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There's GOLD in Them Thar Hills!
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
There's GOLD in Them Thar Hills!
There's GOLD in Them Thar Hills!
JANUARY 2008 FINALIST


Gold Rush Days reinactment in Coloma, CA

(resubmit)
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Brett Dolsen
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    Oh Pat this is fantastic!!The detail,colours,tones and clarity not to mention the composition are awesome!!
Brett

1/28/2008 2:01:01 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Fun and super capture, Pat.

1/28/2008 2:03:06 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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This is a beautiful image Pat, great work too.


Dominick

1/28/2008 2:04:15 AM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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This is absolutely OUTSTANDING, Pat!
Your work just amazes me
:)

1/28/2008 2:06:44 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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This is fantastic, Pat. Just terrific. Including the title...that I used recently in a very different type of pic.
Michelle

1/28/2008 2:22:19 AM

 
Paul Sikora

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You are a wonderful photographer Pat I really enjoy looking through your gallery

1/28/2008 3:12:52 AM

 
Jim Huffield
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Wonderful work, Pat. Jim

1/28/2008 3:39:32 AM

 
Raymond Pauly
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Hey Pat! This is a magnificent capture! Wow!
It is so good to hear from you, my friend!
I am currently travelling in India and have been unable to comment. I hope to get back to normal in a few weeks, when I get home.

1/28/2008 4:09:17 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a great capture!

1/28/2008 4:13:49 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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Wonderful work, Pat!

1/28/2008 4:17:45 AM

 
Su Sana E. P
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May be he's right... who knows? Treatment is excellent as usual, Pat!!

1/28/2008 4:33:12 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Nice capture, Pat. Love the effect.

1/28/2008 5:07:42 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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I love this Pat..fantastic image!!!Your effects are perfect..very well done!

1/28/2008 5:15:24 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding location portrait Pat!! Jeff

1/28/2008 5:33:29 AM

 
Joy Rector
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great shot, awesome detail

1/28/2008 5:50:40 AM

 
Kaye Burazin
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I always love a visit to your gallery Pat. It is inspiring and sure to put a smile on my face. Outstanding my friend!

1/28/2008 5:52:17 AM

 
Nancy Bray
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You've certainly catured this guy's character!

1/28/2008 6:03:34 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Love it!!!

1/28/2008 6:25:03 AM

 
Donna K. Kilcher
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wonderful! the clarity! love it

1/28/2008 6:40:35 AM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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I just love this one Pat!! Amazing clarity and detail!! Wonderful work on this one (as usual)!!

1/28/2008 7:47:46 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Fantastic portrait and a great title, Pat - love it!

1/28/2008 8:16:11 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Very nice, Pat! He fits the part very well!

1/28/2008 9:25:14 AM

 
David Phalen
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Love the comp, colors, tones and effects. Very well done!

1/28/2008 9:27:28 AM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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Oh my goodness, Pat...your effects are AMAZING!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this image!!!!!!!!! <><

1/28/2008 1:40:03 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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AWSOME job Pat!!!

1/28/2008 2:02:36 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Pat, this is sensational!

1/28/2008 2:24:31 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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WOW... Outstanding image, Pat!! Winner in my book!!

1/28/2008 7:56:52 PM

 
Ashley Froehlich
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Very nice capture!! Great colors and perfectly framed..:)

1/28/2008 8:21:49 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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GORGEOUS Pat!!!

1/28/2008 10:01:44 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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This is a FANTASTIC capture, Pat! Can't believe such a beautiful and expressive image got overlooked before!
Fingers crossed that the GOLD gets to you this time around!!

1/29/2008 1:13:41 AM

 
William Johnson
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Wonderful capture Pat. The clarity, composition a facial expression are terrific. Bill J.

1/29/2008 1:30:24 AM

 
Shannon Wilbur
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I love this, great colors and effects. :) You also have a beautiful gallery.
Have a wonderful day.

