Autumn On The Water

© William C. Raco

Autumn On The Water

Carolyn M. Fletcher Student 11/8/2005 4:41:10 AM

Just gorgeous!!!! I love it! #340140

Kelly Abernathy 11/8/2005 4:49:13 AM

Wha a cool composition Bill! Very unique! Great eye for this - love the colors and light. It's beautiful! -K #2047923

Kirsi Bertolini 11/8/2005 4:54:52 AM

Good old Susquehanna, I always loved the name! Very bright and cheerful image, well done Bill. #2047961

Carla Metzler 11/8/2005 4:56:04 AM

Beautiful unique shot, Bill! #2047970

Marcie A. Fowler 11/8/2005 5:09:41 AM

Oooooooooo aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh WOW!!! I simply love this image Papa. The yellow leaf against the blue background is perfect. The leaf is placed just right within the composition!! Awesome work!! #2048067

Janet L. Skinner 11/8/2005 5:13:28 AM

EXCELLENT!!!! Bill, I love this very creative shot!! #2048083

Vicki Hunt 11/8/2005 5:16:18 AM

I agree with Marcie!!!! This is awesome!!! #2048102

Agnes Fegan 11/8/2005 5:18:33 AM

This is really gorgeous - Love the highlights against the blue background !!! #2048112

S P Mukherji 11/8/2005 5:25:50 AM

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Bill you have done it again! #2048152

Kathleen Clemons 11/8/2005 5:26:31 AM

No wonder you were chimping, lol. This is a beauty! #2048154

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 11/8/2005 5:34:06 AM

Terrific image Bill!!!
Wonderful colors and lighting!!! #2048195

Murry Grigsby 11/8/2005 5:43:09 AM

Outstanding in-camera work Bill! Your selection of lens, perspective, exposure, complementary colors all make this a wonderful and strong graphical image!! Very fresh and exciting seeing on your part. #2048227

Jeff W. Robinson 11/8/2005 5:43:26 AM

Stunning comp and capture Bill! Jeff #2048231

Karen E. Michaels 11/8/2005 5:50:18 AM

You got it goin' on with this leaf art portrait Bill. To cool to be schooled. Peace, karen #2048270

Judith G. Secco 11/8/2005 5:52:37 AM

Wow, Bill. This is awesome! #2048279

Leanne M.E. Boyd 11/8/2005 5:56:33 AM

I love this shot! #2048304

Shirley L. Carpenter 11/8/2005 6:03:22 AM

This is excellent Bill!! Beautiful colors and composition!! #2048327

Roger Bernabo 11/8/2005 6:09:51 AM

Great such a lovely BG! Well done Bill! #2048351

Margot Petrowski 11/8/2005 7:09:29 AM

Just wonderful!!!! #2048603

Dr Silly 11/8/2005 7:14:46 AM

Beautiful, well done Bill. :o)
#2048643

Monika Sapek 11/8/2005 7:24:13 AM

Wonderful lighting and colors in this eye-catching image, Bill! Great work!
Monika
#2048713

Colette M. Metcalf 11/8/2005 7:32:05 AM

Gorgeous image, Bill!!! #2048774

Shelly A. Van Camp 11/8/2005 7:50:17 AM

Very cool! Love the leaf and the DoF! #2048892

Mellanie 11/8/2005 8:14:48 AM

My, this is beautiful! Fantastic colors and bokeh!!! I hope we see this again, Bill! #2049053

Rakesh Syal 11/8/2005 9:02:36 AM

Teriffic vision and capture, Bill!!! I think these kind of images come under winning catagories! #2049273

Roxanne M. Bubar 11/8/2005 9:32:14 AM

What a magnificent image and colors. WOW #2049375

Sandy Landon 11/8/2005 10:30:31 AM

WOW!!!! I am speechless!! Incredible image!! #2049634

Guy D. Biechele 11/8/2005 10:31:03 AM

Different and beautiful. Very eye-catching. Great shot, Bill!! #2049638

Donna J. Taff 11/8/2005 11:01:15 AM

Very beautiful, Bill!!! #2049806

Susan T. Evans 11/8/2005 11:31:17 AM

Outstanding Bill, A Winner!!! #2049953

Terry L. Ellis 11/8/2005 11:37:34 AM

Awesome capture, Bill! Really! #2049999

Paul Michko 11/8/2005 11:41:14 AM

So very beautiful, Bill. #2050024

Deb Holmes 11/8/2005 12:49:37 PM

Awesome capture, Bill, I love how it sparkles, and the colors are beautiful! #2050271

Donna W. Neal 11/8/2005 1:54:17 PM

Outstanding Bill, I love this, the reflections in the water the bright yellow leaf all exquisit! #2050503

Sharon Day 11/8/2005 2:22:23 PM

Wow, Bill!!! This is spectacular and awesome!!! I LOVE IT!!! I'm gonna have to try this sometime! Well done! #2050668

Gen Nagase 11/8/2005 2:23:17 PM

Wow, beautiful, Bill!!!
The light reflections have been captured so beautifully!!!
Love it! #2050678

Marsha S. Smith 11/8/2005 2:40:56 PM

Ditto all the fantastic things everyone has already said. This is just downright brilliant! #2050782

Connie J. Bagot 11/8/2005 3:18:50 PM

Wow! This is awesome---I was just sure that it was a studio shot and was wondering how you got the beautiful light effects...really beautiful! #2051026

Claudia Kuhn 11/8/2005 3:27:50 PM

Oh Bill!!! This is just too cool!!! What a wonderful composition and find! Good eye, I hope we see this one again! #2051075

Jenny Bosmans 11/8/2005 3:29:07 PM

I agree with all things said, Bill!! This is indeed AWESOME and I love it!! #2051079

