Great Fun

Julie Robinson 7/7/2006 12:10:42 AM

Wow- great fun action shot Evy! #478991

Ray Clarke 7/7/2006 12:11:45 AM

Great action shot Evy (ac) #2994990

Su Sana E. P 7/7/2006 12:13:24 AM

Lovey summer action shot, Evy!! Love it!! #2994998

Mary K. Robison 7/7/2006 12:17:00 AM

I think you had as much fun as the kids to come up with this image, Evy! #2995006

Dan Holm 7/7/2006 12:18:40 AM

BEAUTIFUL capture, Evy!! Tells the story colorfully...and perfectly! #2995011

Renee Doyle 7/7/2006 12:43:32 AM

Fantastic work Evy!!!!! #2995061

Mata Patan 7/7/2006 12:43:52 AM

Super!! #2995062

Paige Mills 7/7/2006 12:47:58 AM

FANTASTIC image, Evy! :) #2995070

Photographer 7/7/2006 12:50:22 AM

And great job Evy! Beautiful colors and light, love it! #2995074

Rakesh Syal 7/7/2006 12:56:51 AM

Great fun capture, lovely blue and that puffy cloud, Evy!! #2995086

Donald K. Cherry 7/7/2006 1:15:51 AM

Very cool and fun capture, Evy! #2995103

Kerby Pfrangle 7/7/2006 2:10:53 AM

Super action shot. So crisp and clear. Very nice Evy. #2995178

Gail Vitikacs 7/7/2006 3:23:40 AM

Wonderful colors and capture Evy! #2995350

Bill Wyatt 7/7/2006 3:27:17 AM

Gorgeous shot, the colors and lighting are awesome, Evy! #2995365

Paul Michko 7/7/2006 3:30:11 AM

Whoo-hoo!!! Great fun and frolic shot, Evy. #2995380

Joy Rector 7/7/2006 3:41:29 AM

fantastic capture #2995457

William C. Raco 7/7/2006 4:18:45 AM

This is so bright and colorful and fun!
Wonderful summertime image, Evy!

Bill #2995603

Jeff Robinson 7/7/2006 5:10:15 AM

This is outstanding work Evy! Great comp and color!! Love this one! Jeff #2995833

Charlene Taylor 7/7/2006 5:52:56 AM

Excellent shot Evy! Perfect timing. #2996083

Kathy Reeves 7/7/2006 7:16:12 AM

Incredible action shot!! Gorgeous colors! #2996502

Alice Lero 7/7/2006 9:05:16 AM

Really like this picture Evy...GREAT capture with them both in the air like that...very impressed! :) #2996933

Kay E. Mahoney 7/7/2006 11:01:46 AM

Fantastic action shot. Love the colors. #2997240

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 7/7/2006 12:32:00 PM

WOW! Superb action shot. #2997535

Evy Johansen 7/7/2006 9:59:39 PM

Thank you very much everyone!! I truly appreciate the kind comments!! #2999018

Cathy Stancil 7/7/2006 10:01:54 PM

Awesome shot, Evy !!! Well done ! #2999021

Evy Johansen 7/8/2006 6:23:58 PM

Thank you so very much, Cathy!! #3001546

Melissa G. Meiselman 7/9/2006 7:25:49 AM

Terrific summer stop action....wonderfully done, Evy!! #3003228

Evy Johansen 7/9/2006 7:19:35 PM

Thank you so very much Melissa!
A very kind BP-member drew my attention to the darker square around the cloud!!! I'll re-upload the image later to day!! #3005488

Jesselyn 8/11/2006 4:59:05 PM

My sister pointed that out to me, and I woul have pointed it out to you if you didn't notice, but otherwise, EXCELLENT! I hope you enter it in this month's contest!

