View Full Version : Overall Grand Prize 2015 - David Salem

Daniel Cadieux
02-28-2016, 06:33 AM
Congratulations David Salem!! Your image "Tug of War" is the 2015 Grand Prize winner!!

Your deserving winning image has earned you Lifetime Membership to BPN!! Since David won it last year too, then this will apply into his next life should he choose to re-join with BPN then:t3.

Back-to-back "Overall" winner, WOW! Huge bragging rights, and well deserved!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations to all of this year's category winners - 2015 will be tough to top!

steve torna
02-28-2016, 08:40 AM
That's awesome Dan, congratulations; also thanks for taking the time and interest to have thoughtfully and kindly critiqued some of my images. steve

Gabriela Plesea
02-28-2016, 08:41 AM
Truly well deserved, exceptional image, excellent work - I am thrilled for you:cheers:!!!

Warmest regards,

Stu Bowie
02-28-2016, 09:04 AM
Huge Congrats Dave. Two years in a row, that will take some beating. A brilliant image.

02-28-2016, 09:12 AM
Man, I missed this one..., Exceptional, almost surreal that you got this Dave, a very big congrats!

Kalin Botev
02-28-2016, 09:16 AM
Congrats David! Well deserved!

Rachel Hollander
02-28-2016, 09:21 AM
Congrats Dave! Your hard work and time invested pays off big time. Well deserved and congrats on 2 years in a row.

Steve Kaluski
02-28-2016, 11:50 AM
Hi David, I bet you are over the moon both with this image and as a second time 'Overall' winner, very well done. :cheers:

Think we should get some BPN sponsorship on that truck. :bg3::bg3:

Huge Congratulations.


Diane Miller
02-28-2016, 12:15 PM
Marvelous image -- a well-deserved win! Congratulations!

02-28-2016, 12:44 PM
Congratulations David!

David Salem
02-28-2016, 01:09 PM
Wow!! Just turned on my computer and I'm blown away!!

I want to thank to everyone so much for this huge honor to have been chosen again for the IOTY.

You have all taught me so much over the years and your critiques and suggestions have made me a much better Photographer. I want to thank all the members for their support and great advice and the Mods and Owners for choosing my Image.

I am truly honored to have been chosen amongst such great talent!!


Glenn Conlan
02-28-2016, 01:12 PM
Way to go buddy! Well deserved recognition

Allen Sparks
02-28-2016, 03:42 PM
Congratulations !! Well deserved David!

Nancy Bell
02-28-2016, 03:59 PM
Very well done and certainly a well deserved win! You are indeed an excellent photographer!

John Rowell
02-28-2016, 06:37 PM
Hard work, skill and dedication all pay off. Congratualtions, very well deserved.

David Salem
02-28-2016, 07:28 PM
Thanks everyone. I appreciate the nice words and the honor of IOTY.

Steve, I need some BPN stickers to put on "The Truck" for sponsorship advertising. :S3:

Wendy Kates
02-28-2016, 08:41 PM
Huge congrats, David: your image is truly terrific!

Steve Kaluski
02-28-2016, 10:09 PM
Steve, I need some BPN stickers to put on "The Truck" for sponsorship advertising.

I'm sure some nice BIG decals can easily be organised with a magnetic backing, however the 16ft, 24hr neon sign, mounted on the cab might no go down well with neighbours. :w3

02-29-2016, 01:06 AM
Congratulations! Well deserved! Amazing photo!

haseeb badar
02-29-2016, 02:49 AM
Congratulations David !! Outstanding stuff , I hope you enterd it in the BBC WPOTY 2016 !

David Salem
02-29-2016, 02:58 AM
Thanks everyone!!

Haseeb, yes I did:S3:

Sanjeev Aurangabadkar
02-29-2016, 03:04 AM
Fascinating image David, a very well deserved winner!!! Love the interaction and timing. Great work and an inspiration to all.

gail bisson
02-29-2016, 09:39 AM
Big congrats Dave! Well done and well deserved,

Don Lacy
02-29-2016, 10:44 AM
Wonderful image Dave congrats

02-29-2016, 01:11 PM
congrats Dave!

02-29-2016, 01:40 PM
thumbs up to you David, congrats!!!

Marina Scarr
02-29-2016, 04:41 PM
Congratulations once again, David, on winning IOTY. The chance of witnessing this kind of behavior, never mind capturing it at the perfect moment, is very slim and you managed to pull if off! Thank you for all of your contributions to BPN. You and they are very much appreciated!

shane shacaluga
02-29-2016, 04:50 PM
Big congratulations!! That image is simply outstanding! Well deserved.

David Salem
02-29-2016, 05:04 PM
Thanks everyone so much for the nice comments. I appreciate it!!

Glennie Passier
02-29-2016, 05:17 PM
So well deserved. Congratulations! You have earned the honour.

Cheryl Slechta
02-29-2016, 06:39 PM
Congratulations, David on a stunning image:S3:

Roy Priest
02-29-2016, 11:46 PM
Dave, congrats on winning two years straight. Phenomenal stuff.

Morkel Erasmus
03-01-2016, 05:03 PM
Fabulous imagery David - huge congrats on this achievement!! :5 :cheers:

Satish Ranadive
03-02-2016, 07:14 AM
Heartiest Congratulations, David.
Great show.


Mike Poole
03-02-2016, 08:22 AM
Congrats on the double Dave. Does that mean you're banned from entering next year or do you keep the trophy if you win??


Valerio Tarone
03-02-2016, 09:59 AM

David Salem
03-02-2016, 11:16 AM
Thanks everyone for the congratulations. I greatly appreciate it.

Mike, Not sure how many lifetime memberships someone can win in a lifetime, two is plenty for me:S3:

Kerry Perkins
03-02-2016, 09:34 PM
Congratulations David, fantastic capture! :cheers:

Grace Scalzo
03-03-2016, 08:44 AM
Hard work, good location, great species and a boat load of talent and perserverance, all combined into one fantastic photographer, and it's no wonder you've won two in a row. Huge congrats from me, David. Now knock it off and give the rest of us a chance. :t3

Doug Brown
03-04-2016, 10:25 PM
Well done Dave! Congrats on a super image and your well-deserved honor!

David Salem
03-05-2016, 01:29 AM
Thanks Kerry and Doug for the congrats.

Grace I really appreciate the very nice comment. Means allot to me coming from a great talent like yourself.

Loi Nguyen
03-08-2016, 11:49 AM
another year, another winner. David, huge congrats to you! Loi

Bill Dix
03-09-2016, 08:16 PM
Spectacular image, that I missed when first posted. Well deserving on the IOTY. Congratulations! Go for the trifecta.

Eric Dienesch
03-10-2016, 12:15 PM
Congrats from me.. in Germany we say: This is a Big Picture !!

Jim Crosswell
03-10-2016, 12:41 PM
Congratulations David!

Robert Kimbrell
03-10-2016, 08:18 PM
Congrats David, well deserved.

David Salem
03-12-2016, 11:32 AM
Thanks again everyone. I am truly honored.

Andreas Liedmann
03-21-2016, 12:54 AM
Hi David great stuff that you captured and a well worth winning IOTY :cheers: :5 :cheers:
Keep up the great work

Chers Andreas

Jim Keener
03-25-2016, 11:08 AM
This photograph rises from the large collection of extraordinary photographs submitted by the best photographers at BPN. It truly is the best of the best. Congratulations, Dave.

Joe Subolefsky
04-02-2016, 07:37 AM
Congrats very deserving image!

David Salem
04-02-2016, 09:43 PM
Thanks everyone. I really appreciate your nice comments