Brenda W. LaFleur 11/8/2005 4:34:54 PM

Like the highlights in this one, Bill. Great job! #2051324

Goshka G. 11/8/2005 5:41:17 PM

Exquisite capture, Bill, and a winner in my book!! #2051561

Gail Vitikacs 11/8/2005 5:58:35 PM

Stunning Bill....I am sure we will see this beauty again! #2051616

William C. Raco 11/8/2005 6:12:38 PM

You are all so very kind
Thank you so much!

bill #2051659

Jen 11/8/2005 6:36:46 PM

William, Awesome job on this!! Very pretty! #2051711

Linda D. Lester 11/8/2005 6:43:20 PM

I'm so glad I didn't miss this....it is awesome....Love the the effect of the light on the water! wonderful!!! #2051736

Dan McConoughey 11/8/2005 6:53:08 PM

Marvelous detail and very interesting back ground. Nicely executed. #2051764

Terry R. Hatfield 11/8/2005 7:34:44 PM

This Is A Beauty Bill! Love The Lighting And Colors:-) #2051896

Jim Kinnunen 11/8/2005 8:25:02 PM

What a beautiful well done image, Bill!!!:) #2052081

Cora Miller 11/8/2005 9:40:01 PM

Spectacular shot, Bill! They don't get any better than this!!! #2052302

Sylvia Rossler 11/8/2005 9:45:38 PM

Bill this is an outstanding beautiful shot ! That leaf with the water reflections looks sooo gorgeous !!!! #2052322

Susie Peek-Swint 11/9/2005 1:30:29 AM

Outstanding Bill ~ and you couldn't create that sort of background in PS could you ~ just perfect! #2052657

William C. Raco 11/9/2005 3:04:48 AM

Thanks so much, everyone!

bill #2052754

Kate Jackson 11/9/2005 6:26:33 AM

Bold and beautiful!! #2053771

Karen Engelbreth 11/9/2005 6:45:58 AM

WOW - very beautiful, bill!!! #2053855

Cathy Stancil 11/9/2005 8:10:44 AM

I absolutely LOVE this image Bill !! Bravo ! #2054211

Darryl Wilkinson 11/9/2005 9:32:53 AM

Simply stunning image Bill! Flip that leaf 180 degrees and it will have W written all over it! Winner!!! #2054681

Jill Flynn 11/9/2005 1:34:49 PM

LOVE THIS Bill! WOW! Superb capture and a WINNER in my book! #2055662

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 11/9/2005 3:46:12 PM

I agree, this is fabulous!! So creative and beautiful, I hope it wins! #2056123

William C. Raco 11/9/2005 3:50:38 PM

Thanks so much Kate, Karen, Cathy, Darryl, Jill and Donna! ;)

bill #2056140

DiAnna F. Paulk 11/9/2005 3:55:21 PM

Bill, this is just plain wonderful!! Great composition and colors and I love the almost abstract quality the lights render to the image.

Thanks for your encouraging comments on "Little Green Bee." #2056158

Karen Bacon 11/9/2005 3:58:23 PM

Awesome capture Bill!Great light, color,and composition!A job well done in camera!! #2056168

Deborah Sandidge 11/9/2005 4:32:07 PM

Exceptional work, Bill, very creative composition on your part! #2056253

Rob Friedman 11/9/2005 5:02:07 PM

WOW-this is gorgeous! Very creative!! #2056316

Elisabeth A. Gay 11/9/2005 6:06:24 PM

Awesome job Bill!!!
Ann #2056509

William C. Raco 11/9/2005 6:15:03 PM

Thanks so much DiAnna, Karen, Deborah, Rob and Ann!
Best wishes,

bill #2056530

Souha Dooly 11/9/2005 9:37:47 PM

waw....wonderful ,William!!Great colors !!! #2056840

Stan J. Contrades 11/10/2005 1:42:44 AM

Outstanding bokeh for that gorgeous golden leaf to rest on, bill!! Beautiful colors as well as is your presentation!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2057077

William C. Raco 11/10/2005 3:56:59 AM

Thank you Souha and Stan!

bill #2057315

Anne D. Eigen 11/10/2005 5:02:46 PM

Stunning capture, Bill! Outstanding camera work. Best of luck with this!!! #2060550

Claudette Foote 11/11/2005 8:23:40 AM

Bill!
A PIECE OF ART...
JUST OUSTANDING.
LOVE IT...WOW #2063208

William C. Raco 11/11/2005 6:07:19 PM

Thanks so much Ann and Claudette! ;)

bill #2065016

Darren K. Fisher 11/14/2005 8:07:34 AM

And this one the second best. Way to use lighting here Bill. I really like this. #2074000

William C. Raco 11/14/2005 4:34:57 PM

Thanks so much, Darren!

bill #2075934

Jessica McCollam 11/15/2005 6:26:36 PM

WOW!! Stunning, Bill! I really think you have a winner here!!:) #2080975

William C. Raco 11/15/2005 6:29:53 PM

Thank you, Jessica
I hope you're right ;)

bill #2080987

Corinne M. Thompson 12/20/2005 2:37:27 AM

Congrats on this stunning image making Finalist! #2202296

Darryl Wilkinson 12/20/2005 3:03:22 AM

Congratulations, Bill! Think I seen this one comin'! Best of luck on the next round!!!! #2202378

Dr Silly 12/20/2005 3:15:05 AM

CONGRATULATIONS BILL. :o)
#2202422

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 12/20/2005 4:36:12 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Bill!!! #2202747

Kirsi Bertolini 12/20/2005 8:06:25 AM

"Oooooooooo aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh WOW!!!" I just had to steal Marcies statement! It says it all.. Congrats on this one! #2203747

Kara Hendricks 12/20/2005 8:10:48 AM

GORGEOUS Bill!!!!! Congrats to you!!! #2203786

Anne D. Eigen 12/20/2005 8:12:58 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist, Bill! Here's hoping...!!! #2203805

