Inadvisable stop!

© Darryl Wilkinson

Inadvisable stop!

Uploaded: November 10, 2005

Description

F/9, 1/320 ss, Evaluative Metering, ISO-400, Focal Length 300 mm. Handheld, minor rotate and crop. Applied gaussian blur and unsharp mask. 11-8-05, 12:13:14, just how my luck has been lately: consecutively fortunate!!!

I'm still in high gear my friends. I wish you all the best!!!
DW

Comments

Evy Johansen level-classic November 10, 2005

Wowsa... this is soooo beautiful, Darryl! Love the tone! And wonderful DOF - just perfect! #341281

Stanley J. Contrades November 10, 2005

Love the rich golden tones of the grass in the foreground with its fine details, Darryl! Well done, and it looks like you made a wise stop(?)
Much Aloha,
Stan #2056952

Janine Russell level-deluxe November 10, 2005

Darryl, great lighting, colors and detail. #2056954

Karen Engelbreth November 10, 2005

Just beautiful! #2057003

Paul Sikora November 10, 2005

Beautiful shot Darryl, I've been looking for this kind of scene without success for some time now. You've done a masterfull job with this . #2057062

Carolyn J. Connolly November 10, 2005

GORGEOUS image, Darryl - I LOVE it!!! :o) #2057065

Kerby Pfrangle November 10, 2005

Darryl

Very nice golden tones and colors.

This is so pretty. Nice job.

Kerby #2057074

ronda chatelle level-classic November 10, 2005

OOOhh this is just awesome Darryl. Glad to hear things are going well. Thanks for the email!! #2057109

Adilson F. Ferreira level-classic November 10, 2005

Wonderful composition Darren!!!
Gret DoF!!! #2057117

Carla Metzler November 10, 2005

Beautiful tones and dof, Darryl! Wonderful image! #2057182

Kathleen Clemons November 10, 2005

This is beautiful, Darryl. Lovely color and perfect DOF. Well done! #2057319

Mary Timman November 10, 2005

Wow..gorgeous. Love the DOF. #2057497

Tracy Reehal November 10, 2005

Amazing! Great dof and the lighting is perfect. Well done! #2057528

Life Expressions November 10, 2005

I love the simplicity of this one. Even though I love the mountains I think this one is my favorite so far. The DOF is wonderful, the lighting, the color and I love the details on the grass. You’re doing a great job Darryl, keep’em coming! #2057705

Chris Macer November 10, 2005

Wow! Very nice, Darryl! Your best one yet IMHO. I love the tones, the detail and great DOF. Well done! :) #2057729

Deb Holmes-Hatfield November 10, 2005

Perfect DOF Darryl, I love the golden tones, such nice clarity on the grasses, well done! #2058073

Roger Bernabo November 10, 2005

Sounds like a great adventure Darryl; keep having fun!
#2058090

Joy E. Cobb November 10, 2005

What sharp detail on those beautiful golden grasses, Darryl! I like how the building behind remains a bit of a mystery. Have fun and bring us back more great shots! #2058343

Marie Fields November 10, 2005

Terrific image, Darryl! #2058390

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic November 10, 2005

Beautiful image..love the tones and the lighting! #2058564

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe November 10, 2005

Exceptional detail in the foreground subject, fantastic dof in the bg...I LOVE natural grasses, and this is a beauty! Well done!

ccc #2058707

Darryl Wilkinson November 10, 2005

Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments! It looks as if my Desert ventures have come to a hault for a while. Now I get to go do some family portraits, how cute (I presume)! A good plan in mind will leesen your work load (tip for your day). Thanks again my friends!!!

DW

ps. Stan, you wonder why? Come now, wouldn't want to spoil it for ya! :-) #2058813

Daniel Diaz November 10, 2005

Magnificent shot Darryl. WINNER!!!! #2058853

Sergio La Spina November 10, 2005

It is FANTASTIC shot Darryl! spettacula color framing and details wow wow wow PERFECT!!!!! #2058893

Terry L. Ellis level-classic November 10, 2005

Terrific comp., light and DOF, Darryl! Wonderful image! #2059215

Kate Jackson November 10, 2005

Glad you stopped to look down Darryl even if it was the wrong stop! Which stop would you advise if you did it again? A 4? Glad you are on a roll and hope you have some good plans for the family shoot.
Oh and anyway I love this but PS What happened to Geneva? We havn't even heard about this in Europe yet. Ahhh I think I have it you could be referring to the convention. And yes I think they are but then this is a photography site so won't get into that. #2059363

Ermanno Radice November 10, 2005

Wonderful details, beautiful framing, great DOF, Darryl!! #2059436

Jenny Bosmans November 10, 2005

FANTASTIC shot, Darryl!! I love everything about this!! To be seen again!!! #2059587

