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Fin Fun
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Fin Fun
Fin Fun
Same photo as one submitted last month, but with filters added in PS Elements.
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Evy Johansen
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    This is really a cool shot, Patricia! Love the colors!

8/21/2003 12:05:44 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Still COOL after all these years :0) Nice work, Patricia!

8/21/2003 12:20:31 AM

 
Joy Brown
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Great shot and title, Patricia!

8/21/2003 3:24:11 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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I must have missed it last month! It's great!! Did it have the "square" steering wheel? They were kind of rectangular so you could see over them.
Very strange.

8/21/2003 3:45:39 AM

 
Connie L. Carpenter
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I didn't see the original... but I really like the effects you used. The color just pops! Cars with tail fins are the greatest... wish they would do that again.

8/21/2003 4:07:08 AM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Thanks, Evy, Murry, Joy, Carolyn and Connie!

Carolyn, I'm not sure if it had a square steering wheel. :-) I don't think I've ever seen a square steering wheel. LOL! I took this at the Plano Fourth of July parade. They had all sorts of neat cars in the parade, from Model T Fords to PT Cruisers.

Connie, I agree that cars with fins are the greatest. I'd love to have a modern-day car with retro features like that. :-)

Sorry I haven't commented much in the last few days. Lots of work hours, plus the doggies have been sick, but they're getting better now.

8/21/2003 8:39:43 AM

 
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  Fin Fun (Original)
Fin Fun (Original)
Taken at the Plano Fourth of July Parade.
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Here's the original that I posted last month.

8/21/2003 8:42:21 AM

 
Suzie Strasburg

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Another WOW....outstanding Patricia!Love all the reflections....color,detail......composition!:~))))

8/21/2003 8:44:03 AM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Thanks, Suzie! :-)

8/21/2003 9:46:28 AM

 
Carol Brill
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Classic car and classic photo...great enhancements Patricia, really adds a lot of depth and interest!

8/21/2003 12:08:32 PM

 
Ellen Peach
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You have a great eye for finding fun, unique things to shoot....great job on this, Patricia, love the colors!

8/21/2003 3:16:36 PM

 
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Thank you, Carol and Ellen! You made my day with your comments.

And I just love the response to this one. When I first showed my husband the original photo and my altered creation, I asked which he liked best. Should have known! He did not like this one. My husband, a newspaper editor and page designer, is a real purist when it comes to altering photographs. :-) Glad you like it! :-)

8/21/2003 11:54:08 PM

 
Barbara K. 
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This is great. I think I like this version the best.

8/23/2003 4:20:51 AM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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All right! Another vote for the artsy version. Thanks much, Barbara! ;-)

8/23/2003 11:46:38 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Well, I hope you've shown your husband this win!!!! LOL Congrats, Patricia, sorry I missed it earlier!!!!!!

9/9/2003 3:34:24 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations! Well deserved, Patricia!

9/9/2003 3:57:50 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats to you!!!

9/9/2003 4:47:23 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Patricia, Congratulations on all of your finalist! Jeff

9/9/2003 5:30:26 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Seems to have made a big difference, congrats to you!!!

9/9/2003 6:01:30 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats on your finalist, Patricia!!

9/9/2003 7:50:14 AM

 
Carol Brill
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Congratulations on a job well done, Patricia, and best of luck!!!

9/9/2003 8:55:09 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Excellent work, Patricia.
Congratulations,

bill

9/9/2003 12:53:07 PM

 
Jean Papo
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Patricia, I missed THIS! So great!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on this winning photo! And, sometime, what kind of PS filters did you use on it! Looks perfect!

9/9/2003 2:26:04 PM

 
Elizabeth A. Zibas
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Congrats Patricia. Great colors and wonderful composition.

9/9/2003 3:25:26 PM

 
Ellen Peach
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Congrats again, Patricia.....love this one!

9/9/2003 6:12:05 PM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Thanks, Kath, Evy, Colette, Jeff, Darren, Murry, Carol, Bill, Jean, Betsy and Ellen. :-)

Jean, I'm pretty sure I used 2 filters or effects on this, but I can only remember one of them -- the Accented Edges filter.

9/9/2003 8:00:35 PM

 
Damian P. Gadal
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Love it - Congrats Patricia!

