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Venice
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Venice
Venice
6AM. Lee Filters. Sun, ND and Polariser

Technically this is one of my strongest shots. However I badly broke a rule. My verticals cross my horizontals. charlie Waite would not be impressed. I only noticed it after I got home. I knew travelling to Venice this was the shot I wanted to take for this competition. So it was really rewarding to see my early start winning first place here.
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Lynne Morris
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    Beautiful image John, wonderful colours and excellent effects, great work!

4/7/2007 2:43:57 AM

 
Arlene Krassner
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John this is gorgeous!

4/7/2007 7:08:52 AM

 
Mike Perez
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Beautiful scenery and effects, John!

4/7/2007 7:56:01 AM

 
Lisa Clark
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Incredible shot!

4/7/2007 7:56:04 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Very beautiful John, this makes me wanting to go back now...Dominick

4/7/2007 8:03:14 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Wonderful shot John !! I'm going there end may and I really hope I can bring back some beautiful shots like this one :o)

4/9/2007 3:07:18 PM

 
Roxanne M. Bubar
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John, I love the softness to this gorgeous image. Awesome details.

4/11/2007 1:12:18 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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This is gorgeous, John! I love the colors, and the softness of the boats in the foreground. I saw this in the C&C thread and wanted to let you know how much I like it. My fingers are crossed for you for the contest!

5/20/2007 11:45:39 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Like Colleen I saw this in the C&C thread, John, and came over to see it in your gallery. It is just lovely. For me, there is no more beautiful color combination than the mauve pinks and greyed aquas you have here. I think your choices in terms of softness and sharpness are interesting. The lightposts on either side in the foreground and the skyline on the horizon are all crisp but the center foreground is softly blurred. It's just the opposite of what people usually do and I'm quite liking it. Good luck--it's easy to see why this is a favorite of yours.

5/20/2007 8:54:05 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats on your finalist John !!! Next week I will be there in Venice ...yeahh :O)

5/23/2007 3:32:07 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Congratulations, John. This is so beautiful. Good luck in the next round.

5/23/2007 4:03:28 PM

 
Chris Welch
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Stunning!!!

5/23/2007 9:11:21 PM

 
Esther Smith
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Just beautiful! Good luck in the next round!

5/23/2007 10:49:16 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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This is gorgeous!! A winner for sure. Your gallery of work is awesome too.

Erica

5/24/2007 7:55:29 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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Congratulations Jonh!! I'm not surprised to see this as a winner at all. In fact, I expected it.

Erica

5/24/2007 8:38:40 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations on this gorgeous win, John!

5/24/2007 8:51:30 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations, John!!

5/24/2007 8:52:00 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Oh, yeah! And a first place,yet. Congratulations, John. So glad to see this again. The palette is superb.

5/24/2007 8:53:49 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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YIhaaaa !!! Big Big congrats John !! This is what I call a so well deserved 1st place win :O) ( and a big inspiration to get up early next week ;o))

5/24/2007 9:10:30 PM

 
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Congrats on your first place win John! This is just so beautiful!

5/24/2007 10:57:03 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations John on your First Place win...Dominick

5/25/2007 1:00:55 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Outstanding work, congratulations on your awesome win!

5/25/2007 3:13:08 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congratulations on your First Place Win. Awesome work!

5/25/2007 5:26:00 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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John,Congratulations on your beautiful first place winner.

5/25/2007 6:07:09 AM

 
john dunne
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Thank you all for your very kind comments. I had hoped this picture would make a finalist and am thrilled with a first place.

5/25/2007 7:19:00 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Congratulations, John, on getting a *very* well-deserved FIRST PLACE WIN for your favorite April photo!

5/25/2007 9:02:36 AM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Totally gorgeous John! Congrats!

5/25/2007 11:32:44 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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CONGRATULATIONS JOHN ON YOUR VERY BIG WIN!! EXCELLNT IMAGE!

~Jeana~

5/25/2007 11:53:04 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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gorgeous image John, congrats on your first place win!!

5/25/2007 6:08:46 PM

 
Janine Russell
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John, great colors and lighting; BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your FIRST PLACE WIN!

5/25/2007 9:32:19 PM

 
Patrick R. McMullen
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Congratulations John! Excellant use of shutter speed! It'a work of art!
Pat

5/26/2007 2:37:45 AM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Congratulations John! beautiful picture, great win:)

5/26/2007 2:54:04 AM

 
Jane M
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Breathtaking image and great effects used. Congrats on your win John!

5/26/2007 3:45:23 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Beautiful colors and composition, John! Huge congratulations on your very well-deserved First Place Win!

5/26/2007 9:50:31 AM

 
john dunne
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Thank you all very much for your very nice comments

5/26/2007 11:58:18 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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An exceptional First Place win, John! Congratulations!

5/28/2007 8:10:24 PM

 
Mick Burkey
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Very nice work, John! Congrats on the win. The blurred boats really work for this image, I think.

5/29/2007 2:32:29 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congratulations on your WIN. Beautiful picture. Excellent work!

6/1/2007 8:37:54 PM

 
Paul Parent
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Congratulations, what an Outstanding shot

6/4/2007 3:24:27 AM

 
Lorri Shank
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Everything about this image is wonderful. I can't pick one thing!!!
Congratulations! Also, how are the boats out of focus but the poles in focus????? I don't know how you did that! Thanks lorri

6/5/2007 7:08:59 PM

 
john dunne
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Thank you Lori. The boats are out of focus as I used a 30 second exposure. The camera was set on a tripod. The boats were gently lapping in the water and therefor appeared blurred on the long exposure. This technique works best when yo have a moving object alongside a static object.

6/6/2007 12:22:10 AM

 
Norman P. Banks
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Late congrats on this well deserved win John!

Norm

12/24/2007 7:28:59 AM

 
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