Darryl Wilkinson November 10, 2005

Thank you so much for your comments and input daniel, Sergio,Terry, and Kate, hmmm, looks like we need to jump a chapter or two huh? Or maybe I better explain just reiterate my initial statement. There used to be smoke stacks across Utah Lake (GENEVA STEEL PLANT). It was a historical landscape, however, its not there anymore. They were imploded this past year. And by the way, I'm not into politics. Nice catch though Kate!!! Thank you too #2060218

Darryl Wilkinson November 10, 2005

Thank you so much for your comments and input daniel, Sergio,Terry, and Kate, hmmm, looks like we need to jump a chapter or two huh? Or maybe I better explain just reiterate my initial statement. There used to be smoke stacks across Utah Lake (GENEVA STEEL PLANT). It was a historical landscape, however, its not there anymore. They were imploded this past year. And by the way, I'm not into politics. Nice catch though Kate!!! Thank you too #2060219

Darryl Wilkinson November 10, 2005

Caught in cyberspace... Thank you too #2060222

Darryl Wilkinson November 10, 2005

Caught in cyberspace... Thank you too #2060223

Darryl Wilkinson November 10, 2005

Do I dare try this again? Ermanno, Jenny, Thank you too!!!! #2060226

Goshka G. November 10, 2005

This is so incredibly gorgeous, Darryl!!! #2060228

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic November 10, 2005

Nice capture Darryl. Love the close up and the colors are beautiful. #2060480

Gail Vitikacs level-classic November 10, 2005

Darryl, a most rewarding capture...thank you for sharing this beautiful photo.....hope we see it again!! #2060499

Susie Peek-Swint November 10, 2005

Beautiful image Darryl ~ love the sharp detail and gold tones.. excellent! #2060543

Cathy Barrows November 10, 2005

excellent DOF to make this a wonderful shot #2060794

Cathy Stancil November 10, 2005

Superb lighting, dof and colors Darryl !! Beautiful image ! #2061184

Alisha L. Ekstrom November 10, 2005

FANTASTIC lighting here!! AWESOME DOF..MAGNIFICENT image..BEAUTIFUL!!! You do such FABULOUS work!!! #2061254

Tammy Scott November 11, 2005

OMGosh Darryl! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the color and lighting! VERY NICELY SHOT! #2061995

Chaba Kasanitsky November 11, 2005

excellent composition Darryl ! #2062978

Bob Duncan November 11, 2005

I love all of your work Darryl.
So far this one is my favorite.
POV, DOF and the rich colors make this a real winner. #2063016

Dan Holm level-classic November 11, 2005

Wow! GORGEOUS shot, Darryl!! ... I'd bet we'll be seeing this one again! #2063901

Donna La Mattino Pagakis November 11, 2005

This is so very AWESOME, fabulous dof and color tones. Great composition!!! #2064255

Jill Odice level-classic November 11, 2005

Looks like you caught some great images on your trip Darryl! Nice shot :-) #2064738

Dan McConoughey November 11, 2005

Darryl, superb image, great light and detail, wonderful DOF. Great find and capture. #2064968

Stephen Zacker November 11, 2005

Great eye and use of dof. #2065176

Sandra Freyler November 13, 2005

I LOVE this image, Darryl! Very beautiufl! Great shot! #2070867

Darryl Wilkinson November 13, 2005

Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments! I appreciate them!

darryl #2071653

Lucy S. Durfee November 14, 2005

Awesome shot Darryl. I love the colors. I hope you're entering some of your images into the monthly competition - they're very good! #2075529

Richard P. Lussier November 21, 2005

This is a masterpiece of a shot, with the great use of DoF, and similar but contrasting coloring. Nicely done!

Darryl your gallery has too many great shots for me to comment on all of them! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us! #2102492

Lori Carlson November 25, 2005

This ROCKS Darryl!!! Well done!!!! :0) #2119365

Wende Trew November 25, 2005

WOW! WOW! WOW! This is a fabulous shot!! I love it!!! I would have this hanging on my wall. Just wonderful Darryl!!! It defintely is a WINNER!! #2120458

Darryl Wilkinson November 30, 2005

Lucy, Richard, Lori and Wende, thank you all so very much for your most inspiring comments! I really appreciate you all taking the time to look through my gallery!

