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This was a large tent for a fair that is happening across the road from where I live. I happened to see this shot driving up the hill to home, so grabbed my camera and took it.
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Lorri Shank
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    Wow--love the lines and color in tbis. The pattern is also nice with that lovely cloud in the bottom right corner. Nice work.

8/7/2007 7:35:44 PM

 
Ellen Powell
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Thanks, Lori!

8/7/2007 7:41:15 PM

 
Louise  K
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Excellent capture, Ellen! You have a great "eye".

8/7/2007 7:43:22 PM

 
Ellen Powell
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Thank you, Louise!

I only just got my little point and shoot camera- and I am SO hooked!

8/7/2007 7:46:02 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Just...so beautiful and fine detail :) congrats!

8/8/2007 11:54:09 AM

 
Ellen Powell
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Thank you, Daniella! I've just been over for a "walk through your photo garden" - Wow, after looking at your photos, I am proud to get your compliment! I love your photos! They capture so much about LIFE, and so beautifully!

8/8/2007 12:35:33 PM

 
John O  Storck
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This is a very thoughtful and beautiful photo... well done!!!

8/16/2007 8:29:53 AM

 
Ellen Powell
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Thank you very much, John!

8/16/2007 8:34:50 AM

 
Eloise & Eugene Gregory
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Congrats on your finalist Ellen!
Eloise

9/24/2007 3:41:55 AM

 
Ellen Powell
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Holy crap, Eloise! Thanks for pointing this out- I had NO IDEA!! And THANKS for your congrats, too!!

9/24/2007 6:37:11 AM

 
Lorri Shank
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Ellen--YOU WON!!! Yes! I am so happy for you--you go girl! A well deserved win, for sure. Congratulations!!!

9/24/2007 11:40:19 AM

 
Ellen Powell
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Lorri, Thank you very much. I can't believe this- I think I had been taking pictures with the point-and-shoot Olympus for maybe a month when I took that picture. I'm feeling a little sheepish...

9/24/2007 11:49:06 AM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WHOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO
BIG congrat's on your beautiful second place win!!!
Peaches

9/24/2007 4:09:00 PM

 
Ellen Powell
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Thank you so much, Nancy- I'm stunned.

9/24/2007 4:16:32 PM

 
Joan Powell
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Ellen , I'm so happy for you !!! Congrats on your win !!!!!

9/24/2007 7:15:17 PM

 
Ellen Powell
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I'm still reeling, Joan. Thanks VERY much for your "congrats".

9/24/2007 7:18:06 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner.

9/24/2007 7:38:07 PM

 
Ellen Powell
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Thanks very much, Kay!

9/24/2007 7:56:35 PM

 
Eloise & Eugene Gregory
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I'm so glad to see this as a winner Ellen. This was my favorite of your tent shots.

9/25/2007 4:18:40 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Ellen congrats!!!
This fantastic detail photo is for sure a WONDERFUL winner. :) I'm very glad to see it here on the TOP list !!!!
Daniella

9/25/2007 7:33:20 AM

 
Ellen Powell
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Thank you so much, Eloise and Daniella. I am happily...STUNNED!!!! Lol!

9/25/2007 8:17:31 AM

 
Clair Dunn
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Ellen --
So glad you let me know so I can celebrate too. I've been buried for the last 48 hours -- at least this beauty lets in some air -- I remember commenting on it the day I first saw your gallery --
Yippppppppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

9/25/2007 9:39:36 AM

 
Ellen Powell
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Thanks, Clair!!!! Yippeeeeeee!

9/25/2007 9:57:48 AM

 
Susan Weisensel
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Congrats Ellen, I have been in this site for 2 years and never even gotten a finalist, very happy for you.

9/26/2007 11:11:19 PM

 
Dianna Hauf
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FAR OUT!!!!!! Super huge congratulations Ellen!!!!!! YES!!!!☺☺

9/27/2007 10:32:00 AM

 
Ellen Powell
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Thank you both SO MUCH, Susan and Dianna!!!! I'm still reeling a bit... I am very new at photography- so it seems a bit weird, especially to hear when someone's not gotten a prize after two whole years at BP- and I think your photos are awesome, Susan. On the other hand, I do really appreciate the confirmation from the "experts" which tells me that photography is what I'm supposed to be doing. We are all winners as far as I'm concerned. : )

9/27/2007 10:51:28 AM

 
Debra Booth
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Congrats on your win, Ellen! Great capture!

9/29/2007 7:32:19 AM

 
Ellen Powell
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Thanks, Debra!!

9/29/2007 8:40:56 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Ellen, very nice tones and DOF; big congratulations on your Second Place Win!

9/29/2007 1:07:38 PM

 
Ellen Powell
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Thank you so much, Janine!

9/29/2007 2:05:10 PM

 
Elizabeth A. Marker
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Congrats Ellen! Wonderful image!!!

10/10/2007 7:23:46 PM

 
Ellen Powell
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Thanks, Elizabeth!! : )

10/10/2007 7:32:56 PM

 

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Congratulations! :)

10/17/2007 9:25:39 AM

 
Ellen Powell
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Thanks. :)

10/17/2007 9:35:31 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Conratulations!
Ellen, this is beautiful!
Really well seen and captured!
Great lines and comp!
WTG!
--Lisa

10/28/2007 7:50:49 AM

 
Ellen Powell
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Thank you, thank you, Lisa!!!!

10/28/2007 7:52:55 AM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Oh Ellen, this is absolutely wonderful! The lines, colours, textures, the whole capture is just stunning! Congratulations on this very well deserved win!

11/7/2007 7:56:39 PM

 
Ellen Powell
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Thank you so much, Crystal!!

