First Light at Sleepy Hollow

© Linda D. Lester

First Light at Sleepy Hollow

Uploaded: January 25, 2010 05:12:21


Courtenay Vanderbilt January 25, 2010

Good morning, girl! You KNOW I love this one! I really like the leaves on the road in the foreground. #1230911

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe January 25, 2010

Gorgeous! #8328006

Val Feldman level-classic January 25, 2010

A stunner...beautifully framed, gorgeous light, excellent comp, fantastic color...I could go on and on with superlatives here, Linda....but will run out of space!!! :) Am sure we'll see this one again... #8328009

Ken Smith level-classic January 25, 2010

It was awesome the first time, even awesomener (is that a word) the next time around. Beautiful, Linda! #8328025

Tess L. Yee January 25, 2010

Stunning light, color, and comp, Linda. #8328027

Nadine A. Lewis January 25, 2010

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS, Linda!!! LOVE the mood, fg lighting, color, & framing!!!! <>< #8328050

Shawn Jennings January 25, 2010

Beautiful capture! You were definitely there at the right time. #8328064

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict January 25, 2010

Gorgeous scenery, Linda.

Dominick #8328066

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic January 25, 2010

Nice capture, Linda. Beautiful scene and colors. #8328071

Lorna Shutter January 25, 2010

When I saw this, I thought I was in Courtenay's Gallery! You two were lucky to have visited this spot at such a beautiful time of year! It's so gorgeous!!! Love your framing here and your great comp, lighting and POV! Great work, Linda! :) #8328101

Alan L. Borror January 25, 2010

Winner with this one, Linda! #8328411

BILLY R. PARKER January 25, 2010


Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe January 25, 2010

Great framing, light and colors, Linda. Just perfect!!! #8328682

Anita Hogue January 25, 2010

WOW, it sure is gorgeous, Linda! #8328746

Debra R. Harder January 25, 2010

I'm glad you're re-entering this beauty. In my opinion, this is a GOLD winner all the way. FAVED!! jsb #8328760

Amy M. Wilson January 25, 2010

Beautiful... love the framing and light, Linda!! #8328798

Patti Coblentz January 25, 2010

This is absolutely gorgeous, Linda!
A favorite for me, too.
Patti #8328818

Renee Doyle January 25, 2010

That beautiful light was there for but a minute and you captured it perfectly Linda!!! Excellent comp and framing! #8329189

Roxanne M. Bubar January 25, 2010

Linda what a Masterpiece. Looks like a painting.

Hal Bambrick January 25, 2010

WOW!,This is GORGEOUS Linda!!!!!!. #8329320

Marcel J. Fernandez January 25, 2010

A very dramatic image. The light catching the tree and red fallen leaves frames the subject in the shadow very well. Linda, you were rewarded for getting up early with a exceptional capture. #8329360

William C. Raco level-classic January 25, 2010

Wow, this is outstanding, Linda
It would be wonderful as a print, a card, a jigsaw puzzle... anything! #8329414

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic January 25, 2010

Perfect! A sure winner! #8329642

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic January 25, 2010

Beautiful capture, POV and colors, Linda! #8329889

Kathy Cline January 25, 2010

You and Courtenay are so lucky to be able to photograph this amazing place. #8329905

Rony Sagy January 25, 2010

Beautiful light, composition and colors. #8330285

Boyd L. Alexander January 26, 2010

Wow! A wonderful image - with intensity of color and exceptional lighting and composition. Excellent work Linda! #8331363

Ron McEwan January 26, 2010

Linda I thought I had commented on this beauty, must have gotten side tracked, easy to do these days. This is absolutely stunning, bet we see this one again. #8332463

Diane Pignet January 27, 2010

Great shot nailed the light well done. Doug and I have made plans to shot this several times and can not seem to get there....Diane #8335096

anonymous January 28, 2010

Surreal saturated colors. Dreamy effect. Very nice capture. #8338722

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic January 29, 2010

A very beautiful scene! Wonderful work Linda! #8338828

Jeana Clark January 30, 2010

This is a beauty Linda!!!
Morning lighting is awesome!!!!!
Gorgeous shot!!!

