By Jouİo  
Yet another umbrella shot from last week, I´m afraid so......

...and it hasn´t rained, after I bought this brolly for my wife : )

Comments & critiques welcome...


Thanks for looking...and have a nice weekend

Tags: General Landscape and travel Brolly lakes Humour and fun

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martinl Plus
13 266 2 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2007 1:17PM
These have had a good fun element to them. Not often you see a brightly coloured flowery brolly, on its own in a landscape shot!!Wink


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27 Apr 2007 1:17PM
A brolly good shot Jouko.

Keelo Plus
13 18 Australia
27 Apr 2007 1:20PM
Lovely shot Jouko, well composed. The large version is well worth a look.

PLCimagery Plus
10 77 1 England
27 Apr 2007 1:23PM
That umbrella is almost as special as you Jouko, are going to have to request a commission by publicity LOL! Smile. Fantastic image. Like a lot.
User_Removed 12 17.9k 8 Norway
27 Apr 2007 1:27PM
Love it Jouko...

phillips Plus
10 69 2 Scotland
27 Apr 2007 1:32PM
...and an EC to boot!

Congrats and all the best to you and the Mrs from Me & Kim.

Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
27 Apr 2007 1:34PM
Lovely composition Jouko. Spot on.
Jouİo Plus
12 56 Finland
27 Apr 2007 1:36PM
Oh, crickey! THANKS Pete!

I´m speechless......................................

Jouİo Plus
12 56 Finland
27 Apr 2007 1:37PM
Thank you everyone................

Much appreciated!

HowardA Plus
9 231
27 Apr 2007 1:38PM
Great stuff Jouko. Congrats on your EC and the impending RC! Love the light on Jolli's Brolly.
27 Apr 2007 1:40PM
Congratulations on the EC Jouko.

DaveU Plus
10 1.4k 124 England
27 Apr 2007 1:48PM
Beautiful Jouko, and congrats on the EC.

Must dash ..... I'm off to buy a brollie.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
27 Apr 2007 1:49PM
Terrific photography Jouko.
Keelo Plus
13 18 Australia
27 Apr 2007 1:50PM
Hey Jouko, just noticed you received an EC, Congratulations.

debster Plus
12 693 3 England
27 Apr 2007 1:58PM
Hi Jouko,

Congratulations on the long-overdue EC! This is another classic shot using your umbrella - I hope it's the start of all good things for you AND your wife!

Take care and all the best,
franken Plus
14 4.1k 4 Wales
27 Apr 2007 1:59PM
Lovely lighting, colours, and composition.

GillyB Plus
11 317 8 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2007 2:08PM
Fabulous shot Jouko, comngrats on a very well deserved EC!

Hanners Plus
11 875 10 Ireland
27 Apr 2007 2:09PM
congrats on the EC Jouko

CLIX Smile
ESP Plus
10 26 England
27 Apr 2007 2:13PM
Wow!!!!!!!!!! ABOUT TIME........A VERY WELL DESERVED EC Smile


Congratulations on another superb shot and may the sun shine long and hard on you Smile

So pleased for you and I hope this reflects on you in a positive way and your wife is feeling better and stronger each and every day Smile

riprap007 Plus
12 1.6k 37 England
27 Apr 2007 2:32PM
a beauty; perspective goes on for KM, and the brolly again Smile
27 Apr 2007 2:33PM
Just perfect and congrats on the well deserved EC.
wamp Plus
10 276 8 England
27 Apr 2007 2:39PM
Well done on the EC, the brolly adds a really nice touch

jeanie Plus
13 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2007 2:53PM
I thought you would like an RC but I see you got your first EC - Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IanFlindt Plus
12 740 21 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2007 2:56PM

Many, many congratulations on your EC, Jouko. A fine image that justly deserves the award.
27 Apr 2007 3:03PM
Stunning shot, deserving of the EC. The brolly adds interest.
TelStar Plus
11 116 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2007 3:07PM
Quirky, interesting and beautiful too! Congratulations.

taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
27 Apr 2007 3:11PM
Hmmmmm--- been raining all week here-- you two better come by-- and bring the brolly!

