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STAINED BLUE!
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STAINED BLUE!
STAINED BLUE!
Hanalei, Kaua'i, Hawai'i. 2004:09:10, 15:39:32. 1/125 sec. ss, ISO 100, RAW, 28-90mm lens at 68.0mm, Tripod mounted. PS CS effects: auto levels, color balance, contrast adjusted, unsharp mask, smart blur, diffused glow, dry brush, grain texturizer, poster edges, cropped and straightened, BG changed with paint bucket tool.
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Allan L. Whitehead
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    Magnificent, Stanley, so what else is new, eh… You never cease to amaze me my very dear friend - your very dear friend,Allan

9/23/2004 1:27:07 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Thank You! Allan, as always, my friend!
This is part of the stained glass window of a church (Wai'oli Mission) on the northern part of the island. I'll upload the "before" of this image!
Much Aloha, and Hi! to Judy ...
Stan

9/23/2004 1:41:55 AM

 
Wayne Brasch
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Very nice work Stan. What a marvellous window frame. Love the colour & effects (all 14 of them?) that you have used here. All the best.

9/23/2004 1:41:58 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Kiaora, Wayne!! Many thanks for your gracious comments and for stopping by! Once I got past the first 7 there was no stopping me (LOL!), Wayne!! Thanks again! BTW if you ever come by this way, give me a holler by e-mail!!
Much Aloha,
Stan

9/23/2004 1:46:03 AM

 
Wayne Brasch
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Aloha & thanks Stan, would love to go back to Hawaii. Also thanks for the help earlier it really came in handy with my last post "Art School".

9/23/2004 1:51:46 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Beautiful Stan! Love that standout color! Wonderful shot and work - such a great eye for the shot and for seeing what it could become! -K

9/23/2004 3:10:36 AM

 
Dean Sandifer
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Striking image. Very creative effort. The structure of the stacked arches contrasts nicely with the colored windows. Beautiful.

9/23/2004 4:23:58 AM

 
Diane  Addonizio
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Outstanding!!

9/23/2004 5:29:13 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Very well done Stan.

9/23/2004 6:18:44 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Lovely shot, Stan!

9/23/2004 8:41:35 AM

 
Wendy Amdahl
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Great shot Stan...love the blue. Aloha!

9/23/2004 8:45:21 AM

 
Anette Linnea Rasmussen
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You sure are a master in graphic details, Stan! Welcomposed and with fine effects.
Best wishes Linnea

9/23/2004 9:24:12 AM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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WOW!! This is spectacular Stan! Outstanding window frame and a beautiful blue. The detail is super, Perfect!!

9/23/2004 1:45:31 PM

 
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Heck I would have just BuZZed it Stan :0) Seriously, great computer work and final image!! It looks great!

9/23/2004 1:58:08 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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OUTSTANDING "blue" image, Stan!! Excellent!

9/23/2004 3:07:59 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Wonderful shapes, lines, color and editing.
Very well done, Stan

bill

9/23/2004 3:49:32 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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It's SOOOOO easy to get addicted to those effects, isn't it, Stan? But the result is one delightful composition!! Lovely work!

9/23/2004 7:51:18 PM

 
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Hi, everyone!! As Mary said, it's sooo easy to get addicted to those effects, and I just kept on adding them on to see the changes, which was fun!
Thank You! all so very much; Wayne (that's a great panel! My pleasure with the tidbit!); Kelly, (the digital darkroom is so much nicer!!); Hi, Dean (thanks for stopping by!); DIANE, Darren, Leanne (I always appreciate your kind comments); Hi, Wendy (my favorite color, blue!); Linnea, thank you for the encouragement; Robin, I am thankful for your generosity!; Murry, I'll do it with the next scenic, but it wouldn't have been as much fun seeing all of the changes along the way :-); Dan, your comments are always positive, and I appreciate them; Thanks, bill, you are very generous; and Mary, my friend, you're so right about those effects!! Many thanks once again everyone!!
Aloha,
Stan

9/23/2004 8:58:26 PM

 
Phil S
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Stan,

I really like what you did with this photograph. Your post processing is just awesome. You have taken a beautiful photograph and only added to it in a positive way. Great detail and contrast. Another job well done my friend!

Best from chilly AK!
-Phil

9/25/2004 10:56:59 PM

 
Wilson H. Valentin

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Great image and beautiful color, Stan! :)

9/27/2004 7:18:35 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Thank You!, Phil, as I appreciate your taking the time to stop and comment. Are we still able to see the top of your home from across the lake or are you inundated by snow? You can send some of that chill down here where are high is 85 and low is 76 with morning showers and 5-10mph tradewinds, and this is the forecast for the rest of the week! The humidity was at 74 yesterday ... ugh!!
Thank You!, too, Wilson and it's always good to hear from you!
Aloha,
Stan

9/27/2004 5:31:12 PM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations and good luck on this finalist!

10/15/2004 3:55:49 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Congratulations Stan!!

10/15/2004 4:47:27 PM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Congrats,Stan!!

10/15/2004 5:12:12 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Congratulations, Stan!! A very well deserving shot!

10/15/2004 5:13:15 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations Stan!

10/15/2004 6:04:58 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Wally, Terry, Kathleen and Dan, Thank You! ever so much for your kind responses!! Best of everything to you as well!!
Aloha,
Stan

10/15/2004 6:04:59 PM

 
Doug Wean

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This is Wonderful Stan! Congrats!

