© Dolores Neilson


Uploaded: June 29, 2004 05:09:55


As she realizes the terrible mistake she was about to make, she's determined to run from the darkness into the uncertainty of her future ..not sure where her decision will take her...or where the road leads to. But she will follow the white line and use it as a guide to move away from the darkness...possibly to a better life...a better place.....another world away from the world she was in before.

1-60/sec, f:6.7, ISO100, EV: +1, converted to B&W, no filters used.


Josh Hudson June 29, 2004

Brilliant. In the photography, in the photos ability to tell a story, in the compelling use of location. #142929

Dolores Neilson June 29, 2004

Ah Josh...thank you so much for your encouragement and highly complimentary post! Appreciated far more than you know! #622416

Marie Fields June 29, 2004

Terrific, Dolores! Love it! #622490

Dolores Neilson June 29, 2004

Huge note of thanks, Marie! #622511

Darren K. Fisher June 29, 2004

Love that movie and the Dixie Chic song, but your image has been added to that of my favorites as well. This is so awesome. I love the mood from the fog and the BW really adds to that. The way the dress was captured is brilliant and you have composed this so very well. Now what I would really like to know. Was this a wedding portrait or something you were doing for fun, and were there a lot of passing cars that looked at you like you were crazy? LOL..... #622525

Murry Grigsby June 29, 2004

FANTABULOUS!!! This is off the charts Dolores! I saw the movie also so I do know how it ends :0) Wonderful creative idea and execution!!!!!!!! #622629

Kelly Abernathy level-classic June 29, 2004

Dolores - bravo! I love the mystery the fog adds to the shot - the dress shows that she's really moving on - the b&w is wonderful - love the comp, perfect location! How creative - and so well done! I love it! -K #622680

Gabriela Cunha June 29, 2004

well, well, well... apart from having a winner here, dolores, I will tell you that you do really have a very dev eloped ability to create and tell a story... love it!
:) gy #622689

Dolores Neilson June 29, 2004

I value all your comments so very much! Thank you!!

Darren...your post is very appreciated and I am honored that you would add this to your list of favorites. Thank you! No, this was not a wedding portrait. Don't know if I'll ever be able to handle weddings. And there were passing cars that I'm sure thought we were crazy...particularly at 6a.m in the morning on I91S in Vermont!

Greetings Murry! Thanks you!! I am so delighted you approve! In all honesty, I wasn't basing this image on the movie (and I do forget how it ends actuallY)...just a title that I thought sounded catchy. I'll need to watch it again.

THank you K!! My...what wonderful adjectives and a beautiful comment. Thank you so much for taking the time to view my work!

Hello Gaby...I appreciate your confidence in this image. And that compliment is one of the best I've ever had! Along with all the other comments I have received here today! Have a good day! #622734

Dominique Declerck June 29, 2004

Bonjour Dolores!

votre composition est folle et superbe!!! .... continuez!!!! #622832

Ellen Peach level-classic June 29, 2004

It is so good to see your outstanding work again, Dolores....this is a WINNER! #622848

Dan Holm level-classic June 29, 2004

I think they've said it all...This shot is simply OUTSTANDING, Dolores! #622871

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic June 29, 2004

Very nice, good idea, Dolores! #622900

Theresa McCloskey June 29, 2004

its all been said - wonderful shot - so creative :-) #622939

Dolores Neilson June 29, 2004

C'est toujours un plaisir de lire vos commentaires!! Merci pour les compliment!

Oh Ellen...You have no idea what your confidence in this image means to me. THanks so much!

Dan...Thanks for taking time to comment and express your kind and complimentary thoughts. I appreciate it!

Hello Mette! Thanks so much!

Hello Theresa...I am immensely appreciative of the fact that you've complimented so highly. Thanks so very much! #623019

Alisha May Furbish June 29, 2004

Very special- terrific thinking, very well done!!! #623282

Dolores Neilson June 29, 2004

Thank you, Alisha!! I am most pleased to receive your kind comment. Have a great evening!


Monika Sapek June 29, 2004

We use to do not think about how much time and preparations we need to do for some of our photos, but they do! …Dolores, I just can’t imagine how much work you put into this image! Every single element in this image is great and the whole story behind it is worth a big applause! Fabulous work!

