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I saw this lighting effect in a book and had to try it myself.
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Dr Silly
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    Wonderful lighting on this. You said effect, is this lighting done in PS or was it done with lights? :o)


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1/5/2006 6:09:02 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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It was done with lights. One on either side of my soft box, but more towards the back to give a backlit effect.


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1/5/2006 6:11:56 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Great job! Love the lighting!


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1/5/2006 7:26:04 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks so much, Cyn!


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1/5/2006 9:05:10 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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I didn't see that picture in that book but for my opinion you made a great shot Margie !!!


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1/5/2006 10:03:08 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thank you, Sylvia!!


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1/5/2006 10:05:45 AM

 
Brendan Knell
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This is absolutely beautitul Margie!!! Someone said that it looked too centered on out CC Thread, but to me, I really like it centered!


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1/5/2006 5:27:08 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks Brendan. It's becoming one of my favorites!


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1/5/2006 5:47:33 PM

 
Kate Baumgartner
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Great use of light and composition. I think it is spot on.


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1/5/2006 8:03:48 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks, Kate!


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1/5/2006 8:06:08 PM

 
Kevin Burns  

Awesome detail and masterfully used lighting


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1/8/2006 7:51:08 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks, Kevin!


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1/8/2006 9:12:56 AM

 
Tony Scheuhammer
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good job with the lighting! I like this a lot!


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1/23/2006 11:12:10 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks Tony!


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1/23/2006 1:30:36 PM

 
SaMi Martin
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Great composition & lighting, nicely done!


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1/24/2006 6:28:15 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks so much!


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1/24/2006 7:12:53 PM

 
Rebecca A. Steed
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Margie, I love it! what book did you get these lighting ideas? Very dramatic.


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1/25/2006 12:39:25 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks, Becky! I found it in a book called Photos That Sell. My shot doesn't hold a candle to the shot in the book...but it was extremely fun to create!


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1/25/2006 1:07:47 PM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Margie wonderful lines and shapes and shadows to this image. Very good lighting and compostion. Kerby


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1/25/2006 1:08:50 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks so much, Kerby!


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1/25/2006 1:10:56 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Very well done, Margie! I really like the drama of the lighting!


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1/25/2006 1:11:05 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks, Terry!


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1/25/2006 1:25:49 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations on being included in the Photoflash #35 newsletter, Margie!!


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2/2/2006 4:10:49 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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WOW, Margie, this came out great. Congratulations on being included in the newsletter! Mary :-)


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2/2/2006 5:48:31 AM

 
Adi Philpott
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Margie - Beautiful lighting. What is a 'soft box"?


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2/2/2006 7:56:15 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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How incredibly exciting! Thanks Chris, Mary and Adi! Adi, a soft box is just that, a box with soft sides to allow light to come through. Spot lights can be shined through the sides that are made up of opaque white. I purchased mine at Wolf Camera for about $100...my first attempt a lights.


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2/2/2006 8:24:35 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Nicely executed, the lighting is perfect!!


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2/2/2006 9:08:00 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks so much, Donna!


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2/2/2006 9:12:49 AM

 
Victor J.   

Margie. Nicely done. But I must know what color was the back ground and how far away from it were you? Vic


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2/4/2006 12:41:49 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Vic, this was taken against a black background that was only about 6 inches from the bottle and glass. Let me know if you have other questions. One thing that was crucial was to take this at night so there were no reflections of any kind. Hope this helps. Thanks so much!


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2/4/2006 2:03:32 PM

 
Shirley Pearce
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Hello Margie, this is exquisite!! My next step is to venture into more lighting techniques. This is just the inspiration I need!


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2/4/2006 3:39:26 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Shirley, I agree with you about learning more about lighting. It's fascinating. Thanks so much!


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2/4/2006 8:23:29 PM

 
Elizabeth J. Bernier
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Wow Margie this is amazing!!!Especially for a first time playing with lights!!! I could have stopped on any one of your lovely images but this really caught my eye!Wishes for your continued success!


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2/8/2006 11:44:37 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks so much, Elizabeth!


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2/8/2006 11:49:04 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Great job!!! I love it...:)


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2/9/2006 7:38:52 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks, Shelly! I love this one too!


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2/9/2006 8:17:34 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Congratulations Margie!


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2/21/2006 3:58:29 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Woohoo!! All your hard work and exploration with this series is paying off! Congratulations, Margie, on your Finalist!


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2/21/2006 4:09:29 AM

 
Barbara Helgason
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Congratulations Margie, I see your favorite made it!! Good luck in the next round.


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2/21/2006 5:19:13 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks Michelle, Chris and Barbara! You know Chris, someone saw this shot last week and suggested coffee! My series is never ending!


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2/21/2006 6:46:48 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Hmmm...maybe using those clear glass Irish Coffee mugs? (Not sure ceramic mugs would give as pleasing results as this shot!)


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2/21/2006 6:58:06 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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I fully agree!