Chris Macer 12/20/2005 8:58:57 AM

Congrats again, Bill! Well done :) #2204136

Joline Frazier 12/20/2005 9:08:03 AM

So simple and so beautiful...a winning combination. Congratulations and good luck. #2204218

Deborah Sandidge 12/20/2005 9:12:22 AM

Simply stunning, congratulations Bill! #2204246

Jim Kinnunen 12/20/2005 11:13:44 AM

Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Bill!!!! #2204999

Terry L. Ellis 12/20/2005 11:29:53 AM

Congratulations, Bill, on this amazing finalist! #2205094

DiAnna F. Paulk 12/20/2005 11:42:38 AM

I am THRILLED to see this among the finalists! Congratulations, Bill. This is absolutely one of my favorites! #2205169

Jill Flynn 12/20/2005 12:07:14 PM

Congratulations on another terrific finalsit Bill! #2205327

Cathy Barrows 12/20/2005 1:13:44 PM

Congrats on your finalist...love how this came out #2205681

Sylvia Rossler 12/20/2005 1:26:13 PM

Congrats on this beautiful finalist Bill :o) #2205780

Jill Odice 12/20/2005 1:31:52 PM

Another congrats Bill :-) #2205814

Sandy Landon 12/20/2005 3:00:10 PM

This is one of my very favorites!!!! LOVE THIS!!! Congrats!!!!! #2206256

Cesar J. La Rosa 12/20/2005 4:04:23 PM

This is definitely one of my favorites, too!!!
This is just BEAUTIFUL and incredibly PERFECT!!! Love the colors, the excellent composition, the lighting... Everything!!!
Congratulastions on this very well-deserved Finalist!!! #2206609

Cindy Paquette 12/20/2005 4:38:23 PM

Astounding Bill! Congrats! #2206748

Stan J. Contrades 12/20/2005 4:40:22 PM

CONGRATULATIONS once again, Bill!! Best of luck to you in the next judging round!!
Much Aloha,
Stan
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Casey A. Hanson 12/20/2005 5:47:39 PM

Absolutely beautiful!!! Congrats on a gorgeous finalist, Bill! :0) #2206980

Gen Nagase 12/20/2005 6:26:08 PM

Most beautiful!!!
Congratulations, Bill, on your great finalist!!! #2207087

Cora Miller 12/20/2005 7:12:10 PM

Congratulations again, Bill! A for sure winner in my book. :) #2207208

Linda D. Lester 12/20/2005 7:19:01 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #2207239

Dorothy Neumann 12/21/2005 4:53:06 AM

Very different and pretty! Congrats on your finalist! #2208467

Donna W. Neal 12/21/2005 5:47:08 AM

Excellent work and another big congratulations Bill #2208702

Deb Holmes 12/21/2005 7:23:06 AM

Congratulations again Bill,well done! #2209182

Marie Fields 12/21/2005 12:04:35 PM

Congratulations, Bill! Wonderful image! #2209986

Jenny Bosmans 12/21/2005 1:52:04 PM

Congratulations on yet another beautiful finalist, Bill!! #2210236

Goshka G. 12/21/2005 3:46:23 PM

Congrats on your gorgeous finalists, Bill!!! #2210672

William C. Raco 12/21/2005 6:02:50 PM

You are all very kind
Thank you!

Bill #2211088

Debra Booth 12/22/2005 5:40:42 AM

Wow! Congratulations on this stunning finalist, Bill!! #2212429

Jennifer Rennison 12/22/2005 4:35:13 PM

Beautiful lighting and colors, Bill!! Congratulations on this outstanding finalist!! Best of luck in the next round! #2214771

William C. Raco 12/22/2005 4:36:13 PM

Thank you, Debra and Jennifer!

Bill #2214775

Karen Engelbreth 12/22/2005 10:19:14 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on the 1.place win, BILL!!! #2215434

Dan J. Holm 12/22/2005 10:24:20 PM

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your WIN, Bill!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS! #2215441

Deborah C. Lewinson 12/22/2005 10:42:16 PM

Hearty congrats on your first place win, Bill, for this creative, effective, and marvelous image!
-Debby #2215512

Linda D. Lester 12/22/2005 10:45:04 PM

BIG CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! WOW! 1st place!!! #2215525

Corinne M. Thompson 12/22/2005 10:59:15 PM

Congratulations Bill! #2215583

kerby lee pfrangle 12/22/2005 11:19:18 PM

Bill congratulations on your first place win. Job well done.

Kerby #2215641

Evy Johansen 12/22/2005 11:28:34 PM

Big congratulations on your winn, Bill! Wonderful image! #2215662

Mary K. Robison 12/22/2005 11:47:09 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on a well-earned First Place win, Bill!!! #2215692

Darryl Wilkinson 12/22/2005 11:53:49 PM

Perfect Bill, just PERFECT!!! CONGRATULATIONS on this beautiful WIN of yours!!! BRAVO!!!!! #2215700

Stan J. Contrades 12/23/2005 1:06:05 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your 1st Place win, Bill!! Beautifully done!!
Much Aloha,
Stan
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Dr Silly 12/23/2005 2:15:59 AM

Congratulation on your 1ST place win Bill. :o)
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Colleen Braun 12/23/2005 2:56:28 AM

Congratulations... #2215963

Alan L. Borror 12/23/2005 3:19:48 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner, Bill! #2215982

Kathleen Clemons 12/23/2005 3:51:06 AM

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaa for you, Bill!!!!!!!!!!! #2216028

Joy Brown 12/23/2005 4:09:12 AM

Way to go, Bill!! Big Congrats on this awesome winner!!! #2216080

Anita N. Hogue 12/23/2005 4:11:26 AM

Awesome, Bill! This is beautiful! I'm so happy for you! #2216083

Sharon E. Lowe 12/23/2005 4:13:26 AM

Congrats on such a well deserved win Bill! Stunning!!!! #2216090

Claudia Kuhn 12/23/2005 4:20:27 AM

SO glad to see this with a first place win Bill! It is wonderful in every way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BIG CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #2216108

