Freedom's Run

© Gail Vitikacs

Freedom's Run

Manuel Barrera 1/21/2008 3:14:51 AM 1

greatp pov, Gail, and great colors. #835342

Dominick M. Dimacale 1/21/2008 3:16:04 AM 1

You have found a great image, Gail, very lovely.

Dominick #5370373

Deb Koskovich 1/21/2008 3:17:51 AM

Stunning color and detail, Gail -- I love that the statue is so large in the foreground, and yet the Capitol in the background is still prominent in the photo because of it's color and the surrounding color. Well done! #5370385

Jennifer L. Alder 1/21/2008 3:20:35 AM

Gail, wow!!!
This is just fantastic-- gorgeous color, treatment, perspective and light.
:) #5370397

Gail Vitikacs 1/21/2008 3:25:54 AM

Thank you Manuel, Dominick, Deb, and Jennifer! #5370410

Carolyn M. Fletcher 1/21/2008 3:32:18 AM

Great pov and super color! #5370437

Aimee S. McMaster 1/21/2008 3:33:15 AM this is amazing Gail...wonderful detail, color and pov...we hope to visit DC this May....great work...Aimee #5370443

Gail Vitikacs 1/21/2008 3:33:51 AM

Thank you Carolyn and Aimee! #5370448

Jeff Robinson 1/21/2008 3:48:08 AM

Wow Gail; this looks like you planned this shot for months! Very well seen and beautifully captured and a great title too! Excellent job! Jeff #5370505

Colette M. Metcalf 1/21/2008 3:56:11 AM

Wonderful image, Gail!!!! #5370535

Cyn Valentine 1/21/2008 4:42:07 AM

Fantastic Gail...what a comp!!!Love the color and well done!!!!! #5370729

Kay E. Mahoney 1/21/2008 5:02:35 AM

Nice catpure, Gail. Beautiful colors. Love the capital in the background. #5370841

Darren K. Fisher 1/21/2008 5:02:37 AM

Now that is great use of your surroundings. I also like the effects used here. I think you have a winner with this one. #5370842

Joy Rector 1/21/2008 5:24:41 AM

wow, awesome detail #5370983

Linda D. Lester 1/21/2008 5:50:40 AM

Just awesome....I hope to see this again! #5371099

Carla Metzler 1/21/2008 5:54:46 AM

This is great, Gail! :D #5371121

Ross Throndson 1/21/2008 6:26:50 AM

Wow....Awesome Image, Gail.....Great Work!! #5371323

Tammy Scott 1/21/2008 6:53:38 AM

Wow - I really like your composition on this! Terrific color, too! #5371467

Ken Smith 1/21/2008 6:55:11 AM

Wowser! You've taken your DC photography to the next step...excellent composition, depth of field, and that sky! I hope we see this one again! #5371475

Ray Clarke 1/21/2008 7:05:20 AM

Great POV and colours, Gail, Lovely composition!!!(R) #5371517

Su Sana E. P 1/21/2008 7:53:15 AM

Wow!! Spectacular in every aspect, Gail!!

Mike Clime 1/21/2008 9:07:16 AM

Nice capture, Gail! I really like the POV on this. #5371935

Nadine A. Lewis 1/21/2008 9:20:55 AM

EXCELLENT composition & capture, Gail!!! GREAT eye! <>< #5371997

David Phalen 1/21/2008 9:41:34 AM

Fantastic POV, colors, details and clarity!! #5372078

Elida Gutierrez 1/21/2008 11:05:22 AM

Perfect tittle and excellente POV!!! #5372482

Tiia Vissak 1/21/2008 1:36:54 PM

great colors, light, clarity & pov! #5373072

Richard P. Lussier 1/21/2008 3:51:24 PM

Absolutely stunning, Teach, of course I wouldn't expect anything less... that would be a horse of a different photographer!


Shirley L. Carpenter 1/21/2008 6:40:06 PM

WOW!! Excellent capture and composition Gail!! #5374128

Robert K. Bemus 1/21/2008 10:12:08 PM

All the right elements are in this one, Gail - super image!! #5374777

Stefania Barbier 1/21/2008 10:35:31 PM

extraordinary... the capitol at the angle makes the shot... colors are gorgeous... awesome capture!!! #5374855

Paul E. Earl 1/22/2008 12:23:28 AM

Wonderful image! #5375032

Rhonda Burger 1/22/2008 4:37:28 AM

This is awesome Gail. Rhonda #5375908

Stephen Zacker 1/22/2008 9:58:11 AM

Wow.. this is Great #5377123

Shelly A. Van Camp 1/22/2008 7:06:38 PM

Wow, super POV, Gail! I love it!! #5379126

Michelle Alton 1/23/2008 2:34:09 AM

Brilliant and dramatic creation. Well seen, and the edits are superb. Your gallery is utterly amazing, btw.
Michelle #5380313

