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A Quiet Moment
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A Quiet Moment
A Quiet Moment
© Colleen Farrell
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Carol Sawyer
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    This is so very beautiful,love the soft colors, Colleen! How did you make?

5/26/2007 11:56:11 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Gosh, this is beautiful, Colleen
Such lovely color, light and softness
Outstanding image
This makes a wonderful card for so many occassions
I love it!

Bill

5/26/2007 12:56:38 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Beautiful, beautiful capture here, Colleen, with outstanding tones, lighitng and presentation!!! Patrick

5/26/2007 1:57:17 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thanks for the fabulous comments, Carol, Bill and Patrick! :D

Carol, the lightbox is really just a cardboard box with the sides/top cut out and replaced with tracing paper (I used baking parchment 'cause that's all I had). Easy instructions are on Strobist.com.

The photo was originally supposed to be a completely white-on-white deal, but when I saw it on the monitor I was horrified to see all the previously-invisible little specks, fibers and dust motes that were on my camera sensor, as well as the white posterboard inside the box.

(I use a blower on the sensor--haven't got the nerve to wipe it yet ... and at this small aperture of f22, everything really shows up!).

Anyway, I spent *quite* awhile cloning the dust particles, and then darkened the outer part of the frame with the Melancholytron filter from Flaming Pear.

5/26/2007 2:25:56 PM

 
Louise  K
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Coleen, like all your flower images, is is so lovely and the detail and lighting are fabulous. Thank you for explaining about your homemade lightbox! I was on the verge of buying one.

5/26/2007 5:48:43 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thanks so much, Louise, for the great compliment! I think my homemade lightbox cost about ... let's see, adding it up ... $0.00! ;)

5/26/2007 6:19:40 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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Wonderful soft light and color.

5/26/2007 6:37:34 PM

 
Cathy Kovarik
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I love the simplicity of this and the color is very soothing. Well done.

5/26/2007 7:19:10 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Beautiful. Love the title Colleen

5/26/2007 7:46:11 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Beautiful soft color & lighting, Colleen. Thanks for posting information on the home-made lightbox

5/26/2007 8:02:01 PM

 
Aimee S. McMaster
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....very beautiful in it's simplicity Colleen....well done...Aimee

5/27/2007 3:53:55 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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Outstanding color, soft lighting, contrast, Well Composed and quite beautiful, Colleen!!! VERY Well Done! Cheers, Glenn.

5/27/2007 4:08:21 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thanks so much for your encouraging comments, Tamara, Cathy, Cheryl, Sam, Aimee, and Glenn!

5/27/2007 7:55:19 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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This is so beautiful COlleen..great work!

5/27/2007 7:58:59 AM

 
Melissa A. Mannon
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love the yellow tones!

5/27/2007 5:25:19 PM

 
Ken Grooms
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This is sooo pro...and soo Colleen!

5/27/2007 5:32:18 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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I swear I thought you couldn't do any better than you've already done with your amazing flower images and then this pops up...I'll never doubt you again! :-)

5/28/2007 12:10:38 AM

 
Raymond Pauly
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Beautiful and very delicate shot, Colleen! I love the contrasting soft tones of yellow and your composition! Really lovely!

5/28/2007 10:37:16 AM

 
eileen bedford
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Simplicity at it's best. SO WELL DONE....

5/28/2007 4:45:48 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thanks so much, Cyn, Melissa, Ken, Joannie, Raymond and Eileen! I really appreciate your encouragement!

5/28/2007 6:08:59 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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This is SOOO beautifully done, Colleen!!!

5/29/2007 2:27:16 PM

 
Amy Jackson
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Beautiful image, Colleen!!

5/29/2007 2:29:47 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thanks so much, Colette and Amy!

5/30/2007 9:04:08 AM

 
Holly Shao
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So beautiful, Colleen!! Love the soft hues and composition!

Holly

5/30/2007 4:13:14 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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So pretty and so appealing, Colleen. I think some of that appeal is because it looks rather lonely there, odd as that may seem.

5/30/2007 6:47:00 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thanks so much, Holly and Mitch!

Mitch, I agree, it does look rather lonely. Without surrounding flowers, it also looks a bit like a fish out of water--but that title didn't sound too great! ;)

5/30/2007 7:44:09 PM

 
Christy Nichols
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This is simply beautiful, Colleen!! Love everything about it!

6/1/2007 9:15:16 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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WOW!! GORGEOUS!!! LOVE it Colleen :0)

6/3/2007 7:32:38 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thanks so much, Christy and Datha!

6/3/2007 8:04:18 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Beautifully soft and great comp and color Colleen!

6/3/2007 12:50:09 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thanks very much, Carol!

6/3/2007 7:49:20 PM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Just beautiful Colleen. Love the softness to it.

