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Thunder Rolls

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Thunder Rolls
Thunder Rolls
The famous pyramid shaped Niesen Mountain dominates the sky. (7749 feet)

The greenish/blue colored lake seen past the barn is Lake Thun

I took this photo June 3rd while out on a short and wet 5-hour motorcycle ride.
I took this image because I loved the stormy sky.

I had to hike 10 minutes down into the field from the road to place the barn in the image for FG interest.

Canon EF-S 10-22mm Lens

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Kristy A. Keene
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    Fantastic Capture, Les!!!


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6/4/2008 12:15:41 AM

 
Bertus Neeleman
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wonderful light and colors. super!!!


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6/4/2008 12:18:27 AM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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Incredibly beautiful Les!!!


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Dr Silly
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AWESOME. :O)


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6/4/2008 1:19:42 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Dramatic and beautiful, Les. Well worth the effort.


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6/4/2008 1:45:40 AM

 
Sue McLeod
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Stunning Les! Love the drama of the sky! :) Was this a first or second attempt?


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6/4/2008 1:50:50 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Wonderful dramatic capture, Les.


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6/4/2008 1:51:00 AM

 
Les Rhoades
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This was a first attempt. By this time I had reset the image quality back to RAW. It was yesterday’s post that I had to go back and reshoot. I made a mistake and left the camera set on low quality JPG.


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6/4/2008 1:56:01 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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Outstanding comp & cap!!


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6/4/2008 2:01:08 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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This is a winning capture, Les. The light and composition are perfect and every element is "worth" having in the image: the lake, the sloping hillside on the right in the foreground, the barn with the light hitting the roof just right nestled in the stand of trees, the glimpse of the lake in the distant valley, the mountain peak breaking through the clouds, and of course that dramatic sky. What a shot!


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6/4/2008 2:44:20 AM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Wow, Les! I just love this one. The elements are placed perfectly and the lighting especially captured strategically n both the barn and in the clouds adds drama to the entire scene. A well captured moment of these wonderful stormy clouds.


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6/4/2008 3:34:04 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Great image and composition here, Les, lovely light and colours.

Dominick


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6/4/2008 3:58:46 AM

 
Stephanie Frey
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WOW! I bet we see this one again. Gorgeous colors, lighting, and comp.


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Anna Diederich
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WOW Les! This is just stunning. I love it!


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6/4/2008 4:22:11 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Absolutely beautiful, Les. I winner for sure.


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6/4/2008 6:46:13 AM

 
Lisa A. Car
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Beautiful shot Les!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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6/4/2008 6:54:01 AM

 
Lynn M. Whitt
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Fantastic image....


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6/4/2008 7:00:14 AM

 
Joy Rector
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awesome, love the colors


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6/4/2008 7:12:12 AM

 
John Caruso
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It's another Les-tastic photo! You've got your light, your colors, your comp, and that fantastic scenery. That red roof looks like it was custom made for you for this pic!


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6/4/2008 7:57:20 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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What a fantastic shot! Ditto all the comments above! I also love the complimentary colors of the orange roof next to the blue-greens of the lake. I bet this will be seen again!


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6/4/2008 8:12:18 AM

 
Erika  Haight
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Well no wonder I cant get an EP with photos like this!! Holy cr** Les!! This says WINNER ALL OVER IT!! STUNNING!


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6/4/2008 9:05:08 AM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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Les, you are in some of the most beautiful country in the world and you are doing a magnificent job of capturing it!!! I don`t know how this image could be any better, exceptionally well done!!! Keep them coming!!....Denny


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6/4/2008 9:46:47 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Another jaw dropper!!!!!

Love this!!


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6/4/2008 10:12:55 AM

 
John E. Steinway
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Les, Fantastic image. It is just beautiful in every respect.


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6/4/2008 4:05:56 PM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Les, considering how well you captured this image you could almost call this an "action" shot... the impression of the clouds rolling across the sky is undeniable! Your POV helps give us a taste of just how quickly that stormy sky could bear down upon the barn. So fantastic...!


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6/4/2008 4:37:37 PM

 
Dave Ombrello
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Les, great choice of a place to ride to, you captured a rare moment when the sky seems to be falling to earth. Great job finding a foreground, now I know why your images are so great.


