Blooms

Susana Heide level-classic 8/31/2005 7:46:47 PM

This is absolutely gorgeous!!!! The green and purple combination of colors is so fresh and beautiful! Effects are skillfully applied! We'd better see this one again!! #303695

Jim Kinnunen level-classic 8/31/2005 8:59:20 PM

Wow, Deborah...very well done image...I love it!!!!! #1791298

Ronald Balthazor level-classic 8/31/2005 9:20:58 PM

Fine art, Deborah. Lovely work. #1791317

Robyn Mackenzie level-classic 8/31/2005 10:58:36 PM

Fantastic work, Deborah. Lovely image. #1791383

Deborah Sandidge level-classic 9/1/2005 6:17:16 AM

Thank you Susana, Jim, Ronald and Robyn - I appreciate your comments! #1792358

Judy S. Fung 9/1/2005 1:58:32 PM

Lovely image, Deborah! #1794028

Jenny Bosmans 9/1/2005 1:58:36 PM

Gorgeous color combination, Deborah!! BEAUTIFUL job!! #1794029

Dan J. Holm level-classic 9/1/2005 3:42:46 PM

Wowow!!! ... Looks like a masterpiece and a WINNER, Deborah!! Absolutely GORGEOUS! #1794392

Deborah Sandidge level-classic 9/1/2005 5:40:08 PM

Thanks so much, Judy, Jenny and Dan for your very thoughtful comments! #1794648

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 9/2/2005 1:09:40 PM

Very pretty! Love the colors and effects :) #1797440

Goshka G. 9/3/2005 10:09:22 AM

Gorgeous work!!! #1799064

Deborah Sandidge level-classic 9/3/2005 6:15:59 PM

Thank you Shelly and Goshka! #1799802

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 9/3/2005 6:44:03 PM

Resourceful? I call it, genius! This is superb, Deb! Colors are simply amazing! #1799908

Deborah Sandidge level-classic 9/3/2005 6:47:23 PM

Thank you, Terry! #1799924

Linda D. Lester level-classic 9/4/2005 11:08:54 AM

AWESOME....love it Deb....WOW! #1801615

Deborah Sandidge level-classic 9/5/2005 3:18:08 PM

Thanks so much, Linda! #1804908

Kirsi Bertolini 9/5/2005 3:19:45 PM

Stunning image, It is just so so good! Very well done Deborah! #1804910

Wendy Stevenson 9/5/2005 3:39:15 PM

This is beautifully done Deborah! What a fabulous image - really gorgeous! I love those colours! #1804930

Deborah Sandidge level-classic 9/5/2005 7:16:39 PM

Thank you very much, Kirsi and Wendy! #1805225

Jessica Hughes 9/8/2005 8:09:33 PM

This is beautiful, Deborah! #1816200

Tim Goodspeed 9/23/2005 11:31:48 PM

WOW Deb, this is amazing. Congratulations. Looks like a winner to me. #1873205

Stan J. Contrades 9/23/2005 11:43:21 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this beauty being chosen as a Finalist, Deborah!! Beautifully done!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1873266

Jenny Bosmans 9/24/2005 2:41:07 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Deborah!! #1873661

Leanne M.E. Boyd 9/24/2005 4:35:49 AM

This is amazing, Deborah! Congratulations on your finalist! #1874255

Karen Bacon level-classic 9/24/2005 6:35:17 AM

Your resourcefullness payed off!A big congratulations on this beautiful image! #1875216

Cathy Barrows 9/24/2005 6:40:33 AM

congrats!...gorgeous work #1875278

Elisabeth A. Gay level-classic 9/24/2005 7:07:13 AM

Wow, great work - Congratulations Deborah!
Ann #1875488

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 9/24/2005 7:07:25 AM

Congratulations, Deborah! Outstanding image and deserving finalist! It is a favorite of mine! #1875489

