A Chain of Arches

© Usman M. Bajwa

A Chain of Arches

Uploaded: September 27, 2008 02:20:34


Congratulations to all the September 2008 Winners, Finalists and participants alike.

This is my first serious attempt at night photography. The arches are situated at the back of Pakistan Monument, which is at the top of a small hill called 'Shakar Parian' in the center of city, Islamabad. Sunset shot of two arches was posted a few days back. All arches are identical in shape and size.

No digital editing except for a slight crop. The reflection is falling on a polished marble pedestal on top of which the camera was placed. See the complete structure in the discussion section.

The people on the right give an idea of the actual height of the structure. Thanks for watching and have a super Saturday everybody.

18mm, f/3.5, 1.6sec, ISO 800.

Category: Elements Of Design

Exif: F Number: 3.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 16/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40


Usman M. Bajwa level-classic September 27, 2008

Critique please. Let me know how can I improve on this. #1005953

Donna Dunbar September 27, 2008

I would say that you hit this spot on, I love it!!! #6518972

Carol Sawyer September 27, 2008

This is a fantastic image, Usman!! #6519018

Margaret R. Barry September 27, 2008

Fantastic, Usman. I wouldn't change a thing! #6519286

Lynn M. Whitt September 27, 2008

You done a great job on this... #6519316

Claudia Kuhn level-classic September 27, 2008

Wonderful light and repetition, Usman! #6519494

Erin Appelbaum September 27, 2008

Stunning capture Usman. Peter #6519587

Clyde P. Smith level-deluxe September 27, 2008

Stunning capture Usman. Very creative.

Clyde #6519746

Bojan Bencic level-classic September 27, 2008

Amazing job, Usman. Fantastic photo with great exposure and amazing reflection.
Not sure what you could do to improve on this except attempting this shot in the early morning or late afternoon, with the sunrise or sunset (no direct light, just a bit of glow) in the sky behind. It would change the image quite a lot, not sure if it would improve it. #6520192

Stan Kwasniowski September 27, 2008

Usman, gorgeous #6520318

Murry Grigsby September 27, 2008

Oustanding work Usman! Thanks for the description also!! #6520488

Deb Koskovich September 27, 2008

I love the exposure and the great reflections, Usman. #6520819

Courtenay Vanderbilt September 27, 2008

Wow, this is a wonderful capture. I can't imagine how you can improve on it! #6521227

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe September 27, 2008

Absolutely wonderful image, Usman! Awesome!!! #6521316

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic September 27, 2008

Thank you all for your generous comments. Actually, the arches are structured in a circle. That's why, the closest on the left seems bigger than the farthest on the right. I am posting its picture to illustrate this. You will see the pedestal too. #6521464

Michael Umbreit September 27, 2008

Usman - I really like this! The lighting and reflections are excellent! - Mike #6521559

Vikram Jamwal September 27, 2008

WoW! Stunning picture Usman! Winner in my words! The framing and light is simply excellent. I particularly like
the presence of people in the last arch space. Great! Congrats on this capture!

-vikram #6522222

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 27, 2008


Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic September 27, 2008

WOWOWOWOW! Outstanding night capture, Usman. Your first attempt??? This is a masterpiece in night photography. The composition, lighting and clarity are awesome! #6522340

Cyn Valentine level-classic September 28, 2008

Wow!! Fantastic image Usman!! The light is amazing..so well done!!! #6523790

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic September 28, 2008

Absolutely beautiful lighting and reflection!!! Wonderful comp and detail..hope to see it again !! #6524527

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. September 28, 2008


KARU. #6524649

Jeff E Jensen September 28, 2008

I bet this would make a fantastic poster sized print. #6524911

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic September 28, 2008

Very beautiful, love the symmetry and gorgeous lighting. Great low light work Usman! #6525905

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic September 29, 2008

Thank you all for your appreciative comments. #6527892

Summer A. Kozisek September 29, 2008

Gorgeous image Usman, fantastic comp and lighting! #6528733

Manos Peponas September 29, 2008

a great image here #6530851

Debra R. Harder October 01, 2008

This is STUNNING, Usman!! A definite WINNER in my book! Deb #6538145

Max Aureli October 01, 2008

You got a EXCELLENT design captured!
Fabulous, Usman!! Great, beautiful night image, but is the design that is wonderful!!!! #6540896

