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Diamonds are Forever
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Diamonds are Forever
Diamonds are Forever
My mother, who will be ninety on the 1st of February, was married at nineteen and still enjoys wearing her wedding and engagement rings. The second diamond solitare was my grandmother's and is about a century old.
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BILLY R. PARKER
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    WHAT A LOVELY HAND! I KNOW YOU LOVE HER VERY MUCH! BILLY

1/20/2007 6:19:55 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding capture and story Louise! Nice work! Jeff

1/20/2007 6:21:28 AM

 
Janet McNeil
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Very striking - the photo tells the story - beautiful tribute to your mom!!

1/20/2007 7:19:16 AM

 
Jen M
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Very lovely shot!!

1/20/2007 7:52:33 AM

 
Michael S. Baker
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Excellent image, Louise...clarity and detail in the hand makes this an outstanding image. Oh yeah, and I love it in B&W!
Regards,
Mike B-

1/20/2007 4:18:43 PM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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What a wonderfully touching, poignant and very well done image. Excellent details captured and great choice of b&w for this image. Has a wonderful story telling feel to it. Excellent title as well.

1/20/2007 7:24:08 PM

 
Lars Nitteberg
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Powerful photo. Tells a rare story of its time. Lovely b&w with outstanding details. Wonderful!

1/24/2007 6:36:07 AM

 
She-She Killough
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Louise, This is SO BEAUTIFUL!! Your title is PERFECT!! And your image speaks a thousand words!! LOVE IT!! Big Congrats!!! sheesh

2/24/2007 12:38:48 PM

 
Joan Kocak
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Congratulations on this beautiful shot-

2/24/2007 1:11:50 PM

 
Janet McNeil
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Congratulations, Louise! Good luck in the 2nd round!!

2/24/2007 1:30:06 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Fantastic finalist...congratulations Louise!!!

2/24/2007 2:09:46 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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I love this, Louise! Great title, wonderful story, and a beautiful black and white image. Very nicely done. Congratulations on your well-deserved finalist!

2/25/2007 11:43:27 AM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Louise, if this marvelous image doesn't make it to the winners circle, than I give up! :-) This is just wonderful!

2/26/2007 4:29:07 AM

 
Remi Trepanier
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Amazing finalist Louise!!! Congratulations!!!

2/27/2007 8:36:46 AM

 
Pranay Koka
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great shot! congratulations on ur win

2/27/2007 1:12:01 PM

 
Julie Lawler

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Congratulations, this is a truly beautiful shot.

2/27/2007 1:35:41 PM

 
Joan Kocak
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a huge congrats, I love this shot!

2/27/2007 2:15:03 PM

 
Louise  K
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Many thanks for all the congratulations! I'm am thrilled to have won the 2nd place slot, especially with this image.

I am truly inspired by all the wonderful work I see here every day - it's a privilege to be in the company of so many marvelous photographers!

2/27/2007 2:28:45 PM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Wonderful image.. congratulations!!!

2/27/2007 2:30:34 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Congratulations on your wonderful win, Louise!

2/27/2007 2:31:00 PM

 
Penny L. VanAtta
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Congratulations on a well deserved win. What a gorgeous photo. A wonderful and loving memory to pass down. Penny

2/27/2007 3:01:06 PM

 
Janet McNeil
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Congratulations, Louise!! It is a well deserved 2nd place - and a wonderful tribute to your mom!!

2/27/2007 5:07:51 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Yeah, you are in the winners circle, now I don't have to give up! :-)
Congratulations on a very well deserved win Louise!

2/27/2007 9:48:18 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Louise on your fabulous win...Dominick

2/27/2007 10:24:27 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner:)

2/28/2007 5:20:25 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Terrific photo, Louise! Congratulations on your win!!!

2/28/2007 8:23:14 AM

 
Sarah Goblot
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Stunning shot. It tells a story that doesn't require words. :)

2/28/2007 10:37:46 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Louise, great tones, detail, lighting and exposure; congratulations on your Second Place Win!

2/28/2007 4:41:08 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Oh Louise, this is absolutely wonderful. A beautiful heartfelt story in one image, really tugs at the heart. Love it! Congratulations for your win :)

2/28/2007 6:39:49 PM

 
Michelle Lea  Guinn
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This is GORGEOUS!!! Congratulations on this wonderful 2nd place WIN!!! mlg~

3/2/2007 12:12:00 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Congratulations, Louise on this beautiful second place winner. These lovely hands certainly tell a story. I have enjoyed your gallery of very fine images this morning!

3/3/2007 5:55:14 AM

 
Louise  K
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Thank you Laurie! I have also enjoyed viewing your gallery, to which I'll return when I have more time. I am being inspired every day by the wonderful photographers at Better Photos! I certainly include you in that group.
Louise

3/3/2007 6:06:45 AM

 
Gerda Grice
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Outstanding photograph and very mocing story, Louise! Belated congratulations on your very well deserved win!

5/14/2007 3:57:00 PM

 
Elizabeth A. Marker
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WOW, very powerful image! Wonderful work!

7/3/2007 8:49:26 AM

 
Emily E. Bem
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WOW! WOW! WOW! This is AMAZING! Very pwerful and worthy image!

I recognize your work from somewhere....do you have an account at soaphoto.com? Beautiful work here...

7/5/2007 5:31:06 AM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Congrats on your win Louise, terrific image:)

9/17/2007 2:05:20 PM

 
Ron Roberts
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HEY LOUISE SO NICE OF YOU TO COMMENT ON MY LATEST PHOTO ITS BEEN AWHILE SENSE I HAVE VISITED YOUR GALLERY IF YOU NOTICED I HAVE BEEN DOING A LOT OF HAND SHOTS OF LATE NOTHING LIKE THE CHARACTER OF HANDS THAT HAVE LIVED A FULL LIFE THIS IS A WONDERFUL SHOT...RON...

12/8/2007 1:23:43 PM

 
Mike F. Anderson
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Beautifully detailed and captured. Wonderful tones!

3/26/2008 9:51:53 AM

 
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