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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Speed Reading
Speed Reading

Intentional camera movement
Manual settings 1/25 sec 5.6 ISO 800
Adjusted b/c, cropped, added canvas texture in PS

© Lori Carlson
Canon EOS 20D Digi...
 
 
 
Ronald Balthazor
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    Excellent image, Lori. Great color, treatment and title.
Now, what are you doing up so late or is that early?

9/30/2005 11:24:44 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Ha! I could ask you the same question!! :0) Nice to hear from you Ron!! :0) And congrats to YOU on your medal, my friend! :0)

9/30/2005 11:29:07 PM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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I'm a good boy. I get up early to catch worms. Congratulations on your medal--we swept the B&W category.

10/1/2005 2:08:19 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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BEAUTIFUL!!!! LOVE THIS!!

10/1/2005 10:38:53 AM

 
Ermanno Radice
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Wonderful effects, great idea and beautiful work, Lori!!

10/1/2005 1:49:36 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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Beautiful abstract!!!
Great effect!!!
...love this kind of reading...

10/1/2005 6:51:54 PM

 
Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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Beautiful and colorful Lori!,
Amalia

10/2/2005 12:20:53 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Nice to hear from you guys & gals!! :0) Thanks so much Shelly, Ermanno, Nobi and Amalia!! :0)

10/3/2005 10:33:20 AM

 
Mary Timman
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GReat abstract with wonderful color.

10/3/2005 11:08:45 AM

 
Brian Cassar
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Wonderful shot. Well done!

10/4/2005 3:32:23 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Creative image and ps work, Lori!

10/4/2005 6:04:45 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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very nice...well done!

10/4/2005 7:41:11 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Beautiful image and great colors, Lori!!!

10/6/2005 4:06:22 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Perfect abstract Lori!!!!!!!!!!!!

10/6/2005 12:49:31 PM

 
SaMi Martin
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What a cool image...great DA work!

10/6/2005 6:56:12 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your great comments Mary, Brian, Deborah, Shelly, Colette, Laurence & SaMi~I appreciate you! :0)

10/6/2005 8:56:47 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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What a cool and creative image! I love the color blur!

10/7/2005 4:00:44 AM

 
Goshka G.
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Gorgeous abstract, Lori!!

10/7/2005 3:15:53 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Very interesting image Lori! Should be in an abstract art gallery!

10/7/2005 8:16:03 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Thanks so much for your great comments on this Tammy, Goshka & Susana~awesome to get feedback from you!! :0)

10/8/2005 6:51:15 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Your outstanding control of camera movement makes this abstract soar Lori! EXCELLENT!

10/9/2005 6:53:03 PM

 
Kirsi Bertolini
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Outstanding abstract, you should be so proud!

10/11/2005 6:00:13 AM

 
Lori Carlson
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You do make me feel proud! :0) Thank you so much Jill and Kirsi for your super and supportive comments!! :0)

10/14/2005 12:05:34 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Outstanding abstract work, Lori!!!

10/14/2005 10:59:26 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Thank you so very very much Rakesh!! :0)

10/20/2005 9:26:23 PM

 
Donna Roberts
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Cool image Lori - great use of movement in this capture.
:-) ddu

10/24/2005 1:42:08 AM

 
Lori Carlson
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Nice to hear from you Donna!! Thanks bunches!! :0)

10/25/2005 7:34:49 PM

 
Jill Odice
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This is really cool, nice colors and the blur makes it even better :-)

11/19/2005 12:57:28 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Nice to hear from you Jill!! Thanks for the comments!! :0)

11/20/2005 8:52:30 PM

 
Nan Fischer
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fabulous abstract, lori! I love the colors and movement.

2/8/2006 5:58:14 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Thank you Nan! :0) Fun to have you comment on this image! :0)

2/11/2006 10:07:39 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on your finalist Lori!

5/21/2006 5:09:11 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Lori, Another BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you! Bravo!

5/21/2006 5:43:24 PM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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Congrats Lori

5/21/2006 8:55:43 PM

 
Lorraine A. Cook
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Love The Colors!! Congratulations and Good Luck in the next round, Lori!<:))

5/21/2006 10:00:08 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on another wonderful finalist, Lori!! :)

5/22/2006 4:42:35 AM

 
Lori Carlson
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Hello from the beautiful Black Hills of SD!! This is so fun to check my email and see this surprise!!! Much thanks for your support Jill, Darryl, Kenneth, Lorraine and Jenny! Appreciate you! :0)

5/22/2006 4:48:21 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Congratulations Lori, on this wonderful finalist!!!!

5/23/2006 8:49:51 AM

 
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Congratulations on your second place win, Lori!!

5/23/2006 10:49:22 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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And, congratulations on your win, Lori!!!!

5/23/2006 10:50:25 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Lori, very nice colors and effects; congratulations on your Second Place win.

5/24/2006 12:01:33 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place win, Lori!!
Much Aloha,
Stan

5/24/2006 1:05:57 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Big Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Lori!! :)

5/24/2006 4:34:03 AM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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Way to go Lori...Many congrats

5/24/2006 4:47:56 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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YESSSSSSSS Lori!!!! Fantastic winner!!! Next to mine!! :) Congrats!

5/24/2006 7:20:53 AM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Congratulations, Lori. excellent

5/24/2006 9:18:11 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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A BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your win Lori!!

