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Erding - Die Lange Zeile Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
Erding - Die Lange Zeile
Erding - Die Lange Zeile
SX-70 Manipulation
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Polaroid SX-70 Lan...
Bonnie C. Lackey
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    Fascinating effects...nicely done!

9/15/2004 4:03:55 PM

Joannie M. Bertucci
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Kevin, I love this image and the effect you used! It looks like this town is wrapped in plastic to keep it pretty and fresh!

9/15/2004 8:57:58 PM

Kevin Elliott
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Joannie, Bonnie, Thanks.

This is a small mediaeval town in the heart of Bavaria close to the village where I live. Modern photos look too cl,inical and/or tourist guide like. I think SX-70 manipulation method suits the subject well and for me captures the age of the town, despite the rather modern cars and bicycles.


9/16/2004 3:42:00 AM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Very nice effects!! Well done!! I haven't heard of the SX-manipulation, is it hard to do?

Anyway, congratulations on this fantastic image!!

10/18/2004 1:55:02 PM

Bonnie C. Lackey
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Congrats on a well deserved honor, Kevin!

10/18/2004 2:15:49 PM

Dan J. Holm
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Congratulations, Kevin!! Well deserved!!!!

10/18/2004 2:17:40 PM

Mary-Ella Bowles
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The special effects suit your subject perfectly. Congrats on your first place finish with this very appealing image, Kevin. Well done!

10/18/2004 2:31:14 PM

Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations on your first place win Kevin!! Great effects.

10/18/2004 4:54:34 PM

Donna L. Cuic
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Great work Kevin. Congrats on your win.

10/18/2004 5:30:01 PM

Barbara Gordon
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Congrats! Love the photo manipulation!!

10/18/2004 5:54:42 PM

Kevin Elliott
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Everyone, thanks I'm overwhelmed.

Donna P. It's not difficult getting started, in fact it's great fun. Getting the effects you want takes a little time and perseverance. Try experimenting with different sized styli, stroke patterns, and film temperature. There's a reasonable amount of info on the web, a good starting point would be
who is, I believe, an instructor at here. She's also written a book or 2, available through amazon (recommended). Cameras are cheap on ebay, film's still available, but a little expensive. Good luck and I'm sure we'd all love to see your manipulations here. If you want to know more, contact me offline at kevinelliott at hotmail dot com


10/18/2004 11:16:53 PM

Evy Johansen
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Many congratulations on you win, Kevin!

10/19/2004 12:54:13 AM

Kathleen L. Nelson
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Very beautiful, Kevin. Congratulations.

10/19/2004 4:01:42 AM

Lori Ditlefsen

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Congrats Kevin! This is a really neat image!

10/19/2004 6:13:23 AM

Patrick Campbell
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Congrats Kevin!

10/19/2004 7:42:26 AM

Susan T. Parady
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This is an awesome image, Kevin.
Congratulations on your first place win!

10/19/2004 9:28:54 AM

bob cornelison
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Excellent work!

10/19/2004 2:40:22 PM

Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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10/19/2004 5:59:22 PM

Peggy Wolff
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Wonderful shot, congratulations!

10/19/2004 6:23:36 PM

Susana Matos
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Congratulations! I just love this work so much that you almost made me feel jalous!!! LOL!
Seriously, I really love this, and i´ve already tried some experiences, maybe that´s why I loved this so much!
Cheers from Portugal, Su

10/19/2004 8:51:51 PM

Brenda Tharp
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Well,Kevin I must add my compliments to the long list of kudos for this image. A very nice effect. Are you taking Kathleen Carr's class or did you? For Donna P, the technique uses an older style polaroid camera, the instant type that spits out the front, and then as Kevin mentions, you manipulate the image while it's developing but before it hardens. It's great fun!! Good work, Kevin!

10/19/2004 10:54:12 PM

Kevin Elliott
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Thanks everyone again. Nice to think that many people love one of my personal favourites. Brenda, I haven't taken any courses, but I do have 2 of Kathleen Carr's books, they've been a great help. Highly recommended, but as she points out one needs to experiment, learn from failures and improve.


10/20/2004 12:08:28 AM

Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations on your First Place win Kevin, great job!!!

10/21/2004 5:24:55 PM

Anette Linnea Rasmussen
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Sehr schøn, Kevin!
Congrats on your win!

Best wishes

10/27/2004 10:19:01 AM

Kevin Elliott
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Len, thanks,
Linnea, Dankeschön

10/27/2004 1:55:48 PM

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