Inadvisable stop!

© Darryl Wilkinson

Inadvisable stop!

Evy Johansen level-deluxe 11/10/2005 12:17:02 AM

Wowsa... this is soooo beautiful, Darryl! Love the tone! And wonderful DOF - just perfect! #341281

Stan J. Contrades 11/10/2005 12:21:24 AM

Love the rich golden tones of the grass in the foreground with its fine details, Darryl! Well done, and it looks like you made a wise stop(?)
Much Aloha,
Stan #2056952

Janine Russell level-deluxe 11/10/2005 12:22:57 AM

Darryl, great lighting, colors and detail. #2056954

Karen Engelbreth level-deluxe 11/10/2005 12:58:56 AM

Just beautiful! #2057003

Paul Sikora 11/10/2005 1:39:18 AM

Beautiful shot Darryl, I've been looking for this kind of scene without success for some time now. You've done a masterfull job with this . #2057062

Carolyn J. Connolly level-deluxe 11/10/2005 1:40:19 AM

GORGEOUS image, Darryl - I LOVE it!!! :o) #2057065

kerby lee pfrangle level-deluxe 11/10/2005 1:41:41 AM

Darryl

Very nice golden tones and colors.

This is so pretty. Nice job.

Kerby #2057074

ronda chatelle 11/10/2005 1:58:33 AM

OOOhh this is just awesome Darryl. Glad to hear things are going well. Thanks for the email!! #2057109

ADILSON F. FERREIRA level-deluxe 11/10/2005 2:02:30 AM

Wonderful composition Darren!!!
Gret DoF!!! #2057117

Carla Metzler 11/10/2005 2:40:01 AM

Beautiful tones and dof, Darryl! Wonderful image! #2057182

Kathleen Clemons 11/10/2005 3:58:08 AM

This is beautiful, Darryl. Lovely color and perfect DOF. Well done! #2057319

Mary Timman 11/10/2005 4:38:59 AM

Wow..gorgeous. Love the DOF. #2057497

Tracy Reehal 11/10/2005 4:47:45 AM

Amazing! Great dof and the lighting is perfect. Well done! #2057528

Life Expressions 11/10/2005 5:24:35 AM

I love the simplicity of this one. Even though I love the mountains I think this one is my favorite so far. The DOF is wonderful, the lighting, the color and I love the details on the grass. You’re doing a great job Darryl, keep’em coming! #2057705

Chris Macer 11/10/2005 5:30:51 AM

Wow! Very nice, Darryl! Your best one yet IMHO. I love the tones, the detail and great DOF. Well done! :) #2057729

Deb Holmes 11/10/2005 6:31:54 AM

Perfect DOF Darryl, I love the golden tones, such nice clarity on the grasses, well done! #2058073

Roger Bernabo 11/10/2005 6:34:34 AM

Sounds like a great adventure Darryl; keep having fun!
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Joy E. Cobb level-deluxe 11/10/2005 7:39:03 AM

What sharp detail on those beautiful golden grasses, Darryl! I like how the building behind remains a bit of a mystery. Have fun and bring us back more great shots! #2058343

Marie Fields level-deluxe 11/10/2005 7:47:39 AM

Terrific image, Darryl! #2058390

Shelly A. Van Camp level-deluxe 11/10/2005 8:30:39 AM

Beautiful image..love the tones and the lighting! #2058564

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe 11/10/2005 9:08:09 AM

Exceptional detail in the foreground subject, fantastic dof in the bg...I LOVE natural grasses, and this is a beauty! Well done!

ccc #2058707

Darryl Wilkinson 11/10/2005 9:40:37 AM

Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments! It looks as if my Desert ventures have come to a hault for a while. Now I get to go do some family portraits, how cute (I presume)! A good plan in mind will leesen your work load (tip for your day). Thanks again my friends!!!

DW

ps. Stan, you wonder why? Come now, wouldn't want to spoil it for ya! :-) #2058813

Daniel Diaz 11/10/2005 9:50:16 AM

Magnificent shot Darryl. WINNER!!!! #2058853

Sergio La Spina 11/10/2005 10:01:18 AM

It is FANTASTIC shot Darryl! spettacula color framing and details wow wow wow PERFECT!!!!! #2058893

Terry L. Ellis level-deluxe 11/10/2005 11:10:58 AM

Terrific comp., light and DOF, Darryl! Wonderful image! #2059215

Muriel Jackson level-deluxe 11/10/2005 11:50:15 AM

Glad you stopped to look down Darryl even if it was the wrong stop! Which stop would you advise if you did it again? A 4? Glad you are on a roll and hope you have some good plans for the family shoot.
Oh and anyway I love this but PS What happened to Geneva? We havn't even heard about this in Europe yet. Ahhh I think I have it you could be referring to the convention. And yes I think they are but then this is a photography site so won't get into that. #2059363

Ermanno Radice level-deluxe 11/10/2005 12:02:50 PM

Wonderful details, beautiful framing, great DOF, Darryl!! #2059436

Jenny Bosmans level-deluxe 11/10/2005 12:38:03 PM

FANTASTIC shot, Darryl!! I love everything about this!! To be seen again!!! #2059587

Darryl Wilkinson 11/10/2005 3:17:09 PM

Thank you so much for your comments and input daniel, Sergio,Terry, and Kate, hmmm, looks like we need to jump a chapter or two huh? Or maybe I better explain just reiterate my initial statement. There used to be smoke stacks across Utah Lake (GENEVA STEEL PLANT). It was a historical landscape, however, its not there anymore. They were imploded this past year. And by the way, I'm not into politics. Nice catch though Kate!!! Thank you too #2060218