5/24/2006 11:19:18 AM

 
Ermanno Radice
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Congrats on your stunning image and win Lori!!!!
Well deserved!

5/24/2006 12:19:12 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your win

5/24/2006 2:16:14 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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I am so happy for you, Lori! CONGRATULATIONS!

5/24/2006 10:24:06 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Lori on your excellent winning image! Jeff

5/25/2006 4:25:30 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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A beautiful and well deserved winner, congratulations Lori

5/25/2006 12:25:05 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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Fabulous win!!!
Congratulations!!!

5/26/2006 2:13:00 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Well, now this got even more fun!! :0) Wow! I can't believe it!! And how special to be on vacation in the Black Hills surrounded by friends when I received this news!! And how special for you all to share in it with me too! I appreciate your congrats so much Robin, Jim, Janine, Stan, Jenny, Kenneth, Laurence (that was the first thing I thought too! that I was next to yours!), Ron, Jill, Ermanno, Cathy, Darryl, Jeff, Donna and Nobi!! THANK YOU!!!!!!

5/29/2006 12:32:48 PM

 
Carolyn Foster Spano
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Congrats. This is beautiful and very creative.

5/29/2006 12:35:35 PM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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A belated but big congratulations on this winner!!!

6/2/2006 5:38:02 AM

 
Karen Lewis
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Love this simplicity and boldness of this image. Congatulations!

love your gallery too. You are an inspiration!

6/22/2006 8:29:16 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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I appreciate your taking the time to comment and congratulate so much Carolyn, Ronald and Karen!! You all make it more special!!! THANK YOU!!! :0)
And THANK YOU BP!!! :0)

6/28/2006 11:22:28 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Fantastic! Congratulations

7/8/2006 11:26:16 AM

 
Lori Carlson
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Thanks for that Stephen!! :0)

7/10/2006 8:29:54 PM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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Congratulations on ths great win! Mary :-D

8/7/2006 9:39:52 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Love this!! Great job and Congrats!

8/9/2006 9:25:46 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Thank you Mary & Shelly!! :0) I appreciate your congrats!! :0)

8/10/2006 4:05:31 PM

 
Allan L. Dy
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Hi Lori. Big congrats on this absolute winner! I really loved your gallery too! =)

8/10/2006 10:50:25 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Exceptionally well done, Lori! CONGRATS!

8/12/2006 9:56:20 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Big Congrats on this colour fun image Lori!! Love the abstract effect!!

8/12/2006 2:54:45 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Thank you Allan! So sweet of you to say! :0) I appreciate your congrats much Allan, Pat & Wendy!! :0)

8/14/2006 7:54:12 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Wow, sorry I didn't know you won this!! Very Pretty and congrats!!!

9/7/2006 7:05:19 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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That's ok Shelly!! It is hard to keep track of us all! :0) I appreciate your congrats ANYTIME!!! :0)

9/9/2006 8:35:00 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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Congrats on your stunning winning image!

10/30/2006 1:52:00 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations on the well deserved winner

10/30/2006 1:56:36 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Thank you for your congrats gals!! :0) I appreciate you! :0)

10/31/2006 12:27:32 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on this lovely winning image, great colors and design!

11/16/2006 4:17:21 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Thank you much for your congrats and comments Donna!! :0)

11/16/2006 7:21:08 PM

 
Johnny  Santoso
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Big Congratulations on this well deserved winning image.. very creative and brilliant idea.. with amazing result.

rgds,

11/18/2006 11:11:32 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Thank you Johnny! :0) The idea was inspired by the BP education monthly theme & was also my first attempt at intentional movement. So it took me a few to get my "rhythm" and have it come out as I was picturing in my mind! Glad you enjoy the result! I appreciate your comments and your congrats! :0)

11/19/2006 8:14:33 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congratulations on your WIN. Beautiful work.!

6/9/2007 9:57:03 AM

 
Lori Carlson
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Thank you so much, RC!! :0)

6/14/2007 4:56:32 AM

 
Gary Lange
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Hey Lori, you have MANY excellent shots in your gallery that I'm either just seeing for the first time or enjoying once again. Belated congrats on this win and more good luck for the future! And thanks for your compliments, with someone with talent like yours it means even more. Well done here!

6/19/2007 9:16:02 AM

 
Heather 
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Nice POV! I LOVE the Colors!

6/19/2007 9:20:36 AM

 
Lori Carlson
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So completely kind of you to say, Gary~I sincerely appreciate your support!
Thank you so much for your comments and congrats on this Gary & Heather.

And I don't think I've ever said and some may have guessed, but this shot is of the popular "Left Behind series" by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. Just a little FYI! :0)

6/23/2007 8:09:30 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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awesome image! LOVE the blur and color.

7/29/2007 12:08:27 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Thank you for the comments, Laura...they encourage me! :0)

8/2/2007 5:16:06 AM

 
Nemil B. Chabebe
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Congratulations on this magnificent winner, well deserved.

8/24/2007 9:34:11 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Thank you so much for your congrats on this shot, Nemil !!! :0)

10/2/2007 7:39:16 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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I can see why this won, Lori! A fascinating and colorful capture! Congratulations!

12/4/2007 10:23:50 AM

 
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Nice of you to say so, Terry!! Thank you for your congrats! :0)

12/15/2007 1:46:14 PM

 
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Lori - I love this - should be in an ad for watercolors! Great shot. Sue

9/20/2008 11:50:35 AM

 
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