Molly A. O 4/19/2008 4:10:41 PM

Wow good thing you had a zoom. Looks hot and scary! Nice capture! #904266

James N. Carpenter 4/19/2008 4:51:25 PM

Thanks Molly, your right, even at a distance you can really feel the heat. Thanks again. James #5808696

Amy E. Schneider 4/19/2008 6:06:09 PM

Wow, Wow, and did I mention Wow!!!!
James this is incredible. You are awesome. Great capture. Amy #5808862

Deborah C. Lewinson 4/20/2008 6:34:24 PM

Excellent capture, James - very well done!

Debby #5812842

James N. Carpenter 4/21/2008 7:20:23 AM

Thank you so much Amy and Deb. Your kind words mean alot. James #5815709

Vladan D. Djordjevic 4/21/2008 6:25:06 PM

Great action capture with fantastic color, composition, lighting and contrast. #5820526

Amy JACKSON 4/22/2008 9:52:03 PM

Excellent capture, James!! #5827811

James N. Carpenter 4/23/2008 3:49:54 PM

Thank you Vladan and Amy. I really appreciate you commenting. James #5831408

Amy E. Schneider 4/23/2008 5:56:24 PM

Hi James congratulations on the EP. Awesome shot. Amy #5831815

James N. Carpenter 4/24/2008 4:54:01 AM

Thank you Amy, you are very kind. This has been hell week and I haven't had time to make comments but, I will get to it. Thanks again. James #5834105

Stefania Barbier 4/24/2008 7:30:43 AM

all that fire is real??? WOW FANTASTIC capture!!! #5835032

Michelle L. Frick 4/24/2008 9:20:28 AM

That's a HUGE fire James! OMG! I don't even like to sweat - so, I can't imagine how hot you must have gotten to get this shot. The colors and tones in that fire and superb, but I hope they got it under control! #5835518

Nadine A. Lewis 4/25/2008 4:46:18 PM

WOW, James...this is FANTASTIC!!!!! <>< #5842051

James N. Carpenter 4/29/2008 8:01:07 AM

Thank you Stefania, Michelle and Nadine. Yes its all real Stefania, This is a simulated aircraft crash, approx. 350 Gal. of JP-8 is burning. Thank you all for your kind words. James #5857584

Sue McLeod 5/7/2008 6:49:49 PM

Wow!! A stunning image James! I can feel the heat from Australia! #5897364

James N. Carpenter 5/7/2008 6:52:20 PM

Thank you Sue. You should be used to the heat down there. (LUCKY DOG) I think it hit 40 degress here in South Dakota. lol. Cheers. James #5897376

Nichelle Russell 5/19/2008 12:00:31 PM

James, CONGRATULATIONS on your finalist!!! Such a great capture! #5943911

Marina Moore 5/19/2008 12:15:46 PM

BIG CONGRATULATIONS James!!!! :)))) #5944094

Tiia Vissak 5/19/2008 1:47:17 PM

Congratulations! #5945127

Deborah C. Lewinson 5/19/2008 3:03:14 PM

Powerful image, James!

Congratulations on your finalist!
Debby #5945617

Cyn Valentine 5/19/2008 3:05:35 PM

Congratulations James! #5945633

Eugenio Diaz 5/19/2008 4:50:55 PM

Congratulations on your Beautiful Winner!
Well done!!! #5946560

Sam Britt 5/19/2008 6:30:21 PM

Congratulations on this win, James! #5947244

Amy E. Schneider 5/19/2008 7:26:25 PM

James I am so happy for you. Congrats on your win that is so great! It is really a terrific capture and such a deserved win. I am truly excited for you. Way to go. ..............Amy #5947664

Deborah C. Lewinson 5/19/2008 7:58:21 PM

So glad to see this again, James, hearty congrats on your win!!! #5947887

Corinne M. Thompson 5/19/2008 9:50:23 PM

Congrats on your win for this excellent image! #5948564

Marilyn K. Lincecum 5/19/2008 10:49:50 PM

AWESOME..Congratulations on your second place win !! #5948815

Elida Gutierrez 5/20/2008 8:01:05 AM

The Weed Trophy
A Special Trophy for
"The April Winners" #5951253

Dominick M. Dimacale 5/22/2008 3:24:25 AM

Congratulations James on your Fabulous Win.

