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Well it was a rainy kinda day so I thought I would spend an afternoon in Photoshop. I used two pics ( one of the sky and one of a horse sculpture in front of the Musee D'Orsay in Paris) Once all the cutting and pasting was done, I played with the effects until I had something dramatic.
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Karen Slagle
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    You certainly spent your rainy day wisely, Michelle. This turned out fabulously and the sky really is dramatic. I like the blue tones also, adds to the drama.


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8/3/2006 6:34:40 PM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thanks for the comments Karen, I really appreciate them!!


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8/3/2006 6:49:04 PM

 
Josh  MS B  

this is a great pic!! good work :)


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8/3/2006 9:04:43 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Wow!! I love the drama you've created here!! Awesome work, Michelle!!


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8/3/2006 11:05:34 PM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Wonderful dramatic capture! Beautiful work!!!


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8/4/2006 6:57:21 AM

 
Amy Jackson
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Beautiful image, Michelle!! Love the colors and effects!


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8/4/2006 6:59:05 AM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thank you sooo much Josh, Susana, Hendrik, and Amy!! I really appreciate your comments :)


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8/4/2006 7:20:23 AM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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Michelle, this image is outstanding! I love everything about this!!! Awesome PS work and creativity! You certainly made good use of a rainy day.

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8/4/2006 7:56:49 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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A fantastic image Michelle,Wonderful PS work!!!!!!!


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8/4/2006 8:11:45 AM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thanks for the kind words Nadine and Robert!!


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8/4/2006 9:03:02 AM

 
S P Mukherji
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Its indeed a great PS effort! Love the drama here Michelle!


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8/4/2006 10:28:40 AM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thanks for the kind words SP!!


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8/4/2006 12:17:30 PM

 
Kirsten Kiki Kjaer
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Stunning image. You did a fantastic job with this. Very beautiful and very dramatic. Well done.


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8/4/2006 12:30:15 PM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Yes, this is indeed very dramatic---and beautiful. Good work Michelle!


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8/4/2006 12:42:48 PM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thanks for your comments Kirsten and Connie, I really appreciate them!!


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8/4/2006 1:10:46 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Beautiful Michelle. Love the effect.


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8/4/2006 4:42:33 PM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thanks for your kind words Kay!!


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8/4/2006 5:39:13 PM

 
Tonya Shackelford
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Wow!! This is definitely very dramatic! Love the colors and your creativity! Nice job, Michelle!!!


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8/5/2006 6:04:11 PM

 
Steve Rice
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Very dramatic effects. Excellent work..


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8/5/2006 6:13:25 PM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thanks Tonya and Steve for your wonderful comments!!


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8/5/2006 7:35:05 PM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Nice job on this one!

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8/5/2006 10:57:41 PM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thanks for the comment Candice, I really appreciate it :)


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8/6/2006 6:13:31 AM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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This a fantastic image, Michelle!!! Your time was well spent!!!


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8/6/2006 11:11:18 AM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thank you sooo much Jim!!


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8/6/2006 12:03:29 PM

 
Lorri Shank
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A beautiful piece of artistry, Michelle!


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8/6/2006 1:13:55 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Nice job, MIchelle!!!


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8/6/2006 8:07:39 PM

 
Alisha L. Ekstrom
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WOW! Love that blue! Awesome effects!


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8/6/2006 8:24:00 PM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Gorgeous image...great work!!!


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8/6/2006 8:24:50 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Beautiful image!! Terrific job on this, Michelle!


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8/7/2006 2:11:44 PM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thank you soo much Lorri, RC, Alisha, Cyn, and Colette for taking time to comment, I really appreciate it :)


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8/8/2006 4:08:20 PM

 
Chastity Abbott
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*****Beautiful****


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8/8/2006 5:25:14 PM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thanks for the comment Chastity!!


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8/8/2006 7:25:21 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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FABULOUS creation, Michelle! Very dramatic & powerful image! LOVE it!


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8/9/2006 12:01:49 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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A great creation! Extremely well done!


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8/9/2006 12:29:20 PM

 
Tressie Davis
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AWESOME composite, this is a wonderful image!!!


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8/9/2006 2:52:03 PM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thank you sooo much Pat, Allen, and Tressie for your words of encouragement!!