A fantastic image1

MrsS Plus
10 4.5k 18 England
27 Apr 2007 3:12PM
Love it Jouko, deserves all the accolades - and you and Mrs Jouko deserve all the best too - hope you are all well and getting better each day Smile


Fran x
Jouİo Plus
12 56 Finland
27 Apr 2007 3:33PM

Sorry, I´ve been extremely busy here for two hours or so.....I have this on-call work going on and lots of work everywhere....

My humble thanks to you all and especially to Pete for my first EC ever! I´m still almost speechless........

chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
27 Apr 2007 3:36PM
This is so well deserved my friend,you will be smiling all day now I'm sure..Wink
I'm so pleased for you!!!
Janet xx
PatrickSmith Plus
12 1.2k 2 United States
27 Apr 2007 3:46PM
Hey Jouko, I see that the middle EPZ logo is in full colour! Congratulations! This may be a sign for better things to come with your photography and in your life too.

I may have to borrow that brolly in November when my rainy season starts, just to delay it for a while (if it has magical powers to stop rain!)

My work reprieve may be short lived. More on that later.

CathyT Plus
10 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2007 3:48PM
Congrats on your EC Jouko, very well deserved..

Jouİo Plus
12 56 Finland
27 Apr 2007 3:53PM
Thank you...........

Is it me or my PF page in confusion!??? LOL........

Jouİo Plus
12 56 Finland
27 Apr 2007 4:03PM
Patrick: I really hope you are right about that........still lots to learn in photography and the main thing is health right now....

LOL......OK! But only for a day or two! LOL......

Hope you get your work problems solved wife has been in sick leave for 1 ½ years now and no sign of getting well enough for the work............

Jouİo Plus
12 56 Finland
27 Apr 2007 4:04PM
Janet: Thank YOU, my friend................

Bluke Plus
11 303 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2007 4:25PM
excellent shot,,
Westers Plus
12 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
27 Apr 2007 4:29PM
As you know I don't normally vote for your shots as they don't hit the spot for me. This, however, is fan-flippin tastic.

Nice one and well done on the awards.
glazzaro Plus
12 70 23 United States
27 Apr 2007 4:30PM
Well its about time, beautiful shot and congrats on the EC, well deserved! Spot on! Click!!!

jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
27 Apr 2007 4:49PM
Congratulations on the EC the life and this picture

martinl Plus
13 266 2 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2007 5:11PM
Just come back to this and seen your EC.

Well done, well deserved.

Jouİo Plus
12 56 Finland
27 Apr 2007 5:24PM
Thank you...........


thorn Plus
12 124 2 Scotland
27 Apr 2007 5:42PM
Hi Jouko,
What a brilliant picture to have an EC on,i love Mrs J's brolly it looks so cheery in your pictures and if it hasn't rained since you bought it it's been a good omen for you both too.
Congratulations on your EC Jouko,
lots of haleja..................
Take care both of you,
my friends,
classic! and glad to hear your wife is doing alot better...BRAVO !

Coleslaw Plus
11 13.4k 28 Wales
27 Apr 2007 5:55PM
congrats, Jouko!
dp Plus
12 163 3 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2007 6:05PM
HEYYYY, YESSSSSSSS! Well done mate. At last you have an EC. Many, many congratulations.

Jouİo Plus
12 56 Finland
27 Apr 2007 6:15PM
Thank you very much.......

I really appreciate your comments...

New features have appeared in our portfolios this evening....thanks for EPZ group.....

27 Apr 2007 6:20PM
So much super detail in this wonderful image.
Slaterm Plus
10 496 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2007 6:20PM
even by your standards this is high! Excellent work.

Maddie Plus
11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2007 6:36PM
Hooray, well done Jouko Smile
Very nice! A bit on the oversharpened side though. I feel I might get scratched if I touch it! Was it shot from head height?
27 Apr 2007 7:12PM
A beautiful capture Jouko, love the umbrella, so bright and cheery.
Congratulations on your EC

Trish x
MalcolmS Plus
11 1.2k 13 England
27 Apr 2007 7:20PM
I'm green Jouko, very well done mate, justly deserved.

Jasbe Plus
11 116 England
27 Apr 2007 7:22PM
excellent addition of the umbrella, nice work jouko.
BertC Plus
10 29 Malta
27 Apr 2007 7:55PM
Fantastic Jouko !! Well deserved EC too .... Bravo !!!
27 Apr 2007 7:56PM
Words fail me my friend.You images are a work of art and this one is no exception. Very well deserve awards. Keep them coming.

tull Plus
13 181 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2007 8:16PM
Congratulations Jouko on a well deserved EC. Life has it's twists and turns hey? Wife home and an EC.

