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Michelle Alton 12/18/2011 4:49:36 AM

But however did you capture it with nobody else THERE? Gosh...I stood there about six weeks ago and totally MISSED the ceiling.

By the way This is straight into favorites! #1431014

Michael G. Marshall 12/18/2011 4:56:55 AM

Wonderful image, Karen! Great comp, light, color and lines! A winner! Michael #9875199

Jack Gaskin 12/18/2011 5:19:45 AM

WOW covers it I think. VERY IMPRESSIVE hope you thanked the nice couple ;o)
I'm a hell of a New Yorker as I have never heard of this
place. Totally Clueless as Where in Manhattan ...

Jack #9875268

Leslie McLain 12/18/2011 7:18:14 AM

An amazing capture, Karen. That couple in the arch really adds a wow factor. #9875535

Robert R. Goodman 12/18/2011 8:12:33 AM

Wonderful POV and awesome color and lighting,Karen!!!! #9875597

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 12/18/2011 8:27:26 AM

Awesome work Karen. A winner.
JP #9875611

Stephen Zacker 12/18/2011 10:18:37 AM

Fantastic timing.. what a place for a kiss :-) #9875786

Carol L. Fowler 12/18/2011 12:26:39 PM

Wow- they are perfectly posed! perfect framing #9876010

Nadia Paul 12/18/2011 7:17:41 PM

Stunning capture Karen - the couple is the perfect touch! #9876633

Terry Cervi 12/18/2011 7:26:57 PM

What a terrific shot, Karen! And what perfect timing to catch the youung couple! #9876646

Renee Doyle 12/19/2011 12:29:40 AM

Love everything about this Karen! #9876894

Rona L. Schwarz 12/19/2011 10:19:20 PM

WOW! This is totally marvelous, Karen! What a fantastic place that I never heard of, and what a fabulous capture of it! Wonderful lighting, colors, lines, and POV! That couple in the arch really spells Winner in my book! #9878497

Ellen Hodges 12/20/2011 3:46:09 AM

Super fab capture, Karen!!! Just so awesome!!! #9878724

Mark Seiter 12/20/2011 12:41:49 PM

beautiful capture Karen.....awesome detail in the ceiling and the couple under the arch is great....nice work once again #9879437

Nikki McDonald 12/21/2011 12:17:19 PM

Lucky is an understatement for the catch -- and WOW is an understatement for the photo, Karen. I'm going to check in with the others, mark this a favorite, and place my bet on a badge beyond EP. Wonderful lighting, detail, composition . . . #9881121

Kathryn Wesserling 12/25/2011 8:11:09 PM

Just Ditto Nikki, and everyone else! It's a Fave for me too. Up. Up. Way Up! #9886640

Karen Celella 12/31/2011 11:48:27 AM

Thank you all so very much for the wonderful comments. I also appreciate the suggestions that it could earn more than an EP. Gosh, I hope you're right! This tunnel is in Central Park at the Bethesda Fountain. Lots of patience is needed to wait until there are few people around. Dec. is a better time for that since it's not toasty warm. There was another photographer there photographing this couple. I have some shots with him at work. LOL So I know they were posing for him and I just got lucky.: ) #9895137

Patricia A. Casey 9/12/2012 6:23:14 AM

Guess I missed this one in the rounds last year....checking out the BP'S NYC & NYS photos....bet you're in here quite a bit with those magnificent roof/helicopter shots! You do NYC proud Karen. I also did not know about the tunnel under the fountain...or that beautiful ceiling! Wow....lovely #10319581

Christopher Budny 10/28/2012 6:59:08 PM

One of my all-time favorite public spaces in NYC; the park as a whole is amazing of course, but the wonderful, elegant architectural plaza around Bethesda Fountain, and in particular this marvelous tiled tunnel, are standouts in the park.
Beautifully done, and great timing with the couple there! Definitely destined for more than EP! #10388687

Nancy Marie Ricketts 10/28/2012 10:39:26 PM

Another terrific finalist, Karen! This is sure to go on-Congratulations! #10388961

Kathryn Wesserling 10/29/2012 1:20:46 AM

Gold! Gold! Gold! Did I mention that it will go Gold???!!!!

Nadia Paul 10/29/2012 2:11:26 AM

Congrats on your wonderful finalist Karen! #10389328

Patricia A. Casey 10/29/2012 10:37:02 AM

A huge congratulations on Finalist for this image Karen...here's a big wish for the next round for this one.... #10391109

Phyllis H. Burchett 10/29/2012 11:22:34 AM

Wonderful congrats Karen! #10391340

Kathy Salerni 10/29/2012 12:58:56 PM

Huge congrats on your well deserved Finalist, Karen! Good luck in the next round! #10391822

Nancyj E. Hovey 10/29/2012 1:49:29 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #10392083

Nikki McDonald 10/29/2012 2:42:22 PM

Ah, I see - I thought the framing was very lucky indeed if it was totally spontaneous. Good for you for getting it. I knew this would go on. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #10392319

Carla Capra 10/29/2012 4:40:32 PM

Wow, wow.
Congrats. #10392784

Randy D. Dinkins 10/29/2012 5:38:47 PM

Another beauty!! Congratulations! #10393086

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/29/2012 6:08:26 PM

Truly outstanding Karen, congratulations! #10393182

Renee Doyle 10/29/2012 6:52:54 PM

Wonderful capture Karen!!! Congratulations! #10393312

Thomas E. Hinds 10/30/2012 4:17:36 AM

This is just beautiful! And what great luck to have a couple there just for you! LOL! Congratulations, Karen on this awesome Finalist! #10394007