Cindy Bendush level-classic October 01, 2008

Superb lighting and composition Usman! Terrific image!!! #6541311

Kumiko Parkinson October 02, 2008

Fantastic presentation, perfect exposure and it's just so beautiful, Usman!! #6542712

Luigi Di Serio level-classic October 02, 2008

Can someone say... AWARD WINNER! This is marvelous. #6543834

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 02, 2008

Thank you all for your great comments which are very dear to me. I am really overwhelmed. #6545263

Ulysses A. Villamin October 04, 2008

Terrific shot!!! #6551025

JO ANN CLEVELAND October 04, 2008

Perfect composition with wonderful detail, you did a great job with the light!

jo ann c. #6551796

Lou Taylor October 04, 2008

Great shot, I really like the reflections. #6553649

Irene Colling level-classic October 04, 2008

Perfection Usman.
Everything is just right.
Dynamic composition, excellent POV, perfect color/detail.
Well done. #6554168

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe October 05, 2008

Outstanding, Usman! Nothing to fix!
kk #6555236

Tamera S. Phillips October 05, 2008

Just beautiful! I love the reflection and lines. Congrats on the EFP. #6557165

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 05, 2008

Thanks everyone for the kind comments. #6558001

Bobbie L. Slayton October 06, 2008

Fantastic shot. I see nothing you can improve on this. It's perfect! #6562087

Debra Bratrsovsky October 09, 2008

Absolutely stunning capture. I would not change a thing in your capture. Excellent eye and exposure. #6576656

Kara L. Hendricks October 09, 2008

This image jumped out at me as well!! Wow.. What an intriguing shot!!!

Winner!! #6578111

Nancy (Peaches) Harker October 10, 2008

AWSOME capture! #6580044

Pat Gamwell October 10, 2008

Outstanding work, Usman! Extremely eye appealing...you have really brought out its magnificent design! #6580781

Eli Boschetto October 11, 2008

Fantastic composition! #6584680

Susie Peek-Swint October 11, 2008

Very striking image Usman ~ a winner to me .. I wouldn't change a thing! #6585535

Renata Gusciora October 14, 2008

Fabulous shot,just super,Usman!! #6595988

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 14, 2008

Thank you Bobbie, Debra, Kara, Nancy, Pat, Eli, Susie and Renata for your kind and appreciative comments. I really value these. #6596054

Jeffrey D. Estacio level-classic October 15, 2008

Fantastic catch!!! Great job. #6602968

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar October 18, 2008

amazing photography here, Usman! I really like this. very well done! #6617276

Songbird Cline level-classic October 19, 2008

very bold B&W, very creative and interesting #6622841

SaMi Martin October 20, 2008

Well your first serious attempt sure paid off because this is beautiful! #6626563

Courtenay Vanderbilt October 22, 2008

Congratulations on your Finalist, Usman! #6639542

Nancy (Peaches) Harker October 22, 2008

HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist, best of luck in the next round! #6639804

Terry L. Ellis level-classic October 22, 2008

A very well deserved and beautiful finalist, Usman! Congratualtions! #6640008

Barbara Waldoch level-classic October 22, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Usman! #6640769

Sirsendu Gayen October 22, 2008

Big congratulations. #6640903

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 22, 2008


Bojan Bencic level-classic October 22, 2008

Congratulations, Usman! #6641493

Andre Goldstein October 22, 2008

Congrats Usman! #6641913

Mohammed Al-Furaih October 23, 2008

Congratulations Usman! #6642033

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic October 23, 2008

Big congratulations on this awesome finalist, Usman. #6642097

Douglas Pignet October 23, 2008

Very nice image.Congratulations,Doug #6642668

Max Aureli October 23, 2008

Congratulations for this beautiful Finalist, Usman!!! #6642717

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic October 23, 2008

Wonderful design elements in this terrific capture! A very well deserved Finalist! Congratulations and good luck,Usman!! #6642916