DW #2136499

Joannie Bertucci level-classic December 08, 2005

Holy Moly Darryl this is an amazing image! The details in the wheat makes me hungry and the contrast in lighting of the fg and bg is perfect! Even with your dof you've captured great details in the bg! Seriously, I can hear the wheat crackle in the breeze! #2164023

Mary N C. Taitt December 09, 2005

Cool shot, Darryl. Love that wheat against the abandoned building! Mary :-) #2168335

Leanne M.E. Boyd December 19, 2005

Excellent shot, Darryl! Congratulations on your POTD! #2198762

John C. Schwentner December 19, 2005

Looks good in respect to the short dof. I would love to see it without the editing. I dont know if the gaussian was making the dof or not #2198768

Evy Johansen level-classic December 19, 2005

Goodmorning Darryl!! I'm so glad to see this beauty as a POTD-winner!!! Big congratulations!! So well deserved! #2198770

December 19, 2005

Wonderful composition...
I'm new to this website but I immedialtly noticed the photo's you've taken and I must day I hope I'll get this good;) #2198775

Pat Gamwell December 19, 2005

WOW! Many kudos, my friend! You made POTD!!!!!! SUPERB! #2198777

Corinne M. Thompson December 19, 2005

CONGRATS!!! This is just the beginning of many more I'm sure! :) #2198804

Paul E. Earl December 19, 2005

Way to go, Daryl!! An excellent POTD!! Well done! #2198805

Susie Peek-Swint December 19, 2005

Way to go Darryl ~ many congrats on POTD ~ a great choice!!!
susie #2198806

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe December 19, 2005

Congratulations, Darryl...I LOVE this photo...great POTD!

ccc #2198808

Darryl Wilkinson December 19, 2005

WOW! I'm stunned... My computer just bogged down on me for some reason, and when I came back on look what I found... Wow, thank you all so much for your wonderful comments, I really do appreciate them!

John - This image is very close to the original, I did minimal editing on it. I will find the original image later on and post it here for you to see.

Thanks again everyone, you are all too kind!

DW #2198809

Paul Michko December 19, 2005

Big congratulations on this shot, Darryl. Way to go!!! #2198810

Corinne M. Thompson December 19, 2005

LOL Darryl...mine bogged down too when I tried to post my initial comment, for like 5 minutes...think everyone was trying to send you Congrats all at the same time! ;) #2198818

Kate Jackson December 19, 2005

Congratulations DW!! I am so glad you looked down and saw this!! #2198820

Patty Razonable December 19, 2005

Awesome, Darryl!! Congratulations on your POTD!! #2198825

Donna R. Moratelli December 19, 2005

Ooh, Very nice..... congratulations on POTD!; Darryl! #2198829

Perry j. Locke December 19, 2005

congratulations Darryl, on POTD gorgeous shot. Its definitly a keeper
Perry #2198840

Jill Odice level-classic December 19, 2005

Congrats on this honor that is well deserved Darryl :-) I liked it before and I still like it even more 2nd time around :-) #2198847

Daniel Diaz December 19, 2005

Big congrats on your POTD Darryl, well deserved my friend!!!! #2198857

December 19, 2005

Wonderful Shot! I love to shot that kinda stuff myself really very inpiring to me true magic :)

#2198896

December 19, 2005

Great Shot! love it. #2198980

Laura Clay-Ballard December 19, 2005

gorgeous tones and colors. congrats on potd. #2198991

Adilson F. Ferreira level-classic December 19, 2005

Congratulations on this wonderful POTD Darryl!!! #2198999

Mary Timman December 19, 2005

This is so neat and different. I love your DOF to get the foreground. Beautiful.
Congratulations on the POTD! What an honor. #2199002

Tammy Scott December 19, 2005

Congratulations on this well deserved POTD! #2199018

Michelle R. Kovach December 19, 2005

Congratulations on your POTD feature Darryl! #2199041

Rakesh Syal level-classic December 19, 2005

Congratulations to you on this well deserved POTD, Darryl!!! #2199047

Mary L. Graham December 19, 2005

Congratulations on this beauiful POTD Darryl!!! WEll done! =) #2199052

Ken Smith level-classic December 19, 2005

Darryl, congrats! #2199080

Leonard Pierce December 19, 2005

WOW! Super fantastic image Darryl!!! Congratulations on a very well deserved POTD! #2199089

Mary Clarke December 19, 2005

Many congratulations on POTD Darryl, great image #2199128

Mata Patan December 19, 2005

Well done Darryl!!!
It's a honor to see this photo as POTD!!!
GREAT my friend!! #2199212

Scott Pedersen December 19, 2005

Looks good. good job with you dof. #2199218

Cathy Barrows December 19, 2005

Congrats on your POTD...quite an honor and well deserved #2199281

Joy Rector December 19, 2005

congrats on the POTD #2199329

Linda D. Lester level-classic December 19, 2005

Congratulations!!!!! Awessome image!!!! #2199330

Karen Engelbreth December 19, 2005

Congratulations on your POTD, Darryl! #2199369

Sharon Day level-classic December 19, 2005

Awesome image, Darryl!!! I love this shot!!! You did a great job with the gaussian blur and the editing in general! It really makes the grasses in the foreground "pop." Big congratulations on POTD!!! #2199379

Joy E. Cobb December 19, 2005

LOL - I was wondering why my inbox was full of Darryl discussions this a.m. :)
Darryl, I am so excited and happy for you. Hugs congratulations! I'm glad somebody at the top took notice of your wonderful work!!! #2199391

