Purple Rain..


Purple Rain..

Jeff W. Robinson Student 3/28/2011 9:56:26 AM

Outstanding color and clarity Jo Ann! #1364950

Bobby Ray Goodman 3/28/2011 11:33:36 AM

Hi Jo Ann,Beautiful color.I remember that song my friend.Wish I could find some flower to shoot,it is very dry here!!! #9322515

Courtenay Vanderbilt 3/28/2011 11:46:04 AM

I sure do! Do I feel a series coming on! LOL! Beautiful light and details, Jo Ann! #9322528

Gord MacEachern 3/28/2011 11:46:42 AM

Gorgeous floral image Jo Ann, it doesn't get any better my friend!! #9322529

Bojan Bencic 3/28/2011 12:41:38 PM

Fantastic light and color, Jo Ann. And a great song. #9322595

Mike Clime 3/28/2011 12:47:00 PM

Beautiful capture and colors, Jo Ann! I remember the song. #9322602

Monnie Ryan 3/28/2011 12:48:01 PM

The only thing more beautiful might be finding these on the back seat of a Little Red Corvette! #9322604

Linda Blair 3/28/2011 3:07:19 PM

I like that song....this is beautiful Jo Ann...love that purple!!! #9322759

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/28/2011 4:18:28 PM

Thanks very much y'all!

jo ann c. #9322869

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 3/28/2011 5:12:47 PM

Such a breathtaking image, Jo Ann! Everything about this is total perfection! :-) k #9322956

David Phalen 3/28/2011 5:30:59 PM

Fantastic colors and clarity!! Beautiful!! #9322972

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 3/28/2011 5:45:37 PM

Beautiful details and colors JO ANN!,
Amalia #9322986

Patricia A. Coblentz 3/28/2011 7:00:28 PM

Beautiful colors and details in these lovely tulips, Jo Ann! Love the song :) #9323061

Kim Lund 3/29/2011 3:48:57 AM

Ditto all the above comments! Super pic Mom! #9323327

Joy Rector 3/29/2011 5:04:55 AM

gorgeous #9323485

Cathy Barrows 3/29/2011 5:39:21 AM

gorgeous...love the purple #9323560

David M. Montero 3/29/2011 8:12:00 AM

Very very nice floral Jo Ann! The water droplets are a nice touch. #9323869

Shirley A. Kinney 3/29/2011 12:50:09 PM

Gorgeous, Jo Ann. #9324383

Marty Straub 3/29/2011 1:01:23 PM

Gorgeous floral portrait, Jo Ann. #9324397

Sabrina Ryan 3/29/2011 2:50:53 PM

Just Beautiful, Jo Ann! #9324522

Ann H. Belus 3/29/2011 5:06:30 PM

Absolutely gorgeous capture of these beautiful tulips, Jo Ann! #9324725

Judy V. Kennamer 3/30/2011 5:37:48 AM

Sooooooo beautiful Jo Ann!!! Love the beautiful purple and the rain! #9325516

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/30/2011 6:36:44 AM

Thanks everybody!

Hey Cathy, I can never post anything purple without thinking of you girl since that's your favorite color! :-)

Have a great day gang!

jo ann c.


Bill Houghton 3/30/2011 8:01:28 AM

Jo Ann, this is an outstanding shot. It is just beautiful. Love the water drops. Have a great day, Bill

If you have time, check out my website:
Bill Houghton Photography


Gail Vitikacs 3/30/2011 8:18:15 AM

Indeed beautiful...rich in colors! #9326083

Jill Odice 3/30/2011 9:10:15 AM

The waterdrops add such a nice touch to this already beautiful image! #9326278

Terry Cervi 3/31/2011 2:36:26 PM

A stunning still life, Jo Ann! Love those water droplets! #9328438

Cathy Barrows 4/26/2011 7:24:23 PM

Congrats on your finalist...beautiful #9371084

Tammy Espino 4/26/2011 7:30:51 PM

Congrats on your awesome finalist :) #9371120

Ken Smith 4/26/2011 8:19:05 PM

Way to go, JoAnn! Congrats to you! #9371385

Tamara K. Walker 4/26/2011 9:07:05 PM

Simply gorgeous, congratulations. #9371583

Joannie M. Bertucci 4/26/2011 9:15:17 PM

Your Purple Rain is stunning JoAnn, absolutely stunning, congratulations of this exceptional finalist! #9371618

Heather Loewenhardt 4/26/2011 9:27:03 PM

This is a well deserved honour. This photo is so beautiful. it should be published or hung on a wall. #9371663

Patricia A. Coblentz 4/26/2011 9:30:20 PM

Congratulations on this stunning finalist, Jo Ann! #9371669

Bojan Bencic 4/26/2011 11:07:37 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Jo Ann! Beautiful. #9371835

