There and Back Again

© Mary-Ella Bowles

There and Back Again

Wayne Brasch September 04, 2004

Wow, this is fantastic Mary-Ella. The lighting the silhouettes and the colours from the windows is amazing. #165392

Charlene Bayerle September 04, 2004

Fabulous Mary-Ella!!!!! #755118

Ellen L. Zaslaw September 04, 2004

Gorgeous ! All around ! #755145

Robin L. Wehrman September 04, 2004

This is outstanding, Mary-Ella! The lighting is super Awesome image!! #755266

Laura Berman September 04, 2004

Wonderful eye for this great capture Mary-Ella! Excellent composition and lighting. #755297

Donna J. Taff September 04, 2004

Great image, Mary- Ella!!!!!!! #755334

Murry Grigsby September 04, 2004

Terrific as usual Mary-Ella! Wonderful design, action, light, colors and silhouettes!! #755481

Joy Brown September 04, 2004

Fantastic! #755642

Patricia Marroquin September 04, 2004

Winner! This is fabulous, Mary-Ella! :-) #755682

Dan Holm level-classic September 04, 2004

WOW!!!! ... Congratulations in advance, Mary! ... #756214

Darren K. Fisher level-classic September 04, 2004

I agree with Dan. I love this. Awesome capture Mary. #756311

Mary-Ella Bowles level-deluxe September 04, 2004

Thanks everyone, for your kind comments. I'm glad you like it!! I certainly did have fun during my layover in Chicago, and am always surprised, in this paranoid age we live in, that no one seems to mind or hassle me about taking a number of photos there... #756317

Karen Engelbreth September 05, 2004

Cool shot, Mary-Ella! #756647

Carolina K. Smith level-addict October 15, 2004

Really nice! Congratulations :) #844116

William C. Raco level-addict October 15, 2004

Very nicely done, Mary-Ella.
Congratulations on the Finalist

bill #844498

Robin L. Wehrman October 15, 2004

Congratulations on your finalist Mary- Ella!! #845054

Wayne Brasch October 16, 2004

Congratulations Mary-Ella, I really loved this one and hope it does well. #846812

Patricia A. Kuniega October 16, 2004

Fabulous Mary-Ella! A winner in my book! Good luck and congratulations! #846866

Karen Engelbreth October 16, 2004

Congratulations Mary-Ella!!! #847472

Donna J. Taff October 16, 2004

Congratulation's, Mary- Ella!!!!! #847904

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 16, 2004

What an awesome image! Congrats to you! Jeff #848167

Murry Grigsby October 16, 2004

Congrats Mary-Ella! #848374

Leonard Pierce October 16, 2004

Congratulations Mary-Ella! #848852

Peter K. Burian October 18, 2004

Mary-Ella: This would be a very, very succesful stock photograph.

Great visual appeal.


Peter Burian #853677

Wendy Stevenson October 18, 2004

Way to go Mary-Ella!!! I love this photo!! #853693

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 18, 2004

Congratulations on your grand prize win. Great image!!! #853711

William C. Raco level-addict October 18, 2004

Congratulations on the Grand Prize, Mary-Ella.
What a great accomplishment.
Very well done!!

bill #853715

Patricia A. Kuniega October 18, 2004

Oh Mary-Ella! I'm so happy for you! Congratulations on this fabulous photo! Everything about it is superb!! - Pat #853729

Nancy Grace Chen October 18, 2004

Mary-Ella, you are incredible!! ANOTHER Grand Prize!! Very well-deserved also... I love the silhouettes against the modern background here. A big congrats to you!!

Nancy #853786

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe October 18, 2004

Wow, Another Grand! You got the formula? LOL Great job!! #853810

Karen Engelbreth October 18, 2004

Congratulations on your grand prize win, Mary-Ella!

Dan Holm level-classic October 18, 2004

WOW!!! Congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE WIN, Mary-Ella!!! #853846

Kathleen Clemons October 18, 2004

Yea for you, Mary-Ella!!!! #853901

Terry R. Hatfield October 18, 2004

A Big Congratulations To You Mary Ella On The Grand Prize Winner An Excellent Image!!! #853907

Murry Grigsby October 18, 2004

Congratulations Mary-Ella on your terrific image and Grand Prize win! Outstanding work!! #853929

Dale Ann Cubbage October 18, 2004

Many, many congratulations to you! I'm so happy for you, Mary-Ella, and this great winning photograph!

