Lights and Shadows

© Nancy Grace Chen

Lights and Shadows

Uploaded: March 27, 2004


I appreciate all comments including honest critiques. Thanks for stopping by!!


Grace Pierson March 27, 2004

this is so visually intriguing! #111481

Stanley J. Contrades March 28, 2004

Stunning visually, Nancy! Just two little nits, which may be a little picky (it's more noticeable when the image is enlarged) ... the white dot above and to the left of the third green lamp, and the dot below the "N" in your initials in the right bottom corner. This is a wall hanger for sure!!!
Stan #450273

Patricia Marroquin March 28, 2004

My honest critique? I love it! For the vibrant color, for the pattern and repetition and for its simplicity. Well done, Nancy. #450283

Kristen McKain March 28, 2004

wonderful image! Love it! #450341

Darren K. Fisher March 28, 2004

Great eye and one awesome capture. #450659

Debra Booth March 28, 2004

Awesome image, Nancy! #450705

Nancy Grace Chen March 28, 2004

Thanks for the comments, everyone! Stan, from looking at your images I can tell that you're a perfectionist. (: I didn't even notice the white spots... thanks for pointing them out!
-Nancy #451339

Stanley J. Contrades April 12, 2004

White spots or not, Nancy, here's #2 for you, and many Congratulations!
Much Aloha,
Stan #474494

Claudia Kuhn level-classic April 12, 2004

Nice one Nancy - congratuations!! #474982

Kathleen Clemons April 12, 2004

Well done, Nancy! Congrats! #475003

Debra Booth April 12, 2004

Congratulations, Nancy, and good luck! #475083

Nancy Grace Chen April 12, 2004

Thank you, Stan, Claudia, Kathleen, and Debra for your comments!! My first month here has been exciting already. I really appreciate your support!!

Nancy #475102

Terry Cervi level-classic April 12, 2004

You have a great sense of color and design, Nancy. Very nicely done! Congrats and good luck! #475523

Alisha May Furbish April 12, 2004

Another well deserved finalist! Congrats! #476483

Dale Ann Cubbage April 12, 2004

Great image! Congrats to you again, Nancy! #476871

Cathy Barrows April 12, 2004

Congrats!...simple subject done well #477607

Rob Friedman April 12, 2004

Congrats Nancy! #477953

Stephen Zacker April 12, 2004

Well Done. Congratulations! #478010

Susie Peek-Swint April 12, 2004

Well done Nancy -- many congrats! #478197

Patricia Marroquin April 12, 2004

Wonderful, wonderful. Congrats, Nancy! :-) #479692

Robert Mann level-classic April 12, 2004

My honest critique: Noting much to say other than I like it very much and wish I had taken it. Congrats on your finalist selection, Nancy and good luck in the finals. RoB #479737

Eric Highfield level-deluxe April 13, 2004

A showroom piece for sure! That's my honest critique. Congratulations! #481153

Monika Sapek April 14, 2004

Great colors! Congratulations and good luck, Nancy!

Karen J. McDowell April 14, 2004

Browsing,,this makes #2 finalist..maybe there are more? I'll have to keep This is wonderful, Nancy! You are doing great work, I'm totally impressed. :) Congrats and good luck! #483725

Debra Booth April 15, 2004

Congratulations, Nancy, for your win in this category! #485388

Nancy Grace Chen April 15, 2004

Thanks SOOO much to everyone for your nice words! Aaaah!!! I can't believe it!! Thanks to the judges also! :-D

Nancy #485390

Donna L. Cuic April 15, 2004

Super BIG congrats Nancy. Its awesome. #485395

Claudia Kuhn level-classic April 15, 2004

BIG CONGRATS NANCY on your FIRST PLACE win!! #485483

William C. Raco level-classic April 15, 2004

Beautifully done, Nancy

bill #485516

Kathleen Clemons April 15, 2004

A GREAT first month, Nancy! Congratulations on your win! #485550

Ron Goldman April 15, 2004

Congratulations on your First Place WIN!!!!!! #485557

June Marie Sobrito April 15, 2004

Congratulations!! #485645

Dale Ann Cubbage April 15, 2004

Many congrats Nancy! I'm so happy for you!

da #485713

Eric Highfield level-deluxe April 15, 2004

Congratulations! Looks like you found that showroom...right here on BP! #485741

Robert Mann level-classic April 15, 2004

See, I told you I wished I had taken it! BIg congrats,Nancy, on your first place win! RoB #485757

Nancy Grace Chen April 15, 2004

Thank you, once again, to every single person who's commented here. I'm honored and shocked to have a place among the winners.

The thing that caught my eye first was that it was an overcast day, and the shadows would disappear and reappear as the clouds moved under the sun. Really an interesting sight.

I'm overwhelmed by the support... you're a great group of people! Thanks again!

