Think Big

Carol Sawyer 12/6/2006 2:13:03 AM

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

Paul Michko 12/6/2006 2:15:10 AM

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

Colette M. Metcalf 12/6/2006 2:22:33 AM

Wonderful, Don!! #3671836

Les Rhoades 12/6/2006 2:30:39 AM

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 12/6/2006 2:36:54 AM

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

Carolyn M. Fletcher 12/6/2006 2:47:16 AM

Excellent!!! Great idea! #3671888

Manuel Barrera 12/6/2006 2:47:18 AM

Wonderful work and great colors, Donald #3671889

Judyann Plante 12/6/2006 2:53:29 AM

Great capture and title, Don! Very well done.

Judyann ><> #3671930

Donna Roberts 12/6/2006 2:55:22 AM

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 12/6/2006 3:00:50 AM

FANTASTIC!! #3671985

Barbara Waldoch 12/6/2006 3:01:20 AM

Outstanding shot, Donald! #3671988

Robert R. Goodman 12/6/2006 3:09:34 AM

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

Paul G Slate 12/6/2006 3:14:34 AM

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

Alan L. Borror 12/6/2006 3:18:39 AM

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

Aimee S. McMaster 12/6/2006 3:18:44 AM

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

Tressie Davis 12/6/2006 3:27:17 AM

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

Pat Gamwell 12/6/2006 3:31:37 AM

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

Glenn E. Urquhart 12/6/2006 3:33:51 AM

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

Donald K. Cherry 12/6/2006 3:33:52 AM

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

from a seperate link:

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

12/6/2006 2:10:17 AM


Jeff Robinson 12/6/2006 3:50:44 AM

Great job Donald!! Jeff #3672244

Suzanne Langston 12/6/2006 4:09:08 AM

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

Su Sana E. P 12/6/2006 4:17:01 AM

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 12/6/2006 5:02:52 AM

Terrific capture, wonderfully done! #3672596

Linda D. Lester 12/6/2006 5:37:21 AM

Awesome!!! #3672788

Bill Wyatt 12/6/2006 5:49:18 AM

Love the colors and silhouette of Donna!! #3672852

Lori K. Whitman 12/6/2006 6:27:56 AM

Fabulous!! #3673070

Kate Jackson 12/6/2006 7:04:27 AM

An awesome inspiration Don! Great title too! #3673270

Z. Banu 12/6/2006 7:15:44 AM

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

Evy Johansen 12/6/2006 7:28:05 AM

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

Tamara K. Walker 12/6/2006 8:28:13 AM

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

Melissa G. Meiselman 12/6/2006 8:32:33 AM

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 12/6/2006 9:19:25 AM

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 12/6/2006 9:19:47 AM

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

Sandra Freyler 12/6/2006 9:32:11 AM

Nice shot and title, Donald! :) #3673872

Pamela Shane 12/6/2006 9:42:30 AM

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 12/6/2006 9:45:47 AM

love this capture #3673916

Stephen Zacker 12/6/2006 10:08:22 AM

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

Rakesh Syal 12/6/2006 10:10:55 AM

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

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 12/6/2006 10:54:17 AM

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

Kaye Burazin 12/6/2006 11:20:53 AM

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

Karen Engelbreth 12/6/2006 3:31:45 PM

Wonderful silhouette shot, Donald!!


John W. Oliver 12/6/2006 6:26:35 PM

Wonderful picture! #3675317

Cheryl E. Molennor 12/6/2006 8:07:03 PM

Fabulous and vry cute1 #3675569

Lani J 12/7/2006 1:12:19 AM

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

Richard D. Cox 12/7/2006 2:50:44 AM

Very imaginative and well captured. #3676329

Jenny Bosmans 12/7/2006 4:26:56 AM

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

Holly Shao 12/7/2006 6:33:25 AM

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

Holly #3677211

Renee Doyle 12/7/2006 12:19:29 PM

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

Marcie A. Fowler 12/7/2006 1:02:34 PM

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

Marijana Fajgl 12/7/2006 1:07:55 PM

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

Michael Khoury 12/8/2006 2:53:35 AM

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

Janice Sullivan 12/9/2006 7:00:01 PM

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

Jenny D 12/12/2006 4:06:04 AM

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

Vladan D. Djordjevic 12/15/2006 3:31:11 AM

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

Marsha S. Smith 12/19/2006 3:07:57 PM

Super shot. And the perfect model. #3719214

Melissa G. Meiselman 1/24/2007 2:29:55 PM

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

Bill Wyatt 1/24/2007 3:21:16 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, Donald!! #3861369

Paul E. Earl 1/24/2007 3:23:43 PM

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

Glenn E. Urquhart 1/24/2007 3:31:17 PM

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

Colette M. Metcalf 1/24/2007 4:07:17 PM

Congrats once again, Don!! #3862009

Holly Shao 1/24/2007 4:22:59 PM

Congratulations, Don, for this awesome Finalist!!

