Shoebox crane

© Marsha S. Smith

Shoebox crane

Colleen Braun 9/7/2005 2:45:59 AM

this is beautiful... #306354

Carolyn M. Fletcher 9/7/2005 2:47:05 AM

I love this!! #1808943

Paul Michko 9/7/2005 2:47:44 AM

Awesome capture, Marsha. #1808945

Donald K. Cherry 9/7/2005 2:51:34 AM

Fantastic image and effects, Marsha! #1808956

Walter Graziano 9/7/2005 2:56:54 AM

Beautiful shot Marsha, and love the effects! #1808966

Opal Cross 9/7/2005 3:35:29 AM

Very beautiful capture. I love the way the bird just stands out. Beautiful shot. #1809050

Bonnie C. Lackey 9/7/2005 3:36:01 AM

Has such an Oriental look - wonderful work, Marsha! #1809052

Diane Dupuis 9/7/2005 3:39:10 AM

Gorgeous! #1809064

Cindy Paquette 9/7/2005 4:14:09 AM

WOW!!!!!!!!!! This is a stunner Marsha and I agree with Bonnie, a slight Aisan feel to this image which is simply incredibly beautiful! #1809195

Jeff Robinson 9/7/2005 4:28:16 AM

This is really an outstanding image Marsha! Great work, beautiful color and comp! Jeff #1809262

Linda D. Lester 9/7/2005 4:40:57 AM

Just beautiful!!!!love the effects you have used! #1809323

KHAWLA Haddad 9/7/2005 4:50:57 AM

WOW its Gorgeouse Marsha such wonderful capture and effect on this its winner in my book well don!!! #1809363

Kay E. Mahoney 9/7/2005 4:51:34 AM

Fantastic Marsha. Love the effects you used. #1809366

Claudia Kuhn 9/7/2005 4:53:30 AM

THis is really beautiful Marsha! What is a shoebox filter? #1809373

Mary L. Graham 9/7/2005 5:01:38 AM

Beautiful Marsha!! =) #1809398

Agnes Fegan 9/7/2005 5:12:53 AM

Beautiful Marsha...looks like a painting! #1809434

Shelly A. Van Camp 9/7/2005 5:40:59 AM

Very the colors! #1809556

Charlene Bayerle 9/7/2005 5:50:55 AM

Gorgeous Marsha...nicely presented!!!! #1809633

Casey A. Hanson 9/7/2005 6:06:07 AM

Wonderful job with effects, Marsha...well done! :0) #1809694

Rakesh Syal 9/7/2005 6:24:31 AM

Stunning effects and a winning picture, Marsha!!! #1809809

Stan J. Bendkowski 9/7/2005 6:33:20 AM

Wow, beautiful picture, Marsha! #1809845

Kara L. Hendricks 9/7/2005 7:15:29 AM

ARTWORK!!!! This is a perfect shot for the shoebox filter.. That's a hard one to use.. Very nice! #1810028

Susan T. Parady 9/7/2005 7:37:59 AM

Beautiful! Super colors and comp! #1810092

Marsha S. Smith 9/7/2005 8:47:06 AM

Thanks so much everyone. I am kind of overwhelmed. I so appreciate it! #1810393

Carla Metzler 9/7/2005 10:05:51 AM

Very beautiful, Marsha! #1810628

Patty Razonable 9/7/2005 10:08:17 AM

Very creative effects on this wonderful image, Marsha!! #1810639

Roxanne M. Bubar 9/7/2005 10:11:06 AM

This is just lovely. Looks like a beautiful painting. #1810654

Judy S. Fung 9/7/2005 10:49:27 AM

Lovely image and effects, Marsha! #1810794

Terry L. Ellis 9/7/2005 10:58:29 AM

Wonderful, Marsha! Really looks like a fine piece of Asian art! So lovely! #1810814

Ermanno Radice 9/7/2005 11:28:56 AM

Another wonderful work, fantastic image, Marsha! #1810923

Michelle Lea Guinn 9/7/2005 11:40:58 AM

Love It!!! mlg~ #1810956

Kate Jackson 9/7/2005 12:44:52 PM

Incredible Marsha! Absolutely incredible. And by the way I love it! #1811130

Karen E. Michaels 9/7/2005 1:03:18 PM

This is quite brilliant Marsha. I am so impressed with your use of color and texture here. Peace, karen #1811161

Sylvia Rossler 9/7/2005 2:15:35 PM

I just love it Marsha ! Gorgeous :o) #1811338

Goshka G. 9/7/2005 5:33:46 PM

Really cool work, Marsha!! So beautifully done!! #1811786

Marsha S. Smith 9/7/2005 5:57:22 PM

Thank you all so much. This guy was fun to shoot. I was trying to get one of those perfect Bill Houghton shots and it didn't happen so I used a little PS magic. #1811834

April Riggs 9/7/2005 7:36:56 PM

Looks like a painting you would hang over a fireplace in an expensive home. Great job! #1812073

