With Gratitude

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William C. Raco level-classic November 24, 2004

With this month's theme being gratitude, and with Thanksgiving arriving tomorrow, I am well aware of all the blessings I've received in my life.
One of those bright spots is the Better Photo community and all the fine folks that inhabit this site.
I have been treated so incredibly well by all of you.
I am still overwhelmed by the gracious posts and well wishes from so many of you on my recent birthday.
I have all of you to be so thankful for…..

And that brings me to someone to whom I am most grateful
The woman who has become my mentor and my friend.
Any improvement I have made as a photographer in the past year is a direct reflection of her advice, her teaching and her assistance.
She inspires me daily with her work, her artistry, her heart and her friendship.
With appreciation, with admiration, and with gratitude, I dedicate this photo of your favorite Calla Lilies to you, Kathleen Clemons
Thank you,

bill #191084

Janet L. Skinner November 24, 2004

How beautiful, Bill.... #934892

Paul C. Gazzanigo November 24, 2004

Simply beautiful, Bill. Wonderul and touching sentiment ... it's nice to see class. #934897

Alan L. Borror November 24, 2004

Great photo and great post, Bill!!! #934904

Alan L. Borror November 24, 2004

Great photo and great post, Bill!!! #934907

Tom Andersen November 24, 2004

Marvelous photo and tribute, Bill! #934920

Kathleen Clemons November 24, 2004

This is an incredible find, Bill, and a lovely photo. When I am rich and famous, I'll have to order a gate like this. Thank you very much for your kind words. :) #934922

Sharon Day level-classic November 24, 2004

Beautiful shot, Bill!!! Wonderful tribute to friendship and blessings! #934995

Dolores Neilson November 24, 2004

bill...this is beautifully composed with wonderful graphical appeal.

Your sentiment is so very touching, it brought tears to my eyes. Yes, Kathleen is a special person indeed and an amazing photographer. Wishing you both a wonderful Thanksgiving. #934996

Paul Michko November 24, 2004

Bill, you've brought a tear to my eyes. This is by far the best tribute to a fantastic lady and excellent Photographer. Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone. #935002

Joy Brown November 24, 2004

Wonderful image and tribute, Bill! #935034

Cathy Gregor November 24, 2004

Beautiful image, Bill!
-cathy #935072

Ronald Balthazor November 24, 2004

You've brought home the flowers this time, Bill. Nice message and tribute. #935146

Karma Wilson November 24, 2004

Beautiful tribute!

Karma #935149

S J November 24, 2004

Beautiful image with nice light, composition and details, Bill! Very nice dedication! #935246

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict November 24, 2004

Beautiful image and tribute to Kathleen, Bill! I, and am sure many other BP Photographers, share in your admiration of her, her fine work, and support to others.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Debby #935253

Cathy T. Vettes November 24, 2004

The photo is absolutly beautiful Bill.. I love it..And your words are just as beautiful and fitting. Have a wonderful Holiday!! #935257

Marie Fields November 24, 2004

Wonderful image and special sentiment, Bill! Happy Thanksgiving! #935282

Donna W. Neal November 24, 2004

Very nice photo and wonderful tribute from one fine photographer to another!

Happy Thanksgiving Bill...:) #935288

Mellanie November 24, 2004

What a great shot and fantastic tribute, Bill! #935455

Charlene Bayerle November 24, 2004

This is beautiful Bill and a wonderful tribute to Kathleen!!!! #935457

Karen Engelbreth November 24, 2004

Beautiful image and tribute to Kathleen, bill! #935515

Murry Grigsby November 24, 2004

Nice find, image and tribute Bill! I have to agree, Kath is the best darn photographer in Harpswell, Maine :0) #935628

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 24, 2004

Nicely done Bill.... A great find! Jeff #935733

Michael Allen November 24, 2004

A wonderful Thanksgiving shot and warm tribute, Bill.

Terrific job on that beautiful gate!

