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© Roseann E. Dreasher
 
 
 
Carol Brill
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/24/2003
    Nice mix of textures, colors, shapes and a little humor! Very sharp.


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6/15/2003 3:35:11 PM

 
Roseann E. Dreasher
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/28/2003
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  Original Special Request
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This was the original photo before some enhancements...
© Roseann E. Dreasher
 
Thank you. Here is the original photo before uping the color up a notch.


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Brian Neill
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/1/2003
 

Thanks for showing the original. I don't have the "technology" to do such enhancements so I'm amazed to see what's possible.


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Roseann E. Dreasher
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Hey Brian! This contest would be a whole nother ball of wax if no one used enhancements with their photos. Some people are just better photographers, and others better at enhancing their photos. I probably fall into the last category. I have a degree in digital media design, so of course I have all the software I need to enhance photos. There is a delicate balance that sometimes is not met when alterring a photo, and the result can be very obviously enhanced. I prefer subtle as to not distract from the original but just to alter colors or maybe take an element out that might be distracting in the photo. I am in awe with the photography on this site! Each one of us has our own style and can learn from the variety of talent on here.


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Melissa Williams  

I'm not so talented at digital enhancements either. I have to make sure I get it right in the viewfinder. I can crop, remove dust and scratches, but nothing major. I try to mess with it as little as possible or I'll make it look worse with my bumbling in Photoshop.


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Roseann E. Dreasher
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Melissa, believe me I have many bumbles in Photoshop as well. I have spent days on a project only to look at it and think ugh and toss it. I love it when I have photos that don't need any enhancement, that is a good day in my book!!


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Carol Brill
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/24/2003
 

Amen, Roseann!


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Dottie Shepherd  

Roseann, Great Before and After...It made me feel better after reading the comments ..I realize I'm not the only one who is not versed in enhancements...All that aside excellent job..!!!


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Katleen R. Struckle
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Roseanne, Great picture. Kathy S.


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Melissa Williams  

Any ides why they don't want coins? I wouldn't mind fishing out a bunch of free money if it were my fountain or pond. Do coins harm anything in there?


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7/5/2003 3:26:58 PM

 
Roseann E. Dreasher
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Thanks Kathy!

Melissa, I am not sure why they don't want coins but maybe it's because there are fish swimming around and they could become injured?

I am thrilled that this photo is a finalist in the contest!!


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7/7/2003 11:01:34 AM

 
LJ Corliss
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Congrats to you :)


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7/7/2003 5:41:00 PM

 
Dorothy Gevers  

I agree with Rosanne, I think there should be a seperate enhancements catagory!


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7/27/2003 2:26:49 PM

 
Don Goldsmith  

Melissa:
The Romans(possably the greeks also since they, as slave educators, taught the Romans) used to put silver coins in their wine and other drinks and let it sit a while, some ionic silver transfers into the liquid and kills a veriety of the little critters you don't want to imbibe that are in water, they have pool and spa purifying systems based on ionic silver or copper now. And copper in quantity does even better at killing aquatic plants an critters. Several pennies in a bird bath helps keep the water clear preventing things from growing ( try putting H2O out in the summer in a wide container or bucket and check it after a week or so in the sun.) Copper sulfate is allowed to be used to kill aquatic plants in swimming areas in some states and put down drains for septic systems to kill/slow roots growing into the pipes and drain field.
So they do not want the coins to help kill the fish and plants.

Don



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10/22/2003 10:09:43 PM

 
Roseann E. Dreasher
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Good to know Don...better late than never. : )


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10/23/2003 4:44:32 AM

 
Eder Sierra  

Nice picture over all I do like the oringinal alot even with that lines but in the future if u wanna get rid of the glare jsut use a polorizer it will save u alot of time with the touching up + if u got right amount around u it will let the other colors such as the Greens out mroe : ). Nice Picture and I did like the small humor : )


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3/30/2004 5:29:57 PM

 
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