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Solo Performance Photo Contest Finalist
Solo Performance
Solo Performance
I stood in this field for 35 minutes Friday morning to get about 30 seconds of light on this beautiful maple. Waited 15 more minutes and got maybe 30 more seconds of light. Then it rained...the rest of the day. So I drove 30 miles, stood for 50 minutes, for just 10 shots, and it was all worth it...LOL!

This is pretty much out straight of the camera with just a slight curve adjustment.

Nikkor 80-200mm F2.8 ED lens, Tripod, 1/20 sec at F22, EV-0.7, RAW.
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Nikon D1X Digital ...

James N. Carpenter
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    Wow Heather. Beautiful light, composition, awsome color, contrast, detail and clarity. Really nice. Super work. James

10/20/2007 8:42:38 PM


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Beautiful! It was worth the wait!

10/20/2007 8:44:11 PM

Donna C. Arnold
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Outstanding Heather!

10/20/2007 9:36:39 PM

Susana Heide
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You made some wise decisions, Heather and obviously knew it would be worth the wait! Your title is brilliant!!

10/20/2007 10:14:03 PM

Harry E. Pherson
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Great shot Heather, you nailed it.

10/20/2007 10:28:45 PM

Lynne Morris
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Wow Heather this is absolutely stunning, the colours, comp and lighting are fantastic. Definately worth the drive and wait I would say :)

10/20/2007 10:33:01 PM

Cindy Bendush
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Breathtaking image Heather - Wow! Your patience paid off - The stormy clouds really add mood and drama.

10/20/2007 10:40:05 PM

Les Rhoades
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I love single tree shots and this is a wonderful example.

10/21/2007 1:14:22 AM

Mary Anne Frey
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It was worth it Heather, this is gorgeous!

10/21/2007 10:08:34 AM

Kerry W. Willis
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Inspiring... I was looking at page after page of entries, yours was the first to scream out to me, "Click it." Thanks... pure joy, K.W.

10/21/2007 10:58:37 AM

Linda Blair
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Just beautiful, Heather...I agree it was well worth the wait!!!! ☺

10/24/2007 3:12:35 PM

Anita Bower
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I appreciate your description of what steps you took to get such an excellent photo. It is good to know this. It gives me ideas on how to approach my photography. Your patience paid off!

10/29/2007 7:54:22 AM

Adrian Scholes
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Heather, this is a superb shot, as are the others in your portfolio. An inspiration!

10/31/2007 2:05:51 PM

Meg Voyzey
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Definitely worth the effort you put into's lovely.

11/1/2007 6:20:39 PM

Gina Starr
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Fantastic image. That menacing sky juxtaposed with the radiant light you waited so long to capture produced an absolutely stunning shot.

11/6/2007 9:38:14 AM

Lynn Haack
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A real stand-out photo! Excellent comp, color and lighting. Very beautiful, Heather. Lynn

11/18/2007 5:41:22 PM

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BeAuTiFuL!! Love the colors!

11/18/2007 5:42:53 PM

Tammy Scott
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Congratulations on an excellent finalist!

11/26/2007 4:52:02 PM

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Congratulations Heather on your beautiful finalist! B-

11/26/2007 5:10:10 PM

Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist.

11/26/2007 5:59:45 PM

Lynn Haack
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Beautiful finalist! A HUGE CONGRATS and best wishes on the next round! Lynn

11/26/2007 6:01:56 PM

Lisa A. Car
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WoW a winner for sure! Wonderful photo! Congrats on the finalist!

11/26/2007 6:10:11 PM

Lindley Johnson
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This is terrific, Heather! That beautiful red tree standing out from the dark sky and the golden foreground - and with just the right light! Congratulations on your finalist.

11/26/2007 6:54:02 PM

Kathy L. Clark
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WTG Heather. congrats on this lovely finalist.

11/26/2007 7:54:05 PM

Stefania Barbier
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huge CONGRATS Heather!

11/26/2007 10:32:26 PM

Anna Diederich
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It sure was worth it Heather! This is soooo beautiful!

11/27/2007 3:10:46 AM

Jeff W. Robinson
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Beautifully composed and captured; congrats Heather on your Finalist! Jeff

11/27/2007 4:33:27 AM

Phil Stith
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A most delightful capture, Heather. Best of luck in the final round!!!

11/27/2007 7:11:47 AM

Corinne M. Thompson
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Definitely worth it! Congrats on your Finalist!

11/27/2007 9:51:57 AM

Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations Heather!

11/27/2007 11:42:04 AM

Linda Blair
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Congrats!!!!!!! ☺

11/29/2007 2:33:42 PM

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Wonderful comp and colors. Congratulations on your finalist Heather!!

12/1/2007 11:15:46 PM

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Wonderful comp and colors. Congratulations on your finalist Heather!!

12/1/2007 11:17:56 PM

Mitch D. Wiebe
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Gorgeous. Where any filters used as well? Or just straight from the camera basically like you stated. Keep it up. You have beautiful work! :D

12/14/2007 2:50:38 PM

James Quantz Jr.
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Great image and I can definitely relate to the story behind it!

2/28/2008 2:59:15 PM

Roxana H. McRoberts
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Wow!! Absolutely gorgeous. I appreciate you taking the time to explain how you came up with this perfect shot.

3/19/2008 7:09:05 PM

Erika  Haight
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This is Stunning Heather!! I adore your work!!! :))) erika haight

4/24/2008 1:37:28 PM

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