There and Back Again

© Mary-Ella Bowles

There and Back Again

Wayne Brasch 9/4/2004 6:31:33 AM

Wow, this is fantastic Mary-Ella. The lighting the silhouettes and the colours from the windows is amazing. #165392

Charlene Bayerle 9/4/2004 6:38:27 AM

Fabulous Mary-Ella!!!!! #755118

Ellen L. Zaslaw 9/4/2004 6:49:37 AM

Gorgeous ! All around ! #755145

Robin L. Wehrman 9/4/2004 7:28:51 AM

This is outstanding, Mary-Ella! The lighting is super Awesome image!! #755266

Laura Berman 9/4/2004 7:40:01 AM

Wonderful eye for this great capture Mary-Ella! Excellent composition and lighting. #755297

Donna J. Taff 9/4/2004 7:51:49 AM

Great image, Mary- Ella!!!!!!! #755334

Murry Grigsby 9/4/2004 9:04:39 AM

Terrific as usual Mary-Ella! Wonderful design, action, light, colors and silhouettes!! #755481

Joy Brown 9/4/2004 11:16:02 AM

Fantastic! #755642

Patricia Marroquin 9/4/2004 12:01:59 PM

Winner! This is fabulous, Mary-Ella! :-) #755682

Dan Holm 9/4/2004 7:39:47 PM

WOW!!!! ... Congratulations in advance, Mary! ... #756214

Darren K. Fisher 9/4/2004 8:37:53 PM

I agree with Dan. I love this. Awesome capture Mary. #756311

Mary-Ella Bowles 9/4/2004 8:42:50 PM

Thanks everyone, for your kind comments. I'm glad you like it!! I certainly did have fun during my layover in Chicago, and am always surprised, in this paranoid age we live in, that no one seems to mind or hassle me about taking a number of photos there... #756317

Karen Engelbreth 9/5/2004 5:19:56 AM

Cool shot, Mary-Ella! #756647

Carolina K. Smith 10/15/2004 4:35:19 PM

Really nice! Congratulations :) #844116

William C. Raco 10/15/2004 5:19:20 PM

Very nicely done, Mary-Ella.
Congratulations on the Finalist

bill #844498

Robin L. Wehrman 10/15/2004 6:16:08 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Mary- Ella!! #845054

Wayne Brasch 10/16/2004 2:11:30 AM

Congratulations Mary-Ella, I really loved this one and hope it does well. #846812

Patricia A. Kuniega 10/16/2004 2:29:18 AM

Fabulous Mary-Ella! A winner in my book! Good luck and congratulations! #846866

Karen Engelbreth 10/16/2004 6:09:47 AM

Congratulations Mary-Ella!!! #847472

Donna J. Taff 10/16/2004 7:42:02 AM

Congratulation's, Mary- Ella!!!!! #847904

Jeff Robinson 10/16/2004 8:30:07 AM

What an awesome image! Congrats to you! Jeff #848167

Murry Grigsby 10/16/2004 9:11:07 AM

Congrats Mary-Ella! #848374

Leonard Pierce 10/16/2004 11:34:22 AM

Congratulations Mary-Ella! #848852

Peter K. Burian 10/18/2004 1:47:45 PM

Mary-Ella: This would be a very, very succesful stock photograph.

Great visual appeal.


Peter Burian #853677

Wendy Stevenson 10/18/2004 1:49:51 PM

Way to go Mary-Ella!!! I love this photo!! #853693

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/18/2004 1:52:38 PM

Congratulations on your grand prize win. Great image!!! #853711

William C. Raco 10/18/2004 1:53:15 PM

Congratulations on the Grand Prize, Mary-Ella.
What a great accomplishment.
Very well done!!

bill #853715

Patricia A. Kuniega 10/18/2004 1:56:01 PM

Oh Mary-Ella! I'm so happy for you! Congratulations on this fabulous photo! Everything about it is superb!! - Pat #853729

Nancy Grace Chen 10/18/2004 2:05:38 PM

Mary-Ella, you are incredible!! ANOTHER Grand Prize!! Very well-deserved also... I love the silhouettes against the modern background here. A big congrats to you!!

Nancy #853786

Carolyn M. Fletcher 10/18/2004 2:10:02 PM

Wow, Another Grand! You got the formula? LOL Great job!! #853810

Karen Engelbreth 10/18/2004 2:14:18 PM

Congratulations on your grand prize win, Mary-Ella!

