First Light at Sleepy Hollow

© Linda D. Lester

First Light at Sleepy Hollow

Courtenay Vanderbilt 1/25/2010 5:14:37 AM

Good morning, girl! You KNOW I love this one! I really like the leaves on the road in the foreground. #1230911

Agnes Fegan 1/25/2010 5:21:09 AM

Gorgeous! #8328006

Val Feldman 1/25/2010 5:22:04 AM

A stunner...beautifully framed, gorgeous light, excellent comp, fantastic color...I could go on and on with superlatives here, Linda....but will run out of space!!! :) Am sure we'll see this one again... #8328009

Ken Smith 1/25/2010 5:25:07 AM

It was awesome the first time, even awesomener (is that a word) the next time around. Beautiful, Linda! #8328025

Tess L. Yee 1/25/2010 5:25:21 AM

Stunning light, color, and comp, Linda. #8328027

Nadine A. Lewis 1/25/2010 5:30:38 AM

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS, Linda!!! LOVE the mood, fg lighting, color, & framing!!!! <>< #8328050

Shawn Jennings 1/25/2010 5:33:53 AM

Beautiful capture! You were definitely there at the right time. #8328064

Dominick M. Dimacale 1/25/2010 5:34:24 AM

Gorgeous scenery, Linda.

Dominick #8328066

Kay E. Mahoney 1/25/2010 5:35:37 AM

Nice capture, Linda. Beautiful scene and colors. #8328071

Lorna Shutter 1/25/2010 5:42:33 AM

When I saw this, I thought I was in Courtenay's Gallery! You two were lucky to have visited this spot at such a beautiful time of year! It's so gorgeous!!! Love your framing here and your great comp, lighting and POV! Great work, Linda! :) #8328101

Alan L. Borror 1/25/2010 6:57:43 AM

Winner with this one, Linda! #8328411

BILLY R. PARKER 1/25/2010 7:28:08 AM

WOW LINDA !! LOVE IT !! GREAT USE OF LIGHT !! BILLY #8328511

Tammy M. Anderson 1/25/2010 8:26:01 AM

Great framing, light and colors, Linda. Just perfect!!! #8328682

Anita Hogue 1/25/2010 8:51:11 AM

WOW, it sure is gorgeous, Linda! #8328746

Debra R. Harder 1/25/2010 8:54:38 AM

I'm glad you're re-entering this beauty. In my opinion, this is a GOLD winner all the way. FAVED!! jsb #8328760

Amy M. Wilson 1/25/2010 9:08:27 AM

Beautiful... love the framing and light, Linda!! #8328798

Patricia A. Coblentz 1/25/2010 9:18:13 AM

This is absolutely gorgeous, Linda!
A favorite for me, too.
Patti #8328818

Renee Doyle 1/25/2010 11:54:33 AM

That beautiful light was there for but a minute and you captured it perfectly Linda!!! Excellent comp and framing! #8329189

Roxanne M. Bubar 1/25/2010 12:41:13 PM

Linda what a Masterpiece. Looks like a painting.
#8329311

Hal Bambrick 1/25/2010 12:44:07 PM

WOW!,This is GORGEOUS Linda!!!!!!. #8329320

Marcel J. Fernandez 1/25/2010 12:55:18 PM

A very dramatic image. The light catching the tree and red fallen leaves frames the subject in the shadow very well. Linda, you were rewarded for getting up early with a exceptional capture. #8329360

William C. Raco 1/25/2010 1:13:50 PM

Wow, this is outstanding, Linda
It would be wonderful as a print, a card, a jigsaw puzzle... anything! #8329414

Carolyn M. Fletcher 1/25/2010 3:32:11 PM

Perfect! A sure winner! #8329642

Shelly A. Van Camp 1/25/2010 5:08:18 PM

Beautiful capture, POV and colors, Linda! #8329889

Kathy Cline 1/25/2010 5:16:42 PM

So VERY VERY BEAUTIFUL Linda!
You and Courtenay are so lucky to be able to photograph this amazing place. #8329905

Rony Sagy 1/25/2010 8:05:56 PM

Beautiful light, composition and colors. #8330285

Boyd L. Alexander 1/26/2010 7:08:43 AM

Wow! A wonderful image - with intensity of color and exceptional lighting and composition. Excellent work Linda! #8331363

