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Popcorn and a Movie
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Popcorn and a Movie
Popcorn and a Movie
© Cathy Barrows
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Dominick M. Dimacale
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    Great image here, Cathy.


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1/11/2008 4:41:09 AM

 
Joy Rector
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beautiful, love the concept

1/11/2008 4:59:39 AM

 
Amy Jackson
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Wonderful image, Cathy!!!

1/11/2008 5:06:01 AM

 
Ken Smith
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What time are you picking me up?? Very cool shot, Cathy...should be a poster inside the movie theater!

1/11/2008 5:13:05 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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You didn't invite me! I love this!!!!
One of my favorites!!! Grat job!

1/11/2008 5:26:53 AM

 
Robert Baer
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love the subject, simplicity, white background. well done cathy.

1/11/2008 6:03:13 AM

 
Cliff & Patti Smith
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Great capture! I love it Cathy!

1/11/2008 6:32:02 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Love it, love it, love it! The high key really makes this pop!

Now I want to come, love pop corn!

jo ann c.

1/11/2008 6:32:17 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Cool shot!

1/11/2008 7:24:51 AM

 
Shawn Jennings
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This is fantastic, Cathy! Would make a great stock image.

1/11/2008 7:31:15 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Two of my favorite things! Cool capture, Cathy!

1/11/2008 10:23:39 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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thanks ya'll and to make ya'll feel better I didn't watch a movie or even eat the popcorn...i intentionally made the butter flavored so I wouldn't be tempted...lol

1/11/2008 11:02:43 AM

 
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So when does the movie start?!

Great set up and lighting.

1/11/2008 4:14:07 PM

 
Nina Shields
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Cathy, this is extremely creative; great set up and wonderful execution; terrific!

1/11/2008 4:55:01 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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This is a great setup and image, Cathy! Why not eat that popcorn? We can all come over and eat some!!

1/11/2008 9:33:12 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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thanks...shelly I don't like butter popcorn so as tempting as it smelled I just couldn't eat the props

1/11/2008 9:44:23 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Beautiful creation Cathy! I love everything about this one!! And it looks yummy!!!! Too bad I wasn't there - the box would have been empty!

1/12/2008 8:39:12 PM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Adorable image Cathy. Very creative and looks yummy at the same time.

1/20/2008 4:43:46 PM

 
Avril Young
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wow love it....very good lighting!

2/3/2008 12:20:28 AM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Cathy, huge Congratulations on this wonderful POTD Win!!

2/3/2008 12:24:54 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Big congrats on your POTD, Cathy :0)

2/3/2008 1:06:05 AM

 
Cheryl Meisel
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Super cool clean shot! Nice work!
BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this nice work!
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2/3/2008 1:08:26 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Fun and creative set-up Cathy ~ congrats on POTD!

2/3/2008 1:51:27 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your potd Cathy. This is very unique and creative, nice graphic design!

2/3/2008 1:51:31 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Fantastic image Cathy! Very creative. Great lighting and composition. Very well made. I really like this!

2/3/2008 3:14:15 AM

 
Denise Denomy
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What fun imagery, Cathy! Congratulations on your EP & POTD! :0)

2/3/2008 3:16:32 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Cathy on your well deserved POTD!

2/3/2008 3:42:45 AM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD

2/3/2008 4:05:30 AM

 
Arlene Krassner
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Congratulations Cathy on this spectacular winner.

2/3/2008 4:09:56 AM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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This is absolutely wonderful, Cathy!
Congratulations on the POTD!
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2/3/2008 4:16:14 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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WTG!!! AWESOME POTD!!!

2/3/2008 4:28:29 AM

 
Josselyne Klecanda
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Not only is this a cool image,but is a great creation.What an imagination! congrats.

2/3/2008 4:30:41 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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congrats!

2/3/2008 4:48:33 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Big congratulations, love your imagination and set up!

jo ann c.

2/3/2008 4:56:53 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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One of my favorites....Congratulations on your POTD!

2/3/2008 4:56:57 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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WTG! Congratulations! Great POTD!

2/3/2008 4:58:27 AM

 
Ed Heaton
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Awesome work Cathy! A big Congrats!!!

2/3/2008 5:15:05 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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thanks so much everyone this was a big surprise to wake up too.

2/3/2008 5:15:40 AM

 
David Phalen
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HUGE Congrats on a wonderful well deserved POTD!!

2/3/2008 5:20:04 AM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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Congratulations, Cathy! This is such a great shot and wonderful POTD!

