Flash of Light

© Laura Clay-Ballard

Flash of Light

Bill Wyatt 10/29/2006 4:47:27 PM

Wow it is beautiful! Love the awesome colors and effects! You go girl this rocks!! #548103

Ken Smith 10/29/2006 5:02:13 PM

Laura, I enjoyed getting to know you at the ATL shoot. You beat me to the punch with this one. LOL But I'll return the favor on a different one tomorrow. Super job with this picture! #3520146

Kristi A. Howson 10/29/2006 5:56:47 PM

A very dynamic perspective and love those hue tonal values Laura! #3520347

Roger Bernabo 10/29/2006 7:21:47 PM

Super action image Laura; I had alot of fun this morning... thanks! #3520722

Shawn Jennings 10/29/2006 7:22:43 PM

Great work Laura! It was great meeting and shooting with you this weekend! Thanks for all your work on the Atlanta shoot. #3520727

Tammy Scott 10/30/2006 3:21:17 AM

Fantastic image and show of motion - I really like the color on this. Very nicely done #3521644

Glenn E. Urquhart 10/30/2006 3:24:30 AM

Stunning image, fantastic camera work, well composed and VERY Well Done, Laura!!! Cheers, Glenn. #3521656

Judy V. Kennamer 10/30/2006 4:34:14 AM

Beautiful shot Laura! I wish I had been there that day of the Georgia Shoot :o( Your shot is just wonderful! Judy #3522024

Cathy Barrows 10/30/2006 4:36:18 AM

great job with this one laura...come back to the big atl and we will shoot some more #3522040

Linda D. Lester 10/30/2006 4:54:54 AM

WOW!! This was just way to much fun! Can't wait to see everyones shots!
Thank you for all your help on the shoot it made it so successful! #3522167

eileen bedford 10/30/2006 5:32:39 AM

Beautiful capture Laura #3522364

Amy Jackson 10/30/2006 6:11:49 AM

Awesome shot, Laura!! I was great meeting you!! :) #3522590

Laura Clay-Ballard 10/30/2006 6:40:55 AM

thanks, y'all! #3522735

Melissa Gurdus 10/30/2006 8:22:56 AM

It sounds as though you all had a great time in Atlanta, Laura. I love the effects of the slow shutter speed with the lines of light rushing through the image. These lights make for terrific linear elements, as well!!! #3523064

Nadya Johnson 10/30/2006 9:22:39 AM

Wow! AWESOME shot! #3523392

Laura Clay-Ballard 10/30/2006 9:34:47 AM

thanks, melissa and nadya! #3523466

Joy Rector 10/30/2006 9:44:34 AM

awsome #3523521

Laura Clay-Ballard 10/30/2006 10:26:28 AM

thanks, Joy! #3523625

Tarun Bose 10/30/2006 1:37:56 PM

Really awsome shot Laura. Outstanding framing and magical shutter speed work.Well done. #3524302

Tonya R. Boles 10/30/2006 1:39:10 PM

Awesome shot Laura. #3524304

Laura Clay-Ballard 10/30/2006 1:50:42 PM

thanks, tarun and tonya #3524368

Marcie A. Fowler 10/30/2006 4:16:50 PM

Looks like the teamwork really paid off!! #3524832

Laura Clay-Ballard 10/30/2006 6:31:53 PM

thanks, Marcie. And, yes, it did! #3525253

Amalia Sylvia Ms Arriaga Salinas 10/30/2006 9:19:47 PM

Wonderful composition and lighting Laura!,
Amalia #3525636

Claudia Kuhn 10/31/2006 4:16:50 AM

Awesome lighting and comp Laura! #3526855

Carla Metzler 10/31/2006 7:59:24 AM

Oh Laura, wow!!! Great job!
I had a suh a fun time in Georgia and it was great to meet you! Thanks for everything! I hope we can all get together again sometime. #3528005

Sylvia Rossler 10/31/2006 1:11:27 PM

Suer shot Laura !! Love the light-play and the wonderful framing !!! #3529053

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/1/2006 3:19:11 AM

thanks, y'all! #3530692

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 11/3/2006 1:57:22 PM

Great lighting and colors. Sounds like I missed a great time!! #3542634

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 11/4/2006 9:57:10 AM

WOW, WOW and WOW!!!! This is sooooo fantastic, Laura!!!! the colors, lighting and mood are WONDERFUL!!!!! #3545237

Darryl Wilkinson 11/4/2006 11:35:43 AM

Laura, I understand you're quite the hostess - and quite the photographer, too :) Outstanding work and presentation! #3545512

