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Datha Y. Thompson 6/8/2010 8:15:33 AM

Excellent!!! Love it!!!
WTG Isaiah!!! :) #1276721

Katarina Mansson 6/8/2010 8:25:19 AM

Great creative perspective and wonderful treatment. HTD Kara! #8678444

Jane Holestine 6/8/2010 8:26:11 AM

Love it, Kara. Wonderful perspective and treatments. It belongs on his wall. Have fun on your trip. #8678449

Daniella Puente 6/8/2010 5:00:22 PM

You did a very creative work on this Kara, is a beauty!!! #8680204

Michelle D. Allen 6/8/2010 5:17:13 PM

What a beautiful image, Kara! The treatments and POV add a lot to its character. WTG! #8680223

Kara L. Hendricks 6/8/2010 5:22:18 PM

Thanks guys!!! #8680237

Karen E. Baumann 6/8/2010 5:55:08 PM

I totally agree with the above... this is wonderful and belongs on his wall! Love the vintage look, especially love the plant in front of the mitt; very nicely composed. #8680419

Teri Klinger 6/8/2010 6:46:19 PM

super job, Kara!! :) great perspective, great texture...it's just GREAT! :) #8680656

Kara L. Hendricks 6/9/2010 6:34:20 AM

Thanks so much!!! #8681812

Chuck Bruton 6/10/2010 7:51:15 AM

That's good..........! #8685722

David Phalen 6/10/2010 8:21:53 AM

Excellent creative work!! HTD!! #8685842

Mitch Spence 6/10/2010 10:27:46 AM

A most creative idea beautifully conceived and presented, Kara. #8686116

Patti Coblentz 6/10/2010 4:47:49 PM

Very creative and effective concept, Kara...love the addition of the texture! HTD!

Patti #8686767

Amanda D. Austwick 6/10/2010 8:28:22 PM

Original presentation and POV! #8687379

Naomi Weiser 6/10/2010 10:49:52 PM

the added texture and pov really bring out the feel of the shot, htd! #8687570

Usman M. Bajwa 6/11/2010 2:36:37 AM

I would say it sure is a 'creative' shot with wonderful 'perspective'. You hit the nail on its head, Kara. HTD!

UB. #8687702

Julianne Bradford 6/11/2010 4:52:44 PM

You got it Kara! :-) Super foreground that brings one into the whole image. Winner for me :-) HTD! #8689439

Datha Y. Thompson 6/12/2010 9:15:14 AM

I agree with Usman Kara!!! Excellent WINNER from our Challenge!!!! Congratulations :) #8690752

Judy V. Kennamer 6/12/2010 9:21:54 AM

Gorgeous capture Kara!!! Congrats!!!! #8690761

Linda D. Lester 6/12/2010 10:31:40 AM

OMG!!! This is awesome....great work Kara!
Congratulations on your 101 POTD!!!!
Straight into my favs! #8690812

Patti Coblentz 6/12/2010 10:53:48 AM

Congratulations, Kara!! Terrific image!

Patti #8690826

Mitch Spence 6/12/2010 12:06:50 PM

Congratulations, Kara, it's a dandy. #8690881

William C. Raco 6/12/2010 4:10:26 PM

I love the classic baseball subject matter, the composition, the depth, the mood
Excellent, Kara
Congratulations on the 101 win #8691042

Bob Cournoyer 6/12/2010 5:20:02 PM

Nicely done, Kara!! Congrats on your theme win... :-) #8691110

Amanda D. Austwick 6/12/2010 8:56:39 PM

Very creative Kara, Congratulations! #8691396

Usman M. Bajwa 6/12/2010 9:37:15 PM

I am sure we will be seeing this get recognition at BP too. CONGRATZ on the 101 theme win, Kara!

