Hall of Hope

Joao Martinho 11/2/2009 5:15:35 AM

Wow, lovely composition, light, textures and driving lines. #1199708

Tess L. Yee 11/2/2009 5:22:04 AM

Wonderful light, detail, color and HDR work, RJ. #8095941

Amy M. Wilson 11/2/2009 5:48:11 AM

Stunning comp, depth, light and details... beautifully done, Becky! #8096082

Mary Beth Aiello 11/2/2009 6:17:11 AM

Spectacular work, RJ. Just love it. #8096249

Clyde P. Smith 11/2/2009 8:58:12 AM

Beautiful detail and clarity Becky! #8096825

Lindley Johnson 11/2/2009 9:09:50 AM

Wonderful colors and details, RJ. Great work! #8096843

JudyAnn Rector 11/2/2009 9:17:49 AM

Totally sensational, RJ! #8096859

Gina Cormier 11/2/2009 2:03:32 PM

HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MY gawd....this is magnificent work!!!!!
Fav'd!!!!! #8097719

Maria Morrow 11/2/2009 4:27:58 PM

Stunning capture of our basilica.. great job! #8097980

R. J. Laudenbacher 11/2/2009 6:36:34 PM

Thank you so much Joao, Tess, Amy, Mary Beth, Clyde, Lindley, JunAnn, Gina, amd Maria. I really appreciate all of your commments very much. #8098333

Stanley C. Sims 11/2/2009 7:28:37 PM

Looks great in the HDR treatment. Very good work. #8098459

Sherran Andersen 11/2/2009 9:16:11 PM

Beautiful capture Becky. #8098635

Terry Cervi 11/3/2009 9:38:02 AM

Yep, this is beyond gorgeous my friend! But what are you thanking me for? You did all the work! You just amaze me! #8100522

Marvil J. LaCroix 11/4/2009 4:44:50 AM

Amazing scene. Perfect lighting. Feels like I am actually standing in the Hall.
Another materspiece! #8102709

R. J. Laudenbacher 11/4/2009 7:07:19 AM

Thank you so much Stanley, Sherran, Terry and Marvil for your wonderful comments. Terry...I gave you a special thanks for taking me to "Your Beautiful" place and sharing it with me on our recent visit. #8103283

Lisa J. Boulden 11/6/2009 4:29:14 AM

Simply stunning, RJ!
~♥~ #8108255

R. J. Laudenbacher 11/7/2009 5:42:34 AM

Thank you so much Lisa. #8111001

Joan E. Gerring 11/10/2009 3:41:24 PM

Beautiful detail of this outstanding building...love the clarity and colour! #8120892

Kim Andelkovic 1/22/2010 4:04:24 PM

This is a super WOW pic.....my cup of tea......love it.....love it....love it. #8322235

R. J. Laudenbacher 2/16/2010 5:51:31 PM

Thank you very much Joan and Kim. #8387680

Terry Cervi 2/17/2010 5:59:51 AM

Glad to see you've resubmitted this beauty, Becky! Good luck with it, it's certainly worthy! #8388903

Amy M. Wilson 3/26/2010 1:55:44 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Becky!!! #8483012

Valentin M. Armianu 3/26/2010 5:01:07 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist! Amazing details, colors and treatment!! #8484518

Michelle Alton 3/26/2010 6:03:47 PM

Thrilling work, RJ. Congratulations! #8485004

Terry Cervi 3/26/2010 7:33:55 PM

This is just stunning Becky and a well deserved finalist! Hope this one goes all the way, it is really deserving! #8485666

Angie M. Davis 3/26/2010 7:36:27 PM

Beautiful image, Becky! Congrats!!!! #8485681

Clyde P. Smith 3/27/2010 3:18:07 PM

Congratulations on a stunning Finalist Becky. #8488339

Gerri R. Jones 3/27/2010 6:23:16 PM

Congratulations Becky! A beautifully taken composition of the Basilica, best of luck!!! #8488817

Carol L. Fowler 3/27/2010 8:36:29 PM

Congrats on this Finalist! #8489027

Kim Andelkovic 3/28/2010 1:18:39 AM

This is so deserving of the finalist and I truly hope its a winner......well done Becky.....as I said b4 I love it.....totally awesome work.

