Flicker of Hope 2

© Lynn Haack

Flicker of Hope 2

William88 4/11/2007 9:43:19 PM

I like this awesome image. It's special. The artistic style and the tone are excellent. #636302

Ron Roberts 4/14/2007 5:54:54 AM


Lynn Haack 4/14/2007 6:50:16 AM

We seem to indeed...what is funny is your beautiful old truck photo (the crying guy) looks almost identical to a photo I took recently in Upper Michigan. That's what caught my eye! I am still trying to figure out how to photshop a couple of branches out. Lynn #4165515

Robert Baer 4/14/2007 8:20:32 AM

really wonderful image. love the feeling evoked here!! #4165918

Gail Vitikacs 4/18/2007 7:02:06 PM

This is OUTSTANDING Lynn! Love everything about it!!! #4184134

Lynn Haack 4/19/2007 1:44:26 PM

Thank you so much Gail! You are so very kind to take the time to comment on this image. I really appreciate your encouragement very much! Lynn #4187250

Lynn Haack 4/19/2007 1:48:36 PM

William...please forgive me for not thanking you sooner! I am still a "newbie" and sometimes get a little lost.You were the first person to comment on this photo and I truly apprecite your opinions and support on my "photographic journery!" Thank you very much for taking the time to visit and comment....Lynn #4187257

Lynn Haack 4/19/2007 1:51:58 PM

Hi Justin...thank you so much for your kind and supportive comments! This helps me to understand where I may have "been lucky" enough to get a few things right. I am always very open to suggestions and critiques also...thanks again! Lynn #4187264

Terry L. Ellis 4/19/2007 1:52:05 PM

Fantastic composition and effects, Lynn! #4187265

Lynn Haack 4/19/2007 2:28:13 PM

Hi Terry...thank you so much for your very kind and supportive comments! I just love the nostalgia of old trucks. I truly appreciate your visit! Lynn #4187360

Christopher Budny 4/19/2007 5:06:49 PM

Lynn, I love the work you did on this! I've played with those lens flares; they create a really neat look, in certain settings, and I think this is one of them! I also love the color cast you chose for this. #4187796

Lynn Haack 4/19/2007 5:11:35 PM

Christopher, thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement. The PS lens flare was fun to play with! Lynn #4187806

Joerg Schlagheck 4/21/2007 9:30:54 AM

Super image Lynn! Great work. #4194068

Lynn Haack 4/21/2007 9:40:30 AM

Joerg....thank you so much for stopping by and commenting! I appreciate your encouragement and opinions very much! Lynn #4194085

Cassie L. Woodlee 4/27/2007 9:46:55 AM

WOW this is awesome Lynn love it!! #4221299

Lynn Haack 4/27/2007 9:33:33 PM

Hi Cassie! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on this photo! Your opinion means a lot to me!
Have a lovely week end....Lynn #4223062

Kate Jackson 4/28/2007 1:33:02 AM

I love the lights that seem to be trying to shine through the fog. Fantastic composition and effects Lynne! #4223442

Lynn Haack 4/28/2007 5:20:06 AM

Thank you so much Kate. The headlights are actually a flare filter I added later. I'm not sure if this old relic has as much "hope" for actually running again as this image implies! (lol) Thanks again...Lynn #4223939

Stephen Zacker 5/21/2007 3:39:33 AM

Very cool effect. Nice work #4306884

Cassie L. Woodlee 5/23/2007 4:57:47 PM

Congratulations Lynn!!! #4318965

Lynn Haack 5/23/2007 5:07:11 PM

Thank you again Cassie...you make me feel so good! Lynn #4319079

William88 5/23/2007 5:28:25 PM

Hi Lynn, congratulations on your finalist. #4319248

Gail Vitikacs 5/23/2007 5:28:33 PM

No surprise on this! CONGRATULATIONS Lynn! #4319251

Lynn Haack 5/23/2007 5:33:54 PM

Thank you so much Stephen for taking the time to comment on this photo. You have a wonderful gallery...I enjoyed it very much! Your encouragement is very much appreciated. Thanks again...Lynn #4319305

Lynn Haack 5/23/2007 5:37:34 PM

William and Gail...thank you so very much for your kind encouragement and support. It means so much to me. Lynn #4319330

