Inner Light

Laura E. Swan level-classic 7/6/2009 1:04:44 AM

WOWZA! Beautiful, Julianne! Love it! Your framing is superb as well.

-Laura #1150311

Melissa G. Meiselman 7/6/2009 1:13:16 AM

Exquisite shot of this beautiful lily taken with ultra sharp detail,a great inner glow and wonderful composition, Julianne!! Great description, as well!! #7708844

Brett Dolsen 7/6/2009 1:47:49 AM

Gorgeous light,tones,mood and composition Julianne!!Brett #7708947

Clyde P. Smith 7/6/2009 2:03:29 AM

Beautiful capture. Wonderfull composition, tones and light Julianne. #7708977

Stefania Barbier level-classic 7/6/2009 2:13:55 AM

spectacular lighting and floral Julianne!!! #7709005

Kerry Hill level-classic 7/6/2009 2:23:50 AM

Just beautiful, Julianne!! Gorgeous lighting and fantastic composition!! #7709029

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 7/6/2009 3:31:59 AM

Beautiful light composition and tones, Julianne. #7709210

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 7/6/2009 3:40:00 AM

Beautifully captured, Julianne! #7709259

Carol Sawyer 7/6/2009 4:14:36 AM

Stunning capture, tones and lighting, Julianne!! #7709404

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 7/6/2009 4:55:52 AM

Stunning image, Julianne.

Dominick #7709508

Val Feldman level-classic 7/6/2009 4:58:52 AM

Simply spectacular, Julianne... #7709525

Candice C. Calhoun level-classic 7/6/2009 5:14:51 AM

A thoughtful, exquisite photo, so lovely and masterfully photographed! Super for the monthly theme!

ccc #7709609

Monnie Ryan level-classic 7/6/2009 7:23:24 AM

Simply gorgeous, Julianne -- and perfect for the theme this month! #7710132

Melissa Olsen 7/6/2009 7:41:18 AM

Julianne, this probably one of the best florals I have ever seen. Great shot and work. #7710204

Jack Ryan 7/6/2009 8:39:18 AM

Excellent composition in this beautiful image. Interesting notes as well. Very well done, Julianne. #7710499

Marty Straub 7/6/2009 9:31:33 AM

Beautiful exposure, Julianne. Love the yellow light. Pray for the mudders ~those stuck in the mud of materialism. #7710602

Julianne Bradford 7/6/2009 10:33:01 AM

Thanks so much Laura,Melissa,Brett,Clyde,Stefania,Kerri,Barbara,Carol,Dominick,Valarie,Candice,Monnie,Melissa! Thanks Sabrina, your comment means so much to me because you are the waterlily expert! Thanks Jack and Marty thanks for the reminder, we should all pray for those stuck in materialism and for ourselves.
We all need to re-connect with what is "real". It reminds me of Plato's allegory of the cave...

Plato imagines a group of people who have lived chained in a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows projected on the wall by things passing in front of the cave entrance, and begin to ascribe forms to these shadows. According to Plato, the shadows are as close as the prisoners get to seeing reality. He then explains how the philosopher is like a prisoner who is freed from the cave and comes to understand that the shadows on the wall are not constitutive of reality at all, as he can perceive the true form of reality rather than the mere shadows seen by the prisoners
I really appreciate all your comments! #7710745

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap 7/6/2009 11:33:23 AM

Wonderful image, composition, tones & light Julianne!Well done! #7710948

Mark Dodge 7/6/2009 11:47:55 AM

Holy smokes! This is beautiful! Love the lighting. You nailed the details, Julianne. Wonderful, excellent composition. :o)

... so too much sun is not so good! LOL! #7711029

Julianne Bradford 7/6/2009 12:26:42 PM

Thanks Rajeev. Thanks Mark, you are too funny,Nope too much sun is not good,for waterlilies or blondes. Major smiles here. #7711149

Courtenay Vanderbilt 7/6/2009 12:38:25 PM

Beautiful lighting and details on this waterlily capture, Julianne! #7711163

Ron McEwan 7/6/2009 1:23:41 PM

Excellent MT Julianne, this is truly lovely, well done. #7711237

Gord MacEachern level-classic 7/6/2009 2:06:21 PM

Beautiful image Julianne,love your description also! #7711391

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 7/6/2009 2:33:40 PM

Remarkable beauty~!!! #7711535

Mark Dodge 7/6/2009 4:42:11 PM

:o) You crack me up, Julianne.

