Cox Arboretum Bridge

© Nicole Kessel

Cox Arboretum Bridge

Paula Kelly 11/16/2005 6:04:36 AM

Vert nice shot I like this photo and the effects. #344992

Mary Dimitriw 11/16/2005 6:05:47 AM

Nice effect work. I just love this whole scene, it's so mystical looking. #2082504

Dr Silly 11/16/2005 6:36:58 AM

Like the mysitical look. Wonderful effects. :o)

Michelle Lea Guinn 11/16/2005 7:15:41 AM

Gorgeous image Nicole!! Love the effects!! mlg~ #2082789

Jill Flynn 11/16/2005 9:22:42 AM

LOVE the way this looks Nicole ... magical and dreamy. The tones are GORGEOUS. WOW!!!! #2083182

Alisha L. Ekstrom 11/16/2005 10:01:11 AM

OMGOSH Nicole...I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS!!! WOW....GORGEOUS!!! Awesome reflection & the effects you did are splendid!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!! #2083357

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 11/16/2005 11:21:51 AM

What a magical look you have given this, Nicole, awesome job! #2083704

Goshka G. 11/16/2005 12:44:04 PM

Absolutely beautiful scene, Nicole, with really lovely effects!! #2084130

Randy A. Myers 11/16/2005 5:41:21 PM

Fantastic job on this one. Two thumbs up from me. RAM #2085120

Lisa Clark 11/16/2005 9:15:42 PM

Stunning image and PS work. Looks like a winner!! #2085539

Nicole Kessel 11/16/2005 9:50:28 PM

Thank you Paula, Mary, Dr. S, Michelle, Jill, Alisha, Deb, Goshka, Randy, and Lisa! I appreciate all of your wonderful comments so very much!! :) #2085605

Desiree M. Bento 11/16/2005 10:05:51 PM

WOW! Nicole, this BW and effects are just amazing! #2085630

Nicole Kessel 11/16/2005 10:23:51 PM

Thank you, for your kind comments, Desiree! :) #2085660

Mary Timman 11/19/2005 1:38:00 PM

This is awesome Nicole. I love the image and the tones. Wow... #2095328

Cathy M. Gromball 11/19/2005 6:12:14 PM

Wonderful photo and effects, Nicole!

Cathy :) #2096129

Nicole Kessel 11/19/2005 9:37:05 PM

Thank you Mary and Cathy! #2096755

Sandra Freyler 11/20/2005 5:22:54 PM

WOW! Beautiful image, Nicole! Great work! #2099587

Nicole Kessel 11/21/2005 2:52:42 PM

Thank you, Sandra! :) #2103537

Sylvia Rossler 11/21/2005 10:06:27 PM

You've created a beautiful fairy scene Nicole ! Gorgeous use of effects :o) #2104780

Nicole Kessel 11/22/2005 10:39:36 AM

Thank you very much, Sylvia! :) #2106956

Connie J. Bagot 11/22/2005 2:02:54 PM

This is lovely and mysterious Nicole---I really really like it. Beautiful toning as well. #2107786

Nicole Kessel 11/22/2005 8:31:27 PM

Thank you so much, Connie! #2108817

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. 11/23/2005 6:34:15 AM

I love the setting, tones, and effects you have done to this shot. Wonderful work!! #2110842

Nicole Kessel 11/23/2005 7:04:02 PM

Thank you very much, Marvin for your very nice comments! #2115068

Bill Houghton 11/25/2005 8:58:33 AM

This is a beautiful image Nicole. Great shot. Thanks fo your comments on my photo.
Bill #2119287

Nicole Kessel 11/25/2005 6:32:30 PM

Thank you, Bill! #2120454

Katrina McMeans 11/27/2005 9:32:56 AM

This is lovely, Nicole! I've been here a few times and the bridge is really very nice! Your effects work wonders here...great work! ; )
~K #2126550

Nicole Kessel 11/27/2005 2:57:13 PM

Thank you, Katrina! It is definitely one of my favorite places to photograph! #2127411

Kiran Voleti 11/27/2005 8:09:18 PM

Wonderful Capture....
-k@n #2128903

Nicole Kessel 11/28/2005 8:58:46 AM

Thank you, Kiran! #2130650

Wayne Nolting 12/17/2005 9:32:01 AM

Very nice capture and I like the filter(s) you used. Which filter did you select to give it that "dreamy" look? #2193671

Nicole Kessel 12/19/2005 1:29:19 PM

Thanks Wayne. I used a combination of filters on this one. I still have to apply the effects to the original file. I was just playing around with the smaller version. So unfortunately, I don't really remember. Once I pull out the original and work on it I'll let you know if I can achieve the same results. I know I used a combination of gaussian blur, diffuse glow, dodge and burn, as well as some filter from virtual photographer. I'm glad you like it! :) #2200856

Chris Macer 12/20/2005 8:37:20 AM

Congrats on the finalist, Nicole! #2203988

Cathy M. Gromball 12/20/2005 8:57:14 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Nicole!