Life Expressions December 19, 2005

Congrats on you POTD Darryl!!! :D #2199396

Jane P. Anderson December 19, 2005

Congrats and an amazing photo. Also really appreciate the detailed decription on the photography settings. Very helpful for those like myself who are still learning a lot! Thanks! #2199437

Kaye Burazin December 19, 2005

Bravo Darryl, how wonderful to have your image posted as POTD! Well deserved my friend! #2199445

Terry L. Ellis level-classic December 19, 2005

Big congratulations, Darry, on this wonderful POTD! WTG! #2199481

Sergio La Spina December 19, 2005

Congratulation for your photo day!!! #2199532

Kay Beausoleil December 19, 2005

A wonderful composition -- congratulations on your POTD, Darryl! #2199545

Jill Flynn December 19, 2005

Way to go Darryl! A big congratulations on your POTD!!! #2199669

Marie Fields December 19, 2005

CONGRATULATIONS, Darryl! Excellent work!!! #2199696

LJ Corliss level-classic December 19, 2005

Congrats on your POTD :) #2199731

December 19, 2005

Great golden color, make life stand still just for the moment. Beautiful! #2199844

Mary N C. Taitt December 19, 2005

WOW! Darryl! Congratulations on your POTD! Good work. You'll probably have more, too! Mary :-) #2199855

Lucy S. Durfee December 19, 2005

Congratulations on this wonderful POTD Darryl!!!

#2199866

Martin J. Preslar December 19, 2005

Bravo Darryl!!! Congrats on the POTD! Beautiful and wonderfully composed shot! Love the DOF! :) #2199872

Mike F. Anderson December 19, 2005

Very nice presentation Darryl. Just goes to show that there is "magic" everywhere if you can see it and capture it. Well done! #2199884

Lynne Hough December 19, 2005

Congratulations on POTD! Nice work. Love the photograph. Keep it up. #2199919

Deb Holmes-Hatfield December 19, 2005

Bravo Darryl, Big congratulations to you on POTD! #2200004

Kathleen R. Struckle December 19, 2005

Beautiful!! Love the tones. Congrats on POTD!! #2200010

Stan Kwasniowski December 19, 2005

Darryl, congratulations #2200058

Cathy Stancil December 19, 2005

Ouch ! Got a cramp from scrolling down... Congratulations on a well deserved POTD, Darryl !!
(Sorry you got "yelled" at !! ;O) ) #2200083

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe December 19, 2005

Superb grasses against that BG, Darryl...a big congratulations on this POTD!!!! #2200112

Bob Duncan December 19, 2005

Way to go my friend!!! #2200415

Sherry S. Boles level-classic December 19, 2005

Congratulations on your well deserved POTD! Beautiful capture, colors, composition... An all-around great job! #2200438

Deborah Sandidge December 19, 2005

Gorgeous!! Congratulations on this outstanding POTD, Darryl - I love the golden tones and sway you captured! #2200521

Darryl Wilkinson December 19, 2005

You are ALL too kind! I appreciate each and everyone of your responses, you have really made my day! I will do my best to make my way around to visit your gallery...

I wish you ALL a HAPPY HOLIDAY'S, and may all your dreams come true! Thanks so much my friends,

DW #2200523

Goshka G. December 19, 2005

I think this was one of the very first photos in your gallery that caught my eye, Darryl, and I am so happy to see it get the credit it deserves!!! #2200552

John Connolly December 19, 2005

Congratulations on a well deserved POTD, and seasons greetings from Australia. #2200564

Ermanno Radice December 19, 2005

Congratulations on your wonderful POTD, fabulous image, great composition, Darryl!! #2200637

PiperAnne L. Worcester December 19, 2005

Darryl, WOW,beauty in simplicity, monochromatic just lovely. Congratulations on your POTD!
Piper #2200665

Donna La Mattino Pagakis December 19, 2005

Great photo of the day, oh yeah, way to go Darryl!!!! Congratulations, hope it wins!!! #2200700

Linda Proctor December 19, 2005

Awesome Darryl!! Big congrats on your POTD!!! #2200719

Jenny Bosmans December 19, 2005

YES!! Way to go, Darryl!! Big congratulations on this SUPERB POTD!! :) #2200922

Kirsi Bertolini December 19, 2005

Hats off georgeous! #2200931

William C. Raco level-classic December 19, 2005

Very striking light, color and detail
Congratulations on the POTD recognition, Darryl!