Jouİo Plus
12 56 Finland
27 Apr 2007 8:27PM
Thank you everyone!

Much appreciated................always!

dianah Plus
10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2007 8:34PM
I recognised the brolly from last week,,these are brilliant the splash of colour.
Brilliant again. Congrats on the EC.

Just stunning. Congratulations.

looboss Plus
10 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2007 9:27PM
Excellent! congrats on both your awards well deserved!
love umbrellas in composition s .. beautifully composed !!!

Nikki Smile

congrat's on the EC
27 Apr 2007 11:13PM
Heya what can i say, an EC, its well deserved, well done.
27 Apr 2007 11:32PM
This landscape is soooooooooo very nice in itself, but with the brolly it gets breathtaking. Chapeau! I life my hat.
28 Apr 2007 3:22AM
Fantastic view, beautifully composed...
Congrats on your well deserved award...Well done.
chrissd Plus
11 304 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2007 6:52AM
fantastic image Jouko, congrats on EC
pmorgan Plus
10 217 13 England
28 Apr 2007 8:50AM
Another cracker Jouko, well done on the EC!

Glynn Plus
10 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2007 9:47AM
Great shot Jouko. Congrats on the EC mate.

Jouİo Plus
12 56 Finland
28 Apr 2007 12:44PM

...and sorry, I´ve been busy at this on-wall work all weekend and no time to EPZ until now, but that cell phone may ring in any minute....

28 Apr 2007 1:22PM
very very good, just love this, must buy a colourful umbrella!

10 12 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2007 3:05PM
Well done on EC! lOVELY IMAGE JO!
TommyStr Plus
11 9 3 Norway
28 Apr 2007 3:44PM
Congrats, love the colours..
Makes a great image Jouko, the light and colours are beautiful, well captured, Adrian
Kris_Dutson Plus
14 8.2k 1 England
28 Apr 2007 5:34PM
Superb and very well deserved Jouko. Good to see the nice guys rewarded. Wink
culturedcanvas Plus
11 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2007 6:38PM
Congratulations on a well deserved EC .. noticed this yesterday but didn't have time to comment ... Dan
Possum Plus
10 148 England
28 Apr 2007 10:52PM
Very well done on a fantastic EC! A really striking landscape enriched by the brolly; fabulous.
Allie Smile
VintageRed Plus
11 15 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2007 10:57PM
Congrats in the EC Jouko.
Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2007 11:17PM
Sorry I'm late to this Jouko. Sincere congratulations on the EC award for this wonderful shot.

neptune Plus
13 76 England
28 Apr 2007 11:27PM
Great shot and a well deserved EC.
Nice one.
shortski Plus
10 3 1 England
29 Apr 2007 12:05PM
Soooo gorgeous, i want a brolly like that, hope all is well....congrats on the EC...jojo
Jouİo Plus
12 56 Finland
29 Apr 2007 12:36PM
Thank YOU everyone!

MUCH appreciated!

MarkT Plus
12 119 2 England
29 Apr 2007 2:04PM
Superb Jouko! and congrats on your 1st EC!

chris-p Plus
11 65 England
29 Apr 2007 4:33PM
Congrats on your EC ...
ericfaragh Plus
13 138 4 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2007 4:35PM
Great light and colour, lovely exposure.
lobsterboy Plus
13 14.8k 13 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2007 6:56PM
Now that is good.
KathyW Plus
13 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
29 Apr 2007 7:50PM
Beautiful brolly!

Very well done

Kathy Smile
TeresaH Plus
11 1.1k United Kingdom
29 Apr 2007 10:11PM
Brolly good Jolli Wink
uggyy Plus
11 2.1k 9 Scotland
30 Apr 2007 12:17AM
Grats bro !

Pete Plus
15 18.8k 97 England
30 Apr 2007 9:19AM
I've enjoyed the umbrella series, but there was something missing in the others. This one fills that gap. Great compositionally. Superb colours. Wonderful detail in the sky and all round eye candy.
ESP Plus
10 26 England
30 Apr 2007 9:25AM
POTW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well it just shows...good things come to those who wait !!!

