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Blue Photo Contest Finalist
Lots of PS work
© Iva Villi
Nikon Coolpix SQ D...
Ian D. Cameron     This is a very beguiling image I assume that the rectangular areas are the windows of a building and that they are reflecting the sky above. The strange thing is where the edge of the windows meet the clouds it looks almost as though the sky and cloud patterns continue right through it as if transparent. I like it and find it fascinating however it is done.

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9/28/2004 1:15:09 AM

Paul Michko
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/23/2004

This shot has a strong abstract quality, Iva. Love the PS work, it was worth it.

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9/28/2004 2:40:53 AM

S  J
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/30/2004

I love everything about it, Iva! Terrific job on this one!

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9/28/2004 3:06:19 AM

Theresa McCloskey  

I love how this turned out - nice work Iva :-)

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9/28/2004 3:40:00 AM

Dan Holm
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/11/2004
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Excellent "blue" shot, Iva! Love the textures and geometry!

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9/28/2004 7:36:59 AM

Iva Villi
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/30/2003

Thanks Ian, Paul, Sanjay, Theresa and Dan for your nice comments :o)

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10/1/2004 7:29:26 AM

Stanley J. Contrades
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/17/2003

Very nice, Iva, and CONGRATULATIONS!!

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10/15/2004 5:05:24 PM

Murry Grigsby
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/12/2002

Congrats Iva!

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10/15/2004 6:08:51 PM

Donna J. Taff
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2003

Congratulation's, Iva!!!!!

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10/15/2004 6:20:53 PM

Bob Fehringer  

Nice illustration but it ceased to be a real photograph the minute any element that was not there at the moment of exposure was altered.

We used to say if a photo is no good, put a nice frame around it.

I guess that should now be changed to manipulate the heck out of it.

Time to change the title of photographer to Phototsohopper, I guess.

Feel free to chastise me for not wanting to be part of the fake photo generation.

What's next? Taking great photos from the past and manipulating them to call your own?

Try seeing an image and using it as it comes from the camera.

I'm not just talking about this image, but a mojority of images on this and other such "photography" sites.

Have fun and I expect I'll be hearing from someone.


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10/15/2004 6:57:46 PM

Protacio Serna
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/20/2004

As an illustration, it deserves my admiration.

This is one of the very few images I have seen in this forum where all the time invested in PS returned something good.

But I have to agree with Bob, I don't like it as much as an straight picture.

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10/15/2004 7:22:51 PM

Nancy Grace Chen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/18/2004

I love it and find it to be a very creative idea, well-executed. True, it is not a photograph, but I don't think anyone should discredit you because it still takes a lot of skill, albiet a different type, to pull off something like this. Iva, congrats on your well-deserved finalist.


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10/15/2004 8:50:12 PM

Karen Engelbreth
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/17/2003

Congratulations, Iva!

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10/15/2004 9:39:31 PM

Penny Steiner
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/16/2002

I believe that this kind of image doesn't just takes much skill. I know how difficult it is to work and rework an image to get this effect and it is a wonderful image. I am so happy it made finals, Iva. Congratulations.

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10/15/2004 9:50:20 PM

Cynthia R. Martin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/3/2004

well,, I LOVE it.. it is very nice ,, and creative.. cindy

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10/17/2004 5:04:54 PM

Dee Caraballo
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/3/2003

Art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. My sister, an artist of the painting variety, claims that those of us who are into photography are "failed artists" because we can't create our own works, and depend on what others have already done. We simply give it a different angle and transfer it to film (or digitize the image). I disagree with her, much as I disagree with the nay sayers here.

You've been creative. You've not done what a million others have and you have taken an image that could have been anyone's and made it entirely your own. Bravo for being different. The creation is beautiful. Photograph? No. Art? Most definitely.

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10/18/2004 4:38:49 PM

Stan Kwasniowski
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/30/2003

This is to Bob F. You know Bob, time marches on, progress makes things easier, more beautiful and with the digital, well, up to June of this year I was like, you, I liked my Hassy, I liked my Nikon's, and I have packs of 35mm and 120 in the freezer. Must admit have not use one roll since. I was given an Nikon E4300 at the end of May. Bob try one, and I think you will say, hey I see the light. But if you dont, maybe you still have your dark glasses on, (this is only joking Bob) You can be a purist, Ansel was,then he tried the Hassy, colour and presto. Just expressing my awe of the digital age, and speaking of age Bob I'm 73. We live in a wonderful time.
Stan Kwasniowski

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10/18/2004 9:50:51 PM

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