UB. #8691421

Katarina Mansson 6/12/2010 11:31:36 PM

I concur with Usman - congrats Kara! #8691492

Jean E. Hildebrant 6/13/2010 11:22:05 AM

Awwww, cute! Love the pov and the dof. Congrat's :D #8692108

Dr Silly 6/13/2010 2:55:47 PM

Congratulations Kara on your PG101 Theme win. :O) #8692357

Kara L. Hendricks 6/13/2010 6:43:10 PM

Thanks so much guys! #8692719

Graham Robards 6/14/2010 12:54:00 AM

Love it Kara, congratulations. ~Pat #8693149

Kara L. Hendricks 6/14/2010 6:59:24 AM

Thanks Pat!! #8693777

Karen E. Baumann 6/14/2010 11:06:53 AM

A belated Congratulations to you, for this wonderful winner of the Creative Perspective Theme, Kara!!! Well deserved! #8694310

Kara L. Hendricks 6/14/2010 12:08:05 PM

Thanks!! #8694404

Michael Umbreit 6/14/2010 10:11:35 PM

Kara - Congratulations on your theme win!! This should be a winner on BP too!! - Mike #8695332

Kara L. Hendricks 6/15/2010 6:06:54 AM

Thanks Mike!! #8696118

Susana Ms Heide 6/16/2010 9:26:03 AM

Everything about this image screams WINNER!!!! The set up, the great use of DOF, the treatment, the CREATIVE PERSPECTIVE and the relevance to childhood. This is timeless! CONGRATS now Kara and I'll check back when it wins at BP :o) #8698850

Kara L. Hendricks 6/16/2010 9:42:25 AM

Wow... That's a glowing report... Hope you are right Susana...:) THANKS!!! #8698875

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 6/17/2010 8:10:42 PM

Very creative, a keepsake Kara! Congratulations!!! #8701932

Kara L. Hendricks 6/18/2010 5:40:07 AM

Thanks Donna!! #8702783

Nikki McDonald 6/19/2010 6:18:25 PM

Wonderful realization of a great idea, Kara. Perfect. Congratulations on the 101 theme win -- like Susana, I expect to see this again. #8705410

Kara L. Hendricks 6/19/2010 7:36:26 PM

Thanks so much Nikki... Hope you guys are right!! #8705580

Nikki McDonald 7/5/2010 6:50:19 PM

Back again LOL I see this is a personal favorite so I just wanted to wish it double good luck :) #8736731

Kara L. Hendricks 7/5/2010 8:11:05 PM

Thanks so much!! #8736823

Tressie Davis 7/11/2010 3:56:57 AM

Kara, I LOVE this image. One of my girls played tball and the other coach pitch softball - I got lots of action shots but nothing like this. Gotta add it to my list for next year! (or recreate it in the back yard LOL) :-) Excellent vision, beautiful image - it inspires me. <3 #8747640

Kara L. Hendricks 7/11/2010 5:51:50 AM

Thanks Tressie!! I actually took this with him ON the 3rd base which is his base...:) Another special thing about it... If you can, it's nice to take the shot on the field they play..:) #8747761

Nancyj E. Hovey 7/12/2010 2:27:00 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8751739

Patti Coblentz 7/12/2010 2:28:43 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Kara! #8751758

Michelle L. Frick 7/12/2010 4:54:35 PM

Congratulations Kara - this is so fabulous!!! #8753397

Christopher Budny 7/12/2010 6:42:33 PM

Great comp, perfect effects... Congratulations! #8754454

Irene Colling 7/12/2010 6:55:20 PM

Outstanding capture and presentation Kara.
Congratulations on the finalist. #8754561

Graham Robards 7/13/2010 4:54:00 AM

My favorite, I bet it goes further, I hope so! ~Pat #8756417

Kara L. Hendricks 7/13/2010 6:33:02 AM

Thanks everyone!! #8756935

Amanda D. Austwick 7/13/2010 6:48:53 AM

Congratulations Kara!!! #8757016

Mitch Spence 7/13/2010 10:07:50 AM

Way to go, Kara. Such a great idea and so perfectly done. #8758018

Debra R. Harder 7/13/2010 8:03:42 PM

This is such an amazing image, Kara! Love this! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist! Deb #8760244