Dominick #5960753

James N. Carpenter 5/23/2008 7:48:34 AM

Nichelle, Marina, Tiia, Deborah, Cyn, Eugenio, Sam, Amy, Corinne, Marilyn Elida and Dominick. Thank you all so much for your kind words. Very exciting!!!, what a blessing. Thank you, thank you, Yeah!!!! James #5966671

Michelle L. Frick 5/23/2008 7:49:44 AM

Huge congratulations on your gold James! This is a fabulous winner!!! WAY TO GO!!! #5966677

James N. Carpenter 5/23/2008 8:06:44 AM

Thanks bunches Shell, your words mean a great deal to me. Your mentoring has brought me a long way over the past 2 years (has it been that long) in my photograpy progression. Thank you my friend. James #5966727

Ellen Hodges 5/23/2008 2:48:23 PM

Congrats on a fantastic capture, James!! #5968154

James N. Carpenter 5/23/2008 3:51:16 PM

Thank you so much Ellen, I appreciate your kind words. James #5968347

Colleen Farrell 5/23/2008 7:02:18 PM

Belated congratulations on this amazing winner, James! Wow, I'd be nervous about the heat and my camera (not to mention myself)--doubt I could hold it still to get a good shot! #5968960

Datha Y. Thompson 5/23/2008 7:56:54 PM

Congratulations James!!! Amazing shot!!! WTG :0) #5969192

James N. Carpenter 5/23/2008 7:59:56 PM

Thank you Datha, I really appreciate your kind words and encouragement. James #5969202

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 5/24/2008 12:05:41 PM

FANTASTIC capture, HUGE Coongrat's on your well deserved win! #5971931

James N. Carpenter 5/25/2008 6:12:56 AM

Thank you Peaches. I appreciate you stopping by. James #5974524

James N. Carpenter 5/25/2008 9:10:35 AM

Belated thank you Collen. Don't know how I missed your comment. I really appreciate your kind words. James #5975316

Jenny D 5/27/2008 4:34:47 PM

A big huge CONGRATULATIONS to ya James!!! #5985331

James N. Carpenter 5/31/2008 6:03:04 AM

Thank you guys so much. Means alot coming especially from a firefighter family. James #6000637

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 6/17/2008 4:13:20 AM

Super capture, James .... Congratulations on this fabulous Win ...


James N. Carpenter 6/17/2008 4:59:48 AM

Thank you very much Steve. James #6069563

Sheila D. Bottoms 6/17/2008 10:18:06 AM

Wow I feel stupid. I just now noticed that you got a second place. I am so sorry I haven't commented. Congrats to you James. I am very proud of you and an excellent winner. Very deserving. #6070852

James N. Carpenter 6/18/2008 9:57:36 AM

Thank you Sheila, hearing from you means the world. Thanks again. James #6074562

Dan E. 7/29/2008 3:51:14 AM

Nice Shot James #6243848

James N. Carpenter 7/29/2008 4:38:59 AM

Thank you much Dan. I appreciate you stopping by. James #6244066

Jean B. Hall 7/13/2009 8:38:45 PM

Wonderfully dramatic shot! Will have to show it to my husband, who works for the National Fire Protection Association. #7736461

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Daytime, sunny, outdoors. Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM, Av mode, AF AI Focus, ISO 100, F/10, 1/320sec, EC -0.7, f/l 110mm, handheld, processed from RAW.

Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 110.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi

Uploaded on 4/19/2008 1:56:20 PM All Time Best Photo Contest Winner Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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