"Red Umbrella" came to early

© Jean-Francois Schmutz

"Red Umbrella" came to early

Gabriela Cunha 7/18/2003 2:39:12 AM

Wow! this is really great!
gy #46677

Joy Brown 7/18/2003 2:48:23 AM

Absolutely outstanding, JF - a definite winner! #144990

Colette M. Metcalf 7/18/2003 3:26:10 AM

What a great one you have here, JF!!! #144999

Mette Vendelboe Allison 7/18/2003 3:31:42 AM

The red umbrella really makes the difference! Great graphic appeal, colours and detail- good luck! #145002

Donna R. Moratelli 7/18/2003 4:02:50 AM

Wonderful placement of the umbrella. This is your ultimate umbrella shot,JF! Looks like your on your way to ad photography. EXCELLENT WINNING IMAGE!!!!!!!! .. BRAVO ! #145013

Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/18/2003 4:44:05 AM

For sure a winner! #145028

Jean-Francois Schmutz 7/18/2003 5:04:41 AM

Thank you very much, Gaby, Joy, Colette, Mette, Donna and Carolyn !
I'm so glad you like this one !

JF #145044

Jeff Robinson 7/18/2003 5:18:40 AM

Very creative! Great job with the color and pattern..... I will look for this in the finals for sure! Jeff #145056

Sherri Conley 7/18/2003 5:34:28 AM

Excellent, JF! #145081

Dolores Neilson 7/18/2003 5:38:52 AM

Hah...you beat me to it, JF!! I was keeping a similar shot like this in the back of my mind hoping a scene like this would present itself...though I was thinking more a cobblestone background or even a parking lot. THIS IS WAY BETTER!! The diagonal seats with the red...WINNER...WINNER...WINNER!! Another outstanding winner! #145085

Michael McCook 7/18/2003 5:51:18 AM

Very nice shot! This has the look and feel of a real winning photo. Nice job. #145097

Kathleen Clemons 7/18/2003 11:38:50 AM

I agree, definitely a winner, JF! Congratulations in advance, this is outstanding! :) #145382

David Taylor 7/18/2003 1:48:45 PM

Absolutely outstanding! The focus is pin-sharp and the composition, color, and patterns are exquisite. WINNER! #145439

June Marie Sobrito 7/18/2003 6:18:00 PM

Can't say enough about this image...just outstanding!! #145596

Evy Johansen 7/18/2003 10:49:38 PM

WINNER, WINNER, WINNER! Outstanding, JF! #145787

Jean-Francois Schmutz 7/25/2003 1:16:13 AM

A big thanks for your wonderful support, JW, Sherry, Dolores, Michael, Kathleen, Dave, June and Evy !

JF #149830

Murry Grigsby 8/14/2003 6:31:55 PM

Congrats, JF! #166054

Dolores Neilson 8/14/2003 7:28:23 PM

Big congrats, JF!! LIke I said, "winner, winner, winner"!! #166195

Evy Johansen 8/14/2003 9:39:06 PM

Congrats, JF! Well deserved! I agree with Dolores: Winner, Winner, Winner!!! #166575

Cathy Shotz 8/14/2003 10:04:11 PM

Oh, JF, I knew this was a BIG WINNER the first time I saw it. Great, great, photo. #166632

Wolfgang Dolak 8/15/2003 3:19:28 AM

To be found among the winners. CONGRATS!!
birdie #167013

Colette M. Metcalf 8/15/2003 3:25:02 AM

Congrats, Jean!!! #167020

Carolyn M. Fletcher 8/15/2003 4:01:58 AM

Congrats, JF!!! #167072

Bernard B. Travers 8/15/2003 8:20:31 AM

Hope you got a release form from the carrier of that umbrella. You know how Brian feels about these things. EXCELLENT MR. JF. #167609

Donna R. Moratelli 8/15/2003 8:26:20 AM

Hi Jf, This came as no suprise at all to me! COngratulations! #167627

Damian P. Gadal 8/15/2003 8:29:08 AM

This is S T U N N I N G !!!

Congrats JF! #167638

Michael McCook 8/15/2003 9:07:13 AM

Congrats, Good luck. I knew this one was going places #167759

Serena Pierce 8/15/2003 9:14:20 AM

Congratulations!! #167774

Mette Vendelboe Allison 8/15/2003 9:27:13 AM

Congrats and good luck, Murry! #167789

Kathleen Clemons 8/15/2003 11:23:31 AM

I just love this one, JF. So happy to see it on the finals! Congratulations! #168046

Elizabeth Stiles 8/15/2003 11:42:34 AM

Congratulations on this very stunning image JF! #168116

Mette Vendelboe Allison 8/15/2003 11:59:38 AM

SORRY- SORRY- I meant JF, of course! #168165

Ellen Peach 8/15/2003 2:35:32 PM

Outstanding, JF....a BIG congrats and best of luck in the finals! #168424

clifton Mair 8/16/2003 12:19:24 AM

Wonderful shot! Congrats :) #168808

Kerry Drager 8/16/2003 12:24:16 AM

Hi JF: This is an outstanding photo ... the strong diagonal lines and the bright-red accent! A BIG congratulations on your First Place finish!!! Kerry #168812

Jean-Francois Schmutz 8/16/2003 12:43:09 AM

Thank you very much, Kerry !
you surely remember as I was already thinking about Red Umbrella pictures :)

Thanks a lot Clifton and Ellen.

