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Dan J. Holm level-addict 12/15/2004 12:13:01 AM

Excellent effect, Phillip! Love the DOF, your perspective and capture!! Fantastic shot! #196660

S J 12/15/2004 12:16:08 AM

Terrific image and DOF control, Phillip! Great work! #972407

Jordi Delgado 12/15/2004 12:26:14 AM

Wonderful shot, Phillip !! Fantastic colors and composition!!!

:-)) #972424

Phil S 12/15/2004 12:37:20 AM

Dan,Sanjay,Jordi,

Many thanks. I took so many photos and this was the best of the batch in my opinion. I knew what I wanted, it was just getting the photo right. This is right out of the camera, no post processing. #972452

Sharon Day level-addict 12/15/2004 12:39:46 AM

Outstanding photo, Phil!!! Wonderful DOF and I love the lighting! Very nice!!! #972455

Donna Roberts 12/15/2004 12:51:09 AM

This is lovely and I really like the "minature village" look about this - wow....this is a real place ?? Looks just like a fairytale.
Excellent thought to the angle and DOF Phillip....!!
:-)
Donna (from "downunder") #972469

Stan J. Contrades 12/15/2004 1:08:42 AM

Excellent, excellent and extremely well executed, Phil!! What a great idea and well worth the effort! Love this holiday image a lot!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #972482

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 12/15/2004 1:15:20 AM

Lovely Phil, love the DOF and light on
this shot! Excellent!

Best wishes to you and yours
Linnea #972486

Eric Highfield level-addict 12/15/2004 2:06:17 AM

Looks fantastic, Phil! Hard to tell that it was done with miniatures...keeps the viewer guessing! #972526

cj patterson 12/15/2004 3:14:11 AM

This is so beautiful Phillip!! Just wonderful!!!! #972600

Diane Addonizio level-addict 12/15/2004 4:34:48 AM

Beautiful, Phillip #972765

Mellanie 12/15/2004 7:00:33 AM

Very beautiful, Phil! Love the color and DoF! #973261

Kelly Abernathy level-addict 12/15/2004 8:37:57 AM

So creative and beautiful! -K #973459

Susan T. Evans 12/15/2004 7:08:38 PM

awesome shot and dof Phillip!!!! love it!!! #974052

Phil S 12/15/2004 10:54:43 PM

Sharon, Donna, Stan, Linnea, Eric, C.J., Diane, Mellanie, K, Susan,

Thank you ever so much for your kind comments. Happy holidays to each and everyone of you and I am looking forward to 2005 with all of my BP friends. Best wishes and may your photos go GOLD! #974466

Janet Detota 12/23/2004 4:33:29 AM

Excellent idea and wonderfully executed! #993091

Phil S 12/23/2004 5:07:27 PM

Thanks, Janet! I could not resist with the theme for this month. #994004

Pamela K level-addict 1/17/2005 10:50:41 PM

Congratulations, Phil!! Good luck in the next round!

Pam #1040489

Phil S 1/17/2005 11:57:33 PM

Thanks, Pam! Best wishes and luck to you, too! #1040706

Jordi Delgado 1/18/2005 1:29:25 AM

Congratulations, Phillip !!! Good luck for the next round!!!

:-)) #1040997

Diane Addonizio level-addict 1/18/2005 5:15:18 PM

Congratulations, Phillip !!! #1045693

Phil S 1/18/2005 6:14:06 PM

Thank you, Diane! Sure makes the day I tell ya! #1046023

Stan J. Contrades 1/18/2005 6:45:14 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, and best of luck
in the next judging stage, Phil! Just a wonderful win and am happy for you!!
Much Aloha,
Stan
#1046191

Colette M. Metcalf level-addict 1/18/2005 7:27:30 PM

Congratulaions to you Phillip!!!! #1046459

Amy N. Cappelli 1/18/2005 8:44:05 PM

congratulations on this beautiful shot! so creatively executed :-) #1046780

Phil S 1/18/2005 8:44:31 PM

Stan and Colette,

Thank you very much for your comments. I must say, it sure made my day! Congrats to you both, too! #1046781

Phil S 1/18/2005 8:45:40 PM

Thanks Amy! I sure had fun with it. Now it is all boxed up and I have to wait until next year to play again. #1046783

S J 1/18/2005 9:42:56 PM

Many many congrats on this excellent image, Phillip!! Good luck in the next round!! #1046872

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 1/18/2005 9:59:42 PM

Excellent shot Phillip!
Congrats on this well deserved finalist!

Best wishes
Linnea #1046892

Phil S 1/18/2005 10:15:18 PM

Thanks bunches Sanjay & Linnea! Hope to be with ya's here again next month! #1046908

Janet Detota 1/19/2005 4:27:35 AM

Congratulations and good luck next round! #1047187

Sharon Day level-addict 1/19/2005 1:14:34 PM

Fantastic shot, Phillip! Congratulations on your finalist!!! #1048565

Phil S 1/19/2005 6:34:10 PM

Thanks bunches Janet & Sharon! #1049077

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 1/20/2005 2:01:16 AM

Lovely!
Congrats on your win Phillip!

Best wishes
Linnea #1049570

S J 1/20/2005 2:13:01 AM

Many CONGRATULATIONS on your second place win, Phillip!! #1049597

Jordi Delgado 1/20/2005 2:34:58 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your well deserved win, Phillip!! Always loved this shot!!

