They Will Grow

© Mitch Spence

They Will Grow

Melissa Olsen 2/19/2008 8:48:13 AM

Very your colors and creativity.
Melissa :-) #858411

Debbra Bailey 2/19/2008 9:29:11 AM

I love this - great job! #5516379

Mitch Spence 2/19/2008 9:34:06 AM

Thank you very much, Melissa and Debbra. I'm glad you enjoyed these self-sufficient flowers as much as I did. #5516398

David Phalen 2/19/2008 12:38:06 PM

There's a lesson here. :) Excellent find and capture Mitch. Love the vertical crop, colors and effects! #5516989

Steve M. Harrington 2/19/2008 1:52:20 PM

Ain't life wonderful! :) A fine image that gives me pause for thought, Mitch.
Steve #5517260

Colette M. Metcalf 2/19/2008 3:48:05 PM

Nice image, Mitch!! #5517734

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/19/2008 4:18:08 PM

Super find and capture, Mitch!!!!! Wonderful colors and composition!!!!! ♫ k #5517870

Michelle Alton 2/19/2008 4:40:23 PM

Well seen, Mitch. It's a hopeful capture.
Michelle #5517999

Nikki McDonald 2/20/2008 11:21:29 AM

I like this a lot, Mitch. Very nice effects--the buzz on the building blocks and, I think, pipe but not on the fresh little daisies is very nice. Great colors and vertical composition, too. #5522300

Mitch Spence 2/21/2008 9:00:02 AM

Thanks, Dave, Steve, Colette, Kitty, Michelle, and Nikki. That little bit of summer surely looks pretty good about now, doesn't it? Ah, I guess we'll survive the rest of February and March. #5526559

Erika Haight 2/21/2008 10:50:09 AM

A great find Mitch! I love how you only used effects on the side walls!!! SUPER! erika #5526982

Pat Gamwell 2/21/2008 12:54:11 PM

I just LOVE all elements of this image, Mitch! It gives me a "warm-fuzzy" feeling. #5527418

Sandra R. Alvey 2/21/2008 8:56:57 PM

This image just lets me know that mother nature will not be stopped! Wonderful image Mitch, with awesome effects and the lighting is amazing! #5529098

Mitch Spence 2/22/2008 8:55:55 AM

Erika, Pat, and Sandi--thank you, thank you. I don't often photograph flowers, but when I do, I'm always drawn to them as a whole, and often not as closeups of parts of them, which I see much more often, so I'm especially pleased that others find these sometimes interesting as well. #5531607

Debra K. Thomas 2/22/2008 1:06:51 PM

very moving..... :) wonderful image #5532547

Nikki McDonald 2/26/2008 3:35:14 AM

So pleased to see an EP on this lovely image, Mitch. Congratulations. #5553279

Debra K. Thomas 3/7/2008 1:51:51 PM

You have soom wonderful images in your gallery....and I so love this one! #5608170

Mitch Spence 3/8/2008 8:34:44 AM

Nikki, thanks for celebrating the EP with me, and thank you so much Debra both for your comment and for taking the time to tour the gallery. I truly appreciate that. #5611650

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 3/22/2008 9:40:33 AM

Big Congratulations Mitch!,
Amalia #5677060

Nikki McDonald 3/22/2008 10:05:44 AM

Now I can really celebrate :) Congratulations for the finalist on this lovely image. I think I would print this one up. Good luck, my friend. #5677190

Christine Czernin 3/22/2008 10:07:42 AM

Wonderful finalist. Congrats, Mitch. #5677203

Colleen Farrell 3/22/2008 10:38:24 AM

Love it--well seen, beautifully presented! Great effects and colors, Mitch. Big congrats on your finalist! #5677347

Mitch Spence 3/22/2008 11:21:14 AM

Well, my goodness, what a surprise, because I didn't get a notification from BP--just saw that there were comments. Thank you! #5677599

Michelle Alton 3/22/2008 12:55:03 PM

Great Finalist, Mitch. Hearty Congratulations, and well deserved.
Michelle #5678138

Jeana Clark 3/22/2008 1:45:58 PM

Super Find Mitch!!!

