Uploaded: September 22, 2007 23:11:31


FINALIST_AUG08. This has always been one of my personal favorites. I took it one day when I was taking a walk around the block from a break at work. I loved how the back lighting was outlining the leaves. I had to handhold since I didn't have my tripod with me. When I opened it up it was almost perfect and required very little removal of dust spots, etc. F5 @ 1/80 AP, 100 ISO, 75mm (28-135mm)


Evy Johansen level-classic September 23, 2007

Wow... fantastic tone and contrast, Kristi!! Beautiful image! #744738

Stanley J. Contrades September 23, 2007

Fabulous, Kristi! Excellent capture, exposure, and especially the edges of the leaves!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #4830831

Dr. Harmeet Singh September 23, 2007

Beautiful. #4830865

Lynne Morris level-classic September 23, 2007

Wow Kristi this is beautiful! #4830876

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict September 23, 2007

Simply beautiful Kristi...Dominick #4830882

Sheryl A. Hudson September 25, 2007

Beautiful tones and composition, Kristi! #4841683

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic September 26, 2007

Beautiful in B&W! #4848830

Alison Krylowski September 30, 2007

This is fabulous in black and white. You have a beautiful gallery Kristi! #4864652

Kristi A. Howson September 30, 2007

Thanks so much Evy, Stan, Harmeet, Lynn, Dominick, Sheryl, Shelly, & Alison for your wonderful comments! #4865634

Danielle Fuller October 01, 2007


This is so crisp and clear. I love the B&W. Great job and wonderful use of light! #4868838

Kristi A. Howson October 08, 2007

Thank you so much Danielle! #4898138

Sirsendu Gayen October 10, 2007

Beautiful B/W contrast. #4910244

Monika Sapek level-classic October 10, 2007

Fantastic B/W work, Kristi!

Kristi A. Howson November 19, 2007

thanks so much Sirsendu & Monika for your wonderful comments! #5098586

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 22, 2008

amazing finalist Kristi... congrats!!! #6489898

Kristi A. Howson September 22, 2008

Thanks so much Stefanie and also thanks to the judge who gave this one a chance. It's always been one of my personal favorites. I took it one day when I was taking a walk around the block at work. I saw how the backlight was outlining the leaves and took some quick shots. When I opened it up it was almost perfect and required very little removal of dust spots, etc. Thanks again! #6490117

Tiia Vissak September 22, 2008

Congratulations! #6490228

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe September 22, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist Kristi, this really is beautiful! #6490337

Connie J. Bagot September 22, 2008

This is very beautiful Kristi---you caught the light behind the leaves so perfectly. Congratulations on it making finalist! #6492414

Nadya Johnson September 22, 2008

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Kristi! #6493155

Sam Britt September 22, 2008

Congratulations, Kristi! #6494841

Terry L. Ellis level-classic September 22, 2008

An excellent finalist, Kristi! Congratulations!!!!!!! #6495229

Bill Knaps September 22, 2008

Congrats Kristi. WTG Bill #6496025

Renee Doyle level-classic September 22, 2008

Congratulations Kristi!! #6496184

Nick Lagos September 23, 2008

Big big congrats on your Finalist matey....extra good luck for the next round.... #6497970

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 22, 2008

Congratulations!!! Awesome Kristi! #6640611

Vladan D. Djordjevic October 22, 2008

A big congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Kristi! #6640676

Terry L. Ellis level-classic October 22, 2008

Congratulations, Kristi! A gorgeous finalist! #6641162

Nadya Johnson October 22, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Kristi! #6641231

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 22, 2008


Nick Lagos October 23, 2008

Lovely image matey.... congratulations on your well deserved finalist.... :) #6643153

Leslie McLain level-deluxe October 23, 2008

Congrats on your beautiful finalist. #6645804

Connie J. Bagot October 23, 2008

Congratulations Kristi---glad to see this amazing image amongst the finalist! #6646135

Amber J. Skene October 23, 2008

Congrats on your finalist! #6647069

Sam Britt October 23, 2008

Congratulations, Kristi! #6649061

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 24, 2008

Congrats Kristi on your Outstanding Finalist! Jeff #6650954

Janet Daniel level-classic March 01, 2009

This is such a beauty, Kristi! Love it, especially in b/w! #7230084

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