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Ka-Boom (Resub)
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Ka-Boom  (Resub)
Ka-Boom (Resub)
Reworked and resubmitted. I think it's worth another try. It won 2nd place in Digital Manipulation at the Tri-State fair this last week.
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Karen Spychalski-Sullins
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    I didn't see the original submit, but this is really good. The intense color of the explosion really makes this stand out.

9/30/2006 8:08:10 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Karen, wow, awesome

9/30/2006 8:19:56 AM

 
Bill Wyatt
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WOW incredible love the effects they are very dramatic and beautiful!!!!

9/30/2006 8:59:02 AM

 
Pamela Shane
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Congrats on placing 2nd at the fair Karen! Certainly worth another try here. Loved this the 1st time I saw it, & still do - great capture!! :)

9/30/2006 9:10:33 AM

 
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Yikes!! That's drama for you! Great job!

9/30/2006 12:10:40 PM

 
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WOW super. :O)

9/30/2006 12:26:02 PM

 
John Connolly
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Thank you for re submitting this one, Karen, I missed it first time around. This is such a colorful, visually exciting image, masterfully presented.

9/30/2006 2:00:23 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wow, very cool image Karen!

9/30/2006 2:13:00 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thanks so much everyone - I appreciate all the comments...

9/30/2006 6:37:37 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Very worth the second go-round!! This is just so dramatic and beautiful!! <><

9/30/2006 6:49:43 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you so much Nancy.

9/30/2006 7:05:26 PM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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WOW...what a shot Karen....awesome

9/30/2006 7:57:59 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Fantastic image Karen, excellent work!!...Congratulations!!!

9/30/2006 8:00:12 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Karen, excellent color, lighting, detail, exposure, composition and effects.

9/30/2006 10:35:57 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thanks for all the nice remarks everyone.

10/1/2006 3:37:54 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Wow..congratulations. Very well deserved and quite impressive I must say. Good Luck!

10/1/2006 5:25:19 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Beautiful...Great colors!!

10/1/2006 7:33:32 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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I loved this the first time you submitted it and still do...very dramatic and the colors are awesome !! I was sure it was a winnner...anyway, GOOD LUCK this time around. :-)

10/3/2006 10:58:07 AM

 
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Really dynamic, great design and color!! A real eye catcher!

10/3/2006 11:03:37 AM

 
Lani J
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Absolutely stunning!! Definitely worth the resubmit and congratulations on your win at the fair, Karen! :o)

10/4/2006 12:36:48 AM

 
Paula Dwyer
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Outstanding!!! Incredible color and composition!! Congratulations on your second place win at the fair. :)

10/4/2006 7:30:21 PM

 
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Magnificent image and capture. Stunning colors and lighting.

10/5/2006 12:01:35 PM

 
Alice Lero
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I remember this one! Remembered it right away :) It definitly is worth a second try and whatever else...as it is INCREDIBLE to say the least!!!!! Amazing...really! Go for it!!!!! And Congratulations on you second place win at the fair...you deserved it for sure! :)

10/5/2006 7:39:16 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thanks so much for all the super nice comments and congratulations everyone. I appreciate y'all so much...

10/5/2006 7:49:48 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Very cool..Great effects and picture. I agree well worth the second try and congrats on the win at the fair!!

10/5/2006 8:27:11 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thanks so much, Shelly.

10/6/2006 9:18:04 AM

 
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WOW WOW
INCREDIBLE--AWESOME--A WINNER
JOHN

10/6/2006 8:23:49 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thanks so much, John. I really had fun in PS with this one.

10/7/2006 1:41:35 PM

 
Alisha L. Ekstrom
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OH MY WORD...HOLY TOLEDO..WOWZERS...this is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I've never seen anything like it! ABSOLUTELY worth re-entering & if it still doesn't make it...I DEFINITELY wouldn't give up on this puppy..I'd keep re-entering it till it's recognized...IT is FOR SURE a winner!!!!

10/9/2006 9:12:35 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Alisha for all the wonderful words of encouragement. I so appreciate your totally cool comments. (love your vocabulary) LOL

10/9/2006 3:24:48 PM

 
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Totally and completely AWESOME, Karen! WOW! ^.^ Kitty

10/10/2006 7:57:07 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank so much Kathleen.

10/11/2006 6:43:43 AM

 
Ermanno Radice
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Fabulous image, superb work, great shot, Karen!!

