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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
 
Mother & Child
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Dale Hardin
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    I like this a lot Aimee. It's reminiscence of a young cub peaking out from the protective cover of a mother lion. Lovely soft treatment with wonderful color matching of the background. The background lighting is a very nice touch.

7/30/2010 12:38:41 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Two thumbs up for this one Aimee!

7/30/2010 4:33:56 PM

 
Peter W. Marks
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Wow Aimee, I do believe I have finally got through to our ancient friend and he is now seeing 'stories' in images. He will be writing poetry next!
very nice image and I for one would like to know how you set this up and what pp you used. Will you share please?

7/30/2010 5:04:39 PM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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This is a beauty Aimee. I love the tones and the BG color is perfect. Just great the way it is and ready to print and hang.

7/30/2010 9:36:27 PM

 
Susan Reynolds
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Beautiful, Aimee. I too, love the BG tones and lighting.

7/31/2010 10:51:12 AM

 
Rita K. Connell
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I believe you have a winner here...this is a awesome picture very well put together. your lighting on both of them is very nice. you get two more thumbs up from me.

7/31/2010 1:22:24 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Thanks my Phellos! I'm very happy with this one and think it's going to end up my favorite from the photo walk. I'll show ya all the original and say that I did add a texture to it and did use a Florabella filter to get the intial look of richness I wanted. I did some selective blurring, some burning of highlights and added a vignette, also applied a high pass filter to key areas on the flowers.

I'm so sorry I'm not able to give step by step directions to how I do things. When ending I have no logical process of work. I just open the image and what jumps out at me first is what I work on then once that is done I'm inspired by something else in the image. I almost never know what the end result of a photo will be until I get there. I know Dale will work diligently for weeks even to devise a process to get a certain look from images....I really applaud him for that. Not an easy task! :~)

8/1/2010 11:14:42 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Aimee, I work that way also and then try to remember what the heck I did!! Labeling the layers has helped me retain a bit from time to time.

The bottom line is that you had a very good image with excellent DOF and good composition to start with. So not only did you achieve photographic excellence when taking the shot but placed the frosting on the cake with out standing creativity during the post processing. Your skill is growing in leaps and bounds.

8/1/2010 1:06:37 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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O Dale thank you for making me feel better! LOL I have been working lately on getting better exposure and DOF in camera! :~)

8/1/2010 1:17:38 PM

 
Peter W. Marks
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And all the above beautifully explains why I never get winners. What can't be photogrsphed in five minutes I pass by and what takes over ten minutes of head-scratching in Photoshop merely confirms I should have taken longer to make the image in the first place!
But I do take longer chosing the bon mot in my writing. :0)

8/1/2010 5:03:12 PM

 
Ellen H. Robertson
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This is beautiful. Love the treatment and the texture.

I would have been extremely happy with the original and you took it to a magical place.

8/1/2010 5:14:37 PM

 
Carla Capra
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WOW, Aimee!
I'm slightly familiar with some of the techniques you've used; blur, burn, high pass. The others well, swoosh flying over my head, lol. A beautiful transition and wonderful editing!!
Carla

8/2/2010 7:05:05 AM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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Aimee this image is stunning! Your original is beautiful!

I am seriously going to have to talk you into giving me an editing lesson! LOL!

8/2/2010 6:56:25 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Peter....I get aggrivated if I can't spend some time on photographing one thing. The photowalk was nice, but I had to leave what I was working on all the time because the group was moving on. I guess we all have our ways!!! :~) Thanks!

Thank you Ellen I had wanted to enter this as my photowalk contest entry, but I already put the butterflies in and for some reason the site won't let me change it even though they have a button for that. :~)

:~) Carla....I'm certain that you know more than you think after seen the work you do. Don't worry one day you'll be working on an image and light bulbs will come on....happens to me all the time. O...so that's what that button does! LOL Thanks!

Teresa you want lessons from someone that can't remember how I did it! LOL You crack me up! :~) Thank you though you make me smile!

8/2/2010 7:27:43 PM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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Wonderful! Now for sure you need to print and hang it. Congratulations on a very good finalist.

9/15/2010 2:54:37 PM

 
Ellen H. Robertson
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Knew this one had to be here, we will see another prize for this one.

9/15/2010 3:00:13 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Congratulations Aimee. A forgone conclusion.

9/15/2010 3:25:15 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Yeah I guess I do need to have this printed now! Wonderful what kind of paper....I'm thinking metallic might look nice! Thanks all! :~)

9/15/2010 4:14:48 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Congrats Aimee!

9/15/2010 6:16:23 PM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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Oh yes, this would look fantastic on metallic paper.

Congrats on your Finalist!!

