Sky Lines

Laura E. Swan level-classic 3/17/2009 1:09:01 AM

WOW! This is powerful! Another great building image from you, Christine. Wonderful lines and textures. YOUR FAVORITES!!! Love your choice to go B&W with this one, too!

HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY! HEY! Where is your green??? -PINCH!-

-Laura :) #1099513

M.Christine Duncan 3/17/2009 6:00:33 AM

Thanks Laura, it's true. I love line and texture, any dynamic design element! This is from my photowalk with Christine Lobsinger yesterday :-)
Happy St.Pat's to you too m'dear! #7294785

Marisol Pastor 3/17/2009 12:56:06 PM

Wow! Love those lines and that powerful pov. Fantastic work Christine! #7295913

M.Christine Duncan 3/17/2009 3:17:16 PM

Thank you so much Marisol! There's so much in my own city to capture... everytime I go downtown I find something else I've never noticed before, lol. #7296332

Gregory D. Molzahn 3/17/2009 3:56:48 PM

Real sense of power here. Great shot, Christine. #7296470

M.Christine Duncan 3/17/2009 6:54:07 PM

Thank you Gregory, I did hope to convey how solid and powerful this structure is... I've tried taking it from farther away, but in such a crowded city it's impossible to get a pleasing view without poles and wires galore, lol. So I'm happy that folks feel this angle works! #7297068

Mick Burkey level-classic 3/18/2009 10:35:50 AM

Very bold image, Christine! Love those strong leading lines, the deep tonality and your composition. Another fine B&W piece of art. Well done! #7299513

Conrad L. Conero 3/19/2009 3:09:53 PM

Nice, Christine. I can see all those additional MP's already. :) #7304181

Aimee C. Eisaman 3/20/2009 9:13:18 AM

Great lines in this shot! Whoohooo you got a new camera! So did the D90! :~) How are you liking yours? Mine is great! #7307702

M.Christine Duncan 3/20/2009 10:07:59 AM

Thank you so much Mick, a great comment to read for sure! Thanks!

That's very sweet Conrad, thank you kind sir! I guess I'll watch and see if you're right, lol!

Thanks Aim! The new camera rocks... it's funny, cause when I got your email I had just been looking at cameras on sale... weird! I'm looking forward to seeing your own pics taken with your new one too! All that extra power makes a difference doesn't it!?! #7307905

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 3/21/2009 11:09:50 AM

This is amazing!
What fantastic pov!!!
~♥~Lisa #7311917

M.Christine Duncan 3/23/2009 8:05:56 AM

Thank you so much Lisa :-) How wonderful to read your comments! Thanks! #7318279

Eugenio Diaz 3/23/2009 8:23:43 AM

Hi Christine, this is so well framed,excellent shapes contrast and tones here...very strong image!
Wonderful light and Fantastic perspective!...Great leading lines toward the infinite...A Masterpiece, my Friend! #7318379

M.Christine Duncan 3/23/2009 9:38:30 AM

Eugenio, I greatly appreciate you saying so! Thank you so very much!
This was Hamilton's first ever skyscraper built in 1929... a very stately piece of architecture. #7318728

Joan E. Hoffman 3/23/2009 9:55:50 AM

Excellent POV, and wonderfully presented in B&W Christine!! How fun that you and CL got to go on a photowalk together!!!

I think we will be seeing this shot again SOON! #7318825

M.Christine Duncan 3/23/2009 10:11:24 AM

Thank you Joan, it was super fun to hang with another avid BPer for a morning! Chris L is one terrific lady!
It's a pity you don't pass through this area in your travels... but maybe one day! Never know :-) #7318876

Maria Zammit 3/23/2009 10:11:57 AM

Fantastic pov Christine! #7318878

M.Christine Duncan 3/23/2009 11:04:23 AM

Thank you Maria! I appreciate it! #7318972

Christine Lobsinger level-classic 3/23/2009 12:21:57 PM

Strong... Strong... Strong... A Masterpiece my friend!!!!
A++++++++++++ all the way to the top, for sure...
I'm smiling from ear to ear here!!! I love your POV and all those LINES!!!!
Wonderful in b/w too!! WOW!!

Adam CD Caron 3/23/2009 2:25:46 PM

what a great shot. my eye was all over this like a big piece of candy so much to see nice job #7319575

M.Christine Duncan 3/23/2009 6:36:32 PM

Thanks Chris :-) You've given me a smile too girl! That's very sweet of you!

LOL, really? Thanks Adam! That's a wonderful compliment. #7320600

Vladan D. Djordjevic 3/23/2009 8:58:39 PM

Another great photo taken from an excellent pov, with terrific lines, details and lighting. #7321034

Sherry McClead 3/23/2009 11:02:08 PM

WOW such drama... I usually don't go for the B&Ws but this one rocks... dramatic lines and tones... again... WOW.

Sherrybear #7321148

M.Christine Duncan 3/24/2009 10:50:39 AM

Vladan, I'm delighted my friend! Thank you, thank you!!!

