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Under The Neon Lights
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest GRAND PRIZE Winner
 
Under The Neon Lights
Under The Neon Lights
© Heather K. McFarland
 
 
 
Leonard Aschenbrand

member since: 11/1/2002
    Heather a dynamite picture. The composition and lighting are dramatic. great work

11/3/2002 9:51:20 AM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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member since: 9/27/2002
 

I agree with Leonard, Heather. Fabulous work!

Cathy :)

 
Ruth Denton

member since: 10/20/2002
 

Great shot. I love this.

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Here you go again, blowing us all out of the water! Haha..Very very nice!

 
Carol Engstrom
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member since: 8/20/2002
 

Great shot Heather!

 
Wolfgang Dolak

member since: 10/10/2002
 

I absolutely agree with the others, Heather!
birdie

 
Robert Pranagal
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member since: 12/18/2000
 

Is there anything else one can add?
...I absolutely love this image...
the composition, and the colors, and the idea...

 
Heather K. McFarland
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Thank you everyone! These are the lights outside of the Windsor Casino. Took a trip for some night images of the Detriot skyline from across the river in Canada, but found these lights to be much more fun to shoot!!

 
Damian P. Gadal
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Stunning work Heather! Keep 'em coming....

 
Carol Engstrom
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Congratulations Heather!

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Congratulations, Heather! All of your work is so awesome, and such an inspiration.

 
Mark Oxley
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member since: 7/22/2001
 

Congratulations Heather. This is such a stunning image and fully deserves the Grand Prize!!

 
Wolfgang Dolak

member since: 10/10/2002
 

A well-deserved win. Congratulations!!
birdie

 
Kathleen Clemons
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member since: 12/19/2000
 

Yea!!!!! Congrats, Heather! :)

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Congrats, Heather! Well deserved!!

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Superb image! Congratulations on the Grand Prize, Heather. +Guy

 
Dolores Neilson
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Many congrats on the grand prize, Heather!! woo hooo!! I'm so happy for you!

 
Jimmy Wen

member since: 9/9/2002
 

Congratulations Heather! a stunning abstract image & a real classic photograph! regards, Jimmy.

 
Piper Lehman
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member since: 7/20/2001
 

Major kudos, girlfriend! Pretty soon, the contest will have to be called "the Heather McFarland Gallery". Come with me to France in June and maybe something will rub off on me! :)

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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HI Heather, This is excellent. I feel like I am there. Congratulations on the big win again! You deserve it every month!

 
Lianne Cook

member since: 10/5/2001
 

absolutely stunning! Congratulations! :o)

 
Heather K. McFarland
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Wow...what a great and wonderful suprise this morning!! I am very honored to even be among all the great images that made finalist this month let alone GP!!

There were some wonderful images entered this month....so congrats to each and every one of the finalists!! The work at this site just keeps getting better and better...pushing and inspiring me to improve all the time!

And to all who have left their notes of congrats here...I thank you for the support. Your kind words will lift me up and carry me around all week!

Thank you to Betterphoto and all of the members who form this wonderful community of sharing and learning!!

Heather

 
Carol  Sherman

member since: 10/29/2001
 

Heather....Special Congratulations on being GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!!!!!
What an achievement, just ever so thrilled for you!

 
Murry Grigsby
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member since: 8/12/2002
 

Congratulations on the Heather McFarland show :-) I always have to break Brooks and Dunn when I look at your great neon photo.

Murry

 
Bernard B. Travers
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Lets hear if for Heather: HIP, HIP HORAY. HIP, HIP HORAY.

 
Sharon E. Lowe
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Congratulations Heather, on this one and all your other wins! They're going to have to hire you as an instructor soon!

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your Grand Prize win Heather! Fabulous!

Cathy :)

 
Heather K. McFarland
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Thanks guys and gals! I appreciate it!

Humm...I'm not up on my country music Murry! (I think that's who Brooks and Dunn are). They must have a song about neon lights is my guess??...LOL.

 
Murry Grigsby
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Heather--the Brooks and Dunn hit was Neon Moon. I'm really surprised that you didn't know it along with Boot Scootin' Boogie and Mama Don't Get Dressed Up LOL. I'm not sure how they picked your GP winner out of all the beautiful photos you posted this month. You really have a great photographic gift and thanks for sharing it with all of us.

Murry

 
Shelley Sanders

member since: 10/15/2001
 

Congrats Heather, I am so happy for you!

 
Stephanie Adams
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Congrats Heather, on all your wins!!! You are awsome! :O)

 
Jill Battaglia
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Congrats Heather!! You've got so many wonderful images here! Such a treat to see. Congrats on all the finalist images chosen as well! :-) -Jill B

 
Jeff Galbraith
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member since: 8/20/2001
 

Congratulations Heather,
Now that

Congratulations Heather,
Now that's what I call colour--a well earned win.


 
Craig A. Rose

member since: 4/12/2002
 

So cool! Wow!! I love the colors and this is truly deserving award winner!!!

Congrats on the recognition and spying this great neon view!

Craig

 
Robert Pranagal
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Hi Heather,

Congratulations!!!
Great work!

 
Lorraine T. Lynch
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Congratulations!

 
Sally  A. Rothweiler

member since: 2/25/2002
 

Beautiful shot Heather! Congrats on the Big Prize. You deserve it. All your images are wonderful. Thanks for sharing them will all of us!

 
Cathy J. Martin
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member since: 8/2/2003
 

Great shot from a great photographer
Congrats...Cathy

 
Kaye Grogan

member since: 9/14/2002
 

Hi Heather!

As usual a "superb" shot. Certainly worthy of being the "Grand Prize" winner!

Take care & keep safe, "K"

 
Jeff Dykes
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member since: 7/7/2002
 

Great capture Heather congrats on your win hope to see more soon.

Cheers!! Jeff

 
Mary B. McGrath
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member since: 5/11/2000
 

Heather, is this a straight shot, or altered a bit? You sure are an inspiration. Maybe you should be teaching a few classes!

 
Heather K. McFarland
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  Original unedited image.
Original unedited image.
© Heather K. McFarland
 
Thank you everyone!

Mary..this is basically a straight shot. I have attached the original untouched version for you to view.

I straightened it a bit, darkened it a bit with curves, and removed some magenta. Was about a five minute edit to get from the original to the edited version I won with.

 
Monika Sapek
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When I look at the lights, my eyes follow them farther and farther until I canít see them any more (but I want to ;-). You are a magician, Heather!
Many congratulations on your fantastic winning photo!
Monika

 
bob garas
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killer shot. well deserved. congrats

 
Mary B. McGrath
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member since: 5/11/2000
 

Well, I'm not surprised that the original is also such a good shot.
You never cease to amaze me Heather.

 
Robert Jensen
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member since: 6/13/2002
 

Heather .. congratulations on this stunning image - great composition and perfect exposure.

Bob J.

 
Patrick Campbell
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member since: 4/21/2002
 

What a well-deserved SECOND Grand Prize win. Your photo perfectly illustrates what the great Galen Rowell called "pre-visualization." Not much need for Photoshop editing when you start with a great image. Many, many congrats to you, Heather.

 
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