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Mauro Martinez 5/22/2006 11:12:30 AM

Gee this is lovely I love the composition and the colors congrats on a great image #450590

Lynne Morris 5/22/2006 11:28:52 AM

Wow John this is a great capture, love the angles and tones. #2799999

John Caruso 5/22/2006 12:15:18 PM

Mauro & Lynne--

Thank you so much for your comments. I appreciate you taking a look! #2800217

Luigi Di Serio 5/22/2006 12:46:20 PM

Love this chicago picture! #2800360

John Caruso 5/22/2006 1:39:18 PM

Thanks Luigi. I appreciate your comment! #2800567

Christopher Budny 8/27/2007 10:31:30 AM

I missed this, John! Fantastic city capture... fingers crossed! #4704530

John Caruso 8/27/2007 12:14:36 PM

Thanks Chris! I've always liked this one, and I've resubmitted it three or four times. It's finally a finalist after all that! #4704941

eileen bedford 8/27/2007 12:29:46 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist John... #4705050

Colleen Farrell 8/27/2007 12:32:24 PM

Fantastic POV and composition, John! Finally the judges saw what they were missing those first 3 times! Congratulations on your finalist! #4705081

John Caruso 8/27/2007 12:38:36 PM

Thanks so much Eileen and Colleen! #4705164

Christopher Budny 8/27/2007 1:14:14 PM

Congratulations, John! Colleen is right; sometimes we have to be patient with our undoubtedly overwhelmed judges, and let them suddenly see what they've glanced over, in the past ;) I'm a firm believer in resubmitting! #4705543

John Caruso 8/27/2007 1:15:37 PM

Thanks Chris! Sometimes I feel like dedicating a whole month to re-subs, LOL! #4705553

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 8/27/2007 1:15:51 PM

Congratulations John, great perspective and design!! #4705555

John Caruso 8/27/2007 1:16:45 PM

Thank you Donna! #4705562

Nikki McDonald 8/27/2007 2:28:05 PM

Way to go, John! So glad you kept the faith. This is a terrific design elements shot with wonderful pov and tones. Congratulations and good luck. #4706195

Kara L. Hendricks 8/27/2007 2:48:34 PM

This is outstanding John... I love it!!! Way to go!! #4706403

John Caruso 8/27/2007 3:56:09 PM

It's so wonderful to hear from you Nikki and Kara! I really appreciate your well wishes! #4706912

Susan Fox 8/27/2007 6:03:57 PM

Wonderful lines and comp John! Congratulations on your finalist :-) #4708136

Tamera S. Phillips 8/27/2007 7:25:43 PM

Congrat John on this awesome finalist! #4708922

Michelle L. Frick 8/27/2007 7:29:42 PM

Congratulations John - this is a beautiful finalist! #4708962

Carol Teal 8/27/2007 10:27:51 PM

Excellent job John! I really like this one! Congrats on your finalist and good luck in the next round! #4710023

John Caruso 8/28/2007 5:17:49 AM

I tip my hat in thanks to you Susan, Tamera, Michelle, and Carol. Your kind words mean so much to me! #4710549

Judyann Plante 8/28/2007 5:33:44 PM

John, Congratulations on this awesome finalist!

Judyann <>< #4714262

Susana Ms Heide 8/28/2007 8:05:40 PM

With your skillful composition you have made this otherwise busy scene look very organized!!! Love the layer of light going across the building! CONGRATS John!! #4714887

C A 8/29/2007 2:54:54 AM

First of all congrats on your finalist. I like it very much with all the lines and bridge. Colours are really nice too. Think it makes me a bit dizzy too ;-) Best wishes from holland Corné #4716367

Katarina Mansson 8/29/2007 3:21:59 AM

How can I have missed this one before?!?!?!?!?!?!
I LOVE it! The POV, composition, lighting, detail and colors are excellent. Congratulations on your finalist John! #4716464

John Caruso 8/29/2007 5:08:08 AM

Thank you so very, very much Judyanne, Susana, Corne, and Katarina! I am so humbled at all of your very complimentary comments! #4716948

Nikki McDonald 8/29/2007 8:28:13 AM

Oh yesssss!!!! An official winner--not just a winner in all our books :) Way to go, John. Congratulations on the 2nd place win. #4717834

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 8/29/2007 8:35:41 AM

BIG CONGRATS John on your second place win WTG! #4717876

Bob Cournoyer 8/29/2007 8:55:02 AM

Congrats, John!!! Way to go.. :-)

Bob #4717993

John Caruso 8/29/2007 9:05:23 AM

Thanks Nikki, Nancy, and Bob. I'm still shocked since this didn't even make a runner-up (EFP) the first three times I entered it!

