David Phalen Student 7/28/2010 1:35:48 PM

Close enough to a circle!! Love the light, colors, framing and clarity!! Very well done John!! #1292613

Bobby Ray Goodman 7/28/2010 1:44:10 PM

Hi John,that round enough for me to be a circle.Beautiful capture my friend.Looks like that was a beautiful day!!!!! #8791694

Mike Clime 7/28/2010 1:54:16 PM

Great capture, comp and framing! It looks like a circle to me, it just goes below ground. Bet that garden is something! #8791725

Tammy M. Anderson 7/28/2010 2:13:09 PM

Beautiful place, framing and clarity, John. Very pretty. #8791759

Tiia Vissak 7/28/2010 2:21:28 PM

a wonderful MT image! #8791771

Gord MacEachern 7/28/2010 2:26:38 PM

Fabulous capture Jack, perfect M/T entry.
Looks like a great spot!! #8791780

Gord MacEachern 7/28/2010 2:28:19 PM

Sorry about your name John! #8791785

Hendrik Storme 7/28/2010 2:47:51 PM

Gorgeous MT entry!!! #8791822

Jeff W. Robinson 7/28/2010 2:58:49 PM

Another great find and capture John!! Jeff #8791837

John Connolly 7/28/2010 3:11:22 PM

Thank you so much David, Bobby, Mike,Tammy, Tiia Gord, Hendrik and Jeff for your input here, it is appreciated.

I found this one drifting in space, and thank you too Nancy!

Nancy L. Green

Oh my I love this!!! WONDERFUL comp, POV, colors and lighting, WTG!!!! <><
7/28/2010 1:35:16 PM


Laura E. Swan 7/28/2010 3:43:35 PM

Wow! What a beautiful place! Cool way to frame shot, too John!

Love it!

-Laura #8791904

Wm Nosal 7/28/2010 3:47:51 PM

Beautiful Shot, John!


Monnie Ryan 7/28/2010 4:13:34 PM

Close enough for horseshoes, John! Terrific job with the framing and colors -- well done! #8791932

Ann Coates 7/28/2010 4:42:49 PM

Your circle has a beautiful view too. Nicely captured John. #8791965

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 7/28/2010 5:01:11 PM

Magnificent, John! It looks like a circle to me! :-) k #8791994

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/28/2010 5:17:12 PM

Nicely composed with excellent color and detail John, great for the monthly theme...

jo ann c. #8792031

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 7/28/2010 5:21:12 PM

I like the way Mike thinks ;0)
Fantastic Monthly Theme entry Johnny!! #8792039

Marilyn K. Lincecum 7/28/2010 5:32:03 PM

Another perfect image for the MT. Wonderful lighting, colors, texture and I love the framing. #8792062

Lorraine A. Cook 7/28/2010 5:53:29 PM

I'll circle this one for a winner, John!!<:)) The red outline draws the eye to the beautiful view, My Friend!!<:)) #8792124

Barbara Waldoch 7/28/2010 6:25:18 PM

Terrific pov and capture, John! #8792219

Patrick Rouzes 7/28/2010 6:49:38 PM

Fantastic tones, colors, textures, framing, lighting & symmetry here, John! Outstanding MT entry, indeed! #8792261

Tammy Espino 7/28/2010 6:53:29 PM

So many great MT's this month.This looks like a winner to me :) #8792268

Renata Gusciora 7/28/2010 7:21:53 PM

Super framing,fabulous pov,wonderful clarity,color and fantastic place,John! #8792357

Denny E. Barnes 7/28/2010 7:48:56 PM

Outstanding, John! Your POV, composition, the color, clarity and detail are all fantastic!! What a great MT entry!! WTG!! #8792422

Stan Kwasniowski 7/28/2010 8:48:23 PM

John, well thought out shot #8792487

Dick W. Wyatt 7/29/2010 12:49:21 AM

Looks like a circle to me.

Great colors John, I like this one! #8792688

Brett Dolsen 7/29/2010 12:50:38 AM

Great composition,colours,depth and details John!! #8792692

Paul E. Earl 7/29/2010 3:12:17 AM

I have been tempted to post my image of this exact spot taken a month ago!!! A terrific image! #8792790

Ken Smith 7/29/2010 4:03:33 AM

Perfect, John....looks like a circle to me! Nice colours!! #8792854

Ray Thoms 7/29/2010 4:07:58 AM

Great image the colour and detail! #8792862

Marijana Fajgl 7/29/2010 5:00:36 AM

Grat framing and scene, John. Wonderful colours1 #8792924

Douglas Perry 7/29/2010 5:01:02 AM

Another great MT shot. Well done. #8792926

Jack Ryan 7/29/2010 6:11:09 AM

A very well composed and very appealing image. Beautifully done, John. #8793093

Candice C. Calhoun 7/29/2010 7:07:14 AM

Superb photo for the monthly theme, how the gate frames that gorgeous garden! WTG!