9/10/2003 6:18:36 PM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Thank you, Damian! :-)

9/10/2003 8:19:55 PM

 
Susana Matos
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Very nice, as always!!!! Congrats on your wonderful finalists!
Cheers from POrtugal Su

9/11/2003 10:10:48 PM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Thank you, Su, for your time and very nice comment. :-)

9/11/2003 11:47:59 PM

 
Suzie Strasburg

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One of my favorites...Best of Luck!:~)))

9/13/2003 11:08:47 AM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Thanks again, Suzie! I appreciate it!

9/13/2003 2:49:36 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Very well done, Kathleen.
So glad to see you win with this.
Congratulations,

bill

9/16/2003 7:49:34 PM

 
Joy Brown
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Congratulations, Patricia - this is awesome!

9/16/2003 8:43:42 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats to you Patricia!!!

9/16/2003 8:43:59 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations! Great colors and sheen!

9/16/2003 10:05:30 PM

 
Jean Papo
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Congratulations, Patricia! So HAPPY to see you win with this fabulous photo!!!!!!!!!

9/16/2003 10:07:48 PM

 
Robert Pranagal
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Congratulations Patricia!
Great reflections.

9/16/2003 10:58:57 PM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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So, what does your husband say about this one, NOW? lol, Congratulations, hope you're feeling better too!

9/17/2003 3:01:09 AM

 
Theresa McCloskey

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Congratulations :-)

9/17/2003 4:05:47 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations! Well derserved!

9/17/2003 4:09:38 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congratulations Patricia!

9/17/2003 4:11:01 AM

 
Jean-Francois Schmutz

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You are really the Princess of color !
A big Bravo on your Win Patricia !

JF

9/17/2003 4:33:09 AM

 
Gabriela Cunha

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congrats!
:) gy

9/17/2003 4:41:07 AM

 
Debbie S.
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What a GREAT shot Patricia!! I love it!! Many congrats to you!! ;>)

9/17/2003 5:20:10 AM

 
Barbara K. 
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How did I miss this one???
Terrific win Patricia!

9/17/2003 5:45:48 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats, Patricia, on your win and terrific image!! No discussion on which end of the car it belongs on either :0)

9/17/2003 5:49:06 AM

 
Elizabeth A. Zibas
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Congrats Patricia. Love the colors and composition on this one. Very nice.

9/17/2003 6:04:06 AM

 
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WWOW,great shot!Congratulations, Patricia.

9/17/2003 6:59:34 AM

 
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Great job, Pat. Great win. Congratulations.

9/17/2003 8:19:05 AM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Wow, thank you all very much. I'm so thrilled about this. It certainly was worth braving the crowds on a very hot, muggy Fourth of July and sitting on the curb with a bunch of kids to capture this car in the Plano parade. :-)

Kathleen, hubby says it's "cool" that I've won with this. Ha! And I'm still not 100% well, but this has certainly brightened my day!

JF, thanks for such a high compliment. I'm always excited when I can capture something so colorful. Bill, you called me Kathleen, but that's OK; it's an honor to be compared to her. :-)

9/17/2003 9:00:00 AM

 
Wolfgang Dolak

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Wonderful Patricia!! Congrats from this side of the pond!
birdie

9/17/2003 1:51:40 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Patricia.... Wow, way to go! Chalk one up for the Metroplex! I was very excited to see that you did so well with this one! I have always admired your work and this is a great example of your talent! Jeff

9/17/2003 3:01:52 PM

 
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Many congrats on your 2nd place win Pat! Fabulous image.

9/17/2003 3:36:42 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Way to go Pat, I knew this one would be here.

9/17/2003 9:10:31 PM

 
Ellen Peach
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Congratulations, Patricia!

9/18/2003 7:52:54 AM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Thanks, birdie, Jeff, Heather, Darren and Ellen! Jeff, that's very kind of you, thank you!

9/18/2003 9:17:00 AM

 
Dan S. Coquia

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Yeoow! Cool car! Congratulations!

9/22/2003 12:45:48 PM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Blinding, isn't it? LOL! Thank you, Dan! :-)

9/22/2003 11:31:31 PM

 
Dan S. Coquia

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You said it! Wish I had that kind in my website collection. LOL!

9/22/2003 11:56:39 PM

 
Conrad L. Conero
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Nice, Pat! Well deserved.
Conrad

1/14/2004 10:23:37 AM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Thanks, Conrad. As I mentioned in the thread above, I had submitted this photograph previously, but it was unaltered. When I added the "pizzazz" (ha ha!) and resubmitted it is when it won in the BP contest. LOL!

1/14/2004 11:08:43 AM

 
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