Thank you Mette, hehe ! Murry is a talented photographer, I'm proud you make this very little mistake :)

Elizabeth, Kathleen, Serena, Michael, Damian, Donna, a big Thanks for your support !

Thank you, Bernard, it was make before Bryan tell us about release, I hope this Umbrella will never become a too great Star :)

Thank you very much, Carolyn, Colette, Wolfgang, Cathy, Evy, Dolores and Murry, I apreciate alway your kindness !

Kathleen Clemons 8/16/2003 2:06:15 AM

First place! YEA!!!!!!!!! for you!!!!!!!!! #168849

Gary H. Minish 8/16/2003 2:10:51 AM

Good eye and killer composition! Great photo and a well deserved first place, Jean! Way to go!! #168853

Karen Spychalski-Sullins 8/16/2003 4:10:20 AM

congratulations! This is a wonderful, wonderful image!! #168899

Mette Vendelboe Allison 8/16/2003 5:22:45 AM

Congrats- most deserved! #168951

Colette M. Metcalf 8/16/2003 5:55:42 AM

Congrats to you, Jean!!! #169002

Dolores Neilson 8/16/2003 6:10:00 AM

I am so HAPPY for you, JF!! And who's surprised?! It's such a winner of a shot!! Many congratulations, my friend! #169026

Ellen Peach 8/16/2003 6:11:56 AM

Congratulations, JF! #169030

Donna R. Moratelli 8/16/2003 6:36:52 AM

It must have been a tough job for the judges this month because this one is just a well done as the grand prize image. I would have picked this image for the best of the month. Excellent work JF. CONGRATULATIONS! #169083

Patricia Marroquin 8/16/2003 6:51:13 AM

Congratulations, JF! You continue to amaze us with your incredible photography. :-) #169105

Connie L. Carpenter 8/16/2003 7:21:51 AM

WOW!! definitely first place. #169149

Bernard B. Travers 8/16/2003 7:41:07 AM


Patrick Campbell 8/16/2003 8:26:26 AM

Congrats, JF! Great photo! #169243

Tony Gough 8/16/2003 8:32:12 AM

Congrats JF, yes this is a great photo, good composition and you picked the right colour umbrella to use. #169254

Susana Matos 8/16/2003 8:38:34 AM

Bon... je vais essayer en français, peut-être aurai-je plus de mots!!! Ceci est une pièce de d´art contemporaine qui va totalement bien avec une gallerie déjà fabuleuse! C´est une référence de qualité qui éduque mes yeux!
Félicitations! Le bonjour de Ponte de Lima , Susana #169259

Jean Papo 8/16/2003 10:19:25 AM

Congratulations, Jean-Francois, on your win with this STUNNING photo as everyone has said before me! WELL-DESERVED! #169376

Wolfgang Dolak 8/16/2003 10:21:41 AM

One of my true favorites on here - great shot and big CONGRATS, JF!!
birdie #169382

Murry Grigsby 8/16/2003 12:53:18 PM

Great WIN, JF! Congratulations. #169499

Damian P. Gadal 8/16/2003 12:56:00 PM

Congrats again JF! I don't think you can get any closer to perfection than this shot! #169504

Katherine Chan 8/16/2003 1:29:36 PM

They've said it all! Congrats on another nice work!

Kat #169559

Cathy Shotz 8/16/2003 2:23:53 PM

JF...when I first saw this, I knew it would take First Place! It's 100% fabulous. Congratulations!!!! #169604

Evy Johansen 8/16/2003 7:12:43 PM

Congratulations on your win, JF! WELL DESERVED!!! #169741

Barbara K. Breitsameter 8/16/2003 8:13:29 PM

Bravo, bravo JF!!! This is one to be proud of. Now go and order that 1Ds that you been dreaming about. ;-)

With admiration,
Barbara #169828

Monika Sapek 8/18/2003 11:25:32 AM

Outstanding work!!! Many congratulations on your great First Place Win, JF!

Jean-Francois Schmutz 8/19/2003 2:38:44 AM

I would thanks everone for your wonderful support !
Kathleen, Gary, Karen, Mette, Colette, Dolores, Ellen, Donna, Patricia, Connie, Bernard, Patrick, Tony, Susana, Jean, Wolfgang, Murry, Damian, Katherin, Cathy, Evy, Barbara and Monika !
I get your comments like a wonderful gift, thanks again !

JF #171840

Guy Olami 8/29/2003 11:27:11 AM

This one is indeed a pure winner !
It's sure worthy the first place,
Way to go J
I just Love this photo !

Guy Olami - Photographer
www@guy-olami.com #181637

Lewis Kemper 9/6/2003 2:06:37 PM

This is an extremely well conceived image. From the angle of the camera, the height of the camera, the placement of the umbrella to the perfect lighting! You should be very proud!

Lewis Kemper #189831

Gabriela Cunha 9/25/2003 5:32:28 PM

never congratulated you for a great win!
:) gy #211788

Jean-Francois Schmutz 9/25/2003 11:05:55 PM

Thank you very much for your kind words, Guy, Lewis and Gaby !

JF #211921

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