T*E*X*A*S

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 2/9/2013 4:07:22 AM

Outstanding!!! #1513719

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 2/9/2013 4:16:21 AM

Love the capture and your choice of coffee. Wonderful way to start a day. #10560201

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic 2/9/2013 4:20:02 AM

Great!! A fave!! #10560208

Anita Hogue level-classic 2/9/2013 4:36:10 AM

A beautiful Texas morning! #10560223

Bobby Ray Goodman level-classic 2/9/2013 4:51:18 AM

Great capture Jeff.Wonderful image!!! #10560236

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 2/9/2013 5:11:14 AM

LOVE it, Jeff. Straight into my faves, too. #10560257

Randy K. Baldwin level-classic 2/9/2013 5:13:05 AM

Wonderful Morning Image Jeff! #10560261

John Rivera level-classic 2/9/2013 5:15:41 AM

Truly outstanding image here Jeff!! #10560265

Monnie Ryan level-classic 2/9/2013 5:33:02 AM

Just gorgeous, Jeff! And I've been missing your report on the morning coffee - glad to see it again! #10560276

Gord MacEachern level-classic 2/9/2013 6:03:29 AM

This has to be a winner my friend!!! #10560309

Jack Gaskin level-classic 2/9/2013 6:06:36 AM

Love the capture & You sure love that coffee don't Ya?

Jack #10560319

William C. Raco level-classic 2/9/2013 6:11:40 AM

Fantastic color, exposure, composition and scene
Excellent, Jeff
Looks nothing like that here today!
#10560335

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 2/9/2013 6:25:23 AM

Simply gorgeous early morning Texas scene Jeff! #10560361

Jack Ryan level-classic 2/9/2013 6:37:11 AM

Beautifully done...love the comp. I'm sure that delicious-sounding "beverage" made all the difference. #10560371

Karen E. Michaels level-classic 2/9/2013 6:45:01 AM

B*R*A*V*O #10560382

Agnes Fegan level-classic 2/9/2013 6:55:08 AM

Wow....just beautiful! And you always make the coffee sound so good too! #10560393

Mary K. Robison level-classic 2/9/2013 6:57:19 AM

Glad you had coffee on hand to stay alert, Jeff. This capture is fantastic! Love those morning colors, the steer, the tree branch silhouettes --- everything about this says: WINNER! #10560400

Dean Campbell level-classic 2/9/2013 7:01:58 AM

Love this "Very Texas Morning"
shot Jeff! It really captures the essence of Texas. #10560408

Susan Williams level-classic 2/9/2013 7:09:49 AM

So very beautiful! Outstanding work, Jeff. #10560432

Lynn M. Whitt level-classic 2/9/2013 7:23:49 AM

Beautiful colors and silhouettes. #10560448

a2o aini level-classic 2/9/2013 7:36:57 AM

Very beautifully. Excellently portrayed Jeff. Love it! #10560464

Nancy L. Green level-classic 2/9/2013 7:56:23 AM

What a FANTASTIC way to start the day Jeff!!! Actually, I prefer the white chocolate mocha latte. BEAUTIFULLY done!! <>< #10560485

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 2/9/2013 8:26:03 AM

This spells Texas, Jeff. Excellent capture! #10560520

Jyri Vissak level-classic 2/9/2013 9:37:38 AM

Cool find! Art is everywhere. #10560560

Tiia Vissak level-classic 2/9/2013 9:47:30 AM

great tones, light & silhouettes! #10560570

Eivor Kuchta level-classic 2/9/2013 10:31:33 AM

Beautiful, iconic image, Jeff! I wonder if home brewed Gevalia would work as well. #10560624

John Connolly level-classic 2/9/2013 10:58:43 AM

What a beautiful scene and capture Jeff! I will have to be satisfied with my dark roast Harris brew! #10560640

Bojan Bencic level-classic 2/9/2013 2:28:30 PM

Fantastic silhouette, Jeff. Amazing photo. #10560797

Emile Abbott level-classic 2/9/2013 2:56:49 PM

A classic TEXAS capture. Great silhouettes Jeff. #10560816

Katherine Kuhn level-classic 2/9/2013 3:38:48 PM

Love your fiery Texas morning silhouette scenes, Jeff! Spectacular! #10560858

Thomas E. Hinds level-classic 2/9/2013 4:36:59 PM

A beautiful image, Jeff! Love the color and silhouettes! #10560900

Stephen Zacker level-classic 2/9/2013 5:12:17 PM

Fantastic! #10560960

Ellen Hodges level-classic 2/9/2013 5:13:01 PM

Agree that this is sooooo spectacular, Jeff! Wow!!! #10560962

Laura E. Swan level-classic 2/9/2013 6:36:32 PM

Starbucks is roasting blondes? In the raw? What? I knew mermaids did crazy stuff but that is a new one on me! Heehee...

You sure know how to show off T*E*X*A*S*, Jeff! This is more than beautiful. Most all of your images could be famous and at the very least famous postcards!