2/3/2008 5:22:21 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Beautiful work, Cathy! Congrats on your POTD!!

2/3/2008 6:04:49 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Congratulations on POTD...great image!!!! ☺

2/3/2008 6:10:07 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Woohooo! Way to go, Cathy!! You're on a roll!!

2/3/2008 6:34:40 AM

 
Dennis Flanagan
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WTG flygirl. Great way to start the week!

2/3/2008 6:41:58 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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Wow this is a fantastic imae Cathy, huge congratulations on your POTD.

2/3/2008 6:47:21 AM

 
Lisa D. Greer
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This is a fabulous image Cathy! Congrats on making POTD! :)

2/3/2008 7:07:26 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Wheeeee Haaaaa Cathy, congrats on you really cool POTD.

2/3/2008 8:30:48 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Cool image--congrats on your POTD!

2/3/2008 9:02:34 AM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Congratulations Cathy on this great POTD.
JP

2/3/2008 9:50:54 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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thanks so much ya'll...great way to end the weekend...thanks BP for recognizing me and my popcorn

2/3/2008 11:48:06 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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WAY TO GO CATHY!!! GIRLS RULE! :) I love this!!!! Congrats on POTD!!

2/3/2008 12:24:32 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Congrats, Cathy, on this FANTASTIC POTD!!! A true stand out image-- wonderful work! :)

2/3/2008 1:00:31 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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CONGRATULATIONS on your POTD, Cathy! Very well done!!
Aloha,
Stan

2/3/2008 2:36:40 PM

 
Laura L. Gonzales
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Outstanding image Cathy!!! Congrats on your POTD! Great job.

2/3/2008 2:49:05 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Great image ! Congratulations

2/3/2008 3:04:47 PM

 
Roy Blinston
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Sorry to be a spoil-sport but it appears I am the only person who thinks this picture is not very good. I don't like the balance or composition... and the perspective is wrong. The colours/contrasts are also not harmonious. The large empty white space at the top is also jarring. It is like something has been left out. It is trying to be a "graphic"... but it has failed (I am a graphic designer). Sorry to say this.... but these pages are for feedback (good and bad).

2/3/2008 7:02:48 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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I just went and looked at this guys gallery and man he has no reason to say what he said! I hope he is a better graphic designer than a photographer!

Cathy this is wonderful....makes me want to go see a movie! I think I'll go pop some popcorn!

2/3/2008 7:38:07 PM

 
Amy Jackson
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I think this is fantastic, Cathy! Congratulations on your well deserved POTD! Someone needs to put on their glasses. :)

2/3/2008 7:48:00 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Cathy, just to reiterate this is a well-deserved POTD...nothing wrong with the shot at all...congrats again!!

2/3/2008 7:53:00 PM

 
Roy Blinston
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As I said, sorry to be a pain... but it is my opinion. I also believe one gets more form "criticism" than does from praise. Praise helps you along and keeps you going at it, but it can keep you going at the wrong stuff. Criticism is better (providing your skin is tough) and it can get you on the right track. After saying all that, I can see why many people like it... but the truth of the matter is that the perspective is wrong and nobody can deny this (on this point alone my comments are justified). I am not trying to hurt anyone. I am trying to help.

2/3/2008 8:12:58 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Roy, I too went and looked at your gallery.....and I being an artist can not understand why you would ever make a comment, as you did. Her images are way above yours, in every way. You say you are helping? I believe Betterphoto liked the image and that is what is important. Keep up the good work, Cathy!

2/3/2008 8:55:54 PM

 
Roy Blinston
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You are missing the point, and the fact you have gone into my site to "compare" implies you are trying to justify I am wrong and you are right.

The perspective is wrong in the popcorn picture. Admit that then I am right. If you say it isn't, then you don't know what you are talking about. I don't want to get into any arguments. Surely the whole point of feedback is a two-way street (good and bad... or can you only take the good stuff?).

The perspective is WRONG (admit it)... and in turn this means the whole picture is wrong and is "not good". You have to be very careful when you "combine" two different pictures into one. It is not just a case of playing in Photoshop and saying how great it is. The picture is trying to be a graphic and it has failed miserably. Sorry for being blunt, but it is true. If the picture was good, I would be the first to say so (but it isn't).

Maybe you are just trying to be nice and defend the owner. I commend you for your efforts, but the picture is not good. Shall we all say it is good when it isn't just to make someone feel good. That is a pointless exercise. One will learn nothing from that.

You stated her images are much better than mine. That is your opinion and you have every right to say so.... and so do I with hers.

