© Usman M. Bajwa

T H I N K E R   II

Renee Doyle level-addict 6/5/2010 3:15:27 PM

Wonderful comp and very intriguing silhouette capture Usman!! Beautiful work! #1275691

Joy Rector 6/6/2010 9:25:47 AM

great shot #8669162

Katarina Mansson 6/9/2010 3:18:18 AM

Fantastic silhouette, colors and shapes! #8681406

Jane Holestine 6/9/2010 5:15:19 AM

Beautifully captured. Love it! #8681599

Usman M. Bajwa level-addict 6/15/2010 9:51:25 PM

Thanks to you all for your kind comments and continued support, I appreciate it very much!

UB. #8697897

Nikki McDonald level-addict 7/1/2010 9:28:20 AM

This is my favorite of your June entries -- the sharp reflection and horizontal composition make it work better for me than "Thinker". "Night Lights" is my second favorite -- great results from the in-camera zoom and the tones are beautiful. I also like "Rendez-vous en l'air" for its other worldly feel and I think "Pillars, Arches and Chandeliers" is a terrific design element capture. Nice month as always, Usman. #8727840

Susan Fox 8/13/2010 1:02:28 PM

Congrats! #8825762

Nancyj E. Hovey level-addict 8/13/2010 2:28:41 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8826643

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-addict 8/13/2010 4:54:05 PM

Cool colors and reflections Usman! Congratulations on your finalist! #8827823

Karen E. Baumann 8/13/2010 5:00:34 PM

Congrats, Usman! Love the colors and the movement of architecture. #8827876

Tammy Espino 8/13/2010 5:50:44 PM

A huge congrats on this awesome finalist!! :) #8828297

Monnie Ryan 8/13/2010 6:40:02 PM

Congratulations once again, Usman! #8828685

Phyllis H. Burchett 8/13/2010 7:22:44 PM

Congrats Usman, fabulous! #8828959

Sam Britt 8/13/2010 10:00:57 PM

Congratulations Usman! #8829621

Graham Robards level-addict 8/13/2010 10:26:07 PM

Congratulations again UB. Best of luck in the next round. ~Pat #8829654

Antonio Amen 8/14/2010 4:39:03 AM

Excellent, nice work
António #8830063

Stefania Barbier level-addict 8/14/2010 4:56:38 AM

huge congrats on your gorgeous finalist! #8830113

Linda D. Lester level-addict 8/14/2010 5:37:31 AM

Excellent shot....Congratulations! #8830409

Bojan Bencic level-addict 8/14/2010 5:40:09 AM

Congratulations on your finalists, Usman. You know I love this one. Fantastic photo. #8830422

Carol L. Fowler 8/14/2010 6:16:21 AM

Big Congrats! #8830584

Datha Y. Thompson 8/14/2010 8:46:25 AM

Gorgeous Usman!! CONGRATULATIONS!! :) #8831426

Marilyn Cornwell level-addict 8/14/2010 9:05:20 AM

Congratulations on this spectacular image! It's a fantastic finalist!!! #8831503

Janet McNeil level-addict 8/14/2010 11:54:46 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!!! Good luck in the next round!! #8832216

Debra R. Harder 8/14/2010 1:46:01 PM

OUTSTANDING, Usman! A GOLD winner in my book! Congratulations on another BRILLIANT finalist! Deb #8832856

Laura E. Swan level-addict 8/14/2010 3:54:28 PM

If life could be lived in your gallery, there would be no regrets at all!

Beautiful Usman and huge congrats to you!


P.S. Thank you for coming to sign Pat's card today! She will love it! I also have two WHAZZIT games going right now on my gallery if you want to come play! :))) #8833473

Cesar J. La Rosa 8/14/2010 9:06:01 PM

This is absolutely amazing, Usman. Love the patterns and the beautiful composition. I'm sure we'll be seeing this one again. Congratulations on this well-deserved Finalist!!!
Cesar #8834478

Cindy Bendush level-addict 8/14/2010 9:39:55 PM

Congratulations on this amazing finalist Usman! A beautiful work of art. #8834523

Robert K. Bemus level-addict 8/15/2010 1:00:33 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist, Usman!! #8834972

Patti Coblentz level-addict 8/15/2010 1:31:49 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Usman! #8835007