GO FOR IT! :D (And then you can own Starbucks and save the blondes!) Ha!

-Laura :) !! #10561019

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 2/9/2013 6:40:34 PM

Beautiful! #10561026

Terry Cervi level-classic 2/9/2013 7:21:49 PM

What a gorgeous morning it was, Jeff! A beautiful capture! Your coffee is too weak for me though. LOL. #10561086

Ann Coates level-classic 2/9/2013 8:06:27 PM

Wow, beautiful Jeff. As for the coffee, I don't drink it and I find the names rather amusing. In fact I have trouble understanding all these different coffees. Give me a weak cup of tea any day, plain by the way. #10561148

Robert K. Bemus level-classic 2/9/2013 10:32:11 PM

Beautiful sunrise comp and silhouettes!! #10561258

Brett Dolsen 2/10/2013 12:12:21 AM

The coffee worked a treat for this one Jeff!! #10561318

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 2/10/2013 12:34:03 AM

Fantastic image, Jeff! #10561339

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 2/10/2013 2:57:19 AM

Thanks Everyone Very Much! Jeff #10561394

Connie J. Bagot level-classic 2/10/2013 7:19:42 AM

Wow! This is beautiful--love your use of negative (awesome color!) space! #10561762

Rudi Reiner level-classic 2/10/2013 11:34:46 AM

Super shot, you've found the perfect time of day! #10562121

Rony Sagy level-classic 2/10/2013 12:01:23 PM

Beautiful Jeff. #10562165

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 2/10/2013 1:24:45 PM

This is perfect, Jeff! #10562271

Mariann Kovats level-classic 2/10/2013 6:18:07 PM

Stunning capture, Jeff! Beautiful that golden glow on the sky and the silhouettes are fantastic! #10562570

Liz Bullock level-classic 2/10/2013 8:44:14 PM

Beautifully captured! #10562765

Jeffrey R. Bange level-classic 2/10/2013 8:54:36 PM

Outstanding silhouette Jeff. #10562776

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 2/11/2013 2:59:25 AM

Thank You! Jeff #10562974

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 2/11/2013 6:25:18 AM

OUTSTANDING - love this image,Jeff!! #10563244

Jill Odice level-classic 2/11/2013 7:39:00 AM

I am glad you are an early riser Jeff :-) Love this well done silhouette!~ #10563376

Phillip R. Connolly level-classic 2/11/2013 3:27:41 PM

Such a striking capture, Jeff!! A top notch silhouette!! Excellent!!

Phil #10564035

Rona L. Schwarz level-classic 2/11/2013 8:46:54 PM

You always manage to capture and present the most amazing silhouettes, Jeff! This one is especially striking - and it certain says "TEXAS" in a big way! #10564356

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 2/11/2013 9:09:08 PM

Simple, beautiful, and striking, and excellent image, Jeff!

Perfectly titled!
Debby

#10564390

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 2/12/2013 3:13:22 AM

Thank You! Jeff #10564681

Karen Slagle level-classic 2/13/2013 9:00:47 AM

Fabulous Jeff. No where else but TEXAS. #10566597

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 2/13/2013 3:26:47 PM

Thank You Karen! Jeff #10566994

Linda S. Smith level-classic 2/13/2013 9:20:53 PM

Awesome Jeff! A winner for sure and a fav for me! A+++ #10567325

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 2/14/2013 3:02:50 AM

Thank You Linda! Jeff #10567558

Ann H. Belus level-classic 2/14/2013 12:52:32 PM

This is sooo typically Texan! Excellent image, Jeff; love the silhouette! #10568273

Lyn Darlington level-classic 2/14/2013 3:26:06 PM

Outstanding! Also love the silhouette! #10568433

Inge S. Lasmana level-classic 2/14/2013 4:00:03 PM

Amazing shot, Jeff! #10568460

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 2/15/2013 2:42:20 AM

Thank You! Jeff #10568837

Mitch Spence level-classic 2/16/2013 9:43:51 AM

Well, I'm not sure I can even translate that Starbucks order, Jeff. LOL But I've got to say that the state of Texas should put this on the cover of their tourist book. It's iconic Texas all the way. #10570773

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 2/17/2013 2:43:33 AM

Thanks Mitch!! :-) #10571470

Alex T. Mizuno level-classic 2/17/2013 3:17:37 AM

Excellent silhouette work Jeff! Coffee must taste good when shooting great images like this in the morning. #10571491

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 2/18/2013 3:33:56 AM

Thank You Alex! Jeff #10572860

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic 2/21/2013 12:36:15 PM

This is a winner for sure. Love the shot and the coffee..... #10578080

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 2/21/2013 3:55:59 PM

Thank You Linda!! Jeff #10578225

Rita Jane Smith level-classic 2/21/2013 9:38:09 PM

AWESOME CAPTURE!!! And I agree, a winner for sure!!!!! Great job, Jeff!!!! #10578533