Sandy Landon level-classic 9/24/2005 8:00:55 AM

This is gorgeous!!! Congrats #1875848

Sue L. Cullumber level-classic 9/24/2005 9:39:44 AM

Deborah, This is fantastic. The colors are terrific! Congrats on being a finalist. #1876407

Brian Lobdell level-classic 9/24/2005 9:59:37 AM

Truly deserving finalist Deborah! Superb work here. A beautiful marriage of color, subject and technique. Congratulations! #1876504

Stephen Zacker level-classic 9/24/2005 10:13:46 AM

Awesome effects and Beautiful image. Congratulations #1876628

Susie Peek-Swint 9/24/2005 10:28:26 AM

Beautiful finalist Deborah ~
excellent! #1876777

Jim Kinnunen level-classic 9/24/2005 10:32:11 AM

I love this one! Congratulations, Deborah!!! #1876824

Deb Holmes level-classic 9/24/2005 10:43:28 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist, Deborah! Such lovely colors! #1876950

Cindy Cone 9/24/2005 11:00:43 AM

Great work, Deb! Congrats on this one and all of your well-deserved finalists! #1877115

Wendy Stevenson 9/24/2005 11:25:57 AM

Congratulations on all your beautiful finalists Deb!! Best of luck to you in the next round!! I really like this image!! #1877322

Lorri Shank level-classic 9/24/2005 11:28:31 AM

A verey nice artistic piece! #1877336

Karen Engelbreth 9/24/2005 11:36:06 AM

Congratulations Deborah! #1877387

Anita Hogue level-classic 9/24/2005 11:43:51 AM

Beautiful finalist, Deborah! Congratulations! I've loved all your flower images! #1877448

Deborah Sandidge level-classic 9/24/2005 11:51:49 AM

Thank you very much for your thoughtful words and good wishes, very much appreciated!!! #1877503

Terry R. Hatfield level-classic 9/24/2005 12:56:52 PM

This Is Awesome Work Deb I Love Those Colors!Congratulations To You:-) #1877863

Linda D. Lester level-classic 9/24/2005 1:55:27 PM

No surprise to me...Congratulations!!!! #1878177

Laura Clay-Ballard 9/24/2005 2:11:55 PM

yep.linda said it all ..no surprise...awesome...congrats #1878293

Susana Heide level-classic 9/24/2005 2:55:09 PM

This is one of the best flower photos I've seen on BP!!! The texture of the dahlia is subtle yet so beautiful! I fully expect to see a gold badge on this very soon! CONGRATS!! #1878456

Debra Booth 9/24/2005 4:23:25 PM

Fantastic and beautiful, Deb!! Congrats on all your wonderful finalists for August and best of luck in the next round!! #1878868

Donna L. Cuic 9/24/2005 5:10:31 PM

Very nice work Deb....Big congrats to you and good luck in the next round...I sure understand being resourceful in this heat...another month or so it will get nice down here...maybe we can hook up this winter and do some bird pics like we talked about...Again, congrats, this is just gorgeous.
~Donna #1879074

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 9/24/2005 5:32:09 PM

Congrats on another stunning and outstanding finalist, Deb!
-Debby #1879173

Anita Taylor level-classic 9/24/2005 5:58:40 PM

Lovely image, Deb! Love the colors and your creativeness and congrats on finalist!! #1879263

Deborah Sandidge level-classic 9/24/2005 6:41:38 PM

Thanks so much for your generous comments on this image!!
Hi Donna - it won't be long before Merritt Island NWR is a happening place!! Let's plan something for fall/winter! #1879464

Jennifer Rennison 9/24/2005 7:48:00 PM

Gorgeous image, Deborah! Love the repeating element, light and excellent use of blurry greenery! Congratulations on your finalist! #1879658

The Italian Eye level-classic 9/24/2005 7:49:32 PM

congratulations! #1879662

Susan L. Vasquez 9/24/2005 8:27:18 PM

Congrats Donna! I really love what you've done here...very beautiful! #1879752

Anna Diederich level-classic 9/25/2005 6:35:11 AM

Awesome photo! Good Luck in the final round!!

