Uploaded: May 04, 2007 00:17:12


Dedicated to Donna Roberts and Husband Robert with best wishes for his speedy recovery!
Elements of Design Category
1/640 sec, f8.0, ISO 200, 55-200mm lens at 200mm. Taken of one of the hotel balconies in Waikiki, Oahu. May 2, 2007, 9:05a.m. Ink sketch and Draganizer Actions.


Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict May 04, 2007

Very well seen , beautiful capture of this outstanding image Stan...Dominick #649099

Dan Holm level-classic May 04, 2007

Okay, just Wow!! ... AWESOME shot,Stan! The pattern, the perspective, the impact! #4245182

Ray Clarke May 04, 2007

I agree with all Dan said, great capture and dedication to Donna and her Husband!!!R() #4245204

Su Sana E. P level-classic May 04, 2007

Line and repetition symmetry of this image are absolutely AWESOME, Stan!! This deserves to be a big Winner and moreā€¦ #4245208

Barbara Waldoch level-classic May 04, 2007

Fantastic shot, Stan! #4245341

Paul Michko May 04, 2007

Magnificent dedication, Stan. #4245372

William C. Raco level-classic May 04, 2007

Outstanding patterns, shapes and composition
Looks like a winner to me, Stan!

Bill #4245445

Donald K. Cherry level-classic May 04, 2007

Beautifully seen and captured, Stan! Love the symmetry, detail and light. Please, if you get a second, drop me a quick e-mail and fill me in on Donna's situation as I haven't heard anything. #4245503

Colette M. Metcalf May 04, 2007

Wonderful image and tribute, Stan!! #4245816

Carla Metzler May 04, 2007

Great shot, Stan! Keeping Donna and her family in our prayers. #4245962

Darren K. Fisher level-classic May 04, 2007

WOW Stan this is awesome. Great job with detail and how you composed. #4246526

Stanley J. Contrades May 04, 2007

Dominick, Dan, Ray & Audrey, SuSana,Barbara, Paul, Bill, Donald, Colette, Carla, and Darren, thank you all for your continued support and encouraging responses. I do appreciate them always. I haven't heard from Donna re: Robert's surgery but if anyone would like to know her response to my e-card to her you may drop me a message and I'll get back to you ASAP.
Thank you once again and I hope all of you are well and will have a great weekend.
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #4247403

Daphne Mills May 04, 2007

Simply phenomenal! I love love love the repetition, curves and lines! What an excellent eye and capture!!! Congrats #4247534

Stanley J. Contrades May 04, 2007

Thank you for visiting and for your response, Daphne. I appreciate it. I saw this while walking along Waikiki and it pays to always look up and not always straight ahead :-)!!
Stan #4247872

Janine Russell level-deluxe May 04, 2007

Stan, excellent tones, detail, shapes, lines, composition, DOF and point of view. #4248716

Stanley J. Contrades May 04, 2007

Thank you, Janine! Your responses are always appreciated and mean a great deal to me! Have a fabulous weekend!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #4248895

John Connolly May 05, 2007

Excellent lighting, color and composition, Stan. This is an outstanding and wonderful tribute to Donna! #4251243

Stanley J. Contrades May 05, 2007

Thanks very much, John. I appreciate it! Hope you are having a great weekend!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #4251586

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic May 05, 2007

Beautiful for Donna and her husband...Donna is a dear friend of mine and I did recieve a email from her saying he was having surgery. They are not sure of the outcome. Please continue to pray for them. Thanks Stan...this will mean a lot to her. #4251889

Stanley J. Contrades May 05, 2007

Thanks very much for responding, Shelly! I am grateful for your continued support and kindness.
I, too, received a message from Donna explaining what was happening and that Robert was to have surgery. We can all keep Donna's spirits up with lots of prayers and well wishes!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #4252112

Donna Roberts May 06, 2007

First of all, please let me say a belated thank you for this wonderful dedication to my husband Stan (I was emailed this link by a lovely Aussie BP'er friend).

The news hasn't been good, we have been told that his cancer is incureable and we find out later this week if they will commence chemo after his recent surgery.

It is a very, very difficult time for our family but the words of support that I have read above and received by email are so nice and it gives me a glimmer of hope that Robert will be given a chance to beat his diagnosis.