Ron McEwan 1/26/2010 3:05:36 PM

Linda I thought I had commented on this beauty, must have gotten side tracked, easy to do these days. This is absolutely stunning, bet we see this one again. #8332463

Diane Pignet 1/27/2010 3:13:49 PM

Great shot Linda....you nailed the light well done. Doug and I have made plans to shot this several times and can not seem to get there....Diane #8335096

anonymous 1/28/2010 10:29:50 PM

Surreal saturated colors. Dreamy effect. Very nice capture. #8338722

Amanda J. Tanner 1/29/2010 1:24:53 AM

A very beautiful scene! Wonderful work Linda! #8338828

Jeana Clark 1/30/2010 1:59:18 PM


This is a beauty Linda!!!
Morning lighting is awesome!!!!!
Gorgeous shot!!!

~J~ #8342748

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 2/4/2010 8:10:15 AM

Beautiful light and composition. Really well done.
JP #8355918

Val Feldman 2/19/2010 8:46:39 AM

Absolutely no surprise here - knew this was a winner the minute I saw it, Linda! Congrats and all the best in the upcoming rounds! ~Val #8394617

Amy M. Wilson 2/19/2010 8:52:11 AM

Huge congratulations on your fabulous Finalist, Linda!!! #8394670

Courtenay Vanderbilt 2/19/2010 9:23:34 AM

Big CONGRATS, girl! #8394952

Jack Ryan 2/19/2010 9:27:54 AM

Way to go, Linda!!! Congratulations. #8395000

Kathleen Brennan 2/19/2010 9:48:58 AM

Beautiful saturated color! WTG! #8395194

Renee Doyle 2/19/2010 10:15:02 AM

You know I love this one!!! Thrilled to see it with this most deserved finalist badge Linda - WTG!! #8395471

Shawn Jennings 2/19/2010 11:01:42 AM

Love this! Congratulations on your finalist! #8395846

Nancyj Hovey 2/19/2010 11:18:55 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8395974

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 2/19/2010 11:22:36 AM

Great example of how making composition with colors. Well done! Congratulations Linda!! #8395994

Vicki Hunt 2/19/2010 11:40:34 AM

wonderful! Congrats! #8396104

William C. Raco 2/19/2010 12:45:46 PM

So glad to see this recognized
Congratulations, Linda #8396634

Sabrina Ryan 2/19/2010 12:59:52 PM

Congratulations, Linda! #8396780

Brett Dolsen 2/19/2010 1:52:40 PM

Congratulations on your stunning finalist Linda! #8397142

Marilyn Cornwell 2/19/2010 2:26:04 PM

Such a magical image! Congratulations on this special finalist, Linda! #8397338

Stefania Barbier 2/19/2010 2:35:04 PM

huge congrats on your gorgeous finalist!!! #8397379

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 2/19/2010 2:44:31 PM

Truly beautiful Linda! Congratulations on your finalist!!! #8397442

Dianna Murphy 2/19/2010 2:48:36 PM

So well done. Congratulations. #8397479

Chris Schlosser 2/19/2010 3:15:02 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Linda! #8397644

Alan L. Borror 2/19/2010 3:21:15 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Linda! #8397675

Phyllis Burchett 2/19/2010 6:28:09 PM

Congrats on this gorgeous image Linda! #8398580

joyce baldassarre 2/19/2010 7:14:09 PM

This is breathtaking!!! The colors, subject matter, POV, exposure, all magnificent. #8398830

Anne M. Young 2/19/2010 7:14:49 PM

Congratulations a beautiful finalist - my favourite this month! #8398836

Ken Smith 2/19/2010 7:28:02 PM

What a difference a month makes. Not much left to say...my fingers have typed a lot! :-) Congrats again, Linda! #8398915

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 2/19/2010 9:26:40 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved finalist Linda.
JP #8399388

Debra R. Harder 2/20/2010 7:50:59 AM

This is a GOLD winner all the way, Linda! Huge congratulations again!! JSB #8400807

Stephen Zacker 2/20/2010 10:20:50 AM

This is amazing. Congratulations #8401318

Lorna Shutter 2/20/2010 11:46:37 AM

Fantastic! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award, Linda!!!!! :)
Photobucket #8401512