Janet Daniel level-classic October 23, 2008

Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Usman! :-) #6642920

Amy M. Wilson October 23, 2008

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Usman! #6643346

Sherry L. Davis October 23, 2008

Congratulations, Usman! Awesome image! Love it! #6643787

Robert Baer October 23, 2008

this is fantastic! keep up your night shooting! #6644016

Stephanie Frey October 23, 2008

Congratulations on your Finalist! #6644167

Mukesh Srivastava October 23, 2008

HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist, best of luck in the next round! #6644224

Erin Appelbaum October 23, 2008

Congratulations Usman. Magnificent finalist. Peter #6644240

Angie Sidles level-classic October 23, 2008

WOW! This is stunning and extremely impressive for your first attempt at night photography!! I'd LOVE to see this one with gold! Big congrats Usman! :-) #6644478

Luigi Di Serio level-classic October 23, 2008

I told you!!!!! Winner!! Congrats Usman. #6644732

Jessica Jenney October 23, 2008

Congratulations, Usman on your terrific finalist! Good luck! Looks like a winner! #6644930

Mike D. Perez October 23, 2008

Congratulations on your terrific Finalist, Usman! #6645268

Eugenio Diaz October 23, 2008

Congratulations on your Beautiful Finalist!
WTG my Friend!
Good luck in the next round!

S P Mukherji October 23, 2008

Yes I do remember you. Very nice picture indeed and a great work. Hearty congratulations for your finalist and I am sure many would follow.
Best luck for the next round. #6645925

Colleen Farrell October 23, 2008

SENSATIONAL!! Big congrats, Usman! #6646196

Debra R. Harder October 23, 2008

I knew we'd see this BEAUTY again, Usman!! HUGE CONGRATS on your SUPERB finalist! Deb #6646442

Marijana Fajgl level-classic October 23, 2008

Big congratulations, Usman! #6647016

Anita Bower October 23, 2008

An arresting image that caused me to stop and look more closely. #6647024

Zsuzsanna M. Szugyi level-classic October 23, 2008

Wonderful capture, congratulations, Usman! #6647032

Amber J. Skene October 23, 2008

Congrats on your finalist! #6647036

Judi Bailey October 23, 2008

Brilliant !! The clarity and composition are excellent...congrats on being chosen a finalist. !!! #6647478

Vladan D. Djordjevic October 23, 2008

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Usman! #6647881

Dianna Murphy October 23, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS Usman, not improvement needed!!! #6647969

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 23, 2008

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your Finalist Award. 8o) #6649010

Leslie McLain level-deluxe October 23, 2008

Congrats on your amazing finalist. #6649191

M.Christine Duncan October 23, 2008

Usman, I enjoyed reading the description for this image and all the thought you put into it... bravo on a wonderful finalist image full of great lines, light, and compostional elements!!! Congrats! #6649632

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 23, 2008

Thank you all for your kind comments. This has gone beyond my expectations. Thank you again for the tremendous support and appreciation. #6649797

Cary Rogers October 24, 2008

Usman, CONGRATULATIONS on this Finalist! very nice lighting patterns, reflections and overall image composition! :-) #6650445

Stanley J. Contrades October 24, 2008

Congratulations Usman on your outstanding Finalist. Best of luck in the next judging phase.
Stan #6650546

Margaret R. Barry October 24, 2008

Congratulations on a fantastic finalist, Usman! #6650798

DiAnna F. Paulk October 24, 2008

Congratulations on this great finalist, Usman! And thanks for all the information and the other shot you posted. It's amazing how different the place looks between the snapshot and the final one which so well displays your talent and creative eye! It all makes for a very interesting subject! #6651017

Katarina Mansson October 24, 2008

Excellently presented and photographed! Congratulations on your finalist...and I hope to see this again! #6651019

Stephen Zacker October 24, 2008

Fantastic lighting and reflections. Congratulations #6651113

Mike Clime October 24, 2008

Congratulations you your finalist! #6651315

Jeffrey D. Estacio level-classic October 24, 2008

Good luck too on the next round. this is really good. #6651654

Renata Gusciora October 24, 2008

Big congratulations on this superb finalist and good luck in the next round,Usman! #6651894

Holly Hitchcock October 24, 2008

GREAT Job, Usman!!!! The curves and contrast and very nice indeed. #6652006

Marcel J. Fernandez October 24, 2008

Outstanding, very outstanding capture. Congratulations Usman on your Finalist. #6652428

