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Z-Early Morning

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Long Shadow
Long Shadow
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This image was taken today @ 8:30am while out for an early morning motorcycle ride.

Location: Riggisberg, Switzerland

Canon EF 28-300 f/3.5-5.6L IS + Cokin-P ND Filter + B&W UV filter

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Aimee S. McMaster
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    ...simply lovely Les....Aimee


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9/7/2007 2:53:47 AM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Like the silhouette of the tree against the early morning sky, lovely image Les!!!(R)


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9/7/2007 2:55:59 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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A stunning PoV and comp, Les! Love the simplicity of this beautiful image!


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9/7/2007 3:06:55 AM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Wonderful comp. and color!


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9/7/2007 3:08:54 AM

 
Ron Roberts
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PERFECT SHOT LES VERY NICE...RON...


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9/7/2007 3:13:16 AM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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I can only say one thing with this photo, Les...SUPERB!


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9/7/2007 3:43:43 AM

 
Anna Diederich
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STUNNING!! The lighting is just beautiful here!


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9/7/2007 3:47:42 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Perfect composition and light--a wonderful photo, Les, that I am sure will not be overlooked.


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9/7/2007 4:04:25 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Awsome composition and lovely colours. Excellent shot Les.


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9/7/2007 4:13:31 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Super composition, Les!


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9/7/2007 4:14:06 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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This is a lovely image Les, great silhouette and colours, vey well done...Dominick


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9/7/2007 5:14:18 AM

 
Joy Rector
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perfect comp


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9/7/2007 5:21:53 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Beautiful capture. :O)


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9/7/2007 5:58:35 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Exceptional shot, Les! All the lines & designs worked wonderfully for you!


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9/7/2007 6:45:36 AM

 
Amber Blewett
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great great shot!!!!


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9/7/2007 7:02:54 AM

 
John Caruso
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Perfectly done Les! I just have to say that you've handled all the elements in this photo very deftly. It has the makings of a classic I'm sure we'll be seeing for a long, long time. You're definitely hitting on all cylinders with this one!


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9/7/2007 7:27:47 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Beautiful lines. Beautiful light. Beautiful job.


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9/7/2007 12:36:26 PM

 
Cheryl E. Davis
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Wow, Les, this is wonderful! I love the composition, the silhouette and the colors! Well done!


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9/7/2007 2:42:07 PM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Les this is just stunning. A definate winner.


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9/7/2007 7:00:28 PM

 
anonymous 
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Lovely silhouette against a beautiful sky! Very well composed image Les! B-


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9/7/2007 7:58:43 PM

 
Dolly L. Davis
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Beautiful!! Great comp, silhouette, colors. Gorgeous work!


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9/7/2007 8:40:14 PM

 
Louise  K
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A really striking image, so original and the simple composition give it an almost graphic quality. Excellent work, Les!


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9/8/2007 5:03:43 PM

 
Scott E. Baker  

Very beautiful, Les. Scott.


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9/8/2007 9:43:42 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Love the simplicity, composition and colors Les!


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9/10/2007 2:45:35 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Absolutely gorgeous! Bet we see this again Les!

jo ann c.


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9/10/2007 5:50:51 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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I absolutely knew this would final, Les. I'm taking bets on a win, too. It's wonderful.


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10/24/2007 8:57:26 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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I absolutely knew this would final, Les. I'm taking bets on a win, too. It's wonderful.
Oops, forgot to say CONGRATULATIONS and good luck!


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10/24/2007 8:58:00 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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One of my favorites of yours, Les! Congratulations!


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10/24/2007 9:05:07 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats on your beautiful finalist Les :O)


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10/24/2007 9:32:08 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Wonderful Les! Big Congrats!


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10/24/2007 9:50:19 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Congratulations on this BEAUTIFUL Finalist, Les!!!
Cesar


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10/24/2007 10:29:12 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Les!!


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10/24/2007 11:48:35 PM

 
Anna Diederich
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Les!


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10/24/2007 11:58:04 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Great to see this as a finalist! Congrats and good luck next!


