Best Friend

© Usman M. Bajwa

Best Friend

Michelle Alton 2/26/2010 2:29:03 AM

Beautiful and apt MT entry, and the couplets are fantastic. If you wrote them, you should publish them! #1242881

Barbara Waldoch 2/26/2010 2:33:56 AM

Wonderful shot, Usman! #8417512

Carolyn M. Fletcher 2/26/2010 2:35:50 AM

FAVE! #8417520

Usman M. Bajwa 2/26/2010 2:52:12 AM

Thanks for your time and comments!.

No Michelle, these words are not mine. I read these recently in a local magazine and there was no mention of writer's name. I am glad you like these as I did.

UB. #8417541

Tess L. Yee 2/26/2010 4:39:54 AM

Superb MT entry, Usman! Wonderful colors. #8417723

Amy M. Wilson 2/26/2010 5:05:52 AM

Wonderful capture, colors and commentary, Usman! #8417792

Marilyn Cornwell 2/26/2010 6:01:23 AM

A poet of images and words! This is wonderful! #8418011

Usman M. Bajwa 2/27/2010 12:08:34 AM

Thanks Tess, Amy and Marilyn!

UB. #8419462

Arnie Horwitz 2/28/2010 9:03:23 PM

Great composition, lighting and colors, Usman! #8423040

Usman M. Bajwa 3/2/2010 11:25:59 PM

Thanks Arnie!

UB. #8428359

Anne McKinnell 3/8/2010 3:40:15 PM

Wow, awesome shot Usman! Love the colours in the sky, the silhouette and placement of the sun. Way to go! #8440836

Usman M. Bajwa 3/21/2010 9:35:41 PM

Thank you Anne, your support is very welcome.

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Kara L. Hendricks 4/23/2010 4:52:32 AM

Congratulations Usman on today's 101 POTD!!! #8563852

Christopher Budny 4/23/2010 4:57:16 AM

Terrific imagery Usman! Love that sky! #8563875

Dr Silly 4/23/2010 6:17:45 AM

Congratulations Usman for your 101 POTD, on this super capture. :O) #8564169

Graham Robards 4/23/2010 6:56:33 AM

Congratulations Usman on your POTD, wonderful capture of best friends and sisters. Well done! ~Pat #8564265

Karen E. Baumann 4/23/2010 7:30:58 AM

Love the sky and the hands showing as silhouettes are wonderful! Love it! #8564338

Jean E. Hildebrant 4/23/2010 8:45:10 AM

Love the rich colors and the silhouettes as well as the sentiment! Beautiful, Usman! Congrat's on 101 POTD! :) #8564497

Katarina Mansson 4/23/2010 9:20:33 AM

Ditto to what Jean said. Congratulations Usman! #8564556

Susie Peek-Swint 4/23/2010 9:20:45 AM

Terrific capture Usman ~ great choice for the 101 POTD .. many congrats! #8564557

Mitch Spence 4/23/2010 11:44:24 AM

Congratulations on your joyful 101 POTD, Usman. #8564706

Linda D. Lester 4/23/2010 12:29:17 PM

WOW!! Love it...Congrats on your 101 POTD! #8564750

Leslie McLain 4/23/2010 2:23:38 PM

Terrific capture, colors and lights, Usman. Congrats. #8564922

Elida Gutierrez 4/23/2010 2:25:13 PM

Congrats on your 101 POTD!!! #8564927

William C. Raco 4/23/2010 3:40:01 PM

Excellent photo and description
Congratulations on the 101 POTD #8565107

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 4/23/2010 11:02:59 PM

Beautiful Usman, congratulations! #8565716

Usman M. Bajwa 5/17/2010 2:25:52 AM

Thanks for your time and kind comments which are very much appreciated!!

UB. #8616601

Nikki McDonald 5/22/2010 6:27:41 PM

The light, joyous body positions and bold colors make this a winner in my book, Usman. Good luck in the April contest. #8629346

Kara L. Hendricks 5/24/2010 1:31:23 PM

I knew it when I saw it!!

