11:52:06 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Love the composition and colors, Kristi!!


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2/2/2006 12:23:29 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Wonderful details, Kristi!


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2/2/2006 12:32:27 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Excellent work Kristi! Jeff


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2/2/2006 1:10:42 PM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Terrific colors and details, Kristi!


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2/2/2006 2:04:10 PM

 
Linda M. Walker
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Kristi...this is beautifully presented and the colors are spectacular....very nice!


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2/2/2006 2:36:39 PM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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Awesome PS work on this, Kristi!


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2/2/2006 3:01:16 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Thanks so much Brinn, Terry, Goshka, Rakesh, Kerby, Jenny, Carla, Jeff, Judy, Linda & Ronald for your wonderful comments and support. It is so much appreciated.

Ronald, I didn't do a lot of PS work here. Part of it is a reflection in mirrored glass. I did buzz the background to clean up the dust/specks on the mirror and then used a mask to selectively add back in the line detail of the background and all of the shell.
I wish I could do PS work like this...but I'm not that good :)


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2/2/2006 3:12:39 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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  Turritella Original
Turritella Original
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Attaching the original from the RAW file. It looks like I also rotated this, and did some saturation/contrast adjs. I normally have to take these mirrored images upside down and then rotate them. On this one I also did a horizontal flip as well.


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2/2/2006 3:32:51 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Kristi, excellent colors, detail, lighting and clarity.


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2/2/2006 6:21:19 PM

 
Life Expressions 
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Cool image Kristi! Excellent work!


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2/2/2006 8:16:03 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Outstanding image and PS work, Kristi!:)


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2/2/2006 9:25:23 PM

 
Mary  E. McCabe
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marvelous Kristi!:p


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2/3/2006 4:03:31 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Thanks so much Janine, Robin, Jim & mary for your wonderfuyl comments and support. It is very much appreciated!


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2/3/2006 10:13:50 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Fantastic work Kristi!!!!! Very clever idea and it is very effective!!!


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2/3/2006 12:18:02 PM

 
John Connolly
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An imaginative concept Kristi, you have created a masterpiece here.


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2/3/2006 1:32:04 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Thanks so much Renee & John for your wonderful comments. I really appreciate it so much!


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2/4/2006 10:27:55 AM

 
Daniel Diaz
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AMAZING composition Kristi!!!!


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2/4/2006 1:20:36 PM

 
Donna Roberts
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This is a really, really beautiful image Kristi.
You've composed and presented it perfectly.
Very nice work - well done!
:-) ddu


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2/4/2006 10:39:37 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Thanks so much Daniel & Donna for your encouraging words!


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2/6/2006 9:13:44 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Kristi, this is just gorgeous! The colour, the reflection and superb focus all add up to a real winner. I really love this!


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2/7/2006 7:03:42 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Thanks so much Wendy for your wonderful comment!!!


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2/8/2006 8:48:41 PM

 
Marie Fields
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Terrific finalist, Kristi! Congratulations!!


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9/26/2006 5:56:36 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Kristi, many congrats on this great image. I love the composition.


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9/26/2006 8:29:23 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round.


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9/26/2006 9:38:59 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Way to go Kristi!! Congratulations!! <><


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9/26/2006 9:52:12 PM

 
Sherry S. Boles
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Very creative...Congrats, Kristi!


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9/27/2006 12:54:19 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Congrats on this wonderful finalist!!!


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9/27/2006 4:16:42 AM

 
Ross Throndson
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Big Congratulations, Kristi, on this Wonderful Finalist....Fantastic Image....Great Job!! :^)


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9/27/2006 6:54:11 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Congrats on this awesome finalist, Kristi!!!


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9/27/2006 8:29:40 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Kristi, on this fantastic finalist!


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9/27/2006 2:26:37 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Really gorgeous Krist! So simple in composition and rich in texture, colour and detail! Congratulations on your fantastic finalist!!


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9/27/2006 5:25:21 PM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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Beautiful finalist...congrats and good luck


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9/27/2006 5:35:50 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Fantastic work! I thought (in thumbnail) it was somehow on wet sand, perhaps very shallow water, that reflective... just beautiful! Congratulations!


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9/27/2006 6:30:59 PM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Congratulations Krisit---this is just beautiful---lovely work.