Roger Bernabo 1/23/2008 6:09:52 AM

Super image Gail; such a GREAT story here! #5381270

Jessica Jenney 1/24/2008 8:47:22 AM

Stunning image, Gail! This has a magical quality! #5386882

Hendrik Storme 1/28/2008 9:55:04 AM

Terrific capture Gail!!! #5408465

Steven E. Ray 1/30/2008 2:07:34 AM

OMG... what a PERFECT photo! The subject matter and colors work so well together. This had better be at least be a winner :) #5416583

John Caruso 1/30/2008 8:40:57 AM

Wow! What colors! What a comp! What a POV! Great work all around. #5418254

Lisa J. Boulden 2/3/2008 11:10:00 AM

What a wonderful pov!
Great image; well-seen and captured!
--Lisa #5437244

Darryl Wilkinson 2/4/2008 2:09:08 PM

Fabulous shot, Gail! Beautiful!! #5443040

Leslie McLain 2/10/2008 7:07:37 AM

Amazing, very creative pictre of the capital. Beautiful and a winner. #5473078

Susan M. Hembree 2/16/2008 7:56:12 PM

Good eye on this one, Gail and beautiful overall capture. Seems to be a winner in my book! #5504802

Sylvia Rossler 2/22/2008 3:15:33 PM

absolutely love this one Gail !! Big Big congrats :O) #5533402

Carla Metzler 2/22/2008 3:19:30 PM

Congratulations,Gail! #5533456

Elida Gutierrez 2/22/2008 3:25:19 PM

Congratulations in your finalist!!! #5533538

Linda D. Lester 2/22/2008 3:29:38 PM

We all knew this would be back! :)
Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! #5533597

Gail Vitikacs 2/22/2008 3:31:29 PM

Thank you thank you thank you! #5533625

Shelly A. Van Camp 2/22/2008 3:36:58 PM

Well done and deserved!! Congrats,my friend!! #5533718

Shawn Jennings 2/22/2008 4:10:16 PM

Another fantastic finalist, Gail! Congratulations! #5534118

Susan M. Hembree 2/22/2008 5:17:35 PM

This is very deserving, Gail! Congratulations! #5534587

Cassie L. Woodlee 2/22/2008 6:13:53 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this wondeful finalist, Gail!!!!!!! #5535083

Ken Smith 2/22/2008 7:06:43 PM

Soo glad to see this one make finalist! I know it's one of your favorites. Congrats to you, Gail. Well deserved!! #5535473

Kay E. Mahoney 2/22/2008 7:31:58 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Gail. #5535707

Laurence Saliba 2/22/2008 10:07:44 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Gail!!!!!!!! #5536643

Stefania Barbier 2/22/2008 11:38:38 PM

huge congrats Gail!!! #5536881

Renee Doyle 2/23/2008 3:07:25 AM

Awesome pov and capture Gail!!! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist!! #5537382

Tiia Vissak 2/23/2008 3:46:44 AM

Congratulations! #5537532

Deb Koskovich 2/23/2008 4:51:25 AM

Congrats on this amazing finalist, Gail!! #5537747

Jessica Jenney 2/23/2008 5:14:04 AM

Congrats, Gail on this stunning finalist! #5537871

Mihai Matei 2/23/2008 6:50:40 AM

Congrats on this beautiful finalist and GL in the next round!! #5538402

Patrick Rouzes 2/23/2008 6:51:25 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Gail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5538405

Hendrik Storme 2/23/2008 1:09:25 PM

Congratulations on this terrific finalist Gail!!! #5540536

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/23/2008 5:03:19 PM

Another fantastic finalist, Gail! Congratulations! You go girl!

jo ann c. #5541262

Ronald F. Fischer 2/23/2008 8:55:48 PM

What a spectacular finalist, Gail! #5542051

Jeff Robinson 2/24/2008 6:34:27 AM

Great Job Gail; congrats on your Finalist this month!! Jeff #5543393

Christopher Budny 2/24/2008 2:48:05 PM

Well seen, Gail! Congratulations! #5545466

Judy V. Kennamer 2/26/2008 12:30:54 PM

WAY TO GO GAIL!! Congrats on your Grand Prize Winner!!!!! #5555550

KV Day 2/26/2008 12:33:27 PM

Well deserved Gail Congrats!~ #5555563

Pat Gamwell 2/26/2008 12:35:19 PM

Fabulous winner, Gail! BIG CONGRATS! #5555575

Sylvia Rossler 2/26/2008 12:36:12 PM

Wooohooo !!!! WTG Gail !!! Big Big congrats on your Grand Prize Win !!! #5555582

Cyn Valentine 2/26/2008 12:47:17 PM

WTG Gail!!! happy for you!!! Congratulations!!! #5555671

Shawn Jennings 2/26/2008 12:48:13 PM

WTG Gail!!!! Congratulations on your big win!!!! Woo Hoo!!! #5555677

Christopher Budny 2/26/2008 12:53:20 PM

Straight to the top, Gail! Congratulations on this huge win! #5555721

Lynne Morris 2/26/2008 12:53:30 PM

WTG girl, HUGE CONGRATULTIONS on this awesome grand prize winner Gail! #5555722

Jeana Clark 2/26/2008 12:54:38 PM

WAY TO GO!!!!!!

