Speed Reading

© Lori Carlson

Speed Reading

Ronald Balthazor level-addict 9/30/2005 11:24:44 PM

Excellent image, Lori. Great color, treatment and title.
Now, what are you doing up so late or is that early? #319346

Lori Carlson 9/30/2005 11:29:07 PM

Ha! I could ask you the same question!! :0) Nice to hear from you Ron!! :0) And congrats to YOU on your medal, my friend! :0) #1904986

Ronald Balthazor level-addict 10/1/2005 2:08:19 AM

I'm a good boy. I get up early to catch worms. Congratulations on your medal--we swept the B&W category. #1905111

Shelly A. Van Camp level-addict 10/1/2005 10:38:53 AM

BEAUTIFUL!!!! LOVE THIS!! #1906163

Ermanno Radice level-addict 10/1/2005 1:49:36 PM

Wonderful effects, great idea and beautiful work, Lori!! #1906558

Nobu Nagase level-addict 10/1/2005 6:51:54 PM

Beautiful abstract!!!
Great effect!!!
...love this kind of reading... #1907026

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-addict 10/2/2005 12:20:53 PM

Beautiful and colorful Lori!,
Amalia #1908897

Lori Carlson level-addict 10/3/2005 10:33:20 AM

Nice to hear from you guys & gals!! :0) Thanks so much Shelly, Ermanno, Nobi and Amalia!! :0) #1912343

Mary Timman level-addict 10/3/2005 11:08:45 AM

GReat abstract with wonderful color. #1912470

Brian Cassar level-addict 10/4/2005 3:32:23 AM

Wonderful shot. Well done! #1914783

Deborah Sandidge 10/4/2005 6:04:45 AM

Creative image and ps work, Lori! #1915501

Shelly A. Van Camp level-addict 10/4/2005 7:41:11 AM

very nice...well done! #1916010

Colette M. Metcalf 10/6/2005 4:06:22 AM

Beautiful image and great colors, Lori!!! #1922220

Laurence Saliba level-addict 10/6/2005 12:49:31 PM

Perfect abstract Lori!!!!!!!!!!!! #1924308

SaMi Martin 10/6/2005 6:56:12 PM

What a cool image...great DA work! #1925328

Lori Carlson 10/6/2005 8:56:47 PM

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your great comments Mary, Brian, Deborah, Shelly, Colette, Laurence & SaMi~I appreciate you! :0) #1925611

Tammy Scott 10/7/2005 4:00:44 AM

What a cool and creative image! I love the color blur! #1926165

Goshka G. 10/7/2005 3:15:53 PM

Gorgeous abstract, Lori!! #1928203

Susana Ms Heide 10/7/2005 8:16:03 PM

Very interesting image Lori! Should be in an abstract art gallery! #1928836

Lori Carlson 10/8/2005 6:51:15 PM

Thanks so much for your great comments on this Tammy, Goshka & Susana~awesome to get feedback from you!! :0) #1931290

Jill Flynn level-addict 10/9/2005 6:53:03 PM

Your outstanding control of camera movement makes this abstract soar Lori! EXCELLENT! #1934435

Kirsi Bertolini 10/11/2005 6:00:13 AM

Outstanding abstract, you should be so proud! #1940035

Lori Carlson 10/14/2005 12:05:34 PM

You do make me feel proud! :0) Thank you so much Jill and Kirsi for your super and supportive comments!! :0) #1952160

Rakesh Syal level-addict 10/14/2005 10:59:26 PM

Outstanding abstract work, Lori!!! #1953787

Lori Carlson 10/20/2005 9:26:23 PM

Thank you so very very much Rakesh!! :0) #1975044

Donna Roberts 10/24/2005 1:42:08 AM

Cool image Lori - great use of movement in this capture.
:-) ddu #1990805

Lori Carlson 10/25/2005 7:34:49 PM

Nice to hear from you Donna!! Thanks bunches!! :0) #1998841

Jill Odice level-addict 11/19/2005 12:57:28 PM

This is really cool, nice colors and the blur makes it even better :-) #2095184

Lori Carlson 11/20/2005 8:52:30 PM

Nice to hear from you Jill!! Thanks for the comments!! :0) #2100303

Nan Fischer 2/8/2006 5:58:14 PM

fabulous abstract, lori! I love the colors and movement. #2395916

Lori Carlson 2/11/2006 10:07:39 AM

Thank you Nan! :0) Fun to have you comment on this image! :0) #2407145

Jill Flynn level-addict 5/21/2006 5:09:11 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Lori! #2794461