Thanks again! #4718057

Michelle R. Kovach 8/29/2007 9:13:03 AM

Congrats John! #4718131

Les Rhoades 8/29/2007 9:14:03 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved WINNER!

It was fun competing with you for the gold.

Dr Silly 8/29/2007 9:30:14 AM

1ST thing John congrats on your finalist. 2ND off congratulations on your Gold. :O)

John Caruso 8/29/2007 9:35:13 AM

Thanks Michelle, Les, and Doc! I appreciate it very much! #4718342

Jeana Clark 8/29/2007 9:37:52 AM

WOOOO HOOOO!!! Way to go John!!!
CONGRATULATIONS on this very fine WINNER!!!

~Jeana~ #4718370

Autum Rhoades 8/29/2007 9:39:48 AM

Congrats to you on this fantastic winner! Whoohooo! GREAT!!!!! #4718389

Colleen Farrell 8/29/2007 9:52:12 AM

Congratulations on your win, John! I'm so happy for you! #4718476

Mitch Spence 8/29/2007 9:54:20 AM

Hooray for you, John. Congratulations!! #4718488

Jenny Bosmans 8/29/2007 10:15:36 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic Winner, John! :) #4718607

Michelle L. Frick 8/29/2007 10:17:47 AM

Congratulations on your second place win John! Way to go!! #4718617

John Caruso 8/29/2007 10:28:45 AM

I thank you Jeana, Autum, Colleen, Mitch, Jenny and Michelle for your very generous outpouring of support! #4718692

Christopher Budny 8/29/2007 10:43:27 AM

John, John, John... what more is there to say?! Congratulations on your Win! And on a resub, too; you know when your images are worthy! #4718767

Mick Burkey 8/29/2007 10:51:53 AM

Very cool image, John. Congrats on the win! #4718830

John Caruso 8/29/2007 11:01:12 AM

Thanks Chris! You were the inspiration to resubmit!

Thanks to you, too, Mick. I appreciate you taking a look! #4718875

Sharon Day 8/29/2007 11:33:10 AM

Of all of your photos this one is my favorite, John! I love it! Big congratulations on your win! #4719038

Cesar J. La Rosa 8/29/2007 12:23:01 PM

Congratulations on this GREAT Winner, John!!!
Cesar #4719243

Jillian Danielson 8/29/2007 12:24:10 PM

Congrats to you,John!! #4719251

Judyann Plante 8/29/2007 12:33:25 PM

Big congratulations, John, on this well-deserved win!!! And what an inspiration to the rest of us to keep on trying!

Judyann <>< #4719297

Kay E. Mahoney 8/29/2007 1:18:47 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner, John. #4719618

Terry L. Ellis 8/29/2007 1:26:07 PM

Congratulations, John, on this dynamic Second Place win! #4719664

John Caruso 8/29/2007 2:11:51 PM

Thanks a million Sharon, Cesar, Jillian, Judyann, Kay, and Terry! Your words of support mean so much to me! #4719924

Cheryl E. Davis 8/29/2007 3:36:05 PM

A Yeehaw from Tennessee! :-) WTG John, big congratulations on a well deserved win! #4720263

Susan Fox 8/29/2007 5:24:36 PM

Wooooooo hoooooooooo on your well deserved second place win John!!!! This shows to always have faith in your photos. Congrats! #4720732

Margie Hurwich 8/29/2007 7:56:21 PM


John Caruso 8/29/2007 9:37:59 PM

I just love that enthusiasm Cheryl, Susan, and Margie! Thanks so much! #4721676

Sylvia Rossler 8/29/2007 9:46:46 PM

Big Big congrats on your fantastic winner John !!WTG!! #4721710

John Caruso 8/29/2007 9:47:29 PM

Thanks oodles, Sylvia! #4721713

Janine Russell 8/29/2007 10:17:30 PM

John, great tones, detail, lighting, point of view and DOF; big congratulations on your Second Place Win! #4721832

Katarina Mansson 8/29/2007 11:29:19 PM

I am THRILLED about the yellow button you got for this EXCELLENT picture John! A favourite of mine...

