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No. 11
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
No. 11
No. 11
I liked the sort of dramatic center lighting this kaleidoscoped image suggests, as well as the sense
of the background being so far away. Applied Twirl to just the very center.
12/06 Finalist - DD

© Christopher J. Budny
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Debbie Del Tejo
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    Love it Christopher!

12/26/2006 11:50:30 AM

 
Joan Powell
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Love everything about it , the color is terrific . It would make a great poster .

12/26/2006 12:20:15 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you both. The image started life as a shot of the stem of a martini glass. The stem resembles a column of clear marbles, and I set it in front of my PC monitor, on which I was displaying my image "Light Fountain". So the stem's spherical shapes caused distortion of the streaks of color, and I then started playing around in PSE2.

12/26/2006 7:49:28 PM

 
Cary Rogers
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Another eye-catching, colorful creation, Christopher! Great vibrant colors, interesting shapes and lines! The center "twirl" was a great addition.

12/27/2006 12:28:26 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Cary! Running out of things to do with my limited array of PSE filters, however! Don't think I have any more for this month... (what's left of it, anyway!)

12/29/2006 6:28:25 PM

 
Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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Excellent job, Christopher. Great design and fantastic colors.

1/2/2007 8:53:11 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks for checking it out, and your comments, Kirsten!

1/2/2007 4:28:14 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Congrats Chris!

1/24/2007 2:14:51 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

1/24/2007 2:22:45 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations!!

1/24/2007 2:40:18 PM

 
Thomas  A. Statas
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Congratulations! A dynamic kaleidescope, I must say. Nice work!

1/24/2007 4:15:53 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks you, folks! I almost didn't enter this one; had it sitting around for a long time, deliberating over it... when I put the little swirl twist effect in the center, I decided to give it a shot in the contest.

1/24/2007 6:12:43 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Glad you entered this beauty, Chris! BIG CONGRATS, my friend!

1/24/2007 7:03:47 PM

 
Michael S. Swaffar
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Awesome job Christopher! Looks like it has a black light on it.
Huge Congrats!

1/24/2007 9:12:56 PM

 
Judith MacArthur
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Congratulations, Chris...This has such great color and your use of the Twirl gave it the perfect touch...Thanks for noticing my iris, by the way!

1/24/2007 10:41:02 PM

 
Brian Lobdell
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Awesome abstract, Chris!! Those deep, vibrant colors and the wonderful pattern make this a great DD finalist! Congratulations!!

1/24/2007 10:43:41 PM

 
Les Rhoades
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My head is still spinning after looking at this bright and bold abstract.
Congratulations on your FINALIST

1/24/2007 11:53:17 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Chris, congratulations on your finalist.

1/25/2007 12:31:04 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Congrat Chris on your finalist. :O)

1/25/2007 2:56:41 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you, everyone! Funny how this one started out as an attempt to make one kind of image (bands of color distorted through curved glass) and failing that, turned into something else equally interesting!

1/25/2007 5:01:30 AM

 
Gen Nagase
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Another beautiful art work!
Congratulations, Chris!

1/25/2007 7:42:34 PM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Christopher!

Cathy :)

1/25/2007 10:20:29 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thank you both, Nobi & Cathy!

1/26/2007 4:33:12 AM

 
Don Johnson
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Chris, I love the color and center twirl effect. A wonderful image. You are very creative!

2/25/2007 2:06:09 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks so much, Don! I think the twirl detail was the icing on the cake ;)

2/25/2007 2:08:43 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations, Christopher! This is cool, great colors!!

2/25/2007 4:55:36 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Carla... I have a lot of fun in PSE!

2/25/2007 5:34:33 PM

 
Les Rhoades
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Congratulations on your FINALIST!
Didn't you say that you didn't get a finalist?

1/26/2008 5:25:06 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Thanks, Les... but this was a 2006 (Dec.) Finalist... ;) None this month.

1/26/2008 6:41:16 AM

 
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