10/18/2006 10:49:06 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations, Karen! What a fantastic and awesome image! :)

10/18/2006 11:03:40 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thanks so much Ermanno and Jenny for the very nice comments.

10/18/2006 11:44:24 AM

 
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Awesome Karen

10/20/2006 4:45:00 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Dan.

10/20/2006 6:32:12 AM

 
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Karen, Congratulations on your finalist! Wow! it's fantastic.

10/26/2006 1:37:55 PM

 
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Karen, congrats on your finalist. This deserves it. Good luck in the next round. I have always thought this was a winner!

10/26/2006 2:12:26 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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YES!!!! CONGRATULATIONS, Karen!!!! Very good choice by the judges!!!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty

10/26/2006 2:37:37 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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INCREDIBLE image! congrats!

10/26/2006 2:55:34 PM

 
Kaye Burazin
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Outstanding capture Karen. Congrats!

10/26/2006 2:57:23 PM

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

10/26/2006 2:58:45 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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A huge congratulations Karen, on your SUPER finalist! And best of luck in the next round!

10/26/2006 3:18:58 PM

 
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Congratulations on your amazing finalist, Karen!

10/26/2006 3:20:01 PM

 
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Terrific Karen, congrats!

10/26/2006 3:44:54 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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A BIG congrtulations Karen..I am so happy to see this one again!!! Good luck in the next round !! Awesome work.

10/26/2006 4:42:35 PM

 
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Big congratulations Karen..great image!!

10/26/2006 4:44:27 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big congrats Karen for finalist.

10/26/2006 5:12:45 PM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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This had to be a finalist...awesome one Karen

10/26/2006 5:23:16 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Explosive image Karen...now on to the winners circle!

10/26/2006 6:04:26 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Congratulations Karen!!!!

10/26/2006 6:14:17 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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WOW oh WOW ... dramatic and stunning Karen! Congratulations on your finalist!

10/26/2006 6:23:16 PM

 
Bobbie Davis
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Congrats

10/26/2006 6:52:45 PM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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Congratulations, Karen! So well deserved! <><

10/26/2006 7:14:58 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Congratulation Karen on this stunning finalist!! <><

10/26/2006 7:27:37 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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A huge thanks to everyone that agreed with me on this capture. I appreciate all the wonderul comments and feedback.

10/26/2006 7:41:58 PM

 
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Congratulations on your finalist. :O)

10/27/2006 5:35:57 AM

 
Paula Dwyer
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Congrats on your awesome finalist Karen!!! :)

10/27/2006 6:14:12 AM

 
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Congratulations Karen---I've been admiring this photo ever since you posted it!

10/27/2006 6:29:25 AM

 
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Melissa!!

10/27/2006 7:10:12 AM

 
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Spectacular.... Great effects. Love it.. Big Congratulations.. Karen..!

rgds,

10/27/2006 7:12:39 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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A big thank you to everyone, I so appreciate the wonderful remarks.

10/27/2006 7:39:49 AM

 
Baqer Mohd  Jawad
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Wow .. what a great shot .. wonderful details .. congrats Karen !

10/27/2006 7:43:33 AM

 
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Congratulations on this well deserved finalist. Good luck in the next round!

10/27/2006 8:05:39 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Love it and good for you sticking it out for another try.
Congratulations on a well deserved finalist Karen.

10/27/2006 8:17:44 AM

 
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Karen, congratulations on your finalist.

10/27/2006 8:45:23 AM

 
Mick Burkey
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Amazing image, Karen. Wonderful work. Congrats on the finals!

10/27/2006 9:30:17 AM

 
Ermanno Radice
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Big congratulations, Karen!!!

10/27/2006 10:29:21 AM

 
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A blow out winner Karen. I liked it the first time as well. Congrats my friend.

10/27/2006 12:27:06 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Bager, Patricia, Donna, Janine, Mick, Ermanno and Emile - thanks so much for all the super nice comments. I appreciate them all...

10/27/2006 2:14:11 PM

 
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CONGRATS KAREN
JOHN

10/27/2006 2:21:59 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you John.

10/27/2006 4:55:58 PM

 
Jill Odice
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It was worth the trouble to resubmit this karen! Congrats and best of luck in the next round :-) KABOOOOOOM!!!!!

