Uploaded: August 18, 2006


Nikon D100, 28-300 mm lens at 42 mm, 1/20 sec at f/10. In Chaumont, Loire Valley, France.«


Kay Beausoleil August 18, 2006

Last submitted in B&W Theme category. Thanks again for these kind comments!

Terry L. Ellis

It's splendid in b/w, Kay! Love the character, charm and beautiful details!
4/18/2006 1:38:40 PM

Kerby L. Pfrangle

WOnderful in black and white. This tells a story and what a beautiful image it is.
4/18/2006 1:56:11 PM

Stan Kwasniowski

Kay, one word, "gorgeous"
4/18/2006 1:57:07 PM

Tamera Meeks

I liked it before and think b/w works well for this shot. What a great story this brings to mind.
4/18/2006 6:13:19 PM

William C. Raco

This is absolutely wonderful, Kay
I love the setting, the textures, the details, the tones, the smiles
Outstanding photograph!
4/18/2006 7:15:06 PM

S P Mukherji

Wonderful human interest picture in BW Kay! udges will find a tough time going with the monthy theme category!
4/20/2006 11:15:18 AM


4/20/2006 9:07:36 PM

Allen O. Howard

Fantastic Kay! Very, Very powerful!
4/22/2006 11:04:28 AM

Samuel R. King

Nice shot. Excellent composition and use of black and white.
4/23/2006 3:13:49 PM

Goshka G.

Wonderful textures and comp, Kay, not to mention those winning smiles!;-)
4/23/2006 5:06:32 PM

Glenn Urquhart

What a capture, Kay! Excellent B&W Comp! Cheers, Glenn.
4/26/2006 2:48:13 AM

Carol McCants

Outstanding photo!
5/1/2006 6:40:43 AM

Dominique Declerck

.. beau tableau de la France profonde, Kay!!
5/1/2006 9:58:49 PM

Bill Johnson

Lovely capture Kay. The B/W certainly gives the image a look of age taking us back in time. I like the expressions you have caught on the faces of the lady and gentelman. Bill J
5/2/2006 6:12:03 AM


A Great Image Kay,love everything about it....
5/6/2006 7:22:54 PM

Amy JACKSON August 18, 2006

Great b&w image, Kay!! Very nice composition! #3181273

Melissa G. Meiselman August 18, 2006

WOW..I am really impressed with this image in black and white...I love the sharp details, composition and lighting. This works soooo well, Kay!!!!! #3181294

Mary N C. Taitt August 18, 2006

WOW! A GREAT BW character study, Kay!!! Noice work, a super "national Geographic" Shot!!! WOW! I love this.

PS Happy unbirthday (remind me again in MAY!!! [I'll make you a card]) Mary :-D #3181337

Nadya Johnson August 18, 2006

SUPERB, Kay!! Ought to be a winning shot for sure! VERY well done and a wonderful image! #3181395

Jessica L. Richard August 18, 2006

EXCELLENT image! it is perfect! #3181551

Colette M. Metcalf August 18, 2006

This is wonderul, Kay!!! #3181724

Teresa Norris August 18, 2006

So charming and beautiful...wonderful image! #3181917

Bambi L. Dingman August 18, 2006

Absolutely wonderful! I love the expressions and your composition! I would make this a winner!! Wonderful b&w tones too! #3181984

Kay Beausoleil August 18, 2006

Thanks for your encouragement, Amy, Melissa, Mary, Nadya, Jessica, Colette, Teresa and Bambi! #3182391

Peter Mantione August 18, 2006

Winner!!!!!!!! #3182902

Dee Caraballo August 18, 2006

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!! I love this image Kay! #3183349

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe August 19, 2006

Yes, a winner for sure. What a capture, and I like it in bw, too.
kk #3184348

S P Mukherji August 19, 2006

This is a sure winner, I can bet! Oh what a capture, so much mood in this BW stunner!! #3185154

SaMi Martin August 20, 2006

Kay this is beautiful; great choice of b/w. #3190661

Jannalee Muise level-deluxe August 31, 2006


This is a fabulous shot! A wonderful capture of a moment.

Jannalee #3248675

Jill Odice level-classic September 21, 2006

This is incredible! A real; masterpiece Kay! #3341724

Melissa G. Meiselman September 26, 2006

Congratulations, Kay on this extraordinary finalist!!! #3366315

Peter Mantione September 26, 2006

Congrats I told You this was a winner! We will see it again!

Best Wishes #3366632

Diana L. Ralph September 26, 2006

What a great capture, Kay! Congratulations on this winner! #3367072

John V. Roscich level-deluxe September 26, 2006

JOHN #3367883

Erica Murphy level-deluxe September 26, 2006

Congratulations Kay! I love this!

