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Taken in natural light outside in shadow. Used velvia, changed to BW, added texture and then history brush to the apple to add the color back and do away with the texture.
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Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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    This is really different for you! Never saw anything quite like it. I'm sort of speechless. LOL

9/27/2004 4:30:13 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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This is so nice Darren! Certainly is change for you....try more!! ha!

9/27/2004 4:32:24 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Very cool Darren, thanks for the explanation of how you achieved this!

9/27/2004 4:32:55 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Terrific effects, Darren ... sure is a standout!

9/27/2004 4:34:33 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Very creative PS work Darren.

9/27/2004 4:37:01 AM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Marvelous work, and lots of it, Darren. The effects here are magnificent. Extremely well done - Allan

9/27/2004 4:44:39 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Very nice image and great effects, Darren!!

9/27/2004 4:47:05 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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So glad to see this here. It's simply beautiful. Nice to see you showing off your talents in other areas as well!! Great job on this image!! The title couldn't be more perfect. The image, as well as your talent, truly are special!!

9/27/2004 5:07:26 AM

 
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Wonderful shot and great effects!!!

9/27/2004 5:08:59 AM

 
Joy Brown
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Terrific shot and effects, Darren!

9/27/2004 5:09:32 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Thanks you guys. I have to laugh, about this being different for me. I do like to keep people guessing at what I am going to do next....LOL...

9/27/2004 5:11:02 AM

 
Judith G. Secco
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Wow, very cool, Darren. Nice going!
Judy

9/27/2004 5:15:30 AM

 
Rob Friedman
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It's outstanding! The red apple simply jumps off the screen. And this must be truly magic because CAROLYN just said she is speechless!!! :-)

9/27/2004 5:17:38 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Great shot and effects, Darren!

9/27/2004 5:24:37 AM

 
Cathy Gregor
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Super comp and effects Darren! Super image.
-cathy

9/27/2004 5:24:40 AM

 
Diane  Addonizio
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Nice work, Darren!

9/27/2004 5:34:59 AM

 
Sally  A. Rothweiler

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Awesome! Really dramatic and soft at the same time. Well done!

9/27/2004 5:55:38 AM

 
Gloria B. Wood
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Very unique and creative...one of those times when symmetry is justified and results in a very wonderful composition.

9/27/2004 5:58:52 AM

 
Janet Detota
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Great job!

9/27/2004 6:04:19 AM

 
Julie Abston
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Great shot Darren! Very creative and artistic!! Excellent photohsop work!!!

9/27/2004 6:22:58 AM

 
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Wow, Darren, very creative and cool! I love it!

9/27/2004 7:13:09 AM

 
cj patterson
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beautiful darren!! love the effects...

9/27/2004 7:27:04 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Great effect, Darren. Love the selective color. Looks delicious. :)

9/27/2004 8:35:47 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Very nice, Darren! I like the effects on this one! Very well done :)

9/27/2004 9:26:57 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Great image and effect's, Darren!!!!

9/27/2004 10:31:49 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Teriffic still life, Darren! Love your use of selective color and effects on this! Great work!

9/27/2004 11:50:35 AM

 
Gianna Stadelmyer
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I LOVE this, Darren! Great shot and terrific use of effects:-)

9/27/2004 12:40:52 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Nice to see you having some fun with selective color, Darren ~ beautiful result! An inspiration to the rest of us to keep experimenting "outside the comfort zone"!

9/27/2004 2:37:02 PM

 
Ellen Peach
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Fantastic work, Darren...love the selective coloring!

9/27/2004 4:44:47 PM

 
Paula Showen
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Darren, this is fantastic! I love the selective coloring and the DOF. I also like the soft tone you have given the overall image. Nice work!

9/27/2004 4:47:31 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Nice Work Darren!!

9/27/2004 4:51:08 PM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Looks great, Darren!

9/27/2004 5:07:28 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Sounds like a lot of work, but looks like it was well worth it.
Very well done, Darren

bill

9/27/2004 5:12:42 PM

 
Dale Gast
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Beautiful job, Darren!!! Makes the apple stand out so wonderfully!!! Love the effects & selective color!

9/27/2004 5:15:12 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Very creative and neat image!

9/27/2004 6:15:52 PM

 
Alisha May Furbish
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Awesome- very well done:)

9/27/2004 7:08:06 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Yep, I knew this would be a winner! I expect to see this in the finalist and then the winners circle!

9/27/2004 9:04:07 PM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Wow-eeee! This is absolutely awesome, Darren! It's so creative and such a work of art! Congratulations on what I know will be a winner! :-)

9/28/2004 1:39:07 AM

 
Ed Heaton
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Hey Darren,
I just browsed your latest images and really like them!I love this one and the selective coloring you have!
Well done...

9/28/2004 5:54:18 PM

 
Michael Khoury
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This is great Darren...well done!!

9/29/2004 2:45:15 AM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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OOHHH!! Love it!

9/29/2004 3:38:09 AM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Darren, it's a fine piece of work! I love that you took the texture off the red apple! Really makes it stand out! Great use of selective coloring too!

da

9/29/2004 8:20:02 PM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations once again on this finalist!

10/15/2004 3:45:03 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Congratulations To You Darren,A Beautiful Image!!

10/15/2004 4:13:01 PM

 
Susan T. Parady
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Congrats again, Darren!

10/15/2004 4:13:27 PM

 
Ed Heaton
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Congratulations Darren...

10/15/2004 4:35:26 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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And one more time again ... CONGRATULATIONS on this fabulous image, Darren!! Need to see it again!!!
Aloha,
Stan

10/15/2004 5:19:16 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations Darren!

10/15/2004 5:30:16 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats Darren!

10/15/2004 6:14:25 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Congratulations, Darren!!!

10/15/2004 6:24:05 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Congratulation's, Darren!!!!!

10/15/2004 6:29:55 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Super image, Darren! Congrats again!!

10/15/2004 7:30:54 PM

 
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Congratulations on another fabulous finalist!

10/15/2004 8:12:39 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Congrats Darren!

10/15/2004 8:58:16 PM

 
Penny Steiner
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Very creative work and congratulations, Darren...P.

10/15/2004 9:57:02 PM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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I'd say for September, you get an "A" for Apples! lol Congratulations Darren! : )

10/16/2004 12:11:41 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations, Darren!

10/16/2004 12:25:25 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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YAY! I'm glad to see this here! Congrats! -K

10/16/2004 3:42:34 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congrats Darren!!

10/16/2004 5:02:16 AM

 
Heather L. Jacks
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Love this...congrats!

10/16/2004 5:24:03 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Many congratulations, Darren! Wonderful image!

10/16/2004 6:44:46 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Very well done, Darren!
Excellent creativity and end result.
Congratulations


bill

10/16/2004 10:46:37 AM

 
Janet Detota
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Congratulations, again, Darren!! :-)

10/16/2004 2:01:40 PM

 
Michael Khoury
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big congrats Darren! :o)

10/16/2004 3:34:21 PM

 
Larry Lawhead
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Congratulations an making the finals, Darren! Over and Over, even!!

LarryL
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10/16/2004 7:29:06 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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CONGRATS Darren!!!

10/17/2004 6:33:47 AM

 
Anette Linnea Rasmussen
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Excellent, Darren!
Congratulations and the best of luck!

Kind regards
Linnea

10/18/2004 4:03:24 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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My goodness! You ready did great this month!! So proud of you!! Congratuations Darren!

10/18/2004 6:19:45 AM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Congrats Darren!!!

10/18/2004 7:20:30 AM

 
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