10/27/2006 7:23:55 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Jill for the vote of confidence - will just have to wait and see, one never knows.

10/27/2006 7:54:03 PM

 
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Karen, this is such a powerful image. Great work and congrats on your finalist. Best of luck.

10/28/2006 5:38:18 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Linda.

10/28/2006 6:49:28 AM

 
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Wow..

10/28/2006 3:44:22 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Stephen.

10/28/2006 4:53:59 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Outstanding work, a big congratulations!!

10/28/2006 7:01:10 PM

 
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Congrats on this awesome finalist!!

10/28/2006 7:13:09 PM

 
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Karen, CONGRATULATIONS on your second place. I'm so glad you gave this another try. It IS so deserving. Way to go girl!!!!!

10/29/2006 12:27:59 AM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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Congrats on a GREAT Win Karen

10/29/2006 1:04:17 AM

 
Lani J
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Yay! I remember this image, Karen! Fantastic and ... clearly I was right. We saw it again :o) WELL DESERVED!

10/29/2006 1:49:23 AM

 
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Way to go, Karen!! Big congratulations.

10/29/2006 2:59:19 AM

 
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Congratulations Karen!

10/29/2006 3:39:44 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS on your second place, Karen!!

10/29/2006 3:46:38 AM

 
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I missed the original submit, so thanks for resubmitting this eye-catching, arresting winner! Congratulations!

10/29/2006 5:48:35 AM

 
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Karen, congratulations

10/29/2006 5:59:08 AM

 
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Congratulations on your wonderful second place winner, Karen! WTG!

10/29/2006 6:09:10 AM

 
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BIG CONGRATULATIONS KAREN

GREAT JOB
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10/29/2006 6:09:13 AM

 
Paula Dwyer
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Congratulations on your winning image Karen!!! :)

10/29/2006 6:52:26 AM

 
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Very compelling, congratulations on your win, Karen!

10/29/2006 7:27:08 AM

 
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Congratulations Karen! Great win!!

10/29/2006 7:33:12 AM

 
Kaye Burazin
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For sure a winner Karen. A big congrats!

10/29/2006 7:37:36 AM

 
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After reading most of the comments above I don't think I can find any fitting adjectives that haven't been used :o) But I agree with it all!!! Such drama and suspense in this image!! Danger, danger, danger! But I've gotta ask: That is only a cloud and not real smoke right? :O) Whatever the case many congrats on this OUTSTANDING WINNER Karen!

10/29/2006 7:43:46 AM

 
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So HAPPY to see this stunning and dramatic image here Karen. It is awesome! Congratulations on your win!

10/29/2006 7:46:17 AM

 
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Congratulations on this very dramatic scene, Karen!!!:)

10/29/2006 8:20:00 AM

 
Milan Banik
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so it did again......Congratulations

10/29/2006 8:55:37 AM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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A BIG congratulations Karen on this awesome picture!!! It has always beena winner in my books. :-)

10/29/2006 9:55:58 AM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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A BIG congratulations Karen on this awesome picture!!! It has always beena winner in my books. :-)

10/29/2006 9:55:58 AM

 
Mick Burkey
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Fantastic win, Karen. Congratulations!!

10/29/2006 10:17:02 AM

 
Ermanno Radice
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Congratulations on this gorgeous and well deserved winner, Karen!!!!

10/29/2006 10:47:30 AM

 
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Congratulations on your second place winner.

10/29/2006 11:01:38 AM

 
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Congratulation on your booming winner, Karen.

10/29/2006 11:45:46 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Oh my gosh - I am so overwhelmed and flattered by all the wonderful compliments on Ka-Boom I don't know what to say, except a very humble "thank y'all", each and everyone.

10/29/2006 12:18:43 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big congratulations for your second place winner shot. Well done Karen.

10/29/2006 1:17:08 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Karen, if at first you don;t succeed...;congratulations on your Second Place Win!

10/29/2006 2:42:42 PM

 
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Congratulations on your win, Karen:)

10/29/2006 4:13:13 PM

 
Gary Lange
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Congrats on a great winner, Karen. This is really cool!

10/29/2006 4:16:26 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Terrific Karen, congrats on your win!

10/29/2006 6:04:48 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thanks so much for all the compliments Tarun, Janine, Colette, Gary and Claudia.

10/29/2006 6:35:35 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Fantastic clarity and contrast for impact Karen. Congratulations!

