Jack Gaskin 12/2/2010 5:24:55 AM

Color clarity DOF all spot on !!!!!!!!!

I'm guessing the Long Beach boardwalk shot from a balcony ??? How'd I do ???

JACK #1332161

Michelle Alton 12/2/2010 6:00:26 AM

Very original shot, Karen. Perfect ACTION! #9075790

Jeff Robinson 12/2/2010 6:32:16 AM

Great pov and MT entry!! Jeff #9075840

Danny B. Head 12/2/2010 7:07:19 AM

Great action shot! #9075959

Phyllis H. Burchett 12/2/2010 9:36:40 AM

OMG Karen, this is awesome! #9076296

Mitch Spence 12/2/2010 10:35:10 AM

Wow, what a peak of the action shot you got here, Karen. Overhead view and shadows are wonderful too. #9076372

Carol L. Fowler 12/2/2010 4:47:08 PM

Wow- just like in a Kung-Fu movie! Great action! #9076863

Patrick Rouzes 12/2/2010 5:16:52 PM

Outstanding tones, textures, colors, clarity, lighting, shadows, comp & action shot here, Karen! Winner in my book & hope to see this again! WTG! #9076934

Leslie McLain 12/2/2010 5:33:41 PM

Terrific capture and perspective, Karen. #9076979

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 12/2/2010 5:44:29 PM

Great action and perspective here Karen. Excellent.
JP #9077021

Randy D. Dinkins 12/2/2010 6:37:40 PM

Man, you had quite the view for some wonderful shots. Perfect MT entry! #9077130

Terry Cervi 12/2/2010 8:06:17 PM

A wonderful theme entry, Karen! #9077274

Rona L. Schwarz 12/2/2010 10:11:42 PM

WOW! You're going to have another POTD with this one, Karen! Superb action capture and so unusual! Bet they won't see many of these for the MT! Outstanding work! #9077388

Karen Celella 12/4/2010 1:33:48 PM

Thanks so very much for your kind and encouraging comments! Jack, you guessed it exactly! #9080263

Nikki McDonald 1/18/2011 8:25:22 PM

Great pov and what an interesting scene! Congratulations on the Finalist and good luck in the next round, Karen. #9171469

Fanie Heymans 1/19/2011 5:10:15 AM

Congrats on your finalist Karen! Excellent work! #9173682

Robert R. Goodman 1/19/2011 5:15:49 AM

A big Congratulations,Karen.Your on a roll my friend!!! #9173727

R. J. Laudenbacher 1/19/2011 5:28:05 AM

Wonderful POV Karen and perfect timing...Congrats on this well deserved finalist! #9173792

Agnes Fegan 1/19/2011 5:45:32 AM

Congrats on your Finalist Karen!!! #9173935

Ken Smith 1/19/2011 5:50:40 AM

Excellent, Karen. Congrats to you! #9173988

Carla Capra 1/19/2011 6:15:41 AM

Hi Karen;
This is an amazing image.
Congratulations on your well deserving finalist award.
;) CC #9174170

Inge S. Lasmana 1/19/2011 6:27:20 AM

Amazing shot, Karen. Congratulations #9174279

Millie A. Talarico 1/19/2011 7:13:52 AM

Congratulations on this ~amazing ~capture,Karen! #9174704

Richard B. Hallick 1/19/2011 9:32:11 AM

I really love this highly creative perspective. Congratulations on this finalist. #9175535

Terry Cervi 1/19/2011 10:31:01 AM

Congrats on this very cool finalist, Karen! Great vantage point! #9175727

Phyllis H. Burchett 1/19/2011 10:53:15 AM

Loved this the first time I saw it, congrats Karen and good luck! #9175856

Steve M. Harrington 1/19/2011 11:45:19 AM

Good on you, Karen. A wonderful finalist.
Steve #9176082

Rona L. Schwarz 1/19/2011 12:51:58 PM

A marvelous Finalist and great action shot, Karen! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS and Good luck in the next round! #9176371

Susan D. Royce 1/19/2011 3:21:15 PM

Great capture Karen!! Congratulations on your finalist :) #9176841

Freddy Bland 1/19/2011 3:23:12 PM

Amazing pov and comp in this terrific Finalist, Karen!! #9176852

Leslie McLain 1/19/2011 5:20:06 PM

Congrats on a terrific finalist, Karen. #9177503

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 1/19/2011 5:28:47 PM

Congratulations on your unique and cool finalist Karen! #9177537

Carol L. Fowler 1/19/2011 8:06:54 PM

Great Finalist! Congrats #9178477

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 1/19/2011 8:09:03 PM

Very unique and well executed Karen. Best of luck in the next round.
JP #9178485

Dennis Gay 1/20/2011 1:02:11 AM

Crikey *KAREN*!

