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sous_la_pluie
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ISO 200, F8, 1/60. SB800 angled up into umbrella. 22mm on 12-24 lens.
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    I love the framing..nice shot...

4/28/2007 10:47:33 AM

 
Sherri Gorman
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I love this Alexis!!!! What an awesome shot!!!! Great tones, framing and dof!!!

4/28/2007 11:43:15 AM

 
Louise  K
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Great shot, Alexis, and very inventive! I love your choice of black & white.

4/28/2007 12:29:43 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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Tres cool, Alexis! Great contrast of foreground with BG, and nice, "washed-out" BG. Well-conceived and composed image!

4/28/2007 12:46:37 PM

 
Holly Hitchcock
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Wonderful image in every way! Love the POV and WOW...great capture on the rain drop!!! Really brings it up a notch!

4/28/2007 2:16:49 PM

 
John Connolly
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Great original work, and a wonderful presentation, Alexis!

4/28/2007 2:53:50 PM

 
Denise M. Snyder
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This is FABULOUS! I think this one has WINNER written all over it!

4/28/2007 4:52:35 PM

 
Alexis Yobbagy
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Thank you for all the nice comments!!! :-)

4/28/2007 5:12:31 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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OHHHH this is the perfect shot rain with the two umbrellas dripping and everything so gray. Great sho, Alexis!!!

4/28/2007 5:25:28 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Great capture with fantastic framing and perspective, Alexis!! This will be back for sure.

4/28/2007 7:49:59 PM

 
Paul E. Earl
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What clever composition!! Fantastic image, Alexis!

4/28/2007 8:54:55 PM

 
Jennifer L. Taranto
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I love the use of dof. Great tones. A very creative shot!

4/30/2007 7:06:44 AM

 
Christy Nichols
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LOVE this, Alexis!! Wonderful conversion, POV and DOF!!!

4/30/2007 9:02:17 AM

 
Christeena J. Knowles

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This photo has impact, I can easily imagine myself under the umbrella.
Beautiful! It's a winner.

4/30/2007 7:30:00 PM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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OUTSTANDING!!!! Looks like a winner to me!!! <><

5/1/2007 8:00:37 AM

 
Chastity Abbott
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I LOVE this!!! A PERFECT conversion for sure!!! The details from the drops along with the dof is just wonderful! Great work here!

5/6/2007 9:00:26 AM

 
Remi Trepanier
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Beautiful capture and awesoem DoF Alexis!

5/6/2007 3:32:11 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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I knew it. Congratulations, Alexis!!

5/23/2007 4:31:38 PM

 
Denise M. Snyder
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Told you so!!! Congratulations!

5/23/2007 4:44:29 PM

 
Sherri Gorman
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Congratulations on your AWESOME finalist!!! I knew we'd see this one again. Good luck next round.

5/23/2007 5:32:19 PM

 
David Pratt
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Congrats Alexis on this cool finalist!

5/23/2007 5:45:38 PM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Big congrats Alexis!!

5/23/2007 5:50:46 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Well composed finalist, congrats Alexis.

5/23/2007 6:40:39 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS WONDERFUL FINALIST!! BEST OF LUCK IN THE NEXT ROUND!!!!

~Jeana~

5/23/2007 8:08:56 PM

 
Jennifer L. Taranto
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CONGRATS!!!

5/24/2007 8:58:20 AM

 
Chastity Abbott
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This was one of my favorite posts from you!!! I am so glad to see it again! HUGE congrats...it's wonderful! :)

5/24/2007 12:45:57 PM

 
Christy Nichols
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YAY!! Big Congratulations to you, Alexis, on this beyond awesome finalist!!

5/24/2007 1:27:00 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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CONGRATULATIONS!! :0) WTG Alexis!! Love it

5/24/2007 1:36:57 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Congratulation on this image, Alexis!!!!

5/24/2007 3:39:31 PM

 
Dave Hubbs
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Congrats Alexis...I really luv this image..a perfect picture!!!

5/24/2007 5:19:57 PM

 
Alexis Yobbagy
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Thank you everyone for all your comments and congratulations!!!

5/24/2007 6:51:14 PM

 
KV Day
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Very cool shot, congrats

5/24/2007 7:24:23 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Wow!! Alexis, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this well deserving First Place Win!!

5/24/2007 8:09:36 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations!!!

5/24/2007 8:24:36 PM

 
Chastity Abbott
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OH MY WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Am I ever SO happy for you!!!!! I told you this was one awesome portrait!!!!!! HUGE CONGRATS ON YOUR WINNINGS!!!!!!! :) :)

5/24/2007 8:28:42 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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CONGRATULATIONS Alexis on your First Place Win!!! WoooHoooo :0)

5/24/2007 8:32:29 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Awesome first place winner!!!! I love this!! Congratulations!

Erica

5/24/2007 8:40:15 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Alexis on your first place win...Dominick

5/24/2007 9:08:37 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Huge congratulations ! awesme winner, Alexis.