Bill #2201052

Emile Abbott level-deluxe December 19, 2005

Hi Darryl, In my travel I finally got to a computer. Congrats on POTD this is a sure winner. I love the gold tones the exquisite details of the grass and the way you got down and composed it to let the grass take you to the door. Excellent in all ways and the DOF is awesome. Again congrats. I'm not shooting much just driving 8 hrs a day. Back in 2006. #2201099

December 19, 2005

Well deserved man! I can see many more on the horizon, can't you see them...right there, in the light at the end of the tunnel. All your practice and patince is just starting to pay dividends. Many kudos to ya! Hasta #2201238

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic December 19, 2005

Congratulations on your POTD !! Great job. :-) #2201450

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe December 19, 2005

POTD Congratulations, Darryl!!!
kk #2201497

Jack R. Perry December 19, 2005

Congrats on your POTD Darryl, just well done, great photo.

Jack #2201504

Kristi A. Howson December 19, 2005

What a stunning POTD Darryl...I love the light and detail. Congratulations on this beautiful winner!!! #2201555

Amy JACKSON December 19, 2005

Congratulations on POTD, well deserved. I really like this picture. #2201610

Chris Macer December 19, 2005

Way to go Darryl!! Congrats on the POTD! This is still one of my favorites in your gallery. Keep up the great work :) #2201658

Terrill Province December 19, 2005

So fresh and sunny ~ I really appreciate this POTD right now (it's like 12 degrees outside).

Well executed and flat out beautiful!!! #2201665

Alisha L. Ekstrom December 19, 2005

OMGOSH Darryl...I don't think I've ever seen someone's image get sooo many CONGRATS on a POTD..YOU have TONS my friend!!!:):) BIG CONGRATS on this SUPERB image. LOVE the DOF & lighting! Happy Holidays to you my friend!! #2201907

Joannie Bertucci level-classic December 19, 2005

Can you handle one more congrats on POTD? A very, very well deserved honor for this image Darryl! #2201969

Stanley J. Contrades December 19, 2005

BRAVO!, Darryl, and CONGRATULATIONS on your POTD!! Very nicely done!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2201991

Darryl Wilkinson December 20, 2005

Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments, you have really made my day today!!!

Happy Holiday's everyone!!!

And Happy Shooting!!!

DW #2202012

Martin J. Preslar December 20, 2005

Congrats on making Finalist!!!!! Great job! :) #2202049

Corinne M. Thompson December 20, 2005

Yahooooo!!!! You made it! CONGRATS and good luck in the next round! :) #2202121

Pat Gamwell December 20, 2005

WOW.....POTD & FINALIST back to back! CONGRATS, my friend! WELL DESERVED! #2202155

Leanne M.E. Boyd December 20, 2005

Wow, gorgeous shot - Congratulations! #2202167

Robyn Mackenzie December 20, 2005

Well done, Darryl - WTG!!! #2202287

Laura Clay-Ballard December 20, 2005

congrats on this gorgeous finalist! #2202410

Corinne M. Thompson December 20, 2005

Okay....I just HAD to come back! I'm so excited for you...I know that this is gonna be a WINNER! #2202421

Kate Jackson December 20, 2005

Not sure you'll notice this amongst the multitude but nice to know the Judges agree with me sometimes! #2202446

Ed Heaton December 20, 2005

Nice job Darryl, Congrats on POTD! #2202606

Ken Smith level-classic December 20, 2005

Darryl, congrats on your finalist. #2202639

Milan Banik December 20, 2005

CONGRATULATIONS DARRRYL-------- #2202642

Adilson F. Ferreira level-classic December 20, 2005

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Darryl!!! #2202728

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe December 20, 2005

Congratulations for the further recognition of this lovely photo! GL in the next round!

ccc #2202736

Pamela Shane December 20, 2005

Gorgeous image - congrats on this finalist Darryl!! :) #2202928

Kirsi Bertolini December 20, 2005

"Two Thumbs Up" says Kirsi for this doublewinner already! #2202932

Life Expressions December 20, 2005

WOOHOO!!! Many congrats on this being a finalist Darryl! #2202992

Wendy Stevenson December 20, 2005

WTG Darryl!! Gosh this made it to the finals before I even got a chance to wish you Congratulations on your POTD - so BIG CONGRATS on your POTD and this most beautiful finalist!!!! Best of luck in the next round!! #2203018

Jack R. Perry December 20, 2005

Congrats on the finalist, it should be a winner Darryl. #2203171

Mary N C. Taitt December 20, 2005

Congratulations on this great finalist, Darryl! Good luck on the next round! Mary :-) #2203179

Tammy Scott December 20, 2005

POTD and Finalist! WAY TO GO! #2203337

Sergio La Spina December 20, 2005

Big big big congratulation amico mio sei bravissimo!!!! #2203374

Wende Trew December 20, 2005

Congrats Darryl!!! Great job!!! #2203428

Chris Macer December 20, 2005

Huge congrats on the finalist, Darryl!! Best of luck in the next round! :) #2203642

Emile Abbott level-deluxe December 20, 2005

Congrats Darryl on being a finalist. Well deserved and about time. #2203694

Kaye Burazin December 20, 2005

Congrats Darryl and best of luck in the next round my friend! #2203752

Tamera S. Phillips December 20, 2005

Congratulations on this beautiful shot. Good luck in the next round! #2203926

Deborah Sandidge December 20, 2005

Truly beautiful, a much deserved finalist, Darryl - congratulations and happy holidays to you!!! #2204162

Cathy M. Gromball December 20, 2005

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Darryl!