11/7/2007 8:25:32 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Ellen, this is stunning in its elegant simplicity. Stunning, also, is the fact that your camera was a point-and-shoot! Proves what Jim Miotke said in an interview years ago: "Bottom line, it's not the camera, it's the photographer, that captures a great photo."
BTW, a huge CONGRATULATIONS on your very well-earned Win!

11/11/2007 5:23:51 PM

 
Jim Britt

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Ellen...fantastic shot. Love the warm colors and interesting perspective. Nicely done.

11/13/2007 6:55:20 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Outstanding winning composition, Ellen. Love the monotone colors and pov.

11/17/2007 6:13:56 AM

 
Ellen Powell
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Thanks so much, Karen!! It was a "lucky" shot, that's for sure, taken with my first point-and-shoot camera about 5 minutes after I started taking pictures!!!! :)

11/17/2007 6:36:02 AM

 
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Ellen, this is a great picture - You certainly have a great eye. Love the way those curves are driving you thru the capture. Congrats. JP

11/20/2007 1:47:17 PM

 
Ellen Powell
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Thanksso much, Jean-Pierre. I had just started taking pictures when I took this one. I've been seeing "great shots" for about 35 years and finally started snapping them. I'm having a LOT of fun.

11/20/2007 1:50:41 PM

 
Heather 
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Beautiful Capture!! Lovely Work!! :)

11/27/2007 7:51:32 PM

 
Ellen Powell
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Thank you, Heather! :)

11/27/2007 7:54:35 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Congratulations to you, Ellen, both for this extremely creative shot and for your pretty winner button. :)

11/29/2007 9:05:31 AM

 
Ellen Powell
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Thanks very much, Mitch! That pretty button sure was a surprise to see at the time, let me tell you.

11/29/2007 9:10:41 AM

 
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  Festival Sky
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Tent tops at Dragon Festival in Denver. 1/1000 f/13
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Hey Ellen! Congrats on this wonderful pic, (belatedly)!! It kinda took me by surprise when I saw it and I'm uploading a pic I took last summer so you can see why....

11/30/2007 6:50:13 AM

 
Ellen Powell
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VERY cool, Joni!!! Great minds think alike, eh? I love this! I have some other ones, a couple very similar to this that I'd like to share with you, and don't have time to dig for them now.

11/30/2007 6:54:07 AM

 
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Whenever you get a chance I'd love to see your other shots! YES,,,,GREAT minds DO think alike!!

11/30/2007 7:30:22 AM

 

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I just love this one, Ellen. I would like this on my beadboard wall, if I had one. Someday I will :) The sepia tones were perfect for this exquisite image. Great eye you have there, gal!

11/30/2007 8:05:36 PM

 
Ellen Powell
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Thanks so much, Deborah! Now, tell me what a beadboard wall is....

11/30/2007 8:08:15 PM

 
John R. Sanchez
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Excellent composition Ellen! Beautiful!

12/10/2007 6:55:38 AM

 
Ellen Powell
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Thank you for your kind words, John!

12/10/2007 7:46:44 AM

 
Dave Winchell
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Ellen, what a wonderful catch. The colors and repeating patterns are perfect. Dave

1/19/2008 6:07:43 AM

 
Ellen Powell
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Hey, Dave! Thanks!

1/19/2008 6:10:56 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Wow, that's really beautiful, a great capture, wonderful POV, and DOF.

4/29/2008 4:42:04 PM

 
Ellen Powell
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Thanks, Dianna- I took it last May, a month after I got my first little point+shoot dig. camera. I've been seeing "great shots" for something like 30 years- I am so happy to be actually taking them now. I bought a Rebel XTi SLR camera in August and took a beginners course at BP this winter- I know enough to be dangerous. I still enjoy the little camera a lot, and take it when I don't want to bother with the big one. :)

4/29/2008 5:12:41 PM

 
Gary Lange
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Beginner heck, Ellen this is fantastic. Well worth a winner, be it second first, or whatever the image has outstanding tone, comp, and interest. Congrats (albeit belatedly)!!

8/4/2008 6:21:18 AM

 
Ellen Powell
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Gary, Thanks so much!

8/4/2008 7:14:45 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Very cool capture.....Congrats on the win!

8/17/2008 7:41:43 PM

 
Ellen Powell
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Hey, Shelly, thanks!

8/17/2008 7:54:34 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Gosh, I really like this one Ellen! The treatment you used was prefect for this type of shot. B&W would look great too I bet. I also like the original I see in your gallery. (I think it's the same one?) Congrats on the big placement! COOL! -Laura

8/18/2008 2:51:10 AM

 
Ellen Powell
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Thanks, Laura. If you're referring to the "original", it's not- it's one I took this year when the tents came back.

8/18/2008 6:45:59 AM

 
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Ellen this shot is amazing and Huge Congrats on your winner!!

3/18/2009 7:11:37 AM

 
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Gorgeous Ellen!!! I love the lines and the colors!!!

4/18/2009 3:01:29 PM

 
Ellen Powell
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You're going to laugh- I had been taking pictures for just a few weeks and was using my first-ever brand new little point + shoot dig camera. And, it's the same tent as the one in the color images- taken 2 years earlier, during the annual "National Night Out" event they have on every 2nd Tuesday of August. It happens in a big ball field, across the road from where I live. I saw that image from the car as I was driving home, so grabbed my camera and took a bunch of pictures.

4/18/2009 3:18:42 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Hi Ellen!!! This wouldn't be out at the fort there in Newport R.I., would it??? It sure looks familiar to that area...humm!

Great job here and big HUGE congrats! -Laura

4/18/2009 6:05:15 PM

 
Ellen Powell
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Wow, Laura, Thanks!

4/18/2009 7:40:29 PM

 
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