Summer Setting

© DiAnna F. Paulk

Summer Setting

DiAnna F. Paulk 7/9/2005 1:11:06 PM

After I uploaded this image I noticed that the background appears blotchy. I use a laptop at home and am not sure that I always catch mistakes on it and my son's desktop with the big monitor has some kind of virus. During the school year I have access to other monitors to double check my work. Does it look blotchy to any of you? Please don't ever hesitate to point out problems with my images -- I need to know how to improve. Thanks, Di #276074

Marsha S. Smith 7/9/2005 1:19:05 PM

It doesn't look blotchy to me, DiAnna, it looks so fresh and springy and gorgeous. The colors are so refreshing and against the white bg just beautiful. #1574246

Jill Flynn 7/9/2005 2:05:42 PM

This looks so dreamy and soft DiAnna. A truly beautiful Summertime Setting. WONDERFUL! #1574312

Nicole Kessel 7/9/2005 3:00:31 PM

Awesome DiAnna! The colors are truly amazing and the dreamy effects add a special touch... very nice job! (Nothing blotchy about it to me either!) #1574407

Wendy Stevenson 7/9/2005 3:08:04 PM

DiAnna, this looks GREAT!! I love the softness and spring colours! Really well done! #1574419

Linda Proctor 7/9/2005 3:59:29 PM

It looks just lovely DiAnna! I see no blotches either #1574560

Kathleen R. Struckle 7/9/2005 6:50:39 PM

Just lovely DiAnna!! Love the softness!! #1574888

Serena Pierce 7/9/2005 8:53:46 PM

Beautiful!! #1575168

Bobbie Davis 7/9/2005 10:17:08 PM

No blotches that I can see!! Beautiful image! #1575319

Jennifer Rennison 7/9/2005 10:53:11 PM

Love it, DiAnna! So dreamy, beautiful colors and composition! Can't see any blotches! #1575411

Paula Dwyer 7/10/2005 2:33:26 AM

Absolutely stunning! Beautiful!

Donna K. Kilcher 7/10/2005 4:57:13 AM

I see a beautiful image! #1575812

Ken Grooms 7/10/2005 5:44:22 AM

Sorry, I don't know how to improve this, but I do have one suggestion - FRAME IT! #1575887

Laura Clay-Ballard 7/13/2005 12:23:13 PM

Love what ken said .. frame it! it looks perfect to me and I have a big bad professional monitor! LOL #1588741

Kay E. Mahoney 7/14/2005 7:12:33 PM

That is beautiful. Would make a beautiful greeting card. #1594172

Shelly A. Van Camp 7/19/2005 7:32:02 PM

I think its Pretty! :) #1611975

Lani T. Broadbent 7/22/2005 10:45:02 AM

Beautiful Capture! I do all my work on a laptop and it doesn't look blotchy on my screen. Nice creative work! The blurred effect verses the few focused flowers are just perfect. #1621367

Tammy Scott 8/1/2005 5:25:38 PM

Boy is this ever gorgeous, DiAnna! OUTSTANDING color! A WINNER! #1664642

Judy S. Fung 8/1/2005 5:28:22 PM

This is so dreamy and pretty, DiAnna! #1664649

Tammy Scott 8/20/2005 2:36:18 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, DiAnna! I am so glad to see this one again! #1740300

Wendy Stevenson 8/20/2005 3:41:05 PM

Congratulations DiAnna on this GREAT finalist!! #1741218

Linda D. Lester 8/20/2005 3:51:15 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! #1741361

Jenny Bosmans 8/20/2005 3:56:37 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, DiAnna! #1741439

Shelly A. Van Camp 8/20/2005 4:29:17 PM

Beautiful ..well done :) #1741765

Roger D. Meador 8/20/2005 4:57:16 PM

This is outstanding. Dutch master become neo-impressionist comes to mind. #1742019

Linda Proctor 8/20/2005 5:38:06 PM

Congrats DiAnna!! This is just gorgeous! So glad to see it again! #1742390

Melissa L. Zavadil 8/20/2005 5:51:20 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist!! #1742517

Janet L. Skinner 8/20/2005 6:13:04 PM

Diana, this is so beautiful!! Hey, what is a lensbaby???? Congrats!!! #1742690

Serena Pierce 8/20/2005 6:43:27 PM

Congratulations!! #1742879

Vicki Hunt 8/20/2005 6:51:46 PM

Congratulations!!!! #1742939

Kay E. Mahoney 8/20/2005 8:09:00 PM

Congratulations DiAnna. Good luck in the next round. #1743396

Ellen Peach 8/21/2005 7:02:36 AM

Congrats on this beauty & your Lensbaby, DiAnna! #1745350

Ken Grooms 8/21/2005 7:37:45 AM

Congratulations, DiAnna! #1745540

Nacoma D. Hayden 8/21/2005 11:02:44 AM

Simply Marvelous. #1746624

Jennifer Rennison 8/21/2005 1:49:47 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, DiAnna! #1747272