1/29/2008 11:58:30 AM

 
Sarah G

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Pat this is absolutely wonderful. Your editing is "to die for."

1/29/2008 12:32:04 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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I luv, luv, luv it! Love this character and your PS skills are excellent!

jo ann c.

1/29/2008 3:27:05 PM

 
Erika  Haight
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This is Excellent Pat! My husband and I travel all over "gold prospecting" it is soooooo much fun! I love when that yellow stuff show up in my pan after a hard days work... its kinda like getting an EP here at Better Photo! LOL! Love the capture! Great POV, color (lol) and expression! erika haight

1/29/2008 4:58:32 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Wonderful capture and even better effects, Pat. Love this.

1/29/2008 6:49:42 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW,Pat, phenomenal lighting, colors, detail, comp, & clarity here!!! Absolutely exceptional work again, my friend!!!

1/29/2008 6:58:30 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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I liked it the first time, and I still do...wonderful capture! Keeping my fingers crossed for ya!

1/29/2008 9:32:25 PM

 
Edward Harding
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WTG Pat!!!

Had a feeling we'd be seeing this one again...

2/4/2008 9:05:20 PM

 
Rosemary Buffoni

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This is awesome in every way. I viewed you gallery which is outstanding.
Ro

2/6/2008 10:34:10 AM

 
Amber Blewett
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oh, wow!!! Fantastic image work here...as with your every shot...I have to remember to stop by daily...or I miss out! Great western shot.

2/11/2008 6:01:38 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Great image, love the tones!

2/21/2008 4:49:55 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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BIG Congrats on your beautiful finalist!!!

2/22/2008 2:46:10 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats on your superb finalist Pat :o)

2/22/2008 2:50:38 PM

 
randy dannheim
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Pat this is really superbly done, congrats.

2/22/2008 2:53:46 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Cannot tell you how happy I am to see this finalist, Pat. It's inspired! Congratulations and good luck in the next round.

2/22/2008 2:55:50 PM

 
Pamela Shane
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Congratulations on your fantastic
finalist Pat!

2/22/2008 3:04:44 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations, Pat!

2/22/2008 3:16:13 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Congrats, Pat!

2/22/2008 3:29:18 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Outstanding work Pat, a very well deserved finalist, congratulations!

2/22/2008 3:35:58 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Congrats Pat!! Well done!

2/22/2008 4:39:28 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Awesome image, Pat!! Congratulations and good luck next round!

2/22/2008 4:42:19 PM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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OH MY Pat, this is wonderful. The clarity is AMAZING. Congratulations on this awesome finalist!!!!!!!!!!!

2/22/2008 5:58:09 PM

 
Anna Diederich
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Congratulations, Pat!

2/22/2008 6:26:09 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this outstanding finalist, Pat!

2/22/2008 6:56:33 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist, Pat.

2/22/2008 6:58:00 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations on this outstanding image making finalist, Pat!
Fingers still crossed that the GOLD gets to you this time around!!

2/22/2008 7:01:05 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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BIG congratulations on your wonderful and well deserved finalist, Pat!! Good luck!!

2/22/2008 7:29:33 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist and Best Of Luck in the next Round! Love this one Pat!

2/22/2008 7:46:56 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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I remember this well, Pat!!! CONGRATULATIONS on this well-deserved finalist!!!

2/22/2008 7:59:09 PM

 
Brett Dolsen
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Congrats Pat!!Wonderfull.Brett

2/22/2008 9:25:05 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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spectacular finalist Pat!!!

2/23/2008 12:05:12 AM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations on this outstanding Finalist, Pat!!

2/23/2008 2:32:14 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congrats on another fantastic finalist Pat!!!

2/23/2008 3:31:39 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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There certainly is gold in this one. Congratulations on another amazing finalist Pat!

2/23/2008 4:23:11 AM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Hooray, Pat -- this is an awesome finalist!

2/23/2008 4:25:45 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Big Congrats, Pat on this terrific finalist!