Connie J. Bagot October 24, 2008

Spectacular finalist---congratulations! #6652466

Anita Hogue October 24, 2008

Very stunning image, Usman! Congratulations! #6653237

Bojan Bencic level-classic October 24, 2008

Congratulations on your WIN, Usman. #6653834

Jessica Jenney October 24, 2008

I told you!! Big congrats, Usman on your fantastic win! #6653864

Ulysses A. Villamin October 24, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS, Usman!!! #6653917

Kerry Hill October 24, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful capture, Usman! #6653935

Larry L. Redmon level-deluxe October 24, 2008

Very nice, Usman! Congratulations! #6654019

ROLAN NARMAN October 24, 2008

Huge congratulations on your win Usman! Magnificent image! #6654040

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 24, 2008

congrats on your gorgeous win!!! #6654098

Karen E. Baumann October 24, 2008

Wonderful, Usman! Congratulations on this fabulous WIN! #6654126

Robyn A. Terrell October 24, 2008

Stunning image...Congratulations on your win!!! #6654140

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic October 24, 2008

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your 2nd Place WINNER!!! 8o) #6654205

Rakesh Syal level-classic October 24, 2008

My heartiest congratulations on this great win, my friend! #6654241

Margot Petrowski October 24, 2008

CONGRATS!!!!! Love it!! #6654274

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 24, 2008

Wonderful night capture, the lighting is perfect, congratulations on your winner! #6654455

Colette M. Metcalf October 24, 2008

Congrats!!!! #6654468

Judi Bailey October 24, 2008

Congratulatons !! Well deserved !!! #6654552

Murry Grigsby October 24, 2008

Congrats on your super image and win Usman!! #6654653

Elida Gutierrez October 24, 2008


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Vladan D. Djordjevic October 24, 2008

Congratulations on this second place win,Usman! #6655168

Patricia Ronan October 24, 2008

Congratulations on your win Usman, a beautiful image:) #6655412

Margaret R. Barry October 24, 2008

Congratulations on your stellar winner, Usman! #6655526

Anita Hogue October 24, 2008

A great big congratulations to you Usman!!!! #6655666

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe October 24, 2008

Huge congratulatoins Usman on this stunning winner!! #6655959

Vikram Jamwal October 24, 2008

I am so happy to see this picture win! It is a wonderful picture and heartiest Congratulations to you Usman! #6656398

Sirsendu Gayen October 24, 2008

Huge congratulations on your win #6656516

Raymond Pauly level-classic October 24, 2008

Great perspective, composition and exposure for a terrific night capture, Usman! Congratulations to you!
Thank you for your kind comments on my work! #6656535

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic October 24, 2008

So glad to see it on the Winner list,Usman!! A very well deserved Winner, Huge congratulations!!! #6656573

Dr. Harmeet Singh October 24, 2008

Heartiest congrats on this beautiful winner..Great first attempt.. #6656598

Mohammed Al-Furaih October 25, 2008

Congratulations on your win, Usman..
:) #6656733

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 25, 2008

The outcome has exceeded my wildest imagination.

Thank you all for your kind and wonderful comments. I am, indeed, very grateful for the tremendous support and appreciation that you have afforded all along. It is certainly heartening to know that so many of you liked this attempt. Without you all, I will feel all alone.


Max Aureli October 25, 2008

Congratulations Usman on your Winner!!! #6656807

Marijana Fajgl level-classic October 25, 2008

Big congratulations, Usman! #6657031

Janet Daniel level-classic October 25, 2008

WTG, Usman! A big congratulations to you!! #6657183

Laurie Daily level-deluxe October 25, 2008

WoW!!!! Congratulations on this stunning winner, Usman!


Vicki L. Filippin October 25, 2008

Beautiful winner, Usman! Congrats! #6657297

Tiia Vissak October 25, 2008

Congratulations! #6658080

William88 October 25, 2008

What a nice place, the water was so still and the reflection was framed perfectly for the scene. Congratulations!! #6658204

Kelly S. Cavanaugh October 25, 2008

Spectacular, Usman! Congratulations!!! #6659050

Marcel J. Fernandez October 25, 2008

This is such a beautiful and tranquil image. I am so pleased to see that it is one of the winners. #6659161

Tarun Bose October 25, 2008

Big, big congrats Usman for your excellent winner. #6659281

Colleen Farrell October 25, 2008

Congrats on your win, Usman! #6659364

Debra R. Harder October 25, 2008


Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 25, 2008

Thank you guys for your lovely and encouraging comments. I just feel a bit lucky this time around. I know that there are so many more talented and experienced photographers here at BP. And I love to be in the company learning from their exceptional and wonderful work. Thank you all once again.

