Max Aureli 1/21/2009 3:28:43 PM

Ha..ha!!! I am first!!! :-)

Great to see you back and new images and this is fantastic!! Love the angle and great details on the building!!!

Good evening my friend... what's up??!! :-)) #1071671

Max Aureli 1/21/2009 3:30:23 PM

Just checking if I left my first comment... hum... ok this time I left the comment.. hum!! #7062286

Courtenay Vanderbilt 1/21/2009 3:37:41 PM

Max you are the best! I'm working my way through the galleries I missed while I was away! I'll catch you soon!!!! :-))) #7062319

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 1/21/2009 4:06:24 PM

You have to be doing the driving to call it a "True Drive By" Courtenay, and on the move!!!!! LOLOLOLOL Welcome back!!!!!! You came back with an awesome image!!!!! Fantastic clarity and POV!!!!! :-) k #7062395

Nancyj E. Hovey 1/21/2009 5:00:09 PM

Well, so glad you are back, and joining the party........ ck out your gallery girlfriend. .... Finalists are comin in...and you got one...what a party to come back to... Told Max to have those pizza's ready... 8o) #7062615

Mary E. Lake 1/21/2009 5:04:00 PM

LOL, drive by huh?!!! Where is this taken, and welcome back, :) #7062655

ROLAN NARMAN 1/21/2009 7:10:08 PM

I'm trying to lean and aaaaahhhhhhhhhhh! my back!!! Court do me a favor!!! Next time please do not take photos from a cab!!! It's killing my back! I had just come home from a massage and now I need another one!!! Glad to see you back dear! #7064153

Courtenay Vanderbilt 1/21/2009 7:31:13 PM

Thank you for the definition Kitty! I'm not sure I'm ready to try that yet!!! LOL
Thanks Nancy, I AM ready for pizza!
LOL Mary, take note that this isn't actually a 'drive by'!
I'm sorry about your back Rolan...bet you'd enjoy another massage! I'm glad to be back!
However, I need to catch up on some sleep now so, I'll be up early congratulating the Finalists!!! #7064372

Mike Clime 1/22/2009 2:06:45 AM

I'd say it is a drive-by, but it's a neat pov and love the title! #7066522

Carol Sawyer 1/22/2009 3:35:49 AM

Great capture and POV, Courtenay! #7066883

Vitor Dias 1/22/2009 4:26:42 AM

Beautiful tones and excellent lines and perspective, wonderful work Courtenay!

rgs Vitor

Have a nice Day. #7067118

John Connolly 1/22/2009 12:20:58 PM

First, Welcome Home Courtenay!
Love your title for this great architectural capture, great work without a tripod! #7069284

Allen Hughes 1/22/2009 2:43:14 PM

Can you say Vertigo?!?!? Very nice, Courtenay. Remarkable clarity.... Great POV #7069838

Jessica Jenney 1/22/2009 3:07:34 PM

Terrific POV, composition and architectural detail, Courtenay! #7069984

Ron McEwan 1/22/2009 3:43:59 PM

Love the geometric lines here, the delicate detail Is a lost art today I think, well captured Courtenay #7070150

Douglas Pignet 1/22/2009 3:59:11 PM

Beautiful tones,clarity and pov Courtenay,doug #7070199

Tammy M. Anderson 1/22/2009 4:09:49 PM

Fabulous pov and details, Courtenay. #7070249

Deb Koskovich 1/22/2009 5:15:07 PM

I love your title on this awesome image, Courtenay! Fabulous clarity! #7070601

Max Aureli 1/22/2009 5:25:24 PM

Good evening Court... what's up?? #7070692

Melissa G. Meiselman 1/22/2009 5:56:53 PM

Perfect title for this terrific shot with sharp details taken from a fantastic POV, Courtenay!!! #7070850

Courtenay Vanderbilt 1/22/2009 6:00:45 PM

Hi guys! Thank you so much for your supportive comments! They really mean a lot to me!