Cathy :) #2204124

Dr Silly 12/20/2005 9:02:05 AM


Jill Flynn 12/20/2005 9:39:45 AM

I remember this stunning and beautiful image Nicole. Congratulations on your win and good luck in the next round! #2204432

Deborah Sandidge 12/20/2005 9:41:34 AM

Love the effects, Nicole, congratulations! #2204444

Sandy Landon 12/20/2005 10:02:37 AM

Love the effects on this!! Gorgeous!! Congrats!! #2204598

Terry L. Ellis 12/20/2005 10:35:37 AM

Wonderful congratulations, Nicole, on this wonderful finalist! #2204811

Mary Timman 12/20/2005 11:05:27 AM

Told you it was beautiful. Congratulations and good luck! #2204958

Cathy Barrows 12/20/2005 12:04:34 PM

Congrats on your finalist...beautiful #2205314

Sylvia Rossler 12/20/2005 1:09:11 PM

Congratulations Nicole :o) #2205646

Jenny Bosmans 12/20/2005 3:37:25 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Nicole!! #2206477

Donna J. Taff 12/20/2005 5:44:53 PM

Congratulations, Nicole on this beautiful finalist win!!!! #2206967

Marie Fields 12/20/2005 8:26:45 PM

Congratulations, Nicole! Beautiful!! #2207467

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 12/21/2005 6:53:02 AM

Congratulations Nicole, way to go! #2209055

Goshka G. 12/21/2005 3:38:44 PM

Big congrats, Nicole!! #2210655

Nicole Kessel 12/21/2005 5:11:56 PM

Chris, Cathy, Dr S, Jill, Deborah, Sandy, Terry, Mary, Cathy B., Sylvia, Jenny, Donna, Marie, Deb, and Goshka...

Thank you all for your incredible support! I appreciate everyone's comments so very much! #2210891

Rakesh Syal 12/21/2005 10:03:47 PM

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist, Nicole!!! #2211586

Nobu Nagase 12/22/2005 9:00:58 AM

So beautifully done!!!
Congratulations, Nicole, on your finalist.
Best of luck on the next round. #2213288

Nicole Kessel 12/22/2005 8:14:22 PM

Thank you Don, Rakesh, and Nobi for all of your nice comments! :) #2215201

Sandy Landon 12/22/2005 10:57:16 PM

Congrats on your win!! Fantastic #2215570

Mary Timman 12/23/2005 5:30:32 AM

Well deserved Nicole. Congratulations. #2216492

Marie Fields 12/23/2005 6:01:41 AM

Congratulations, Nicole!! #2216631

Dr Silly 12/23/2005 6:25:37 AM

Nicole congratulations on your big win.:o)


Barbara Helgason 12/23/2005 6:43:03 AM

Congratulations Nicole on this win. It is STUNNING, I love it, well deserved! #2216823

Sylvia Rossler 12/23/2005 6:56:57 AM

Congratulations Nicole !!!!! :o) #2216881

Chris Macer 12/23/2005 7:09:19 AM

Congrats on the win, Nicole! Way to go! :) #2216938

Jill Flynn 12/23/2005 7:56:04 AM

This is so beautiful Nicole. I LOVE this!!!! Congratulations on your win! #2217122

Deborah Sandidge 12/23/2005 7:56:45 AM

Beautiful work, congratulations Nicole! #2217125

Terry L. Ellis 12/23/2005 10:15:09 AM

Super congratulations, Nicole, on this fabulous second place win! #2217780

Hendrik Storme 12/23/2005 11:35:22 AM

Congratulations!!!!Well deserved!!!! #2218062

Katrina McMeans 12/23/2005 12:23:24 PM

Congratulations, Nicole!!! ; )
~K #2218221

Jenny Bosmans 12/23/2005 6:03:03 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner, Nicole!! #2218843

Nobu Nagase 12/23/2005 7:07:26 PM

Congratulations, Nicole!!!
Fabulous win!!! #2218960

Cora Miller 12/23/2005 9:41:36 PM

The ethereal mood you've created is wonderful. Congratulations on your win! #2219141

Candice C. Calhoun 12/24/2005 1:51:45 AM

Congratulations on your excellent win! Merry Christmas!

ccc #2219503

Alison Greenwood 12/24/2005 2:11:06 AM

Congratulations on your fabulous winner Nicole! Superb work! :o) #2219545

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 12/24/2005 4:35:10 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner Nicole, Bravo! #2219763

Terry R. Hatfield 12/24/2005 4:42:00 AM

Very Pretty Nicole!!Congratulations On Your Win!! #2219789

Donna W. Neal 12/24/2005 9:32:04 AM

Congratulations on this awesome winner Nicole #2220588

Nicole Kessel 12/24/2005 12:54:55 PM

Sandy, Mary, Marie, Dr S, Barbara, Sylvia, Chris, Jill, Deborah, Terry, Hendrik, Katrina, Jenny, Nobi, Cora, Candice, Alison, Deb, Terry, Donna, Everyone...