Leonard Pierce 9/7/2005 8:26:17 PM

Beautiful image Marsha, great job with the effects!!! #1812183

Candice C. Calhoun 9/7/2005 9:02:58 PM

Love the crane and the presentation! Lovely work her, Marsha!

ccc #1812277

Marsha S. Smith 9/8/2005 2:40:32 AM

April, Len and Candice - thank you very much. Just one more crane today! #1812794

robert burks 9/8/2005 4:37:06 AM #1813260

Cathy Barrows 9/8/2005 5:09:03 AM the fall colors in the bg even if they are fake #1813387

Claudette Foote 9/8/2005 5:32:52 AM

I just love it Marsha ! Gorgeous #1813505

The Judges at 9/8/2005 6:23:01 AM

Wow, what a clever job. It looks just like a Japanese print. Nicely done! #1813724

Marsha S. Smith 9/8/2005 3:45:52 PM

Robert, CathyB, Claudette and Judges - thank you all so much - I appreciate you all so much. Keeps me trying new things. #1815564

Daniel Diaz 9/8/2005 6:07:54 PM

Amazing composition!!!!!!! This is soooooooo Beautiful, Awesome Work!!!! #1815899

Marsha S. Smith 9/8/2005 6:22:15 PM

Thanks so much, Daniel - I am lovin' your macros, my friend. #1815939

Kerby Pfrangle 9/8/2005 6:31:52 PM

Martha just stunning. Love your effects and lovely to view.

Kerby #1815963

Janet Detota 9/8/2005 7:08:19 PM

I agree enthusiastically with everyone before me! Well done! :-) #1816021

Brenda W. LaFleur 9/8/2005 7:24:50 PM

This is great Marsha. Love it! #1816052

Joannie Bertucci 9/8/2005 9:13:44 PM

Whoa Marsha, I like this even better than the blue one and blue is my favorite color!
You used two of my favorite filters to perfection and the whiteness of the cran adds just the right amount of depth and light! Love this one! #1816382

Marsha S. Smith 9/9/2005 3:20:13 AM

Kerby, Janet, Brenda and Joannie - thank you guys so much! #1816820

Kirsi Bertolini 9/9/2005 7:56:51 AM

So so well done! I hope you blow this one out and display it somewhere, these colors and contrast and light and that bird in there look just awesome! What a job! I'm very impressed! #1818068

Marsha S. Smith 9/9/2005 1:57:49 PM

Thank you so much, Kirsi. I believe that areas of swamp - you know, cypress trees and stumps in the water and moss in the trees, just makes for nice images even without help. That shoebox filter really works to give that kind of scenery a special look. #1819070

Jill Flynn 9/9/2005 5:38:44 PM

A beautiful work of art that should be hanging in a gallery Marsha .... EXCELLENT in every way and a WINNER!!!!!! #1819575

Cathy Stancil 9/10/2005 10:52:24 AM

Just soo beautiful Marsha !!! Well done !! #1821557

Marsha S. Smith 9/10/2005 5:26:53 PM

Cathy and Jill - I really appreciate your positive comments on this shot. It was fun to do. #1822492

S J 9/10/2005 9:54:31 PM

I've just one word for this masterpiece....WINNER!!!! Marsha, you're way too up with editing!!!!! #1822915

Janet E. Backhaus 9/11/2005 5:37:10 AM

Very nice Marsha, I love the effects.
What software is VP? #1823651

Laura Clay-Ballard 9/11/2005 6:12:53 AM

excellent work! super duper! #1823788

Marsha S. Smith 9/11/2005 7:27:50 AM

SJ - thank you so much - let's keep our fingers crossed. I've had lots of finalists, but no winners yet so that would be really nice.

Janet and Laura - thank you both so much and Janet - I emailed you the info on VP. #1824098

William C. Raco 9/11/2005 6:16:53 PM

This is gorgeous, Marsha
Wonderful scene, composition and effects.
Very artistic and well done.

bill #1825545

Melissa L. Zavadil 9/11/2005 8:00:10 PM

WOW Marsha!! This is beautiful! I absolutely love this!! Wonderfully done!! #1825717

Kathryn (Love) Scheet 9/12/2005 6:28:00 AM

you have created an even more beautiful image with the post editing - this is wonderful marsha! #1827373

Lori Carlson 9/12/2005 2:23:03 PM

WOW! Marsha girl this is so beautiful!! :0) Your shot is composed so well and it is such a great scene and your effects work really make this a winner! :0) LOVE IT! :0) #1829088

Vicki Hunt 9/12/2005 7:46:31 PM

This really is beautiful, Marsha! #1830073

Marsha S. Smith 9/13/2005 1:08:08 PM

Thank you all so much. I love the way 'swamps' look with their cypress trees and moss. Almost any direction you shoot it is pretty. #1833133

