Uploaded: August 07, 2007 19:26:04


This was a large tent for a fair that is happening across the road from where I live. I happened to see this shot driving up the hill to home, so grabbed my camera and took it.


Lorri Shane August 07, 2007

Wow--love the lines and color in tbis. The pattern is also nice with that lovely cloud in the bottom right corner. Nice work. #708964

Ellen Powell August 07, 2007

Thanks, Lori! #4616212

Louise Kumpf August 07, 2007

Excellent capture, Ellen! You have a great "eye". #4616224

Ellen Powell August 07, 2007

Thank you, Louise!

I only just got my little point and shoot camera- and I am SO hooked! #4616229

Daniella Puente August 08, 2007 beautiful and fine detail :) congrats! #4619834

Ellen Powell August 08, 2007

Thank you, Daniella! I've just been over for a "walk through your photo garden" - Wow, after looking at your photos, I am proud to get your compliment! I love your photos! They capture so much about LIFE, and so beautifully! #4619961

John O Storck August 16, 2007

This is a very thoughtful and beautiful photo... well done!!! #4656646

Ellen Powell August 16, 2007

Thank you very much, John! #4656666

Eloise Bartell level-deluxe September 24, 2007

Congrats on your finalist Ellen!
Eloise #4835944

Ellen Powell September 24, 2007

Holy crap, Eloise! Thanks for pointing this out- I had NO IDEA!! And THANKS for your congrats, too!! #4836819

Lorri Shane September 24, 2007

Ellen--YOU WON!!! Yes! I am so happy for you--you go girl! A well deserved win, for sure. Congratulations!!! #4838321

Ellen Powell September 24, 2007

Lorri, Thank you very much. I can't believe this- I think I had been taking pictures with the point-and-shoot Olympus for maybe a month when I took that picture. I'm feeling a little sheepish... #4838378

Nancy (Peaches) Harker September 24, 2007

BIG congrat's on your beautiful second place win!!!
Peaches #4839628

Ellen Powell September 24, 2007

Thank you so much, Nancy- I'm stunned. #4839690

Joan Powell September 24, 2007

Ellen , I'm so happy for you !!! Congrats on your win !!!!! #4840880

Ellen Powell September 24, 2007

I'm still reeling, Joan. Thanks VERY much for your "congrats". #4840900

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 24, 2007

Congratulations on your second place winner. #4841057

Ellen Powell September 24, 2007

Thanks very much, Kay! #4841162

Eloise Bartell level-deluxe September 25, 2007

I'm so glad to see this as a winner Ellen. This was my favorite of your tent shots. #4842590

Daniella Puente September 25, 2007

Ellen congrats!!!
This fantastic detail photo is for sure a WONDERFUL winner. :) I'm very glad to see it here on the TOP list !!!!
Daniella #4843743

Ellen Powell September 25, 2007

Thank you so much, Eloise and Daniella. I am happily...STUNNED!!!! Lol! #4843923

Clair Dunn September 25, 2007

Ellen --
So glad you let me know so I can celebrate too. I've been buried for the last 48 hours -- at least this beauty lets in some air -- I remember commenting on it the day I first saw your gallery --

Ellen Powell September 25, 2007

Thanks, Clair!!!! Yippeeeeeee! #4844323

Susan Weisensel September 26, 2007

Congrats Ellen, I have been in this site for 2 years and never even gotten a finalist, very happy for you. #4851257

Dianna Hauf September 27, 2007

FAR OUT!!!!!! Super huge congratulations Ellen!!!!!! YES!!!!☺☺ #4853496

Ellen Powell September 27, 2007

Thank you both SO MUCH, Susan and Dianna!!!! I'm still reeling a bit... I am very new at photography- so it seems a bit weird, especially to hear when someone's not gotten a prize after two whole years at BP- and I think your photos are awesome, Susan. On the other hand, I do really appreciate the confirmation from the "experts" which tells me that photography is what I'm supposed to be doing. We are all winners as far as I'm concerned. : ) #4853568

Debra Booth September 29, 2007

Congrats on your win, Ellen! Great capture! #4860544

Ellen Powell September 29, 2007

Thanks, Debra!! #4860751

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 29, 2007

Ellen, very nice tones and DOF; big congratulations on your Second Place Win! #4861695

Ellen Powell September 29, 2007

Thank you so much, Janine! #4861864

Elizabeth A. Marker level-classic October 10, 2007

Congrats Ellen! Wonderful image!!! #4909833

Ellen Powell October 10, 2007

Thanks, Elizabeth!! : ) #4909873

October 17, 2007

Congratulations! :) #4939524

Ellen Powell October 17, 2007

Thanks. :) #4939595

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic October 28, 2007

Ellen, this is beautiful!
Really well seen and captured!
Great lines and comp!
--Lisa #4994341

Ellen Powell October 28, 2007

Thank you, thank you, Lisa!!!! #4994351

Crystal L. Craig November 07, 2007

Oh Ellen, this is absolutely wonderful! The lines, colours, textures, the whole capture is just stunning! Congratulations on this very well deserved win! #5042652

