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© Joan E. Hoffman

Terracota Chessboard

Jeanine M. Bailey February 17, 2009

Fantastic colors and lines Joan!!!! #1085376

Esther R. Tinz February 17, 2009

Unique! What's the story behind this shot Joan? Great eye for noticing and capturing the shot! - Esther #7177084

Joan E. Hoffman February 17, 2009

Thanks Jeanine and Esther!

No real storey Esther... we were out looking for a special tire for our 5th (we had one that was separating)... and this new small office building was right behind the tire shop we stopped at... It had two of these big checked walls... I thought it was rather lovely and inventive! #7177290

Dale Hardin February 17, 2009

Ah Joan, you have hit my Achilles heel. I'm a sucker for bold graphic design and you've captured a beauty. #7177717

Esther R. Tinz February 18, 2009

Glad you had your camera with you Joan. Do you carry it everywhere?? - Esther #7178440

Debbie E. Payne February 18, 2009

BBB - Big, bold and beautiful. What a wonderful find, Joan. #7179286

Jodi M. Walsh February 18, 2009

love the color in this as well as the design. you have such a great eye for catching things! #7179852

Joan E. Hoffman February 18, 2009

Thanks so much Dale, Esther, Debbie and Jodi! I appreciate your comments! I was really attracted to this building (It's actually a shop of some sort with 3 large Garage doors on one side, and the office in the front. I loved the fact that they took the effort to make a wonderful statement for their work environment!!

Dale... I took extra care to ensure the every was level both horizontally and vertically.... I take it I did good??? LOL!! #7180550

Dale Hardin February 18, 2009

LOL You done good!! :-) #7181350

Marisol Pastor February 20, 2009

Absolutely love this image! Great design, fantastic color. I like the simplicity ... it is a very clean shot. #7187333

Joan E. Hoffman February 21, 2009

Thank you very much Marisol! #7190321

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic February 22, 2009

Well seen and captured!
Love the eye-popping color and pattern! #7193621

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 07, 2009

Oh. Is this ever neat...and it's a bit of an illusion to boot when we get to the top portion. I think there is a ledge but wouldn't say for certain! Great image and color and lines Joan! -Laura :) #7256187

Esther R. Tinz March 25, 2009

Yippy - Skippy - Finalist!! #7327728

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 25, 2009

Myspace Glitter Maker

-Laura #7327799

Aimee C. Eisaman March 25, 2009

So cool Joan....how did I miss this! Congrats on a well deserved Finalist! :~) #7329061

Debbie E. Payne March 25, 2009

Joan -- I am SO GLAD you got a finalist for this. What an eye to see this and so happy for you. Good luck in the final round! #7329839

Christine Lobsinger level-classic March 25, 2009

Hi Joan, a big Congrats to you too... awesome!! Good luck to you also in the final round!!
SMILING #7330920

Joan E. Hoffman March 26, 2009

Thanks all! Really appreciate it! #7334557

M.Christine Duncan March 26, 2009

I must have missed this one at some point... CONGRATS to you Joan on such a vibrant and cool finalist!!! From myself and all of us at the DRU Club!!! #7335142

Aimee C. Eisaman March 26, 2009

Let me be the first to congratulate you on your second place win! Way to go Joan.....whoooohoooo! :~) #7337278

Debbie E. Payne March 26, 2009

Joan - I'm jumping up and down for you. Wonderful work! #7337294

Joan E. Hoffman March 26, 2009

I am really happy... Thanks!! Sheesh... been a LONG time coming! #7337618

Christine Lobsinger level-classic March 26, 2009

Right On Joan... CONGRATS TO YOU HERE!!!!!
SMILING #7337897

Kathleen Nealon level-addict March 27, 2009

Joan, Congratulations on your WINNER. It's a bold beauty. #7339384

Dale Hardin March 27, 2009

A huge congratulations on this shot Joan. One of my favorites. A winner from the beginning. Super well done. #7340262

Rhonda Burger March 27, 2009

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!
Rhonda #7340896

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic March 27, 2009

Huge congrats on bringing home the Gold, Joan. #7341150

Joan E. Hoffman March 27, 2009

Thanks all!! And to my fellow Phello's & DRU's especially!! Your suggestions and comments have helped me enormously throughout the past year!!!!


Laura E. Swan level-classic March 27, 2009


Myspace Glitter Maker #7342222

M.Christine Duncan March 28, 2009

How exciting Joan! Congrats m'dear on this fine win... from myself and the DRU Club!!!! YAY! #7345383

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 28, 2009

Nicely seen and captured Joan! Congratulations on your win! #7346702

Rachelle D. Carriere March 29, 2009

Congratulation Joan on this beautiful WINNER! #7348540

Marisol Pastor March 31, 2009

Congratulations! #7356814

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic March 31, 2009

CONGRATS. on getting Golden

Usman. #7358402

Joan E. Hoffman April 01, 2009

Sorry... have been on the road! Thank you all for your comments!!! #7360197

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict April 02, 2009

Congratulations Joan on your Win!!!!

Dominick #7362714

Elida Gutierrez April 02, 2009


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Sheila Faryna level-addict June 04, 2009

Hi Joan:

Huge congrats on your win - well deserved on a great capture!!! #7596392

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