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Nestled In The Hills

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Nestled In The Hills
Nestled In The Hills
F5, 1/160, ISO 100, 36mm, taken at Disney's Thunder Mountain, Orton applied
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Vickie Skellenger
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/4/2005
    Wonderful tones and comp. Looks surreal and tranquil. (hard to believe its nested around millions of tourists! )


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6/24/2007 10:53:15 PM

 
Tony Ebben
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What a beautifully presented scene, well done.


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6/24/2007 11:46:05 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Gorgeous image, Carol!! Beautiful work!


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6/25/2007 12:14:43 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Love the vivid colors, the composition, and that Orton effect, Carol. Excellent!


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6/25/2007 12:49:12 AM

 
Cindy Bendush
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A wonderful surreal image Carol - great effects!


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6/25/2007 1:25:38 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Outstanding work Carol! Jeff


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6/25/2007 4:24:00 AM

 
Aleksandra Miesak
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Very nice image! And to think this is at Disney... Very well done!


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6/25/2007 8:00:54 AM

 
Dianna Hauf
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LOVE this Carol!! This would be a GREAT image to place a few whimsical 'kids' around! Love how orton worked on this and like Vickie, said, it really is "hard to believe there are millions of tourist around"!! Great image!


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6/25/2007 8:34:17 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Vickie, Tony, Evy, Mary, Cindy, Jeff, Alecksandra, and Dianna, I truly appreciate the kind comments! And now that it has been brought up, I have to agree that it is hard to believe this is Disney! You should have seen all the people there on this day!!


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6/25/2007 12:57:20 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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BEAUTIFUL Carol. LOVE it!


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6/25/2007 1:16:40 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Peaches, thank you so much! I noticed this place and loved the mill, so just had to take it. Because it is behind a fence, no tourists can get there to be in the way!


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6/25/2007 4:30:22 PM

 
Jenifer L. Mitchell
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How beautiful!! We were just there, but didn't get to ride this ride! Excellent shot of this, Carol!


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6/26/2007 6:14:20 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Jenifer, thank you so much for your kind comment! Too bad we couldn't have met! What day were you there? I might be wrong, and this may be part of the Splash Mountain ride instead of Thunder Mtn. We used the fast pass for both so got to ride. Justin was feeling sick though so he sat them out. We met my best friend and family there (at Carribean Beach Resort) and went with them!


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6/27/2007 12:56:08 AM

 
Sandy G. Woolard
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Wonderful shot...great color!


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7/2/2007 1:09:04 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Sandy, thank you so much for your encouraging comment! And I have a lot of catching up to do as soon as I can after a hard drive crash Monday and only 2 hours of sleep since then. I am just beginning to get my new drive up and running.


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7/3/2007 10:33:36 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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Congratulation's on your finalist,good luck in the next round !!! Peaches


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7/24/2007 8:25:48 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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BIG congratulations on your finalist, Carol!! Well deserved!


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7/24/2007 8:32:07 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Beautiful work!! CONGRATULATIONS Carol!!!! WTG :0)


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7/24/2007 8:42:34 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Carol!


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7/24/2007 9:07:02 PM

 
Dianna Hauf
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LOL! YEA!! Congratulations Carol!! I just had a major crash too and thought I lost all my images! So glad you are ok now but especially glad for your finalist!!


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7/24/2007 9:07:09 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Peaches, Evy, Datha, Barbara, and Dianna, thank you so much! And Dianna, I am so glad you didn't lose all your images. I have a new system for backups, and I am doing it regularly!


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7/24/2007 11:18:58 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Congrats again, Carol!! :)


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7/25/2007 12:28:11 AM

 
Les Rhoades
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Congratulations on your Finalist!
Good Luck in the next round.


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7/25/2007 12:30:27 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Beautiful Carol. Congratulations and Good Luck!


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7/25/2007 4:16:37 AM

 
Amy Jackson
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Congratulations, Carol!! :)


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7/25/2007 6:33:24 AM

 
David Pratt
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Awesome Carol! Congratulations!


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7/25/2007 6:53:50 AM

 
Sherry Sturgis
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Congratulations AND Happy Birthday, Carol!!! :) I LOVE this image!!! The effects are just beautiful, a well deserved finalist pick! WTG!!!!!!!!!


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7/25/2007 7:35:27 AM

 
Sherri Gorman
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Congratulations!!!! This is sooooooo GORGEOUS!!!!


