Golden Orb

© Alana Ibe

Golden Orb

Mary N C. Taitt 8/7/2006 8:41:11 AM

WOW! This is FANTASTIC, Alana!!!! Great work, nice clarity!! Mary :-D #498784

Cyn Valentine 8/7/2006 9:03:13 AM

Beautiful!!! Great light! #3134764

Jill Odice 8/7/2006 9:32:59 AM

The backlighting on this is spectacular! Winner :-) #3134865

Kenneth Mucke 8/7/2006 6:43:01 PM

So beautifully done Alana...I just love the lighting #3136445

Alana Ibe 8/8/2006 6:39:02 PM

Thank you so much, Mary, Cyn, Jill and Kenneth! I am so glad to hear from all of you and glad you stopped by! #3140763

ALLEN O. HOWARD 8/9/2006 7:32:29 PM

And it worked to your total advantage Alana! Beautiful!!! #3145449

Alana Ibe 8/9/2006 8:11:39 PM

Thank you, Allen!!! I appreciate it! #3145558

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 8/11/2006 11:59:40 AM

It's SOO beautiful, Alana. Great job. #3152435

Alana Ibe 8/12/2006 1:45:40 PM

Thank you so much, Kirsten! #3155811

Diana L. Ralph 8/13/2006 10:22:50 PM

This is beautiful, Alana... very creative use of your light and subject, as well as bg! #3160120

Alana Ibe 8/14/2006 11:45:55 AM

Thank you so much Diana!!! So glad you stopped by! #3162715

Tamera S. Phillips 8/26/2006 9:44:29 PM

What a great job!! I could see this one hanging on my wall with a black frame. I predict a winner on this one. #3223354

Alana Ibe 8/26/2006 10:02:16 PM

Thanks for the HUGE compliment! And congrats on your finalist!!!!! #3223413

Alisha L. Ekstrom 8/30/2006 11:33:06 AM

WOWZERS!!!!!!!!!!..This is OUTSTANDING! Love how you captured this sooo perfectly with the lighting! Truly AWESOME!!!! #3245320

Alana Ibe 8/30/2006 11:53:05 AM

Alisha, thank you so much!!! I'm so glad you stopped by!!! #3245406

Sylvia Rossler 8/30/2006 2:04:35 PM

No more to say that I smell a winner here !! Simply gorgeous !! #3245945

Alana Ibe 8/30/2006 2:56:01 PM

Thank you SO VERY MUCH, Sylvia!!! #3246155

Alexia C. Szabo 8/30/2006 2:57:26 PM

Wow. that really is spectacular! #3246164

Alana Ibe 8/30/2006 6:57:37 PM

Thank you for stopping by, Alexia!!! I appreciate it! #3246831

Mary Timman 9/5/2006 1:58:15 PM

Stunning. Creative. I bet we see this one again. #3270396

Alana Ibe 9/6/2006 9:41:37 AM

Thank you, Mary! :) #3274669

Melissa G. Meiselman 9/26/2006 5:55:57 PM

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist, Alana!!! #3366710

Datha Y. Thompson 9/26/2006 9:01:43 PM


Sherry S. Boles 9/26/2006 9:10:55 PM

Congrats on this beautiful finalist, Alana! #3369062

ALLEN O. HOWARD 9/26/2006 9:14:15 PM

Congratulations, Alana! #3369092

Ken Smith 9/27/2006 5:14:24 AM

Alana, congratulations on your finalist!! #3371375

Kenneth Mucke 9/27/2006 6:54:09 AM

Way to go Alana...Big congrats to you on this wonderful finalist #3372110

Alana Ibe 9/27/2006 7:03:50 AM

Thank you so much everyone for your kind words! I appreciate it VERY much!!! Thank you for stopping by! #3372186

Christopher Budny 9/27/2006 5:55:09 PM

I think we have to see this one again! Terrific, terrific, terrific! Congratulations! #3376035

Judyann Plante 9/27/2006 6:14:03 PM

Absolutely stunning! Congratulations, Alana!

