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Photo of the Day ~ People Category ~ October 15, 2009

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by Bill Lewis (trooplewis) 
Olympus E-520
Laguna Beach, California
United States of America

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Bill Lewis commented on October 15, 2009 00:35:
A note about this image; it is straight OOC, no HDR and no PP except cropped and resized for the web. This was taken outside the Laguna Beach Hotel at the memorial service for noted photographer Jerry Burchfield. I was outside the hotel, with the beach at my back. Inside, I could see the couple viewing 'the box' containing his ashes, through the window. That is when I took the photo. Miss you , Jerry.
ellen hodges commented on October 15, 2009 07:02:
Very interesting image, so well done, Bill! Congrats!!
Renee Harrell commented on October 15, 2009 07:20:
Well captured, Bill! Sentiment in composition, nice touch! Congrats on your POTD win!
Linn Smith commented on October 15, 2009 07:29:
A wonderful tribute to a noted photographer beautifully seen and captured with strong emotion and tenderness! Congratulations on your POTD!
Kathy Shogren commented on October 15, 2009 09:47:
Nicely seen and taken. Congrats Bill on POTD!
George Mock commented on October 15, 2009 12:32:
Excellent capture Bill. Not many would have seen what you did. Well done.
Dov Oron commented on October 15, 2009 14:54:
brilliantly spotted and executed, full of atmosphere and a really haunting shot - well done!
Bill Lewis commented on October 15, 2009 15:02:
thanks for all the nice comments. So many things would have not made this image work; if they had not been wearing black, if the sun had not been setting, if the clouds had been in different spots (rare we even have clouds in So Calif this time of year). Like I've always said, I'd rather be lucky than good! If you would like to know more about Jerry, take a look at his site, it's just his name as the URL What a creative thinker he was!
Gerda Grice commented on October 15, 2009 17:49:
I love this very beautiful and poignant image, Bill. Thanks for sharing it and for telling us the story behind it. Many congratulations on your POTD!
Patrice Cigallio Wesa commented on October 15, 2009 20:07:
I agree with Dov--"brilliantly spotted & executed, full of atmosphere" with a real ethereal mood to this superb composition. Many congrats on this wonderful winner today, Bill!

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