Kara L. Hendricks 7/14/2010 7:06:23 AM

Thanks so much!! #8761274

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 7/14/2010 10:26:38 AM

I love this image Kara! Congratulations on your finalist! I hope to see this again soon with a golden badge!!! #8761897

Claudia Kuhn 7/14/2010 1:09:26 PM

Way to go Kara! Big congratulations on your

Datha Y. Thompson 7/14/2010 1:11:31 PM

IM so HAPPY for you my friend!!! You so deserve it!!!
GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!!!!!!!!! #8762265

Nancyj E. Hovey 7/14/2010 1:15:42 PM

on your Grand Prize Winner! 8o) #8762283

Jessica Jenney 7/14/2010 1:21:56 PM

Congratulations, Kara on your fabulous Grand Prize Win! #8762333

Mary Beth Aiello 7/14/2010 1:23:38 PM

Kara -- Love it, love it, love it, love it. I'm so happy for you, and I'm smiling from ear to ear. Huge congrats on this spectacular GRAND PRIZE WINNER. So well done. #8762341

Penny l. Haviland 7/14/2010 1:27:58 PM

Congrats Kara!!! Love this image! Well deserved! ;p #8762365

David Phalen 7/14/2010 1:30:47 PM

Can't argue with the judges on this one!! BIG Congrats on a well deserved Grand Prize Winner!! #8762387

Ryan Murphy 7/14/2010 1:31:39 PM

congrats, Kara. This is perfect - composition, DoF, processing, texture. everything. well deserved! #8762394

Patti Coblentz 7/14/2010 1:37:03 PM

WTG, Kara...big congratulations on this grand prize winner!! Your son will surely be pleased, too! #8762442

Susana Ms Heide 7/14/2010 1:37:40 PM

YAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!! So here I am checking back to congratulate you on this GRAND PRIZE Winner (WOW)!!!!! The image in and by itself truly deserves this honor but the person behind the image deserves it even more!!! SO VERY HAPPY fo you Kara!!!!! Now please go and CELEBRATE!!! I'm smiling big time!!! :o))) #8762448

Carla Metzler 7/14/2010 1:38:38 PM

WTG Kara! Congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE WINNER! :D #8762457

Tammy Espino 7/14/2010 1:38:46 PM

Huge congrats to you, Kara :) #8762459

Kara L. Hendricks 7/14/2010 1:40:57 PM

OMG!!!!!! I really can't believe it... To win is BIG but to have it be a shot you dearly love... Truly makes it GRAND!!!


Donna La Mattino Pagakis 7/14/2010 1:41:33 PM

Right on Kara!!!!!! I am so excited for you!!! A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You deserve it!!! #8762483

Melissa G. Meiselman 7/14/2010 1:43:38 PM

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this fantastic grand prize winner, Kara!!! Amazing shot!!! Great post procession!!! #8762504

Linda D. Lester 7/14/2010 1:44:13 PM

WTG....I have always loved this shot too! Congratulations on your huge win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #8762512

Susan Fox 7/14/2010 1:44:56 PM

Congratulations on your fabulous, wonderful and amazing grand prize winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #8762522

Mitch Spence 7/14/2010 1:54:03 PM

Oh, spectacular, Kara. Big, Bigger, Biggest congratulations to YOU. #8762600

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 7/14/2010 1:54:35 PM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize win, Kara :-) k #8762605

Dianna Murphy 7/14/2010 2:01:33 PM

Congratulations Kara, I've often thought one of your images could be in the top spot. High five. #8762668

Kathy Salerni 7/14/2010 2:07:31 PM

Big congrats on your Grand Prize winner, Kara! #8762709

Liz blahh 7/14/2010 2:07:35 PM

Congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!! #8762710

Kara L. Hendricks 7/14/2010 2:11:05 PM

Thank you everyone... HUGE SMILES!!! #8762731

Jean E. Hildebrant 7/14/2010 2:14:59 PM

OH MY GOSH!!! FANTASTIC! Congrat's big time, Kara!!!