My heartiest congratz for the elevation to *FINALIST* status for this incredibly good sports shot.

It has everything going for it - the unique point of view, the uniformed karate (?) enthusiasts, the flipper in mid-flip, the great poses, the clear shadows and that fantastic floor as a background.
Add to all that your excellent exposure and focus and it has *WINNER* written all over it!

Dennis #9179193

Debra R. Harder 1/20/2011 9:38:46 AM

WOW...what a great POV, lighting and timing, Karen! Brilliant image! Congratulations again! Deb #9180374

Merna L. Nobile 1/20/2011 11:24:50 AM

I can only imagine how proud you must be feeling right now. What wonderful news! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #9180663

Nancyj E. Hovey 1/20/2011 4:55:57 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9181679

Kim Andelkovic 1/21/2011 4:20:38 PM

Congrats on your finalist Karen....great timing :-) #9184098

Leslie McLain 1/23/2011 2:40:18 PM

Congrats on your terrific winner, Karen. An amazing perspective. #9187595

Inge S. Lasmana 1/23/2011 3:03:26 PM

A huge Congratulations Karen! #9187719

Phyllis H. Burchett 1/23/2011 3:04:43 PM

So happy for you Karen, no surprise to me....loved it, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FIRST PLACE WIN!!! #9187728

Millie A. Talarico 1/23/2011 3:12:17 PM

An amazing First Place winner, Karen!!! #9187769

Tammy M. Anderson 1/23/2011 3:26:15 PM

Congrats Karen on your first place winner. #9187838

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 1/23/2011 3:28:21 PM

Woohoo BIG congratulations Karen!!!
JP #9187851

Anita Hogue 1/23/2011 3:30:34 PM

WOW, how fabulous, Karen! A big Congratulations! #9187873

Martin J. Wells 1/23/2011 3:34:45 PM

no surprises to see this a winner, this would have been my vote.

congratulations #9187901

Kim Andelkovic 1/23/2011 3:51:35 PM

Congratulations on a wonderful win :-) #9187967

Patrick Rouzes 1/23/2011 3:58:34 PM

WTG, Karen! Delighted for you on this incredible First Place Winner, my friend! Congratulations!!!!!!!!! #9188000

Nancyj E. Hovey 1/23/2011 4:15:16 PM

on your very deserving
First Place Winner! 8o) #9188059

Patti Coblentz 1/23/2011 5:14:35 PM

Congratulations on this amazing and outstanding 1st place win!! #9188273

Kay E. Mahoney 1/23/2011 5:18:46 PM

Congratulations on your 1st place winner, Karen. #9188293

Bill Houghton 1/23/2011 5:55:10 PM

Karen, Congratulations on this beautiful winner. You deserve it. Bill #9188465

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/23/2011 6:05:11 PM

Big congratulations on this well deserved 1st Place Win Karen!

jo ann c. #9188505

R. J. Laudenbacher 1/23/2011 6:28:52 PM

Congratulations Karen on this outstanding 1st place win. So perfectly timed!!!!!! :) #9188624

Renee Doyle 1/23/2011 6:47:02 PM

Fantastic capture and deserving winner!! Big congrats to you Karen!! #9188763

Ellen Hodges 1/23/2011 6:58:07 PM

Huge congrats on this over the top winner, Karen!!! #9188840

Rona L. Schwarz 1/23/2011 7:45:19 PM

Fantastic, Karen! I am so happy for you! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding First Place Gold winner! #9188997

Cindy Bendush 1/23/2011 9:35:01 PM

Awesome! Congratulations Karen! #9189126

Usman M. Bajwa 1/24/2011 12:45:14 AM

Huge CONGRATZ Karen, on your First Place Gold!!!