Thank you all for wonderful notes of congrats and fabulous comments! Everyone has given me such great support at BP and it is always appreciated! I hope everyone has a terrific holiday and a wonderful New Year! #2220876

Sharon Day 12/24/2005 5:40:55 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding win, Nicole!!! I love the tones and effects! Well done! Merry Christmas! #2221134

Nicole Kessel 12/24/2005 9:52:47 PM

Thank you, Sharon! Merry Christmas to you, too! #2221336

Tracy Reehal 12/25/2005 2:09:19 PM

The effects give this photo sort of a noirish ambience...I really like this. You've created/captured a wonderful mood photo...emotionally provoking. Awesome PS work. Congrats to you for a well-deserved win! #2222367

Nicole Kessel 12/25/2005 4:26:37 PM

Thank you Tracy for your comments! I appreciate the great feedback! #2222505

Terrill Province 12/26/2005 7:53:42 PM

So happy for you on your win! Love this image ~ CONGRATULATIONS MY FRIEND!!! #2225307

Nicole Kessel 12/27/2005 11:57:16 AM

Thank you, Terrill! :) #2226992

William Moore 12/29/2005 7:30:08 AM

great work and congrats on all your winning photos and finalists #2232182

Nicole Kessel 12/29/2005 8:33:16 AM

Thank you, William! I appreciate your comments! #2232341

bob cornelison 12/29/2005 5:01:37 PM

Nice work!
~:O) #2233484

Nicole Kessel 12/31/2005 4:31:00 PM

Thanks so very much, Bob! #2239302

Debra P. Chenault 12/31/2005 7:56:30 PM

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Love the effects!!!! #2239666

Nicole Kessel 1/1/2006 6:27:39 PM

Thank you Debra for your great comments! #2242589

Alton I. Vance 1/9/2006 1:19:52 AM

Beautiful work, congratulations on your win! Well deserved. #2267287

Nicole Kessel 1/10/2006 7:44:03 AM

Thank you, Alton! #2272242

Karen Slagle 1/19/2006 7:18:23 AM

Nicloe, I have always admired this winning image. Many times I have looked at it and wondered what filters you used for some to be in focus and some not. Hope you will give me a clue. I love it and think it is your best work. #2305936

Cathy M. Gromball 1/19/2006 12:18:09 PM

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Nicole!

Cathy :) #2307024

Nicole Kessel 1/19/2006 12:33:58 PM

Thanks very much for the nice comments, Karen and Cathy!

Karen, I use what I like to call an artistic approach when digitally enhancing an image. I just keep applying different filters and effects until I get the look I'm going for. Kind of like working on a painting. So, I don't recall the exact steps but, I will email you what I remember. Thanks again! #2307068

Corinne M. Thompson 2/10/2006 10:21:24 PM

Excellent image...belated congrats. #2405141

Nicole Kessel 2/13/2006 10:07:18 AM

Thanks, Corinne! #2414510

Brenda M. Wolfensberger 3/6/2006 8:15:46 PM

Nicole, I just found this image and wanted to congratulate you on such an amazing capture. It's a breathtaking image and very well deserved win. Congrats! #2504705

Nicole Kessel 3/10/2006 6:36:25 AM

Thanks very much, Brenda!! #2517780

Jill Odice 3/15/2006 7:49:07 AM

Nicole, don't know how I missed this gorgeous shot! Glad the judges didn't miss it! :-) I love everything about this, I bet it would be incredible framed and hung! #2534949

Nicole Kessel 3/23/2006 6:25:27 PM

Thank you so much, Jill!! :) #2568572

Nadya Johnson 3/27/2006 11:36:57 AM

Totally stupendous, Nicole! Such a perfect shot! Congratulations on this gorgeous image and on your other placements, too! #2580874

Nicole Kessel 3/29/2006 7:16:58 PM

Thank you Nadya for your very nice comments!! #2589262

Cheryl E. Davis 8/4/2006 1:04:14 PM

Hi Nicole, this is an awesome image! Love your PS work! I'm new to Better Photo and really have enjoyed looking through all the awesome galleries. Yours is one of them! :-) Can you give me some instructions on achieving a look like this? Thanks! #3125150

Cheryl E. Davis 8/4/2006 1:05:14 PM

Hi Nicole, this is an awesome image! Love your PS work! I'm new to Better Photo and really have enjoyed looking through all the awesome galleries. Yours is one of them! :-) Can you give me some instructions on achieving a look like this? Thanks! #3125153

Cheryl E. Davis 8/4/2006 1:07:02 PM

Well, didn't mean to send the same comment twice! It said there was an error sending and try again. :-) Well, it just tells you how much I like the image! lol #3125155

Nicole Kessel 8/4/2006 5:50:30 PM

Thank you so much, Cheryl! You are incredibly sweet! It's been so long I can't say I remember what exactly I did to this photo. I mentioned in a comment above some of the things I applied to it. I hope that helps a little! I really appreciate your taking the time to comment! :) #3125826

Roxanne M. Bubar 10/5/2006 12:26:37 PM

Gorgeous. #3411659

Nicole Kessel 10/9/2006 7:47:49 PM

Thank you, Roxanne! #3428277

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Uploaded on 11/16/2005 5:53:24 AM

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Camera: Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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