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Croatan Forest North Carolina

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Croatan Forest North Carolina
Croatan Forest North Carolina
Went for a drive with my boys to see what we could see and ended up in the forest. The Croatan is located near New Bern NC
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Mary Alston
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    Beautiful photo. I love the soft light. It looks so peaceful.


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4/26/2008 6:35:24 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Gorgeous tones, composition and light, James!


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4/26/2008 6:35:58 AM

 
Susan Heath
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Wonderful lighting, James! Love it.


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4/26/2008 7:28:23 AM

 
Donna C. Arnold
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Great job James. Wonderful lighting!!!


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5/1/2008 10:12:14 PM

 
Jane Hirst
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Great light, great feeling.


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5/8/2008 6:14:33 PM

 
Martha N. Church
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Simply outstanding!


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5/9/2008 6:02:47 PM

 
Mitzie Loland
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Great photo James - congratulations on your POTD!!


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5/14/2008 12:50:47 AM

 
Mukesh Srivastava
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Excellent capture, James!!! A big congrates on this POTD win!


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5/14/2008 12:54:52 AM

 
Cheryl Schneider  

Lovely photo, James. I've not heard of this place before. Your photo makes me want to go for that drive, too.


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5/14/2008 4:09:12 AM

 
Josselyne Klecanda
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Nice work.congrats.


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5/14/2008 4:19:54 AM

 
Joan Kocak
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this is such a classic, a truly excellent photo. COngrats!


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5/14/2008 4:25:26 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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You have beautiful light and inviting depth in this lovely capture, James. Classic is a good word for it. I love black and white but I'll bet the color version was just as welcoming. Congratulations on the POTD.


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5/14/2008 4:40:32 AM

 
Gretchen J. Gilkey
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Beautiful image James!!! I love that you made the image in B&W. NC is a "treasure chest" just waiting for someone to discover all it has to offer... and you have uncovered one of it jewels!!!
Congrats!!!!
gretchen


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5/14/2008 4:53:05 AM

 
Ann Mulholland
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wonderful photo James. I absolutely love this kind of shot, and yours is one of the best I've seen.
I love doing what you did, just getting in the car and seeing what there is to see. Lovely shot!!
Ann


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5/14/2008 5:25:04 AM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Congrats James on this excellent POTD!


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5/14/2008 5:36:34 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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A very beautiful b&w James. Congrats on your lovely POTD.


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5/14/2008 5:48:19 AM

 
Terry Olsen
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This an excellent photo! It really appeals to my personal style and photographic sensibilities. It certainly deserves POTD! Congratulations!


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5/14/2008 6:10:59 AM

 
Djoanne Kramer
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I love the delicate grass and play of light......a wonderful capture! Congratulations!


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5/14/2008 6:46:02 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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A stunning photo, James! Very magical, I love the light and mood. Congratulations on your POTD!


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5/14/2008 6:53:09 AM

 
Dianna Hauf
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EXcellent b&w composition here James!! I do so love the soft filtered lighting as it comes through the trees! 'Ansel' would be proud!!! Congratulations!


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5/14/2008 6:53:55 AM

 
Richard Hardt
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Really nice James.

Clean and concise.

Is this one for sale?

RH


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5/14/2008 7:06:12 AM

 
Matt Hicks  

Very nice shot. Not to cheapen the effect, but the light makes me think of something from the X-Files -- there's an eerie feeling that something is going to come out of that light.


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5/14/2008 7:20:35 AM

 
Holly Hitchcock
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Wonderful tones, comp and mood. Exceptional, James.


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5/14/2008 7:53:48 AM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD


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5/14/2008 7:55:08 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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James this is a wonderful BW photo! excellent focus and tone levels, beautiful POTD ++++


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5/14/2008 8:17:24 AM

 

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Beautiful work!


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5/14/2008 8:41:48 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Such lovely light and perspective!
Congrats on your wonderful POTD!
~♥~Lisa


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5/14/2008 8:55:38 AM

 
Sheryl A. Hudson
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Congratulations on your beautiful POTD! I love your B&W work with it's wonderful light and tones!!!!


