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Red Umbrella came to early

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
 
"Red Umbrella" came to early
"Red Umbrella" came to early
f16, 1/10s, 28-135 @105mm.
© Jean-Francois Schmutz
Canon EOS 10D Digi...
 
 
 
Gabriela Cunha     Wow! this is really great!
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7/18/2003 2:39:12 AM

 
Joy Brown
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Absolutely outstanding, JF - a definite winner!


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7/18/2003 2:48:23 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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What a great one you have here, JF!!!


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7/18/2003 3:26:10 AM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison  

The red umbrella really makes the difference! Great graphic appeal, colours and detail- good luck!


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7/18/2003 3:31:42 AM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Wonderful placement of the umbrella. This is your ultimate umbrella shot,JF! Looks like your on your way to ad photography. EXCELLENT WINNING IMAGE!!!!!!!! .. BRAVO !


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7/18/2003 4:02:50 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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For sure a winner!


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7/18/2003 4:44:05 AM

 
Jean-Francois Schmutz  

Thank you very much, Gaby, Joy, Colette, Mette, Donna and Carolyn !
I'm so glad you like this one !

JF


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7/18/2003 5:04:41 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Very creative! Great job with the color and pattern..... I will look for this in the finals for sure! Jeff


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7/18/2003 5:18:40 AM

 
Sherri Conley
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Excellent, JF!


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7/18/2003 5:34:28 AM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Hah...you beat me to it, JF!! I was keeping a similar shot like this in the back of my mind hoping a scene like this would present itself...though I was thinking more a cobblestone background or even a parking lot. THIS IS WAY BETTER!! The diagonal seats with the red...WINNER...WINNER...WINNER!! Another outstanding winner!


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7/18/2003 5:38:52 AM

 
Michael S. McCook
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Very nice shot! This has the look and feel of a real winning photo. Nice job.


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7/18/2003 5:51:18 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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I agree, definitely a winner, JF! Congratulations in advance, this is outstanding! :)


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7/18/2003 11:38:50 AM

 
David Taylor  

Absolutely outstanding! The focus is pin-sharp and the composition, color, and patterns are exquisite. WINNER!


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7/18/2003 1:48:45 PM

 
June Marie Sobrito
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Can't say enough about this image...just outstanding!!


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7/18/2003 6:18:00 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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WINNER, WINNER, WINNER! Outstanding, JF!


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7/18/2003 10:49:38 PM

 
Jean-Francois Schmutz  

A big thanks for your wonderful support, JW, Sherry, Dolores, Michael, Kathleen, Dave, June and Evy !

JF


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7/25/2003 1:16:13 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats, JF!


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8/14/2003 6:31:55 PM

 
Dolores Neilson
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Big congrats, JF!! LIke I said, "winner, winner, winner"!!


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8/14/2003 7:28:23 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congrats, JF! Well deserved! I agree with Dolores: Winner, Winner, Winner!!!


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8/14/2003 9:39:06 PM

 
Cathy Shotz
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Oh, JF, I knew this was a BIG WINNER the first time I saw it. Great, great, photo.


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8/14/2003 10:04:11 PM

 
Wolfgang Dolak  

To be found among the winners. CONGRATS!!
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8/15/2003 3:19:28 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats, Jean!!!


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8/15/2003 3:25:02 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Congrats, JF!!!


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8/15/2003 4:01:58 AM

 
Bernard B. Travers
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Hope you got a release form from the carrier of that umbrella. You know how Brian feels about these things. EXCELLENT MR. JF.


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8/15/2003 8:20:31 AM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Hi Jf, This came as no suprise at all to me! COngratulations!


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8/15/2003 8:26:20 AM

 
Damian P. Gadal
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This is S T U N N I N G !!!

Congrats JF!


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8/15/2003 8:29:08 AM

 
Michael S. McCook
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Congrats, Good luck. I knew this one was going places


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8/15/2003 9:07:13 AM

 
Serena Pierce  

Congratulations!!


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8/15/2003 9:14:20 AM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison  

Congrats and good luck, Murry!


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8/15/2003 9:27:13 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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I just love this one, JF. So happy to see it on the finals! Congratulations!


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8/15/2003 11:23:31 AM

 
Elizabeth Stiles  

Congratulations on this very stunning image JF!


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8/15/2003 11:42:34 AM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison  

SORRY- SORRY- I meant JF, of course!


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8/15/2003 11:59:38 AM

 
Ellen Peach
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Outstanding, JF....a BIG congrats and best of luck in the finals!


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8/15/2003 2:35:32 PM

 
clifton Mair
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Wonderful shot! Congrats :)


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8/16/2003 12:19:24 AM

 
Kerry Drager
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Hi JF: This is an outstanding photo ... the strong diagonal lines and the bright-red accent! A BIG congratulations on your First Place finish!!! Kerry


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8/16/2003 12:24:16 AM

 
Jean-Francois Schmutz  

Thank you very much, Kerry !
you surely remember as I was already thinking about Red Umbrella pictures :)

Thanks a lot Clifton and Ellen.

