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Reaching For The Clouds

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Reaching For The Clouds
Reaching For The Clouds
A section of the Navstar sculpture at the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio. Shot during mid day with several filters applied in PSCS3.
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Jeff W. Robinson
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    Excellent lighting and lines; nice work David!! Jeff


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8/27/2008 8:38:26 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Dynamic eye catching image with great lighting and terrific composition, David!!


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8/27/2008 8:45:19 AM

 
Mike Clime
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This is cool, David! It looks like part of a wing flying through the sky.


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8/27/2008 9:02:40 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Very cool capture, POV and colors, Dave!


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8/27/2008 9:13:53 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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What a Cooooooooooooool EOD image, Davey!!!!!! Awesome colors and details!!!!! ♫ k


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8/27/2008 9:23:34 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Great image here, David.


Dominick


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8/27/2008 9:24:49 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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This is a terrific design, Dave. Neat stuff. It looks like a long, long road into space.


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8/27/2008 10:07:58 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Excellent abstract image David and the color contrast is fantastic...


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8/27/2008 10:32:42 AM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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Winner King David!!


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8/27/2008 12:08:07 PM

 
Amalia Sylvia Ms Arriaga Salinas
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Great composition and combination of colors David!,
Amalia


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8/27/2008 12:08:11 PM

 
KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S.
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DAVID....EXCELLENT POV,COLOUR AND COMPOSITION HERE.

KARU.


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8/27/2008 12:10:42 PM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Fantastic colors, lighting, POV and composition, David!


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8/27/2008 1:19:08 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Wow! This is really striking, Dave! Well seen and so beautifully presented!


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8/27/2008 1:47:04 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Super composition and color,David!


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8/27/2008 1:56:58 PM

 
Kathy Radford
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Wonderful leading line, comp and color. Nice work David. Kathy in NH


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8/27/2008 2:08:44 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Now that is what I call "Eye catching" David! I love your design and the major contrast between the dark sky and the sculpture in full sun!! At first from the thumbnail I thought it was the St. Louis arch when it was under construction :0)


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8/27/2008 2:21:30 PM

 
Mary Timman
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Love the design and so striking against the beautiful sky. Great eye David!


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8/27/2008 2:25:53 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Very cool comp! Wonderful capture, good eye!


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8/27/2008 4:18:22 PM

 
John Connolly
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Marvelus composition, detail and color here David! Fantastic work!


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8/27/2008 4:59:51 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Love the lines, composition and color here, Dave.


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8/27/2008 5:00:41 PM

 
Kate Baumgartner
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Very cool composition.


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8/27/2008 5:47:55 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Spectacular color/tones/contrasts,design, pov & presentation!!! SUPERB work,David!!!


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8/27/2008 7:54:14 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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David, this is outstanding and the PS work is gorgeous! Love the unique composition...lots of badges for this one!


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8/28/2008 1:50:30 AM

 
David Phalen
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Thank you Jeff, Melissa, Mike, Shelly, Kitty, Dominick, Mitch, Daniella, Mel, Amalia, Karu, Margaret, Nadya, Renata, Kathy, Murry (WAY smaller than the arch), Mary, Claudia, John, Nikki, Kate, Patrick and Joannie. Your kind comments are very much appreciated.


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8/28/2008 3:59:44 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Incredible comp and colors David!


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8/28/2008 8:23:12 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Incredible comp and colors David!


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8/28/2008 8:23:41 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Incredible comp and colors David!


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8/28/2008 8:23:43 AM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Gorgeous! A total winner!

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8/28/2008 9:12:23 AM

 
Kaye Burazin
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Element and design are splendid, the capture superb.


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8/28/2008 2:47:25 PM

 
Ray Thoms
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Don't know how I missed this one David but it is wonderful...strong design and colour!


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8/29/2008 4:31:40 AM

 
Ken Smith
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I thought it was at night, at first. Love the colors and comp, David!


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8/29/2008 11:52:16 AM

 
David Phalen
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Thanks Gail (three times. :)), Kaye and Ken! I appreciate your comments.


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8/29/2008 1:49:33 PM

 
Aimee S. McMaster
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.....okay, how cool is this...what an awesome pov..wnderful design, color and well composed...great work David...Aimee


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8/30/2008 2:03:40 AM

 
David Phalen
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Thanks Aimee! I appreciate your comment.


