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I thought the best way to say THANK YOU to Jim Miotke and his Betterphoto staff was to share a technique that Colette Metcalf shared with me. If you want to see the entire write-up then get a February 2005 copy of Popular Photography & Imaging and read “Something’s Fisheye” by Debbie Grossman starting on page 48. You’ll have to experiment to find the right photo to apply the fisheye technique to but I found that ones with vertical lines and a bit of depth worked the best for me.
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Murry Grigsby
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1) Do your normal post processing and then Image>Mode>8 bits/channel>Click.
2) Background square must be black behind the foreground white square.
3) Change marquee tool to elliptical shape (hover or right click for choices).
4) Place curser cross in upper left corner, hold shift and drag out a circle to size.
5) Place cursor in circle to get move icon and move circle selection to any spot.
6) Select>Inverse>Click.
7) Press Delete key.
8) Select>Inverse>Click.
9) Filter>Distort>Spherize (leave @ 100% & normal)>OK.
10) Image>Trim (default setting okay)>OK.
11) Image>Canvas Size>Percent>Width 150>OK.
12) Do your normal downsizing and sharpening before upload to BP.

My step-by-step is for a PC so you MAC users will need to make the appropriate changes to some of the key names I used. The author, Debbie Grossman, says this works in Photoshop 6 and above, Elements 2 and above and Paint Shop Pro. It’s a nice way to get that fisheye look without buying an expensive fisheye lens and having to carry yet another lens in a bag that is already too heavy.

I do appreciate Jim, his staff and of course all the other fine photographers and artists that share their know-how every day by posting and continue to inspire me to keep my photos fresh and fun. THANKS everyone!!


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2/21/2005 12:05:19 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Wow!! I absolutely love it, Murry!! OUTSTANDING image and an excellent tribute to the fantastic BP staff!


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2/21/2005 12:14:57 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Magnificent, Murry. Thanks for the technique rundown. Great sentiment too.


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2/21/2005 2:28:58 AM

 
Gene Spears
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WOW - very cool effect, well done and thanks for the instructions!!


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2/21/2005 2:43:24 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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NIce image, effects and sentiment, Murry!


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2/21/2005 3:05:11 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Super job, Murry!!!!!


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2/21/2005 3:18:36 AM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Love it Murry! Thanks for sharing! Can't believe you beat me by being first to upload today!!


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2/21/2005 3:32:19 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Beautiful, Murry!!!


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2/21/2005 4:13:47 AM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Terrific sentiment, effect, and sentiment, Murry, I concur 100%. Very well done, my friend - Allan


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2/21/2005 4:29:23 AM

 
Dorothy Neumann
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Thanks for sharing, Murry! Great work!


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2/21/2005 4:34:16 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Great effect, Murry. Thanks for the tips.


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2/21/2005 5:09:58 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Thanks Dan, Paul, Gene, Don, Carolyn, Diane, Donna, Allan, Dorothy and Wally! I may not get up early but some times I stay up early and you might have noticed that this was simplified in Photoshop CS :0)


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2/21/2005 6:37:13 AM

 
Diane  Addonizio
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Great image, Murry !!!


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2/21/2005 7:17:23 AM

 
Cindy Paquette
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Awesome Murry, just awesome!!


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2/21/2005 7:41:02 AM

 
Mellanie   

wow, this is so cool, murry!


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2/21/2005 7:41:33 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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What a sight for the eyes. Wonderful colors and use of effect here Murry. Thanks for the tip on how you came about this beauty.


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2/21/2005 8:35:29 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Thanks Kiane, Cindy, Mel and Darren!


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2/21/2005 10:59:02 AM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Fantastic image Murry!!!
Great composition and terrific effects!!!


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2/21/2005 12:18:29 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Great work, Murry!


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2/21/2005 12:27:34 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Thanks Adilson and Karen!


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2/21/2005 1:08:29 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Well done, Murry! Thanks for the instructions!


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2/21/2005 2:54:24 PM

 
Patty Razonable  

Very unique and creative, Murray!!


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2/21/2005 4:19:39 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Thanks Carla and Patty!


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2/21/2005 7:10:10 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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What A Transformation Murry,Love The Ps Work:-)


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2/21/2005 8:26:10 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Thanks Terry!


