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In Your Dreams
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In Your Dreams
In Your Dreams
For the PG 101 "What Is It?" theme. And since it's for that, I won't say right now what it is, but what it definitely IS NOT is DD. It's a straight shot.
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Vicki L. Filippin
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    WOWZA! Straight shot? Most excellent, Mitch! I'll have to ponder a bit more on what it is.
Hmmm

11/30/2008 7:44:38 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Well...it whatever it is...it is fantastic!

11/30/2008 7:55:57 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Cool light, Mitch. My first thought was some sort of oil spill but why it would be suspended above the background like this is beyond me.

11/30/2008 8:00:34 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Unbelievable work. No idea what it is, but I love it!

11/30/2008 8:03:46 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Beats me! I love it anyway, no matter what it is!

11/30/2008 8:08:15 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Love the colors, clarity and comp. I think it is water (maybe with a bit of glycerin in it) on a piece of glass above a black-and-red piece of paper or something. HTD!

11/30/2008 8:08:30 AM

 
Judy A. Lawhon
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What ever it is, its really cool, Mitch!! Great job!!

11/30/2008 8:26:32 AM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Unique!Intriguing shot,Mitch!:-)

11/30/2008 8:42:14 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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I agree with Katarina. And I love anything with water!!

11/30/2008 8:54:30 AM

 
Joy Rector
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don't know but love the shapes

11/30/2008 9:56:07 AM

 
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I agree with Katarina. :O)

11/30/2008 10:04:05 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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Whatever it is, excellent color,pattern
and clarity.

11/30/2008 10:55:16 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Mitch, this looks like water spilled on a thick glass table top underneath which a dark paper with something glowing red is projected. Thats the best I could think of. IT IS INDEED LOVELY.

UB.

11/30/2008 11:43:11 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Incredible shot of ???! LOVE it!

11/30/2008 12:00:47 PM

 
Ron McEwan
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Its a great abstract art work Mitch. I would guess that it is water or oil droplets in reflection of light.

11/30/2008 12:31:29 PM

 
Kerry Hill
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This is so beautiful, Mitch!! Excellent detail, colour and clarity!!! Awesome image!!

11/30/2008 1:01:46 PM

 
Mike Clime
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Cool capture, Mitch!

11/30/2008 1:11:17 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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OK, I guess it's time to say what it is. It's a crop from an old slide from a time when I was experimenting with setups like this. It's corn syrup on a sheet of glass and the background is paper--I had one sheet of red paper on the bottom and cut the green sheet in a wavy pattern and separated the two pieces and placed them quite a ways down from the glass so as to throw them out of focus. Lit with a couple of photo floods. The only things I did here were to clean up some of the slide scan stuff and a couple of distracting thingees, crop, and boost the color some.

11/30/2008 1:13:42 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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This is cool Mitch .. I was guessing along the lines of the others but thought oil rather than corn syrup .. I love the centre shape which looks like a dolphin to me ~ great theme entry!

11/30/2008 1:43:14 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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That's fun, Susie, that it seems like a dolphin to you. Somehow in my particular dream, it looks like a dog chasing a tadpole. LOL. And, BTW, congrats to all who thought glass plus water or oil or like that, because that was very close.

11/30/2008 1:54:58 PM

 
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A dog chasing a tadpole... oh wait a minute you just revealed it... but HONESTLY, that was going to be my guess!! Just kidding, I was thinking more along the lines of UB :o) Fantastic work, Mitch!

11/30/2008 3:19:05 PM

 
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I thought it was oil that made it look dark and under was the red. I have done some drops on glass and captured the flower or whatever, but this is most unique Mitch

11/30/2008 5:51:10 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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OH WOW!!!!! Awesome work on this fantastic 101 assignment, Mitch!!!!! :-) k

11/30/2008 7:18:14 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Very cool, Mitch!!

12/1/2008 9:36:08 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Awesome image Mitch!

12/1/2008 4:01:25 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Congrats on your theme win Mitch!

12/2/2008 5:44:48 AM

 
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BIG Congrats on a well deserved 101 Theme Win!!!

12/2/2008 6:20:20 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thanks everyone for playing in the theme, for your votes, and for taking a look and guessing here. Lots of fun!

12/3/2008 8:56:20 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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And now a big finalist badge at 101! WTG, Mitch. Good luck in the next round.

12/21/2008 8:26:55 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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I didn't look to see what it was before I guessed ... I'm thinking water droplets on a glass-topped table with something red underneath. OK, now I've read what it is--very cool! Big congratulations on your finalist, Mitch!!

