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Never As Good As the First Time Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
Never As Good As the First Time
Never As Good As the First Time
The sky on this day was incredible. I had just spent two hours photographing horses and was a little tired of shooting. But altocumulus clouds don't happen often and I had to shoot the sunset. With rising air creating so many cloud lumps the sky took a rippled appearance. As I pulled off the side of the road my truck got stuck in some mud. I went shooting anyways. And figured that I would worry about it later. The clouds and surrounding scenery had my mind too focused on shooting. After the amazing sunset I had to face reality and get my truck unstuck.Visit My Website

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Shawn Jennings
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    Great image Jon-Michael! Well worth getting the truck stuck!

7/12/2006 11:47:46 AM

Marcie A. Fowler
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Well I'm glad your weren't a stick in the mud about getting stuck in the mud . . . and still took the time to shoot this gorgeous scene so beautifull and share it with the rest of us. Excellent work??

7/12/2006 12:24:44 PM

Chastity Abbott
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This photo was suppose to have been taken. It's brilliant with it's design and colors.

7/12/2006 12:43:46 PM

Jaclyn Klassen
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This is deffinitly a winner! Incredible colours! Love it!

7/12/2006 1:05:30 PM

Steve S. Stanley
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A great picture!! your determination payed off.

7/12/2006 1:14:38 PM

Helen N. McHugh
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Amazing colours! Worth the wait, Jon-Michael

7/12/2006 1:31:04 PM

April  Riggs
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Wow! This is stunning. I think you made the right choice by thinking of your truck last.

7/12/2006 1:35:38 PM

Denise M. Snyder
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It was worth it - another breathtaking image. Keep 'em coming!

7/12/2006 1:49:31 PM

Jon-Michael Basile
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Thanks when I went back to shoot this barn they had cut down all the wild grass. This is what gave me the idea for the title.

7/12/2006 2:27:37 PM

Allan Farnsworth
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Glad that you stopped. Very nice.

7/12/2006 2:59:39 PM

Judy A. Lawhon
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A beautiful image, Jon!

7/12/2006 4:05:37 PM

Tarun Bose
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Excellent shot Jon. Vibrant colours and great composition. Well done.

7/12/2006 4:32:37 PM

Manuel Barrera
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Beautiful sunset.

7/12/2006 7:14:50 PM

Susana Heide
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Incredible lighting and sunset! This image is worth all the trouble it took to get it!

7/12/2006 7:54:43 PM

Amy Jackson
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Wow!!! Wonderful image Jon-Michael !! Beautiful colors and composition!!

7/12/2006 8:01:42 PM

Colette M. Metcalf
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WOW! How gorgeous!!

7/12/2006 8:28:13 PM

Shelly L. Rauscher
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Stunning image!

7/13/2006 12:11:11 PM

Sheryl A. Hudson
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I agree with everyone else! Glad you took the time and captured this awsome picture.

8/17/2006 8:25:55 PM

Kenneth Mucke
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Congrats on this amazing finalist..Good luck

8/26/2006 12:28:51 PM

Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding image; congrats on this very well deserved Finalist! Jeff

8/27/2006 9:10:54 AM

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Great sense of atmosphere!

8/28/2006 8:57:11 AM

Mick Burkey
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Congratulations on this winner, Jon-Michael! Wonderful image!! Well deserved.

8/28/2006 2:29:04 PM

Janine Russell
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Jon-Michael, excellent colors, detail, lighting and composition; congratulations on your Second Place Win.

8/28/2006 6:17:19 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Beautiful image, congratulations!

8/28/2006 10:24:52 PM

Amy Jackson
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8/28/2006 10:29:12 PM

Susan M. Hembree
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Jon-Michael--I saw your beautiful photo and took a look through your gallery. You do such wonderful, gorgeous work. I agree with what you said in your bio, too. I feel that same way when I am out with the camera. Congratulations on all your wins! You definitely deserve them all!

8/28/2006 11:15:01 PM

Nadya Johnson
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A BREATH-TAKING capture, Jon!!! Fantastic and beyond description!! A HUGE congratulations on this GORGEOUS winner!! "My Kind" of photo for sure: I also get completely lost out there and sometimes wonder if I've beamed to another planet when I finally land... ! AWESOME work!

8/29/2006 10:00:36 AM

Ronald F. Fischer
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Congratulations on this awesome winner!!

8/29/2006 10:00:54 AM

Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations Jon

8/29/2006 10:29:55 AM

Jon-Michael Basile
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Thank you everyone. It feels so nice to have your feedback and compliments. And thank you for running such a wonderfull community. This shot holds a special place in my heart. It was one of those few moments one gets in their life.

8/29/2006 2:44:27 PM

Erica Murphy
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Big congrats on this stunning contest winner Jon!!!


9/2/2006 9:43:49 AM

Michelle J. Harvey
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This is absolutely gorgeous Jon!! The colours and comp are just phenominal!

9/6/2006 6:15:47 PM

Jennifer Cuscino

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stunning! I soooo enjoy this photo!

9/10/2006 7:00:27 PM

Usman Bajwa
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Belated CONGRATZ on your stunning Winner!!


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