Aimee S. McMaster level-classic 2/22/2013 8:02:54 AM

...what a beauty Jeff...a winner for sure...hope you are doing well...:o) #10579041

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 2/23/2013 2:25:00 AM

Thank You! Jeff #10579918

Summer A. Kozisek level-classic 2/25/2013 12:42:31 AM

Another stunning image, I love it!! #10582546

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 2/25/2013 3:18:05 AM

Thanks Summer! Jeff #10582829

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 2/27/2013 1:42:12 PM

Gorgeous..beautiful color and shilouettes. Love it !! #10588602

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 3/1/2013 5:46:26 AM

Thank You Marilyn! Jeff #10591291

Pat Abbott level-classic 3/27/2013 2:11:20 PM

Wonderful colors and silhouettes! Congrats Jeff! #10626302

Bojan Bencic level-classic 3/27/2013 2:22:43 PM

Fantastic. Congratulations on your finalist, Jeff! #10626385

Bobby Ray Goodman level-classic 3/27/2013 2:29:43 PM

A big congratulations on this beautiful finalist my friend!!!! #10626430

Alex T. Mizuno level-classic 3/27/2013 2:34:19 PM

Congratulations on another beautiful Finalist Jeff!! #10626468

Dean Campbell level-classic 3/27/2013 2:34:39 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Jeff!
#10626470

Tammy Espino level-classic 3/27/2013 4:50:32 PM

Congrats again , Jeff!!! #10627264

Tammy Espino level-classic 3/27/2013 4:51:33 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist!! :) #10627271

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 3/27/2013 5:10:06 PM

Congrats again, Jeff! #10627377

Jeffrey R. Bange level-classic 3/27/2013 5:19:09 PM

Congratulations Jeff on your well deserved finalist photo and best of luck in the next round. #10627428

Thomas E. Hinds level-classic 3/27/2013 5:27:31 PM

A great Finalist image, Jeff! Congratulations! #10627492

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 3/28/2013 8:51:27 AM

Beautiful finalist. Congrats! #10629609

Debra R. Harder level-classic 3/28/2013 8:59:55 AM

Love this image, Jeff!! A GOLD winner in my book! Huge congratulations on ALL your superb finalists!!! #10629644

Carrie M. Groseclose level-classic 3/28/2013 11:27:16 AM

Absolutely outstanding Jeff! Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist! #10630013

Emile Abbott level-classic 3/28/2013 12:40:50 PM

Glad to see this one again. Congrats again Jeff. #10630213

Carla Capra level-classic 3/28/2013 12:53:03 PM

Beautiful, Jeff.
Congratulations. #10630251

Stefania Barbier level-classic 3/28/2013 1:14:59 PM

congratulations on your fantastic finalist! #10630351

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 3/28/2013 2:56:30 PM

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Jeff! #10630777

Nancy L. Green level-classic 3/28/2013 3:53:52 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Jeff on this wonderful finalist, WTG!!! <>< #10630923

Nadia Paul level-classic 3/28/2013 4:46:22 PM

Wonderful silhouettes Jeff - congrats on your beautiful finalist! #10631000

Ann Coates level-classic 3/28/2013 7:52:13 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Jeff. #10631450

Allen O. Howard 3/28/2013 10:26:05 PM

A winner to me Jeff!!! Congratulations! #10631641

Renee Doyle level-classic 3/29/2013 1:55:42 AM

Very very nice!! Congratulations Jeff!!! #10631881

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 3/29/2013 4:52:33 AM

Thanks Everyone Very Much! Jeff #10632104

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 4/12/2013 12:28:22 PM

I am so happy to see this one again!! Congratulations on a well deserved finalist !! #10650732

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 4/13/2013 3:55:15 AM

Thank You Marilyn! Jeff #10651331

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 4/21/2013 10:17:45 AM

Dear Photo Friend: I feel that something has changed at Better Photo but cannot tell you just what has happened. I have been here since 2003 and most every month I have written to all the winners telling them how their work touches me. I have witnessed photographs that bring tears to my eyes and colors that are unbelievable, now I am worried that like all good things that it will not be here the next time I look.
But the feeling of not being able to congratulate all the winners for the hard work, and sharing their talent with all of us makes me so sad.
However it turns out and even if this is the last time I have this privilege, to let you know how exceptional your work has been, please know that I will never forget.
CONGRATULATIONS to all of you for the month of February, 2013, I send my very best to you always, Merna Nobile
#10661685

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 4/21/2013 4:06:01 PM

Thanks Merna! Jeff #10662126

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Description


**A Very Texas Morning**

I captured this Texas Longhorn, last Sunday Morning, out on the Ranch near our home - The coffee that accompanied this Photo-Shoot was a Starbucks Light Blonde Roast, two raw sugars and a good amount of steamed breve!

Canon 70-200L IS at 200mm. ISO 1600, 1/200 @ f5.0, EC -2/3 (T&P)

Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1600, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 2/9/2013 3:17:06 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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