Congratulations!!! #4721976

Wally Orlowsky 8/30/2007 2:38:33 AM

Congratulations on this awesome winner, John! #4722504

John Caruso 8/30/2007 5:18:33 AM

I appreciate it so much, Janine, Katarina, and Wally! #4723166

Michael S. Baker 8/30/2007 5:36:32 PM

Really nice shot, John! I've passed by this place too many times to count, but never thought to capture this! Great eye!

Mike B- #4725751

John Caruso 8/31/2007 5:11:04 AM

Thanks Mike! I know how you feel: so many times I see a photo and think, "Why didn't I see that!" Thanks for looking. #4727354

Datha Y. Thompson 8/31/2007 9:39:42 AM

Outstanding!!!! CONGRATULATIONS John!!!! Well deserved WINNER :0) #4728383

John Caruso 8/31/2007 10:47:34 AM

Thank you very much, Datha! #4728622

Nikki McDonald 9/25/2007 3:39:23 AM

Congratulations, too, on your BP Snapshot Newsletter feature. This one is finally going to town for you. Love it. #4842285

Christopher Budny 9/25/2007 3:53:41 AM

Nikki gets up earlier than I do, apparently ;) Congratulations on the inclusion in Snapshot, John! Your image has become the "newsletter ambassador" for the Chicago Summit! #4842418

Sibylle Basel 9/25/2007 4:08:14 AM

Hi John!

Congrats to your winning photo! I love this shot. I will be at the summit this weekend, will you be there? It will be nice to meet a classmate.

Sibylle Basel #4842523

Margie Hurwich 9/25/2007 4:33:59 AM

What better shot of Chicago could they have chosen for the newsletter, John! Congrats!!! #4842675

John Caruso 9/25/2007 5:07:54 AM

Thank you so much Nikki, Chris, Sibylle, and Margie! I was shocked to look at my e-mail this morning and see this pic popping up in the newsletter. #4842864

Cesar J. La Rosa 9/25/2007 5:19:38 AM

WOW, John!!! Something like that happened to me too. But I was not shocked; I was VERY HAPPY to see your beautiful photograph in the newsletter. Great job!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Cesar #4842933

Corinne M. Thompson 9/25/2007 5:35:06 AM

Wonderful architectural image John...Congrats on both the Win and being featured in Snapshot! #4843019

Marie Fields 9/25/2007 6:02:19 AM

Fantastic imgage, John! Congratulations on Snapshot feature! :) #4843182

Michelle R. Kovach 9/25/2007 6:09:58 AM

Woo hoo! Congrats on your Snapshot Feature John! #4843252

John Caruso 9/25/2007 8:00:47 AM

I am so happy to have such great support from you all, Cesar, Corinne, Marie, and Michelle! I truly appreciate your kind words. #4843861

Susan M. Hembree 9/25/2007 7:55:09 PM

Congratulations for making Snapshots, John! It really is a special photo! #4846218

Michael S. Baker 9/26/2007 3:29:55 AM

Way to go, John. Great shot, excellent representation of Chicago for the newsletter. Those visiting Chicago for the 1st time will be awe-struck by its architectural landscape- a photographer's paradise.

Mike B- #4847280

John Caruso 9/26/2007 4:58:22 AM

A sincere thanks to you Susan and Michael!

And Michael, I do hope visitors to the summit enjoy all the fantastic photo opportunities--both obvious and tucked away--that the city provides! #4847695

Christopher Budny 1/29/2008 7:29:20 AM

Woohoo, John! This was just in the "Images of Chicago" gallery link, in today's Snapshot newsletter! #5413108

John Caruso 1/29/2008 7:36:09 AM

No kidding? I haven't even had a chance to take a look at it yet. Thanks for the heads up, Chris! #5413134

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1/320 at f/5.6; Lens 17-85; Focal Length 61mm; ISO 200

A shot of the Wrigley Building bridge taken from the Tribune plaza across the street. Chicago, Illinois.

The visual cacophony of this bridge set against the other buildings made me dizzy with a feeling of concrete claustrophobia. I like the way the bridge is nestled amongst all the other "business," compelling one's eye to cozy right up and get planted there.

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