Come Ride With Me

© William C. Raco

Come Ride With Me

Uploaded: August 31, 2004 03:34:27




Gianna Stadelmyer August 31, 2004

WOW! The fact that your resubmitting this means it didn't place the first time and I CAN'T believe that! Excellent shot, Bill! Love the way the path leads me into the photo and the IR is always fabulous:-) Good luck with this one this time! #163978

Colette M. Metcalf August 31, 2004

Gorgeous!! #746686

Joy Brown August 31, 2004

Terrific, Bill! #746690

S J August 31, 2004

beautiful shot, Bill! #746698

Kelly Abernathy level-classic August 31, 2004

Another gorgeous IR shot Bill! Lovely comp with the meandering path framed by the trees. Colors/contrasts are wonderful. Great eye for a beautiful IR! -K

(btw, your IR shots have inspired me. Now I'm looking for an IR filter, any advice is appreciated!) #746709

Paul Michko August 31, 2004

I always enjoy your IR shots, Bill. Gives such a refreshing view of the world. #746710

William C. Raco level-classic August 31, 2004

Thank you to Kathleen, Carolyn and Colleen whose notes ended on 2 other pages.

This is so beautiful, you'd better hire a bus. :)

Kathleen Clemons

Ok, be right there! I'm ready to go!

Carolyn Fletcher

very nice curves, makes you want to go down the path...

Colleen Braun

Thank you all very much......

bill #746728

Michael Allen August 31, 2004

Bill, this is so clean; I thought it was a snow scene. It had a wonderful winter feel.

Great framing. ..mike ;-}


Lena Lee August 31, 2004

When I see this I can learn to rid, GREAT WOW.

Lena #746789

Kathryn (Love) Scheet level-classic August 31, 2004

I've gotta get me a bus ticket!
beautiful image Bill! #746792

Cindy Paquette August 31, 2004

Ohhhhh...the curves, the landscape and that IR is just georgeous Bill! This one is stunning! #746798

Wally Orlowsky August 31, 2004

Terrific IR shot, Bill. That road is so inviting, I hope it winds on forever. #746817

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict August 31, 2004

Outstanding image, Bill! Good luck on the resubmit! #746884

Charlene Bayerle August 31, 2004

WINNER in my book Bill!!!! #746902

Cathy Gregor August 31, 2004

Absolutely gorgeous, Bill! I really like the way the road takes me into the pic.
-cathy #746912

Kasia Elser August 31, 2004

WOW! Great shot! #746939

Darren K. Fisher August 31, 2004

Good choice for Resubmit. I still say it is a winner. #746985

Diane Addonizio level-classic August 31, 2004

Excellent image, Bill! #747019

Marcie A. Fowler August 31, 2004

Very nicely done. Thought it was a winter scene from the thumbnail!! #747119

Donna J. Taff August 31, 2004

So beautiful, Bill!!!!!!! #747247

Laura Berman August 31, 2004

Oh Bill, this is so breathtakingly beautiful!
The judges may have been fools the first time but at least that means we get to see it again. #747319

Murry Grigsby August 31, 2004

Still looks good to me Bill -- good luck this time around :0) #747320

Mellanie August 31, 2004

I really love this, Bill! It's just an awesome shot! #747400

Marie Fields August 31, 2004

AWESOME image, Bill! #747451

Jennifer Rennison August 31, 2004

Wow, Bill, love the meandering road, composition and IR! Outstanding! #747682

Robin L. Wehrman August 31, 2004

WOW!! This is magnificent William!! Great eye. I love this alot, good luck with this!!! #747701

Bonnie C. Lackey level-classic August 31, 2004

Best of luck this month, bill. This is a stunning piece - think it's even better this time :-) #747713

Dan Holm August 31, 2004

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Bill! Excellent!! Good luck with it! #747728

Michael Wehrman level-deluxe August 31, 2004

Great image William #747852

William C. Raco level-classic August 31, 2004

You are all so very kind.
I can only wish you were all judges ;-)
Thank you so much for the encouragement!
Best wishes,

bill #748160

Paula Showen August 31, 2004

Perfection, Bill! Pure perfection! This is beautiful! #748282

Mary K. Robison August 31, 2004

Someone was clearly asleep at the switch when you entered this grace-filled image last time, Bill! Surely the judges will make up for it in the coming weeks!! #748299

William C. Raco level-classic August 31, 2004

Thanks Paula and Mary.
Very kind of you both!
Take care,

bill #748310

Amanda Price August 31, 2004

This is just absolutely beautiful, Bill!!! Great effects! #748354

William C. Raco level-classic September 01, 2004

Thank you, Amanda

bill #748635

Patricia Marroquin September 01, 2004

A stunning resubmit, Bill! Love the way the curves lead you right into this beautiful scene. #749727