Aw, thank you so much Sherrybear! I'm blushing, lol... thanks for giving my day a little boost! #7323317

Ulysses A. Villamin 3/24/2009 3:31:13 PM

Fantastic!!!! #7324189

M.Christine Duncan 3/25/2009 4:55:59 AM

Thank you so much Ulysses! That's very kind of you friend! #7326222

Sharon 4/1/2009 1:27:56 PM

fabulous perspective and B&W image!! #7361029

David 4/12/2009 11:14:57 AM

I love that you used b/w for this shot. Fantastic job on this one. I hope you're loving your D80. It's a great camera! - David #7397423

M.Christine Duncan 4/15/2009 8:06:07 AM

Thank you Sharon, it's a fabulous building to capture...

Thanks so much David, I AM totally loving the D80!!! It truly is a great camera - and so easy to handle. It really let's me focus on spontaneous compositions, and changing main settings quickly the minute I need to... #7407417

Dawn M. Schneider 4/22/2009 12:38:21 PM

YOU GO GIRL!!! CONGRATS ON THIS FINALIST!!! good luck on the next level! #7432307

Christine Lobsinger level-classic 4/22/2009 1:53:37 PM

Congrats CD... WTG!! I knew it would go!!! Good Luck in the next round!!

Adam CD Caron 4/22/2009 1:54:44 PM

Congrats CD this is great #7433036

Rachelle D. Carriere 4/22/2009 2:04:22 PM

WOW stunning! Congratulation on your finalist Christine! #7433130

M.Christine Duncan 4/22/2009 2:14:33 PM

Thank you Dawn! I was pleased to discover this one as a finalist :-)Thanks so much!

Thanks Chris, that's so nice of ya!!! Lot's of smiling now *wink*.

Hey Adam, thank you buddy! I totally appreciate it! #7433217

M.Christine Duncan 4/22/2009 2:16:30 PM

Thanks Rachelle :-) That's very sweet of you! And good luck to you as well in the next round my friend! #7433230

Larry L. Redmon level-classic 4/22/2009 2:58:54 PM

Fantastic shot, Christine! Very well deserved finalist! #7433693

Daniella Puente 4/22/2009 3:37:24 PM

EXCELLENT Christine, congrats on this!!! #7434064

Ken Jarvis 4/22/2009 4:22:00 PM

Congratulations, Christine on your finalist! #7434472

Debbra Bailey level-classic 4/22/2009 5:20:21 PM

Congratulations Christine! #7434934

Max Aureli level-classic 4/22/2009 5:48:35 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist Christine!!! :-))) #7435214

Laura E. Swan level-classic 4/22/2009 6:32:25 PM

Myspace Glitter Maker

I guess the JUDGES realized how POWERFUL this one was, too, Christine!!!

Huge Congrats to you Little Sis! You deserve it!!! :)

-Laura #7435535

Aimee C. Eisaman level-classic 4/22/2009 6:44:57 PM

Congrats girl! So proud of you! :~) #7435662

M.Christine Duncan 4/22/2009 6:58:21 PM

Wow... well a sincere thank you to you all; Larry, Daniella, Ken, Debbra, Max, Laura (you glittery gal you) and Aim!!!!
This really has made my day hearing from each of you when you are all so very talented in your own right!!!!
Thank you! #7435791

Eugenio Diaz 4/22/2009 8:51:35 PM

AWESOME image here well composed and very well deserved Finalist!!!

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 4/23/2009 5:40:45 AM

This is fabulous, Christine!
Big congratulations on a well-deserved finalist!!!
Smiles, Lisa♥ #7438673

Jeff Robinson level-classic 4/23/2009 9:27:21 AM

Outstanding work - Congrats Christine on your Finalist! Jeff #7439892

Christina N. Seuser level-classic 4/23/2009 10:19:54 AM

So glad to see this as a Finalist Christine, it is stunning. Congrats! #7440234

Colleen Farrell level-classic 4/23/2009 10:21:01 AM

Awesome! Congratulations, Christine! #7440240

Colleen Farrell 4/23/2009 4:25:48 PM


This is such a dramatic and substantial image. You have brought life back to an old, yet monumental structure!

And I commend you for your high award.

-Steve #7441593

M.Christine Duncan 4/23/2009 8:14:19 PM

Eugenio, Lisa, Jeff, Christina, Colleen, and Steve...I have to smile reading such lovely comments from you all! Thank you and hope you're having a wonderful evening!!! #7442413

Vladan D. Djordjevic 4/24/2009 7:54:51 AM

Congratulations on your finalist!

Marisol Pastor 4/24/2009 11:41:37 AM

Congratulations my friend! Let's keep our fingers crossed for the next round! #7445076

Karen Kessler 4/24/2009 12:29:02 PM

Congratulations on the EP AND FINALIST awards, Christine! The POV on this capture is AWESOME!!! #7445255

M.Christine Duncan 4/24/2009 4:47:11 PM

Thank you Vladan, very kind of you to stop by!!! Hope you have a great weekend!