:-)) #1049624

Wally Orlowsky level-addict 1/20/2005 4:33:10 AM

Congratulations on this well-lit winner, Phillip! #1050031

Janet Detota 1/20/2005 4:35:08 AM

Far out, Phil!! Congratulations!! #1050041

Colette M. Metcalf level-addict 1/20/2005 5:14:01 AM

Congratulations to you Phillip!! #1050154

Amy N. Cappelli 1/20/2005 5:21:53 AM

Congratulations on your win, Phillip! #1050204

Kathleen Clemons 1/20/2005 8:14:29 AM

Congrats to you, Phillip! #1051040

Sharon Day level-addict 1/20/2005 8:34:36 AM

Congratulations, Phillip!!! I just love this one! #1051156

Audrea Telkamp 1/20/2005 8:49:30 AM

Congratulations Phillip!!!! #1051212

Susan T. Evans 1/20/2005 10:46:17 AM

Congrats Philip!!!! awesome win!!!! #1051481

Stan J. Contrades 1/20/2005 3:09:48 PM

Hooray, Phil, and what a fabulous win! Bet this warmed up that chilly Alaskan weather! Big CONGRATULATIONS to you, my friend!! Love it!!
With much Aloha,
Stan #1052005

Phil S 1/20/2005 7:39:49 PM

Linnea, Sanjay, Jordi, Wally, Janet, Colette, Amy, Kathleen, Sharon, Audrea, Susan and Stan,

WOW WOW WOW!! I was so shocked!! Thank you so much and I must say I think this is the first time that I have won anything! What a great day for me and thanks to all my BP friends for sharing! And Stan, you're right, it REALLY warmed up my day!!! #1052442

Kip T. Berger 1/21/2005 3:24:31 PM

Congrats for your win Phillip! #1054468

Pamela K level-addict 1/21/2005 5:27:51 PM

This is excellent!!! Congratulations, Phil!

Pam #1054726

Phil S 1/21/2005 7:50:13 PM

Thanks Kip & Pam!!! A day I will remember for a long time (hope not the last). I remember shooting many shots for this one and actually it was during two different times before I got the one I wanted. Thank goodness for digital! #1055006

Eric Highfield level-addict 1/21/2005 11:23:44 PM

AWESOME, Phil! Conratulations on this very cool win!! #1055225

Evy Johansen level-addict 1/21/2005 11:49:46 PM

Big congratulations on your win, Phillip! #1055254

Phil S level-addict 1/22/2005 9:04:24 PM

Thanks Eric & Evy! I was so very excited! #1057241

Cindy Paquette 1/23/2005 9:52:00 AM

Philip!!!

HOORAY!!! How'd the heck did I miss this??!!! Wow...this is so wonderful..great composition and love how you set the whole shot up! A huge congratualtions on this one...it's so great!!! #1058341

Diane Dupuis-Kallos 1/23/2005 12:15:06 PM

Congrats Phil on this very well deserved win! Well done! #1058523

Phil S 1/23/2005 6:18:34 PM

Thanks Cindy & DDK! I took many photographs in 2 different sessions to get the that I wanted. But it's digital so what they heck! :)

Thanks bunches! #1058948

Leonard Pierce 1/23/2005 7:34:21 PM

Congratulations on your Second Place win Phil!!! #1059087

Phil S 1/23/2005 9:31:55 PM

Thanks, Len! I am still shocked! #1059249

Mary K. Robison level-addict 1/25/2005 12:27:05 AM

Now, aren't you glad you strained your eyes and back snapping all those digital images?
This is a real beauty, Phillip!!
CONGRATULATIONS! You definitely earned your win for this! #1061473

Phil S 1/25/2005 9:53:18 AM

Thank you, Mary! My first win and it was well worth the effort. I sure am glad!! :)

Thanks for you comment! Have a great week! #1062505

Nancy Grace Chen 2/1/2005 12:10:05 AM

It *does* look realistic! If you hadn't included the caption, I never would've guessed! A late congrats to you on your winning photo!!

Nancy #1076197

Phil S 2/1/2005 7:46:47 PM

Thanks, Nancy! I had lots of fun with this one even if it did take LOTS of re-takes :) #1078145

Mellanie 2/9/2005 6:22:37 PM

Hmmm....how did I ever miss this win?!? Belated congrats, Phil (better late than never, huh?)...I loved this the first time and know why the judges chose it! #1094390

Phil S 2/9/2005 10:01:19 PM

Ahh, thanks, Mel! That's sweet! Thanks much and I was sure surprised. Sure made my day...month..oh heck, my year! #1094772

Joannie M. Bertucci level-addict 3/2/2005 10:30:32 PM

Phil, I can't believe what a dunder-head I am not to have seen this photo and that you had won second place! Congratulations on your well deserved win and a very creative set up! #1144435

Phil S 3/2/2005 11:48:33 PM

Well, thanks Joannie! It is easy to get behind and I am guilty of that often. I wish I had more time to visit galleries throughout the week. Sometimes even in Alaska the day just is not long enough. Thanks again! #1144463

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This is a macro photograph of my wife's holiday village basically from within. I wanted it to appear realistic in that it looked like a real town street lit for the holiday season. I focused on the Church and then adjusted my aim down Main Street for the DOF. I shot from such an angle that it would appear it was from a 2nd story window.

Uploaded on 12/15/2004 12:07:13 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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