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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
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/17/2002
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    Great idea well accomplished!


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5/23/2003 8:47:24 AM

 
Terry Gee  

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.....


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Joy Brown
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/13/2001
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Wow, Mary-Ella - awesome job!


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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.


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Damian P. Gadal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/22/2002
 

This is perfect!!!!


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Mary-Ella Bowles
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/3/2003
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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!


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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


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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.


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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!


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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!


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Mette Vendelboe Allison  

Great idea and pic! Hope this goes further!


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


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


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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


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


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Patrick Campbell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/21/2002
 

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


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Mary-Ella Bowles
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/3/2003
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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.

;-)


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Joy Brown
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/13/2001
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Congratulations, Mary-Ella - on your first place well-deserved win!


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Kathleen Clemons
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/19/2000
 

Congrats, Mary Ella! Outstanding!


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William C. Raco
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Wonderful, Mary-Ella
Congratulations.

bill


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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.


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Peggy Wolff
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/26/2003
 

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


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Mette Vendelboe Allison  

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


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


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Ronald Balthazor
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Well deserved win!


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Patrick Campbell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/21/2002
 

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


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


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Mary-Ella Bowles
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/3/2003
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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... :-)))))))))


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


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Wolfgang Dolak  

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


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Damian P. Gadal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/22/2002
 

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


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


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


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Mary-Ella Bowles
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/3/2003
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Many thanks Jill, Wolfgang, Damian, Gerday and Gary - I'm still a little giddy about it all...


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Cathy Barrows
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2003
 

Too funny


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Matthew  Roybal  

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!


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


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Michael McMurrough  

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!


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Oksana Pashko  

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


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


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Judith G. Secco
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/18/2002
 

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


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Sharon E. Lowe
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/7/2002
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Congrats Mary-Ella - I missed this one before but it is great and a well-deserved win!!


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Monika Sapek
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/31/2002
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Many congratulations on your First Place win, M.E! Just fun to look at it!
Monika


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Cheryl Meisel
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/5/2001
 

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


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Cathy M. Gromball
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/27/2002
 

Congratulations, Mary-Ella!

Cathy :)


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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!


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Roger Howell  

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


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Greg McCroskery
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/27/2003
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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


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7/8/2003 7:02:57 PM

 
Debra Booth
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/2/2004
 

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!


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4/14/2004 11:25:19 AM

 
Sharrie Thomas
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/15/2004
 

Great imagination, very creative!


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11/7/2006 6:48:36 AM

 
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