Margaret R. Barry 2/20/2010 4:40:07 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Linda! #8402101

Kathy Salerni 2/20/2010 5:45:10 PM

Congratulations of your well deserved finalist, Linda! #8402339

Husain Akhtar 2/21/2010 2:11:23 AM

Big congratulations! #8403149

Joannie M. Bertucci 2/21/2010 3:09:24 AM

Now this is the type of image I want in my portfolio Linda, it's just stunning!
Congratulations on a superb Finalist! #8403195

Graeme Chow 2/21/2010 6:06:41 AM

Big congratulations Linda !. This is the best image that I like from your gallery so far. It give me a feeling wanting to go this place. I think it will be close fight between Harry Lichtman image" moonrise over crawford". for the Grand Prize maybe in my pick. Wish you good luck. #8403432

Linda Blair 2/21/2010 9:51:47 AM

Beautiful Linda....congratulations!!!! #8404055

Tess L. Yee 2/22/2010 8:03:35 AM

Congrats, Linda! This is such a beautiful image! #8406959

Elida Gutierrez 2/23/2010 11:35:37 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist!!!

The best of Luck!!! #8410178

Anne McKinnell 2/23/2010 1:43:23 PM

Beautiful shot, congratulations on your finalist! #8410500

Gerri R. Jones 2/23/2010 5:23:31 PM

Beautiful spot Linda...gorgeous framing, colors and lighting! Congratulations on your finalist!!! #8411012

Summer A. Kozisek 2/23/2010 10:41:49 PM

Great comp, colors, and lighting! Congratulations on your finalist! #8411368

Usman M. Bajwa 2/25/2010 2:50:31 AM

Absolutely stunning image. CONGRATZ. on the Finalist Award, Linda! Expect to see it get Golden.

UB. #8414150

Stefania Barbier 2/25/2010 11:38:55 AM

congrats again for another stunning winner! #8415263

Gail Vitikacs 2/25/2010 11:54:18 AM

Girl, you had one awesome month! Congratulations on your winners...keep sharing your wonderful talents! #8415368

Shawn Jennings 2/25/2010 12:06:30 PM

I knew this would take the gold! Congratulations! #8415454

Michelle Alton 2/25/2010 12:17:01 PM

Winners Abound...all so well deserved, Linda. Congratulations! #8415540

Jeana Clark 2/25/2010 12:31:46 PM


Another fine winner Linda!!!
Congratulations!!

~J~ #8415629

Amy M. Wilson 2/25/2010 12:42:00 PM

Big congratulations on your wonderful WIN, Linda!!! #8415673

Courtenay Vanderbilt 2/25/2010 1:09:42 PM

Big CONGRATS on your winners, Linda! #8415822

Phyllis Burchett 2/25/2010 1:40:28 PM

Congrats, Congrats, Congrats!!! #8415972

Val Feldman 2/25/2010 1:43:34 PM

Absolutely NO SURPRISE here...a stunner and a fantastic Gold Winner!!!! Huge congratulations to you, Linda - you've had a wonderful month! WTG! #8415986

Sarah Springer 2/25/2010 2:00:40 PM

Congratulations,Linda! This is a very beautiful image. ~Sarah #8416067

Debra R. Harder 2/25/2010 2:46:39 PM

I just love this image, Linda! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on another MAGNIFICENT GOLD WINNER!! Deb #8416266

Renee Doyle 2/25/2010 2:47:51 PM

AWESOME!!!! So happy to see this one in the winners circle Linda!!! Huge congrats on this and on all 4 GOLD winners this month - you rock :-)
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Linda D. Lester 2/25/2010 4:03:31 PM

Thank you all so much.....what a huge surprise for me this month....still in shock!!!

This is a very special shot done with very good friends!!! Makes it a very special win! Love standing here this morning #8416407

Agnes Fegan 2/25/2010 4:58:07 PM

Congratulations on all your wins Linda...this is a beauty! #8416521

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/25/2010 5:19:52 PM

And yet another WTG on this fantastic winner, Linda!!! :-) k #8416623

Ken Smith 2/25/2010 5:30:38 PM

THis should have got gold the first time...coulda have seen this get 1st!! #8416666

Sabrina Ryan 2/25/2010 5:42:57 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Linda! #8416724

Graeme Chow 2/25/2010 5:49:12 PM

Linda , congratulations on your second place winner. I thought it may be at least for 1st place winner. The grand prize is well deserved too for this month. #8416765

Bunny Snow 2/25/2010 6:01:33 PM

Linda, I'm thrilled with your second place winner. In my eyes it's perfect as far as framing and wonderful composition leading our eyes into your image, the capture of the wonderful tonality and lighting.