Congratulations Jouko ...

So pleased you are getting the recognition you richly deserve

Sara Smile
thewaiter Plus
15 1.2k 9 England
30 Apr 2007 9:56AM
quality work and a well deserved EC
Jouİo Plus
12 56 Finland
30 Apr 2007 10:04AM

Oh, blimey! THANKS PETE!

Last Friday I was speechless, when I got my first EC, BUT now after this POTW award, I´m even more speechless..........................


What can I say??? I really appreciate this great award!

What a great way to celebrate my last day of this winter holiday : ))

And I really don´t mind of that blizzard outside any more...LOL...
Let it snow, let it snow : )

30 Apr 2007 12:29PM
Congratulations Jouko - well deserved
stevenb Plus
13 260 6 England
30 Apr 2007 1:15PM
Top Notch Image

jeanie Plus
13 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2007 1:18PM
POTW!!!!!!!!!!! Very well done Jouko!

What a very lucky umbrella!

Jaye Plus
11 3
30 Apr 2007 1:34PM
Oh Jouko I am so thrilled for you I look at your wonderful images and have so often thought that you so richly deserve an E.C and have wondered why they didn't reach the standard. Out in the cold taking all those wonderful scenes day after day and now you have gone to something very different but its superb...POTW too no one deserves it more than you for a such a high standard of photography image after image.. CONGRATULATIONS ...IHMEELLINEN, FANTASTINEN, KUVANKAUNIS, BRILJANTTI, MUKAVA, NÄTTI .Judith
Congratulations on all the awards.
All I can say is about time and that it should be one of many!

Maddie Plus
11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2007 2:01PM
well done Jouko Smile x
pennyspike Plus
13 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2007 4:20PM
Full house, Congratulations
edrhodes Plus
11 546 12 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2007 4:23PM
Congratulations Jouko, very well deserved.

proberts Plus
12 218 4 Wales
30 Apr 2007 6:27PM
Excellent shot Jouko.
Very big congrats on your 1st EC and POTW.Lets hope its the first of many.
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
30 Apr 2007 6:57PM
A double congratulation for the POW but I guess it's greater to have the wife home after all
MarkT Plus
12 119 2 England
30 Apr 2007 8:04PM
Just come back to say congratulations on your POTW Jouko - well done Smile

30 Apr 2007 10:15PM
well done and well desered. keep up the good work.

Jouİo Plus
12 56 Finland
1 May 2007 10:31AM

There is some major repairing things going on at my place and those damn (LOL) repair men drilled a hole in the wrong place and DANG! My internet connection went down! LOL...And this ALL happened when something ineresting happened HERE at EPZ! : (

Pete kindly awarded my "THE BROLLY" shot as POTW and just a few minutes after that, my internet connection began to smoke! LOL...

Anyways now after hours of work; new cable line etc. I´m back online again : ))

I wonder what else that famous brolly brings along in the future??? LOL....

1 May 2007 10:47AM
Wow! It has all been said Jouko. Congratulations on allteh awards and adulation it has so rightly received. Top Drawer Photography.
Kris_Dutson Plus
14 8.2k 1 England
1 May 2007 1:59PM
Well done Jouko. Smile
User_Removed 12 17.9k 8 Norway
1 May 2007 2:40PM
Congratulations Jouko. So well deserved...

Chriscj Plus
10 96 1 England
1 May 2007 4:30PM
Jumped out as a thumb the large is a treat for the eyes Jouko. Congrats on your EC and POTW.

Great shot, what's with the god awful border..??
PatrickSmith Plus
12 1.2k 2 United States
2 May 2007 5:59AM
I went to the EPZ home page... and there was your brolly! Congrats Jouko!

glenalva Plus
11 338 United Kingdom
2 May 2007 9:32AM
Love this!! Fantastic work J.