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9/27/2006 6:40:18 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on your finalist. Great image! Good luck next round:)
Sam


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9/27/2006 7:47:33 PM

 
Mary C. Legg
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really beautiful work--congrats on being a finalist


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9/28/2006 1:17:57 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Wow, this is so beautiful, great work Kristi!! Good luck with this and congratulations on your finalist win!


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9/28/2006 3:50:48 AM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations on your Win, Kristi!!


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9/28/2006 11:52:42 PM

 
Ross Throndson
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Congratulations, Kristi....a Fantastic Winner!!! :^)


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9/29/2006 12:00:05 AM

 
Darryl Wilkinson  

Congratulations on this outstanding winner, Kristi!


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9/29/2006 12:38:15 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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WTG, my friend! Big Congrats!


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9/29/2006 12:43:04 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Kristi, congratulations on your Second Place win.


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9/29/2006 12:52:34 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Kristi, congratulations on this wonderful second place win!!!!! Really terrific work!


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9/29/2006 12:57:16 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations, Kristi! :)


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9/29/2006 1:10:50 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Congratulations, Kristi...an OUTSTANDING WINNER!!!


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9/29/2006 2:47:50 AM

 
Christian P. Nicolas
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Superb image Kristi! congrats. :)


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9/29/2006 3:48:08 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations once again!


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9/29/2006 3:56:03 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Kristi, congratulations on this very striking win!! Excellent design!


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9/29/2006 5:58:43 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Kristi, Congratulations on your 2nd place winner.


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9/29/2006 6:25:16 AM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on your 2nd place winner, Kristi!
Sam


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9/29/2006 8:51:56 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful Kristi, congrats on your win!


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9/29/2006 9:11:12 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Congrats Kristi... Wonderful shot!!


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9/29/2006 12:49:05 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Woohoo - so great to see this beauty of an image here! Congratualtions Kristi!!


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9/29/2006 2:42:44 PM

 
Nick Lagos
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I remember being quite impressed when I first saw this Kristi.... it's great to see it come through and have a deserved win.... congrats to you....


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9/29/2006 3:57:47 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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So unique and beautiful Kristi! Congratulations on your win!


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9/29/2006 6:26:54 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Kristi!!


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9/29/2006 7:13:01 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Thank you so much Marie, Graeme, Kay, Nancy, Sherry, Kara, Ross, Rakesh, Terry, Wendy, Kenneth, Christopher, Connie, S. Britt, Mary L. Donna, Susana, Darryl, Pat, Janine, Renee, Jenny, Christian, Claudia, Nick, Jill and Evy for such wonderful and supportive comments. I truely do appreciate it so much.

Thanks to the judges who chose this as finalist and then 2nd place. You've really made my day/month.


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9/29/2006 8:11:43 PM

 
Sherry S. Boles
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Way to Go, Kristi!!! Congratulations!


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9/30/2006 1:07:14 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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awesome! congrats!


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9/30/2006 4:46:03 AM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Glad to see the big gold medalion on this! Congratulations Kristi---a much deserved win!


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9/30/2006 7:06:27 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Right on Kristi, I am so happy for you!!! Congratulations on your second place win!!!


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9/30/2006 3:35:27 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Congratulations Kristi on this awesome win!! <><


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9/30/2006 5:47:48 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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A big congrats to you on your win Kristi!!!


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9/30/2006 5:48:30 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Great shot, Kristi...this should've been a 1st place!!! Hope you are well...


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9/30/2006 9:47:55 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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My heartfelt congratulations on your Second Place Win, Kristi!
Monika


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9/30/2006 11:00:59 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Beautiful image. Congratulations


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10/2/2006 4:04:14 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Thanks so much Sherry, Laura, Donna, Nancy, Colette, robert, Monika & Tammy for your wonderful and very encouraging comments. They are the icing on the cake and really do touch my heart in a very special way!


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10/4/2006 8:58:35 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Sorry I missed this classic beauty!!! I love shells and have a few around the house!! This is a beautiful picture!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!


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10/23/2006 9:01:32 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Kristi I sure see why you won on this one, it is just fabulous.


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5/2/2007 6:57:14 PM

 
Phil Cannon
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WOW!! Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful color, lighting!!


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8/23/2007 12:34:19 PM

 
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