The Awakening

© Vicki Hunt

The Awakening

Colleen Braun 5/4/2005 3:12:48 AM

very creative... #244632

Tammy Scott 5/4/2005 3:13:25 AM

Funny shot, Vicki. #1317748

S J 5/4/2005 3:35:11 AM

Very creative image, Vicki!! You really fooled me...lol. #1317795

Carla Metzler 5/4/2005 3:38:33 AM

LOL...Creative, Vicki! Wonderful job! #1317802

Donna W. Neal 5/4/2005 3:59:29 AM

LOL...
Brilliant Vicki...bravo! #1317867

Cindy Paquette 5/4/2005 4:13:46 AM

Welcome back Vicki!!!
Well, I must be in a way different mood than everyone else as I've taken a more serious view of your image. My first impulse was " a powerful and dramatic shot"..still is. It's a super shot, but it instills,for me, a sense of loss of power in that the hand appears ominous. An emotional shot for me. Well done by you! #1317939

Jason Gehrman 5/4/2005 4:21:21 AM

Creative shot. I am interested to see the original shot instead of a photoshoped one. But great idea none the less. Have to agree with comment above. This shot is just on that cusp of about to be released chaos. The threat of doom. Creative thinking. Good luck with the competition. #1317972

Vicki Hunt 5/4/2005 4:59:17 AM

Cindy, thank you for saying this...As I worked on this, I could not help but think of Americas loss on 9-11...I started to title this "Beware", but decided to use the name of the sculpture because I think this could say a million words for all of us to "Be Awake!"...We lost a friend in one of those planes that day as so many others did! I was hesitant to enter the image, since it can provoke emotion...but decided to go ahead....My other shot with the helicopter is on film...I will try to figure out soon how to add it on to this discussion... Helicopters fly back and forth constantly over the sculpture and look like they are flying into and out of the hand...Please feel free to make any comments you would like to....and thanks to you all who have posted! #1318140

Kevin Burns 5/4/2005 5:00:23 AM

Perfect timing!!! Well done.
Sadly I thought of Sep.11th. #1318144

Brinn MacDougall 5/4/2005 10:41:29 AM

I think photography should provoke different emotions..my first thought was 911 and it upset me. Then, the other side is the skill of presenting an image with emotion, which, is very well done!
design today.. #1319217

Marsha S. Smith 5/4/2005 11:15:20 AM

Wonderfully done, but just a little scary! #1319319

Goshka G. 5/4/2005 12:57:51 PM

My first thought was - what impeccable timing, before reading what you wrote, Vicki! Now I'm thinking - what impeccable PS manipulation!! Whatever the feeling the image invokes, it remains an impeccably composed shot, Vicki! Slightly ominous, true, but I didn't really think of Sept 11 (I was actually in NYC when it did happen, so maybe I'm just trying to block it out). #1319570

Patty Razonable 5/4/2005 4:23:30 PM

Along with all the comments above, this image is very well done with the effects that generates the memories not forgotten......impressive!!! #1319992

DiAnna F. Paulk 5/4/2005 4:55:50 PM

Wow, Vicki! Way to generate a discussion! You go, girl! :) It is a wonderful image. I can't tell that it was manipulated at all!

Only 7 more teaching days and I'm hitting the road! We'll have to get together again. #1320044

William C. Raco 5/4/2005 5:26:11 PM

Very striking and emotional image, Vicki
Powerful and thought provoking.
Well done.

bill
#1320136

Kathryn Love 5/4/2005 5:28:51 PM

wow! now this is very very dramatic, stunning, and unique! #1320147

Debra Booth 5/4/2005 6:58:37 PM

A very thought-provoking image, Vicki. It really points out that the events of 9-11 are far reaching and will continue to revisit us in many aspects of our lives. Very nice photo and PS work!! #1320303

Laurence Saliba 5/6/2005 12:27:05 PM

This is awesome Vicki!!!! #1326062

kerby lee pfrangle 5/6/2005 12:29:04 PM

Vicki this FUNNY big time. Good job of putting the two picture's together.

Kerby #1326067

Laura Clay-Ballard 5/9/2005 5:33:45 AM

I take it as serious, too. My first thoughts were Sept. 11 and the destruction that followed. This photo is emotional. WHich is GREAT! Emotions don't all have to be good. Beautiful work. #1332960

Melissa L. Zavadil 5/9/2005 7:05:51 AM

This is wildly creative of you! Wonderful job! #1333300

Melissa L. Zavadil 6/21/2005 3:23:54 PM

This is so awesome! I new this one would be a finalist!! Congrats!!! #1498348

Cindy Paquette 6/21/2005 5:21:47 PM

Not surprised at all vicki to see this here! Congrats Girl! #1499807

Tammy Scott 6/21/2005 5:57:51 PM

Great finalist! Congratulations, Vicki! #1500211

Debra Booth 6/22/2005 5:04:35 AM

Congratulations again, Vicki!! #1503525

S J 6/22/2005 5:41:50 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding Finalist, Vicki!! #1503755

