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Resplendent
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Resplendent
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Tulips photographed in window light, using Vaseline on a UV filter for diffusion.
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Mary Dimitriw
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    Gorgeous Deborah!!

1/28/2006 5:37:30 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Oh ! another wonderful diffusion, Deborah.

1/28/2006 5:41:52 PM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Totally splendid in every way...amazng, vaseline! Who would have thought????

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1/28/2006 5:51:36 PM

 
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Beautiful bouquet makes me think of valentines day. Stunning colors and beautiful presentation. Kerby

1/28/2006 5:57:14 PM

 
Jessica Hughes
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Gorgeous work. :)

1/28/2006 6:01:13 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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FANTASTIC!

1/28/2006 6:27:36 PM

 
Nicole Kessel

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Stunning Deborah! Nice work!

1/28/2006 6:29:50 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Your thoughtful comments are appreciated, thanks so much!! ~ Deb

1/28/2006 7:28:20 PM

 
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This is very beautiful, Deborah! Lovely pastel colors, composition, simplification, and the softness makes it even more effective!

1/28/2006 7:38:20 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Beautiful work Deborah!!!

1/28/2006 7:40:51 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Deb, awesome colors, detail, softness, composition and effects.

1/28/2006 9:01:12 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Outstanding image in all respect, a true winner, Deb!!!

1/28/2006 9:15:10 PM

 
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There's something very special about this image and I can't quite put my finger on it! It's a stunning creation!! I especially like the muted colors in the background and the soft edges!

1/28/2006 11:12:54 PM

 
Jill Odice
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Vaseline....someone told me about that before, but I forgot about it! It sure did the trick for transforming this into a dreamy beauty!

1/29/2006 12:56:00 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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What a gorgeous series, Deb!! Absolutely love these images!!

1/29/2006 1:47:34 AM

 
Souha Dooly
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Waw...Beautiful done,Great colors and work,Deb!!!!!!

1/29/2006 3:14:51 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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WOW, I've heard of using vaseline also, but never new what a beautiful effect could be gotten. This is gorgeous, Deborah!!!! We will see this beautiful photo again!!! Thanks for your nice comment on my preening pelican. I'm still learning all the bird terminology. I thought he was cleaning his feathers, but didn't know a good word for it.

1/29/2006 4:47:06 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Wow, this serie is amazing!
This one is also great!!!

1/29/2006 4:51:11 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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Gorgeous work and fabulous color! I love your title!

1/29/2006 6:25:55 AM

 
Nina Shields
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Deborah, this is truly outstanding; the effects, color, lighting, all really support the outstanding composition; couldn't be any better, Congratulations!

1/29/2006 7:36:05 AM

 
Douglas Perry
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Deb. Wow this series has been fantastic. Very pretty.

1/29/2006 8:01:26 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Beautiful work, Deborah!

1/29/2006 12:30:09 PM

 
Robert M. Nicholson
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Very nice floral!

1/29/2006 1:45:34 PM

 
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Gorgeous Deborah! You do such stunning work!

1/29/2006 5:10:54 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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so soft and beautiful Deborah! Terrific!

1/29/2006 6:17:53 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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I appreciate your time and comments on this image, thanks so much! ~ Deb

1/29/2006 6:26:55 PM

 
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Susana said it, this is VERY special! The blended pastel background sets the tulips off perfectly!

1/29/2006 9:12:05 PM

 

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Beautiful job Deborah! Love the effect and composition on this, well done!

1/30/2006 12:05:26 AM

 
Gary L. Burdette

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SPLENDID! OUTSTANDING! VINTAGE SANDIDGE!

I was first introduced to this technique in the late 1960's. Nice to see that you brought it back. Simplicity in a high-tech world...VERY REFRESHING!

1/30/2006 12:59:10 AM

 
Goshka G.
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Simply lovely!!