~J~ #5555733

Gail Vitikacs 2/26/2008 12:55:01 PM

Thank you all!!! I am speechless! #5555739

Carla Metzler 2/26/2008 12:57:00 PM

Whoohoo, WTG Gail! BIG Congratulations! :D #5555755

Danielle Fuller 2/26/2008 12:59:15 PM

Gail, I can't even explain to you how deserving this shot is OUTSTANDING!!!!!! Wonderful job and congrats on your winner!!! #5555778

Anna Diederich 2/26/2008 1:03:28 PM

Congratulations on this awesome winner!! #5555825

Elida Gutierrez 2/26/2008 1:05:34 PM

Congratulations!!!! #5555856

Susan Heath 2/26/2008 1:06:10 PM

Bravo! This is fabulous! Congratulations on a well-deserved win! #5555862

Tiia Vissak 2/26/2008 1:15:59 PM

well done! #5555995

Hendrik Storme 2/26/2008 1:17:56 PM

Congratulations on your grand prize!
Well deserved Gail!!!!!!!!! #5556024

Janet McNeil 2/26/2008 1:25:07 PM

Congratulations on this well deserved Grand Prize winner!! WTG!!! #5556086

Roger Bernabo 2/26/2008 1:26:11 PM

WTG Gail, Super effort and most deserved! #5556098

Corinne M. Thompson 2/26/2008 1:27:54 PM

Awesome image, congrats on your big win! #5556116

Gail Vitikacs 2/26/2008 1:31:26 PM

Thank you all! #5556144

Terry L. Ellis 2/26/2008 1:32:49 PM

Big congrats for a big, big win, Gail! Grand Prize for an awesome image! #5556158

anonymous 2/26/2008 1:45:15 PM

Congratulations Gail on your fabulous Grand Prize Win! B- #5556241

Anita Hogue 2/26/2008 1:45:55 PM

WOW, I am so happy for you! Fabulous Grand Win, Gail!!!!! #5556247

Ronald F. Fischer 2/26/2008 1:48:12 PM

Congratulations, Gail, on this fantastic Grand Prize Winner!!! #5556257

Claudia Kuhn 2/26/2008 1:55:04 PM

SO AWESOME GAIL!!!!! Congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!!!!!!!!! #5556324

Agnes Fegan 2/26/2008 1:56:31 PM

WOWZER!!! Big congratulations to you Gail :) #5556340

Linda D. Lester 2/26/2008 2:03:48 PM

Have you picked yourself off the floor yet? WTG!!!!!!!!! I"m so excited to see this beauty as the Grand Prize!!! #5556401

Theresa Marie Jones 2/26/2008 2:04:36 PM

BRAVO! Way to go! Keen eye! #5556410

BILLY R. PARKER 2/26/2008 2:09:16 PM


Gail Vitikacs 2/26/2008 2:11:08 PM

Oh my!!!! Thank you all for the wonderful comments! #5556475

Jessica Jenney 2/26/2008 2:12:43 PM

Congratulations on your stunning Grand Prize, Gail! #5556495

Mike D. Perez 2/26/2008 2:17:02 PM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Gail! #5556537

Mary Timman 2/26/2008 2:24:30 PM

Wow....Grand Prize! Huge Congratulations! #5556612

Colleen Farrell 2/26/2008 2:27:02 PM

Stellar composition, exposure and color, Gail! Big congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE WIN!! #5556641

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/26/2008 2:32:12 PM

Big Congratulations! WTG Gail!

jo ann c. #5556690

David Phalen 2/26/2008 2:33:16 PM

I am so happy for you!!! Knew this was a special shot when I first saw it and now everybody knows.! HUGE Congratulations Gail!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5556697

Jeff Robinson 2/26/2008 2:34:31 PM

I am Proud of you Gail - Congrats on your GP!! Jeff #5556707

RC Fritz 2/26/2008 2:36:11 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome WINNER!!!!!! #5556723

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 2/26/2008 2:38:15 PM

Unbelievable Incredible Impressive
Congratulations Gail
So Well Deserved #5556736

Linda Blair 2/26/2008 2:44:09 PM

Awesome image....a big congrats on your grand prize win!!!!!!!!!!! ☺ #5556775

Nadya Johnson 2/26/2008 2:45:14 PM

Fantastic! Congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner, Gail! #5556782

Deb Koskovich 2/26/2008 2:45:44 PM

Congrats on your awesome winner, Gail! #5556787

Amy JACKSON 2/26/2008 2:51:18 PM

Awesome image, Gail!! Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win!!! WTG!! :) #5556850

Dennis Flanagan 2/26/2008 2:53:16 PM

And to think I knew you "when" #5556878

Susan M. Hembree 2/26/2008 2:56:14 PM

Gail!!!! Oh, so awesome, girl! WTG! This was such a great shot and I'm just tickled pink to see it on the top of the list! Congratulations! #5556907

