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The Midas Touch

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
The Midas Touch
The Midas Touch
This is a patina of gold over ordinary looking stacked chairs. I used the gradient took in PS to accomplish this.
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Agnes Fegan
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    A very nice "touch" Melissa. I didn't realize they were stacked chairs til I read it.


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4/11/2008 5:30:29 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Verrrrrry nice. Love the patterns.


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4/11/2008 5:32:33 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much Agnes and Mary Beth for looking and leaving these great comments!!


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4/11/2008 5:41:48 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Very well seen and captured Melissa! Jeff


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4/11/2008 5:43:40 AM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Your so creative Melissa. What a great treatment on this. Who would have ever guessed thats what it was.


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4/11/2008 5:45:22 AM

 
Cindy Paquette
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First impression was sand dunes!!! This is very creative and it looks superb!


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4/11/2008 6:03:29 AM

 
Roxanne M. Bubar
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Melissa outstanding work.
Beatiful colors, designs and presentation.


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4/11/2008 6:08:52 AM

 
Nina Shields
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Melissa, wonderfully creative concept and execution; love the great sense of pattern; well done!


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4/11/2008 6:12:25 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much Jeff, Kathy, Cindy, Roxanne and Nina for your great comments!!


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4/11/2008 8:03:50 AM

 
Jennifer L. Taranto
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A really neat, creative abstract!! Excellent effects!!


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4/11/2008 8:13:20 AM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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We should have a new section here at BP, called "Guess What", that would be fun. I would never had got this one right. Great find, and well captured, Melissa!


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4/11/2008 8:53:25 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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This is most unusual! Outstanding abstract, Melissa - and a great job on the gold!


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4/11/2008 9:44:03 AM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Excellent lines, light,texture and pov, Melissa! VERY neat find and capture :)


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4/11/2008 9:56:46 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Jennifer T., Eivor, Nadya and Jennifer A. for your wonderful comments!!!


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4/11/2008 10:37:42 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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very cool!


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4/11/2008 10:42:49 AM

 
Rajeev  Kashyap
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Wonderful colours, designs and presentation Melissa. Great work!


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4/11/2008 12:05:21 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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WOW - cool shot, Melissa!


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4/11/2008 12:27:58 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Good texture study Melissa! like the forms and close details...


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4/11/2008 2:58:34 PM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Outstanding image, lighting and great POV, Melissa!!


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4/11/2008 3:11:34 PM

 
Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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Wonderful design and colors Melissa!,
Amalia


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4/11/2008 3:42:23 PM

 
James N. Carpenter
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Very cool effect Milissa. Super detail and clarity. Nice work. James


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4/11/2008 4:05:13 PM

 
Valeria McCormick
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Awesome work Michelle!


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4/11/2008 4:34:06 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much for your terrific comments!!


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4/11/2008 4:43:59 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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You have the gift of a creative eye...and really delivered it for us!


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4/11/2008 5:46:50 PM

 
Manuel Barrera
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Makes for one heck of an abstract, great eye and capture, Mellisa


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4/11/2008 7:02:16 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Great composition, color & textures, Melissa. Wonderful abstract.


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4/11/2008 7:51:38 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Gail, Manuel and Sam for your terrific comments!!


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4/11/2008 8:04:37 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Amazing eye you have,Melissa!!! Fabulous work,as always!!!


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4/12/2008 5:31:11 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Fantastic, Melissa!!!! I would never have guessed what this was!!!! Super job!!!!! ♫ k


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4/12/2008 11:12:08 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Patrick and Kitty for your wonderful comments!! They are very much appreciated!!


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4/12/2008 11:16:34 AM

 
Lisa D. Greer
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Great work! :)


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4/12/2008 2:20:05 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Such interesting lines her Melissa, beautifully done!! <><


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4/13/2008 1:24:55 PM

 
Bill Knaps
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Very creative Melissa. Congrats on making it to the Finals. Bill


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5/19/2008 10:09:55 AM

 
Margaret R. Barry
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Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Melissa!


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5/19/2008 10:22:42 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations on your finalist, Melissa!