9/15/2010 7:32:24 PM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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I would go with it on a mat type paper. Perhaps a watercolor rag. Definitely not a glossy for these great tones.

9/15/2010 7:48:36 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Congratulations on your finalist!
;) CC

9/15/2010 7:50:05 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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This would look really good as a canvas gallery wrap as well.

9/16/2010 1:41:02 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Thanks for the ideas on printing. Well it's between metallic and matte. I'd love to do a canvas wrap, but I'd lose the comp because it's so close the to edges. :~)

9/16/2010 2:55:16 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)

9/16/2010 3:13:14 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! !

9/17/2010 12:21:07 PM

 
Debbra L. Bailey
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Congrats on your 1st Place Aimee! Awesome!

9/17/2010 12:22:50 PM

 
Ellen H. Robertson
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This one is over the top!!
Congrats

9/17/2010 12:24:39 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your win! :)

9/17/2010 12:29:09 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congratulations on your first place win!

9/17/2010 12:33:15 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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HUGE CONGRATZ on the FIRST PLACE WINNER, Aimee, WTG!!!

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9/17/2010 12:38:06 PM

 
Carla Capra
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How ExCiTiNg!!!!
Congratulations on your First Place Win!!!
;) CC

9/17/2010 12:41:53 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this wonderful First Place winner Aimee!!

9/17/2010 12:43:27 PM

 
Kerry Penn
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Congratulations on your win. This is a gorgeous shot!

9/17/2010 12:47:44 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Aimee.

9/17/2010 12:59:00 PM

 
Rita K. Connell
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congratulation on your first place.

9/17/2010 1:40:05 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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On your First Place WINNER! 8o)

9/17/2010 2:49:04 PM

 
Susan Reynolds
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You're a Golden Girl!!! 1st place...yay for our phearless leader!
Hugs,
Susan

9/17/2010 3:06:29 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big congrats on this First Place winner, Aimee!

9/17/2010 3:20:33 PM

 
Liz Bullock
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Congratulations on your beautiful first place winner!

9/17/2010 4:06:16 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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AWESOME winner, Aims! :-)♫♪♫ k

9/17/2010 4:07:24 PM

 
Teresa H. Hunt
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Woo Hoo!!! Congratulations!!! Yeah

9/17/2010 4:32:28 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Wowser! That's the club's first I think. How deserving that it's yours.
Congratulations.

9/17/2010 4:59:39 PM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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Congratulations on this awesome 1st win.......and especially when its your first......WTG :-)

9/17/2010 5:21:35 PM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Congratulations!!!
JP

9/17/2010 5:45:17 PM

 
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9/17/2010 6:02:13 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations, Aimee!!

9/17/2010 6:53:49 PM

 
Irene Colling
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Congratulations on the winning photo Aimee. I'm very happy for you.

9/17/2010 8:07:04 PM

 
Pat and Graham Robards
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Well done Aimee, congratulutions. ~Pat

9/17/2010 10:33:55 PM

 
Esther R. Tinz
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Congratz on your First - First Place Winner!!

9/18/2010 1:53:48 AM

 
Linda Jackman
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Congrats Aimee on your first of many first place wins. I am sure of it.

9/18/2010 5:46:34 AM

 
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A huge Congrats Aimee for your outstanding 1st place Winner!!!
It's truly Stunning!!!!!

~J~

9/18/2010 8:48:24 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Beautiful color tones, treatment and sentiment - congratulations on your winner!

9/18/2010 9:28:49 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Excellent work, Aimee...congrats on your win!

9/18/2010 10:36:15 AM

 
Sharon 
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Aimee, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding First Place Win!!!

9/18/2010 1:46:06 PM

 
Susan Reynolds
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Congratulated you a second time, first being on FB...but you deserve as many Kudos as you can get!
Love,
~S~

9/18/2010 3:26:25 PM

 
Crystal Young
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Congrats on a beautiful photo! Wonderful dof too!

9/19/2010 6:26:22 AM

 
Anthony L. Mancuso
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CONGRATS ON THE PHABULOUS WIN AIMEE!!

9/19/2010 2:09:51 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Congratulations on your beautiful 1st Place Winner Aimee!

9/20/2010 9:45:54 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your First Place win Aimee, lovely work!

9/20/2010 9:47:25 AM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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Wow Aimee this is just super! Congratulations on your first place.

9/20/2010 9:08:26 PM

 
Bill Houghton
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Aimee, Congratulations on your fantastic win. A truly magical shot. Have a great day, Bill

If you have time, check out my website:
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9/22/2010 3:23:57 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Aimee, belated congratulations on your Win!!!


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11/9/2010 2:23:09 AM

 
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