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Coming to the Light
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Coming to the Light
Coming to the Light
This is Digital Art, a composite of two photos. The original pic is in the discussion.
I had to submit this pic three times before it won, so if you believe in an image, try try again! (:

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Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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    It looks surreal. I really loke it. Wouldn't of known it was two photos if you didn't mention it Nancy.

3/30/2004 4:45:25 PM

 
Elizabeth J. Bernier
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Hey Nancy!!! Good to see you here too!!! I've been here a while now,not sure how long exactly,few months maybe...lol, time flies when your absorbed with photography right?It's a big site,but the people here are really great,very friendly,I'm sure you'll enjoy it!This image is just fantastic,I love this one,it's amazing!!! Hope it wins for you!! ;)

3/30/2004 5:07:00 PM

 
Jessica Hughes
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This is outstanding Nancy! It really caught my eye! I wouldn't have known it was two seperate photos. You've combined them nicely!
Jessica

3/30/2004 5:40:52 PM

 
Kristen McKain
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love it!

3/30/2004 5:54:50 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Honestly.. This is a great image. Really makes you think when you look at it. It is amazing this is actually two images!

3/30/2004 5:58:17 PM

 
Alisha May Furbish
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This is fantastic- looks like she's opening the door to bright nothingness- I would like to know more about it- what were the original images? As already stated, I wouldn't have guessed it. Very impressive work!

3/30/2004 6:33:17 PM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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  Original Door for "Coming to the Light"
Original Door for "Coming to the Light"
Cambodia
© Nancy Grace Chen
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Thanks so much for the comments, everyone!! Really appreciate every single one.

I photographed the door, which I loved, in Cambodia (original photo above). However, I never felt like the door had enough impact alone. So three months later, I finally got the inspiration to turn it into a Digital Art piece! Posing and angling the camera were tricky, and it took me many more hours than I'd like to admit to get it to this stage... but it was fun, and the result was just what I had in mind. Isn't technology amazing? (:

Nancy

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3/30/2004 7:48:42 PM

 
Alisha May Furbish
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Thanks for satisfying my curiosity! I am even more impressed now! Very good work, you have fantastic vision:)

3/30/2004 7:53:35 PM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Nancy this is absolutely incredible, a stroke of genius! You did an outstanding job, you cannot tell it is two pictures together! What else is there to say . . .it's fantastic!

3/30/2004 9:40:55 PM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Wonderful Nancy!

3/31/2004 3:21:26 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Very nice end result Nancy! I like the b&w tones you ended up with, and the composite is done so well that you can't tell that it is one. Good luck with this! Welcome to BP!

3/31/2004 9:10:51 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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It's great work and should do well!!

4/10/2004 5:01:00 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Beautifully done, Nancy, and many congratulations on your win! Good luck!
Aloha,
Stan

4/11/2004 11:50:30 PM

 
Elizabeth J. Bernier
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Whoo hoo go girl!!!Congratulations Nancy!!!! So glad this has made it!!!Very deserving!!! I'll write you.Huge Congrats on your win!! Big big smiles for you! ;) Beth

4/12/2004 4:43:16 AM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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Thank you soooo much for the comments, everyone!!

Stan-- Howdy and thanks for all the congrats!! (:

Beth-- Yeeeah!! :-D Thanks so much for your support!!

4/12/2004 4:51:22 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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Simply beautiful work, Nancy! Congrats and good luck in the finals!!

4/12/2004 5:43:59 AM

 
Marie Fields
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Congratulations! Fantastic image!!!

4/12/2004 5:51:02 AM

 
zcaley 
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Hooray Nancy!!!! Good luck with this one! Glad to see you got some recognition! And congratulations!

4/12/2004 7:08:13 AM

 
Alisha May Furbish
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Well deserved, Nancy- congratulations!!!

4/12/2004 8:04:45 AM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Congrats Nancy! This was one of my favorites! Great job!

4/12/2004 9:22:55 AM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Beautiful image! Congratulations.

4/12/2004 9:47:37 AM

 
Deanna Cathcart

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Nancy this is amazing work! Congrats on the win! The time spent was well worth it!

4/12/2004 11:35:45 AM

 
Marta Azevedo
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NICE WORK!!!

4/12/2004 1:38:37 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Well Done. Congratulations!

4/12/2004 3:08:06 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Wonderful work Nancy -- many congrats!

4/12/2004 3:30:53 PM

 
Mary-Ella Bowles
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Glad to see this here Nancy - I liked it the first time I saw it at DPQ. Very creative, very intriguing. Congrats, and good luck!

4/12/2004 8:38:32 PM

 
Eric Highfield
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Very dramatic and beautiful! Congratulations, Nancy!

4/12/2004 9:45:45 PM

 
Doug Gould
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Great image, Nancy!

4/13/2004 5:44:57 AM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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Quite a fantastic execution. Certainly well worth your efforts. It has a mysterious, intriguing quality that draws you right in toward that fabulous light, just like the model! Congratulations!