Holly #3862255

Claudia Kuhn 1/24/2007 4:48:26 PM

Wonderful image Donald, congrats & good luck! #3862591

Barbara Waldoch 1/24/2007 5:19:43 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Donald! #3862938

Judyann Plante 1/24/2007 5:36:34 PM

Congratulations again, Don! I just love this one!

Judyann ><> #3863095

Laurie Daily 1/24/2007 5:47:32 PM

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

Pamela Shane 1/24/2007 6:01:13 PM

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

Cheryl E. Molennor 1/24/2007 6:47:30 PM

Love the image, Love the title. Congratulations #3863949

Su Sana E. P 1/24/2007 7:38:31 PM

Congratulations on this Winner, Donald!! #3864366

Pat Gamwell 1/24/2007 9:17:47 PM

Definitely deserving, Don! BIG CONGRATS! #3864873

Laurence Saliba 1/24/2007 11:44:26 PM

Super congrats Don!!!! #3865356

Aimee S. McMaster 1/25/2007 4:52:37 AM

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

Paula Dwyer 1/25/2007 6:27:08 AM

Congratulations Donald!!! :) #3867086

eileen bedford 1/25/2007 6:38:23 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Donald... #3867197

Kay E. Mahoney 1/25/2007 6:57:02 AM

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

Ross Throndson 1/25/2007 7:49:59 AM

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

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 1/25/2007 9:52:50 AM

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

Stephanie Laird 1/25/2007 9:55:14 AM

Congratulations Donald! Awesome image! #3868799

Jeff Robinson 1/25/2007 11:54:17 AM

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

Jane M 1/25/2007 1:26:30 PM

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

Carla Metzler 1/25/2007 1:35:19 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Don!! #3870213

The Judges at 1/25/2007 2:29:31 PM

Like it #3870548

The Judges at 1/25/2007 3:45:51 PM

Fun concept and I love the color #3871214

Su Sana E. P 1/25/2007 5:27:38 PM

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

Judyann Plante 1/25/2007 5:28:57 PM

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

Judyann ><> #3871611

Cheryl E. Molennor 1/25/2007 5:43:48 PM

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

Bill Wyatt 1/25/2007 5:47:41 PM

Terrific winner! Congratulation Donald!! #3871771

Morteza Safataj 1/25/2007 5:51:21 PM

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

Nadya Johnson 1/25/2007 5:59:42 PM

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 1/25/2007 6:00:08 PM


Cyn Valentine 1/25/2007 6:01:21 PM

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

S P Mukherji 1/25/2007 6:15:50 PM

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

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/25/2007 6:19:49 PM

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 1/25/2007 6:19:58 PM

Congratulation Donald!!

John V. Roscich 1/25/2007 6:30:01 PM

JOHN #3872060

Jill Odice 1/25/2007 6:38:08 PM

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

JO ANN CLEVELAND 1/25/2007 6:41:21 PM

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 1/25/2007 6:50:50 PM

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

Jill Flynn 1/25/2007 6:54:28 PM

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

Donald K. Cherry 1/25/2007 6:55:06 PM

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 1/25/2007 7:02:08 PM

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

Pamela Shane 1/25/2007 7:10:14 PM

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

Graeme yew Chow 1/25/2007 7:27:16 PM

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 1/25/2007 7:46:25 PM

Congratulations on your first place winner. #3872597

Susana Ms Heide 1/25/2007 8:01:04 PM

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

Agnes Fegan 1/25/2007 8:54:46 PM

Congrats on your winning photo Don! #3872899

Charlene Bayerle 1/25/2007 9:12:16 PM

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

HuHu Lin 1/25/2007 9:57:30 PM

Congrats on your winning photo ,Donald!


Pat Gamwell 1/25/2007 10:26:58 PM

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

Raymond Pauly 1/25/2007 10:31:50 PM

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

Darryl Wilkinson 1/25/2007 11:06:52 PM

Outstanding winner, Don! Congratulations! #3873185

Les Rhoades 1/25/2007 11:13:29 PM

Congratulations on your December WINNER #3873202

Barbara Waldoch 1/26/2007 12:06:39 AM

Congratulations on your win, Donald! #3873264

Ross Throndson 1/26/2007 12:38:52 AM

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

Dan Holm 1/26/2007 12:44:13 AM

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

Aimee S. McMaster 1/26/2007 1:10:26 AM


Paul E. Earl 1/26/2007 1:19:07 AM

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

Paul Michko 1/26/2007 2:01:14 AM

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

Dr Silly 1/26/2007 2:10:38 AM

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

Alan L. Borror 1/26/2007 2:26:49 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Don! #3873568