Erica #3368223

Carol Teal September 26, 2006

Kay, congrats on your finalist! I really like this; it tells such a story! #3369881

Silvia Nunes September 26, 2006

Great finalist. Congratulations Kay!
Elle est magnifique! #3369907

Rakesh Syal level-classic September 27, 2006

Congratulations, Kay on this wonderful finalist! #3371837

Teresa Norris September 27, 2006

This is such a wonderful capture...congratulations!!! #3372330

Melissa G. Meiselman September 27, 2006

Congratulations on this most deserving finalist!!! #3372341

Terry L. Ellis level-classic September 27, 2006

Kay, congratulations on this superb finalist! My best to you in the final round! #3373512

Sylvia Rossler September 27, 2006

Don't know how I missed this one, maybe I'm too much looking for colors ..loll :o)
Taking a closer look I must admit this is a priceless and superb capture !!A very well deserved finalist !! Bonne chance Kay :O) #3374185

Debra Booth September 27, 2006

Wonderful capture, Kay!! Congratulations!! #3376501

Marija Milovanovic Maksimovic September 28, 2006

I remember this from DIC..Caught my eye than, and now again. Great image. Many congratulations Kay! #3377456

Alana Ibe September 28, 2006

A Fabulous image!!! Wonderfully captured! Congratulations!!! #3379896

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 29, 2006

Kay, congratulations on your Second Place win. #3383129

Carol Teal September 29, 2006

Congrats on your win Kay! THis is a wonderful capture! #3383143

Jenny Bosmans September 29, 2006

Bravo Kay...big congratulations! :) #3383357

Rakesh Syal level-classic September 29, 2006

Kay, congratulations on your Second Place win!!! #3383581

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic September 29, 2006

Kay congratulations on your second place winner. Very well deserved. #3383589

Sylvia Rossler September 29, 2006

Big congrats on your win Kay :O) #3384226

Terry L. Ellis level-classic September 29, 2006

Kay, congratulations on this very deserving win! It's an amazing image! #3384814

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 29, 2006

Congratulations on your 2nd place winner. #3385148

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 29, 2006

Congratulations on this terrific win! #3385248

Stan Kwasniowski September 29, 2006

Kay, congratulations #3385273

Alana Ibe September 29, 2006

Congratulations!!!! This truly is a winner. Such a wonderful capture of two beautiful people!!! #3385389

Jill Flynn September 29, 2006

I've always loved this image Kay. Congratulations on your win! #3385780

Claudia Kuhn level-classic September 29, 2006

Terrific Kay, congratulations on your win! #3385840

Wendy Stevenson September 29, 2006

I'm really happy to see this in the winners circle Kay - it's one of my favourites of yours!! Superb image!! #3385968

She-She Killough September 29, 2006

Heartwarming Kay! Love it!! Congrats on this awesome WINNER!! #3385982

Jessica Jenney September 29, 2006

Congratulations, Kay on your Second Place Win! Love it! #3386081

Amanda M. Johnson September 29, 2006

Congrats! Well-deserved! This is a great image! #3386357

Colette M. Metcalf September 29, 2006

Congratulations on your win, Kay!!! #3386740

Mick Burkey September 29, 2006

Wonderful, thoughtful image, Kay. Well deserving of the win. Congrats! #3387581

Jenny D September 29, 2006

Congratulations on this awesome image! #3387662

Su Sana E. P level-classic September 29, 2006

Kay, Congratulations on your Win!! I Love this image. #3388141

Cyn Valentine September 29, 2006

Congratulations Kay...great image!! #3388169

Kay Beausoleil September 29, 2006

Thank you all so very much for your encouragement; you have no idea what it means to me and what a surprise it is to see your comments. For some reason, I've received no notice from BP since Sept. 18 on responses to this image, and I was beginning to be depressed no one noticed because it's one of my favourites. So double and triple thanks, all!! #3388198

William C. Raco level-classic September 29, 2006

A very deserving win, Kay
This is such a beautiful work

Bill #3388308

Susana Ms Heide September 29, 2006

Oh Kay this is one superb image!! It definitely tells a story! Thank you for sharing this slice of life with us! And a HUGE CONGRATS on your WIN!!! #3388702

Mike F. Anderson September 30, 2006

Kay - a wonderful image of life - Congratulations on your win! #3391065

Donna La Mattino Pagakis September 30, 2006

A story telling portrait, nicely done!!! Congratulations on your second place win!!! #3391338

Terrill Province September 30, 2006

OUTSTANDING ~ I'm such a fan of this shot everything about it screams WINNER to me ~ SO HAPPY FOR YOU ~ CONGRATULATIONS!!! #3391561

Kay Beausoleil September 30, 2006

Thanks so much Bill, Susana, Mike, Donna and Terrill! #3391769

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe September 30, 2006

What a superb image of these two people, Kay...A Very Big Congratulations to you!!!:) #3392183

Monika Sapek September 30, 2006

Great B/W photo, Kay! Congratulations on your Second Place Win!

Barbara Helgason October 01, 2006

Perfect, I love this one, congratulations Kay, well deserved!! #3394151

Tammy Scott level-classic October 02, 2006

What a wonderful storytelling image. Congratulations #3397027

Kay Beausoleil October 02, 2006

Thank you Jim, Monika, Barbara and Tammy! #3399441

Nan Fischer October 02, 2006

This is so sweet! I just want to bring these folks a gift of bread or something. I love the comp and the b&w. Congratulations! #3399602

Glenda H. Travis October 03, 2006

Congratulations! Wonderful story, outstanding image...well done!

Fredy Pret Wijaya October 07, 2006

i think this so wonderfully and amazing story...
sweety black and white pics, contrast, highlight and shadow...wowww nicely in my eye....

its like a pics in NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC....
god jobs....
keep shooting... #3418631

Nobu Nagase October 08, 2006

Fabulous image!!!
Many congrats on your win!!! #3423497

Anne Marie Hickey level-deluxe October 15, 2006

Congrtats on a wonderful photo #3453347

Laura Clay-Ballard October 30, 2006

LOVE this winning image! #3522939

Erika Haight October 17, 2007

I love all B&W photos, but this one takes the cake!! love your work Kaye! #4939200

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