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8/9/2006 6:06:34 PM

 
Manuel Barrera
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Great ps work, with results like this it should rain more often, beautiful work, Michelle.


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8/10/2006 8:31:06 AM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thanks sooo much Manuel!!


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8/10/2006 12:26:34 PM

 
Cathy Stancil
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Superb work, Michelle !!! Beautiful gallery as well... :O)


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8/10/2006 5:26:35 PM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thank you soo much Cathy for your kind comments :)


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8/10/2006 6:54:05 PM

 
Sherry S. Boles
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Great job on the PS work, Michelle...The sky background is fantastic!


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8/11/2006 12:54:01 AM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thanks Sherry!! I really appreciate your comments :)


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8/11/2006 7:00:43 AM

 
Chaba Kasanitsky
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Very dramatic result, excellent PS work Michelle !


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8/11/2006 6:12:52 PM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thanks Chaba for your wonderful comments!!


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8/11/2006 6:20:09 PM

 
Jen Lowrey
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Great image! Jen


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8/12/2006 5:15:11 AM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thanks for your comment Jen!!


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8/12/2006 6:40:29 AM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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This is great Michelle!! wonderful job.


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8/12/2006 7:10:41 AM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thanks soo much Cassie!!


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8/12/2006 8:16:48 AM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Beautiful and very dramatic! Love the effects and colors! Excellent work, Michelle!


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8/12/2006 3:38:07 PM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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I really appreciate your comments Bill!!


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8/12/2006 5:02:02 PM

 
Birgitta Brostrom
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Love this! Beautiful work Michelle!


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8/13/2006 10:16:02 AM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thanks Birgitta for your kind words :)


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8/13/2006 3:09:23 PM

 
Kristin M. Morales
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drama is what I am drawn to and this is well worth the time!


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8/13/2006 7:28:17 PM

 
Daniel Diaz
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AWESOME work Michelle!!!!


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8/14/2006 2:27:54 AM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thanks Kristin and Daniel, I really appreciate the comments :)


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8/14/2006 6:56:19 AM

 
Luigi Di Serio
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Very cool... Fantasy like image, sparks the imagination.


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8/14/2006 11:46:07 AM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thanks Luigi! I was trying to give it a whimsical edge.


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8/14/2006 5:06:39 PM

 
Alice Lero
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Love it! Fantastic effects and lots of creativity...wonderful! :)


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8/19/2006 10:08:29 AM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thanks soo much Alice for your wonderful feedback!!


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8/19/2006 7:47:35 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Great work on a rainy day, Michelle. Really loved this one. Enjoyed your gallery.


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8/24/2006 11:18:39 AM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thanks Emile for your fabulous comments!! I really appreciate it :)


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8/29/2006 10:50:02 AM

 
Mary Timman
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This is absolutely remarkable. You sure know how to spend your rainy days. I love everything you did with this image.
Also, thanks for commenting on my photo. It's really appreciated.
You have a beautiful gallery and capture images so beautiful. Keep shooting and I will be watching your gallery.


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9/4/2006 11:21:13 AM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thank you so very much Mary for your wonderful comments!! You too have a gorgeous gallery :)


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9/4/2006 6:25:18 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Wow... awesome work, Michelle!! Very beautiful image!!


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9/10/2006 7:16:45 PM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thanks Evy!! I appreciate your kind words!


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9/11/2006 8:22:18 AM

 
Denise M. Snyder
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Wow! Huge Congrats on this finalist Michelle!


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9/26/2006 6:53:40 PM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Great work! Congrats Michelle!!!


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9/27/2006 5:05:58 AM

 
augustus gillian
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congratulations


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9/27/2006 5:45:23 AM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Congratulations Michelle! Wonderful image---good luck in the next round.


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9/27/2006 7:48:22 AM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thanks sooo much Denise, Hendrik and Augustus for your wonderful and encouraging comments!!


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9/27/2006 7:49:08 AM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thanks Connie for your wonderful comments as well!!!


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9/27/2006 8:06:31 AM

 
Steve Rice
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Michelle, Congratulations on such a wonderful capture. Best of luck in the next round, take care


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9/27/2006 9:14:59 AM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Hi Michelle, Congratulations on your finalist!!!!


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9/27/2006 1:03:38 PM

 
William88 
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Congratulations Michelle on your wonderful finalist.