William C. Raco level-classic June 29, 2004

This is an outstanding idea, scene and photograph.
Excellent work in all stages of this fine image.

bill #623609

bob cornelison June 29, 2004

Great shot! #623826

Dolores Neilson June 30, 2004

Monika...It meant alot to me that you recognized this was not a spontaneous shot. You are absolutely are alot of work...something always needs adjusting...the model works very hard too depending on what we're after. I tell you, Monika...I really appreciate the professionals now. Very difficult work...

Thank you for your praise of this image. I am honored to receive it from such a bright and skilled photographer!

bill...It is with gratitude and apprection that I accept your complimentary post. Thank you for acknowledging and praising this image. Have a great day!

Many thanks for you, Bob for taking time to comment! Have a nice day! #624054

Kathleen Clemons June 30, 2004

I'm late so it's all been said. This is such a great concept and image, Dolores! #624160

Dolores Neilson June 30, 2004

Late, early, on time....who cares! Always a pleasure to hear from you either way! Thanks so much for the acknowledgement! And your compliment! #624371

Karen Engelbreth June 30, 2004

Fantastic, Dolores! #624762

Dolores Neilson June 30, 2004

Thank you, Karen! #624807

Patrick Campbell June 30, 2004

Great concept, nicely executed, Dolores! I love the black and white and the fog.

Hope to see this one in the finals.

All the best,

Pat #625428

Dolores Neilson June 30, 2004

Thank you so much, Patrick! It was a fun shoot! Motorists on I91S sure looked at us funny!

Have a good evening! #625442

Cindy K. Bracken July 02, 2004

I LOVE this!!! It makes me wish that I had done the same thing before my wedding to my now ex-husband!!!


Cindy #628751

Dolores Neilson July 02, 2004

Hi Cindy! Your comment made me laugh (maybe it shouldn't have?) but it did. I don't know if I should be happy it evokes those emotions for a way, I'm glad I am! THank you!! I'm glad it stirred up ANY emotion! #628756

Judith G. Secco July 10, 2004

I've been away from the site for awhile and as I'm checking in on all my favorite photographers, I came across this. Dolores, this is just wonderful!! Bravo!!! This is truly a winner!
Judy #641511

Dolores Neilson July 11, 2004

Hi Judy! Delighted you are back! It's been such a busy time I think for so many of us these past two months. We've been in a different state every weekend for the last two months except this weekend. Glad that you're back! Thank you, Judy...for complimenting this shot! And for your enthusiasm and support on this image. I appreciate that immensely! I was thinking about calling you this week and see if I can pull you away to shoot the Flower Farm...or whatever, I don't care what I shoot really. I finally have a week that I'll be able to find time to do that. Hope it works for you too! Thanks Judy! #641864

Paula Showen July 16, 2004

Delores, your work if so impressive! This is amazing and excellent! I love it, love it, love it!!! #651087

Damian P. Gadal July 16, 2004

I noticed the +1 EV and was curious what you metered off of?

Nice shot BTW #651111

Dolores Neilson July 16, 2004

OH Paula...thank you ever so much! THank you for being so kind and offering such lovely comments. I appreciate it!

Hi Damian. Thanks so much! My camera is left on +1 because my Fuji Underexposes. I used the Sunny 16 rule to test my was off. #651123

Dolores Neilson July 16, 2004

BTW Damian..I metered off the dress (forgot to answer your question). #651126

Karen Engelbreth July 17, 2004

Many congrats, Dolores! #651508

Dorothy Neumann July 17, 2004

Wow! I missed this the first time. On to the Winner's Circle! Great job! #651648

Kathleen Clemons July 17, 2004

Congratulations to you, Dolores. Best of luck. #651689

Joy Brown July 17, 2004

Congratulations on this great winner, Dolores! #651786

Dale Ann Cubbage July 17, 2004

Congrat Dolores! #651904

Judith G. Secco July 17, 2004

Fantastic! Congratulations, Dolores!
I know we'll see this one again!
Judy #652039

Judith G. Secco July 17, 2004

Fantastic! Congratulations, Dolores!
I know we'll see this one again!
Judy #652041

William C. Raco level-classic July 17, 2004

Fascinating photo, Dolores.
Very well done, and very much deserving of recognition.

bill #652050

Bob Cammarata July 17, 2004

WOW Delores!
I missed this in the first round. It is great!
The story it tells and the background landscape make this shot a winner for sure.
Congrats! #652148

Diane Dupuis July 17, 2004

It's all been said before Dolores - but this is simply fantastic!!! Congrats and good luck in the finals!! #652270

Darren K. Fisher July 17, 2004

I never had a doubt about this one, and I know we will see this one again. A Big congrats to you Dee. #652287

Paula Showen July 17, 2004

This is just awesome! Congratulations, Dolores! Best of luck in the next round! #652306

Cathy Barrows July 17, 2004

Congrats!...more of this would lead to less #652434

Debra Booth July 17, 2004

Wonderful, creative shot, Dolores!! Congratulations!! #652575

Dolores Neilson July 17, 2004

Wow everyone..thanks so much for the show of support and your friendly responses! THanks so much!

