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Empire State Building thru Manhattan Bridge Tower
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Empire State Building thru Manhattan Bridge
Empire State Building thru Manhattan Bridge
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john dunne
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    Outstanding. Was this entered in the comp, because I cant believe it hasnt got even an editors pic. In my books its a winner.

1/2/2008 6:57:55 AM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Thank you John. I have not entered it in the contest yet. I just took this yesterday and just uploaded it. But I will and keep my fingers crossed.
Thanks again.
JP

1/2/2008 7:11:51 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Great eye and beautifully made!

1/2/2008 7:32:48 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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EXCELLENT composition Jean Pierre! this capture is awesome...you must enter this one for sure we will se it again :o)

1/2/2008 9:43:43 AM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Thank you Mary, thank you Daniella. I just entered it in the Elements of Design for this month.
JP

1/2/2008 10:21:50 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Glad to read in the discussion that you apparently did not enter this before Jan 2--my disappointment was great, too, when I thought it had been skipped for an Editors Pick! I'll watch for it to receive one. EOD is an excellent choice, but if that does not work, I would try Travel and Place.

1/3/2008 2:46:01 PM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Merci Nikki. I will follow your advice.
JP

1/3/2008 2:59:31 PM

 
BILL BRELSFORD
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GREAT COMPOSITION THIS A GREAT IMAGE-VERY WELL DONE

1/4/2008 5:32:05 PM

 
BILL BRELSFORD
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GREAT COMPOSITION THIS A GREAT IMAGE-VERY WELL DONE

1/4/2008 5:32:20 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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I'm smiling now :)
Congratulations on the Editors Pick.

1/4/2008 9:34:29 PM

 
Chuck Bruton
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Congratulations on the EP
Great pov, two birds with one stone

1/4/2008 9:58:37 PM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Thank you Bill, Nikki and Chuck for your encouraging comments.
Nikki, am smiling too! Merci.
JP

1/4/2008 10:01:30 PM

 
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Thank you Bill and Chuck for your encouraging comments.
Nikki, am smiling too! Merci.
JP

1/4/2008 10:02:04 PM

 
Barbara Mason
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Wow this is a beautiful shot Jean-Pierre thanks for all the setting info too - good luck !!!

1/4/2008 11:37:45 PM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Thank you Barbara for your kind comments.
JP

1/5/2008 8:24:41 AM

 
Bill Wyatt
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WOW this is a unique angle beautiful framing my friend. A one of a kind and a winner in my book!

1/5/2008 12:08:52 PM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Thanks a lot Bill. Greatly appreciate your encouraging comments.
JP

1/6/2008 6:42:52 PM

 
Emmanuel Panagiotakis
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Very good composition here my friend

1/7/2008 6:43:58 PM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Thank you Emmanuel for your king words.
JP

1/8/2008 5:06:07 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Spectacular!!!
LOVE the details of the bridge and how the sunlight is shining upon the Empire State Building!
A winner, in my eyes.
Good luck with this one.
~Lisa

1/10/2008 11:03:59 AM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Thank you so much Lisa. This is great to hear. Am keeping my fingers crossed.
JP

1/10/2008 5:48:19 PM

 
Barbara E. Sturgis
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lOVE IT!!!!!
JP

1/13/2008 10:00:07 AM

 
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Thank you Barbara for your kind comments.
JP

1/13/2008 10:13:19 AM

 
Barbara Lauver
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Unique; love this view-point

1/20/2008 8:55:10 AM

 
Lisa B. North
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Fantastic! Were did you get this persepctive?? Were you in a building in Dumbo or on the bridge itself? We were in Dumbo this morning in for a quick Broolyn trip to our old neighborhood overnight in the Hts (to freeze in a big way!!! 1-20)I was not as lucky with the lighting for buildings on either side of the street, but got my best shot of Manhattan Bridge so far. There's just never enough time or places to park in NYC when visiting!! Good luck with the contest! Lisa

1/21/2008 1:53:21 PM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Hi Lisa,
This was taken from the Brooklyn Bridge on a cold cold day at sunset. Thanks for your wishes.
JP

1/24/2008 4:07:25 PM

 
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Thank you Barbara for your kind comments.
JP

1/24/2008 4:08:26 PM

 
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OH WOW!!!!
This is beyond fantastic-- what a perfect pov, Jean! A delight to view :)

1/25/2008 9:18:43 AM

 
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Thank you Jennifer for your nice and encouraging comments.
JP

1/25/2008 3:46:40 PM

 
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WOW...FANTASTIC, Jean!!!! GREAT lines, design, & framing!!! <><

1/26/2008 6:29:44 AM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Thank you so much Nadine. Means a lot.
JP

1/26/2008 8:08:30 AM

 
Dennis Gay
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G'day Jean-Pierre,

This is a wonderful photograph mate! I suppose it could fall into the "Architectural Abstract" genre in a way.

The soft yet clearly defined vertical cables form a vertical web through which we view the strong steel of the bridge structure and through that the soft lines of the Empire State, all held firmly in place by the strong thick cables to the sides of frame.
Great lighting and exposure, great depth of field and focus and in a way surprisingly softer colours than I would expect.
The contrasts are subtle yet very affective.
Great work!

GB
Dennis

1/26/2008 8:08:38 AM

 
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Dennis, thank you so much for putting such a positive analysis around this capture. I have to say that the way your words navigate thru the picture amazes me. Thanks again for your insightful critique. This helps me tremendously.
JP

1/26/2008 8:41:23 AM

 
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Fabulous and ingenious framing and image!!

