"Wings of Desire"

© Melinda F. Schneider

"Wings of Desire"

Martha R. Mazon level-classic 2/10/2013 9:09:21 AM

Simply gorgeous, Melinda, and a wonderful choice for theme day! I haven't seen the film but based on how you described it, this would be a perfect movie poster. HTD! #1513933

David Phalen 2/10/2013 10:20:07 AM

Absolutely beautiful!! HTD!! #10561988

Sylvia Rourke level-classic 2/10/2013 11:16:27 AM

Serenely beautiful. #10562083

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic 2/10/2013 3:24:38 PM

Thank you, Martha, Dave, and Sylvia! #10562400

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 2/10/2013 4:48:55 PM

I absolutely ADORE this image Melinda. Perfect for the theme! #10562476

Julianne Bradford 2/10/2013 8:09:15 PM

Lovely image,,great for theme Melinda..HTD! #10562735

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic 2/11/2013 12:41:30 AM

Thank you, Donna and Julianne!
Donna, I remember how much you like it when previously posted. This is a cleaned up version, posted with crossed fingers. Thanks for your steady support! #10562904

Mitch Spence level-classic 2/11/2013 9:30:58 AM

Evocative and gentle, Melinda, with many meanings possible that each viewer can supply. #10563575

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic 2/11/2013 10:32:35 AM

Thank you for your thoughtful comment, Mitch. #10563626

Carol Quina level-classic 2/11/2013 2:28:19 PM

Lovely work Melinda! HTD! #10563961

Joy Rector 2/12/2013 5:22:03 AM

beautiful #10564855

Christopher Budny level-classic 2/12/2013 6:12:06 AM

Congratulations on the theme win! #10564913

Bob Cournoyer level-classic 2/12/2013 6:32:14 AM

Congrats, Melinda, on your theme win.. :-) #10564945

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 2/12/2013 6:54:11 AM

My favorite, huge congrats Melinda! #10564969

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic 2/12/2013 8:25:18 AM

Thank you so much, Carol, Joy, Chris, Bob, and Donna! #10565075

Jane Holestine 2/12/2013 8:38:07 AM

Beautiful, Min! Congrats on your win! #10565094

Katarina Mansson 2/12/2013 9:09:54 AM

Creative and beautiful. Poetic...
Congratulations on your inspirational winner Melinda! #10565129

Nikki McDonald level-classic 2/12/2013 10:16:13 AM

Evocative and poetic, Melinda. Congratulations on the 101 theme win. #10565181

Nikki McDonald level-classic 2/12/2013 10:16:20 AM

Evocative and poetic, Melinda. Congratulations on the 101 theme win. #10565182

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic 2/12/2013 11:09:23 AM

Thank you, Jane, Katta, and Nikki! #10565251

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 2/13/2013 1:30:39 PM

Just beautiful and romantic! Congratulations on the 101 theme win! #10566908

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic 2/14/2013 3:08:22 AM

Thank you, Amanda! #10567563

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 3/27/2013 3:38:30 PM

Yes Melinda, already a favorite, now a finalist. Huge congrats, best of luck in the next round!!!! #10626818

Irene Colling level-classic 3/27/2013 4:47:56 PM

Lovely work Melinda.

Congratulations on your creative Finalist. #10627248

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic 3/28/2013 3:34:37 AM

Thank you, Donna and Irene.
Special thanks to Donna whose love for the image motivated me to rework it and get it right! #10628885

Sylvia Rourke level-classic 3/28/2013 3:53:42 AM

Congrats on your finalist Melinda #10628897

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 3/28/2013 11:35:34 AM

So glad this made Finalist, and I hope it goes higher! #10630037

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic 3/28/2013 4:27:03 PM

Thank you, Sylvia and Amanda! #10630981

Terry A. Stoa level-classic 3/29/2013 2:56:51 AM

Huge kudos on this Winner, Melinda! Wonderful work. #10631969

Christopher Budny level-classic 3/29/2013 5:19:58 AM

Theme win, and BP win... wonderful! Congratulations! #10632204

Photographer level-classic 3/29/2013 7:03:58 AM

Very big congrats to you Melinda for your 2nd Place Gold.. #10632528

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 3/29/2013 7:08:04 AM

Beautiful work, Melinda. A big congrats on your win. #10632545

Sylvia Rourke level-classic 3/29/2013 7:24:44 AM

Wow Melinda, a huge congrats on your gold. #10632600

Katarina Mansson 3/29/2013 7:34:06 AM

Congratulations on your creative and beautiful winner Melinda! #10632628

Martha R. Mazon level-classic 3/29/2013 8:15:26 AM

Congratulations Melinda! I'm so pleased to see this with gold! #10632747

Mitch Spence level-classic 3/29/2013 8:20:10 AM

The concept is beautiful, and so is the rendering, Melinda. Congratulations to you on the gold. #10632770

Daniella Puente 3/29/2013 10:31:44 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner Melinda! just beautiful... #10633004

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 3/30/2013 4:03:23 AM

I'm back again to congratulate you on winning GOLD. I have always loved this image Melinda! Congratulations on your win!!! #10634217

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic 3/30/2013 5:19:28 AM

Thank you, Terry, Chris, Brian, R.J., Sylvia, Katta, Martha, Mitch, Daniella, and especially Donna, without whose encouragement I would not have continued to work on, and resub,
this image! #10634366

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/30/2013 12:15:55 PM

Big congrats on this wonderful 2nd Place Gold Winner Linda, sooo beautiful girl!

jo ann c. #10634891

Michele Peterson level-classic 3/30/2013 10:50:49 PM

Beautiful, Melinda. Congratulations!! #10635597

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic 3/31/2013 7:28:55 PM

Thank you, Jo Ann and Michele! #10636555

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 4/4/2013 4:11:36 PM

WTG Melinda. Well deserved, CONGRATZ!!!

UB. #10641647

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic 4/8/2013 9:00:46 AM

Thank you, UB!

Merna L. Nobile 4/16/2013 9:45:43 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

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic 4/16/2013 3:59:01 PM

Thank you, Merna. #10656189

Merna L. Nobile 4/20/2013 9:48:16 AM

I think that they have changed their judging standards and, as usual, the members are the last ones to know. From what I can see the second half of March had very few Editors’ Picks and I have not seen a single one in April. Whatever happens, keep well. Merna #10660305

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic 4/20/2013 12:55:03 PM

I have not seen one in April either. Apparently, I do not meet the new standards. Oh well... impetus to work at the craft and improve!!

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"Wings of Desire" is a 1987 Franco-German romantic fantasy film directed by Wim Wenders. The film is about invisible, immortal angels who populate Berlin and listen to the thoughts of the human inhabitants and comfort those who are in distress. Even though the city is densely populated, many of the people are isolated and estranged from their loved ones. One of the angels, played by Bruno Ganz, falls in love with a beautiful, lonely trapeze artist. The angel chooses to become human so that he can experience the human sensory pleasures, ranging from enjoying food to touching a loved one, and so that he can experience human love with the trapeze artist. The film is shot in both a rich, sepia-toned black-and-white and color, with the former being used to represent the world as experienced by the angels.

PG101 "Romantic Movie Title" Theme

Uploaded on 2/10/2013 7:02:41 AM

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