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Angel & Child
  Angel & Child
Angel & Child

In Honor of Mothers who are humankind's Angels.
Woods photo from Eagle Creek State Park with total palette modifications.
Subject is painting that is in 4 layers using various layer adjustments.
I also "glowed" the ground below her for ethereal effect.
Canon 28-135mm. Entered "Digital Darkroom" & Cash.

© Steven E. Ray
Canon EOS 5D Digit...
Alex T. Mizuno
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    Fantastic image, Steven! I really love it! This'll go straight to the Finalist list then to a winner. Wonderful vision and the light is really holly. Marvelous work!!

1/23/2008 1:19:31 AM

Colette M. Metcalf
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Wonderful image!!

1/23/2008 3:03:54 AM

Michelle L. Frick
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Beautiful creation Steven! You must have a wonderful Mother - this is a really special tribute. I sure hope I live up to this with my children.

1/23/2008 8:25:02 AM

Denise M. Snyder
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This is just STUNNING! WOW!

1/23/2008 9:42:58 AM

Fanie Heymans
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Absolutely magnificent. Lot of hard work into this picture. I love it!!

1/23/2008 10:01:43 AM

Nina Shields
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Great concept, beautifully executed; love the Spiritual nature of the image; powerful!

1/23/2008 2:16:45 PM

Reynaldo D. Reyes
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The scene is already wonderful and dramatic with just the trees and golden lighting. The addition of the Angel and the child raises the bar and makes the image heavenly and so inspirational. You do not cease to amaze with your creativity and talent.

1/23/2008 7:57:11 PM

Shannon D. Miller
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WOW! You are so talented Steven! This is MAGNIFICENT! What an AMAZING image! Shannon~

1/23/2008 8:54:44 PM

Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WOW Steven, AWSOME creation buddy! LOVE THIS!!! Image has it ALL!!!

1/23/2008 9:27:58 PM

Stefania Barbier
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whaT a sweet dedication!!!!!!!! SPECTACULAR image and effects!!!

1/23/2008 10:13:56 PM

Teresa A. Burnett
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Absolutely stunning!! The trees and lighting are gorgeous and the addition of the angel is amazing!!! WINNER!!

1/23/2008 10:57:24 PM

Jennifer L. Alder
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Hi Steven! :)
Talk about "WOW" Material... YEP, This is IT!
The warm light here is incredible. I love the shadows, too. WONDERFUL how her wings form a heart, emphasizing the mood. Really top notch composite work, yet again.

1/24/2008 2:27:07 AM

Paul E. Earl
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Fantastic image! Very creative. A lovely dedication!!

1/24/2008 2:50:01 AM

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Very impressive capture, Steven .... Well presented ...........

..................... Steve

1/24/2008 3:14:15 AM

Tressie Davis
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Wow Steven, your gallery is awesome! Love your PS work - you are wonderfully creative, and this image touches my heart as a mother..

1/24/2008 3:30:38 AM

Ray & Audrey Clarke
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This is absolutely stunning Steven, I love everything about it, wonderful

1/24/2008 3:38:24 AM

Bill Wyatt
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Beautiful light and effects! Awesome work Stephen!

1/24/2008 3:44:47 AM

Jim Huffield
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Superb work, Steven. Jim

1/24/2008 3:45:07 AM

Lynn Crawford
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Wow this is so beautiful Steven, the background image is so lovely in the woods and the sunlight is perfect, Also the painting with child is beautiful, you have great digital darkroom skills :)

1/24/2008 8:52:33 AM

Nadya Johnson
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Outstanding artwork, Steven! Your gallery is sensational, as well!

1/24/2008 8:58:36 AM

Angie Sidles
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This is a truly stunning image Steven! Your talenet is phenominal! This is just beautiful and what a special tribute! Definate winner in my book!

1/24/2008 10:06:30 AM

John Connolly
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An outstanding concept, beautifully created and presented, Ray! Your darkroom embellishments are really supreme! If this one isn't a winner, we obviously need some new judges!!!