Cathy :) #2204191

Kathryn (Love) Scheet December 20, 2005

congratulations on a wonderful POTD and a fantastic finalist Darryl - best of luck in the next round #2204231

Joy E. Cobb December 20, 2005

I am glad to see you get a Finalist, my friend. It is good to see a new name. Congratulations! #2204233

Terry L. Ellis level-classic December 20, 2005

BIG CONGRATULATIONS, DARRYL, on this beautiful finalist! Well deserved and good luck in the next round! WTG!! #2204275

Jill Flynn December 20, 2005

Way to go Darryl! Congratulations on this terrific finalist and good luck in the next round! #2204619

Stanley J. Contrades December 20, 2005

BRAVO, Darryl, and happy to see this turn from POTD to a fantastic Finalist, my friend!!
Big CONGRATULATIONS and the very best of luck to you in the next round!! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
Much Aloha,
Stan
#2204685

Richard P. Lussier December 20, 2005

Congrats, Darryl!!
They've separated the wheat from the chaff... and your image says it all! :) #2204774

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe December 20, 2005

Congratulations on this one again, Darryl...very well done!:) #2204775

Mary Timman December 20, 2005

Knew it had to be a winner. Congratulations and good luck on the next round. #2205030

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic December 20, 2005

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist and good luck in the next round. I will be surprised if we don't see it as a winner !! :-) #2205183

Cathy Barrows December 20, 2005

Congrats on your finalist...this was a given #2205656

Daniel Diaz December 20, 2005

Big Congrats Darryl and good luck in the next round buddy!!! #2206062

Mata Patan December 20, 2005

So next step is: WINNER!!!!!! #2206092

Sharon Day level-classic December 20, 2005

I'm glad to see this one get finalist, Darryl!!! Good luck next round!! #2206101

Stephen Zacker December 20, 2005

Super eye and use of dof. Congratulations, Darryl #2206167

Sandy Landon December 20, 2005

Wonderful! Congrats! #2206231

Terry R. Hatfield December 20, 2005

Love The Clarity And DOF Darryl!
Congratulations On Your POTD!! #2206320

Terry R. Hatfield December 20, 2005

And A Well Deserved Finalist Darryl;-) #2206340

Cindy Paquette December 20, 2005

Pure GOLD my friend! A warm and heartfelt congratulations on this beauty Darryl! #2206645

Darryl Wilkinson December 20, 2005

Congratulations on your finalist, DW!!! Very good photo!!!
kk

Linda Proctor
Hope you don't mind an email Congratulations on your finalist!!! With my dial up it would take an hour to respond to the thread!! Best of luck in the next round Darryl!!!

Congratulations on your finalist award!!!
Nice job
Lynne

Thank you ALL so much for your continued support, this has been a JOYFUL experience for me indeed! You are all too kind!!!

I have prior arrangments that must be met, however I will do my best to visit your gallery when time permits...

Happy Holiday's Everyone!!!!!!!!!!

DW #2206718

David Phalen December 20, 2005

We were in balmy Chicago over the weekend and just got to look at this photo. Awesome! Congratulation on your finalist and POTD. Well deserved.

Dave #2206901

Kristi A. Howson December 20, 2005

This one is so doing well for you Darryl. Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round! #2207114

Linda D. Lester level-classic December 20, 2005

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #2207232

Gail Vitikacs level-classic December 20, 2005

Wow...wonderful news! #2207242

Lori Carlson December 20, 2005

Too cool with your POTD honor Darryl!!! I'm so so happy for you!! Congrats!! :0) #2207273

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic December 20, 2005

Congratulations on your win Darryl. #2207677

Sherry S. Boles level-classic December 20, 2005

Congrats on your gorgeous finalist! I'm so happy to see this one again (after winning POTD)! #2207690

Alisha L. Ekstrom December 21, 2005

OH YEA!!!! I'm sooo happy for you that this made finalist! YIPPEEE!!!! GOOD LUCK in the next round!!! #2208885

Deb Holmes-Hatfield December 21, 2005

Awesome Darryl, Big congrats on this beautiful finalist! #2209168

Carla Metzler December 21, 2005

I am so happy to see a Finalist tag on this great image, Darryl! A great big Congratulations to you my friend!!
Good luck in the next round.

And...congratulations on POTD, too! :D
#2210047

Jenny Bosmans December 21, 2005

Boy am I lucky...I wanted to see this again and I get to see it twice!!!
Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Darryl!! #2210213

Darryl Wilkinson December 21, 2005

Boy, you guy's are AWESOME! Thanks so much, every one of you, for your continued support on this image of mine!

