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Sit and Contemplate
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Sit and Contemplate
Sit and Contemplate
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FINALIST: January 2008

Location: Emmental Region of switzerland

A Digital Darkroom entry

Michael Orton effect and color toning

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Dr. Silly

Like the effect and the colors. :O)

1/26/2008 3:31:43 AM


Peter Appelbaum

Great effects Les. Peter

1/26/2008 3:36:11 AM


Michelle Alton

It has inner and outer beauty, Les. Very inspired photo.
Michelle

1/26/2008 3:36:22 AM


Joy Rector

awesome, great job

1/26/2008 4:41:20 AM


Dominick M. Dimacale

I like it, Les, beautiful.


Dominick

1/26/2008 4:50:34 AM


Susan Heath

Beautiful natural flow! Love the color and effect.

1/26/2008 6:25:48 AM


Tiia Vissak

great tones & mood!


1/26/2008 7:26:29 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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This is a very simple but effective image. masterfully conceived and created. Very well done Les.

1/26/2008 8:08:45 AM

 
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Your title tells me you wanted to create a contemplative mood. The intense, cool colors and dreamy softness of the Orton effect combine with the simplicity of the subject to do just that. Beautifully done, Les.

1/26/2008 8:13:58 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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It certainly does have a contemplative mood ,Les!!! Amazing colors, comp, & fantastic effects also!!! Outstanding work on this, my friend!!!

1/26/2008 8:15:12 AM

 
Lorri Shank
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Very nice post processing and layering of color, Les. I love it.

1/26/2008 9:11:42 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Very artistic rendering Les - I love the outcome!!

1/26/2008 11:37:24 AM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Beautiful, Les! Looks like a watercolor painting. I love it!

1/26/2008 11:49:18 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Les, I love the colors, composition, and the simplicity of this image. The effects just add a wonderful finishing touch!I'm hoping those "gods" steered you in the right direction! ;)

1/26/2008 2:53:40 PM

 
Erika  Haight
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A wonderful work of art Les! Excellent! erika

1/27/2008 11:34:05 AM

 
Marina Moore
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Surreal!!!! Gorgeous image, wonderful work!!! :)

1/28/2008 12:24:27 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats on this superb finalist Les :O)

2/22/2008 3:03:10 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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A favorite, Les. Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round.

2/22/2008 3:28:24 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Looks like they did...Congrats!

2/22/2008 3:41:41 PM

 
Marina Moore
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I really like this one! Congratulations Les, this is truly beautiful!!! :)

2/22/2008 5:41:14 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist, Les.

2/22/2008 7:14:29 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS,Les!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2/22/2008 8:04:37 PM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Again congrats Les!!!!

2/22/2008 10:02:29 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

2/23/2008 3:26:01 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Another congratulations Les! This is beautiful and stylish.

2/23/2008 4:01:35 AM

 
Amanda Chapman
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LOOOOOOOOOVE THIS, LES!!!!!

Congrats on your finalist!!

2/23/2008 5:29:38 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations Les! I LOVE this one!!!

2/23/2008 7:39:29 AM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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So simple and beautiful. I really love this one, Les. Congratulations on a well deserved finalist and am really hoping to see it with a gold beneath the title in the next few days.

2/23/2008 8:05:03 AM

 
Danielle Fuller
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Really like this one!!!!! I'm pulling for it in the next round!!!!

2/23/2008 8:13:22 AM

 
Susan Fox
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Congratulations Les!

2/23/2008 8:45:00 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Congrats once again, Les!

2/23/2008 9:12:32 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Awesome work, Les. Congrats again!!

2/23/2008 10:59:13 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Beautifully done! Congratulations again, Les!

2/23/2008 12:47:13 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Congratulations again Les!!! WOW :0)

2/23/2008 9:38:24 PM

 
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I missed this too! Congratulations again, Les!! I know we'll see Gold today.

2/24/2008 3:50:33 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Congratulations!!

2/24/2008 9:04:08 AM

 
Susana Heide
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WOW!!! This is simple yet ethereal and pulls me right in! Congrats Les on this and your many other well deserved finalists!!

2/24/2008 9:21:01 AM

 
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Nice month Les and in multiple categories. Congrats again

2/24/2008 12:55:48 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Nice month Les and in multiple categories. Congrats again

2/24/2008 12:55:48 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Beautiful work, Les! Congratulations!

