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Touch

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Touch
Touch
This image is of my husband's grandfather who passed away this past May at 96 and our niece when she was under a year old. I submitted this the day after he died. I worked on this some more, and I am resubmitting it into the MT. I am hoping it does better this time, bec. it is one of my favorites. :)

Cropped, added contrast, converted to black and white using B's Vanilla Filter.

My first Saturday, and I am playing in a softball tournament all day today! Our school is in our local Battle of the Businesses - Although I have played all my life, I have NOT in many many months...I am going to be just a little sore tomorrow!!!
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    You Have a Winner Here.....


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9/6/2008 4:39:34 AM

 
Melissa Olsen
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I agree...winner....simply beautiful!


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9/6/2008 6:16:59 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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This is an incredible photo taken with great lighting, fine detail and terrific composition, Debbra!! This certainly shows a precious connection and is great for the MT!!

Hope you have a great baseball day!!


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9/6/2008 6:54:16 AM

 
Jeanine M. Bailey
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This is certainly MY pic as an MT winner!! One of my faves too!! In fact I NEED this one for Mattie!! :) I think you should add An Everlasting Touch of Love to the title because I think Gramps touched our lives in such a way that will live on for generations to come!!! Okay, made myself cry....can't help it though Gramps was pretty special person!!!

Hope you're winning today!!! :)


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9/6/2008 8:35:20 AM

 
Shari Kelly
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YOU KNOW I AM IN-LOVE WITH THIS---HOPE TO SEE IT GO FAR---WITH THE DESCRIPTION-IT MAKES IT EVEN MORE SPECIAL DEB...GREAT EDITING AS WELL---LOVE THE B/W...HIT A HOMER TODAY---Shari


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9/6/2008 8:53:02 AM

 
Sherran Andersen
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No real words to describe a photo as touching as this. Well done Debbra. Sherran


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9/6/2008 9:48:43 AM

 
Amy E. Schneider
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OUT of this WORLD!
Debbra this is amazing...terrific lighting and tones...I LOVE THIS!!!!!
I agree with everyone else you have a win in the bag with this one!!!
Excellent work my friend.
Amy:)


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9/6/2008 10:14:53 AM

 
Jennifer L. Taranto
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W I N N E R !!! love this - love the emotion, love the tones, love your angle, .... everything is Perfect!!


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9/6/2008 11:33:20 AM

 
Shannon D. Miller
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I'm with Jennifer on this one girl! Can you say another WINNER??? This is STUNNING! I am soooo....in LOVE with this photo! To be honest it makes me want to cry that's how touching and meaningful this photo is! I don't know what else to say, other than it is a thing of beauty! Shannon~


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9/6/2008 3:42:00 PM

 
Debbra L. Bailey
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You have all blessed me soooo much by your commets on this image! I was disapointed when it did not get an EP last time, but I am even happier with it after the additional editing. Thank you ALL for you kind and encouraging words!!!


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9/6/2008 7:48:18 PM

 
Chastity Abbott
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I love images that are "real", this brought tears to my eyes...I love it!
I would love to see it again! WTG!


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9/7/2008 9:29:39 AM

 

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What a keepsake this is -- and perfect for this month's them. I hope it wins. :)


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9/7/2008 12:49:55 PM

 
Amber J. Skene
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Just perfect in every way Deb. Gorgeous tones, fantasic comp, lighting, and POV. And so touching. A great MT entry.


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9/7/2008 2:10:03 PM

 
Holly Hitchcock
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FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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9/7/2008 2:28:04 PM

 
Amber J. Skene
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Congrats on your finalist!!!


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10/22/2008 6:58:28 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations Debbra! I'm so happy for you - this is a beautiful memory!


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10/22/2008 7:29:14 PM

 
Angie Sidles
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Big Congrats on this beautiful finalist Debbra! SO deserving!! :)


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10/22/2008 8:13:14 PM

 
Jeanine M. Bailey
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YEAH!!!!!!!!! I'm SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!! You have to send this to LB to see!!!!!! :) WTG!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!


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10/23/2008 5:22:24 AM

 
Terri L. Scribner
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Congratulations! This is a priceless capture and a winner for sure!


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10/23/2008 5:23:25 AM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Debbra, such a moving and honoring image... congrats on it's finalist win!!! Stunning work my friend! Blessings!


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10/23/2008 7:46:00 AM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Debbra! An amazing image!


