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Catching the Wind
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Catching the Wind
Catching the Wind
Sasha.... two photos merged .. Canon G2 ISO 50 f 2.8
© Connie L. Carpenter
 
 
 
Cheryl A. Tessens
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    This is beautiful Connie!Nice work!

3/23/2003 9:21:55 PM

 
Diana J. Bonewell

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I agree Connie, This is really nice.
I'm very attached to labs we just lost our black lab last summer but we still have a chocolate lab. This should be entered in a sportsman context.
Diana B.

 
Damian P. Gadal
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Well done!

 
Joy Brown
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Excellent! You did an amazing job on merging the two photos. This image is wonderful!

 
William C. Raco
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Just had to log on to comment on this.
Fantastic image.
The pose is beautiful, with the head turn they eye is the focal point.
I'm led to look over the pup's shoulder into the field and rich blue sky.
Marvelous editing work.


bill

 
Judith G. Secco
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Connie, this is fantastic. I'm curious about what type of editing you did to create this wonderful effect. Did you do something special? It's really an incredible photo and should go far.
Judy

 
Shirley L. Carpenter
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I'm with Judy. Curious..I really Love this image..Great work....Shirley

 
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Wonderful work, Connie. The two photos you choose are perfect together. The colors, texture and composition are all top notch. Well done!!

 
Ellen Peach
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Beautiful Sasha, you know I love this, Connie....you should start a pet portrait business!

 
Connie L. Carpenter
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Thanks everyone for your nice comments. I have to admit that this is my favorite piece. I really did not do anything special. The work was done in Picture it Publishing. I layered the photos and then using the touch up tools applied a transparency to all but Sasha allowing the field to show through. A few people have suggested that I change the blue tones on the dog but I like the look it gives the shot. Thanks again, and I hope I have answered any questions.

 
Gary Minish
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Extremely nice dog photo, Connie! Great lighting and your exposure really makes the best of it. Love the natural background and the colors. Oh...very nice looking dog also :-)

 
LJ Corliss
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Beautiful photo Connie. Excellent photo editing :)

 
Suzie Strasburg

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FANTASTIC capture,wonderful expression,detail,color!

 
Darren K. Fisher
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All I can say is that every time I see this image I just sit and sigh...You are just to awesome!!!

 
Charlotte English
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This is an incredible image Connie. I wouldn't change a thing. I love Sasha's blue tones. This is very creative. I absplutely love it! I agree...you should cosider starting a pet portrait business, creating unique images such as this. Excellent job! ;o)

 
Connie L. Carpenter
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Thank you to everyone for your wonderful comments.

 
Sharlet Kish

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Connie, I love this photo of Sasha, it is my very favorite of all your dog shots. Charlotte is right Connie a new business, you would be great! Excellent image!

 
Ellen Peach
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Way to go girl...congrats to you and Sasha!!!

 
William C. Raco
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3 finalists!
Congratulations, Connie.
They are all excellent and very much deserving.


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Joy Brown
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Very well deserved, Connie. Good luck!!!

 
Charlotte English
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Congratulatins Connie....Good Luck with all 3, they are all very deserving. I pick this one as the winner! Great Job! ;o)

 
Elizabeth A. Zibas
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Wow Connie, congrats on number 3. All fantastically done. I'm not surprised at all. I knew you had it in you all the time. I am most proud of you, my friend.

 
Piper Lehman
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Hey, Connie. I think I've seen this before! I remember this from a ways back, but I can't remember which site you had it on back then. Excellent shot anyway. This is one of my favorite photos of anyone's out there. Great stuff.

 
Damian P. Gadal
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Well done Connie & congrats!!!

 
Joanna Obraske

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Oh Yeah Connie! I always knew this was a winner. Congrats on being a finalist. Beautiful shot.

 
Joy Brown
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Big-time congratulations, Connie, on this awesome second-place winner (it's a grand prize winner to me!!!)

 
Darren K. Fisher
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I am so very proud of you young lady!! Very well deserved!!

 
Connie L. Carpenter
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Many thanks to EVERYONE for your wonderful comments. What a great feeling! Joy, what a special thing to say.

 
Kathleen Clemons
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This is just awesome, Connie. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!

 
Jill Battaglia
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I love this one! Congrats! Well deserved!! :-)

 
Elizabeth A. Zibas
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Yes, my friend, yes! I said I could not be more proud of you on your last pix. I have changed my mind---I am more proud of you.

 
Ellen Peach
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Congratulations on 2nd place....give Sasha a big hug for me!

 
Oksana Pashko

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Big congrats, Connie!!!!!!!

 
Gary Minish
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A very appropriate choice, Connie! Congratulations!

 
Sharlet Kish

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Weel done Connie! I always knew that this was one special photo and now that has been validated. All who know and love you and your work are very proud of you. By the way I think your new post is a winner also.

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Well, well, well Connie, are you the best or what? I saw that you were a finalist three times over, so I thought I'd wait to make a comment after the contest was complete. I knew I would be coming back to congratulate you on a WIN!
Here I am and the winner is CONNIE!
Anyone of your photos of the girls is a winner and Sharlet is right...we are all very proud of you!
Joannie

 
Don Rawlyk

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You've got a real winner here...your portfolio is spectacular..very impressive works..Congrats and keep at it...Don

 
KK Van Pelt

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Congratulations! This is truly a winner. Beautiful image of Sasha. I'm so proud of you,Connie.

 
Charlotte English
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Congrats Connie....this is truly a deserving image. Excellent job! I absolutely love this image! ;o)

 
Thomasa 

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Fantastic work! It almost looks like a painting vs. a photo. You did an excellent job combining the two photos and I think the dog’s blue tone works well and compliments the blue sky. I love the close-up angle of this; it just pulls you right into the photo.

2/26/2004 10:31:49 AM

 
zcaley 
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This is outstanding. A great photo. Hope it is in print!!!

7/31/2004 9:06:56 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Just want to wish you a belated happy birthday, Connie.
Have a wonderful day!!

bill

11/23/2004 3:58:41 AM

 
John Matthews
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superb shot!!

4/24/2006 12:54:58 AM

 
Jill Odice
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Ms. Connie, this is incredible. No wonder you won with it. Your work really has always impressed me!

7/1/2006 6:18:50 PM

 
Renee C. Bynum
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Stunning photo, Connie!:)

1/18/2010 9:44:15 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Beautiful dog and image....well done!

3/21/2011 7:26:45 PM

 
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