Anette Linnea Rasmussen September 03, 2004

Great job, Bill - like the effect, well

Best regards
Linnea #754514

William C. Raco level-classic September 04, 2004

Thank you, Patricia and Linnea. ;-)

bill #754952

Kathleen Clemons September 13, 2004

Sooo glad you chose to resubmit this one, Bill! Congratulations! #774212

Pu Chen September 13, 2004

Always a fan of your IR images! Great shot and well-deserved, Bill! Congratulations! #774221

Lee Ann Sahagun - Poling September 13, 2004

I'll ride with you! Especially down a road that likes as beautiful as this! #774228

Tammy McAllister September 13, 2004

I love the signature you stamp all over your IR shots.
Congratulations Bill,
Tammy #774234

Susan T. Parady September 13, 2004

Congratulations, Bill. I think Kathleen is right, you'll need to hire a bus to hold everyone that wants to ride with you. #774279

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe September 13, 2004

Whoowheeee....congratulations, Bill.
KK #774282

Dolores Neilson September 13, 2004

Felicitations, bill!! I'm so happy for you! Many congrats on this fine image making finalist! #774314

Francis Cailles September 13, 2004

congrats, Bill. Well deserved recognition for this awesome shot. Wow! #774320

Ed Heaton September 13, 2004

Congratulations Bill,
Well Done! #774325

Gail Vitikacs level-classic September 13, 2004

Wonderful news!!!! So happy for you Bill! #774340

Paul Michko September 13, 2004

Congrats, Bill. As I said before, so refreshing. #774368

Gianna Stadelmyer September 13, 2004

Congratulations, Bill!!! #774376

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 13, 2004

Congratulations, Bill!!!

Donna La Mattino Pagakis September 13, 2004

Congratulations on your finalist photo!! Great lines in this image!! #774543

Deborah Sandidge September 13, 2004

Beautiful image, wonderful IR work, congratulations to you, Bill!!! #774556

Claudia Kuhn level-classic September 13, 2004

Love that winding driveway and of course, the IR. Big congrats Bill!! #774597

Darren K. Fisher September 13, 2004

To me this is one of your best IR. I love how the road takes us through the fantasy land. Congrats to you and best of luck on the second round. #774782

Judith G. Secco September 13, 2004

Wow, this is fantastic, Bill. Congratulations to you.
Judy #774791

Donna J. Taff September 13, 2004

Congratulation's, Bill!!!!!! #774874

Paula Showen September 13, 2004

Awesome, Bill!!! Congratulations!!! #774976

Kelly Abernathy level-classic September 13, 2004

Yay! I still love it and am so glad to see this here! Congratulations! Well deserved! -K #774990

Bob Cammarata September 13, 2004

Many congrats Bill!!! #775034

Jennifer Rennison September 13, 2004

Congratulations, Bill! #775042

Elisabeth A. Gay September 13, 2004

Congrats, Bill,
Ann #775093

Jennifer A. Okamoto September 13, 2004

Congratulations, William. This is a BEAUTIFUL! #775121

S J September 13, 2004

Congratulations, Bill!! WTG! #775132

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe September 13, 2004

Expected to see this one here, Bill. Congrats and Good Luck!! #775234

Dale Ann Cubbage September 13, 2004

Beautiful! Congrats Bill!! #775452

Isabel L September 13, 2004

Wow!!!! Lovely shot Bill!!!!
Congrats and good luck next round. #775723

Joy Brown September 13, 2004

Congrats Bill! #776036

Dan Holm September 13, 2004

CONGRATS, Bill!! Awesome shot, well deserved! #776050

Kathryn (Love) Scheet level-classic September 13, 2004

Bill, congratulations! I really love this image - :) #776073

Cathy T. Vettes September 13, 2004

Simply breathtaking Bill.. Congradualtions and good luck !! #776181

Carol Engstrom level-classic September 13, 2004

Congratulations bill! Beautiful image. #776333

Evy Johansen level-classic September 13, 2004

Many congratulations, Bill! Very well deserved! #776510

Cathy Barrows September 13, 2004

Congrats!...beautiful #776522

Susan T. Evans level-classic September 13, 2004

Congrats Bill on this awesome finalists! #776613

Mary K. Robison September 13, 2004

So glad to see this beautiful, gliding image made the finalists this time, Bill. Best of luck with it next level up. #776653

