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Life in the Slow Lane
 
 
Gary L. Rohrbaugh
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    I like it! Very simple

4/26/2003 4:22:57 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Me, too!!

 
Shirley L. Carpenter
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A very cool image here Joy.....Different......I like it...........

 
Judith G. Secco
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Nice image, Joy. Title is perfect.
Judy

 
Murry Grigsby
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Very creative, Joy. The title is perfect for it's retro style. It almost feels like a graphic poster. Well done!

 
Dolores Neilson
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We have another winner here folks! Terrific, Joy!! I love it!

 
Joy Brown
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Thanks so much, Gary, Carolyn, Shirley, Judy, Murry, and Dolores. I couldn't resist when I saw them in front of me and now it is one of my favorites. Really glad to hear you guys like it too!

 
Damian P. Gadal
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Very nice Joy! :-)

 
Darren K. Fisher
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I sit here on a rainy Saturday morning drinking my coffee and I see this and had a great laugh. The title could not fit this image any better. Great job Joy!!!

 
Joy Brown
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Thanks very much, Damian!

Darren - thanks for your always enjoyable comments. They always make me smile!

 
Patricia Marroquin
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I love this, Joy! Very home-spun and simple yet beautiful. Did you need to clone out any distractions?

 
Joy Brown
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Thanks Patricia! As a matter of fact, I did. I'm attaching the original.

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Joy -nice simple pic. of the good 'ol days! Well done!

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Wow, great transformation Joy! Looks like it was a lot of work. You did a fantastic job on it!

 
Joy Brown
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Thanks, Patricia! It was a lot of work but I love this old couple in their old pick-up!

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Wow, How did you learn how to do this?

 
Joy Brown
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It takes a bit of work but worth it. You have to "isolate" the area you want removed (using the magic wand) and then "clone" in what you want to replace it with using the "clone stamp tool". The worst part is isolating the "garbage." Most of what I have learned on Photoshop is through hit and miss and figuring out what the tools are used for. My son is excellent with this program but he has just given me the basics. I've even amazed myself!!! Your images are amazing - doesn't look like you need too much help!!! If you have any questions, I can try to answer them (don't guarantee I'll know what I'm talking about, but would give it a try). Any time.

 
Joy Brown
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Almost missed your nice comment, Claudia! Many thanks.

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Thanks Joy, Maybe I'll try the hit and miss approach. . That magic wand is a hard tool though. I have never been able to figure it out and it takes forever to do what ever it does.

 
Joy Brown
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Sometimes if it's a big area you can isolate it by using the lasso tool but you have to have a pretty steady hand and then touch up the other areas afterwards. I'm sure there's a simpler way to do it, but I haven't figured it out, yet!!!

 
Lorraine T. Lynch
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This is a excellent image Joy...you did really well. A couple days ago I posted "Life In the Fast Lane"....but you have captured this perfectly.

 
Suzie Strasburg

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Love it!I too am sitting listening to the rain drinking coffee and it too made me smile! Very well done...well worth the effort Joy!

 
Murry Grigsby
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Joy, I have to comment again now that I've seen the original--very nice PS work but more importantly is that you visualized what a great image you would have when done. It reminds me a bit of when the photographer drove off at the end of "The bridges of Madison county" movie. I also need to mention that if you (anyone) can part with $295.00 (he'll take it in three payments), Jim's PS for Photographers on-line class in very good and will get you over the hump with Photoshop. That's how I finely got so I could use it to my benefit.

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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I still can't get over what a good job you did on this image. It reminds me of one of the older Chevy adds of the past! How inspiring!

 
Joy Brown
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Thank you both so much, Suzie and Lorraine. I'm really happy that all of you have seen what I saw when I was in traffic behind this classic couple in their classic chevrolet!

Hey Donna - thank you very much. I'm going to re-enter it tomorrow because I've cleaned it up a little bit more - things I didn't see (probably because I looked at it sooooo long) and then noticed after downloading. Even if it doesn't win anything, it was worth the great comments I have gotten from you and the rest of the wonderful photographers at BP!

 
Ellen Peach
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What a great photo, Joy and your cloning skills very impressive!

 
Dolores Neilson
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I'm impressed with your ps work also!! But what I really wanted to say was congrats for making FINALIST with this wonderful image!! I just knew it ...it has great potential! CONGRATS!