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7/25/2007 8:39:12 AM

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


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7/25/2007 8:51:45 AM

 
eileen bedford
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Congratulations Carol on this beautiful finalist, WTGG...


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7/25/2007 9:10:03 AM

 
Mick Burkey
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Wonderful work, Carol! Congratulations on the finals.


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7/25/2007 9:23:13 AM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Good on you, Carol!
Steve


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7/25/2007 12:22:57 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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This is fabulous, Carol!!! So beautiful, and the Orton effect is just perfect. Big congrats on this finalist.

Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my dear!! I hope it's a great one!!


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7/25/2007 12:44:30 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Jennifer, Les, Mary, Amy, David, Sherry, Sheri, Kay, Eileen, Mick, Steve, and Colleen, thank you all so much for all your support and encouragement! And Colleen and Sherry, thank you so much for the b'day wishes! It has been a wonderful day!! (flowers, cards and cake!) :)


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7/25/2007 2:39:44 PM

 
Lani J
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Wow, Beautiful!! Congratulations ;)


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7/25/2007 2:54:17 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations, again, Carol! Happy Birthday!


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7/25/2007 8:36:21 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Lani and Sam, thank you so much! And Sam, thanks for the birthday wishes! I have had a wonderful day!


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7/25/2007 8:48:01 PM

 
Nemil B. Chabebe
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Happy B-day, and congratulations on this beautiful finalist.
Happy B-day to you (X3)
happy B-day dear Carol, happy B-day to you.


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7/25/2007 8:59:32 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Nemil, thank you so much for the congrats and the lovely song and b'day wishes! :)


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7/25/2007 10:50:35 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Looks like birthday wishes are in order ... so Happy Birthday Carol!!!
Also congrats on another wonderful finalist - terrific effects!


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7/25/2007 11:37:55 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Renee, thank you very much for the congrats and b'day wishes! :)


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7/25/2007 11:42:58 PM

 
Susan Candelario
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Congrats on this great Finalist!!!


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7/26/2007 5:10:48 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Susan, thank you so much!


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7/27/2007 9:56:34 AM

 
Jenifer L. Mitchell
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Oh, yeah, this is one of my favs (and the pink and blue palm tree one!)!! I'm so glad they made it to the finalist!!! Way to go!!


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7/27/2007 7:52:12 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Congrats on your fantastic finalist Carol!


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7/28/2007 5:23:58 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Jennifer and Susan, thank you so much. Thank goodness my friend came to visit; I was running out of things to shoot around here! :)


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7/28/2007 6:30:31 PM

 
Dr Silly
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What a super shot of Tunder Mountain. And I like the Orton on this shot. :O)


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8/2/2007 3:17:46 PM

 
Steven E. Ray
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This is a monumental photo I think. The Orton effects are simply stunning. Some people are emulating the two slide feature digitially in Photoshop layers. Others use Artizen HDR 2.4.5 which has a Photoshop plugin now. Which is your preferred method?


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8/7/2007 7:16:10 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Dr S, I am sorry I am late on thanking you for stopping by and for your kind comment. I truly appreciate it!

Steven, I really appreciate your kind comment. I have read some articles on HDR, but it seemed way over my head! :) But this plugin that you mention sounds interesting. I will definitely look it up. So on this image, I just used the method I found online at http://www.naturephotographers.net/articles0106/dw0106-1.html

Have you tried both, and if so, which do you like best?


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8/8/2007 12:55:04 AM

 
Steven E. Ray
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Honestly, I think Artizen is much like Photoshop, although it does have some toning abilities via sliders that I would like to see in PSCS3. The manual Orton effect with layers within PSCS3 and applying a Multiply or Darken Blending option works fine for me. I like throwing in a bit of LucisArts Whyeth which brings out the detail better. The grave yard photo in my gallery is an example. Digital Film 55mm fog and some other 55mm effects can add to a filter concoction nicely.


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8/8/2007 1:13:16 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Fabulous color and lighting here, Carol!
(I'm gonna have to look into the Orton effect.) Dreamy. Stunning!
--Lisa


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10/6/2007 7:26:39 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Steven, I read your response earlier and looked at that graveyard image which is awesome. I just missed responding back here.

Lisa, thank you so much and yes, you should try the Orton. It works very nicely for some things. :) If you have any problems with it, let me know and I will give you any help I can.


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10/6/2007 7:11:32 PM

 
Debra K. Johnson
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This is really FANTASTIC! Love it.


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10/9/2007 7:18:26 AM

 
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