~J~ #5678513

Colette M. Metcalf 3/22/2008 6:35:14 PM

Congratulations, Mitch!!!! #5680225

Lisa J. Boulden 3/22/2008 6:36:15 PM

Congrats, Mitch, on your wonderful finalist!!!
~lisa #5680232

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 3/22/2008 7:13:33 PM

whoooooooo hooooooooooo
Big congrats on your beautiful finlaist, best of luck in the next round!! #5680458

Susan Fox 3/22/2008 7:51:03 PM

Great find and well captured! Love it Mitch :-) Congratulations! #5680620

Cassie L. Woodlee 3/22/2008 8:37:45 PM

Congratulations, Mitch!!!!! #5680744

Deb Koskovich 3/23/2008 4:32:44 AM

Congrats on your well deserved finalist, Mitch! #5681800

Lee Canham 3/23/2008 8:53:25 AM

Congratulations Mitch..I hadn't seen this but am glad I have now...Well done..Love the colours,effects and your creativeness..Drainpipes will never look the same again..
Best Wishes..Lee #5683141

Laurie Daily 3/23/2008 9:05:25 AM

What a great find! Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Mitch! #5683197

Sylvia Rossler 3/23/2008 12:24:02 PM

Big Big congrats on your wonderful finalist Mitch :o) #5683991

Jeff Robinson 3/23/2008 1:13:14 PM

Very well seen and captured Mitch - Congrats on your Finalist! Jeff #5684197

Angela Possemato 3/23/2008 3:31:30 PM

Congratulations on seeing & capturing this special little scene and on your finalist selection! Unique and well deserved! #5684818

Sherri Gorman 3/23/2008 5:21:59 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!!! #5685123

Katarina Mansson 3/24/2008 5:06:15 AM

I can just agree to your text and say congratulations! Good luck next! #5686965

Dwayne R. Johnson 3/24/2008 6:05:57 AM

Congrats Mitch! #5687284

Daniella Puente 3/24/2008 9:41:18 AM

Well done on this finalist Mitch :)) #5688476

Steve M. Harrington 3/24/2008 1:44:50 PM

Richly deserved! Good on you, Mitch!
Steve #5689902

Shawn Jennings 3/24/2008 4:43:19 PM

What a great find, Mitch! Congratulations on your finalist! #5690831

Susan M. Smith 3/25/2008 6:33:07 AM

Mitch, I just love this! Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist :) #5694613

Datha Y. Thompson 3/25/2008 9:16:21 PM

Congratulations Mitch!!! WTG :0) #5698945

Mitch Spence 3/26/2008 10:10:39 AM

I want to tell you how much I appreciate every comment here and the time you've taken and the interest you've shown in leaving them for me. #5701374

Susan M. Hembree 3/27/2008 8:51:15 PM

I just love this, Mitch! To take a basic, simple every day item and create a piece of art like this. Well, it's just beautiful! Congratulations for your well deserved finalist! #5708322

Linda Blair 3/28/2008 6:13:49 AM

Congratulations it!!!! ☺ #5709856

Mitch Spence 3/28/2008 1:09:49 PM

Sue and Linda, thank you very much. #5711430

ALLEN O. HOWARD 3/30/2008 2:58:18 PM

Very well done Mitch! Congratulations!, Allen #5720005

Mitch Spence 3/31/2008 9:32:06 AM

Thanks a lot, Allen. #5723893

eileen bedford 4/8/2008 6:45:06 AM

Congrats, well done Mitch.... #5761427

Mitch Spence 4/8/2008 11:51:26 AM

Thank you very much, Eileen. #5762526

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I loved the fact that these pretty little flowers didn't seem to care that they were growing up the unforgiving stones of a building and had to peek out from behind a water pipe to see the sun.

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/25 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, FocalLength: 7.40 mm, Model: DMC-FZ30

Uploaded on 2/19/2008 8:40:33 AM

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Camera: Nikon D100 Digital SLR Camera Photo Contest Finalist

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