Back Roads Beauty

© William C. Raco

Back Roads Beauty

Joy Brown 11/17/2004 3:32:11 AM

Absolutely gorgeous, Bill!!! Great composition and colors! #189123

cj patterson 11/17/2004 3:34:45 AM

I agree. This is gorgeous!! Lovely buzz effect... #919608

Paul Michko 11/17/2004 3:51:48 AM

Wow!!! This would make a most excellent mural, Bill. It is marvelous, fantastic, gorgeous, terrific and whatever other descriptions you can come up with. This is my all time favorite of your work. Which is saying a lot for someone with such a fantastic body of work. My compliments to the chef. #919696

Ed Heaton 11/17/2004 3:59:08 AM

Well done Bill,
I like the Buzz too! #919737

Amy N. Cappelli 11/17/2004 4:02:17 AM

gotta love a backroad buzz :-)
this is really pretty, Bill! #919754

Donna W. Neal 11/17/2004 4:05:20 AM

Very pretty Bill #919769

Cindy Paquette 11/17/2004 4:06:25 AM

Bill, of all my favorite places on earth, the back road in Fall, is high on the list. You've captured the epitomy of back roads in autumn and have made it majestic! Colors, framing, curve of the road..all come together! Divine! #919772

Kathleen Clemons 11/17/2004 4:09:07 AM

Beautiful color, wonderful composition, and even a fence! All of the elements of a perfect Raco, Bill. :) #919788

Colleen Braun 11/17/2004 4:10:44 AM

love the curves and the fence... #919796

Barbara Kehoe 11/17/2004 4:25:29 AM

Lovely photo #919829

Judith G. Secco 11/17/2004 4:54:24 AM

Love the lighting on the road here. This is just beautiful, Bill.
Judy #919931

Diane Addonizio 11/17/2004 4:56:07 AM

Excellent lighting, composition and dof, bill! #919936

Karma Wilson 11/17/2004 5:09:17 AM

So pretty Bill! Great color!

Karma #919984

Charlene Bayerle 11/17/2004 5:29:48 AM

Amazing Bill!!!!! #920067

Michael Allen 11/17/2004 5:52:41 AM

Bill, a beautiful colorized composition!!

This is a wondrous storybook picture; terrific craftsmanship.

Iím sure we will see this again, great job!

..mike ;-]

Ronald Balthazor 11/17/2004 6:03:10 AM

Very well done, Bill. Love that buzz on a perfect scene. #920174

Gianna Stadelmyer 11/17/2004 6:06:52 AM

WOW! Breathtaking shot, Bill! Love how the road not only leads me into the pic, but its blue tone complements the orange of the trees beautifully! Perfect us of buZZ too. Bet we'll see this again! #920187

Darren K. Fisher 11/17/2004 6:21:14 AM

The colors the compositio and the use of the Buzz is just all so beautifully done, and I even noticed your signature fencing up the road there. Outstanding job Bill. #920242

Donna J. Taff 11/17/2004 6:36:47 AM

So very beautiful, Bill!!!!! #920305

Sharon Day 11/17/2004 6:50:21 AM

Gorgeous shot, Bill!!! Absolutely wonderful color! #920340

Cathy Gregor 11/17/2004 7:02:27 AM

Gorgeous, Bill! Love the BuZZ.
-cathy #920376

Carolyn M. Fletcher 11/17/2004 8:28:23 AM

Hey! That was supposed to be MY shot!! How'd you get that? LOL ..Ok, I guess it's yours..Darn. #920612

Mellanie 11/17/2004 8:52:34 AM

This is gorgeous, Bill! The colors, comp, and effects! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.... #920658

Claudia Kuhn 11/17/2004 9:16:46 AM

So beautiful Bill! The saturated colors, the winding road, the buzz all come together to make this great! #920692

Carol Engstrom 11/17/2004 9:45:00 AM

Beautiful shot, Bill. #920765

Michael Wehrman 11/17/2004 10:51:45 AM

Great shot William #920970

Robin L. Wehrman 11/17/2004 10:57:30 AM

WOW! This sure is magnificent, William! The colors are amazing you sure did a fantastic job on this one very well done!!! #920995

Judy S. Fung 11/17/2004 11:48:28 AM

Very pretty, William! #921101

Dan Holm 11/17/2004 11:58:08 AM

Wow!! Absolutely GORGEOUS, Bill!! #921138

Susana Matos 11/17/2004 12:48:46 PM

yes, this is superbe Bill!!! You never stop to amaze us!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #921243

Karen Engelbreth 11/17/2004 1:42:11 PM

Beautiful shot, bill! #921379

Murry Grigsby 11/17/2004 1:52:01 PM

What a wonderful autumn image Bill! I wouldn't mind buzzing down this lane :0) #921410

Karen Bacon 11/17/2004 2:48:33 PM

Gorgeous fall shot Bill! #921558

Debbie Fleri 11/17/2004 3:00:19 PM

WOW,,,Would make a great puzzle,,,Love the Buzz...