10/29/2006 7:04:05 PM

 
Bobbie Davis
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Well deserved win!

10/29/2006 8:53:05 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thanks alot Kristi and Bobbie.

10/30/2006 6:24:00 AM

 
Pamela Shane
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BIG congratulations on your outstanding
winner Karen; well deserved!! :)

10/30/2006 8:31:15 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you SO much, Pam.

10/30/2006 9:28:49 AM

 
Paula Kelly
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Congrads Karen! a well deserved winner!

10/31/2006 5:30:50 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Paula.

10/31/2006 7:12:09 PM

 
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holy cow! stunning!

11/1/2006 1:33:06 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Jennifer.

11/1/2006 1:45:23 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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CONGRATULATIONS, Karen on your winner!! I just love this one, terrific job!!

11/2/2006 6:16:33 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Bill.

11/2/2006 7:08:37 AM

 
Stephanie A. Laird
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Congratulations Karen! Awesome image!!!

11/4/2006 9:25:35 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thanks so much Stephanie...

11/4/2006 7:04:48 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Simply stunning Karen - many congrats on your placing!

11/6/2006 2:48:36 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thanks alot Nadia.

11/6/2006 8:30:17 AM

 
Alice Lero
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FANTASTIC!!!!!!! I have been away and just got back. When I saw this I was so pleased Karen. I knew it was worth a second try! Absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!!! :)

11/6/2006 5:17:38 PM

 
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Thank you so very much, Alice. I'm happy I gave it a second try, not knowing what the judges like. I have this framed and hanging in the entry hall. Thanks again...

11/6/2006 5:30:10 PM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your Second Place win, Karen! Very cool - I mean hot!!!

Cathy :)

11/8/2006 11:02:11 AM

 
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Thank you Cathy, I've had alot of fun with this...

11/8/2006 1:42:12 PM

 
Robert R. Grove
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Congrats for Ka-boom ! very intense!Great colors , excellent composition!

11/8/2006 9:00:19 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Robert, I'm happy you like this.

11/9/2006 5:24:18 AM

 
Thomas Lam
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Congrats on your win! Excellent shot and beautifully composed.

11/14/2006 11:56:37 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Thomas. I appreciate your comments...

11/14/2006 1:58:55 PM

 
RaveN Tan
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Congratualtion... How did you take this photo??? SImply the best...

11/21/2006 5:33:35 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you RaveN. This is 2 separate captures layered in Photoshop. I adjusted the colors using curves. Hope that helps...

11/21/2006 6:33:43 AM

 
Autum Rhoades
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Awesome image, Karen! Definitely reminds me of an action scene in a movie. Very cool - great work on this! Congrats on your winner!

11/21/2006 9:05:54 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Autum.

11/21/2006 9:39:32 AM

 
Roger Bernabo
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Awesome image Karen; one of the best I have ever seen on BP!!

11/22/2006 9:18:58 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Roger. I have this enlarged and framed in my foyer. The bright yellow does catch your eye...

11/23/2006 6:01:11 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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This is an amazing image Karen and such a well deserved Winner!! Many congrats on your success! Jeff

11/24/2006 4:48:38 PM

 
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Thank you Jeff for your compliments. I appreciate your taking the time to look and comment....

11/25/2006 6:09:23 AM

 
eileen bedford
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Congrats on your win Karen, well done...

11/26/2006 5:33:39 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Eileen, I'm glad you like it.

11/26/2006 8:02:03 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Looking back over your gallery Karen, until you add some new pics, I am amazed at the creative beautiful images you have. This one is fabulous. Perfectly titled and well deserving on a win. Great image.

9/27/2007 1:22:44 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Kathy for your wonderful comments. I was amazed when this one won, so excited...

9/27/2007 3:19:03 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Intense and dramatic!
Well done, Karen!
--Lisa

1/1/2008 6:54:19 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Thank you Lisa.

1/2/2008 7:07:17 AM

 
Jennifer A. Lambert
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Fantastic work here !!! Congrats ( A little LATE ) Sorry I didn't run across your gallery sooner...I love your style !
Blessings, Jenny N Bama

4/26/2008 5:09:11 PM

 
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Why thank you Jennifer. Late is OK. I appreciate you looking at my gallery and sending your comments.

4/26/2008 5:54:00 PM

 
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