The Day Before Graduation

© Kristi A. Howson

The Day Before Graduation

Uploaded: June 23, 2006 00:17:37


FINALIST. Congratulations ALL MAY FINALISTS and WINNERS. I just got home after having the house fumigated and have a lot of catching up to do:) This was taken at Lake Los Carneros/Stow House near Santa Barbara yesterday. I went to walk my dog and try to take birds with my 100-300 (not a good combo) but when I saw these chairs just set up for grad and the late light falling across them I just had to try even though it was with the wrong lens. F5.0, 1/200, ISO 400, 140mm Canon 100-300 Lens, 6/22/06 @ 8:05pm. (June 2006, Elements Of Design)


Donald K. Cherry level-classic June 23, 2006

Very nicely seen and captured, Kristi! #470376

Ross Throndson June 23, 2006

Great Capture, Kristi - I can feel the anticipation!! :^) #2938157

Terri L. Scribner June 23, 2006

Great framing of this B/W image! Great job! #2938717

Karen Slagle June 23, 2006

I LOVE this beautiful B/W. The framing, how the chairs are all lined up and just everything is super. I feel a winner coming with this one... #2941626

John Connolly June 23, 2006

Outstanding composition in this delightful B&W study, Kristi! This is an outstanding presentation! #2941759

Ronald F. Fischer June 23, 2006

Wonderful lighting on a beautiful capture, Kristi! #2942119

Laura Clay-Ballard June 24, 2006

fab lines and curves. #2943962

Laura Clay-Ballard June 24, 2006

congrats on this image getting potd at shutterbugs. #2944546

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic June 24, 2006

Beautiful B&W and capture...what did you fumagate? #2945107

Nancy L. Green level-classic June 24, 2006

Good job Kristi!! Wonderful POV and use of B+W!! <>< #2945801

Deb Holmes-Hatfield June 24, 2006

Terrific exposure and contrast Kristi, nice capture! #2945828

Kristi A. Howson June 24, 2006

Thanks so much Donald, Ross, Terri, Karen, John, Ron, Laura, Shelly, Nancy & Deb for your wonderful comments and kind words of encouragement. I really do appreciate it it!!!
Shelly, our house was fumigated for termites. The little menaces were eating up the house...:) #2946631

Pat Gamwell June 24, 2006

Excellent choice to stop & snap these chairs, Kristi! Excellent! #2946748

Kristi A. Howson June 28, 2006

Thank you so much Pat. Much appreciated! #2963441

Life Expressions July 24, 2006

Congratulations, Kristi!!! #3073579

Pat Gamwell July 24, 2006

WOW! This is awesome, Kristi! CONGRATS! #3073616

Ross Throndson July 25, 2006

Turned out to be the Right lens.....Big Congratulations on this Great Capture, Kristi!! :^) #3073982

Ronald F. Fischer July 25, 2006

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist!! #3074766

Jenny Bosmans July 25, 2006

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Kristi! :) #3075219

Karen Slagle July 25, 2006

I just knew I would see this here. Big congrats and good luck next round, Kristi... #3075456

Lorri Shane July 25, 2006

Kristi--congrats on BOTH of your finalists! Nice work!! Lorri #3076358

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe July 25, 2006

Great work Kristi!! A big congratulations! #3078000

Terry L. Ellis level-classic July 25, 2006

Congratualtions, Kristi, on another fantastic finalist! WTG! #3079213

Nancy L. Green level-classic July 25, 2006

Way to go Kristi!! This is well deserved!! <>< #3080359

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe July 25, 2006

Excellent finalist, Kristi! Congratulations!:) #3081441

Sherry S. Boles July 25, 2006

Congrats, Kristi...The lighting is beautiful! #3081504

Ken Smith level-classic July 26, 2006

Congrats, Kristi!! #3083517

Bishop Bastien July 26, 2006

Beautiful in its simplicity...congratulations! #3084288

Monika Sapek level-classic July 26, 2006

Many congratulations, Kristi!

Kara L. Hendricks July 26, 2006

Congrats on this wonderful finalist... Good luck in the next round!! #3087087

Graeme yew Chow July 26, 2006

Congratulation on the lovely b/w tone, Kristi. Cheers guy! #3087428

Evy Johansen level-classic July 26, 2006

This is such a cool image, Kristi! Many congrats on your finalist! Good luck! #3087649

Darryl Wilkinson July 26, 2006

Kristi, Your intuitions led you on a winning path. Congratulations on this unique Finalist award! #3087674

Stanley J. Contrades July 27, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS, Kristi, and best of luck to you in the next round with your Finalists!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #3087878

Linda M. Walker July 27, 2006

Simplicity at its best....congraulations, Kristi #3089546

Husain Akhtar July 27, 2006

Warm congratulations! #3089587

Jill Flynn level-classic July 27, 2006

Congratulations on another great finalist Kristi. Great eye and comp! #3090101

Wendy Stevenson July 27, 2006

Congratulations on ALL your wonderful finalists Kristi! I really love this one!! Best of luck to you in the next round!! #3091665

SaMi Martin July 27, 2006

Congratulations Kristi; great composition and choice of b&w. #3091847

Bill Wyatt July 31, 2006

Beautiful image. Congratulations Kristi! #3105559

Alisha L. Ekstrom August 03, 2006

WOW..WAY COOL! Congrats on it making finalist! Well deserved!!! #3120383

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