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This is a multi layered texture image with textures I developed myself
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William F. Clair
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    You're good, but this one puts you over the top!!!


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7/28/2009 4:41:13 PM

 
Zsuzsanna M. Szugyi
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This is absolutely beautiful!!!!!! Looks like an oil painting. The texturing is very, very good, Nick!!


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7/28/2009 4:54:04 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Absolutely stunning work, Nick! A fave!


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7/28/2009 4:55:27 PM

 
Randy A. Myers
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Nice image and great job on the textures.


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7/28/2009 5:45:08 PM

 
A P
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Stunning as always Nick and one for my favorite folder as well. Bravo!!


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7/28/2009 6:19:39 PM

 
Julianna J. Collett
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Beautiful textures - incredible light- fabulous old world look!


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7/28/2009 6:39:05 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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It just doesn't get any better than this matey. Everything came together to perfection here . I love it..you're awesome Nick!!!!


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7/28/2009 7:54:30 PM

 
Ruth Grimm
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Wonderful image Nick!! We'll be seeing this again!! Gorgeous treatment!


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7/28/2009 8:34:45 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Mesmerizing, dramatic, powerful and a Grand Prize Winner! Right into my favs!


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7/28/2009 10:15:24 PM

 
Lynne Morris
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Breathtaking Nick, this is outstanding work and I am sure we will see it again.


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7/28/2009 10:43:55 PM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Fantastic work and image! WOW Nick!


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7/29/2009 3:59:01 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Beautiful lighting and tones and the texture is very nice. Wonderful job, Nick.


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7/29/2009 5:00:55 AM

 
Nick Lagos
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Thanks everyone for stopping by and particularly for your very kind words and comments


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7/29/2009 5:02:07 AM

 
Sharon F. Morris
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Amazing work Nick!! Love the effects and textures you have applied to this.
Gives it a beautiful old fashion feel.


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7/29/2009 6:54:57 AM

 
Susan Fox
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Perfection! I so want to learn how to light a portrait like this.


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7/29/2009 9:49:22 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Absolutely Gorgeous!! Amazing work Nick!! straight to my Favs too :0)


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7/30/2009 8:59:56 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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WOW.... Awesome portrait and light here, Nick. It has WINNER written all over it!. FAVED!

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8/3/2009 3:11:54 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Nick. It looks like an aged classic painting. I'd like a lesson from you on how to create such a masterpiece. It's a winner for sure.


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8/17/2009 4:06:06 PM

 
Ruth Grimm
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Congratulations on your finalist, Nick!! She's gorgeous!!


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8/17/2009 5:18:01 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is amazing, Nick!! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist!!! Deb


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8/17/2009 5:30:14 PM

 
Michael G. Marshall
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Beautiful finalist, Nick! Congratulations!


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8/17/2009 6:23:59 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Superb finalist -- should be a winner too, Nick. Congratulations.


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8/17/2009 6:46:15 PM

 
Zsuzsanna M. Szugyi
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A very well deserved finalist hopefully a winner!! Congratulations Nick!


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8/17/2009 7:13:58 PM

 
Karen K. Givens
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Congratulations Nick on your finalist, what a beautiful portrait.


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8/17/2009 7:30:11 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Outstanding image, Nick!! Huge congratulations on your finalist!


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8/17/2009 7:31:59 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Stunning work Nick! Congratulations on your finalist!


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8/17/2009 8:07:04 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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huge congrats on your GORGEOUS finalist!!!


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8/18/2009 12:19:12 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Nick on your spectacular finalist!


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8/18/2009 4:59:04 AM

 
Wanda Judd
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Nick, Congratulations...this is truly an outstanding shot...I am in awe of your texture technique...


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8/18/2009 5:02:43 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on your finalist!!! Best of luck in the next round!


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8/18/2009 5:31:12 AM

 
Eugenio Diaz  

Congratulations on this gorgeous Finalist, Nick


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8/18/2009 7:12:42 AM

 
A P
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If this didn't get a finalist I would have yelled "recount" LOL CONGRATULATIONS Nick and I expect to see Gold in a few days. Best of luck but it truly deserves it.


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8/18/2009 7:36:59 AM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist - the textures are so subtle and so wonderful!


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8/18/2009 7:44:45 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Awesome work, Nick--congrats on your finalist!


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8/18/2009 8:11:31 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Nick, this is an awesome image. I wouldn't expect anything less from you. Congratulations, Bill


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8/18/2009 8:14:27 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Exquisite, Nick! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist!


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8/18/2009 10:29:03 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Stunning light and textures Nick!!! Big congrats!!


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8/18/2009 3:37:43 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Lovely work Nick! Congratulations!


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8/18/2009 4:36:27 PM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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Stunning! Congrats on your Finalist


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8/18/2009 5:10:48 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on your beautiful Finalists, Nick!


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8/18/2009 5:56:08 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations Nick!


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8/18/2009 6:10:54 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Thought it was by Da Vinci. LOL. Superb effect Nick! It's already a classic! Congratulations on your Finalist!!