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10/25/2007 4:30:11 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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Congrats,Les.Again one of your amazing landscape. This also one of my favorite themes. I am always looking for lonely trees and such.
Btw, Are you always taking your tripod along on your bike trips?
Just out of curiosity, I wanted to ask you this since a long time.
Good luck.


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10/25/2007 6:07:17 AM

 
Les Rhoades
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To answer your question about the tripod; Yes, I always take it along with me. In fact sometimes I also take my monopod so when I get to my location I can decide which one I prefer. The monopod is lighter but does not offer the stability needed for super long exposures.


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10/25/2007 6:40:30 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Fabulous finalist Les, congrats.


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10/25/2007 7:22:00 AM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations Les!


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10/25/2007 9:26:48 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Fabulous finalist Les!!!! congrats :)))


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10/25/2007 9:31:14 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Big congratulations, Les. This is a beauty.


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10/25/2007 10:25:37 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Congrats Les! Perfect comp and lighting along with gorgeous color!


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10/25/2007 2:11:15 PM

 
Diane Davis  

I've loved this one since I first saw it! Congratulations on the finalist Les!


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10/25/2007 5:24:05 PM

 
eileen bedford
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Congratulations on your finalist Les...


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10/25/2007 6:12:01 PM

 
John Caruso
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Congrats on your well deserved second place medal!


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10/26/2007 2:10:55 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Yea! So what do I get for my right-on prediction :) Love this winner, Les. Congratulations.


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10/26/2007 2:19:06 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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I knew this would be a winner! Congratulations, Les!


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10/26/2007 2:31:12 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations Les!!


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10/26/2007 2:33:19 PM

 
Amber Blewett
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Such a great job! Les is the bes.
I wanted it to rhyme.


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10/26/2007 2:35:53 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Congratulations on this BEAUTIFUL Winner, Les!!!
Cesar


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10/26/2007 2:51:37 PM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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COngratulations Les..awesome winner!!


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10/26/2007 3:43:18 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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Way to go, Les!! Great job!!

Bob


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10/26/2007 4:00:37 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations on your win Les!


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10/26/2007 4:50:39 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Huge Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Les!!


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10/26/2007 6:13:18 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful capture Les, big congrats on your win!


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10/26/2007 6:36:32 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Les!!


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10/26/2007 6:38:47 PM

 
eileen bedford
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Congratulations on your win Les, well done...


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10/26/2007 6:56:30 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Fantastic capture!

congratulations on a well deserved win!

jo ann c.


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10/26/2007 7:38:50 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations Les, a beautiful scenic, very well done!!


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10/26/2007 7:52:24 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big congrats Les, for your second place winner.


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10/27/2007 2:36:42 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Les on your excellent Win! Jeff


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10/27/2007 4:26:58 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this simple, yet dramatic winner, Les!


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10/27/2007 5:24:32 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on a well deserved Winner Les


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10/27/2007 6:01:00 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Congrats Les on your beeeaaauuutttiiifffuuullll winner. Way to go!!!!


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10/27/2007 6:20:00 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this outstanding image!

Beautifully presented!

jo ann c.

p.s. love your gallery!


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10/27/2007 6:22:28 AM

 
Cheryl E. Davis
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Excellent work, Les! Congratulations on the Win!


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10/27/2007 8:14:29 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Great comp! Congratulations!


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10/27/2007 11:23:01 AM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Fantastic capture, Les, big congratulations!


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10/27/2007 12:16:01 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Les on this awesome winner!!!!


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10/27/2007 9:56:23 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Congrats on your win Les!


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10/27/2007 11:22:19 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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A big big congrats on your win Les :o)


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10/28/2007 9:58:24 AM

 
Shirley A. Kinney
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Les, this is simply beautiful. Congrats on your win.


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10/28/2007 7:48:32 PM

 
Roger Fry
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I like the simple composition. Well done

Roger


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10/28/2007 8:46:29 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations, Les! :)


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10/29/2007 4:23:00 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congrats Les


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10/29/2007 8:25:13 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Congratulations on your GOLD Les!! :0)


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10/29/2007 3:23:24 PM

 
Stacy Lankford
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Excellent artistic image!!


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