10/15/2004 6:06:42 PM

 
Dale Gast
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CONGRATULATIONS, Stan!!!!!!

10/15/2004 6:07:39 PM

 
Robert  Goodman

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Congratulations Stan,Hawaii is the place to be!!!!!

10/15/2004 6:10:41 PM

 
Cathy Gregor
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Congrats on all your finalists, Stan! Good luck!
-cathy

10/15/2004 6:12:58 PM

 
Audrea Telkamp
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Congratulations Stan!! Wow!! This is so beautiful!!

10/15/2004 6:18:58 PM

 
Karen Bacon
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Amazing image Stan perfect in every way!Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10/15/2004 6:40:48 PM

 
Patricia A. Cale
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Very nice, Stan. Wow, you did a lot of work, but it was worth it! Congrats and good luck!!

10/15/2004 6:53:15 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Congratulations on a beautiful photo, Stan!!! Good luck!

10/15/2004 7:00:53 PM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Congratulations Stanley and best of luck on the next step - your dear friend, Allan

10/15/2004 7:04:55 PM

 
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Congrats Stan!

10/15/2004 7:17:48 PM

 
Wendy Amdahl
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Aloha Stan and congratulations on this finalist!

10/15/2004 7:24:56 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations, Stan for another great finalist!

10/15/2004 7:25:14 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Thank You! all for your gracious and kind responses and I am truly grateful for them. Doug, Dale, Rob, Cathy, Audrea, Karen, Pat B., Sharon, Allan, Murry, Wendy, and Deborah, many thanks once again and best wishes to your finalists moving into the next judging!
Aloha,
Stan

10/15/2004 7:42:19 PM

 
Carol Brill
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Stan, congratulations and best of luck in the finals!

10/15/2004 7:56:17 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Beautiful shot and effects, Stan! Congratulations!

10/15/2004 8:06:11 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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CONGRATULATIONS again for this beautiful finalist, Stan!!

10/15/2004 8:07:39 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Thank You!, Carol!! Thank You!, Debra!! Thank You!, Mary!! I am thankful and appreciate your encouragement and thoughtfulness!!
Aloha,
Stan

10/15/2004 8:19:55 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Congratulations on your finalist, and the best of luck next round.

10/15/2004 9:03:49 PM

 
Wayne Brasch
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Aloha Stan and CONGRATULATIONS.

10/15/2004 9:20:07 PM

 
Lucia De Giovanni

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Congratulations Stan!
Aloha and best of luck!

10/15/2004 9:21:19 PM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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Glad to see this here... great shapes! Congrats on your finalist, Stan!

Nancy

10/15/2004 9:24:16 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Many thanks, Darren, Wayne, Lucia and Nancy for your gracious and kind sentiments! And the best to you as well in the next judging stage!
Much Aloha,
Stan

10/15/2004 10:19:24 PM

 
Jennifer Rennison

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Outstanding! This is so beautiful, Congratulations, Stan!

10/15/2004 10:22:19 PM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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Such a beautiful architectural detail Stan and lovely rendered effects! Congratulations on your finalist!

10/16/2004 12:46:29 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Hi, Jennifer! Thank you very much for your congratulatory response as it is always appreciated!
Hi, Patricia! CONGRATULATIONS to you as well on your Finalists and the best to you in the next stage. Thank You!
Aloha,
Stan

10/16/2004 12:50:01 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations Stan!

10/16/2004 1:35:53 AM

 
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Congratulations Stan! Very nice image!

10/16/2004 3:17:53 AM

 
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Congrats Stan! This is fabulous!!
RED

10/16/2004 6:54:58 AM

 
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Fabulous, indeed! Many congratulations, Stan - and good luck!

10/16/2004 7:14:21 AM

 
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Congratulations, Stan
Best of luck....

bill

10/16/2004 12:00:44 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Karen, Sanjay, RED, Evy and bill, Thank You! Your responses are very much appreciated, and the very best to you in the next stage of judging!!
Aloha,
Stan

10/16/2004 12:05:01 PM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congrats, Stan! :)

10/16/2004 12:55:46 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Many thanks, Kathleen!
Aloha,
Stan

10/16/2004 12:57:56 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful Stan, congratulations!

10/16/2004 2:00:41 PM

 
Phil S
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Congrats on the finalist!!

10/17/2004 10:41:44 PM

 
Karey Miller

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Cool effects, Stan. Congratulations!

10/18/2004 4:04:40 AM

 
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Congrats Stan!!!

10/18/2004 5:42:59 AM

 
Gen Nagase
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Contratulatons, Stan!!!
Beautiful comp and colors!!!

10/18/2004 2:34:10 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Claudia, Phillip, Karey, Adilson and Nobi you are all very generous and Thank You! very much for your encouragement!
Much Aloha,
Stan

10/18/2004 10:50:24 PM

 
Wanda Judd
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Stan, I can tell you have a beautiful spirit by what you photograph and the way you see things...You photograph the most amazing color and the most beautiful things in life...I love this and what you did with it...Congratulations.

10/19/2004 7:35:45 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Hi, Wanda ...
In Hawaiian we say, "Mahalo a nui loa", Thank you very much, and thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to visit and comment! I am most grateful for the encouragement and wonderful comments I receive from members of this positive group of photographers such as yourself and am delighted that you enjoy the images.
Many thanks once again!
Aloha,
Stan

10/19/2004 10:14:16 AM

 
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