Jesse #3153204

Kristi A. Howson 8/26/2006 2:33:47 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist Evy and Best Of Luck in the next round! Looks like lots of fun! #3219432

Tarun Bose 8/26/2006 5:14:20 PM

Big congrats Evy for being a finalist. #3220921

eileen bedford 8/26/2006 7:05:00 PM

Congratulations Evy #3221954

Su Sana E. P 8/26/2006 9:18:35 PM

Evy, Congratulations on this lovely Finalist!! #3223240

Paul Michko 8/27/2006 4:10:40 AM

Congratulation on another great finalist, Evy. #3224516

Gerda Grice 8/27/2006 11:56:47 AM

This image IS great fun, Evy, and I'm delighted to see it among the finalists here! Many congratulations and best of luck in the final round! #3226997

Terry L. Ellis 8/28/2006 1:16:25 PM

Fascinating, Evy! Congratulations on your finalist win, again!!!!! #3234347

bob cornelison 8/29/2006 11:23:30 PM

~:O) #3242342

Evy Johansen 8/30/2006 6:11:28 AM

Thank you so very much everyone!! #3243773

Susana Ms Heide 9/9/2006 12:10:06 AM

Congratulations Evy on this fantastic POTD!!! Love the simplicity and the frozen action! #3286063

William C. Raco 9/9/2006 12:10:15 AM

How colorful and fun!
Congratulations on the POTD recognition, Evy!

Bill #3286064

Su Sana E. P 9/9/2006 12:10:37 AM

Evy, big Congratulations on this super POTD!! #3286066

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 9/9/2006 12:11:09 AM

Unique potd, fun image Evy, congratulations! #3286069

Karen Engelbreth 9/9/2006 12:15:11 AM

Hej Evy - til lykke med dit POTD.
Venter stadig pŚ en mail fra dig?
HŚber du har det godt.
Knus fra Karen #3286092

Leonard Pierce 9/9/2006 12:22:44 AM

Fantastic image Evy, beautiful colors and outstanding PS work!!
Congratulations on a very well deserved Finalist and POTD! #3286120

Stanley J. Contrades 9/9/2006 12:24:20 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your POTD, Evy!! Nicely done!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #3286125

Paul E. Earl 9/9/2006 12:28:33 AM

Well done! A great POTD!! #3286144

Darryl Wilkinson 9/9/2006 12:30:26 AM

Great fun indeed, Evy :) Congratulations on BOTH Finalist and POTD! WTG! #3286154

Photographer 9/9/2006 12:35:54 AM

Great job Evy !
Congrats on your POTD!

Bedste hilsner her fra
Reine #3286174

Pat Gamwell 9/9/2006 12:42:21 AM

WTG, girl! Big Congrats on POTD! #3286190

Marijana Fajgl 9/9/2006 12:53:42 AM

Wonderful capture Evy! congratulations on your photo of the day! #3286207

Helen N. McHugh 9/9/2006 1:50:10 AM

A wonderful fun capture, Evy! Congratulations on your POTD!!! #3286299

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 9/9/2006 1:58:26 AM

Big congratulations on your POTD today. I also saw your POTD on one of the other photo sites. Well done! #3286312

Wally Orlowsky 9/9/2006 2:50:40 AM

Congratulations on this fun-filled POTF, Evy! #3286414

Terri L. Scribner 9/9/2006 3:52:53 AM

Great job, Evy!Congrats on this finalists and POTD!! #3286606

eileen bedford 9/9/2006 4:28:54 AM

Congrats for this POTD Evy #3286681

Jenny Bosmans 9/9/2006 4:31:10 AM

Congratulations on the POTD as well, Evy! :) #3286688

Joy Rector 9/9/2006 4:42:29 AM

congrats on the POTD #3286711

Laurence Saliba 9/9/2006 5:04:20 AM

Congrats on this awesome POTD!!!! #3286768

Laura Clay-Ballard 9/9/2006 5:17:37 AM

your graphic work always amazes me! Super! #3286830

Mary Clarke 9/9/2006 5:34:15 AM

Congratulations on POTD Evy, lovely image #3286899

Evy Johansen 9/9/2006 5:38:07 AM

Thank you so very much everyone! I truly appreciate!!