Carol Sawyer 1/26/2007 2:49:57 AM

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

Revonda L. Gentry 1/26/2007 3:02:53 AM

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

Paul G Slate 1/26/2007 3:22:31 AM

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

Colette M. Metcalf 1/26/2007 4:06:43 AM

A BIG congratulations to you, Don!! #3873896

Mary Timman 1/26/2007 4:16:08 AM

Congratulations on this neat image! #3873934

Tammy Scott 1/26/2007 4:21:52 AM

Congratulations on this terrific winner! #3873961

Glenn E. Urquhart 1/26/2007 5:10:25 AM

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

Charlene Taylor 1/26/2007 5:23:28 AM

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

Wally Orlowsky 1/26/2007 5:39:10 AM

Congratulations on this inspired winner, Don! #3874301

Lynne Morris 1/26/2007 5:48:52 AM

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

Chua Wee Boo 1/26/2007 5:56:22 AM

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

Carla Metzler 1/26/2007 6:19:28 AM

Congratulations, Don! #3874497

Holly Shao 1/26/2007 6:40:51 AM

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 1/26/2007 8:46:28 AM

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

Janine Russell 1/26/2007 9:45:13 AM

Donald, congratulations on your First Place Win. #3875205

Stan Kwasniowski 1/26/2007 10:13:41 AM

Don, congratulations #3875405

Laurence Saliba 1/26/2007 11:06:09 AM

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 1/26/2007 11:41:39 AM

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

Ermanno Radice 1/26/2007 11:47:25 AM

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

Renee Doyle 1/26/2007 12:09:39 PM

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

Laurie Daily 1/26/2007 1:58:46 PM

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

Jenny Bosmans 1/26/2007 3:25:43 PM

Big Congratulations, Don! :) #3876329

Siete Meeter 1/26/2007 5:02:04 PM

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

Claudia Kuhn 1/26/2007 5:16:13 PM

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

Evy Johansen 1/26/2007 7:17:54 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Donald! #3876973

Marcie A. Fowler 1/27/2007 4:29:38 AM

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

Karen E. Michaels 1/27/2007 5:29:55 AM

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

Terri L. Scribner 1/27/2007 6:08:52 AM

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

Rakesh Syal 1/27/2007 6:53:01 AM

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

Gail Vitikacs 1/27/2007 7:13:22 AM

Terrific!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! #3878448

Sharon Day 1/27/2007 7:55:12 AM

Big congratulatons, Donald!!! #3878602

Ujjwal Mukherjee 1/27/2007 11:50:54 PM

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

Donna W. Neal 1/28/2007 4:56:51 AM

Congratulations Donald on a well deserved winner! #3881917

Donald K. Cherry 1/28/2007 5:02:44 AM

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 1/28/2007 7:25:50 AM

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

Sue L. Cullumber 1/28/2007 12:02:42 PM

Donald - very cool - congrats! #3883202

Jeff Robinson 1/29/2007 5:19:37 PM

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

Colleen Farrell 1/29/2007 6:01:38 PM

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

Milan Banik 1/31/2007 2:50:51 AM

congrats Donald on this creative win. #3894237

Z. Banu 2/2/2007 12:08:38 AM

Big congratulation Donald on Great Winner.. #3902630

Photographer 2/7/2007 1:39:47 AM

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

Nemil B. Chabebe 2/21/2007 2:23:04 AM

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

Stephen Zacker 2/26/2007 4:27:26 AM

Fun and Creative. Congratulations #3995651

Kathleen K. Parker 2/27/2007 11:43:28 AM

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

Kate Jackson 2/28/2007 6:09:23 AM

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

Autum Rhoades 3/2/2007 4:41:35 AM

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

Susie Peek-Swint 3/4/2007 8:19:02 AM

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

Ronald F. Fischer 3/6/2007 7:54:41 PM

Stunning! #4028963

Carolyn J. Connolly 3/10/2007 10:10:25 PM

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 3/10/2007 10:12:43 PM

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

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 3/29/2007 3:30:39 AM

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

Kathy Reeves 4/30/2007 5:21:28 AM

Awesome Don!! Congratulations!!1 #4230359

Douglas Perry 5/3/2007 1:12:10 PM

How did I miss this? Congrats Don. #4243724

virafoto - 6/1/2007 5:09:25 AM

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

ronda chatelle 6/5/2007 5:55:17 PM

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

Theresa J. Parisi 6/22/2007 10:30:43 AM

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

Jill Odice 6/27/2007 12:59:40 PM

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

Luigi Di Serio 6/11/2008 9:01:53 AM

One of better photos' most unique shots #6047764

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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!

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Winner Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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