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AFTER A LONG DAY
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
HOLIDAY SHOPPER
HOLIDAY SHOPPER
This is a man that just left the mall after a long day of shopping. He fought the traffic on a rainy day,then waited in lines to pay for gifts.
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    Looks like too much Christmas shopping :0) Nice shot, Donna!

12/15/2003 5:15:06 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Great shot, Donna. Love the expression on his face.

12/15/2003 5:15:39 AM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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FMurry, How'd you know? He was Christmas shopping and the mall was packed. Maybe I'll change the name of the image. Thanks..

Hi Kathleen, Thanks!

12/15/2003 5:19:26 AM

 
Heather L. Jacks
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This is soooo cute. Great shot.

12/15/2003 5:31:14 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Great image, Donna!!

12/15/2003 5:59:04 AM

 
Paul Coco
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Excedrin headache #53. Love it, a terrific capture, Donna.

12/15/2003 5:59:24 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Been there.. done that! Cute Image!
:-)

12/15/2003 6:00:14 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding! We can all relate to this image after too much time at the mall! Jeff

12/15/2003 6:01:09 AM

 
Colleen Braun
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my thoughts exactly...

12/15/2003 6:06:38 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Hahahaha!! Girl, I hope you got a model release, because this guy is gonna hate you when he sees this!! It's GREAT!!!!!

12/15/2003 6:56:03 AM

 
Ann Texter

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Great image! He looks like he's been put through the Christmas time ringer!
Very funny!

12/15/2003 7:04:19 AM

 
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Hi THanks everyone for the comments on this one. I really appreciate it and this guy will see the comments too!

Carolyn, Of course I have a model release!! It's in my filing cabinet SIGNED. I'm thinking of using this picture as a stock image.. What do you think??

12/15/2003 7:13:48 AM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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Lots of story and expression, depth and good lines! Very nice, Donna!

12/15/2003 7:41:02 AM

 
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Thanks for the comment, Mette J. I really appreciate it!!!

12/15/2003 9:09:19 AM

 
Jean Papo
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Great expression and shot, Donna! Well done!

1/11/2004 6:56:36 PM

 
Adam Bolt
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I saw this on your web site the other day Donna when you sent me an email. I loved the series of images that you took and I am so glad to see this as a finalist!
Cheers Adam

1/15/2004 2:54:05 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Congrats, Donna, you're on a roll!!!

1/15/2004 5:05:54 AM

 
Sharon E. Lowe
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Congrats again Donna - glad to see your Christmas buddy made it to the finals!!

1/15/2004 6:14:29 AM

 
Ann Texter

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Congratulations on the finals!

1/15/2004 6:16:10 AM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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THANKS SHARON! He'll be thrilled about it.
Adam, Thank you, I'll stop by again to take a peek at your wonderful line of images.

Carolyn and Jean, Thank you very much!!

1/15/2004 6:17:46 AM

 
Lori Ditlefsen

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Congrats Donna!

1/15/2004 7:59:12 AM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Congratulations, Donna. Well told story.

1/15/2004 8:31:31 AM

 
Robert Brown
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Donna, I'm glad to see this one was chosen! Congrats.

1/15/2004 8:45:23 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Once again, Congrats to you!!

1/15/2004 9:11:43 AM

 
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Congrats on all your finalists Donna!!

1/15/2004 10:44:54 AM

 
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Wow,thanks very much everyone!!!I'm so happy that this image was picked out of the group of his images because, this one was the image that inspired me to shoot a whole series of the holiday shopper. We plan on doing another shoot again. I just havn't thought of a theme yet..If anyone has any ideas, please let me know!I'd appreciate it and so would Richard..

1/15/2004 1:55:23 PM

 
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Wow,thanks very much everyone!!!I'm so happy that this image was picked out of the group of his images because, this one was the image that inspired me to shoot a whole series of the holiday shopper. We plan on doing another shoot again. I just havn't thought of a theme yet..If anyone has any ideas, please let me know!I'd appreciate it and so would Richard..