Jill Flynn 8/21/2005 3:07:42 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist DiAnna! #1747510

DiAnna F. Paulk 8/21/2005 6:59:07 PM

Thanks for all your encouragement! #1748261

Lani T. Broadbent 8/21/2005 10:15:13 PM

Congratulations, DiAnna! Best of luck on the next round! #1748851

Judy S. Fung 8/21/2005 10:40:56 PM

Congrats, DiAnna! #1748927

Matthew D. Indes 8/22/2005 8:51:33 PM

DiAnna, Congratulations on this beautiful finalist! #1753643

Evy Johansen 8/22/2005 11:00:55 PM

Many congratulations on your beautiful First Place win, DiAnna! #1754019

Cora Miller 8/22/2005 11:33:42 PM

This happy image is well deserving of its first place win! Congratulations! #1754111

Lani T. Broadbent 8/23/2005 12:10:08 AM

Congratulations, DiAnna! #1754166

Jenny Bosmans 8/23/2005 1:33:29 AM

Congratulations on your first place win, DiAnna!!! #1754321

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 8/23/2005 2:00:19 AM

Congratulations on your first place win!!! #1754377

Nick Lagos 8/23/2005 2:06:22 AM

Big congrats on a terrfic win with a superb image DiAnna....very well done #1754391

Vicki Hunt 8/23/2005 2:42:37 AM

I am so happy for you!!!! congratulations! #1754458

Tammy Scott 8/23/2005 3:29:50 AM

Congratulations on this stunning win, DiAnna!!!! #1754627

Stephanie Lyons 8/23/2005 3:43:07 AM

Gorgeous! Big congrats Diana! #1754737

Kathleen K. Parker 8/23/2005 3:47:21 AM

Congratulations on this first place lovely win, DiAnna!!!!
Kathleen #1754769

Janet L. Skinner 8/23/2005 3:57:58 AM

Way to go, DiAnna!!!! Congrats!! #1754843

Kay E. Mahoney 8/23/2005 4:19:08 AM

Congratulations DiAnna. Fantastic job. #1754962

Mary Clarke 8/23/2005 4:28:39 AM

Many, many congratulations on you First Prize Winner - great image. #1755026

Wendy Stevenson 8/23/2005 5:15:10 AM

Well, well, well, looky here - WTG DiAnna on this most excellent FIRST PLACE WIN!!!! Sure you wanna call off the contest:-)LOL!!! I'm SO HAPPY to see this here!!! You beat me fair and square!!!! Again, BIG CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! Enjoy your win girl - it's a GREAT image!!! #1755325

Ken Grooms 8/23/2005 5:20:49 AM

Perfect shot - Perfect WIN!!!!!!!!!! #1755350

Nicole Kessel 8/23/2005 6:00:42 AM

Congratulations DiAnna!!! #1755550

Marie Fields 8/23/2005 6:17:16 AM

Congratulations on a gorgeous winning image, DiAnna!!! #1755689

Terry Cervi 8/23/2005 6:25:36 AM

This is an amazingly beautiful image, DiAnna! Congrats on your well deserved win! #1755750

Jill Flynn 8/23/2005 6:59:09 AM

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your WELL DESERVED FIRST PLACE WIN Dianna! Way to go! It's a beauty! #1755938

Laurence Saliba 8/23/2005 7:07:41 AM

A BIG CONGRATS DiAnna!!!!!! This is awesome indeed!!!!!!!!!! #1755980

Piotr M. Organa 8/23/2005 7:15:42 AM

Charming photo, DiAnna!
Congratulations!!! #1756030

Jennifer Rennison 8/23/2005 7:23:17 AM

Congratulations on your First Place Win, DiAnna!! #1756069

Denelli Ellison 8/23/2005 7:33:42 AM

Congratulations, DiAnna! Well done :) #1756126

Sharon Day 8/23/2005 12:32:32 PM

Gorgeous image!!! Big congratulations! #1757142

Marsha S. Smith 8/23/2005 1:44:23 PM

I loved it then, DiAnna and love it now! A super congrats on this gorgeous winner! #1757335

Kay Beausoleil 8/23/2005 2:29:19 PM

Soft and colourful -- congratulations on this splendid image and your win, DiAnna! #1757604

Linda Proctor 8/23/2005 2:58:11 PM

WTG DiAnna !!! Congrats on this fantastic First Place winner!!! #1757752

Linda D. Lester 8/23/2005 3:13:11 PM

AWESOME! #1757799

Joannie Bertucci 8/23/2005 3:13:19 PM

What a perfect spring image, worthy of a first place win, congratulations DiAnna! #1757800