UB. #6659950

Mike D. Perez October 25, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful Winner, Usman! #6659964

ALLEN O. HOWARD October 25, 2008

Fantastic image Usman! Congratulations! #6660067

Lorna Shutter October 25, 2008

Congratulations on your fabulous win, Usman! This image is stunning! It wasn't luck ... it was very well deserved! Outstanding work! :) #6660146

Renee Doyle level-classic October 25, 2008

First attempt winner!!! Big congrats to you Usman - excellent work!!!

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 25, 2008

Congratulations! Beautiful light and design Usman! #6660479

Claudine Grove October 25, 2008

Congrats on this awesome shot! #6660501

Terry L. Ellis level-classic October 25, 2008

An awesome and worthy win, Usman! Big congratulations! #6660558

Robert K. Bemus level-classic October 25, 2008

Congratulations on your Win, Usman...well done!!! #6660771

Mitch Spence level-classic October 26, 2008

Usman, I'm so glad to see this spectacular shot with the gold. #6663266

Wally Orlowsky October 27, 2008

Congratulations on this magnificient winner, Usman! #6665375

Stephen Zacker October 27, 2008

Striking. Congratulations #6665872

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict October 27, 2008

Congratulations Usman on your Win.

Dominick #6665993

Joseph M. Muench level-classic October 27, 2008

Awesome image Usman - congratulations!
-Joe #6669845

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe October 27, 2008

Congratulations on this superb win, Usman!! #6669930

Ron Roberts October 28, 2008


Judy V. Kennamer level-classic October 28, 2008

BEAUTIFUL Usman! A big congrats!!! #6673169

Courtenay Vanderbilt October 28, 2008

Congratulations Usman. I loved this image from the moment I saw it. I'm so happy you have won with it! You are very deserving of this recognition! #6674855

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 28, 2008

Thanks everyone for your generous comments which are dear to me. #6675471

Tayseera Al-Barram October 29, 2008

Congratulations Usman.good work :) #6676792

Audrey K. Kanekoa-Madrid October 29, 2008

Fantastic capture! Great lighting and perspective! #6678717

Jeffrey D. Estacio level-classic October 29, 2008

Congratulations Usman. This is indeed an excellent work. #6681160

Cora Miller level-addict October 31, 2008

Everything about this is fantastic, Usman. It would be hard to improve on it. Congrats on your win. #6686655

Michael Lynch October 31, 2008

Stunning image. Congrats on a well deserved WINNER !!! #6690117

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar November 02, 2008

BIG CONGRATS, Usman! very well deserved win. Keep it up! #6695802

November 03, 2008

congratulations, awesome shot with a beautiful composition. You have spectacular images in your gallery. #6702159

Marisol Pastor November 09, 2008

Congratulations on this well deserved prize Usman. #6729532

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic November 10, 2008

Wonderful and almost hypnotizing!
Big congratulations on this well-deserved winner!
~Lisa #6737202

Aimee S. McMaster November 12, 2008

....belated cangratualtions on your wonderful win Usman...well done...Aimee #6743811

Corinne M. Thompson November 12, 2008

Wow, this is fabulous, congrats on the win! #6747148

Ken Austin level-classic November 13, 2008

OUTSTANDING!!! Congratulations. Well Deserved!!! Ken #6752083

Marilyn Flanagan November 15, 2008

Congratulations on your well-deserved win, Usman! #6757464

November 21, 2008

Congratulations Usman. Love it. Do you live in Pakistan? You have a beautiful gallery with stunning photos #6786493

SaMi Martin November 27, 2008

Beautiful image! Congratulations! #6816337

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 05, 2008

Well you got the gold on this UB, and very well deserved too!

jo ann c. #6853958

Claire N. Collyer December 09, 2008

What a beautiful image... just stunning! :) #6872749

RC Fritz December 18, 2008

Great lighting and perspective! Great job! Congratulations, UB!! #6907931

Mike F. Anderson level-classic December 18, 2008

Wow Usman! An Excellent image here! Certainly deserved to be a winner. #6908646

Dorann Weber December 18, 2008

A belated big congratulations on this marvelous, beautiful photo Usman! #6908811

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic December 18, 2008

Thank you all for the support and kind comments.

