The Straw Hat

© Karen Slagle

The Straw Hat

Bobby Ray Goodman Student 12/27/2010 6:28:11 AM

Hi Karen,That is a winner my friend.Beautiful contrast and light.Outstanding capture!!!! #1338865

Jeana Clark 12/27/2010 7:55:05 AM

Wow Karen!!!
Your thoughts were exactly right
with this one!!! I Love It!!!
the lighting and textures are
simply fantastic!!! Terrific shot!!!

~J~ #9127021

Karen Slagle 12/27/2010 8:08:51 AM

Thanks so much Bobby and Jeana. #9127072

Merna L. Nobile 12/27/2010 2:00:38 PM

The texture and detail is outstanding.
Merry Christmas, Merna #9127532

Karen Slagle 12/27/2010 2:43:52 PM

Thank you Merna, and a very Merry Christmas to you too... #9127564

Val Feldman 12/27/2010 6:29:12 PM

No doubt...a winner! Genius work...the light was perfect - the effect marvelous! Your good photographic eye sure didn't fail you on this one - just superb!!! #9127902

Karen Slagle 12/27/2010 7:30:28 PM

Thank you Valarie for your wonderful comments. #9127931

Patricia A. Coblentz 12/28/2010 6:22:15 AM

Incredible light, lines, textures and comp in this Karen...has winner written all over it!! #9128672

Karen Slagle 12/28/2010 7:25:29 AM

Thank you Patricia. I have hopes for this one but we never know what will spark the judges interest. You are so kind and I appreciate your time and comments... #9128892

Emile Abbott 12/29/2010 1:19:16 PM

Great EOD in this capture Karen. Happy New Year. #9131298

Karen Slagle 12/29/2010 1:41:55 PM

Thanks alot, Emile, glad you like it. #9131331

Ellen Hodges 1/2/2011 7:14:29 PM

Super gorgeous texture and light, Karen!! #9139618

Phyllis Burchett 1/3/2011 8:23:56 AM

OMG this is fabulous, love shadows, textures, lines, have my vote. #9140475

Karen Slagle 1/3/2011 3:33:43 PM

Thanks so much Ellen and Phyllis. #9140952

Gina M. Savage 1/5/2011 12:37:20 PM

Great lines, texture and light! #9144771

Karen Slagle 1/5/2011 6:13:58 PM

Thanks alot, Gina. #9145221

Fanie Heymans 1/10/2011 10:58:56 PM

Excellent composition and excellent lines here Karen! A real eye catcher image! Love it! #9155317

Karen Slagle 1/11/2011 5:50:18 AM

Thank you Fanie. #9155808

Linda L. Ruiz 1/18/2011 8:32:20 PM


Patricia A. Coblentz 1/18/2011 8:44:30 PM

Congratulations on this amazing finalist, is surely destined for gold! #9171641

Marilyn K. Lincecum 1/18/2011 9:34:33 PM

Love it Karen...Congratulations on your finalist!! #9172067

Coralie M. Nairn 1/18/2011 10:20:37 PM

Congratulations! Well deserved for such a fabulous composition.

Coralie #9172329

Merna L. Nobile 1/18/2011 10:43:33 PM

I can only imagine how proud you must be feeling right now. What wonderful news! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #9172419

Bobby Ray Goodman 1/19/2011 3:57:01 AM

A big Congratulations,Karen.WTG my friend!!! #9173167

Kerry Penn 1/19/2011 4:03:22 AM

I just love this picture. The warmth, color, detail -- everything about it.
Congratulations on your finalist! #9173203

Nancyj Hovey 1/19/2011 4:20:24 AM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9173312

Karen Slagle 1/19/2011 6:41:44 AM

Thanks so very much, everyone. I'll answer as soon as I'm able... #9174451

Emile Abbott 1/19/2011 6:55:59 AM

Congratulations again Karen on another great western finalist. #9174580

Karen Slagle 1/19/2011 8:24:36 AM

Thank you Emile. #9175190

Phyllis Burchett 1/19/2011 9:09:59 AM

No surprise here....BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you Karen! #9175413

Nancy L. Green 1/19/2011 9:17:24 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Karen, WWTG!!! <>< #9175445

Lyn Darlington 1/19/2011 11:38:26 AM

WOW! Congrats on your finalist! Great image! #9176034

Claudia Kuhn 1/19/2011 1:42:22 PM

Wonderful Karen, congrats! #9176494

Karen Slagle 1/19/2011 3:22:56 PM

Thanks so very much Phyllis, Nancy, Lyn and Claudia. #9176851

Renee Doyle 1/19/2011 9:21:41 PM

Fabulous setup and use of light and contrasts Karen!! Big congrats on this excellent capture and finalist! #9178750