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2/22/2005 6:21:19 AM

 
Colleen Braun
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congratulations...


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3/15/2005 3:51:12 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Murry, congratulations

Stan Kwasniowski


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3/15/2005 4:52:17 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congrats again, Murry!


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3/15/2005 5:07:51 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Thanks Colleen, Stan and Debby!


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3/15/2005 6:09:10 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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You're on a roll, Murry! Congrats again.


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3/15/2005 7:03:33 PM

 
Gene Spears
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this is totally cool!! congrats again, Murry!


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3/15/2005 7:33:04 PM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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I just love this one Murry! Congrats on a great finalist! -K


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3/15/2005 8:05:16 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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LOVE it Murry!!!! Congratulations to you!!!


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3/15/2005 8:26:55 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Congrat's, Murry!!!


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3/15/2005 8:31:04 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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Congratulations again, Murry!!!


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3/15/2005 8:34:29 PM

 
Brenda W. LaFleur
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Congrats again, Murray! Love this.


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3/15/2005 9:09:17 PM

 
Robert Mann
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Super job on this, Murry! Many congrats on your finalist selection and good luck! RoB


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3/15/2005 10:02:18 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Excellent technique and effects, Murry, and CONGRATULATIONS once again!!
Much Aloha,
Stan


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3/16/2005 12:56:20 AM

 
Cathy Gregor
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Congrats on the outstanding digital fisheye, Murry! And THANK YOU for sharing techniques you've learned! Good luck in the next round!
-cathy


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3/16/2005 5:11:55 AM

 
Alan L. Borror
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Congratulations on this unique finalist, Murry!


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3/16/2005 6:07:48 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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THanks Marsha, Gene, K, Colette, Donna, Nobi, Brenda, Rob, Stan, Cathy and Alan!


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3/16/2005 6:46:03 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Another congratulations Murry on a well deserved finalist.


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3/16/2005 7:43:27 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Congratulations on another excellent finalist, Murry!!!


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3/16/2005 8:02:49 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulatios!.... ..Excellent photo and thanks for the lesson, Murry


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3/16/2005 12:18:01 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Hey Murry!!Congratulations To You On A Great Finalist!!


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3/16/2005 5:51:40 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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More congrats, murry!


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3/17/2005 12:56:11 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN, MURRY!!!
You earned it!


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3/17/2005 2:39:48 PM

 
Anette Linnea Rasmussen
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Beautiful work Murry!
Congrats on your win!

Best wishes, Linnea


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3/17/2005 2:51:53 PM

 
Darla Cobus
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wonderful image! Congrats on your win!


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3/17/2005 2:55:38 PM

 
Lucia De Giovanni  

Congratulations Murry!


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3/17/2005 3:08:22 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Very well done, Murry
Congratulations,

bill


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3/17/2005 3:16:31 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Great work gives great results, and this is a beauty! CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place Win, Murry!!
Much Aloha,
Stan


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3/17/2005 3:23:41 PM

 
Karen Bacon
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LOVE IT MURRY!CONGRATULATIONS!


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3/17/2005 3:24:41 PM

 
Judith G. Secco
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Very well done, Murry.
Congratulations to you.
Judy


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3/17/2005 3:31:55 PM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats on your win, Murry!


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3/17/2005 3:33:34 PM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Congrats Murry! :0)


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3/17/2005 3:46:03 PM

 
Cindy Paquette
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Super win Murry! Congratulations!


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3/17/2005 3:51:51 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Congratulations To You Murry On Your Win!!!


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3/17/2005 3:56:21 PM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Absolutely amazing! Congratulations, Murry, I just love this! :-)


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3/17/2005 4:02:21 PM

 
Noel Baebler
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Congratulations, Murry!


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3/17/2005 4:19:29 PM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Murry, congratulations on this magnificent win, it's very richly deserved, my dear friend - your friend, Allan


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3/17/2005 4:59:12 PM

 
S  J
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Many Congratulations on this Well deserving WIN, Murry!!


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3/17/2005 5:46:13 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Congratulations,Murry. This was such a cool effect. I printed your instructions, but haven't tried it yet.