Janice Mezzacappa 2/26/2008 3:10:16 PM

Absolutely well-deserved, this winner is incredible Gail, CONGRATS on your successful image!!!! #5557013

Kay E. Mahoney 2/26/2008 3:24:09 PM

Gail, Congratulations on your awesome Grand Prize Winner. #5557146

Ken Smith 2/26/2008 3:56:16 PM

Holy S! LOL!!! Wow, what a day for you! Way to go, Gail. I'm like Dennis "I knew you when..." Just remmeber us little guys on your road to stardom!! #5557374

Richard P. Lussier 2/26/2008 4:02:32 PM

Wow, this is so excellent! Grand Canyon size congrats for our Little G! I agree with Dennis, "to think I knew you 'when'"...
How cool is it to have personally gotten photo tips from a very deserving BP Grand Prize Winner?! :)
Way to go teach!! #5557427

Karen Bacon 2/26/2008 4:23:23 PM

Congratulations Gail on this fabulous grand prize winner!!! #5557611

Joannie Bertucci 2/26/2008 4:41:48 PM

Outstanding photography Gail!
A great big congratulations on Grand Prize! #5557710

Marilyn K. Lincecum 2/26/2008 4:43:39 PM

AWESOME...Congratulations Gail on your BIG win!!!! #5557719

Stan Kwasniowski 2/26/2008 4:48:01 PM

"Champ" a Big Congratulations

Su Sana E. P 2/26/2008 5:00:37 PM

Huge Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Gail!!

Maria Zammit 2/26/2008 5:11:56 PM

Congratulations on this Grand winner Gail. #5557866

Deborah C. Lewinson 2/26/2008 5:17:29 PM

Congratulations, Gail, on this spectacular Grand Prize Winner!
-Debby #5557885

Elizabeth J. Bernier 2/26/2008 5:27:30 PM

This is just a fabulous shot!!!!I love the colors and the composition,lighting everything!!!Worthy of the first place...many congrats to you Gail!!! #5557937

Gail Vitikacs 2/26/2008 5:31:07 PM

Thank you all....I sooooo appreciate all of your kind words!!!! #5557956

Sam Britt 2/26/2008 5:39:52 PM

Congratulations on this big win, Gail! #5558005

Mary K. Robison 2/26/2008 5:44:41 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Grand Prize win, Gail! It's gorgeous! #5558036

Patrick Rouzes 2/26/2008 5:47:04 PM


Evy Johansen 2/26/2008 5:52:27 PM

Huge congratulations on this fantastic and well deserved Grand Prize win, Gail!! #5558085

Manuel Barrera 2/26/2008 6:53:39 PM

Very well deserved, Gail, congratulations. #5558438

Dawn M. Schneider 2/26/2008 7:11:29 PM

Congratulations on this image, it is stunning!!! #5558548

Denise M. Snyder 2/26/2008 7:19:20 PM

OH WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! HUGE HUGE HUGE congrats on this fabulous GRAND PRIZE WINNER! Well deserved - a fabulous image!!!! #5558599

Monika Sapek 2/26/2008 7:41:49 PM

My hearty congratulations on your Grand Prize Win with this truly stunning image, Gail!

Dr. Harmeet Singh 2/26/2008 7:53:37 PM

Big congrats... #5558767

Shelly A. Van Camp 2/26/2008 8:00:47 PM

Ohhh, Wow.....Congratulations, Gail! This is truly beautiful and a winner!! #5558809

Barbara Helgason 2/26/2008 8:15:40 PM

Congratulations on this awesome grand prize winner!! #5558889

Laurence Saliba 2/26/2008 8:32:52 PM

***CONGRATULATIONS**** Gail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fantastic!!!!! #5558962

Renee Doyle 2/26/2008 9:04:47 PM

WTG Gail!!!!!! This is just fantastic - HUGE congratulations to you! #5559069

Lynne S. Fried 2/26/2008 9:42:41 PM

Congratulations - I missed this the first go around....Cheers for the Nikon D200.
Keep up the good work. Lynne #5559206

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 2/26/2008 10:16:18 PM

Gorgeous work.. Congratulations Gail!! #5559287

Les Rhoades 2/26/2008 10:32:06 PM

Congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE WIN!


Robert K. Bemus 2/26/2008 11:00:22 PM

I can't think of a more deserving photo - or photog - to win this Grand Prize...Congratulations on a huge win, Gail!!! #5559402

Tarun Bose 2/26/2008 11:37:05 PM

Big big congrats Dear Gail for your grand prize winner. #5559495

Carol Teal 2/26/2008 11:58:32 PM

Awesome capture Gail! And grand prize!! A huge congrats! #5559562

Stefania Barbier 2/27/2008 12:23:33 AM


Su Sana E. P 2/27/2008 12:25:39 AM

Wow!! Gail, what great honor for you!! Congratulations on your POTD Win as well!!

