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Land of the Forgotten
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Land of the Forgotten
Land of the Forgotten
Photo taken in Rochester, Montana in late afternoon. Re-worked for re-entry in PS. Thanks for looking! :)
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Cyn D Valentine
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    Hi Erika.. I love this! Great tones and detail...beautifully done!

10/26/2007 9:05:25 AM

 
Erika  Haight
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Thanks Cyn... for everything ;)

10/26/2007 9:16:50 AM

 
John Caruso
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What cool colors and textures you have going on here. I love the desolation...but I also love just how much is going on here. Very nice work!

10/26/2007 9:35:28 AM

 
Erika  Haight
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Thanks John! **erika

10/26/2007 9:48:37 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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I love old, nostalgic pics & you have created this one so beautifully, Erika! Welcome to PG101!

10/26/2007 9:51:44 AM

 
Erika  Haight
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Thanks so much Pat~! Nice to be a part! **erika

10/26/2007 10:03:36 AM

 
Autum Rhoades
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For me, it is the detail in the background that this gives this image depth and interest. I love the nostalgic feel to this - the sepia tones are warm. The desolation is really captured by the color choice. GREAT work!

10/26/2007 10:18:55 AM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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I LOVE THIS, Erika!!! AWESOME tones & detail!!! <><

10/26/2007 10:43:48 AM

 
Erika  Haight
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Thank you Autumn & Nadine.. your comments are appreciated!~ **erika

10/26/2007 10:48:48 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Erika, gorgeous

10/26/2007 12:07:22 PM

 
Joy Rector
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beautiful work

10/26/2007 1:09:03 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Great image, Erika! Really like what you did with color and tones!

10/26/2007 2:10:24 PM

 
Erika  Haight
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Thanks Joy, Susan, and Stan!

10/26/2007 3:20:43 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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Beautiful tones and textures.

10/26/2007 5:48:51 PM

 
Amy Jackson
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Wonderful image, Erika!! The tones are great!

10/27/2007 12:51:27 AM

 
Erika  Haight
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Thank you so much Amy!

10/27/2007 8:45:07 AM

 
Heather L. Haderly
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Gorgeous Erika!!!

10/27/2007 10:18:32 AM

 
Erika  Haight
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Thanks Heather... Where have you been?

10/27/2007 10:19:30 AM

 
Jimmy  Brown
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Hey Erica,WOW,I really like this pic, so foreboding! Great tone and style - jimmy - http://www.cafepress.com/mooned

10/27/2007 10:36:40 AM

 
Erika  Haight
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Thanks for the comment JimmY! Its appreciated! **erika

10/27/2007 10:40:28 AM

 
Yvonne M. Emerson
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Definitely a GREAT shot and wonderful use of tones, lines and textures. VERY nice!

10/27/2007 5:01:43 PM

 
Erika  Haight
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Thank you too Yvonne~ :) have a great weekend ~ erika

10/27/2007 5:04:37 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Beautiful tones and textures, Erika!!!
Wonderful work!!!
Cesar

10/28/2007 8:15:21 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Much improved from the 1st entry, Erika! Looks like a winner to me! LOVE the sepia and details!

10/28/2007 9:17:11 PM

 
Erika  Haight
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Thank you Pat and Cesar! Your comments are always welcome! erika

10/28/2007 9:35:28 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Definitely one of my favorites, Erika! Gorgeous color tones and excellent work! :)

10/29/2007 1:47:52 AM

 
Erika  Haight
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Thanks to you Jenny! Have a great day!

10/29/2007 8:22:47 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Beautiful sepia Erika! the landscape looks solitude and strong with the tone...has a great mood :)

10/29/2007 9:27:19 AM

 
Erika  Haight
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Your comment is appreciated Daniella! **erika

10/29/2007 9:52:56 AM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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WOW I agree with everyone Erika, this is awesome. Love the tones, POV and detail and love that old fencing what a perfect find. Well seen and captured. I think you did and awesome job on this and congrats on Editors Pick!!!!

10/29/2007 4:13:29 PM

 
Holly Shao
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Terrific capture, lighting, and tones, Erika!

Holly

10/29/2007 4:45:13 PM

 
Erika  Haight
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Thanks to Cass & Holly! ** warm regards, erika

10/29/2007 4:47:54 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Your tones really set the mood for this awesome capture, Erika.

10/29/2007 5:42:28 PM

 
Shirley Sicurello
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Interesting image made all the more interesting by the color tone and title - Well done!