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6/4/2008 9:56:39 PM

 
Christine Czernin
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If this is not a BIG winner, I don't know what is. Superb, Les.


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6/4/2008 11:19:55 PM

 
Gordon  . 
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Great shot! Love the clouds in background!


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6/5/2008 4:59:46 AM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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This would have been well worth a hour hike to get this shot. I just think it is fantastic...something I have and probably never will behold with my own eyes. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful image!


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6/5/2008 10:27:52 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Wowzaaaaaa! The best yet! Breathtaking beauty! All elements are perfection! Added to my favs!


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6/6/2008 9:49:02 AM

 
Ken Smith
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You got it all going in this one...excellent colors and comp, and different lighting...a winner I'm sure!


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6/6/2008 5:22:17 PM

 
Keith  Bozeman
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Great shot!


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6/7/2008 8:38:17 AM

 
Sherry L. Davis
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This is totally perfect Les. Gorgeous! I am ready to hop on a plane and come to visit there! Your images are just breathtaking. And, this one is off the charts! EXCELLENT work!


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6/7/2008 9:01:44 AM

 
Lisa R. Buffington
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Stunning capture Les! Beautiful and dramatic! Outstanding composition and clarity; excellent job.


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6/10/2008 6:20:23 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Wow, what an amazing image, Les! Outstanding rich color and depth!


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6/18/2008 7:29:18 PM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Fantastic work.. Big congrats, Les!!


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7/21/2008 12:41:27 PM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
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Congrats on your Finalist, Les, and best of luck in the next round.


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7/21/2008 12:43:51 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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They sure got it right here, Les. I have no doubt it will go on. Congratulations on the finalist medal and best of luck in the next round!


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7/21/2008 12:51:59 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations, Les!


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7/21/2008 2:04:22 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Beautiful finalist, Les.


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7/21/2008 2:09:14 PM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Just beautiful...congratulations !


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7/21/2008 3:33:04 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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An extraordinary image, Les. Congratulations.


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7/21/2008 5:00:29 PM

 
James Reininger
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Another great image Les. Congrats!


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7/21/2008 5:23:03 PM

 
eileen bedford
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Congratulations Les on another stunning Finalist, well done...


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7/21/2008 5:31:20 PM

 
Ken Smith
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I figured we'd see this one again. Congrats, Les!!


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7/21/2008 8:08:20 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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I'd give this one 1st place. Big congratulations, Les!


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7/21/2008 9:29:56 PM

 
Carol Teal
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I have never seen a sky like this one, but it is gorgeous and so moody. I love the barn and lake and all the little houses you can see way off in the distance. Congrats Les!


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7/22/2008 12:19:50 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your finalist! You are simply amazing Les, WTG!


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7/22/2008 2:25:51 AM

 
Kristy A. Keene
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Congrats on your Finalist!!


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7/22/2008 2:45:15 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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I am speechless Les! Huge congrats this just has to go further!


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7/22/2008 7:09:37 AM

 
Susana Heide
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Your skill and talent work so well together to create such breathtaking captures! CONGRATS on this and your numerous other finalists, Les!!


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7/22/2008 7:31:24 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Congrats on your Finalist!!


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7/22/2008 9:17:51 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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I love stormy scenic captures and this is beautiful! Congrats on the finalist!


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7/22/2008 9:28:22 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations on another breathtaking finalist Les!


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7/22/2008 9:38:02 AM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations on your finalist Les!


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7/22/2008 9:41:30 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Oh yeah! THIS one HAD to be chosen! I can visualize Gold next! WTG!


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7/22/2008 12:36:55 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats on your wonderful finalist :O


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7/22/2008 1:52:41 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Congratulations on your fabulous finalist!


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7/22/2008 2:50:00 PM

 
anonymous 
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Congratulations Les on your Beautiful Win! B-


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7/22/2008 3:16:26 PM

 
Marisol Pastor
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Congratulations Les!


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7/22/2008 3:41:24 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Les, you certainly know your N&L photography.. A HUGE congrats from me on your 4 WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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7/22/2008 3:43:52 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations on your Win, Les! WTG!