Dennis Flanagan 2/27/2008 12:29:39 AM

You're on a hot streak dudette! Grand Prize and POTD..........I hope you bought a Powerball ticket today. #5559718

Darryl Wilkinson 2/27/2008 12:32:03 AM

WOW! Heartfelt congrats to you, Gail!! You go girl!! #5559730

Melinda F. Schneider 2/27/2008 12:32:03 AM

WOW!!!!! Double congratulations, Gail! This is AWESOME!!! #5559731

Dominick M. Dimacale 2/27/2008 12:41:29 AM

Congratulations to you Gail for the Grand Prize and POTD win!!!

Dominick #5559775

Les Rhoades 2/27/2008 12:41:31 AM

WoW! Grand Prize and POTD!...Congrats!!

Naintara Jain 2/27/2008 1:05:05 AM

Makes a lasting impression! Congratulations. #5559900

Robert K. Bemus 2/27/2008 1:05:40 AM

Just when you thought it was over - congratulations again, Gail!! #5559903

Susie Peek-Swint 2/27/2008 1:20:02 AM

Double congrats Gail ~ great shot and pov!! #5559949

Michael S. Lazarus 2/27/2008 1:25:36 AM

Congratulations on your POTD Gail. I went to American University in DC from 1983 to 1988 and loved my time there. I didn't even own a camera back then. What a great place to photograph. This photo captures some of the feeling of that city.........the glory of it! #5559960

Michelle Alton 2/27/2008 2:11:30 AM

This is the image that just keeps on giving, Gail! Well deserved of all the kudos it has gotten! Congratulations on Grand Prize AND POTD!
Michelle #5560055

Joy Rector 2/27/2008 2:28:06 AM

congrats on the POTD #5560108

Bill Wyatt 2/27/2008 3:18:10 AM

Lil'G you are on a roll that I hope never stops for you Congratulations on my friend I am so happy for you.
Bill #5560271

Ed Heaton 2/27/2008 3:18:24 AM

Outstanding work Gail, Congrats on your Grand prize winner & POTD! #5560272

Deborah C. Lewinson 2/27/2008 3:21:42 AM

Congratulations on you POTD, Gail, I enjoy this image, more and more, every time I see it!
-Debby #5560284

Eve Sweatman 2/27/2008 3:26:23 AM

Congratulations on your big win Gail! Your work is ALWAYS top notch!!! That's why you are one of my favorite photographers!!! Keep it up!
Eve #5560303

Stephen Zacker 2/27/2008 3:34:25 AM

A BIG Congratulations. I am SO happy for you. #5560330

Judyann Plante 2/27/2008 3:39:42 AM

Gail, Huge congratulations on your GRand Prize win AND Potd!!!!! So well deserved. This photo is just magnificent!

Judyann <>< #5560363

Jessica Jenney 2/27/2008 3:41:49 AM

I have a hunch the judges liked this one, Gail!!! Well, it doesn't get any better than this!! Congrats again on your POTD!!!! #5560376

Colette M. Metcalf 2/27/2008 3:56:07 AM

A HUGE congratulations to you Gail!!!! WTG! #5560438

Susan M. Hembree 2/27/2008 3:58:59 AM

This is one of the best images here at BP, Gail, and so deserves this recognition! Congratulations on the POTD! #5560453

Nancyj E. Hovey 2/27/2008 4:01:06 AM

Awesome composition catches the truth of the American History and Proudness! Great shot! Well deserving of your rewards. #5560468

Gail Vitikacs 2/27/2008 4:04:52 AM


Sylvia Rossler 2/27/2008 4:19:18 AM

Wow'ser !!! You rock it this month Gail and it's no wonder !!! Big Big Big congrats on this awesome POTD :O) #5560566

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 2/27/2008 4:22:19 AM

WOW, Gail ... Congratulations on both POTD and the Grand Prize WIN .......... #5560581

Paul D. 2/27/2008 4:31:05 AM

Absolutely great image, well deserved. Wow, Grand prize and POTD, I think that's a record! Great job. #5560632

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/27/2008 4:41:53 AM

This is awesome Gail! Love your pov and the colors and the history!

Big congratulations for you excellent Grand Prize and also the BP POTD! Well deserved!

jo ann c. #5560685

Ross Throndson 2/27/2008 4:52:19 AM

And what an Awesome Grand Prize Winner it is.....Many Congratulations, Gail......Wow.....WTG!!!! #5560744

Sharon King 2/27/2008 4:52:38 AM

A Huge Congratulations to you Gail on this Awesome winning image and POTD!!! Well Deserved! #5560745

Allan L. Whitehead 2/27/2008 4:59:00 AM

Congratulations Gail, on this winner and POTD. Well done my friend - Allan #5560773

Mary Beth Aiello 2/27/2008 5:18:01 AM

Wow, Gail, this photo is gorgeous. Awesome. Great POV. Great DOF and colors. It's winning is well deserved. Just beautiful. #5560887

