Carol Brill 5/17/2004 4:22:23 PM

This is a powerful shot with such depth of emotion, Patrick, your composition is worth a thousand words. #128931

Patrick Campbell 5/17/2004 5:27:15 PM

Thanks Carol. I have to thank Bryan F. Peterson for the idea. It's a staged shot, but I hope it doesn't look that way. I have another shot in this section, submitted yesterday, both of which were taken yesterday at a practice fire in Chico, California. #546204

Carol Brill 5/17/2004 10:34:57 PM

Staged or not, Patrick, it really packs an emotional punch and is very well rendered! #546523

Patrick Campbell 5/18/2004 7:37:01 AM

Thank you Carol for your kind comments! #547114

Michelle a. Bergkamp 6/3/2004 12:35:31 PM

WOW!! all I can say is goosebumps. the doll he is holding is a real tearjerker
Michelle #575249

Will Rankin 6/6/2004 4:27:59 AM

Patrick, undoubtedly a very professional looking shot, but the fact that it is staged is immediately apparent: The firefighters' face seems too clean, and the doll is a hideously over-used cliche. I think it would have worked much better if you had lost the doll and got the guy to smear his face with dirt! #579818

Patrick Campbell 6/6/2004 9:35:32 AM

Michelle, thanks for your kind comments! Will, thanks for your feedback. Do you have a gallery here so we can all return the favor? #580353

Will Rankin 6/6/2004 2:57:19 PM

Patrick, my pictures are way too bad for me to start up a gallery yet, but I'm learning and think the shots that appear on are always an inspiration....
Keep on snapping....... #580616

Kristen McKain 6/15/2004 1:08:56 PM

Congrats!! #595644

Will Rankin 6/15/2004 2:32:56 PM

That goes for me too - well done, sir!
Still not sure about that doll, though :-)

Janice Forrest 6/16/2004 7:01:07 AM

Well done and good luck in the next round. #598494

Patrick Campbell 6/16/2004 8:37:10 AM

Thanks everyone! Will, the firehose in the foreground bothers me more than the doll. :-) #598817

Karen Talasco 6/16/2004 9:31:11 AM

Congrats, Patrick. Staged or not, it is still a very powerful photo. #598963

Kathleen Clemons 6/16/2004 12:16:49 PM

Well done, Pat! Congrats! :) #599307

Kelly Abernathy 6/16/2004 6:23:40 PM

Congrats on first place! Wonderful photo! -K #600083

Janet Detota 6/16/2004 6:43:21 PM

Way to go, Patrick!! #600134

Ron Goldman 6/16/2004 7:10:31 PM

Congratulations Pat! Well deserved! #600174

Mary K. Robison 6/16/2004 8:06:01 PM

Congratulations, Patrick! #600310

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 6/16/2004 8:10:57 PM

Well done!! Congrats!! #600314

Peggy Wolff 6/16/2004 8:56:04 PM

Congrats on your first place win!!! Wonderful shot! #600371

Patrick Campbell 6/16/2004 10:44:27 PM

Thank you Karen, Kathleen, K.S., Janet, Ron, Mary, Donna, and Margaret! I am very honored to be in the winner's circle! #600421

Gene Spears 6/16/2004 11:15:02 PM

great work, Patrick - congratulations! #600457

Karen Lewis-Gunn 6/16/2004 11:27:14 PM

Congratulations!!!! such amazing drama and emotion!! well done! #600474

Jean-Francois Schmutz 6/16/2004 11:48:53 PM

Oh Yes !!!
a big Bravo Pat !

JF #600491

Evy Johansen 6/17/2004 12:04:50 AM

Many contratulations on your win, Patrick! Very well deserved! #600499

Mette Vendelboe Allison 6/17/2004 12:44:06 AM

Congrats, Patrick! Great photo! #600517

Wally Orlowsky 6/17/2004 3:11:32 AM

Congratulations on this win, Patrick! #600615

Donna W. Neal 6/17/2004 3:23:39 AM

Well staged or not it deserves this win! Congratulations Patrick!! #600623

Sharon E. Lowe 6/17/2004 3:26:56 AM

Congrats Patrick - well-deserved win!! #600630

Donna R. Moratelli 6/17/2004 3:32:08 AM

Wow, this is great! A big congratulations to you Patrick. I LOVE this image~ #600656

Paul C. Gazzanigo 6/17/2004 3:33:04 AM

Congratulations, Patrick!

Amazing capture! #600661

Debra Booth 6/17/2004 4:21:24 AM

Congratulations, Patrick!! #600774

Donna J. Eaton 6/17/2004 5:12:38 AM

A big congratulations to you Patrick! Fabulous work! ;-) #600901

Myra Vos 6/17/2004 5:28:19 AM

Congratulations on your win Patrick. #600938

Kasia Elser 6/17/2004 5:35:40 AM

Congrats! What a great shot!!! #600974

Murry Grigsby 6/17/2004 6:37:36 AM

Congratulations on your super image and win Patrick! It's packed with emotion, action and great color!! #601156

Lori Ditlefsen 6/17/2004 7:01:00 AM

Congrats on the win Patrick! Well done! #601206

Jennifer Jones 6/17/2004 7:18:21 AM

Congratulations Patrick! Great photograph. Thanks for sharing! #601255

Jennifer Rennison 6/17/2004 7:19:29 AM

Congratulations on your win! This is a great image! #601260

Patrick Campbell 6/17/2004 8:33:20 AM

Thank you Gene, Karen, JF, Evy, Mette, Wally, Donna, Sharon, Donna, Paul, Debra, Donna, Myra, Kasia, Murry, Lori, Jennifer, and Jennifer--I very touched by your kind comments and praise. #601447

