Hope Shines

© Karen Celella

Hope Shines

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict 11/30/2009 6:24:39 AM

Great image, Karen.

Dominick #1210909

Bojan Bencic level-addict 11/30/2009 6:26:34 AM

Fantastic light, Karen. Great image and title. #8179060

Ron McEwan 11/30/2009 6:32:22 AM

I have heard of "A ray of Hope"; you have captured it perfectly here for a grand MT entry WTG #8179076

Rod Partington 11/30/2009 6:32:55 AM

Awesome capture,Karen! #8179079

Janet McNeil level-addict 11/30/2009 7:35:44 AM

What a way to finish the month!! Beautiful capture for MT with such lovely light!! #8179272

Jeff Robinson level-addict 11/30/2009 7:36:23 AM

This is excellent for the Theme!! Jeff #8179273

Lynne S. Fried 11/30/2009 7:56:54 AM

LOVELY! Great job Karen!! #8179314

Patricia Seidler 11/30/2009 12:24:12 PM

Beautiful rays and capture Karen. I love the way the rays are beaming down on Russ! #8179830

JudyAnn Rector level-addict 11/30/2009 2:17:19 PM

Simply beautiful image, Karen! Merry Christmas!! #8180001

Karen Celella level-addict 12/1/2009 4:49:51 AM

Thank you all so very much for your kind words. I like your title better than mine Ron. #8181460

Leslie McLain level-addict 12/2/2009 4:28:55 AM

Love this image. Beautiful light and the person adds scale to the image. #8184282

Karen Celella level-addict 12/4/2009 4:46:04 AM

Thank you Leslie. They were really big trees! #8190109

Kim Andelkovic level-addict 12/15/2009 2:05:55 PM

congrats Karen on a lovely finalist. #8218123

Carol L. Fowler 12/15/2009 2:47:26 PM

Congrats on this Finalist, Karen #8218415

Carol L. Fowler 12/15/2009 3:18:52 PM

A very Big CONGRATS to you Karen for your Finalist Pick. Well deserved Picture you have here.

Brian #8218659

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-addict 12/15/2009 4:18:43 PM

Congratulations Karen on your finalist. It is so great that it is featuring Russ. Good luck.
JP #8219046

Randy D. Dinkins level-addict 12/15/2009 4:55:37 PM

Beautiful image and MT entry. Congrats on your finalist. #8219319

Dianna Murphy 12/15/2009 5:13:42 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your wonderful finalist, best of luck in the Gold round. Dianna #8219459

Janet McNeil level-addict 12/15/2009 5:43:33 PM

No surprise here!!! Congrats and good luck, Karen!! #8219687

Valentin M. Armianu 12/15/2009 9:08:37 PM

Congratulations, very well done Karen!! #8220824

Tommy E. Burgess 12/15/2009 10:37:13 PM

Huge congratulations on your beautiful finalist Karen!! #8221235

Ruth Grimm 12/16/2009 5:51:37 AM

WTG, Karen on this fabulous finalist!! #8222330

Christine Lobsinger level-addict 12/16/2009 10:37:41 AM

Hi Karen, just in your gallery and noticed this lovely Finalist Shot...
It is beautiful!!! I love the person there staring at the tree/light! SIMPLY GORGEOUS SHOT!!!



Siete Meeter 12/16/2009 12:45:40 PM

Simply beautiful image, Karen! BEST OF LUCK IN THE NEXT ROUND!


Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-addict 12/16/2009 12:55:51 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! A stunning scene Karen! #8223851

Joseph T. Pilonero level-addict 12/16/2009 2:26:41 PM

Fabulous use of small aperture to get this star effect, which really works well in this shot. Great comp. Great shot. TED #8223990

Jill E. Snyder level-addict 12/16/2009 3:19:06 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist photo and your many other gorgeous images! #8224145

Amy M. Wilson 12/16/2009 3:58:26 PM

Big congratulations on your gorgeous Finalist and best of luck in the next round, Karen! #8224294

Sam Britt 12/16/2009 4:55:00 PM

Big congrats on this finalist, Karen! #8224535

Agnes Fegan level-addict 12/16/2009 5:22:46 PM

This is lovely Karen...congratulations! #8224617

Maria Coulson 12/16/2009 8:14:41 PM

Beautiful Karen, congratulations! #8225232

Nikki McDonald level-addict 12/16/2009 9:33:10 PM

Congratulations on your finalist and best of luck in the next round, Karen. My finals are finally written and I can get to looking at everyone's wonderful photos! Such a nice MT entry :) #8225402

Patricia Seidler 12/17/2009 4:28:44 AM

Congratulations Karen. Russ is your shining star! Good luck in the next round. #8225911

Karen Celella level-addict 12/17/2009 11:43:47 AM

Thank you all so very much for taking the time to say kind words of encouragement. I'm thrilled to have received this finalist. #8226965

Ellen Hodges level-addict 12/17/2009 12:38:53 PM

Huge congrats on your awesome finalists, Karen! Best luck in the next round! #8227058

Maria Coulson 12/17/2009 7:54:03 PM

Karen, huge congrat on your win. Well deserved! #8228117

Nikki McDonald level-addict 12/17/2009 7:55:32 PM

Oh, way to go, Karen -- you snagged the big one! Congratulations on your first place win! #8228126

Sam Britt 12/17/2009 7:55:34 PM

Big congratulations on your first place winner, Karen! #8228127

Renee Doyle level-addict 12/17/2009 8:03:27 PM

Big congratulations on this wonderful First Place Win Karen!! #8228162

Amy M. Wilson 12/17/2009 8:15:17 PM

HUGE congratulations on your EXCELLENT First Place Win, Karen!!! #8228252

Agnes Fegan level-addict 12/17/2009 8:35:07 PM

Congratulations Karen on your first place win !!!!!!!!!!! #8228357

Christine Lobsinger level-addict 12/17/2009 8:55:43 PM

Right On Karen


Usman M. Bajwa level-addict 12/17/2009 9:32:03 PM

WTG Karen. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your First Place WIN!! Seasons Greetings too!

