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Love Always (revisted)

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Love Always
Love Always
Re-post (for the monthly theme) of an image I originally posted in October.
This image was a gift to my wife on the occasion of our 22nd anniversary and features my wedding ring.
This time I desaturated all but the ring - much better I think.
F/20, 1/15s, ISO-200, Canon EF-S 18-55mm lens.

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Jennifer L. Lane     I just wanted to tell you that I think this picture is fantastic! Well done!


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2/2/2007 8:27:51 PM

 
Lois Pierpont
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this is a beautiful photo, I love it.


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2/2/2007 9:21:13 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Such a great theme image, very beautiful!


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2/2/2007 9:32:07 PM

 
Terri Beloit
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Wonderful image, Steven! I love the thought and excellent creation and composition...beautiful!!!


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2/2/2007 10:02:27 PM

 
Christopher P. Golden  

Her is a great idea for creative use of shodow. Nice shot.


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2/3/2007 2:38:38 AM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison  

Great creative shadow shot..inspiring...


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2/3/2007 3:50:10 AM

 
Kimberly O. McCarty
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Very clever and what a great capture for this month theme! Love the lighting:)


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2/3/2007 9:35:55 AM

 
Gary A. Meier
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FANTASTIC image Steven! Very creative and CONGRATS to you and your wife!


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2/3/2007 12:41:11 PM

 
Mata Patan
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PERFECT!!!


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2/5/2007 3:55:06 AM

 
Steven W. Lepak
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Thanks for your kind comments Jennifer, Lois, Donna, Terri, Christopher, Mette, Kimberly, Gary, & Mata. Keep Shooting! Best Regards, Steven


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2/6/2007 4:50:28 AM

 
Sherri Myers
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Great picture. Shadow turned out perfect.


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2/7/2007 12:46:58 PM

 
Z. Banu
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Beautiful Image and Great Capture very nice creative work like the clarity and details Awesome Steven!


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2/9/2007 7:20:04 AM

 
Steven W. Lepak
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Thanks Sherri and Zaanat. I appreciate your comments. Best Regards, Steven


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2/12/2007 5:08:32 PM

 
Gail Apple
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This is a winner!


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2/19/2007 12:15:54 PM

 
Steven W. Lepak
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Thanks Gail. Best Regards, Steven


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2/21/2007 10:35:09 AM

 
Suzanne Colson
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This is definitely a winner. It is so absolutely creative!!!


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3/19/2007 12:28:42 PM

 
Steven W. Lepak
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Thanks for your kind comment Suzanne. You have a great portfolio. Best Regards, Steven


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3/20/2007 7:48:16 AM

 
Terri Beloit
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Congrats on your finalist, Steven...as I said before, this is beautiful!


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3/22/2007 6:29:50 PM

 
Suzanne Colson
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Congrats!! Truly deserving. This is so beautiful!!!!


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3/22/2007 6:35:48 PM

 
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subtle and nice- well done!


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3/22/2007 8:34:24 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Spectacular finaist image, congrats!


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3/22/2007 8:44:35 PM

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


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3/23/2007 4:33:45 AM

 
Steven W. Lepak
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Thanks to all for your kind encouragement. MY FIRST FINALIST! Best Regards, Steven


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3/23/2007 11:16:17 AM

 
Don Holland
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Congratulations on a wonderful finalist!


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3/23/2007 9:33:21 PM

 
Gary A. Meier
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Congrats Steve! This is VERY well deserved and I wish you the best in the next round.


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3/23/2007 9:58:42 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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Congrats! I love the SC! beautiful shot!


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3/24/2007 6:53:04 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner.


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3/24/2007 8:05:02 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Stephen, congratulations on your Second Place Win.


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3/24/2007 9:01:24 PM

 
Mata Patan
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From the first time I saw it, I thought it was a winner!!
Many congratulations!!


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3/25/2007 7:42:00 AM

 
Mata Patan
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From the first time I saw it, I thought it was a winner!!
Many congratulations!!


