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Surf'n off the Wall
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Surf'n off the Wall
Surf'n off the Wall
Artistic rendering of photographic image

*Available for Purchase

© Norman P. Banks
Fuji FinePix 4900Z...
 
 
 
Pat Gamwell
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member since: 9/14/2005
    I am one of your biggest fans, Norman! You truly have been blessed with masterful artistic talent! Each creation is wonderfully thought out and presented! I would love to sit with you & see how you accomplish these images! (Thank you for the kind sentiments and prayers).

1/5/2007 5:53:10 PM

 
Norman P. Banks
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member since: 12/20/2000
 

Thank you so much, Pat!

Norm

1/5/2007 6:30:33 PM

 
David Pratt
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member since: 4/25/2006
 

Wonderful Norman! Love your creativity and talents! Well done!

1/9/2007 7:50:10 PM

 
Norman P. Banks
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member since: 12/20/2000
 

Hey David!

Thanks for the support, its much appreciated.

Norm

1/10/2007 9:37:53 AM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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member since: 1/28/2005
 

Good on you, Norm! Congratulations.
Steve

2/24/2007 12:04:25 PM

 
David Pratt
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member since: 4/25/2006
 

Norm! Congratulations! Great job!

dave

2/24/2007 4:55:16 PM

 
Norman P. Banks
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Hey Steve & Dave, thanks for the support!

Norm

2/24/2007 4:57:40 PM

 
Boris Kirpichnikov
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Big congratulations!Nice work,Norm!

2/24/2007 7:11:32 PM

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

2/25/2007 5:41:22 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations!!!

2/25/2007 12:59:22 PM

 
Norman P. Banks
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Thanks so much Boris, Kay and Colette, for the warm regards!

Norm

2/26/2007 8:08:13 AM

 
Ron Jones
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Hey, Norm. Way to go!
Ron

2/27/2007 12:35:19 PM

 
David Pratt
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Big Congrats on your winner Norman! Way to go!

2/27/2007 1:07:10 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations on your winner, Norman!

2/27/2007 1:24:49 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Better on you, Norm!
Steve

2/27/2007 1:35:00 PM

 
Norman P. Banks
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Hey Ron, Dave, Carla and Steve!

Thanks so much for the congrats, but more so for the support and encouragement I get from you guys.(luv ya all)

Now to tell the truth, after I had finished it, I felt that this image was a little too grungy for BP and had almost forgotten about it.

The original photo was taken in the bay just off the Shinnicock Reservation
out at the end of Long Island.

I thought it was a good shot but had'nt asked the parents permission and since the child was so recognizable I did'nt want to run it up onto the web as was.

Then one day I was playing around with textures and backgrounds and that's how this image came to be. (lopsided grin)

Norm

2/27/2007 2:37:23 PM

 
JOHN V. ROSCICH
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VERY COOL
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN
JOHN

2/27/2007 6:32:51 PM

 
Norman P. Banks
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Thanks very much John, I appreciate your nice comments!

Norm

2/27/2007 6:52:41 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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A beautiful piece and win, Norman! Congratulations!

2/27/2007 7:18:00 PM

 
Norman P. Banks
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Thanks so much Terry!

Norm

2/27/2007 7:25:13 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Norman on your fabulous win...Dominick

2/27/2007 7:34:38 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner:)

2/28/2007 5:01:35 AM

 
Norman P. Banks
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Hi Dominick & Kay!

A big thank you for taking the time to make a congratulatory comment! I really appreciate it.

Kay, it was your "good luck in the next round" wishes that kicked this pic into a second place! (Smile)

Norm

2/28/2007 8:34:40 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Norm, congratulations on your Second Place Win!

2/28/2007 3:46:28 PM

 
Norman P. Banks
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member since: 12/20/2000
 

Hi Janine... long time, hope all is well & Thanks so much!

Norm

2/28/2007 4:09:01 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Super Big Belated Congratulations on this well deserved win Norm! So sorry I'm this late:-((

3/7/2007 4:06:42 PM

 
Norman P. Banks
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Hey girlfriend, you know you never have to be sorry1 (big smile)

Norm

3/7/2007 4:21:04 PM

 
Michael S. Baker
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Ok...I'm walking through your gallery (again) to see what you've been up to. Not sure how this one got by me--great job as usual. Congrats on this winning image. Keep up the excellent creativity!!

Regards,
Mike B-

3/10/2007 11:32:20 PM

 
Norman P. Banks
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member since: 12/20/2000
 

Mike, the original was a shot a kid surfing and I thought it was quite nice, but his face was too recognizable so I started play'n around.

I didnt expect much from it here since it was a little out there by BP standards and I sort of forgot about it!

I think it kind of says that BP is beginning to open up to photogs that are into DPA.(smile)

Norm

3/11/2007 8:02:45 AM

 
Michael S. Baker
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Stay true to your artistic expression, Norm! Stay true to your expression.

Mike B-

3/11/2007 4:45:55 PM

 
Norman P. Banks
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I hear ya Mike!

Norm

3/11/2007 6:11:24 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your win Norman! A work of art!

3/12/2007 2:21:42 PM

 
Norman P. Banks
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Thanks Donna, I appreciate your encouragement!

Norm

3/12/2007 7:43:51 PM

 
Holly Shao
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Such a fantastic winning image, Norman!!

I just enjoyed viewing your gallery, and your work is just amazing and very inspiring! Love your creative style!

Holly

4/24/2007 7:14:45 PM

 
Norman P. Banks
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Thanks so much Holly, I appreciate your encouraging and warm comments!

Norm

4/24/2007 7:35:16 PM

 
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