Dan Holm 10/18/2004 2:15:51 PM

WOW!!! Congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE WIN, Mary-Ella!!! #853846

Kathleen Clemons 10/18/2004 2:27:52 PM

Yea for you, Mary-Ella!!!! #853901

Terry R. Hatfield 10/18/2004 2:29:32 PM

A Big Congratulations To You Mary Ella On The Grand Prize Winner An Excellent Image!!! #853907

Murry Grigsby 10/18/2004 2:34:02 PM

Congratulations Mary-Ella on your terrific image and Grand Prize win! Outstanding work!! #853929

Dale Ann Cubbage 10/18/2004 2:39:13 PM

Many, many congratulations to you! I'm so happy for you, Mary-Ella, and this great winning photograph!

da #853954

Mary-Ella Bowles 10/18/2004 2:40:12 PM

Thank you SO much for your kind words everyone - I'm in a state of TOTAL shock, and can't stop smiling!! :-)))) After a summer with heavy family commitments and almost NO time for my photography, I took a series of fun photos at the Chicago airport on my way back to California. This was my favorite of the bunch, but I certainly never dreamed it would end up here! Thanks BetterPhoto - I am truly honored. #853960

Mark Scherer 10/18/2004 2:52:20 PM

Big Congrats Mary-Ella. This is an awesome image and I am so glad to see it win top honors here. Just a tremendous accomplishment against pretty tough odds. #854055

Colette M. Metcalf 10/18/2004 2:53:58 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Mary-Ella!!! #854069

Janet Detota 10/18/2004 2:56:54 PM


Ed Heaton 10/18/2004 2:57:47 PM

Well Done Mary Ella,

Terry Cervi 10/18/2004 3:27:47 PM

Superb work, Mary-Ella! Congrats! #854259

Patrick Campbell 10/18/2004 3:28:45 PM

Congrats on your big win, Mary Ella! Outstanding photo! #854266

Kristi A. Howson 10/18/2004 3:43:36 PM

Congratulations on the Big Win Mary-Ella. This image is awesome and so are you!!!!! #854369

Susan T. Parady 10/18/2004 3:59:51 PM

This is awesome, Mary-Ella!

Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win!!!

Sue #854421

Kristen McKain 10/18/2004 4:17:27 PM

amazing! well deserved! #854465

Sharon Day 10/18/2004 4:23:59 PM

Congratulations big time on an outstanding image!!! This is just superlative!!! #854482

Donna J. Taff 10/18/2004 4:28:33 PM

Congratulation's on your Grand Prize win. It is well deserved, Mary- Ella!!!!! #854497

Mary-Ella Bowles 10/18/2004 4:30:33 PM

Thank you once again, fellow photographers! I am STILL smiling... #854503

Heather K. McFarland 10/18/2004 4:44:54 PM

Big congrats on your GP win with this wonderful image! #854569

Claudia Kuhn 10/18/2004 4:50:36 PM

Big big congrats Mary-Ella on your Grand winner here!!! #854597

Monika Sapek 10/18/2004 5:18:51 PM

Fabulous image, Mary- Ella! Great colors and those silhouettes of fast moving people add so much life to this scene. Many congratulations on your Grand Prize Win!

Donna L. Cuic 10/18/2004 5:24:01 PM

Great image Mary Ella. You made good use of your time waiting and see what it got you. BIG Congrats on your Grand Prize win!
Donna #854691

Carol Brill 10/18/2004 5:36:38 PM

Hooray for you, Mary-Ella, you've most deservedly reached the top with this super image! Congratulations!! #854753

Barbara Gordon 10/18/2004 5:36:56 PM

CONGRATS!! A well-deserved win. Outstanding pic. #854755

Robert Mann 10/18/2004 5:54:18 PM

Well you went and did again! Excellent image, Mary-Ella! Big congrats! RoB #854862

Joy Brown 10/18/2004 7:08:35 PM

Congratulations on this awesome winner, Mary Ella! #855126

Wilson H. Valentin 10/18/2004 7:09:10 PM

Congrats! Mary! #855130

S J 10/18/2004 7:15:11 PM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize win, Mary-Ella! #855163

Wayne Brasch 10/18/2004 8:19:48 PM

Congratulations Mary-Ella and a well deserved win. #855269

Casey A. Hanson 10/18/2004 8:20:45 PM

Congrats Mary-Ella! #855274

Wendy M. Amdahl 10/18/2004 8:39:01 PM

Awesome image Mary-Ella...deserving win...Congrats! #855340

Darren K. Fisher 10/18/2004 8:49:43 PM

Hey there Mary-Ella, a big congrats on your well deserved win,,,,WTG!!!! #855359

Evy Johansen 10/19/2004 12:52:05 AM

Many congratulations on your well deserved Grand Prize Win, Mary-Ella! #855617

Leanne M.E. Boyd 10/19/2004 3:01:04 AM

Congratulations Mary-Ella! Wonderful shot and well deserved! #855718

Kathleen N. Nelson 10/19/2004 4:00:01 AM

This is an awesome photo, Mary-Ella. Congratulations on winning Grand Prize for September. Very well deserved. #855835

Lori Ditlefsen 10/19/2004 6:12:11 AM

Congrats Mary-Ella! This is a wonderful shot! #856128

Duane Carter 10/19/2004 6:35:16 AM

Congratulations on your grand prize winner, Mary-Ella!!! It's beautiful and full of life! #856169

Bernard B. Travers 10/19/2004 7:44:19 AM

Magnificent win, Mary. Congratulations. #856341

Wanda Judd 10/19/2004 8:01:41 AM

Mary-Ella, honor well deserved...You have really accomplished something here - making airport travel look glamorous...and especially O'Hare airport...fantastic shot. #856372

