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Tropical Illusion

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Tropical Illusion
Tropical Illusion
Finalist
12/31/05
Details & Macro

I decided to bring a little beach ambiance indoors and created a little set to give the illusion of a beach complete with a couple of seashells and sand.

Inspired by Bill Raco's awesome Grand Prize Winner, Autumn On The Water!
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William C. Raco
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    Wow, this is beautiful, Sharon!
Wonderful bokeh, detail, color and composition
Very pretty!
Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!

Bill


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12/31/2005 6:13:57 AM

 
Donna Dunbar
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Great Job Sharon, I felt like I was on the beach.


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12/31/2005 6:17:35 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Looks great Sharon! I'd go for being at a beach in the winter!


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12/31/2005 6:50:50 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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GREAT work, Sharon! Super! And, thanks, bill for inspiring her!
Happy New Year!


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12/31/2005 8:22:59 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Oooooo...this is awesome! Excellent work, Sharon! :0)


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12/31/2005 10:46:35 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Ok..I loved his shot and now love yours too. How do you get this effect?


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12/31/2005 12:33:10 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Thank you for all the nice compliments! Linda, just focus your lens on something close then when the background is not in focus you'll get bokeh. Something that reflects light causes the round dots.


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12/31/2005 1:20:35 PM

 
Barbara Helgason
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WOW, looks like a winner to me Sharon!!


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12/31/2005 1:23:00 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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I feel like I am on the beach! Wonderful colors and detail.


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12/31/2005 3:50:37 PM

 
Karen Bacon
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A real beauty Sharon!Happy new year!!


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12/31/2005 5:36:20 PM

 
Linda Proctor
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Gorgeous Sharon Beautiful colors !


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12/31/2005 5:39:58 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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This is a great image to start 2006 out with...this warms my mind and body, Sharon...well done and Happy New Year to you and yours!!!


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12/31/2005 6:45:35 PM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Love the colors on this Sharon! -K


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1/1/2006 11:37:05 AM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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The background really makes this shot Sharon, it is divine! Happy new Year to you.


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1/1/2006 6:21:31 PM

 
Laurence Saliba
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I love this Sharon!!!!!


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1/2/2006 9:42:19 AM

 
Life Expressions 
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Beautiful work Sharon!


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1/2/2006 9:14:06 PM

 
Mellanie   

Sharon, this is just beautiful!!! Awesome colors and bokeh!!! We'll see this one again!


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1/5/2006 7:13:44 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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I have stopped and looked at this one a dozen times.. And I could sware I left at least 1 comment...oh well.. I am now.. I LOVE THIS!!! What a wonderful summer looking shot.. Perfect colors, dof, composition and amazing details and clarity.. A WOW shot Sharon.. Good luck with this one.. Did I mention I love it?


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1/8/2006 9:38:45 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Thanks again everyone :)!


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1/8/2006 6:38:27 PM

 
Sandy Landon
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This is incredible!! Congrats!!


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1/20/2006 11:35:15 PM

 
Toni  Hopper
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I love this shot! Congratulations on finalist round! It was tough this time around, I had two I thought were sure finalists...hah! LOL Anyway, I'd hang this up in my home! Hope to see it as a winner.


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1/21/2006 12:07:24 AM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Sharon congratualtions on your finalist. Best of luck in the next round. Kerby


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1/21/2006 12:31:06 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Congratulations Sharon!


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1/21/2006 12:32:16 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Awesome shot, Sharon! Congratulations on your finalist!


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1/21/2006 1:21:07 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations on your finalist Sharon!


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1/21/2006 1:36:57 AM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Congratulations!

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1/21/2006 1:44:18 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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A Big Congratulations Sharon!!!


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1/21/2006 1:56:03 AM

 
Graeme Chow
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Congratulations Sharon! Cheers for the next round.


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1/21/2006 2:49:25 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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CONGRATULATIONS, Sharon, and best of luck to you in the next round!
Much Aloha,
Stan


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1/21/2006 3:22:11 AM

 
Chris Macer  

Congrats on the finalist, Sharon! Best of luck! :)


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1/21/2006 4:19:37 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful Sharon, congrats!


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1/21/2006 5:15:34 AM

 
Debra Booth
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Wow! I love it, Sharon!! Congratulations!!


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1/21/2006 5:37:57 AM

 
Cindy Paquette
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CONGRATS SHARON!


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1/21/2006 5:45:28 AM

 
Ed Heaton
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Great job Sharon, Congrats on your finalist :-)


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1/21/2006 6:10:50 AM

 
Life Expressions 
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Congrats on your finalist Sharon!


