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Nevermore (Portrait)
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Nevermore (Portrait)
Nevermore (Portrait)
A slight variation to the previous one that I uploaded. I wanted to see how it would look in a normal rectangular format. Unfortunately I had to start over from scratch and redo it but that gave me the opportunity to enhance the textures a bit more. I think I like the composition a little better in this aspect ratio. To recap, this image was salvaged from a shoot I did about 5 years ago when I first started taking pictures, I found it while digging around on the computer and tried to breath some new life into it.

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Kay E. Mahoney
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    Nice capture. Love the effect.

10/22/2006 3:28:09 PM

 
Mary  Clarke
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I like this James. The branches & bird work really well against this background.

10/22/2006 3:31:47 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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I like the warmer tones in this version more, love the concept and textures - great work!

10/22/2006 6:35:20 PM

 
James P. Hildebrandt
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Thanks for the praise everyone, I appreciate it. Deborah, I looked at your premium gallery and couldn't help noticing this isn't too far off from your shot "Call of the Wild". I looked at all of your galleries and each of you have a lot of talent.

Thanks,

James

10/22/2006 7:59:33 PM

 
Janine Russell
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James, excellent tones, detail, lighting, textures and silhouettes.

10/22/2006 8:13:57 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Beautiful silhouettes, composition and tones, James!

10/22/2006 8:17:05 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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It's great James

10/23/2006 7:24:42 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, James!

11/23/2006 4:46:32 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round.

11/23/2006 7:14:01 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Exquisite! Congratulations!

11/24/2006 10:11:47 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your excellent finalist image!!! Creative and beautiful work!

11/25/2006 4:29:09 PM

 
Janine Russell
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James, congratulations on your finalist.

11/25/2006 4:40:23 PM

 
Cora Miller
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The silhouette against the warm texture of the stone is very appealing. Great job on this. Congratulations on your finalist.

11/25/2006 10:46:30 PM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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Congrats on this wonderful winner

11/27/2006 2:30:50 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner.

11/27/2006 4:30:15 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Fantastic textures and tones in this well deserved FIRST PLACE WIN!!! Congratulations James!!

11/27/2006 4:40:50 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Congratulations on your first place win, James!!

11/27/2006 5:06:47 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on your well deserved Winner James

11/27/2006 6:41:41 AM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Congratulations, James. Excellent work.

11/27/2006 6:50:52 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Congratualtions on your win!!

11/27/2006 7:39:41 AM

 
Janine Russell
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James, congratulations on your First Place Winner!

11/27/2006 8:39:45 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, James, on your First Place win!

11/27/2006 10:28:31 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations James on your first place win!

11/27/2006 1:11:13 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Well, James, it looks like you breathed some wonderful new life into this. Congratulations on this well deserved 1st place win!

11/27/2006 3:03:28 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Awesome shot, James! Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE!!

11/27/2006 4:26:36 PM

 
Amalia Elena Veralli
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Congrats on your first place. the mood of it is great!

11/27/2006 6:16:36 PM

 
Cora Miller
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Congratulations on your first place win, James.

11/27/2006 11:31:02 PM

 
Joline Frazier
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I love this image, and the title is so fitting...congratulations on this beautiful win.

11/28/2006 4:34:20 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Really beautiful, congratulations on your FIRST place win!!

11/28/2006 3:47:12 PM

 
Les Rhoades
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Congratulations on your winning picture. Well deserved!

11/29/2006 11:33:49 AM

 
Mick Burkey
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Very cool concept and great execution, James. Congratulations on a superb winner!

11/29/2006 2:42:57 PM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Congratulations on this wonderful Winner James

11/29/2006 2:46:57 PM

 
James P. Hildebrandt
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Thank you everyone for the kind praise, I've looked through all of your premium galleries and it never ceases to amaze me how much talen there is here. It's been about 5 years now that I've been entering the contest here and it's nice to finally win, especially with this image since it was my first real try at this effect.

James

11/29/2006 3:55:42 PM

 
Diana L. Ralph
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This is beautiful - looks more like a beautiful art piece than a photograph. Congratulations on this win!

11/29/2006 4:35:32 PM

 
ronda chatelle
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Congratulations James on your win! This image is awesome!

12/1/2006 4:23:30 AM

 
Irene Suchocki

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This is so wonderful. I just love the treatment. Congratulations on a well-deserved win.

12/5/2006 7:26:09 PM

 
augustus gillian
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yes you are good at composition. I found this in the home page. and got an interisting view of yester years work adding modern style. love it.

12/15/2006 8:45:38 AM

 
Sherrye Nozaki
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This is wonderful. Looks like fine art I would find in a upscale oriental art gallery. Beautiful!

12/16/2006 1:20:36 PM

 
Stephanie A. Laird
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Hi James!

Beautiful Image!

I just checked out your web-site! Wow! I really loved it! You are quite talented!!

12/23/2006 5:30:39 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Very creative! I like this pic too!

12/23/2006 5:32:34 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Wow, James ... I didn't see this on the first round, but it's beautiful. Really stunning and evocative, a very well-deserved win.

12/23/2006 8:59:32 PM

 
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