Cathy Shotz 6/17/2004 9:25:29 AM

Patrick...I knew this was a winner the first time I saw it in class. I've been your fan from day #1. Your work is improving daily. You have big things in store for you. CONGRATULATIONS on this photo and on creating the entire series. #601502

Patrick Campbell 6/17/2004 9:50:47 AM

Cathy, thank you so much for your kindness and encouragement. I am your fan too! Bryan's class has brought out a lot of great photographic work out of all of us. #601558

Carol Engstrom 6/17/2004 9:59:32 AM

Congrats Patrick--a very powerful shot. #601574

Bernard B. Travers 6/17/2004 10:07:55 AM

REALLY POWERFUL IMAGE Patrick. Wonderful shot - wonderful win. Congrats. #601601

Robin L. Wehrman 6/17/2004 1:22:25 PM

Hi Patrick! Sure is a powerful image well done! congratulations on you win, well deserved!! #602067

Patrick Campbell 6/17/2004 8:01:18 PM

Thanks Carol, Bernard, and Robin--you all are very kind. #602499

Colette M. Metcalf 6/17/2004 9:02:20 PM

Congratulations on your win, Patrick!!!! #602555

Dan Holm 6/17/2004 10:43:22 PM

A powerful, memorable image, Patrick! Congratulations!! #602725

Sherrie H. Penny 6/18/2004 5:31:38 AM

Patrick, NICE WORK! and CONGRATS! #603193

Anton Falcon 6/18/2004 7:32:29 AM

awesome shot! congrats on a well deserved win, Patrick! #603548

Patrick Campbell 6/18/2004 8:16:58 AM

Colette, Dan, Sherrie, and Anton--a big thanks to you! #603656

Heather K. McFarland 6/18/2004 1:52:01 PM

Big congrats Pat! This is a very compelling image! One of the best firefighter shots I have seen! #604008

Monika Sapek 6/18/2004 5:01:37 PM

Well done, Patrick! Many congratulations on your First Place Win!

Patrick Campbell 6/18/2004 7:29:33 PM

Thanks Heather and Monika! #604305

Dolores Neilson 6/20/2004 7:43:56 AM

Patrick...this is wonderfully done! A first class pic worthy of first place! Big congrats on an effective composition and powerful image. BTW...if I can deviate from my good character and be shallow for a moment, your fireman friend is a cutie. ;) #606511

Patrick Campbell 6/20/2004 8:48:46 AM

Thanks Dolores! Let's just say I was happy to have him pose for me. :-) #606645

Carol Brill 6/20/2004 9:27:05 PM

Patrick, a worthy finish for an image that still gives me goosebumps! Congratulations!! #607480

Patrick Campbell 6/20/2004 11:20:24 PM

Carol, thanks for all of your kind comments--they are greatly appreciated! #607550

Viveca Venegas 6/21/2004 5:59:12 AM

Splendid and powerful!! Bravo Patrick! Viveca. #607915

Patrick Campbell 6/21/2004 8:02:59 AM

Thank you Viveca! #608232

Robert Brown 6/23/2004 7:58:50 AM

Patrick, congratulations on this fine photo and your selection! #612321

Patrick Campbell 6/23/2004 9:04:30 AM

Thanks Bob, and I hope you had a great trip! #612403

Andre Marhaug 6/23/2004 11:32:27 AM

Congratulations, Patrick. A photo that gives flashbacks...

Well deserved category win!. #612525

Hasmik Hatamian 6/24/2004 10:33:01 PM

Congratulations Patrick. Great shot, well deserved win. #615319

Patrick Campbell 6/24/2004 10:51:52 PM

Thank you Andre and Hasmik! #615330

Lindsey B. Thompson 6/25/2004 8:14:54 AM

This is such an awesome picture! You did a great job. It caught my eye immediately because my husband is a fire fighter. I am just waiting for them to have another control burn so I can practice some shots like this! Congratulations and great job!

Patrick Campbell 6/25/2004 6:43:13 PM

Thank you Lindsey,I am deeply honored with this praise coming from a firefighter's wife. I have a few more shots of firefighters on my web site. I am also working on some composites and hope to be at their next controlled burn fire. #616689

Kathleen R. Struckle 7/14/2004 8:47:12 PM

Congrat's on your win Patrick. This photo is just wonderful.These men lay thier life on the line everyday for saving other people. Very moving image. #648067

Kelly Heaton 7/17/2004 8:20:08 AM

Wow! Great Capture! & Congratulations! #653109

Lori Ditlefsen 7/17/2004 8:32:00 AM

Congrats Patrick! #653152

Patrick Campbell 7/18/2004 11:26:05 PM

Thank you so much, Kathleen, Kelly, and Lori! #656920

Ellen L. Zaslaw 10/20/2004 7:20:28 AM

I had no idea this was staged ! It is highly
emotional and effictive on any level however !!! #858707

Patrick Campbell 11/23/2004 10:40:07 AM

Thanks very much, Ellen. #933876

Susan L. Vasquez 6/8/2005 9:12:29 PM

I would have never guessed this was staged either. Such a strong emotional portrait! #1448230

Elizabeth A. Marker 3/31/2007 9:03:39 PM

My Husband is a Fire Fighter. So I definitely appreciate this shot. This is simply wonderful and deeply emotionally touching. It's not how you got the shot it's how it effects and touches the viewer!! Again, Nice Job!
(Ps. Will, Lets see what you have to offer!!) #4117460

Patrick Campbell 4/1/2007 12:30:25 PM

Thank you, Elizabeth! If I have learned one thing, it is that good photography is harder to do than it looks! :-) #4119383

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