Congratulations Usman!!! #8632892

Patti Coblentz 5/24/2010 5:39:11 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, UB!! Patti #8635481

Nikki McDonald 5/24/2010 8:08:47 PM

Great job, Usman. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #8636904

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 5/24/2010 8:59:18 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Usman! #8637298

frank w. degenhardt 5/24/2010 9:54:58 PM

Fantastic and beautiful story and picture. CONGRATULATIONS on the Finalist my friend. #8637530

Graham Robards 5/24/2010 10:39:41 PM

Beautiful story UB, I bet your daughters are very proud, hope to see it go Gold. Congratulations.~Pat #8637756

Carlton Ward 5/24/2010 10:57:03 PM

Fantastic image Usman - Bold & Vibrant... #8637885

Cindy Bendush 5/24/2010 11:04:58 PM

Love this! Congratulations on your excellent finalist! #8637941

Stefania Barbier 5/24/2010 11:33:45 PM

congratulations, spectacular finalist!!! #8638105

Laura E. Swan 5/24/2010 11:54:38 PM

What a VERY special image and verses below it!



-Laura :D #8638224

Bojan Bencic 5/25/2010 12:37:26 AM

Congratulations on all your finalists, Usman! #8638413

Janet McNeil 5/25/2010 4:09:43 AM

Congratulations on this beauty!!! #8638909

Marilyn Cornwell 5/25/2010 4:38:05 AM

Congratulations, Usman, on this spectacular Finalist! One of my favourites! #8639126

Nadia Paul 5/25/2010 5:09:38 AM

What a wonderful story Usman - congrats on all your finalists! #8639370

Courtenay Vanderbilt 5/25/2010 5:28:37 AM

Beautiful image and sentiment, Usman! Congratulations! #8639467

Amy M. Wilson 5/25/2010 7:21:42 AM

Congratulations on your excellent Finalist, Usman!! #8640097

Daniella Puente 5/25/2010 7:38:32 AM

Pure wonderful feelings :))))) congratulations! #8640183

Susan Fox 5/25/2010 7:42:23 AM

Perfectly captured! Congrats Usman!!! #8640213

Rona L. Schwarz 5/25/2010 7:51:45 AM

Wonderful, wonderful capture of these two, Usman, and the sentiments are so special! CONGRATULATIONS on a superb FINALIST and Good luck in the next round! #8640261

Val Feldman 5/25/2010 10:30:03 AM

A joyous capture and a wonderful commentary of the true meaning of friendship...a visually uplifting image and a superb Finalist! All the best in the upcoming round, Usman! ~Val #8640720

Leslie McLain 5/25/2010 10:48:30 AM

Congrats on all your beautiful finalists, Usman. #8640763

Elida Gutierrez 5/25/2010 11:28:56 AM


The best of Luck for your FINALIST!!!

Jennifer L. Alder 5/25/2010 12:02:37 PM

Congrats, UB, on this beautiful finalist :) #8641056

Christine Czernin 5/25/2010 1:21:59 PM

Tolook at this picture is pure joy.
Many congrats and good luck. #8641318

The Judges at 5/25/2010 4:12:49 PM

Beautiful silhouettes! #8641885

Usman M. Bajwa 5/25/2010 6:19:58 PM

Thanks to all of you and to Judges for leaving such kind comments which I truly appreciate and value.

UB. #8642299

Deborah C. Lewinson 5/25/2010 6:48:43 PM

Superb finalist, Usman!

Congrats again!
Debby #8642412

Deborah C. Lewinson 5/25/2010 6:48:43 PM

Superb finalist, Usman!

Congrats again!
Debby #8642414

Deborah C. Lewinson 5/25/2010 6:48:45 PM

Superb finalist, Usman!