And thanks, BP - I'm very honored!! #3286917

Sharrie Thomas 9/9/2006 5:42:17 AM

This is really cool, in more than one way. :-) You have a very creative gallery. #3286936

Wendy Stevenson 9/9/2006 5:52:12 AM

Masterfully done Evy! What a fantastic image!! Big Congrats on your fine POTW!!!! and your finalist!! #3286965

Joy E. Cobb 9/9/2006 5:55:44 AM

Evy, this is an exceptional composition and the color is bright and fun! Congratulations to you on both your Finalist and POTD!!! #3286973

Terry L. Ellis 9/9/2006 5:58:46 AM

Evy, congratulations on this very impressive finalist and POTD! Beautiful work! #3286982

Kathleen R. Struckle 9/9/2006 6:02:18 AM

Congrats on you finalist and POTD!! WTG. Beautiful work. Hugs,Kathy #3286993

Terry Cervi 9/9/2006 6:14:07 AM

Hi Evy, congrats on your cute POTD! Your images are always so appealing and full of life! #3287020

Ed Heaton 9/9/2006 6:31:26 AM

Great job Evy!!! Congrats on POTD :-) #3287055

RC Fritz 9/9/2006 6:50:40 AM

Evy, congratulations on your POTD and Finalist. Great work!! #3287100

Cesar J. La Rosa 9/9/2006 7:00:16 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful POTD, Evy!!! I'm so happy whenever I see a wonderful photo open in my inbox, particularly when the photographer is someone whose work I have always liked so much!!! Great job, Evy!!! #3287136

Lindley Johnson 9/9/2006 7:06:45 AM

Gorgeous color, great action shot. Very nicely done. Congratulations on your POTD! #3287152

Bill Wyatt 9/9/2006 7:32:22 AM

Beautiful colors and lighting, Congratulation on your POTD!!! #3287240

Cathy Stancil 9/9/2006 8:13:49 AM

congrats Evy !!! this is so fun, well deserved... #3287389

Mary N C. Taitt 9/9/2006 8:15:58 AM

Coonratulations on your finalist and POTD!!! Nice work! FUN! Mary :-D #3287398

Leanne M.E. Boyd 9/9/2006 8:16:32 AM

Congratulations Evy, on both your finalist and POTD! #3287399

Serena Pierce 9/9/2006 8:24:53 AM

Fun for sure!! Congrats Evy on your finalist and POTD!! #3287443

Greg L. Owen 9/9/2006 8:30:35 AM

I am sorry, but I am a bit disgusted that this photo is a finalist when the Photoshop job is so bad. The dark blue square around the cloud should be more of a lesson of how NOT to do something in Photoshop rather than a photo finalist in a PHOTO competition. Sorry I am so grumpy, but that is the way I feel. I know people may hate me for my comments, but geez this is bad for so many people that try to create beautiful photos without much help of Photoshop. #3287471

Evy Johansen 9/9/2006 8:53:44 AM

Thank you so much everyone! I appreciat a lot.

Hi Greg! Donít be sorry! Iím wondering my self why this one was chosen, as I uploaded another version without the dark blue square. And as I know, there is a better version; Iím not embarrassed, but very proud, of this POTD!! :-) #3287547

Kathy Shogren 9/9/2006 9:10:19 AM

Evy, this image shows your creativity once again. Such a fun choice of elements. Mr. Owens, if you are grouchy as you say, next time when you wish to lash out at someone's work I would advise you to compare your portfolio to theirs. I enjoyed seeing your two images. Also, it is my rule of critique that if I want to give a criticism, I must also give the antecdote. I failed to see your advice on how to correct this small glitch in Evy's image. #3287604

Greg L. Owen 9/9/2006 9:40:04 AM

Kathy: I hope I spelled your name correctly. Maybe if you are going to respond to someone, you should at least consider spelling their name right? Food for thought. Evy has put together some really nice photos along with some good and fun montages together. This one included actually, even though it needs some photoshop improvement. My disgust is more with the competition I guess. This site is BetterPHOTO so I would like to think the competition is for photographers and their photos rather than digital artwork and when a poorly Photoshoped Montage makes it as a finalist in a PHOTO competition it tends to irk me a bit. Sorry to ruffle feathers. #3287736

Diana L. Ralph 9/9/2006 9:57:37 AM

I love this image, Evy! And I guess I didn't notice the blue square around the cloud... you just need to feather your selection next time so it blends better, and select your color from the square of blue so that your sky color matches. I suspect that the judges, having so many images to look through, probably didn't notice the square either - they were so caught up in the image itself and the perspective and rich colors and awesome composition, etc., etc., etc.,! I do think that photos manipulated in the PS "darkroom" process are no different than what Ansel Adams did when he manipulated his zones in his darkroom processes. Photography is a creative art IN the camera and IN the darkroom... whether it's a chemical darkroom or a digital darkroom. It's all part of the process of creating the image that the eye sees! #3287802

