Mark Oxley 1/26/2003 2:48:43 PM

Great light, form and mood in this excellent and unusual approach Dolores!! #20302

Carol Engstrom

Very nice, Dolores! #46533

Dolores Neilson

Hi Mark! Many thanks for taking time to comment, especially on a weekend! THat's so nice of you! Thank you so much!

Hi CArol!! Many thanks for your complimentary comment too! I appreciate it so much! Happy shooting! #46574

Gary H. Minish

Beautiful, Dolores! A very fine study in lighting, texture and composition. An interesting twist on portraiture and very well done. #46621

Tracy L. Kolisnyk

Hi D! This is really really beautiful. I like it very much. I agree with everyone, the light and mood are wonderful! What a great feeling I get from this photo. Beautiful!
I have been unable to view the photos for the past few days and have lots of catching up to do.... :) Happy Shooting! #47083

Dolores Neilson

Greetings Gary! Am so sorry I am acknowledging your kindness late! I had read your comment when first posted then decided I would respond later and forgot! But I always do...better late than never! I appreciate very much your comment on my portrait. Many thanks for your kindness and efforts. I am behind on commenting as I've been away from the site for a few days. Happy shooting!

Hi T!! Thank you very, very much! I appreciate your comment. I have catching up to do too and will try to do that today. I havent' been shooting or submitting either! Many thanks! #47148

Bernard B. Travers

Speaking of responding late, this looks more like "untressed". Just kidding. This is a wonderful photograph Dolores. A real winner, in my book. #49321

Dolores Neilson

"untressed" eh?? Your comment had me chuckling. Cute BT!'ve made the rounds today! I hope you haven't exhausted your "kindness account". Thank you so much for another complimentary comment! #49358

Suzie Strasburg

Dolores what a beautiful b/w!I also like the balance of the #53957

Dolores Neilson

Hi Suzie!! Thanks so very much for taking valuable time to comment! How thoughtful of you!! I appreciate your kindness and thoughfulness immensely. Have a super weekend..whatever is remaining of it! #53999

Damian P. Gadal

Has kind of a mysterious, spooky quality to it... very well done! #54098

Dolores Neilson

HI Damian!! Thank you so much! I like mystery in portraits...actually, all subject matter if that element is do-able. Hope your weekend was a good one. We're waiting for a foot of snow sometime during the night (I'm on the East coast) and I'll be out there looking for photo ops. I appreciate that you took time out of your weekend to comment. Happy shooting! #54161

Murry Grigsby

Congrats, Dolores and nicely done. #54511

Kathleen Clemons

Congrats! ... and over and... :) #54517

Cathy M. Gromball

Congratulations again, on finals, Dolores! Very interesting shot!

Cathy :) #54670

Gary H. Minish

They made a good choice on this one,Dolores! Congrats and good luck :-) #54811

Monika Sapek

Out of all your photos, this is one of my favorites, Dolores. Love the mysterious way how you captured that person. Many, many congratulations on making finals with this one!

Dolores Neilson

Wow...I'm so overwhelmed with appreciation for your comments on this image! Thank you Murry, Kathleen (again!), Cathy (again!), Gary (again!) and to Monika for her kind comment! Geez...I am so honored to have one have more than one is so exciting! I am humbled by the win. #55005

Cees F. De With

Congrats Dolores!!! Well done again!
Cees #55177

Dolores Neilson

Cees...thanks AGAIN so very much!! I appreciate your comment!! #55321

Shelley Sanders

Dolores, this is very good, one of your best. The lighting is dramatic, but the subject so soft in nature. Good luck with it! #55411

Colleen Bauer

wow...beautiful. great lighting, great composition. congrats on being a deserve it!

colleen #55456

Dolores Neilson

A special thanks to you, Shelley !! A big hug of appreciation to you for your kindness...and your valuable time.

Hi Colleen!! an honor to receive such complimentary comments on my B&W! Many thanks to you for being so kind. #55512

Bernard B. Travers

Congratulations, Delores. Well deserved. #55681

Suzie Strasburg

Dolores ....a big hand to you! Congrads....:-))ss #55724

Cheryl Meisel

Wonderful lighting wonderful composition, wonderful photographer lol.
Congrats and good luck with this sweet photo! Cheryl #55731

Dolores Neilson

Hi again, Bernard!! Thank you AGAIN many times over!! It was very generous of you to spend your time on my immensely appreciated gesture.

Hi Suzie!! Many thanks for your kindness also! I value your comment immensely! Happy shooting! !

Hi again, Cheryl!!'re always so sweet!! Thank you so much for your congrats and your praise. I am lucky to have you as a photo friend!! Many thanks! #55831

Viveca Venegas

Dolores, this is a unique and pretty peoples photo. Felicitations on your win. Viveca Venegas. #56168

clifton Mair

Beautiful light & texture, congrats Dolores :) #56232

Dolores Neilson

Greetings Viveca! Thank you so much!! And congrats to you also for your wins! I love "Mystery, Mist and Magic in Machu Pichu"!! My favorite of yours!!

HI Clifton!! Many thanks for your kind congrats! Isn't it all exciting! And congrats to YOU for your wonderful finalists!! Woo hooo!! #56265

Frank A. Ogle

Dolores, Congrats on this one!! I liked it the first time I seen it!! Good Luck!!


Frank #56393

Wolfgang Dolak

A winning picture for sure!! Really great work, Dolores!
birdie #57012

Dolores Neilson

Hi Frank!! Thanks so much AGAIN! How nice of you to comment on this one too! I appreciate your approval of this image. I wish YOU good luck also!! You've got some great winners there~!

Hi Birdie! Thank YOU!! And I express my heartfelt gratitude for your confidence in this shot! I appreciate it so much! And good luck to you also!!