~J~ #8342748

Jean-Pierre Ducondi February 04, 2010

Beautiful light and composition. Really well done.
JP #8355918

Val Feldman level-classic February 19, 2010

Absolutely no surprise here - knew this was a winner the minute I saw it, Linda! Congrats and all the best in the upcoming rounds! ~Val #8394617

Amy M. Wilson February 19, 2010

Huge congratulations on your fabulous Finalist, Linda!!! #8394670

Courtenay Vanderbilt February 19, 2010

Big CONGRATS, girl! #8394952

Jack Ryan February 19, 2010

Way to go, Linda!!! Congratulations. #8395000

Kathleen Brennan February 19, 2010

Beautiful saturated color! WTG! #8395194

Renee Doyle February 19, 2010

You know I love this one!!! Thrilled to see it with this most deserved finalist badge Linda - WTG!! #8395471

Shawn Jennings February 19, 2010

Love this! Congratulations on your finalist! #8395846

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 19, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8395974

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton February 19, 2010

Great example of how making composition with colors. Well done! Congratulations Linda!! #8395994

Vicki Hunt February 19, 2010

wonderful! Congrats! #8396104

William C. Raco level-classic February 19, 2010

So glad to see this recognized
Congratulations, Linda #8396634

Brett Dolsen February 19, 2010

Congratulations on your stunning finalist Linda! #8397142

Marilyn Cornwell February 19, 2010

Such a magical image! Congratulations on this special finalist, Linda! #8397338

Stefania Barbier level-classic February 19, 2010

huge congrats on your gorgeous finalist!!! #8397379

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 19, 2010

Truly beautiful Linda! Congratulations on your finalist!!! #8397442

Dianna Murphy February 19, 2010

So well done. Congratulations. #8397479

Chris Schlosser February 19, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Linda! #8397644

Alan L. Borror February 19, 2010

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Linda! #8397675

Phyllis H. Burchett February 19, 2010

Congrats on this gorgeous image Linda! #8398580

Joyce Baldassarre February 19, 2010

This is breathtaking!!! The colors, subject matter, POV, exposure, all magnificent. #8398830

Anne M. Young level-classic February 19, 2010

Congratulations a beautiful finalist - my favourite this month! #8398836

Ken Smith level-classic February 19, 2010

What a difference a month makes. Not much left to fingers have typed a lot! :-) Congrats again, Linda! #8398915

Jean-Pierre Ducondi February 19, 2010

Congratulations on your well deserved finalist Linda.
JP #8399388

Debra R. Harder February 20, 2010

This is a GOLD winner all the way, Linda! Huge congratulations again!! JSB #8400807

Stephen Zacker February 20, 2010

This is amazing. Congratulations #8401318

Lorna Shutter February 20, 2010

Fantastic! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award, Linda!!!!! :)
Photobucket #8401512

Margaret R. Barry February 20, 2010

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Linda! #8402101

Kathy Salerni level-classic February 20, 2010

Congratulations of your well deserved finalist, Linda! #8402339

Husain Akhtar February 21, 2010

Big congratulations! #8403149

Joannie Bertucci level-classic February 21, 2010

Now this is the type of image I want in my portfolio Linda, it's just stunning!
Congratulations on a superb Finalist! #8403195

Graeme yew Chow February 21, 2010

Big congratulations Linda !. This is the best image that I like from your gallery so far. It give me a feeling wanting to go this place. I think it will be close fight between Harry Lichtman image" moonrise over crawford". for the Grand Prize maybe in my pick. Wish you good luck. #8403432

Linda Blair February 21, 2010

Beautiful Linda....congratulations!!!! #8404055

Tess L. Yee February 22, 2010

Congrats, Linda! This is such a beautiful image! #8406959

Elida Gutierrez level-classic February 23, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist!!!

The best of Luck!!! #8410178

Anne McKinnell February 23, 2010

Beautiful shot, congratulations on your finalist! #8410500

Gerri R. Jones February 23, 2010

Beautiful spot Linda...gorgeous framing, colors and lighting! Congratulations on your finalist!!! #8411012

Summer A. Kozisek February 23, 2010

Great comp, colors, and lighting! Congratulations on your finalist! #8411368

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 25, 2010

Absolutely stunning image. CONGRATZ. on the Finalist Award, Linda! Expect to see it get Golden.

UB. #8414150

Stefania Barbier level-classic February 25, 2010

congrats again for another stunning winner! #8415263

Gail Vitikacs level-classic February 25, 2010

Girl, you had one awesome month! Congratulations on your winners...keep sharing your wonderful talents! #8415368

Shawn Jennings February 25, 2010

I knew this would take the gold! Congratulations! #8415454

Michelle Alton February 25, 2010

Winners Abound...all so well deserved, Linda. Congratulations! #8415540

Jeana Clark February 25, 2010

Another fine winner Linda!!!