Nancy #485811

Kathleen R. Struckle April 15, 2004

Congrats. Nancy, I'm very happy for you. #485817

Melisa R. McKolay April 15, 2004

Nancy, this is outstanding!! You have got a great eye and I agree that it is a showroom piece!! Congratulations on your win, you deserve it. #485842

Douglas Gould April 15, 2004

Congratulations on FIRST PLACE, Nancy!!! #485931

Tony Gough April 15, 2004

Congratulations Nancy, as you know by my work I'm more of a people photographer, but I do appriciate all forms of photography. I look foward to seeing more of your work. All the best, Tony. #485988

Stanley J. Contrades April 16, 2004

First place!!! Can you hear the ovation, Nancy!! Outstanding win along with outstanding work!
Much Aloha,
Stan #486003

Karen Lewis-Gunn April 16, 2004

Congratulations! Just love the boldness of colour, simplicity of compositon, and repeating lines. It all comes together for a winner! well done. #486131

Rob Friedman April 16, 2004

Congrats on your win Nancy!! Excellent work!! #486139

Danilo Piccioni April 16, 2004

Very nice !
congrats!!! #486264

Patrick Campbell April 16, 2004

You hit a home run with this abstract, Nancy. A big congrats on your first place win!!! #486723

Robin L. Wehrman April 16, 2004

Hi Nancy! Congratulations on your win well done!!!!!! #486951

Cindy Cone April 16, 2004

Congratulations, Nancy! Well done! #486969

Lori Ditlefsen April 16, 2004

Congrats Nancy! A very neat image! #486988

Mauro Bighin April 16, 2004

Congrats, a pleasure for my mind and my eyes #487322

Alisha May Furbish April 16, 2004

Congratulations Nancy! What a welcome, huh? Well deserved!!! #487355

Pu Chen April 16, 2004

What a beautiful work! Congratulations Nancy! #487420

Jill Battaglia April 16, 2004

Congrats Nancy! #487435

Susie Peek-Swint April 16, 2004

Congrats again Nancy ~ well deserved! #487648

Kristen McKain April 16, 2004

congrats! #487664

Monika Sapek April 16, 2004

This is just superb, Nancy! I love the vibrant colors on this photo. The shadow play is also great! Many congratulations on you First Place Win!

Evy Johansen level-classic April 17, 2004

Many Congratulations, Nancy! Well derserved! #487997

Nancy Grace Chen April 17, 2004

Thanks once again for all of your kind thoughts and words!! This is a great community of photographers. I've strolled through all of your galleries (if you have one) and have enjoyed seeing and being inspired by your work.

Nancy #488065

Claudia Kuhn level-classic April 17, 2004

Hi Nancy -
I've replied to your email 2 times and tried once thru your website and they all have come back as undeliverable. Then I thought to put it here where you can see it!

Thanks to you to for all your comments on my finalists. (yes, I did get 7
this month which was a complete surprise to me) I tried to email you from your website the other day and it came back undeliverable! (this one came back again too....) Sometimes at BP they pick pics of mine that surprise me, as I think ones that should be chosen don't get there. I guess that is true with each site, they choose different styles, etc. I have seen more of your work here at BP and think you have some great stuff! So big congrats to you for your first place!!
It's a big thrill that I'm still striving for here... one of these days.

Thanks for your comments on my "spring Reflection" As a thumbnail it doesn't look like much unfortunately, but that place was really increible with all the spanish moss and azaleas in full bloom. Don't really know how to get something diagonal in it though.
Have a good weekend.


Gary Jacobson April 17, 2004

Hi Nancy,

I wondered over to this site to check it out and low and behold I see your image. Congratulations! Glad to see you getting some recognition for your excellent work. Best Wishes.

Jake #488826

Kerry Drager April 17, 2004

Hi Nancy: Fantastic shot ... congrats! Kerry #488829

Frederic David April 18, 2004

How small lights can produce such huge shadows! The frame is very judicious!
Great work. Congrats.

Fred #489292

Heather L. Jacks April 18, 2004

This is a wonderful image. Congrats on your win! #489580

Penny Steiner April 19, 2004

This is such a winning image...congrats on it's status. #490767

Gabriela Cunha April 20, 2004

:) gy #492577

Louison Rousseau April 20, 2004

Simplicity is always very powerful, Nancy. I am thrilled to see you get a first place, here and wish you lots more. Congratulations on the wonderful, colorful photo and on the win! #493085

Paul Conlan April 20, 2004

Nancy... I'm just taking a look at the March winners. Yours is a very elegant and striking image. Beautiful... #493219

Lyn E. Adams April 20, 2004

Ahhh, Nancy. You've reached your realm :-). I'm so glad to see that! Your hard work is worth it. Don't ever stop.... Lyn #494458

Diane Dupuis April 22, 2004

Congratulations on a very well deserved win!! Got to go check out your gallery now! #497504

Diane Dupuis April 22, 2004

Ugh - you don't have a gallery!!! It's a really great investment! You should try it! Anyhow, congrats again! #497505

Nancy Grace Chen April 25, 2004

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the comments!! I wish you all success in next month's contest!

Nancy #502243

Karen J. McDowell April 27, 2004

A belated congrats to you, Nancy on your first place win! I tried a shot like this once,,boy do you make mine look sooo This is really wonderful and a well deserved win. Also congrats on your other placings for March! #504667

Susi Lawson May 02, 2004

Hey nancy, I remember this at DPQ!! Great to see it here!!! Wonderful!!!!!!!
Susi #516198

Elizabeth J. Bernier level-classic May 16, 2004

Heyyyyyyyyyy Girl!!!! First place!!!Well now I'm so proud of you!!!This is just excellent too....see you really do have a wonderful eye,and this just proves it!!!Outstanding image,with all the eye catching beauty of simplicity and all perfectly captured by you!!!Huge,huge,congrats to you Nancy Grace,this is a very well deserved win!!! ~Hugs~Beth #542946

Gaja Snover April 24, 2005

Nancy, you have such an amazing portfolio, really enjoyed looking through it. such incredible colors and framing!
-Gaja #1287254

Laura Clay-Ballard October 18, 2005

wow! this is gorgeous! #1966356

RC Fritz March 19, 2006

Beautiful image Nancy. Hypnotic!!
Congratulations!! #2548848

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