Debbie : ) #921605

Terry R. Hatfield 11/17/2004 4:39:50 PM

WOW Awesome Job Bill Nice Buzz:-) #921928

William C. Raco 11/17/2004 5:51:53 PM

Thank you all very very much!!
and thanks for noticing the fence ;-)

bill #922100

Nobu Nagase 11/17/2004 5:57:24 PM

It's a beauty indeed!
Beautiful colors and leading lines! #922115

Stephen Zacker 11/17/2004 6:10:49 PM

Wow.. Fantastic image! #922158

Deborah C. Lewinson 11/17/2004 6:51:28 PM

Excellent, Bill, a true beauty with a lovely buzz!

-Debby #922244

William C. Raco 11/17/2004 6:55:36 PM

Thank you, Nobi, Stephen and Debby!

bill #922254

Jennifer Rennison 11/17/2004 7:40:29 PM

Wow! Gorgeous colors, composition, effects...outstanding image, Bill! #922349

Lucia De Giovanni 11/17/2004 9:14:55 PM

Great work Bill! #922450

Kathleen R. Struckle 11/17/2004 9:35:55 PM

Just gorgeous Bill!! #922471

Jane Summa 11/17/2004 10:33:09 PM

Bill, this is GORGEOUS!!!! and how can we not notice the fence????? Everything in this image is defined and detailed to perfection! I love your choice of colors, especially the really brings out the beauty of what is surrounding it..I really do love this one..YOU have the great eye!!! #922529

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/18/2004 9:20:07 AM

Great colorful photo, I love the way the road leads me into the image!! I like the buzz effect also!! #923681

William C. Raco 11/18/2004 5:41:27 PM

You folks are sooooo nice!!
Thank you ;-)

bill #924391

Wendy M. Amdahl 11/18/2004 5:53:08 PM

This is so beautiful Bill! The colors are fab! I almost "buzzed" right on by without seeing it. Nice work on this! #924419

William C. Raco 11/18/2004 5:57:24 PM

Well, thank you for slowing down and taking a leisurely ride down my lane, Wendy ;-)

bill #924431

Kathryn (Love) Scheet 11/18/2004 6:17:49 PM

awesome capture Bill -
love the touch of fence line, and the buzzzzzzzz #924455

Janet Detota 11/18/2004 7:25:00 PM

Well, all the superlatives seem to have been used except......Supercalafragilisticexpeealidocious!!!
:-))) #924561

Paula Showen 11/18/2004 8:39:10 PM

Sure wish I were there to see this! You've captured it so beautifully! #924710

Mary K. Robison 11/19/2004 4:00:31 PM

Bill ~ I think you and Darren worked on this together, as that road looks supiciously similar to one of his flowing-water shots! LOL!
Seriously, the alternating seasonal-and-green color scheme, contrasted with that blue road, is a pure pleasure to look at.
And that sweet little signature fence completes this as another "ultimate Raco."

William C. Raco 11/19/2004 4:05:39 PM

Gawrsh, you folks are so nice!!!
Thank you all very very much!

bill #926500

Marie Fields 11/20/2004 8:06:57 AM

Awesome image, Bill!!! Love the colors and the buzz is perfect! #927530

Laura Berman 11/23/2004 10:15:07 PM

This is glorious Bill! (Isn't buzzing great ;o) #934766

William C. Raco 11/24/2004 3:20:39 AM

Thank you very much Marie and Laura!

bill #934925

Marcie A. Fowler 11/24/2004 3:01:17 PM

Outstanding, fabulous, amazing, gorgeous and that doesn't even begin to describe it!! #936272

William C. Raco 11/24/2004 3:11:22 PM

Gawrsh, thank you, Marcie ;-)

bill #936300

Stanley J. Contrades 11/24/2004 9:49:37 PM

:&) Got it tied again!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #936721

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 11/25/2004 11:54:44 PM

WOW! Beautiful Bill, love the colors and effect - excellent!