da #853954

Mary-Ella Bowles level-deluxe October 18, 2004

Thank you SO much for your kind words everyone - I'm in a state of TOTAL shock, and can't stop smiling!! :-)))) After a summer with heavy family commitments and almost NO time for my photography, I took a series of fun photos at the Chicago airport on my way back to California. This was my favorite of the bunch, but I certainly never dreamed it would end up here! Thanks BetterPhoto - I am truly honored. #853960

Mark Scherer October 18, 2004

Big Congrats Mary-Ella. This is an awesome image and I am so glad to see it win top honors here. Just a tremendous accomplishment against pretty tough odds. #854055

Colette M. Metcalf October 18, 2004

CONGRATULATIONS Mary-Ella!!! #854069

Janet Detota October 18, 2004


Ed Heaton October 18, 2004

Well Done Mary Ella,

Terry Cervi level-classic October 18, 2004

Superb work, Mary-Ella! Congrats! #854259

Patrick Campbell October 18, 2004

Congrats on your big win, Mary Ella! Outstanding photo! #854266

Kristi A. Howson October 18, 2004

Congratulations on the Big Win Mary-Ella. This image is awesome and so are you!!!!! #854369

Susan T. Parady October 18, 2004

This is awesome, Mary-Ella!

Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win!!!

Sue #854421

Kristen McKain October 18, 2004

amazing! well deserved! #854465

Sharon Day level-classic October 18, 2004

Congratulations big time on an outstanding image!!! This is just superlative!!! #854482

Donna J. Taff October 18, 2004

Congratulation's on your Grand Prize win. It is well deserved, Mary- Ella!!!!! #854497

Mary-Ella Bowles level-deluxe October 18, 2004

Thank you once again, fellow photographers! I am STILL smiling... #854503

Heather K. McFarland level-classic October 18, 2004

Big congrats on your GP win with this wonderful image! #854569

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 18, 2004

Big big congrats Mary-Ella on your Grand winner here!!! #854597

Monika Sapek level-classic October 18, 2004

Fabulous image, Mary- Ella! Great colors and those silhouettes of fast moving people add so much life to this scene. Many congratulations on your Grand Prize Win!

Donna L. Cuic October 18, 2004

Great image Mary Ella. You made good use of your time waiting and see what it got you. BIG Congrats on your Grand Prize win!
Donna #854691

Carol Brill October 18, 2004

Hooray for you, Mary-Ella, you've most deservedly reached the top with this super image! Congratulations!! #854753

Barbara Gordon October 18, 2004

CONGRATS!! A well-deserved win. Outstanding pic. #854755

Robert Mann level-classic October 18, 2004

Well you went and did again! Excellent image, Mary-Ella! Big congrats! RoB #854862

Joy Brown October 18, 2004

Congratulations on this awesome winner, Mary Ella! #855126

Wilson H. Valentin October 18, 2004

Congrats! Mary! #855130

S J October 18, 2004

Congratulations on your Grand Prize win, Mary-Ella! #855163

Wayne Brasch October 18, 2004

Congratulations Mary-Ella and a well deserved win. #855269

Casey A. Hanson October 18, 2004

Congrats Mary-Ella! #855274

Wendy M. Amdahl level-deluxe October 18, 2004

Awesome image Mary-Ella...deserving win...Congrats! #855340

Darren K. Fisher level-classic October 18, 2004

Hey there Mary-Ella, a big congrats on your well deserved win,,,,WTG!!!! #855359

Evy Johansen level-classic October 19, 2004

Many congratulations on your well deserved Grand Prize Win, Mary-Ella! #855617

Leanne M.E. Boyd October 19, 2004

Congratulations Mary-Ella! Wonderful shot and well deserved! #855718

Kathleen N. Nelson October 19, 2004

This is an awesome photo, Mary-Ella. Congratulations on winning Grand Prize for September. Very well deserved. #855835

Lori Ditlefsen October 19, 2004

Congrats Mary-Ella! This is a wonderful shot! #856128

Duane Carter October 19, 2004

Congratulations on your grand prize winner, Mary-Ella!!! It's beautiful and full of life! #856169

Bernard B. Travers October 19, 2004

Magnificent win, Mary. Congratulations. #856341

Wanda Judd level-addict October 19, 2004

Mary-Ella, honor well deserved...You have really accomplished something here - making airport travel look glamorous...and especially O'Hare airport...fantastic shot. #856372

