The Duel

© Robert Mann

The Duel

Uploaded: June 30, 2005 05:14:45


f/ 8.0, 1/10 sec., ISO-200, tripod mounted, studio lighting, 11:13 PM, Philadelphia, PA. I was trying to shoot something with leading lines. Made a pattern of the long thin leaves that the florist put with the flowers when I bought them. Positioned the two calla lilies in front of the leaf pattern.


Laura Clay-Ballard June 30, 2005

spectacular work! love everything about it. #271353

Colette M. Metcalf June 30, 2005

Beautiful!! #1538720

Casey A. Hanson June 30, 2005

Gorgeous!! Well done, Rob! :0) #1538922

Joy Rector June 30, 2005

Gorgesou, love the composition. #1539604

A C July 06, 2005

Wow!!! What a terrific composition! I would like to see more people take pictures with design in mind. You took a beatiful picture and made it fantastic and interesting! #1564085

Evy Johansen level-classic July 22, 2005

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, RoB!! #1622618

Robert Mann level-classic July 22, 2005

Thank you Laura, Colette, Casey, Joy, Cherylann and tak, Evy! I appreciate it very much! RoB #1622689

Linda D. Lester level-classic July 22, 2005

Beautiful...Congrats! #1623219

Jim Kinnunen level-classic July 22, 2005

Wonderful image, Robert! Congratulations!!! #1623469

Jill Flynn July 22, 2005

Congratulations on this beautiful and creative finalist Robert! #1623517

July 23, 2005

Elegant lines and grace. #1624533

KHAWLA Haddad July 23, 2005

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist!! #1625716

Noel Baebler July 23, 2005

Huzzah, Robert! #1625811

Laura Clay-Ballard July 23, 2005

BIG CONGRATULATIONS! Love it! #1626528

Karen Walzer July 23, 2005

Congrats Robert. Beautiful image! K #1626974

Ermanno Radice July 23, 2005

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, good luck in the next round, Robert! #1627400

Martin Witt July 23, 2005

Beautiful floral! Excellent lighting. Congrats on your finalist! #1627475

Kerby Pfrangle July 23, 2005

Robert very elegant.

Congratulations on your finalist.

Good luck in the finals.

Kerby #1627518

Karen J. McDowell July 23, 2005

I love this image, glad to see it here, Robert. Congrats on your finalist! #1628844

Stanley J. Contrades July 24, 2005

Beautifully done, RoB, and CONGRATULATIONS once again! Best of luck to you in the next round!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1633013

S J July 24, 2005

CONGRATULATIONS on this well deserving WIN, Rob!! #1633717

LJ Corliss level-classic July 24, 2005

Congrats :) #1633803

Stanley J. Contrades July 25, 2005

CONGRATULATIONS one more time, RoB!! Very well deserved win!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1633957

Kerby Pfrangle July 25, 2005


Congratulations on your second place win.

Job well done.

Kerby #1634195

Colette M. Metcalf July 25, 2005

Congratulations to you RoB!!! #1634932

Murry Grigsby July 25, 2005

Congratulations on your beautiful floral image and win Rob!! #1635150

Kay Beausoleil July 25, 2005

Love it -- so simple and evocative!! Congratulations on your win, Robert!

(Reminds me of a duel in my gallery on p. 2, col.1, 7th row. -- same position!) #1635626

Kathy Shogren July 25, 2005

Congrats RoB on this beautiful winning image. #1635945

Noel Baebler July 25, 2005

Huzzah, Rob! Wonderful image! #1636014

KHAWLA Haddad July 25, 2005

Congratulations on this wonderful winner!!! #1636029

Jill Flynn July 25, 2005

Congratulations on your well deserved SECOND PLACE win Robert! #1636199

Ermanno Radice July 25, 2005

Congratulations on this wonderful winner, Robert!!! #1636649

Donna J. Eaton July 25, 2005

Delicate and powerful at the same time! Lovely image! Congratulations Robert! #1638305

Ken Grooms July 26, 2005

Gorgeous shot, Robert! The lines are exquisite! Congratulations! #1641038

Sharon Day July 26, 2005

Wonderful image, Robert!!! Big congratulations!!! #1641687

Claudia Kuhn level-classic July 27, 2005

Teriffic lighting and comp Rob, big congrats on your winner!!! #1644047

Joy Rector July 28, 2005

Congrats on your win. #1648044

Monika Sapek July 28, 2005

Great use of light! Big congratulations on your Second Place Win with this sophisticated floral image, Robert!

August 04, 2005

Great, great photo. I really like it a lot. Grabbed me immediately. I jumped over to visit your web site to enjoy more. You have a great eye. Really nice work. WOW. #1677534

Laura E. OConnor August 20, 2005

WOW, Rob...Somehow I missed this the first 3 or 4 times around! Glad I caught it on the Homepage this morning! Beautiful, graceful image! I love your title! #1738450

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