UB. #8228509

Lynne S. Fried 12/18/2009 12:09:25 AM

How Awesome for you to take First on this fabulous photo! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS, Karen!!! #8228776

Henk Boneschans 12/18/2009 1:16:56 AM

Stunning Capture Karen - congratulations!! Henk #8228878

Michelle Alton 12/18/2009 1:50:22 AM

Brilliant work, Karen. Congratulations on your majestic winner! #8228962

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict 12/18/2009 2:44:10 AM

Congratulations Karen on your Win!!!

Dominick #8229103

Patricia Seidler level-addict 12/18/2009 2:55:12 AM


Kara L. Hendricks level-addict 12/18/2009 3:16:18 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Pictures, Images and Photos #8229138

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-addict 12/18/2009 3:36:26 AM

Wow big congratulations Karen.
JP #8229214

Ken Smith level-addict 12/18/2009 4:02:27 AM

Very creative, Karen. Congrats to you!!! #8229302

Kim Andelkovic level-addict 12/18/2009 4:47:19 AM

Karen 1st place WTG huge congrats......thats brilliant.....lol #8229450

Karen Celella level-addict 12/18/2009 6:31:12 AM

Holy smokes!! First Place!! This is my very first, first place win and I must say that I'm very excited. Thank you all so very much for your kind words of congratulations. I know how limited everyone's time is especially at this time of year and I really appreciate the time you gave sending your kind words and support. Blessings and warm wishes to each of you. : ) #8229715

Elida Gutierrez level-addict 12/18/2009 7:22:08 AM


On your wonderful win
Warm wishes to you too Karen. #8229886

Debra R. Harder 12/18/2009 8:56:20 AM


Clyde P. Smith 12/18/2009 9:06:27 AM

Congratulations on your First Place Win Karen! #8230209

Carol L. Fowler 12/18/2009 9:21:35 AM

Congratulations on this well-deserved winner! #8230262

Richard B. Hallick 12/18/2009 9:36:47 AM

Congratulations on the first place award. Hugely deserved for this wonderful and inspiring image. #8230322

Anne McKinnell 12/18/2009 9:55:18 AM

Congratulations Karen on your wonderful first place win! Way to go!! #8230365

Janet McNeil level-addict 12/18/2009 1:06:37 PM

Congratulations, Karen, on your so deserving first place win!! #8230884

Janet McNeil 12/18/2009 4:11:02 PM

Congratulations on your 1st Place Gold Award Karen. A very well deserving win for this Photo. Im so very happy for you. Great job.

Merry Christmas to You

Nancyj E. Hovey level-addict 12/18/2009 4:57:55 PM

on your 1st Place WINNER! 8o)

Photobucket #8231361

Steven W. Lepak 12/18/2009 5:40:51 PM

Bravo Karen! Congrats on this spectacular winner! Keep them coming. Best Regards, Steven #8231527

Valentin M. Armianu 12/18/2009 8:12:36 PM

Amazing capture, Karen!! Congratulations and well deserved! #8231926

Paula Showen 12/18/2009 8:24:04 PM

Congratulations on your winning image! #8231964

Mary Beth Aiello level-addict 12/19/2009 7:19:56 AM

Just gorgeous, Karen. Huge congrats on this beautiful GOLD. #8232938

Sharon Sawyer 12/19/2009 9:09:32 PM

Karen, HUGE congratulations on your well deserved First Place Win!!! #8234288

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-addict 12/19/2009 9:15:43 PM

Congratulations Karen, a big FIRST PLACE beauty! #8234296

Ruth Grimm 12/20/2009 6:10:00 AM

First place Karen???? OMG!! I am soooo proud of you! WTG on this WONDERFUL image!!! Squeeeeeeeee!!! #8234787

Ryan Murphy 12/21/2009 3:56:38 AM

Superb, Karen. Congrats on the first place win! #8236698

Cindy Bendush level-addict 12/21/2009 11:52:12 PM

Big congrats on your beautiful first place winner Karen! #8238736

Ken R. Frischkorn 12/24/2009 2:27:02 PM

Beautiful photothe detail, color and clarity are beautiful #8244726

Karen Celella level-addict 12/31/2009 6:36:33 AM

Thank you all so very much for your kind words. They mean so much! I wish each and every one of you the very best of the New Year to come! Blessings to all! #8258600

Amanda J. Tanner level-addict 12/31/2009 6:25:25 PM

Congratulation on such a beautiful winning image! Prefect title and capture! Beautiful Work Karen.
Happy New Year ! #8260110

Inge S. Lasmana level-addict 1/18/2010 11:05:36 AM

A huge congratulation on your win, Karen! #8305953

Mary E. Lake 1/18/2010 8:11:31 PM

Karen, congrats on this great winner!! I haven't been on here in a long time. I've missed so much. My sincerest Congrautlations on this outstanding photo!! :) #8309435

Karen Celella level-addict 1/19/2010 8:29:26 AM

Thank you so very much Amanda, Inge and Mary for sending the kind words and keeping my excitment alive. #8311714

Jill E. Snyder level-addict 1/19/2010 4:53:08 PM

Really gorgeous! Congratulations on your well-deserved win! #8313035

Karen Celella level-addict 1/25/2010 7:28:27 AM

Many thanks Jill. #8328513

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Chosen for Huntington Arts Council Exhibit - April June 2011

Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/40 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 28.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 11/30/2009 6:19:30 AM

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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