Darryl Wilkinson 11/10/2005 3:17:09 PM

Thank you so much for your comments and input daniel, Sergio,Terry, and Kate, hmmm, looks like we need to jump a chapter or two huh? Or maybe I better explain just reiterate my initial statement. There used to be smoke stacks across Utah Lake (GENEVA STEEL PLANT). It was a historical landscape, however, its not there anymore. They were imploded this past year. And by the way, I'm not into politics. Nice catch though Kate!!! Thank you too #2060219

Darryl Wilkinson 11/10/2005 3:19:04 PM

Caught in cyberspace... Thank you too #2060222

Darryl Wilkinson 11/10/2005 3:19:05 PM

Caught in cyberspace... Thank you too #2060223

Darryl Wilkinson 11/10/2005 3:20:54 PM

Do I dare try this again? Ermanno, Jenny, Thank you too!!!! #2060226

Goshka G. 11/10/2005 3:23:43 PM

This is so incredibly gorgeous, Darryl!!! #2060228

Kay E. Mahoney level-deluxe 11/10/2005 4:50:25 PM

Nice capture Darryl. Love the close up and the colors are beautiful. #2060480

Gail Vitikacs level-deluxe 11/10/2005 4:53:43 PM

Darryl, a most rewarding capture...thank you for sharing this beautiful photo.....hope we see it again!! #2060499

Susie Peek-Swint 11/10/2005 5:01:23 PM

Beautiful image Darryl ~ love the sharp detail and gold tones.. excellent! #2060543

Cathy Barrows 11/10/2005 6:01:07 PM

excellent DOF to make this a wonderful shot #2060794

Cathy Stancil 11/10/2005 8:48:05 PM

Superb lighting, dof and colors Darryl !! Beautiful image ! #2061184

Alisha L. Ekstrom 11/10/2005 9:50:50 PM

FANTASTIC lighting here!! AWESOME DOF..MAGNIFICENT image..BEAUTIFUL!!! You do such FABULOUS work!!! #2061254

Tammy Scott 11/11/2005 4:38:19 AM

OMGosh Darryl! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the color and lighting! VERY NICELY SHOT! #2061995

Jill M. Flusemann 11/11/2005 5:39:44 AM

Great shot, Darryl! Wonderful colors, comp & DOF! #2062274

Chaba Kasanitsky 11/11/2005 7:41:39 AM

excellent composition Darryl ! #2062978

Bob Duncan 11/11/2005 7:50:04 AM

I love all of your work Darryl.
So far this one is my favorite.
POV, DOF and the rich colors make this a real winner. #2063016

Dan J. Holm level-deluxe 11/11/2005 11:37:43 AM

Wow! GORGEOUS shot, Darryl!! ... I'd bet we'll be seeing this one again! #2063901

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-deluxe 11/11/2005 1:31:17 PM

This is so very AWESOME, fabulous dof and color tones. Great composition!!! #2064255

Jill Odice level-deluxe 11/11/2005 4:28:32 PM

Looks like you caught some great images on your trip Darryl! Nice shot :-) #2064738

Dan McConoughey 11/11/2005 5:40:40 PM

Darryl, superb image, great light and detail, wonderful DOF. Great find and capture. #2064968

Stephen Zacker level-deluxe 11/11/2005 7:31:52 PM

Great eye and use of dof. #2065176

Sandra Freyler 11/13/2005 5:07:19 PM

I LOVE this image, Darryl! Very beautiufl! Great shot! #2070867

Darryl Wilkinson 11/13/2005 8:17:42 PM

Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments! I appreciate them!

darryl #2071653

Lucy S. Durfee 11/14/2005 2:34:40 PM

Awesome shot Darryl. I love the colors. I hope you're entering some of your images into the monthly competition - they're very good! #2075529

Richard P. Lussier 11/21/2005 11:04:20 AM

This is a masterpiece of a shot, with the great use of DoF, and similar but contrasting coloring. Nicely done!

Darryl your gallery has too many great shots for me to comment on all of them! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us! #2102492

Lori Carlson 11/25/2005 9:31:59 AM

This ROCKS Darryl!!! Well done!!!! :0) #2119365

Wende Trew 11/25/2005 6:35:13 PM

WOW! WOW! WOW! This is a fabulous shot!! I love it!!! I would have this hanging on my wall. Just wonderful Darryl!!! It defintely is a WINNER!! #2120458

Darryl Wilkinson 11/30/2005 12:29:44 AM

Lucy, Richard, Lori and Wende, thank you all so very much for your most inspiring comments! I really appreciate you all taking the time to look through my gallery!

DW #2136499

Joannie M. Bertucci level-deluxe 12/8/2005 1:08:11 AM

Holy Moly Darryl this is an amazing image! The details in the wheat makes me hungry and the contrast in lighting of the fg and bg is perfect! Even with your dof you've captured great details in the bg! Seriously, I can hear the wheat crackle in the breeze! #2164023

Mary N C. Taitt 12/9/2005 7:29:24 AM

Cool shot, Darryl. Love that wheat against the abandoned building! Mary :-) #2168335

Leanne M.E. Boyd 12/19/2005 12:07:04 AM

Excellent shot, Darryl! Congratulations on your POTD! #2198762

John C. Schwentner 12/19/2005 12:12:53 AM

Looks good in respect to the short dof. I would love to see it without the editing. I dont know if the gaussian was making the dof or not #2198768

Evy Johansen level-deluxe 12/19/2005 12:14:07 AM

Goodmorning Darryl!! I'm so glad to see this beauty as a POTD-winner!!! Big congratulations!! So well deserved! #2198770

Sandy Wilcke level-deluxe 12/19/2005 12:21:58 AM

Wonderful composition...
I'm new to this website but I immedialtly noticed the photo's you've taken and I must day I hope I'll get this good;) #2198775