Anna #1881057

Deborah Sandidge level-classic 9/25/2005 12:31:15 PM

Thanks so much, your warm congrats are much appreciated - and best of luck to you too!! #1882457

Cora Miller level-classic 9/25/2005 3:46:11 PM

Your resourcefulness really paid off here, Deb. Supurb work! Wonderfully creative! Congratulations once more!!! #1883077

Deborah Sandidge level-classic 9/25/2005 9:05:17 PM

Hi Cora, thank you so much flower buddy! #1884154

Claudette Foote 9/26/2005 7:04:09 AM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Love it!! #1885890

Monika Sapek level-classic 9/26/2005 7:44:57 AM

Nicely edited image, Deborah! The combination of colors is so eye-catching! Many congratulations and good luck in the next round!
Monika
#1886063

Deborah Sandidge level-classic 9/26/2005 8:27:11 AM

Thank you, Claudette and Monika! #1886236

Lori Carlson 9/26/2005 8:41:10 PM

This is so cool Deborah! Congrats! :0) #1888556

Stan J. Contrades 9/27/2005 12:16:27 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Deborah, on this being selected as the POTD!!! Bravo!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1889326

Charlene Bayerle level-classic 9/27/2005 12:20:25 AM

Congratulations Debby!!!!!! You are having a great week!!!!!! #1889344

Leanne M.E. Boyd level-classic 9/27/2005 12:26:40 AM

Congratulations Deborah, on your POTD! #1889365

Leslie Rosier level-classic 9/27/2005 12:49:06 AM

Bravo Deborah!!! The composition, the color, the imagination -- all supurb!

Thanks for sharing!! #1889401

Dan J. Holm level-classic 9/27/2005 12:53:01 AM

Congratulations, Deborah!! A GORGEOUS POTD!! #1889408

Susie Peek-Swint level-classic 9/27/2005 1:24:00 AM

Congrats Deborah ~ lovely POTD! #1889446

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 9/27/2005 1:28:22 AM

Congratulations on your POTD, Deborah! #1889451

Judy S. Fung level-classic 9/27/2005 2:16:39 AM

Congrats on your POTD, Deborah! #1889508

Darren K. Fisher level-classic 9/27/2005 2:19:06 AM

Congrats on your finalist and POD, very beautiful image. #1889511

level-classic 9/27/2005 2:26:08 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist and POTD Deborah! #1889517

Kathleen Clemons 9/27/2005 3:13:50 AM

Gorgeous, Deborah. Congrats! #1889629

Joy Rector level-classic 9/27/2005 3:19:09 AM

congrats on the POTD #1889646

Vicki Hunt level-classic 9/27/2005 3:25:30 AM

Congrats on this lovely photo of the day!!! #1889677

Sharon Day level-classic 9/27/2005 3:32:30 AM

Big congrats on finalist and POTD, Deborah!!! Gorgeous image! #1889707

Donna W. Neal 9/27/2005 3:43:12 AM

Congratulations on this finalist and POTD Deborah. VERY NICE WORK! #1889760

Robyn Gwilt level-classic 9/27/2005 3:46:49 AM

This is so stunning, and you're so innovative in the digital darkroom!! The colours are vibrant and a 'knockout' !Congrats on your POTD #1889781

William C. Raco level-classic 9/27/2005 3:57:36 AM

Congratulations, Deborah
This is beautiful!

bill #1889881

Virginia L. Allison level-classic 9/27/2005 3:58:58 AM

Deborah, wow...this is just beautiful. Congrats on your POTD, well deserved! #1889895

Wendy Stevenson level-classic 9/27/2005 4:00:46 AM

Deborah, this is just beautiful! I so love that colour combination!! Congrats on your POTD!!! #1889912

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 9/27/2005 4:04:48 AM

Glad to see this chosen as a POTD, Deb, congrats to you!
-Debby #1889950

Leonard Pierce level-classic 9/27/2005 4:12:52 AM

Congratulations on this very beautiful finalist and POTD Deborah!!! Great job! #1890018