UB. #6909910

Karen Bacon December 19, 2008

Congratulations on your win! Fantastic shot! #6911668

December 19, 2008

Very impressive structure, first attempt at night shots & win. You have done well. #6913642

Mary K. Robison December 25, 2008

This is a magnificent night shot, Usman! The reflections are SO well-captured.
Belated Congratulations on your much-deserved Second Place Win! #6939831

Boyd L. Alexander December 27, 2008

This image is breath-taking! The lighting and composition are extraordinary! Congratulations on your well-deserved win UB! #6946402

Hector Contreras December 30, 2008

BIG CONGRATS, very well deserved winner
Heco #6960080

Debra Booth January 02, 2009

Congratulations, Usman! Great job on this! #6974152

Lauren P. Krajenta January 02, 2009

gorgeous shot! Sorry I missed this one.
Beautiful clarity and image. The photo reflects romance to me..nice work. #6974722

Jorgen Jensen January 03, 2009

Outstanding capture. Great photo job.
Congratulations. #6977162

January 04, 2009

is there a digital home movie camera out there that will let you record in a mode that will look like WW2 era 35mm kodachrome with it's saturated color and contrast? #6982436

Nemil B. Chabebe January 08, 2009

Congratulations! I like the shapes and shadows of the photo, this is a great one. #6998918

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic January 10, 2009

This is beautiful.....well done! #7011332

John Beliera February 14, 2009

This is truly an excellent image with a unique perspective. The light is superb #7166258

Z. Banu February 17, 2009

Awesome image very beautiful reflection !CONGRATULATION!!USMAN. #7174198

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 17, 2009

Thank you for your time to write kind comments.

Usman. #7174631

John Beliera February 17, 2009

Congratulations on the award #7175344

Leslie Carson Wolfe level-classic April 22, 2009

Classic! Exceptional composition, dramatic point of view, lighting and reflection, Usman! Framing the figures within the final arch completes the image with an interesting focal point. Perhaps the impact of this photograph is a result of intuitive photography, rather than calculated, which to me is the essence of the passion. Very nice work. #7431446

Daniel Ruf June 23, 2009

Congrats. Great piece of work. #7670566

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 23, 2009

Thank you John, Leslie and Daniel!!

Usman. #7670791

Fax Sinclair level-deluxe July 08, 2009

Aloha Usman,
This picture is so beautiful. Thank you (mahalo!) for commenting on one of my photos so that I saw your beautiful images. #7718202

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic July 08, 2009

Thanks Fax for your kind comments!

UB. #7720241

Terry Cervi level-classic July 23, 2009

An amazing photograph, Usman! Congrats on your well deserved win! #7773938

Phyllis H. Burchett August 23, 2009

A belated Congratulations for this awesome, beautiful image! #7880059

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 23, 2009

Thanks a lot Terry and Phyllis.

UB. #7881999

Gerda Grice level-classic October 12, 2009

Great seeing, framing and shooting, Usman! No wonder this was a winner! I especially love the little group of people seen through the arch on the right. They add both a sense of scale and the perfect accent to the image! -Gerda #8030339

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 12, 2009

Thanks a million, Gerda. Your comments are very much appreciated and am glad that you liked the image!

UB. #8031783

Julianne Bradford December 17, 2009

Congratulations to you Usman on this magnificent winner #8226830

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic December 17, 2009

Thanks a million, Julliane. I do value and appreciate your kind comments!

UB. #8227962

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic June 02, 2010

This is so 'Pure' - it's darned near perfect. What a beautiful picture! #8661401

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 02, 2010

Thanks Kathy for your kind words!

UB. #8661437

Toni A. Martin November 10, 2011

Usman, First, thank you for the comment on my photo. After looking at all your wins here, I am very appreciative. I think you pretty much got this photo as right as right can be. Congrats on a great first night photograph! You are an extremely gifted photographer. You have the ability to do whatever you choose with your talent! #9794966

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