Darryl Wilkinson 5/21/2006 5:43:24 PM

Lori, Another BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you! Bravo! #2794702

Kenneth Mucke 5/21/2006 8:55:43 PM

Congrats Lori #2796006

Lorraine A. Cook 5/21/2006 10:00:08 PM

Love The Colors!! Congratulations and Good Luck in the next round, Lori!<:)) #2796323

Jenny Bosmans 5/22/2006 4:42:35 AM

Congratulations on another wonderful finalist, Lori!! :) #2797679

Lori Carlson 5/22/2006 4:48:21 PM

Hello from the beautiful Black Hills of SD!! This is so fun to check my email and see this surprise!!! Much thanks for your support Jill, Darryl, Kenneth, Lorraine and Jenny! Appreciate you! :0) #2801346

Jim Kinnunen level-addict 5/23/2006 8:49:51 AM

Congratulations Lori, on this wonderful finalist!!!! #2804456

Life Expressions level-addict 5/23/2006 10:49:22 PM

Congratulations on your second place win, Lori!! #2806947

Jim Kinnunen level-addict 5/23/2006 10:50:25 PM

And, congratulations on your win, Lori!!!! #2806952

Janine Russell level-addict 5/24/2006 12:01:33 AM

Lori, very nice colors and effects; congratulations on your Second Place win. #2807196

Stanley J. Contrades level-addict 5/24/2006 1:05:57 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place win, Lori!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2807358

Jenny Bosmans level-addict 5/24/2006 4:34:03 AM

Big Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Lori!! :) #2808174

Kenneth Mucke 5/24/2006 4:47:56 AM

Way to go Lori...Many congrats #2808252

Laurence Saliba level-addict 5/24/2006 7:20:53 AM

YESSSSSSSS Lori!!!! Fantastic winner!!! Next to mine!! :) Congrats! #2809162

Ronald Balthazor level-addict 5/24/2006 9:18:11 AM

Congratulations, Lori. excellent #2809731

Jill Flynn level-addict 5/24/2006 11:19:18 AM

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your win Lori!! #2810202

Ermanno Radice 5/24/2006 12:19:12 PM

Congrats on your stunning image and win Lori!!!!
Well deserved! #2810438

Cathy Barrows 5/24/2006 2:16:14 PM

Congrats on your win #2811014

Darryl Wilkinson 5/24/2006 10:24:06 PM

I am so happy for you, Lori! CONGRATULATIONS! #2812119

Jeff Robinson level-addict 5/25/2006 4:25:30 AM

Congrats Lori on your excellent winning image! Jeff #2813136

Donna W. Neal level-addict 5/25/2006 12:25:05 PM

A beautiful and well deserved winner, congratulations Lori #2814928

Nobu Nagase level-addict 5/26/2006 2:13:00 PM

Fabulous win!!!
Congratulations!!! #2819610

Lori Carlson level-addict 5/29/2006 12:32:48 PM

Well, now this got even more fun!! :0) Wow! I can't believe it!! And how special to be on vacation in the Black Hills surrounded by friends when I received this news!! And how special for you all to share in it with me too! I appreciate your congrats so much Robin, Jim, Janine, Stan, Jenny, Kenneth, Laurence (that was the first thing I thought too! that I was next to yours!), Ron, Jill, Ermanno, Cathy, Darryl, Jeff, Donna and Nobi!! THANK YOU!!!!!! #2828598

Carolyn Foster Spano level-addict 5/29/2006 12:35:35 PM

Congrats. This is beautiful and very creative. #2828618

Ronald F. Fischer level-addict 6/2/2006 5:38:02 AM

A belated but big congratulations on this winner!!! #2843826

Karen Lewis-Gunn 6/22/2006 8:29:16 PM

Love this simplicity and boldness of this image. Congatulations!

love your gallery too. You are an inspiration! #2937106

Lori Carlson 6/28/2006 11:22:28 AM

I appreciate your taking the time to comment and congratulate so much Carolyn, Ronald and Karen!! You all make it more special!!! THANK YOU!!! :0)
And THANK YOU BP!!! :0) #2962007

Stephen Zacker 7/8/2006 11:26:16 AM

Fantastic! Congratulations #3000699

Lori Carlson 7/10/2006 8:29:54 PM

Thanks for that Stephen!! :0) #3011376

Mary N C. Taitt 8/7/2006 9:39:52 PM

Congratulations on ths great win! Mary :-D #3136875

Shelly A. Van Camp level-addict 8/9/2006 9:25:46 PM

Love this!! Great job and Congrats! #3145767

Lori Carlson 8/10/2006 4:05:31 PM

Thank you Mary & Shelly!! :0) I appreciate your congrats!! :0) #3149251

Allan L. Dy 8/10/2006 10:50:25 PM

Hi Lori. Big congrats on this absolute winner! I really loved your gallery too! =) #3150155