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/6/2006 3:23:25 AM

thanks, y'all! #3551179

Gail Vitikacs 11/7/2006 4:45:47 PM

This is wonderful Laura!!! You did the D200 proud! #3558637

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/7/2006 5:44:01 PM

thanks, Gail! #3558756

Sam Britt 11/7/2006 9:00:29 PM

Fantastic shot, Laura. Excellent job on this.
Sam #3559236

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/8/2006 3:46:41 AM

thank you, samantha! #3559987

JO ANN CLEVELAND 11/9/2006 7:12:55 AM

Awesome Laura! Love the motion, colors, lighting, what more can I say?? Just beautiful, great job. Sorry Judy and I couldn't make this day, we needed to get back to Alabama!
jo ann c. #3565777

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/9/2006 7:16:18 AM

thanks, Jo Ann...and I understand! #3565786

Susie Peek-Swint 11/23/2006 1:07:34 PM

Many congrats Laura ~ wonderful shot! #3619746

Shawn Jennings 11/23/2006 1:23:29 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Laura! #3619808

Bill Wyatt 11/23/2006 1:30:07 PM

Congratulations I am so happy for you. It was great being there with you when shot this! #3619835

JO ANN CLEVELAND 11/23/2006 1:36:53 PM

Congratulations Laura, looked like a winner all along!
jo ann c. #3619868

Tonya R. Boles 11/23/2006 1:38:13 PM

Congrats Laura. #3619875

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/23/2006 1:44:18 PM

Thanks, y'all! what a wonderful thanksgiving day surprise! #3619916

Judy V. Kennamer 11/23/2006 1:47:38 PM

A winner all the way Laura! Congrats! Judy #3619942

Sylvia Rossler 11/23/2006 1:57:23 PM

Big congrats Laura :o) #3619998

Melissa Gurdus 11/23/2006 2:12:24 PM

Big congratulations on this stunning finalist!!!! #3620088

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/23/2006 2:26:55 PM

Thanks, melissa! #3620200

Carla Metzler 11/23/2006 2:58:40 PM

Congratulations, Laura!! Great capture!! #3620522

eileen bedford 11/23/2006 5:33:56 PM

Congratulations, Amy
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eileen bedford 11/23/2006 5:34:35 PM

Congratulations, Laura, SORRY about the wrong name... too much turkey (lol)...
#3621706

Evy Johansen 11/23/2006 5:44:37 PM

Big congratulations on your finalist, Laura! #3621758

Terry L. Ellis 11/23/2006 6:03:35 PM

Congratulations, Laura, on this fantastic finalist! #3621897

Kenneth Mucke 11/23/2006 6:32:00 PM

Congrats on this awesome finalist Laura #3622178

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 11/23/2006 6:57:32 PM

Congratulations Laura!!!! WTGG!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty #3622386

Linda D. Lester 11/23/2006 7:28:11 PM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist! #3622693

Ken Smith 11/23/2006 7:35:32 PM

Laura, I was there with you!!! Super congrats! #3622765

Sam Britt 11/23/2006 7:47:41 PM

Congratulations on this very well deserved finalist, Laura. Good luck!!
Sam #3622858

Sharon Day 11/23/2006 9:34:08 PM

Yay, Laura!!! Congratulations and best of luck next round! #3623212

Laurence Saliba 11/23/2006 10:26:09 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Laura!!!! #3623318

Glenn E. Urquhart 11/24/2006 4:02:39 AM

A big congratulations on your finalist award, Laura!!! (Note... my orginal post on your image was "Stunning"... translated... 'this is a winner and I wish I could have come up with something half way comparable!!!!! (LOL)) VERY well deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #3624076

Colette M. Metcalf 11/24/2006 4:27:50 AM

Congratulations, Laura!! #3624238

Kay E. Mahoney 11/24/2006 4:35:33 AM

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3624302

Amy Jackson 11/24/2006 4:39:30 AM

Congratulations, Laura!! #3624332

Su Sana E. P 11/24/2006 5:07:25 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist, Laura!! #3624424

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/24/2006 5:29:18 AM

Thanks to all! I'm thrilled ....!!!! #3624499

Ross Throndson 11/24/2006 7:08:52 AM

Fantastic Finalist, Laura....Congratulations!! :^) #3624894

Marie Fields 11/24/2006 7:12:04 AM

Incredible image, Laura! Congratulations!!! #3624902

Stan Kwasniowski 11/24/2006 7:28:00 AM

Laura, congratulations #3624953

Janine Russell 11/24/2006 9:11:12 AM

Laura, great color, lighting, composition and exposure; congratulations on your finalist. #3625311