..mike ;-] #935736

cj patterson November 24, 2004

wonderful shot! and fantastic tribute...you speak so eloquently bill...very nice sentiment!!! #935762

Donna J. Taff November 24, 2004

This is so beautiful, Bill!!!! #935860

Dan Holm level-classic November 24, 2004

Beautiful shot and a wonderful tribute, Bill! Excellent shot and presentation! #935913

Shirley L. Carpenter November 24, 2004

Beautiful image and words Bill!! Excellent!! #935971

Susan T. Evans November 24, 2004

Awesome Image Bill, beautiful words, Happy Thanksgiving. #936171

Stephen Zacker November 24, 2004

Wonderful image and nice words Bill! #936452

William C. Raco level-classic November 24, 2004

Thank you all so much for the kind words about the photo, and of Kathleen.
You are such a great group of photographers and friends.
My very best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to each of you and your families.

bill #936466

Janet Detota November 24, 2004

Such an amazing capture and wonderful message! Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Bill!! #936611

Diane Addonizio level-classic November 24, 2004

Beautiful tribute, Bill! #936629

Terry R. Hatfield November 24, 2004

Beautiful Image And Find Bill Nice Tribute:-)
You And Your Family Have A Great Thanksgiving! #936662

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe November 24, 2004

Lovely, Bill. Your words are so touching.

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving! #936673

Paula Showen November 24, 2004

What a beautiful image and message, Bill.

Have a very wonderful Thanksgiving! #936725

Amy N. Cappelli November 25, 2004

Bill, Happy Thanksgiving! You are a true example of living life through empathy, compassion, beauty and above all gratitude. You are the great teacher for all of us. I could easily sing your praises as an artist; but today, a day of Thanksgiving, I must tell you that my heart has expanded even more and so happily since I have been welcomed into this circle of friends. Bill, thank you so much for the art of your photography and the art of your friendship.
This is a lovely image :-) #937248

William C. Raco level-classic November 25, 2004

Thank you all so much.
Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

bill #937338

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe November 25, 2004

Hi Bill!! What a most beautiful tribute!! I am teary eyed. Great image!! Take care and have a most wonderful day!! #937452

Elisabeth A. Gay November 26, 2004

Beautiful sentiment, and a really super shot.
Ann #939474

William C. Raco level-classic November 26, 2004

Thank you very much, Donna and Ann!
I hope you both had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day

bill #939478

Lucia De Giovanni November 26, 2004

Bill, you exemplify the reason why people are so thrilled to be a part of this community - it's such talented and humble people like you who keep the spirit of Thanksgiving alive - thank you, for your support, your kind words, for always being there - and for sharing your beautiful photographs! #939866

William C. Raco level-classic November 27, 2004

Thank you so much for the very kind comments, Lucia.
best wishes,

bill #940405

Mary K. Robison November 27, 2004

Bill, the gate was an amazingly beautiful find.
Your lighting and composition brought out that beauty to a wondrous degree.

Your tribute to Kathleen surpasses it all.
Thank you for being such an integral, supportive part of this great betterphoto community.
May your holiday season be a joyful one from Thanksgiving until 2005 begins! #941016

William C. Raco level-classic November 27, 2004

Thank you, Mary.
You are very kind and generous.
I appreciate your comments so much!

bill #941034

Eric Highfield level-deluxe December 15, 2004

Congratulations, Bill! on this wonderful Tribute and Finalist!! #974450

Lucia De Giovanni December 15, 2004

Congratulations on your Finalist Bill! #974496

Mary K. Robison December 15, 2004

SO well deserved, Bill ~

S J December 15, 2004

Congrats again, Bill! This is so beautiful!!! #974609

Carol Brill December 15, 2004

What an inspiring presentation, Bill, I'm sorry I missed it the first time around! Congratulations on reaching the finals and best of luck to you! #974712

Patricia Marroquin December 16, 2004

Wow, I missed this lovely tribute to Kath last month. This is so beautiful; the detail is amazing. Congrats, Bill! #974806

