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Uploaded: July 21, 2011 09:42:17


2nd Place CA July 2011.
POTD 13th August 2011.

Picture was taken in the Apple Store at 5th Avenue in New York.
Canon 24-105 mm lens, handheld. Raw conversion in DPP and postprocessing in CS3.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/640 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 28.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Chris Budny level-deluxe July 21, 2011

Wish I'd come home with such a shot! Nice work! #1394843

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic July 21, 2011

Outstanding. #9544968

Joy Rector July 21, 2011

fantastic #9545021

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic July 21, 2011

Its a POTD, Katta, hopefully soon!!! Great title, another one that came to mind was "Mr & Mrs"!

UB. #9545162

Chris Budny level-deluxe August 11, 2011

Just looking at your gallery again---I agree with Usman; this has to end up gold. I'm envious your 2nd visit was so much less crowded than our 1st visit! #9596772

Patti Coblentz August 13, 2011

My favorite image of yours, as late (I have many!)...big congratulations on your POTD, Kattarina!! #9600885

Nikki McDonald level-classic August 13, 2011

Your eye and patience pays off again. Congratulations on the POTD for this terrific shot, Katta. #9600922

David Phalen August 13, 2011

BIG Congrats on a fabulous POTD!! #9600970

Chris Budny level-deluxe August 13, 2011

Woohoo!!! Congratulations! #9600977

Les Rhoades level-classic August 13, 2011

Wonderful eye! CONGRATS on the POTD #9600983

Susanne M. Arendt level-deluxe August 13, 2011

Very nice. Beautiful colors and design!


Debra R. Harder August 13, 2011

This is totally BRILLIANT, Katarina! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING POTD!! Deb #9601096

Michael Umbreit August 13, 2011

Katta - Congratulations on your POTD!! - Mike #9601126

Michele Peterson level-classic August 13, 2011

Congratulations Katta on this fabulous image!! SO happy to see it get POTD!!! :-) #9601160

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 13, 2011

Congrats on this awesome potd Katarina!

SHOULD be a winner in my opinion, and bet it will be!

jo ann c. #9601380

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe August 13, 2011

Fabulous EOD lines and transparent colouring. Congrats on POTD! #9601622

Martin Cregg August 14, 2011

Congratulations on you POTD, Katarina. Very creative perspective. #9602728

Richard B. Hallick level-classic August 14, 2011

Congratulations on your POTD! Well-done. #9602930

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 15, 2011

Hehehe....CONGRATZ Katta. Hoping its a double gold for you, good luck!

UB. #9604557

Liz blahh August 25, 2011

congrats on your awesome finalist! #9627905

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 25, 2011

wonderful finalist, huge congrats!!! #9628712

Chris Budny level-deluxe August 25, 2011

I would only be surprised if this DIDN'T make Finalist; now, onto gold! #9628858

Cathy Barrows August 25, 2011

Congrats on your finalist...awesome...I wanna come shoot staircases with you #9628955

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic August 25, 2011

A BEAUTIFUL Finalist Katarina!!! Congrats!!!! #9629604

August 25, 2011

Very imaginative #9630311

Cesar J. La Rosa August 25, 2011

WONDERFUL POV and of course, a very well-deserved Finalist!!! This photograph is one of the best I've ever seen. Great composition and tones!!!
Congratulations, Katta!!!
Cesar #9630948

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 26, 2011

Congrats on this super finalist Katarina!

jo ann c. #9633389

David M. Montero August 26, 2011

Congratulations on your Finalist selection Katarina! #9633572

Patti Coblentz August 26, 2011

Still my favorite! POTD, finalist...and hopefully gold, Katta! Congratulations! #9633612

Bob Cournoyer level-classic August 26, 2011

Congrats on your gold, Katarina... :-) #9634103

Michelle Alton August 26, 2011

Absolutely astonishingly golden, Katarina. Very hearty Congratulatons! #9634253

Christine Czernin level-classic August 26, 2011

Big congrats, Katarina. You have such a good eye to find these gems.

Mitch Spence level-classic August 26, 2011

I love this image, Katarina. Congratulations on your gold. #9634370

Chris Budny level-deluxe August 26, 2011

Sigh... I can rest happy now--all is right in the world, now that this has gold (two golds!) beneath it! #9634422

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 26, 2011

This just had to be...

Big congratulations on this great 2nd Place Gold Winner Katarina!

jo ann c. #9634439

Daniella Puente August 26, 2011

Congratulations Katarina!!! #9634455

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 26, 2011

wonderful winner, congratulations!!! #9634520

Kara L. Hendricks August 26, 2011

Just outstanding.... Congratulations!! #9634558

Claudine Grove August 26, 2011

congrats on the double gold!! Unique perspective, very creative. #9634564

Michele Peterson level-classic August 26, 2011

Congratulaions Katta!! Love this very fun image!! #9634839

Phyllis H. Burchett August 26, 2011

Congrats on this fabulous winner!!! #9634926

Debra R. Harder August 26, 2011

I knew this was a GOLD winner when I first saw it, Katarina! Huge congratulations on your BRILLIANT GOLD! Deb #9634931

Linda Blair August 27, 2011

This is awesome...congrats on your fasinating winner!!! #9636572

Stanley C. Sims August 27, 2011

You have a photographer's eye Katarina. This is fantastic. Congrats on the gold. #9637625

Terry Cervi level-classic August 28, 2011

Unique and very cool work, Katarina! Congrats on your well deserved win! #9638600

David M. Montero August 28, 2011

Congratulations on your win Katarina! #9639157

Bunny Snow level-classic August 29, 2011

It was so obvious to me that this would take at least a second place winner, Katta. It's a terrific POV, creatively seen and captured and worked in PS. A job well created and well done. Congratulations!!!! #9641853

Merna L. Nobile August 31, 2011

Great photographers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.
Congratulations for your achievement, August, 25, 2011. Merna


Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 31, 2011

WTG Katta, a double Gold!!! C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!

UB. #9645694

Renee Doyle level-classic September 04, 2011

This is just so well done Katarina!! Perfectly captured and deserving winner!! Belated but BIG congratulations to you! #9652277

Barbara Socor level-classic November 03, 2012

The quality of your work is just remarkable...I have run out of words to describe my admiration. All I can say is I guess I qualify as a "Katarina groupie"! #10402178

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