~J~ #8415629

Amy M. Wilson February 25, 2010

Big congratulations on your wonderful WIN, Linda!!! #8415673

Courtenay Vanderbilt February 25, 2010

Big CONGRATS on your winners, Linda! #8415822

Phyllis H. Burchett February 25, 2010

Congrats, Congrats, Congrats!!! #8415972

Val Feldman level-classic February 25, 2010

Absolutely NO SURPRISE here...a stunner and a fantastic Gold Winner!!!! Huge congratulations to you, Linda - you've had a wonderful month! WTG! #8415986

Sarah Springer February 25, 2010

Congratulations,Linda! This is a very beautiful image. ~Sarah #8416067

Debra R. Harder February 25, 2010

I just love this image, Linda! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on another MAGNIFICENT GOLD WINNER!! Deb #8416266

Renee Doyle February 25, 2010

AWESOME!!!! So happy to see this one in the winners circle Linda!!! Huge congrats on this and on all 4 GOLD winners this month - you rock :-)

Linda D. Lester level-classic February 25, 2010

Thank you all so much.....what a huge surprise for me this month....still in shock!!!

This is a very special shot done with very good friends!!! Makes it a very special win! Love standing here this morning #8416407

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe February 25, 2010

Congratulations on all your wins Linda...this is a beauty! #8416521

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna February 25, 2010

And yet another WTG on this fantastic winner, Linda!!! :-) k #8416623

Ken Smith level-classic February 25, 2010

THis should have got gold the first time...coulda have seen this get 1st!! #8416666

Graeme yew Chow February 25, 2010

Linda , congratulations on your second place winner. I thought it may be at least for 1st place winner. The grand prize is well deserved too for this month. #8416765

Bunny Snow February 25, 2010

Linda, I'm thrilled with your second place winner. In my eyes it's perfect as far as framing and wonderful composition leading our eyes into your image, the capture of the wonderful tonality and lighting.

This is an amazing image and well worth you win! Congratulations!!! #8416799

Lorna Shutter February 25, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS on all your Big Wins this month! You deserved all of them!!!!! WTG, Linda!!!!! Photobucket #8417017

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 25, 2010

Not surprised at all, Linda. CONGRATZ on striking Gold yet again!!

UB. #8417331

Katarina Mansson February 26, 2010

Congratulations on another superb beauty and winner Linda! #8417482

Boyd L. Alexander February 26, 2010

A BIG Congratulations on another stunning Gold Win Linda!! #8417857

Anita Hogue February 26, 2010

So very beautiful, Linda! Congratulations! #8417992

Tess L. Yee February 26, 2010

Congrats on the gold badge, Linda! This is such a fabulous image. #8418283

David Phalen February 26, 2010

BIG Congrats (again) on an awesome Winner!! #8418398

Carol Eade level-addict February 26, 2010

Congratulations, Linda, on this very beautiful winner! #8419014

Michael Umbreit February 27, 2010

Linda - Congratulations again!! - Mike #8419892

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe February 27, 2010

Big hugs and congrats for this pretty winning scene and win, Linda!
KK #8420077

Susana Ms Heide February 27, 2010

Can't take my eyes off this peaceful scene!!!! So glad to see this among the winners!! Another hearty CONGRATS!!!! #8421126

Cindy Bendush level-classic February 28, 2010

Congratulations again Linda! Masterful! #8421429

Sharon Day February 28, 2010

Simply gorgeous, Linda!! Congratulations again! #8422816

Anne McKinnell March 01, 2010

Congratulations on your outstanding winner! #8425663

Leland N. Saunders level-deluxe March 02, 2010

Great fantastic marvelous ... Congratulations !!

Lee #8427199

Donna La Mattino Pagakis March 05, 2010

Congratulations on your win! Gorgeous Linda! #8434132

Kate Jackson March 09, 2010

WOW Linda! What a corker! Congratulations! #8442417

Glenn E. Traver March 11, 2010

Congratulations Linda , Wonderfully Done ~ GT #8448735

Lori Carlson March 18, 2010

Wow! What an effective composition!!! And gorgeous scene! Congrats, Linda!!! =) #8464803

Kate Jackson March 22, 2010

Right where it should be - Congratulations Linda! #8471228

Carol Teal March 26, 2010

The lighting here is just superb! There is such a sense of depth with the big yellow tree in the forground. Is this a school or church? I see the bell on top. It is certainly a beautiful scene, but it probably isn't the same at other times of the day. Now on a misty fall morning, it would look nice then too, I think. Congrats on your win! I have to put this in my favs! #8481909

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic March 29, 2010

Congrats on this beauty! #8494378

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict March 30, 2010

Congratulations Linda on your Win!!!!

Dominick #8499188

Mary K. Robison March 31, 2010

Belated Congratulations on this well deserved Winner, Linda! The colors, especially that striking shade of blue, are phenomenal. #8499291

Priscilla J. Burgers May 10, 2013

Beautiful! I shot Sleepy Hollow Farm in the Fall of 2010, although not with morning light and your beautiful framing!

Michael M. Petrizzo November 27, 2013

Beautiful image Linda. #10908471

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