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Jeanine M. Bailey 2/17/2009 3:12:35 PM

Fantastic colors and lines Joan!!!! #1085376

Esther R. Tinz 2/17/2009 4:41:25 PM

Unique! What's the story behind this shot Joan? Great eye for noticing and capturing the shot! - Esther #7177084

Joan E. Hoffman 2/17/2009 6:21:42 PM

Thanks Jeanine and Esther!

No real storey Esther... we were out looking for a special tire for our 5th (we had one that was separating)... and this new small office building was right behind the tire shop we stopped at... It had two of these big checked walls... I thought it was rather lovely and inventive! #7177290

Dale Hardin 2/17/2009 10:51:11 PM

Ah Joan, you have hit my Achilles heel. I'm a sucker for bold graphic design and you've captured a beauty. #7177717

Esther R. Tinz 2/18/2009 4:22:10 AM

Glad you had your camera with you Joan. Do you carry it everywhere?? - Esther #7178440

Debbie E. Payne 2/18/2009 7:34:43 AM

BBB - Big, bold and beautiful. What a wonderful find, Joan. #7179286

Jodi M. Walsh 2/18/2009 10:51:29 AM

love the color in this as well as the design. you have such a great eye for catching things! #7179852

Joan E. Hoffman 2/18/2009 2:55:16 PM

Thanks so much Dale, Esther, Debbie and Jodi! I appreciate your comments! I was really attracted to this building (It's actually a shop of some sort with 3 large Garage doors on one side, and the office in the front. I loved the fact that they took the effort to make a wonderful statement for their work environment!!

Dale... I took extra care to ensure the every was level both horizontally and vertically.... I take it I did good??? LOL!! #7180550

Dale Hardin 2/18/2009 7:54:40 PM

LOL You done good!! :-) #7181350

Marisol Pastor 2/20/2009 9:08:47 AM

Absolutely love this image! Great design, fantastic color. I like the simplicity ... it is a very clean shot. #7187333

Joan E. Hoffman 2/21/2009 7:10:39 AM

Thank you very much Marisol! #7190321

Lisa J. Boulden 2/22/2009 9:11:00 AM

Well seen and captured!
Love the eye-popping color and pattern! #7193621

Laura E. Swan 3/7/2009 5:21:06 PM

Oh. Is this ever neat...and it's a bit of an illusion to boot when we get to the top portion. I think there is a ledge but wouldn't say for certain! Great image and color and lines Joan! -Laura :) #7256187

Esther R. Tinz 3/25/2009 10:32:33 AM

Yippy - Skippy - Finalist!! #7327728

Laura E. Swan 3/25/2009 10:38:47 AM

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-Laura #7327799

Aimee C. Eisaman 3/25/2009 12:44:04 PM

So cool Joan....how did I miss this! Congrats on a well deserved Finalist! :~) #7329061

Debbie E. Payne 3/25/2009 2:19:44 PM

Joan -- I am SO GLAD you got a finalist for this. What an eye to see this and so happy for you. Good luck in the final round! #7329839

Christine Lobsinger 3/25/2009 4:48:35 PM

Hi Joan, a big Congrats to you too... awesome!! Good luck to you also in the final round!!
SMILING #7330920

Joan E. Hoffman 3/26/2009 8:12:17 AM

Thanks all! Really appreciate it! #7334557

M.Christine Duncan 3/26/2009 10:27:29 AM

I must have missed this one at some point... CONGRATS to you Joan on such a vibrant and cool finalist!!! From myself and all of us at the DRU Club!!! #7335142

Aimee C. Eisaman 3/26/2009 6:20:31 PM

Let me be the first to congratulate you on your second place win! Way to go Joan.....whoooohoooo! :~) #7337278

Debbie E. Payne 3/26/2009 6:21:55 PM

Joan - I'm jumping up and down for you. Wonderful work! #7337294

Joan E. Hoffman 3/26/2009 7:28:38 PM

I am really happy... Thanks!! Sheesh... been a LONG time coming! #7337618

Christine Lobsinger 3/26/2009 9:10:30 PM

Right On Joan... CONGRATS TO YOU HERE!!!!!
SMILING #7337897

Kathleen Nealon 3/27/2009 5:54:43 AM

Joan, Congratulations on your WINNER. It's a bold beauty. #7339384

Dale Hardin 3/27/2009 9:28:15 AM

A huge congratulations on this shot Joan. One of my favorites. A winner from the beginning. Super well done. #7340262

Rhonda Burger 3/27/2009 12:01:38 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!
Rhonda #7340896

Mary Beth Aiello 3/27/2009 1:07:51 PM

Huge congrats on bringing home the Gold, Joan. #7341150

Joan E. Hoffman 3/27/2009 5:32:44 PM

Thanks all!! And to my fellow Phello's & DRU's especially!! Your suggestions and comments have helped me enormously throughout the past year!!!!


Laura E. Swan 3/27/2009 8:00:00 PM


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M.Christine Duncan 3/28/2009 2:36:27 PM

How exciting Joan! Congrats m'dear on this fine win... from myself and the DRU Club!!!! YAY! #7345383

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 3/28/2009 11:31:57 PM

Nicely seen and captured Joan! Congratulations on your win! #7346702

Rachelle D. Carriere 3/29/2009 11:15:16 AM

Congratulation Joan on this beautiful WINNER! #7348540

Marisol Pastor 3/31/2009 11:59:30 AM

Congratulations! #7356814

Usman M. Bajwa 3/31/2009 11:59:16 PM

CONGRATS. on getting Golden

Usman. #7358402

Joan E. Hoffman 4/1/2009 9:31:53 AM

Sorry... have been on the road! Thank you all for your comments!!! #7360197

Dominick M. Dimacale 4/2/2009 2:01:29 AM

Congratulations Joan on your Win!!!!

Dominick #7362714

Elida Gutierrez 4/2/2009 7:29:42 AM


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Sheila Faryna 6/4/2009 6:20:54 AM

Hi Joan:

Huge congrats on your win - well deserved on a great capture!!! #7596392

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