Stanley J. Contrades September 14, 2004

I hope the line at the bus stop is as long as this one, Bill!! Wow!! Good luck and best wishes in the next level! CONGRATULATIONS!!
Stan #776783

Debra Booth September 14, 2004

Wow! Awesome Finalist, Bill! Congratulations! #776873

Donna R. Moratelli September 14, 2004

Wow, congrats; Bill! #776880

William C. Raco level-classic September 14, 2004

Wow, you folks are great!
Thank you so very much.

bill #776946

Kasia Elser September 14, 2004

Congrats! Great shot! #777332

Michael Allen September 14, 2004

Congrats, well deserved. ..mike ;-] #777700

Ellen Peach level-classic September 14, 2004

Congrats on this IR beauty my friend & good luck in the next round! #777983

Stacey A. Bates September 14, 2004

Congrats Bill, and best of luck in the next round!! #778197

Nobu Nagase September 14, 2004

Congratulations, IR Bill!!!

Robin L. Wehrman September 14, 2004

Congratulations to you Bill!!! Good luck in the next round!! Robin. #778495

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic September 14, 2004

Congratulations, Bill! #778597

Leanne M.E. Boyd September 14, 2004

Congratulations Bill! #778670

Alan L. Borror September 14, 2004

congratulations, Bill!!! #778814

Cindy Paquette September 14, 2004

No surprise here Bill! This one is sooo special! A heartfelt congratulations!
Cindy #778920

Karen Engelbreth September 14, 2004

Congratulations bill! #779026

Patricia Marroquin September 14, 2004

You are the master! Congratulations, Bill, on this spectacular image! :-) #779201

Wanda Judd level-classic September 14, 2004

Totally awesome...I love it. #779220

LJ Corliss level-classic September 14, 2004

Congrats :) #779545

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 14, 2004

Great work Bill! Jeff #780563

Murry Grigsby September 14, 2004

Congrats Bill! #780858

Carol Brill September 14, 2004

Glad to finally see this where it belongs, Bill, congratulations and best of luck! #781203

Bob Cammarata September 15, 2004

Great image William!
Many congrats on your Second Place Win!! #781522

Stanley J. Contrades September 15, 2004

CONGRATULATONS, bill! Great job on this win!
Stan #781528

Patricia Marroquin September 15, 2004

Congrats again, Bill! :-) #781541

Evy Johansen level-classic September 15, 2004

Many congratulations on your win, Bill!
Very well deserved!! #781543

Kathleen Clemons September 15, 2004

YEA! It's about time we see one of your gorgeous IRs in the winner's circle! Big congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #781549

Kelly Abernathy level-classic September 15, 2004

Yay, Yay, Yay! Congratulations on your win Bill! So well deserved! I'm happy for you! And I agree with Kathleen - I'm lovin' seeing your beautiful IR in the winner's circle! Wooooo - Hooooo! :) -K #781559

Kelly Abernathy level-classic September 15, 2004

Yay, Yay, Yay! Congratulations on your win Bill! So well deserved! I'm happy for you! And I agree with Kathleen - I'm lovin' seeing your beautiful IR in the winner's circle! Wooooo - Hooooo! :) -K #781561

Alan L. Borror September 15, 2004

Congratulations on your win, Bill! #781582

Theresa McCloskey September 15, 2004

Congratulations Bill :-) #781646

Rob Friedman September 15, 2004

Cognrats Bill!!! You rock! #781684

S J September 15, 2004

Hi Bill! Congratulations on your win! #781719

Kathryn (Love) Scheet level-classic September 15, 2004

oooh yes!! congratulations on this win!

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 15, 2004

So glad to see this as a winner, Bill, congratulations!!! #781850

Claudia Kuhn level-classic September 15, 2004

Congrats on your winner Bill! #781859

Wally Orlowsky September 15, 2004

Congratulations on this win, Bill. Looks like the second time's a charm ;) #781914

Marie Fields September 15, 2004

Congratulations on this awesome winner, Bill!!! #782024

Gail Vitikacs level-classic September 15, 2004

YEAH BILL!!!! So happy for you!!!! Congratulations again!!! #782199

Janice Forrest September 15, 2004

Way to go Bill! #782203

Charlene Bayerle September 15, 2004

WELL DESERVED BILL!!!!!!! #782218

Donna R. Moratelli September 15, 2004

Good, here it is...
Congratulations Bill! This is a very well deserved win!
I'm proud of you!! #782327

Robin L. Wehrman September 15, 2004

Congratulations to you Bill on your 2nd Place WIN!!! Well deserved!!! Outstanding image!!!!! #782352