Guy D. Biechele level-classic 9/27/2005 4:19:36 AM

Beautiful effects, Deborah!! Congratulations on your finalist and POTD. #1890057

Susan E. Patrick Harris level-classic 9/27/2005 4:24:43 AM

Fabulous! Congratulations!
#1890083

ADILSON F. FERREIRA level-classic 9/27/2005 4:43:41 AM

Congratulations on your POTD Deborah!!! #1890180

Terri L. Scribner 9/27/2005 4:55:01 AM

Fantastic job on this! Congrats on your finalist! Beautiful!!! #1890248

Lisa Clark 9/27/2005 5:20:14 AM

Gorgeous Congratulations on POTD #1890348

Cindy Cone 9/27/2005 5:25:58 AM

Congrats on your POTD, Deb! #1890363

Debra Booth 9/27/2005 5:26:38 AM

Congrats on your POTD, Deb!! #1890366

Laura Clay-Ballard 9/27/2005 5:32:31 AM

congrats on potd! #1890386

Claudette Foote 9/27/2005 5:35:31 AM


I agree,
Gorgeous Congratulations on POTD!
WTG!! #1890396

Jenny Bosmans 9/27/2005 6:05:09 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this beautiful POTD, Deborah!! #1890514

Kay Beausoleil level-classic 9/27/2005 6:13:52 AM

Lovely colours -- congratulations on your finalist and your POTD, Deborah! #1890576

Luhut Napitupulu level-classic 9/27/2005 6:22:01 AM

I like the colours, so pretty, Deborah! Great work!
Congratulations on Finalist and POTD! #1890636

Casey A. Hanson level-classic 9/27/2005 6:26:49 AM

This is beautiful, Deborah...as is all your work! Congrats on your well deserved finalist and POTD! :0) #1890675

Chris Macer level-classic 9/27/2005 6:45:20 AM

Congrats on the finalist and POTD! #1890803

Laurence Saliba level-classic 9/27/2005 6:57:04 AM

WTG Deborah!!!! Finalist and POTD!!!!! Awesome!!! #1890867

Deborah Sandidge level-classic 9/27/2005 7:02:44 AM

Thank you so much for your generous and thoughtful comments this morning, what a nice surprise!!! #1890896

Susan T. Parady 9/27/2005 8:00:10 AM

Beautiful! Congratulations on this finalist and POTD!! #1891156

Terrill Province level-classic 9/27/2005 8:12:12 AM

Hey, you're a double treat this morning! Love this image ~ congrats all the way around ~ here's to YOU!!! #1891198

Terrill Province level-classic 9/27/2005 8:12:33 AM

Hey, you're a double treat this morning! Love this image ~ congrats all the way around ~ here's to YOU!!! #1891200

Karen Kulin level-classic 9/27/2005 8:41:44 AM

Beautiful & creative. This is truly amazing! #1891323

Susan L. Vasquez level-classic 9/27/2005 8:57:02 AM

Congrats on the POTD ! #1891452

Terry R. Hatfield level-classic 9/27/2005 9:34:03 AM

Very Pretty Deb!Congratulations On Your POTD:-) #1891629

Carol Dibble level-classic 9/27/2005 9:57:47 AM

Hi Deb!
Congratulations on the POTD. This is beautiful. You are getting some great shots! #1891752

Jacqueline C. Harmon level-classic 9/27/2005 10:37:19 AM

JUST BEAUTIFUL! CONGRATS!!!! #1891916

Theresa M. VanderStaay level-classic 9/27/2005 11:20:46 AM

JUST BEAUTIFUL. CONGRAT'S! #1892076

Dale S level-classic 9/27/2005 11:35:26 AM

I do believe everyone has said it well!
NICE WORK! Deborah #1892113

Mary Clarke level-classic 9/27/2005 11:43:59 AM

Congratulations on POTD - lovely image Deborah. #1892136

Bill Wyatt 9/27/2005 12:31:27 PM

Excellent job , congrats! #1892298

Keith L. Clayton 9/27/2005 3:31:05 PM

Deborah,

Gorgeous, gorgeous image - Well done! #1892970

Kathleen R. Struckle level-classic 9/27/2005 4:40:47 PM

Just stunning!! Congrats on POTD!! #1893108

Tony Gutowski 9/27/2005 6:18:48 PM

Congadulation on POTD!! Beautiful image
and nice overlay effect, Deborah-T.G #1893369