Congrats again!
Debby #8642415

Ujjwal Mukherjee 5/25/2010 8:48:24 PM

Huge congratulations,Usman on this fantastic finalist!! Good luck with it!!! #8642733

Usman M. Bajwa 5/25/2010 10:15:15 PM

WOW...Thank you Judges. It just proves that perseverance does pay, as this was the fourth time re-submit. This is one of my favorite image of my darlings and always believed in the image. By the way this was taken with a point & shoot, the Canon Powershot A95 too.

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Usman M. Bajwa 5/25/2010 10:19:45 PM

Thank you Deborah (three times) and Ujjwal. In my excitement I missed to say thank you ... lol

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Wajid Drabu 5/25/2010 10:40:39 PM

Congratulations Usman! Wonderful shot!!! #8642939

Patti Coblentz 5/25/2010 10:42:57 PM

This is a great celabration image, Usman..big congratulations on your win!!

Patti #8642950

Bojan Bencic 5/25/2010 10:57:53 PM

Congratulations on your win, Usman. Fantastic photo. #8643037

Renee Doyle 5/25/2010 10:59:04 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner Usman!! #8643049

Stefania Barbier 5/25/2010 10:59:13 PM

gorgeous win, congratulations!!! #8643050

Katarina Mansson 5/25/2010 11:20:18 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner! #8643135

Denny E. Barnes 5/25/2010 11:25:48 PM

Outstanding, Usman! BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your beautiful and well deserved WIN!! Fantastic!! #8643143

Mukesh Srivastava 5/26/2010 12:18:24 AM

Incredible captures Usman!!!! Huge congrats for the GOLD!!!!!!! #8643202

Corinne M. Thompson 5/26/2010 12:18:40 AM

Congrats on your UB, fabulous capture! #8643203

Christopher Sanan 5/26/2010 12:40:38 AM

Congrats UB. #8643281

Tiia Vissak 5/26/2010 12:57:10 AM

Congratulations! #8643344

Anna Krukowska 5/26/2010 12:58:04 AM

I guess it was for JOY contest.
... and I enjoy looking at this picture. I see big dose of JOY you had taking it :) Well done!!! #8643348

Cheryl Schneider 5/26/2010 3:49:56 AM

Great shot, Usman! Congratulations!!! #8643603

Leslie McLain 5/26/2010 4:42:44 AM

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Usman. #8643837

Amy M. Wilson 5/26/2010 4:53:07 AM

Huge congratulations on your FANTASTIC Second Place win, Usman!!! #8643874

Lisa J. Boulden 5/26/2010 5:00:11 AM

A delightful winner, Usman!
~♥~Lisa #8643902

Usman M. Bajwa 5/26/2010 5:13:45 AM

Thanks everyone. :-)

UB. #8643950

Candice C. Calhoun 5/26/2010 5:26:53 AM

Congratulations! There are so many important life lessons in this really resonates with me, as it did with the Judges! Thanks, Usman, for your insight and your perseverance! Your photo has made my day brighter!

ccc #8644018

Courtenay Vanderbilt 5/26/2010 5:27:05 AM

Huge Congratulations, Usman! Beautiful and so deserving! #8644019

Judy V. Kennamer 5/26/2010 5:36:08 AM

A BIG CONGRATS UB!!! What a beauty!!! #8644067

Jessica Jenney 5/26/2010 5:57:36 AM

Congratulations, Usman on your fantastic win! #8644220

Jessica Jenney 5/26/2010 6:04:02 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding Gold Award Usman. A very well deserving win for a very well deserving photo and great photographer and friend.

Thank you for all of your kind words on my photos.