1/27/2008 9:33:39 AM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Thank you Kathy for your very nice comments.
JP

1/27/2008 9:55:44 AM

 
Heather Thorsen
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What a fantastic picture with superb composition Jean-Pierre.

1/27/2008 3:48:02 PM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Thank you Heather. Your kind words are really appreciated.
JP

1/27/2008 5:00:49 PM

 
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oh my Jean-Pierre, you have an extraordinary eye for composition.... this is awesome!

1/31/2008 10:08:14 PM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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Absolutely gorgeous!

2/1/2008 1:24:58 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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WOW, beautiful perspective, Jean-Pierre!

2/1/2008 4:43:50 PM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Stefania, Melinda, Anita, thank you so much for your encouraging words. I really appreciate your comments.
JP

2/1/2008 4:57:41 PM

 
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Fantastic POV, this image is awesome! Good luck in the contest, I hope to see this one again!!

2/2/2008 4:52:04 AM

 
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Thank you Tressie for such nice comments.
JP

2/2/2008 8:06:49 PM

 
Alexis Yobbagy
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This is an absolutely STELLAR composition!!!

2/7/2008 10:29:18 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Fantastic capture, Jean-Pierre!

2/8/2008 5:08:42 PM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Alexis and Barbara, I really appreciate your kind encouragements.
Thank you so much.
JP

2/8/2008 8:16:20 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Very nice...Well done!

2/10/2008 7:00:00 AM

 
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Thank you so much Shelly for all your nice comments.
JP

2/10/2008 7:33:25 AM

 
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This is a totally gorgeous photo..so beautifully framed with great warm lighting and outstanding composition, Jean-Pierre!!!

2/10/2008 12:10:34 PM

 
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Thank you Melissa for your wonderful comments.
JP

2/10/2008 12:26:35 PM

 
Joan Powell
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WWOOOWWWWW this is one of the best photos I have ever seen . It's fantastic !!!

2/11/2008 8:38:05 PM

 
Steve Reffey
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Excellent photo JP!

2/11/2008 8:58:54 PM

 
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Thank you so much Joan and Steve for your enthusiastic comments.
JP

2/17/2008 12:19:44 PM

 
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Fantastic image, JP, congratulations on your finalist!
With best wishes for the next round,
Debby

2/22/2008 2:42:07 PM

 
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Could not be happier, JP. I LOVE this image and knew it was a winner from the moment I first set eyes on the thumbnail (confirmed by opening it, of course). Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round. Don't think you'll need it, though.

2/22/2008 2:51:37 PM

 
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This is fabulous, Congrats on your Finalist!

2/22/2008 8:24:08 PM

 
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Fingers crossed on this one, JP!
Loved it the moment I saw it.
Congrats on this well-deserved finalist!
~♥~Lisa

2/22/2008 8:31:58 PM

 
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Deborah, Nikki, Corrine and Lisa, thank you for your support and encouraging words. Fingers crossed.
JP

2/23/2008 5:46:58 AM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Une photo MONUMENTAL !!! Congratulations, mon ami et M%#&@ pour la final!! :)

2/23/2008 10:00:00 AM

 
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Mort de rire, Philippe et merci pour la bonne chance. Beaucoup de gens vont se demander si il y a un problème avec to clavier ;-)
JP

2/23/2008 10:06:46 AM

 
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Simply said. a photograph of National Geographic quality. I don't know that I have even see this vantage point duplicated. You've have an amazing photograph Jean-Pierre.

2/24/2008 9:14:50 AM

 
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I'm sure your e-mail is overflowing with this one, but I just wanted to say Congrats on your finalist and am looking forward to it becoming a Winner!! Lisa

2/24/2008 9:33:40 AM

 
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Thank you Dick and Lisa for your kind words and support.
JP

2/24/2008 7:08:04 PM

 
Christian Rosito
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Congratulations Jean-Pierre on this beautiful finalist. It is excellent!

2/25/2008 3:57:24 PM

 
john dunne
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well done

2/26/2008 2:54:35 PM

 
Michael S. Lazarus
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Congratulations JP on another Finalist. What a terrific photo with your signature attention to detail.

3/3/2008 3:48:21 AM

 
Martie Last
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This is wondrous. It is a perfect example of urban beauty!

3/5/2008 2:44:54 PM

 
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Thank you Christian, John, Michael and Martie for your very kind comments. It is greatly appreciated.
JP

3/5/2008 3:57:05 PM

 
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Had to re-visit-- It's really beautiful!
Going into my favorites!
Blessings, Lisa

3/10/2008 5:37:10 AM

 
Sheila D. Robertson
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Really great shot. Congratulations on the Finalist. I think it should have gone much further.

3/22/2008 6:30:58 PM

 
Dick Jenkins
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Jean-Pierre Shakespeare once said, "Beauty is bought by judgement of the eye...". Know that this photograph takes my breath away. I look forward to seeing more of your world through your wonderful photographs.

Dick Jenkins

3/22/2008 7:56:32 PM

 
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Lisa, Sheila, Dick, your warm comments mean a lot. Thank you for visiting and taking your time to write.
JP

3/27/2008 4:44:22 PM

 
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Belated congratulations on this extraordinary image JP. The light on the Empire State Building really gives it a magical look. I can't believe it was not a winner, but I wouldn't give up on this superb beauty. Re-enter it! It is an absolute winner!

6/30/2009 5:30:20 PM

 
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Thank you so much Karen for your support and encouragements.
JP

7/4/2009 8:33:24 AM

 
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