THanks so much, Karen!

THank you Dorothy! I appreciate your comment!

Thank you Kathleen...and congrats to you too!

Always such a pleasure to hear from you, Joy! THanks so much and congrats to you too!!

Thank you, Dale Ann and congrats to you too!

HI Judy! THanks so much...I hope so!

Again...many thanks bill. I am immensely appreciative for your encouragement and support and for receiving two posts!

Bob..your comment is VERY appreciated and so very well received..twice! THank you for taking time to post on my work today!

Thanks so much, Diane! I'm anxious to see the June winners!

Ah supported this image from the beginning and here you are again! Thanks so much ..means so much!

My thanks so you Paula! I appreciate it!

Cathy...I think you're right! THank you!

I appreciate your kind post, Debra! Have a good weekend! #652730

Evy Johansen level-classic July 17, 2004

Many congratulations Dolores on a very well deserved finalist! Wonderful image! #653063

Leonard Pierce July 17, 2004

Congratulations Dolores!!! #653274

Dolores Neilson July 17, 2004

Hi Evy!! Thank you so much!
And congrats to you too!

Thank you, Len! I appreciate that alot! #653345

Marie Fields July 17, 2004

Congratulations on this terrific finalist, Dolores! #653414

Susan T. Evans July 17, 2004

Congrats Dolores on an amazing finalists!!!! I think we will see this one again too!!! #653611

Murry Grigsby July 17, 2004

Isn't there a C&W song that goes "Back in the finals again" :0) This one had to be here!! Congrats and good luck with this terrific image Dolores!! #653669

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe July 17, 2004

Congrats on your finalists, D.. #653841

Susan T. Parady July 17, 2004

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist!!! #654349

Lisa Pittman July 17, 2004

This is a brilliant shot - the b/w makes it extra special as does the billowing gown. I'm so glad to see your photos again!

congrats! #654557

Dan Holm level-classic July 17, 2004

Congratulations, Dolores!! #654561

Colette M. Metcalf July 17, 2004

Congratulations Dolores!!!! #654738

Janet Detota July 17, 2004

Way to go, Dolores!! #654748

Dolores Neilson July 17, 2004

Hello Marie! Thank you for your kind congrats! So nice of you!

Hello Susan! Thanks so much for kindly commenting! I appreciate it!

Thanks for commenting a second time, Murry! I don't know that song...but I don't listen to country too much so it's very possible that song exists. Again, I appreciate your post!

THanks so much, Carolyn!

Thank you, Susan!

Lisa...You brought me the biggest smile! THank you for your words of kindness. Your comment touched me.

Hello Dan! THanks so much!!

Thank you, Colette! And congrats to you!

Hello Janet! Thanks for the "atta girl"! #654974

Peggy Wolff July 18, 2004

Congratulations Dolores, this is a great shot! #655585

Terry Cervi level-classic July 18, 2004

This is just wonderful work, Dolores! Congrats! #655586

Peggy Wolff July 18, 2004

Congratulations Dolores, this is a great shot! #655587

Claudia Kuhn level-classic July 18, 2004

Hey Dolores... glad to see this one here, and I think it'll go further than finalist! Big congrats!! #655808

Dolores Neilson July 18, 2004

Peggy...THANK YOU!! I appreciate that!!

Hi Terry! Delighted you think so...thanks so much!

THanks again Peggy... ;)

I hope so, Claudia! Thanks so much for believing it has that potential! #655891

Kathleen Clemons July 19, 2004

Congrats on your win, Dolores! #657004

Dolores Neilson July 19, 2004

THank you, Kathleen...the competition is getting so tough!! Many thanks for being so sweet. #657050

June Marie Sobrito July 19, 2004

Congrats on this outstanding photo! #657058

Patricia A. Kuniega July 19, 2004

Absolutely fabulous! All of the pieces of this photo come together beautifully. It's so well executed Dolores that I could rave about it all day! Congratulations! #657202

Dolores Neilson July 19, 2004

June Marie...You know I always appreciate that you've taken time to comment. Thanks again!