Jim Kinnunen 9/9/2006 9:57:49 AM

Congratulations on this POTD that captures the essence of kids having fun in the summer, Evy!!!:) #3287803

Dave Hymers 9/9/2006 10:18:56 AM

Great photo, colors and composition.
Until I read the photo discussion I was pretty peeved at what a bad job was done of the imposed cloud, but I understand that this probably wasn't totally your fault as your screen/color setup is going to be completely different to everybody elses and you may not have noticed. How the judges didn't notice is a little hard to see though ...

I don't want to preach, but I've seen several POTD's that have simple problems, so people, check, check and check again ! (change your brightness/contrast settings) #3287867

Bill Petty 9/9/2006 11:01:29 AM

This is a beautiful shot with great colors and composition. I have never commented before, though I have often wanted to. I agree with Mr. Owen and others about the editing aspect, but place little of the blame on Evy. The judges aren't supposed to get "so caught up in the image itself and the perspective and rich colors and awesome composition, etc., etc., etc" that they don't judge the quality of the entry. If the composition, etc. of the picture outweighs the editing glitch, PLUS ALL OTHER ENTRIES, then yes, this pic is a winner. Again, though, I really like the shot. It captures a beautiful, fun summer day. #3287997

Lorraine T. Lynch 9/9/2006 12:11:07 PM

Hi Evy! Congratulations on your wonderful and colorful fun image! #3288293

Diana L. Ralph 9/9/2006 2:58:54 PM

I would agree with you, Bill that the judges aren't supposed to get "so caught up...", and wasn't making excuses for them, but the fact remains there are SO MANY images to go through, I often wonder if they are all getting looked at properly to begin with and I often wonder if we shouldn't be more limited as the number of images we can enter into the contest. It HAS to be cumbersome to judge so many!!!! Are they being judged properly... obviously this one is an example of maybe not... but again, Evy - I LOVE this images and the idea behind it - VERY creative... I just think this is a perfect example of growing pains for BP and the fact that something needs to be done. #3288757

Mary K. Robison 9/9/2006 3:06:14 PM

Evy ~
Congratulations on your POTD!!!

Kenneth Mucke 9/9/2006 7:52:42 PM

I do understand Gregs frustration...Evy..I love the idea behing this image and the colors are very robust and the concept is is just that if there are over 26,000 photos to be judged, one would think that only the best of the best make it in as finalists...Having said that I have seen FAR worse than this one make it as a finalist...I have seen very simple snpshots make it in as a finalist...shots with no artistic or creativity quality at all. Even 2 of my finalists that made it in a few months ago, should never have made it in...I know what images I present are good and which ones are not...and 2 were not even good quality images. I agree with Diana...the system of judging really needs to have to view over 26,000 images is just too overwhelming to be able to do a good job of judging...I think they rush through some of the images and do not or can not take the time to really look at each image thoroughly....So I think that Gregs frustration is actually more with the judges than with you Evy...after all it is not your fault that they gave you a finalist or POTD.... #3289479

Evy Johansen 9/9/2006 7:53:13 PM

Thank you very much Kathy, Diana, Jim, Dave, Bill P, Lorraine and Mary!! :-)

:-) #3289484

Evy Johansen 9/9/2006 8:09:28 PM

Thanks Kenneth!!
Maybe itís time to end this discussion :-) actually I think that the judge picked the corrected version of this image as finalist/POTD, but in the confusion put on the "finalist label" at the wrong version. With two almost identically photos, that is forgivable. If anyone wants to check out the other version, you can find it here:

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone :-)

Gerda Grice 9/10/2006 12:24:14 AM

Big congratulations on your POTD for this delightful image, Evy--and, by the way, I think you're absolutely right about the two versions! #3289881

ronda chatelle 9/10/2006 12:55:21 AM

Congratulations on your well deserved POTD Evy! You should not have been made to defend your work or the judges choice!

