Jill Battaglia 2/11/2003 6:26:23 AM

Great catch!! Love it!! :-) #22230

Cathy M. Gromball

This just looks like too much fun! Great capture of the action, Shelley! I love the composition, colors, exposure, and snow covered clothes that say it's been a fun day!

Cathy :) #51885

Carolyn M. Fletcher

WINNER!!! Love it!! #51911

Rick G. Vincent

It would seem that everytime I click on an interesting thumbnail, it turns out to have the name Shelley Sanders below it. What a great action shot. I like the vignetted look. All eyes are on this child. Great color, great capture. #51989

Mette Vendelboe Allison

Very good photo. It has action and expression to it! #52115

Gary H. Minish

Most excellent action shot and portrait, Shelley! Love how the focus is on the child instead of the background! #52161

Shelley Sanders

Thank you so much everyone. I am glad everyone can see the action since I can't pan with my camera! LOL The hood flying in the air helped. Otherwise, with this being a stop action shot, he would have appeared just sitting there! LOL This was his first day of sledding, the day before Christmas. We used our backyard as a practice run. The next day after the festivities, we went to a local park with large hills. My son not only braved the large hills, but by the end of our time there, he was jumping a wooden ramp someone had made! And before he turned 4! Yes, Mom had a run also on the hill. And no, there are no shots of that, just video. : )

Hey Carolyn, we are going to be your way in March, going to Robbers Cave. If you have been, let me know any tips. #52179

Murry Grigsby

Great shot, Shelley. #52187

Carolyn M. Fletcher

Why March? You'd be better off to wait til April if you can. I go a lot down there. If you want to shoot the rock climbers, go on a weekend, anytime for just scenery. If you're going on the trails watch for poison ivy!! I got it last year. You should also try to get to the Azalea Festival in Muskogee, also in April. Let me know when you're going and I'll drive down and meet you, if you want. It's pretty close to me. #52223

Joy Brown

Great photo, Shelley. Not only did you catch the movement but also that wonderful look and smile on your son's face! #52246

Shelley Sanders

Thanks Murry and Joy! His expression is what does it for me on this, pure child's joy at heart. And as a parent, seeing their expression when experiencing something new is priceless!

Carolyn, I know what you mean, March is probably too soon. But my son is off for Spring Break then. We are going March 15th-18th. I have never been to that area and am hoping that the 4 lakes around there are nice. Glorified ponds, O.K. Not for swimming of course, just photos. We have explored the southwest part of Oklahoma for the past year and now we are moving east before going north. Originally we tried for Broken Bow, but it's pretty much booked. I can't wait to visit Pete's Place in Krebs again on the way there. Went there as a child, glad to know it's still there. We are also going to go out of our way on the way back taking the Talimena Drive. I would love for you to come down so I can have a shooting buddy. If your schedule is looking good around that time, let me know. : ) #52255

Dolores Neilson

You know I love this! Colors against the snow are great! #52274

Carolyn M. Fletcher

I HAVE no schedule, so am free anytime.
I'm going to Pete's Place tonight! It's still there and still good. Love the Broken Bow area and that whole drive from there to Heavener. Do it every fall. I doubt there will be very good shooting in March, but who knows! #52383

Douglas Williams

Shelley, Awesomely beautiful!! Full of fun and joyful spirit. This shot takes me on a mental ride toward youth. Great creation!!! #52736

Shelley Sanders

Thanks so much Douglas and Dolores!

Carolyn, LOL! O.K. when it gets closer to that time, I'll get with you. Hope Pete's was delicious! #53294

Carolyn M. Fletcher

Congrats on your finalists Shelley. Much boot kissing will ensue... #61956

Murry Grigsby

Congrats, Jill!! #62086

Mette Vendelboe Allison

Congrats and good luck with this one. #62146

Carol Sherman

Just knew this would make it...Fantastic and Big Congratulations to you!!!! #62406

Dolores Neilson

Hey congrats Shelley!! A winner for good reason! Enjoy your wins!! #62722

Shelley Sanders

Thank you everyone! #63434

Monika Sapek

Many congratulations, Shelley!

Cathy M. Gromball

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Shelley!

Cathy :) #64274

Evy Johansen

Congratulations, Shelley. It's a beautiful picture!.
Evy, DK #64292

Kathleen Clemons

Congratulations to you, Shelley!! #64346

Carolyn M. Fletcher

Congrats, Shelley..e-mail me about the 15th+...cmfletcher@lakewebs.net #64383

Denny Medley

Congrats, Shelley! Another well deserved win. Fantastic capture!! #64486

Murry Grigsby

Congrats, Shelley, on your wonderful photo!! #64498

Carol Sherman

Thrilling, Congratulations on this Win Shelley1 #64537

Stephanie Adams

Congrats, Shelley! #64609

Shelley Sanders

Thank you everyone! #64656

Ellen Peach

Excellent work, Shelley, love that big smile....congrats! #64664

Kerry Drager

Great shot, Shelley ... congrats! Kerry #64711

Scott W. Pierson

Shelly, You sure have that technique down. Isolating your subject and maintaining the action. Great Job!
Congratulations, chalk up another winner.

Scott #64755

Bernard B. Travers

Congratulations, Shelley. #64778

Damian P. Gadal

Well done Shelley - a big congrats! #64797

Dolores Neilson

Many congratulations, super woman! This has done really well for you! woo hoo! #64887

Dolores Neilson

Many congratulations, super woman! This has done really well for you! wheeeee! #64889

Gerda Grice

A wonderful, heart-cheering capture! Congratulations on your win! #65202

Gary H. Minish

Congratulations on a well deserved win, Shelly! #65532

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