Thank you Mette, hehe ! Murry is a talented photographer, I'm proud you make this very little mistake :)

Elizabeth, Kathleen, Serena, Michael, Damian, Donna, a big Thanks for your support !

Thank you, Bernard, it was make before Bryan tell us about release, I hope this Umbrella will never become a too great Star :)

Thank you very much, Carolyn, Colette, Wolfgang, Cathy, Evy, Dolores and Murry, I apreciate alway your kindness !


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8/16/2003 12:43:09 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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First place! YEA!!!!!!!!! for you!!!!!!!!!


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8/16/2003 2:06:15 AM

 
Gary Minish
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Good eye and killer composition! Great photo and a well deserved first place, Jean! Way to go!!


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8/16/2003 2:10:51 AM

 
Karen Spychalski-Sullins
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congratulations! This is a wonderful, wonderful image!!


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8/16/2003 4:10:20 AM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison  

Congrats- most deserved!


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8/16/2003 5:22:45 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats to you, Jean!!!


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8/16/2003 5:55:42 AM

 
Dolores Neilson
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I am so HAPPY for you, JF!! And who's surprised?! It's such a winner of a shot!! Many congratulations, my friend!


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8/16/2003 6:10:00 AM

 
Ellen Peach
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Congratulations, JF!


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8/16/2003 6:11:56 AM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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It must have been a tough job for the judges this month because this one is just a well done as the grand prize image. I would have picked this image for the best of the month. Excellent work JF. CONGRATULATIONS!


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8/16/2003 6:36:52 AM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Congratulations, JF! You continue to amaze us with your incredible photography. :-)


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8/16/2003 6:51:13 AM

 
Connie L. Carpenter
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WOW!! definitely first place.


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8/16/2003 7:21:51 AM

 
Bernard B. Travers
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GO GET'UM JF. GOOD FOR YOU. YOU DESERVE IT FOR THIS IMAGE. CONGRATULATIONS, MAN.


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8/16/2003 7:41:07 AM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Congrats, JF! Great photo!


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8/16/2003 8:26:26 AM

 
Tony Gough
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Congrats JF, yes this is a great photo, good composition and you picked the right colour umbrella to use.


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8/16/2003 8:32:12 AM

 
Susana Matos
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Bon... je vais essayer en français, peut-être aurai-je plus de mots!!! Ceci est une pièce de d´art contemporaine qui va totalement bien avec une gallerie déjà fabuleuse! C´est une référence de qualité qui éduque mes yeux!
Félicitations! Le bonjour de Ponte de Lima , Susana


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8/16/2003 8:38:34 AM

 
Jean Papo
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Congratulations, Jean-Francois, on your win with this STUNNING photo as everyone has said before me! WELL-DESERVED!


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8/16/2003 10:19:25 AM

 
Wolfgang Dolak  

One of my true favorites on here - great shot and big CONGRATS, JF!!
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8/16/2003 10:21:41 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Great WIN, JF! Congratulations.


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8/16/2003 12:53:18 PM

 
Damian P. Gadal
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Congrats again JF! I don't think you can get any closer to perfection than this shot!


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8/16/2003 12:56:00 PM

 
Katherine Chan  

They've said it all! Congrats on another nice work!

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8/16/2003 1:29:36 PM

 
Cathy Shotz
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JF...when I first saw this, I knew it would take First Place! It's 100% fabulous. Congratulations!!!!


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8/16/2003 2:23:53 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations on your win, JF! WELL DESERVED!!!


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8/16/2003 7:12:43 PM

 
Barbara K. 
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Bravo, bravo JF!!! This is one to be proud of. Now go and order that 1Ds that you been dreaming about. ;-)

With admiration,
Barbara


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8/16/2003 8:13:29 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Outstanding work!!! Many congratulations on your great First Place Win, JF!
Monika


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8/18/2003 11:25:32 AM

 
Jean-Francois Schmutz  

I would thanks everone for your wonderful support !
Kathleen, Gary, Karen, Mette, Colette, Dolores, Ellen, Donna, Patricia, Connie, Bernard, Patrick, Tony, Susana, Jean, Wolfgang, Murry, Damian, Katherin, Cathy, Evy, Barbara and Monika !
I get your comments like a wonderful gift, thanks again !

JF


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8/19/2003 2:38:44 AM

 
Guy Olami  

This one is indeed a pure winner !
It's sure worthy the first place,
Way to go J
I just Love this photo !

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8/29/2003 11:27:11 AM

 
Lewis Kemper
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This is an extremely well conceived image. From the angle of the camera, the height of the camera, the placement of the umbrella to the perfect lighting! You should be very proud!

Lewis Kemper


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9/6/2003 2:06:37 PM

 
Gabriela Cunha  

never congratulated you for a great win!
congrats!
:) gy


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9/25/2003 5:32:28 PM

 
Jean-Francois Schmutz  

Thank you very much for your kind words, Guy, Lewis and Gaby !

JF


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9/25/2003 11:05:55 PM

 
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