Brian #8644246

Kara L. Hendricks 5/26/2010 6:11:14 AM

HUGE congratulations Usman!!! #8644280

Linda D. Lester 5/26/2010 6:34:04 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding 2nd place win,Usman !!!!!!!!! #8644434

Nancyj E. Hovey 5/26/2010 7:21:03 AM

on your 2nd Place Winner
for this outstanding image! 8o) #8644678

Freddy Bland 5/26/2010 7:32:39 AM

Beautiful image, Usman!! Congratulations on your fantastic win!!! #8644719

Hosey M. Harrell III 5/26/2010 7:40:48 AM

This is really a wonderful image, Usman. Congratulations on your win!


JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/26/2010 8:56:45 AM

Congrats on this awesome Winner Usman!

jo ann c. #8645031

Jeana Clark 5/26/2010 8:58:44 AM

For this well deserved Winner!!!!

~J~ #8645047

Mitch Spence 5/26/2010 9:33:22 AM

It's a joy to see and a double joy to see with the gold, Usman. Congratulations to you! #8645139

Ken Smith 5/26/2010 10:18:14 AM

Glad to see this one win gold. Congrats, Usman! #8645266

Tarun Bose 5/26/2010 11:33:17 AM

Congrats for your winner Usman. #8645456

Mike Clime 5/26/2010 12:46:40 PM

Congratulations on your winner! #8645616

Robyn A. Terrell 5/26/2010 3:20:50 PM

This is indeed an winner in every regard. Congrats to you, Usman! #8645924

Karen Celella 5/26/2010 3:39:26 PM

Huge congratulations on your exceptional winner, Usman! #8645957

Carol Eade 5/26/2010 3:44:52 PM

Congratulations, Usman, love the image and the description! #8645968

Maria Morrow 5/26/2010 4:11:56 PM

Congratulations Usman, this is an outstanding image! #8645999

Christopher Budny 5/26/2010 5:21:25 PM

Terrific winner, Usman; congratulations! #8646145

Sharon Sawyer 5/26/2010 5:42:33 PM

Whoooooooo Hooooooooooo!!! WTG Usman! HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved Second Place Win!!! Delightful! #8646267

Ellen Hodges 5/26/2010 8:41:56 PM

Huge congrats on a fantastic winner and commentary, Usman!!!! WTG!!! #8646602

Memoriee G. Sconce 5/26/2010 8:48:10 PM

UB, Great winner and even a greater gift of two daughters that are that close.
Memoriee #8646610

frank w. degenhardt 5/26/2010 9:15:10 PM

Congratulations Usman on the Second Place Win for this colorful and gorgeous work of art. WTG my friend. #8646698

Jennifer L. Alder 5/26/2010 9:37:31 PM

An amazing winner, UB! Congrats :) #8646750

Usman M. Bajwa 5/26/2010 11:07:09 PM

Thanks for your appreciative and kind words and for your continued support.

UB. #8646814

Cindy Bendush 5/27/2010 12:25:03 AM

Love this Usman! Big congrats on your win! #8646869

Datha Y. Thompson 5/27/2010 8:36:00 AM

LOVE IT!!! This was my Favorite of the Fvs for April Usman!! Soo HAPPY to see it with the GOLD it deserves!!

Mick Burkey 5/27/2010 8:51:35 AM

WTG, Usman! Great image and certainly deserving of the win. Congratulations! #8647704

Mary Beth Aiello 5/27/2010 1:58:54 PM

Just spectacular, Usman. Huge congrats on this outstanding winner. #8648094

Hendrik Storme 5/27/2010 2:00:50 PM

Congrats on your winner,Usman!!! #8648099

Carol L. Fowler 5/27/2010 3:58:51 PM

Congrats on the Win! #8648191

Kenneth Mucke 5/27/2010 7:20:48 PM

Congrats on this stunning winner...just georgous #8648464

Maria Coulson 5/27/2010 8:14:08 PM

Usman, congratulations! Love the picture, love the words. #8648500

Rona L. Schwarz 5/27/2010 9:43:06 PM

I'm so glad to see this a Gold Winner, Usman! So well-deserved! Congratulations! #8648570

Tommy E. Burgess 5/27/2010 10:32:32 PM

Huge congratulations on your stunning and well deserved winner Usman!!! #8648610

Nadia Paul 5/27/2010 11:31:01 PM

Congrats on your wonderful winner Usman! #8648669

Phillip R. Connolly 5/27/2010 11:38:41 PM

Congratulations on such a well deserved winner!!! Well done!!