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3/17/2005 5:46:16 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Very creative. Congratulations


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3/17/2005 6:10:28 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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Big congratulations to you from me, too, Murry!!!


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3/17/2005 6:39:46 PM

 
Robert Mann
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Big congrats on your win, Murry! RoB


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3/17/2005 6:44:36 PM

 
Carol Brill
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Kudos on your winning image, Murry!


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3/17/2005 7:04:25 PM

 
Charlene Bayerle
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Well deserved....Congratulations Murry!!!


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3/17/2005 7:18:15 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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I knew this would win:0)!!! Congratulations to you Murry!!!!!


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3/17/2005 7:28:34 PM

 
Sherri Conley
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Wow, Murry ~ this is fantastic! Congratulations!!!


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3/17/2005 7:29:53 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Congratulations on this fantastic win, Murry!!! WTG!


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3/17/2005 7:41:58 PM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Such a terrific win Murry! Congratulations! :o) -K


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3/17/2005 8:43:55 PM

 
ilana Peled
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Wonderful shot Murry, congratulations.


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3/17/2005 8:46:58 PM

 
Paul Michko
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Congratulations, Murry. Awesome image.


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3/18/2005 1:43:46 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congrats to you, Murry!!


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3/18/2005 3:25:53 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congrat on your terrific win, Murry, and thanks for the bonus lesson!!!


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3/18/2005 3:38:25 AM

 
Ed Heaton
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Good morning Murry,
Congratulations on this tremendous image and an equally great write up of instructions!
Well done :-)


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3/18/2005 4:31:31 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congratulations on your win Murry!!


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3/18/2005 4:44:27 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this beautiful and informative winner, Murry!


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3/18/2005 5:40:13 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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wow. wonderful image. congrats!


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3/18/2005 6:52:53 AM

 
VERN E. WAHLBERG
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CONGRATS AND GREAT JOB I READ THE SAME ARTICAL..


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3/18/2005 10:00:21 AM

 
Sharon E. Lowe
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Congrats on your win Murry!!


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3/18/2005 10:06:27 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Murry, Congratulations

Stan Kwasniowski


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3/18/2005 10:44:03 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Wonderful image Murry.. Congratulations on your big win!


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3/18/2005 11:03:40 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations on your win, Murry!


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3/18/2005 12:28:43 PM

 
bob cornelison
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Congrats and thanks for sharing how you did this Murry!
~:O)


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3/18/2005 4:33:48 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Many congratulations on your Second Place Win, Murry!
Monika


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3/18/2005 4:43:31 PM

 
Diane  Addonizio
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Congratulations, Murry!!


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3/18/2005 6:53:03 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Big congratulations on this beautiful win, Murry!


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3/18/2005 10:08:17 PM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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Congratulations to you Murry on your magnificent finalist and your second place win!!! Well deserved!!!


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3/19/2005 1:52:23 PM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Congratulation's on your second place win, Murry!!! I love this!!


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3/19/2005 6:09:28 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations on your Second Place win, Murry!!!


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3/19/2005 6:47:46 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Congrats on your outstanding win Murry.


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3/19/2005 10:26:03 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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congrats Murry, very cool!!!


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3/20/2005 12:42:30 PM

 
Grayce  Pedulla Dillon
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Way to go Murry...AGAIN!!! You do some real fine work, and so worthy of honours. :)


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3/20/2005 10:28:31 PM

 
Dolores Neilson
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THis rocks, Murry!! Another congrats on your win! I'm delighted you part of the community here. Don't ever leave...we'll all miss you terribly!


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3/21/2005 12:39:30 PM

 
Cora Miller
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Now THIS is really something! Very effective effect. It's as if it's popping off the page! Thank you, Murry, for sharing the instructions and congratulations on the win!


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3/28/2005 11:43:32 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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not sure how I missed this one but it is fabulous


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4/13/2005 7:10:52 AM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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This is awesome Murry. Love the fisheye. Amazing. Kerby


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5/6/2005 7:47:41 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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Great photo and effect Murry. Thanks for commenting on my photo.
Bill


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5/24/2005 10:20:41 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Awesome work Murry ~ many congrats... and thanks again for sharing your photo tips!


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