Hello Patti! Your words are so very appreciated. Thank you for making such a generous effort to comment on my work. My daughter and I had fun with this at 6:30 in the morning on the I91 in Vermont! #657224

Colette M. Metcalf July 19, 2004

Way to go Dolores!!! A BIG CONGRATS to you!!! #657330

Debra Booth July 19, 2004

Congratulations, Dolores!! #657343

Karen Engelbreth July 19, 2004

Congrats on your win, Dolores!


Judith G. Secco July 19, 2004

Hee Haaaa!! Congratulations, Dolores. So well deserved.
Judy #657508

Terry Cervi level-classic July 19, 2004

Hey, Dolores! I'm so glad to see this win! It's certainly well deserved! Congrats! #657665

Kristen McKain July 19, 2004

Congrats!! #657680

Paula Showen July 19, 2004

AWESOME image, Dolores! Congratulations!!! #657882

Dolores Neilson July 19, 2004

Thanks so much, Colette, Debra, Karen, Judy, Terry, Kristen and Paula! I so appreciate your kind congrats and time to reach out! Happy day! #657905

Murry Grigsby July 19, 2004

Congrats on your win Dolores!! #657965

Jennifer Rennison July 19, 2004

Congratulations on your win, Dolores! #658002

Kelly Abernathy level-classic July 19, 2004

Congrats on your win! -K #658020

Lori Ditlefsen July 19, 2004

love it! LOL, nice shot and congrats on the win! #658171

Diane Dupuis July 19, 2004

Congrats Dolores! I knew you had a winner in this one!! Way 2 go! #658201

Dolores Neilson July 19, 2004

Hello Murry! Thank you!! I feel very honored!!

Thanks so much, Jennifer! I appreciate your response!

Hi K!! Thank YOU!

Hello Lori! Many thanks for your kind comments and support!

Diane...I appreciate your support and congrats immensely! Thank you! #658244

Janet Detota July 19, 2004

Congrats on this great win, Dolores!! #658262

Dan Holm level-classic July 19, 2004

Congratulations, Delores!!! A very, very well deserved win! #658268

Deborah Sandidge July 19, 2004

Congratulations on your win, Dolores! #658289

Evy Johansen level-classic July 19, 2004

Many contratulations on your win, Dolores! #658302

Susan T. Evans July 19, 2004

Congrats Dolores #658368

Susan T. Evans July 19, 2004

Congrats Dolores #658369

Dolores Neilson July 19, 2004

Hi again Janet! Many thanks for reaching out and responding to this. THanks so much!

Hello Dan! I appreciate the confidence you had in this image. THank you for your congratulatory note!

Hello Deborah! Thanks so much!

HI Evy! Thanks once more !I appreciate it!

Hi Susan! Thank you!! THank you!! #658382

Leanne M.E. Boyd July 19, 2004

Dolores - Congrats on your win!!!!! #658392

Dale Ann Cubbage July 19, 2004

Many congrats on winning with this stunning image! #658533

Dolores Neilson July 19, 2004

Thank you, Leanne!I appreciate it!!

Hello Dale Ann! THanks so much for your kind words! #658568

Alisha May Furbish July 19, 2004

Congratulations, you deserve it!!! #658766

Joy Brown July 19, 2004

Congratulations on this great winner, Dolores! #658974

zcaley July 19, 2004

Great big huge congrats to you Dolores! great shot!!! #659228

Donna La Mattino Pagakis July 19, 2004

What a very creative photograph. Amazing!! Well deserved win!! Congrats. #659306

Dolores Neilson July 19, 2004

Hi Alisha! THank you so much! I'm feel most honored!

THank you so much,Joy! I appreciate it!

Hi Caley! THanks so much! And congrats on your potd at DIC today! I love it!

Hi Donna! Thanks so much! I appreciate your thoughts on my work immensely! #659342

Dolores Neilson July 19, 2004

Hi Alisha! THank you so much! I'm feel most honored!

THank you so much,Joy! I appreciate it!

Hi Caley! THanks so much! And congrats on your potd at DIC today! I love it!