Murry Grigsby September 15, 2004

Congrats on your win Bill! #782417

Deborah Sandidge September 15, 2004

Congratulations, Bill!!! #782500

Carol Engstrom level-classic September 15, 2004

Yes! Congrats Bill! #782627

Karen Bacon September 15, 2004

Congratulations on this great image Bill! #782677

Dale Gast September 15, 2004

Congratulations on your win, Bill!! Fantastic image!!! #782709

Susan T. Evans level-classic September 15, 2004

Congrats Bill on your well deserved win, terrifici image!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #782742

Wendy M. Amdahl level-deluxe September 15, 2004

Good Afternoon Bill! I'm scared with so many responses already that another one might cause the system to go down...but I cannot resist Congratulating you on your beautiful winner. It is well deserved! :o) #782769

Mary K. Robison September 15, 2004

At last! This gem gets the credit it deserves! CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN, BILL!!! #782867

Jennifer Rennison September 15, 2004

Congratulations on your win, Bill, so well deserved!!


William C. Raco level-classic September 15, 2004

Thank you all so very much!!
I really appreciate your kind words.

bill #783167

Joannie Bertucci level-classic September 15, 2004

Bill, everyone has given you their congratulations and you know I send mine but I'm also sending you the biggest bear hug that can be sent through a computer!
I got my very first finalist image and I owe you the wonderful support you've given me here!
Take care very special friend
Joannie #783656

Cindy Paquette September 15, 2004

This shot is just so surreal and beautiful...a favorite of mine! A warm and heartfelt congratulations on this beauty!! I'm sure we all hope to seem more in the future!!! #783672

Colleen Braun September 15, 2004

congrats Bill... #783713

Kathleen F. Greer September 15, 2004

Big congrats on this beautiful image Bill!!! #783731

Donna J. Taff September 15, 2004

Congratulation's, Bill!!!!! #783921

William C. Raco level-classic September 15, 2004

Thank you all SOOOO much.
Joannie, no thanks necessary.
It would be nice to see more of your work, though ;-)

bill #783945

Diane Addonizio level-classic September 15, 2004

Congratulations, Bill!!!!!!!!!!!! #784027

Francis Cailles September 15, 2004

congratulations, Bill. It's a beautiful image...certainly deserves the award. #784128

William C. Raco level-classic September 16, 2004

Thank you very much, Diane and Francis!

bill #784310

Ellen Peach level-classic September 16, 2004

Way to go, IR Bill...congrats on your 2nd place win!!! #784673

Debra Booth September 16, 2004

Big congrats to you on your win with this awesome shot, Bill!! #786071

Pu Chen September 17, 2004

Congratulations, Bill! #787657

Susana Matos September 18, 2004

Congratulations, this is superbe! If we ever make an exchange again, this is number one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Regards from Portugal, Su #788416

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe September 18, 2004

Many congratulations of your win, Bill.
kk #788735

Colette M. Metcalf September 18, 2004

Congratulations, Bill!!! #788766

Stephen Zacker September 18, 2004

Congratulations Bill. This is an image I'd be proud hanging on my wall! Has a great feeling to it! #789101

donnalee cataldo September 18, 2004

Wow, what an absolutely gorgeous photo. EVERYTHING about it appears perfect to me. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! #789969

Anette Linnea Rasmussen September 18, 2004

Great job, Bill - well done!
Congratulations on your win!

Best wishes
Linnea #790342

Dolores Neilson September 19, 2004

You are so good at these IR images, bill!! And this one is no exception! Wonderful!! Many congrats! #791991

Laura Berman September 19, 2004

Bill, a very big congratulations on this win (if somewhat delayed)! I was delighted when you resubmitted it because it meant that we got to see it again--and now here it is one more time with a well deserved win! Lucky us and thank you for such superb work. #792161

William C. Raco level-classic September 19, 2004

You are all so wonderfully kind.
Thank you VERY much!

bill #792163

Peggy Wolff October 15, 2004

Congrats on your win Bill, this is beautiful! #845775

William C. Raco level-classic October 15, 2004

Why thank you very much, Peggy!

bill #845814

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic January 17, 2006

Congrats Bill...your work is beautiful! Love this!!! #2297103

William C. Raco level-classic January 17, 2006

Thank you so much, Shelly!
I very much appreciate that ;)

Bill #2299294

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


Did You Know?

Discussions by Category: You can view photo discussions on various themes in the Community > Photo Discussions section of the site.

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class. All Time Best Photo Contest Staff Favorite Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

Copyright for this photo belongs solely to William C. Raco.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer. Contact photographer via gallery
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.