Esther Smith 5/23/2007 10:06:33 PM

Fantastic image Lynn! Congratulations on your finalist!! #4321331

Lynn Haack 5/24/2007 2:48:03 AM

Esther...thank you so much! Lynn #4321932

Arlene Krassner 5/24/2007 4:46:51 PM

I missed this. Congratulations on this one too Lynn. Great work. #4325906

Colleen Farrell 5/24/2007 6:58:29 PM

Beautiful! I love the effects! Congratulations again, Lynn! #4326332

Esther Smith 5/24/2007 9:37:34 PM

Congrats on your beautiful First Place Winner Lynn!! #4326938

Dominick M. Dimacale 5/25/2007 12:54:35 AM

Congratulation Lynn on your First Place win...Dominick #4327258

RC Fritz 5/25/2007 5:14:22 AM

Great work. Congratulations Lynn on your First Place!! #4328274

Judy V. Kennamer 5/25/2007 5:31:06 AM

WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! Congratulations on First Place Lynn! Very well-deserved! #4328359

Christopher Budny 5/25/2007 5:34:28 AM

Lynn, congratulations on the gold! I think this proves you're doing just fine with your gear!! #4328380

Kay E. Mahoney 5/25/2007 6:04:16 AM

Lynn,Congratulations on your first place winner. #4328531

Lynn Haack 5/25/2007 6:27:24 AM

Arlene, Colleen, Esther, Dominick, RC, Judy, Chris and Kay....Thank you all for your kind encouragement and support. You make my heart smile....and that is a wonderful gift to give. Lynn #4328692

Jeana Clark 5/25/2007 11:46:23 AM


~Jeana~ #4329633

Patricia Ronan 5/25/2007 2:20:03 PM

Congratulations on your First Place Win Lynn:) #4330001

Colleen Farrell 5/25/2007 4:09:44 PM

First Place!! Way to go! Big congratulations, Lynn! #4330388

Connie J. Bagot 5/25/2007 6:29:48 PM

Congratulations Lynn---fantastic image and well deserved win. #4330741

Cora Miller 5/25/2007 8:25:33 PM

Your added effects really transformed this from ordinary to extraordinary. Congratulations on your win. #4330996

Janine Russell 5/25/2007 9:28:44 PM

Lynn, great tones, composition and effects; BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your FIRST PLACE WIN! #4331092

Lynn Haack 5/26/2007 4:01:54 AM

Jenna, Patricia, Colleen, Connie, Cora and Janine....thank you SO MUCH for your kind comments. I am humbled beyond belief by this unexpected award!
Thank you for your help and support. Lynn #4331839

Laurie Daily 5/26/2007 5:11:57 AM

Congratulations, Lynn on this spectacular first place winner! What an extraordinary image! #4332093

Lynn Haack 5/26/2007 5:14:28 AM

Thank you very much Laurie! Lynn #4332099

Jenny Bosmans 5/26/2007 10:25:21 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic winner, Lynn! :) #4333027

Susan M. Hembree 5/26/2007 7:43:48 PM

Wonderful photo, Lynn! Congratulations on your First Place win! #4334298

Shelly A. Van Camp 5/26/2007 8:10:59 PM

Beautiful image..I love old cars too! #4334379

Lynn Haack 5/26/2007 10:07:06 PM

Jenny, Susan and Shelly...I sincerely appreciate your kind and supportive comments and look forward to strolling through your galleries! Lynn #4334570

Photographer 5/27/2007 6:51:40 AM

Wow! Great job Lynn!
Congratulatins on your win! #4335589

Lynn Haack 5/27/2007 8:16:27 AM

Thank you very much Reine! Lynn

Peter R. Hammer 5/27/2007 2:20:53 PM

Excellent Lynn. The photoprocessing is outstanding as is your imagination. You sure deserved the win. #4336707

Janet McNeil 5/27/2007 5:30:25 PM

Congratulations on this win!! Great photo in every aspect (title too!!) #4337073

Karma Wilson 5/27/2007 11:05:47 PM

Congrats on this! Gorgeous!

K... #4337761

Robert Baer 5/28/2007 7:27:08 AM

congratulations for this fantastic win!!! #4338820

William88 5/29/2007 10:41:11 AM

Lynn, congratulations on your first place win! I am proud to be the first commenter of this photo. :D #4343276

Mick Burkey 5/29/2007 2:30:39 PM

Congratulations on a very creative winning image, Lynn. Great tones and wonderful use of the lens flare. #4343904

Lynn Haack 5/29/2007 6:40:32 PM

Peter, Janet, Karma, Justin, William and Mick - Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and comment. Your opinions and support mean a great deal to me. Lynn #4344696

Keith L. Clayton 5/30/2007 2:18:55 PM

I just love the effects you have in this image. This is sooooo nicely done. Many congrats on your very well deserved award. You have a real eye for subject matter, lighting, colors and composition. Great job! #4347972

Sherry K. Adkins 5/30/2007 11:32:42 PM

Lynn, this is great. I really like the comp. and effects. The lens flare adds a very interesting aspect to it. Very creative. Well done and congrats on the first place win. Very well deserved. #4349232