Ellen Powell November 07, 2007

Thank you so much, Crystal!! #5042729

Mary K. Robison November 11, 2007

Ellen, this is stunning in its elegant simplicity. Stunning, also, is the fact that your camera was a point-and-shoot! Proves what Jim Miotke said in an interview years ago: "Bottom line, it's not the camera, it's the photographer, that captures a great photo."
BTW, a huge CONGRATULATIONS on your very well-earned Win! #5059536

Jim Britt November 13, 2007

Ellen...fantastic shot. Love the warm colors and interesting perspective. Nicely done. #5070324

Karen Slagle November 17, 2007

Outstanding winning composition, Ellen. Love the monotone colors and pov. #5086096

Ellen Powell November 17, 2007

Thanks so much, Karen!! It was a "lucky" shot, that's for sure, taken with my first point-and-shoot camera about 5 minutes after I started taking pictures!!!! :) #5086170

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic November 20, 2007

Ellen, this is a great picture - You certainly have a great eye. Love the way those curves are driving you thru the capture. Congrats. JP #5103150

Ellen Powell November 20, 2007

Thanksso much, Jean-Pierre. I had just started taking pictures when I took this one. I've been seeing "great shots" for about 35 years and finally started snapping them. I'm having a LOT of fun. #5103162

Heather November 27, 2007

Beautiful Capture!! Lovely Work!! :) #5139328

Ellen Powell November 27, 2007

Thank you, Heather! :) #5139354

Mitch Spence level-classic November 29, 2007

Congratulations to you, Ellen, both for this extremely creative shot and for your pretty winner button. :) #5147533

Ellen Powell November 29, 2007

Thanks very much, Mitch! That pretty button sure was a surprise to see at the time, let me tell you. #5147549

Joni Earley November 30, 2007

Hey Ellen! Congrats on this wonderful pic, (belatedly)!! It kinda took me by surprise when I saw it and I'm uploading a pic I took last summer so you can see why.... #5151215

Ellen Powell November 30, 2007

VERY cool, Joni!!! Great minds think alike, eh? I love this! I have some other ones, a couple very similar to this that I'd like to share with you, and don't have time to dig for them now. #5151237

Joni Earley November 30, 2007

Whenever you get a chance I'd love to see your other shots! YES,,,,GREAT minds DO think alike!! #5151353

November 30, 2007

I just love this one, Ellen. I would like this on my beadboard wall, if I had one. Someday I will :) The sepia tones were perfect for this exquisite image. Great eye you have there, gal! #5153944

Ellen Powell November 30, 2007

Thanks so much, Deborah! Now, tell me what a beadboard wall is.... #5153951

John R. Sanchez December 10, 2007

Excellent composition Ellen! Beautiful! #5191123

Ellen Powell December 10, 2007

Thank you for your kind words, John! #5191276

Dave Winchell January 19, 2008

Ellen, what a wonderful catch. The colors and repeating patterns are perfect. Dave #5362239

Ellen Powell January 19, 2008

Hey, Dave! Thanks! #5362254

Dianna Murphy April 29, 2008

Wow, that's really beautiful, a great capture, wonderful POV, and DOF. #5859247

Ellen Powell April 29, 2008

Thanks, Dianna- I took it last May, a month after I got my first little point+shoot dig. camera. I've been seeing "great shots" for something like 30 years- I am so happy to be actually taking them now. I bought a Rebel XTi SLR camera in August and took a beginners course at BP this winter- I know enough to be dangerous. I still enjoy the little camera a lot, and take it when I don't want to bother with the big one. :) #5859384

Gary Lange August 04, 2008

Beginner heck, Ellen this is fantastic. Well worth a winner, be it second first, or whatever the image has outstanding tone, comp, and interest. Congrats (albeit belatedly)!! #6268448

Ellen Powell August 04, 2008

Gary, Thanks so much! #6268694

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic August 17, 2008

Very cool capture.....Congrats on the win! #6326384

Ellen Powell August 17, 2008

Hey, Shelly, thanks! #6326418

Laura E. Swan level-classic August 18, 2008

Gosh, I really like this one Ellen! The treatment you used was prefect for this type of shot. B&W would look great too I bet. I also like the original I see in your gallery. (I think it's the same one?) Congrats on the big placement! COOL! -Laura #6327351

Ellen Powell August 18, 2008

Thanks, Laura. If you're referring to the "original", it's not- it's one I took this year when the tents came back. #6328244

Janice Mezzacappa March 18, 2009

Ellen this shot is amazing and Huge Congrats on your winner!! #7298983

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic April 18, 2009

Gorgeous Ellen!!! I love the lines and the colors!!! #7417765

Ellen Powell April 18, 2009

You're going to laugh- I had been taking pictures for just a few weeks and was using my first-ever brand new little point + shoot dig camera. And, it's the same tent as the one in the color images- taken 2 years earlier, during the annual "National Night Out" event they have on every 2nd Tuesday of August. It happens in a big ball field, across the road from where I live. I saw that image from the car as I was driving home, so grabbed my camera and took a bunch of pictures. #7417795

Laura E. Swan level-classic April 18, 2009

Hi Ellen!!! This wouldn't be out at the fort there in Newport R.I., would it??? It sure looks familiar to that area...humm!

Great job here and big HUGE congrats! -Laura #7418071

Ellen Powell April 18, 2009

Wow, Laura, Thanks! #7418248

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