I will keep in touch when time permits.
Thanks again Stan, you are a dear friend.
Much love

Stanley J. Contrades May 06, 2007

Thanks very much for stopping by, DDU, and ame sure you know that all of us are saying many extra prayers for Robert and you as well! Don't worry about keeping in touch; take care of yourself and Robert and know that you both are in our thoughts and prayers!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #4254401

Candice C. Calhoun level-deluxe May 07, 2007

Stunning design and beautiful execution of this fantastic photo...a sure winner!

ccc #4255918

Stanley J. Contrades May 07, 2007

Many thanks, Candice, for always being supportive in your comments! I do appreciate your taking the time to stop by and visit. Hope you have a fantastic week!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #4257315

Renee Doyle level-classic May 09, 2007

Firstly what a fantastic capture Stan!!!! And secondly a wonderful get well wish for Robert! #4265962

Stanley J. Contrades June 11, 2007

Many thanks Renee!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #4385218

John Connolly June 12, 2007

An excellent dedication, and a great capture Stan! Your composition, lighting and symmetry are all outstanding. #4390673

Donna J. Eaton June 12, 2007

This is a fantastic image Stan! What a great POV! Your kindness in it's dedication is so touching! I know your care and concern is making a difference! #4390849

Laura Clay-Ballard June 26, 2007

This is one of the best I've seen in a while! totally awesome work! congrats! #4441109

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict June 26, 2007

Superb finalist, Stan! #4441823

Gail Vitikacs level-classic June 26, 2007

Such a wonderful dedication...and beautiful finalist Stan! #4443602

Dan Holm level-classic June 26, 2007

Alright, Stan!! Big CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome Finalist! #4443845

Evy Johansen level-classic June 26, 2007

So well deserved!! BIG congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Stan! #4444431

Su Sana E. P level-classic June 26, 2007

Congratulations on this outstanding Finalist, Stan!! #4444593

Barbara Waldoch level-classic June 26, 2007

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Stan! #4444868

Mary K. Robison June 26, 2007

Wonderful capture and very thoughtful dedication to Donna and her husband, Stan.
CONGRATULATIONS on its selection as a finalist, and best of luck to you in the next round! #4445015

Donna Roberts June 27, 2007

My email notification for this image went silly - so I knew that this must have made the finals.
Congrats Stan - I love this image not only for its subject but because it is such a wonderful dedication to my husband.
Robert is progressing okay with his chemo treatment and it is one day at a time at the moment.
I shall keep in touch and best of luck to you in the next round.

Stanley J. Contrades June 27, 2007

Over the past couple of months I have not been able to really pay attention to BP lately because of my move from one island to another and I hope to be back as soon as I really get settled. There is so much work to do and am still unpacking!!
Thanks very much for your patience and also your very kind and supportive responses. Mahalo nui loa, John, Donna, Laura, Deborah, Gail, Dan, Evy, SuSana, Barbara,Mary, and DDU for your thoughtfulness that is always very much appreciated. Congratulations to you who also have Finalists and the best of luck to you in the next round!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #4445322

Colette M. Metcalf June 27, 2007

Congratulations to you Stan!!!! #4445759

Carla Metzler June 27, 2007

Congratulations Stan!! :) #4447069

Stanley J. Contrades June 28, 2007

Thank you Collete and Carla! I appreciate your taking the time to stop by and respond!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #4454675

Renee Doyle level-classic July 23, 2007

Belated but HUGE congrats on this wonderful finalist Stan .... it really is a stunning capture and just a wonderful dedication!

Stanley J. Contrades August 02, 2007

Thanks very much Renee and I appreciate your taking the time to comment. Always nice to hear from BP photographers :-)!! See you next month!!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #4589507

Toni Riggs August 10, 2007

Awesome image, very eye catching! #4628652

Stanley J. Contrades August 15, 2007

Thank you Toni and I do appreciate your taking the time to stop by and respond!
Much Aloha,
Stan #4649787

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic August 24, 2007

WOW, Stan - how did I miss *this* BEAUTY!! I really LOVE *everything* about this image...and especially that you dedicated it to Donna and her family!! This image is SO-O like the images she LOVES to capture...and does so SO-O well!! Many, MANY [belated! ;o/] congrat's on your Finalist recognition for 'Balconies' - it was MOST deserved, my dear friend!! :o) #4691215

Stanley J. Contrades September 17, 2007

Many thanks to you, Carolyn, for always being supportive of my work. I am very grateful for your generous responses as well as the time you take to comment, my friend!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #4804020

Crystal L. Craig September 17, 2007

Great work Stan! This is absolutely fabulous! Love the lines, details, clarity, your choice of composition ... just awesome! #4804034

Stanley J. Contrades September 17, 2007

Thank you, Crystal, and I am grateful for your taking the time to stop in and visit as well as for your kind comments!
Stan #4804059

Wendy Stevenson September 19, 2007

An exceptional composition and such beautiful tones!! Love it Stan! #4811190

Stanley J. Contrades September 19, 2007

Thank you, Wendy, and I do appreciate your support of my work!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #4812630

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