Hey! Just got my new camera. I'm excited, but now I have to learn to shoot all over again. LOL! Seriously, it's going to take me a few months. You know how it is. #7711930

Eugenio Diaz 7/6/2009 5:05:06 PM

Beautiful capture and lighting!! #7712030

Tammy Espino 7/6/2009 5:24:12 PM

Stunning! :) #7712116

Yulianto Soeroso 7/6/2009 5:48:34 PM

nice pov and nice composition #7712243

Julianne Bradford 7/6/2009 5:52:54 PM

Thanks Courtenay,Ron, Gord,and Donna,I sure appreciate your comments! You will have so much fun with the 50D Mark! I can't wait to see your shots. Thanks Eugenio, Tammy and Yulianto! #7712266

Yulianto Soeroso 7/6/2009 5:53:04 PM

nice pov and nice composition #7712269

Maria A. Gonzalez 7/6/2009 6:43:53 PM

This is very beautiful,julianne..I like how you were able to isolate the green pods from the beautiful lily..The lighting is amazing and the composition as well.Very well done. #7712477

Julianne Bradford 7/6/2009 6:50:28 PM

Thanks Maria, The sun was coming through the trees that shaded the bloom in just the right place at just the right time. I was a student of Yoganandas teachings(the original yogi that started the SRF who lived on this beautiful Encinitas Bluff) I feel I was blessed with the light on this beautiful Lotus flower in his behalf. #7712512

A P 7/6/2009 8:10:55 PM

Beautiful water lily capture, Julianne. Caught the light just right. #7712780

Sam Britt 7/6/2009 8:11:21 PM

Beautiful theme entry, great composition & lighting, Julianne. #7712782

Julianne Bradford 7/7/2009 9:37:35 AM

Thanks Ann and Samantha, I appreciate your comments very much! #7714752

Mitch Spence level-classic 7/7/2009 1:32:52 PM

Lovely example of isolation with light, Julianne. Nicely done. #7715180

Michael Khoury 7/8/2009 4:27:09 AM

This is quite lovely Julianne!
mk #7717109

Susan M. Campbell 7/8/2009 11:30:42 AM

The lighting is what makes this oh so gorgeous! Nice work!! #7718518

Boyd L. Alexander 7/8/2009 11:58:36 AM

This is a stunner Julianne!! Fantastic lighting, composition and a painting!! Well done!! #7718683

Janice Mezzacappa 7/8/2009 8:51:48 PM

Gorgeous!!! Excellent use of lighting and everything else :) Great work Julianne!! #7720236

JudyAnn Rector level-classic 7/10/2009 6:54:42 PM

Simple, stunning, perfection, Julianne! #7726810

Julianne Bradford level-classic 7/10/2009 9:10:35 PM

Thanks so much . Your comments make this shot even more special to me. #7727038

Wm Nosal 7/12/2009 1:29:36 PM

WOW! Beautiful #7731995

Gerri R. Jones 7/14/2009 8:32:30 PM

So pretty Julianne...the light reflecting through the petals is exquisite! #7740249

Datha Y. Thompson 7/22/2009 5:12:40 PM

Gorgeous!!! and Perfectly titled Julianne :0) #7771305

Nikki McDonald level-classic 7/22/2009 10:05:15 PM

The light is perfectly beautiful here, Julianne, and I love the gray-green tones of the background pads. Welcome to 101. #7772531

Chris Schlosser 7/26/2009 8:48:08 AM

Julianne, very beautiful shot! #7783131

Julianne Bradford 7/26/2009 9:18:06 AM

Thanks Wm,Gerri,Datha,Nikki and Chris, I appreciate your comments! #7783265

Courtenay Vanderbilt 8/17/2009 3:21:26 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist, Julianne! #7857661

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 8/17/2009 4:56:38 PM

on your well deserving FINALIST. 8o) #7858397

Karen Celella level-classic 8/17/2009 5:08:23 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Julianne! The light is exceptional and your description is very interesting. #7858487

Ron McEwan level-classic 8/17/2009 5:21:31 PM

Let me repeat myself my friend, it is a pleasure to congratulate you on getting a well deserved Silver. #7858565

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 8/17/2009 5:51:00 PM

A remarkable water lily image. Congratulations on another finalist Julianne.

Good luck in the next round and keep up the GREAT work!

