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Delayed flight       ©2009 dodrizzt
Panasonic DMC-FZ50       1st place, 210 points
1/5s, f3.2, ISO 100, 73mm, Aperture Priority, Spot, no flash
Post-Processing: Minor crop & rotation, cloned out a distraction at background, added vignette, resize, USM       Extra Info: Due to winter climate effects, lots of flights have been delayed, and many people spend that extra boring time at the airport sleeping...
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Jan 7, 2010
    Congratulations Billy! Great shot and very deserved win.
And a happy new year! ;-)

Jan 7, 2010
    **Finally** my # 1 get # 1. :) Really great photo with *beautiful* lighting.

Jan 6, 2010
    Many, many thanks again to all of you dear friends, obviously I'm more than happy :-) :-) :-) I had a very busy couple of days here, an important part of our Christmas holidays, full of meetings with family and friends, so couldn't find the time to answer to all of your nice comments (and now I'm in a hurry to find some nice entry for the "Best of" Challenge...). Thank you again for such nice comments, and my congratulations also for your nice results.
Now it's almost time to enjoy with all your nice pics from last year, see you (err... well, read you :-) again the next weekend!! :-D

Jan 6, 2010
    Fantastic photo!
Regards / Thomas H.

Jan 6, 2010
    Well done dodrizzt, a worthy winner.

Jan 6, 2010
...I had no time to comment...:-(
...And a happy new year!!! :-)))
See you the next challenge!

Jan 5, 2010
    Congratulations! I also voted this for the top spot. Everything is right for the theme! "Galing!!!" means "Very Good" in Filpino. Just wanted to share it and express my impression to this image using my native language. =)

Jan 4, 2010
    Yay! My first won first. :) Congrats.

Jade O.
Jan 4, 2010
    Congrats, my No. 1, too.

Jan 4, 2010
    A fine shot in all respects. This was high in my top five, so I am gratified to see it did well! Congratulations.

Jan 4, 2010
    Congratulations - what a great shot. It's so beautifully balanced, and the lighting is just superb. I must say I've never looked as elegant as this person when I was delayed at an airport.

Jan 4, 2010
    Billy - My number 1 - Great shot

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Jan 4, 2010
    -Melmira: many thanks also for your nice comment :-)

Jan 4, 2010
    Many thanks for all your nice comments, I'm glad you liked the pic so much :-)
- Harpazo-hope: Funy, I also though the hat was perfect when I was wandering around looking for an interesting pic at the airport, glad you also liked it :-)
- El: what a nice comment! many thanks!!
- Franz: hallo, mein freund! :-D yes, you have spotted me clearly ;-) I had a great time, many thanks, lots of snow but I liked that a lot, as in my city rarely occurs, due to the sea.
The pic is a lucky finding at our local airport, I also like a lot the decoration, those in the background are our first Asturian Kings, and formerly the first kings of Spain, as they were the ones who started the Re-conquer... a bit of self-patriot proud there ;-) we use to say here, as a little funny joke, that Spain is Asturias, the rest was conquered land :-D
- Lmijeres: many thanks also for such nice coment :-)
- Edward: glad you liked my pic, many thanks :-)
- Jade: yes, it's a candid, a lucky one :-) many thanks (and I hope someday we'll cross in any of my airport visits :-D I found myself looking for a pilot with a camera LOL!)

Jan 4, 2010
    A bad experience really, but it happens. Very nice composition, good use of light and shadows, GL

Jade O.
Jan 4, 2010
    If this is a candid this is an excellent one. Either way, nice use of lighting.

Jan 3, 2010
    Fortunately I've not yet been in this situation. Very well shot and lovely crisp pp work. In my top 5.

Dec 31, 2009
    Love this photo. Good choice of adding vignette to highlight the subject and with this colors the vignettes is not distracting at all. Good job in taking a shot like this. Great work.

Dec 31, 2009
    Great! My No.1. Very good finding (or setup... ?) for this challenge. Beautiful colors and a great composition.
This adding of vignette seems to be a new trend around here. It works well in your shot. And what a beautiful wooden wall decoration - unusual for an airport, I guess. At least because of the fire danger...? Anyway - it is giving a perfect background to your shot. Very well done!
Is this her boarding card lying there in front of her open to the public? ...har, har harrr! Good chance for a bad joke... ;-)
In view of the model I would tend to think this is Alberto's photo. But because his entry is highly obvious this time and because of your open entry (the one I suppose to be yours too) and the visit at an airport, I'm pretty sure that this one is from you, Billy! Hope you have a good time with not too much rain!
(In case I was wrong, I hope you will take this as my compliment to your beautiful picture)

Dec 31, 2009
    my #3 pick. vignette works better on this than any i've seen it used on. happy new year. el

Dec 31, 2009
    The vignette makes it almost look like studio lighting or something. The hat is perfect, and I like how the white blazer contrasts with the blue seats.
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