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Cypress Tree Swamp

BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Cypress Tree Swamp
Cypress Tree Swamp
Taken yesterday midday. Autofocus and auto settings. Manipulated in Virtual Photographer and PSCS. Shoebox filter and diffuse glow. Cropped and contrast tweaked.
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Colleen Braun
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2003
    Fabulous...


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1/26/2005 2:32:39 AM

 
Paul Michko
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/23/2004
 

Fantastic swamp vista, Marsha. I love the effects.


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1/26/2005 2:39:41 AM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Thank you Colleen and Paul. You guys are up early too I see.


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1/26/2005 2:49:31 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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This has a surreal feel to it, Marsha. Nicely done!


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1/26/2005 3:37:13 AM

 
Arya Bandyopadhyay
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Ideal for the drawing room wall ... fabulous capture and terrific presentation, Marsha!!


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1/26/2005 4:09:33 AM

 
Cindy Paquette
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WOW! This image is tremendous Marsha! So very beautiful! Where do you live?


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1/26/2005 4:28:36 AM

 
S  J
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Beautiful image and excellent effects, Marsha!! Very well done!!


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1/26/2005 5:46:16 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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This is lovely Marsha!! Great effects.


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1/26/2005 6:39:07 AM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Wonderful image Marsha!!!


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1/26/2005 6:53:03 AM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Thanks to all you guys, Kathleen, Arya, Cindy, Sanjay, Kara and Adilson.
Cindy, I live in SE Texas just across the Louisiana line so we have swamps and bayous aplenty down here. This was actually taken in a local park. It is a huge pond with cypress trees and "gators" and ducks. I couldn't find a gator to shoot, though.


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1/26/2005 12:08:16 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Nice pano image and effects Marxha!


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1/26/2005 12:21:22 PM

 
William C. Raco
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I really like the color, tone, feel and look of this photo, Marsha. Very well taken and presented.
bill


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1/26/2005 1:58:09 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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  The original of the Cypress Swamp
The original of the Cypress Swamp
Note the garbage can - just shows it is not as much wilderness as it appeared.
© Marsha S. Smith
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Thank you Murry and Bill. I get kind of carried away sometimes with the post processing. Just in case anyone is interested I am posting the original of the photo.


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1/26/2005 2:38:46 PM

 
June Marie Sobrito
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I love it! Super work!


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1/26/2005 6:29:05 PM

 
Susan T. Parady
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Great effects! This looks super!! Well done!!!


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1/26/2005 6:55:16 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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June & Susan - thank you very much. I really appreciate the feedback.


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1/26/2005 7:13:01 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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WOW you have created a great piece of art here. I love it.


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1/26/2005 8:42:55 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Thanks so much, Darren.


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1/27/2005 2:52:12 AM

 
Laura Berman
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You've really created an unusual, beautiful, atmospheric image here Marsha. It has such a surreal quality to it but I imagine that it is closer to the feeling of the real swamp than a straight photo of it is. Well done! I hope we see more of it mid month.


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1/27/2005 4:50:43 AM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Thank you so much Laura for those kind words. Sometimes I worry that I go overboard on the post processing so its nice to get positive feedback. Thanks again.


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1/27/2005 12:04:54 PM

 
Paula Showen
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WOW! What awesome manipulation! You have done a fantastic job with this, Marsha! I LOVE your final result! Very nice!


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1/31/2005 5:52:14 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Thank you so much, Paula. I am kind of new to Photoshop so I just grab an image and apply every filter to it until I find one that works. Sometimes it works - sometimes it doesn't. I am learning with every step though. I appreciate the boost from comments like yours.


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1/31/2005 6:45:36 PM

 
Cora Miller
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The effects you added to this are wonderful, Marsha! You've turned an ordinary photograph into an extraordinary work of art! Great job!


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2/2/2005 9:26:57 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Thank you so much for the kind words, Cora. I looove Photoshop.


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2/3/2005 3:03:20 AM

 
Tammy McAllister
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I visited your gallery and this image really caught my attention. Wow....what an amazing perspective, and presentation. I hope to see this one again...it is so unique!


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2/7/2005 7:07:47 AM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Thank you so much Tammy. I really appreciate your input, especially after I visited your gallery and saw all those little medallions. Wonderful images.


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2/7/2005 8:49:27 AM

 
Odelia   

My first response to this was that it is absolutely gorgeous! Looks enchanted and magical. Wow.


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3/2/2005 7:29:16 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Thank you so much Odelia. Down here in SE Texas we have a lot of "swamps". With a little help from Photoshop and Virtual Photographer you can transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.


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3/2/2005 8:11:15 PM

 
Lewis P. Church
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This is just so cool, It would make a great mural... Keep clicking!


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3/8/2005 5:23:59 PM

 
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