Pat Gamwell level-deluxe 12/19/2005 12:22:18 AM

WOW! Many kudos, my friend! You made POTD!!!!!! SUPERB! #2198777

Corinne M. Thompson level-deluxe 12/19/2005 12:33:35 AM

CONGRATS!!! This is just the beginning of many more I'm sure! :) #2198804

Paul E. Earl level-deluxe 12/19/2005 12:36:13 AM

Way to go, Daryl!! An excellent POTD!! Well done! #2198805

Susie Peek-Swint 12/19/2005 12:36:43 AM

Way to go Darryl ~ many congrats on POTD ~ a great choice!!!
susie #2198806

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe 12/19/2005 12:43:51 AM

Congratulations, Darryl...I LOVE this photo...great POTD!

ccc #2198808

Darryl Wilkinson 12/19/2005 12:46:44 AM

WOW! I'm stunned... My computer just bogged down on me for some reason, and when I came back on look what I found... Wow, thank you all so much for your wonderful comments, I really do appreciate them!

John - This image is very close to the original, I did minimal editing on it. I will find the original image later on and post it here for you to see.

Thanks again everyone, you are all too kind!

DW #2198809

Paul Michko 12/19/2005 12:51:20 AM

Big congratulations on this shot, Darryl. Way to go!!! #2198810

Corinne M. Thompson level-deluxe 12/19/2005 1:01:02 AM

LOL Darryl...mine bogged down too when I tried to post my initial comment, for like 5 minutes...think everyone was trying to send you Congrats all at the same time! ;) #2198818

Muriel Jackson level-deluxe 12/19/2005 1:03:51 AM

Congratulations DW!! I am so glad you looked down and saw this!! #2198820

Patty Razonable 12/19/2005 1:13:10 AM

Awesome, Darryl!! Congratulations on your POTD!! #2198825

Donna R. Moratelli level-deluxe 12/19/2005 1:15:09 AM

Ooh, Very nice..... congratulations on POTD!; Darryl! #2198829

Perry j. Locke 12/19/2005 1:25:27 AM

congratulations Darryl, on POTD gorgeous shot. Its definitly a keeper
Perry #2198840

Jill Odice level-deluxe 12/19/2005 1:39:31 AM

Congrats on this honor that is well deserved Darryl :-) I liked it before and I still like it even more 2nd time around :-) #2198847

Daniel Diaz 12/19/2005 1:44:16 AM

Big congrats on your POTD Darryl, well deserved my friend!!!! #2198857

Ace Star 12/19/2005 2:12:11 AM

Wonderful Shot! I love to shot that kinda stuff myself really very inpiring to me true magic :)

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Ace Star 12/19/2005 3:08:04 AM

Great Shot! love it. #2198980

Laura Clay-Ballard 12/19/2005 3:13:35 AM

gorgeous tones and colors. congrats on potd. #2198991

ADILSON F. FERREIRA level-deluxe 12/19/2005 3:22:26 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful POTD Darryl!!! #2198999

Mary Timman 12/19/2005 3:23:47 AM

This is so neat and different. I love your DOF to get the foreground. Beautiful.
Congratulations on the POTD! What an honor. #2199002

Tammy Scott 12/19/2005 3:39:50 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved POTD! #2199018

Michelle R. Kovach 12/19/2005 3:50:30 AM

Congratulations on your POTD feature Darryl! #2199041

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 12/19/2005 3:53:05 AM

Congratulations to you on this well deserved POTD, Darryl!!! #2199047

Mary L. Graham 12/19/2005 3:54:47 AM

Congratulations on this beauiful POTD Darryl!!! WEll done! =) #2199052

Ken Smith level-deluxe 12/19/2005 4:02:04 AM

Darryl, congrats! #2199080

Leonard Pierce 12/19/2005 4:04:26 AM

WOW! Super fantastic image Darryl!!! Congratulations on a very well deserved POTD! #2199089

Mary Clarke 12/19/2005 4:14:37 AM

Many congratulations on POTD Darryl, great image #2199128

Mata Patan 12/19/2005 4:37:25 AM

Well done Darryl!!!
It's a honor to see this photo as POTD!!!
GREAT my friend!! #2199212

Scott Pedersen 12/19/2005 4:40:56 AM

Looks good. good job with you dof. #2199218

Cathy Barrows 12/19/2005 4:56:55 AM

Congrats on your POTD...quite an honor and well deserved #2199281

Joy Rector level-deluxe 12/19/2005 5:09:54 AM

congrats on the POTD #2199329

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 12/19/2005 5:09:55 AM

Congratulations!!!!! Awessome image!!!! #2199330

Karen Engelbreth level-deluxe 12/19/2005 5:23:42 AM

Congratulations on your POTD, Darryl! #2199369

Sharon Day level-deluxe 12/19/2005 5:26:15 AM

Awesome image, Darryl!!! I love this shot!!! You did a great job with the gaussian blur and the editing in general! It really makes the grasses in the foreground "pop." Big congratulations on POTD!!! #2199379

Joy E. Cobb level-deluxe 12/19/2005 5:28:49 AM

LOL - I was wondering why my inbox was full of Darryl discussions this a.m. :)
Darryl, I am so excited and happy for you. Hugs congratulations! I'm glad somebody at the top took notice of your wonderful work!!! #2199391

Life Expressions level-deluxe 12/19/2005 5:29:39 AM

Congrats on you POTD Darryl!!! :D #2199396

Jane P. Anderson level-deluxe 12/19/2005 5:37:33 AM

Congrats and an amazing photo. Also really appreciate the detailed decription on the photography settings. Very helpful for those like myself who are still learning a lot! Thanks! #2199437

Kaye Burazin level-deluxe 12/19/2005 5:38:37 AM

Bravo Darryl, how wonderful to have your image posted as POTD! Well deserved my friend! #2199445

