Think Big

Uploaded: December 06, 2006 02:03:59


This image of Donna was taken last winter just as the sun was at it's lowest point on the horizon to cast the longest shadow possible. Donna is actutally standing on Mosquito Lake which had frozen solid and when thawed would be about 10 foot deep.

I'm placing this in the monthly theme because I think the large shadow in comparison to the small person is emblematic of how any goal is acheivable with inspiration and dedication!


Carol Sawyer December 06, 2006

This is such a awesome capture of Donna, Don!! what a great shadow and beautiful dedication! very well done! #567924

Paul Michko December 06, 2006

Awesome inspirational image, Donald. I love it!!! #3671818

Colette M. Metcalf December 06, 2006

Wonderful, Don!! #3671836

Les Rhoades level-classic December 06, 2006

LOL! Nice job. I enterd a picture much like this in monthly contest. You'll have to look in my gallery. #3671853

Chua Wee Boo December 06, 2006

What a great capture, Donald!
Very nice indeed! #3671861

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe December 06, 2006

Excellent!!! Great idea! #3671888

Manuel Barrera December 06, 2006

Wonderful work and great colors, Donald #3671889

Judyann Plante December 06, 2006

Great capture and title, Don! Very well done.

Judyann ><> #3671930

Donna Roberts December 06, 2006

I love the images in this style of Donna - you make a great team!
Excellent idea behind the monthly theme entry.....very well done Don!
:-) ddu

Paul E. Earl December 06, 2006

FANTASTIC!! #3671985

Barbara Waldoch December 06, 2006

Outstanding shot, Donald! #3671988

Robert R. Goodman December 06, 2006

That's very long shadow Donald,A fantastic capture!!!!!! #3672037

Paul G Slate December 06, 2006

Wow Don this is amazing!I love the color as well as the long shadow! great work!great capture! #3672070

Alan L. Borror December 06, 2006

Great idea and executiion, Don! Excellent entry into monthly theme! #3672091

Aimee S. McMaster December 06, 2006

....oh my...this is wonderful Don...and a great inspiration....Aimee #3672092

Tressie Davis December 06, 2006

You always have the most amazing sunset photos! This one is no exception. Great submission for the monthly theme, gorgeous image! #3672134

Pat Gamwell December 06, 2006

INCREDIBLE shot, Don! WOW! LOVE it! #3672148

Glenn E. Urquhart December 06, 2006

Brilliant work, Donald!!! Outstanding color, lighting, contrast, well composed and quite beautiful!! VERY Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #3672162

Donald K. Cherry December 06, 2006

Thanks everyone for all the wonderful comments which truly are an inspiration to me!

from a seperate link:

olleen Braun

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love the size of the shadow, nothing is impossible...

12/6/2006 2:10:17 AM


Jeff Robinson level-deluxe December 06, 2006

Great job Donald!! Jeff #3672244

Suzanne Langston December 06, 2006

Really great composition Don! I appreciate the story behind it as well. #3672346

Su Sana E. P level-classic December 06, 2006

Donald, I'd say that this is one of my absolute favorite from you. Details of the snow, lighting, shadows and your perspective...everything is just picture perfect here. Good luck with this beautiful entry. #3672382

Sharon King December 06, 2006

Terrific capture, wonderfully done! #3672596

Linda D. Lester level-classic December 06, 2006

Awesome!!! #3672788

Bill Wyatt December 06, 2006

Love the colors and silhouette of Donna!! #3672852

December 06, 2006

Fabulous!! #3673070

Kate Jackson December 06, 2006

An awesome inspiration Don! Great title too! #3673270

Z. Banu December 06, 2006

Awesome great details composition well done Donald superb effort. #3673321

Evy Johansen level-classic December 06, 2006

Super image for the monthly theme, Don! Very well done! #3673384

Tamara K. Walker level-classic December 06, 2006

A wonderful and creative composition, so well done. #3673637

Melissa G. Meiselman December 06, 2006

Donald this is a visually powerful image with extraordinary colors. Having a person both silhouetted and casting this great shadow is stupendous. #3673656