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5/19/2008 10:38:05 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Melissa on your terrific finalist!


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5/19/2008 10:52:36 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congrats on your finalist!!!!!


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5/19/2008 10:58:15 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS FANTASTIC FINALIST!!!

~J~


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5/19/2008 11:21:46 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congratulations on this fantastic finalist Melissa!!!!


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5/19/2008 11:24:51 AM

 
Janet McNeil
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Congratulations - so creative!!


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5/19/2008 11:32:35 AM

 
Carol Sawyer
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Congratulations!!!


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5/19/2008 11:54:57 AM

 
Beverly A. Wright
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Quite a composition you got here Melissa
with lovely color!! Very creative!!!


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5/19/2008 11:58:05 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much everyone for your congratulatory remarks...they are very much appreciated!!!!


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5/19/2008 12:06:05 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!


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5/19/2008 1:03:40 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Excellent finalist Melissa :)))


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5/19/2008 1:41:45 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Tila and Daniella for your great comments!!


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5/19/2008 1:46:58 PM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Congratulations Melissa, great image:)


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5/19/2008 3:01:36 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Terrific finalist, Melissa...congrats! :)


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5/19/2008 3:23:58 PM

 
Eugenio Diaz  

Congratulations of this Fantastic Finalist!!!Good Luck in the next round!!!


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5/19/2008 3:26:07 PM

 
Alison Krylowski
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Congratulations Melissa!! Great lines, composition and colors!


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5/19/2008 4:50:59 PM

 
David Phalen
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Congratulations!!


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5/19/2008 7:16:45 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Congratulations on this finalist, Melissa!!!!! ♫ k


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5/19/2008 7:25:34 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much everyone for these great comments!!


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5/19/2008 7:52:39 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Wonderful lighting, colors and textures, Melissa..Congratulations on your fianlist.


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5/19/2008 10:15:30 PM

 
Dr. Harmeet Singh
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Congratulations on your Beautiful Finalist!


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5/19/2008 10:31:07 PM

 
Jill Odice
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Melissa, you can take the most simple thing and turn it into art! Congrats on your finalist!


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5/20/2008 12:51:57 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Melissa!


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5/20/2008 12:59:09 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big congrats Melissa for your finalist.


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5/20/2008 3:08:49 AM

 
Janet Daniel
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Congratulations, Melissa, on this fantastic image!!! :-))


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5/20/2008 7:11:01 AM

 
Jennifer L. Taranto
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Congrats!!!


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5/20/2008 8:00:08 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks so much Marilyn, Harmeet, Jill, Barbara, Tarun, Janet and Jennifer for your great comments!!!


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5/20/2008 9:14:25 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Wow, fantastic eye, composition, effects, Melissa! Big congrats on your finalist!


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5/20/2008 9:59:22 AM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Great colour! Congrats on your finalist. Sherran


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5/20/2008 6:33:17 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Thanks Colleen and Sherran for commenting!!


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5/20/2008 6:35:05 PM

 
Sheryl A. Hudson
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Great image, Melissa! Congratulations on your well deserved finalist!!!


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5/20/2008 8:56:02 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Wonderful! Congratulations Melissa!


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5/20/2008 9:39:09 PM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Big congrats Melissa!!!


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5/21/2008 10:24:35 AM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Congratulation nice work on this wonderful finalist.


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5/21/2008 5:38:46 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Melissa, on this wonderfully creative finalist!


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5/22/2008 2:29:28 PM

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


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5/23/2008 1:28:38 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congrats on this awesome finalist!


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5/24/2008 5:36:31 PM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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Congratulations, Melissa!!!!!!!!!!!!


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5/25/2008 6:22:09 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Congrats Melissa!!!! ☺


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5/25/2008 4:49:30 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Great gold color and patterns, and I like your title! Congrats on this wonderful finalist!


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5/25/2008 11:12:49 PM

 
Manuel Barrera
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Congratulations, Melissa, my gallery was down and I have no idea as to who the finalist were


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5/26/2008 1:30:51 AM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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HUGE Congrats on your finalist!


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6/12/2008 2:45:54 PM

 
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