This is an amazing image and well worth you win! Congratulations!!! #8416799

Lorna Shutter 2/25/2010 7:44:13 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on all your Big Wins this month! You deserved all of them!!!!! WTG, Linda!!!!! Photobucket #8417017

Usman M. Bajwa 2/25/2010 11:44:13 PM

Not surprised at all, Linda. CONGRATZ on striking Gold yet again!!

UB. #8417331

Katarina Mansson 2/26/2010 2:19:46 AM

Congratulations on another superb beauty and winner Linda! #8417482

Boyd L. Alexander 2/26/2010 5:29:03 AM

A BIG Congratulations on another stunning Gold Win Linda!! #8417857

Anita Hogue 2/26/2010 5:57:12 AM

So very beautiful, Linda! Congratulations! #8417992

Tess L. Yee 2/26/2010 8:01:11 AM

Congrats on the gold badge, Linda! This is such a fabulous image. #8418283

David Phalen 2/26/2010 9:04:56 AM

BIG Congrats (again) on an awesome Winner!! #8418398

Carol Eade 2/26/2010 5:07:16 PM

Congratulations, Linda, on this very beautiful winner! #8419014

Mike Umbreit 2/27/2010 6:21:55 AM

Linda - Congratulations again!! - Mike #8419892

Kathleen K. Parker 2/27/2010 7:10:22 AM

Big hugs and congrats for this pretty winning scene and win, Linda!
KK #8420077

Susana Heide 2/27/2010 7:10:42 PM

Can't take my eyes off this peaceful scene!!!! So glad to see this among the winners!! Another hearty CONGRATS!!!! #8421126

Cindy Bendush 2/28/2010 1:31:04 AM

Congratulations again Linda! Masterful! #8421429

Sharon Day 2/28/2010 6:12:26 PM

Simply gorgeous, Linda!! Congratulations again! #8422816

Anne McKinnell 3/1/2010 9:03:59 PM

Congratulations on your outstanding winner! #8425663

Leland N. Saunders 3/2/2010 10:17:19 AM

Great fantastic marvelous ... Congratulations !!

Lee #8427199

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 3/5/2010 10:43:39 AM

Congratulations on your win! Gorgeous Linda! #8434132

Muriel Jackson 3/9/2010 6:06:42 AM

WOW Linda! What a corker! Congratulations! #8442417

Glenn E. Traver 3/11/2010 2:19:49 PM

Congratulations Linda , Wonderfully Done ~ GT #8448735

Lori Carlson 3/18/2010 8:15:39 PM

Wow! What an effective composition!!! And gorgeous scene! Congrats, Linda!!! =) #8464803

Muriel Jackson 3/22/2010 2:03:17 AM

Right where it should be - Congratulations Linda! #8471228

Carol Teal 3/26/2010 6:40:57 AM

The lighting here is just superb! There is such a sense of depth with the big yellow tree in the forground. Is this a school or church? I see the bell on top. It is certainly a beautiful scene, but it probably isn't the same at other times of the day. Now on a misty fall morning, it would look nice then too, I think. Congrats on your win! I have to put this in my favs! #8481909

Shelly A. Van Camp 3/29/2010 11:51:57 AM

Congrats on this beauty! #8494378

Dominick M. Dimacale 3/30/2010 11:31:34 PM

Congratulations Linda on your Win!!!!


Dominick #8499188

Mary K. Robison 3/31/2010 1:26:21 AM

Belated Congratulations on this well deserved Winner, Linda! The colors, especially that striking shade of blue, are phenomenal. #8499291

Priscilla J. Burgers 5/10/2013 2:52:24 PM

Beautiful! I shot Sleepy Hollow Farm in the Fall of 2010, although not with morning light and your beautiful framing!
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Michael M. Petrizzo 11/27/2013 2:28:25 PM

Beautiful image Linda. #10908471

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