5/24/2007 11:04:24 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Creative use of perspective and lighting, a big congratulations!!!

5/25/2007 3:12:01 AM

 
Paul E. Earl
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A fantastic image that deserves all the prizes it can get. Well done!!

5/25/2007 3:21:39 AM

 
Megan p
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This is SO well seen, I love it!! Congratulations on your fabulous Win Alexis!!!

5/25/2007 5:04:13 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Fantastic POV, Alexis. Congratulations on your First Place WIN!

5/25/2007 5:28:02 AM

 
Denise M. Snyder
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I love it when I'm right! LOL! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5/25/2007 5:41:25 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Alexis ,Congratulations on your first place winner.

5/25/2007 6:08:11 AM

 
Jennifer L. Taranto
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A very well deserved win!!

5/25/2007 6:22:01 AM

 
Remi Trepanier
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Well diserve first place winner Alexis!!!

5/25/2007 7:24:29 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Congratulations Alexis!

5/25/2007 7:28:29 AM

 
Sherri Gorman
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Congratulations Alexis!!! I am so glad to see this win 1st place. This is a favorite of mine. Absolutely AWESOME capture!!!! Way to go!!!!

5/25/2007 7:34:20 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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.... AND YOU DID IT!!! 1ST PLACE.....CONGRATULATIONS ALEXIS ON YOUR VERY BIG WIN!! EXCELLNT IMAGE!

~Jeana~

5/25/2007 11:54:43 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Congratulations on your First Place WIN, Alexis!!

5/25/2007 12:51:11 PM

 
John Connolly
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I was hopoing we would see this one again, Alexis! Congratulations on your First Place Win!

5/25/2007 2:24:39 PM

 
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Very effective use of dof. Congratulations on your win with this fine image.

5/25/2007 8:56:50 PM

 
Alexis Yobbagy
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Thank you to all my great friends at BP!!! I have to admit that I'm pretty thrilled by this!!! :-)

5/25/2007 9:09:33 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Alexis, BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your FIRST PLACE WIN!

5/25/2007 9:33:34 PM

 
Jane M
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Excellent comp and a well desreved win. Congrats!

5/26/2007 3:44:06 AM

 
Jen M
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CONGRATULATIONS!! You SO deserve this!!

5/26/2007 10:37:39 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big, big congrats Alexis on your first place winner. Excellent work.

5/26/2007 11:22:46 AM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Congratulations Alexis - this is beautiful!

5/26/2007 9:39:03 PM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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Congrats on this fine First place win!!! Very original!!

5/27/2007 5:20:11 PM

 
Madhu Ramaswamy
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Awesome shot. Congrats!!!

5/27/2007 7:51:04 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations Alexis! This is such a beautiful image!

5/28/2007 10:27:48 AM

 
Allison Gaulin
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CONGRATULATIONS on your win!! This is an incredible image- LOVE the DOF and composition overall!

5/28/2007 10:39:07 AM

 
Rusty Bright
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Congratulations Alexis. Great B & W image. I can feel the day when I look at your picture.

5/28/2007 11:40:26 PM

 
Rusty Bright
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Congratulations Alexis. Great B & W image. I can feel the day when I look at your picture.

5/28/2007 11:40:28 PM

 
John O  Storck
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This is so great... I love the mood you captured, very special image.

6/2/2007 3:02:39 PM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Super capture, Alexis .. and Congrats on this 1st Place Winner .... steve

6/4/2007 2:14:24 PM

 
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Congratulations, Alexis. A superb image!

6/5/2007 7:11:01 PM

 
Patrick R. McMullen
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Great shot Alexis! Congratulations on it! Beautiful black and white!
Pat

6/6/2007 5:24:17 PM

 
Phillip R. Connolly
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I have only just caught up with this one Alexis and what a great theme winner it is. Top shot!

Phil

6/10/2007 5:19:15 PM

 
Elizabeth A. Marker
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Wonderful image!! Congratulations!!

6/15/2007 9:07:52 PM

 
Ugur Erkmen
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Very creative.Well deserving image.I love it.Congratulations.

6/17/2007 11:43:23 AM

 
Heather 
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Awesome Capture! Very Creative!


~Have a Look at my Gallery.....

6/24/2007 12:41:11 PM

 
Allan L. Dy
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Truly a winner! Super!

7/2/2007 1:34:41 PM

 
Vikram Jamwal
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I know it is already a winner, but I am very impressed by this image Alexis! Superb composition!!!!

7/11/2007 1:34:14 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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A VERY belated Congratulations on your well-deserved First Place Win, Alexis!
Lovely b&w image!

7/27/2007 12:04:37 AM

 
Jimmy Bhogal
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Gorgeous work Alexis !

7/27/2007 5:33:16 AM

 
William Moore
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terrific shot...love the b&w..congrats

7/29/2007 11:22:29 AM

 
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Excellent shot, Alexis! The dof is perfect!