Terry L. Ellis level-deluxe 12/19/2005 5:45:22 AM

Big congratulations, Darry, on this wonderful POTD! WTG! #2199481

Sergio La Spina level-deluxe 12/19/2005 5:57:57 AM

Congratulation for your photo day!!! #2199532

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe 12/19/2005 6:01:10 AM

A wonderful composition -- congratulations on your POTD, Darryl! #2199545

Jill Flynn level-deluxe 12/19/2005 6:23:52 AM

Way to go Darryl! A big congratulations on your POTD!!! #2199669

Marie Fields level-deluxe 12/19/2005 6:29:36 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Darryl! Excellent work!!! #2199696

LJ Corliss level-deluxe 12/19/2005 6:37:54 AM

Congrats on your POTD :) #2199731

Laurie M. Escritt 12/19/2005 7:13:34 AM

Great golden color, make life stand still just for the moment. Beautiful! #2199844

Mary N C. Taitt 12/19/2005 7:16:15 AM

WOW! Darryl! Congratulations on your POTD! Good work. You'll probably have more, too! Mary :-) #2199855

Lucy S. Durfee 12/19/2005 7:19:16 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful POTD Darryl!!!

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Martin J. Preslar 12/19/2005 7:20:52 AM

Bravo Darryl!!! Congrats on the POTD! Beautiful and wonderfully composed shot! Love the DOF! :) #2199872

Mike F. Anderson level-deluxe 12/19/2005 7:23:53 AM

Very nice presentation Darryl. Just goes to show that there is "magic" everywhere if you can see it and capture it. Well done! #2199884

Lynne Hough 12/19/2005 7:39:03 AM

Congratulations on POTD! Nice work. Love the photograph. Keep it up. #2199919

Jill M. Flusemann 12/19/2005 7:44:35 AM

Way to go Darryl!!! Congrats on the POTD! #2199940

Deb Holmes 12/19/2005 8:03:00 AM

Bravo Darryl, Big congratulations to you on POTD! #2200004

Kathleen R. Struckle level-deluxe 12/19/2005 8:04:53 AM

Beautiful!! Love the tones. Congrats on POTD!! #2200010

Stan Kwasniowski 12/19/2005 8:20:35 AM

Darryl, congratulations #2200058

Cathy Stancil 12/19/2005 8:29:27 AM

Ouch ! Got a cramp from scrolling down... Congratulations on a well deserved POTD, Darryl !!
(Sorry you got "yelled" at !! ;O) ) #2200083

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe 12/19/2005 8:39:16 AM

Superb grasses against that BG, Darryl...a big congratulations on this POTD!!!! #2200112

Bob Duncan level-deluxe 12/19/2005 10:32:20 AM

Way to go my friend!!! #2200415

Sherry S. Boles level-deluxe 12/19/2005 10:40:52 AM

Congratulations on your well deserved POTD! Beautiful capture, colors, composition... An all-around great job! #2200438

Deborah Sandidge level-deluxe 12/19/2005 11:04:46 AM

Gorgeous!! Congratulations on this outstanding POTD, Darryl - I love the golden tones and sway you captured! #2200521

Darryl Wilkinson 12/19/2005 11:06:14 AM

You are ALL too kind! I appreciate each and everyone of your responses, you have really made my day! I will do my best to make my way around to visit your gallery...

I wish you ALL a HAPPY HOLIDAY'S, and may all your dreams come true! Thanks so much my friends,

DW #2200523

Goshka G. 12/19/2005 11:26:32 AM

I think this was one of the very first photos in your gallery that caught my eye, Darryl, and I am so happy to see it get the credit it deserves!!! #2200552

John Connolly level-deluxe 12/19/2005 11:33:16 AM

Congratulations on a well deserved POTD, and seasons greetings from Australia. #2200564

Ermanno Radice level-deluxe 12/19/2005 12:04:13 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful POTD, fabulous image, great composition, Darryl!! #2200637

PiperAnne L. Worcester 12/19/2005 12:20:57 PM

Darryl, WOW,beauty in simplicity, monochromatic just lovely. Congratulations on your POTD!
Piper #2200665

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-deluxe 12/19/2005 12:37:07 PM

Great photo of the day, oh yeah, way to go Darryl!!!! Congratulations, hope it wins!!! #2200700

Linda Proctor level-deluxe 12/19/2005 12:48:55 PM

Awesome Darryl!! Big congrats on your POTD!!! #2200719

Jenny Bosmans 12/19/2005 1:45:15 PM

YES!! Way to go, Darryl!! Big congratulations on this SUPERB POTD!! :) #2200922

Kirsi Bertolini 12/19/2005 1:47:28 PM

Hats off georgeous! #2200931

William C. Raco level-deluxe 12/19/2005 2:23:51 PM

Very striking light, color and detail
Congratulations on the POTD recognition, Darryl!

Bill #2201052

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 12/19/2005 2:39:49 PM

Hi Darryl, In my travel I finally got to a computer. Congrats on POTD this is a sure winner. I love the gold tones the exquisite details of the grass and the way you got down and composed it to let the grass take you to the door. Excellent in all ways and the DOF is awesome. Again congrats. I'm not shooting much just driving 8 hrs a day. Back in 2006. #2201099

Russ level-deluxe 12/19/2005 3:48:19 PM

Well deserved man! I can see many more on the horizon, can't you see them...right there, in the light at the end of the tunnel. All your practice and patince is just starting to pay dividends. Many kudos to ya! Hasta #2201238

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-deluxe 12/19/2005 5:36:49 PM

Congratulations on your POTD !! Great job. :-) #2201450

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe 12/19/2005 6:14:11 PM

POTD Congratulations, Darryl!!!
kk #2201497

Jack R. Perry level-deluxe 12/19/2005 6:16:53 PM

Congrats on your POTD Darryl, just well done, great photo.

