Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 6/25/2009 12:10:14 PM

Very well seen and captured Dale! Jeff #1146117

Rita K. Connell level-deluxe 6/25/2009 12:22:16 PM

Welcome back Dale, I like this at first glance, you think they are squares then you look again and realize they are chairs. Kowing myself I would have got fixed on the the one black chair with all the gold ones. you know like be unique, i'm different , or something corny... great capture. Rita #7677642

Anthony L. Mancuso 6/25/2009 12:37:06 PM

Great eye Dale, excellent image here..its a shoe in for an EP in EOD and probably more...i would only consider cloning over the brown chair on the top of edge with one of the gold ones or cropping to a longer horizontal rectangle...actually the longer I look at it the more potential crops I see, but yours is outstanding nonetheless.. #7677661

Debbie E. Payne 6/25/2009 12:42:48 PM

I agree, Dale ... this one has Winner written all over it. Wouldn't change a thing. #7677676

Michael Kelly level-deluxe 6/25/2009 12:54:43 PM

Great shot Dale - my hat is off to the folks who set these up with such precision for you to capture so beautifully. Like Tony I see lots of options here, but this one works fine for me. #7677714

Christie R. Bielss level-deluxe 6/25/2009 2:49:21 PM

Great capture Dale! Looks like an engineer got out there and directed the chair placement!! Fantastic shot as is. #7678050

Anne M. Young level-deluxe 6/25/2009 3:17:27 PM

Fantastic - and I love the unique black chair - draws attention in this great capture #7678089

Susan M. Reynolds level-deluxe 6/25/2009 5:09:31 PM

As stated this is one great photo! And so many crop options too as Anthony said.
~S~ #7678436

Dale Hardin level-deluxe 6/25/2009 8:21:20 PM

A huge thanks to all my friends at Phellos for the kind comments. Luckily I have the original (I think) of this shot and there is room for many other crops, as some of you have mentioned.

This was taken at my Grandson's graduation from Oregon State college last week. #7678779

Laura L. Gonzales level-deluxe 6/26/2009 12:24:59 AM

Fantastic capture and pov, Dale!! You must have been in the nose bleed seats. LOL! Great work! Laura #7679142

Aimee C. Eisaman level-deluxe 6/26/2009 5:21:21 AM

Great eye Dale! Very nice composition...would have taken me forever to figure out how to frame this! Love that one brown chair.....really adds someting to this shot! :~) #7679834

Dale Hardin level-deluxe 6/26/2009 7:56:57 AM

Thanks Laura Lee. It was in the nose bleed seats for sure. Here's another shot of the area.

Thank you Aimee. As you can see from this other shot, there are lots of variations to this pattern that can be salvaged. I'll be trying them all. #7680394

Aimee C. Eisaman level-deluxe 6/26/2009 9:00:09 AM

So you compose shots like this after the fact? Thats a good idea....I always find composing in PS easier than in camera! :~) #7680661

Dale Hardin level-deluxe 6/26/2009 1:01:08 PM

In this case I did. My lens didn't allow me to get close enough at this location. Usually I compose when I'm shooting. However, I always leave a little extra in case I have to correct for tilt or whatever. #7681303

Sharon Lohrmann 6/26/2009 4:08:54 PM

great shot dale. I love the coppery tones in the chairs. should do well in the EoD category. #7681602

Dale Hardin 6/26/2009 10:07:34 PM

Thank you Sharon #7682447

Colleen Farrell level-deluxe 7/21/2009 4:32:45 PM

Love this, Dale! Into my faves. Fantastic composition. Big congrats on your finalist! #7763865

Sherry McClead 7/21/2009 4:53:34 PM

Fantastic!!! Big congrats on your finalist!!!

Sherrybear #7764070

Jeanine M. Bailey 7/21/2009 5:18:53 PM

Congrats Dale on an awesome finalist!!! :) #7764332

Vicki Snow 7/21/2009 5:23:46 PM


Christie R. Bielss 7/21/2009 5:25:11 PM

Congrats on the Finalist!! #7764406

Esther R. Tinz 7/21/2009 5:53:56 PM

Congratulations Dale!!! #7764645

Aimee C. Eisaman 7/21/2009 7:26:44 PM

Congrats on a super Phinalist O master of composition! :~) #7765506

Dale Hardin 7/21/2009 7:40:37 PM

Colleen, thank you so much. For anyone reading this be sure to check out Colleen's gallery. She is a Grand Prize winner and her work is fantastic.

Sherrybear, thanks so much for stopping by and thanks for the nice comment.

Christie, Jeanine, Esther, Vicki and Aimee, thanks for all the support and help in the Phello's club. I really appreciate it. #7765656

Anthony L. Mancuso 7/21/2009 9:20:27 PM

Way to go Dale...congrats on your well deserved phinalist.. #7766246

Dale Hardin 7/21/2009 11:30:09 PM

Your support means a lot to me Tony. I'm a big fan of your talent. #7766692

Christine Czernin level-deluxe 7/22/2009 12:34:28 AM

Big Congrats,Dale. Another great finalist. #7766843

Susan M. Reynolds level-deluxe 7/22/2009 3:03:09 AM

Kudos on a very well done finalist! Way to Go DALE! #7767086

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 7/22/2009 3:58:39 AM

What an eye to catch this beautiful shot. CONGRATS on this awesome finalist, Dale. And good luck in the next round!

UB. #7767314

Katarina Mansson 7/22/2009 4:04:13 AM

Love, love, LOVE this! Great composition, pattern and details. Congratulations on a fantastic finalist! #7767329

Rita K. Connell level-deluxe 7/22/2009 4:57:38 AM

Hip...Hip...Hooray way to go Dale we will all cross our fingers for you. #7767480

Dale Hardin 7/22/2009 9:58:10 AM

Thanks Christine and congrats to you on your "Down in the Dungeons" shot. Didn't know you had taken a class. How did you like it?

Susan, thanks so much.

Thank you Usman. I remember you well and your wonderful "Chain of the Arches"

Katarina I see why you liked this image. Your gallery is filled with wonderful pattern shots.

Thank you, thank you Rita. So happy to get your support. #7769345

Raymond Pauly level-deluxe 7/22/2009 2:28:37 PM

Very well seen capture! Awesome perspective, Dale! Congratulations! #7770717

Dale Hardin 7/22/2009 3:08:00 PM

Thank you Raymond. #7770879

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 7/22/2009 6:04:10 PM

WOW, Dale, CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing FINALIST!!! #7771610

Dale Hardin level-deluxe 7/22/2009 9:36:03 PM

thank you Patrick. Sorry I missed your win on the "Dumpster Part" Love that shot!!! Great coloring and wonderful textures. Composition ain't so bad either old pal. #7772437

Laura L. Gonzales level-deluxe 7/23/2009 11:56:47 PM

WTG Dale on your fantastic Finalist!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!! Laura :) #7776675

Dale Hardin level-deluxe 7/24/2009 9:14:31 AM

Thanks so much Laura. Loved your new gallery entries. "Hard on the eyes" was awesome and "Waiting to Reconnect" was pretty cool. Love the way you're experimenting and branching out. #7778017

Jeff E Jensen 7/25/2009 7:40:06 PM

Congratulations Dale! #7781757

Dale Hardin 7/25/2009 8:08:04 PM

thank you Jeff. I appreciate it a lot. #7781805

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