Mette Vendelboe Allison 6/22/2005 9:18:35 AM

Unique work, good luck and big congrats! #1505286

bob cornelison 6/22/2005 2:38:12 PM

First of all I want to say I love this shot...
Everytime I see a shot of a jet, I can't help but think of 9/11 and if it weren't for 9/11 I wouldn't have this aweful gut feeling for shots of jets. It's just a split second of remembering those planes hitting the towers...but it goes away quickly and I am back to present time and can appreciate the humor you have conveyed.
I am sorry for your loss of a friend on that jet but am glad you can still present a photo like this after the loss, showing that we can move on and we won't let terrorist stop us from being our creative selves.
Congrats on being a finalist!
~:O)
#1507041

Colleen Braun 6/23/2005 2:57:18 AM

congratulations... #1509027

Tammy Scott 6/23/2005 3:50:20 AM

Congratulations on this very unique shot and win, Vicki! #1509255

Cindy Paquette 6/23/2005 4:18:20 AM

Controversy, discussion and fine, fine and creative photography get you here! CONGRATULATIONS VICKI! :-) #1509428

Laura Clay-Ballard 6/23/2005 5:04:55 AM

congrats on this awesome WINNING image! #1509654

Dolores Neilson 6/23/2005 5:07:17 AM

I don't know how I missed this, Vicki!! The ability for this shot to create strong emotions speaks volumes of the power and your creativity in this image. A big congratulations for your well deserved win here! Wonderful and powerful image! #1509663

DiAnna F. Paulk 6/23/2005 6:56:18 AM

Way to go, Vicki!!! I'm sooooo jealous!!! But so happy for you!! #1510157

Heather Inich 6/23/2005 8:27:48 AM

Wonderful capture!!! very cool!! Congrats on your winner! #1510549

Melissa L. Zavadil 6/23/2005 9:45:22 AM

Congrats on this awesome SECOND PLACE WINNER!!!!! WTG!!!! #1510963

6/23/2005 9:48:13 AM

Great shot Vicki!
Congratulations on your win! Well deserved! #1510972

Linda D. Lester 6/23/2005 10:20:46 AM

Congratulations!!! WTG! #1511072

Goshka G. 6/23/2005 11:56:05 AM

Congrats on such a striking winner, Vicki!! #1511500

Marsha S. Smith 6/23/2005 1:14:17 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, VICKI! #1511746

William C. Raco 6/23/2005 1:38:42 PM

Very nice, Vicki!
Congratulations,

bill #1511877

Debra Booth 6/23/2005 2:58:04 PM

Congratulations, Vicki!!! #1512221

bob cornelison 6/23/2005 4:05:38 PM

I'm glad you placed!
Congrats Vicki!
~:O) #1512481

Joannie M. Bertucci 6/23/2005 5:08:32 PM

Very clever work Vicki and congrats on a well deserved win! #1512723

Jenny Bosmans 6/24/2005 2:15:20 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved win, Vick!!! Great work!!! #1513778

Carla Metzler 6/24/2005 2:58:00 AM

Congratulations on your win, Vicki! Wonderful work, and well deserved! I am so happy for you! #1513857

Janet L. Skinner 6/24/2005 4:35:32 AM

I love the image and the discussion!!!! Excellent work, Vicki!!! Congratulations!! #1514296

S J 6/24/2005 6:04:02 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding WIN, Vicki!! #1514590

Cathy Barrows 6/24/2005 6:17:45 PM

Congrats on your win...is that the hand of bankruptcy for Delta...lol #1517146

Colette M. Metcalf 6/25/2005 7:21:29 PM

Congrats to you Vicki!!!! #1520349

Vicki Hunt 6/29/2005 3:56:45 AM

Wow! I am so excited and I thank each of you who took time to post a note. I came within a hair of removing this from the competition when I saw how it stirred people's hearts! Thank you BP for this wonderful award!

vicki #1534146

Michael S. Baker 12/6/2005 9:25:52 AM

I'm very familiar with the Awakening. In fact, I have many pics of the entire sculpure, and have even given thought to creating a similar image...you beat me to it! Congrats on a great image!

Mike B- #2158885

Sharrie Thomas 1/16/2006 11:00:25 AM

I really like this photo. Nice image effects. You have a wonderful gallery. #2294993

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aperture f6.3, shutter 1.6 sec., ISO 400; The Awakening is a scupture along the Potomac in DC. My original image had a helicopter that appeared to fly into the hand, but I took a plane from another image and "flew" it into the picture instead.

Uploaded on 5/4/2005 2:56:48 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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