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Black Knot Designs

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Black Knot Designs
Black Knot Designs
A macro of a knot on a weathered plank, converted to
black and white with contrast and unsharp mask adj.

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Susan Fox
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    Great black and white. I love the texture and composition!


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12/30/2006 12:30:46 PM

 
Susana Heide
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The rule of thirds is well applied here. This is the type of image that works very well in b&w!


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12/30/2006 1:05:45 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Perfect theme entry and splendid capture and composition, Brian! :)


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12/30/2006 1:08:50 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Great full-frame shot with excellent detail Brian ~ nice idea for the theme entry :)


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12/30/2006 1:18:59 PM

 
Sherry S. Boles
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Great B&W tones, Brian!


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12/30/2006 1:33:28 PM

 
Joy Rector
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Oh, I love the textures


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12/30/2006 1:39:28 PM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Nicely done Brian! Great theme entry!


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12/30/2006 2:10:11 PM

 
Brian Lobdell
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Wow, Thank You all ladies!...Susan, Susana, Jenny, Susie, Sherry, Joy and Michelle! I sure appreciate your responses to this image. I couldn't find a comp for this image I was happy with, until I went to B&W, and found how much better it "popped" this way.


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12/30/2006 2:48:58 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Cool shot, Brian!!! I love the wood grain and textures! Looks great in B&W!


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12/30/2006 5:10:51 PM

 
Brian Lobdell
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Thank you, Sharon, glad you like the B&W approach!


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12/30/2006 5:19:03 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Wonderful textures and design Brian.... Love the tone as well... Great entry!!
Happy Theme Day!!!!


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12/30/2006 7:56:32 PM

 
Brian Lobdell
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Thanks so much, Kara! ...I see a lot of super entries again in this theme!


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12/30/2006 10:54:23 PM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Wonderful Theme Day entry, Brian! I love the texture, and it's great in b&w!

Cathy :)


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12/30/2006 11:51:59 PM

 
Brian Lobdell
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Thank you Cathy!!! I appreciate the support!


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12/31/2006 12:40:39 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Terrific entry for the theme! The "woodiest" I've seen so far! ;)


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12/31/2006 5:50:19 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Wonderful composition and details, Brian!


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12/31/2006 9:53:26 AM

 
Brian Lobdell
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A Big "Thank You" Chris and Jessica! (...and Happy New Year's Eve!)


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12/31/2006 10:14:38 AM

 
eileen bedford
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Great capture for theme day Brian, love your details and composition...


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12/31/2006 3:52:24 PM

 
Brian Lobdell
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Eileen, a belated "Thank You"! for your comments - sorry I missed it "last year" LOL!


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1/4/2007 11:39:51 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Congratulations Brian!!! I just love it when themes see finalists!!


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1/24/2007 2:09:30 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Great eye to get this one Brian! Congratulations on your finalist!


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1/24/2007 3:58:59 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations Brian!!!! Good luck in the next round.


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1/24/2007 4:16:14 PM

 
Paul  G  Slate
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Great POV!! Congratulations!!!


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1/24/2007 4:32:06 PM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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Congrats, Brian, on your finalist.


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1/24/2007 5:13:47 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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beautiful! congrats!


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1/24/2007 5:59:55 PM

 
Les Rhoades
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Congratulations on your FINALIST. (and it's B&W)Competition was strong last month and you came out on top.


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1/24/2007 11:06:07 PM

 
Brian Lobdell
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Thank you all, verrrrry much!!... Kara, Jill, Susan, Paul, Sherry, Laura, and Les! This makes my week!


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1/24/2007 11:29:50 PM

 
Dr Silly
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Congrats Brian, you old knot head, for your finalist. :O)


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1/25/2007 2:43:36 AM

 
Marie Fields
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Fantastic image with great comp and textures... perfect in B/W... Congratulations!!


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1/25/2007 6:54:39 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Beautiful detail, composition and lighting. Great decision to convert it to b&w! Congratulations on your finalist!


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1/25/2007 8:34:15 AM

 
Brian Lobdell
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Thank you Doc, Marie and Colleen! (Doc, what can I say..."if the shirt fits"... lol!)


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1/25/2007 9:57:22 AM

 
Susana Heide
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Hey Congrats Brian on this beautifully textured finalist!!! WTG!!


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1/25/2007 7:34:20 PM

 
Brian Lobdell
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Thanks so much, Susana!


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1/25/2007 8:05:04 PM

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

Cathy :)


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1/25/2007 10:14:10 PM

 
Brian Lobdell
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Thank you Cathy!!!


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1/26/2007 7:29:27 PM

 
Les Rhoades
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Congratulations on your FINALIST!


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1/26/2008 4:26:51 AM

 
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