Judyann ><> #3376126

Cyn Valentine 9/27/2006 6:17:39 PM

Congrats Alana! #3376139

Alana Ibe 9/27/2006 8:45:29 PM

Thank you Christopher, Judyann, and Cyn for your incredibly kind and encouraging comments!!!!! :) #3376790

Mary Timman 9/28/2006 5:36:55 PM

Told you we would see this again. Congratulations and good luck! #3381927

Kenton L. Elliott 9/28/2006 7:00:50 PM

Amazing and spectacular image Alana! Very well done! I love it. #3382251

Alana Ibe 9/28/2006 8:07:09 PM

Thank you so much Mary and Kenton!!!! I really appreciate you stopping by! #3382488

Janine Russell 9/29/2006 12:57:33 AM

Alana, great lighting; congratulations on your Second Place win. #3383310

Christopher Budny 9/29/2006 3:50:59 AM

I knew it!! Congratulations! #3384043

Ken Smith 9/29/2006 4:17:12 AM

Way to go, Alana!! #3384184

Datha Y. Thompson 9/29/2006 4:42:49 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this Stunning Winner!!! WTG!!! :0) #3384309

Sherri Conley 9/29/2006 4:47:38 AM

BIG Congratulations to you, Alana! This is so very creative! #3384338

Kenneth Mucke 9/29/2006 6:07:27 AM

Way to go Alana...I am so happy for you...congrats #3384800

Mary Timman 9/29/2006 6:55:03 AM

Wow...congratulations again. It's a great honor! You deserved this. #3385199

Alana Ibe 9/29/2006 8:38:48 AM

Janine, Christopher, Ken, Datha, Sherri, Kenneth, and Mary....THANK YOU!!!! You all have been SO kind and I really appreciate the supportive comments!!!!!! You have all made my day and my week!!!!! #3385779

She-She Killough 9/29/2006 10:21:24 AM

Fantastic and creative image Alana!! So glad it got Gold!! Congrats!! #3386337

Sylvia Rossler 9/29/2006 1:19:23 PM

I love when my nose smells right :O) Big Big congrats on your win Alana :O) #3387025

William88 9/29/2006 2:26:14 PM

Hi Alana, I am coming, hope it's not too late. Big congratulations on your win! #3387224

Michelle J. Harvey 9/29/2006 6:25:22 PM

Huge congrats on this stunning capture Alana!! It's absolutely marvelous!! #3388106

Alana Ibe 9/30/2006 8:26:36 AM

Sheesh, Sylvia, William and Michelle....Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!!!! I appreciate everyone's very positive and kind comments!!!!!! #3390241

Judyann Plante 9/30/2006 8:37:09 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic win!! I am so happy for you, Alana.

Judyann ><> #3390277

Kay Beausoleil 9/30/2006 5:35:02 PM

What a cool composition and such great lighting, Alana -- congratulations on your win! #3391622

Colette M. Metcalf 9/30/2006 5:51:15 PM

Congratulations to you on your win Alana!!! #3391665

Alana Ibe 9/30/2006 6:18:18 PM

Judyann, Kay, and Colette, thank you for stopping by and commenting. I really appreciate your kindness!!! #3391781

Christopher Budny 10/4/2006 4:04:40 AM

And another congratulations, for being featured in BP's PhotoFlash newsletter today! ;) Simply a beautiful image, worthy of the gold, and the feature! #3405633

Alana Ibe 10/4/2006 6:33:37 AM

Thank you SO much, Christopher!!! I appreciate you letting me know about the newsletter! I appreciate ALL of your wonderful encouragement!!!! #3406191

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/4/2006 10:26:15 AM

Really beautiful lighting and color! Congratulations on your beautiful win, and featured image!! #3407015

Alana Ibe 10/4/2006 11:11:51 AM

Thank you, Donna!!!! I really appreciate it!!! #3407154

Mary N C. Taitt 10/4/2006 8:04:57 PM

Gorgeous, wonderfully detailed shot! Congratulations on your win and feature! Mary :-D #3408788

Alana Ibe 10/4/2006 8:41:16 PM

Thank you Mary!!!!! #3408848

Jill Odice 10/14/2006 11:20:51 AM

I see my prediction came true :-) Congrats Alana! #3448764

Alana Ibe 10/14/2006 7:17:32 PM

Thanks, Jill!!!! I'm glad you were right!!!! :) #3450231

Vladan D. Djordjevic 12/18/2006 3:17:02 PM

What a great photo! So romantic and cute! I like composition, lighting, and your idea! #3715894

Alana Ibe 12/21/2006 8:35:19 PM

Thank you, Vladan! I'm so glad you like this! #3727535

Orsi 10/7/2007 5:37:25 PM

Amazing!!!Congratulations,Alana!! #4894951

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Taken in McCall, Idaho with reflection of setting sun on lake acting as the backlight.

Exif: FNumber: 5.6, ExposureBiasValue: 67/100, ExposureTime: 0.00125, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 100, WhiteBalance:

Uploaded on 8/7/2006 7:07:26 AM All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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