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Red and Green
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Red and Green (POTD 12/24/05)
Red and Green (POTD 12/24/05)
Ornaments on a black cloth with only window light and silver reflector. Tamron 28-75mm 1:2.8 lens fully extended. Polarizer. Aperture priority f11, 30 sec., ISO 200. Increased contrast and shadows in RAW conversions.
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Gerda Grice
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    Wow, DiAnna, this is absolutely stunning! Not only is it perfectly composed (and it certainly is!), it's also perfectly focused and lit--and, of course, the complementary colours + the gold look absolutely gorgeous together. Wondferful contrast and shadows, too! This is a real winner in my books!

11/30/2005 4:11:14 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Beautiful job DiAnna - I'd say your experiment was a HUGE success!! The lighting is gorgeous, the comp is superb and the mood and colour combo are so warm! You should be proud of this image - like Gerda says a winner in my books:-)

11/30/2005 4:17:36 PM

 
Janine Russell
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DiAnna, excellent selective focus with great colors and composition.

11/30/2005 4:21:55 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Amazing image, DiAnna!! Fantastic lighting, colors and composition!! Excellent!

11/30/2005 4:26:34 PM

 
Linda Proctor
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Amazing DiAnna!! Surely a winner!!

11/30/2005 5:07:18 PM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Love the sheen on the balls..wonderful color and composition! Great job!

11/30/2005 5:56:40 PM

 
Brian Wallace
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Wonderful! Love the contrast and the DOF!

11/30/2005 5:58:51 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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beautiful shot, Dianna! I'll be entering my first holiday shot tomorrow!

11/30/2005 6:31:05 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Wow..I truly love this....I love Green and red together. I am decorating my house today....so, I hope to get some pics too...Great job on this..love the BG and lighting.

12/1/2005 8:58:09 AM

 
Donna K. Kilcher
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This is very beautiful! Great job on the composition and colors

12/2/2005 4:49:49 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Beautiful shot, Dianna! Congratulations!

12/20/2005 1:56:08 AM

 
Eleanor Caputo
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Congratulations on being a finalist DiAnna. Wonderful deep colors and nice use of DOF to isolate that gold top!

12/20/2005 3:49:25 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, DiAnna!!

12/20/2005 4:37:02 AM

 
Marie Fields
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Congralations, DiAnna! This is gorgeous!!!

12/20/2005 7:11:49 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations DiAnna on your beautiful and artistic finalist!!

12/20/2005 7:40:32 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Congrats on this most beautiful finalist DiAnna!! You did a GREAT job! Best of luck to you in the next round!!

12/20/2005 7:57:20 AM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
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just beautiful. I love this shot. Well deserved!!!

12/20/2005 8:01:40 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, DiAnna, on this beautiful finalist! Good luck in the next round!

12/20/2005 9:19:46 AM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Congratulations Dianna on this beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round.

Kerby

12/20/2005 11:49:49 AM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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Gorgeous shot & congratulations on making finalist! Good luck on the next round!

12/20/2005 12:15:16 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Appreciate all the details on how you made this excellent image. I was interested to see that you used a polarizer. All this info is great for beginners like me. And ... to repeat what others have said, this is a terrific photograph! It's an unusual Christmas image, which I also really like.

12/20/2005 3:19:47 PM

 
Linda Proctor
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Congrats DiAnnA !!! Knew this would be back!!!

12/20/2005 3:20:58 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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It does NOT surprise me one bit to see this one with a medallion under it!
incredibly gorgeous! CONGRATS!

12/20/2005 3:45:55 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations on your Finalist! The red in this looks absolutely electrified!

12/20/2005 4:00:30 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist!

12/20/2005 5:37:24 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Fabulous finalist, congratulations!

12/20/2005 8:28:59 PM

 
Sherry S. Boles
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Congratulations...beautiful finalist...absolutely wonderful use of lighting!

12/20/2005 8:53:26 PM

 
Janet L. Skinner
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Congrats, DiAnna!! Absolutely gorgeous lighting and work!!

12/21/2005 4:48:55 AM

 
Kristian L. Stricklin
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Congrats on this wonderful finalist, DiAnna!

12/22/2005 8:44:41 AM

 
Jennifer Rennison

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Gorgeous image, DiAnna! Congratulations on your finalist!!

12/22/2005 11:38:38 AM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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Lovely image DiAnne. Congrats on your finalist.

12/22/2005 8:15:07 PM

 
Rhonda Smith
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Wow..DiAnne..this is gorgeous!! Big congrats and good luck in the final round.

12/22/2005 8:18:40 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Congratulations DiAnna on this wonderful POTD!! You've captured the mood for Christmas so well!

12/24/2005 12:12:27 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Big congrats on your POTD, DiAnna!

12/24/2005 12:40:57 AM

 
Ken Cole
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This is outstanding, DiAnna! I can't add anything more than has already been said except to express my congratulations and to thank you for the clear explanation of what was done to make this masterpiece...!

12/24/2005 12:49:01 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Beautiful image, DiAnna! Congrats on the finalist and POTD!

12/24/2005 12:51:18 AM

 
Luhut Napitupulu

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This is cool, DiAnna! Congratulations on your winner and POTD!

12/24/2005 1:00:20 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this beautiful POTD, DiAnna!!

12/24/2005 1:46:28 AM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Excellent camera control with beautiful results, DiAnna! Congratulations on this fantastic POTD!!!

12/24/2005 2:10:00 AM

 
Robyn L. Mayne
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DiAnna, doesn't surprise me. Everything I have seen of yours is stunning. Congratulations on this (and also a very well deserved best in class for the transfer class!)
Hope to share some more BP times with you..Robyn

12/24/2005 2:27:44 AM

 
Bill Houghton
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DiAnna, this is just beautiful. I love it. You did a great job on this one, as usual. Have a great Christmas.
Bill

12/24/2005 2:38:47 AM

 
Joline Frazier
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This is beautiful. Congratulations on this lovely POTD, and Merry Christmas, DiAnna.