Happy Holiday's, ALL!!!

And HAPPY SHOOTING!!!

DW #2210703

Chris A. Rusnak December 21, 2005

This is like therapy to me. #2211596

Cora Miller level-classic December 22, 2005

Outstanding perspective and DOF. Congratulations on all of the recognition this fine image has already received and best wishes for its continued success! #2211702

Karen Engelbreth December 22, 2005

CONGRATULATIONS on your win, Darryl! #2215438

Dan Holm level-classic December 22, 2005

Heartfelt CONGRATS on your most deserving WIN, Darryl!!! Gorgeous! #2215444

Desiree M. Bento December 22, 2005

My Dear Darryl, a most sincere deserved CONGRATULATIONS! Happiest Aloha, Desiree! #2215509

Corinne M. Thompson December 22, 2005

Congratulations Darryl! :) #2215561

Evy Johansen level-classic December 22, 2005

BIG congratulations on your beautiful win, Darryl! Most deserved!! #2215672

December 22, 2005

I knew you'd be a winner with this one. Congrats again. Hasta #2215694

Mary K. Robison December 22, 2005

YAAAY, Darryl!
CONGRATULATIONS on this beautiful photo becoming POTD and a Winner, all in the same week! A grand Christmas present for you! #2215708

Martin J. Preslar December 23, 2005

Congrats Darryl! Great week, eh! Bravo!!!!! #2215778

Stanley J. Contrades December 23, 2005

HOORAY!! WOW, this went through a fabulous cycle, my friend, and CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place win, Darryl!! BRAVO!!
Much Aloha,
Stan
#2215806

Darryl Wilkinson December 23, 2005

Chris, Cora, Karen, Dan, Desiree, Corinne, Evy, Bro, Mary, Marty and Stan, thank you all so much for your kind words and supportiveness throughout this past couple months, I really appreciate you all!

Happy Holiday's everyone!

Darryl #2215879

William C. Raco level-classic December 23, 2005

Congratulations, Darryl
Very nice win

Bill #2215961

David Phalen December 23, 2005

Congratulations on your win Darryl!

Happy Holidays. #2216139

Claudia Kuhn level-classic December 23, 2005

Big congrats on your win Darryl!!! #2216143

Laura Clay-Ballard December 23, 2005

I knew this one would make it all the way! truly an awesome image .. well deserving WIN. #2216217

Adilson F. Ferreira level-classic December 23, 2005

I am so happy my friend!!!
Congratulations on your WIN Darryl!!!
Very well deserved!!! #2216218

Anita Hogue December 23, 2005

Congratulations on this Fabulous image, Darryl! #2216252

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic December 23, 2005

Congratulations on your second place winner Darryl. Good job. #2216279

Mary Timman December 23, 2005

Well, congratulations again! Great job. #2216311

Chris Macer December 23, 2005

Congrats on the win, Darryl!! What a great Christmas present for you! :) #2216352

Kaye Burazin December 23, 2005

what a fantastic Christmas you're going to have. Quick to the printers and framers and whola, the best Christmas gift anyone could receive, your first big win, a hearty congratulations my friend!!! #2216629

Kate Jackson December 23, 2005

Yippeeeee!!! Congratulations Darryl!!! #2216632

Chris Budny level-deluxe December 23, 2005

Congratulations on your win! This is a lovely image! #2216685

Life Expressions December 23, 2005

This is awesome! Many congrats Darryl!!! I'm very happy for you :D #2216696

Ken Smith level-classic December 23, 2005

You da man. Congratulations. #2216762

Carla Metzler December 23, 2005

Yes, it is a WINNER! Congratulations, Darryl!! :D #2216833

Deborah Sandidge December 23, 2005

Congratulations, Darryl on this beautiful winner - I'm so excited for you! #2216893

Jill Flynn December 23, 2005

Way to go Darryl!! Congratulations on your FANTASTIC win!!!! #2216969

PiperAnne L. Worcester December 23, 2005

Congratulatioons Darryl, This is a lovely shot and a well deserved win! Way to go! #2217094

Lucy S. Durfee December 23, 2005

Congratulations on your second place win, Darryl!! I'm so excited for you! #2217126

Stan Kwasniowski December 23, 2005

Darryl, Congratulations


Merry Christmas #2217131

Pat Gamwell December 23, 2005

WAY TO GO, my friend! CONGRATULATIONS on a well deserved WIN!!!!! #2217171

Lynne Hough December 23, 2005

I'm very pleased for you Darryl. Congratulations!!! #2217406

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic December 23, 2005

CONGRATULATIONS, Darryl on your well deserved second place win !!! I am very happy for you. :-) Merry Christmas. #2217465

Sylvia Rossler December 23, 2005

Congratulations on your beautiful winner Darryl !!! #2217552

Terry L. Ellis level-classic December 23, 2005

Darryl, huge congratulations, on this fabulous Second Place win! I am so thrilled for you! #2217570