Guy D. Biechele 12/23/2005 4:30:26 AM

Congrats on winning First Place with this great shot!!!! #2216146

Tom Andersen 12/23/2005 4:35:17 AM

Awesome work, Bill! Congratulations on your much deserved win! #2216172

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 12/23/2005 4:38:23 AM

Congratulations on your First Place Win Bill!!!
Well deserved prize!!! #2216197

Laura Clay-Ballard 12/23/2005 4:43:17 AM

Congratulations on this WINNING image, Bill! Awesome! #2216233

Kay E. Mahoney 12/23/2005 4:48:51 AM

Congratulations on your first place win. #2216261

Mary Timman 12/23/2005 4:57:14 AM

Gorgeous winner. Congratulations. #2216303

Murry Grigsby 12/23/2005 5:05:48 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding image and win Bill!! #2216349

Wally Orlowsky 12/23/2005 5:17:23 AM

Congratulations on this first-place winner, Bill! #2216410

Vicki Hunt 12/23/2005 5:28:57 AM

Congratulations, Dear Friend! Well deserved! #2216481

Donna R. Moratelli 12/23/2005 5:36:45 AM

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWZER!! It's a merry christmas for you this year. Congrats on this well deserved win; You must be thirilled,Bill.. #2216525

Cathy Barrows 12/23/2005 5:44:44 AM

Congrats on your win...beautiful #2216559

Jeff Lovinger 12/23/2005 5:44:49 AM

Congratulations Bill. "Simply Beautiful". #2216560

Deborah Sandidge 12/23/2005 6:55:26 AM

Just gorgeous, Bill - CONGRATULATIONS on your winning image!!! #2216871

Sylvia Rossler 12/23/2005 6:55:38 AM

congrats Bill !!!! I'm so happy for your win :o) #2216873

Chris Macer 12/23/2005 6:59:34 AM

Congrats, Bill! Well done on your win! :) #2216892

Anne D. Eigen 12/23/2005 7:40:50 AM

Congratulations on this most deserving first-place win, Bill!!! #2217056

Stan Kwasniowski 12/23/2005 7:46:37 AM

Bill, Congratulations


Merry Christmas #2217073

Susan T. Parady 12/23/2005 8:10:29 AM

I'm so glad to see this. Congratulations, "Papa" Bill!!! #2217207

Laura Berman 12/23/2005 8:19:31 AM

Big congratulations Bill! It looks like the judges got it right ;-) #2217263

Jill Flynn 12/23/2005 8:56:31 AM

A big congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN Bill!! This is one fantastic image!!!! #2217448

Terry L. Ellis 12/23/2005 9:20:17 AM

Hearty congratulations, Bill, on this striking First Place win!! Terrific! #2217544

Alana Ibe 12/23/2005 9:54:45 AM

This is such a wonderful composition! Beautiful! Congratulations on your win!!! #2217686

The Italian Eye 12/23/2005 9:55:37 AM

Great!
Huge congratulations to you on this WOW image from your collections of super ones!
and Merry Xmas too! : )
#2217688

Kay Beausoleil 12/23/2005 10:00:49 AM

A great composition -- congratulations on your First Prize win, William! #2217710

Kirsi Bertolini 12/23/2005 10:02:33 AM

I was so happy to find this one as a placed winner! Have a geat christmas holiday!! Kirsi #2217722

Barbara Helgason 12/23/2005 10:06:33 AM

Absolute beautiful, congratulations!! #2217744

William C. Raco 12/23/2005 10:10:35 AM

You are all so kind!!
Thank you very much.
My best wishes for a very Merry Christmas!

Bill #2217760

Leanne M.E. Boyd 12/23/2005 10:16:08 AM

Congratulations Bill! A gorgeous photo! #2217787

Karen E. Michaels 12/23/2005 10:16:57 AM

Bill, I told you this was too cool to be schooled. I am very proud that you took the honors. So very well deserved. Peace to you and your's this holy and holiday weekend. Peace, karen #2217793

Claudette Foote 12/23/2005 10:17:23 AM


SORRY I AM LATE CONGRATULATION WILLIAM THIS IS AN AMAZING IMAGE....
SO HAPPY FOR YOU... #2217796

Wendy Stevenson 12/23/2005 10:18:44 AM

Absolutely stunning Bill. Big Congrats on this well deserved FIRST PLACE WIN!! Extraordinary photograph!!! #2217805

Janet L. Skinner 12/23/2005 10:36:22 AM

FIRST PLACE!!!! WAY TO GO!!! :) :) :)
I am so glad this awesome image made the win. Congrautlations, Bill.......Well deserved!! #2217888

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 12/23/2005 10:56:01 AM

Outstanding Bill, a great win!!! A BIG congratulations and I wanted to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!!! #2217948

Jim Kinnunen 12/23/2005 11:49:05 AM

WTG Bill!!! A very impressive winning image!!!! #2218120

Life Expressions 12/23/2005 12:31:42 PM

Congrats on your win. Lovely image. #2218240

Charlene Bayerle 12/23/2005 12:32:17 PM

Congratulations Bill on your 1st prize win!!!!! Well deserved!! #2218241

Cathy M. Gromball 12/23/2005 12:44:44 PM

Congratulations on your First Place win, Bill!