UB. #9189312

Michelle Alton 1/24/2011 2:18:20 AM

This had "winner" written all over it, Karen. You're a star photographer! Congratulations. #9189375

Katarina Mansson 1/24/2011 3:24:38 AM

Outstanding capture and composition! Congratulations on your winner! #9189504

Julie Burnett 1/24/2011 3:50:04 AM

Fabulous capture, Karen!! Congratulations on your First Place win!! #9189619

Janet McNeil 1/24/2011 3:59:38 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful First Place win!! #9189672

Ruth Grimm 1/24/2011 5:11:18 AM

Congratulatiosn Karen!! WTG!!! #9189868

Carol Eade 1/24/2011 6:07:44 AM

A fabulous winning image, Karen, big congrats! #9189996

Val Feldman 1/24/2011 6:52:35 AM

Superb action shot and a fantastic First Place Gold win, Karen! Congratulations!! #9190119

Bojan Bencic 1/24/2011 7:25:18 AM

Congratulations on your winner, Karen. Great shot. #9190194

Debra R. Harder 1/24/2011 8:12:05 AM

This is such an AWESOME image, Karen!! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING FIRST PLACE WINNER!!! Deb #9190370

Kathryn Wesserling 1/24/2011 8:38:50 AM

Karen - what a wonder scene! Congratulations on the 1st Place win. #9190453

Karen Celella 1/24/2011 9:30:57 AM

What an exciting surprise to see after returning from a long weekend away. I'm honored to receive this award. Thank you BP judges and thank you to all the many kind people sending warm words of encouragement and congratulations. I'll be visiting each of your galleries to return your kind words!
THANK YOU!! #9190547

Agnes Fegan 1/24/2011 9:34:51 AM

Glad to see that you received a first place win with this Karen...congrats!!! #9190557

Deborah Jahier 1/24/2011 10:54:13 AM

Love this capture Karen! Expertly executed..by all! Congrats on the win!! #9190755

Mitch Spence 1/24/2011 11:08:40 AM

Congratulations on the gold, Karen, for this terrific image. #9190788

Monika Sapek 1/24/2011 11:35:45 AM

Great action and point of view! Many congratulations on your First Place Win, Karen! #9190839

Joseph T. Pilonero 1/24/2011 1:15:31 PM

Congratulations on this very different perspective - and winner! TED #9191062

Maria Morrow 1/24/2011 2:11:20 PM

Congratulations on this awesome winner! #9191160

Terry Cervi 1/24/2011 2:19:16 PM

Congratulations on your most excellent First Place win, Karen!! WTG! #9191184

Irene Colling 1/24/2011 6:26:16 PM

Wonderful winning photo Karen.

Congratulations. #9191630

Mary Beth Aiello 1/25/2011 6:46:22 AM

Such perfect perfect timing on this, Karen. Huge congrats on this outstanding GOLD. #9192624

Danny B. Head 1/25/2011 7:55:47 AM

Congrats on a wonderful win, Karen! #9192749

Danny B. Head 1/25/2011 7:55:47 AM

Congrats on a wonderful win, Karen! #9192750

Susan M. Hembree 1/25/2011 10:28:08 AM

Great timing and framing, Karen! Congratulations! #9193181

Joannie Bertucci 1/25/2011 4:19:41 PM

A very unique and stunning win Karen...congratulations! #9193716

Sam Britt 1/25/2011 8:22:44 PM

Big Congrats on your First Place Winner, Karen!! #9194126

Karen Celella 1/27/2011 3:47:07 AM

Thank you so very much for your continuing support and kind words. #9196587

Patricia Seidler 1/27/2011 4:11:07 AM

Wow. Im way behind on everything here on BP. Fabulouz first place winner Karen.

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 1/27/2011 9:56:00 AM

Perfect timing Karen, congratulations on your BIG WIN!!! #9197308

Cathy M. Britcliffe 1/31/2011 9:44:10 AM

Excellent capture, Karen! Congratulations!

Cathy :) #9203948

Karen Celella 2/4/2011 8:16:13 AM

Thank you Pat, Donna and Cathy. #9212540

Maria Coulson 2/4/2011 8:08:48 PM

Karen, what a great shot!! There are so many interesting things in it. Well done. Congratulations!! #9213650

Sharon Sawyer 3/11/2011 12:15:35 AM

Absolutely brilliant, Karen!!! HUGE congratulations on your well deserved First Place Win!!! #9284726

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