1/30/2006 10:08:05 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thank you, I'm so pleased you like this effect! ~ Deb

1/30/2006 3:15:16 PM

 
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Very nice, Deborah! :)

1/30/2006 10:35:41 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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I'm a little confused...you put the vaseline on the glass? All I know is that it is beautiful! Great job!

1/31/2006 5:57:04 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thank you for your comments! Hi Linda, Vaseline is applied to a UV filter, (not the lens or the window!) I see how I was confusing, so sorry! I'll fix that, LOL!

1/31/2006 6:38:43 AM

 
Jill M. Flusemann
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Oh, Deborah! I love tulips and this is breathtaking!

1/31/2006 7:16:52 AM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Deborah this is GORGEOUS AND PERFECT in every way !!

2/1/2006 10:30:11 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thank you very much, Jill and Marilyn - I'm so pleased you enjoyed this!!

2/1/2006 2:22:42 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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This is magnificent, Deb! Colors and camera tricks are so excellent!

2/1/2006 2:26:36 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Beautiful..almost dipped my lens to get this effect!!!!! :)

2/1/2006 5:11:39 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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This is gorgeous, Deborah!!!

2/4/2006 7:49:49 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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This is beautiful, great colors.

2/6/2006 10:20:56 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thank you Terry, Shelly, Jim and Corinne! ~ Deb

2/7/2006 5:39:55 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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CONGRATS ON YOUR FINALIST for a well deserved image, my friend!

2/21/2006 1:00:24 AM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Way to go, Deb! This is simply beautiful! Congratualtions once again on your wonderful finalists!!!

2/21/2006 2:17:43 AM

 
Souha Dooly
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Congratulations on your wonderful Finalists!!!

2/21/2006 4:09:15 AM

 
Souha Dooly
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Congratulations on your wonderful Finalists!!!

2/21/2006 4:09:46 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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WOW! Congratultions on this awesome finalist! Good luck in the next round!

2/21/2006 4:18:00 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Fantastic! Congratulations!

2/21/2006 4:18:08 AM

 
Jill M. Flusemann
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Congratulations! This image is SO wonderful!

2/21/2006 4:38:21 AM

 
Jessica Hughes
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist!

2/21/2006 5:24:50 AM

 
Barbara Helgason
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Congratulations Deborah!

2/21/2006 5:30:20 AM

 
Milan Banik
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Deborah Congratulations on this finalists!

2/21/2006 5:36:13 AM

 
Graeme Chow
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congratulations Deborah.

2/21/2006 5:56:08 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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One of my favorites! Congrats!!!

2/21/2006 5:57:22 AM

 
Nicole Kessel

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Awesome Deborah! Glad to see this one in the finals! Congratulations!

2/21/2006 6:52:42 AM

 
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Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist Deborah!! :)

2/21/2006 7:13:26 AM

 
Alana Ibe
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

2/21/2006 7:31:50 AM

 
Steven Gunnerson
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Congratulations Deborah!!!

2/21/2006 8:39:04 AM

 
Cynthia M. Wiles
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This is so beautiful Deb...Congratulations!
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2/21/2006 8:50:38 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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CONGRATULATIONS on all of your Finalists, Deborah, and much good luck to you in the next round with all of them!! Beautifully done!!
Much Aloha,
Stan

2/21/2006 10:38:56 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Deb, on this magnificent finalist! Good luck in the next round!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2/21/2006 11:26:16 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Deb!!!!!!!

2/21/2006 11:49:42 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations Deb. Good luck in the next round.

2/21/2006 1:32:10 PM

 
Marie Fields
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GORGEOUS image, Deb! Congratulations!!!

2/21/2006 1:45:50 PM

 
SaMi Martin
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Deb this is beautiful...Congratulations!

2/21/2006 1:51:35 PM

 
Monika Sapek
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I love this technique! It makes the already soft pastel colors even softer! Lovely, Deborah! Many congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round!
Monika

2/21/2006 2:19:15 PM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats, Deborah!