Best wishes Linnea #938155

William C. Raco 11/26/2004 4:29:08 AM

Thank you very much, Linnea

bill #938371

Karen R. Rubeiz 11/26/2004 12:12:53 PM

Just stunning!!! Great effects also:) #939212

William C. Raco 11/26/2004 12:31:49 PM

Thank you so very much, Karen.

bill #939249

Cathy Barrows 11/27/2004 5:40:42 PM

this is an excellent road shot...could not be better #941273

William C. Raco 11/27/2004 5:48:41 PM

Why thank you very much, Cathy.
That's very kind of you!

bill #941288

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 12/15/2004 10:11:58 PM

Wow Bill, you scored!!!! Congratulations on all your finalist wins!!!!!! This is a beauty!! #974277

Carol Brill 12/16/2004 12:11:35 AM

Bill, it's a pleasure to see so much of your excellent work recognized this month, congratulations once again and best of luck! #974791

Alan L. Borror 12/16/2004 2:18:04 AM

Congratulations once again, Bill and good luck in the finals! #974995

Gene Spears 12/16/2004 3:46:02 AM

gorgeous! congratulations, Bill!! #975181

Amy N. Cappelli 12/16/2004 4:10:37 AM

congratulations! #975331

Cindy Paquette 12/16/2004 4:17:03 AM

A warm congratulations on this stunning fall shot!! #975386

Diane Addonizio 12/16/2004 4:25:04 AM

Congrats, Bill! #975445

Deborah C. Lewinson 12/16/2004 4:30:18 AM

Many congrats on this finalist, Bill, it's a beauty!

Best wishes,
Debby #975469

Patricia A. Kuniega 12/16/2004 5:29:04 AM

Nothing like a little buzz on the road! No, wait. Do not get buzzed on the road, unless you're Bill Raco. Then it's allowed! Congrats on this dreamy fall image! #975753

Casey A. Hanson 12/16/2004 5:32:44 AM

Congrats Bill! Beautiful image! :0) #975765

Barbara Kehoe 12/16/2004 5:35:43 AM

congratulations Bill #975773

Claudia Kuhn 12/16/2004 5:53:06 AM

Lovely Congrats Bill! #975859

Gail Vitikacs 12/16/2004 6:44:19 AM

Well deserved Bill! Good luck! #976127

Donna J. Taff 12/16/2004 7:07:01 AM

Congrat's, Bill!!! #976250

Stacey M 12/16/2004 8:55:58 AM

Congrats on your finalists Bill. Good luck in the next round!!! #976709

Jessica McCollam 12/16/2004 9:03:26 AM

WoW, Bill, Congrats, again!!! Is there a special prize for having the most finalist in a month's contest??? LOL!!! Fanastic!!!! Wish you luck in the finals!!!:) #976743

cj patterson 12/16/2004 9:16:53 AM

congratulations on ALL your finalists bill! outstanding!!! #976866

Karen Engelbreth 12/16/2004 9:19:28 AM

Congrats, bill! #976885

Terry R. Hatfield 12/16/2004 10:05:54 AM

Congratulations Again Bill:-) #977164

Stacey A. Bates 12/16/2004 11:21:06 AM

Beautiful Bill and Congrats again!!
Stacey #977452

Marcie A. Fowler 12/16/2004 11:28:20 AM

Congrats Bill! #977480

Colleen Braun 12/16/2004 11:31:01 AM

congratulations... #977488

Kathleen Clemons 12/16/2004 12:09:22 PM

Congrats on making finalist with this drop-dead gorgeous image, Bill. :) #977677

Tom Andersen 12/16/2004 2:00:24 PM

Congratulations, Bill! #978180

Stanley J. Contrades 12/16/2004 2:03:18 PM

Definitely not 'tongue-tied' this time, bill!! CONGRATULATIONS and best wishes with this fabulous image in the next round!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #978190

Donna L. Cuic 12/16/2004 5:06:32 PM

WOW. This is awesome. Congrats! #978955

Judy S. Fung 12/16/2004 5:07:06 PM

Congrats, William! #978961

William C. Raco 12/16/2004 5:10:51 PM

Many thanks, all!

bill #978992

Nobu Nagase 12/16/2004 7:05:59 PM

Congrats!!! :-) #979512

Dolores Neilson 12/16/2004 7:21:56 PM

Congrats on another finalist, bill!! #979566

Carol Engstrom 12/16/2004 7:59:44 PM

Congrats Bill! #979683

Brenda W. LaFleur 12/16/2004 8:37:49 PM

Congrats, Bill! Great image. #979808

Sharon Day 12/17/2004 1:39:10 PM

Congratulations Bill!!! Outstanding image! Good luck! #981711

William C. Raco 12/17/2004 3:12:16 PM

Thanks so much!