Although there are compliments hidden throughout this "Envy of Evy"; A private email may have been a more appropriate way to congratulate a longtime member, who's daily contributions are invaluable. At BP its more than just the art, it's the artist. Evy-Congratulations!Your envied by many and loved by the best!! #3289957

Ayham 9/10/2006 3:51:30 AM

It's a great shot but it would be better if it didn't show a mark around the inserted cloud #3290271

Evy Johansen 9/10/2006 7:49:59 AM

Thank you so very much Gerda, Ronda and Ayham! I truly appreciate your kind words!! #3291081

Allan L. Dy 9/10/2006 6:46:51 PM

Congrats nonetheless Evy....still a nice capture! #3292952

Evy Johansen 9/11/2006 12:13:02 AM

Thank you so very much, Allan!! :-) #3293455

Martin J. Preslar 9/13/2006 6:50:46 AM

Congrats on the POTD and Finalist! This is a really cool shot and well put together! Bravo!!!! #3303668

Evy Johansen 9/13/2006 9:52:18 AM

Thank you Marty! I truly appreciate!! :-) #3304434

Alice Lero 9/13/2006 10:28:24 AM

Evy...I just want to say again...Many Congratulations on such a neat photo. Remember Evy you can't please all the people all the time. Every time I look at your gallery I am truly amazed at the talent you have for snapping your pictures at just the right moment to catch a picture that truly leaves most of us in amazement! You have a wonderful eye and I wish I could capture the things you see...but obviously I don't. We each have our own style. Your do a great job can be sure of that. Sometime I use several programs to capture the kind of effect that makes me happy. It may not be what others like...but it make me feel good about what I do and that's what counts. Please don't be dishearted with any negative remarks...remember that we are here to learn from one another and we are here to have fun and that is what it is all about. Betterphoto has given us the opportunity to express ourselves in our art...our photography...our love for what we do..the things we see around us...the special events that that come into our lives that have brought us happiness and even sadness. I love your pictures and have learned from you and look at your pictures often and hope to continue to do so. I appreciate you more than you will ever know! Sincerely, allie :) #3304515

Evy Johansen 9/13/2006 6:43:52 PM

Thank you so much, Alice! I truly appreciate your very kind words and your support! #3306151

chris jones 9/16/2006 6:13:16 PM

congratulations Evy on POTD and Finalist Wonderful Capture
Chris #3318823

Evy Johansen 9/16/2006 6:49:39 PM

Thank you, Chris!! Your kind comment are greatly appreciated!! #3318959

Jill Flynn 9/17/2006 12:43:08 PM

LOVE this shot Evy! A big congratulations on your POTD! #3321441

Evy Johansen 9/17/2006 9:38:04 PM

Thank you so very much Jill!! :-) #3322674

Alice Lero 9/18/2006 2:41:57 AM

Ya know...looking at this picture kind of looks like the kids are being dropped from the sky..LOL! :) #3323229

Evy Johansen 9/18/2006 8:45:03 PM

:-) Thank you so very much, Alice!! #3327538

Corinne M. Thompson 11/12/2006 8:02:51 PM

Congrats on your Finalist and POTD for this fun loving image! #3579230

Evy Johansen 11/12/2006 11:55:38 PM

Thank you very much, Corinne!! #3579433

Roger Fry 11/29/2006 3:33:30 AM

Congratulations is all I say!

Roger #3645450

Alla B. 10/1/2008 9:45:07 AM

Nice photo, but why don't you clean your Photoshop part - the cloud has square around it - it's too obvious (imho).
Actually, the picture would not loose even without it. #6538378

Evy Johansen 10/1/2008 7:46:38 PM

Thanks for stopping by, Alla! And thanks for the comment! It is a pity you didn't read all the comments. #6540686

Alla B. 10/2/2008 8:08:07 AM

Thank you for you reply. I went back and read almost all comments regarding that cloud - that's true, sometimes it's invisible on some monitors.. Anyway... :)
For me it was kind of shock - how pictures get awarded having such visible things. Personally I did not look for anything bad in pictures, I really like what and how you do - your pictures are great. Thanks. :)

Evy Johansen 10/3/2008 8:28:57 AM

Thanks a lot, Alla :) #6547843

Annette Carr 8/2/2010 8:15:06 AM

This photograph has movement! What fun and excellence! #8801285

Evy Johansen 8/2/2010 6:09:43 PM

Thank you so much Annette!! #8802149

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