AnnMarie Baillargeon 10/19/2004 8:16:56 AM

Congratulations on your win, Mary-Ella. #856406

Robin L. Wehrman 10/19/2004 9:02:28 AM

WOW! A big Congratulations on your Grand prise Win Mary-Ella! #856453

bob cornelison 10/19/2004 2:36:53 PM

Excellent shot!
Congrats on the grand prize!
~:O) #857083

Pu Chen 10/19/2004 3:02:15 PM

Just beautiful! Love the title too. Congratulations, Mary-Ella! #857145

Diane Dupuis 10/19/2004 5:48:16 PM

Warmest congrats on a well deserved win! Keep up the great work! Hope you're still smiling! #857408

Peggy Wolff 10/19/2004 6:22:04 PM

Well look at you, grand prize winner!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! #857510

Nick Lagos 10/19/2004 8:47:55 PM

Super photograph - Super Photographer- Super Result... big big congrats Mary-Ella... #857806

Susana Matos 10/19/2004 8:48:49 PM

Congratulations! A great image indeed!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #857809

Donna J. Eaton 10/21/2004 12:19:38 PM

Mary Ella, please accept my belated congratulations on your Grand Prize Win! Way to go! A wonderful image and it looks great at the top! ;-) #861286

Leonard Pierce 10/21/2004 5:16:57 PM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win Mary-Ella!!! Fantastic job!!!!! #861718

Dolores Neilson 10/22/2004 3:01:33 AM

Mary Ella!! Congratulations on your wonderful grand prize winner! I've been away to Canada for over a week and there have been many winning photographs chosen while away!! Including this beauty of a shot! A huge congrats on making the grand prize with this image! I love it! #862210

Angela K. Wittmer 10/22/2004 8:43:55 AM

wow... this is awe inspriring! You are one of my favorite photographers here & someday I hope to be half as good! Keep up the grrrrreat work! CONGRATULATIONS!

Angie :) #863046

Deborah C. Lewinson 10/30/2004 2:30:57 PM

Congratulation, Mary-Ella, awesome win for an awesome photo!!!!

-Debby #879590

Danilo Piccioni 11/13/2004 11:42:56 PM

I know it comes a little late, but hey...better late then never!
What can I say that hasn't already been said?
this is a great picture that could easely make sell as stock, Congratulations!!!

Danilo #908444

Nancy Donnell 2/28/2007 8:47:15 AM

What a fun image! Congratulations on a well deserved win! #4006737

Vickie Burt 3/16/2007 3:51:39 PM

I know this is rather late, but what a FANTASTIC photo! The repeating shape of the windows, the silhouettes & the bright colours, all make it simply stunning. Not surprised that it was the Grand Prize winner. #4062139

Susie Peek-Swint 4/28/2007 12:48:06 AM

Wonderful light and silhouettes ~ great glimpse of life at a busy airport .. belated congrats Mary-Ella! #4223383

Remi Trepanier 2/24/2009 5:36:35 PM

Great picture, especialy when you are rushing between two planes :) #7210581

Teresa A. Burnett 4/8/2016 4:20:24 AM

Huge Congratulations on your wonderful Grand Prize Win, your AEP and POTD, Mary-Ella!! #11458432

Ellen Hodges 4/8/2016 7:57:05 AM

Huge congrats on a fab POTD, and Triple Gold, Mary Ella! #11458499

John D. Roach 4/8/2016 7:57:39 AM

Nicely done. #11458500

Rosemary Sampson 4/8/2016 8:00:30 AM

This is a great photo. Congratulations. #11458503

Gerda Grice 4/8/2016 9:04:20 AM

I remember this photo of yours, Mary-Ella! I loved it when I first saw it and I still love it--even more, if anything! Big congratulations on your very well deserved All Time Editor's Pick! #11458524

Mary-Ella Bowles 4/8/2016 9:11:37 AM 1

Thanks everyone, for all your kind words. It was a nice surprise to wake up this morning and find my photo had been chosen as POTD. I'll always remember how much fun I had that day, sitting on the floor of the concourse, taking dozens of photos as travelers came and went. People probably thought I was nuts! (But aren't all we photogs just a wee bit crazy??) #11458533

Karen E. Gold 4/8/2016 9:43:03 AM

Very cool capture Mary-Ella. Congratulations on your POTD. #11458545

Lynne Morris 4/8/2016 10:14:53 AM

Fantastic photo and so worthy of all those gold badges x #11458564

JO ANN CLEVELAND 4/8/2016 10:15:27 AM

Wowwwww, Editors Pick, Photo of the Day and GRAND PRIZE!!! Big, big big congrats, all well deserved too! #11458565

Terry Cervi 4/8/2016 10:15:39 AM

Yes we probably are, Mary-Ella! Congrats on a fantastic POTD!! #11458566

Terry A. Stoa 4/8/2016 11:59:37 AM

Great image, Mary-Ella... I know that place well. I really like the silhouettes that you have captured here. #11458623

Heather Loewenhardt 4/8/2016 10:15:02 PM

Love the light and contrast in this image. Congrats! #11458791

Richard M. Waas 4/9/2016 3:20:08 AM

Congrats on a well deserved POTD!! #11458821

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