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10/23/2008 7:54:19 AM

 
Amy E. Schneider
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Yeah for you Deb! I love this portrait, I'm so glad it is going further in the contest for you.
Congratulations!!!!!!
Amy:)


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10/23/2008 8:00:56 AM

 
Max Aureli
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Great composition and congratulations for your Finalist, Debbra!!!


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10/23/2008 9:18:41 AM

 
Shannon D. Miller
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YUP!!! I knew we would see this one again girl it truly has WINNER written all over it!!! CONGRATUALTIONS!!! Shannon~


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10/23/2008 9:38:07 AM

 
Eugenio Diaz  

Congratulations on a beautiful and well deserved finalist


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10/23/2008 4:35:49 PM

 
Shari Kelly
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!!!CONGRATS GIRL!!!

I am smiling a huge smile for you...
I love this image---reminds me of the CREATION image..have you ever seen it...
I knew this would make it---HOPE TO SEE A WINNER---LOOOOOOOOVE IT!!! Shari


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10/23/2008 7:49:24 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Wow.. this is an awesome Finalist. Congrats.

UB.


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10/23/2008 8:39:52 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Congratulations, Debbra on your well deserved Finalist photo. Awesome photo.


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10/24/2008 7:46:16 AM

 
KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S.
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IT'S A WONDERFUL EXPOSURE.
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FINALIST.

KARU.


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10/24/2008 9:51:32 AM

 
Amber J. Skene
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Congrats on your winner!


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10/24/2008 1:38:29 PM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Beautiful ... congratulations on your winning photo !!!


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10/24/2008 1:50:43 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations on going gold Debbra - this is such a beautiful tribute!!


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10/24/2008 1:52:52 PM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Beautiful winner Debra..congratulations!!


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10/24/2008 1:59:14 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Heartiest congratulations on this amazing win, my friend!


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10/24/2008 2:25:21 PM

 
Amy E. Schneider
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Yeah for gold!!!!
Way to go Deb you deserve it this is a great photograph...Congrats my friend.
Amy:)


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10/24/2008 2:43:33 PM

 
Shannon D. Miller
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I knew we would see this amazing photo again girl! CONGRATULATIONS!!! On this amazing win and most deserving win! Shannon~


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10/24/2008 2:49:40 PM

 
Shari Kelly
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S:o)M:o)I:o)L:o)I:o)N:o)G:o)...hey do you see me smiling...

THIS IS SUCH AN AMAZING IMAGE DEBBRA---LOOKS LIKE A SCULPTURE THE MORE I LOOK AT IT...SO VERY PROUD OF YOU...Shari


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10/24/2008 2:53:30 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Gorgeous!!!
Huge congratulations on your new GOLD badge!!!
Smiles, Lisa


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10/24/2008 2:59:22 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!


 "A Humble Thophy"



A Special Trophy for



"September Winners"


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10/24/2008 3:59:49 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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congrats on your gorgeous win!!!


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10/24/2008 4:25:21 PM

 
Jeanine M. Bailey
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YEA! YEA! YEA! YEA! YOU KNOW I'M HAPPY ABOUT THIS WINNING!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!! :):):):):):)


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10/24/2008 4:36:12 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this second place win, Debbra!


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10/24/2008 4:55:05 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations!!!!


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10/24/2008 5:15:25 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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BIG CONGRATS on this wonderful and priceless favorite of you and many more Debbra!!!!!!!!! GREAT WINNER :))))))


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10/24/2008 7:29:59 PM

 
Carmody Baker
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I love this. Great Job!!!
Carmody


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10/24/2008 7:57:12 PM

 
Debbra L. Bailey
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Thank you ALL for your encouraging comments, your thoughts, your congrats... I appreciate them all! You are all so inspiring!


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10/24/2008 8:13:45 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Congrats on your win Debbra... one of my favourites. Sherran


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10/24/2008 8:42:35 PM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Debbra- A fitting tribute to your husbands grandfather. I know he would be proud. I am to of your work. Congratulations my friend. Enjoy and savor the moment.


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10/24/2008 9:34:26 PM

 
Max Aureli
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Congratulations for this Winner Debbra!!!


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10/25/2008 6:39:54 AM

 
Terri L. Scribner
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Told you this was a WINNER!


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10/25/2008 7:10:30 AM

 
Holly Hitchcock
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Not surprising, Debbra. I LOVED this when I first saw it!!! Congratulations!!


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10/25/2008 7:49:44 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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WTG. Congrats. on striking GOLD.

UB.