Bob Cournoyer 7/14/2010 2:23:09 PM

I'm smiling so big for you I think my face is gonna break!!..WAY TO GO, KARA!!!! #8762789

Les Rhoades 7/14/2010 2:25:39 PM

Way to hit it out of the park! Congrats kara #8762797

Michael Umbreit 7/14/2010 2:26:09 PM

Kara - Big Congratulations!!! This shot really deserved the big prize!! - Mike #8762800

Kara L. Hendricks 7/14/2010 2:31:54 PM

Thanks so much everyone..

Bob.. Don't break your face!!..:) #8762816

Agnes Fegan 7/14/2010 2:32:00 PM

Huge congrats on your grand prize win! #8762817

ALLEN O. HOWARD 7/14/2010 2:33:47 PM

Congrats on the grand prize Kara! #8762824

Anita Hogue 7/14/2010 2:50:33 PM


Stefania Barbier 7/14/2010 3:24:01 PM

WTG Kara HUGE HUGE congrats on your Grand Prize!!!! #8763057

Kathryn Wesserling 7/14/2010 3:25:12 PM

The POV and treatment made this a major standout from the first day. Congratulations on making it all the way to the top, Kara. #8763064

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 7/14/2010 3:41:55 PM

Hip Hip... Big congrats Kara on this amazing win. Well done.
JP #8763130

Christopher Budny 7/14/2010 3:53:13 PM

I can't even begin to come up with the right congratulatory words... What a terrific win, Kara! #8763185

Deborah C. Lewinson 7/14/2010 4:04:29 PM

Hardy congrats, Kara, on your Grand Prize win!

Debby #8763236

Kara L. Hendricks 7/14/2010 4:09:02 PM

Thank you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #8763274

Bonnie C. Lackey 7/14/2010 4:17:14 PM

I'm sure this is already a huge poster for Isaiah's room! What a charming picture most deserving of it's new honor. Congratulations!!! #8763334

Kara L. Hendricks 7/14/2010 4:20:16 PM

Well not poster size..I have printed it though..:) My intention when shooting was a keepsake shot from his first year in sports... I had no idea it was on it's way to this..lol

Thanks!!! #8763357

Patrick Rouzes 7/14/2010 4:42:36 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your phenomenal Grand Prize Winner, Kara! #8763510

Fran J. Jagger 7/14/2010 4:47:16 PM

Big Congrats on your Grand Prize Winner, Kara!!! :) #8763525

Cathy Stancil 7/14/2010 4:48:34 PM

Congrats, Kara! Beautifully done! ;O) #8763530

Amanda D. Austwick 7/14/2010 4:54:53 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Kara on your Grand Prize Win!!! #8763550

Randy D. Dinkins 7/14/2010 5:17:17 PM

Big congrats, well done!!! #8763606

Debra R. Harder 7/14/2010 5:21:30 PM

WTG, Kara!! Huge congratulations on your AWESOME GRAND PRIZE WINNER!! Deb #8763621

Ken Smith 7/14/2010 5:39:41 PM

Whoo hoooo, Kara...Awesome...and congrats to you!! #8763680

Elida Gutierrez 7/14/2010 5:42:42 PM


HUGE and I mean HUGE congrats Kara, AWESOME image, well deserve of the GRAND PRIZE!!!! #8763698

Graham J. Weiss 7/14/2010 5:44:26 PM

Congratulations Kara :)

Fantastic image, and beautiful treatment. #8763711

Susan Cliett 7/14/2010 6:13:53 PM

Congratulations Kara! Much deserved win!! #8763824

Pam Bosch 7/14/2010 6:19:49 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Kara! This is a well deserved win and an iconic image! The point of view tells a marvelous story. #8763832

Sam Britt 7/14/2010 6:54:57 PM

Big Congrats on your grand prize winner, Kara!! #8763925

Kara L. Hendricks 7/14/2010 7:14:56 PM

Thanks to each and every one of you...