Cathy Barrows 2/27/2008 5:18:37 AM

Congrats on your grand prize win #5560892

Jennifer L. Alder 2/27/2008 5:19:30 AM

Warmest congrats, Gail, on your grand prize win! wow!!! Terrific work here! :) #5560899

Jim Britt 2/27/2008 5:24:35 AM

Terrific shot. Amazing really. Congrats on your wins. #5560926

Karen Engelbreth 2/27/2008 5:26:02 AM

Fantastic shot - big congrats on your win and POTD, Gail! #5560932

Shawn Jennings 2/27/2008 5:36:15 AM

WTG Gail! Grand prize one day, POTD the next! Congratulations! #5560973

Linda D. Lester 2/27/2008 5:45:26 AM

I don't think I have ever seen this happen! WOW! A Huge Congratulations to you!!! #5561015

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/27/2008 6:00:38 AM

Double congratulations on this beauty, Gail!!!!!! WTGG!!!!! ♫ k #5561076

Terry L. Ellis 2/27/2008 6:06:58 AM

Congratulations again, Gail! I'd say this is a most excellent POTD! #5561096

Leslie McLain 2/27/2008 6:07:41 AM

Truly a magnificient photo. Congrats on a well deserved double win. #5561099

Ronna D. Conseen 2/27/2008 6:21:35 AM

This is one of the most grabbing photos I've seen! Beautiful color on the statue and contrast through out!! Amazing!! Can you share with us the techie stuff? Metering and so forth? Thanks !! #5561146

Corinne M. Thompson 2/27/2008 6:34:08 AM

Very happy for you, congrats on the POTD! #5561200

Margaret Anna Durkin 2/27/2008 7:06:16 AM

Congratulations,fabulous photo. #5561349

David Phalen 2/27/2008 7:07:43 AM

No complaining about the BP judges on this one. They got it completely right this time!!

HUGE Congrats on a fantastic POTD!!! #5561357

Debra R. Harder 2/27/2008 7:08:34 AM

BIG CONGRATULATIONS, Gail, on this AMAZING capture! Congrats on the Grand Prize Winner and POTD! VERY WELL-DESERVED! Deb #5561360

Ken Smith 2/27/2008 7:17:27 AM

The photo that keeps giving.. congrats again, Gail! #5561393

Girish Vaghela 2/27/2008 7:41:12 AM

Well seen, well titled, well captured, Congratulations!!!Gail! #5561464

Kathleen R. Struckle 2/27/2008 7:49:18 AM

Congrats. on your double wins.Very awesome image.:) #5561493

Cheryl Meisel 2/27/2008 7:51:01 AM

WOW what a fantastic shot!! Just awesome!
Big CONGRATS on your wins with this beauty!
Cherylm #5561503

Stephanie Laird 2/27/2008 7:56:36 AM

Congrats Gail! Fantastic Win! #5561533

Mike D. Perez 2/27/2008 8:05:05 AM

WOW, a double Winner!! Congratulations, Gail! #5561576

Elida Gutierrez 2/27/2008 8:13:44 AM

Now I can comment with calm. I'm so happy for you, one of my Favorite Photographers winning The Grand Price and the Next day POTD, is Wonderful!!!!
Congratulations for your Double Win!!!!

P.S.I really like to see this picture in something for Independece Day or something Patriotic. #5561633

Colleen Farrell 2/27/2008 8:22:14 AM

Congratulations again, this time on your POTD, Gail! #5561691

Evy Johansen 2/27/2008 8:22:54 AM

Oh, my forefinger.... :) Big congratulations on this awesome POTD, Gail!! Fantastic image!!! #5561694

Kristi A. Howson 2/27/2008 8:39:48 AM

Congratulations Gail on this fabulous Grand Prize Winner...Amazing with so much dynamics and energy...!!! #5561788

Jill Flynn 2/27/2008 9:23:10 AM

A big congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE win Gail! Wonderful elements and energy in this image. And now a POTD too. Awesome work!!! #5562018

Nancy Donnell 2/27/2008 10:06:08 AM

Dramatic shot! Congratulations, Gail! #5562275

Jill Odice 2/27/2008 12:00:41 PM

Geez Gail, this should end up the Grand prize winner! What a beautiful image! A big CONGRATS on your POTD! What a wonderful tourist travel poster shot this would make!make up postcards to sell in Washington! #5562707

Jill Odice 2/27/2008 1:04:29 PM

Just checked the winers list and look at who won Grand Prize....:-) WTG !!! #5562880

Stephen Zacker 2/27/2008 3:00:58 PM

POTD as well! Awesome and Congratulations! #5563300

Geraldine E. Lefoe 2/27/2008 3:19:50 PM

Congrats GAil - an awesome and well deserved winner! #5563379

Erin Appelbaum 2/27/2008 3:36:13 PM

Congratulations Gail on this awesome win. Peter #5563484

Lindley Johnson 2/27/2008 3:40:50 PM

Fantastic photograph, Gail! You saw, and captured, a truly unique image of Washington, DC. The clarity, colors, and DOF are superb! Huge congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner and POTD! #5563506

