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Bradford PEARadise
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Bradford PEARadise


The Better Photo community of people are a great bunch. I say hello to all the great people I met here and also thanks for all your help, advice and encouragement.

Unfortunately, the Better Photo forum and business model leaves much to be desired. The Better Photo forum software is extremely outdated, mostly unusable and very antiquated when compared to other forums. The Better Photo business model, with its new total emphasis on marketing pro critiques, is not what better photo was when I joined it: a forum of discussion, encouragement and help intended to help photographers grow and improve.

For that reason, I have abandoned better photo. You can join me on photography-on-the.net which is truly a community of sharing and helping. You can view my photos at pbase.com/jumbo_photography.

Thanks to all who helpe me grow and improve. /Dan
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Kirk Pullen
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    Thanks for the comments on my Bee Picture Dan. I really am humbled looking at your gallery. You have such a talent. I hope one day to know how to use all the settings on my camera. Ive played around with Iso and F number before, but havent really had much success with them in any of my shots. I use the presets usually. This is really an awesome photo you have here. It sure looks like a painting. Are premium galleries worth it?

3/16/2006 3:39:01 AM

 
Dan C.
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Thanks for the encouragement, James. Premiums are debatable. You get more options, bigger thumbnails, and more images which is nice. On the other hand, if you are not a professional photographer (as I am not), then they are only for vanity. But it does provide you with a connection to other people with similar interests whom you can ask to view pics, make comments, etc., which is probably the biggest benefit of all

Regards,
-dan

3/16/2006 12:47:41 PM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Wonderful effects Dan, (ac)

3/17/2006 12:11:30 PM

 
Dan C.
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Thank you, Audrey. I appreciate that.

Regards,
-Dan

3/17/2006 8:59:49 PM

 
Robyn Gwilt
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This is so dreamy Dan, really beautifully edited, but the great capture was there in the first place!

3/20/2006 11:34:53 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Delightful image, Dan! Beautifully captured and edited!

3/20/2006 11:37:38 AM

 
Dan C.
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Robin, Terry;

Thank you both, I appreciate your compliments.

Regards,
-Dan

3/20/2006 3:17:02 PM

 
Susan J. Allen
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Wow, this is gorgeous! Think I'm going to enjoy this gallery!

3/21/2006 6:27:47 AM

 
Dan C.
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Thank you, Susan. I appreciate your encouragement.

3/21/2006 7:10:10 PM

 
joyce baldassarre
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WOW!!! STUNNING!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!

4/25/2006 12:24:32 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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A well deserved finalist image, Dan!

4/25/2006 2:02:22 PM

 
Susan J. Allen
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Congratulations Dan! It was no surprise!

4/25/2006 4:37:10 PM

 
Dan C.
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I feel uncomfortable accepting compliments from others, such as yourselves, whose art I judge to be superior to mine. That in itself makes your comments much more meaningful and encouraging. Thank you.

4/27/2006 12:19:48 PM

 
Janine White
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I want to go for a walk through that scene...just beautiful.
Well taken and your post production is excellent.
Best of luck next round.

Janine.

4/28/2006 12:11:43 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations on this winning image, Dan! It's a stunner!

4/28/2006 3:17:58 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your 1st Place Win....very pretty

4/28/2006 4:15:31 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Surreal beauty!!! Many CONGRATS on this fantastic WINNER!!

4/28/2006 4:36:42 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Gorgeous image!! Congratulations on your win, Dan! Well deserved!

4/28/2006 6:31:10 PM

 
Larry Lawhead
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Congratulations on this great winner, Dan!

      LarryL http://lsqrd.blogspot.com/

4/28/2006 7:12:28 PM

 
Michelle B. Prince
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This is beautiful. Your whole gallery is very nice.

4/28/2006 7:13:24 PM

 
Susan J. Allen
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Way to go, Dan!!!!!!!!

4/29/2006 2:26:14 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Beautiful image, Dan!!! Congratulations!!

4/29/2006 8:01:53 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Dan, this is just so beautiful it almost hurts. I truly love this picture. Would you mind sharing what filter you used here?

4/29/2006 12:54:23 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Big Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Dan!!

4/29/2006 1:12:46 PM

 
Mick Burkey
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Wonderful work on this image, Dan. Absolutely beautiful effect, a real work of art!! Love your gallery. You have some great pieces worthy of framing, Dan. Congratulations on the win and I look forward to seeing more of your work.

4/29/2006 1:57:57 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Awesome capture...Congrats on receiving Second Place!

4/29/2006 5:02:49 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations on your 2nd place win, Dan!!!

4/30/2006 2:55:07 AM

 
Dan C.
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Thank you, all. I am humbled that such skilled artisans would extend compliments to me.

-Dan

4/30/2006 1:28:55 PM

 
Dan C.
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Mitch, glad to. I don't remember which filter specifically because this was one of those types of images we all play around with. However, I can narrow it down. It is obviously not buzz, you can tell because of the appearance. So I will take a pretty solid guess that it's probably either the scatterlight or aetherize, with my guess leaning toward the later. Hope that helps.

-Dan

5/1/2006 1:18:57 PM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your Second Place win, Dan! Beautiful and dreamy!

Cathy :)

5/5/2006 9:41:18 AM

 
Peggy J. Maguire
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Beautiful,Beautifulllllllllll Dan....

5/5/2006 5:47:29 PM

 
April C. Enders
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Robyn said this was dreamy...and she was dead on! It is so dreamy, it completely takes me away! Thank you for sharing the photo with us, and congratulation! Beautiful shot and great editing.

5/7/2006 6:59:45 AM

 
Sherrye Nozaki
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Very creative...very impressive! Superb.

5/8/2006 12:24:02 AM

 
Dan C.
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Thank you, all. I appreciate that.

5/10/2006 5:49:17 AM

 
Ola Laguna
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This is beautiful. What filter did you use to get this amazing effect ?

5/10/2006 6:30:55 AM

 
Theresa  M. VanderStaay
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Congrats on your win, this is just beautiful....A masterpiece if I may say so myself...I love the filter effect....great outcome and well presented....Tessa

5/12/2006 5:08:05 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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beautiful image!

5/16/2006 1:20:48 PM

 
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