Margot Petrowski 9/14/2005 1:50:27 PM

Wonderful and artistic!!!! I haven't yet found a good use for that filter, but you sure have!!! #1837554

Marsha S. Smith 9/14/2005 3:13:38 PM

Margot, I have only used it on 2 images and they were both swamp shots. I think it works great for those. Haven't found any others to use it on yet! Thank you so much. #1837974

Bill Houghton 9/15/2005 1:43:19 AM

Outstanding shot Marsha. Great job. Thanks for your comments.
Bill #1839421

Marsha S. Smith 9/15/2005 12:58:30 PM

Thanks so much Bill - and you are one of my very favorite photographers here so you are so welcome. #1841624

Stanley J. Contrades 9/21/2005 12:16:09 AM

Drop dead beauty, Marsha ... why don't we just put a gold medallion on this one ... judges liked it :-)!! Spectacular work and one for the wall, which is where I hope you already have this one displayed!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1861709

Marsha S. Smith 9/21/2005 12:35:50 PM

THANKS!!!! This shot is my best hope to break out of the finals finally. Of course it will be another month before we know. I love places that have the cypress trees, moss and stuff - they are just so naturally beautiful and with just a little help from VP - tada! #1863898

Melissa L. Zavadil 10/14/2005 12:42:09 AM

CONGRATS ON YOUR POTD!! Marsha I just LOVE this shot!!! WONDERFUL PS!!! Love your work!!! :) #1950215

Sylvia Rossler 10/14/2005 12:49:24 AM

Congrats on yout wonderful POTD Marsha ! I bet we will see this one again this month :o) #1950222

Susie Peek-Swint 10/14/2005 1:57:38 AM

Beautiful image Marsha ~ congrats on POTD! #1950299

Vicki Hunt 10/14/2005 2:03:31 AM

Congrats on this beautiful POTD!!!! #1950302

Paul Michko 10/14/2005 2:21:41 AM

Excellent POTD, Marsha. #1950310

Els De Winter 10/14/2005 3:07:52 AM

Great job, Marsha! #1950384

Tom Andersen 10/14/2005 3:13:53 AM

Magnificent work of art, Marsha! Congratulations on your POTD! #1950391

Wally Orlowsky 10/14/2005 3:16:28 AM

Congratulations of this masterful POTD, Marsha! #1950398

Debra Booth 10/14/2005 3:32:32 AM

Congratulations on your POTD for this gorgeous image! #1950444

Helen N. McHugh 10/14/2005 3:40:50 AM

Truely beautiful,Marsha!

A work of art!!
Is shoebox filter in Photoshop ?
I would love to use it!

Congrats.again !!

Helen #1950468

Ray Thibaut 10/14/2005 3:42:41 AM

Beautiful Artwork! How do you get the shoebox filter and what is VP? Is this something to buy or download ?
Ray Thibaut #1950475

Evy Johansen 10/14/2005 4:01:47 AM

So Beautiful!!! Big congrats on your wonderful POTD! #1950543

Joline Frazier 10/14/2005 4:20:34 AM

This is lovely. The effects are so striking. I echo Ray's questions...tell us about the Shoebox filter and VP. Very nice work. #1950628

Dan Walters 10/14/2005 4:39:59 AM

Great image. Really like the effects. #1950765

Leanne M.E. Boyd 10/14/2005 4:48:05 AM

It looks like a piece of silk/satan, that would be used for a Mandarin Collard Jacket. Gorgeous shot - Congratulations on your POTD - well deserved!

Cathy Barrows 10/14/2005 4:58:02 AM

Congrats on your POTD...fantastic #1950832

Michelle R. Kovach 10/14/2005 5:02:53 AM

Congrats on your POTD Marsha! Nicely done! #1950854

Laura Clay-Ballard 10/14/2005 5:09:02 AM

love it. congrats on potd #1950874

Leonard Pierce 10/14/2005 5:16:29 AM

Very beautiful image and a very well deserved honor!!!...I'm sure we'll be seeing this one a few more times!! GOOD LUCK!!!!!! #1950905

Joy Rector 10/14/2005 5:17:29 AM

congrats on this gorgeous POTD #1950908

Darren K. Fisher 10/14/2005 5:32:04 AM

Way to go Marsha. Very well deserved POD. #1950964

Avis K. Williams Caesar 10/14/2005 5:40:54 AM

Marsha :

This image is very beautiful. I like the colors because they depict a still autumn day. The Crane symbolizes peace because of its stoic And graceful manner.

Keep up the Good Work !!!

Avis K. Williams Caesar #1950987

Kay Beausoleil 10/14/2005 5:50:24 AM

Wonderful composition and effects -- congratulations on your POTD, Marsha! #1951014

Terry L. Ellis 10/14/2005 5:54:04 AM

Congratulations, Marsha, on your wonderful POTD!!!! #1951020

Kathleen K. Parker 10/14/2005 6:14:20 AM

Congratulations, Marsha!!! This is wonderful!!!
kk #1951107

Kara L. Hendricks 10/14/2005 6:30:23 AM

Woohooo!!!! POTD!!! CONGRATULATIONSS MARSHA!!!! #1951169

KHAWLA Haddad 10/14/2005 6:30:36 AM

Congratulations Marsha on your great POTD!!!!