1/15/2004 1:59:08 PM

 
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Congrats Donna, I knew this was a great one! Jeff

1/15/2004 2:47:20 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats, Donna!

1/15/2004 4:22:04 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Congrats on your finalist images Donna!

1/15/2004 5:09:05 PM

 
Patrick Campbell
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A big congrats, Donna! You keep him busy, he's a natural!

1/15/2004 10:10:21 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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My, oh my, what an absolutely great face. Congrats, again!, Donna, and the very best of luck. Yep, I'd keep him busy, too, and bet he loves it!!! Bet he'd be great with a child!
Aloha from Kaua'i,
Stan

1/15/2004 10:49:20 PM

 
Sharon E. Lowe
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Congrats on 2nd place Donna! Knew this was a winner!

1/16/2004 10:51:45 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congrats on your win, Donna!

1/16/2004 10:57:41 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Congrats!! Should have been first place!

1/16/2004 11:17:28 AM

 
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Congrats on your win with this wonderful grumpy holiday shopper!!

1/16/2004 11:19:40 AM

 
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Congratulations on your Second Place win with this great shot, Donna! I love it!!!!!!! Kudos!!!

1/16/2004 12:57:24 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Now you really have all the reasons to sign him on, Donna :-)! Congratulations and looking forward to more of your work with him!
Aloha from Kaua'i,
Stan

1/16/2004 1:46:59 PM

 
Gary L. Rohrbaugh
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Congrats Donna!

1/16/2004 3:54:32 PM

 
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Thank you veeeeery much,everyone!!!!!!!I know someone besides myself who will be extremly happy to see this.

1/16/2004 4:17:15 PM

 
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Hi Donna: Excellent! A huge CONGRATS on your success with this wonderful image!!
Kerry

1/16/2004 4:45:40 PM

 
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Hi Kerry;Thank you veeeery much for everything that you have taught me! I learned a lot. You are a terrrrific instructor and photographer!.

1/16/2004 4:59:01 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Many Congrats on your Second Place win!

1/16/2004 8:25:13 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Congrats Donna. This is a Great character image!

1/17/2004 11:41:34 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Many congrats, Donna!!

1/17/2004 1:07:56 PM

 
Adam Bolt
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It's lucky you didnt put the whole series of shots up!!! Would have won the sweepstakes with them! ;-)
Well deserved win Donna!
Cheers Adam

1/17/2004 3:17:30 PM

 
Marcy 

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Congrtulations Donna, you did a great job, a very well deserved win! Ma

1/18/2004 5:52:13 AM

 
Barbara K. 
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This is great! Congrats on your win.

1/19/2004 8:46:53 PM

 
Gordon J. Evans
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Great shot Donna!!! I'm sure I came close to looking like that same guy at some point during the holiday crush... LOL

1/24/2004 6:35:14 AM

 
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Hi Gordon, I think that a lot of people have a rough time around the holidays. Thanks & take care!

Thank you Barbara, Ma and Adam!!
Adam, he asked me to do another shoot now. I need some ideas first on how to shoot it.
If anyone has any ideas, I'd really appreciate it.

1/24/2004 7:09:22 AM

 
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I had to laugh when I saw this Donna, because I'm very familiar with the feelings that you have so expertly captured here! Very nice Shopping Blues portrait. Congratulations on a very well deserved win :-)

1/25/2004 9:57:36 PM

 
Susana Matos
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Great capture!! Congratulations,
Cheers from Portugal, Su

2/1/2004 1:34:06 AM

 
Jeff Galbraith
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Belated congratulations Donna--what a great expression.

2/12/2004 11:39:15 AM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Hi Donna, so happy to have found you here at BP! I love all your work! You know that pictures tell a thousand words, BUT I have to tell you all your captions (words) are fantastic! Your words are so compliementing!!!! This image you made is EXCELLENT!
I hope you used this one as a stock image!
I would LOVE to work in this FIELD... just gotta learn HOW!
SMiliNG BIG,
Christine

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