Alan L. Borror December 16, 2004

Congratulations, Bill and good luck in the next round! #974964

Kathleen Clemons December 16, 2004

As you might expect, I am sooooo happy to see this in the finals! Congratulations, and thank you once again for your kind and thoughtful words. #975029

Diane Addonizio level-classic December 16, 2004

Congratulations, Bill! #975283

Amy N. Cappelli December 16, 2004

Congratulations Bill! #975405

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict December 16, 2004

Congratulations on another wonderful finalist, Bill!

Best Wishes,
Debby #975474

Patricia A. Kuniega December 16, 2004

As soon as I saw the calla lilies I knew who the dedication was for! Still a beautiful and heartfelt statement! Congratulations and good luck, Bill!

p.s. I can't imagine finding such a beautiful fence. It's really incredible! #975519

Claudia Kuhn level-classic December 16, 2004

Missed this one the first time around, wonderfully taken and said Bill, congratulations! #975599

Gail Vitikacs level-classic December 16, 2004

Congratulations Bill! #975931

Donna J. Taff December 16, 2004

Congrat's, Bill!!! #976115

Dolores Neilson December 16, 2004

Yep...this is a winner! Congrats on your superb finalist! #976231

Jessica McCollam December 16, 2004

Very touching and beautiful, William. Congratulations! #976375

Patrick Campbell December 16, 2004

Congrats Bill on your lovely fence photo making the finals. Your comments about Kathleen are very special. I agree that she is one talented and nice lady! I would know, having been in some classes here with her. #976559

Cindy Paquette December 16, 2004

So well deserved Bill! Congratulations! #976573

Stacey A. Bates December 16, 2004

Simply Beautiful Bill, many congratuations to you!! #976697

Donna W. Neal December 16, 2004

Congratulations on this well deserved image. Good luck on the next round #976761

Terry R. Hatfield December 16, 2004

Congratulations,On A Great Finalist Bill:-) #977026

Susan T. Evans December 16, 2004

Congrats Bill on this awesome finalists and all you many other finalists!!!!! Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! well deserved!!!! #977153

Tom Andersen December 16, 2004

Congratulations, Bill! #978147

Karen Bacon December 16, 2004

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Bill! #978451

Elisabeth A. Gay December 16, 2004

Congratulations Bill!!
Ann #978597

Donna L. Cuic December 16, 2004

Beautiful image William. Congrats! #978846

Kathleen F. Greer December 16, 2004

Big Congrats Bill!!! #979019

William C. Raco level-classic December 16, 2004

Thank you!
You are all so kind!

bill #979041

Stanley J. Contrades December 16, 2004

Huge CONGRATULATIONS on another excellent image and Finalist, bill! The expression of gratitude for Kathleen is ingrained in your character! Thanks again for all of our wonderous and masterful images!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #979160

Nobu Nagase December 16, 2004

Many congratulations, Bill!!!

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe December 16, 2004

Congrats, Bill. Well deserved! #979727

Evy Johansen level-classic December 16, 2004

Many congratulations and good luck, Bill! #980031

Debra Booth December 17, 2004

Beautiful image and sentiment, Bill! Congrats!! #980710

Sharon Day level-classic December 17, 2004

Congratulations, Bill! Good luck next round! #980828

Lee Ann Sahagun - Poling December 17, 2004

Gosh, this is gorgeous! Congrats on making here so far... I'm sure you will be going further. Excellent image! #981106

William C. Raco level-classic December 17, 2004

Thank you all so much!!!
Happy Holidays to each of you and yours.

bill #981822

Colette M. Metcalf December 18, 2004

Beautiful image!! Congratulations, Bill!!! #984697

Janet Detota December 18, 2004

Congratulations!!! #984723

Jennifer Rennison December 20, 2004

Beautiful tribute Bill, Congratulations on your finalist!! #988664

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