The Dog Lover's Nightmare

© Mary-Ella Bowles

The Dog Lover's Nightmare

Ronald Balthazor Student 5/23/2003 8:47:24 AM

Great idea well accomplished! #36290

Terry Gee

I love this....very creative.
I still hae not stared to work with layers, though I am dying to do something original like this!
I'm sure this will go far..... #101562

Joy Brown

Wow, Mary-Ella - awesome job! #101768

Michael S. McCook

I LIKE IT! Great idea Mary-Ella, well done. Try workling with drop shadows next to give it a little more punch. #101800

Damian P. Gadal

This is perfect!!!! #101834

Mary-Ella Bowles

Thanks so much for your comments Ronald, Terry, Joy, Michael and Damian. I really had fun with this one, and am glad you enjoyed it. Terry - get going with "Layers" - you'll have a blast! I know I've only scratched the surface of what's possible using layers. And Michael - I've not actually used drop shadows myself, but have thought sometimes they seem too "artificial" looking, if you know what I mean? Is there anyway to make them look more natural? (Maybe I should see if I can even figure out how to DO them first, then worry about modifying them!) Helpful hints or advice is always appreciated! #101939

William C. Raco


Excellent editing and imagination.
Love when someone can convey humor in a photograph.
Purr-fectly well done.


bill #101940

Michael S. McCook

I thought drop shadows looked kind of lame too, when I first started playing with them. Then I discovered the "layer style" option. I bet if you play with that you'll like it. #102088

Claudia Kuhn

I love this! You did a great job with the image. I bet it took a long time though. I've done only 1 or 2 layers, but you may have inspired me to try more! #102349

Mary-Ella Bowles

Lol... Yes Claudia - with more than 30 layers, this took a long, long time. But I was obsessed - wanted to see if I could pull it off. As I said, it was a zany vision I'd had in my head for a long time, and for some reason (like I'm a total technophobe), it took me forever before I could figure out how to do layers, so when I finally did, nothing was going to stop me from bringing this to life! #102493

Mette Vendelboe Allison

Great idea and pic! Hope this goes further! #113119

Darren K. Fisher

I love this!!! Congrats! #113733

Mary-Ella Bowles

Thank you Darren, thanks Mette. What a delightful surprise to find this as a finalist this morning! ;-))) #113778

Robert Mann

Wow, Mary-Ella, amongst all your many finalist selections this month, and congrats to you on them all, I think this is my favorite! Great image and all your hard work paid off. Congrats and good luck! Rob #114195

Gerda Grice

This is another of my favourites, Mary-Ella. Congratulations and good luck! #115001

Patrick Campbell

Congrats on overcoming your technophobia to create this winning image. It was well worth the effort! #116011

Mary-Ella Bowles

Thanks Robert, Gerda, and Patrick!!

I wouldn't go so far as to say I've overcome the phobia, Patrick. I am in a mighty struggle with technology, but I persist, and am making slow progress.

;-) #116033

Joy Brown

Congratulations, Mary-Ella - on your first place well-deserved win! #117020

Kathleen Clemons

Congrats, Mary Ella! Outstanding! #117034

William C. Raco

Wonderful, Mary-Ella
Congratulations.

bill #117136

Connie L. Carpenter

What a wonderful creation... congratulations to you on this fine work... I like that guy in the back with his mouth wide open... love your creative mind. #117160

Peggy Wolff

This is a riot! I had not seen this one untill now. A big congratulations! #117177

Mette Vendelboe Allison

I'm really happy seeing this as a first place winner. Congratulations - well deserved! #117209

Robert Mann

WTG Mary-Ella! Congrats on your First Place win! RoB #117286

Ronald Balthazor

Well deserved win! #117418

Patrick Campbell

Congrats on your winner--I couldn't agree more! :-) #117435

Bernard B. Travers

Great win, Mary-Ella. Good job. #117457

Mary-Ella Bowles

HOLY COW!!!! I just got up here on the west coast, to this delightful and totally unexpected surprise!!! I can't thank you enough BetterPhoto for the honor, and to all of you who are taking the time to look and respond. What a thrill!!! Made my day for sure... :-))))))))) #117480

Jill Battaglia

This is GREAT!! LOVE IT! Congrats!! :-) #117562

Wolfgang Dolak

A BIG CONGRATS FROM ME ALSO, MARY-ELLA!!Very creative!!!
birdie #117567

Damian P. Gadal

I love this one - I can stare at this for a long long time.... Congrats! :-) #117571

Gerda Grice

This is such a wonderful work it just HAD to be a winner! Congratulations again, Mary-Ella! #117674

Gary Minish

Extremely creative artwork here, Mary-Ella! A well deserved win! Congratulations :-) #117774

Mary-Ella Bowles

Many thanks Jill, Wolfgang, Damian, Gerday and Gary - I'm still a little giddy about it all... #117781

Cathy Barrows

Too funny #117854

Matthew Roybal

Awsome work! Did you use the "clone" tool at all in making this image? I too like the guy with his mouth wide open, Well deserved! #117896

Claudia Kuhn

Congratulations Mary-Ella!!! This is such a great piece of work!! #117946

Michael McMurrough

Congrats Mary-Ella! I just love this shot. I know it took a lot of hard work and it's nice to see that it's paying off! #117962

Oksana Pashko

Many congrats, Mary-Ella!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #118216

Dolores Neilson

CONGRATULATIONS, MARY ELLA!! Well deserved for this wonderful lighthearted piece!! #118293

Judith G. Secco

This is just great, Mary-Ella. Congratulations!
Judy #118345

Sharon E. Lowe

Congrats Mary-Ella - I missed this one before but it is great and a well-deserved win!! #118631

Monika Sapek

Many congratulations on your First Place win, M.E! Just fun to look at it!
Monika
#118664

Cheryl Meisel

Laughingggggggggg this is adorable! Congrats on a great winner. Cheryl #118812

Cathy M. Gromball

Congratulations, Mary-Ella!

Cathy :) #126308

Jean Papo

Congratulations, Mary-Ella, on your very imaginative photo, and the dedicated work it must have taken to accomplish it! #126834

Roger Howell

Hi Mary,your mind is at work,so don`t let it stop,i don`t understand the layers for i`m new at this,maybe you can gave me some point!!!the first time I saw this pic, I say it is a winner!!!the shot is a wonderful one an Congratulations, Mary-Ella.
ROGER

#127806

Greg McCroskery 7/8/2003 7:02:57 PM

Mary-Ella,
I love cats and dogs, so I really appreciate the humor of this wonderful image -- very creative. I'm not sure what other mediums of art you work in, but judging from your photography it's got to be good stuff!
God Bless,
Greg #138022

Debra Booth 4/14/2004 11:25:19 AM

This shot just came up as one of the random ones on the Contest page. It was soooooo cute, I just had to let you know how much I enjoyed it! Wonderful image and wonderfully funny! #482785

Sharrie Thomas 11/7/2006 6:48:36 AM

Great imagination, very creative! #3556652

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner


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