2/24/2008 2:32:06 PM

 
Sheryl A. Hudson
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Congratulations Les on your finalist!

2/25/2008 10:03:55 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations on the gold Les!!! I love it even more every time I see it!

2/26/2008 12:39:21 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Congrats on your GOLD!!! This is beautiful!

2/26/2008 12:39:56 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Wohooo ! Another big congrats Les :o)

2/26/2008 12:44:56 PM

 
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#2 WTG Les, congrats on the GOLD. :O)

2/26/2008 12:53:00 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Another beautiful win, Les. Congratulations on the gold.

2/26/2008 1:07:07 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Big congrats on your win Les!

2/26/2008 1:10:22 PM

 
Danielle Fuller
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Yaaaay Les, more gold for your gallery! WTG! Loved this one the first time I saw it! Well done and congrats!

2/26/2008 1:14:06 PM

 
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BIg congrats Les on a stunning winner!

2/26/2008 1:21:13 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Congratulations on your Win!!!!

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2/26/2008 1:28:32 PM

 
Lee Canham
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Congratulations again and again and again...Best Wishes...Lee

2/26/2008 1:41:25 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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WTG Les--congrats on another stunning win!

2/26/2008 2:16:12 PM

 
Linda Blair
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Fabulous win...congrats!!!!!!! ☺

2/26/2008 2:58:21 PM

 
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CONGRATS ON THIS AMAZING WINNER, Les!!

2/26/2008 3:08:56 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Of the three for this month, Les, this is definitely my favorite! I just love it! Congratulations on the gold!

2/26/2008 3:39:08 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner.

2/26/2008 3:58:29 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Congrats on your multipe wins, Les!!

2/26/2008 4:01:35 PM

 

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congrats!

2/26/2008 4:14:39 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Another well deserved win Les! Congrats!

2/26/2008 4:16:53 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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So serene and beautiful, congratulations on your win!

2/26/2008 4:20:54 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Brilliant Winner, Les. Congratulations!
Michelle

2/26/2008 4:28:14 PM

 
Maria Zammit
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Congratulations on this beautiful winner Led.

2/26/2008 5:08:13 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Yes!!!! Les, I'm so happy to see the Gold here. Huge huge Congratulations on this outstanding Win!!

2/26/2008 5:23:43 PM

 
Anna Diederich
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Congratulations!!

2/26/2008 6:09:06 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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YESSSSSSSSSS,CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing WINNER,Les!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2/26/2008 7:38:02 PM

 
Harmeet Singh
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Heartiest congrats...

2/26/2008 7:58:42 PM

 
Susana Heide
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I saw this for the first time as a finalist and loved the mood of it!! The golden badge is so well deserved!!! Another CONGRATS to you Les!!!

2/26/2008 8:28:08 PM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congrats again Les!!!!!!

2/26/2008 9:00:52 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big, big congrats Les for your second prize winner.

2/26/2008 11:58:22 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big, big congrats Les for your second prize winner.

2/26/2008 11:59:20 PM

 
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Excellent work Les and Congrats on your Win!

2/27/2008 3:51:49 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations again, Les!

2/27/2008 6:52:58 AM

 
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les
congratulations for this wonderful image.

2/27/2008 7:00:25 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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A dreamy winner for sure and congrats again Les.

2/27/2008 8:04:08 AM

 
eileen bedford
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Congratulations on your great win Les, well done...

2/27/2008 3:40:55 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Another fantastic win, Les!!! Big congratulations!

2/27/2008 5:22:59 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Gorgeous!Congratulations!

2/28/2008 6:45:17 AM

 
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Another congratulations to you on this beautiful winner, Les!!!

2/28/2008 11:43:08 AM

 
Amalia Elena Veralli
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Stunning image! Congrats!

3/1/2008 6:28:17 AM

 
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Congratulations on your win Les, this is dreamy!

3/1/2008 10:14:04 AM

 
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Congratulations Les on your Win.


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3/2/2008 7:24:53 PM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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This is a VERY simple BUT effective image, Les!! You've executed WONDERFUL digital darkroom work here!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Second Place award!! :o)

3/5/2008 7:39:18 AM

 
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