Marijana Fajgl 4/27/2011 12:55:07 AM

Big congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Jo Ann! #9372032

Renee Doyle 4/27/2011 1:01:55 AM

Gonna hum that song all night now :-)
Big congratulations to you on this wonderful finalist Jo Ann! #9372047

Randy D. Dinkins 4/27/2011 2:58:52 AM

Congratulations Jo Ann. Beautiful capture! #9372153

Ellen Hodges 4/27/2011 4:15:22 AM

Huge congrats and very best luck with this awesome finalist, Jo Ann!! #9372346

Carla Capra 4/27/2011 6:32:41 AM

Hi JoAnn;
Congratulations on your Finalist Award.
Love the vibrant coloring in this floral.
;) CC #9372851

Bobby Ray Goodman 4/27/2011 6:47:49 AM

A big Congratulations,Jo Ann!!! #9372916

Nancyj Hovey 4/27/2011 7:13:34 AM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9373022

Carol Eade 4/27/2011 7:58:21 AM

This is beautiful, Jo Ann, congratulations! #9373208

Ann H. Belus 4/27/2011 8:09:34 AM

Congratulations, Jo Ann! #9373278

Emile Abbott 4/27/2011 8:12:09 AM

Congratulations on a beautiful finalist Jo Ann #9373293

Jack Ryan 4/27/2011 8:23:32 AM

Congratulations, Jo Ann. #9373335

Shawn Jennings 4/27/2011 9:14:57 AM

WTG Jo Ann! Congratulations on your finalist! #9373529

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 4/27/2011 9:18:34 AM

Big Congratulations JO ANN!,
Amalia #9373535

Mary Timman 4/27/2011 9:54:34 AM

A gorgeous Finalist! Congratulations! #9373625

JO ANN CLEVELAND 4/27/2011 10:10:51 AM

Thanks everybody, your comments are very encouraging..

My daughter Kim Lund lives about 5 miles from me and their house was hit by a tornado, trees down everywhere, one fell on the roof..but thankfully they are safe...we are getting ready for another in the next hour...maybe delayed in comments for the rest of the day, probably will turn my computer off..

jo ann c. #9373674

Phyllis Burchett 4/27/2011 11:51:04 AM

HUGE congrats Jo Ann on this gorgeous finalist! Our prayers are with you all through these storms. #9373902

Monnie Ryan 4/27/2011 12:55:42 PM

Terrific job - congratulations! So glad Kim and her family weren't hurt! #9374018

Merna L. Nobile 4/27/2011 2:19:37 PM

Take photo, Sleep
Edit photo, Sleep
Received award, stop sleeping

Jeana Clark 4/27/2011 3:45:07 PM

Fantastic Finalist!!!!

~J~ #9374594

Orsi 4/27/2011 4:22:21 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist!!!! #9374744

Sabrina Ryan 4/27/2011 7:58:26 PM

Congratulations on your Beautiful Finalist, Jo Ann! #9375339

Linda D. Lester 4/27/2011 9:12:00 PM

Congratulations on your finalist!!!!! #9375458

Amanda J. Tanner 4/28/2011 7:21:47 AM

Congratulations on this most beautiful finalist Jo Ann! #9376834

Nancy J. Locke 4/28/2011 8:32:44 AM


Hugs, Nancy #9377090

Douglas Perry 4/30/2011 4:26:49 AM

Love the color and detail. Congrats! #9380873

Linda Blair 4/30/2011 6:49:31 AM

Sooooo beautiful Jo Ann...Congratulations on your finalist!!!! Let me know how Kim is doing...she is in my thoughts and prayers!!! #9381040

Debra R. Harder 5/5/2011 11:15:20 PM

Hi Jo Ann...Sorry for the belated congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Hope you and your family are well. I've never seen a tornado, but I imagine it's very scary. Please stay safe. BP wouldn't be the same without you. Take care, Deb #9391270

Robert K. Bemus 5/6/2011 7:25:08 PM

Beautiful floral and Finalist, Jo Ann!!

Hope you are OK... #9392626

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/19/2011 11:28:54 AM

Thanks everybody!

Robert, the tornados were terrible but we are safe...north a couple of miles and south a couple of miles were really bad..a mother and father, their son and his wife and one of their 17 month ols twins died....sad, sad, sad!

jo ann c. #9414395

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).


Remember that song by Prince??

I never meant to cause you any sorrow
I never meant to cause you any pain
I only wanted one time to see you laughing
I only wanted to see you laughing in the purple rain

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 270.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on 3/28/2011 8:59:57 AM

Made With

Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to JO ANN CLEVELAND. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Contact photographer via gallery.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.