Cathy :) #2218269

Sharon Day 12/23/2005 12:50:46 PM

I knew the first time I saw this it had winner written all over it, Bill!!! One of my favorite photos of all time! Big congratulations on your 1st place win!!! #2218282

Mary Clarke 12/23/2005 1:48:17 PM

Congratulations on your win, great image #2218404

Susan T. Evans 12/23/2005 3:01:25 PM

Whoooooooooooooo Hooooooooooooooooo Bill!!! Way to Go, congrats #2218524

Marsha S. Smith 12/23/2005 3:06:32 PM

Way to go, Bill! This is gorgeous! #2218546

Karen Bacon 12/23/2005 3:34:49 PM

A huge congratulations to you Bill!Happy holidays!!!!!!! #2218617

Armando -. Arturo 12/23/2005 4:09:00 PM

outstanding and well deserving of a win, congrats and happy holidays to you and your family. #2218664

Jenny Bosmans 12/23/2005 5:53:32 PM

Congratulations on this 1st Place win, Bill!! #2218817

Gen Nagase 12/23/2005 6:43:10 PM

This is such an awesome win, Bill!!!
Many many congrats!!!
Merry Christmas to you and yours, Bill!!! #2218929

William C. Raco 12/23/2005 7:34:35 PM

Thanks so much, everyone!
Merry Christmas!

Bill #2219012

Cora Miller 12/23/2005 9:13:02 PM

Yes, yes, yes!!! I'm SO glad to see this as a 1st place winner! Congratulations, Bill!!! #2219104

Laurence Saliba 12/23/2005 9:41:54 PM

A BIG Congrats Bill!!!!!!!!!! #2219142

Kathleen K. Parker 12/23/2005 11:00:01 PM

lOTS and lots of congratulations, Bill!!
Well deserved, too!!!
kk #2219307

Joline Frazier 12/24/2005 2:46:26 AM

Congratulations on this beauty, Bill. so glad to see this in the winners circle. #2219575

Cathy Gregor 12/24/2005 3:55:44 AM

Congratulations on this stunning winner, Bill!
So beautifully done. #2219666

Deb Holmes 12/24/2005 4:24:09 AM

Congratulations Bill on this much deserved win! #2219721

Terry R. Hatfield 12/24/2005 4:32:24 AM

Congratulations Bill!!Excellent In Every Way!!
Merry Christmas To You And The Family.. #2219751

Donna W. Neal 12/24/2005 6:06:28 AM

Congratulations on this excellent Winner Bill. I loved this from the moment I saw it! #2220055

Jennifer Jones 12/24/2005 7:09:21 AM

Fantastic! Congratulations, Bill! #2220209

Linda M. Walker 12/24/2005 8:55:15 AM

A big congrats on a fine image!!! #2220476

Gary Minish 12/24/2005 10:08:03 AM

Good eye, to see the opportunity and a perfect exposure, Bill. Congratulations on your First Prize! #2220683

Patricia Marroquin 12/24/2005 11:31:53 AM

I'm sorry I don't get a chance to view as often as I'd like, but just saw this one, Bill, and it is awesomely beautiful! Congratulations on your first place win! And Merry Christmas to you and your family! :-) #2220770

David Rex Ketchum 12/24/2005 6:53:06 PM

Great picture. I think it's one of the best I've seen. #2221212

Tammy Scott 12/26/2005 4:15:57 AM

Congratulations on this AWESOME winner! GORGEOUS! #2223221

Cindy Paquette 12/26/2005 3:14:13 PM

WHOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just look at this very special win!!! Bravo Bill..this is an awesome image and I'm very happy to see it here! #2224748

William C. Raco 12/26/2005 3:15:43 PM

Thank you all so very much!!

Bill #2224754

Connie L. Carpenter 12/26/2005 7:23:11 PM

Beautiful...I'm so happy for you...this one deserves to be recognized. #2225247

Bishop Bastien 12/26/2005 9:25:17 PM

Bill -- Just wanted to add my congratualtions on your First place and compliment you on your work...very nice!

Best regards -- Bishop #2225429

Monika Sapek 12/27/2005 7:38:02 PM

My heartfelt congratulations on your First Place Win with this wonderful image, Bill!
Monika
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Diane Dupuis-Kallos 12/28/2005 7:24:32 AM

YAY Bill!!!! Great shot! Congrats! #2229239

William C. Raco 12/29/2005 12:47:45 PM

Thank you Bishop, Monika and Diane!!

Bill #2233025

Kelly Abernathy 12/29/2005 1:03:21 PM

WOOOOO-HOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The big GRAND PRIZE!!!!!!!!!!!!1

I am so happy for you Bill!! And it is SO well deserved! Congratulations!! :O) -K

#2233042

Vicki Hunt 12/29/2005 1:14:33 PM

GRAND PRIZE!!!! That means a .com for you!!! Congratulations! #2233059

Gail Vitikacs 12/29/2005 4:26:20 PM

I am soooo proud of you Bill!!!! WOW!!! Congratulations!!! #2233436

Dan J. Holm 12/29/2005 5:20:53 PM

Alright, Bill!!!!!! HUUUUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your Grand Prize WIN!!!!!!!!!!! #2233539

Joy E. Cobb 12/29/2005 6:47:04 PM

Wonderfully sparkly and well-deserved Grand Prize win, Bill! Love the colors. Congratulations! :) #2233803

Deborah C. Lewinson 12/29/2005 7:17:09 PM

Super congratulations on this awesome GRAND PRIZE win, Bill! WOW!!!
-Debby #2233908

Gary Minish 12/29/2005 10:05:12 PM

Wow! Congratulations on your jump up to the top rung of the ladder, Bill! #2234262

Kara Hendricks 12/29/2005 10:41:04 PM

WOOOHOOO!!!! Not just a gold... The KING of GOLDS!!! I am so happy for you Bill!!!! Come on... everybody.... GROUP HUG!!!!!!! #2234299

Laura Clay-Ballard 12/30/2005 4:10:51 AM

i HEARD! I HEARD! I am so happy for you! This is one awesome image and the big gold should be right under it!
CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!! #2234631

William C. Raco 12/30/2005 5:19:21 AM

Thank you all SO much!!
What a nice Christmas present ;)
Happy New Year!

