Teri (11.27.10, 8:36 PM): wow cant believe one of mine was chosen-(no 115)I only started taking photos a year ago and am a total beginner-Big thanks

Marie Gross (11.19.10, 5:30 PM): Wow, thank you so much for nominating me! And wow, there are some very stunning pictures in here!

Zayed Hassan (11.19.10, 4:14 PM): Probably I'm the Happiest tonight! My Photo got selected! WOW! Thanks to everyone and prior to that, Michael for such competition!

Brian (11.16.10, 4:33 PM): wonderful work, so varied even within a single category.

John Scott (11.15.10, 3:15 PM): It's weird how I feel honored and fortunate to be one of 216. Usually that wouldn't make me feel very special at all but In this case I do. The talent shown in all these categories is pretty mind-boggling!

kenward (11.15.10, 1:51 PM): my photo made the first in the slideshow awesome! All the photos look stunning! Thanks Mike!

Stiff Meister (11.15.10, 12:39 PM): 883 are currently still in the competion! Lot's to narrow down still.

JB (11.15.10, 10:14 AM): Awesome pics, looks like all the categories are done now. Can't wait to hear how and when Michael is going to start getting these down to a manageable number...

Alex Rubio (11.15.10, 9:26 AM): Couldn't have said it better myself Kathy... Thank You Michael!

Kathy (11.14.10, 11:20 PM): I have loved looking at all these photographs in all the divisions! There are many, many gifted artists showcased in these contests. I am glad the decision is not up to me to choose the winners because that would be a difficult job!!!! Great job everyone, and thank you Michael for giving all of us this opportunity! It's fun following the divisions regardless of whether I win or lose! :)

Kathy (11.14.10, 11:20 PM): I have loved looking at all these photographs in all the divisions! There are many, many gifted artists showcased in these contests. I am glad the decision is not up to me to choose the winners because that would be a difficult job!!!! Great job everyone, and thank you Michael for giving all of us this opportunity! It's fun following the divisions regardless of whether I win or lose! :)

Garrett (11.14.10, 10:34 PM): Awesome!!! #86 is my girl Brooklyn :-) I always thought that was a good shot! I guess Michael thinks so too :-) Some awesome shots in this category!

Ryan (11.14.10, 9:41 PM): Very excited to see my picture made the cut. There is so many amazing photos thank you for picking mine.

christine (11.14.10, 8:15 PM): I am so honored to have made the 'cut'. Pretty sure that's about as far as it might go. The one thing about photography and any other art form is to push your inner self, express yourself artistically. If you want honest and constructive feedback on your work then I suggest jumping on over to the forum and asking for some input from others on how can I get better - not so much why didn't my picture make it? the Forum is such a POSITIVE place to learn if you are willing. Good luck every one! Keep going on the journey!

chaos2k (11.14.10, 7:59 PM): Another excellent set. It's an honor to of made it this far with all these great shots. good luck everyone and M thanks for all your hard work putting this together

Lainey (11.14.10, 5:40 PM): Truly inspiring to be among so many wonderful photographers....it absolutely made my day to be nominated. Thanks for this great opportunity :)

Tasha (11.14.10, 4:08 PM): Wow, so many awesome photos! I am inspired by so many of them. Even if my image had not made the cut, it wouldn't have mattered to me. I have been following the comments on the different divisions and am really disappointed in some of the "poor sport" comments. If I had just under 600 entries come in for a contest, it would be extremely difficult to choose! I believe then what it eventually boils down to are technical aspects of a photo. Thank you Michael for taking the time to offer this contest, it is a very big undertaking; and I for one appreciate it, and the images and inspiration of other photographers.... :)

Danielle (11.14.10, 3:47 PM): WOW! These are fantastic! #157 is my vote... A true portrait. I would like to see more of this photographers work!

Shannon Morgan (11.14.10, 3:22 PM): AMAZING work everyone! It is truly humbling to be nominated. Congrats to all the nominees!!

Tony T (11.14.10, 3:05 PM): If no one else is going to say anything constructive, I will take a try. My images didn't make it either, but I think I am understanding why, and that is the most important thing for me is to get better and improve. @Stephen- Great subject and exposure - poor composition, dead center subject = a big no-no, you have better composed images on your site, @Goce- Good composition, poor focus, lack of engaging subject matter. Just my 2 cents

Tony T (11.14.10, 3:05 PM): If no one else is going to say anything constructive, I will take a try. My images didn't make it either, but I think I am understanding why, and that is the most important thing for me is to get better and improve. @Stephen- Great subject and exposure - poor composition, dead center subject = a big no-no, you have better composed images on your site, @Goce- Good composition, poor focus, lack of engaging subject matter. Just my 2 cents

hmmm (11.14.10, 2:48 PM): Are you guys really surprised? I am not!

Goce (11.14.10, 1:11 PM): Mine didn't make ti either. There are many great photos but i think that mine to should make it in to the nominees http://www.flickr.com/photos/52461417@N06/5175681256/ normally that is mine opinion :)

Roshan Arjal (11.14.10, 12:27 PM): I am glad that all the four photos I sent in the contest got nominated. Thanks Michael.

Alex Rubio (11.14.10, 12:01 PM): Hmmm, I'm really surprised mine did not make it either, I believe it had at least a few good elements. Neither did my abstract, begining to think maybe they never reached you? Oh well, maybe next time. AWESOME shots everyone, REALLY nice!

Steven R. Hazlett (11.14.10, 10:04 AM): Here's the link to the photo on flickr. its definitely not the best - but i was surprise : / http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevenrhazlett/4870389227/

Tammytin (11.14.10, 9:26 AM): WOW! Great work!! This wasn't the cell phone contest was it? Sorry if i'm clueless haven't been following lately :)

Jason (11.14.10, 7:48 AM): @Steven, email me. I want to see your photo.

Steven R. Hazlett (11.14.10, 6:06 AM): I can't believe my photo didn't make it : (

Jason (11.14.10, 3:21 AM): Mine made it, but in my view, I lose. I am a sucker for kids photos. There were some darn cute kids in there!

Punman (11.14.10, 1:24 AM): Wow. I don't mind not making it into this division. Looking through shows that I need to do a lot of work to get my portraits good. :)

Michael Andrew (11.14.10, 1:23 AM): @ Tammy - that is correct, I asked that images not be watermarked, however all images are judged (nominated or not) by the quality of the image.

Alexandra (11.14.10, 1:13 AM): I am truly amazed at how many people you have reached and inspired Michael!! I find myself going back to look at all the images in every category because they are all so amazing! I am so proud of you and hope to see you in Dallas soon.

Tammy Kelley (11.14.10, 1:05 AM): I did not think the pictures were suppose to be watermarked? I saw at least one in this devision.