Jack #2201504

Kristi A. Howson level-deluxe 12/19/2005 6:41:48 PM

What a stunning POTD Darryl...I love the light and detail. Congratulations on this beautiful winner!!! #2201555

Amy Jackson 12/19/2005 7:02:47 PM

Congratulations on POTD, well deserved. I really like this picture. #2201610

Chris Macer 12/19/2005 7:20:04 PM

Way to go Darryl!! Congrats on the POTD! This is still one of my favorites in your gallery. Keep up the great work :) #2201658

Terrill Province level-deluxe 12/19/2005 7:23:47 PM

So fresh and sunny ~ I really appreciate this POTD right now (it's like 12 degrees outside).

Well executed and flat out beautiful!!! #2201665

Alisha L. Ekstrom level-deluxe 12/19/2005 9:55:42 PM

OMGOSH Darryl...I don't think I've ever seen someone's image get sooo many CONGRATS on a POTD..YOU have TONS my friend!!!:):) BIG CONGRATS on this SUPERB image. LOVE the DOF & lighting! Happy Holidays to you my friend!! #2201907

Joannie M. Bertucci level-deluxe 12/19/2005 11:00:23 PM

Can you handle one more congrats on POTD? A very, very well deserved honor for this image Darryl! #2201969

Stan J. Contrades 12/19/2005 11:38:50 PM

BRAVO!, Darryl, and CONGRATULATIONS on your POTD!! Very nicely done!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2201991

Darryl Wilkinson 12/20/2005 12:22:46 AM

Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments, you have really made my day today!!!

Happy Holiday's everyone!!!

And Happy Shooting!!!

DW #2202012

Martin J. Preslar 12/20/2005 1:18:03 AM

Congrats on making Finalist!!!!! Great job! :) #2202049

Corinne M. Thompson level-deluxe 12/20/2005 1:59:50 AM

Yahooooo!!!! You made it! CONGRATS and good luck in the next round! :) #2202121

Pat Gamwell 12/20/2005 2:07:03 AM

WOW.....POTD & FINALIST back to back! CONGRATS, my friend! WELL DESERVED! #2202155

Leanne M.E. Boyd 12/20/2005 2:09:57 AM

Wow, gorgeous shot - Congratulations! #2202167

Robyn Mackenzie 12/20/2005 2:34:56 AM

Well done, Darryl - WTG!!! #2202287

Laura Clay-Ballard 12/20/2005 3:12:30 AM

congrats on this gorgeous finalist! #2202410

Corinne M. Thompson level-deluxe 12/20/2005 3:14:43 AM

Okay....I just HAD to come back! I'm so excited for you...I know that this is gonna be a WINNER! #2202421

Muriel Jackson level-deluxe 12/20/2005 3:20:41 AM

Not sure you'll notice this amongst the multitude but nice to know the Judges agree with me sometimes! #2202446

Ed Heaton 12/20/2005 3:58:54 AM

Nice job Darryl, Congrats on POTD! #2202606

Ken Smith level-deluxe 12/20/2005 4:07:58 AM

Darryl, congrats on your finalist. #2202639

Milan Banik 12/20/2005 4:08:47 AM

CONGRATULATIONS DARRRYL-------- #2202642

ADILSON F. FERREIRA level-deluxe 12/20/2005 4:33:14 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Darryl!!! #2202728

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe 12/20/2005 4:34:33 AM

Congratulations for the further recognition of this lovely photo! GL in the next round!

ccc #2202736

Pamela Shane level-deluxe 12/20/2005 5:13:54 AM

Gorgeous image - congrats on this finalist Darryl!! :) #2202928

Kirsi Bertolini level-deluxe 12/20/2005 5:14:17 AM

"Two Thumbs Up" says Kirsi for this doublewinner already! #2202932

Life Expressions level-deluxe 12/20/2005 5:24:45 AM

WOOHOO!!! Many congrats on this being a finalist Darryl! #2202992

Wendy Stevenson level-deluxe 12/20/2005 5:34:41 AM

WTG Darryl!! Gosh this made it to the finals before I even got a chance to wish you Congratulations on your POTD - so BIG CONGRATS on your POTD and this most beautiful finalist!!!! Best of luck in the next round!! #2203018

Jack R. Perry level-deluxe 12/20/2005 6:22:08 AM

Congrats on the finalist, it should be a winner Darryl. #2203171

Mary N C. Taitt level-deluxe 12/20/2005 6:23:34 AM

Congratulations on this great finalist, Darryl! Good luck on the next round! Mary :-) #2203179

Tammy Scott level-deluxe 12/20/2005 6:51:30 AM

POTD and Finalist! WAY TO GO! #2203337

Sergio La Spina level-deluxe 12/20/2005 6:57:49 AM

Big big big congratulation amico mio sei bravissimo!!!! #2203374

Wende Trew level-deluxe 12/20/2005 7:05:59 AM

Congrats Darryl!!! Great job!!! #2203428

Chris Macer level-deluxe 12/20/2005 7:50:23 AM

Huge congrats on the finalist, Darryl!! Best of luck in the next round! :) #2203642

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 12/20/2005 8:00:23 AM

Congrats Darryl on being a finalist. Well deserved and about time. #2203694

Kaye Burazin level-deluxe 12/20/2005 8:07:02 AM

Congrats Darryl and best of luck in the next round my friend! #2203752

Tamera Phillips level-deluxe 12/20/2005 8:27:39 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful shot. Good luck in the next round! #2203926

Deborah Sandidge level-deluxe 12/20/2005 9:01:38 AM

Truly beautiful, a much deserved finalist, Darryl - congratulations and happy holidays to you!!! #2204162

Cathy M. Gromball 12/20/2005 9:04:56 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Darryl!