Pat Gamwell 8/12/2006 9:56:20 AM

Exceptionally well done, Lori! CONGRATS! #3155377

Wendy Stevenson 8/12/2006 2:54:45 PM

Big Congrats on this colour fun image Lori!! Love the abstract effect!! #3156013

Lori Carlson 8/14/2006 7:54:12 PM

Thank you Allan! So sweet of you to say! :0) I appreciate your congrats much Allan, Pat & Wendy!! :0) #3164122

Shelly A. Van Camp level-addict 9/7/2006 7:05:19 PM

Wow, sorry I didn't know you won this!! Very Pretty and congrats!!! #3281370

Lori Carlson 9/9/2006 8:35:00 AM

That's ok Shelly!! It is hard to keep track of us all! :0) I appreciate your congrats ANYTIME!!! :0) #3287492

Laura Clay-Ballard 10/30/2006 1:52:00 PM

Congrats on your stunning winning image! #3524379

Tammy Scott 10/30/2006 1:56:36 PM

Congratulations on the well deserved winner #3524400

Lori Carlson 10/31/2006 12:27:32 PM

Thank you for your congrats gals!! :0) I appreciate you! :0) #3528860

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-addict 11/16/2006 4:17:21 PM

Congratulations on this lovely winning image, great colors and design! #3595791

Lori Carlson 11/16/2006 7:21:08 PM

Thank you much for your congrats and comments Donna!! :0) #3596144

Johnny Santoso 11/18/2006 11:11:32 PM

Big Congratulations on this well deserved winning image.. very creative and brilliant idea.. with amazing result.

rgds, #3602974

Lori Carlson 11/19/2006 8:14:33 AM

Thank you Johnny! :0) The idea was inspired by the BP education monthly theme & was also my first attempt at intentional movement. So it took me a few to get my "rhythm" and have it come out as I was picturing in my mind! Glad you enjoy the result! I appreciate your comments and your congrats! :0) #3604089

RC Fritz 6/9/2007 9:57:03 AM

Congratulations on your WIN. Beautiful work.! #4381458

Lori Carlson 6/14/2007 4:56:32 AM

Thank you so much, RC!! :0) #4395651

Gary Lange 6/19/2007 9:16:02 AM

Hey Lori, you have MANY excellent shots in your gallery that I'm either just seeing for the first time or enjoying once again. Belated congrats on this win and more good luck for the future! And thanks for your compliments, with someone with talent like yours it means even more. Well done here! #4412984

Heather 6/19/2007 9:20:36 AM

Nice POV! I LOVE the Colors! #4412998

Lori Carlson 6/23/2007 8:09:30 AM

So completely kind of you to say, Gary~I sincerely appreciate your support!
Thank you so much for your comments and congrats on this Gary & Heather.

And I don't think I've ever said and some may have guessed, but this shot is of the popular "Left Behind series" by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. Just a little FYI! :0) #4427786

Laura Clay-Ballard 7/29/2007 12:08:27 PM

awesome image! LOVE the blur and color. #4575090

Lori Carlson 8/2/2007 5:16:06 AM

Thank you for the comments, Laura...they encourage me! :0) #4590580

Nemil B. Chabebe 8/24/2007 9:34:11 PM

Congratulations on this magnificent winner, well deserved. #4694522

Lori Carlson 10/2/2007 7:39:16 PM

Thank you so much for your congrats on this shot, Nemil !!! :0) #4875657

Terry L. Ellis level-addict 12/4/2007 10:23:50 AM

I can see why this won, Lori! A fascinating and colorful capture! Congratulations! #5168393

Lori Carlson 12/15/2007 1:46:14 PM

Nice of you to say so, Terry!! Thank you for your congrats! :0) #5210970

Sue L. Cullumber 9/20/2008 11:50:35 AM

Lori - I love this - should be in an ad for watercolors! Great shot. Sue #6480830

Lori Carlson 4/12/2016 4:23:25 AM

Wow BP!! Such an honor!! Just realized you've humbled me with two All Time Editor's Picks!! Thank you so so much!! I remember this as being one of my favorite BP monthly subjects!! Thank you again!! =D #11460086

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Intentional camera movement
Manual settings 1/25 sec 5.6 ISO 800
Adjusted b/c, cropped, added canvas texture in PS

Uploaded on 9/30/2005 11:22:27 PM

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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