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Roxanne M. Bubar level-classic 6/1/2007 7:18:44 AM

John what a cool find and capture. #666165

John Caruso 6/1/2007 7:19:56 AM

Thank you very much, Roxanne! #4354502

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 6/1/2007 7:22:57 AM

I think this one leaps to the front of the line, of my favorites of all your "signage" images! Great capture of a great sign! #4354510

Joy Rector level-classic 6/1/2007 7:24:22 AM

beautiful detail #4354512

Lynne Morris level-classic 6/1/2007 7:25:39 AM

Wow what a great image John, well seen and captured! #4354518

Dr Silly level-classic 6/1/2007 7:28:25 AM

Wonderful eye you have John. (Hope you have 2) I too think this is one of my favorite of your sign photos. :O)
#4354529

Margie Hurwich level-classic 6/1/2007 7:31:25 AM

Fantastic capture, John! #4354534

John Caruso level-classic 6/1/2007 7:41:58 AM

Wow, thank you all so much! Reading your very kind comments really makes me happy, particularly knowing people think this one stands out amongst my signs (one of my all time favorite subjects).

And Doc, even though I do have two, I can't speak for either one of them, LOL. #4354566

Tonya R. Boles level-classic 6/1/2007 8:36:42 AM

Cool shot. #4354707

John Caruso level-classic 6/1/2007 9:35:20 AM

Thank you Tonya! #4354858

Susan Weisensel level-classic 6/1/2007 9:45:37 AM

I love this kind of stuff. Great find and capture. I would of taken this shot also. #4354889

John Caruso level-classic 6/1/2007 9:59:26 AM

Thanks Susan! I appreciate it. #4354933

Les Rhoades level-classic 6/1/2007 10:07:03 AM

Without a doubt, this is my favorite image you have posted in the last two months. Not to say your other stuff less then stellar. The triangle formed by the sky and the lower wall is perfect. There is a lot going on here and it all fits together to form a super well balanced image with an interesting subject that holds the viewers attention. Your post processing work is top notch on this one John. Keep em coming! #4354946

John Caruso level-classic 6/1/2007 10:09:38 AM

I am humbled by your very kind words, Les! #4354949

Cheryl Meisel level-classic 6/1/2007 10:16:13 AM

Great shot really eye grabbing :)
Cherylm #4354962

John Caruso level-classic 6/1/2007 10:28:43 AM

I thank you, Cheryl! #4354999

Pat Gamwell level-classic 6/1/2007 11:07:39 AM

WooooHooo! Fabulous comp, John! Les sums it all up: Top Notch! #4355093

John Caruso level-classic 6/1/2007 11:11:53 AM

Thanks so much, Pat! #4355101

Michelle R. Kovach 6/1/2007 12:27:39 PM

Wonderfully done John! Great lines, textures & colors! #4355227

John Caruso 6/1/2007 12:35:13 PM

Thank you Michelle! #4355235

Susie Peek-Swint 6/1/2007 1:05:28 PM

Great find John ~ love the old sign ~ good to get the blue sky as BG too :) #4355300

John Caruso 6/1/2007 1:16:02 PM

Thanks Susie. I sure feel lucky/happy that I came across it. #4355333

Nikki McDonald level-classic 6/1/2007 1:51:18 PM

Great find, great job on it, John, from the composition to the colors. Bowls me over (can't believe no one has said that yet :) ) #4355485

John Caruso 6/1/2007 2:09:28 PM

Oh Nikki, I'm sure they were all saving it for you, LOL! Thanks for lookin'. #4355532

David Phalen level-classic 6/2/2007 12:44:10 PM

Love those old signs. Excellent find and capture. #4358609

John Caruso 6/2/2007 4:02:53 PM

Thanks so much, David! #4359049

Katarina Mansson level-classic 6/19/2007 3:30:11 AM

Just saw this in the EFPs John... #4411499

John Caruso level-classic 6/19/2007 5:13:01 AM

Thanks for the heads-up, Katarina! #4412069

Lynn Haack level-classic 6/20/2007 3:08:04 PM

Great photo idea!!! Wonderful design quality and color. Saw this on EFP...congrats. Lynn #4417420