2/21/2006 2:24:27 PM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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Beautiful!! Congratulations, Deborah!
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2/21/2006 2:31:20 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thank you very much for your thoughtful words and warm congrats! Best of luck to everyone! ~ Deb

2/21/2006 2:49:39 PM

 
Vicki Hunt
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Just beautiful! Congrats!

2/21/2006 2:54:30 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Stunning. Congratulations

2/21/2006 6:23:22 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Wonderful Finalist....Congrats :)

2/21/2006 6:50:09 PM

 
Paula Showen
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Contratulations on your finalist! This is beautiful!

2/21/2006 7:10:46 PM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Deb, this is gorgeous.

2/21/2006 9:21:18 PM

 
Cora Miller
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This beautifully romantic and creative image is well deserving of its place in the finals! Congratulations, Deb!!

2/21/2006 11:35:05 PM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Congratulations, well deserved finalist, Deb!!!

2/22/2006 6:59:42 AM

 
Cindy Cone
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Absolutely gorgeous, Deb! Congrats on a well-deserved finalist!

2/22/2006 7:48:11 AM

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

Cathy :)

2/22/2006 8:54:58 AM

 
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Congratulation on this beautiful finalist, Deborah.

2/22/2006 9:33:48 AM

 
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Big Congrats on this stunning finalist and ALL your other finalists! Superb work Deborah!!

2/22/2006 12:32:12 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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So Lovely!!!
Many congrats, Deb!!!

2/22/2006 2:00:15 PM

 
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Congrats on this wonderful finalist !

..Jay

2/22/2006 2:41:10 PM

 
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Lovely - wonderful soft colors in background, great vignetting effect from Vaseline Filter!!

2/22/2006 5:56:23 PM

 
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Deborah, this may be the prettiest image of tulips I've ever seen. Just lovely! Congrats and good luck.

2/22/2006 6:24:28 PM

 
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Thanks so much all, for your thoughtful comments! Thanks so much, Brenda - I appreciate your kind words!
Thank you Judges! You made my day!

2/22/2006 6:29:48 PM

 
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you are so creative! I would have never thought to put Vaseline on a filter. Lovely and soft...congrats!

2/22/2006 8:15:18 PM

 
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Thank you Susan! I have a great instructor! :o)

2/22/2006 8:17:03 PM

 
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Congratulations Deborah, on an absolutely gorgeous image. I was not surprised to see this one again and I still love it. :-)

2/22/2006 11:05:36 PM

 
Tonya R. Boles
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Congratulations Deborah...

2/23/2006 5:42:17 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on this great finalist image!! Beautiful colors and depth!

2/23/2006 10:11:10 AM

 
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Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Deborah!!! Simply beautiful!

2/23/2006 2:07:11 PM

 
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This is totally awesome, Deborah! Congratulations on this beautiful finalist! This is harder than someone would think. I tried it, and it never came out the way I wanted it too. I think you have to have just the right around of vaseline on the filter. For sure you have a winner here!!!!

2/23/2006 4:44:40 PM

 
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Thanks so much for your great comments!
Hi Anita - I'm so pleased you like this image! I agree, it takes some getting used to, but it's great to experiment with. Thank you for your very generous comments! ~ Deb

2/23/2006 5:29:29 PM

 
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Very well done, Deborah!I love the color! Just beautiful...congrats! :0)

2/24/2006 3:37:46 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist!

2/24/2006 4:09:39 PM

 
Janet L. Skinner
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A gorgeous image and excellent work with one of the older techniques. Congratulations!!

2/24/2006 8:13:52 PM

 
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THIS IS SPECTACULAR!!! LOVE THE EFFECTS!

4/25/2006 10:14:04 AM

 
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Deborah, you have so many beautiful images, but I could look at this one forever!

11/27/2006 3:55:23 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Thanks so much for your kind comments, and thanks Barbara - you made my day!

11/27/2006 6:51:54 PM

 
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This is beautiful!! Not sure how you do these..but it is sweet!

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