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Reflections of a Rainy Day
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Reflections of a Rainy Day
Reflections of a Rainy Day
© Heidi  Brand
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Linda e. Jones

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    Heidi, what a wonderful photo. It really has so much to observe, and you chose a beautiful, interesting art style!

4/15/2008 8:11:16 PM

 
Anna M. Halasz
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Simply Awesome !!!! Well done,Heidi !! Anna

4/15/2008 8:27:16 PM

 
Scott A. McDaniel
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This is fantastic!

4/15/2008 9:26:30 PM

 
Valeria McCormick
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Wow, Love it!!!

4/15/2008 9:35:57 PM

 
Hector Contreras
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Hope to see it again , Well done
Heco

4/15/2008 9:39:32 PM

 
Toni Riggs
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Great image! How did you do it?

4/16/2008 12:33:14 AM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Incredible DDR Work! Love this. :)

4/16/2008 1:27:24 AM

 
Denise Denomy
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POSITIVELY PERFECT, Heidi! :0)

4/16/2008 2:31:05 AM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Wow, what a wonderful comments to wake up to this morning.

Thank you so much Linda, Anna, Scott, Valeria, Hector, Toni, Jennifer, and Denise.

Toni, I simply took my daughter to the largest puddle I could find and had her stand there. I walked around to find the best possible reflection, and then took a picture of her reflection in the puddle, including just her boots in the water to ground the image and give it a frame of reference. As for editing, I did a very general sort of an edit with a slight boost in curves and colour to bring out the reflection in the puddle. Then I decided to add a texture in a colour burn layer over it, and adjust opacity, just to grunge it up a little.

Jennifer, I am not sure what DDR stands for, but thank you for the compliment.

4/16/2008 4:36:32 AM

 
Molly A. O
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What a SPecial Image. Love it.

4/16/2008 7:10:21 AM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Thank you very much Molly.

4/16/2008 6:26:56 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Fantastic effects, great pov, color. Super idea!!!

5/2/2008 8:34:25 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Just WOW!!!!

5/7/2008 7:18:11 AM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Thanks Elida

5/7/2008 7:49:04 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Heidi, this is going direct to my treasure box :) what a unique and original POV and treatment on the edition! I really LOVE this one...

PD: DDR is digital darkroom (on the themes list to enter your photo) :o)
Take care, Daniella

5/18/2008 6:43:33 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Cool shot Heidi! Love the reflection.

5/18/2008 6:45:20 PM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Thank you Daniella and Erica.

Daniella, I do have it entered in DDR category for the month of April, thanks.

5/18/2008 7:00:36 PM

 
Darby Struchtemeyer
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AMAZING!

6/6/2008 3:46:58 PM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Thank you so much Darby

6/6/2008 4:17:43 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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I knew this is GOLD!!!! great to see this on finalist Heidi :))))))))))

6/19/2008 10:23:22 AM

 
Scott A. McDaniel
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I agree. I think everyone who has seen this shot, knew it would end up as a finalist...and in my books an eventual winner. Stunning work.

6/19/2008 10:28:41 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Heidi on this fantastic finalist!

6/19/2008 10:56:21 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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Congratulations Heidi!!

6/19/2008 11:15:14 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Congratulations for your Finalist!!!

6/19/2008 11:50:04 AM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Thank you so much Daniella, Scott, Jessica, Erica and Elida. I will keep my fingers crossed that it will be a winner.

6/19/2008 12:02:30 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Very cool!!! Congratulations on your finalist, Heidi!

6/19/2008 7:01:15 PM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Thank you Colleen

6/19/2008 7:50:54 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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I marked this as a fav. of mine about a week ago and I SWEAR I commented... sigh... Oh well... I knew this was a winner the first time I saw it... Above the rest Heidi!!

Congrats and I expect to see GOLD under this shortly!!!

6/19/2008 8:03:23 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Amazing finalist! I sent this photo to my friend. I love it!

Congratulations!

6/20/2008 5:48:57 AM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Thank you so much Vladan for all your kind words.

6/20/2008 6:26:33 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Heide!

6/20/2008 8:21:11 AM

 
Anna Diederich
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WOO-HOO! It's about time!! Huge congrats Heidi! :)

6/20/2008 12:12:06 PM

 
Chastity Abbott
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Wonderful work...I love it!!!!
Huge congrats!

6/20/2008 12:56:52 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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A fav for me-- big congrats on this winning image! :)

6/20/2008 12:57:46 PM

 
A P
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CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding win, Heidi

6/20/2008 2:34:52 PM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Wow, thank you so much Kara. Thank you for your vote of confidence, I am very excited to gold there now!

Thank you so much Jessica, Anna, Chastity, Jennifer and Ann for all your wonderful words and well wishes, they are most appreciated.

6/20/2008 6:30:14 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Congratulations on your terrific winner!

6/20/2008 6:37:40 PM

 
Amanda Chapman
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FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!

6/20/2008 8:15:48 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!
The Golden Cup
A Special Trophy for
"The May Winners"

6/20/2008 8:19:07 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Such a sweet and wonderful winner!
`Lisa

6/20/2008 8:46:38 PM

 
Vikram Jamwal
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Beautiful!!!

6/20/2008 11:38:41 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations to you!!!!

6/21/2008 3:52:41 AM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Thank you so much Vladan, Amanda, Elida, Lise Vikram and Colette all your well wishes are greatly appreciated.

6/21/2008 4:39:21 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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WOOOHOOO Heidi!! Congratulations on your 2nd place WIN!!!

6/21/2008 5:02:38 PM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Thank you so much Erica.