I AM SMILING!!! #8763986

Deborah Sandidge 7/14/2010 9:02:16 PM

Way to go, Kara! This is a HUGE accomplishment and much deserved honor. I'm very happy for you! You must be walking on air! :D Congratulations! #8764266

Merna L. Nobile 7/14/2010 9:26:10 PM

BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations on your Finalist Award for June, 2010. Merna #8764296

Chris Henning 7/14/2010 11:13:07 PM

Huge congrats, Kara. This is fantastic!! #8764439

Laurence Saliba 7/14/2010 11:40:15 PM

Beautiful!!! Congratulations Kara!!!! #8764462

Graeme yew Chow 7/15/2010 1:09:07 AM

Big congratulations ! Kara. #8764532

Katarina Mansson 7/15/2010 1:57:13 AM

HUGE congratulations Kara!!! #8764554

Naomi Weiser 7/15/2010 2:03:44 AM

super congrats! #8764557

Mary K. Robison 7/15/2010 3:35:46 AM

What a well-deserved Grand Prize Winner! CONGRATULATIONS to you, Kara! #8764653

Jack R. Perry 7/15/2010 4:15:35 AM

CONGRATS! #8764794

Kara L. Hendricks 7/15/2010 5:36:29 AM

Thank you all so much!!! #8765041

Christine Czernin 7/15/2010 6:26:31 AM

I can feel your smile and happiness over here!!. #8765184

Karen Celella 7/15/2010 6:27:54 AM

Huge congratulations for your terrific grand prize winner, Kara! #8765189

Tarun Bose 7/15/2010 11:41:54 AM

Big congrats for your Grand prize winner, Kara. #8765780

Michelle L. Frick 7/15/2010 12:50:11 PM

WTG Kara!!! Beautiful GP winner!!! Congratulations! #8765910

Kara L. Hendricks 7/15/2010 1:55:31 PM

THANKS so much!!!!! #8766031

Phyllis H. Burchett 7/15/2010 5:44:54 PM

FANtastic!! HUGE Congrats on this awesome GRAND Prize Winner Kara!! #8766413

Nikki McDonald 7/15/2010 8:47:24 PM

There's nothing left to say LOL Congratulations, Kara, for snagging the big one with this terrific capture -- well conceived and executed. Way to go! #8766737

Denny E. Barnes 7/15/2010 10:18:34 PM

Big Congratulations, Kara on your fantastic Grand Prize win!! WTG!! #8766907

Sharon Sawyer 7/15/2010 10:34:15 PM

Kara, HUGE congratulations on your brilliant and well deserved Grand Prize Win!!! #8766928

Teri Klinger 7/16/2010 4:48:03 AM

WOWWWW!!! congrats Kara!! I LOVE this image!!! awesome! #8767278

Linda Blair 7/16/2010 6:38:14 AM

Congratulations on your awesome Grand Prize Win!!!!! #8767574

Charlotte LaBarbera 7/16/2010 8:36:06 AM

Congratulations for being rewarded for doing something you love. It is tempting to shift your interest and focus to what you think the judges like and this image tells me that you can do both; pay attention to previous winners and follow your heart. #8767853

Kara L. Hendricks 7/16/2010 9:52:31 AM

Thank you all so VERY MUCH!!! #8767966

Vickie J. Jenkins 7/16/2010 11:42:55 AM

A great big congratulations for this amazing win! I just love the image. #8768123

Kara L. Hendricks 7/16/2010 12:54:36 PM

Thank you! #8768204

Sharon Day 7/16/2010 1:39:02 PM

BIG CONGRATULATIONS on Grand Prize, Kara!!! WTG!!! #8768260

Renee Doyle 7/16/2010 4:58:01 PM

On the road at the moment but just wanted to pop in and say a HUGE congratulations to you Kara on this brilliant Grand Prize Winner!!!!!!! WTG :-) #8768628

Susan K. Snow 7/16/2010 8:46:15 PM

This has the compositional components, which Brenda Tharp taught in her class, Creative Visions. Add to that the tonality and extra creativity. This is an an awesome image and you have a well deserved grand prize winner. Congratulations! You should be very proud!!!! I am, of you. ~Bunny


Kara L. Hendricks 7/16/2010 8:58:14 PM

Thank you ladies...!!!! #8769065

David M. Montero 7/17/2010 10:33:09 AM

Congratulations on your well deserved grand prize! So well composed and treated. Outstanding job. #8769684