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1/21/2006 6:30:40 AM

 
Barbara Helgason
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Wow, this is beautiful, congratulations and best of luck in the next round Sharon!


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1/21/2006 7:01:31 AM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist,Sharon well don!!!!!!
Good luck in the next round!


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1/21/2006 7:30:02 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations!


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1/21/2006 7:39:06 AM

 
Rhonda Smith
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I absolutely love this Sharon.. congrats on a well deserved finalist..and good luck in the final round!


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1/21/2006 7:53:32 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Well no suprise seeing this among the favs.!!! Wonderful!! Congrats on this and your other amazing finalists Sharon. Good luck!!


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1/21/2006 8:10:40 AM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Sharon!

Cathy :)


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1/21/2006 9:12:31 AM

 
Brian Lobdell
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Kudos, Sharon! Very creative idea, and well done! Very colorful and conveys the "beach mood" you set out to accomplish... good luck in the next round!


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1/21/2006 9:27:32 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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Stunning Sharon! Very creative and well done! Good luck in the contest!

Erica


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1/21/2006 9:36:28 AM

 
Susana Heide
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Looks like a real place to me!! Definitely evokes feelings of being on the beach. I can almost feel the warm breeze! CONGRATS Sharon! Beautifully done!


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1/21/2006 10:07:21 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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A beautiful set-up Sharon ~ many congrats!


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1/21/2006 10:36:30 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Sharon. Good luck in the next round.


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1/21/2006 1:02:38 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Just beautiful Sharon! Congratulations on your finalist! And good luck in the next round!


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1/21/2006 3:51:30 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congrats on this beautiful finalist, Sharon!
Best wishes for the next round!
Debby


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1/21/2006 6:57:09 PM

 
Rob Bishop
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Hi Sharon! Congratulations, and good luck!


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1/21/2006 7:33:27 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations on another finalist, Sharon!!!


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1/21/2006 7:49:48 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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Many congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round, Sharon!
Monika


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1/22/2006 12:00:43 AM

 
Kasia Elser
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Great shot! Congrats!


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1/22/2006 7:09:20 AM

 
Phil S
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Congratulations Sharon! I really love this photo especially with your DOF and the blue waterlike background. Excellent detail and perfect lighting.


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1/22/2006 9:47:15 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Heartiest congratulations on your all well deserved finalists, Sharon!!!


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1/22/2006 11:14:56 AM

 
Donna J. Taff
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Congratulations on all of your great finalists wins, Sharon!!!


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1/22/2006 3:21:11 PM

 
Donna J. Eaton
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Wonderful! Makes me long for summer! Congrats on your finalist!


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1/22/2006 5:14:16 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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One more BEAUTIFUL Finalist, Sharon!!!
I'm so happy to see this one again!!! Congratulations and all the best in the next round!!!


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1/22/2006 5:31:48 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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CONGRATS on a well deserved image, Sharon!


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1/22/2006 5:57:02 PM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Congrats on this fantastic finalist, Sharon!

da


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1/22/2006 8:00:19 PM

 
Sherry S. Boles
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Congrats on this fantastic finalist, Sharon!


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1/22/2006 10:37:50 PM

 
Jen   

Congratulations Sharon! Very pretty!


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1/23/2006 5:49:11 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulation on a well deserved finalist Sharon you did Bill proud


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1/23/2006 2:37:00 PM

 
Deb Holmes
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Congratulations Sharon, on this beautiful finalist!


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1/23/2006 3:54:47 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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So pretty, congratulations!!


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1/23/2006 5:24:44 PM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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Congrats Sharon :) I was sure I'd see this again!


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1/23/2006 8:22:37 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Wow, how could we not be inspired, this is gorgeous, Sharon! Congratulations!


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1/23/2006 8:48:42 PM

 
Larry Lawhead
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I love this shot, Sharon!! Congratulations on the Finalist!!

      LarryL 


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1/24/2006 7:26:33 PM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats, Sharon!


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1/25/2006 5:27:14 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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CONGRATULATIONS, Sharon, on all of your Finalists!! Very nicely done!!
Much Aloha,
Stan


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1/27/2006 3:27:55 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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How very creative! It is beautiful!
jo ann c.


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7/1/2006 5:28:51 PM

 
Kristin M. Morales
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by your portfolio I would say you rule when it comes to color and shape...just outstanding photos with any eye for the abstract.


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8/13/2006 7:30:27 PM

 
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