4/14/2004 3:16:24 PM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Congratulations Nancy!

4/14/2004 5:27:52 PM

 
Karen J. McDowell
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Nancy girl..this is stunning work! Congrats and good luck to you, my dear friend!

4/14/2004 9:46:16 PM

 
Mary Ann Melton
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Way to go Nancy!!!! So glad to see this as a Finalist here! Congratulations!

Good luck! Hope we see it again!

8/14/2004 6:19:51 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congrats again Nancy!!

8/14/2004 7:18:18 AM

 
Robert Mann
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Great work Nancy! This is a very effective DA. Congrats on your finalist selection and your DIC POTD! Good Luck! RoB

8/14/2004 8:05:16 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Very creative, great work, Nancy!

8/14/2004 9:43:35 AM

 
The  Italian  Eye
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Congratsssssssssssss !!!!!!

8/14/2004 11:35:51 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congrat's again. Lovely seeing this here...Way to go!!!!!

8/14/2004 12:06:03 PM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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I still love this! Congratulations! -K

8/14/2004 1:26:33 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Have to echo Kelly's sentiment, Nancy, as I still love this as well!! Here's to this moving forward and CONGRATULATIONS once again!!
Aloha,
Stan

8/14/2004 9:05:39 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Great image, Nancy! Many congratulations!
Monika

8/14/2004 10:05:22 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Way to go, Nancy!! CONGRATULATION, yet again!!!

8/15/2004 2:22:40 AM

 
Michael Khoury
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A big congratulations, Nancy!

8/15/2004 3:19:41 AM

 
Debra Booth
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Big congrats, Nancy, on your win with this wonderful image!

8/15/2004 5:13:16 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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You're on a roll Nancy!! Congrats!

8/15/2004 5:20:38 AM

 
Cindy Cone
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Congrats again, Nancy!

8/15/2004 5:51:20 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Beautiful work, big congrats, Nancy!!

8/15/2004 7:03:36 AM

 
Dolores Neilson
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#2!! Atta girl, Nancy Grace!!

8/15/2004 8:57:49 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Another great win, Nancy!

8/15/2004 9:26:13 AM

 
Alan L. Borror
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Congratulations on your win, Nancy!!!

8/15/2004 10:58:13 AM

 
Janet Detota
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Congratulations, Nancy! Very impressive!!

8/15/2004 12:14:38 PM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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Thanks so much for the comments!!!

This win is a special one to me because this is probably the first Digital Art piece that turned out just the way I imagined for it to, after MANY hours and reworks! It's so satisfying to be able to see something in your mind become reality.

Thank you again to you all!!
Nancy

8/15/2004 12:29:02 PM

 
annamarie ferguson

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absolutely amazing!!!!! talk about creative!!!! love love love this!!!!

8/15/2004 1:13:43 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Wonderful editing and final product.
I'm glad to see that you believed in the photo and perservered.
It's a worthy winner.

bill

8/15/2004 2:21:01 PM

 
William T

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I love the magical transformation in this photo. Big congratulations on this well deserved win!

8/15/2004 2:45:31 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Congrats Nancy! Superb!

8/15/2004 3:45:56 PM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Congrats Nancy on TWO wins this month! Very well-deserved!

8/15/2004 4:06:24 PM

 
Rob Friedman
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Awesome! Congrats Nancy!

8/15/2004 6:07:42 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Glad to see this one as a winner here! Many congratulations, Nancy! Very well deserved!

8/15/2004 6:44:34 PM

 
Peggy Wolff
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Congrats on a wonderful image and win!

8/15/2004 7:37:40 PM

 
Carl D. Miller

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Great work, Nancy! Well deserved!

8/16/2004 1:02:43 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Presistence paid off as it should have with this wonderful photo. Nice job Nancy on this well deserved win!

8/16/2004 4:26:54 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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It was all worth it Nancy! So well done! Congratulations on your win! -K

8/16/2004 8:02:08 AM

 
Pu Chen

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Great digital job, Nancy! I thought it looks familiar. Glad your hard work paid off. It came out great. Congratulations!

8/16/2004 4:00:29 PM

 
Karen Bacon
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Congratulations on this incredible image Nancy!

8/19/2004 11:12:17 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Congratulations Nancy! I loved this image the first time I saw it!

8/22/2004 6:37:28 AM

 
Lisa Clark
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Congratulations Nancy. Your persistence paid off!

10/2/2004 8:49:57 PM

 
Anette Linnea Rasmussen
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Great job Nancy! Love the lighting on this, well done!
Congrats on your win! Well deserved!

Best wishes, Linnea

3/30/2005 6:28:06 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Nancy, this is stunning! Thank you for sharing all that you did! It is wonderful!! I must say, that your whole gallery is quite a feast for the eyes...you do beautiful work!! :0)

6/19/2005 1:42:39 PM

 
Marvin H. Gohlke Jr.
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This is so cool, creative, and dreamy looking. I really love it, wonderful work!!

12/5/2005 11:46:42 AM

 
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