7/31/2007 9:45:32 AM

 
Edward Taguba
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Wowsers, what a beautiful piece of photograph.

8/7/2007 10:47:39 AM

 
Vishal Sharma
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Excellent shot rain with the umbrellas dripping in gray. Congratulations!!!

8/13/2007 12:14:20 PM

 
Christopher G. Jamison
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wow! what an absolutely AWESOME image! and instant favorite! congrats on a well deserved winner!

I look forward to seeing much more of your work!

(ps...thanks for the kind comment!!)

8/15/2007 11:38:27 AM

 
Toni Riggs
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Cool image! Great composition, love the perspective!

8/16/2007 12:30:31 PM

 
Jim Britt

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This shot is fantastic! Was it black and white originally? SO many great compliments on this shot and well deserved. You have a great eye - all your shots are excellent.

8/19/2007 10:40:11 AM

 
Autum Rhoades
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This is awesome! Congrats on your wonderful win!

8/22/2007 12:19:18 PM

 
Vicki Zoller
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WOW this is incredible!!!
Your DOF on this is spot on, and the BW...well it worked...
YEP...I can see why it was a WINNER!!!

8/23/2007 6:25:49 AM

 
Lexi West
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Congrats on win. Absolutely beautiful photograph!!!

8/29/2007 7:45:54 AM

 
Toni Riggs
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Congrats!

8/29/2007 9:24:17 AM

 
Nir .b.

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Amazing-great capture and great sharpness.
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9/6/2007 8:59:58 AM

 
Manos Peponas
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it deserves to be a winner, excellent!!!

9/6/2007 11:08:23 AM

 
Suzanne Chouinard
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A pure marvel. Such precision and awsome composition. Award well deserved. :-)

9/8/2007 6:24:02 PM

 
Roger Fry
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Excellent composition Alexis!

Roger

9/9/2007 11:41:33 AM

 
Sandra R. Alvey
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Alexis this is a FANTASTIC Capture!! I love the composition, and the clarity is crystal clear! I'm so happy they recognized your tallent and congrats on your 1st place!! :D

Sandi

9/30/2007 9:40:33 AM

 
Peter R. Hammer
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Superb!

10/5/2007 2:43:08 PM

 
Michael L. Dawson
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Great Use of Shallow DOF. Congrats!

10/8/2007 3:59:59 PM

 
Yves Rubin
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Beautiful! What a terrific way to convey mood and sense of time.

10/24/2007 11:58:41 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Outstanding winning image, great eye for details and tones!

11/1/2007 4:59:02 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Oh Alexis, this is absolutely fabulous! Congrats on your win, I can't believe I missed this! Wonderfully creative, incredible clarity, awesome concept & well executed. Love it! *Click* Right into my favorites!

11/5/2007 7:20:14 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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This is one of the most beautiful photos, and I would like to watch it every day at my home. My favorite!

12/1/2007 2:44:24 PM

 
Jennie Marie Schell
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Wonderful capture, great composition!
Congrats!

12/3/2007 8:14:30 AM

 
Manuel Barrera
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Well deserved!

12/17/2007 4:23:33 PM

 
Erika  Haight
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A beautiful Win Alexis! Way to go!!!! erika

1/1/2008 1:40:31 PM

 
Anna M. Halasz
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Brilliant! Anna

1/14/2008 7:02:58 PM

 
Sandra Freyler
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Love your perspective on this image, Alexis! Amazing shot! :)
Congrats!

1/27/2008 11:59:39 AM

 
JoeLynn Daugherty
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I realize this shot was submitted back in April, but I just saw it. No wonder it was a winner. You did a fantastic job! Well deserved first place! Very creative. As others have said, great DOF, POV, contrast, and composition. Well done!

2/6/2008 4:31:00 AM

 
Nemil B. Chabebe
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Congratulations on this winner, it is a magnificent picture, with a perfect composition and lovely B&W, and great light/shadows.

2/25/2008 9:12:46 PM

 
Paul  G  Slate
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this is fantastic!

4/22/2008 5:03:08 PM

 
Anthony 
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Great capture, also...congrats on your award!..cheers!!

8/25/2008 12:06:48 AM

 
Chuck Bruton
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Very creative image as is your gallery
Good job

9/24/2008 2:18:03 PM

 
Zsuzsanna M. Szugyi
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How I missed this before! Congratulation to you Alexis!!

11/2/2008 1:07:48 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Incredible work Alexis!!! Your whole gallery is amazing!

1/19/2009 6:26:41 PM

 
Ivan Chacon
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I agree with Renee! Big Congrats!!!

1/21/2009 1:40:35 PM

 
Toni A. Martin
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I am so glad I stumbled into your gallery. You do awesome work and are so creative! Good luck in all you do. I love the creativity of this image. So clever. The raindrops on the umbrella make the image, along with the figure with the other umbrella. I am so envious.

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