bill #981802

Darren K. Fisher 12/17/2004 4:44:20 PM

Congrats Bill. #982025

Kathleen Clemons 12/17/2004 5:00:24 PM

Congratulations on your win with this beauty, BIll! #982066

Judy S. Fung 12/17/2004 5:03:53 PM

Congratulations, Bill on the win!! #982083

Kathleen N. Nelson 12/17/2004 5:14:36 PM

Congratulations on your second place win, Bill. This is an awesome image! #982144

Patricia A. Kuniega 12/17/2004 5:19:13 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful win, Bill, and thanks for taking us along for the ride! : ) #982183

Terry R. Hatfield 12/17/2004 5:20:08 PM

Congratulations On Your Win Bill!! #982189

Mary K. Robison 12/17/2004 5:20:45 PM

And the "ultimate Raco" gets its just reward ~
CONGRATULATIONS on your win, Bill!! #982195

Mellanie 12/17/2004 5:21:31 PM

Congrats on this great image, Bill! Beautiful and well deserved! #982201

Stacey M 12/17/2004 5:30:18 PM

Congrats on this one Bill. The judges just justified what we all already knew---you are a winner!!!! #982259

Karma Wilson 12/17/2004 5:34:14 PM

Congrats bill on this wonderful shot!

Karma #982286

Dan Holm 12/17/2004 5:46:07 PM

Woo Hoo!! CONGRATULATIONS on your WIN, Bill!!! An exceptional honor for an exceptional shot! #982364

Joy Brown 12/17/2004 5:52:32 PM

Congratulations on this great winner, Bill! #982407

Tom Andersen 12/17/2004 5:54:18 PM

Congratulations on your win, Bill! A gorgeous image! #982422

Cindy Paquette 12/17/2004 5:56:53 PM

Isn't this wonderful for you Bill! Well deserved. Beautiful image. As always, fantastic and imaginative work. CONGRATULATIONS Bill! #982450

Wally Orlowsky 12/17/2004 5:58:11 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Bill. #982460

Julie Abston 12/17/2004 6:18:42 PM

Wow...beautiful image! Congratulations, Bill!!! #982593

Claudia Kuhn 12/17/2004 6:37:05 PM

Congratulations Bill!! #982687

Susan T. Parady 12/17/2004 6:39:25 PM

It's beautiful, congratulations on your win! #982698

Jill Flynn 12/17/2004 6:44:45 PM

Many congratulations on your win Bill. So beautiful, creative and inspiring!! #982725

Susan T. Evans 12/17/2004 7:03:42 PM


Anette Linnea Rasmussen 12/17/2004 7:12:54 PM

Beautiful Bill !
Congrats on your win!

Best wishes
Linnea #982817

Donna J. Taff 12/17/2004 7:31:10 PM

Congratulation's on your second place win, Bill!!! #982878

Sharon Day 12/17/2004 7:32:31 PM

Congratulations on this gorgeous winner, Bill!!! WTG! #982884

Larry Lawhead 12/17/2004 7:38:05 PM

Congrats on the 2nd place, Bill!!! Love this shot!!



Debra Booth 12/17/2004 7:44:44 PM

Beautiful, Bill!! Congratulations!! #982925

Charlene Bayerle 12/17/2004 7:54:48 PM

No surprise here Bill....awesome and big congratulations!!! #982949

Eric Highfield 12/17/2004 7:58:19 PM

Wonderful image & a great win, Bill! #982955

Stanley J. Contrades 12/17/2004 9:21:16 PM

Fabulous, bill, and CONGRATULATIONS on your Second Place win!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #983122

Deborah C. Lewinson 12/17/2004 9:23:31 PM

Congratulations on your win, Bill!!! #983125

Carol Brill 12/17/2004 9:51:34 PM

Bill, congratulations on your winning finish this month for this gem! #983186

Evy Johansen 12/17/2004 10:41:26 PM

Many congratulations on a well deserved win, Bill!! #983265

Karen Engelbreth 12/18/2004 12:44:09 AM

Congratulations on your final win, bill!