Cathy :) #2204191

Kathryn (Love) Scheet 12/20/2005 9:09:58 AM

congratulations on a wonderful POTD and a fantastic finalist Darryl - best of luck in the next round #2204231

Joy E. Cobb level-deluxe 12/20/2005 9:10:06 AM

I am glad to see you get a Finalist, my friend. It is good to see a new name. Congratulations! #2204233

Terry L. Ellis level-deluxe 12/20/2005 9:18:22 AM

BIG CONGRATULATIONS, DARRYL, on this beautiful finalist! Well deserved and good luck in the next round! WTG!! #2204275

Jill Flynn level-deluxe 12/20/2005 10:06:18 AM

Way to go Darryl! Congratulations on this terrific finalist and good luck in the next round! #2204619

Stan J. Contrades 12/20/2005 10:17:00 AM

BRAVO, Darryl, and happy to see this turn from POTD to a fantastic Finalist, my friend!!
Big CONGRATULATIONS and the very best of luck to you in the next round!! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
Much Aloha,
Stan
#2204685

Richard P. Lussier 12/20/2005 10:29:13 AM

Congrats, Darryl!!
They've separated the wheat from the chaff... and your image says it all! :) #2204774

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe 12/20/2005 10:29:53 AM

Congratulations on this one again, Darryl...very well done!:) #2204775

Mary Timman level-deluxe 12/20/2005 11:19:27 AM

Knew it had to be a winner. Congratulations and good luck on the next round. #2205030

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-deluxe 12/20/2005 11:44:48 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist and good luck in the next round. I will be surprised if we don't see it as a winner !! :-) #2205183

Cathy Barrows 12/20/2005 1:10:47 PM

Congrats on your finalist...this was a given #2205656

Daniel Diaz 12/20/2005 2:26:52 PM

Big Congrats Darryl and good luck in the next round buddy!!! #2206062

Mata Patan 12/20/2005 2:33:43 PM

So next step is: WINNER!!!!!! #2206092

Sharon Day level-deluxe 12/20/2005 2:35:42 PM

I'm glad to see this one get finalist, Darryl!!! Good luck next round!! #2206101

Stephen Zacker level-deluxe 12/20/2005 2:46:58 PM

Super eye and use of dof. Congratulations, Darryl #2206167

Sandy Landon 12/20/2005 2:56:23 PM

Wonderful! Congrats! #2206231

Terry R. Hatfield level-deluxe 12/20/2005 3:08:06 PM

Love The Clarity And DOF Darryl!
Congratulations On Your POTD!! #2206320

Terry R. Hatfield level-deluxe 12/20/2005 3:10:28 PM

And A Well Deserved Finalist Darryl;-) #2206340

Cindy Paquette 12/20/2005 4:17:19 PM

Pure GOLD my friend! A warm and heartfelt congratulations on this beauty Darryl! #2206645

Darryl Wilkinson 12/20/2005 4:32:05 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, DW!!! Very good photo!!!
kk

Linda Proctor
Hope you don't mind an email Congratulations on your finalist!!! With my dial up it would take an hour to respond to the thread!! Best of luck in the next round Darryl!!!

Congratulations on your finalist award!!!
Nice job
Lynne

Thank you ALL so much for your continued support, this has been a JOYFUL experience for me indeed! You are all too kind!!!

I have prior arrangments that must be met, however I will do my best to visit your gallery when time permits...

Happy Holiday's Everyone!!!!!!!!!!

DW #2206718

David Phalen level-deluxe 12/20/2005 5:28:49 PM

We were in balmy Chicago over the weekend and just got to look at this photo. Awesome! Congratulation on your finalist and POTD. Well deserved.

Dave #2206901

Kristi A. Howson 12/20/2005 6:34:33 PM

This one is so doing well for you Darryl. Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round! #2207114

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 12/20/2005 7:17:41 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #2207232

Gail Vitikacs level-deluxe 12/20/2005 7:19:29 PM

Wow...wonderful news! #2207242

Lori Carlson 12/20/2005 7:27:59 PM

Too cool with your POTD honor Darryl!!! I'm so so happy for you!! Congrats!! :0) #2207273

Kay E. Mahoney level-deluxe 12/20/2005 10:04:31 PM

Congratulations on your win Darryl. #2207677

Sherry S. Boles 12/20/2005 10:11:18 PM

Congrats on your gorgeous finalist! I'm so happy to see this one again (after winning POTD)! #2207690

Jill M. Flusemann 12/21/2005 5:23:25 AM

Congrats on a fabulous finalist! #2208598

Alisha L. Ekstrom 12/21/2005 6:24:56 AM

OH YEA!!!! I'm sooo happy for you that this made finalist! YIPPEEE!!!! GOOD LUCK in the next round!!! #2208885

Deb Holmes 12/21/2005 7:18:49 AM

Awesome Darryl, Big congrats on this beautiful finalist! #2209168

Carla Metzler 12/21/2005 12:30:13 PM

I am so happy to see a Finalist tag on this great image, Darryl! A great big Congratulations to you my friend!!
Good luck in the next round.

And...congratulations on POTD, too! :D
#2210047

Jenny Bosmans 12/21/2005 1:45:30 PM

Boy am I lucky...I wanted to see this again and I get to see it twice!!!
Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Darryl!! #2210213

Darryl Wilkinson 12/21/2005 3:54:51 PM

Boy, you guy's are AWESOME! Thanks so much, every one of you, for your continued support on this image of mine!

Happy Holiday's, ALL!!!

And HAPPY SHOOTING!!!

