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Rialto Classico   Featured in Digital Darkroom #075
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Rialto Classico
Rialto Classico
Created from an original Venice photograph = no elements added or moved
Base image painted with Corel Painter Essentials 4
Two top texture layers added with adjusted opacity and adjustments
Using Tiffen Dfx plug-in; the merged image was treated with corner vignette darkness
The merging of layers and adjustments were done with Corel Paint Shop Pro
Category: DD

© Les Rhoades
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Tiia Vissak
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    beautifully done!

4/9/2009 1:36:05 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Awesome job. :O)

4/9/2009 1:37:30 AM

 
Bandar Aljahmi
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Wonderful work Les!

4/9/2009 2:19:06 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Brilliant DD work, Les. Definitely looks like an old oil painting.

4/9/2009 2:19:09 AM

 
Kathryn Love
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Winner!

4/9/2009 2:43:50 AM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Another beautiful painting by the famous Italian painter, Les Rhoades :-) - Winner in my book, great job!

4/9/2009 3:10:07 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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What an absolute beauty, Les. This is amazing and hope to see this GOLDEN!

Usman.

4/9/2009 3:57:32 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Lovely image and work here, Les.


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4/9/2009 4:20:58 AM

 
Jane Holestine
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Are you sure you didn't slip this off the walls of an art gallery? Beautiful!
I expect to see this again.

4/9/2009 4:42:40 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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I'm with Jane and Randy and everyone else - you have perfected this painter technique and this classic Venice scene lends itself to the treatment perfectly. Love the light and tones here.

4/9/2009 6:04:11 AM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Totally gorgeous Les! Perfect photo - perfect effects!

4/9/2009 6:31:05 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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TOTALLY OUTSTANDING!!!
Definitely gallery material!
WOW!

humbled, lisa

4/9/2009 6:44:00 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Absolutely gorgeous! Surely a winner Les

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4/9/2009 6:47:50 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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W O W ! ! ! I agree with all of the above!! Brilliant and a sure WINNER!!! Straight to my FAVS!!!! :0)

4/9/2009 7:04:02 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Absolutely fantastic Les!

4/9/2009 8:18:28 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Wonderful work, IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!

4/9/2009 9:40:58 AM

 
JudyAnn Rector
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Gorgeous as well as wonderfully creative, Les.

4/9/2009 3:40:14 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Awww, Venice! I am so envious, lol
Gorgeous, Les, love the painter work!

4/9/2009 3:43:19 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Looks like an old master work of art. Wonderfully done Les!!!!!!!

4/9/2009 5:41:20 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Wow Les - this is incredible - it really does look like a painting! You always impress me!

4/9/2009 8:05:04 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Into my favs.
I am so happy I stopped by your gallery. Lots of fabulous stuff. :)

4/10/2009 1:41:09 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is brilliant work, Les! Also a favorite!! Deb

4/15/2009 7:48:27 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Uh huh, uh huh..I like it, I like it!
Superb work! Congrats again!

5/26/2009 1:50:45 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Big congrats and good luck in the next round, Les. :)

5/26/2009 1:50:51 PM

 
Lynne Morris
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Congratulations again Les, good luck in the next round.

5/26/2009 2:28:25 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations Les!!!

5/26/2009 2:42:53 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Hey, guy, this is the third one I've seen (didn't stop at the other two but I'll go back :) ). Guess you are back! Congratulations and best of luck in the next round.

5/26/2009 3:15:43 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Awesome work!! Congratulations once again Les!

5/26/2009 3:57:31 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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A work of ART Les! Congratulations on your finalist! Love this!

5/26/2009 4:15:02 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Wonderful Les!!! Congrats!!

5/26/2009 5:49:39 PM

 
Ken Smith
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You had a great month, Les. Congrats again!

5/26/2009 6:26:24 PM

 
Kelly S. Cavanaugh
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Beautiful work, Les! Congratulations!

