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The Dog Lover's Nightmare
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
 
The Dog Lover's Nightmare
The Dog Lover's Nightmare
© Mary-Ella Bowles
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Ronald Balthazor
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    Great idea well accomplished!

5/23/2003 8:47:24 AM

 
Terry Gee

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I love this....very creative.
I still hae not stared to work with layers, though I am dying to do something original like this!
I'm sure this will go far.....

 
Joy Brown
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Wow, Mary-Ella - awesome job!

 
Michael S. McCook
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I LIKE IT! Great idea Mary-Ella, well done. Try workling with drop shadows next to give it a little more punch.

 
Damian P. Gadal
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This is perfect!!!!

 
Mary-Ella Bowles
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Thanks so much for your comments Ronald, Terry, Joy, Michael and Damian. I really had fun with this one, and am glad you enjoyed it. Terry - get going with "Layers" - you'll have a blast! I know I've only scratched the surface of what's possible using layers. And Michael - I've not actually used drop shadows myself, but have thought sometimes they seem too "artificial" looking, if you know what I mean? Is there anyway to make them look more natural? (Maybe I should see if I can even figure out how to DO them first, then worry about modifying them!) Helpful hints or advice is always appreciated!

 
William C. Raco
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Excellent editing and imagination.
Love when someone can convey humor in a photograph.
Purr-fectly well done.


bill

 
Michael S. McCook
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I thought drop shadows looked kind of lame too, when I first started playing with them. Then I discovered the "layer style" option. I bet if you play with that you'll like it.

 
Claudia Kuhn
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I love this! You did a great job with the image. I bet it took a long time though. I've done only 1 or 2 layers, but you may have inspired me to try more!

 
Mary-Ella Bowles
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Lol... Yes Claudia - with more than 30 layers, this took a long, long time. But I was obsessed - wanted to see if I could pull it off. As I said, it was a zany vision I'd had in my head for a long time, and for some reason (like I'm a total technophobe), it took me forever before I could figure out how to do layers, so when I finally did, nothing was going to stop me from bringing this to life!

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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Great idea and pic! Hope this goes further!

 
Darren K. Fisher
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I love this!!! Congrats!

 
Mary-Ella Bowles
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Thank you Darren, thanks Mette. What a delightful surprise to find this as a finalist this morning! ;-)))

 
Robert Mann
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Wow, Mary-Ella, amongst all your many finalist selections this month, and congrats to you on them all, I think this is my favorite! Great image and all your hard work paid off. Congrats and good luck! Rob

 
Gerda Grice
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This is another of my favourites, Mary-Ella. Congratulations and good luck!

 
Patrick Campbell
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Congrats on overcoming your technophobia to create this winning image. It was well worth the effort!

 
Mary-Ella Bowles
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Thanks Robert, Gerda, and Patrick!!

I wouldn't go so far as to say I've overcome the phobia, Patrick. I am in a mighty struggle with technology, but I persist, and am making slow progress.

;-)

 
Joy Brown
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Congratulations, Mary-Ella - on your first place well-deserved win!

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congrats, Mary Ella! Outstanding!

 
William C. Raco
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Wonderful, Mary-Ella
Congratulations.

bill

 
Connie L. Carpenter
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What a wonderful creation... congratulations to you on this fine work... I like that guy in the back with his mouth wide open... love your creative mind.

 
Peggy Wolff
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This is a riot! I had not seen this one untill now. A big congratulations!

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison

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I'm really happy seeing this as a first place winner. Congratulations - well deserved!

 
Robert Mann
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WTG Mary-Ella! Congrats on your First Place win! RoB

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Well deserved win!

 
Patrick Campbell
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Congrats on your winner--I couldn't agree more! :-)

 
Bernard B. Travers
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Great win, Mary-Ella. Good job.

 
Mary-Ella Bowles
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HOLY COW!!!! I just got up here on the west coast, to this delightful and totally unexpected surprise!!! I can't thank you enough BetterPhoto for the honor, and to all of you who are taking the time to look and respond. What a thrill!!! Made my day for sure... :-)))))))))

 
Jill Battaglia
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This is GREAT!! LOVE IT! Congrats!! :-)

 
Wolfgang Dolak

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A BIG CONGRATS FROM ME ALSO, MARY-ELLA!!Very creative!!!
birdie

 
Damian P. Gadal
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I love this one - I can stare at this for a long long time.... Congrats! :-)

 
Gerda Grice
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This is such a wonderful work it just HAD to be a winner! Congratulations again, Mary-Ella!

 
Gary Minish
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Extremely creative artwork here, Mary-Ella! A well deserved win! Congratulations :-)

 
Mary-Ella Bowles
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Many thanks Jill, Wolfgang, Damian, Gerday and Gary - I'm still a little giddy about it all...

 
Cathy Barrows
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Too funny

 
Matthew  Roybal

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Awsome work! Did you use the "clone" tool at all in making this image? I too like the guy with his mouth wide open, Well deserved!

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congratulations Mary-Ella!!! This is such a great piece of work!!

 
Michael McMurrough

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Congrats Mary-Ella! I just love this shot. I know it took a lot of hard work and it's nice to see that it's paying off!

 
Oksana Pashko

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Many congrats, Mary-Ella!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
Dolores Neilson
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CONGRATULATIONS, MARY ELLA!! Well deserved for this wonderful lighthearted piece!!

 
Judith G. Secco
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This is just great, Mary-Ella. Congratulations!
Judy

 
Sharon E. Lowe
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Congrats Mary-Ella - I missed this one before but it is great and a well-deserved win!!

 
Monika Sapek
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Many congratulations on your First Place win, M.E! Just fun to look at it!
Monika

 
Cheryl Meisel
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Laughingggggggggg this is adorable! Congrats on a great winner. Cheryl

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations, Mary-Ella!

Cathy :)

 
Jean Papo
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Congratulations, Mary-Ella, on your very imaginative photo, and the dedicated work it must have taken to accomplish it!

 
Roger Howell

member since: 6/1/2003
 

Hi Mary,your mind is at work,so don`t let it stop,i don`t understand the layers for i`m new at this,maybe you can gave me some point!!!the first time I saw this pic, I say it is a winner!!!the shot is a wonderful one an Congratulations, Mary-Ella.
ROGER

 
Greg McCroskery
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Mary-Ella,
I love cats and dogs, so I really appreciate the humor of this wonderful image -- very creative. I'm not sure what other mediums of art you work in, but judging from your photography it's got to be good stuff!
God Bless,
Greg

7/8/2003 7:02:57 PM

 
Debra Booth
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This shot just came up as one of the random ones on the Contest page. It was soooooo cute, I just had to let you know how much I enjoyed it! Wonderful image and wonderfully funny!

4/14/2004 11:25:19 AM

 
Sharrie Thomas
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Great imagination, very creative!

11/7/2006 6:48:36 AM

 
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