Nadya Johnson December 06, 2006

Very cool capture, Donald! And a great way of looking at it, too. Outstanding concept for the monthly theme (which I think is just a little difficult. The theme itself, I mean)! #3673808

Nadine A. Lewis December 06, 2006

AWESOME image, Donald!!! I love this!!! <>< #3673809

Sandra Freyler December 06, 2006

Nice shot and title, Donald! :) #3673872

Pamela Shane December 06, 2006

This is the very thing I always tried to teach my kids - wonderful message
Don! Beautiful silhouette, love the
lighting, & the way the snow sparkles.
:) #3673906

Joy Rector December 06, 2006

love this capture #3673916

Stephen Zacker December 06, 2006

Cool shadow. Like the contrast between the warm and cool colors #3674005

Rakesh Syal level-classic December 06, 2006

Great capture and title, Don! I can see a winner here! Great job!! #3674011

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna December 06, 2006

Wonderful image, Donald!!! The colors are Gorgeous!!!!! ^.^ Kitty #3674173

Kaye Burazin December 06, 2006

Most impressive Donald. Perfect composition and excellent entry into monthly theme. #3674263

Karen Engelbreth December 06, 2006

Wonderful silhouette shot, Donald!!


John W. Oliver December 06, 2006

Wonderful picture! #3675317

Cheryl E. Molennor December 06, 2006

Fabulous and vry cute1 #3675569

Lani J December 07, 2006

Simply incredible, Donald. *LOVE* THIS! I hope we see it againt! :) #3676088

Richard D. Cox December 07, 2006

Very imaginative and well captured. #3676329

Jenny Bosmans December 07, 2006

FANTASTIC image, shadow and silhouette, Don! :) #3676762

Holly Shao December 07, 2006

Very impressive and appealing, Don!! Love the sharp silhouette, the colors, and the details in the shadow.

Holly #3677211

Renee Doyle December 07, 2006

Fantastic shadow play Donald!!!!
Excellent and sharp silhouette and the wonderful colour of the sky against the ice is beautiful!

Marcie A. Fowler December 07, 2006

Love how the orange fades into the the shadows here Donald. Excellent use of perspective and scale. #3678474