Hi Donna! Thanks so much! I appreciate your thoughts on my work immensely! #659343

Monika Sapek July 19, 2004

Many congratulations on your Second Place Win with this beautiful B&W image, Dolores!

William C. Raco level-classic July 19, 2004

Great job, Dolores.
Excellent idea, execution and image.

bill #659413

Patrick Campbell July 20, 2004

Congrats Dolores! Well done! #659696

Dolores Neilson July 20, 2004

Hello Monika! Thank you for extending your kind congratulations! I truly think the image of your daughter was worthy of 1st place!

Thank you for your warm congratulations bill! Kindly appreciated and cherished.

THank you, Patrick! Hope all is well with you. Happy Day! #659798

Claudia Kuhn level-classic July 20, 2004

This is such a cool shot Dolores, glad to see it as a winner! Congrats! #659898

Bernard B. Travers July 20, 2004

Wow, great one. Ya donnit this time, AGAIN.

Congratulations Dolores. Still up to your old tricks - THANK GOD. #660558

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic July 20, 2004

Big congrats, Dolores! What did I say..You are just made of the right stuff, Dolores:-) #660566

Dolores Neilson July 20, 2004

Greetings Claudia!! Thank you for complimenting my image! And for your warm congratulations!

Hi BT!! It ain't easy makin' it anymore! Competition's gettin' fierce! I need to come up with more tricks!!

THank you Mette! As always, a pleasure to receive a complimentary post from you! I appreciate it immensely!~ #661003

Darren M. Alexander July 20, 2004

congrats and very nice work! this really makes me wonder what happened. (but after reading, I figured it out - lol) keep them coming! :-) #661336

Dolores Neilson July 20, 2004

Thank you, Darren! I appreciate your reaching out with your post! Happy day! #661407

Nobu Nagase July 20, 2004

Congratulations, Dolores!!!
I love the story behind the image and the imagination it leads further...
Wonderful image!!! #661528

Dolores Neilson July 20, 2004

THank you, Nobi! I appreciate that you've stopped by to view and comment! Thank you!!
And congrats to you again! #661579

Ray Charles July 20, 2004

WOW. What can I say? Fantastic sums it up. Congatulaions,out standing work, Dolores. #661647

Dolores Neilson July 20, 2004

Hello again, Ray! Thank you for poking around and finding my stuff! I appreciate that you've taken time to extend congratulations..I appreciate it! #661823

Darren K. Fisher July 21, 2004

You should be so very proud of this one. I never had a doubt!!!! #662370

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict July 21, 2004

Congrats Dolores - what an awesome image!! Love it - did you do it for one of Bryan's classes? #662826

Dolores Neilson July 21, 2004

Darren...thank you so much for kindly extending MORE kind words on this image! You were one of the firsts to post...and I appreciate your confidence and effort so very much! Thank yOU! #662840

Carolina K. Smith July 25, 2004

This photo popped up when I came to sign in. I'm glad it did, because it deserves to be seen over and over again. It is very evocative and haunting :) #669264

Dolores Neilson July 25, 2004

Carolina...Your comment means so very much to me. Especially because it took your time to give it. THanks so very much!

Steven Gunnerson August 31, 2004

Oh Crap!!! I'm getting married this Saturday. I think you just gave me a nightmare for tonight! #748238

Dolores Neilson September 01, 2004

Big congratulations, Steven!! And thank you!! I'll take that as a compliment. I always like it when my images evoke a strong emotional response ;) #748522

Cathy Stancil January 23, 2005

Dear Dolores, I just wanted to tell you that I just came across your amazing image and automatically went on to your gallery: AMAZING ! I love your art, Magnifique, vraiment !!! #1058815

Dolores Neilson January 24, 2005

Dear Cathy...

Your comment meant very much to me...particularly the part about deeming my work "art". THank you!! I feel so complimented by that. THank you for taking the time to lift my work. I appreciate it dearly. Have a great week! #1060158

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe May 27, 2007

Love it, Delores! Congratulations!
KK #4335122

Dolores Neilson May 27, 2007

Thanks so much, KK. Am delighted you like it.

Happy day~~

Laura E. Swan level-classic November 21, 2009

Wow Dolores! This is AWESOME!!! I just saw it scrolling away in the winners area on BP and had to stop to comment!

This is terrific. Huge congrats on your win! You deserved it! #8149419

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