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2/21/2006 7:11:12 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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And I just thought... how about a glass-bodied french press carafe? You definitely have lots of possibilities!


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2/21/2006 7:14:16 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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I don't own one of those...expensive?


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2/21/2006 7:19:08 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Not really... (There are some fancy ones, with pierced metal bodies, though.) Bodum is probably the largest manufacturer, but I bet you could find plenty on ebay, at "prop" prices!


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2/21/2006 7:25:20 AM

 
Wayne T. Fisk
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Congrats,Margie! What a shot!
Wayne


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2/21/2006 8:57:19 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations on this finalist, Margie -- good job on the lighting!


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2/21/2006 9:07:04 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks so much, Wayne and Kay!


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2/21/2006 9:09:10 AM

 
Stan Lubach
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Congrats, Margie!


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2/21/2006 9:11:38 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks, Stan!


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2/21/2006 9:12:57 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Congratulations, Margie. :o)


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2/21/2006 9:25:06 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks, Doc!


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2/21/2006 9:26:10 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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I'm glad to see your favorite made it Margie :o) Good luck for the next round :o)


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2/21/2006 9:44:47 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks Sylvia!


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2/21/2006 10:03:29 AM

 
Robyn Mackenzie
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Congratulations, Margie - wonderful to see that your favourite made it! :o) Robyn


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2/21/2006 2:45:05 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks so much, Robyn! I was happy!


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2/21/2006 3:10:54 PM

 
Karen Rahlf
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Very neat shot. Love the lighting effects. Congratulations!


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2/21/2006 5:45:03 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks, Karen!


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2/21/2006 5:54:28 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Outstanding Margie...Congrats :)


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2/21/2006 6:00:33 PM

 
Sherry S. Boles
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Congrats, Margie...Fantastic shot!


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2/21/2006 8:32:11 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks, Corinne! This is the shot that won Photo of the Month at the camera club meeting!


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2/21/2006 8:32:34 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks so much, Sherry!


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2/21/2006 8:33:02 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Well then, Double Congrats! Have you heard anything yet from the Chicago contest?


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2/21/2006 8:35:20 PM

 
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Nice subtle light and strong lines.


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2/22/2006 2:23:34 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thank you so much!


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2/22/2006 5:47:14 AM

 
Chris Macer  

Congrats on your finalist, Margie!


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2/22/2006 6:03:35 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks Chris.

Corinne, this shot did fair as well as my others even though at local competition it won. Go figure. The Enshrined in my gallery went pretty far in Chicago but was eliminated in the last round of judging.


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2/22/2006 6:12:31 AM

 
Susan L. Vasquez
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This is a fantastic shot Margie, I knew I'd see it again :) Well done and congrats.


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2/22/2006 8:22:12 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks, Susan!


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2/23/2006 5:50:27 AM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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Congratulations on this finalist, Margie Wonderful lighting!


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2/27/2006 1:42:15 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks so much! Means alot!


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2/27/2006 4:31:23 PM

 
Akhilesh Sharma
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Excellent work!


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6/11/2006 6:05:39 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thank you so much, Akhilesh!


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6/11/2006 8:50:39 AM

 
Kai Eiselein
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I love the simplicity of the lines, nice shot!


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12/5/2006 8:59:42 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks so much, Kai. This continues to be one of my favorite shots.


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12/5/2006 9:49:41 AM

 
paola A. Jofre
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Beautiful!! Congratulations!!


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12/6/2006 6:13:09 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thank you, Paola!


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12/6/2006 6:17:27 AM

 
Barbara Helgason
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Just had to comment on this one again Margie! Wonderful shot, congratulations.


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12/8/2006 6:41:34 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks so much, Barbara!


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12/8/2006 6:55:11 AM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Very nice presentation, Margie ... nice effects ...

Steve Hurkett


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12/29/2006 9:03:14 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks so much, Steve.


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12/29/2006 6:31:21 PM

 
John Matthews
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stunning Margie, great lighting...


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1/3/2007 7:32:41 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks, John!


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1/3/2007 12:36:51 PM

 
Wayne T. Fisk
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Margie, I still love this blak-on-black effect! What book suggested the lighting for this?
Thanks,
Wayne


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8/12/2007 3:01:11 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thanks! It was in Photography That Sells.


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8/12/2007 3:13:09 PM

 
Wayne T. Fisk
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Thanks, Margie! This will sell!
Wayne


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8/12/2007 3:53:39 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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It is my biggest seller at Shutterstock to date!


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8/12/2007 7:55:40 PM

 
Leonardo Carvajal  

hi :) your photos are amazing, technically impressive, amazing gallery, oh, and thanks for commenting on my photo !


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8/16/2007 9:51:23 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thank you so much, Leonardo. I can definetly say the same about your gallery!


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8/17/2007 5:24:46 AM

 
Melissa Malisia
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Wonderful job on this, Margie!!!


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9/29/2007 4:07:12 PM

 
Margie Hurwich
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Thank you, Melissa!


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10/1/2007 6:03:11 AM

 
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