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Wine Country
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Wine Country
Wine Country
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    Another great image from you as always. Great Composition, Details and Lighting. Well Done Stephanie.

11/23/2009 11:33:43 AM

 
Yuko Dumas
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Beautiful lighting and tone!

11/23/2009 2:58:08 PM

 
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So BEAUTIFUL, congrats on your finalist!

12/15/2009 4:16:14 PM

 
Rolando Rosito
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Beautiful finalist, congratulations Stephanie!

12/15/2009 4:57:05 PM

 
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please tell us how you treated this in post production, we love it.

12/15/2009 5:26:30 PM

 
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  Bottom Layer
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not the greatest pic...
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  2nd layer....resized
2nd layer....resized
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  Top Layer
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I just love a great sky. It's amazing what it can do for a so-so or not so great image like this one started out as....
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Thank you very much! This was done with layers. I can't find the exact images that I used but this is pretty close...I played with different styles the erased at a very light opacity so the details of the vineyard would show thru....then used the smudge too to get rid of the grain and create the soft look in the sky only....

12/15/2009 7:41:25 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Awesome layering and composite work Stephanie. CONGRATZ. on this wonderful creation and Finalist, Stephanie!

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12/16/2009 2:37:44 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your wonderfully creative finalist Stephanie. Thanks so much for sharing your steps. I hope we see this with a gold badge.
(PS Where's the horse?)

12/16/2009 7:37:23 AM

 
Stephanie A. Laird
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Thank you Karen...it was really hard not to put a horse in!

12/16/2009 7:51:28 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Congrats on your well deserved finalist...hope we see it again!!!!!

12/16/2009 4:25:27 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this finalist, Stephanie!

12/16/2009 7:56:01 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Oh my...this is truly magnificent, Stephanie!! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!! Deb

12/17/2009 9:03:14 AM

 
Stephanie A. Laird
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Thanks so much Linda, Samantha and Debra! Much appreciated!

12/17/2009 4:37:43 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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What a gorgeous creation, Stephanie. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round.

12/17/2009 5:46:47 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big congratulations on your first place winner, Stephanie!

12/17/2009 7:54:08 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this wonderful first place win Stephanie!!

12/17/2009 7:59:59 PM

 

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Fun digital mix to make a cool shot- I was a judge this month and voted it in myself too- well done and congrats!

12/17/2009 8:12:14 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Wonderfully deserving, Stephanie. Congratulations on the first place win!

12/17/2009 8:12:28 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Stephanie on your gorgeous First Place Win!

12/17/2009 8:13:45 PM

 
Amanda Cass
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Such stunning rich colours !a big congrats from me!

12/17/2009 8:29:57 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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WTG Stephanie. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your First Place WIN!!

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12/17/2009 9:30:27 PM

 
Henk Boneschans
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Stunning image Stephanie - congratulations with the 1st prize!!

12/18/2009 1:11:31 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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A most stunning and deserving WINNER, Stephanie! Congratulations!

12/18/2009 1:48:17 AM

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


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12/18/2009 2:28:26 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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OMG... This is a stunner Stephanie...

A HUGE CONGRATS on your First Place Winner!!

12/18/2009 3:09:42 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Outstanding! Congratulations Stephanie!

12/18/2009 3:32:34 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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So beautiful Stephanie, congratulations on your first place winner!

12/18/2009 4:21:28 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations on your wonderful winner!

12/18/2009 5:32:48 AM

 
Stephanie A. Laird
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Thank you all very much!

12/18/2009 5:52:54 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your outstanding first place winner Stephanie. Your work is amazing. Enjoy your glory!

12/18/2009 6:05:01 AM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Congratulations on your wonderful Win!!!

12/18/2009 7:33:22 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Thanks so much for your wonderful tutorial on the creation of this outstanding masterpiece. It is certainly deserving of the gold Stephanie, Congratulations!

12/18/2009 8:07:26 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WTG on this incredible win, Stephanie!!! :-) k

12/18/2009 8:49:02 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WTG, Stephanie!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your BEAUTIFUL FIRST PLACE WINNER!! Deb

12/18/2009 8:54:54 AM

 
Pat and Graham Robards
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Beautiful first place Stephania! Well done,congraulations. ~

12/18/2009 8:59:27 AM

 
Wanda Judd
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A truly masterful work of art...Congratulations...

12/18/2009 9:12:09 AM

 
Mark Dodge
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Congratulations on your first place win, Stephanie! Way to go!!!

12/18/2009 9:15:34 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Truly impressive Stephanie! Congratulations on your BIG win!!!

12/18/2009 11:01:45 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Gorgeous image, Stephanie! Thanks for sharing the information on how you did this fabulous work. Congratulations on your First Place Win!

12/18/2009 11:48:28 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on this awesome win!!!!

12/18/2009 1:28:21 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible WINNER, Stephanie! WTG!

12/18/2009 2:12:15 PM

 
Linda Blair
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Awesome win...congratulations!!!!!

12/18/2009 2:39:23 PM

 

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Congratulations on your 1st Place Gold Award Stephanie. A very well deserving Photo. Im so very happy for you. Great job.

Merry Christmas to You
Brian

12/18/2009 4:08:38 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your 1st Place WINNER! 8o)

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12/18/2009 4:55:28 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Wow, so gorgeous! Congratulations on your marvelous image and much deserving winner!

12/18/2009 7:13:52 PM

 
Claudine Grove
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Picture just draws me in. Congrats on this awesome image!!

12/18/2009 7:41:42 PM

 
Paula Showen
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Gorgeous scene! It draws me right in to it. Congratulations!

12/18/2009 8:21:35 PM

 
Karen E. Baumann
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This is so lovely, Stefanie! Well deserved and so perfect for the gold!

12/18/2009 10:12:13 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Stephanie - Congratulations on your first place win!! That is a beautiful image! - Mike

12/19/2009 6:09:56 AM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Congratulations on your win Stephanie. Wonderful image.
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12/19/2009 6:15:50 AM

 
Stephanie A. Laird
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Thank you very much everyone!

12/19/2009 6:17:34 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Just gorgeous, Stephanie. Huge congrats on bringing home the GOLD.

12/19/2009 7:18:16 AM

 
Sharon 
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Stephanie, HUGE congratulations on your most deserving First Place Win!!!

12/19/2009 9:06:45 PM

 
Susana Heide
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The golden glow here is so deserving of the first place!!! Beautiful image Stephanie! CONGRATS to you!!!

12/22/2009 10:25:37 AM

 
Ken R. Frischkorn
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Fabulous photo, beautiful lighting, and a wonderful soft feeling to this photo. Congratulations on your win.

12/24/2009 2:17:51 PM

 
Amalia Elena Veralli
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STUNNING!!! Congratulations.

1/2/2010 5:48:50 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Soooooooooo gorgeous and you are so very talented! Congratulations!

1/16/2010 2:47:52 PM

 
Inge S. Lasmana
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Congratulations on your win, Stephanie!

1/18/2010 11:03:44 AM

 
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