 
Joy Brown
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Thank you so much, Dolores. Hey - where have you been??? Miss your awesome entries!!!

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats, Joy, this one had to be in the finals!!

 
Ruth Denton

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Congratulations, Joy!

 
Elizabeth A. Zibas
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What a great month for your Joy. Congrats on all of your well derserved winners.

 
Connie L. Carpenter
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I'm happy to see this one here. I think I commented on your first submission of this same shot. I love this...great job.

 
Kathleen Clemons
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I missed this one Joy! It's great! Congrats!!

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Congrats, Joy. Well deserved!!!!

 
Judith G. Secco
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Congratulations, Joy!!!!!!!!
Judy

 
Connie I. Chandler

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Congratulations, Joy! You did a great job on this photograph. I'm very happy for you!

 
Joy Brown
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Thank you ALL very much! I really appreciate your congrats and great comments!

 
Damian P. Gadal
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Congrats again Joy! :-)

 
Ellen Peach
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I knew this was a winner....congrats on all your finalists and good luck!

 
Joy Brown
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Thanks so much, Damian and Ellen.

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Hey GREAT JOY, This is a well done image. Congrats on this one too!

 
Lem Metro

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Very nice PS work, Joy. A well deserved spot in the finals! Good luck.

 
Terry Gee

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I knew I would see this one in the finals....love it! Good luck on this and congrats on ALL your finalists.

 
Joy Brown
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Many thanks, Donna, Lem, and Terry!

 
Dale Douthit

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Wow. I missed this the first time around. What a great angle. Good luck.

 
Joy Brown
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Thanks, Dale!

 
Stephanie Adams
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LOVE IT, JOY!! :O) What a classic shot that will stay great forever!

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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What a cool photo. Congrats!

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Im always at the tail end of things,,,,Im so glad to see this one here so very well deserved!!!

 
Joy Brown
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Thank you so much, Stephanie, Mette, and Darren!

 
Dolores Neilson
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Hi Joy....
"where have I been?" I've just been busy researching lenses, support systems, backpacks, cleaning supplies, etc...will it ever end?? You get a camera...then you need lenses...then you need cleaning materials for cleaning CCDs and lens glass...then you need extra storage...then you need a better tripod...then you need... rechargeable batteries...then you need..........Maybe it will end soon! Thanks for asking!

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congrats on another second place win, Joy! Way to go! I am so happy for you! :)

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congratulations on another win, Joy. This is such a wonderful image I would have placed FIRST! Well done.

 
William C. Raco
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Congratulations, Joy.
Good work.


bill

 
Ellen Peach
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Congrats, Joy!!!

 
Joy Brown
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Many thanks, Kathleen, Murry, bill, and Ellen! This really is one of my favorites and I'm glad so many people enJOYed it!!! And Murry - I think you should be one of the judges!!!LOL!

 
Patrick Campbell
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Congrats on your well-deserved win, Joy! This has some wry humor which I really appreciate. Great capture.

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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Congratulations. Great picture - I also love the humour!

 
Joy Brown
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Thanks so much, Patrick and Mette!

 
Dolores Neilson
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We have another winner here folks! Terrific, Joy!! I love it!"

Was there any doubt?? NOPE!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

 
Joy Brown
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Big thanks to you, Dolores!

 
Stephanie Adams
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All Right Joy!!!! Way to go!!! :O)

 
Dale Douthit

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Congratulations Joy. Well done.

 
Barbara K. 
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Excellent title for this outstanding work of photography! Well deserved win Joy.

 
Joy Brown
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Thank you so much, Barbara. I really appreciate it!

 
Patricia Marroquin
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I was thrilled to see this among the top winners, Joy. It's such a happy photo and your Photoshop skills are excellent. A big congratulations to you! :-)

 
Joy Brown
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Many, many thanks, Patricia. I appreciate your taking the time to send your very nice comments!

 
June Marie Sobrito
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Joy, Congratulations! This is terrific and to me I see a nice slice of Americana in it! Well done!

 
Joy Brown
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Thank you very much, June Marie!

 
Elizabeth A. Zibas
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Sweet! A second belated congrats to you Joy. As always, very nicely done.

 
Rob Rintjema
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I love this. This photo was my inspiration this weekend while taking a drive. I captured something similar only different. Imitation is the sweetest form of flattery. Nice shot!

4/23/2007 6:49:20 AM

 
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