Michael Robichaud December 23, 2005

Congratulations on your win! Wonderful colors and composition. Happy Holidays and enjoy your New Year! #2217602

Kay Beausoleil December 23, 2005

Glad to see this one again -- congratulations on your win, Darryl! #2217658

Goshka G. December 23, 2005

BIG congrats on this wonderful win, Darryl!!! #2217748

Leanne M.E. Boyd December 23, 2005

Congratulation on your win, Darryl! #2217815

Wendy Stevenson December 23, 2005

WooHoo, WTG Darryl on this most excellent win!!! So great to see this here!!! #2217826

Donna La Mattino Pagakis December 23, 2005

Outstanding Darryl, a big congratulations!!! #2217914

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe December 23, 2005

WTG Darryl!!! A big congratulations for this excellent winner!!! #2218096

Katrina McMeans December 23, 2005

Congrats on your win, Darryl!!!!!
~K #2218214

Stephen Zacker December 23, 2005

Really great eye and vision on this image, Darryl. Congratulations #2218525

Lori Carlson December 23, 2005

Whoohoo Darryl!!! WTG!!! So exciting!! :0) #2218728

Jenny Bosmans December 23, 2005

Congratulations on this fantastic win, Darryl!! #2218821

Kathleen Clemons December 23, 2005

Congrats to you, Darryl! #2218873

Nobu Nagase December 23, 2005

Congratulations on your fabulous win, Darryl!!! #2218943

Cora Miller level-classic December 23, 2005

Congratulations, Darryl! #2219119

Danilo Piccioni December 23, 2005

Congratulations for this fantastic Image, I don't knw how I missed this in the finals!
Merry Xmas! #2219124

Kristi A. Howson December 23, 2005

Awesome seeing this win Darryl. Congratulations! #2219287

Darryl Wilkinson December 23, 2005

Words cannot explain how I feel right now... You are all too kind! I value each and everyone of you for making this event possible for me to enjoy! I am honored to be among the greatest photo friends ever and I am touched by your super supportiveness throughout this journey of mine...

Thank you all so much!

Happy Holiday's everyone!

Darryl #2219369

Donna Roberts December 23, 2005

DW - if you sit very quietly and listen, you'll hear my WOOHOO arrive from 'downunder'.
I am so thrilled for you and it is so well deserved, your hard work has paid off.
This will surely ensure that you have a really wonderful Christmas (LOL)
:-) ddu

BTW - you should consider re-arranging your gallery so that this image is showcased on the first page of your gallery!


#2219374

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe December 24, 2005

Congratulations on your excellent win! Merry Christmas!

ccc #2219481

Deb Holmes-Hatfield December 24, 2005

Awesome Darryl, Way to Go! Congratulations on this much deserved winner! #2219737

Terry R. Hatfield December 24, 2005

Congratulations On Your Win Darryl!!
Merry Christmas To You And The Family! #2219758

Donna W. Neal December 24, 2005

Congratulations on this awesome winner Darryl #2220712

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe December 24, 2005

Good eye for the opportunity and extremely well shot, Darryl! Congratulations on your win! #2220791

Sharon Day level-classic December 24, 2005

Congratulations on this outstanding win, Darryl!!! I'm so happy to see this one again! #2221115

Darryl Wilkinson December 25, 2005

Thank you ALL my friends once again, you are the greatest!

Merry Christmas!!!

DW #2221440

Cindy Paquette December 26, 2005

Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so VERY excited for you Darryl! Spectacular win my friend! A HUGE warm and heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS Darryl on this super win!! #2224738

Sandra Freyler December 28, 2005

Congratulations on a job well done, Darryl. You definately deserved this one! Love your perspective and Outstanding shot! Simply beautiful... must I go on??? :) #2230766

Sandy Landon January 02, 2006

Congratulations on this win Darryl!! Took a break from BP over the holidays so I am just getting to the congrats!!! #2244927

Justin G. January 08, 2006

For the people who wrote "nice DOF" I hope you're smart enough to realize that it's not DOF, he wrote that he applied gaussian blur. he probably had bad DOF, didn't like it, the blurred it in photoshop to his liking.

otherwise nice work Darryl, and beautiful tones. congrats. #2264810

Darryl Wilkinson January 08, 2006

Thanks so much Cindy, Sandra, Sandy and Justin! You guy's are awesome!!!

Happy Shooting in 2006!!!

DW #2266149

Cathy M. Gromball January 19, 2006

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Darryl! Excellent work!

Cathy :) #2306504

Bill Wyatt July 20, 2006

Fantastic perspective, tones and lighting. I love the close focus and dof! Congratulations on your Winner, Darryl! #3054335

RC Fritz August 26, 2006

The DOF is wonderful, Darryl! Congrtas on your WIN! ":^D) #3217356

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