5/26/2009 7:14:47 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Congratulations! Beautiful finalist.

5/26/2009 7:41:02 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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I am still hoping to see it get golden, Les. CONGRATS.

Usman.

5/27/2009 1:19:49 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Classic but extraordinarily presented here; congratulations Les!

5/27/2009 3:33:42 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Les this is fantastic!!! BIG CONGRATS on your finalist, all of them gorgeous photos (just for me this is special) :)))

5/27/2009 9:25:54 AM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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This is a definite work of art, Les! Gorgeous! Another winner! Congratulations on the finalist!

5/27/2009 2:09:31 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations again, Les!

5/27/2009 3:28:54 PM

 
Sherry McClead
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Congratulations Les on your finalist... awesome image... WTG!!

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5/28/2009 6:42:24 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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A superb photograph Les! Congratulations on your win!

5/28/2009 11:56:53 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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Congratulations on your win, Les!!

5/28/2009 12:02:14 PM

 
Lynne Morris
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Huge Congratulations on your beautiful winner Les.

5/28/2009 12:21:13 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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spectacular, congratulations on your winner Les!!!!

5/28/2009 12:22:03 PM

 
Sherry McClead
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WTG LESS... AWESOME WIN!

Sherrybear

5/28/2009 12:22:08 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Congrats, Les..very well deserved!!

5/28/2009 2:01:23 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Stunning win! Congratulations!

5/28/2009 3:50:48 PM

 
Toni Riggs
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Beautiful, congrats!

5/28/2009 4:09:05 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congrats Les!!!! What an awesome WIN!

jo ann c.

5/28/2009 4:30:53 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Congrats Les, for your winner.

5/28/2009 4:55:23 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Absolutely brilliant, Les!! Congrats on your win!

5/28/2009 5:02:44 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Congratulations on this great finalist

5/28/2009 5:11:54 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Congratulations on this amazing winner!

5/28/2009 6:07:52 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Big congrats Les!!

5/28/2009 7:51:29 PM

 
A P
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Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos

5/28/2009 9:22:36 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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CONGRATULATIONS.......on getting GOLDEN!!

Usman.

5/29/2009 2:27:21 AM

 
Angie Sidles
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I just adore your work and this is one place I have always dreamed of visiting! You have captured it beautifully! Big congrats on your win!! :)

5/29/2009 6:16:02 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on your beautiful winner. Amazing use of effects.

5/29/2009 7:48:16 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is so amazing, Les! Huge congratulations on your superb GOLD WINNER! Deb

5/29/2009 10:10:17 AM

 
JudyAnn Rector
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I am SO glad your image won, Les, I loved it from the moment I saw it! CONGRATULATIONS!! :)) JudyAnn

5/29/2009 2:25:48 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Amazing and beautiful! Congrats!!

5/31/2009 2:22:45 PM

 
Sharon 
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Les, congratulations on your amazing winner!!!

5/31/2009 6:01:03 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Congratulations Les!! Exceptional work as always!! WTG :0)

6/1/2009 8:58:00 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Gorgeous....congratulations again!!!!!!

6/1/2009 10:13:49 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Amazing work, Les. Huge congrats on this outstanding winner.

6/2/2009 1:11:00 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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This Wonderful photograph really deserves the Winner batch it was awarded and I'm happy now to see it featured in the Digital Darkroom Newsletter. Excellent work, Les!!!
Congratulations!!!
Cesar

6/17/2009 5:40:39 AM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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A stellar image to feature in the DD Newsletter. Congrats, LES!

6/17/2009 12:43:44 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your Digital Darkroom feature Les! This is truly beautiful!

6/17/2009 1:45:54 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Les on your Win!!!!

Dominick

7/17/2009 1:59:15 AM

 
Stacy Lankford
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Beautiful image!

1/9/2010 9:46:14 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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A masterpiece in digital darkroom Les! WTG!

1/22/2010 9:31:13 AM

 
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