Cathy M. Gromball

Congratulations on your second place win, Dolores!

Cathy :) #58948

Gary H. Minish

Way to go, Dolores! Congratulations! #58988

Mark Oxley

Congrats on this one as well Dolores. 2 second places in the same month just goes to show what anyone looking at your photos already know....What a gifted photographer you truely are!! #59061

Cees F. De With

Great job Dolores!! Congrats! Greetzz Cees #59075

Kathleen Clemons

Congratulations on ALL of your wins this month! Just wonderful work that keeps getting better and better and ... #59095

Carolyn M. Fletcher

Congrats, Dolores..I must have missed this one when I was on the road. Great job. #59121

Faye White

WTG Dolores! This is a classicly beautiful photo. #59155

Sharon E. Lowe

Congrats Delores - this is such a wonderful shot!! #59174

Murry Grigsby

Congrats!! #59190

Donna J. Eaton

Congratulations Dolores! The lighting is wonderful on this! #59227

Carol Sherman

Joyous Congratulations to you Dolores!!!!
(I could swear I replied to this...though, I've been on the road a lot recently???) 'Stunning lighting and beautiful work' it! #59253

Frank A. Ogle

Congrats on Winning with this one!! This is an Outstanding photo,the Lighting is Fantastic!!


Frank #59294

Mette Vendelboe Allison

Congratualtions, Dolores. You deserve it very much! #59347

Stephanie Adams

Congrats Dolores!! Love this idea, well done :O) #59365

Dolores Neilson

Cathy, Gary, Mark, Cees, Kathleen, Carolyn, Faye, Sharon, Murry, Donna, Carol, Frank, Mette and Stephanie....

How can I thank you all for your continued support and generous acknowledgments?!! I think you are all the greatest, kindest outstanding photographers a photographer could ever hope to have for friends. Thank you soooooo very much for all the support and time you give to me...each and every time my work receives recognition! I am so blessed to have you. I feel so honored with these wins this month...I've never had 3- 2nd place wins EVER!! Many thanks!! #59381

Gerda Grice

I'm deligthed to see this beautiful, interesting and unusual shot as a winner here today, Dolores! Many congratulations! Great going! #59442

Elaine M. Johnson

Dolores! Congratulations. “This is a wonderful composition.” Beautifully executed. You have a traffic eye for capture. #59456

Viveca Venegas

Dolores, I am very happy for your wonderful win in this unique portarit. I am happy to be a winner with you, that are such a great photographer. Bravo!! to you & me. Viveca. #59462

Dolores Neilson

Gerda....Elaine...and Viveca...

You three are so generous taking time to acknowledge my work. It is an invaluable gift to have this show of support and network of delightful photographers. I sincerely thank you for your comments and giving me so much. #59513

Bernard B. Travers

Congratulations, Dolores, on a win well deserved. #59520

clifton Mair

Great news, congratulations Dolores! #59525

Dolores Neilson

Hi Bernard!! Thank you so much!! I'm very pleased this month! Much obliged to you for your thoughtfulness!

HI Clifton!! A sincere note of thanks to you too! I'm very pleased with the recognition here this month! I appreciate the time to you have taken to extend kindness. Happy shooting! #59747

Shelley Sanders

Congratulations Dolores on your win! I knew we would see it here! One of your best! Timeless and artful feel! #59871

Dolores Neilson

Hey thanks, Shelley!! Especially for your confidence in my image. Thanks sooo much!! We had a good month here, didn't we?? (well, your month here was definitely more awesome...woo hoo..THE GRAND!!) I appreciate your commenting immensely...I know what dial-up is like...still using it! #59942

Tracy L. Kolisnyk

A huge congrats D! I'm finally getting a chance to view all the winners. Well deserved!! :) #59992

Kerry Drager

Hi Dolores: A terrific shot ... congrats! And congrats again on ALL of your many other winner/finalists! Kerry #60277

Kathy L. Schneider

Congratulations Dolores! I knew I'd see this one here! I love your dramatic lighting and wonderful composition! #60599

Dolores Neilson

Hi T!! Hey happy to hear from you!! It's hard to keep up at BP, isn't it?? There are so many wonderful works....I struggle too, so fret not. Eventually, we get around to it! Thank you so much for taking time to include me in your round of congratulations! Immensely appreciated!

Greetings Kerry!! A heartfelt thanks to you too for your thoughtful and kind congrats! It means alot to me that you took time to extend this kindness! Wishing you terrific weekend...with photo ops aplenty!

Hey Kathy...I see you're making the rounds! WoW...thanks so much for including me! How thoughtful and generous of you to give some of your time! Happy shooting! #60814

Denny Medley

Congrats, Dolores! And very much deserved!! I've loved this image from the first time I saw it - reminds me of a special lady I knew a long time ago that always wore her hair like that(well, almost always, but that's ANOTHER story!) 8-)
Congrats again on a beautiful and timeless image. #62738

Kathleen K. Parker 1/30/2004 7:29:27 PM

Oh my, Dolores, this image is lovely! Kathleen #354801

Dolores Neilson 2/1/2004 6:13:06 AM

Hi Denny!! A Belated THank you!! I didnt' realize you had left such a kind post! I'm delighted it reminded you of someone special...instead of a mean teacher from your grade school!! ;?)

Thanks so much for taking the time to comment.

Kathleen...You are very kind to take the time to post a comment. It is appreciated immensely. Thanks for giving so generously. Happy weekend!! #356588

Michael Brown 6/1/2004 6:34:44 PM

Beautiful, .............. and a image that has style!

Mike #571836

Dolores Neilson 6/1/2004 6:50:13 PM

Your generosity is spoiling me, Michael!! Thank you so very much! Didn't know if this would work at first. #571879

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