AnnMarie Baillargeon October 19, 2004

Congratulations on your win, Mary-Ella. #856406

Robin L. Wehrman October 19, 2004

WOW! A big Congratulations on your Grand prise Win Mary-Ella! #856453

bob cornelison October 19, 2004

Excellent shot!
Congrats on the grand prize!
~:O) #857083

Pu Chen October 19, 2004

Just beautiful! Love the title too. Congratulations, Mary-Ella! #857145

Diane Dupuis October 19, 2004

Warmest congrats on a well deserved win! Keep up the great work! Hope you're still smiling! #857408

Peggy Wolff October 19, 2004

Well look at you, grand prize winner!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! #857510

Nick Lagos October 19, 2004

Super photograph - Super Photographer- Super Result... big big congrats Mary-Ella... #857806

Susana Matos October 19, 2004

Congratulations! A great image indeed!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #857809

Donna J. Eaton October 21, 2004

Mary Ella, please accept my belated congratulations on your Grand Prize Win! Way to go! A wonderful image and it looks great at the top! ;-) #861286

Leonard Pierce October 21, 2004

Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win Mary-Ella!!! Fantastic job!!!!! #861718

Dolores Neilson October 22, 2004

Mary Ella!! Congratulations on your wonderful grand prize winner! I've been away to Canada for over a week and there have been many winning photographs chosen while away!! Including this beauty of a shot! A huge congrats on making the grand prize with this image! I love it! #862210

Angela K. Wittmer October 22, 2004

wow... this is awe inspriring! You are one of my favorite photographers here & someday I hope to be half as good! Keep up the grrrrreat work! CONGRATULATIONS!

Angie :) #863046

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict October 30, 2004

Congratulation, Mary-Ella, awesome win for an awesome photo!!!!

-Debby #879590

Danilo Piccioni level-classic November 13, 2004

I know it comes a little late, but hey...better late then never!
What can I say that hasn't already been said?
this is a great picture that could easely make sell as stock, Congratulations!!!

Danilo #908444

Nancy Donnell February 28, 2007

What a fun image! Congratulations on a well deserved win! #4006737

Vickie Burt March 16, 2007

I know this is rather late, but what a FANTASTIC photo! The repeating shape of the windows, the silhouettes & the bright colours, all make it simply stunning. Not surprised that it was the Grand Prize winner. #4062139

Susie Peek-Swint April 28, 2007

Wonderful light and silhouettes ~ great glimpse of life at a busy airport .. belated congrats Mary-Ella! #4223383

Remi Trepanier February 24, 2009

Great picture, especialy when you are rushing between two planes :) #7210581

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe April 08, 2016

Huge Congratulations on your wonderful Grand Prize Win, your AEP and POTD, Mary-Ella!! #11458432

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe April 08, 2016

Huge congrats on a fab POTD, and Triple Gold, Mary Ella! #11458499

John D. Roach level-addict April 08, 2016

Nicely done. #11458500

Rosemary Sampson level-classic April 08, 2016

This is a great photo. Congratulations. #11458503

Gerda Grice level-classic April 08, 2016

I remember this photo of yours, Mary-Ella! I loved it when I first saw it and I still love it--even more, if anything! Big congratulations on your very well deserved All Time Editor's Pick! #11458524

Mary-Ella Bowles level-deluxe April 08, 2016 1

Thanks everyone, for all your kind words. It was a nice surprise to wake up this morning and find my photo had been chosen as POTD. I'll always remember how much fun I had that day, sitting on the floor of the concourse, taking dozens of photos as travelers came and went. People probably thought I was nuts! (But aren't all we photogs just a wee bit crazy??) #11458533

Karen E. Gold level-deluxe April 08, 2016

Very cool capture Mary-Ella. Congratulations on your POTD. #11458545

Lynne Morris April 08, 2016

Fantastic photo and so worthy of all those gold badges x #11458564

JO ANN CLEVELAND April 08, 2016

Wowwwww, Editors Pick, Photo of the Day and GRAND PRIZE!!! Big, big big congrats, all well deserved too! #11458565

Terry Cervi level-classic April 08, 2016

Yes we probably are, Mary-Ella! Congrats on a fantastic POTD!! #11458566

Terry A. Stoa level-classic April 08, 2016

Great image, Mary-Ella... I know that place well. I really like the silhouettes that you have captured here. #11458623

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe April 08, 2016

Love the light and contrast in this image. Congrats! #11458791

Richard M. Waas level-addict April 09, 2016

Congrats on a well deserved POTD!! #11458821

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Uploaded on September 04, 2004 All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist Photo Contest GRAND PRIZE Photo of the Day

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