Your friend,

Donna #7858810

Julianne Bradford 8/17/2009 5:55:46 PM

Thank you all for your congratulations. I am so honored! #7858850

Ruth Grimm 8/17/2009 5:55:57 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Julianne ! #7858852

Val Feldman level-classic 8/17/2009 6:51:15 PM

I'm so happy to congratulate you a second time, Julianne! A beautiful capture and a much-deserved Finalist!! WTG, California Lady!!! Val #7859411

Wm Nosal 8/17/2009 8:16:53 PM

Beautiful Shot! #7860130

Valentin M. Armianu 8/17/2009 8:18:09 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist!! Excellent shot! #7860138

Carol L. Fowler 8/17/2009 8:35:44 PM

Wow- another one! Congrats! #7860243

Terry Cervi level-classic 8/17/2009 9:16:45 PM

Amazing detail and a very beautiful shot, Julianne! Congrats on your finalist! #7860409

Sharon Sawyer 8/17/2009 10:16:10 PM

HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved finalist, Julianne!!! All the best in the next round. #7860511

Karen Engelbreth 8/17/2009 10:37:52 PM

Congratulations Julianne... #7860547

Linda L. Ruiz 8/17/2009 11:15:04 PM

just beautiful light...Congrats #7860640

Stefania Barbier level-classic 8/18/2009 1:01:29 AM

huge congrats again!!!! #7860902

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 8/18/2009 1:29:15 AM

Beautiful, Julianne! I love how the flower glows against the backdrop! Congratulations! #7860972

Katarina Mansson 8/18/2009 3:41:46 AM

Lovely floral. Congratulations on your finalist! #7861270

Anita Hogue 8/18/2009 4:52:19 AM

B E A U T I F U L !!!!! Congratulations! #7861578

Daniella Puente 8/18/2009 6:40:41 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Julianne, is a beauty! :))) #7862190

Eugenio Diaz 8/18/2009 6:52:09 AM

Congratulations on this Fabulous Finalist, Julianne! #7862270

Les Rhoades level-classic 8/18/2009 6:55:20 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist selection! #7862290

Mitch Spence level-classic 8/18/2009 9:09:10 AM

Congratulations to you, Julianne! #7862945

Jeana Clark 8/18/2009 10:15:28 AM

Fabulous Finalist Julianne!!!
Much Deserved Congratulations
are in order!!!

~J~ #7863207

Susan M. Campbell 8/18/2009 10:25:58 AM

Way to go! A well deserved finalist. #7863273

Colleen Farrell level-classic 8/18/2009 2:15:10 PM

Gorgeous, Julianne! Big congrats on your finalist! #7863921

Mary K. Robison 8/18/2009 6:31:43 PM

Superb and well-deserved finalist, Julianne!
Congratulations, and best of luck to you in the next round! #7865044

Julianne Bradford 8/19/2009 8:19:15 AM

Thank you all for your wonderful comments and good wishes. I appreciate them so much! I am so honored! #7867501

Melissa G. Meiselman 8/20/2009 8:55:16 AM

Congratulations on this striking finalist, Julianne!! The lighting is simply wonderful!!! #7872083

Nadya Johnson 8/20/2009 1:00:23 PM

This is stunning, Julianne! The light is wonderful. I really like the "parchment" of those pretty glowing petals! Congratulations on another awesome finalist!

(Also, enjoyed your commentary. Read, or see enough about M-theory and quantum mechanics and you realize ALL we really see or know about, are "shadows," chimeras and wisps of Unreality. In fact - we're just as shadowy, ourselves! If you expand an atom so the nucleus is the size of a pea and you put it in a HUGE cathedral such as Notre Dame, the electrons surrounding it would be flickering against the outer walls! I believe it was Einstein who said, "The universe is stranger than you can even imagine." Not exact but close... !) #7872661

Anne M. Young 8/21/2009 10:21:04 PM

Congratulations - beautiful finalist! #7876555

Tammy Espino 8/22/2009 4:43:16 PM

Congrats!!! :) #7878525

Randy A. Baumhover 8/24/2009 7:01:27 PM

This is a true beauty, fantastic capture! Congrats on your finalist nod. RB #7884960

A P 8/26/2009 7:33:33 AM

Still playing catch up on things but wanted to congratulate you on BOTH your amazing finalist, Julianne. #7889414

Boyd L. Alexander 9/23/2009 7:43:14 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on both of your terrific finalist wins Julianne..I knew this was going far when I made it a fav!!! #7974355

Julianne Bradford 11/2/2009 12:08:22 PM

Thanks for all your great comments.This picture almost took itself because of the lighting. I was privileged to click the shutter. #8097405

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 5/13/2010 6:52:47 PM

LOVE this image Julianne! The details, the lighting everything! A well deserved Finalist award! #8610103

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Self Realization Fellowship Gardens
7/3/09 Shutter Priority,f/5.6,250mm,ISO-320,Tripod,Automatic Shutter release.
Shaded natural light through trees,no filters,crop or effects

The roots of a lotus are in the mud, the stem grows up through the water, and the heavily scented flower lies pristinely above the water, basking in the sunlight. This pattern of growth signifies the progress of the soul from the primeval mud of materialism, through the waters of experience, and into the bright sunshine of enlightenment and re-connection with spirit.
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Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/3200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, FocalLength: 250.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 7/6/2009 12:50:59 AM

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Camera: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR Photo Contest Finalist

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