6/21/2008 5:06:48 PM

 
Sarah Goblot
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Congratulations Heidi!!!!!!!

6/22/2008 5:53:57 AM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Thank you Sarah!

6/22/2008 6:17:29 AM

 
Meg Campbell-Back
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congrats on this beautiful image Heidi!!!

6/22/2008 1:09:51 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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I'm a bit confused... I just saw this in the EFP area for June... But you won last month with it?? Did you Re-Enter it??

6/22/2008 8:19:40 PM

 
Renee Lewis
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Yay Heidi!!!! WTG!

6/22/2008 9:44:17 PM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Thank you Kara and Renee.

Kara, apparently I did enter it again for June not remembering I had entered it for May. I checked the date and it was re-entered on the 6th of June so long before the winners were announced. Hmmm, I wonder if there is a way to take it out of this month's contest?

6/23/2008 6:15:24 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Contact BP... I would hate for it to somehow lose it's badge...:)

Number is right under the SUBMIT button below..:)

Congrats again...!

6/23/2008 6:21:38 AM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Thank you Kara, I will do that.

6/23/2008 6:37:50 AM

 
Martie Last
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I am so glad you won, or I might have otherwise missed this superb photo! I love the effect you used. This should have been the Grand Prize Winner. Wonderful!

6/23/2008 6:30:31 PM

 
Heidi  Brand

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thank you so much for your very kind words Martie.

6/24/2008 4:20:26 AM

 
Heidi  Brand

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I have tried contacting BP both by telephone, where I left and message and by email, asking them remove this image from June contest, but so far I have not received a reply from either messages.

6/26/2008 10:56:38 AM

 
Heidi  Brand

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I just received the following reply from BP:

Thanks for your phonecall. Sorry, we are not able to remove images from the Free Contest - the only way would be to delete the image altogether.

So, I guess I will have to enjoy my badge while it lasts.

6/27/2008 3:02:04 PM

 
 

Love it!!! Congratulations!

7/5/2008 8:24:13 AM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Thank you Deborah!

7/5/2008 6:09:35 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Heidi on your Win.

Dominick

7/5/2008 6:28:50 PM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Thank you very much Dominick

7/5/2008 7:39:02 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Congratulations Heidi!! I hope you get to keep your badge. Then you will have earned it twice!

7/21/2008 12:01:47 PM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Thanks Erica, keep your fingers crossed for me.

7/21/2008 12:22:37 PM

 
Anna Diederich
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Congrats again, Heidi!

7/21/2008 3:17:49 PM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Thanks again Anna!

7/21/2008 3:36:38 PM

 
Martie Last
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Congratulations! This is a great photo!

7/21/2008 7:59:35 PM

 
Kristy A. Keene
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Big Congrats on your Fabulous Finalist!!

7/22/2008 5:11:15 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Congrats on your Finalist!!

7/22/2008 9:08:31 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations Heidi! A beautiful finalist!

7/22/2008 9:59:00 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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WTG HEIDI!!! WOOOOHOOOOOOO!!! So glad you won again.

7/22/2008 3:10:49 PM

 
Marla Laramie

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Congrats, Heidi!! So well deserved, this is a fantastic shot. :)

7/22/2008 3:35:32 PM

 
Heidi  Brand

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I don't know what is going on, I have not been getting notification from BP that there has been posts on this thread. I just checked and the email notification is turned on as it always has been. Hope it is just a glitch.

Anyways, thank you so much Marie, Kristy, Elida, Michelle, Erica and Marla, all your kinds words are greatly appreciated.

7/22/2008 3:37:51 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this winner, Heidi!

7/22/2008 6:17:17 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place Winner, Heidi.

7/22/2008 6:19:53 PM

 
Chastity Abbott
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I never know when anyone is leaving a comment on mine either until I go and look and see....???
This is wonderful and huge congrats to you!!!!!!!!

7/22/2008 6:34:45 PM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Thank you so much for your kind words, Sam, Kay and Chastity.

7/22/2008 6:39:48 PM

 
Renee Lewis
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Well deserved, Heidi!!!!

7/22/2008 7:46:55 PM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Thank you so much Renee!

7/22/2008 7:59:56 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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WTG, Heidi--this is a FANTASTIC photo, a well-deserved win, congratulations! I see from the discussion above there was some confusion about whether you'd entered this before, so let me add to it. ;) I thought this was a POTD!? Or, maybe it was the previous image that won POTD. Anyway, congratulations, Heidi!!

7/22/2008 9:20:22 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Three Roses for "The Winners"
A Special Trophy for
"The June Winners"

7/22/2008 10:48:31 PM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Thank you Colleen and Elida.

Colleen, I did receive a second place badge for this particular picture in the catch-all category of the May contest as well. I have not had any POTD that I am aware of.

7/23/2008 2:00:48 AM

 
Anna Diederich
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Congratulations again, Heidi!

7/23/2008 4:38:06 AM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Thanks again Anna!

7/23/2008 6:07:07 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations!!!

7/24/2008 4:24:14 AM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Thank you Colette.

7/24/2008 4:47:55 AM

 
ronda chatelle
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This is a FAVORITE for me Heidi! Congratulations! Spectacular image!!!!!

8/21/2008 1:22:38 PM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Thank you very much Ronda.

8/21/2008 1:44:56 PM

 
 

I love everything about this! Very original and creative!

9/21/2008 10:40:14 AM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Thank you so much Trula.

9/21/2008 3:43:15 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Very Cute!

3/12/2009 2:02:30 PM

 
Heidi  Brand

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Thank you Shelly!

3/12/2009 4:28:03 PM

 
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