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9/27/2006 4:23:03 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Many congratulations on your well deserved finalist, Michelle!!


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9/27/2006 6:45:17 PM

 
Douglas Perry
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Congrats to you Michelle and good luck.


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9/28/2006 3:27:45 AM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thank you Steve, Bill, William, Evy and Douglas for your lovely comments!! I really appreciate them :)


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9/28/2006 5:32:44 AM

 
Revonda L. Gentry
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Congratulations on your wonderful, win!!


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9/28/2006 11:47:30 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson  

My Heartiest Congrats to you, Michelle! I am so happy for you :)


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9/29/2006 12:31:04 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Michelle, congratulations on your Second Place win.


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9/29/2006 12:40:58 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Time for a premium gallery!! Congratulations, Michelle!


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9/29/2006 4:14:20 AM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Oh my goodness!! I am so thrilled!!! Thanks sooo much Revonda, Darryl, Janine and Ken for your wonderful comments and encouragement!!!


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9/29/2006 5:12:56 AM

 
Manuel Barrera
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Almost in full agreement, I think it deserved a little higher, congratulations, Michelle.


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9/29/2006 6:29:45 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful 2nd place winner.


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9/29/2006 6:39:34 AM

 
Steve Rice
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Michelle, Congratulations and well deserved.. Take care


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9/29/2006 7:05:45 AM

 
Denise M. Snyder
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Wow! HUGE congratulations Michelle on this well deserved winner!!! I'm so happy for you!


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9/29/2006 8:13:56 AM

 
Amy Jackson
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Congratulations, Michelle!!! :)


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9/29/2006 8:15:14 AM

 
Alice Lero
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Congratulations Michelle...how wonderful to get into second place...I have yet to experience that thrill. This is a beautiful creative piece of art and well deservid winner!! I am so sincerely happy for you! :)


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9/29/2006 8:27:56 AM

 
William88 
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Wow!! Double congratulations on your 2nd place winner. I knew that your are excellent.


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9/29/2006 9:27:52 AM

 
She-She Killough
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Very Dramatic Michelle!! Awesome Winner! Big COngrats 2 U!!!!


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9/29/2006 9:47:46 AM

 
Bill Wyatt
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This is awesome I am so happy for you!! Congratulations Michelle!!


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9/29/2006 12:24:47 PM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Big congrats on your second place!!!


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9/29/2006 12:34:24 PM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thanks sooooo much Manuel, Kay, Steve, Denise, Amy, Alice, William, She-She, Bill and Hendrik!!! Your wonderful comments are greatly appreciated!!!


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9/29/2006 5:54:13 PM

 
Michael Khoury
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Congratulations on this great work Michelle !
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9/29/2006 6:37:02 PM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Congratulations Michelle! I'm so glad to see this stunning image in the winner's circle! Well deserved!


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9/29/2006 7:25:24 PM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thank you soo much Michael and Connie!! I really appreciate your fabulous comments!!


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9/30/2006 12:38:29 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your second place win!!! Dramatic and beautiful!!!


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9/30/2006 3:28:53 PM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thanks Donna for your wonderful comments!!


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10/1/2006 8:50:20 AM

 
Sandra Freyler
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Congratulations Michelle, i'm really happy for you! What an awesome image.. Great work! :)


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10/1/2006 6:57:54 PM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thanks Sandra for your fabulous comments!! They are really appreciated :)


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10/2/2006 8:46:11 AM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on your 2nd place winner, Michelle. Great PS work!
Sam


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10/2/2006 2:37:21 PM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thanks Sam!! I really appreciate your wonderful comments :)


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10/2/2006 6:42:09 PM

 
JOHN V. ROSCICH
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CONGRATS MICHELLE
GREAT JOB
JOHN


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10/6/2006 8:27:49 PM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thanks soo much John!! I really appreciate your wonderful comments!!


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10/7/2006 4:45:36 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Michelle, this is beautiful..love the effects and the colors! Great work! Wish you could teach me layers..lol I have not yet accomplished the task!


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3/19/2007 10:42:41 AM

 
Michelle J. Harvey
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Thank you soo much Shelly!! I greatly appreciate your comments :)


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3/20/2007 6:37:53 PM

 
Gary Lange
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SUPERB work, Michelle!! Belated congrats here, WOW!!


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6/13/2007 8:00:24 AM

 
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