Karen Engelbreth 10/14/2005 6:32:10 AM

Big congrats on your POTD, Marsha! #1951174

Rakesh Syal 10/14/2005 6:34:31 AM

My big congratulations on this great POTD, Marsha!!! #1951180

Thomas Ehlers 10/14/2005 6:54:55 AM

Congrats on a great work Marsha and on POTD, Keep up the great work!!!!!!!!!! #1951227

Laurence Saliba 10/14/2005 7:15:10 AM

FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!! Congrats Marsha!!!!!!!! #1951316

Janine Russell 10/14/2005 7:22:17 AM

Marsha, congratulations on your POTD; I really like the effects you used on this image. #1951353

Tony Gutowski 10/14/2005 7:23:08 AM

Simply beautiful!! Mood evoking colors,
Congadulation on POTD!!-T.G #1951357

Casey A. Hanson 10/14/2005 7:33:22 AM

Nice to see this again, Marsha...congrats on POTD! :0) #1951398

Brenda W. LaFleur 10/14/2005 8:00:52 AM

Congrats, Marsha! #1951455

Kimberly C. Miner 10/14/2005 8:10:27 AM

gorgeous picture. Congratulations!!!! I love the effect!!! #1951478

Kimberly C. Miner 10/14/2005 8:10:57 AM

gorgeous picture. Congratulations!!!! I love the effect!!! #1951479

Mary N C. Taitt 10/14/2005 8:31:49 AM

stunningly beautiful, wonderful compositions, colors, and effects! Nice job! Mary #1951524

Wayne Nolting 10/14/2005 8:37:10 AM

The filtering really brought out the artistic side of the shot and enhanced the presence of the crane. Very Nice #1951536

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 10/14/2005 8:38:11 AM

Congratulations on your POTD Marsha!!! #1951538

Jenny Pate-Hyndman 10/14/2005 8:39:15 AM

Wow Marsha, this is a work of art and VERY deserving of POTD.

Well done judges!

-Jenny #1951541

Lori Carlson 10/14/2005 8:58:40 AM

What a wonderful way to start your weekend Marsha!!!! :0) I'm still lovin' this!! Big POTD congrats girl!! :0)

Marsha S. Smith 10/14/2005 9:27:10 AM

Thank you all sooooo much. I am a little shell shocked by getting a POTD (never thought it would happen because there is just so much wonderful work out there) and by all the wonderful congrats from all the folks I know here at BP and all of those who are new to me that also commented. I so appreciate you all.

Now for those who wanted to know about VP. It is Virtual Photographer - a free download that I was introduced to many months ago by Murry Grigsby, a super photographer and fellow Texan. You can get it at
You can download it as a stand alone program or as a plug in for Photoshop, etc. The shoebox filter is just one of many within VP.

Hope this helps. If you need anymore info just email me - I am always available to answer any questions I can. I am however just learning all this stuff (usually with trial and error) myself so may or may not be able to help.

Thanks again everyone - I love you guys! #1951724

Kathleen R. Struckle 10/14/2005 10:11:34 AM

this is just gorgeous!! congrats on POTD!! #1951887

bob cornelison 10/14/2005 10:28:27 AM

Congrats Marsha on POTD! I hadn't seen this and it has an awesome nostalgic feel! Nice job!
~:O) #1951918

Jenny Bosmans 10/14/2005 10:50:44 AM

BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful and well deserved POTD, Marsha!! #1951949

Wendy Stevenson 10/14/2005 10:58:16 AM

Incredible DA Marsha!! I just love everything about this!!! Congratulations on this wonderful POTD!!!! #1951968

Judy S. Fung 10/14/2005 11:20:04 AM

Congrats on your POTD, Marsha! #1952042

Mary Clarke 10/14/2005 11:53:42 AM

Many congratulations on POTD Marsha - this image is absolutely beautiful. #1952131

Marsha S. Smith 10/14/2005 12:01:58 PM

Thanks so much! I really do feel honored to get this and am still a little amazed at the response to this image. #1952146

Stanley J. Contrades 10/14/2005 12:10:14 PM

Bravo, Marsha!! Big CONGRATULATIONS on this beauty being selected as the POTD!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1952179

Carol Brill 10/14/2005 1:08:33 PM

Marsha, congratulations on your POTD for this lovely, elegant image! #1952347

Marsha S. Smith 10/14/2005 1:32:06 PM

Carol and Stan - thank you so much! #1952406

Robert Blankenship 10/14/2005 1:58:06 PM

Marsha, What a stunning image! Love the golden color and the comp.. Outstanding work! Congrats on POTD Well deserved.
Rob #1952495

Stacy Sharp 10/14/2005 3:11:05 PM

Nice, but it looks like a painting, not a camera photo. Is everything on here photo shopped? #1952772

Karen Slagle 10/14/2005 3:22:40 PM

Hello Fellow Texan. This is absolutely gorgeous. It looks almost like a Japanese style painting. Nice work. Very well deserved POTD. #1952794

Kirsi Bertolini 10/14/2005 3:23:35 PM

I'm so glad judges noticed this one! Big cheers from me Marsha, you so deserve to be noticed for this artpiece!

