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Glowing
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Glowing
Glowing
01/29/04; Kauai, Hawaii. Plumeria. Available light; Cloudy; 12:45pm; EF 100mm Macro, UV filter; 1/30ss, f4.5; ISO 100; Photoshop enhanced with paint bucket.
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Stan J. Contrades
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    From the original image: used the paint bucket in Photoshop and selectively blackened white areas of petals. Adjusted contrast and levels and added the edge filter. Finally added selective yellow with paint bucket around edges of petals which were white.

1/30/2004 1:12:13 AM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Wow, what a fabulous creation, Stanley! So well done! Thanks for explaining your artistic technique! ;-)

1/30/2004 9:21:21 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Thank you, Patricia. Am not one to usually create something like this, but wanted to extend some creativity and to have some fun with PS being that it was rainy and gloomy outside yesterday!
Aloha,
Stan

1/30/2004 9:24:39 AM

 
joyce baldassarre
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Stanley, that is just gorgeous!!!!!!

1/30/2004 11:33:28 AM

 
Carol Brill
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I love the effect you achieved here, Stan, your clarity(!) is outstanding and the delicate outlining makes an elegant, understated contrast against the dark background!

1/30/2004 3:16:24 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Pretty image, Stan!!

1/30/2004 4:18:09 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Joyce and Carol your gracious comments are always well accepted, many thanks to the both of you for your time and encouragement. Good luck in a couple of weeks. Colette, I can always count on you as well to have a nice thought on everything I have done. Much luck to you as well.
Much Aloha,
Stan

1/30/2004 4:25:28 PM

 
Anette Linnea Rasmussen
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Hi Stanley

This is really outstanding Stanley!

Many regards
Anette Linnea

2/5/2004 12:06:09 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Many thanks, Anette, and for stopping by. Guess this is what happens when you have time on your hands!!! But, it's always fun to see what your imagination is able to conjure! Thank you, again.
Much Aloha,
Stan

2/5/2004 1:08:27 PM

 
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Congrats, Stan!!!

2/15/2004 12:20:27 PM

 
Robert Mann
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Very interesting effect, Stan! Lovely outcome. Congrats on your finalist selection and good luck in the finals! RoB

2/15/2004 12:24:10 PM

 
Patricia A. Kuniega
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Congratulations on your finalist for such a terrific image and effect Stan!

2/15/2004 12:26:48 PM

 
joyce baldassarre
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!! SPECTACULAR IMAGE!!!!!!!

2/15/2004 12:46:21 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Wow... missed this one the first time arond! WONDERFUL image, Stan! Many congratulations, well derserved!

2/15/2004 1:02:34 PM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Congratulations to you, Stan!

2/15/2004 1:16:20 PM

 
Susan T. Parady
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Congrats Stan!!!

2/15/2004 1:26:29 PM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Knew I'd see this one again. Congratulations, Stan! :-)

2/15/2004 1:37:38 PM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Congratulations Stanley!

2/15/2004 2:29:12 PM

 
Ron Goldman
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CONGRATULATIONS Stan!

2/15/2004 3:16:25 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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What outstanding work on this beauty, Stan ~ and it paid off! CONGRATULATIONS on your finalist win, and good luck to you!

2/15/2004 7:23:11 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Carolyn, RoB, Patricia K., Joyce, Evy, Kathleen, Susan, Patricia M.(thanks for your confidence!), Leanne, Ron and Mary (yes, it did!), you're all winners, too, and thanks very much for your gracious comments, which are appreciated!
Much Aloha!
Stan

2/15/2004 7:28:46 PM

 
Lisa Pereira
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Gorgeous Stan!! Congrats and good luck!

2/15/2004 7:57:34 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Hi, Lisa! Thanks for the compliment. By the way, and I have been meaning to ask you this, do you have relatives here in Hawaii? Especially on Kaua'i, that you may not know of?
Nice to see a number of us GG photogs here as well, you included. Thanks again!
Aloha,
Stan

2/15/2004 8:00:17 PM

 
Bill Morgenstern
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Bravo Stan!!! This is a great work of digital art from a talented photographer.

Cheers - Bill

2/15/2004 9:19:52 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Thanks, Bill, for your gracious words. Coming from you, it's an honor, as I know what kind of talented work you do! Thanks again!
Aloha,
Stan

2/15/2004 9:33:59 PM

 
Penny Steiner
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Wonderful photo art combo...we are back in snowy Chicago as of last night. Well deserved honor, Stan!

2/16/2004 5:19:25 AM

 
Judith G. Secco
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Great job, Stan.Congratultions to you!
Judy

2/16/2004 6:09:18 AM

 
Gary O`Dell

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Excellent image Stan, congratulations..Gary O

2/16/2004 6:48:52 AM

 
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Congrats Stan and good luck
Stacey

2/16/2004 7:08:09 AM

 
Anette Linnea Rasmussen
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Congratulations Stan.

Regards Anette Linnea

2/16/2004 9:57:46 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Hi, Penny ... good to have you back!
Judy and Gary, thank you as always.
Thank you, too, Stacey, hope things are going well on DP.
And many thanks and good luck to you, Anette.
Thanks once again everyone!
Aloha,
Stan

2/16/2004 11:21:25 AM

 
Carol Brill
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Congratulations and best of luck, Stan!

2/16/2004 1:13:48 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Hi, Carol, and thank you for your well-wishes.
Much Aloha,
Stan

2/16/2004 1:49:48 PM

 
Damian P. Gadal
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Congrats Stanley! :-)

2/16/2004 7:38:49 PM

 
Susana Matos
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Congratulations,
Cheers from Portugal,Su

2/17/2004 12:04:00 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Thank you very much for your time and effort to stop by and comment, Damian, and Susana.
Aloha,
Stan

2/17/2004 6:12:57 PM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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Howdy again Stan! This is a really simple yet creative idea! Very interesting effect. Fantastic.


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4/12/2004 6:58:06 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Hi, Nancy! Thank you once again as well! It's raining cats and dogs outside so it gives me a chance to make sure I have responded to everyone! You've got some very creative juices running in your images and I am enjoying every one of them. Keep up the great work!
Aloha,
Stan

4/16/2004 12:07:47 PM

 
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Hi Stan,
I just discovered now this breath taking picture and it`s never too late
to tell you how much I enjoy it.

5/20/2004 12:11:45 AM

 
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