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8/18/2009 7:16:29 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Matey, this is one exceptional work of art and I'm so glad to see it here in the Finalists. Congratulations and I expect to see it in the Winner's Circle!!!


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8/18/2009 7:56:11 PM

 
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8/18/2009 9:42:28 PM

 
Lynne Morris
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Knew we would see this beauty again, hope we see it with gold pretty soon Nick, Huge Congratulations on this beautiful finalist.


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8/18/2009 10:19:37 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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I repeat 'It has winner written all over it". CONGRATULATIONS on this extra-ordinary Finalist!!

UB.


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8/18/2009 11:01:26 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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BIG Congratulations Matey!!! Awesome seeing this beautiful work of art in the Winner's Circle!!!


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8/19/2009 3:24:12 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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No surprise here! Congrats, Nick on a stunning win!


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8/19/2009 3:54:55 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Definitely no surprise here!! Congratulations Nick!!!


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8/19/2009 3:58:29 PM

 
A P
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Ditto on the no surprise Renee. CONGRATULATIONS again Nick. Just awesome work!!


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8/19/2009 4:16:25 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Beautiful portrait, Nick! CONGRATULATIONS on this well deserved Winner!


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8/19/2009 4:38:42 PM

 
Bob D. Hall
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Great photo, great win, Nick! Congrats!!


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8/19/2009 4:39:43 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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This is much like a priceless painting by an old Flemish master. Beautiful, Nick! Congrats again on another stunning winner!


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8/19/2009 6:15:39 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Just beautiful, Nick! Congrats on your win with this beautiful portrait!


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8/19/2009 7:05:13 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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I knew!! :) BIG congratulations on another wonderful win, Nick!!


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8/19/2009 7:51:22 PM

 
Max Aureli
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Great work and Congratulations Nick on this fantastic Winner!!!


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8/19/2009 7:58:10 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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No surprise here! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on another SUPERB GOLD WINNER, Nick!!! Deb


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8/19/2009 8:22:03 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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So Happy to see this get GOLD Nick!!! Gorgeous and just Perfect!! Congratulations to you Again :0) WTG


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8/19/2009 10:00:06 PM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Big congrats Nick!


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8/20/2009 5:03:59 AM

 
Ruth Grimm
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GREAT job, Nick! Congratulations!


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8/20/2009 7:26:41 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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WTG, Nick! Big congrats on your win!


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8/20/2009 8:52:02 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big congrats Nick for your winner.


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8/20/2009 10:38:45 AM

 
Pat Abbott
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Nick, this is so beautiful! Congrats on your win!


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8/20/2009 3:36:03 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Congratulations Nick! This gotta be a winner!!!


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8/20/2009 4:51:05 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Beautiful...another amazing winner, Nick!


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8/21/2009 1:43:11 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your win! So beautiful Nick!


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8/21/2009 9:29:07 PM

 
Paul C. Gazzanigo
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Lovely Nick. A well deserved win.


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8/22/2009 3:17:18 AM

 
Wanda Judd
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Congratulations on this well deserved win...


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8/22/2009 8:47:46 AM

 
Gail P. Sullivan
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This is so fabulous...congrats, Nick!


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8/22/2009 8:57:54 AM

 
Carolyn McIntosh
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Congratulations on your win . .. .and very well deserved at that. Just a gorgeous piece of work.


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8/22/2009 4:36:08 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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So glad to see this win. CONGRATULATIONS on this really wonderful work, Nick!

UB.


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8/23/2009 6:10:55 AM

 
JudyAnn Rector
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9/2/2009 3:15:41 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Many congrats Nick ~ fantastic image and effects!


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9/16/2009 3:47:09 AM

 
A P
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CONGRATULATIONS my friend for being featured in Digital Darkroom #78.


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9/16/2009 6:23:00 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Fantastic seeing this in the Digital Darkroom newsletter. Congratulations matey!!!


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9/16/2009 7:06:17 AM

 
Cary Rogers
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CONGRATS on this marvelous Winner, and your feature in DD, Nick! It looks like a "modern" Dutch master portrait!


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9/16/2009 10:14:55 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Wonderful work, Congratulations on your feature DD work. Looks like a masterpiece painting.


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9/16/2009 11:09:15 AM

 
James H. Enterkin
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Great Job Looks like an old masters panting.


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9/16/2009 3:26:56 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Outstanding Digital Darkroom featured image Nick! Congratulations!


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9/16/2009 8:50:02 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Perfect lighting, and great use of effects for this elegant portrait, Nick!
Congratulations on your DDR feature/Second Place Winner!


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9/26/2009 4:32:55 PM

 
Fax Sinclair
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A unique work of art!
PS IF you decide to put out a letter describing your technique there are many of us who would pay!
But I respect your creativity and right to keeping your artistic tools to yourself as well.
Aloha and mahalo for sharing your vision.


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10/14/2009 12:15:29 PM

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


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11/15/2009 7:16:18 AM

 
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