Marsha S. Smith 10/14/2005 3:31:39 PM

Robert, Karen and Kirsi - thank you so much! I was really surprised and, of course, delighted.

Stacy - thanks! I did use several different things on this image. I described them in the details that are listed below the image. I buzzed the original, then used VP's shoebox filter and history brushed the crane back to the buzz. Then added a texture - probably sandstone from PS.
That is why it is in the Digital Darkroom category. #1952824

Deborah Sandidge 10/14/2005 3:40:18 PM

Beautiful image, wonderful work, Marsha - congrats on your POTD! #1952843

Anita Taylor 10/14/2005 4:04:05 PM

Incredible Ps work, Marsha! This is stunning! Congrats on getting POTD :) #1952879

Marsha S. Smith 10/14/2005 4:45:12 PM

Deborah and Anita - nice to meet you both and thank you so much! #1952979

Lindley Johnson 10/14/2005 4:57:49 PM

I can only echo everyone else's sentiments. This is beautiful-it looks like a painting, one that would look lovely hanging on a wall. Congratulations on your skillful and artistic use of digital editing, and on your well-deserved POTD. #1953015

Patty Razonable 10/14/2005 8:42:56 PM

Beautiful image and effects, Marsha!! Congratulations on your POTD!! #1953553

Danilo Piccioni 10/15/2005 5:15:00 AM

...I don't know how I missed this...I guess I was too busy looking at my self in my selfportrait! LOL
Marsha this is fantastic! o creative and artistic!
Congratulation!!!!!! #1954201

Jacqueline C. Harmon 10/15/2005 12:44:40 PM

woderful image!congratulations! #1955476

Luhut Napitupulu 10/15/2005 7:16:23 PM

What a wonderful Image, Marsha! I like the mood. Congratulations on POTD! #1956239

Nimisha Awasthy 10/16/2005 2:09:18 AM

Awesome!!!!!!!! I wish I can do these creative things someday. #1956916

Marsha S. Smith 10/16/2005 9:03:43 AM

Lindley, Patty, Dado, Jacqueline, Lahut and Nimiaha - thank you all so much. This image has gotten way more attention than I ever thought possible. I appreciate each and every one of you taking the time to say such nice things.

Dado - I love the SP! One of these days I will get brave enough to do that, but I hate having my picture taken. LOL #1957831

Terrill Province 10/16/2005 12:27:00 PM


Marsha, this looks like a Japanese silk painting... I'm so impressed!
Great POTD!!! #1958311

Marsha S. Smith 10/17/2005 12:25:09 PM

Hi Terrill - nice to meet you. Thanks so much. I tend to get that Japanese look fairly often when I am post processing. I don't do it on purpose, but several of my images have come out that way. I really like the look, too. #1961772

Jill Flynn 10/18/2005 9:58:18 AM

A big congratulations on your POTD Marsha! It's a beauty! #1965542

Marsha S. Smith 10/18/2005 11:43:59 AM

Thanks Jill, it was certainly a surprise to me - but very nice. #1965867

Rakesh Syal 10/21/2005 2:07:45 AM

Congratulations on your all finalists!!! #1975474

Danilo Piccioni 10/21/2005 3:56:11 AM

And again!....congratulations on this multi winner!!! #1975765

Sylvia Rossler 10/21/2005 4:35:36 AM

I won my bet :o) Congratulations on your beautiful finalist an a winner in my eyes Marsha !!!! #1976025

Joy E. Cobb 10/21/2005 6:46:36 AM

Congratulations, Marsha! Finalist, too! Excellent! :) #1976746

Kara L. Hendricks 10/21/2005 7:06:06 AM

Congratulations Marsha on this fantastic finalist!! #1976930

Candice C. Calhoun 10/21/2005 10:00:31 AM

Congratulations for your wonderful finalist and good luck in the next round!

ccc #1978239

Ermanno Radice 10/21/2005 12:26:36 PM

Many congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Marsha!!! #1978942

Deborah Sandidge 10/21/2005 12:55:01 PM

Beautiful, artistic effects, Marsha, congratulations! #1979159

Terry L. Ellis 10/21/2005 1:25:38 PM

Congratulations, Marsha, on this very beautiful finalist! #1979433

Marsha S. Smith 10/21/2005 1:50:17 PM

Thanks so much everyone. I appreciate all the positive comments so much. #1979587