12/24/2005 2:42:47 AM

 
Vicki Hunt
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I am so happy for this Wonderful POTD! congrats!!!! And Merry Christmas!

12/24/2005 2:44:20 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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AND a POTD as well! SUPER! Congrats! Merry christmas!

12/24/2005 2:53:09 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Congratulations DiAnna! Very nicely done! Merry Christmas!

12/24/2005 3:35:53 AM

 
Jackie Clementi

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GREAT JOB, I LOVE IT. SIMPLE, BEAUTIFUL, AND EVERYTHING NICE.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU.

12/24/2005 3:36:42 AM

 
Cathy Gregor
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This is gorgeous, DiAnna!
Congrats on your finalist and POTD.

12/24/2005 3:53:24 AM

 
Donna Dunbar
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Amazing color and composition, congrats on POTD !!!

12/24/2005 4:01:29 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations on this beautiful POTD!

12/24/2005 4:02:38 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Excellent, DiAnna! I love this, congrats!

12/24/2005 4:06:06 AM

 
David Phalen
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Just beautiful!!

12/24/2005 4:50:34 AM

 
Scott Pedersen

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This looks great

12/24/2005 5:16:31 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on the POTD! Beautiful shot! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

12/24/2005 5:19:05 AM

 
William C. Raco
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This is so beautiful, DiAnna!
A very fitting image for today's POTD
Congratulations!

Bill

12/24/2005 5:28:50 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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So great to see this first thing in the morning DiAnna!! Big Congrats on this GREAT macro shot!! You're on a roll girly!!

12/24/2005 5:54:38 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, DiAnna, on this fabulous POTD!

12/24/2005 6:13:03 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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Utterly gorgeous! COngratulations on your finalist and POTD! Mary :-)

And Merry Christmas, too! :-)

12/24/2005 6:21:19 AM

 
Tori A. Woods
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DiAna.....congrats on this winner and POTD!! I love the one red ornament with all the green......this photo is elegantly festive......love your gallery as well...you have lots of winners there too...Merry CHRISTmas to you and yours........Tori

12/24/2005 6:23:13 AM

 
Laura E. OConnor
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Congrats on your finalist AND your POTD! This is a GORGEOUS shot!!! Mary Christmas to you!

12/24/2005 6:44:01 AM

 
Nicole Kessel

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Beautiful shot, DiAnna! Congratulations on POTD and finalist! The composition, colors, and lighting are superb! Nicely done!

12/24/2005 7:05:50 AM

 
Linda Proctor
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Congratulations on this POTD DiAnna !!!Merry Christmas !!

12/24/2005 7:49:28 AM

 
Theresa  M. VanderStaay
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Great shot. The colors are just beautiful. I love how you focused on the red ornaments gold top and then the rest of it softens. Great presentation of the Christmas bulbs. The red color of the ornament is just amazing. Very, very nice shot!...Tessa

12/24/2005 7:54:29 AM

 
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Great image DiAnna, Love the colors and selective focus! Congrats on POTD!!!
Happy Holidays to you :-)

12/24/2005 8:37:54 AM

 
Lori Carlson
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This is mesmerizing DiAnna! Wonderful vision and work!! Congratulations and Merry Christmas!! Thanks for sharing the spirit of the season!! :0)

12/24/2005 9:15:05 AM

 
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Congratulations on your POTD, DiAnna! Your image goes so far beyond the Pretty Picture and way into interpretation. The concept and the technique you used to realise it are superb!

12/24/2005 9:54:33 AM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Many congratulations on POTD DiAnna, this is beautiful!

12/24/2005 11:29:35 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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A big congratulations on your POTD DiAnna1! This is beautiful and artistic!

12/24/2005 4:11:47 PM

 
Anita Taylor
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Truly amazing, DiAnna! Lovely colors and an awesome idea! Congratulations!

12/24/2005 6:22:29 PM

 
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Congrats on POTD

12/25/2005 4:31:18 AM

 
Katleen R. Struckle
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Congrats on youyr finalist and stunning POTD!!

12/25/2005 8:16:48 AM

 
Jane P. Anderson
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Stunning is the correct adjuctive! This is really beautiful in it's simplicity! Congrats and well deserved!

12/25/2005 11:20:24 AM

 
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Superb image...congrats on both!

12/25/2005 9:01:17 PM

 
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Congratulations on your Finalist and on well deserved POTD.

12/26/2005 7:12:54 AM

 
Jacqueline C. Harmon
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congrats and happy holidays!

12/26/2005 10:10:09 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Super choice for potd, congratulations!

12/26/2005 2:18:03 PM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats on your POTD, DiAnna!

12/27/2005 4:08:30 AM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Congratulations on this absolutely gorgeous POTD!

12/27/2005 2:44:08 PM

 
Elsa H. Gary
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gorgeous DiAnna,
the colors, highlighted with the gold, and the creative focus make this a fabulous holiday image. sorry I was late seeing it!

12/28/2005 8:11:43 AM

 
Lani Allen
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Di-this is quite an image. Simply beautiful-well done!

12/29/2005 6:51:19 PM

 
Claudette Foote
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Fantastic lighting, colors and composition!! Excellent!
Congrats on your POTD, DiAnna!

1/3/2006 1:01:07 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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This is just so lovely! Congratulations!

1/21/2006 4:53:48 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Excellent lighting. A Wonderful work, DiAnna!! Congratulations!

12/26/2006 1:42:14 PM

 
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