10/30/2007 5:28:08 AM

 
Erika  Haight
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Thank you Shirley & Emile! Have a great day! **erika

10/30/2007 8:31:15 AM

 
Louise  K
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Love the rich browen tones, Erika, as well as the great detail. Excellent work!

10/31/2007 3:11:14 PM

 
Erika  Haight
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Thank you so much Louise! Happy Halloween! erika

10/31/2007 3:32:40 PM

 
Carolee Oberholtzer

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Great DOF it adds great interest to the photo!

11/1/2007 1:30:50 PM

 
Erika  Haight
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Thankyou Carolee!~ erika

11/1/2007 1:33:28 PM

 
Erika  Haight
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Thankyou Carolee!~ erika

11/1/2007 2:00:59 PM

 
Kevin Hedquist
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Erika, your sepia treatment is perfect for this scene. It truly enhances the theme. Kevin

11/2/2007 10:02:10 AM

 
Erika  Haight
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Thank you Kevin~ Have a great day! e

11/2/2007 10:10:58 AM

 
Kimi A. Phillips
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Well, I agree with everyone on this one! Really sets a mood and tells a story. Great job!

11/2/2007 9:42:59 PM

 
Heather L. Haderly
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Hey Congrats on the Editors Pick!!! Knew I liked it for a reason, AWESOME SHOT!!!

11/4/2007 5:45:32 PM

 
KV Day
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Hmmm...thanks Erika

11/4/2007 5:48:19 PM

 
Erika  Haight
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A GREAT THANKS TO KV FOR HER MAGIC TOUCH!! ERIKA

11/4/2007 7:09:19 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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This is an awesomely beautiful scene. I love the monotone tones and the composition is just fantastic!
Michelle

11/7/2007 4:51:09 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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There's not much I can add, it's all been said by those before me. I really like the mood of this image, Erika, and you did a fantastic job on it.

11/7/2007 6:20:52 PM

 
Erika  Haight
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Thank you Michelle & Karen :0)

11/8/2007 8:35:52 AM

 
John R. Sanchez
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This is awesome! Has a spooky look to it. Nice job!

11/8/2007 9:30:33 AM

 
Erika  Haight
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Thanks John~! erika

11/8/2007 9:45:56 AM

 
Kaye Burazin
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The lighting is awesome Erika. Evokes a feeling of mystery.

11/9/2007 1:19:45 PM

 
Wes Gubitz
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Nice work Erika!
This one brings a touch of nostalgia, Wagon Train, Gun Smoke, the harsh, lonely old West.
Good job!
Wes

11/13/2007 1:35:39 PM

 
Erika  Haight
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Thank you so much Wes, and Kaye! :0)

11/13/2007 2:16:51 PM

 
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I've waited to long to comment on this one because everyone has already said what my thoughts are!!
Spectacular tones, details and lighting!!
Very Well Done G/F!!!

~J~

11/14/2007 11:00:02 AM

 
Dave Winchell
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Great image Erika. The tones and contrast work perfectly. Dave

11/17/2007 6:22:11 PM

 
Les Rhoades
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Congrats Erika! WTG Girl...you're off and running
I'm very proud of you.
Les

11/26/2007 4:08:36 PM

 
Erika  Haight
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Thanks to all of you! ~ erika :0)~

11/26/2007 4:10:20 PM

 
Dr Silly
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Way to go Erika on your first finalist. Congratulations. :O)

11/26/2007 4:21:47 PM

 
Angela Azzinnaro
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YAY Erika!!!!! CONGRATS sweetie!!!!!!

11/26/2007 4:24:07 PM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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AWESOME WTG Erika, congratulations !!!!!!!

11/26/2007 4:36:04 PM

 
Diana Child
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The first is always the best... AWESOME!!!

11/26/2007 4:42:07 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Congratulations on your first Erika!! The first of MANY more I am sure!! Way to go!!!

11/26/2007 4:45:20 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Many congrats on this wonderful finalist Erika!

11/26/2007 4:45:41 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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No longer a virgin! Congratulations on your finalist!!!

Bob

11/26/2007 4:48:37 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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The composition and tones go together so well, Erika. I love the feel to this image. Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round.

11/26/2007 4:48:54 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations Erika!!! Way to go! The first one is always special!! I'm sure you have many more in your future!