Marijana Fajgl December 07, 2006

Awesome image and presentation, Donald! And, you you wrote a big truth! #3678494

Michael Khoury December 08, 2006

~~~fantastic image Donald !~~~
M #3679909

Janice Sullivan December 09, 2006

I agree with all of these comments! This is truly a wonderful photograph! #3685626

Jenny D December 12, 2006

Wow! This is really awesome! Definetely a winner! I'm loving the lighting, shadow, & the colors!! #3693879

Vladan D. Djordjevic December 15, 2006

Beautiful photo. You are so creative and artistic! I like your idea. Great sheadow, light, composition, colors... #3704240

Marsha S. Smith December 19, 2006

Super shot. And the perfect model. #3719214

Melissa G. Meiselman January 24, 2007

WOW...fantastic finalist, Donald. Big congratulations!!!! #3860619

Bill Wyatt January 24, 2007

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, Donald!! #3861369

Paul E. Earl January 24, 2007

A big CONGRATULATIONS on this superb finalist! Good luck in the next round! #3861403

Glenn E. Urquhart January 24, 2007

A BIG Congratulations on your finalist award, Donald!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #3861492

Colette M. Metcalf January 24, 2007

Congrats once again, Don!! #3862009

Holly Shao January 24, 2007

Congratulations, Don, for this awesome Finalist!!

Holly #3862255

Claudia Kuhn level-classic January 24, 2007

Wonderful image Donald, congrats & good luck! #3862591

Barbara Waldoch January 24, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist, Donald! #3862938

Judyann Plante January 24, 2007

Congratulations again, Don! I just love this one!

Judyann ><> #3863095

Laurie Daily level-deluxe January 24, 2007

Fantastic image, Donald. Another congrat to you! #3863219

Pamela Shane January 24, 2007

Congratulations my friend on your
beautiful image being chosen a finalist!! I just love this. :) #3863362

Cheryl E. Molennor January 24, 2007

Love the image, Love the title. Congratulations #3863949

Su Sana E. P level-classic January 24, 2007

Congratulations on this Winner, Donald!! #3864366

Pat Gamwell January 24, 2007

Definitely deserving, Don! BIG CONGRATS! #3864873

Laurence Saliba level-classic January 24, 2007

Super congrats Don!!!! #3865356

Aimee S. McMaster January 25, 2007

....congratulations on your awesome finalist Don...Aimee #3866292

Paula Dwyer January 25, 2007

Congratulations Donald!!! :) #3867086

eileen bedford January 25, 2007

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Donald... #3867197

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic January 25, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3867399

Ross Throndson January 25, 2007

Beautiful Finalist, Donald...I Love this ...Congratulations!!! #3867876

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna January 25, 2007

Congratulation Donald!!!! This is a GORGEOUS image!!!! Good luck in the next round!!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty #3868778

Stephanie Laird level-classic January 25, 2007

Congratulations Donald! Awesome image! #3868799

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 25, 2007

This is Great Donald; congrats on your Finalist! Jeff #3869574

Jane M January 25, 2007

Excellent comp and color. Really creative. My pick for a gold medal! #3870133

Carla Metzler January 25, 2007

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Don!! #3870213

January 25, 2007

Like it #3870548

January 25, 2007

Fun concept and I love the color #3871214

Su Sana E. P level-classic January 25, 2007

Oh Donald, Huge Congratulations on this Awesome Winner!! I'm sooooo happy for ya. #3871607

Judyann Plante January 25, 2007

WTG, Don! Big Congratulations on this well-deserved win!!!

Judyann ><> #3871611

Cheryl E. Molennor January 25, 2007

Think Big is right. Congratulations on your AWESOME WIN!! #3871742

Bill Wyatt January 25, 2007

Terrific winner! Congratulation Donald!! #3871771

Morteza Safataj January 25, 2007

Wonderful Donald, really conceptual and funny^^. #3871798

Nadya Johnson January 25, 2007

Awesome, Donald! I took a dinner break, came back to check the rest of the finalists and whaddaya know -- now it's a winner! How cool is that?? Great work and congratulations on The Gold! #3871861

Mary K. Robison January 25, 2007


Cyn Valentine January 25, 2007

WTG!! COngratulations DOnald..great win!!! #3871872

S P Mukherji January 25, 2007

Lovely to be back at BP and find you winning! Great capture and a great win! Congratulations!! #3871955

JO ANN CLEVELAND January 25, 2007

Congratulations Dennis! Glad to see you back! Hey guy! You started with a BANG and what a winner!

jo ann c. #3871972

Vladan D. Djordjevic January 25, 2007

Congratulation Donald!!

John V. Roscich level-deluxe January 25, 2007

JOHN #3872060

Jill Odice level-classic January 25, 2007