2/23/2008 5:10:28 AM

 
Shannon D. Miller
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Ohhh...this is FANTASTIC Pat! CONGRATULATIONS on a BEAUTIFUL photo!

2/23/2008 5:55:16 AM

 
Robert Baer
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wonderful subject and detail. congrats for this awesome finalist!

2/23/2008 6:41:19 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Pat!

2/23/2008 7:27:37 AM

 
Raymond Pauly
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Congratulations, Pat! WTG, my friend!

2/23/2008 8:08:40 AM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations Pat on your finalist!

2/23/2008 8:31:45 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Congratulations, Pat, on this terrific portrait finalist.

2/23/2008 8:52:37 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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What an awesome finalits, huge congratulations Pat.

2/23/2008 9:26:00 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Beautiful, Pat. Congrats to you!!

2/23/2008 10:39:11 AM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Fantastic image. The richness of the colors is just amazing. Congrats on your finalist!

2/23/2008 10:54:04 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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WTG, Pat! Congrats on another great finalist!

2/23/2008 12:43:32 PM

 
Edward Harding
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Nice going Pat!!!

You are making us proud...

2/23/2008 1:00:49 PM

 
Susan Heath
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Wonderful capture, Pat! Congratulations!

2/23/2008 3:36:48 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Thars gold in that thar picture! Congratulations Pat!

2/23/2008 4:09:38 PM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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What a spectacular finalist, Pat!

2/23/2008 8:45:33 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Congratulations Pat!!! WTG :0)

2/23/2008 9:32:15 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Pat on your Excellent Finalist! Jeff

2/24/2008 6:21:00 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Congratulations!!

2/24/2008 9:02:37 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations Pat!

2/24/2008 2:43:44 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Congratulations Pat on a fantastic finalist!! LOVE it.

2/24/2008 7:41:16 PM

 
Cheri McEachin
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Awesome shot - congrats on your finalist

2/25/2008 7:40:40 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congrats on this wonderful finalist Pat!

jo ann c.

2/25/2008 7:49:52 PM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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Yay!!!! Huge congratulations Pat!! I knew this one should be a finalist!! Good luck in the next round!!

2/25/2008 8:06:35 PM

 
Sheryl A. Hudson
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Congratulations on your well deserved finalist, Pat!!!

2/25/2008 10:08:58 PM

 
Cliff & Patti Smith
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Fantastic capture Pat! Congratulations on this well deserved finalist!

2/26/2008 6:01:42 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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I just love this..congratulations Pat..very unique!

2/26/2008 6:06:39 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Congratulations Pat...fabulous capture!!!!! ☺

2/27/2008 3:18:30 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Glad to see that Finalist button Pat, should have gone gold...Congrats!

3/2/2008 5:18:21 AM

 
Jim D. Keever
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You know that I love this whole series. This one is spectacular!!
Jim

3/9/2008 3:37:41 PM

 
Avril Young
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You are so talented, awesome work...

3/9/2008 11:57:59 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Pat, I must not have finished looking through the finalists, although I thought I did so I better go back and see what else I missed! This is a great portrait and your effects are stunning!! Congrats on your finalist!

3/11/2008 10:38:35 PM

 
Jennie A. Dillman
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THIS IS SO, SO GOOD..J

3/12/2008 9:03:58 PM

 
Angela Pound

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CONGRATS Pat I knew this was a winner. I just love this one.

3/16/2008 8:20:37 PM

 
Paul Sikora

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Great composition, Pat, gets your attention immediately.

4/13/2008 7:57:41 AM

 
Russell C. Amidon
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Sorry for being so far behind the times Pat, but better late than never. AWESOME image. I congratulate on your Editor Picks and Finalist status. You deserve all the praise. Another Favotrite, what can I say...keep it up! >Russ

8/2/2008 5:48:50 AM

 
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Bravo Pat! WONDERFUL. Love your comp and treatment on this image. Keep up the great work. Best Regards, Steven

4/15/2009 6:35:55 AM

 
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