Bill #2234794

Bonnie C. Lackey 12/30/2005 6:21:48 AM

Let me add my hearty congratulations for this wonderful honor, Bill! LOL, are you still a bit giddy? #2234961

Susie Peek-Swint 12/30/2005 12:10:29 PM

Bill, I hadn't really looked at the finals yet so didn't see this was the grand prize winner!! Many many congrats on winning with this fantastic shot ~ well done!!
susie #2235769

William C. Raco 12/30/2005 2:54:34 PM

Thanks Bonnie and Susie!
Yes, it is a bit of a thrill, Bonnie ;)

Bill #2236195

Cora Miller 12/30/2005 11:38:05 PM

Hey Bill, I just came back to look at this again and saw that it was advanced to the Grand Prize. Yippee, it's certainly deserving of the honor! So an even BIGGER congratulations to you! :) #2237057

Sylvia Rossler 12/31/2005 1:47:02 AM

WOW ! That's a real honor to be advanced from 1st place to Grand prize !!And a real deserved one..it's a beautiful capture !! #2237170

Kate Jackson 12/31/2005 6:03:51 AM

WOW ~ I only just noticed. Of course I always loved this shot anyway but many many congratulations Bill!! #2237621

William C. Raco 12/31/2005 6:15:03 AM

Thanks so much Cora, Sylvia and Kate!

Bill #2237685

Janie Carpenter 12/31/2005 2:47:23 PM

Congrats, Great Work Here!!! #2239014

William C. Raco 12/31/2005 2:54:39 PM

Thank you very much, Janie
Happy New Year!

Bill #2239046

Debra Booth 12/31/2005 3:25:24 PM

A huge congratulations to you, Bill, on your move up! This shot certainly deserves the honor, and I'm so glad to see it at the top! Best of luck to you in the coming year! #2239142

Monika Sapek 12/31/2005 3:57:02 PM

I cannot imagine better news at the end of the year than this one, Bill! Many congratulations on the recognition and your Grand Prize Win!
Monika
#2239213

Marsha S. Smith 1/1/2006 7:50:21 AM

What a great way to end the year, Bill. I love this image and am so glad to see it in the TOP SPOT! #2240730

William C. Raco 1/1/2006 7:54:39 AM

Thank you so much, Debra, Monika and Marsha!
Happy New Year!

Bill #2240748

Ann Bruynseels 1/1/2006 8:21:50 AM

Beautiful ! #2240909

Laura E. OConnor 1/1/2006 9:52:42 AM

WOW, BILL!!! Congratulations on this wonderful Grand Prize image!!!!!! #2241172

Marcie A. Fowler 1/1/2006 11:43:06 AM

A big, big congrats on you grand prize win for this gorgeous image Papa!! #2241532

Terry R. Hatfield 1/1/2006 3:54:05 PM

Just Noticed You Making History At BP Bill!!Congratulations On The Sharing Of The GP!!!! #2242156

William C. Raco 1/1/2006 3:58:53 PM

Thank you Ann, Laura, Marcie and Terry!

Bill #2242178

Deb Holmes 1/1/2006 4:26:40 PM

How exciting Bill, getting such and "up-grade", congratulations! Is this a BP first? #2242270

Jill Flynn 1/1/2006 6:37:04 PM

A Grand Prize Winner!!!!! Congratulations Bill on your win!!! Way to go!!! #2242600

Katrina Diaz 1/2/2006 8:04:05 AM

This is beautiful work, Bill! I love the colors and the abstract feel. Congratulations on this Grand Prize Winner!!!!
~K #2244293

Susan T. Evans 1/2/2006 2:45:25 PM

FANTASTIC BILL, SO HAPPY YOU GOT THE GRAND PRIZE ON THIS, I JUST KNEW IT WAS A WINNER THE FIRST TIME I SAW IT, THIS IS JUST SO WELL DESERVED, WTG, AND WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! CAN YOU TELL I AM HAPPY FOR YOU????? #2245683

William C. Raco 1/2/2006 5:59:38 PM

Thank you, Deb, Jill, Katrina and Susan! ;)
You are all very kind!

Bill #2246217

Joyce Brant 1/3/2006 12:38:14 PM

Awesome, Bill...way to think out of the box!!!!!!!
Made me feel so proud to have met you!!!
Joyce.....NH shoot #2248724

Roseann E. Dreasher 1/3/2006 1:09:20 PM

WOW Grand Prize!!! Congrats! (and it's a LONG time comin)~!
Roseann #2248782

Mellanie 1/5/2006 7:11:06 AM

I'm so glad to see this as a Grand Prize winner! I knew it would be the moment I saw it!!! Congrats, my friend! VERY well deserved!!! #2254814

Mary N C. Taitt 1/5/2006 7:24:59 AM

WOW! Great shot! Congratulations on your Grand prize winner! Mary :-) #2254851

KHAWLA Haddad 1/5/2006 5:34:59 PM

Congratulations on your Grand prize winner,Bill!!!!!! #2256728

Mary K. Robison 1/6/2006 3:47:57 PM

Outstanding way to start the New Year, Bill! So glad the judges "upgraded" your photo ~ better late than never, for sure!
A huge CONGRATULATIONS!!! on your Grand Prize win! What a beauty! #2260051

William C. Raco 1/7/2006 4:19:31 AM

Thank you so very much Joyce, Roseann, Mel, Mary Kelly and Mary!!
You are all so kind!

Bill #2261166

Mata Patan 1/7/2006 4:45:33 AM

OMG Bill!! I just returned from my holidays and I just checked the winners!!! You had a wonderful Xmas gift from BP!! Well done you deserved such a big win!! #2261274

William C. Raco 1/7/2006 4:47:13 AM

Thank you very much, Mata! ;)

Bill #2261284

Sherri Conley 1/7/2006 12:15:32 PM

This grand prize is so very well deserved on this outstanding photo! Way to go, Bill! #2262515

William C. Raco 1/7/2006 12:37:14 PM

Thank you, Sherri!