DW #2210703

Chris A. Rusnak 12/21/2005 10:19:36 PM

This is like therapy to me. #2211596

Cora Miller level-deluxe 12/22/2005 12:33:01 AM

Outstanding perspective and DOF. Congratulations on all of the recognition this fine image has already received and best wishes for its continued success! #2211702

Karen Engelbreth level-deluxe 12/22/2005 10:22:34 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your win, Darryl! #2215438

Dan J. Holm level-deluxe 12/22/2005 10:26:43 PM

Heartfelt CONGRATS on your most deserving WIN, Darryl!!! Gorgeous! #2215444

Desiree M. Bento level-deluxe 12/22/2005 10:42:07 PM

My Dear Darryl, a most sincere deserved CONGRATULATIONS! Happiest Aloha, Desiree! #2215509

Corinne M. Thompson level-deluxe 12/22/2005 10:55:42 PM

Congratulations Darryl! :) #2215561

Evy Johansen level-deluxe 12/22/2005 11:32:53 PM

BIG congratulations on your beautiful win, Darryl! Most deserved!! #2215672

Russ level-deluxe 12/22/2005 11:48:19 PM

I knew you'd be a winner with this one. Congrats again. Hasta #2215694

Mary K. Robison level-deluxe 12/22/2005 11:56:38 PM

YAAAY, Darryl!
CONGRATULATIONS on this beautiful photo becoming POTD and a Winner, all in the same week! A grand Christmas present for you! #2215708

Martin J. Preslar level-deluxe 12/23/2005 12:42:04 AM

Congrats Darryl! Great week, eh! Bravo!!!!! #2215778

Stan J. Contrades level-deluxe 12/23/2005 1:09:11 AM

HOORAY!! WOW, this went through a fabulous cycle, my friend, and CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place win, Darryl!! BRAVO!!
Much Aloha,
Stan
#2215806

Darryl Wilkinson 12/23/2005 2:08:58 AM

Chris, Cora, Karen, Dan, Desiree, Corinne, Evy, Bro, Mary, Marty and Stan, thank you all so much for your kind words and supportiveness throughout this past couple months, I really appreciate you all!

Happy Holiday's everyone!

Darryl #2215879

William C. Raco level-deluxe 12/23/2005 2:55:56 AM

Congratulations, Darryl
Very nice win

Bill #2215961

David Phalen level-deluxe 12/23/2005 4:27:58 AM

Congratulations on your win Darryl!

Happy Holidays. #2216139

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 12/23/2005 4:30:10 AM

Big congrats on your win Darryl!!! #2216143

Laura Clay-Ballard 12/23/2005 4:40:51 AM

I knew this one would make it all the way! truly an awesome image .. well deserving WIN. #2216217

ADILSON F. FERREIRA level-deluxe 12/23/2005 4:40:55 AM

I am so happy my friend!!!
Congratulations on your WIN Darryl!!!
Very well deserved!!! #2216218

Anita Hogue level-deluxe 12/23/2005 4:47:07 AM

Congratulations on this Fabulous image, Darryl! #2216252

Kay E. Mahoney level-deluxe 12/23/2005 4:51:49 AM

Congratulations on your second place winner Darryl. Good job. #2216279

Mary Timman 12/23/2005 4:59:40 AM

Well, congratulations again! Great job. #2216311

Chris Macer 12/23/2005 5:06:03 AM

Congrats on the win, Darryl!! What a great Christmas present for you! :) #2216352

Kaye Burazin 12/23/2005 6:01:11 AM

what a fantastic Christmas you're going to have. Quick to the printers and framers and whola, the best Christmas gift anyone could receive, your first big win, a hearty congratulations my friend!!! #2216629

Muriel Jackson level-deluxe 12/23/2005 6:02:40 AM

Yippeeeee!!! Congratulations Darryl!!! #2216632

Christopher J. Budny level-deluxe 12/23/2005 6:17:04 AM

Congratulations on your win! This is a lovely image! #2216685

Life Expressions level-deluxe 12/23/2005 6:20:43 AM

This is awesome! Many congrats Darryl!!! I'm very happy for you :D #2216696

Ken Smith level-deluxe 12/23/2005 6:31:34 AM

You da man. Congratulations. #2216762

Carla Metzler level-deluxe 12/23/2005 6:45:11 AM

Yes, it is a WINNER! Congratulations, Darryl!! :D #2216833

Deborah Sandidge level-deluxe 12/23/2005 6:59:53 AM

Congratulations, Darryl on this beautiful winner - I'm so excited for you! #2216893

Jill Flynn level-deluxe 12/23/2005 7:17:22 AM

Way to go Darryl!! Congratulations on your FANTASTIC win!!!! #2216969

PiperAnne L. Worcester 12/23/2005 7:50:33 AM

Congratulatioons Darryl, This is a lovely shot and a well deserved win! Way to go! #2217094

Lucy S. Durfee 12/23/2005 7:57:17 AM

Congratulations on your second place win, Darryl!! I'm so excited for you! #2217126

Stan Kwasniowski 12/23/2005 7:57:56 AM

Darryl, Congratulations


Merry Christmas #2217131

Pat Gamwell 12/23/2005 8:04:57 AM

WAY TO GO, my friend! CONGRATULATIONS on a well deserved WIN!!!!! #2217171

Lynne Hough 12/23/2005 8:47:59 AM

I'm very pleased for you Darryl. Congratulations!!! #2217406

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-deluxe 12/23/2005 9:01:02 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Darryl on your well deserved second place win !!! I am very happy for you. :-) Merry Christmas. #2217465

Sylvia Rossler level-deluxe 12/23/2005 9:22:45 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner Darryl !!! #2217552

Terry L. Ellis level-deluxe 12/23/2005 9:26:12 AM

Darryl, huge congratulations, on this fabulous Second Place win! I am so thrilled for you! #2217570

Michael Robichaud level-deluxe 12/23/2005 9:33:44 AM

Congratulations on your win! Wonderful colors and composition. Happy Holidays and enjoy your New Year! #2217602