DiAnna F. Paulk 10/21/2005 2:03:38 PM

Nicely done, Marsha! Congratulations and thank you for stopping to comment on mine! #1979657

Wendy Stevenson 10/21/2005 2:14:39 PM

Absolutely stunning!! Congrats on your finalist and I wish you much luck in the next round!!! I truly love this image!!!! #1979712

Laura Clay-Ballard 10/21/2005 2:35:44 PM

You already know how much I love this one! congrats! #1979859

Judy S. Fung 10/21/2005 2:38:42 PM

Congrats, Marsha! #1979884

Karen Diaz 10/21/2005 2:48:06 PM

Big Congrats on your finalist Marsha, Gorgeous effects and color!!! Good luck in the next round! #1979956

KHAWLA Haddad 10/21/2005 3:06:16 PM

Congratulations on this terrific finalist, Marsha!!!!!!! #1980071

Noel Baebler 10/21/2005 3:11:47 PM

Huzzah, Marsha! Very Maxfield Parrish! #1980103

Marsha S. Smith 10/21/2005 3:45:56 PM

Thanks everyone - I so appreciate you guys!

Noel - I had to look him up, but loved his work. Thanks for the comparison. #1980304

Jill Flynn 10/21/2005 3:49:25 PM

A big congratulations on this beautiful finalist Marsha! Way to go! #1980326

Donna W. Neal 10/21/2005 3:50:12 PM

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist and good luck in the next
round Marsha #1980329

Terry R. Hatfield 10/21/2005 4:39:31 PM

Thats Some Awesome Editing Marsha!!
Congratulations And Good Luck In The Next Round;-) #1980647

Steve Mescha 10/21/2005 4:45:06 PM

Congradulations, Marsha! #1980684

Nobu Nagase 10/21/2005 5:08:32 PM

Beautiful and exquisite!!!
Many congratulations, Marsha!!!
Best wishes on the next round. #1980767

Agnes Fegan 10/21/2005 5:16:51 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Marsha :-) #1980805

Marsha S. Smith 10/21/2005 6:14:10 PM

Thanks so much everyone! #1981169

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 10/21/2005 6:34:31 PM

Big congrats Marsha, great job! #1981298

Melissa L. Zavadil 10/22/2005 12:21:22 AM

GREAT SHOT MARSHA!!! I am so glad that I got to see this again!!! Good luck in the next round!!! :) #1982326

Marsha S. Smith 10/22/2005 2:57:13 AM

Melissa and Deb - thank you both very much! #1982590

Stacy Sharp 10/22/2005 6:14:03 AM

awesome. #1983161

Michelle Lea Guinn 10/22/2005 8:12:24 AM

Congratulations on your finalist and potd!!! WTG!!! mlg~ #1983716

Casey A. Hanson 10/22/2005 8:26:22 AM

I knew we'd be seeing this! Congrats Marsha, I think it's a winner for sure! :0) #1983801

April Riggs 10/22/2005 9:10:58 AM

congrats on your finalist #1984060

Kathleen K. Parker 10/22/2005 10:25:35 AM

Congrats, Marsha!!!
kk #1984322

The Judges at 10/22/2005 10:39:56 AM

Like a Chinese silk painting. #1984370

Stanley J. Contrades 10/22/2005 12:26:42 PM

Yes!! Bravo!! Loved this when I first saw it and now let's see this with the top gold medallion :-)!! CONGRATULATIONS, Marsha, and I'll send you another one soon :-)!! This goes to the top of my favorites of yours!!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1984679

Donna J. Taff 10/22/2005 1:31:42 PM

Congratulations, Marsha; this is soo beautiful!!! #1984941

Marsha S. Smith 10/22/2005 2:11:33 PM

Stacy, Michelle, Casey, April, KK, Donna, Stan(this is my best chance so far to break out of the finals - I hope). Thank you all so much - I have really been overwhelmed at the reaction of folks to this image. Pleasantly though.
Thanks to the judges for having a category where those of us who love to 'tamper' with the original can still have a shot at the gold. #1985025

Daniel Diaz 10/22/2005 2:20:04 PM

Same as my wife above Marsha, this one's truly a BRILLIANT work of art!!!! #1985057

Marsha S. Smith 10/22/2005 4:43:55 PM

Thanks Daniel - and it is really neat to have Karen posting too. It must be nice to have a built in shooting partner! #1985514

Leonard Pierce 10/22/2005 5:58:58 PM

Congratulations again Marsha!!!...but I don't think you're done yet!! Good Luck! #1985778

Marsha S. Smith 10/22/2005 6:32:17 PM

Thanks, Len. I hope not, but you never know. What's really weird is that I liked the blue crane shot a lot better than this one. Apparently no one else did. LOL! :D #1985877