Just noticed the string of awards underneath it there too.......well done you - very well deserved indeed Smile

Coleslaw Plus
11 13.4k 28 Wales
2 May 2007 12:50PM
congrats! all came at once!
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
2 May 2007 8:33PM
Great to see one of your shots as POTW. This is beautiful and unusual. Congratulations.
martin.w Plus
14 460 22 United Kingdom
2 May 2007 9:53PM
Missed this one. Very well done on all three awards Jouko, richly deserved.
Jouko. really sorry I missed this one!! Very well deserved on all three. Cracking image

BenF Plus
11 14 United States
3 May 2007 5:26AM
Congrats on POTW Jouko. It's a stunning shot!
billma Plus
13 119 United States
3 May 2007 3:09PM
Just rand across this one. Astounding shot!
xinia Plus
11 54
3 May 2007 4:02PM
Excellent Jouko and huge congrats for the awards Smile
katieb Plus
12 255 4 United Kingdom
3 May 2007 7:19PM
Gosh that was a long way down.
Love it and a very well deserved EC to boot.
Congrats Jouko
Jouİo Plus
12 56 Finland
3 May 2007 7:36PM
Thank you!

Highly appreciated....

Jouİo Plus
12 56 Finland
3 May 2007 7:38PM
Patrick: Never been in the FIRST PAGE before Smile


AngieLatham Plus
12 790 2 United Kingdom
3 May 2007 9:10PM
Well done Jouko! Just noticed you got POTW as well as EC.Stunning pic and very well deserved Smile

Angie* x
jon gibbs Plus
13 147 2
4 May 2007 8:59AM
Well done Jouko
4 May 2007 6:21PM
Wow! Jouko what can i say and a very well Deserved EC,wonderful work here.

4 May 2007 8:29PM
Just noticed this as POTW Jouko. Congratulations...I'm really pleased for you.

KBan Plus
11 495 4 England
5 May 2007 10:20PM
jolli showing us a brolly!
How do you get such luxurious colours? I'm so jealous...
conrad Plus
12 10.9k 116
8 May 2007 2:24PM
EC, RC and POW, and all while I was away - wow! This is great, Jouko, and I'm glad you got the recognition for it!
hayleyk Plus
11 56 England
9 May 2007 8:24PM
Adding my belated congratulations for your EC and POTW.

Well done Jouko Smile

marc484ie Plus
10 31 1 Ireland
10 May 2007 11:12AM
Great composition and colours developed from RAW file.

Scene is beautiful, dont know about the umberella. Personnal I think it takes away from the shot.

All in all, and couldn't do better. WOW a great shot

All the best
ChristineL 11 39 United Kingdom
30 May 2007 9:19PM
I was away for this one, but it's a beauty and well deserves the EC, congratulations,
Jouİo Plus
12 56 Finland
6 Jun 2007 7:31PM
Cheers folks!

Much appreciated!

suregork Plus
12 33 1 Finland
13 Jul 2007 4:10PM
Sorry I've missed this! Congrats on a well deserved EC!!
14 Aug 2007 8:24PM
Congrats with the well deserved EC. Excellent shot!! Lighting is great. I will keep practicingSmile
where did you get that brolly,
11 Sep 2007 8:01PM
WOW!!! perfect
15 Sep 2007 6:04PM
Excellent shot, Congratulations on a EC Award, Superb.

You must've been on top of the world, Jouko....Congrats!

OK, this deserves the "Megamuff Award", not very many can say they have attained this one, so count yourself VERY VERY lucky.....LOL!!!

Have a great day,
Suzan Smile
What a brillian idea! combining stunning scenery with something colourful and man made.
It's fantastic.
Jouİo Plus
12 56 Finland
4 Oct 2007 6:18PM
Thank you so much!

Highly appreciated............

Jouİo Plus
12 56 Finland
4 Oct 2007 6:21PM
Suzie: Cheers! Wow! The Megamuff Award! Cheers!
I´m honored! FIRST MA ever ! Smile

This picture has been hanging on my livinroom wall for months Smile Looks nice on canvas....

Thanks for the delivery....

mhaseman 9 608 1
18 Oct 2007 7:25PM
Brilliant. Just brilliant.
mianby Plus
10 12 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2007 5:10PM
4 Jan 2008 6:50PM
Original and fresh. Spot on in every way - well deserving of the attention!
Cheers, Jon
davidbailie Plus
13 457 7 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2008 5:46PM
Like the whole concept of this shot a lot - vibrant

.. as always looking to comment - I wonder how the shot would have looked with the brolley right and more foreground? - may well have been too dominant! - fine shot - like it

16 Feb 2008 2:23PM
Great! All the best to you both.