Deborah Sandidge level-classic 9/27/2005 7:42:29 PM

Thanks so much for your comments on this image, very much appreciated! And thanks to BP for choosing it to be POTD! :o) #1893570

Ed Heaton 9/28/2005 3:06:35 AM

Good morning Deborah,
Great job and Congrats on POTD! #1894022

Joyce Brant level-classic 9/28/2005 6:18:33 AM

Hi Deborah,
This is indeed a stunning photo. As Tony would say an excellent POW!!!!! I am glad to be back on line again since I was off for half the course. Deborah, your work is gorgeous. You are "doing yourself proud!" #1894708

Luigi E. Valcarcel level-classic 9/28/2005 1:36:13 PM

Hi Deborah....congrats for this amazing
ly artistic photo...the colors and ...
composition..are beautiful....I have just joined this wonderful group,and I
am on my way to upload very colorful
landscapes of lakes in San Diego,CA. I am Italian,but living and working,now in Peru,South America...hope you all like them...Hey...have you tried to see
how georgeous it would look as well in
film...friendly...Luigi Val... #1896274

Joyce Brant level-classic 9/28/2005 2:13:04 PM

Hi Deborah,
Me again. I ment to ask you what kind of paper you used to print the out of focus green background.
Joyce #1896376

Deborah Sandidge level-classic 9/28/2005 3:18:06 PM

Thank you Ed, Joyce and Luigi! I'll look for your photos, Luigi! Film is great, I like to print my own photos though! :o)
Hi Joyce, this was Jim Zuckerman's idea from another class if I remember correctly! I used an 11x17 print on Ilford Pearl paper. I taped it behind my subject, very low tech, LOL! ~ Deb #1896563

Anita Taylor 9/28/2005 7:24:48 PM

Congratulations, again, Deb! This time on POTD! I am hoping to get out to Merritt Island sometime this coming week. Can't wait to see more of your fantastic photos :) #1897208

Deborah Sandidge level-classic 9/28/2005 8:13:00 PM

Hi Anita, thank you! It's slowly getting more active out there and they put down fresh gravel and tada... new signs! #1897392

Mary N C. Taitt 9/29/2005 10:50:24 AM

Creative and Beautiful! Congratulations Deb! Mary :-) #1899505

Carol Brill 9/29/2005 1:05:17 PM

Absolutely breathtaking, Deborah, so beautifully designed and artistically executed! Congratulations on your POTD! #1899984

Deborah Sandidge level-classic 9/29/2005 5:13:23 PM

Thank you Mary and Carol! #1900611

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 9/30/2005 12:36:00 PM

Congratulations on your potd win. Lovely! #1903423

Fax Sinclair level-classic 10/13/2005 10:14:24 AM

Gorgeous and wonderful!
I read a definition of art once.
"Art is anything someone creates that inspires others to create."
This makes me want to go play in Photoshop! #1948187

Deborah Sandidge level-classic 10/13/2005 10:23:00 AM

That's a wonderful definition of art, Fax and thank you so much for your nice comments! (I agree, I have a book that inspires me everytime I open it up!) Have fun in PS! #1948231

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Description

Water lily bloom images, layered with a dahlia in infrared, (taken with a Hoya R72 filter) - combined in Photoshop for texture and interest. Taken indoors, window light. (Background was 11x17 print of out of focus greenery.) I had to be resourceful in the 95+ Florida heat! :o)

Uploaded on 8/31/2005 7:37:33 PM

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Camera: Nikon D2X Digital SLR Camera

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