2/3/2008 9:12:23 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Sorry but feedback after she has won is a little late. If you had critiqued it before she won POTD that would have been fine. Now do you understand?

2/4/2008 6:13:47 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Cathy, your photo is wonderful and Mr. B is Out to Lunch! OBVIOUSLY, it is not meant to be a realistic Slice of Life! Perspective!! This is probably the type of comment Van Gogh had to listen to... and the reason he eventually went mad! ("There should be no rings around the lights.") Where do these people come from??? Hope they will return, wherever it is! Congratulations on your VERY striking Photo of the Day!

2/4/2008 7:00:12 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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thanks so much everyone...he is entitled to his opinion, but I have no respect for it

2/4/2008 7:27:07 AM

 
Ashley I. Sims
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Oh my....I am surprised at the comments on this wonderful photo...I am new to BP and didn't realize that others would offer such critical comments on the gallery...maybe he could try to mention it privately if he was truly trying to help you. It is questionable that he did it this way because his comments will be forever on this image. All in all, it is such a clever and fun shot!

2/4/2008 7:33:24 AM

 
Roger Bernabo
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I love your shot Cathy!!! The only improvement I'd make would be to make the background purple! Such a picky point though!

2/4/2008 9:23:01 AM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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I get the point, Cathy! Looks like a great AD to me...can I get the "Kettle" brand next time? :)

2/4/2008 1:46:46 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Wonderful image - as always, Cathy!! Big congratulations on your well deserved POTD!!

2/4/2008 7:17:30 PM

 
Roy Blinston
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I did not know she had won anything.
Her popcorn pic was emailed to me as a "daily email".
As far as I am concerned just being on the forum is open to "discussion".

Constructive criticism is better than worthless waffle.
One should embrace any ciriticism. I do, because you learn more.
It will make us all better at what we do.
If you can't stand the heat... etc etc.

I am amazed at the reaction overall... I am trying to help a fellow photographer (and in this instance it is in an area that is my "profession" (ie: graphics) of which I have 35 years experience in all facets of the industry.

The whole point of display/exhibition in this media is for open discussion.
It one can't offer a true opinion, then the forum is useless.

2/4/2008 8:05:06 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Congrats on your POTD Cathy! Is a very diferent an unique composition. Personally I like the best that part: composition and the cool and fresh idea you transmit with this one :-)

PD: Guys don´t be so hard with Roy :) I don't know him but indeed he was just trying to give some personal opinions and each one has a diferent one! :-)))

2/8/2008 7:59:15 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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I'm so happy to see this shot come back! Congratulations!!!!!

2/22/2008 2:37:38 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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HMMM, I guess this is good enough to get a finalist....I love it!!! Congrats, Cathy!!! Way to go on all of them!

2/22/2008 3:02:30 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Congratulations in your finalist!!!

2/22/2008 3:13:41 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations, Cathy! :)

2/22/2008 4:08:59 PM

 
Shawn Jennings
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WTG Cathy! Congratulations on your finalist!

2/22/2008 4:27:25 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congrats Cathy, bet this goes even farther!

As for Mr. B, he has 2 or 3 EP's so I don't think his opinion to be a critic has much worth!

Guess his mom never told him if you can't say something nice, then don't say anything!

I don't think I would have told anybody I was a graphic designer, his photography isn't outstanding!

Uhhh, Mr. B., that was uncalled for!

jo ann c.

2/22/2008 5:16:54 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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thanks everyone and thanks for having my back joann

2/22/2008 5:21:27 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Congrats on your Finalist, may it go Gold for you!

2/22/2008 6:59:09 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Congrats, Cathy...well deserved...very creative!!

2/22/2008 7:23:59 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Saw and enjoyed this when it made POTD but didn't comment. Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round, Cathy.

2/22/2008 7:43:13 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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A big, big congrats on your Finalist Cathy!!! Very well deserved!

2/22/2008 7:52:59 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Congratulations!!

2/24/2008 9:19:17 AM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Congratulations on your finalist Cathy.
JP

2/24/2008 9:29:29 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Nice High Key capture, Cathy and congratulations.

2/24/2008 1:39:20 PM

 
Cliff & Patti Smith
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Congratulations on this finalist Cathy! Still one of my favorites, I love the originality:)

2/25/2008 7:15:32 AM

 
Sheryl A. Hudson
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WoW...a double congratulations to you Cathy!!!

2/25/2008 10:27:24 PM

 
Linda Blair
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Awesome finalist...congrats!!!!! ☺

2/28/2008 11:31:19 AM

 
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