Thank you so much Marisol, I'm just glad it made finalist :-)

Thank you Karen! Lovely of you to come by... I need to pop over to your gallery, it's been toooo long :-) #7445968

Larry L. Redmon level-classic 4/27/2009 11:25:43 AM

Congratulations on your win, Christine! I am happy for you! #7456700

Maria Zammit 4/27/2009 11:27:38 AM

Huge congratulations Christine! WTG!!! #7456707

Marisol Pastor 4/27/2009 12:49:46 PM

YES! Congratulations on a fantastic win Christine! #7456981

M.Christine Duncan 4/27/2009 2:25:59 PM

Thank you Larry, I'm in very talented company this month I have to say... I'm thrilled :-)

Thank you Maria!!! That's lovely of you to stop in! Thanks!

Thank you Marisol, I'm so happy it went as far as it did. Thanks for being so encouraging! #7457263

Christine Lobsinger level-classic 4/27/2009 2:50:45 PM

Hi CD... Very Happy For YOU!!! Congratulations on this outstanding winner!!

M.Christine Duncan 4/27/2009 4:18:53 PM

Thanks Chris!!! Hope your van was fixed okay... thanks so much for doing the driving for our outting! It was fun! #7457548

Colleen Farrell level-classic 4/27/2009 4:51:50 PM

Big congrats, Christine!! #7457715

Debbie E. Payne 4/27/2009 5:08:24 PM

Wonderful win, Christine. Your architecural shots are just amazing! This one really commands attention and is getting it! #7457847

Aimee C. Eisaman 4/27/2009 5:22:28 PM

See you don't know how good you are girl! CONGRATS on a well deserved win! :~) #7457921

Shawn Guy 4/27/2009 5:55:38 PM

Congrats Christine!!! #7458097

Mick Burkey level-classic 4/27/2009 6:03:03 PM

I'm so glad to see this in the winners circle, Christine! Fantastic work and a well-deservd win. BIG Congratulations to you :) #7458130

Vladan D. Djordjevic 4/27/2009 6:11:39 PM


Dawn M. Schneider 4/27/2009 7:17:35 PM


A P 4/27/2009 8:08:38 PM

Picture perfect CONGRATULATIONS on your win!! #7458759

Christina N. Seuser 4/28/2009 12:30:03 AM

Woo Hoo! Congratulations Christine!!! #7459287

M.Christine Duncan 4/28/2009 5:06:21 AM

Colleen, Debbie, Aimee and Shawn... you guys are sweet, thank you so much! Such lovely comments to get up to in the morning :-)

Mick, Vladan, Dawn, Ann, and Christina... thanks to all of you for making me smile!!! I'm so glad you stopped by!!!

And to all my fellow winners... congrats to you all, you are all an inspiration to someone like me!!! #7460058

Sherry McClead 4/28/2009 6:07:03 AM

Congrats on the gold Christine... your the bomb!

Sherrybear #7460199

Eugenio Diaz 4/28/2009 6:33:36 AM

Congratulations on your Win!!!!
Well done Christine! #7460303

Elida Gutierrez 4/28/2009 7:40:22 AM


 "Purple Crystal Trophy"

A Special Trophy for

"August Winners"


Vitor Dias 4/28/2009 8:22:50 AM

Hi web friend.
Big Congratulations on your wonderful second place winner Christine.

rgds Vitor #7461007

Elida Gutierrez 4/28/2009 9:25:28 AM


 "Purple Crystal Trophy"

A Special Trophy for

"MARCH Winners"

Sorry!!! #7461359

Rachelle D. Carriere 4/28/2009 12:51:51 PM

Big congrats on your second place winner Christine! Keep them coming! #7461935

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 4/29/2009 3:24:41 PM

Awesome Christine! A huge congratulations on your win! #7465769

Alan Garner 5/1/2009 1:32:02 PM

Christine - great shot and congratulations on being chosen as a Finalist - well desreved indeed!

Al #7473668

M.Christine Duncan 5/6/2009 8:17:09 PM

Sorry gang that I couldn't respond earlier.... I'll try to do it right now :-)

Sherrybear (happy belated birthday btw!!!), Eugenio, and Elida... thank you so much for your delightful comments!

Vitor, Rachelle, Donna, and Alan... thank you so much, you're all very kind! I'm very thankful! #7493745

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 5/20/2009 2:16:12 AM

Congratulations Christine on your Win!!!

Dominick #7539022

Maria Zammit level-classic 7/28/2009 7:47:33 AM

Well done Christine. Outstanding winner!!! #7790229

M.Christine Duncan 7/28/2009 7:54:17 AM

Thank you Dominic and Maria! I'm glad to read such kind words! #7790281

Debbie E. Payne 7/28/2009 8:33:43 AM

Such a beautiful, strong image. So glad to see it get the judge's winning nod! #7790437

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This is the Pigott Building, built in 1929 by the prestigous Pigott Construction Co. and was Hamilton's first skyscraper. It has 18 stories and in 1929 the cost of construction was 1 million dollars!

Hamilton, Ont. Mar.2009

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 10/1600 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on 3/16/2009 9:02:26 PM

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Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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