Lynne Morris 4/7/2007 2:43:57 AM

Beautiful image John, wonderful colours and excellent effects, great work! #633391

Arlene Krassner 4/7/2007 7:08:52 AM

John this is gorgeous! #4139657

Mike D. Perez 4/7/2007 7:56:01 AM

Beautiful scenery and effects, John! #4139954

Lisa Clark 4/7/2007 7:56:04 AM

Incredible shot! #4139955

Dominick M. Dimacale 4/7/2007 8:03:14 AM

Very beautiful John, this makes me wanting to go back now...Dominick #4139998

Sylvia Rossler 4/9/2007 3:07:18 PM

Wonderful shot John !! I'm going there end may and I really hope I can bring back some beautiful shots like this one :o) #4147930

Roxanne M. Bubar 4/11/2007 1:12:18 PM

John, I love the softness to this gorgeous image. Awesome details. #4155542

Colleen Farrell 5/20/2007 11:45:39 AM

This is gorgeous, John! I love the colors, and the softness of the boats in the foreground. I saw this in the C&C thread and wanted to let you know how much I like it. My fingers are crossed for you for the contest! #4304673

Nikki McDonald 5/20/2007 8:54:05 PM

Like Colleen I saw this in the C&C thread, John, and came over to see it in your gallery. It is just lovely. For me, there is no more beautiful color combination than the mauve pinks and greyed aquas you have here. I think your choices in terms of softness and sharpness are interesting. The lightposts on either side in the foreground and the skyline on the horizon are all crisp but the center foreground is softly blurred. It's just the opposite of what people usually do and I'm quite liking it. Good luck--it's easy to see why this is a favorite of yours. #4306210

Sylvia Rossler 5/23/2007 3:32:07 PM

Big congrats on your finalist John !!! Next week I will be there in Venice ...yeahh :O) #4318048

Nikki McDonald 5/23/2007 4:03:28 PM

Congratulations, John. This is so beautiful. Good luck in the next round. #4318316

Chris Welch 5/23/2007 9:11:21 PM

Stunning!!! #4321178

Esther Smith 5/23/2007 10:49:16 PM

Just beautiful! Good luck in the next round! #4321444

Erica Murphy 5/24/2007 7:55:29 AM

This is gorgeous!! A winner for sure. Your gallery of work is awesome too.


Erica Murphy 5/24/2007 8:38:40 PM

Congratulations Jonh!! I'm not surprised to see this as a winner at all. In fact, I expected it.

Erica #4326758

Jessica Jenney 5/24/2007 8:51:30 PM

Congratulations on this gorgeous win, John! #4326828

Colette M. Metcalf 5/24/2007 8:52:00 PM

Congratulations, John!! #4326830

Nikki McDonald 5/24/2007 8:53:49 PM

Oh, yeah! And a first place,yet. Congratulations, John. So glad to see this again. The palette is superb. #4326836

Sylvia Rossler 5/24/2007 9:10:30 PM

YIhaaaa !!! Big Big congrats John !! This is what I call a so well deserved 1st place win :O) ( and a big inspiration to get up early next week ;o)) #4326862

Carol Teal 5/24/2007 10:57:03 PM

Congrats on your first place win John! This is just so beautiful! #4327099

Dominick M. Dimacale 5/25/2007 1:00:55 AM

Congratulations John on your First Place win...Dominick #4327269

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 5/25/2007 3:13:08 AM

Outstanding work, congratulations on your awesome win! #4327621

RC Fritz 5/25/2007 5:26:00 AM

Congratulations on your First Place Win. Awesome work! #4328337

Kay E. Mahoney 5/25/2007 6:07:09 AM

John,Congratulations on your beautiful first place winner. #4328551

john dunne 5/25/2007 7:19:00 AM

Thank you all for your very kind comments. I had hoped this picture would make a finalist and am thrilled with a first place. #4328955

Colleen Farrell 5/25/2007 9:02:36 AM

Congratulations, John, on getting a *very* well-deserved FIRST PLACE WIN for your favorite April photo! #4329295

Judy V. Kennamer 5/25/2007 11:32:44 AM

Totally gorgeous John! Congrats! #4329621

Jeana Clark 5/25/2007 11:53:04 AM


~Jeana~ #4329648

Claudia Kuhn 5/25/2007 6:08:46 PM

gorgeous image John, congrats on your first place win!! #4330688

Janine Russell 5/25/2007 9:32:19 PM

John, great colors and lighting; BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your FIRST PLACE WIN! #4331104

Patrick R. McMullen 5/26/2007 2:37:45 AM

Congratulations John! Excellant use of shutter speed! It'a work of art!
Pat #4331624

Patricia Ronan 5/26/2007 2:54:04 AM

Congratulations John! beautiful picture, great win:) #4331660

Jane M 5/26/2007 3:45:23 AM

Breathtaking image and great effects used. Congrats on your win John! #4331791

Lindley Johnson 5/26/2007 9:50:31 AM

Beautiful colors and composition, John! Huge congratulations on your very well-deserved First Place Win! #4332902

john dunne 5/26/2007 11:58:18 AM

Thank you all very much for your very nice comments #4333259

Terry L. Ellis 5/28/2007 8:10:24 PM

An exceptional First Place win, John! Congratulations! #4340786

Mick Burkey 5/29/2007 2:32:29 PM

Very nice work, John! Congrats on the win. The blurred boats really work for this image, I think. #4343913

RC Fritz 6/1/2007 8:37:54 PM

Congratulations on your WIN. Beautiful picture. Excellent work! #4356440

paul parent 6/4/2007 3:24:27 AM

Congratulations, what an Outstanding shot #4363165

Lorri Shank 6/5/2007 7:08:59 PM

Everything about this image is wonderful. I can't pick one thing!!!
Congratulations! Also, how are the boats out of focus but the poles in focus????? I don't know how you did that! Thanks lorri #4369607

john dunne 6/6/2007 12:22:10 AM

Thank you Lori. The boats are out of focus as I used a 30 second exposure. The camera was set on a tripod. The boats were gently lapping in the water and therefor appeared blurred on the long exposure. This technique works best when yo have a moving object alongside a static object. #4369953

Norman P. Banks 12/24/2007 7:28:59 AM

Late congrats on this well deserved win John!

Norm #5249205

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Technically this is one of my strongest shots. However I badly broke a rule. My verticals cross my horizontals. charlie Waite would not be impressed. I only noticed it after I got home. I knew travelling to Venice this was the shot I wanted to take for this competition. So it was really rewarding to see my early start winning first place here.

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