Laura Clay-Ballard 8/23/2005 3:45:01 PM

winner!!!!!!!!!! congrats!!!!!!!!!! #1757926

Kathleen R. Struckle 8/23/2005 3:58:57 PM

Beautiful image! Congrats on you win!! #1757991

Susan T. Evans 8/23/2005 5:35:53 PM

Congrats Diana!!! awesome first place winner! #1758241

Debra Booth 8/23/2005 6:20:37 PM

So fresh and beautiful, DiAnna! Congratulations!! #1758383

Claudia Kuhn 8/23/2005 6:27:27 PM

Big congrats on your first place win DiAnna!!! Beautiful image! #1758407

Serena Pierce 8/23/2005 8:59:30 PM

So glad you got the lensbaby!! Congratulations!!! #1758793

Colette M. Metcalf 8/24/2005 2:21:52 AM

Congratulations DiAnna!!! #1759109

Roger D. Meador 8/24/2005 2:22:05 AM

You know, i'm not surprised a bit that this image is at the top of the heap. Memorable. #1759111

Tina Shaw 8/24/2005 12:44:07 PM

Congratulations DiAnna! This is a beautiful image! Love it! #1761959

Susana Ms Heide 8/24/2005 1:10:10 PM

This is extremely beautiful! The bouquet looks so fresh and colorful, DiAnna! Many congrats! #1762098

Goshka G. 8/25/2005 4:58:02 PM

Congrats on this very lovely winner, DiAnna!! #1767279

KHAWLA Haddad 8/25/2005 7:35:43 PM

Big congrats on your first place win DiAnna!!! Wonderful Winner! #1767546

DiAnna F. Paulk 8/27/2005 5:09:33 AM

My feet still haven't touched the ground! LOL! I greatly appreciate all you BPCers who have so graciously helped me celebrate this milestone in photography.

Donna L. Cuic 8/28/2005 3:45:47 PM

Dianne this is just gorgeous. You know I have had my eye on the Lensbaby and now that I see your pic I think I'm gonna order one. The Lensbaby 2.0 is now out but it was about a month or more to get it because of backorders. But I think I'm a gonna order it. Congratulations on a gorgeous gorgeous win.
~Donna #1777528

Terry L. Ellis 8/29/2005 10:31:01 AM

Congratulations, DiAnna! This is simply stunning! What a winner! #1780719

DiAnna F. Paulk 8/29/2005 12:45:39 PM

Thank you, Terry and Donna. I'm still floating!! #1781262

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 8/31/2005 9:59:36 AM

Outstanding, a real eye catcher, love the depth and colors. Great image!!!! Congrats!! #1789565

Claudette Foote 9/5/2005 10:03:14 AM

Big congrats on your first place win DiAnna!!! Beautiful image! #1804258

Lori Carlson 9/19/2005 12:47:55 PM

Figured I better get my congratulations in here too DiAnna!! Still so soft even with that beautiful bold blue! Well done! :0) #1856059

Ray Clarke 1/7/2006 12:30:38 PM

This is a beautifully well coloured and well composed photograhph. Well done #2262547

Marty R. Adams 1/22/2006 10:37:18 AM

I like this so much. I have wanted a lensebaby myself for a while but still waiting on some more $$.

Marty #2322492

Karen Slagle 2/14/2006 6:19:52 PM

Wow - I just noticed this one and congratulations are in order even tho late. Such a gorgeous summer bouquet and such pretty soft colors. #2420091

Dawn Leslie 4/5/2006 1:06:08 AM

Congratulations on this, Beautiful, love the delicate colors! #2610037

Mike D 4/8/2006 8:35:01 PM

Great image...congrats on the first place win. Can I ask what a lensbaby is?
Mike #2623638

Judy V. Kennamer 5/10/2006 7:35:08 AM

DiAnna - great shot!! I've been comtemplating buying a lensbaby - and this just pushed me over the edge -- I'm getting out the credit card now!! :o) Wonderful photograph!


Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 6/24/2006 3:58:11 PM

Congratulations on this very, very beautiful image. #2946082

Shelly A. Van Camp 6/24/2006 4:48:10 PM

ONE OF MY FAVORITES!!!!!! Congrats! #2946214

Bill Houghton 7/23/2006 10:52:46 AM

This is simply stunning DiAnna. Congratulations on a wonderful win. Thanks for your comment on my yellow Warbler looking in the mirror.
Bill #3066382

She-She Killough 9/14/2006 5:29:32 AM

GORGEOUS! COngrats!!! #3308076

Brenda c. McFarland 9/19/2006 9:27:36 AM

DiAnna, Beautiful flowers, I can see this one on a greeting card or as a large print. I love it. You have a lot of new and beautiful photos in your gallery since I have visited. Wonderful pictures you take, Keep up the great work and congrats on this one! #3330186

Brenda c. McFarland 9/19/2006 10:26:14 AM

I don't think it looks blotchy. I like backgrounds that are not quite even. This one to me has a bit of subtle differences.This is one of the most gorgeous still life photos I've ever seen. Congratulations! #3330386

JO ANN CLEVELAND 6/20/2008 7:12:18 AM

Wow! This is gorgeous, congrats on this beauty

jo ann c. #6084537

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