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8/31/2008 7:06:01 AM

 
eileen bedford
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Thats so cool David....


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8/31/2008 8:27:19 AM

 
David Phalen
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Thanks Eileen! I appreciate your comment.


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8/31/2008 2:54:42 PM

 
Gary Lange
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Awesome image, David, very dramatic!! We WILL see this again!


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9/3/2008 10:19:57 AM

 
David Phalen
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Thanks Gary!! I appreciate your comment.


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9/4/2008 10:04:57 AM

 
Ermanno Radice
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Wonderful capture, beautiful colors and shape, great eye, David!!!


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9/4/2008 3:25:40 PM

 
Derrald R. Farnsworth-Livingston
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Wow, this is a cool one, David!


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9/4/2008 7:30:07 PM

 
David Phalen
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Thanks Ermanno and Derrald! I appreciate your comments.


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9/5/2008 6:14:39 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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This is just a terrific EOD image, David. Sure hope we see it again.


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9/6/2008 6:56:43 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Creative composition, David! Love the contrast and cool edginess!


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9/12/2008 7:53:18 PM

 
Kevin Burns  

WOW nice comp and subject Dave.
i don't recall seeing this site when I was in Columbus.
take care, Kevin


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9/14/2008 9:33:09 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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huge congrats Dave!!!


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9/22/2008 9:38:59 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!


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9/22/2008 9:46:50 AM

 
Mike Perez
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Great lines and colors, DAvid. Congratulations!


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9/22/2008 10:08:03 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Way to go, Dave. Love this one. Congratulations.


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9/22/2008 10:26:24 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WTG!!!!!! Congratulations on this INCREDIBLE finalist!!!!! Good luck in the next round!!!!! :-) k


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9/22/2008 10:47:52 AM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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I told you this one was heading for badges! :-) Now for the gold!
Congrats on your EP David!


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9/22/2008 11:28:13 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Beautiful...Congratulations!


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9/22/2008 11:35:36 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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Way To GO Dave!!!!
This is AWESOME!!!!
HUGE CONGRATS TO YOU!!!!

~J~


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9/22/2008 12:29:47 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Way to Go, Dave!! Congratulations on your awesome finalist! Best of luck in the second round!


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9/22/2008 12:43:05 PM

 
Mike Clime
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Congratulations on your finalist, David!


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9/22/2008 1:09:55 PM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Congratulations David!!


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9/22/2008 1:12:16 PM

 
Brett Dolsen
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Congratulations David!!Brett


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9/22/2008 1:25:55 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Congratulations on your very cool finalist, David!


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9/22/2008 2:25:41 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Congrats Dave!!! This is beautiful!!!


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9/22/2008 3:31:52 PM

 
Peter Appelbaum
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Awesome finalist David. Congrats. Peter


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9/22/2008 4:12:52 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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congratulations on this awesome finalist ~ go for the gold Dave

jo ann c.


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9/22/2008 4:49:50 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful, congrats David!


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9/22/2008 5:02:06 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations, David!


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9/22/2008 5:18:47 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Hey ,David, congratulations on this amazing finalist!!!


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9/22/2008 6:17:39 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, David! A fantastic finalist!


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9/22/2008 6:50:35 PM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Awesome finalist, Dave -- way to go, my friend!


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9/23/2008 4:16:22 AM

 
Gary Lange
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Many congrats here, David, this should go even further!! Best of luck!


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9/23/2008 8:15:44 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations David, this is inspiring. A beautiful finalist!


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9/23/2008 11:40:58 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, David.


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9/23/2008 1:02:47 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Congrats David! and good luck :)


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9/23/2008 2:40:30 PM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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I KNOW How to Pick 'em!!
Congratulations King David!!!


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9/26/2008 1:18:40 PM

 
Linda Blair
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Very cool David...congratulations!!!


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9/27/2008 4:57:13 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Congratulations David on an awesome finalist.


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10/1/2008 7:56:55 PM

 
David Phalen
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Thank you all very much!!


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10/6/2008 6:58:36 PM

 
Max Aureli
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Pretty cool design with contrasting colors, great angle and perspective, nice reflective light!! Congratulations David!!


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10/10/2008 3:59:42 AM

 
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