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Sitting in Springtime
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Sitting in Springtime
Sitting in Springtime
Canon G2, digital at ISO 50 and f8.
© Connie L. Carpenter
 
 
 
Judith G. Secco
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    Just beautiful, Connie.
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5/10/2003 7:04:16 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Great shot, beautiful colors, Connie!

 
Patricia Marroquin
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This is spectacular, Connie! Vivid color and great light!

 
Shirley L. Carpenter
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What a great image Connie.......Beautiful......

 
Sharlet Kish

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What a great image Connie I can almost smell the blossoms. Lighting and color are superb. Well done.

 
Connie L. Carpenter
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Thank you, Sharlet, Judy, Shirley, Evy, and Patricia... I appreciate your nice comments.

 
Wolfgang Dolak

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Like a beautiful dream. Great composition, Connie!!
birdie

 
Dottie Shepherd

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Absolutely inviting...great work, Connie

 
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Absolutely gorgeous, Connie!! This is super!!!!

 
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Very nice, Connie. Great spring colors!!

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Simply beautiful and very breath taking. Wish I was sitting there on the bench taking it all in. As always very well done!!!

 
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I can see myself sitting there relaxing with a book (or shooting it myself!). Such a pretty scene, Connie!

 
William C. Raco
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Wonderful work, Connie.
Beautiful setting, color and composition.
Very pretty and calm.


bill

 
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Could not be more enchanting, Connie. Wish I could sit there and think about the beauty of life. Viveca.

 
Nancy  L. Ferrell

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Beautiful...wonderful colors....

 
Connie L. Carpenter
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Thanks to everyone for the wonderful comments.

 
Elizabeth A. Zibas
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Ooops, I spoke to soon now I don't know which Spring image I like better. I like this one because of the deeper colors. The texture of the bench also adds to the artistic composition of the image. Both images are equally beautiful. Exceptionally done my friend.

 
Kelly Kujawski

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Connie..Hi...Were these colors tweeked in photoshop or did they just pop like this?...wow...I like all of your photos...doesn't seem to me that you are lacking any knowledge...thanks for the feedback on my newborn picture...

 
Connie L. Carpenter
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Hi Kelly... no color tweaking here. In fact the colors are not true but I guess it is due to the polarizer I used or something. When I hit autolevels in PS it changed the flowering trees to a more natural color but then the grass seemed wrong.. so I just left it alone. Thanks for the comment.

 
Kelly Kujawski

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what brand of polarizern do you use? My lab guys says never to use auto anything in photo-shop...maybe that's why the grass looked funny...so glad you left it the way it is...I also love the little yellow dandelions at the botton left corner

 
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Hi Kelly... It is a circular polarizer... called ProMaster or something .. a cheaper version of what I was looking for which the store just happened to be out of. Thanks again.

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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Gorgeous - I love the composition, colours, mood and lighting! Congrats and hope it wins!

 
Evy Johansen
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I'm pleased to see this beautiful picture as a finalist. Congratulations. Well derserved, and good luck with this one!

 
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Congrats Connie - this is a beautiful image!

 
Ellen Peach
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Connie you are awesome, congrats on all your beautiful finalists and good luck!

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Congrats again Connie!!!!

 
Elizabeth A. Zibas
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So glad to find this one in finals but I wish the others were in finals as well. They are equally as deserving. I couldn't pick which Spring image I liked better. Just lovely Connie and certainly one of my favorites of the month. Congrats to you my friend.

 
Wolfgang Dolak

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It has the power to make it to the top!
Congratulations!
birdie

 
William C. Raco
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Just love this one, Connie.
My best wishes to it and you, m'lady.

bill

 
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Congrats again, Connie!!

 
Sharlet Kish

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I knew as soon as you posted this one Connie that it was a winner, congratulations and good luck.

 
Connie L. Carpenter
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Thanks a million, everyone for your very kind comments.

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Congrats, Connie! I hope this goes higher!

 
Steve Edelstein

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Fantastic! Good luck. Steve (did you say you used a polarizer on your G2?)

 
Connie L. Carpenter
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Thanks everyone... I appreciate all the nice comments. Steve, I used a ProMaster circular polarizer. It is a brand I have not used before and it seems to warm the colors quite a bit.

 
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Beautiful shot, Connie! Congratulations and good luck in the finals!

 
Monika Sapek
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This is wonderful photo! Love the composition and colors here! Many congratulations on making finals, Connie!
Monika

 
Damian P. Gadal
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Beautiful! Congrats Connie! :-)

 
Joy Brown
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Congratulations, Connie, on this and your other second place winner - well deserved!!!

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congratulations, Connie!

 
Elizabeth A. Zibas
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Absolutely love this one Connie, it is very special. Congrats to you my friend.

 
William C. Raco
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So very nice and well deserved, Connie.
Great work, my friend.

Congratulations.

bill

 
Connie L. Carpenter
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Thank you, Bill, Betsy, Kathleen, Joy, Damian, Monika, and Gerda... I love all your wonderful work.. and appreciate your kind words.

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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Glad to see this beauty win. Congrats!

 
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Thank you very much, Mette.

 
Connie I. Chandler

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Connie, Congratulations!! I love the color and composition of this photo! Well deserved win!!

 
Ellen Peach
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Good for you, Connie, congrats*~*!

 
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Wonderful win, Connie. You deserve it.

 
Wolfgang Dolak

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Bernard is absolutely right, I knew, I would find the photo here! A big CONGRATS!!
birdie

 
Damian P. Gadal
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Congrats again Connie!!! :-)

 
Gerda Grice
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Many congratulations, Connie!

 
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Congrats again, Connie!

 
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WAY TO GO Connie, Congratulations!

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Congrats on your second place win, Connie! Glad to see it among the top photos!

 
Gary Minish
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Beautiful deep, rich colors, great composition and excellent detail! A very fine photo and a well deserved win, Connie! Congratulations :-)

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on seeing this simple scene with fab colors...great job

 
Evy Johansen
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Many congrats on this excellent image, Connie! Well derserved!!

 
Dolores Neilson
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Congratulations on your win, Connie! WEll deserved for sure!

 
Judith G. Secco
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Congratulations, Connie. Just beautiful.
Judy

 
Connie L. Carpenter
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Thanks a million for all your wonderful comments.

 
Monika Sapek
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Many congratulations on your Second Place win, Connie! I knew it ;-)
Monika

 
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This is absolutely an awesome shot. I swear you just feel like you are right there! CONGRATULATIONS!

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations, Connie!

Cathy :)

 
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Connie, this is so magical and wonderful....! Congrats on your well-deserved win!

 
Mary K. Robison
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Tonight is the first time I have seen this enchanting photograph. You deserve all the praise you've received, and most definitely, the award. Congratulations, Connie, for giving us all such a serene and colorful image to ponder.

7/12/2003 11:48:07 PM

 
Susana Matos
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This is another BEAUTY!
Your gallery is amazing!
Cheers from Portugal, Su

11/4/2003 10:05:57 PM

 
Ellen L. Zaslaw
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This is positively stunning Connie !

4/11/2004 5:03:48 AM

 
Renee C. Bynum
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PERFECT! Love the beautiful colors :)

1/18/2010 9:47:22 PM

 
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