Phil #8648675

Dominick M. Dimacale 5/28/2010 6:57:14 AM

Congratulations Usman on your Win!!!

Dominick #8649318

Janice Mezzacappa 5/28/2010 2:40:39 PM

Stunning winner Usman amazing work my friend!! Huge Congrats!!! #8650059

Dr Silly 5/29/2010 11:52:07 AM

Congratulations Usman on your Gold. :O) #8651584

Phyllis H. Burchett 5/29/2010 12:00:08 PM

HUGE Congrats to you Usman, this is awesome! Yes, perseverance does pay off! ☺ #8651604

Yulianto Soeroso 5/31/2010 2:58:10 AM

wow congratetulation ! #8654216

Debra R. Harder 5/31/2010 6:01:32 PM

This is totally brilliant, Usman! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING GOLD WINNER! Deb #8656022

Dianna Murphy 6/4/2010 3:03:42 PM

Perfectly deserving,congratulations on your outstanding Winner!!!! #8665910

Photographer 6/10/2010 9:13:57 PM

Fabulous work UB. Wonderful gallery. Best of Light !!! #8687454

Usman M. Bajwa 6/10/2010 10:09:06 PM

Thanks a Million for your time and generous comments!!

UB. #8687522

Julianne Bradford 6/11/2010 2:18:54 PM

Thanks for sharing this great image with us Usman! Congratulations on your Gold :-) #8689172

Julianne Bradford 6/11/2010 2:19:42 PM

Thanks for sharing this great image with us Usman! Congratulations on your Gold :-) #8689175

Usman M. Bajwa 6/15/2010 9:33:32 PM

Thanks Julianne, appreciate it!

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Graeme yew Chow 8/4/2010 8:44:24 AM

Thanks for your kind comments ! Usman. I really love your this image as the color is so rich and nicely exposed. #8805848

Marsha S. Smith 8/17/2010 8:12:06 AM

Love the wonderful image and the commentary reminded me of friends I haven't seen in years, but still cherish. #8843127

Usman M. Bajwa 9/5/2010 9:59:20 PM

Many thanks Graeme and Marsha.

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Rudi Reiner 12/21/2010 7:59:44 PM

Wonderful shot, great colors #9119043

Rod Partington 9/3/2011 3:21:31 AM

I'm a sucker for silhouettes. Great shot Usman! There's a lot of emotion in this capture. It's been a while since I've looked at your gallery.Pretty awesome stuff dude!Great to hear from you again.Take care. #9650233

Lindley Johnson 10/25/2011 4:22:18 PM

Glorious light and color, Usman, and the silhouettes are terrific! #9762409

Usman M. Bajwa 10/25/2011 8:50:25 PM

Thanks for time and kind comments Rudi, Rod and Lindley!

UB. #9763083

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(April 2010 - Monthly Theme)

Friend: Has never seen you cry
Best Friend: has always had the best shoulder to cry on

Friend: Picks you up when you fall
Best friend: Laughs at you and trips you again

Friend: Asks you to write down your number
Best Friend: They ask you for THEIR number (because they canít remember it)

Friend: Borrows your stuff for a few days, then gives it back
Best Friend: has a closet full of your stuff

Friend: Only knows a few things about you
Best Friend: Could write a biography on your life

Friend: Will leave you behind if that is what the crowd is doing

My daughters as Best Friends!

Congratz. to all Participants, Finalists and Winners of Jan '10 Contest.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 7.81 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot A95

Uploaded on 2/26/2010 1:48:17 AM All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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