Max~what am I up to? HAHA, trying to stalk everyone I've missed! #7070866

Laura E. Swan 1/22/2009 6:08:44 PM

Lean-two! Ha! THAT'S GOOD! Love a good pun and really love beautiful buildings! What a great capture and artistic ~SLANT~ on things Courtenay! -Laura :) #7070904

Nancy L. Green 1/22/2009 7:20:31 PM

Perfect title for this wonderful capture Courtenay, beautifully done!! <>< #7071230

Sharon Sawyer 1/22/2009 7:42:26 PM

Wonderful drive-by capture, Courtenay!! Great detail, pov & title :) #7071321

Barbara Waldoch 1/22/2009 9:04:47 PM

Terrific pov and capture, Courtenay! #7071575

Stefania Barbier 1/22/2009 10:41:37 PM

love the pov, beautiful!!! #7071707

Kerry Hill 1/22/2009 10:57:48 PM

Fabulous capture, Courtenay!! Awesome pov and details!! #7071751

Keith Butler 1/23/2009 1:09:02 AM

Excellent Courtenay! welcome back #7071975

Courtenay Vanderbilt 1/23/2009 4:52:12 AM

Thank you all very much! Just my way of branching out so you won't get bored with my flowers! LOL!
Your support means a lot! #7072502

Gina Cormier 1/23/2009 4:58:44 AM

Great angle on this image. Wonderful capture! #7072514

Wm Nosal 1/23/2009 2:44:41 PM

Great Shot! #7074805

Nancyj E. Hovey 1/23/2009 3:09:45 PM

Leaning tower of Pizzzzza.... Max's pizza???? This is really a nice twist to your usual 'gardening'... great shot there Courtenay.... another winner. 8o) #7075033

A P 1/23/2009 3:28:49 PM

and you didn't even say it's my heart city, the city of brotherly love. Great capture of Philly from a cab. I thought you had to be "moving" for a drive by. I didn't know you needed to be driving as well!!! OMG!! Awesome lines, clarity, detail, light and effect. I'm glad I "talked" you into posting this one. LOLOL

I busted Max on one of Stefania's where he wrote: Hahaha I get to be first and that was all. No comment on the capture. I'm glad he remembered to do BOTH this time! VBG #7075219

Lorna Shutter 1/24/2009 4:02:51 PM

LOL! Yes, I agree with Ann! In all the drive by shootings that I've heard of, there's a driver and then there's the guy with the gun! So I don't think you have to be driving ... just moving! This was a great shot, Courtenay! I think you killed two buildings with one bullet ... because they're both falling over! Ha! Ha! Love the angle and designs! Fantastic clarity! So is there a Lean-one?

John ~ I don't think Courtenay could have taken this picture WITH a tripod! ... unless her tripod leans too! Ha! Ha! :) #7080897

Nancyj E. Hovey 1/24/2009 4:12:05 PM

Don't forget, Courtenay could have used a flexible tripod, instead of twisting her neck, back, and head...!!! I would like to see the shot of her taking the photo.... lol #7080941

Lorna Shutter 1/24/2009 4:23:27 PM

Nancyj ~ Never knew there was such a thing! Boy, have I got a lot to learn! :)
I'd like to see that shot too ... of Courtenay taking this photo! :D #7080992

Nancyj E. Hovey 1/24/2009 4:37:57 PM

I just learned about one while I was looking in the camera department at Walmart... got one for $12.00...cool huh?

Courtenay, where is your picture of you taking this picture...we all want to see it. 8o) #7081065

Daniella Puente 1/25/2009 1:28:39 PM

What a fantastic capture Courtenay!!! the arquitecture as you said is really cool and that POV ____ WOW ____ :o))))) #7085133

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 1/25/2009 2:17:02 PM

FANTASTIC "drive by LOL" Beautifully captured! #7085357

Dave Ombrello 1/25/2009 7:51:42 PM

Quick reactions result in great images Courtenay, and that is the case here. Great pov. #7086709

Courtenay Vanderbilt 1/25/2009 8:09:10 PM

Thank you ALL, so very much! #7086777

Max Aureli 1/25/2009 8:12:17 PM

You welcome my friend!!! :-)))) #7086797

Melissa Olsen 1/26/2009 11:38:50 AM

Wonderful POV, really makes you stare into the image! #7090359

Tommy E. Burgess 1/28/2009 11:11:35 PM

I think it's in the BP family creed not to snitch so your ok with the drive by Courtenay. For a quickly composed capture this is sure fantastic!! Love your POV and composition. #7100541

Nancyj E. Hovey 1/30/2009 5:16:42 PM


on your EFP... 8o) #7107821

Lorna Shutter 1/30/2009 6:00:51 PM

Congratulations on your EFP for this fabulous photo, Courtenay!!!!! Photobucket #7107926

