Asphalt Abstract

© Heather K. McFarland

Asphalt Abstract

Patricia Marroquin 6/17/2003 8:00:15 AM

Oh, this is gorgeous Heather! Love the colors and the crisscross patterns. Nice work! #40551

Carolyn M. Fletcher

Very good, Heather!! Super catch!! #119924

Conrad L. Conero

Well, the 2 adjectives I was going to use, gorgeous and super, have already been taken, so I'll just second them!
(PS I predict this will be in the finals.) #119927

Jean Papo

Yep, has Finalist written all over it, fantastic display of the beauty in the everday ordinary, brought to us thanks to Heather's keen eye! #119955

Murry Grigsby

Wonderful design and colors, Heather. Creative use of rainy weather :0) #119963

Gail Stelick

I liked this photo when it won POTD at the digital photo contest ... it's gorgeous! #119986

Leanne M.E. Boyd

Great abstract, Heather. I like the cross, ziggy zaggy, colourful design. #119989

Claudia Kuhn

Nice colors and pattern. You're always seeing these great everyday things! #119992

Sharon E. Lowe

Absolutely love it!! I know this will be a winner! #120018

Carol Brill

Marvelous balance with the blue in the middle and brighter colors outside, what an original composition! You have a great eye for details. #120188

Debbie S.

WOW!!! Awesome image...Love the lush, wet colors and patterns...was there any PS used? #120200

Jean Papo

Heather, I too am dying to know the conditions under which you shot this, and whether or not you used any enhancement in's so cooool! #120586

Heather K. McFarland

Thank you for your wonderful comments everyone. They are appreciated. Yes..after 5 straight days of rain a couple weeks ago I had to find something to shoot. So I went looking for neon lights reflecting on pavement and this is what I found.

As for post processing here it is -

1) I rotated a little
2) cropped a bit tighter
3) applied tone curve adjustment
4) removed some red color cast from the WB setting I used
5) used fred mirandas PS action - FM intensities to boost the saturation.
6) and last...sharpening

Here is a link to the original so you can see the differences.

Jean Papo

Heather, thanks so much for sharing this information! You have really created a masterpiece, and it's very interesting to see how you did it! #120834

Patricia Marroquin 7/7/2003 12:15:58 AM

Congratulations, Heather! #134843

Mette Vendelboe Allison 7/7/2003 4:14:19 AM

A beauty as always! Congrats and good luck! #135097

Leanne M.E. Boyd 7/7/2003 5:07:35 AM

Congrats, Heather - and good luck. #135212

Murry Grigsby 7/7/2003 5:08:06 AM

Congrats, Heather! #135215

Debbie S. 7/7/2003 5:51:18 AM

Congrats Heather...this is a SURE winner!! #135360

Jean Papo 7/7/2003 6:33:31 AM

Congratulations, Heather, and GOOD LUCK on this winning photo!!! #135450

Conrad L. Conero 7/7/2003 8:08:47 AM

Congrats, Heather. Guess I'm a better judge than photographer. :)
Conrad #135628

Serena Pierce 7/7/2003 8:33:40 AM

Beautiful shot Heather, Congratulations!! #135691

Wolfgang Dolak 7/7/2003 10:21:58 AM

Congratulations, Heather!
birdie #135846

LJ Corliss 7/7/2003 5:33:42 PM

Congrats to you :) #136439

Scott Emmons 7/7/2003 7:16:02 PM

Beautiful image. Very well done. #136742

June Marie Sobrito 7/9/2003 2:52:34 PM

A stunner! Congratulations!! #138542

Debbie S. 7/14/2003 4:34:15 PM

YEA!!!!!!!!!! A well deserved 1st place...Congrats Heather!!!! #142184

Serena Pierce 7/14/2003 4:43:25 PM

Conratulations Heather!! Truly stunning! #142206

Gabriela Cunha 7/14/2003 4:43:54 PM

gy #142207

Dolores Neilson 7/14/2003 5:04:52 PM

Many congratulations on your well deserved first place win, Heather! #142266

Leanne M.E. Boyd 7/14/2003 5:08:16 PM

Congratulations on your win. #142281

Patrick Campbell 7/14/2003 6:28:56 PM

Congrats on your big win Heather! You have a fine talent for making art out of the ordinary things around us....Pat #142386

Patrick Campbell 7/14/2003 6:29:26 PM

Congrats on your big win Heather! You have a fine talent for making art out of the ordinary things around us....Pat #142388

Jean Papo 7/14/2003 6:31:06 PM

Congratulations, Heather, on your fantastic photo! #142392

Evy Johansen 7/14/2003 7:25:52 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved first place win! Beautiful image! #142436

Connie L. Carpenter 7/14/2003 7:48:05 PM

Congratulations, Heather... wonderful image. #142478

Mette Vendelboe Allison 7/15/2003 2:13:09 AM

I'm sure you can make anything looks beautiful, Heather! Great work from you as always! BIIIG congrats from me! #142658

Carolyn M. Fletcher 7/15/2003 3:34:14 AM

Congrats on this well deserved win, Heather! #142709

Terry Cervi 7/15/2003 5:34:08 AM

Congrats on a simply wonderful image, Heather! Very well done! Terry #142820

Bernard B. Travers 7/15/2003 7:21:15 AM

Magnificent, Heather. Very well deserved. Congratulations. #142945

Michael McCook 7/15/2003 7:23:59 AM

Another great Heather win. I almost always know one of your beautiful shots before I even see your name. Congrats on the win! #142953

Richard P. Morin 7/15/2003 8:07:43 AM

Congratulations, a real beauty!! #143006

Monika Sapek 7/15/2003 7:22:44 PM

Stunning colors and great patterns! Many congratulations on your another excellent win, Heather!

Patricia Marroquin 7/15/2003 11:06:29 PM

Congratulations, Heather! Such a gorgeous shot! #143470

Greg McCroskery 7/16/2003 4:30:18 AM

Congratulations on your well deserved First Place Award! You are blessed with a gift for discerning graphic color patterns. Keep up the great shooting!
God Bless,
Greg #143529

Murry Grigsby 7/17/2003 1:05:48 PM

What can I say, Heather, you have a gift for wonderful images! The design and colors are great. Well done!! #144604

Stephen Zacker 8/12/2003 4:39:18 AM

Breathtaking! #163543

Rob Bishop 2/25/2004 1:36:32 PM

First off, this is just a fantastic photo, and shows how keen your eye is for seeing images that most of us would miss.
January was my first contest since joining here in December. I was lucky enough to get a few finalist winners, and one second place. I am now looking at all the past winners, and just began viewing your gallery because of this. I am most impressed with your eye for catching graphic composition in the most normal situations. This is where I find myself going with my photography, and your images are a real inspiration.

Rob #396425

Peter Jarvis 3/18/2016 4:42:32 AM

Stunning! Well seen #11448306

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Camera: Nikon D1X Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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