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California Girl
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
California Girl
California Girl
© Mary-Ella Bowles
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Mary-Ella Bowles
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    Obviously I used selective desaturation in PS to further enhance the concept.

1/1/2006 6:45:05 PM

 
Dennis Flanagan
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The shopping bag and cell phone were great ideas.

1/1/2006 7:44:47 PM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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Fantastic location and a very good call on the selective coloring too. I also like your daughter's props. Looks like a natural shot.
Great work Mary-Ella!

1/1/2006 7:47:17 PM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Excellent idea, Mary-Ella!! I see a winner here!

da

1/1/2006 9:14:36 PM

 
Emma Curtis

member since: 12/24/2005
 

Great capture, really effective photo.

1/2/2006 2:22:16 AM

 
Richard W. Wyeth
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Great work! Well spotted. I love the way you've made it look like a natural shot, with use of the bags and mobile phone. :)

1/2/2006 3:51:55 AM

 
Mary-Ella Bowles
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Thanks everyone - I appreciate your kind feedback. My daughter and I had fun with this concept - I also did some shots with her walking by the mural.

1/2/2006 8:22:10 AM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Very nice, Mary-Ella! Congrats!

2/21/2006 8:23:34 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Great concept, Mary-Ella -- congratulations on your finalist!

2/21/2006 9:01:43 AM

 
Roger Bernabo
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Very cool Mary Ella, Congratulations!

2/21/2006 1:29:44 PM

 
Dennis Flanagan
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I like it as much as the first time I saw it. Good luck.

2/21/2006 4:47:13 PM

 
Tiffani S. LaNeave
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Awesome image!!! Congrats!

2/21/2006 9:17:23 PM

 
Donna J. Eaton
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So "totally" awesome. ;-) Perfect California girl! Congratulations on your finalist Mary-Ella!

2/22/2006 4:30:07 AM

 
Claudette Foote
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Congratulations!

2/23/2006 6:48:46 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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My heartiest congratulations!!!

2/23/2006 1:51:24 PM

 
Bill Merlavage
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Congrats Mary-Ella!!! What a cool shot.

2/25/2006 12:47:20 PM

 
Goshka G.
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Big congrats on this wonderful win, Mary-Ella!

2/25/2006 12:59:26 PM

 
Gunther Allen
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Hi Mary Ella - I know exactly where you shot this in Hillcrest. I get my haircut just around the corner and have often thought about bringing my camera to do a shoot infront of the same wall. You beat me to it! I hope you don't mind if I enter a shot with a different twist on this. Anyhow, congratulations on your second place win! -G

2/25/2006 1:00:14 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this wonderful 2nd place win Mary-Ella!!!!

2/25/2006 1:12:01 PM

 
Michael Robichaud
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Congrats on your 2nd place win! Wonderful composition.

2/25/2006 2:08:25 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Mary-Ella!!

2/25/2006 4:22:31 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Glad to see this one again -- congratulations on your win, Mary-Ella!

2/25/2006 5:12:11 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Big congrats on your win, Mary-Ella!

2/26/2006 3:10:30 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on this outstanding winner Mary-Ella

2/26/2006 5:58:30 AM

 
Candy Avera
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Mary-Ella - Congratulations on this winner! Well done.

2/26/2006 6:06:29 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Cool shot, Mary-Ella - Congratulations on you win!

2/26/2006 9:05:06 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats on your super image and win Mary-Ella!!

2/26/2006 11:16:30 AM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Congrats, Mary-Ella! See, I told you so!!

da

2/26/2006 11:43:27 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations on your win Mary-Ella!! So great to see this here - I really like this shot!!

2/26/2006 1:18:56 PM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Mary-Ella, congratulations on this magnificent win in last month's contest in the 'People' category. It is truly, richly deserved, my very dear friend - your good friend, Allan

2/27/2006 3:36:40 AM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your Second Place win, Mary-Ella!

Cathy :)

3/21/2006 5:33:40 PM

 
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