Karen Slagle 1/20/2011 5:51:09 AM

Thank you Renee. I appreciate you taking the time to look and leave your comments. #9179696

Val Feldman 1/20/2011 5:49:44 PM

I knew it...I knew it! :) Your good eye never fails! Thrilled to see this with silver attached - will be even more thrilled to see it with a much deserved Gold. You go, Girl! #9181868

Karen Slagle 1/20/2011 6:00:41 PM

Thank you Valarie for your wonderful comments. We'll see, my mother always said, "Don't count your chickens before they hatch". There are so many good images on BP and one never knows what the judges will pick. Thanks for the vote of confidence however... #9181887

Irene Colling 1/21/2011 9:35:19 AM

OUtstanding color and detail.

Congratulations on your excellent Finalist photo Karen. #9183334

Karen Slagle 1/21/2011 10:16:46 AM

Thanks so very much, Irene. #9183372

Claudia Kuhn 1/23/2011 2:21:33 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful first place winner Karen! #9187546

Patricia A. Coblentz 1/23/2011 2:32:44 PM

I knew it! Big congratulations on your outstanding 1st place winnung image, Karen!! #9187569

Jessica Jenney 1/23/2011 3:02:15 PM

Congratulations, Karen on your fabulous First Place Win! #9187713

Phyllis Burchett 1/23/2011 3:08:42 PM

So excited when my favs win....HUGE Congratulations Karen on your first place win!!! #9187751

Lyn Darlington 1/23/2011 3:14:05 PM

HUGE congrats on First place! #9187776

Bobby Ray Goodman 1/23/2011 3:22:41 PM

A big congratulations,Karen!!!! #9187825

Karen Slagle 1/23/2011 3:52:57 PM

Thanks so much everyone, I thrilled... #9187973

Patrick Rouzes 1/23/2011 4:01:30 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this well-deserved First Place Winner, Karen! WTG, indeed! #9188007

Nancyj Hovey 1/23/2011 4:17:01 PM

on your very deserving
First Place Winner! 8o) #9188068

Kay E. Mahoney 1/23/2011 5:24:16 PM

Congratulations on your 1st place winner, Karen. #9188318

Sabrina Ryan 1/23/2011 5:34:06 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Karen on your wonderful Winning image! #9188365

Nancy L. Green 1/23/2011 5:50:12 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Karen on this wonderful winner, WTG!!! <>< #9188442

Bill Houghton 1/23/2011 5:58:39 PM

Karen, Congratulations on this beautiful winner. You deserve it. Bill #9188483

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/23/2011 6:07:10 PM

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

jo ann c. #9188513

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 1/23/2011 6:18:14 PM

WTG on this wonderful winner, Karen! :-) k #9188553

Karen Slagle 1/23/2011 6:28:05 PM

Thanks so much everyone. I'm still on cloud 9... #9188615

Renee Doyle 1/23/2011 6:48:20 PM

I still think this is just so cool!!! Big congrats on this outstanding winner Karen!! #9188770

Kathy Cline 1/23/2011 7:02:12 PM

Boy oh Boy....your having a great month.
I hope your celebrating.
Have a blessed day.

Ellen Hodges 1/23/2011 7:02:41 PM

Huge congrats on your fabulous winner, Karen!!! #9188872

Coralie M. Nairn 1/23/2011 8:38:42 PM

Woot Woot!!! Congratulations - 1st place very well deserved! #9189094

Usman M. Bajwa 1/24/2011 12:54:37 AM

Great texture and comp, Karen. Huge CONGRATZ on striking First Place Gold!!

UB. #9189317

Fanie Heymans 1/24/2011 1:55:06 AM

Congratulations on your winning picture Karen! Well done! and well deserved! #9189356

Katarina Mansson 1/24/2011 3:27:11 AM

Lovely light, tones, textures, composition and details. Congratulations on your winner! #9189513

Kara Hendricks 1/24/2011 3:42:39 AM


Julie Burnett 1/24/2011 3:56:46 AM

Congratulations on this striking First Place win, Karen!! #9189657

Karen Slagle 1/24/2011 5:57:04 AM

Thank you everyone for all the congrats. I am thrilled. Thanks again... #9189956

Carol Eade 1/24/2011 6:08:41 AM

A fabulous winner, Karen, congratulations! #9189998

Lindley Johnson 1/24/2011 6:51:32 AM

Wonderful light, detail, and textures, Karen! Congratulations on your fantastic First Place Win! #9190117

