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Homeless Man's Weathered Hands Photo Contest GRAND PRIZE Winner
Homeless Man's Weathered Hands
Homeless Man's Weathered Hands

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Wendy Bristol
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    Mario, the details and the tones are really incredible on this image.

11/4/2007 7:10:30 AM

Joan Kocak
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beautifully done Mario~

11/4/2007 7:33:15 AM

Mario Aguilar
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Gracias Senoritas.

11/4/2007 7:35:25 AM

Linda D. Lester
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Awesome detail and tones!

11/4/2007 8:22:20 AM

Louise  K
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Besides being a stunning image, it is a very poignant and provocative one. We can read so much from those hands. Excellent work, Mario!

11/4/2007 9:30:18 AM

Tiia Vissak
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Wow! A great capture!

11/4/2007 1:00:29 PM

Mario Aguilar
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Thank you everyone. I am working on a short multi-media documentary for my Editorial Photography class. This image is of a homeless man named Ron in Orlando, FL.

11/5/2007 11:59:14 AM

Melissa Olsen
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Awesome detail Mario - this is really great :)

11/6/2007 3:20:40 PM

Veronica  S. McGinnity
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A picture is worth a thousand words isn't it? This is a wonderful but yet sad capture...good job.

11/12/2007 5:57:47 PM

Mario Aguilar
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11/12/2007 6:04:21 PM

Erin Tyler
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Congratulations on your finalist!

12/19/2007 2:25:00 PM

Jennifer L. Alder
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WOW WOW WOW-- Right into my favs
Winner to me, congrats! :)

12/19/2007 4:12:31 PM

Mario Aguilar
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Thank guys. I worked on a documentary on the homeless in Orlando, FL for my editorial class. This is one of the images I shot. On a side note I'd like to let everyone know that I finished my photography degree last week and that you can also checkout my images at: Thank you again.

12/19/2007 4:26:02 PM

KV Day
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Congrats on your grand prize win!!

12/19/2007 7:14:57 PM

Jennifer L. Alder
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CONGRATS on your GRAND prize win, Mario!! Fantastic !!! :)

12/19/2007 7:28:23 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize win, great tones and textures Mario!

12/19/2007 8:08:21 PM

Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize winner, Mario. Love the full frame and the tones.

12/19/2007 8:12:14 PM

Kathy L. Clark
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Congratulations Mario on this stunning winner. Very well deserved.

12/19/2007 8:31:30 PM

Susana Heide
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WOW!!! The details and the b&w tones are STELLAR!!! Well deserved WIN, Mario!!!

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! !

12/19/2007 8:43:21 PM

Evy Johansen
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Big congratulations on your Grand Prize win, Mario!! Wonderful image!

12/19/2007 9:34:36 PM

Autum Rhoades
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Congratulations on this stunning grand prize win, Mario!

12/20/2007 4:24:58 AM

Peter Appelbaum
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Absolutely stunning winner Mario. Congratulations. Peter

12/20/2007 6:02:48 AM

Cliff & Patti Smith
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Wow! a Big congratulations to you Mario! Your gallery is full of wonderful images and I'm sure you will have a great future in photography!

12/20/2007 6:19:02 AM

Dennis Henry
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WOW! Stunning. If those hands could talk. I am in awe when I look at this. Brilliant details in capturing the essence. Congratulations! well deserved.

12/20/2007 7:36:12 AM

RC  Fritz
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Hi Mario. Great job! Big Congratultions on your Grand Prize Winner! :^D}

12/20/2007 8:24:21 AM

Mario Aguilar
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Gracias Everyone.

12/20/2007 8:35:08 AM

Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner Mario. A real B&W Masterpiece!

12/20/2007 9:22:00 AM

Terry L. Ellis
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An exceptional Grand Prize win, Mario! Congratulations!

12/20/2007 9:37:35 AM

Elida Gutierrez
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12/20/2007 11:29:03 AM

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Congratulation on this wonderful Grand Prize Winner!!

12/20/2007 11:38:15 AM

Tammy Espino
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Congratulations, your gallery is awesome with amazing photo's. Love your creativity!

12/20/2007 12:01:17 PM

Lynne Morris
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Congratulations on this amazing winner Mario, fantastic tones and details, well deserved!

12/20/2007 2:04:46 PM

Denise M. Snyder
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Congratulations on your well deserved Grand Prize win... a wonderful image on so many levels.

12/20/2007 2:15:45 PM

Theresa Marie Jones
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BRAVO Mario! Excellent choice of color, the details are so crisp! I applaud you!
Congratulations on a job well done!

12/20/2007 2:51:49 PM

June L. Mita

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Beautiful image. I am a black and white fanatic, and this one is absolutely 100% perfect. Congrats on grand prize win. Hope you have fun with your new gallery.

12/21/2007 5:47:25 PM

Veronica  S. McGinnity
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The first time I seen this picture I knew there was something special about it! Congratulations on a well deserved grand prize!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12/21/2007 5:54:07 PM

Ronald F. Fischer
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This is spectacular!!! Congratulations on the Grand Prize Winner!

12/22/2007 7:31:07 AM

Mario Aguilar
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Thank you again everyone for your comments. I'm still PSYCHED about GPW!

I want to wish the BetterPhoto community (including staff) and all your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year in 2008!! Enjoy the Holidays!

12/22/2007 7:57:09 AM

Janice Mezzacappa
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Congrats on such an amazing capture!!

12/22/2007 4:26:27 PM

Jill Flynn
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Mario, a big congratulations on your Grand Prize Win. Compelling image and outstanding tones makes this soar right to the winner's circle!!

12/23/2007 9:22:22 AM

Ermanno Radice
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Many congratulations on your well deserved Grand Prize Winner, gorgeous image, fantastic capture, Mario!!!!!

12/23/2007 4:43:32 PM

Bill Houghton
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This is such a beautiful win Mario. You did a great job capturing it.Congratulations. Bill

Check out my personal website:

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12/26/2007 4:23:04 AM

Tori A. Woods
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this is right on.......everything you captured here is could keep looking and looking at the detail and tones.....congrats.........

12/26/2007 10:28:57 AM

Mario Aguilar
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Thank you.

12/26/2007 10:34:03 AM

Milan Banik
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congratulations on great win

12/28/2007 1:48:22 AM

Leland N. Saunders
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Mario ... congratulations on a great photo ... and on finishing your degree. God speed your photographic career.


12/30/2007 4:54:21 AM

Jimmy  Brown
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Fantastic capture Mario. Wonderful crisp detail and deep tones. Congratulations on a well deserved win - jimmy

1/2/2008 10:19:04 AM

Carrol  A.  Grimes

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Congratulations on Grand Prize Win Mario, this is a beautiful & powerful presentation Well Done.

1/4/2008 10:25:29 PM

Susan M. Smith
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Mario, I always enjoy a visit to your gallery :) I can't think of anything else to say except this is just perfect. A classic, spot on journalistic shot, executed perfectly. A well-deserved win, for sure!

1/24/2008 6:34:56 AM

Jean B. Hall
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Beautiful shot. Congratulations!

7/16/2008 11:19:37 PM

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