Lydia Williams level-addict 8/15/2010 7:10:31 AM

Usman, this is wonderful! Congratulations on this finalist! #8835704

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict 8/15/2010 7:39:47 AM

Congrats on this stunning finalist, Usman! Its a favorite!
Debby #8835830

Sandy Stigliano level-addict 8/15/2010 1:25:05 PM

WOW!! Congratulations! #8836836

Cheryl Schneider 8/15/2010 1:49:41 PM

Congratulations, again! #8836918

Mariann Kovats level-addict 8/15/2010 6:15:03 PM

Congratulations on all your fantastic finalists! This is awesome! Beautiful colors and reflection #8837624

Karen Celella level-addict 8/16/2010 5:30:17 AM

Congratulations on all of your wonderful finalist, Usman. This is my favorite! #8838650

Cheryl Schneider 8/16/2010 2:32:25 PM

A well deserved winner, Usman. Congratulations! #8839865

Leslie McLain level-addict 8/16/2010 2:34:27 PM

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Usman. #8839880

Susan Fox level-addict 8/16/2010 2:38:10 PM

Congratulations on your win! #8839909

Renee Doyle level-addict 8/16/2010 3:03:44 PM

Big congrats to you Usman on this excellent winner!! #8840021

Robert D. Proctor level-addict 8/16/2010 3:20:29 PM

Usman, Contrats on your win, Beautiful image. #8840103

Laura E. Swan level-addict 8/16/2010 3:22:08 PM


OH MY! HUGE CONGRATS on this MORE than beautiful image!

See? What did I tell you? The judges want to live in your beautiful gallery, too!


-Laura #8840113

Laura E. Swan level-addict 8/16/2010 3:24:08 PM

A Very Big Congratulations to you Usman on your outstanding 2nd Place Gold award. A very deserving win for an outstanding photo and a really kind and warm friend. Well done.

Brian #8840125

Kay Beausoleil level-addict 8/16/2010 3:31:08 PM

Congratulations on your win, Usman -- such an intriguing composition! #8840183

Carol L. Fowler 8/16/2010 3:55:32 PM

Congrats on the WIN! #8840374

Daniella Puente 8/16/2010 3:58:25 PM

Congratulations Usman!!! #8840408

Patrick Rouzes level-addict 8/16/2010 3:59:33 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible WINNER, Usman! WTG, my friend! #8840421

Patti Coblentz level-addict 8/16/2010 4:14:59 PM

Big congratulations on this terrific win, UB! WTG!!! #8840558

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict 8/16/2010 4:25:12 PM

So glad to see this get the gold, Usman! Congratulations on your marvelous winner!

Debby #8840643

Anita Hogue 8/16/2010 4:27:36 PM

WOW, Usman! This is stunning! CONGRATULATIONS on your win! #8840657

Nancyj E. Hovey level-addict 8/16/2010 4:35:06 PM

on your very deserving

Agnes Fegan level-addict 8/16/2010 4:40:13 PM

Congratulations!!! #8840722

Monnie Ryan level-addict 8/16/2010 4:46:42 PM

Love this one, Usman -- congratulations! #8840760

Randy D. Dinkins level-addict 8/16/2010 4:54:58 PM

Beautiful capture of this beautiful spot, big congrats. #8840798

Debra R. Harder 8/16/2010 5:26:07 PM

WTG, Usman! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING GOLD WINNER! Deb #8840974

Melissa McCabe 8/16/2010 5:57:04 PM

Wow, stunning image! Congrats : ) -mm #8841100

Abdulsalam AlKuwyleet level-addict 8/16/2010 6:29:35 PM

nice capture my friend, well done
congratulations in your second place winner.
Best regards. #8841291

Sam Britt 8/16/2010 6:42:35 PM

Big congratulations on this 2nd place win, Usman! #8841371

Brett Dolsen 8/16/2010 7:57:11 PM

A wonderfull winner Usman!!Congratulations! #8841646

Usman M. Bajwa level-addict 8/16/2010 8:40:33 PM

Thanks to all of my friends for their constant support and generous comments and to Judges for choosing this as a winner.