Joannie Bertucci 5/31/2007 12:39:04 AM

Lynn, I'm still trying to catch up with you winners! Sorry this is late but I want to congratulate you on a marvelous first place win! Very well deserved! You might want to call Stephen King and see if you could write a story around this truck...I know he could! #4349360

Lorri Shank 6/5/2007 6:53:11 PM

Love the title. Nice work, Lynn. It's a fine image, very creative. Congratulations!!!! #4369577

Kate Jackson 6/20/2007 3:08:19 PM

WOW Lynne I am so pleased you got this wonderful first place win! Outstanding picture! I only just saw it as I have been away and also am trying to catch up. #4417421

Patrick R. McMullen 6/24/2007 6:06:55 AM

Congratulations on this on Lynn! I'm not sure of all what you did, but the PS work is very good. I can see the "render/lens flare" on it :-) Nice touch and use of it! Looks really good. Has a great feel to it and like it's in a fog almost(I'm sure you know that better than I though).
Pat #4430435

Lynn Haack 6/24/2007 6:24:23 AM

Keith, Sherry, Joannie, Lorri, Kate and Patrick...your kind comments mean so much to me! You have made me feel so encouraged and motivated! Thank you so much.....Lynn #4430482

Jill Odice 7/15/2007 12:31:02 PM

This is awesome! Obviously the judges agree with me, Congrats on your win, it is well deserved! #4511190

Lynn Haack 7/15/2007 3:47:59 PM

Jill...thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Your opinion means a lot to me. Lynn #4511691

Elaine A. Game 7/15/2007 7:57:37 PM

I have been looking at some of your gallery photos and loved this at first sight..not surprising considering its a winner.. this is just wonderful.. I love the colour, the title, the old dodge and the hint that there is life left.. stunning photo #4512256

Kelly L. Wiley 7/16/2007 8:11:18 AM

Nice work on this one! Its almost like the car can talk, by that I mean its a very moody image..I love it! Very well done. #4514494

Lynn Haack 7/21/2007 6:54:21 AM

Elaine and Kelly...thank you for your kind and gracious comments! Lynn #4535020

Joanne E. Bohenstengel 9/7/2007 11:11:53 AM

Lynn, one of my favorite photos. You do excellent work. Joanne #4760647

Lynn Haack 9/9/2007 12:43:44 PM

Thank you, Joanne, for your kind and supportive comment! I enjoyed your gallery very much! Lynn #4768551

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 9/12/2007 5:55:49 PM

This is very creative, an amazing winning image. A big congratulations Lynn!! #4783163

Lynn Haack 9/12/2007 8:39:45 PM

Donna...thank you so very much. I really enjoyed your gallery very much! Lynn #4783746

Debbie E. Payne 9/28/2007 8:31:38 PM

Lynn, This shot commands a lot of attention! I love the "feel" of this photo. After seeing your gallery I know that I have a lot more of Photoshp to learn!! #4859302

Elaine A. Game 9/28/2007 8:40:17 PM

OH wow girl, first place , what a lift to the spirits that will bring..and more than a flicker of hope I would imagine a whole flame... love Laney #4859313

Lynn Haack 11/2/2007 6:51:46 AM

Debbie and Elaine...many thanks for your kind comments! Lynn #5018890

Joanne E. Bohenstengel 11/2/2007 7:20:58 AM

Lynn, you will always be #1 in my book.
Congratulations!!! I am very proud to be your mom. Joanne #5019025

Lynn Haack 11/17/2007 9:43:35 AM

Thank you very much Joanne...you have some very nice new photos I have enjoyed very much! Lynn #5086925

Howard B. Cheek 12/15/2007 8:21:59 AM

This one speaks for itself..I'm a Texas truck person, so it's right where it should be..In first place :)
Merry Christmas!
Howard #5210059

Lynn Haack 2/28/2008 2:12:13 PM

Howard...thank you so much for your kind comments. Please excuse the delayed response, I have been recovering from surgery. I hope you enjoy an exciting New Year! Lynn #5568732

Debbie E. Payne 2/28/2008 4:10:30 PM

I've been thinking about you lately and your last comment "jogged" my memory. I am glad to see that you are "back on-line' and hope that everything is going well for you.

It's almost sunset time so I have to go out and take shots for a class. And I'm finally breaking down and taking the Creative Photoshop class this coming month. Hope I learn a lot.


Hayden Cannon 3/9/2008 5:59:56 AM

Fantastic capture I don't know how I missed this beauty great colors, lighting and details also great affects and big congrats on your win #5615080

Lynn Haack 3/9/2008 6:25:30 AM

Debbie and Heyden....many thanks for your kind words. I had a lot of fun being inspired by the new photos in your amazing galleries! Lynn #5615161

Tammy Espino 4/26/2009 8:22:35 PM

Congrats on your win :) #7453891

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