Bill #2262558

Terrill Province 1/12/2006 6:07:20 PM

This fabulous shot does have Grand Prize written all over it... so happy for you!

The colors are so soothing coupled with the dynamic play of the light on the water. #2282271

Darryl Wilkinson 1/12/2006 6:15:57 PM

I just realized you won the Grand Prize, Bill. Congratulations on this much deserved award!!! Bravo!!!!! #2282303

William C. Raco 1/13/2006 2:33:13 PM

Thanks so much Terrill and Darryl!

Bill #2285488

Joyce ONeil 1/18/2006 12:52:17 PM

Congrats! Well deserved!!!!! #2303166

William C. Raco 1/19/2006 3:30:42 AM

Thank you very much, Joyce

Bill #2305115

Stephanie A. Laird 1/20/2006 11:14:11 AM

Congratulations William! This is really spectacular! #2310852

William C. Raco 1/20/2006 2:22:27 PM

Thank you very kindly, Stephanie

Bill #2311487

Tammy McAllister 1/23/2006 12:08:46 PM

Such a beauty Bill!
Congratulations
Tootles #2327071

William C. Raco 1/23/2006 5:23:23 PM

Thank you, Tammy!

Bill #2328467

Linda D. Lester 1/23/2006 8:09:16 PM

I didn't know you won the Grand prize!!! That is so awesome! Congratulations! #2329118

Barbara Helgason 1/24/2006 6:31:36 AM

I just noticed this as a Grand prize winner, CONGRATULATIONS Bill!! #2330532

William C. Raco 1/24/2006 8:02:14 PM

Thank you Linda and Barbara

Bill #2334131

Roxanne M. Bubar 1/26/2006 5:13:49 AM

A big congrats. #2340475

William C. Raco 1/26/2006 6:18:35 PM

Thank you, Roxanne!

Bill #2343216

1/30/2006 10:06:02 AM

Wow!
Excellent shot Bill!
Many congratulations on your Grand prize win! #2356248

William C. Raco 1/30/2006 5:38:35 PM

Thanks so much, Reine!

Bill #2357635

Nan Fischer 2/4/2006 6:13:47 AM

wow, the grand prize was certainly well-deserved, bill! this is inspirational. #2376197

Ray & Audrey Clarke 2/7/2006 10:51:39 AM

I love the colours on this photo Bill, congratulations (AC) #2390516

William C. Raco 2/7/2006 6:26:57 PM

Thank you most kindly Nan and Audrey

Bill #2392046

Roberta E. Wall 2/10/2006 11:50:52 AM

stunning photo #2403543

William C. Raco 2/10/2006 3:52:54 PM

Thank you, Roberta!

Bill #2404200

Lorraine A. Cook 3/4/2006 1:12:35 PM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Bill!!!<:)) #2496190

Kristy A. Keene 3/4/2006 8:06:50 PM

Very Cool Shot!!!! #2497236

William C. Raco 3/4/2006 8:09:02 PM

Thank you very much, Lorraine and Kristy

Bill #2497243

Stan J. Contrades 3/4/2006 10:13:12 PM

Don't know how I missed this one as the Grand Prize, but BRAVO!, Bill, and really big CONGRATULATIONS!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2497497

William C. Raco 3/5/2006 6:10:20 AM

Thank you, Stan!

Bill #2498622

Nadya Johnson 3/8/2006 2:30:50 PM

I missed this one too. OUTSTANDING!What a shot! Just incredible, and so creatively conceived. Another in a long list of "Bravos"! #2511698

Sandra Freyler 3/8/2006 2:56:27 PM

COngratulations, WIlliam! Very beautiful image! :) #2511786

William C. Raco 3/8/2006 7:04:37 PM

Thank you so very much Nadya and Sandra!

Bill #2512423

Stefan G 3/20/2006 9:34:35 PM

Amazing! #2555395

William C. Raco 3/21/2006 2:51:34 AM

Thank you, Stefan ;)

Bill #2555886

William C. Raco 3/21/2006 2:51:39 AM

Thank you, Stefan ;)

Bill #2555888

Nadine A. Lewis 6/21/2006 9:25:03 AM

AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME and so deserving. Congratulations!!!!

<>< #2927374

Dawn Leslie 6/21/2006 8:21:01 PM

Gorgeous image, very creative! #2931193

William C. Raco 6/21/2006 8:31:17 PM

Thank you, Dawn ;)

Bill #2931219

Bill Wyatt 6/29/2006 2:48:41 PM

This is very beautiful and creative image! Congratulations on your Winner, Bill! #2967156

William C. Raco 6/29/2006 3:05:17 PM

Thanks so much, Bill
Very kind of you

Bill #2967207

She-She Killough 7/18/2006 6:50:20 AM

Fabulous!!! Absoulutely Fabulous Bill! WOW and a Big COngrats to you on such amazing work! #3044679

William C. Raco 7/19/2006 1:58:32 PM

Thank you very kindly, She-She!

Bill #3050808

Paula Dwyer 7/28/2006 5:45:07 PM

Outstanding!!!!
Congratulations on your win!! :)
#3096710

William C. Raco 7/28/2006 5:48:10 PM

Thank you, Paula! ;)

Bill #3096723

Glenn E. Urquhart 7/29/2006 3:57:34 AM

A BIG CONGRATS on winning the big award, Bill!!! Your composition, is outstanding and the award is WELL DESERVED! Cheers, Glenn. #3097635

William C. Raco 7/29/2006 4:01:27 AM

Thank you, Glenn!