S J 12/18/2004 1:34:17 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winning shot, Bill! #983459

Kelly Abernathy 12/18/2004 4:28:40 AM

Yay Bill!! This is such a well deserved win! Congratulations! I'm happy for you! -K #983675

William C. Raco 12/18/2004 5:16:15 AM

Thank you all so very very much!
Happy Holidays!

bill #983771

Sharon E. Lowe 12/18/2004 5:16:43 AM

Congrats Bill! Awesome image and well-deserved win!! #983773

Cathy Barrows 12/18/2004 5:19:10 AM

Congrats! A real winner #983784

Donna W. Neal 12/18/2004 5:28:40 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved winner Bill...:) #983814

Leanne M.E. Boyd 12/18/2004 5:52:24 AM

Congratulations to you Bill!!!!!!! #983926

Cathy Gregor 12/18/2004 6:24:46 AM

Congratas on your win, Bill!
-cathy #984061

Colette M. Metcalf 12/18/2004 7:16:42 AM

Congratulations to you Bill!!! #984244

Nobu Nagase 12/18/2004 8:30:43 AM

Congratulations, Bill, on another win for this beautiful image!!! #984547

Patrick Campbell 12/18/2004 9:07:21 AM

Congrats Bill, on your win with this excellent image. #984687

Janet Detota 12/18/2004 9:17:49 AM

Ho Ho Holy Cow! You must've set a record! Congratulations on this fabulous win, Bill! #984719

Stan Kwasniowski 12/18/2004 10:03:26 AM

Congratulations Bill

Stan Kwasniowski #984805

Dale Gast 12/18/2004 1:59:53 PM

This is SO beautiful, Bill!!! My heartfelt congratulations to you!!!!!!! Dale #985132

Michael Allen 12/18/2004 4:54:32 PM

Bill, I think this may be in your top three (my opinion)..

Great win, I think it should have been a 'FIRST'.

Terrific job. ..mike ;-] #985286

Ellen Peach 12/18/2004 7:41:25 PM

Absolutely beautiful, Bill...a BIG congratulations on a fine winner and on ALL your wonderful finalists*~* #985529

Leonard Pierce 12/18/2004 9:03:43 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your very well deserved Second Place win, Bill!!!! #985625

Paula Showen 12/18/2004 9:42:55 PM

Beautiful image, Bill! Congratulations on your very well deserved win!!!! #985654

Patricia Marroquin 12/18/2004 10:47:49 PM

Your images continue to amaze me! Congratulations, Bill, this image (and countless others from you) is awesome! :-) #985753

Kathleen R. Struckle 12/18/2004 10:50:37 PM

Congrats. on your win Bill!! Beautiful image! #985757

William C. Raco 12/19/2004 6:07:10 AM

Thank you all very much!!

bill #986117

Karen Bacon 12/19/2004 3:26:03 PM

A big congratulations to you Bill!Well deserved on this amazing photo!!! #986820

Diane Addonizio 12/19/2004 5:08:10 PM

Congratulations, bill! #986905

Kristi A. Howson 12/19/2004 5:19:15 PM

Congratulations Bill...Beautiful effects and scene #986925

William C. Raco 12/19/2004 7:56:48 PM

Thank you Karen, Diane and Kristi!

bill #987066

Carolina K. Smith 12/19/2004 9:15:15 PM

Congratulations, Bill, on this inviting beauty :) #987127

Robert Mann 12/19/2004 10:16:03 PM

Many congrats on your win, Bill! Great colors! RoB #987148

Jennifer Rennison 12/20/2004 6:05:44 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful win, Bill!! #988724

William C. Raco 12/20/2004 6:16:30 PM

Thank you Carolina, Rob and Jennifer!
Your time and comments are very much appreciated

bill #988747

Murry Grigsby 12/20/2004 6:45:01 PM

Congrats on your win Bill! This one really feels "country comfortable" to me!! #988820

Marija Milovanovic Maksimovic 12/21/2004 3:31:26 PM

Beautiful image, William! Congrats on your win! #990594

William C. Raco 12/21/2004 4:08:03 PM

Thank you, Murry and Marija.
Best wishes to all

bill #990615

Cora Miller 12/30/2004 11:49:06 PM

A real beauty, Bill! Congratulations on your win. #1004846

William C. Raco 12/31/2004 5:16:15 PM

Thank you so very much, Cora
Happy New Year!

bill #1006486

Kelly Heaton 1/8/2005 11:50:33 AM

Yes I agree with everyone Bill ....This is a beauty! and Congrats! #1022752

William C. Raco 1/8/2005 11:57:15 AM

Thank you so very much, Kelly!

bill #1022761

Stephen Zacker 1/10/2005 7:17:46 PM

Congratulations Bill! #1026322

William C. Raco 1/11/2005 3:41:23 PM

Thank you, Stephen

bill #1027897

Alisha L. Ekstrom 9/28/2005 3:01:20 PM

WOW..YOU have some GORGEOUS images in your gallery!!! VERY nice work!!!:) I just love your work!!!:) #1896527

William C. Raco 9/28/2005 3:19:09 PM

Thank you very kindly, Alisha ;)
Best wishes,


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