Hey Don, guess it's finally our turn:-) Patience and persistence pays off :-) CONGRATS!!!! #3872127

JO ANN CLEVELAND January 25, 2007

Ohhhh dear! Donald, I called you Dennis! Sorry about that, however Dennis was a winner too!

This is fabulous, CONGRATULATIONS!

jo ann c. #3872147

Melissa G. Meiselman January 25, 2007

Donald congratualtions on this awesome most deserving win...just fantastic!!!! #3872225

Jill Flynn January 25, 2007

Fantastic idea and execution Donald! Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN! #3872250

Donald K. Cherry January 25, 2007

Thank you so much everyone for all the truly wonderful comments! I really appreciate all the support and encouragement from all my BP friends. This marks one of the happiest photographic days of my life and the it's all the better because my daugther is the featured model for this image! #3872256

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna January 25, 2007

CONGRATULATIONS on being a WINNER with this image, Donald!!!!! FANTASTIC!!!!! ^.^ :-) Kitty #3872306

Pamela Shane January 25, 2007

deserved first place win. I'm so very,
very, happy for you!!!!! :) #3872358

Graeme yew Chow January 25, 2007

WOW, HUGE CONGRATULATION DONALD. Yeah, recently you said you have not much success recently and I said it will come. Your daughter will be very happy too and I am too. #3872486

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic January 25, 2007

Congratulations on your first place winner. #3872597

Susana Ms Heide January 25, 2007

PERFECT EXPOSURE!!! What a fantastic capture all the way around! CONGRATS Donald!! #3872680

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe January 25, 2007

Congrats on your winning photo Don! #3872899

Charlene Bayerle January 25, 2007

WOW Don!!!! Big Congratulations!!!! #3872957

HuHu Lin January 25, 2007

Congrats on your winning photo ,Donald!


Pat Gamwell January 25, 2007

WoooHooo! WTG, my friend! HUGE CONGRATS! #3873118

Raymond Pauly January 25, 2007

WOW!! I don't know how I missed this one, my friend! HUGE congratulations to you on this BIG win! #3873136

Darryl Wilkinson January 25, 2007

Outstanding winner, Don! Congratulations! #3873185

Les Rhoades level-classic January 25, 2007

Congratulations on your December WINNER #3873202

Barbara Waldoch January 26, 2007

Congratulations on your win, Donald! #3873264

Ross Throndson January 26, 2007

Huge Congratulations Donald, on your Beautiful Winner!!! #3873333

Dan Holm January 26, 2007

Woo Hoo!! CONGRATULSATIONS on your First Place WIN, Donald!! #3873344

Aimee S. McMaster January 26, 2007


Paul E. Earl January 26, 2007

WTG!!!! Excellent first place! So well deserved! #3873442

Paul Michko January 26, 2007

WOO HOO!!! Way to go, Dude. Awesome win, my friend. #3873540

Dr Silly level-classic January 26, 2007

Congratulations Donald for your Gold. Love the shot and the title. :O)

Alan L. Borror January 26, 2007

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Don! #3873568

Carol Sawyer January 26, 2007

A big Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Don!! Very well deserved my friend!!! #3873642

Revonda L. Gentry January 26, 2007

Congratulations on this fantastic winner!! I love it!! #3873691

Paul G Slate January 26, 2007

Donald congratulations A big Winner!!!!
If I had to loose I'm glad it was to you!! great shot!! amazing!!! #3873748

Colette M. Metcalf January 26, 2007

A BIG congratulations to you, Don!! #3873896

Mary Timman January 26, 2007

Congratulations on this neat image! #3873934

Tammy Scott January 26, 2007

Congratulations on this terrific winner! #3873961

Glenn E. Urquhart January 26, 2007

Congratulations on Your Excellent WIN, Donald!!! Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #3874142

Charlene Taylor January 26, 2007

Congratulations on winning first place with this excellent picture Donald! #3874218

Wally Orlowsky January 26, 2007

Congratulations on this inspired winner, Don! #3874301

Lynne Morris January 26, 2007

A fantastic image Donald and a well deserved first place winner, many congratulations. #3874352

Chua Wee Boo January 26, 2007

BIG congratulations to you on this first place winner,Donald! #3874386

Carla Metzler January 26, 2007

Congratulations, Don! #3874497

Holly Shao January 26, 2007

Big congratulations to you on this great Win, Don!! What a Wonderful start for the new year!! I am just so happy for you and Donna who looks so inspiring in this image.

Holly #3874609

Nadine A. Lewis January 26, 2007

AWESOME, Donald...CONGRATS on your much deserved win!!! <>< #3875015

Janine Russell level-deluxe January 26, 2007

Donald, congratulations on your First Place Win. #3875205

Stan Kwasniowski January 26, 2007

Don, congratulations #3875405

Laurence Saliba level-classic January 26, 2007

Many congratulations on your well deserved first place winner Donald!!!! #3875545

