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Gold aspen trees swaying with rocky pinnacles in the background. Uncompahgre Wilderness, Colorado
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Alex T. Mizuno
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    BIG CONGRATULATIONS, Tad! I'm so happy to see your work won the First Place!!


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4/24/2008 11:25:32 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Wow, amazing colors and textures Tad!! Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win!!!


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4/24/2008 11:36:37 AM

 
Anna Diederich
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Congratulations on your win!!


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4/24/2008 12:55:36 PM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on your first place winner, Tad!


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4/24/2008 3:17:47 PM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thanks Alex, Donna, Anna, and Margaret. I appreciate the feedback and kind words.


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4/24/2008 5:32:38 PM

 
Zachariah Schnepf
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Congratulations on first place! Beautiful image.


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4/24/2008 7:58:37 PM

 
Ross Throndson
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Very Unique & Beautiful image......Congratulations !!


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4/25/2008 12:31:46 AM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thanks Zach and Ross. I appreciate it.


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4/25/2008 7:45:18 AM

 
Schiavonn M. Hasslinger
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Beautiful and colorful shot! Congratulations on your win!!


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4/25/2008 4:37:21 PM

 
Lisa Atkins
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Congratulations Tad!!! You know I love your work! It's great to see you rewarded.


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4/26/2008 8:03:14 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Lovely eye catching photo.


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4/26/2008 8:42:00 PM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thank you Schiavonn, Lisa, and Vladan. I appreciate the kind words.


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4/27/2008 7:33:52 PM

 
Larry L. Redmon
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Fantastic shot, Tad! Well deserved!


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4/28/2008 6:54:32 AM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thank you Larry.


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4/28/2008 10:12:22 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Congratulations Tad on this well deserved win. Seeing these golden aspen takes me back to Stephen's Pass in Washington State where they shine in all their glory each year. Dale


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5/2/2008 3:59:47 PM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thank you Dale.


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5/3/2008 8:32:09 PM

 
Jeffrey D. Estacio
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congratulations..... It's a well deserved winner!


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5/4/2008 3:00:57 PM

 
Tad Bowman
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Thank you Jeffrey


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5/7/2008 2:28:21 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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I highly respect and admire Tad's works. Tad is one of few landscape photographers who made me realize landscapes can convey emotions and feelings. This particular work stands out in his landscape works for its highly stylized presentation. Simplified texture and color contrast are almost like a design. In fact, it's a design created by mother nature and Tad framed it to share with us. The beauty of the gold leaves stands out against the black rocks and it's ethereal. I praise the judges for recognizing this beautiful work of art.


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5/27/2008 9:49:10 PM

 
Lisa Atkins
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I too, respect and admire Tad's work. I've told him before, but, it needs to be repeated. I am well aware that art is subjective. I know that not everyone will like every piece that we do. Having said that, I can't believe that anyone would be mean spirited in a comment, on this website. I thought we had this comment forum, so that we could praise , encourage, and lift each other up. Now, about the photo, the "perpendicular" aspect is what makes it special. The rocks behind the aspens are completely straight in the frame, yet the aspens are swayed to the right. Any of you guys who have spent time around aspen stands, have seen this, alot. Aspens tend to grow in avalanche chutes. The trees get pounded with heavy snow, but they hang in there. They are strong, yet delicate, in their structure. They are the perfect compliment to the majestic mountain ranges that they inhabit. Thank you, Tad for sharing those beautiful mountains with us!


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5/28/2008 4:49:47 AM

 
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