Dr Silly 11/24/2006 9:38:10 AM

Congratulations, Laura. :O)

#3625445

Kristi A. Howson 11/24/2006 9:44:30 AM

Congratualtions on this awesome finalist and best of luck in the next round Laura. Love those deep warm colors! #3625491

Tarun Bose 11/24/2006 11:00:11 AM

Congrats Laura for your finalist. #3625998

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/24/2006 11:58:28 AM

Thanks, y'all! #3626258

Denise M. Snyder 11/24/2006 1:16:54 PM

Congrats Laura! #3626449

Nadya Johnson 11/24/2006 1:43:32 PM

So glad to see this in the finalista! Kinda thought so... ! Congrats! And best of luck in the next round! #3626550

Datha Y. Thompson 11/24/2006 2:14:15 PM

WOW!! AWESOME FINALIST!! CONGRATULATIONS LAURA :0) #3626661

Wendy Stevenson 11/24/2006 4:12:51 PM

Big Congrats on this fantastic finalist Laura! That colour and those leading lines are amazing! WTG girl!! #3627107

JOHN V. ROSCICH 11/24/2006 4:14:57 PM

CONGRATULATIONS LAURA
GREAT JOB
JOHN #3627116

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 11/24/2006 6:11:25 PM

Congratulations on your great finalist win!!! Well done Laura!! #3627503

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/24/2006 6:26:39 PM

Thanks, y'all! #3627550

Rakesh Syal 11/24/2006 8:18:24 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful and most deserving finalist,Laura!!!

#3627746

Sherry S. Boles 11/24/2006 10:25:41 PM

Great job on this one, Laura...Congratulations! #3627992

Pat Gamwell 11/24/2006 11:25:32 PM

Wonderful image, Laura. BIG CONGRATS! #3628046

Judyann Plante 11/25/2006 2:14:10 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Laura!

Judyann ><> #3628258

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/25/2006 5:38:04 AM

Thanks to all! #3628727

Paula Dwyer 11/25/2006 12:00:15 PM

Congratulations on your finalist!!!
Awesome capture Laura!! #3629820

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/25/2006 12:44:50 PM

Thanks, paula! #3629924

Susan J. Allen 11/26/2006 2:04:29 AM

Congratulations, Larua! Great capture! #3631912

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/26/2006 4:53:03 AM

Thanks, Susan! #3632301

Donna W. Neal 11/26/2006 5:01:24 AM

Congratulations on a well deserved finalist and good luck in the next round Laura #3632324

Su Sana E. P 11/27/2006 1:30:42 AM

Laura, Congratulations on this awesome Winning image!! #3635724

Kenneth Mucke 11/27/2006 1:34:54 AM

Congrats Laura on your awesome win #3635731

Tonya R. Boles 11/27/2006 3:46:26 AM

Congrats Laura.. #3636199

Tammy Scott 11/27/2006 3:55:31 AM

This is such a cool image - congratulations #3636224

Revonda L. Gentry 11/27/2006 4:06:08 AM

Congratulations on this awesome, winner!! #3636274

Ross Throndson 11/27/2006 4:08:32 AM

Big Congratulations, Laura....Great Winning Image!!! :^) #3636281

Kay E. Mahoney 11/27/2006 4:19:04 AM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #3636323

Sylvia Rossler 11/27/2006 4:25:02 AM

Big congrats on your win Laura :O) #3636362

Deborah Sandidge 11/27/2006 4:41:17 AM

Congratulations on your exceptional winning image, Laura! #3636454

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/27/2006 4:45:53 AM

Wow! I'm thrilled! Thanks everyone for your awesome comments! Thanks BP for choosing my now favorite photo! #3636488

Wendy Stevenson 11/27/2006 4:46:09 AM

Big Congrats on this superb win Laura! I really like the tones and energy!! #3636490

Ken Smith 11/27/2006 5:06:35 AM

Laura, super congratulations!! #3636626

Judy V. Kennamer 11/27/2006 5:13:27 AM

Laura!! Congrats!! I knew this was a winner the minute I saw it!! #3636678

Evy Johansen 11/27/2006 6:10:41 AM

Big congrats on your win, Barbara!! #3637017

Carla Metzler 11/27/2006 6:11:46 AM

Congratulations, Laura! #3637026

Larry Lawhead 11/27/2006 6:15:43 AM

Congratulations Laura!! This is a wonderful image!