Lisa Chatelain 10/22/2005 9:05:02 PM

Beautiful! #1986371

KHAWLA Haddad 10/23/2005 8:41:09 AM

Marsha cant help but keep looking at this outstanding image you have creatied so here I m again Big congrat I know this will be seeing agian for sure reall soon such wonderful work so so so Beautiful!!!!! #1987887

Melissa L. Zavadil 10/23/2005 10:45:19 AM

WTG!!!!!! AWESOME CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS!!! This image is soo soo deserving!! I am so happy for you Marsha!!! :) #1988265

Joy E. Cobb 10/23/2005 11:01:37 AM

Congratulations on your winning photo, Marsha! #1988336

Terry L. Ellis 10/23/2005 11:01:46 AM

Big congratulations on this wonderful second place win, Marsha! It's fabulous! #1988337

Ermanno Radice 10/23/2005 11:14:04 AM

Many congratulations on your well deserved second place win, Marsha!!!! #1988401

Karen Engelbreth 10/23/2005 11:15:03 AM

Congrats on your second place win, Marsha :0) #1988406

Murry Grigsby 10/23/2005 11:41:24 AM

Congratulations on your terrific image and win Marsha! Wonderful work!! #1988508

Jenny Bosmans 10/23/2005 11:49:56 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Marsha!! :) #1988544

Rakesh Syal 10/23/2005 11:51:39 AM

Congratulations Marsha, on this well deserved win!!!! #1988557

Nobu Nagase 10/23/2005 11:52:14 AM

Congratulations, Marsha!!!
If this isn't a winner, nothing else would be!!!
Absolutely fabulous!!!
Very happy for you! #1988561

Cathy Stancil 10/23/2005 12:16:40 PM

Congratulations Marsha !!! :O))) #1988718

KHAWLA Haddad 10/23/2005 12:37:28 PM

YAAAAAAAAAAAAA Big CONGRATULATIONS On wonderful second place Winner, Marsha!!!! #1988841

Daniel Diaz 10/23/2005 1:24:29 PM

Huge congrats on your win Marsha, Had no doubt!!! #1989018

Michelle R. Kovach 10/23/2005 1:36:50 PM

Congrats Marsha! #1989087

Sylvia Rossler 10/23/2005 1:41:58 PM

Yihhhhaaaa ! I knew it :o) :o)

Congratulations on your beautiful winner Marsha !!!! #1989113

Jill M. Flusemann 10/23/2005 2:21:51 PM

Congrats Marsha! Nice image! #1989221

Claudia Kuhn 10/23/2005 2:52:42 PM

Big congrats on your beautiful image and win Marsha!!! #1989293

Jill Flynn 10/23/2005 3:04:40 PM

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations on your win Marsha! This is so beautiful. Bravo!!!!!!!!! #1989325

Stanley J. Contrades 10/23/2005 3:53:36 PM

You know what I think about this beauty, Marsha! Nevertheless, CONGRATULATIONS once again and hope this broke you out of the Finalists as you had hoped!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1989489

Steve Mescha 10/23/2005 4:06:08 PM

A super big congradulations, Marsha!!! You sure deserve this :-) #1989537

Lindley Johnson 10/23/2005 4:28:17 PM

Congratulations on your win - it is well-deserved! #1989590

Marsha S. Smith 10/23/2005 5:03:43 PM

Thanks so much to everyone who has been so sweet and said such nice things. This is my first "gold medal" so I am really happy! Thanks again, everyone. #1989670

Laura Clay-Ballard 10/23/2005 5:05:13 PM

congrats on this awesome win! #1989677

Casey A. Hanson 10/23/2005 6:02:45 PM

Yayyyyy!!!! I'm so glad to see this won, Marsha! Awesome work! Woohooo! :0) #1989825

Julie Abston 10/23/2005 7:16:40 PM

A BIG congratulations, Marsha!!! This is such a gorgeous image. I can't believe that this is your first "gold"! I'd have to say it is about time!! :) Congratulations again on this well deserved win!!!!! #1990022

Margot Petrowski 10/23/2005 11:17:43 PM

Right on, Marsha!!!!!! #1990645

Tom Andersen 10/24/2005 3:50:44 AM

What a truly fabulous image, Marsha! Congratulations on your well deserved win! #1991083

Stan J. Bendkowski 10/24/2005 3:52:51 AM

Congratulations Marsha! #1991097

Cathy Gregor 10/24/2005 3:53:17 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Marsha! #1991098

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 10/24/2005 4:06:08 AM

Congratulations on your win Marsha!!! #1991202

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 10/24/2005 5:43:54 AM

This is no surprise Marsha, way to go!! Congrats on your much deserved win! #1991680

Danilo Piccioni 10/24/2005 6:15:00 AM

Marsha!!!! I just wanted to add my big CONGRATULATIONS for this awesome work of art! #1991813

Claudette Foote 10/24/2005 7:05:03 AM

Congratulations on your winning photo, Marsha! #1992078

Sandy Landon 10/24/2005 10:55:44 AM

Congrats on this great win!! #1993104

Deborah Sandidge 10/24/2005 11:04:38 AM

Just beautiful, congratulations Marsha! #1993160

Judy S. Fung 10/24/2005 12:36:53 PM

Congrats on your win, Marsha!!! #1993541

William C. Raco 10/24/2005 1:59:16 PM

Beautiful photo, Marsha

bill #1993849

Joline Frazier 10/24/2005 2:04:57 PM

I totally love this shot, and the effects you used. Well-deserved congratulations #1993887

Cathy M. Gromball 10/24/2005 4:29:04 PM

Congratulations, Marsha!