John Caruso level-classic 6/20/2007 3:22:52 PM

Thanks so much, Lynn! I appreciate you taking a look. #4417482

Colleen Farrell level-classic 6/23/2007 11:43:47 PM

Fantastic shot, John--just saw this in the EFP! It has a wonderful surreal or pop-art quality to it. The clarity, color, POV and composition are all outstanding. #4429936

Michael S. Baker level-classic 9/1/2007 5:54:39 AM

Nice !!
Mike B- #4731458

John Caruso 9/1/2007 3:54:24 PM

Thanks a million Colleen and Michael! #4733540

Corinne M. Thompson level-classic 4/23/2008 9:05:12 AM

This is a fabulous capture John with great comp and colors! #5830182

John Caruso 4/23/2008 9:48:19 AM

Thanks for reaching way back for this one, Corinne! I'm so glad you like it as it is one of my favorites. #5830373

Elida Gutierrez 5/19/2008 10:25:40 AM

Congratulations for your FINALIST!!! #5942751

Les Rhoades level-classic 5/19/2008 10:26:52 AM

My favorite got a FINALIST!!!
Congrats John #5942769

Tiia Vissak level-classic 5/19/2008 10:27:09 AM

Congratulations! #5942772

Michelle L. Frick level-classic 5/19/2008 10:29:05 AM

Congratulations John!!! #5942794

Nikki McDonald level-classic 5/19/2008 10:32:38 AM

Wonderful composition here, John. Aren't you glad you re-submitted? Congratulations on the finalist button and good luck in the next round. #5942849

John Caruso 5/19/2008 10:45:44 AM

Thank you Elida, Les, Tiia, Michelle, and Nikki! I appreciate it a whole bunch! #5943031

Jeana Clark level-classic 5/19/2008 12:15:57 PM


AWESOME FIND AND CAPTURE JOHN!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS FANTASTIC FINALIST!!!

~J~ #5944097

John Caruso 5/19/2008 12:44:47 PM

Thanks as always Jeana! #5944483

Daniella Puente level-classic 5/19/2008 2:10:28 PM

Excellent finalist :))) #5945326

John Caruso 5/19/2008 2:38:38 PM

Thanks Daniella! #5945470

Leslie McLain level-classic 5/19/2008 3:36:04 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Love the deco feel. #5945860

Bob Cournoyer level-classic 5/19/2008 4:12:15 PM

There's gold in them thar hills!!! #5946110

Michael S. Baker level-classic 5/19/2008 4:16:35 PM

Way to go, John. BIG congrats on your 2nd place win!!
Regards,
Mike B- #5946145

Colleen Farrell level-classic 5/19/2008 4:37:01 PM

WTG, John--congrats on your well-deserved win! #5946373

Eugenio Diaz 5/19/2008 4:52:48 PM

Congratulations on your Beautiful Winner!
Well done!!! #5946593

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 5/19/2008 4:59:24 PM

Woohoo!! Congrats, John! #5946653

Michelle L. Frick level-classic 5/19/2008 6:15:53 PM

Way to go John!! Congratulations! #5947146

John Caruso 5/19/2008 7:42:40 PM

I tip my hat in thanks to you all! #5947777

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 5/19/2008 8:23:27 PM

Congratulations on your win!! Excellent John! #5948080

Les Rhoades level-classic 5/19/2008 8:32:52 PM

YES... GOLD!! #5948144

Corinne M. Thompson level-classic 5/19/2008 8:57:41 PM

Congrats to you John! #5948320

Cesar J. La Rosa 5/19/2008 9:19:23 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic WINNER, John!!!
Cesar #5948445