      LarryL 

#3637057

Linda D. Lester 11/27/2006 6:37:22 AM

Love seeing the shots from the Atlanta BP shoot win! Congratulations! #3637236

Amy Jackson 11/27/2006 6:44:49 AM

Congratulations, Laura!!!! #3637317

Karen Slagle 11/27/2006 6:52:13 AM

Awesome winner, Laura. This is super and so deserving... #3637361

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/27/2006 6:59:48 AM

Thanks everyone! #3637417

Terry L. Ellis 11/27/2006 7:15:12 AM

Fantastic! Congratulations, Laura! #3637529

Tarun Bose 11/27/2006 7:18:45 AM

Big congrats for your wining shot.Well done Laura. #3637557

Cathy Barrows 11/27/2006 7:20:45 AM

Congrats on your win...WTG #3637566

Melissa Gurdus 11/27/2006 7:31:12 AM

Congratualtions on your win!! #3637619

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/27/2006 8:10:33 AM

Thanks, y'all! #3637821

Laurence Saliba 11/27/2006 8:48:36 AM

A BIG Congrats on your win Laura!!! #3638085

Kay Beausoleil 11/27/2006 9:09:55 AM

Congratulations, Laura, on your win! #3638237

Glenn E. Urquhart 11/27/2006 9:10:05 AM

Fantastic win, Laura!!! Congratulations!!! Cheers, Glenn. #3638240

Claudia Kuhn 11/27/2006 9:11:09 AM

Terrific Laura, congrats on your win! #3638252

Dr Silly 11/27/2006 9:11:52 AM

Congratulations, Laura on your win. :O)
#3638257

Janine Russell 11/27/2006 9:24:56 AM

Laura, congratulations on your Second Place Winner! #3638378

JOHN V. ROSCICH 11/27/2006 9:28:23 AM

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WINNER LAURA!!
LOVE THIS!!
JOHN #3638392

Jenny Bosmans 11/27/2006 10:23:17 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic winner, Laura! :) #3638613

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/27/2006 10:36:16 AM

Thanks, y'all! #3638698

Nadya Johnson 11/27/2006 10:42:33 AM

So glad to see this stunning photo with a Golden Oval!! Way to go! Congratulations, Laura! #3638732

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/27/2006 11:16:13 AM

Thanks, nadya! #3638885

Karen Bacon 11/27/2006 11:43:38 AM

Congratulations on this terrific winner Laura! #3638936

Muriel Jackson 11/27/2006 12:40:42 PM

Congrats Laura! Fantastic win! #3639080

Judyann Plante 11/27/2006 1:26:26 PM

Laura, Conggratulations on this awesome winner!!!

Judyann ><> #3639236

Denise M. Snyder 11/27/2006 2:22:36 PM

SUPER HUGE CONGRATS on this fantastic winner Laura!!! #3639455

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/27/2006 2:45:11 PM

Thanks, y'all! #3639527

eileen bedford 11/27/2006 2:47:25 PM

Congratulations on this awesome winner Laura...

#3639535

Laurie Daily 11/27/2006 2:48:28 PM

An amzing image Laura, congratulations to you! #3639541

William C. Raco 11/27/2006 3:50:53 PM

Outstanding work, Laura
Beautifully done
Congratulations,

Bill #3639719

Wally Orlowsky 11/27/2006 4:56:35 PM

Congratulations on this "moving" winner, Laura! #3639897

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/27/2006 5:04:13 PM

Thanks, y'all! #3639926

Marie Fields 11/27/2006 5:11:20 PM

Terrific image, Laura!! Congratulations!! #3639952

Sharon Day 11/27/2006 6:11:31 PM

Congratulations on your awesome 2nd place win, Laura!!! #3640071

Vicki Hunt 11/27/2006 6:19:00 PM

Way to go! congrats! #3640099

Sam Britt 11/27/2006 6:43:02 PM

BIG Congratulations on this terrific 2nd place winner, Laura! #3640185

Renee Doyle 11/27/2006 6:47:49 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful 2nd place win Laura!!!! #3640214

RC Fritz 11/27/2006 8:13:53 PM

Congratulations Laura. Superb! Congratulations on your WINNE!! #3640640

Cesar J. La Rosa 11/27/2006 9:43:23 PM

Congratulations on this FANTASTIC Winner, Laura!!! #3640910

Darryl Wilkinson 11/27/2006 9:58:45 PM

Beautiful presentation and winner, Laura. Congratulations!!! #3640936

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/28/2006 3:34:05 AM

Thanks to all! #3641520

Colette M. Metcalf 11/28/2006 3:44:26 AM

Congratulations on your win, Laura!!! #3641558

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/28/2006 4:05:52 AM

Thanks, Collette! #3641659

Dale Ann Cubbage 11/28/2006 9:22:08 AM

Congrats, Laura! Fantastic work!