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe 12/23/2005 9:47:05 AM

Glad to see this one again -- congratulations on your win, Darryl! #2217658

Goshka G. level-deluxe 12/23/2005 10:08:09 AM

BIG congrats on this wonderful win, Darryl!!! #2217748

Leanne M.E. Boyd level-deluxe 12/23/2005 10:20:17 AM

Congratulation on your win, Darryl! #2217815

Wendy Stevenson level-deluxe 12/23/2005 10:22:31 AM

WooHoo, WTG Darryl on this most excellent win!!! So great to see this here!!! #2217826

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-deluxe 12/23/2005 10:44:26 AM

Outstanding Darryl, a big congratulations!!! #2217914

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe 12/23/2005 11:43:07 AM

WTG Darryl!!! A big congratulations for this excellent winner!!! #2218096

Katrina Diaz level-deluxe 12/23/2005 12:21:31 PM

Congrats on your win, Darryl!!!!!
~K #2218214

Stephen Zacker level-deluxe 12/23/2005 3:01:55 PM

Really great eye and vision on this image, Darryl. Congratulations #2218525

Lori Carlson level-deluxe 12/23/2005 4:54:58 PM

Whoohoo Darryl!!! WTG!!! So exciting!! :0) #2218728

Jenny Bosmans level-deluxe 12/23/2005 5:55:18 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic win, Darryl!! #2218821

Kathleen Clemons 12/23/2005 6:12:46 PM

Congrats to you, Darryl! #2218873

Gen Nagase 12/23/2005 7:00:37 PM

Congratulations on your fabulous win, Darryl!!! #2218943

Cora Miller level-deluxe 12/23/2005 9:22:35 PM

Congratulations, Darryl! #2219119

The Italian Eye level-deluxe 12/23/2005 9:26:03 PM

Congratulations for this fantastic Image, I don't knw how I missed this in the finals!
Merry Xmas! #2219124

Kristi A. Howson level-deluxe 12/23/2005 10:51:29 PM

Awesome seeing this win Darryl. Congratulations! #2219287

Darryl Wilkinson 12/23/2005 11:44:00 PM

Words cannot explain how I feel right now... You are all too kind! I value each and everyone of you for making this event possible for me to enjoy! I am honored to be among the greatest photo friends ever and I am touched by your super supportiveness throughout this journey of mine...

Thank you all so much!

Happy Holiday's everyone!

Darryl #2219369

Donna Roberts 12/23/2005 11:51:00 PM

DW - if you sit very quietly and listen, you'll hear my WOOHOO arrive from 'downunder'.
I am so thrilled for you and it is so well deserved, your hard work has paid off.
This will surely ensure that you have a really wonderful Christmas (LOL)
:-) ddu

BTW - you should consider re-arranging your gallery so that this image is showcased on the first page of your gallery!


#2219374

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe 12/24/2005 1:46:27 AM

Congratulations on your excellent win! Merry Christmas!

ccc #2219481

Deb Holmes level-deluxe 12/24/2005 4:29:18 AM

Awesome Darryl, Way to Go! Congratulations on this much deserved winner! #2219737

Terry R. Hatfield level-deluxe 12/24/2005 4:34:04 AM

Congratulations On Your Win Darryl!!
Merry Christmas To You And The Family! #2219758

Donna W. Neal level-deluxe 12/24/2005 10:32:02 AM

Congratulations on this awesome winner Darryl #2220712

Gary Minish level-deluxe 12/24/2005 11:56:14 AM

Good eye for the opportunity and extremely well shot, Darryl! Congratulations on your win! #2220791

Sharon Day level-deluxe 12/24/2005 5:22:51 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding win, Darryl!!! I'm so happy to see this one again! #2221115

Darryl Wilkinson 12/25/2005 2:09:19 AM

Thank you ALL my friends once again, you are the greatest!

Merry Christmas!!!

DW #2221440

Cindy Paquette 12/26/2005 3:11:47 PM

Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so VERY excited for you Darryl! Spectacular win my friend! A HUGE warm and heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS Darryl on this super win!! #2224738

Sandra Freyler 12/28/2005 6:06:36 PM

Congratulations on a job well done, Darryl. You definately deserved this one! Love your perspective and Outstanding shot! Simply beautiful... must I go on??? :) #2230766

Sandy Landon 1/2/2006 11:00:25 AM

Congratulations on this win Darryl!! Took a break from BP over the holidays so I am just getting to the congrats!!! #2244927

Justin G. 1/8/2006 7:28:49 AM

For the people who wrote "nice DOF" I hope you're smart enough to realize that it's not DOF, he wrote that he applied gaussian blur. he probably had bad DOF, didn't like it, the blurred it in photoshop to his liking.

otherwise nice work Darryl, and beautiful tones. congrats. #2264810

Darryl Wilkinson 1/8/2006 3:37:57 PM

Thanks so much Cindy, Sandra, Sandy and Justin! You guy's are awesome!!!

Happy Shooting in 2006!!!

DW #2266149

Cathy M. Gromball 1/19/2006 9:57:22 AM

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Darryl! Excellent work!

Cathy :) #2306504

Bill Wyatt 7/20/2006 9:00:25 AM

Fantastic perspective, tones and lighting. I love the close focus and dof! Congratulations on your Winner, Darryl! #3054335

RC Fritz 8/26/2006 7:04:49 AM

The DOF is wonderful, Darryl! Congrtas on your WIN! ":^D) #3217356

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F/9, 1/320 ss, Evaluative Metering, ISO-400, Focal Length 300 mm. Handheld, minor rotate and crop. Applied gaussian blur and unsharp mask. 11-8-05, 12:13:14, just how my luck has been lately: consecutively fortunate!!!

I'm still in high gear my friends. I wish you all the best!!!
DW

Uploaded on 11/10/2005 12:06:40 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE WinnerBetterPhoto.com Photo of the Day


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