Bill #3097642

Michael Khoury 7/29/2006 11:32:32 AM

thereisnothinglefttosay?...absolutelynot!...
*ethereal*magic*!!...greatimage,Bill! #3099084

Ross Throndson 7/30/2006 2:59:13 AM

That's Some Amazing Bokeh...Incredible Shot, Bill...Congratulations, Very Well Deserved!!! :^) #3100683

William C. Raco 7/30/2006 4:40:20 AM

Thank you, Michael and Ross! ;)

Bill #3100919

Melissa Gurdus 7/30/2006 7:42:07 AM

I see this image every day as your mini-pic and love it each and every time. This is sooooo deserving of a grand prize, Bill!! #3101466

Kathy Reeves 7/30/2006 9:26:38 AM

This is so fabulous Bill!! Dazzling image!!! #3101702

William C. Raco 7/30/2006 11:23:05 AM

Thanks so much Melissa and Kathy!

Bill #3101945

Connie J. Bagot 8/2/2006 3:09:51 PM

Congratulations Bill---beautiful image and well deserved win. #3116211

William C. Raco 8/2/2006 5:54:30 PM

Thank you, Connie! ;)

Bill #3116631

Opal Cross 8/2/2006 7:20:12 PM

What a winner, so congradulations. Great capture. #3116929

William C. Raco 8/3/2006 2:28:48 AM

Thank you very much, Opal!

Bill #3117778

RC Fritz 8/13/2006 8:08:16 AM

Wonderful colors and lighting.
Terrific image William!
#3158234

William C. Raco 8/13/2006 5:08:38 PM

Thank you, RC!

Bill #3159434

Carol Sawyer 9/17/2006 11:04:43 AM

Terrific image and colors, William!!! Congradulations!!!! #3321152

William C. Raco 9/17/2006 12:25:35 PM

Thank you, Carol!

Bill #3321389

Denise A. Johnson 10/5/2006 5:45:14 PM

beautiful image...and thanks for checking out my work....any comment coming from you is greatly appreciated, your work is incredible! #3412588

William C. Raco 10/5/2006 6:10:17 PM

Thank you, Denise! ;)

Bill #3412671

Tony Gutowski 10/8/2006 3:57:27 PM

Congratulations for winning. This image is amazing for it simpicity of subject and for the detail and interest in the negative space. Composition, color and quality of light are extremely strong elements that keep me coming back for more. Again glad to see you get what you deserve with this image. #3423615

William C. Raco 10/8/2006 4:11:09 PM

Thank you so much, Tony!

Bill #3423646

Raymond Pauly 10/24/2006 6:22:28 PM

This is my first comment on a grand prize winner. I must say that I am amazed of the beauty of this image, given the simplicity of the subject. The clarity is fabulous and the DOF and lighting is just perfect! Really beautiful! Congratulations! #3494887

William C. Raco 10/24/2006 6:33:31 PM

Thank you so much, Raymond!
I appreciate your kind comments

Bill #3494906

Katherine Kuhn 10/29/2006 7:17:18 PM

I love your colors & composition on this image, Bill! Just gorgeous and perfect in its simplicity -- a most deserved Grand Prize winner!! Congratulations!! #3520697

William C. Raco 10/29/2006 7:20:11 PM

Thank you, Kathy! ;)

Bill #3520714

eileen bedford 11/8/2006 7:41:44 PM

Congratulations Bill, great work on this... #3563739

Ivan Chacon 11/13/2006 8:19:16 AM

Wonderful work and gallery, Congrats Bill! :) #3581416

William C. Raco 11/13/2006 4:38:53 PM

Thank you very much, Ivan!

Bill #3583028

JO ANN CLEVELAND 11/15/2006 2:59:54 PM

Wonderful, how very unique Bill!
jo ann c. #3591290

William C. Raco 11/15/2006 5:17:43 PM

Thank you very kindly, Jo Ann!

Bill #3591651

Autum Rhoades 11/23/2006 5:41:57 PM

Bill, after seeing your mini-pic I decided I'd take a browse...this image is absolutely awesome!!! How did you achieve this? Maybe you already explained it, but you have so many posts it might take me a while to read through them all. AWESOME!!!! #3621744

William C. Raco 11/23/2006 6:25:58 PM

Thank you, Autumn
The explanation is in the description below the photo.

Bill #3622104

Jennifer Cuscino 12/9/2006 4:06:12 PM

i soooooo like this. great use of focus and composition. :) #3685233

William C. Raco 12/10/2006 5:02:16 AM

Thank you very much, Jennifer!

Bill #3686594

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 1/9/2007 4:42:10 AM

Beautiful image Bill Congrats on your Grand Prize award ...

I remember the Good old Susquehanna flooding one year many years ago ... I was supposed to get married in Port Deposit MD, and that whole town was under water ... LOL

Steve Hurkett #3798864

William C. Raco 1/15/2007 8:08:50 PM

Thank you very much, Steve

Bill #3824742

William Moore 2/27/2007 10:06:52 AM

terrific framing..the way the sparkle background surrounds the leaf #4001626

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 3/18/2007 6:38:18 AM

A sincere (belated) congratulations on this wonderful Grand rize winner, Bill... well deserved!!! .. steve #4066273

William C. Raco 3/18/2007 7:00:47 AM

Thank you William and Steve

Bill #4066300

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/9/2010 12:12:50 PM

What a beauty! The leaf so sharp and colorful and the great bokeh!

Congratulations!

jo ann c. #8443188

Lisa B. North 6/9/2010 6:26:41 AM

I'm a little late getting to this stunner, but I'm sure glad I found it! It is unbelievably cool! A suberb nature capture! #8681783

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Taken with a 100-400 lens at about 8 feet with bright back lit morning light reflecting off the waters of the Susquehanna River, Lock Haven, Pa.
F 5.6 1/1250th


Uploaded on 11/8/2005 4:39:54 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest GRAND PRIZE Winner


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