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3/25/2007 7:42:35 AM

 
Steven W. Lepak
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Thanks Don, Gary, Laura, Kay, Janine & Mata for your most kind and encouraging comments. My first finalist and a second place finisher - maybe a tough act to follow for me, but I'm up to the challenge. Keep shooting. Best Regards, Steven


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3/26/2007 7:37:10 AM

 
Michelle L. Belnap
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Steven, Again thank you for the inspiration :) and CONGRATULATIONS!!! this was well deserved!


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3/26/2007 8:57:17 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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Congratulations Steven on this amazing win!


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3/26/2007 2:21:34 PM

 
Steven W. Lepak
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Thanks Michelle & Kate. I have learned so much and have found endless inspriration at this website . . . it pleases me to know that I can begin to contribute to that with others. Best Regards, Steven


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3/28/2007 10:34:53 AM

 
Shelly OConnor  

Great Shot. I love it. How did you manage such a great shot?


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4/3/2007 2:23:12 PM

 
Steven W. Lepak
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Thanks Shelly. How do I manage such a "great" shot? One word . . . VOLUME. Even monkeys can type Shakespeare, given enough paper and time. Keep shooting (and shooting, and shooting)! Best Regards, Steven


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4/5/2007 11:09:08 AM

 
Awdrey  M. Hamilton
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We all agree this is a wonderful photo, but I would have to say your wife is a very lucky woman. The thought you put into this just shows how much you love her. If I were her I would cherish this forever.


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7/11/2007 12:22:45 AM

 
Kerry W. Willis
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Full of artistry and compassion! Oh Perfect Love! All joy, K.W.


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7/27/2007 11:17:50 PM

 
Lynn Haack
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I have "always" admired this photo. I was surprised to see that I did'nt comment yet! Beautiful and sentimental image. One sure sign of a truly magnificent photo is if it lingers in our thoughts and can be easily visualized without actually seeing the photograph. This is one of those photos! Congrats! Lynn


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9/29/2007 10:00:02 AM

 
Steven W. Lepak
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Thanks so much for such kind comments Awdrey, K.W., and Lynn. I guess I had not looked at comments here for some time. I am flattered. Thank you. Best Regards, Steven


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11/2/2007 5:29:04 PM

 
Cynthia L. Deters
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This is such a wonderful photo! I am sure your wife treasures it!


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11/3/2007 1:20:14 PM

 
Steven W. Lepak
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Thanks for your kind comment Cynthia! Best Regards, Steven


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11/9/2007 10:43:40 AM

 
James Quantz Jr.
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Now these are the type of images that make the rest of us(men) look bad! Thanks a lot! JQ


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11/16/2007 12:39:43 PM

 
Steven W. Lepak
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Thanks for your comment James. I guess once in a while someone needs to step up and take one for the team (lol). Your portfolio is spectacular. Keep up the great work. Best Regards, Steven


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11/26/2007 6:42:56 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Love the way you did this composition :) the clarity is GREAT in every detail on the image! Well done...


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11/26/2007 11:56:39 AM

 
Steven W. Lepak
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Thanks for your kind comment Daniella. Best Regards, Steven


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12/2/2007 1:20:31 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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What a beautiful gift! well done


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3/21/2008 4:44:09 PM

 
Steven W. Lepak
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Thanks Cheryl. Your portfolio is terrific. Keep up the great work. Best Regards, Steven


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3/23/2008 10:24:28 AM

 
Shannon Heryet
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Beautiful! I love this .... my husband's ring is engraved the same, and the date , so he doesn't forget!
Congrats on winning!
Shannon


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5/18/2008 8:37:47 PM

 
Sarah Baker
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Exellent capture!


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8/29/2008 7:53:36 PM

 
Steven W. Lepak
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Thanks Sarah . . . and Shannon. I appreciate your kind comments. Best Regards, Steven


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8/30/2008 7:51:08 AM

 
Sanjay  Kumar
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Fantasitice composition Steven!!! Many congratulations!!!!!!!


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11/20/2008 8:10:25 AM

 
Brent J. Driscoll  

This picture has been done sooooo many times. It's getting quite old. Fantastic picture overall. But people need to start getting original.


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11/22/2008 3:39:32 AM

 
Steven W. Lepak
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Thanks for your kind comment Sanjay, and thanks Brent for your kind and very original comment. Best Regards, Steven


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11/22/2008 5:23:50 AM

 
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