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10/25/2008 12:10:37 PM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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YEEEEEESSSS! Congrats Debbra on this wonderful win... I had no doubts m'dear!


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10/25/2008 1:06:40 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your win Debbra, how sweet!


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10/25/2008 10:10:48 PM

 
Denny E. Barnes
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Congratulations on your winning GOLD, Debbra! It's well deserved!!


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10/26/2008 6:26:02 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Debbra on your Win.

Dominick


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10/27/2008 2:40:42 AM

 
Debbra L. Bailey
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Thank you to everyone for their congrats! I am so thankful for all of the encouraing, kind and talented friends I have made on Betterphoto!


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10/27/2008 5:31:11 AM

 
Rick Clark
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Debbra - What a wonderful family image, well done!


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10/27/2008 4:42:36 PM

 
Debbra L. Bailey
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Thank you Rick!


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10/27/2008 5:28:39 PM

 
Ron Evans
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I'm not the most emotional person but this is truly gripping. It cuts to the core and I think it's one of the best examples in this genre I've seen. I am particularly drawn to the texture and grit of the grandfather's hand. It tells a story, or allows for me to develop one on my own which is truly special. Wonderful capture and congrats!


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10/29/2008 2:47:03 PM

 
Ron Roberts
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ALL OF THE ABOVE AND MORE BEAUTIFUL GALLERY...RON...


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11/7/2008 1:42:21 AM

 
Debbra L. Bailey
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Thank you Ron and Ron! I really appreciate your comments!


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11/15/2008 4:03:22 PM

 
Harmeet Singh
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Very beautiful image and dedication..This really deserved to be a winner.Congratulations..


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11/15/2008 10:19:01 PM

 
Maria A. Gonzalez
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Wonderful moment you capture here.This image has a lot of feelings to it.The old and the young,the size difference,all around a wonderful photo and intimate moment.Congratulations Debbra.


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11/16/2008 6:00:18 AM

 
Denise M. Snyder
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Debbra... I was just looking at your gallery and this amazing image just jumped out at me... congrats on this most deserving winner... what a touching, wonderful image this is... definitely going into my favs!


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11/22/2008 1:19:05 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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This is better than great. We will see this again!!! -Laura


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1/30/2009 2:49:32 PM

 
Rod Partington
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Fantastic picture here,Debbra! Congrats on the awards,totally deserves it! You really have some awesome images in your gallery!


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2/8/2009 12:30:59 PM

 
Esther R. Tinz
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Came across this image while checking out your gallery - beautiful - just beautiful!


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4/3/2009 1:11:26 PM

 
Shelia Earl
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Debbra,

I just saw the photo that was on SnapShot and went to your site to see your other work. This is the most beautiful photo! It tells such a story. Even though you won months ago, I could not help but write and tell you how much I love this photo.

Shelia Earl


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3/17/2010 6:04:12 AM

 
Debbra L. Bailey
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OK, I am so cheating on this month's challenge! This is by far my favorite image of hands :) It is my now deceased Grandfather in law (My husband's, mom's dad) and Bean's daughter Mattie when she was very little. Gramps was a Nascar driver and a bus mechanic, and I just love the deep dark wrinkles on his skin :)


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9/7/2012 9:55:08 AM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Well, I'll allow it cause it is freakin fantastic!


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9/7/2012 10:21:26 AM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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Such a powerful image. Well done!


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9/7/2012 10:44:00 AM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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Deb, this is an amazing image!! I love it :)


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9/7/2012 3:33:43 PM

 
Beth Spencer
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Amazing!! I love it!!


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9/7/2012 7:29:26 PM

 
Anthony L. Mancuso
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That is an amazing shot Deb...congrats on the well deserved gold...that must have been an oversight that it didn't get an EP the first time you entered it..


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9/7/2012 7:41:24 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Simply wonderful Deb. A true winner, and a welcome and winning entry for the challenge.


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9/7/2012 9:26:18 PM

 
Rita K. Connell
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totally awesome debra, well deserve of the gold indeed. I hope your sister or brother has this hanging in their home.


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9/8/2012 5:26:20 PM

 
lisa anderson
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Beautiful shot :)


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9/8/2012 6:52:02 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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It's already been said. A very compelling and emotional image. A very deserving image as well as perfect for the challenge.


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9/9/2012 1:09:35 PM

 
Peter W. Marks
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No words for this one Debbra. Way too thought provoking.


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9/10/2012 8:45:04 AM

 
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