ccc #8793189

Nadine A. Lewis 7/29/2010 9:56:53 AM

EXCELLENT framing, John!!! GREAT color, PERFECT MT entry, & OUTSTANDING image!!! <>< #8793527

John Connolly 7/29/2010 1:24:43 PM

Thank you faor all your kind remarks, they are appreciated! #8793744

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 7/29/2010 2:29:45 PM

Wonderful framing with beautiful colors John!,
Amalia #8793840

John Connolly 7/29/2010 3:19:26 PM

Thank you Amalia, they are beautiful gardens! #8793930

Ruth E. Foster-Lindsay 7/29/2010 4:43:44 PM

Awesome MT entry John! Gardens look lovely! Excellent work! #8794026

Carolyn J. Connolly 7/30/2010 7:49:56 AM

Superb capture and entry for the theme, bro-in-law...with outstanding colours, clarity of detail, light, depth and composition!! :o) #8795201

Pat and Graham Robards 7/30/2010 10:44:45 AM

Very Nice John! ~Pat #8795504

Ellen Hodges 7/30/2010 12:34:38 PM

Perfect composition in this beauty, John!!! #8795698

John Connolly 7/30/2010 5:42:36 PM

Many thanks Ruth, Carolyn, Pat & Graham and Ellen for your encouraging comments! #8796180

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 7/30/2010 6:20:09 PM

AWESOME colors and MT capture, BEAUUUUUUUUTIFUL!!! #8796281

John Connolly 7/30/2010 6:35:59 PM

Thank you so much Peaches, they are a beautiful gardens! #8796320

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 7/31/2010 8:38:56 AM

Love it! Love it! Love it! Absolutely terrific image, greatly composed and with wonderful colors, John. Well done! #8797156

John Connolly 7/31/2010 3:20:29 PM

Thanks Kiki, I must re visit the beautiful gardens when spring arrives this year! #8797682

Ray & Audrey Clarke 8/2/2010 8:23:15 AM

Hi John, what perfect composition, wonderful shot #8801301

John Connolly 8/2/2010 5:12:04 PM

Thanks Ray & Audrey, it is great to hear from you again! #8802011

isabel C. Zepeda 8/3/2010 8:41:11 AM


Its a beautiful almost circle,nice composition and colors :)

Ysa... #8803590

John Connolly 8/3/2010 3:20:52 PM

Thanks Ysa, it was a great suprise to come across this gate in the gardens! #8804226

Doug Pignet 8/13/2010 11:40:04 AM

Congrat's on this wonderful finalist image #8825294

Giancarlo Bisone 8/13/2010 12:01:26 PM

Hi John:
Congratulations for a well deserved finalist photo.
Ciao, Giancarlo #8825386

Nancy L. Green 8/13/2010 12:08:16 PM

CONGRATULATIONS dear friend, WTG!!! <>< #8825421

Michelle Alton 8/13/2010 12:24:23 PM

Nice going with this one, John. Congratulations! Good luck moving onward! #8825545

Lorna Shutter 8/13/2010 12:55:55 PM

Love this one!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award, John!!!!! :)

Photobucket #8825722

Hendrik Storme 8/13/2010 1:12:50 PM

Great MT entry and finalist,John!!! #8825839

Jack Ryan 8/13/2010 1:21:00 PM

Congratulations, John...a very deserving selection. #8825927

Monnie Ryan 8/13/2010 1:22:07 PM

A deserving Finalist -- congratulations, John! #8825938

Bobby Ray Goodman 8/13/2010 1:24:09 PM

A Big Congratulations,John.WTG My friend!!!! #8825960

Marijana Fajgl 8/13/2010 1:31:43 PM

Another amazing finalist! Big congratulations, John! #8826029

Nancyj Hovey 8/13/2010 1:39:00 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8826115

Anita N. Hogue 8/13/2010 1:59:20 PM

Warmest Congratulations, John! #8826305

Kerry Hill 8/13/2010 3:11:10 PM

Huge congratulations on this fantastic finalist John!! #8826949

Tammy Espino 8/13/2010 3:26:42 PM

A huge congrats on this awesome finalist!! :) #8827041

Wm Nosal 8/13/2010 3:33:11 PM

Congratulations, John #8827109

Laura E. Swan 8/13/2010 3:52:52 PM

HEY! NEAT JOHN!!!! So happy for you!!! This one is so beautiful!