12/21/2008 9:01:55 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Mitch!

12/21/2008 9:35:57 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Mitch!

12/21/2008 9:45:50 PM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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Huge congratulations Mitch on your super finalist!!

12/21/2008 9:54:53 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Beautiful finalist Mitch!! Congratulations!

12/21/2008 10:21:58 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Great finalist, Mitch! Congratulations!

12/21/2008 10:23:57 PM

 
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Congrats on ALL your awesome finalist, Mitch

12/21/2008 10:52:40 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Mitch!

12/22/2008 12:13:50 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Cool capture Mitch!! Congratulations!

12/22/2008 1:51:58 AM

 
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Congratulations Mitch on your Finalist. :O)

12/22/2008 2:15:22 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Wonderful Finalist, Mitch...keep 'em coming!

12/22/2008 3:18:09 AM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, Mitch!!!

12/22/2008 3:32:09 AM

 
Vicki L. Filippin
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No surprise on THIS finalist! Congrats, Mitch!...sooo well deserved!

12/22/2008 4:33:13 AM

 
Naomi Weiser
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great shot! congrats

12/22/2008 4:52:55 AM

 
Naomi Weiser
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congrat! cool image

12/22/2008 5:21:52 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Happy to see this one in the Finalists Page.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
And Good Luck!!!

12/22/2008 6:33:53 AM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Congratualtions on this super finalist,Mitch!!!:-)

12/22/2008 8:57:40 AM

 
Eugenio Diaz

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Congratulations on your beautiful finalists, well done. Good luck in the next round!

12/22/2008 8:58:18 AM

 
Melissa A. Olsen
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Congrats, Mitch...good luck next round.

12/22/2008 9:04:59 AM

 
John Caruso
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Congrats on your finalist, Mitch!

12/22/2008 10:09:28 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Congratulations, Mitch on this incredible finalist!!

12/22/2008 10:52:30 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Congratulation on this wonderful finalists!!!!! :-) k

12/22/2008 11:41:51 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is an AWESOME capture, Mitch! Excellent details, composition and colors! WOW! Huge congrats on your OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb

12/22/2008 11:49:38 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Congrats on your outstanding finalist Mitch :O)

12/22/2008 12:56:15 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Congrats on you outstanding finalist, Mitch.

12/22/2008 1:29:30 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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How fun. Congrats Mitch.

12/22/2008 2:22:03 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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What a cool shot this is, Mitch! Great BIG CONGRAT's to you!!!

12/22/2008 2:27:45 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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So cool, Mitch... I did not quite guess what it was, but had fun thinking...thanks for sharing! A huge congrats on this wonderful finalist!

12/22/2008 3:07:07 PM

 
Mike Clime
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Congratulations on your finalist!

12/22/2008 3:25:36 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Mitch on this excellent Finalist!! Jeff

12/22/2008 4:24:40 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your finalist Mitch!

12/22/2008 4:28:25 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Very cool design, Mitch. Congrats to you!

12/22/2008 5:34:45 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Too Cool Mitch!!! Congrats!

12/22/2008 6:22:07 PM

 
Mary E. Lake
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Congrats Mitch! :)

12/22/2008 6:50:42 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Congratulations on this amazing finalist,Mitch!!!

12/22/2008 7:15:14 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Big congrats Mitch, great capture :)))

12/22/2008 7:34:02 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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CONGRATULATIONS Mitch!!! WTG :0)

12/22/2008 7:38:48 PM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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Congratulations on your well deserved recognition, Mitch

12/23/2008 7:25:51 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Very abstract, Very cool. Congratulations Mitch!

12/24/2008 6:25:04 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thanks, everyone, for you messages of congratulation. They are appreciated.

12/25/2008 10:33:57 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

12/28/2008 12:44:34 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thank you, Tiia. :)

1/1/2009 11:29:02 AM

 
Leland N. Saunders
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Congratulations, Mitch on this well-deserved Finalist. What a cool abstract ... !!

Lee

1/5/2009 9:00:07 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Thank you very much, Lee. :)

1/8/2009 1:39:48 PM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Congratulations on this Fantastic mysterious Finalist!!!
I think I figured it out, but I'm not certain. The POV just makes it so wonderful.

1/25/2009 11:40:11 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Hi, Amanda, and thanks. Glad you like this. :) I finally said what it was up above a ways.

1/30/2009 10:02:51 AM

 
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