1/24/2008 1:42:24 PM

Nadine A. Lewis
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This is sooooo BEAUTIFUL, Steven. I could look at it all day!!! <><

1/24/2008 1:50:31 PM

Kay E. Mahoney
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Fantastic work, Steven. Hope to see this again. Loved your gallery.

1/24/2008 4:18:33 PM

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Exceptional DR work, Steven!!!!!! This is an awesome composition!!!!!!!!! ♫ k

1/24/2008 5:35:34 PM

Melissa McCabe
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AWESOME job on this one Steven!!! Beautiful! -mm

1/24/2008 7:57:57 PM

Eivor Kuchta
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Very beautiful and creative, Steven! You must have had a very beautiful picture of the forest to start with.
Your gallery is filled with great pictures. I like it when you give us details about them. That's how we all can learn here at BP. Thank you!

1/24/2008 8:30:42 PM

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1/24/2008 8:41:30 PM

Nancy L. Green
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Steven, this is FANTASIC and I bet we see this again, beautifully done!! <><

1/24/2008 9:06:06 PM

Peggy J. Maguire
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Steven,This reminds me of a picture that was hung over my bed when I was a child,Thank you for the memory....Peggy

1/24/2008 9:35:13 PM

Hector Contreras
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A superb master piece Steven

1/24/2008 11:10:00 PM

Manuel Barrera
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superb digital work, Steven

1/25/2008 2:04:02 AM

Jenny Bosmans
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Awesome image and PS work, Steven! Super! :)

1/25/2008 7:15:44 AM

Elida Gutierrez
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WOW!!! Sublime work!!!

1/25/2008 8:29:44 AM

Stephen Zacker
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Stunning and powerful. Nice work

1/25/2008 6:14:13 PM

Eugenio Diaz

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so beautiful that it is beyond words...Unreal and divine...Great work on this image!!!

1/26/2008 6:24:18 PM

Sandra R. Alvey
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Gorgeous composite and dedication Steven! This is just magical!

1/26/2008 8:18:48 PM

Tamera Phillips
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Such beautiful work done on this image! Magical indeed.

1/26/2008 8:30:04 PM

Kathleen M. Rinker
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Awesome, very well done Steve!!!!

1/29/2008 3:22:13 PM

SaMi Martin
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Outstanding work and beautiful image Steven!

1/30/2008 3:31:44 PM

Heather L. Haderly
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FANTASTIC work Steven!!!!!!

1/30/2008 3:43:27 PM

Evy Johansen
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Gorgeous image, Steven!! Wonderful work!!

1/31/2008 5:59:48 PM

Birgitta Brostrom
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So beautiful Steven! I just love your work here!

2/4/2008 10:55:17 AM

Amber Blewett
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Brilliant image, Steve...great job.

2/10/2008 5:26:27 AM

Corinne M. Thompson
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Wow..this is fabulous!

2/10/2008 5:50:18 PM

Dianna Hauf
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I am sooo choked up...this is quite stunning & the dedication moving. You are quite gifted Steven and frankly I am thankful you are here sharing your talents and visual creations with us as well as your awesome photography!

2/17/2008 5:01:16 PM

Roxanne M. Bubar
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Stunning image.
Precious dedication.

3/5/2008 1:17:12 PM

Molly E. Baldwin
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This is so beautiful and moving Stephen! Your photos are all so stunning. I love the lighting that you captured in this, and once again, your editing is amazing!

3/5/2008 8:58:15 PM

Kathy L. Clark
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This is really beautiful Steven. Excellent work in DDR.

3/11/2008 8:39:24 PM

Dianna Murphy
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Great job!

1/9/2009 1:35:15 PM

Lisa J. Boulden
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A very beautiful image!
Lovingly created.
Wonderful work, Steven.

3/2/2009 9:31:31 PM

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Very Nice, Steven ... Excellent Work Here ...

3/3/2009 6:50:54 AM

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