Yves Rubin 2/27/2008 3:45:26 PM

Beautiful point of view Gail! This is different and a superb image. Big congrats! #5563531

Christy B. Anderson 2/27/2008 3:58:42 PM

Congrats! Beautiful image! #5563603

Sharon Day 2/27/2008 5:14:27 PM

Awesome image and so worthy the GP, Gail!! Big congratulations!!! #5563979

Raymond Pauly 2/27/2008 7:45:17 PM

WOW!! This is an U-N-B-E-L-I-A-V-L-E shot and achievement, Gail! BIG congratulaitons on your beautiful photo and both your prizes!! #5564409

Nancy L. Green 2/27/2008 8:42:45 PM

WOW WOW WOW!!!! Gail, I am so happy for you!!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this VERY well deserved win!!!! <>< #5564553

VISHVAJIT JUIKAR 2/27/2008 11:10:42 PM

Congratulations Gail!!!

Stefania Barbier 2/28/2008 1:26:40 AM

and POTD too... :-)))) this winner is SUPERB and again a HUGE HUGE congrats girl! #5565136

William C. Raco 2/28/2008 3:23:37 AM

How beautiful, Gail!
Fantastic perspective
Congratulations on the GP and.. the POTD
WoooooHooooo ;) #5565695

Cheryl E. Molennor 2/28/2008 6:37:18 AM

Awesome!!! Congratulations #5566876

David Pratt 2/28/2008 7:05:22 AM

Wow Gail! What a shot. Congratulations on the Grand Prize win!And PTOD. Awesome! #5567065

Laurie Daily 2/28/2008 11:33:08 AM

Congratulations, Gail, on your spectacular grand prize winner!!! #5568200

Rakesh Syal 2/28/2008 1:45:20 PM

My heartiest congratulations, Gail!! What a spectacular grand prize winner!!!


Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/28/2008 2:53:24 PM

I'm so proud of you Gail, what an OUTSTANDING grand prize winning image!!! Just awesome!! Congratulations!! #5568855

Eloise Bartell 2/29/2008 4:29:34 AM

Congrats Gail. This is such a super shot and a well deserved win.
Eloise #5571556

Teresa Pritchett 2/29/2008 5:50:00 AM

Congratulations Gail! Well deserved, Awesome! #5572034

Karen Gifford 2/29/2008 8:55:35 AM

My friend Eve Sweatman told me about your winning photo so I had to check it out! Incredible!!! Great Job! and Congratuations!! #5572848

Datha Y. Thompson 2/29/2008 9:30:42 AM

OUTSTANDING GP Winner Gail!!! Congratulations!!!! WOW!!! I Love it :0) #5572997

Patricia (Pat) C. Exum 3/1/2008 5:24:55 AM


Congratulations, this is a wonderful image...should be on a brochure or publication for Washington,
DC. Just amazing!!!

Pat #5576870

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 3/1/2008 7:35:11 AM

Congratulations Gail on these wins. THis is a great image and I agree with Patricia, it deserves a publication.
Awesome picture.
JP #5577612

Gail Vitikacs 3/1/2008 7:42:20 AM

Many many thanks to everyone...I soooo appreciate all of your kind comments and support! #5577659

Tom Leech 3/5/2008 6:30:57 AM

Great shot, it captured my eyes immediately. #5595255

Murry Grigsby 3/27/2008 7:20:11 PM

Sorry to be so late to the party but comgratulations on your wonderful image and grand prize win Gail!! Talk about when it all comes together. This is the kind of photo we all strive toward. #5707930

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/29/2008 5:57:26 PM

Vey well deserved! Congratulations on this outstanding image!

jo ann c. #5716025

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 4/15/2008 9:34:57 AM

Don't know how I missed this one, Gail ... but this is just fabulous!!! Congratulations ........... Love it!! #5791601

Bill Knaps 4/25/2008 5:55:23 AM

This is so beautiful. I missed some of your best work. Congrats on Photo Of The Day and The Win. Bill #5839611

Natalia 4/26/2008 1:01:11 PM

I love it! Colours and the atmosphere are so great! #5845127

John Connolly 5/1/2008 4:57:05 PM

Huge congratulations on your POTD and Grand Prize win! A fantastic effort! #5869733

Jean E. Hildebrant 8/29/2008 1:48:59 PM

What a powerful and beautifully dramatic image this is! Moving! Standing ovation!!! #6385818

Boyd L. Alexander 11/18/2008 6:01:28 AM

This is such a powerful and beautiful work of deserve all the awards possible for this one !!! Congratulations! #6769348

Bonnie C. Lackey 12/10/2008 4:48:15 PM

Gail, I just opened my copy of the Jan 09 Popular Photography and want to offer my congratulations on your Travel/Places win. This is an image that will continue to be important to you as this shows. Again, Congratulations!!! #6876820

Nancyj E. Hovey 12/10/2008 5:31:49 PM

Just read Bonnie's response,

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S 8o) #6876956

Boyd L. Alexander 12/10/2008 6:52:43 PM

Gail, being published in Popular Photography is an honor that you so richly deserve for an extraordinary work of photographic art!

CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!! #6877211

Carolyn M. Fletcher 12/13/2008 10:50:36 AM

A big congrats from me, too...even if I misidentified you as Donna P.... Too many of these senior moments lately!! #6887965

Stephen Zacker 12/14/2008 6:17:56 AM

Such a Great image. I also saw this in Pop Photo. A BIG Congrats on a well deserved win! #6890435

Nancyj E. Hovey 12/14/2008 7:15:33 AM

WOW, I need to get to the book store... the other stores I have been to are sold out...!!! 8o) #6890585

Gail Vitikacs 12/14/2008 7:19:18 AM

Thank you all!!!! #6890609

Lynne S. Fried 12/14/2008 8:34:40 AM

Congratulations! Guess I've just added another stop to my day of shopping - I want a copy!

Terry L. Ellis 12/14/2008 8:13:15 PM

Gee, I thought I was the only one to sneak in here and congratulate you on your winning image in Populoar Photography! What a joy, Gail! A truly deserving win! It published beautifully! #6892635

Shawn Jennings 12/15/2008 8:24:04 AM

Gail! I just saw your winning image in Popular Photography! Congratulations! I'm so excited to see the recognition for your wonderful work!!!! Congratulations!!!!! #6894839

Shelly A. Van Camp 12/15/2008 8:44:12 AM

Wow.....I am so thrilled about the winning and being in the magazine......such a thrill for a wonderful lady and photographer!!!! Congrats and may I have one signed, please, before you get famous!!!! :) #6894930

JO ANN CLEVELAND 12/15/2008 9:32:43 AM

Hey, Dennis Flannagan told the SG gang that you won The Annual Readers Photo Contest this coming January on this image!

Big congratulations! The Washington D C, Chamber of Commerce would probably buy this great shot! Keep us posted on what other results come from this shot...the framing is just fab!

jo ann c. #6895163

Anita Hogue 12/22/2008 4:48:58 PM

Was going thru my Popular Photography magazine and saw where you won first place in Travel/Places! WOW,Gail! I am so proud to know you! Such a wonderful honor! You are truly a wonderful photographer! Merry Christmas and loving wishes, Anita #6930223

Larry L. Redmon 12/30/2008 1:33:46 PM

Gail, congratulations on your Popular Photography win! It is great to see you get this honor on a very deserving shot! #6958303

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 1/7/2009 12:42:29 AM

as I was reading my popular photography mag a few minutes ago, I saw this very familiar image, I said to my self i've seen this image! it's your freedom's run, gail! huge congrats, Gail! very well really are an inspiration. #6993170

Lisa B. North 1/19/2009 9:05:03 AM

I too saw this in Popular Photography on Jan 1st and I'm ashamed that it took me 19 days to write to say FANTASTIC!! I loved it the first time I saw it and it still gets to me! Congrats! Lisa #7051698

M.Christine Duncan 1/20/2009 5:36:09 PM

I just got my copy of January's PopPhoto mag... needless to say I recognized this right away!!! Congrats on your win Gail and this phenominal image... magical lighting, color, and comp! CONGRATS on sooo many different levels!!! We BPers salute you! #7058073

Laura E. Swan 1/21/2009 12:36:27 PM

I am so impressed my your immense talent. Not only is this image completely fantastic so are -many- other images in your gallery!!! I am completely in awe. So glad a friend told me to come look at your work! -Laura Swan #7061622

Sian P 2/13/2009 8:46:08 AM

Congrats Gail, well deserved win! A wonderful photo. #7161192

A P 7/15/2009 10:10:10 PM

Just stopped by to agree with all the rest on how awesome of capture this is, Gail. I too saw it in Popular Photography. But I just want to know....what did you win? LOL #7743784

Stan Kwasniowski 9/9/2009 9:20:23 PM

Gale, I was browsing through the photography magazing "popula photography" and on page 71, I believe they are showing your image, is it yours? #7930415

Stan Kwasniowski 9/9/2009 9:22:13 PM

Gail, sorry, September issue of the magazine #7930416

Maxine C. Schnitzer 3/4/2010 7:44:00 AM

This really deserves the Grand Prize! It is an absolutely beautiful image and the pov is unlike any I've seen of the Capitol. Incredible. You are an inspiration. I love your work! #8431474

Jill Odice 2/12/2011 12:34:02 PM

Wow, a double congrats Gail! WEll deserved winner!!! #9236063

William P. Bunag 8/7/2012 12:11:04 PM

Superb Shot Gail!!! #10266594

April Riggs 10/18/2013 10:05:20 AM

well deserved! #10875199

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Taken Saturday night in front of the Washington, DC Capitol. I was standing in front of the pool of water taking photos of this statue and noticed the view of the Capitol through the angle of the horse.

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Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Winner Photo Contest GRAND PRIZE Winner Photo of the Day

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