Sylvia Rossler level-classic 5/19/2008 9:59:26 PM

Big Big congrats on your awesome winner John :O) #5948630

Carol Teal level-classic 5/20/2008 12:55:57 AM

I thought I commented on this image already John, but I didn't see where I did. I know this one is a fav of mine! Congrats on a very desrving win!! #5949268

Wally Orlowsky level-classic 5/20/2008 6:05:47 AM

Congratulations on this well-deserved "sign" of recognition, John!!! #5950542

John Caruso 5/20/2008 7:37:42 AM

I am humbled by all your wonderful comments. Thank you so very much! #5951022

Elida Gutierrez 5/20/2008 8:03:03 AM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
The Weed Trophy
A Special Trophy for
"The April Winners" #5951275

John Caruso 5/20/2008 8:29:26 AM

Thanks Elida! #5951407

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 5/21/2008 4:47:15 AM

Congratulations on your WIN!!! #5956040

John Caruso 5/21/2008 5:02:44 AM

Thanks to you Colette! #5956127

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 5/22/2008 6:06:14 AM

Congratulations John on your Fabulous Win.

Dominick #5961663

John Caruso level-classic 5/22/2008 6:34:48 AM

I appreciate it Dominick! #5961781

Datha Y. Thompson level-classic 5/23/2008 8:00:10 PM

CONGRATULATIONS John!!!! LOVE IT!!! :0) #5969203

John Caruso level-classic 5/26/2008 2:21:21 PM

Thank you Datha! #5980001

Dr Silly level-classic 5/29/2008 1:54:57 PM

Congrats John on your Gold. :O)
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John Caruso level-classic 5/30/2008 5:02:46 AM

Thanks a million Doc! #5996373

Vicki L. Filippin level-classic 5/30/2008 5:35:54 AM

Yet another strong WIN from John Caruso!
Congrats on this really kewl image! #5996475

John Caruso level-classic 5/30/2008 6:41:44 AM

Thanks to you, too, Vicki! #5996720

linda ozag level-classic 6/9/2008 12:07:00 PM

Is this bowling alley across from the Des Plaines train station? Funny, I must have passed it 100 times and never looked up! I'll be over there on Wednesday to check it out. Very nice photograph. #6038983

John Caruso level-classic 6/9/2008 12:11:52 PM

Good eye, Linda! It is indeed that one. Let me know if you get a good photo...I'd love to see it.

Thanks again!

--John #6038994

Susan M. Smith level-classic 6/17/2008 9:45:03 AM

John, I'm with what Les said a ways back up in the post. All of these elements work so perfectly, your comp is spot on. Definately one of my favs too. Congratulations on your win!!! #6070717

John Caruso level-classic 6/17/2008 10:20:30 AM

Wow, thanks Susan! #6070861

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 9/17/2008 9:09:02 AM

Wonderfully seen and captured, John!
Great comp and color.
Congrats on your winner!
~Lisa
PS: Happy Birthday!!!
(a little birdie told me...) #6466543

John Caruso level-classic 9/17/2008 9:40:01 AM

Thanks Lisa! (And thanks for the birthday wishes!) #6466628

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 9/17/2008 9:51:04 AM

...Let me add to the birthday wishes, John! #6466671

John Caruso level-classic 9/17/2008 11:02:30 AM

Let me add my thanks to you, Chris! #6466852

Kim Dietrich Elam level-classic 11/5/2009 8:10:39 AM

great find - love the way the pin and ball are framed! #8106063

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Description

1/200 at f/13; Lens 24-70 f/2.8L; Focal Length 51; ISO 100; Hand Held; Natural Light

I was driving through Desplaines, Illinois and doubled back to photograph an old diner sign. On my way around the block, this bowling alley sign appeared like a mirage. I pulled over as soon as I could, jumped out of the car, and made this photo.

Uploaded on 6/1/2007 7:13:54 AM


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