Tree of hope

© Ann Coates

Tree of hope

Laura E. Swan level-classic 3/1/2012 12:55:01 AM

OM GOSH! This is a PRICELESS image in so MANY WAYS!

I am so thrilled and touched by this image all at once.

To See Our Very Own Dominick At This Mighty Tree Of Hope...Showing His Respect!!! WOW!!!

Dominick, you are a wonderful Ambassador for us ALL here at BP that have prayed and mourned and cried over what happen a year ago to our Ann and so many others there in Christchurch.

Remembering the dead and reminding the survivors of not only that but that some things will go on and endure and be strong!

Ann, this is so beautiful!

Love and Prayers for the continued healing of your land and people!

-Laura #1446572

Mary K. Robison 3/1/2012 1:42:22 AM

Wonderful capture of the tree and Dominick, Ann.
Whoever had the idea to post messages on a massive Tree of Hope was brilliant. In times of great loss, such as yours, it acts as a powerful reminder that there IS a light at the end of the tunnel. #10014944

Michelle Alton 3/1/2012 2:23:44 AM

A beautiful capture of the ubiquitous Dominick in this touching moment. #10014981

Gord MacEachern level-classic 3/1/2012 3:17:53 AM

Super capture Ann!! #10015063

Jack Gaskin level-classic 3/1/2012 3:49:18 AM


Jack #10015144

Jeff Robinson level-classic 3/1/2012 3:51:48 AM

A Wonderful moment captured! Great that you and Dominick was able to meet up! #10015149

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 3/1/2012 11:46:18 AM

This is a fantastic capture, Ann! With many dimensions! #10016161

John Connolly level-classic 3/1/2012 12:24:03 PM

What a magnificent tree to pick for this memorial of hope, Ann! It is good to see Dominick after all this time!
This is a wonderful sight, beautifully captured! #10016238

Tiia Vissak level-classic 3/2/2012 10:52:41 AM

a wonderful image & tradition! #10018039

Ellen Hodges level-classic 3/2/2012 9:05:38 PM

Love the image and love the message of Hope, too, Ann!!! Hope springs up in the most tragic circumstances. Soooo glad that the people have the strength that hope brings!! Awesome image on soooo many levels!! #10018746

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 5/1/2012 10:19:25 PM

Wonderful image and finalist, Congratulations ,Ann!
Thanks for sharing this special image!!

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 5/1/2012 11:31:53 PM

Way to go Ann, I am so Smitten by the Prestige and Honour that the BP Family has given me and most especially to you Ann, for giving me your time to show me your Beautiful City when I was down there in Christchurch, again, Congratulations to you, my dear Friend!!!!!

Dominick #10117384

Stefania Barbier level-classic 5/2/2012 12:13:50 AM

a beautiful finalist, congratulations!!! #10117426

Mary K. Robison level-classic 5/2/2012 12:25:59 AM

Congratulations, Ann, on such a special photo/memory shared with Dominick being selected as a Finalist! Well earned!
The very best of luck to you in the next round! #10117443

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 5/2/2012 1:11:33 AM

Huge CONGRATZ on this beautiful Finalist, Ann. And good to see Dominick too!

UB. #10117471

Chris Ebben level-classic 5/2/2012 2:30:00 AM

Congratulations, Ann, on such a special picture shared with Dominick & being selected as a Finalist! Well done!
Best of luck to you in the next round! This is so moving=^..^= #10117536

Ellen Hodges level-classic 5/2/2012 3:38:29 AM

Huge congrats, Ann! Glad to see this stunning image as a finalist! Best luck!! #10117682

Terry Cervi level-classic 5/2/2012 6:33:01 AM

Congrats on this very special finalist, Ann!! #10118278

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/2/2012 8:53:02 AM

What an amazing Finalist Ann, big congrats!

And great to see Dominick too!

jo ann c. #10118857

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 5/2/2012 1:26:45 PM

Big congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Ann! #10119345

John Connolly 5/2/2012 1:40:59 PM

It is nice to see this one got a finalist award, Ann! Congratulations, my friend! #10119375

Carol L. Fowler 5/2/2012 4:52:49 PM

Congrats! What a nice story #10119679

Laura E. Swan level-classic 5/2/2012 10:08:04 PM

Ann, I'm so happy to see that this became a Finalist!!!

Best of luck in the Final Round! #10120243

Val Feldman level-classic 5/3/2012 9:39:30 AM

With all that's going on in my life right now, I've missed so many wonderful photos from my favorite this one from you. What a wonderful capture, Ann. Very moving, with a message of Hope for your country as it works towards the very much-needed healing process after so much devastation and loss of life. Congratulations, my friend, on an outstanding and uplifting Finalist! #10121030

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-classic 5/3/2012 9:59:28 AM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist, best of luck in the next round!!! #10121077

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 5/4/2012 4:12:21 AM

That is a beautiful and heart warming finalist, Ann. Congratulations!! #10122109

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 5/4/2012 4:12:28 AM

That is a beautiful and heart warming finalist, Ann. Congratulations!! #10122111

Phillip R. Connolly level-classic 5/5/2012 5:15:22 PM

I missed this one, Ann!! Congratulations on an excellent finalist....this carries such wonderful sentiments! Well deserved!

Phil #10125285

Stan J. Bendkowski level-classic 5/8/2012 2:12:42 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Ann! This is a very special image. #10128702

Barbara Mason level-classic 5/10/2012 4:11:55 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist Ann - a beautiful image capturing heartfelt sentiments and an added bonus Dominick - an amazing tree !!


Merna L. Nobile 5/11/2012 2:46:25 PM

Well here we are, through thick and thin. It is a joy to be able to be supportive and to congratulate each other for another month of magnificent photographs during May, 2012. I send all of you my very best, Merna Nobile

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic 5/14/2012 6:13:31 PM

Congratulations Ann! A wonderful finalist! #10137395

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Dominick Domicale, BP member from Los Angeles placing a message on to the Tree of Hope in remembrance of the 185 people who died in the 22 February earthquake.

It was great to spend time with you Dominick. I wish it could have been longer and thanks very much for the hot chocolate!

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 160, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 3/1/2012 12:05:11 AM

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Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR Photo Contest Finalist

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