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© Deborah Downes
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Photo Info
UploadedJuly 24, 2009
TakenJuly 4, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/250 sec at f/4.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length44 mm
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This shot speaks to me of JPGer Antonio Lovison (Lowison) and Adriana's deep family roots in Padova and the importance of home and family. Also this photo represents the only time Antonio and I captured the same subject at the same time (a river reflection in Dolo). Antonio’s image, The Rest of the Evening, is clearly different from mine, punctuating the fact that no matter how much our work can be influenced by photographers we admire, our photos, if we’re true to ourselves, convey our unique perception of moments in time through the lens of a camera and how we choose to edit those images.

Please read essay. This one really means a lot to me and I'd love to share it with all of you. Thanks.

63 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (23 Jul 2009):

    This is a beautiful reflection Deborah. I love weeping willows.


    JOE FAILK gave props (23 Jul 2009):

    Perfect for the theme Great shot!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (23 Jul 2009):

    Fabulous image and wonderful perception. Splendid work, Deb.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (23 Jul 2009):

    An amazing image, Deborah, and a nice reflection on your thoughts.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (23 Jul 2009):

    Such a beautiful shot Deborah! And a wonderful story. I will have to check out Lowison's photo.

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (23 Jul 2009):

    Just gorgeous

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (24 Jul 2009):

    Dreamy. Magnificent Deborah......everything about it~!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (24 Jul 2009):

    WOW!!! This is sooo awesome!! Excellent Deb!!

  • Martin E. Morris

    Martin E. Morris (Deleted) gave props (24 Jul 2009):

    It's true that we all see through different eyes.Beautiful image!!!

  • dp *

    dp * said (25 Jul 2009):

    Yes, this is wonderful. Cool the point, each owning a unique experience. Lovely photos and read. dp

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (25 Jul 2009):

    This is truly beautiful Deborah..

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (25 Jul 2009):

    Like the reflection, beautiful.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (25 Jul 2009):

    • This is absolutely gorgeous Deborah. I think all forms of art are captured differently, if you get 10 artists to portray the same thing you will get 10 different interpretations and that is what makes art interesting and enables us to enjoy each artist’s particular observations!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (25 Jul 2009):

    Great capture!!!!!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (25 Jul 2009):

    i really like the way you framed the shot, superb!!

  • solomon aseoche

    solomon aseoche gave props (26 Jul 2009):

    Beautiful and great reflection done well!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (27 Jul 2009):

    This is excellent for the theme!!! It is beautiful : )

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (27 Jul 2009):

    Stunning photo! Love it!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (27 Jul 2009):

    Lovely photography...

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (27 Jul 2009):

    Beautiful Capture !!! Well Done

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (27 Jul 2009):

    This, I think is a very special photo. I love your caption and it is truly a great eye opener. Sometimes our work or photos can resemble someone's not because it was intentional imitation but due to some unconscious influences that person might have.Therefore, it should be considered a compliment and treated as such.

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (27 Jul 2009):

    Great capture!!!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (28 Jul 2009):

    This has such a wonderful connotation in the symbolism this image conveys in relationships that we establish with friends and family...Wonderful capture.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (29 Jul 2009):

    F A B U L O U S !

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (29 Jul 2009):

    AWEsome capture, Deb!! BeautyFULL!!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (29 Jul 2009):


  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (30 Jul 2009):

    And as family roots are spread throughout generations, so too are the reflected branches sharing, and extending their beauty for countless JPGers to admire and reflect upon. Well done Deb.

  • Aelica

    Aelica (Deleted) gave props (4 Aug 2009):

    Love what you have written, and your shot is great!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (6 Aug 2009):

    Deborah,,,this is so good,,great entry...love the essay,,and your words are so true above..

  • Spectre Photo

    Spectre Photo gave props (10 Aug 2009):

    oh this is beeeeautiful!! just lovely work!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (23 Feb 2010):

    absolutely gorgeous!

  • Niharika Sanyal

    Niharika Sanyal gave props (26 Oct 2011):

    very interesting! my vote!

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker (Deleted) gave props (27 Oct 2011):

    Superb. I love that they've added a couple of extra Themes to voting recently. GMV!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (27 Oct 2011):

    I came back to vote!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (28 Oct 2011):

    absolutely voting!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (29 Oct 2011):


  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) gave props (29 Oct 2011):

    Absolutely gorgeous! Got my vote!

  • lowison

    lowison gave props (30 Oct 2011):

    Oh my gosh: how many picture of you I missed........ Voted for sure!

  • Rachelle Crockett

    Rachelle Crockett gave props (31 Oct 2011):

    Neat shot :)

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (1 Nov 2011):

    beautiful photo

  • Kim Bullock

    Kim Bullock gave props (2 Nov 2011):

    Love this!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (2 Nov 2011):

    back to vote!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (2 Nov 2011):

    Back to vote!

  • Mary Ann Reilly

    Mary Ann Reilly gave props (3 Nov 2011):

    wowser. this is outstanding. voted.

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (3 Nov 2011):


  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (3 Nov 2011):

    Oh Yes!! BTV.

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (3 Nov 2011):

    My vote!!!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (4 Nov 2011):

    Great shot and my vote!!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (5 Nov 2011):

    neat earthy tones and reflections. Voted!

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (7 Nov 2011):

    Great shot and eye!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (8 Nov 2011):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (15 Nov 2011):

    Beautifully composed, great narrative Deborah!..........Voted.

  • Pamela Haberman

    Pamela Haberman gave props (17 Nov 2011):

    This is an outstanding essay Deb. I completely agree with your insight into the comraderie and inspiration one derives from being a member in this community. Some truly great individuals and artists, of which you are one.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (24 Nov 2011):

    Fantastic !!! VOTED!!!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (3 Dec 2011):

    Back to vote. You nailed this one. One of your best.

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (13 Dec 2011):

    Gorgeous - voted!

  • Nicolette de Joncaire

    Nicolette de Joncaire   gave props (14 Dec 2011):

    Great shot. My vote

  • Mariza Papadimitriou

    Mariza Papadimitriou gave props (12 Jan 2012):

    Beautiful shot. Voted

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (15 Jan 2012):


  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker said (25 Jan 2012):


  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (1 Feb 2012):

    I love the details that you were able to capture. ;)

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (1 Feb 2012):

    I love the details that you were able to capture. ;)

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (23 Mar 2015):

    Brings timing Wassily Kandinski.

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