11/26/2007 4:51:27 PM

 
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Congratulations Erika!,
Amalia

11/26/2007 4:57:24 PM

 
Erika  Haight
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Thank you EVERYONE~ :0)~

11/26/2007 5:01:27 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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ERIKA!!!
Honey!!
I'm SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!
Congrats
Congrats
Congrats!!!
Way To GO!!!!!!!

~J~

11/26/2007 5:01:38 PM

 
Cheryl E. Davis
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WTG, Erika! Congrats on your first Finalist!

11/26/2007 5:27:27 PM

 
Kevin Hedquist
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Nice job on your finalist. Congrats!!

11/26/2007 5:39:42 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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YOU did it AWESOME!!! and I'm very happy for you dear Erika :)))))))) is a wonderful finalist EXCELLENT photo :o)
Good nights, Daniella

11/26/2007 5:40:06 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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CONGRATULATIONS!

11/26/2007 7:07:05 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Fantastic, Erika! Great job! Congrats on you finalist!

11/26/2007 7:29:08 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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A BEAUTIFUL Finalist, Erika!!!
Congratulations!!!
Cesar

11/26/2007 10:06:15 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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I love this Erica! Congratulations!

11/27/2007 4:03:33 AM

 
John Caruso
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Congrats on your well deserved finalist, Erika! I just love this photo!

11/27/2007 5:14:22 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Beautiful work, Erika; the sepia tones are perfect for this composition, and the crisp details really pop.

11/27/2007 5:46:56 AM

 
Erika  Haight
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Thank you all so very much! ~ erika

11/27/2007 7:44:24 AM

 
Eugenio Diaz

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Congratulations on your finalist Erika...Good luck in the next Level!!!
Eugenio

11/27/2007 8:43:32 AM

 
Mick Burkey
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Wow, Erica!! Great image and a real winner. Congratulations on the finals for this lovely work of art. WTG!!!

11/27/2007 9:49:55 AM

 
Mick Burkey
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Oops. Sorry about the misspell, Erika.

11/27/2007 10:02:59 AM

 
Howard A. Wimpee
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Congratulations,very good work!!!

11/27/2007 10:08:44 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Glad to see this one again in the finalist column and mucho congratulations Erika.

11/27/2007 10:15:58 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Congrats on this wonderful image being your first Finalist!

11/27/2007 12:15:41 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Big congrats and good luck in the next round, Erika! :)

11/27/2007 1:04:43 PM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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Congratulations Erika. Great job and well deserved. Good luck in the next round.

11/27/2007 7:50:24 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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A haunting image with beautiful tones, Erika. Congratulations.

11/27/2007 7:55:10 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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This was no surprise, Erika! A well deserved image for finalist! WTG, girl!

11/28/2007 12:05:32 AM

 
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Congratulations on this outstanding finalist, Erika!!

11/28/2007 7:06:18 AM

 
Heather L. Haderly
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Congrats on the finalist Erika!!! Well deserved!!!

11/28/2007 8:37:11 AM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Congratulations on your finalist with this beautiful image Erika:)

11/28/2007 3:36:29 PM

 
Erika  Haight
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Thank you everyone for your support and kind words! ~ erika

11/28/2007 3:54:48 PM

 
Amber Blewett
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Congratulations, my friend...you are showing some really awesome talent! Have a great day!!!

12/5/2007 7:50:44 AM

 
Erika  Haight
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Thank you Amber for your love and encouragement! erika

12/5/2007 9:38:24 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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Hi, Erika! I just saw this today, for the first time. Congratulations on this Finalist! Very cool--and evocative--image! It's reminiscent of an illustration from a Western novel. :-)

12/20/2007 2:03:47 PM

 
Janet Daniel
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Hi Erika, this image is superb! I love it. Congratulations!!!

2/4/2008 8:28:00 PM

 
John Connolly
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Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Erika!

4/25/2008 3:59:48 PM

 
Erika  Haight
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A HUGE THANKS to EVERYONE~!~ :)

5/3/2008 4:29:44 PM

 
Jim Britt

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I really like this shot. Great treatment added. Looks so cool!

6/15/2008 10:25:41 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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This is an awesome capture Erika, belated congrats on the Finalist!

7/21/2008 9:53:51 PM

 
Sue  Marshall
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Wow!! I had never seen this before Erika it is a wonderful Finalist!!!:-)

7/27/2008 12:35:14 PM

 
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Awesome work, Erika...

7/27/2008 2:51:46 PM

 
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