Val Feldman 1/24/2011 7:00:40 AM

Gee, no one likes a "know-it-all...but I can't help it!!! :) I knew it, I knew it!!! How could this have missed?? It has perfect everything, Karen, my friend! Biggest congrats to you on a wonderful and superb First Place Gold Win! #9190144

Bojan Bencic 1/24/2011 7:27:51 AM

Congratulations on your winner, Karen. Excellent photo. #9190201

Melissa Gurdus 1/24/2011 7:44:47 AM

WOW!! This is a most impressive shot, Karen!! Congratulations on your first place win!! #9190270

Debra R. Harder 1/24/2011 8:15:37 AM

The lighting, the details, the comp...everything is so perfect, Karen!! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING FIRST PLACE WINNER!! Deb #9190381

Stan Kwasniowski 1/24/2011 9:42:53 AM

Karen, congratulations #9190576

Linda Blair 1/24/2011 10:10:52 AM

Awesome win...congratulations!!! #9190671

Mitch Spence 1/24/2011 10:35:21 AM

All-round great image, Karen. Congratulations. #9190709

Karen Slagle 1/24/2011 11:35:09 AM

I am still pinching myself. I want to thank all of your for your congrats and I will do my best to visit each gallery soon. Thanks again so very much. #9190837

Monika Sapek 1/24/2011 11:42:41 AM

I love the different textures, lines and lighting in this one! Big congratulations on your First Place Win, Karen! #9190862

Karen Slagle 1/24/2011 5:36:49 PM

Thank you so very much Monika. #9191501

Irene Colling 1/24/2011 6:28:59 PM

Congratulations Karen on your wonderful winning photo. #9191637

Karen Slagle 1/24/2011 7:06:33 PM

Thank you Irene for your kind comments. #9191704

Gina M. Savage 1/25/2011 1:15:16 AM

Yay! I thought this might bring you gold. Congrats!! #9192068

Karen Slagle 1/25/2011 5:48:18 AM

Thank you Gina. I too was hoping and got my wish. #9192440

Mary Beth Aiello 1/25/2011 6:51:45 AM

The lighting, the shadows, the textures, the details. All perfect, Ellen. Huge congrats on your wonderful GOLD. #9192645

Karen Slagle 1/25/2011 8:09:00 AM

Thank you Mary Beth, I appreciate your comments. #9192798

Susan M. Hembree 1/25/2011 11:27:51 AM

I agree with Mary Beth, Karen. It's a wonderful photo! Congratulations! #9193272

Karen Slagle 1/25/2011 2:03:43 PM

Thank you Susan. #9193533

Sam Britt 1/25/2011 8:24:51 PM

Big Congrats on your First Place Winner, Karen!! #9194130

Karen Slagle 1/26/2011 6:01:38 AM

Thanks so much, Sam. #9194775

Datha Y. Thompson 1/27/2011 6:58:35 AM

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

Karen Slagle 1/27/2011 8:40:51 AM

Thank you so much, Datha, I'm thrilled... #9197176

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 1/27/2011 9:59:05 AM

Congratulations on your golden award Karen, such a super first place winner!! #9197312

Emile Abbott 1/27/2011 12:12:47 PM

Congrats on a first place winner, Karen #9197445

Karen Slagle 1/27/2011 12:19:29 PM

Thanks alot Donna and Emile. #9197455

Paula Showen 1/27/2011 7:28:13 PM

I just love this! Congratulations!!! #9198027

Karen Slagle 1/28/2011 6:24:51 AM

Thank you Paula. #9198753

David M. Montero 1/30/2011 12:49:21 PM

Congratulations on your first place selection of this wonderful shot. Fantastic capture of patterns and light. Well done! #9202474

Karen Slagle 1/30/2011 4:29:04 PM

Thank you Dave for your visit and leaving your feedback... #9202769

Cathy M. Britcliffe 1/31/2011 9:50:55 AM

Great work, Karen! Congratulations!

Cathy :) #9203956

Karen Slagle 1/31/2011 1:40:32 PM

Thanks so much, Cathy. #9204268

Michael M. Petrizzo 1/31/2011 2:04:14 PM

Big congrats Karen. Great image. #9204284

Karen Slagle 1/31/2011 3:21:04 PM

Thank you Michael... #9204414

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The light was coming through the window blinds at an angle. I hung my hat on our entertainment center thinking of all the wonderful contrasts and details with the side lighting.

Exif: F Number: 14, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 20/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

Uploaded on 12/27/2010 6:16:09 AM

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