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7/22/2008 4:05:12 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Another wonderful win Les! Congrats!


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7/22/2008 4:39:59 PM

 
Susana Heide
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FOUR WINS???!!!! Holy Cow.... I hope you are celebrating BIG today, Les!!! Is that getting close to GRAND PRIZE or what... LOL... Mark my words :o))

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! !


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7/22/2008 4:42:56 PM

 
A P
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I think 4 wins trumps a Grand Prize, what do you think Les????
CONGRATULATIONS on all your wins.


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7/22/2008 4:58:02 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations on your winner, Les!! Or should I say, on ALL of them, this month! How cool is that? Terrific work and well deserved!


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7/22/2008 5:01:06 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place Winner, Les.


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7/22/2008 5:16:04 PM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Congratulations Les!!


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7/22/2008 5:43:11 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Huge Congratulations on your win Les!! This is majestic!!


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7/22/2008 5:45:54 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Outstanding work Les!! Congratulations!!


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7/22/2008 6:59:24 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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MORE than well-deserved! WTG, Les--congratulations on your win!


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7/22/2008 7:04:14 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Big congrats, Les, on your wonderful winning image :)


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7/22/2008 7:05:17 PM

 
Michael G. Marshall
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Wonderful winner Les! Congratulations! Michael


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7/22/2008 7:36:32 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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BEAUTIFUL Winner, Les!!! Congratulations!!!
Cesar


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7/22/2008 9:12:46 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Three Roses for "The Winners"
A Special Trophy for
"The June Winners"


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7/22/2008 10:24:02 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!


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7/22/2008 10:48:17 PM

 
Sarah Spohn
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Congrats!!! I knew this would be a winner - good job!


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7/22/2008 10:56:11 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congrats on your superb win Les!


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7/22/2008 11:43:49 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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This is just superb Les!! Congratulations!!


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7/23/2008 12:21:50 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big, big congrats Les, for your second place win.


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7/23/2008 12:55:28 AM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Well deserved winner Les, well worth the effort


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7/23/2008 1:13:56 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats on your win Les!


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7/23/2008 6:43:12 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your win, Les!


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7/23/2008 6:56:37 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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Very Dramatic Les!!!
Beautifully captured!!
Congratulations on this
fabulous winner!!!!!

~J~


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7/23/2008 12:04:35 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Congrats on your win Les!


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7/23/2008 12:37:28 PM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this dramatic winner, Les!!!


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7/23/2008 2:46:41 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations!!!


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7/23/2008 6:51:33 PM

 
Joao Martinho
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Super hiper fantastic photo of this landscape. I can see switzerland even more beautiful by your photos.
(I know quite well Switzerland unfortunately all my photos have been in film and in face of these artistic works I better keep watching your excellent entries)


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7/24/2008 6:01:15 PM

 
Eugenio Diaz  

Congratulations on your Beautiful Winner...Well deserved!!!!


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7/24/2008 6:04:15 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big belated congrats on this wonderful winner Les ;o)


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7/26/2008 3:32:37 PM

 
Deon 
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Congratulations Les on your win. This is a stunning image you have capture here. Great POV and colors. Excellent work.


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7/28/2008 8:46:33 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Les it just doesn't get any more beautiful than this. I would love to be standing there looking on this glorious sight. Congratulations on a fantastic winner.


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8/5/2008 7:24:40 PM

 
Andre Goldstein
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Spectacular image Les!


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8/8/2008 8:21:57 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Exceptional! Congratulations, Les!


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8/10/2008 10:00:47 AM

 
eileen bedford
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Congratulations on your Win Les, that WET bike ride sure paid off.


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8/22/2008 8:36:17 AM

 
Dawn M. Schneider
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this is such an amazing image, love the description of the location and how you got the shot, a true photographer/artist. wonderful


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8/22/2008 6:36:54 PM

 
Joyce D.Z.
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WOW! This is so fantastic, Les! Congrats on the win!


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8/23/2008 2:38:03 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Amazing Les! Your gallery is truly impressive. Makes me realize how far I have to go! -Laura


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2/22/2009 11:06:13 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Wonderful to see this in the winners circle, Les! Big congrat's to you! Such a beautiful scene!


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