da #3642950

Datha Y. Thompson 11/28/2006 10:23:20 AM

Congratulations on this AWESOME Winner Laura!!! :0) #3643158

Gary Lange 11/28/2006 11:25:29 AM

Congrats on an awsome winner, Laura!! I don't know how I missed this one. #3643364

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/28/2006 12:59:53 PM

Thanks, y'all! #3643526

DiAnna F. Paulk 11/28/2006 3:13:08 PM

fantastic, Laura! Congratulations!! #3643888

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/28/2006 3:27:29 PM

Thanks, diAnna! #3643911

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 11/28/2006 8:14:23 PM

Congratulations on your SECOND place win!!! Nicely done Laura! #3644642

Steve Downen 11/29/2006 1:13:55 AM

A big congrats on this piece #3645069

Noel Baebler 11/29/2006 8:18:12 AM

Huzzah, Laura!!! And a tip 'o the hat to your tripod! #3646599

Luigi Di Serio 11/29/2006 10:35:11 AM

WOOOOOW. I love this Laura. Get work and congrats. #3647154

Gen Nagase 11/29/2006 1:47:26 PM


Beautiful special effect shot!!!
Great work!
Congratulations on your great win, Laura!!! #3647810

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/29/2006 1:49:20 PM

Thanks, y'all! #3647818

Bill Wyatt 11/29/2006 2:48:05 PM

WOW WOW WOW Laura I am so happy for you! We were shooting side by side when you took this!!! Great job, Congratulations on your Winner!!!
I am sorry it took me so long to get to it but I just now found the winners list. #3648021

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/29/2006 3:07:18 PM

yes we were shooting side by side! Remember we compared our camera settings and they were the same? cool! Thanks, Bill #3648069

Emile Abbott 11/30/2006 1:36:05 PM

Congratulation on neat winner, Laura. #3651528

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/30/2006 2:14:21 PM

Thanks, Emile! #3651693

Jill Flynn 11/30/2006 6:39:35 PM

FANTASTIC! Looks so cool Laura. Congratulations on your win! #3652451

Laura Clay-Ballard 12/1/2006 6:27:57 PM

thanks, Jill! #3656083

Pat Gamwell 12/2/2006 7:30:26 PM

Extraordinary shot, Laura! BIG CONGRATS! #3659723

Laura Clay-Ballard 12/3/2006 4:20:02 AM

Thanks, Pat! #3660433

Pamela K 12/3/2006 8:19:53 PM

Excellent shot! You were right to be proud of this one! Congrats!

Pam #3663233

Laura Clay-Ballard 12/4/2006 3:24:27 AM

Thanks, Pam! #3663937

ronda chatelle 12/4/2006 6:56:54 PM

STUNNING PERFORMANCE LAURA! This is spectacular. Very intense, the colors are remarkable and the overall image intriging. Wonderful work! Congratulations Laura. #3666980

Laura Clay-Ballard 12/5/2006 5:05:06 AM

Thanks, ronda! #3668088

Debra Booth 12/15/2006 4:39:21 PM

Congratulations, Laura!! Excellent comp and colors! You'll have to show me where this is some day! :-) #3706529

Laura Clay-Ballard 12/16/2006 6:00:31 AM

Thanks, Debra. I will be glad to show you! #3708033

Sherrye Nozaki 12/16/2006 2:55:41 PM

Amazing creativity! Wonderful image. Congratulations:) #3709236

Laura Clay-Ballard 12/16/2006 4:07:52 PM

Thanks, Sherrye! #3709446

Stephanie A. Laird 12/19/2006 12:48:54 PM

Congrats Laura! This is awesome!!! #3718881

Laura Clay-Ballard 12/19/2006 1:24:48 PM

Thanks, Stephanie! #3718958

Bianca B. Steinfeldt 2/10/2007 5:38:33 PM

Congratulation Laura! Amazing - great shoot! #3934192

Laura Clay-Ballard 2/11/2007 4:23:23 AM

thanks, bianca! #3935492

Marta J. Baldwin 3/28/2007 8:13:12 AM

Great shot Laura! Congrats on this winner! #4105952

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Description

** BP 2nd Place Winner - Special Effects - October 2006 **
I want to thank Cathy, Linda, Bill, Ken, Roger and Carla for helping me take this awesome picture today in Cabbagetown, Atlanta, Ga.
2 second exposure
Manual Mode
F/8.0 F-stop
f/8 Aperture
ISO100
NO Flash
Tripod (yes! Me using a tripod! Go figure!)
Pretty much straight out of the camera.

Uploaded on 10/29/2006 4:37:51 PM

Made With

Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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