Kathryn Wesserling 10/30/2012 12:56:01 PM

It was worth the wait for you to catch the perfect moment and worth the wait for us to see you attain the Gold for it. My months would feel a lack without viewing one of your special images. #10394947

Ellen Hodges 10/30/2012 1:55:01 PM

Huge congrats, Karen, on a wonderful winner!! #10395164

Phyllis H. Burchett 10/30/2012 3:20:57 PM

Glad to see this with GOLD attached, fabulous Congrats Karen! #10395484

Carol L. Fowler 10/30/2012 3:49:28 PM

Wonderful Winner! WTG! #10395610

Renee Doyle 10/30/2012 3:52:49 PM

Congratulations on this excellent winner Karen! #10395631

Rona L. Schwarz 10/30/2012 3:56:14 PM

I am so thrilled for you to see this with a GOLD badge, Karen! It is truly an exceptional composition! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!! #10395648

Colette M. Metcalf 10/30/2012 4:10:28 PM

CONGRATS on your win!!!! #10395694

Sharon Sawyer 10/30/2012 4:35:04 PM

Karen, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding & well deserved Second Place Winner!!! #10395791

Thomas E. Hinds 10/30/2012 4:56:51 PM

A beautiful Winner, Karen! Congratulations! #10395850

Terry Cervi 10/30/2012 5:23:39 PM

Beautiful, Karen! Congrats on your win! #10395934

Robert R. Goodman 10/30/2012 5:33:22 PM

Hi Karen,big congratulations!!!!! #10395970

Patti Coblentz 10/30/2012 5:34:51 PM

A favorite NY place for me, too...a spectacular capture, Karen! Congratulations on your win! #10395977

Leslie McLain 10/30/2012 5:50:42 PM

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Karen. #10396039

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman 10/30/2012 6:35:46 PM

Fantastic capture. Congratulations! #10396127

Nancy Marie Ricketts 10/30/2012 6:38:29 PM

Superb GOLD winner, Karen!!! #10396133

R. J. Laudenbacher 10/30/2012 7:59:42 PM

What a fabulous gold winner, Karen. A big congrats to you on this beauty.! #10396293

Joannie Bertucci 10/30/2012 8:05:07 PM

Breath-taking work Karen and so deserving of a gold badge, congratulations!

I hope this stunning spot was spared from hurricane Sandy! #10396308

Priscilla J. Burgers 10/30/2012 8:17:30 PM

Congratulations, Karen. Beautiful and touching. #10396337

Cindy Bendush 10/30/2012 8:20:58 PM

Wonderful Karen! Huge congratulations on your gold win! #10396346

Nadia Paul 10/30/2012 9:42:00 PM

Congrats on this beautiful winner Karen! #10396462

Beatriz Rocha 10/31/2012 6:44:35 AM

So happy for your gold Karen! Congrats! May be it is time for another photo meet up?
Beatriz #10396998

Debra R. Harder 10/31/2012 8:33:37 AM

This is sooooooo AMAZING, Karen!! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING GOLD WINNER!! #10397225

Claudia Kuhn 10/31/2012 3:44:49 PM

A wonderful winner Karen. Love e detail, congratulations #10397904

JudyAnn Rector 10/31/2012 4:27:16 PM

Outstanding, Karen...

Tammy M. Anderson 10/31/2012 5:31:38 PM

Congrats on your outstanding winner, Karen. #10398102

Bojan Bencic 11/1/2012 9:03:44 AM

Fantastic photo, Karen. Congratulations on your win! #10399202

Kathy Salerni 11/1/2012 9:18:21 AM

Congratulations on this Gold winning image, Karen! #10399236

Monika Sapek 11/1/2012 11:46:43 AM

Congratulations, Karen! #10399514

JO ANN CLEVELAND 11/6/2012 8:50:03 AM

Big congratulations on your awesome 2nd Place Gold Winner Karen... I really love the great clarity and perspective!

jo ann c.

Merna L. Nobile 11/8/2012 1:36:58 PM

Receiving an award from Better Photo is just like unwrapping a gift, the thrill is always the same! It is also exciting to be able to send my personal congratulations to each and every one of you and I look forward to seeing the gold though out the galleries. Merna

Rudi Reiner 11/12/2012 10:44:22 AM

Superb shot and capture of the couple too! Nice 'gold' win #10415853

Linda S. Smith 11/15/2012 1:23:18 AM

Congrats on your beautiful Gold Win Karen! #10419302

Karen Celella 11/20/2012 10:23:05 AM

Thank you all very much for your wonderful support and kind words. I rarely resubmit, but I was away and had no choice but to resubmit something already in my gallery, or miss and entry. Well, that is a good lesson. Resubmit! Thanks BP! #10426843

Daniella Puente 3/23/2016 9:50:07 AM

Awesome photo Karen #11450600

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Bethesda Fountain, Manhattan, NY. This is the first time I saw the beautiful lit ceiling in the tunnel. I was lucky to catch a young couple in the arch.

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/5 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

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