Kara L. Hendricks 7/17/2010 7:28:11 PM

Thanks!!! #8770472

Toni Riggs 7/18/2010 11:53:36 AM

Wonderful image! Love the tones used here. Congrats! #8771662

William C. Raco 7/18/2010 2:32:19 PM

Outstanding photo, Kara
A wonderful choice for the Grand Prize
Congratulations! #8771847

Kara L. Hendricks 7/18/2010 3:08:55 PM

Thanks so much!! #8771892

Judy V. Kennamer 7/18/2010 6:00:37 PM

A BIG, BIG Congratulations on your wonderful Grand Prize winner Kara!!! #8772259

Ellen Hodges 7/18/2010 9:00:10 PM

Huge congrats on a fabulous win, Kara!!! #8772523

Kate Jackson 7/19/2010 11:41:36 AM

Congratulations on your classy Grand Prize Winnder Kara!!! #8773589

Barbara Socor 7/19/2010 1:58:19 PM

Such a fine, fine image Kara....a genuine "Grand Prize Winner"! Congrats on your inventive and well-executed shot! #8773801

Susan M. Hembree 7/19/2010 9:51:09 PM

And the GP goes to... YEAH, Kara! Wow! Wonderful! Congratulations! #8774582

Shawn Jennings 7/22/2010 11:52:45 AM

Fantastic work, Kara! Congratulations on your win! #8780423

Kara L. Hendricks 7/23/2010 12:19:23 PM

Thanks everyone!!! #8782219

Paula Showen 7/27/2010 7:38:35 PM

Congratulations!!! Fantastic winning photo! #8790117

Kara L. Hendricks 7/28/2010 6:26:46 AM

Thank you Paula!! #8790916

Jojie F. Alcantara 8/5/2010 11:58:48 AM

Congratulations on your win, Kara. Your photo gives off a nostalgic warm feeling, not just because of the warm tones. Plus, the POV is tops. :-) #8808309

Kara L. Hendricks 8/5/2010 1:21:07 PM

Thanks so much! #8808433

Raymond Pauly 8/14/2010 7:50:29 PM

Wonderful winner here Kara! You must be so proud!! Big congratulations! #8834336

Stephanie Laird 8/16/2010 7:04:36 AM

Kara I just saw this! Congratulations on such a wonderful image and win!!! Fantastic! #8838919

Kara L. Hendricks 9/5/2010 8:42:48 AM

Thank you both so much!!! #8883016

Dominick M. Dimacale 9/13/2010 3:25:04 AM

Congratulations Kara on your Grand Prize Win, a bit late!

Dominick #8897214

Kara L. Hendricks 9/13/2010 6:39:59 AM

Thank you Dominick!!! #8897650

Angie M. Davis 10/10/2010 6:17:05 PM

Absolutely LOVE this, Kara! Congrats on the big win - very well deserved!!! #8958752

Kara L. Hendricks 10/10/2010 6:45:13 PM

Thank you Angie!! #8958781

Lisa A. Car 1/14/2011 4:05:04 PM

LOVE THIS!!! One of my favorites of yours for sure!! #9163280

Kara L. Hendricks 1/14/2011 6:30:16 PM

Thanks Lisa!! #9163536

Julianne Bradford 10/3/2011 8:25:39 AM

Congratulations Kara! Fabulous work well recognized :-) thanks again for all the inspiration #9713242

Kara L. Hendricks 10/3/2011 10:02:34 AM

Thanks!! #9713483

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For the PG101 Creative Perspective Challenge...:)

Taken just last night at the softball field.. Isaiah is playing t-ball this summer and is their power hitter..;) He has had 12 rbi's in 3 games and we are proud!
I used the NIK filters on this and added a texture in PS for a vintage look.. Thanks for looking!!

~Catch All~

Exif: F Number: 3.2, Exposure Bias Value: 1.30, ExposureTime: 10/5000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 64, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 10.90 mm, Model: C765UZ

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