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Still Life With Lupine
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Still Life With Lupine
Still Life With Lupine
Tripod, Apreture Priority, F32, 1/4 sec, EV-0.7, taken outdoors on a rainy day with nice even overcast light.

The background is a rusted door on an abandoned garbage truck. I then applied several different filters (KPT Scatter, Corel Photo-paint Alchemy Plug-in, and Eye Candy 4000 Swirl effect) to the background only, to blur it and give it a painted backdrop look.

The Lupines are from my garden.I found the old pitcher or coffe pot in an abandoned barn, and the old trunk they are sitting on was $7 at the Salvation Army Store!
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Tamera Phillips
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    Stunning picture Heather! Love the colors and contrast.

6/9/2006 7:06:00 PM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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Very pretty still life Heather.

6/9/2006 7:07:50 PM

 
Jennifer Rennison

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Wonderful colors, composition and set-up, Heather. Beautifully presented.

6/9/2006 7:09:32 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Heather, excellent colors, detail, lighting, composition and effects.

6/9/2006 9:53:04 PM

 
Lynne Morris
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Wonderful capture Heather, the colours and tones are beautiful!

6/10/2006 1:50:08 AM

 
Joy Rector
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perfect

6/10/2006 4:14:05 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Beautiful photo Heather. Love the setup.

6/10/2006 11:30:23 AM

 
Graeme Chow
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Fantastic image, I love the purple flowers and those background you add with effects. A winning image I am sure, Heather.

6/27/2006 6:35:45 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Heather, congrats to this awesome finalist.

7/24/2006 9:35:16 PM

 
Lorraine A. Cook
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Heather!<:))

7/24/2006 10:09:59 PM

 
Lynne Morris
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Loved it first time round, great to see it again as a finalist Heather, congratulations.

7/24/2006 10:21:46 PM

 
Anna Diederich
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Awesome work Heather! Congratulations on your finalist win!

7/25/2006 5:34:58 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Heather! :)

7/25/2006 8:07:48 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Fantastic finalist. This is one of my favorites in your gallery, so glad it made finalist. Good luck next round.

7/25/2006 9:11:36 AM

 
Kaye Burazin
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Art at it's finest Heather. Congrats again!

7/25/2006 11:58:56 AM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
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Love it Heather. excellent and congrats

7/26/2006 7:47:13 PM

 
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ABSOLUTELY Perfect! Congrats on your FIRST PLACE Heather!!

7/27/2006 10:09:54 PM

 
Lynne Morris
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WTG Heather, congratulations on your first place win.

7/27/2006 10:27:19 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Huge Congratulations on your Win, Heather!! I almost suffered an heart attack while browsing your gallery. Thanks for all the inspiration.

7/27/2006 10:45:31 PM

 
Howard A. Wood
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Looks like a winner...and it is! Congratulations, Heather.

7/27/2006 11:33:44 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations on your beautiful win, Heather!

7/28/2006 12:00:18 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations on this beautiful First Place Win, Heather!

7/28/2006 12:25:31 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Big Congratulations on this beautiful 1st prize winner, Heather! :)

7/28/2006 1:15:45 AM

 
Daniel G. Flocke
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Heather - Congratulations on your 1st Place Winner!!!

~Daniel

7/28/2006 5:21:08 AM

 
Barbara Helgason
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Congratulations Heather!!

7/28/2006 6:32:21 AM

 
Barbara Kile
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A great winner, Heather! congratulations on a great 1st place!

7/28/2006 6:37:04 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your first place winner.

7/28/2006 6:37:10 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congats Heather on your 1st Place Masterpiece! Jeff

7/28/2006 7:02:37 AM

 
Jill Flynn
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SO BEAUTIFUL Heather. Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN!

7/28/2006 7:37:01 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Congratulations, Heather, on your first place win!

7/28/2006 8:02:40 AM

 
Patricia (Pat) C. Exum
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Heather,

Congratulations on your first place! As usual you always have beautiful images on Better Photo.

Pat

7/28/2006 8:19:13 AM

 

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Congatulations on a deserving win! This is a fabulous photograph- one I'd like on my wall! Your choice of subject and background objects are all perfect!

7/28/2006 8:20:04 AM

 
Barbara J. Eads
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Heather, a wonderful composition. congrats of your winning!

7/28/2006 8:39:07 AM

 
Monika Sapek
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Congratulations on your First Place Win, Heather!
Monika

7/28/2006 8:41:31 AM

 
Mick Burkey
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Congratulations, Heather, on the First Place win. Lovely image!

7/28/2006 9:25:32 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congratulations on your first place winner Heather!!!!!!!!!

7/28/2006 10:09:29 AM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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I absolutely love this!!!! Congratulations, for this much deserving win!!!!

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7/28/2006 10:44:05 AM

 
Gen Nagase
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Congratulations on your great first place win!!!

7/28/2006 12:54:01 PM

 
Gail P. Sullivan
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Heather...congrats on your first place win with this beauty!

7/28/2006 1:14:31 PM

 
Amalia Elena Veralli
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Congrats on your first place win. Great shot and clever use of plug ins.

7/28/2006 2:15:11 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations Heather - what a fine and beautiful FIRST PLACE WIN!!! WTG!!

7/28/2006 2:31:13 PM

 
Lorri Shank
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congratulations, Heather. What an artfully composed image. Lorri

7/28/2006 7:11:25 PM

 
Lorraine A. Cook
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Congratulations on your first place win,
Heather!<:))

7/28/2006 11:51:29 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations on your First Place Win, Heather!

7/29/2006 4:15:08 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your win...fabulous

7/29/2006 10:06:41 AM

 
Lewis P. Church
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I'm a still life freak and this is very nice, happy for your win!

7/29/2006 10:32:34 AM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Congratulations on this First Place winner Heather

7/29/2006 4:45:04 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Like all the others, I wish you congratulations on a very well deserved First Place image! Your work on this is stunning Heather!

7/29/2006 10:08:42 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Heather, congratulations on your First Place win.

7/30/2006 9:31:41 PM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Congratulations, Heather!! So artistic. Awesome color!

7/31/2006 9:02:07 PM

 
Ross Throndson
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Congratulations on your 1st Place Win Heather....Gorgeous Image!!! :^)

8/2/2006 3:27:54 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Simply gorgeous, Heather! Congratulations on your First Place win!

8/3/2006 1:12:06 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Very beautiful work, congratulations on your winning image!

8/3/2006 3:20:09 PM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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A really BEAUTIFUL image, Heather, and SO-O deserving of ALL it's plaudits!! Sincere CONGRATULATIONS on your First Place win - you must be thrilled!! :o)

I LOVE it that you explain how you achieved this image...and, I ESPECIALLY love the way you used fairly readily available (AND cheap!) materials, too!! ;o)

Keep up the GREAT work with your photography, Heather!! :o)

8/6/2006 6:04:17 AM

 
Jonna Bergström

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Congratulations on this beautiful image!

8/8/2006 1:38:37 AM

 
Stuart Dahne
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Gosh Heather, 7 dollars is quite the investment for a shot like this! :) It is always a pleasure to be able to congratulate you on another fine win! Congratulations & Thanks for your continued inspiration!

8/9/2006 1:12:50 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Very Pretty! Congrats!

8/14/2006 7:02:49 AM

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

4/24/2007 9:02:49 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Gorgeous, Heather!
Great color and balance.
Congrats on your many beautiful works!
Blessings, Lisa♥

6/13/2008 2:27:31 PM

 
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