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5/14/2008 9:02:06 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Stunning work James. The lighting is pure magic and this works well in black & white. Congratulations on your superb potd!


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5/14/2008 9:30:00 AM

 
Kathleen R. Struckle
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Beautiful B&W. Lighting is wonderful. Congrats on your POTD!!


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5/14/2008 9:42:59 AM

 
Daniel P. Miller
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What a wonderful moody photo! And a well deserved winner. Great call on the B&W.


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5/14/2008 10:11:55 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Love the atmosphere the mist and back lighting produce! Gorgeous in B&W!! Big Congrats on this beautiful POD!!!


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5/14/2008 10:41:27 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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EXCELLENT PHOTO, James!! Congratulations!!


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5/14/2008 10:43:46 AM

 
Margaret Anna Durkin
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Beautiful image! Congratulations


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5/14/2008 10:53:29 AM

 
Toni Riggs
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Beautiful, congrats!!!


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5/14/2008 11:08:49 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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This is a beautifully moody photograph, and it's perfect in black & white. The lighting is superb - great eye and great capture. Congratulations on your POTD, James.


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5/14/2008 3:04:28 PM

 
James R. Hardy
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Wow, I have never had this many comments on a single photo. Thank you to everyone. This is greatly appreciated. I will try and get everyone a personal thank you. Again thanks soo much.

James R Hardy


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5/14/2008 3:15:43 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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The mood, lighting, lines, and perfect in B&W...I could get lost here. Congrats on your POTD...so very glad I saw this today, James.


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5/14/2008 4:21:38 PM

 
Sharon 
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Congrats on POTD, James. Love everything about this photo and can see why they chose it !!!!


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5/14/2008 10:27:06 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Lovely image and congratulations to you James on your POTD win.


Dominick


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5/14/2008 10:57:50 PM

 
Muriel Jackson
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Fabulous James - great B&W - congrats on your POTD! No reply necessary!


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5/15/2008 12:26:44 AM

 
David A. Simons
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Congratulations, James. Big-D


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5/15/2008 4:08:09 AM

 
Wanda Judd
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Congratulations on POTD..I love the B&W and the light is amazing.


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5/15/2008 6:09:36 AM

 
J. A. Dingwall  

Love everything about this image, especially lighting. Congrats.

Judy


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5/15/2008 9:30:03 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Magnificent! Congrats


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5/15/2008 11:28:49 AM

 
Doug Roane
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Awesome! Congratulations!


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5/15/2008 10:21:52 PM

 
Cheryl Meisel
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Just beautiful! The light coming through the trees makes this WALL PERFECT!
BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this.
Cherylm


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5/20/2008 12:41:13 AM

 

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Very nice atmosphere...congratulations.


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5/23/2008 11:54:29 AM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Great image.. Congrats on your POTD!!


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5/31/2008 9:11:51 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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Congratulations!


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6/20/2008 10:02:09 AM

 
Mike Umbreit
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James - Congratulations on your win!! - Mike


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6/20/2008 1:36:34 PM

 
Dianna Hauf
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YES! Congratulations JAMES!!!!!


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6/20/2008 1:39:01 PM

 
Drena Clementino
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Beautiful image! Congratulations James!!


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6/20/2008 2:23:03 PM

 
Susan Heath
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What fun, James! Congratulations on this exciting win!!! Good for you!


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6/20/2008 2:25:00 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!
The Golden Cup
A Special Trophy for
"The May Winners"


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6/20/2008 7:51:08 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations! Nice design, tones and mood James!


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6/22/2008 8:30:50 AM

 
Michael G. Marshall
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Congratulations on your wonderful winner James! Michael


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6/22/2008 5:59:01 PM

 
Gary Lange
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Wonderful image here, James!! Many congrats on an outstanding winner!


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6/23/2008 8:43:18 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations James on your double Win.

Dominick


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7/5/2008 6:32:20 PM

 
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