6/22/2007 8:50:40 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thanks so much, Tamera! :D

6/23/2007 10:34:48 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congrats on your finalist!!!!!

6/26/2007 2:51:42 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Congratulations on your finalist, Colleen. This is truly lovely.

6/26/2007 2:54:07 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Congratulaions on finalist for this gorgeous image Colleen! I'd be shocked if it doesn't make the winners circle!

6/26/2007 3:13:01 PM

 
Mike Perez
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Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Colleen! The soft colors are spectacular!

6/26/2007 3:47:30 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thank you so much, Stefania, Nikki, Joannie, and Mike!

6/26/2007 4:03:56 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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beautiful image! Congrats!

6/26/2007 5:32:26 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Colleen!

6/26/2007 5:39:39 PM

 
Holly Shao
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Congratulations, Colleen, on this very beautiful Finalist! Good luck!

Holly

6/26/2007 5:42:37 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thank you, Laura, Barbara and Holly!

6/26/2007 6:15:45 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Love it! Congratulations!

6/26/2007 6:16:54 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Gorgeous !! Big congrats Colleen :o)

6/26/2007 6:24:07 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Congratulations, Colleen. Such a beauty this one is.

6/26/2007 6:31:20 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations on this most beautiful Finalist, Colleen!!

6/26/2007 6:47:16 PM

 
Marie Fields
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Beautiful image, Colleen! Congratulations! :)

6/26/2007 6:49:23 PM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Congratulations Colleen. Well deserved finalist.

6/26/2007 7:06:36 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Super job on the shades of yellow. Very well done!! Congrats!

6/26/2007 7:24:45 PM

 
Raymond Pauly
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I'm glad to sse this one as a finalist! Lovely softness! Congratulations, Colleen!

6/26/2007 7:29:31 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thanks so much, Gail, Sylvia, Mitch, SuSana, Marie, Tamera, Ken and Raymond!

6/26/2007 8:27:41 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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SOOOOO GORGEOUS!!!! Congratulations Colleen WTG :0)

6/26/2007 8:45:16 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Congratulations, Colleen - this is a softly and simply beautiful finalist - I love it!

6/26/2007 8:46:01 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations again, Colleen!

6/26/2007 9:08:25 PM

 
Michelle Lea  Guinn
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This is a Gorgeous Finalist!! Well done!! mlg~

6/26/2007 9:20:08 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thanks so much for the support, Datha, Lindley, Sam and Michelle! :D

6/26/2007 9:28:44 PM

 
Susan Fox
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So very lovely! Congrats Colleen!

6/26/2007 9:54:57 PM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Congrats Colleen...this is beautiful !

6/27/2007 3:30:54 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Congratulations Colleen!!!!!

6/27/2007 6:12:32 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Gorgeous finalist image, Colleen! COngratulations!

6/27/2007 6:36:39 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Beautiful, Congratulations

6/27/2007 7:01:10 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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Congratulations on your award, Colleen!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn.

6/27/2007 7:31:03 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Congratulations, Colleen. Nice going.

6/27/2007 10:04:40 AM

 
Teresa Norris
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Such beautiful colors...this is SO lovely! Congratulations on a wonderful finalist, Colleen!!

6/27/2007 10:14:38 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Awesome Finalist. Congratulations Colleen!

6/27/2007 10:31:58 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thank you so much, Susan, Agnes, Kitty, Jessica, Cheryl, Glenn, Mitch, Teresa and RC! :D

6/27/2007 10:36:41 AM

 
Laurie Daily
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Such beautiful soft lighting and color, Colleen...don't know how I missed this lovely one...congratulations!

6/28/2007 4:18:04 AM

 
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One word....WOW! This is just beautiful Colleen! Congrats!

6/28/2007 12:01:10 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thank you, Laurie and Leesa!

6/28/2007 1:16:57 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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CONGRATULATIONS!

6/28/2007 6:42:34 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thank you, Tamara!

6/28/2007 11:03:27 PM

 
Christy Nichols
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Congratulations Colleen! This is so beautiful!

6/30/2007 8:47:46 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thank you, Christy! :D

7/1/2007 10:29:33 AM

 
Carol Teal
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WTG Colleen! I love this! Sorry I am late with my congrats, but you know of my PC problems. I have not been through many of the finalists yet.

7/5/2007 9:45:28 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thanks so much, Carol! I know, it's a bit hard to get through all the finalists, even without PC problems! :D

7/5/2007 1:30:15 PM

 
Roger Fry
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An extraordinary flower shot. Excellent Colleen !

Roger

7/9/2007 10:30:44 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thank you, Roger!

7/10/2007 11:45:55 PM

 
Donna R. Wageman
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So Soft, like spun gold. Joyful!

10/30/2007 4:52:58 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Thanks, Donna!

10/30/2007 4:54:20 PM

 
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