Donna La Mattino Pagakis January 26, 2007

Superb image, great idea!! The lighting and colors are beautiful. A big congratulations on your First place win!! #3875669

Ermanno Radice January 26, 2007

Congratulations on your first place winner!!!
Excellent composition, wonderful lighting and work, Donald!! #3875695

Renee Doyle January 26, 2007

Excellent - wtg Donald!!!! Congrats on this wonderful first place win!!

Laurie Daily level-deluxe January 26, 2007

Congratualtions, Donald on this beautiful first place winner!!! #3876099

Jenny Bosmans January 26, 2007

Big Congratulations, Don! :) #3876329

Siete Meeter January 26, 2007

Many congratulations on your well deserved first place winner Donald!!!! #3876562

Claudia Kuhn level-classic January 26, 2007

WE'll you're off to a great start for this new year Donald, congratulations on your wonderful first place image! #3876610

Evy Johansen level-classic January 26, 2007

Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Donald! #3876973

Marcie A. Fowler January 27, 2007

A great big congrats to you for this beautiful winner. #3877890

Karen E. Michaels level-deluxe January 27, 2007

Way to work Donald! This piece deserves this recognition. Peace, karen #3878074

Terri L. Scribner January 27, 2007

Congratulations, Donald!!! Wonderful winning image!! #3878231

Rakesh Syal level-classic January 27, 2007

Congratulations on this fantastic winner, Don!! I knew it!! #3878384

Gail Vitikacs level-classic January 27, 2007

Terrific!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! #3878448

Sharon Day level-classic January 27, 2007

Big congratulatons, Donald!!! #3878602

Ujjwal Mukherjee January 27, 2007

Congrats Donald on this big winner. Absolutely brilliant image! You deserve every bit of it. #3881492

Donna W. Neal January 28, 2007

Congratulations Donald on a well deserved winner! #3881917

Donald K. Cherry January 28, 2007

Thanks again to everyone for all the wonderful comments! I'm totally overwhelmed by the tremendous response to this image at every level! #3881934

Kate Jackson January 28, 2007

Donald you were certainly inspired with this one! What a tremendous image. Big congratulations! #3882398

Sue L. Cullumber January 28, 2007

Donald - very cool - congrats! #3883202

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 29, 2007

Congrats Donald on your special and very well deserved winning image!! Jeff #3888608

Colleen Farrell January 29, 2007

Congratulations on a well-deserved win! This is a very creative, well-thought-out and *inspiring* photo! :) #3888808

Milan Banik January 31, 2007

congrats Donald on this creative win. #3894237

Z. Banu February 02, 2007

Big congratulation Donald on Great Winner.. #3902630

February 07, 2007

Wow! Beautiful Donald !
Congratulations on your first place win! #3920667

Nemil B. Chabebe February 21, 2007

Good thinking, congratulations on this well deserved win, the photo is magnificent, color and composition, great POV. #3970644

Stephen Zacker February 26, 2007

Fun and Creative. Congratulations #3995651

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe February 27, 2007

Fabulous shot. What a great inspiring image, Don!!! Lotsa congratulations!!!
KK #4001820

Kate Jackson February 28, 2007

Congrats again Donald I'm so glad you did so well with this memorable shot! #4006068

Autum Rhoades March 02, 2007

Congrats on this fantastic shot Donald! Congrats on your win too! #4013763

Susie Peek-Swint March 04, 2007

Awesome capture and composition Donals ~ many congrats on your win! #4020340

Ronald F. Fischer March 06, 2007

Stunning! #4028963

Carolyn J. Connolly March 10, 2007

Don, this image is SUPERB!! Sorry I haven't commented on it before, but I'm SO-O glad to see that you achieved a First Place win with it!! Sincere CONGRATULATIONS to you...AND to Donna for being such a WONDREFUL photographic model for you!! :o) #4042608

Carolyn J. Connolly March 10, 2007

Sorry about the typo - of course that should read "WONDERFUL"!! ;o) #4042611

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett March 29, 2007

What a fabulous and creative capture, Don ... congrats on this First Place Winner ........ #4108035

Kathy Reeves April 30, 2007

Awesome Don!! Congratulations!!1 #4230359

virafoto - June 01, 2007

Everything well done in this picture.
Creative. Very composed. Very framed.
Congratulations! #4353989

ronda chatelle level-classic June 05, 2007

Congratulations Donald! What an inspirational presentation and well deserved win! #4369427

Theresa J. Parisi June 22, 2007

Wow this is a great photo!! I really like it alot!!
-Theresa #4424615

Jill Odice level-classic June 27, 2007

A BIG congrats on this BIG image and winner! #4449642

Luigi Di Serio level-classic June 11, 2008

One of better photos' most unique shots #6047764

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