-Laura :D

(Home safely from Camping now!) #8827292

Terry Cervi 8/13/2010 4:15:18 PM

Beautifully framed, John! Congrats on your Finalist! #8827524

Renata Gusciora 8/13/2010 4:56:48 PM

Big congratualtions on this fabulous finalist,John!!!:-) #8827848

Renee Doyle 8/13/2010 5:58:39 PM

Excellent mt finalist John!!! Congratulations!! #8828381

Ellen Hodges 8/13/2010 6:02:47 PM

Congrats and very best luck on your awesome finalists, John!!!!! Awesome framing!!! #8828416

Stan Kwasniowski 8/13/2010 9:13:36 PM

John, a BIG Congratulations, #8829480

Patricia A. Coblentz 8/13/2010 11:14:14 PM

Big congratulations on this wonderful finalist, John! #8829712

Dick W. Wyatt 8/14/2010 12:31:11 AM

A double! Congratulations John. #8829759

Brett Dolsen 8/14/2010 1:15:49 AM

Fantastic finalist and congraulations John! #8829829

Pat and Graham Robards 8/14/2010 1:47:24 AM

Congratulations John! Best of luck in the next round! ~Pat #8829839

Stefania Barbier 8/14/2010 5:03:38 AM

huge congrats on your beautiful finalist!!! #8830159

Linda Blair 8/14/2010 7:15:00 AM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist!!! #8830982

Douglas Perry 8/14/2010 7:24:40 AM

Congrats and good luck. #8831053

Emile Abbott 8/14/2010 10:02:14 AM

Great framing and composition John and congrats on the finalist. #8831764

Janie S. Oliver 8/14/2010 3:21:10 PM

Wonderful work. Congrats on the finalist. #8833267

Courtenay Vanderbilt 8/14/2010 3:24:59 PM

Hey John, Big Congrats for this wonderful Finalist! And I apologize if I don't get around to all of them! #8833283

Barbara Mason 8/14/2010 4:50:09 PM

Congratulations a well deserved Finalist John !!! #8833758

JO ANN CLEVELAND 8/14/2010 6:38:38 PM

Congratulations on this awesome finalist John!

jo ann c. #8834163

Ian M. Hill 8/14/2010 6:39:08 PM

Big congrats again John on a well deserved final,best of luck!! #8834165

Phyllis Burchett 8/14/2010 6:51:27 PM

Congrats on this fantastic finalist John!! #8834214

Sabrina Ryan 8/14/2010 7:37:23 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this Wonderful Finalist image, John! #8834299

Ann Coates 8/14/2010 11:19:20 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist John. #8834718

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 8/14/2010 11:28:55 PM

Congratulations on your finalist John, nicely seen! #8834750

Patrick Rouzes 8/15/2010 5:01:58 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, John! Good luck in next round! WTG! #8835218

Julie Burnett 8/15/2010 7:57:10 AM

A BIG congratulations on this stunning finalist, John!! #8835881

Dianna Murphy 8/15/2010 10:54:30 AM

Warmest congratulations on your wonderful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #8836385

Allen O. Howard 8/15/2010 11:51:03 AM

John you nailed this! Excellent and congratulations! #8836634

John Connolly 8/15/2010 3:25:37 PM

Thank you for all your wonderful comments, they are very encouraging! #8837169

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 8/15/2010 6:20:16 PM

Dual finalists eh Johnny??? ;0)
That is just awesome!!
Congratulations my Friend!!
Good Luck in the next round! #8837634

Tamara K. Walker 8/15/2010 9:14:19 PM


isabel C. Zepeda 8/15/2010 9:28:29 PM



YSA... #8838001

Kim Andelkovic (Kovic) 8/16/2010 6:43:08 AM

Congratulations on such a wonderful finalist, its really beautiful :-) #8838855

Nancy J. Locke 8/16/2010 7:52:05 AM



Cheers, Nancy J Locke #8839100

John Connolly 8/16/2010 3:42:02 PM

Thanks so much Melodie, Tamara, Ysa, Kim, and Nancy for your find remarks, they are appreciated! #8840260

Hendrik Storme 8/16/2010 3:42:39 PM

As I say gorgeous,good luck in the next round,John! #8840268

Marilyn K. Lincecum 8/16/2010 6:47:29 PM

WTG...Congratulations again John !!! #8841414

Ken Smith 8/17/2010 4:59:49 AM

Hey John, congrats to you!! #8842445

John Connolly 8/17/2010 3:18:31 PM

Thank you so much Hendrik, Marilyn and Ken for your kind comments, they really are appreciated! #8844105

Carol A. Grady 8/18/2010 3:40:57 PM

Love your Moongate John. A very well deserved Finalist. Great framing, color and POV.

Great Job! #8846620

John Connolly 8/18/2010 4:01:39 PM

Thank you Carol, I value your input here! #8846640

Nadia Paul 8/20/2010 12:35:41 AM

This is very beautiful John - should have been a winner - congrats on your finalist! #8849782

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 8/20/2010 9:21:42 AM

HUGE congrats on your BEAUTIFUL finalist!!! #8850764

John Connolly 8/20/2010 4:02:27 PM

Thank you so much Nadia and Peaches, I appreciate your encouraging comments! #8851356

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in the Chinese section of the Hunter Valley Gardens.
Well it is almost a circle!

Captured two weeks after the official opening of the Gardens in November 2003, at 1/250th f5.6 and ISO-64.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/4000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 64, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 10.50 mm, Model: C730UZ

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