Anita Hogue 3/28/2010 2:43:59 PM

A gorgeous finalist! Congratulations! #8490791

R. J. Laudenbacher 3/28/2010 7:07:03 PM

Thank you so much. My graditude for all your kind remarks could never be expressed. #8491583

Lynne S. Fried 3/28/2010 10:28:18 PM

Congratulations Becky,, this is really beautiful! #8492029

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 3/29/2010 1:09:18 AM

Remarkable image RJ! Congratulations on your win! #8492263

Amy M. Wilson 3/29/2010 5:04:18 AM

HUGE congratulations on your gorgeous and well-earned Second Place win, my friend... so very happy for you, Becky!!! WTG ;o) #8492893

Anita Hogue 3/29/2010 5:07:57 AM


Jean-Pierre Ducondi 3/29/2010 5:08:43 AM

Congratulations on your win Becky.
JP #8492914

Terry Cervi 3/29/2010 6:06:39 AM

WTG, Becky!!! I'm so proud of you and you sure deserved this win! It's a beautiful shot of the Basilica, one of the best I've seen! You need to come up here to shoot again, let's see what else you can do Doris!! ;) #8493190

Lisa J. Boulden 3/29/2010 6:30:52 AM

WTG, Becky!!!
Big congratulations on this gorgeous image!
~♥~Lisa #8493288

Sabrina Ryan 3/29/2010 8:40:05 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your excellent Winning image, R.J.! #8493818

Carol Eade 3/29/2010 8:53:35 AM

Congratulations, R.J.! #8493881

Mary Beth Aiello 3/29/2010 11:34:50 AM

Loved this the first time I saw it, Becky. Huge congrats on this wonderful Gold. #8494315

Carol L. Fowler 3/29/2010 1:26:47 PM

WTG! Congrats! #8494644

R. J. Laudenbacher 3/29/2010 5:15:26 PM

What a huge surprise to me! :) I have been on the road all day so I had know idea. Thank you all for all of your congratulatory comments. I can't thank you all enough! #8495142

Gerri R. Jones 3/29/2010 6:49:23 PM

Oh Wow! So glad to see this well deserved winner, Becky! Hope to meet up with you the next time your in Buffalo...you have done us proud! #8495611

Valentin M. Armianu 3/29/2010 6:54:00 PM

WTG Becky! Congratulations on your win! #8495638

Freddy Bland 3/29/2010 7:02:02 PM

Phenomenal capture, Becky! This is one amazing, outstanding and gorgeous image. Congratulations, indeed!! So very well-deserved!!! #8495682

Rona L. Schwarz 3/29/2010 8:40:36 PM

Spectacular capture of this Basilica, Becky and terrific HDR treatment! CONGRATULATIONS ON A SUPERB AND WELL-DESERVED WINNER!! #8495968

Usman M. Bajwa 3/30/2010 12:12:39 AM

OUTSTANDING in every respect, RJ. CONGRATZ on your GOLD Win!!

UB. #8496341

Karen Celella 3/30/2010 8:32:01 AM

Congratulations on this stunning winner Becky! The details, colors, lines and design are outstanding (as usual). Enjoy your well deserved glory my friend!! #8497528

Kim Andelkovic 3/30/2010 2:55:43 PM

WTG Becky.....I'm so happy for you...enjoy your moment of glory on this wonderful piece of work...it just gets better and better....super work my friend. ;-) #8498344

R. J. Laudenbacher 3/30/2010 6:36:55 PM

Thank you Gerri, Valentin, Freddy, Rona, Usman, Karen and Kim. I appreciate all of your comments so much. #8498841

Marilyn Cornwell 4/1/2010 5:49:40 AM

What a beautiful winner! A really inspiring image! #8502195

Stanley C. Sims 3/21/2011 12:23:31 PM

Just saw this one. Big congrats on this winner. #9305744

Amanda D. Austwick 5/26/2012 4:49:52 PM

Becky, I missed this one. I love It:). Congratulations on your well deserved Gold Win:) #10153956

Mary K. Robison 3/21/2016 3:09:18 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this photo getting an ALL-TIME Gold EP, Becky. Well deserved! #11449656

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5 image HDR, 1 stop bracketing, F/8, ISO-200, 18-200mm lens, 18mm focal length
Our Lady of Victory Basilica and National Shrine, Lackawanna, NY.
A special thanks goes to Terry Cervi for this one.

Exif: F Number: 8, ExposureTime: 160000/100000 seconds, ISO: 200, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300

Uploaded on 11/2/2009 5:07:48 AM

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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