Sharon Sawyer 1/31/2009 12:34:06 AM

Congrats on your EFP, Courtenay!!!! #7108543

Courtenay Vanderbilt 1/31/2009 11:08:36 AM

Oooops! Missed this one too! Thank you so much Melissa, Tommy, Nancy, Lorna and Sharon! I'll be 'seeing' you soon! #7110351

Anna M. Halasz 2/19/2009 8:20:58 PM

Fantastic lines and POV. Anna #7185313

Douglas Pignet 2/23/2009 10:19:47 AM

Congrtas on being a finalist,Doug #7198179

A P 2/23/2009 10:30:30 AM

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CONGRATULATIONS on your outstanding finalist. Best of Luck in the next round. #7198301

A P 2/23/2009 11:12:14 AM

And you know why you got a finalist on this one don't you??? IT'S MY HOMETOWN...PHILLY IS. MY KIND OF TOWN!!! #7199013

A P 2/23/2009 11:51:26 AM

YEAH COURTENAY! Good luck next round!!! #7199544

Mary E. Lake 2/23/2009 11:54:20 AM

GO COURTENAY, GO COURTENAY!!! Congrats girl on this wonderful finalist!!! WTG! Good luck in the next round!! :) #7199576

Margaret R. Barry 2/23/2009 1:12:15 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Courtenay! #7200291

Lorna Shutter 2/23/2009 1:38:34 PM

SURPRISE!!! WTG, girl! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this wonderful leaning image!!!!! Photobucket #7200591

Nancyj E. Hovey 2/23/2009 1:42:14 PM


for your FINALIST!!! #7200642

Gina Cormier 2/23/2009 2:11:37 PM

Congrats on all your finalists!!! Way to go!! #7201017

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/23/2009 3:00:09 PM

Congratulations on all your fantastic finalists, Courtenay!!!!!! :-) k #7201555

Carol Sawyer 2/23/2009 3:16:22 PM

Congratulations!!! #7201686

Colleen Farrell 2/23/2009 4:35:21 PM

Awesome work! Big congratulations on your finalist! #7202328

Deb Koskovich 2/23/2009 5:15:53 PM

Way to go, Courtenay!! #7202743

Kerry Hill 2/23/2009 6:01:38 PM

Awesome!!!! Huge Congratulations Courtenay!!!!! #7203183

Barbara Waldoch 2/23/2009 6:40:04 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Courtenay! #7203578

Teresa A. Burnett 2/23/2009 6:51:03 PM

Huge congratulations on this awesome finalist, Courtenay!! #7203706

Sabrina Ryan 2/23/2009 7:01:22 PM

Congratulations on this Wonderful Finalist, Courtenay! #7203848

Sam Britt 2/23/2009 7:01:23 PM

You had a great month! Congratulations again, Courtenay. #7203849

Sharon Sawyer 2/23/2009 8:34:21 PM

WTGG!!!! Huge congratulations on your terrific finalist, Courtenay!!! All the best in the next round. #7204769

Usman M. Bajwa 2/23/2009 10:10:06 PM

Great shot, Courtenay. CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing Finalist.

Usman. #7205216

Tommy E. Burgess 2/23/2009 11:05:12 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic POTD Courtenay!! Best of luck in the next round. #7205476

Laurence Saliba 2/23/2009 11:35:52 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Courtenay!!!!!!!!! #7205600

Stefania Barbier 2/24/2009 3:11:34 AM

congratulations on your SPECTACULAR finalist Courtenay! #7206180

Ken Smith 2/24/2009 6:09:59 AM

Way to go, Courtenay! Congrats to you! #7207045

Laurie Daily 2/24/2009 10:01:36 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Courtenay!


Mike Clime 2/24/2009 12:22:11 PM

Congratulations on all of your finalist! #7209011

Courtenay Vanderbilt 2/25/2009 3:51:29 PM

Thank you ALL so much for your wonderful and kind words of support! #7215181

Max Aureli 2/25/2009 3:58:49 PM

Oh!!!! Congratulations Court... this escape on my patrol!!!! Great shot and wonderful finalist!!!! #7215219

Courtenay Vanderbilt 2/25/2009 4:22:13 PM

Thank you my dear friend! :-))) #7215311

Max Aureli 2/25/2009 4:27:47 PM

You welcome my Bella!! :-)) #7215334

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 3/5/2009 3:02:49 PM


HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!



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1/500, f 5.6, 60mm, ISO 400, Aperture priority
Such wonderful old architecture and no time to explore! This was taken from the cab at a stoplight! Is this considered a drive by??? LOL!

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/5000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 52.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

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