UB. #8841775

Mark Dodge 8/16/2010 10:08:04 PM

Whoa! Truly impressive, Usman! Your work is inspirational to me. Very creative, well seen, and photographed. The burst of light and color in the background is beautiful. Love the stark contrast of the man made elements against such natural beauty. Brilliant in silhouette. Your world is beautiful :o) Congratulations man! #8841932

Bojan Bencic level-addict 8/16/2010 10:52:09 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic winner, Usman. WTG! #8842031

Courtenay Vanderbilt 8/17/2010 2:38:54 AM

Big Congratulation on this beauty, Usman! #8842215

John Rivera 8/17/2010 3:44:47 AM

Congrats on a beautiful winner! #8842279

Sandra Anderson 8/17/2010 4:18:34 AM

Love this capture Usman.
congratulations. #8842330

Stefania Barbier level-addict 8/17/2010 4:48:39 AM

congratulations on your gorgeous winner! #8842409

R. J. Laudenbacher level-addict 8/17/2010 5:17:42 AM

Congratulations to you on your beautiful winner! #8842524

frank w. degenhardt level-addict 8/17/2010 5:51:07 AM

Usman- Gorgeous work done here. Congratulations on the Second Place Win my friend. Way to go. #8842669

Karen Celella level-addict 8/17/2010 5:52:59 AM

Congratulations on your fabulous winner, Usman! #8842677

Jessica Jenney level-addict 8/17/2010 6:06:34 AM

Congratulations, Usman on your outstanding win! #8842735

Datha Y. Thompson level-addict 8/17/2010 6:37:23 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! #8842855

Carol Flisak level-addict 8/17/2010 6:39:58 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful second place winner, Usman! #8842870

Gail P. Sullivan level-addict 8/17/2010 7:06:14 AM

Usman...such a striking and deserving winner...big congrats! #8842977

Katarina Mansson 8/17/2010 8:48:05 AM

WTG Usman - big congratulations! #8843231

Mitch Spence level-addict 8/17/2010 9:18:38 AM

Had to be, Usman. Good for you! #8843327

Rona L. Schwarz 8/17/2010 9:59:55 AM

Marvelous, marvelous, marvelous! This is my favorite of your arches, Usman, although they are all wonderful! CONGRATULATIONS ON A SPLENDID SECOND PLACE WINNER!! #8843382

Claudine Grove 8/17/2010 11:04:16 AM

Wow!! congrats #8843479

Lydia Williams level-addict 8/17/2010 1:05:43 PM

Fanatastic Usman! Happy for you and your gold on this amazing photo! #8843770

Maria Coulson 8/17/2010 8:11:50 PM

Usman, this is fantastic, congratulations. #8844688

Kathy Salerni level-addict 8/17/2010 9:45:16 PM

Huge congrats on your well deserved Gold win, Usman! #8844811

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-addict 8/18/2010 4:29:52 AM

Congratulations on your win,Usman!! #8845215

Sharon Sawyer level-addict 8/18/2010 3:22:08 PM

Usman, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved Second Place Win!!! #8846599

Cindy Bendush level-addict 8/18/2010 10:00:43 PM

Yea - WTG Usman! Big congratulations on your win! #8847173

Manos Peponas 8/18/2010 10:34:58 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved win! #8847271

Manos Peponas 8/18/2010 10:34:58 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved win! #8847272

Robert K. Bemus level-addict 8/18/2010 10:49:18 PM

Congratulations on your Gold, Usman!! #8847286

Phyllis H. Burchett 8/19/2010 5:14:12 PM

Congrats Usman on this fabulous winner! #8849306

Mike Clime 8/20/2010 4:43:42 PM

Congratulations on your winner! #8851468

adrifil 9/24/2010 6:22:55 AM

This photo is amazing, congratulations! #8927215

Ross Throndson 1/27/2011 10:21:53 AM

Awesome image.... Congratulations ! #9197348

Darryl Wilkinson 9/26/2011 10:55:40 PM

Your gallery is beautiful, Usman! Exceptional work! #9698349

Yulianto Soeroso 6/29/2012 3:12:20 AM

amazing #10205568

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Another sunset view of the arches. Tripods were not allowed so used the top of the marble pedestal. (A night shot of the structure can be seen here: http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGallDetail.asp?photoID=7049632). Shot in RAW and processed in PS CS2.

CATEGORY: Catch All (Resubmitted July 13, 2010)

Exif: Flash: did not fire., ISO: 280, Model: NIKON D40

Uploaded on 6/5/2010 12:29:24 PM

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Camera: Nikon D40 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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