Cathy :) #1994416

Marsha S. Smith 10/24/2005 4:38:18 PM

Thank you all for supporting this shot all month. I appreciate you so much. What fun to finally get a gold medallion....:) #1994475

Wally Orlowsky 10/24/2005 4:42:11 PM

Congratulations on this well-deserved winner, Marsha! #1994511

Gail Vitikacs 10/24/2005 7:52:16 PM

Fabulous news Marsha! Congratulations! #1995147

Joannie Bertucci 10/24/2005 9:02:49 PM

Congratulations on a very well deserved win Marsha! Wish the blue one could have made it too :-) #1995265

Marsha S. Smith 10/25/2005 3:25:13 AM

Wally, Gail and Joannie - thank you very, very much! #1995714

Donna W. Neal 10/25/2005 5:57:26 AM

Congratulations on your well deserved win Marsha on this fine piece of ART! #1996250

bob cornelison 10/25/2005 9:16:21 AM

Congrats on the win!
This is really good!
~:o) #1997103

bob cornelison 10/25/2005 9:19:01 AM

Congrats on the win!
This is really good!
~:o) #1997112

Marsha S. Smith 10/25/2005 10:45:15 AM

Bob and Donna - thank you both so much! #1997366

Lori Carlson 10/25/2005 7:50:47 PM

Whoohoo's, cheers & high-fives Marsha!!!!! I am so so excited for you! Congrats on your big win friend!!! :0) #1998897

Marsha S. Smith 10/26/2005 12:12:36 PM

Lori! Thanks so much, kiddo! Feels good to have a 'gold medallion' on one of my images. :) #2001302

CJ . Cotton 10/28/2005 3:51:24 AM

Very creative effects on this wonderful image, Marsha!! Congratulations on this well-deserved winner, Marsha! #2006958

Marsha S. Smith 10/28/2005 6:08:27 AM

Thanks so much, CJ. I was really excited about the win - my first! #2007512

Cora Miller 10/28/2005 6:46:36 PM

Your skillful editing created a really fine work of art, Marsha! Congratulations on your win! #2009856

Vicki Hunt 10/29/2005 5:48:28 AM

Marsha, if this is the second time I have congratulated you, then forgive me. I know I tried once but it would not open...Anyway, this is a fabulous win! I love this image! Way to go! #2010819

Marsha S. Smith 10/29/2005 7:11:02 PM

Cora and Vicki - thank you both so very much. This image has gotten a whole lot more attention than I expected. #2013009

Elizabeth A. Marker 9/23/2007 4:24:35 PM

What an outstanding image! It is beautiful!!! Congratulations!!!!!! #4833755

Susi Lawson 9/24/2007 1:54:11 PM

This is sooooooo beautiful! Hope this is on a canvas on your wall!! #4839004

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 9/25/2007 11:37:33 AM

Congratulations Marsha, this is so beautiful... #4844772

Shelly A. Van Camp 10/2/2007 7:45:42 PM

Beautiful!! Glad that this won!! #4875674

Roger Fry 10/7/2007 8:05:42 PM

Just incredible Marsha !

Roger #4895438

Elizabeth A. Marker 10/25/2007 6:59:07 PM

Marsha, I am so very excited for you girl! You really deserve this! Liz :) #4982794

Shelly A. Van Camp 12/30/2007 7:45:29 AM

Sorry I missed this!! This is one of the prettiest images I have ever seen! Beautiful and congrats!! #5268010

Jessica Jenney 1/30/2008 1:49:03 PM

This has to be one of my favorite of all times, Marsh! Big congrats on the stunning won and POTD!!! Into my faves!
I've never seen such a long discussion thread! :-O #5419522

Howard B. Cheek 5/24/2008 8:25:36 AM

Looks like a most artfully executed painting, I like it :)
Composed by the book - puuurfect!
Howard #5971139

David A. Simons 6/4/2008 5:53:05 AM

Marsha, well done with the artistic effect and congratulations on a beautiful photo. Wow! #6016967

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No creative title - same crane as before just in a different part of the lake. Image buzzed then shoebox filter from VP used. History brushed the crane back to the buzz.

Uploaded on 9/7/2005 2:39:12 AM All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner Photo of the Day

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